Less than a week after the initial announcement of the divorce, May 7, the Daily Beast reported2 that Melinda Gates had allegedly been "deeply troubled" by Bill Gates' relationship with child sex trafficker and intelligence asset Jeffrey Epstein.
The report suggested that Melinda was a major reason for her husband's decision to distance himself from Epstein around 2014 because of her discomfort with Epstein after they both met him in 2013. That previously unreported meeting had taken place at Epstein's mansion on New York's Upper East Side.
The Daily Beast also revealed that the details of the Gates' divorce had been decided several weeks prior to the official announcement. Then, May 9, the Wall Street Journal3 published a report suggesting that the plans for divorce went back even further, with Melinda having consulted divorce lawyers in 2019.
Allegedly, that consultation was made after details of Bill Gates' relationship with Jeffrey Epstein had gained considerable mainstream media attention, including from The New York Times.
While mainstream media outlets apparently agree that Jeffrey Epstein was a likely factor in the Gates' recently announced split, what these same outlets refuse to cover is the real extent of the Bill Gates-Jeffrey Epstein relationship. Indeed, the mainstream narrative holds that Gates ties to Epstein began in 2011, despite the evidence pointing to their relationship beginning decades earlier.
This blanket refusal to honestly report on the Gates-Epstein ties likely is due to Gates' outsized role in current events, both in terms of global health policy as it relates to COVID-19 and in his being a major promoter and funder of controversial technocratic "solutions" to a slew of societal problems.