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TechnologyMIT Media Lab Director Joi Ito resigns amid Jeffrey Epstein scandal

23:40  07 september  2019
23:40  07 september  2019 Source:   cnet.com

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2 Epstein victims ask for secret deal dismissal Two of Jeffrey Epstein's victims again asked a Florida federal judge to throw out his once-secret deal that allowed him to avoid federal prosecution for sex crimes more than a decade ago. Lawyers for the victims said in a court filing Tuesday that tossing the deal is the best way to deal with the Justice Department's violation of the Crime Victims' Rights Act. The judge found prosecutors violated that law by not consulting Epstein's victims about a non-prosecution agreement.

MIT Media Lab director resigns after new report on hidden ties to Jeffrey Epstein . The announcement comes a day after the New Yorker reported that Media Lab director Joi Ito and his colleagues worked to conceal the financier’s donations and affiliation with the program.

The director of the MIT Media Lab , Joi Ito , resigned Saturday amid a scandal over the Media Lab 's ties to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein . Ito 's resignation follows a Friday night report in The New Yorker that said the Media Lab had a deeper funding relationship with Epstein than it had

The director of the MIT Media Lab, Joi Ito, resigned Saturday amid a scandal over the Media Lab's ties to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Ito's resignation follows a Friday night report in The New Yorker that said the Media Lab had a deeper funding relationship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein than it has previously acknowledged and worked to disguise its contacts with Epstein.

MIT Media Lab Director Joi Ito resigns amid Jeffrey Epstein scandal© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. The MIT Media Lab building is a commanding presence on a quiet street corner in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Jon Skillings/CNET

"Because the accusations in the story are extremely serious, they demand an immediate, thorough and independent investigation," MIT President L. Rafael Reif said Saturday in a letter to the MIT community. "This morning, I asked MIT's General Counsel to engage a prominent law firm to design and conduct this process. I expect the firm to conduct this review as swiftly as possible, and to report back to me and to the Executive Committee of the MIT Corporation, MIT's governing board."

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The ‘Lady of the House’ Who Was Long Entangled With Jeffrey Epstein Shortly after Ghislaine Maxwell arrived in New York from England in the early 1990s, she was looking for a new start. She had just lost her father, a British media mogul, along with much of her family fortune and her social standing. Soon she was on the rise with the help of her new boyfriend, Jeffrey Epstein, a rich financier. It was the beginning of a mutually beneficial relationship. 

Days after announcing his intent to stay at the MIT Media Lab and begin a process of “restorative healing,” Joichi Ito , its director , has resigned over his ties to financier and alleged sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein . The announcement comes less than a day after damning new allegations from the New

Joichi Ito , head of the prestigious MIT Media Lab , just resigned as director , following the publication yesterday of a New Yorker report showing that he was closer to Epstein Although Ito ’s resignation less than a day after the story broke seems swift, he’s had some time to think about the prospect.

MIT Media Lab Director Joi Ito resigns amid Jeffrey Epstein scandal© CNET

The MIT Media Lab building is a commanding presence on a quiet street corner in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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