According to a recent report by The Wall Street Journal, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates allegedly had an affair with a young Russian woman named Mila Antonova in 2010 when she was in her 20s and he was in his mid-50s. Epstein reportedly learned of the affair in 2013 and paid for Antonova to attend software coding school. While trying to get Gates to join a project he was working on, Epstein reportedly sent Gates an email asking to be reimbursed for Antonova's schooling, implying that he could expose the affair if Gates cut off his ties to Epstein. Gates declined to join a multibillion-dollar charitable fund that Epstein was trying to create with JPMorgan Chase, which would have paid Epstein millions of dollars in fees and helped to rehabilitate his image after he pled guilty to soliciting and procuring a minor for prostitution in 2008. Gates had over a half dozen meetings scheduled with Epstein beginning in 2011 that included trips to Epstein's private residence in New York. A spokesperson for Gates denies any wrongdoing and stated that Gates met with Epstein solely for philanthropic purposes. The spokesperson also confirmed that Gates did not make the payment for Antonova's schooling. Despite the allegations, the amount of money involved is relatively trivial for two people as wealthy as Epstein and Gates. This is a developing story and more updates are expected.
Jeffrey Epstein threatened Bill Gates with sexual blackmail