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Microsoft founder Bill Gates, one of the world’s richest men, made headlines last week when he announced his impending divorce from his wife Melinda Gates after 27 years of marriage.
Now, an explosive new report on Monday alleges that Bill Gates had an affair with a Microsoft employee that apparently lasted for a year.
Gates was reportedly removed from the Board due to this relationship.
The Wall Street Journal reported today:
Microsoft Corp. board members decided that Bill Gates needed to step down from its board in 2020 as they pursued an investigation into the billionaire’s prior romantic relationship with a female Microsoft employee that was deemed inappropriate, people familiar with the matter said.
Members of the board tasked with the matter hired a law firm to conduct an investigation in late 2019 after a Microsoft engineer alleged in a letter that she had a sexual relationship over years with Mr. Gates, the people said.
During the probe, some board members decided it was no longer suitable for Mr. Gates to sit as a director at the software company he started and led for decades, the people said. Mr. Gates resigned before the board’s investigation was completed and before the full board could make a formal decision on the matter, another person familiar with the matter said.
The Daily Mail also reported this:
The affair came to light after the Microsoft employee wrote to the board in 2019 detailing the affair – and allegedly asked that Gates’ estranged wife Melinda Gates, 56, read the letter.
Gates, 65, quit the board suddenly in March 2020 while the investigation was still underway.
Last week, it was revealed that Melinda Gates had deep concerns over her husband’s relationship with disgraced financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
Fox News reported:
People familiar with the couple’s divorce proceedings and a former employee of their charity, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, told The Wall Street Journal that Melinda’s concerns about Epstein went back as far as 2013.
Those sources said Melinda told her husband she was uncomfortable with Epstein after the couple met him that year, but Bill reportedly continued a relationship with Epstein, despite her concerns.
Bill previously played down his relationship with Epstein, telling The Journal in 2019 that he had met him but “didn’t have any business relationship or friendship with him.”
Bill Gates’ spokesperson, Bridgitt Arnold, said that Gates had met with Epstein several times but that they met to discuss philanthropy.
“Bill Gates regrets ever meeting with Epstein and recognizes it was an error in judgment to do so,” she said in 2019.
“Gates recognizes that entertaining Epstein’s ideas related to philanthropy gave Epstein an undeserved platform that was at odds with Gates’s personal values and the values of his foundation,” she said.
“Over time, Gates and his team realized Epstein’s capabilities and ideas were not legitimate and all contact with Epstein was discontinued,” she said.
But Gates had emailed colleagues saying of Epstein, “His lifestyle is very different and kind of intriguing although it would not work for me.”
Arnold said Gates “was referring only to the unique décor of the Epstein residence — and Epstein’s habit of spontaneously bringing acquaintances in to meet Mr. Gates.”
“It was in no way meant to convey a sense of interest or approval,” she said.
The Wall Street Journal reported that the Gates’ divorce had been in the works since 2019.
“After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,” Bill and Melinda Gates said.
“Over the last 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives. We continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue our work together at the foundation, but we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives. We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life.”
In April it was reported that Bill Gates and George Soros had formed a team to fight disinformation.
A report from NewsBusters reveals that the Aspen Institute Commission on Information is being funded by left-wing billionaires Bill Gates and George Soros, among others, to “fight ‘mis- and disinformation.’”
The Aspen Institute features Katie Couric, a seasoned corporate media mouthpiece, as its co-chair.
The Newsbusters report notes that “Couric recently suggested during a segment with HBO host Bill Maher that ‘we’ should ‘deprogram’ people within former President Donald Trump’s cult.’”
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Director Chris Krebs is another co-chair of the Aspen Institute.
Krebs claimed that the 2020 election was “the most secure in history,” a comment which was met with criticism from a senior Department of Homeland Security official.
Vasquez highlighted how much money Gates and Soros have dropped in propping up this organization:
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and two organizations within Soros’s Open Society Network — Foundation to Promote Open Society ($2,594,780) and the Open Society Institute ($445,000) — have pumped Aspen Institute with at least $101,854,593 and $3,039,780 respectively between 2003 and 2020, according to Foundation Directory Online data.