In a shocking revelation, it has come to light that the late Jeffrey Epstein allegedly held damning information that could expose an alleged affair between Bill Gates and a Russian Bridge player named Mila Antonova. According to sources familiar with the matter, Epstein, a disgraced pedophile who took his own life in 2019, reportedly used this information as leverage after Gates declined to participate in Epstein’s philanthropic venture.
The Wall Street Journal reported that Epstein, through a 2017 email, threatened to reveal Gates’ alleged affair with Antonova, a skilled card player from Russia. The email demanded reimbursement from Gates for the expenses incurred in Antonova’s coding education, a cost that Epstein claimed to have covered. It appears that Epstein’s motive behind this threat was to pressure Gates into joining his ambitious multibillion-dollar charity project, which Gates ultimately declined.
According to the Journal’s sources, Gates and Antonova crossed paths in 2010 during a bridge tournament in the Bay Area. At the time, Antonova had recently moved to the area to work as a software engineer. While Antonova acknowledged having a friendly relationship with Gates in a 2010 video about her love for bridge, sources suggest that the two engaged in a brief romance while Gates was still married to his then-wife, Melinda French Gates.
Interestingly, Epstein’s connection with Antonova came about when she was seeking financial support for a bridge academy. Epstein not only met her but also funded her software coding education, as revealed in the Journal’s report. It appears that Epstein saw an opportunity to exploit his relationship with Antonova to further his own agenda.
Gates’ spokesperson has maintained that the Microsoft co-founder’s interactions with Epstein were solely for philanthropic purposes. However, Gates has previously expressed regret over his meetings with Epstein in the early 2010s, following Epstein’s conviction in 2008 on charges related to soliciting a minor for prostitution. Gates’ spokesperson further stated that Epstein’s attempts to leverage a past relationship to threaten Gates were unsuccessful.
While Mila Antonova declined to comment on the alleged relationship with Gates, she did express her disgust with Epstein’s actions. After her encounter with Gates during the tournament, Antonova was inspired to start her own business venture, teaching others to play the beloved game of bridge.
Epstein’s plan to create a massive charitable foundation involving Gates as a prominent donor ultimately fell apart when both Gates and JPMorgan Chase, the bank Epstein approached, declined to collaborate with him. This rejection seemingly prompted Epstein’s email to Gates, where he sought reimbursement for Antonova’s education expenses.
It is important to note that Gates’ alleged affair with Antonova is not the first time such accusations have surfaced. In 2021, Gates acknowledged having a nearly 20-year affair with a Microsoft employee, which reportedly ended amicably before his departure from the company.
As more details continue to emerge, the complex web of connections between Epstein, Gates, and Antonova highlights the far-reaching implications of their interactions and the scandalous nature of Epstein’s operations. The repercussions of this revelation are sure to reverberate across various spheres, including the tech industry, philanthropy, and international relations.