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Bill Gates ignores questions about Jeffery Epstein on Reddit 

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Bill Gates declined to answer questions about his relationship with Jeffery Epstein during an “ask me anything” Reddit session on Wednesday.

Bill Gates refuses to answer questions about ties with convicted pedophile Jeffery Epstein during Reddit chat

The Microsoft co-founder invited Reddit users to an “ask me anything” session, only to avoid comments about his connections to convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

Gates discussed his favourite rock band U2, the need to fight climate change, and wealthy taxation. He also talked about his ownership of US farmland, and his most liked TV series of 2022.

But the billionaire refused to speak about his previous relationship with Epstein. The wealthy financier hanged himself in a Manhattan prison cell in 2019 while awaiting federal trial on sex trafficking charges.

“Why did you continue associating with Jeffrey Epstein after he was convicted of being a pedo?” a Redditor with the handle “alwayshazthelinks” asked Gates. “And against your then-wife’s advice and wishes?”

The Redditor’s question was in reference to Epstein’s previous conviction in 2008, when he accepted to acquiring a child for sex work and soliciting a prostitute in a Florida court.

The Redditor then gave context for his question and posted a link to an article published in Newsweek last year. “Bill Gates’ Ex-Wife Melinda Says His Relationship With Jeffrey Epstein Hurt Marriage.”

They also asked a follow-up question to Gates: “Why did you funnel donations through Epstein as opposed to publicly donating via your well-known ‘philanthropic’ foundation?

Bill Gates’ ex-wife Melina revealed the reason for their divorce

Melinda French Gates said in an interview last March with CBS This Morning that it was “not one thing but many things” that caused the end of their 27-year marriage. The ex-couple’s divorce was finalized in August 2021.

“I did not like that he had meetings with Jeffrey Epstein, no,” Melinda French Gates said.

She revealed that she met Epstein “exactly one time” because she “wanted to see who this man was.” Melina then told CBS that she regretted meeting Jeffrey and described him as “evil personified”.

Meanwhile, Gates stated that he made a mistake meeting Epstein. The billionaire has confessed to having “several dinners” with the convicted pedophile in the early 2010s.

He added that he met Epstein last year to raise funds for the Gates Foundation.

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