Last week, a buddy with a similar weakness for pop culture texted me about the Gates divorce. She asked for the dirt. I said I suspected that Melinda found out about his Epstein connections. Then gossip leaked about a relationship with a former girlfriend. Apparently, he had an arrangement with Melinda where he could spend one weekend every year with an ex-girlfriend in a surprisingly modest shore house near Nag’s Head. (Check out the metal folding chairs at the dining room table.)
But now the press has come back to his connections with Epstein. Was the ex-girlfriend a decoy put out by his side? An affair is way, way, better than getting caught frolicking with under-age girls in some porno palace on a Caribbean Island.
Did Melinda know about what Bill was doing with Epstein and turned a blind eye in order to protect the kids and foundation? The timing of the divorce is suspicious, because Maxwell is going to testify sometime in September. The dirt is going to come out very soon. Are Melinda and Bill are getting a divorce to protect the money from Epstein-related lawsuits?
Just like Weinstein, the gossip blogs have been writing about Epstein LOOOONNNNGGGG before the mainstream media. What have they been saying?
Well, Gates is just one of many in Epstein’s infamous book. And it’s not going to be just dudes. Naomi Campbell, the former model, was supposedly in very deep into this operation. Very deep.
Thanks to my insomnia, I dug up some old links last night. They are a small sample of what’s out there. I’ll add more links later.
- Naomi Campbell
- Heidi Klum
- Prince Andrew, of course
- Oprah knew, but didn’t say anything
- More on Gates
- Spacey – Such a vile, vile person
- Charlie Rose
- A blind with no reveals
- Another blind
- A blind with a little info about the island
- The gossip bloggers were asking why Epstein wasn’t in jail back in 2018.
I’ll keep adding to this blog post as I go along. I’m starting a new tag “Epstein Island,” because this story is going to be way bigger than Weinstein. It’s going to destabilize governments and cause international strife. We’re going to talk about this all year. Unless Maxwell mysteriously dies, which might happen.
UPDATE1: There is so, so much out there about Epstein and his creepy friends. I have more links, but I really need to put this down and get some work done
- Cyrus Vance took money from Epstein to lessen his sentence
- Pete Townsend liked to film them.
- Did the Clinton Foundation auction off a weekend at Epstein’s Island for a fundraiser?
- Back in 2011, the gossip bloggers were talking about Fergie getting money from Epstein to pay off her debts and that Andrew was vacationing with a guy who liked underage girls. A lot of the leaks that came out about Meghan came from Fergie’s camp, who wanted the distraction from Epstein and Andrew. Apparently, they let their teenage daughters hang out with Epstein.
- The Saudi Royal Family is involved.
- Back to Naomi Campbell. She has been involved in child trafficking out of Africa, who then later tried to kill her. Also involved with Eastern European oligarchs.
- The leader of some Scandinavian country.
- Prince Charles may have known Epstein, but the bloggers don’t quite know if anything happened.
- And a bonus one on Gates: He has had one kid, maybe more, with the Outer Banks girlfriend.
UPDATE 2: Gawker published Epstein’s black book in 2015. Now, not all names in there were pervs. I mean, there’s no way that Ethel Kennedy was participating in seaside orgies. But still it’s interesting that all the names in those blog posts are in the book.
11 thoughts on “The Epstein Story: Gates. Who Else Is In The Black Book? (Part 1)”
Fox News sources their article to “People familiar with the couple’s divorce proceedings and a former employee of their charity” hmmmm. And then there is the business about “afraid it will hurt their chances at a Nobel Prize.” Last I knew, the Nobel prize committees thought it very tacky to be running for a prize. I’ve been betting on Melinda and her people. Just a WAG. HHNFLAWS.
You are far more optimistic than I am if you think there will be real consequences (I.e. lose their money or face appropriate prison time) for anyone other than Maxwell. Look at Spitzer, and look at the sentence for Weiner (under age girls) compared to what would have happened to a regular citizen.
I’m more prosaic. There was definitely a marriage contract of some sort–legal sites pointed out a later agreement can replace an earlier prenup. The youngest child is now over 18; it makes sense to start to talk to lawyers years before that date. As the sums involved are otherworldly, no one will have to give up the necessities to make ends meet.
The foundation has been making large grants in many fields, especially global heath, for years. In business and philanthropy, the staff and the family have likely talked with lots of people with criminal habits.
