Recently disclosed documents have provided additional insights into the wide-reaching connections of Jeffrey Epstein, unveiling an extensive network of influential individuals.
These files contain valuable information, such as personal phone numbers and email addresses, offering a glimpse into Epstein’s relationships with numerous high-profile personalities.
The deceased financier, known for his involvement in sex trafficking operations, had a far-reaching network that spanned across borders, industries, and even royal families.
The recently acquired documents, obtained from Epstein’s estate as part of the US Virgin Islands government’s investigation, reveal a disturbing glimpse into Epstein’s connections with the global elite, persisting even after his registration as a sex offender.
Among the powerful figures, Epstein had links with British royalty and several notable Americans, according to docs obtained by The Daily Mail.
Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, was prominently associated with Epstein’s social circles. Epstein allegedly invoked the Duke’s name in an effort to convince JP Morgan to allow him to act as a go-between for wealthy clients.
Records further indicate attempts to arrange meetings between Epstein and Sarah Ferguson, hinting at financial discussions between the Duchess of York and Epstein.
However, Epstein’s influence extended beyond the United Kingdom. The documents reveal connections with several prominent figures in the United States.
One such individual is Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, who had multiple interactions with Epstein. Interestingly, Epstein appeared to possess intimate knowledge about Gates’ marriage.
According to the Daily Mail:
Prince Andrew has admitted to being friends with Epstein for more than a decade. He flew on his private plane numerous times, stayed at his properties and even visited Epstein’s island in the Caribbean, witnesses have claimed.
Epstein victim Virginia Roberts claimed she was forced to have sex with the Duke when she was 17, claims he denied. But last year Andrew settled a civil lawsuit brought by Roberts for a reported $12million.
The Epstein files show that the pedophile used Andrew’s name while trying to persuade JP Morgan to let him act as an intermediary for wealthy clients.
Epstein was trying to persuade the bank to work with Bill Gates on a $100m fund for elite donors and a crunch meeting was taking place on August 31, 2011.
In the email to JP Morgan boss Jes Staley and senior banker Mary Erdoes, Epstein said that investors were wary of the bank because it was a ‘quasi US govt arm’. Epstein wrote: ‘I am also aware JPM has a colorful array of clients so a client relationship is much less problematic than an institutional joint venture’.
Epstein’s reach was such that he even hosted a dinner attended by Melinda Gates. His efforts to convince Gates to lead a fund for affluent investors serve as a disturbing example of his manipulative abilities.
Additional American figures associated with Epstein include comedian Chris Rock and magician David Blaine. Rock’s potential involvement in a gathering is mentioned, while the records suggest that Blaine had a closer relationship with Epstein than previously disclosed, with multiple dinners documented, the outlet reported.
Epstein’s influence extended to the financial sector, particularly with prominent banking figures. The documents reveal an astonishing 31 meetings between Epstein and Jes Staley, the former chief of JP Morgan, spanning from 2010 to 2015.
Furthermore, despite a denial from a JP Morgan spokeswoman, Epstein’s records listed Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JP Morgan, indicating a connection between the two.
The documents further unveil connections between Epstein and tech billionaire Peter Thiel, an early investor in Facebook, as well as British business magnate Richard Branson.