Prince Andrew Seeks to Block Epstein Accuser’s Lawsuit

In the first hearing in the closely watched case, lawyers for the Duke of York argued that the lawsuit was baseless and legally dubious.

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Lawsuit Against Prince Andrew Renews Questions About His Royal Role

Virginia Giuffre, one of Jeffrey Epstein’s most prominent accusers, sued the prince in New York, saying that he raped and sexually abused her when she was 17.

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Bill Gates Says Epstein Relationship Was ‘a Huge Mistake’

“You know, there were lots of others in that same situation, but I made a mistake,” Mr. Gates told Anderson Cooper of CNN.

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The Fallout of Bill and Melinda Gates

The collapse of the world’s most philanthropic marriage makes us take a hard look at the image the couple tried to project. 

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Jail Guards Charged in Epstein Suicide Could Avoid Prosecution

Two jail guards accused of browsing the internet and napping while Jeffrey Epstein killed himself reached a deal with prosecutors.

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Bill Gates Had Reputation for Questionable Behavior Before Divorce

Melinda French Gates voiced concerns about her husband’s relationship with Jeffrey Epstein and a harassment claim against his money manager.

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On the Upper East Side, Two Grand Mansions Sell at Steep Discounts

One of them was the longtime residence of the accused sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. It sold for $51 million.

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Ghislaine Maxwell Charged With Sex Trafficking of 14-Year-Old Girl

A new indictment accuses Ms. Maxwell of paying a victim of her longtime associate Jeffrey Epstein.

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Leon Black to Step Down as MoMA Chairman

In the wake of protests from artists and activists over his ties to the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, the investor agreed not to stand for re-election in June.

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Jeffrey Epstein’s Mansion to Undergo ‘Complete Makeover’

The buyers, Michael D. Daffey, a former Goldman Sachs executive, and his wife, Blake Daffey, paid $51 million for the townhouse, a steep discount from the original asking price.

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Leon Black to Step Down as C.E.O. of Apollo

The Wall Street billionaire, who was the main client of the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein in recent years, decided to leave for health reasons.

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A Donor’s Ties to Epstein Are Criticized at MoMA and Dartmouth

Ai Weiwei and other artists say the investor Leon Black should step down as MoMA’s chairman amid revelations that he paid $158 million to Jeffrey Epstein.

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Prosecutor Says Executors of Jeffrey Epstein’s Estate Enabled His Abuse

The attorney general of the Virgin Islands said two longtime associates of Mr. Epstein’s were “captains” of his criminal enterprise and should not be in charge of his estate.

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Leon Black Remains MoMA Chairman Amid Epstein Revelations

After the disclosure that Mr. Black had paid Jeffrey Epstein $158 million, some have called for his removal.

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What Jeffrey Epstein Did to Earn $158 Million From Leon Black

Mr. Epstein specialized in aggressively pitching ways to minimize paying taxes. And not just to Mr. Black, the private equity chief executive who was his main benefactor in his later years.

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Leon Black to Step Down as Apollo’s C.E.O. After Firm Finds More Payments to Jeffrey Epstein

An inquiry’s finding that Leon Black, the billionaire boss of Apollo Global Management, paid the convicted sex offender $150 million touched off an attempt to remove him.

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Judge Rejects Ghislaine Maxwell’s $28.5 Million Bail Proposal

The British socialite, who is charged with assisting Jeffrey Epstein in his abuse of girls, had sought to be freed from what she called “intolerable” jail conditions.

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Epstein Associate Is Charged With Rape of Minors in France

Jean-Luc Brunel, 74, is also being investigated on suspicion of human trafficking of minors for sexual exploitation, the Paris prosecutor said.

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Ghislaine Maxwell Calls Jail Oppressive. Prosecutors Say She Has It Easy.

Ms. Maxwell, a longtime associate of Jeffrey Epstein, has asked to be released on $28.5 million bond as she awaits trial on federal charges.

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Epstein Associate Jean-Luc Brunel Is Arrested in France

Jean-Luc Brunel was arrested at an airport near Paris by French authorities investigating possible sex crimes committed by Jeffrey Epstein and his associates.

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Jeffrey Epstein Victim Fund Gets More Claims Than Expected

A victim compensation fund has already paid out millions of dollars, with more claims expected to be approved in the coming weeks.

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Second Epstein Investigation Begins at Victoria’s Secret, but What’s Changed?

An internal review started after Jeffrey Epstein’s ties to the company were revealed has not produced any public findings. Some employees question whether workplace issues have been properly addressed.

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Justice Dept. Finds ‘Poor Judgment’ but No Misconduct in 2006 Jeffrey Epstein Inquiry

The results of an internal investigation into Miami prosecutors’ handling of child trafficking allegations against the disgraced financier prompted criticism that the department evaded responsibility.

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Leon Black Calls Relationship With Jeffrey Epstein a ‘Terrible Mistake’

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.

