Aug 5, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Bill Gates says it was a "huge mistake" to spend time with Epstein

Microsoft founder Bill Gates told CNN on Wednesday that he regrets spending time with Jeffrey Epstein, the multimillionaire financier who was accused of child sex trafficking.

Driving the news: "It was a huge mistake to spend time with him, to give him the credibility of being there," Gates told CNN's Anderson Cooper.

  • "I had several dinners with him, you know, hoping that what he said about getting billions of philanthropy for global health through contacts that he had might emerge," Gates said.
  • "When it looked like that wasn't a real thing, that relationship ended."

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