PAEDO Jeffrey Epstein threatened Bill Gates over the tycoon’s alleged affair with a bridge player.
Epstein is said to have wanted the Microsoft founder to be part of a multi-billion-dollar charitable fund and implied that unless he got involved he would reveal his infidelity.
According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, Gates met Russian Mila Antonova — then in her 20s — at a tournament in 2010 and allegedly had an affair with her.
He was married to his ex Melinda Gates at the time.
Epstein met Mila three years later.
He paid for her software coding school fees.
The report says Epstein’s threat came in 2017 when he wrote to Gates to ask for reimbursement for the school fees in a tone which implied he knew of the affair.
Gates, 67, has denied he paid the fees.
A spokeswoman for him said: “Mr Gates met Epstein solely for philanthropic purposes.
“Epstein tried unsuccessfully to leverage a past relationship to threaten Mr Gates.”
Epstein died in jail in 2019 before a sex trafficking trial.