scorecardBillionaire Peter Thiel reportedly had 'several meetings' scheduled with Jeffrey Epstein, according to email records
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Billionaire Peter Thiel reportedly had 'several meetings' scheduled with Jeffrey Epstein, according to email records

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Billionaire Peter Thiel reportedly had 'several meetings' scheduled with Jeffrey Epstein, according to email records
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  • Peter Thiel had "several" meetings scheduled with Jeffrey Epstein, The New York Times reported.
  • It is unknown whether all of the meetings took place, the publication said.

Peter Thiel likely met with the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein "several" times in 2014, according to a recent report from The New York Times.

The publication said that it reviewed email reminders from Epstein's assistant for the events. The email records were obtained through an information request in the US Virgin Islands lawsuit against Epstein's estate, according to the Times. The lawsuit was settled last year after Epstein's estate agreed to pay the US Virgin Islands more than $105 million over claims Epstein had used an island in its territory for a sex-trafficking operation.

The Times reported that Epstein's assistant sent reminders for three separate meetings in September of 2014, including one-on-one events or meals with multiple individuals. Thiel was also on a list of people that Epstein should try to make time for while in New York, according to the report.

The publication said it isn't known whether Thiel attended all of the meetings mentioned in the emails because some of them were marked as "TBD."

Thiel did not respond to a request for comment from Insider and a spokesperson for the billionaire declined to comment for the Times.

The billionaire is one of several that have reported ties to Epstein, who died in 2019. Epstein once told a New York Times reporter that Musk had approached him in 2018 about how to manage issues with the SEC, and warned that he and Tesla would deny any involvement if it ever became public (A Musk spokesperson told Insider at the time that the claims were false).

Earlier this week, Musk was subpoenaed by the US Virgin Islands in its lawsuit against JPMorgan. The government said Musk is a high-net-worth individual who Epstein may have referred or attempted to refer to JPMorgan." Musk called the subpoena "idiotic" on Twitter.

"That cretin never advised me on anything whatsoever," Musk said. "The notion that I would need or listen to financial advice from a dumb crook is absurd."

Google cofounder Sergey Brin was also subpoenaed in the lawsuit. And other big tech names including Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates and LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman have also been tied to Epstein.




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