Bill Clinton had an “intimate dinner” with Ghislaine Maxwell, pedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein’s confidante, in 2014—years after allegations had surfaced about Maxwell and Epstein’s alleged sexual abuse of at least one teenager—according to a new report.
Sources told the Daily Beast that the former president dined with Maxwell, who is currently languishing in a Brooklyn prison on charges involving alleged sex crimes of young women, with a small group of friends in Los Angeles after a celebrity gala in February 2014.
“This is an intimate dinner with Clinton in LA,” said the source. “Think of all the people [Clinton] knows in LA — and Ghislaine gets to attend.”
A second source told the publication that Clinton’s associates were relieved when news of Maxwell’s presence at the party did not become public knowledge.
A spokesperson for the Clintons refused to offer comment to the Daily Beast following requests, other than to refer to a statement previously posted last year stating, “President Clinton knows nothing about the terrible crimes Jeffrey Epstein pleaded guilty to in Florida some years ago, or those with which he has been recently charged in New York.”
Reports of Epstein’s wrongdoings were public knowledge for years before he was finally arrested in 2019. Police in Florida began investigating Epstein in 2005 after a 14-year-old, along with several other girls, came forward with allegations that he paid them for sex. Epstein pleaded guilty in 2008 to soliciting a minor for sex and spent 13 months in jail for the crime.
In 2011, Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre went public to the Daily Mail with allegations that Maxwell recruited her to work as a “masseuse” for Epstein when she was 15. She also told the British newspaper that Epstein and Maxwell sexually trafficked her to Prince Andrew.
Epstein was arrested in 2019 following a host of new charges and was found dead in his Manhattan prison cell.