Mr. Black, the billionaire chief executive of Apollo Global Management, said others’ continued association with Mr. Epstein had given him “misplaced comfort” in doing business with him.
Leon Black, Apollo Global Management’s co-founder and leader, has been facing questions from investors over his ties to the convicted sex offender. One has already opted to withhold new investment.
Mr. Black, the chief executive and chairman of Apollo Global Management, asked independent board members to examine his relationship with the convicted sex offender.
Leon Black, whose $9 billion fortune could buy the best counsel in the world, paid at least $50 million to Mr. Epstein for advice and services after most others had deserted him.
The territory’s attorney general wants to know more about Leon Black’s dealings with Jeffrey Epstein, who died while facing sex-trafficking charges.