Bill Gates latest – Microsoft founder 'asked Epstein for advice on ending marriage to Melinda' after 'affair'

BILL Gates reportedly asked Jeffrey Epstein for advice on how to end his “toxic” marriage with wife Melinda amid reports that he allegedly had an affair with a female staffer.

The Microsoft co-founder had a number of meetings at the pedophile's $77million New York mansion where he used to complain about his wife, according to reports.

The news came after it was revealed Gates ended his relationship with Epstein after he creeped out his wife Melinda.

Gates' and Epstein's relationship was publicized in 2018, seven years after their first meeting.

They claimed their meetings focused on philanthropy.

It was also reported Gates “had an affair with a female staffer" and “asked employees out while he was married".

Board members are said to have carried out an investigation into the billionaire’s romantic relationship with a Microsoft engineer in late 2019 after she claimed in a letter she had a sexual relationship with Gates for a number of years.

The relationship was deemed by the board to be “inappropriate,” people familiar with events told The Wall Street Journal.

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    MICROSOFT RECEIVED CONCERN ABOUT GATES

    A probe was opened into Bill Gates' relationships with female employees.

    “Microsoft received a concern in the latter half of 2019 that Bill Gates sought to initiate an intimate relationship with a company employee in the year 2000,” a Microsoft spokesman said. “A committee of the Board reviewed the concern, aided by an outside law firm to conduct a thorough investigation. Throughout the investigation, Microsoft provided extensive support to the employee who raised the concern.”

     

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    HOW ARE THE COUPLES DEALING WITH THE DIVORCE?

    While Bill is grappling with the estrangement on the green, Melinda, who reportedly is a devout Roman Catholic is trying to seek an annulment from the Vatican, according to the Post. 

    Melinda has also ducked the media spotlight by reportedly taking a trip with her three children to the couple's 80-acre spread on Calivigny Island in Grenada, sources told TMZ.

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    BILL AND MELINDA'S MARRIAGE WAS 'IRREVETRIVABLY BROKEN'

    The couple came forward last week to confirm they were dissolving their marriage because it was “irretrievably broken.”

    BILL Gates apparently told his golf buddies that his marriage to Melinda was "loveless" and that the two were "living separate lives."

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    WHAT DID BOTH PARTIES ANNOUNCE ABOUT THE SPLIT?

    Gates said they decided to "end our marriage" after a "great deal of thought and a lot of work" – two years after his wife admitted that marital life was "really hard."

    He noted that they had raised "three incredible children" and worked to help people all over the world with their philanthropy work.

    "We continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue our work at the foundation, but we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives," Gates wrote.

    "We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life," he concluded. Melinda tweeted an identical statement to her account.

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    GATES ASKED OUT MICROSOFT WORKERS

    It has also been claimed Gates “pursued” several women in his office after he wed now-estranged wife Melinda in 1994, according to a New York Times report.

    The paper details two alleged instances where the tech mogul clumsily asked out women who worked for him at Microsoft and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

    In one instance, Bill Gates is said to have asked out a female Microsoft employee in 2006, following a presentation, two people familiar with the exchange told the Times.

    A few years later, another woman, who worked for the Gates’ philanthropic foundation, told the Times that he had allegedly asked her out during a work trip to New York, saying “I want to see you. Will you have dinner with me?”

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    WHEN DID BILL AND MELINDA ANNOUNCE DIVORCE?

    Earlier this month Gates and his wife Melinda announced they were ending their marriage after 27 years.

    A joint statement posted on Twitter said: “We no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives.”

    In a divorce petition, Melinda Gates said their marriage was “irretrievably broken.”

    It was revealed last week Melinda had been consulting with lawyers at various firms since at least 2019 for a way to unwind the marriage.

    No reason has been given for the split.

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    DID GATES FLY ON 'LOLITA EXPRESS'?

    While records show Gates flew on Epstein's notorious Lolita Express in 2013, Gates claims he didn't know who the jet belonged to.

    Gates and the billionaire pedophile first met each other in 2011 – three years after Epstein pleaded guilty to soliciting an underage girl in Florida – and met on numerous occasions.

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    CRITICISM OVER GATES' AND EPSTEIN'S RELATIONSHIP

    In 2019, the same spokesperson that defended gates in 2018 told Business Insider that:

    "Epstein misrepresented the nature of his meetings with Gates while also working to insert himself behind-the-scenes without Gates's knowledge,"

    She said that Gates and Epstein never socialized together and that Epstein aggressively pursued a relationship with her client.

    "Bill Gates regrets ever meeting with Epstein and recognizes it was an error in judgment to do so," Arnold said.

    "Gates recognizes that entertaining Epstein's ideas related to philanthropy gave Epstein an undeserved platform that was at odds with Gates' personal values and the values of his foundation."

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    WHERE DID BILL AND MELINDA MARRY?

    Bill tied the knot to Melinda on the oceanside tee box of the 12th hole at the Manele Golf Course, on the Hawaiian Island of Lanai back in 1994, according to the Golf Magazine. 

    The Silicon Valley icon and world's second-richest person is a golf aficionado.

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    SOURCE SAYS GATES HAD OFFICE AFFAIR

    Board members are said to have carried out an investigation into the billionaire’s romantic relationship with a Microsoft engineer in late 2019 after she claimed in a letter she had a sexual relationship with Gates for a number of years.

    “Microsoft received a concern in the latter half of 2019 that Bill Gates sought to initiate an intimate relationship with a company employee in the year 2000,” a Microsoft spokesman said. “A committee of the Board reviewed the concern, aided by an outside law firm to conduct a thorough investigation. Throughout the investigation, Microsoft provided extensive support to the employee who raised the concern.”

    As part of her discussions with Microsoft it is claimed the employee asked that Melinda Gates read the letter, sources said.

    It is not known though if she actually read the letter.

    A spokeswoman for Gates said: “There was an affair almost 20 years ago which ended amicably.”

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    DID BILL GATES HAVE AN AFFAIR?

    Board members are said to have carried out an investigation into the billionaire’s romantic relationship with a Microsoft engineer in late 2019 after she claimed in a letter she had a sexual relationship with Gates for a number of years.

    The relationship was deemed by the board to be “inappropriate,” people familiar with events told The Wall Street Journal.

    It has also been claimed Gates “pursued” several women in his office after he wed now-estranged wife Melinda in 1994, according to a New York Times report.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    WHEN DID GATES AND EPSTEIN MEET?

    Gates' and Epstein's relationship was publicized in 2018, seven years after their first meeting.

    They claimed their meetings focused on philanthropy.

    "I met him. I didn't have any business relationship or friendship with him," Gates told the Wall Street Journal in 2019.

    "I didn't go to New Mexico or Florida or Palm Beach or any of that," he explained. "There were people around him who were saying, hey, if you want to raise money for global health and get more philanthropy, he knows a lot of rich people."

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    WAS EPSTEIN INVOLVED IN THE GATES' MARRIAGE?

    Gates’ involvement with the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein has been speculated as the cause of the split, according to media reports.

    A spokeswoman for Gates said in 2019 he had met with Epstein for philanthropic reasons but regretted doing so.

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