How M.I.T. Concealed Its Relationship with Jeffrey Epstein

Ronan Farrow, writing in The New Yorker, has a damning expose on Jeffrey Epstein, Joi Ito of M.I.T., and Bill Gates.

Perhaps most notably, Epstein appeared to serve as an intermediary between the lab and other wealthy donors, soliciting millions of dollars in donations from individuals and organizations, including the technologist and philanthropist Bill Gates and the investor Leon Black. According to the records obtained by The New Yorker and accounts from current and former faculty and staff of the media lab, Epstein was credited with securing at least $7.5 million in donations for the lab, including two million dollars from Gates and $5.5 million from Black, gifts the e-mails describe as directed” by Epstein or made at his behest. The effort to conceal the lab’s contact with Epstein was so widely known that some staff in the office of the lab’s director, Joi Ito, referred to Epstein as Voldemort or he who must not be named.”

Probably not something J. K. Rowling wants her creation to be associated with in the least.

September 7, 2019


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