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CrimeRonan Farrow claims MIT concealed Jeffrey Epstein donations despite sex offender conviction

17:05  07 september  2019
17:05  07 september  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

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Ronan Farrow 's investigation into Jeffrey Epstein has shown that MIT's Media Lab secretly pocketed at least The Media Lab knew the disgraced financier was a convicted sex offender , but still “The effort to conceal the lab’s contact with Epstein was so widely known that some staff in the office of

to accept donations from convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein , despite knowing about his past, and even worked to keep his donations off the books. In addition, Farrow alleges that Epstein worked as a go-between between the lab and wealthy donors like Bill Gates and Leon Black.

Ronan Farrow published a new expose Friday alleging that Jeffrey Epstein continued to donate to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab despite before a “disqualified donor” because of his sex offender conviction.

In his report published in The New Yorker, Farrow claims that the elite university continued to accept gifts from Epstein and marked them as anonymous to avoid “disclosing their full extent, both publically and within the university.”

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Ronan Farrow published an expose in The New Yorker Friday evening alleging that though the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) Media Lab was aware of Jeffrey Epstein 's sex offender past, it continued to accept donations and worked to keep those donations a secret.

Jeffrey Edward Epstein (January 20, 1953 – August 10, 2019) was an American financier and convicted sex offender . Epstein began his professional life as a teacher

“Perhaps most notably, Epstein appeared to serve as an intermediary between the lab and other wealthy donors, soliciting millions of dollars in donations from individuals and organizations, including the technologist and philanthropist Bill Gates and the investor Leon Black,” he wrote.

Farrow said Epstein was credited with securing at least $7.5 million in donations – including $2 million from Gates and $5.5 million from Black.

A spokesperson for Gates told The New Yorker that “any claim that Epstein directed any programmatic or personal grantmaking for Bill Gates is completely false.” Meanwhile, Black declined to comment.

Farrow then alleges that the MIT Media Lab went to great lengths to hide its relationship with Epstein, including only identifying him by his initials for any meetings scheduled with the lad’s director.

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How an elite university research center concealed its relationship with a sex offender —documents show MIT Media Lab accepted donations directed by Jeffrey Epstein far in excess of what the university has admitted to, and worked to cover it up:https

After Epstein was a convicted sex offender , listed as "disqualified" from donating in MIT's database, MIT Media Lab worked closely with Epstein , secretly taking donations from him or labeled as having been secured at his direction, from his contacts, including Bill Gates.pic.twitter.com/o96hQYTku7.

“The effort to conceal the lab’s contact with Epstein was so widely known that some staff in the office of the lab’s director, Joi Ito, referred to Epstein as Voldemort or ‘he who must not be named,’” Farrow continued, referencing the moniker used for the villain in J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series.

Signe Swenson, a former development associate and alumni coordinator at the lab, told Farrow that the lab’s leadership made it explicit that any donations from Epstein had to be kept secret. She recalled Ito said that “we can take small gifts anonymously.”

Swenson said she resigned in 2016 due to Epstein’s involvement, telling Farrow that Epstein was accompanied by two young women at a meeting with the lab’s leadership. She said she and other staff were fearful of the women’s safety.

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“We literally had a conversation about how, on the off chance that they’re not there by choice, we could maybe help them,” she said.

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Ronan Farrow on new documents that show that the M.I.T. Media lab was aware of Epstein ’s status as a convicted sex offender , and that Epstein The M.I.T. Media Lab, which has been embroiled in a scandal over accepting donations from the financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein

The university revealed last month that it had accepted $800,000 from Epstein’s foundations over 20 years and has apologized for it.

“With hindsight, we recognize with shame and distress that we allowed MIT to contribute to the elevation of his reputation, which in turn served to distract from his horrifying acts. No apology can undo that,” MIT’s president, L. Rafael Reif, said in a statement.

A university spokesman told The New Yorker that they are “looking at the facts surrounding Jeffrey Epstein’s gifts to the institute.”

Fox News’ request for comment was not immediately returned Saturday morning.

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Epstein, 66, died last month in his prison cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City from suicide. He was awaiting trial for the alleged sexual abuse of dozens of young girls in his Upper East Side townhouse and his waterfront mansion in Palm Beach, Fla., between 2002 and 2005.

Stanford University Accepted $50,000 Gift From Jeffrey Epstein.
Stanford University received a $50,000 donation from a foundation funded by deceased sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, a spokesman said Friday. © Rick Friedman/Rick Friedman Photography/Corbis/Getty Images Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in Cambridge, MA on 9/8/04. Epstein is connected with several prominent people including politicians, actors and academics. Epstein was convicted of having sex with an underaged woman. The donation came in 2004, two years before allegations involving Epstein’s sexual conduct with young girls started making news. The gift went to the university’s physics department.

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