Bill Gates told The Times in an interview Sunday that he made ‘a huge mistake’ meeting with the disgraced criminal Jeffrey Epstein. Gates and Epstein’s relationship helped end Bill’s marriage to Melinda Gates because she thought Epstein was ‘evil personified.’
Now Bill is trying to come clean but it seems his new excuse is not gonna cut it. Melinda said she met Epstein exactly one time and she knew he was bad news so how did Bill not?
Bill said: “At the time, I didn’t realize that by having those meetings it would be seen as giving him credibility. You’re almost saying, ‘I forgive that type of behavior,’ or something. So clearly the way it’s seen, I made a huge mistake not understanding that.”
Melinda Gates told CBS Gayle King earlier about her divorce from Bill: “It was many things. But I did not like that he’d had meetings with Jeffrey Epstein. I made that clear to him.”
She said she met the disgraced Epstein “exactly one time because I wanted to see who this man was. And I regretted it from the second I stepped in the door. He was abhorrent. He was evil personified.
“I had nightmares about it afterward. So my heart breaks for these young women.
“On the day I got married, I never thought I would end up being divorced.
“I thought we had worked through some of that.
“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.
“I had a lot of tears for many days. I mean days where I’m literally laying on the floor of the carpet.
“I certainly was angry. I mean this is painful stuff.
“And at the end of the day, though, I started on this journey of healing, and I feel like I’m starting to get to the other side.”
“I hope that happens for me again,” she said of finding love again. “You know, I’m dipping my toe in that water.”
Bill Gates says he 'made a huge mistake' meeting with Jeffrey Epstein for fundraising dinners https://t.co/vHqnJFYhSj— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) May 2, 2022
Melinda Gates now with her first extensive comments on her divorce from Bill Gates last year.— Teddy Schleifer (@teddyschleifer) March 2, 2022
Melinda: I shed “a lot of tears for many days,” and recalled lying on the carpet thinking, “How can this be? How can I get up? How am I going to move forward?”pic.twitter.com/w1AHvqCmir
Their marriage lasted 27 years. Then a year ago, out of the blue, Melinda and Bill announced they were separating. Suddenly everything seemed to unravelhttps://t.co/DzEaZZ4duO— The Sunday Times (@thesundaytimes) May 1, 2022