Melinda Gates slammed her ex-husband Bill for continuing his longtime friendship with deceased pedophile Jeffery Epstein despite her warnings to him about having “nightmares” about him.
After Bill repeatedly met with Epstein, Melinda demanded her husband introduce her to the billionaire hedge fund manager in 2011.
“I did not like that he had meetings with Jeffery Epstein. I made that clear to him. I also met Jeffery Epstein exactly one time. I wanted to see who this man was and I regretted it from the second I stepped in the door,” Gates told CBS mornings host Gayle King, in her first interview since divorcing the vaccine touting billionaire philanthropist.
“He was abhorrent, evil personified,” Melinda said. “I had nightmares about it afterward. That’s why my heart breaks for these young women. That’s how I felt, and I am an older woman. He was awful.”
Bill’s decision to continue his friendship with Epstein is one of the main issues that prompted their divorce in May 2021, ending their 27-year marriage, Melinda claimed.
“It was not one thing, it was many things [that led to the divorce]. Any of the questions remaining about what Bill’s relationship with him was…those are for Bill to answer. I made it very clear how I felt about him,” she said.
Speaking from the office of her new company, Pivotal Ventures, in Seattle, Melinda claimed that Bill is a womanizer and had multiple affairs throughout their marriage, including the time he cheated on her with a Microsoft employee.
“Those are questions Bill needs to answer. I believe in forgiveness. I thought we had worked through some of that,” she said. “I gave every single piece of myself to that marriage. I was committed from the day we got engaged to the day I got out of it.”
Prior to resigning from Microsoft, multiple allegations surfaced claiming he engaged in numerous extramarital affairs with women who worked at Microsoft.
A spokesman for Bill confirmed the Microsoft founder previously had an affair with at least one of his employees but insists his 2020 resignation from the board at Microsoft had nothing to do with his love life.
‘Bill’s decision to transition off the board was in no way related to this matter. In fact, he had expressed an interest in spending more time on his philanthropy starting several years earlier,’ the spokesman told The Wall Street Journal last year.
In an October 2021 interview with PBS, when asked why he continued to meet with Epstein after the pedophile was convicted of soliciting prostitution from minors, Bill Gates evaded the questions about his suspicious ties to the child sex trafficker by repeatedly changing the topic to his philanthropy.
“I had dinners with him. I regret doing that. He had relationships with people he said would give to global health which is an interest I had and not nearly enough philanthropy goes in that direction. Those meetings were a mistake and I cut them off. That goes back a long time ago now. So there’s nothing new on that.
“He’s dead,” Gates declared. “So in general you always have to be careful I am very proud of what we do in philanthropy.”