About Michael Gray

Sunday Business Editor at The New York Post.

Silicon Valley chief distancing himself from Epstein

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If you recall, I recently wrote how Silicon Valley billionaires could suffer greatly because of their relationship with child sex trafficker Jeffery Epstein.

“What will happen to the Nasdaq if you have three bold-faced named Founders/CEOs from Silicon Valley firms being forced to step down due to involvement with sex trafficking? The same could be said of firms in the Dow and S&P.”

On Friday, the billionaire founder of LinkedIn told reporters that he regretted meeting with  Epstein after he was convicted for underage prostitute in 2008.

Reid Hoffman said he relied on the recommendation of ex-chief of the MIT Media Lab Joi Ito, who vouched for the disgraced money manager and wrangled an invitation to the all-star gala.

“Still, by agreeing to participate in any fundraising activity where Epstein was present, I helped to repair his reputation and perpetuate injustice,” he wrote in a statement emailed to Axios on Thursday. “For this, I am deeply regretful.”

Other invitees ro Hoffman’s August 2015 dinner in Palo Alto, California included: Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg and Peter Thiel.

Hoffman said the party was the last time he met with Epstein.

Why was Epstein associating with Silicon Valley CEOs as well as Ito and his MIT Media Lab?

As I have written numerous times Epstein and his handler Ghislaine Maxwell were Israeli spies first and sexual blackmailers second to facilitate the former.

Hoffman’s escape from further problems with this admission will only be known if no other associations between Epstein and/or Maxwell and the LinkedIn founder are uncovered.

As a federal judge considers releasing another 1,000 names of people associated with Epstein and Maxwell, the possibility of further Silicon Valley execs grows as we see the two were using their connections to infiltrate the high tech industry.

As Virginia Roberts Giuffre’s lawyer David Boies has said on the pending release of the new names: “Nobody who was around Epstein a lot is going to have an easy time now. It’s all going to come out.”

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