Jeffrey Epstein
© Getty obtained a trove of Jeffrey Epstein's private calendars and emails that shows the late pedophile's close connections to presidents, prime ministers and royalty
Unprecedented insight into late pedophile's network of power and influence that includes Chris Rock, Peter Thiel, Richard Branson and Irina Shayk

A vast trove of Jeffrey Epstein's private calendars and emails are being revealed today by The hundreds of pages in the files give an unprecedented insight into the late pedophile's extraordinary network of power and influence.

Among the revelations is that Epstein appeared to know personal details about the marriage of Bill Gates and his ex-wife Melinda - while magician David Blaine had numerous dinners with the financier. Presidents, prime ministers, royalty and famous names previously not linked to Epstein are also featured in the hundreds of pages of documents. They show that Epstein courted the world's elite even after serving 13 months in jail for having sex with underage girls - and being labeled a registered sex offender.

As he sought to rehabilitate his image, dozens of powerful people were scheduled to meet him including Irina Shayk, Chris Rock, Wendi Murdoch and Richard Branson. Tech billionaire Peter Thiel, early Facebook investor Sean Parker, artist Jeff Koons, JP Morgan chief executive Jamie Dimon and music industry executive Tommy Mottola, who used to be married to Mariah Carey, are also among those who appear in the documents.

The files were handed over by Epstein's estate to the government of US Virgin Islands, where he owned two private islands during its investigation into his sex trafficking operation. The pedophile hanged himself in prison in 2019 while awaiting trial.

Just like Epstein's notorious 'Black Book' of contacts, the schedules contain personal numbers and email addresses that allowed him to access his associates whenever he wanted.

Here, takes you through the records in depth, broken down by each figure involved.

Prince Andrew and his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson

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© Jae DonnellyPrince Andrew met with Jeffrey Epstein after his 2008 conviction for child sex abuse
Prince Andrew has admitted to being friends with Epstein for more than a decade. He flew on his private plane numerous times, stayed at his properties and even visited Epstein's island in the Caribbean, witnesses have claimed. Epstein victim Virginia Roberts claimed she was forced to have sex with the Duke when she was 17, claims he denied. But last year Andrew settled a civil lawsuit brought by Roberts for a reported $12million.

The Epstein files show that the pedophile used Andrew's name while trying to persuade JP Morgan to let him act as an intermediary for wealthy clients. Epstein was trying to persuade the bank to work with Bill Gates on a $100m fund for elite donors and a crunch meeting was taking place on August 31, 2011.

In the email to JP Morgan boss Jes Staley and senior banker Mary Erdoes, Epstein said that investors were wary of the bank because it was a 'quasi US govt arm'. Epstein wrote: 'I am also aware JPM has a colorful array of clients so a client relationship is much less problematic than an institutional joint venture'. Among the wealthy men Epstein reeled off was Prince Andrew. Epstein said: 'He is now allowed to make money'.

The timing of the email is revealing and suggests Epstein knew intimate details about Andrew's finances, which were tied up with those of his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, with whom he stayed close after their 1996 divorce.

In May 2010 Ferguson was caught in a newspaper sting asking for $550,000 for access to Andrew.

She told an undercover newspaper reporter: 'That opens up everything you would ever wish for. I can open any door you want, and I will for you.'

Ferguson later said that she 'deeply regretted' making the comments and said her ex-husband had no idea about meeting the undercover journalist.

Ferguson had apparently been driven to such measures because of her $5.5million debts but in July 2011 she said that they had been paid off thanks to the intervention of Andrew. Under the arrangement, Epstein paid $17,000 to Ferguson's former PA Johnny O'Sullivan which helped to stabilize her finances.

Epstein's email to JP Morgan came a month after that announcement, making it clear that Andrew had discussed his and Ferguson's financial situation in depth.
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© Facebook/Jun-Lyn FontanillaA smiling Sarah Ferguson with JoJo Fontanilla in Manhattan (left) while one from the previous month, posted by Lyn Fontanilla, shows Ferguson at Epstein's New York mansion
In a scheduling entry for March 3, 2010, Epstein's assistant wrote: 'Still need to try and schedule the Duchess for Tues or Wed (I have emailed her assistant, Amanda, RE a meeting'. The 'Amanda' appears to be Amanda Thirsk, who worked for Andrew for many years. Epstein replied: 'Duchess anytime.'

Pictures posted on Facebook by married couple Jojo and Lyn Fontanilla, Epstein's housekeeper and driver, on March 5, 2010 - two days after the emails - showed Andrew visiting Epstein's New York townhouse. Another image shows a smiling Ferguson with JoJo Fontanilla in Manhattan with a shopping bag in her hand, while one from the previous month, posted by Lyn Fontanilla, shows Ferguson at Epstein's New York mansion.

A lawyer for Andrew did not respond to requests for comment. Fergie's spokesman had no comment.