All the speculation means no one really knows anything. I’d expect the address books of people trying to network with the rich and famous would be full of the addresses of the rich and famous. It would be interesting to know if Epstein’s ultimate backers were criminals or spies. Or both. Or if he was just a shrewd blackmailer, who chose his targets carefully.
Cranberry said, “I’d expect the address books of people trying to network with the rich and famous would be full of the addresses of the rich and famous.”
Right. I think some of the people he socialized with were probably camouflage or bait for the other big people he wanted to get on the line–hence all the schmoozing with scientists.
“It would be interesting to know if Epstein’s ultimate backers were criminals or spies. Or both. Or if he was just a shrewd blackmailer, who chose his targets carefully.”
I don’t know if anybody’s gotten to the bottom of his finances. I remember hearing early on that they didn’t really make sense, especially early on. He came up from nothing.
My own guess is that Epstein was basically pimping these young girls to men who could do something for him – either money or prestige or novelty/interesting dinner conversations. And these pigeons somehow felt safe enjoying their access to the young girls in his company and the company of his other pigeons – which now looks like a very unwise calculation. This is kind of like the Charles Manson MO, except on a more refined level. “never good when the little head is thinking for the big head”…
dave schulz said, “My own guess is that Epstein was basically pimping these young girls to men who could do something for him – either money or prestige or novelty/interesting dinner conversations.”
…or introductions to other people who could do something for him. I bet a lot of marks were lured to his island based on the influence of other people who vouched for him.
The problem with nailing down abusers is that they choose their victims. They (in general, as reported in the press and studies) have many anodyne contacts, but a few victims they essentially destroy. So when it’s a sports coach, for example, any number of people are indignant that anyone would ever think Their Hero would do anything to hurt anyone. And then there are a few true victims who know the truth. Video, texts, emails, electronic communications have been a great help proving that Their Hero was s*xting with preteens, etc.
Likewise, Epstein seems to have been an amoral sociopath who was adept at using people. It would be a mistake, I think, to think that all the men who ever met him, or had dinner with him, were themselves abusing young women. Some of them were likely bait for other targets. For example, if you wanted to make contact with billionaires like Bill Gates and/or their foundations, being seen as a guy with deep contacts to MIT and Harvard research teams would have been ideal.
Having access to the university development teams’ contact files would have been invaluable. The status of being connected with reputable institutions would have been useful.
One writer called all the phone numbers in the book. It’s a very long article, but worth the read: https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2020/10/i-called-everyone-in-jeffrey-epsteins-little-black-book/#14
Quote about the book: The book is the product of a systematized effort to collect human beings. A huge number of the relatively normal, professional-class people I spoke to were shocked their number was in the book at all. Either they said they had never met him or that they had had a single, superficial interaction with him. It’s as if Epstein had tried to reverse the usual dynamics of fame and power: He seemed to know more people than knew him. If Epstein had a talent, it was for knowing how much of his interest he needed to parcel out in order for people—scientists, stand-up comics, aspiring models—to feel flattered by the attention.
wow. super interesting.
Cranberry quoted, “The book is the product of a systematized effort to collect human beings. A huge number of the relatively normal, professional-class people I spoke to were shocked their number was in the book at all. Either they said they had never met him or that they had had a single, superficial interaction with him. It’s as if Epstein had tried to reverse the usual dynamics of fame and power: He seemed to know more people than knew him. If Epstein had a talent, it was for knowing how much of his interest he needed to parcel out in order for people—scientists, stand-up comics, aspiring models—to feel flattered by the attention.”
That reminds me of a guy I knew in real life who was quite charming, but turned out to have been involved in Bad Stuff.
Anyway, before I knew about the Bad Stuff, I noted that even the most fleeting introduction would instantly turn into an entry in his iphone.
It also reminds me of a really nice, friendly mom who I met at swim lessons, who knew people I knew, exchanged contact info with…and it eventually turned out that she was in MLM and wanted to sell me stuff.
Not exactly the same thing, but people like that have a similar MO of needing to acquire massive numbers of acquaintances.
I know you love the gossip sites 😉 but the sourcing on Bill’s fathering children with his ex is really thin, basically non-existent.
That particular gossip site doesn’t seem terribly credible. Are there others? (hopeful!)
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