Bill and Melinda Gates were married for 27 years and contributed their wealth to several charitable projects. As the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation, Bill remained prominent in financial and charitable affairs. The couple split last year, and the divorce was finalized in August of this year. Now, Melinda Gates has discussed certain parts of her marriage to Bill Gates and her experiences. Gates’ association with Jeffrey Epstein was a factor.
After being arrested on allegations of sex trafficking and conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking, Epstein committed suicide in August of 2019.
The world was shocked by the disclosures surrounding Epstein’s dealings when he was caught. Epstein, the owner of a private island in the Virgin Islands that was used for sex trafficking, ran with an international throng that included Prince Andrew of Britain and other U.S. officials.
Epstein maintained an international client list in a “little black book” and was assisted by the British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, who, according to prosecution records, dated Epstein and sought young females for him to have sexual encounters with. Maxwell was arrested by the FBI and found guilty on five counts of sex trafficking and conspiracy in December 2021. Prosecutors stated that Maxwell collaborated with Epstein to “recruit, groom, and ultimately abuse” children.
Epstein and Bill Gates, the ex-husband of Melinda Gates, was one of the ties substantiated by information discovered and existing images.
In discussing her divorce from the Microsoft founder, Melinda Gates reveals that the epidemic had a part and allowed her to leave the marriage.
“I had some reasons I just couldn’t stay in that marriage anymore,” she said in an interview. “But the odd thing about COVID is that it gave me the privacy to do what I needed to do. It’s unbelievably painful, in innumerable ways, but I had the privacy to get through it.”
“I kept working with the person I was moving away from, and I needed to show up and be my best self every single day,” she said. “So even though I might be crying at 9 a.m. and then have to be on a video conference at 10 a.m. with the person I’m leaving, I have to show up and be my best. I learned as a leader that I could do it. It reminded me that the foundation calls me to be my best.”
“We work with unbelievable partners around the world who were also struggling during COVID,” she said. “I was on a video call with a woman who had lost her father, and a week later she’s on a call with me, right?”
In the interview this year, King inquired about her ex-romance husband’s with a staff member 20 years ago, which a Microsoft co-representative founder’s acknowledged in May 2021. Melinda stated, “I certainly believe in forgiveness, so thought we had worked through some of that,” Melinda said. “It wasn’t one moment or one specific thing that happened. There just came a point in time where there was enough there that I realized it just wasn’t healthy. And I couldn’t trust what we had.”
Melinda underlined the significance of her husband’s friendship with the late Jeffrey Epstein. The Daily Beast stated that in an interview with CBS presenter Gayle King, the 57-year-old discussed adultery and other topics. The significance of the deceased convicted sex criminal Epstein’s participation in her desire for a divorce, however, stands out above all others.
Melinda said, “I did not like that he had meetings with Jeffery Epstein, no. I made that clear to him.” She met Epstein one time, curious to see who he was, but says, “I regretted it the second I walked in the door. He was abhorrent. He was evil personified. My heart breaks for these women.”
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When King asked if she shared her immense hatred for Epstein with Bill, Melinda is nodding, but says, distancing herself from the relationship her former husband had with Epstein, “Any of the questions remaining about what Bill’s relationship there was, those are for Bill to answer. but I made it very clear how I felt about him.” CONTINUE READING…