In a shocking turn of events, new information has emerged suggesting that billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates was allegedly blackmailed by the late financier Jeffrey Epstein over an alleged affair with a Russian player. This revelation adds another layer of complexity to the controversies surrounding Epstein and his connections to prominent figures. The allegations have sparked widespread interest and raised questions about the nature of Gates’ involvement with Epstein.
According to a recent report from The Wall Street Journal, Epstein attempted to leverage a past relationship with Gates to threaten and exert pressure on the tech magnate. The communication in question was reportedly sent via email in 2017 after Epstein had learned about Gates’ alleged involvement with Mila Antonova, a Russian bridge player. The Wall Street Journal’s sources claim that Epstein also attempted to involve Gates in a charitable fund that never materialized.
Reports suggest that Epstein first encountered Mila Antonova in 2013, several years after Gates had initially met her when she was in her twenties. At the time, Gates was married to his now ex-wife, Melinda French Gates. According to sources, Epstein requested reimbursement for funds he had supposedly spent on sending Antonova to a software coding school. The email allegedly implied that Epstein could expose the alleged relationship if Gates did not maintain an association with him.
In response to the allegations, a spokesperson for Bill Gates emphasized that the meetings between Gates and Epstein were solely for philanthropic purposes. The spokesperson stated that despite Epstein’s repeated attempts, Gates was not drawn into any matters beyond philanthropy. The spokesperson also made it clear that Gates had never engaged in any financial dealings with Epstein. Gates himself has previously admitted that associating with Epstein was a mistake.
In a YouTube video from 2010, Antonova, the Russian bridge player, shared her account of meeting Bill Gates during a bridge tournament in Washington, D.C. She mentioned playfully trying to kick him with her leg but did not provide any further details about their alleged affair. Antonova reportedly sought financial support from Epstein for an online business venture, but the financier ultimately did not invest.
The alleged blackmail of Bill Gates by Jeffrey Epstein over an alleged affair with Mila Antonova has sparked intense scrutiny and raised numerous questions about the nature of their interactions. While Gates maintains that their meetings were solely for philanthropic purposes, the revelations have added another layer of complexity to Epstein’s controversial legacy and the web of relationships he cultivated. As more details emerge, it remains to be seen how this revelation will impact Gates’ reputation and further investigations into Epstein’s network.