Bill Gates says he regrets meeting Epstein after his conviction and agreeing to donate $2m to MIT

Bill Gates says he regrets meeting Epstein after his conviction and agreeing to donate $2m to MIT

Mr Gates said Epstein was introduced to him “as somebody who could bring more people into philanthropy”. He added: “There were meetings along those lines. That didn’t materialise, and so then I stopped meeting with him.”  
Asked if he felt used by Epstein, Mr Gates said: “I’d say I didn’t have a … business or personal relationship – I wouldn’t go that far.”
MIT’s media lab has faced public backlash after it emerged that senior figures in the research laboratory had concealed the extent of its contact and fundraising ties with Epstein. 
Shortly after the New Yorker published leaked internal emails, Mr Ito resigned as director of the lab and as an employee of the institution. MIT said it had launched an independent investigations into the lab’s alleged links to Epstein. 
Yesterday a computer scientist, Richard Stallman, also resigned from MIT after he appeared to suggest having sex with a minor does not constitute assault an in leaked comments about one of Epstein’s alleged victims. 
An MIT graduate, Selam Jie Gano, shared the emails online in a post calling for Mr Stallman’s removal. According to her post, Mr Stallman was discussing Marvin Minsky, a deceased MIT academic, accused of assaulting one of Epstein’s alleged victims, Virginia Giuffre.

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