It was further revealed that Epstein allegedly threatened to expose Gates’ supposed relationship with Antonova if the Microsoft billionaire did not maintain his “association” with Epstein.
Gates also reportedly reimbursed Epstein for Antonova’s coding course in 2017.
“Mr. Gates met with Epstein solely for philanthropic purposes,” a spokesperson for Gates acknowledged this week. “Having failed repeatedly to draw Mr. Gates beyond these matters, Epstein tried unsuccessfully to leverage a past relationship to threaten Mr. Gates.”