On Wednesday night, in a new interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Bill Gates said he met with convicted child sex trader Jeffrey Epstein (Jeffrey Epstein) It was a “huge mistake”.
Cooper cited the New York Times report on French Gates’ suspected concerns about the relationship between Gates and Epstein and asked Gates to explain his relationship with Epstein. Epstein had already been sentenced when he met Gates in 2011. Convicted of prostitution to minors.
Gates said: “I have had several dinners with him, hoping that what he said about raising billions of dollars for global health through contact with him may appear.” “When it doesn’t seem to be the real thing, This relationship is over.
Gates added: “It was a huge mistake to spend time with him, and to gain credibility there.” This position is consistent with that of a billionaire philanthropist. Said before About the relationship.
Before: After Bill and Melinda Frank Gates divorced, it takes two years to evaluate the foundation’s partnership
Microsoft co-founder and Melinda Frank Gates announced in May that they will end their marriage in 27 years. Cooper said in an interview that the divorce had been finalized on Monday.
Epstein was accused of running a sex-trading gang in which dozens of underage girls were sexually abused. He was found dead in a prison cell in New York City in August 2019.
Cooper also asked Gates whether he regretted his behavior in the Microsoft workplace because it involved reports on relationships with colleagues. A Gates spokesperson confirmed that one of them occurred 20 years ago.
“Of course, I think everyone does it,” Gates said. “This is a time for reflection. At this point, I need to move forward. My job is very important to me. Within the family, we will do our best to heal and learn from what happened.”