From Victoria's Secret to Prince Andrew: Jeffrey Epstein connections just keep derailing the careers of billionaires, royals, and the like. Here's the full list.
- Les Wexner, the CEO of Victoria's Secret owner L Brands and Jeffrey Epstein's only confirmed client, is in talks to step down after 57 years, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.
- Billionaire financier Glenn Dubin is retiring from his hedge fund, Engineers Gate, months after reports that his personal relationship with the late sex offender had sparked criticism from at least one investor, The New York Post reported.
- Not all of Epstein's associates faced equal backlash.
- Celebrity publicist Peggy Siegal complained about the uneven consequences for associating with Epstein in a recent interview with Vanity Fair, saying: "It's - it's a little - it's just odd that a single woman who's done nothing but kill herself for filmmakers has had to suffer like this. It's completely unfair."
- Epstein died by suicide in a Manhattan jail on August 10, while awaiting trial on charges of sex trafficking of minors.
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Jeffrey Epstein spent time with several of the most powerful leaders in the world, but not all of them faced the same consequences for associating with the convicted sex offender.
Billionaire L Brands CEO Les Wexner's relationship with Epstein may have cost him his career. Wexner is in talks to step down as L Brands' CEO after 57 years, The Wall Street Journal's Khadeeja Safdar and Corrie Driebusch reported Wednesday.
The report comes less than a week after billionaire hedge fund manager Glenn Dubin announced Tuesday that he was stepping down as Engineers Gate's chairman in a "pre-planned transition" after months of problems with at least one of the firm's five investors, The New York Post reported. Other well-known acquaintances in the Epstein orbit remain in their posts, including Microsoft founder Bill Gates, President Donald Trump, and investor Leon Black remain in their posts, however.
Keep reading to find out which public figures' careers ended or were otherwise derailed amid reports of their connections to the dead sex offender.
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