The philanthropist started the divorce process in 2019 when the connection between her husband and the prominent figure accused of sexual abuse was revealed
Announce your divorce After 27 years of being together officially, I found out Melinda Gates Started the process of separation Bill Gates Two years ago, in 2019.
according to Wall Street Journal, Melinda met her lawyer File a divorce shortly after the divorce New York Times Expose her husband’s connection with the abuser, Jeffrey Epstein, In that year.
Two sources are close Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation They told the Wall Street Journal that she started the process because she was worried about her husband’s relationship with Epstein, who committed suicide in prison in August of the same year. A series of documents obtained by the media confirmed this fact.
In 2013 Melinda and Bill They are new York, In his Upper East Side mansion.
After the meeting, Melinda told her friend about her situation Unwell During the visit, she even felt “angry” about the “love relationship”. Bill Epstein He established contact for the first time in 2011.
After being abused entrepreneur Regarding the minor, Melinda said that she felt guilty from contact with him, and their friendship still haunted her.
In addition, by March 2020, the couple are already discussing how to They will distribute wealth.
Before the latest report, it was known that the couple agreed on the basis of Resignation contract.
Wall Street Journal The report stated that its assets include US$131 million residential complex In Washington State, there are investments in Da Vinci laptops and both Microsoft Four Seasons Hotel como el.
Gates announced his separation on May 3 through social networks:
They also added that they will continue to work together to achieve the well-being and operation of the World Health Organization. Charitable organization Has been working in it since 1995.
Neither of them specified the reason for leaving, but the Wall Street Journal pointed out Sex offender This is one of the main reasons, and perhaps the strongest reason.
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