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Apollo Clients Await Inquiry’s Findings on Chief and Jeffrey Epstein

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.

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Deposition of Ghislaine Maxwell, Charged in Epstein Case, Is Revealed

Ms. Maxwell, who fought to keep the deposition secret, repeatedly denied that she helped Jeffrey Epstein recruit, groom and sexually abuse young women.

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Apollo Board Will Review Leon Black’s Ties to Jeffrey Epstein

Mr. Black, the chief executive and chairman of Apollo Global Management, asked independent board members to examine his relationship with the convicted sex offender.

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The Billionaire Who Stood by Jeffrey Epstein

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.

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Charge That Maxwell ‘Groomed’ Girls for Epstein Is Central to Case

Prosecutors are relying on a theory that Ghislaine Maxwell slowly broke down the resistance of teenage girls to sexual abuse at the hands of Jeffrey Epstein.

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Virgin Islands Will Subpoena Billionaire Investor in Epstein Case

The territory’s attorney general wants to know more about Leon Black’s dealings with Jeffrey Epstein, who died while facing sex-trafficking charges.

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Why Do People Think Scott Borgerson is Married to Ghislaine Maxwell?

A maritime expert surfaces in the proceedings against the longtime associate of Jeffrey Epstein.

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Epstein Mansions in New York and Palm Beach for Sale for $110 Million

Federal prosecutors said the homes were where Mr. Epstein operated a vast sex-trafficking scheme and assaulted underage girls.

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Trump’s Warm Words for Ghislaine Maxwell: ‘I Just Wish Her Well’

The president’s comments about Ms. Maxwell, who is charged with luring girls into Jeffrey Epstein’s orbit, drew new attention to Mr. Trump’s friendship with Mr. Epstein.

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Ghislaine Maxwell Is Denied Bail by Judge Who Calls Her a Flight Risk

The longtime associate of Jeffrey Epstein has been charged with helping him recruit, groom and ultimately sexually abuse girls as young as 14.

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These Are the Deutsche Bank Executives Responsible for Serving Jeffrey Epstein

When New York regulators punished the bank for its work with Mr. Epstein, no individuals were named. The Times identified them.

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Ghislaine Maxwell Tried to Hide When F.B.I. Knocked, Prosecutors Say

On the day of her arrest, Ms. Maxwell, a longtime companion of Jeffrey Epstein, refused to answer the door and fled to another room, according to a new court filing.

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The Case Against Ghislaine Maxwell

The socialite linked with Jeffrey Epstein is expected to appear in court Tuesday to face charges of facilitating the abuse of teenage girls.

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Ghislaine Maxwell Asks For Release as Lawyers Say She’s “Not Jeffrey Epstein”

In a new filing, Ms. Maxwell’s lawyers are seeking to distance her from her former partner.

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‘Ghislaine Maxwell Is Not Jeffrey Epstein’: Maxwell Asks for Release

In a new filing, Ms. Maxwell’s lawyers are seeking to distance her from her former partner.

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Deutsche Bank Settles Over Ignored Red Flags on Jeffrey Epstein

The German lender repeatedly overlooked suspicious transactions, including payments to people a New York regulator described as his co-conspirators.

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Prince Andrew Sought Washington Lobbyist to Help With Epstein Case

Lawyers for the prince consulted a lobbyist with connections in Trump foreign policy circles. No deal was struck.

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The ‘Lady of the House’ Who Was Long Entangled With Jeffrey Epstein

Ghislaine Maxwell’s yearslong involvement with Mr. Epstein, who faces charges of sex trafficking and abuse, has raised questions about what she may have known.

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Ghislaine Maxwell, Associate of Jeffrey Epstein, Is Arrested

Ms. Maxwell was arrested on accusations linked to the sex-trafficking charges against Mr. Epstein, who killed himself nearly a year ago.

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Prince Andrew and U.S. Prosecutor in Nasty Dispute Over Epstein Case

The spat over whether the prince is willing to help in a sex-trafficking inquiry escalated, with a top federal prosecutor effectively calling the British royal a liar.

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Regulators May Punish Deutsche Bank for Its Jeffrey Epstein Ties

Banking regulators in New York have been investigating the German bank’s yearslong relationship with the disgraced financier.

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Fund for Jeffrey Epstein’s Accusers Gets Attorney General’s Approval

The Virgin Islands attorney general said Mr. Epstein’s estate had agreed to what she considered sufficient protections for victims’ rights.

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Harvard Kept Ties With Jeffrey Epstein After ’08 Conviction, Report Shows

A university review found that the disgraced financier, who killed himself last year, visited Harvard more than 40 times after he was convicted of sex charges involving a minor in Florida.

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Attorney General Sees Too Much Secrecy in Epstein Estate

The top prosecutor in the U.S. Virgin Islands says the estate needs to provide more detail about Jeffrey Epstein’s finances and is insisting on clauses that could protect others from wrongdoing.

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