David Blaine and Chris Rock

David Blaine's only previously known connection to Epstein was appearing in his black book of contacts but the two men appear to have had a friendship, the records suggest. In June 2013 Epstein had a dinner with the futurist Pablos Holman and a 'Jessica Joffe', which appears to be the actress of the same name.

The schedule says: 'David Blaine will stop by toward the end of dinner.'

Reached by phone, Holman said he thought he was in San Francisco at the time of the dinner but said 'I don't know exactly'.

He said that he knew Blaine and called Epstein the 'most toxic thing in the whole world'.

Holman said: 'Even if there was a dinner I probably wouldn't want to say anything about it'.

Joffe did not return calls for comment and nor did her representatives.
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In September 2013 Blaine attended another dinner at Epstein's house with Woody Allen, Jeff Koons and his wife Justine, the records show. Then in January 2014, Epstein planned another dinner with friends including his girlfriend, a young Eastern European called Karyna Shuliak, Woody Allen and Jes Staley. Blaine was also listed among those attending and the schedule says that 'Sarah and Brian' would stop by, Sarah being Sarah Kellen, one of Epstein's top recruiters.

The calendar also says that 'maybe Chris Rock' would be coming, the first time that the comedian has been linked to Epstein. In 2002 Epstein did invite another comedian, Chris Tucker, on a trip to Africa with former President Bill Clinton aboard Epstein's private jet.

A source close to Rock said that he did not attend the dinner. The source admitted that Rock was friendly with Woody Allen - the comedian has previously said he has watched the director's movie Annie Hall more than 80 times - but that Epstein may have confused him with Tucker.

On April 4, 2014, Epstein's calendar says: 'Reminder David Blaine's birthday is April 4'.

The following day states: 'TBD with David Blaine'.

David Blaine did not respond to's request for comment.

Bill Gates

Gates and Epstein had several meetings as the pedophile tried to persuade him to be the face of a fund where wealthy investors put in at least $100million each.

Earlier this month the Wall Street Journal reported that Epstein threatened Gates in 2017 when he found out he had had an affair with a Russian bridge player, Mila Antonova.

And last week broke the news that Antonova was pictured in 2010, around the time she had her relationship with Gates, with notorious Russian spy Anna Chapman.

The calendars show a string of meetings between Gates and Epstein where they were discussing how the fund would work. In April 2011 Gates was scheduled for a dinner with former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers and Jes Staley, who at the time was the head of JP Morgan. Over the following months, Epstein repeatedly emailed Mary Erdoes, a top JP Morgan banker, and Staley to try to set up the fund.

On August 15, 2011, Epstein claimed that the fund would 'Allow Bill (Gates) to have access to higher quality people, investment, allocation, governance without upsetting either his marriage or the current sensitivities of the current foundation employees'.
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© World Economic Forum/flickr/ccMelinda and Bill Gates at the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2009.
Epstein appears to have been aware of the tension within Gates' marriage to Melinda French Gates over their friendship; she later said that she despised Epstein but her former husband continued to meet him anyway. Gates's friendship with Epstein was said to be a key factor in his divorce, although Gates was also accused of sexual harassment at Microsoft and admitted one affair.

Two days after that email, Epstein claimed that Gates was 'terribly frustrated' with how the talks about the fund were going. Epstein suggested that JP Morgan let him work with wealthy clients and then possibly split the fees with them.

As he put it: 'I cook it slowly, adding various ingredients, almost fully cook it and then want to turn it over to you.'

In another email Epstein bragged: 'This will be very HIGH will be the most exclusive of clubs.'

He also suggested that JP Morgan make it possible for donors to give anonymously in case his involvement proved problematic for them.

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© BloombergMary Erdoes worked for JP Morgan since 1996. She allowed Epstein, who died in 2019, to stay on as a client, despite the bank becoming aware of his suspicious withdrawals as early as 2006
The email to Erdoes said: 'Though membership in the "club" could be known the gifts can be given anonymously. This will fulfill the wishes of many that have spoken to Bill about wanting to do things but not wanting the publicity. For example another school, program etc may have expressed reservations that giving publicly would send a complex message to those institutions that have already close relations to that the donor.'

In another email Epstein suggested to JP Morgan that when the fund was up and running 'Bill gets reduced fees and then channels the discount to me'.

In October 2011 frustrated Epstein claimed that the fund talks were 'not going well' and that there was a 50/50 chance of it working out, down from 95/5. He ranted: 'This is not about SOCIAL INVESTING'. At one point Epstein emailed Staley and Erdoes to complain that Gates is the 'only person who counts'. The fund never worked out but Epstein continued courting Gates and scheduled a dinner for him two years later, in October 2013.

The following January Epstein had a note in his schedule to 'follow with re the sweatshirts for Bill' and others, apparently referring to a gift he had in mind for him.

Weeks later the diaries indicated a Skype call with Gates and in September 2014, Gates came to New York for a number of meetings with Epstein.

On September 8 the schedule said that at 10am Epstein was to meet Gates and billionaire Tom Pritzker at the Park Hyatt hotel in Manhattan.

They were to walk to the office of Leon Black followed by a meeting with Mort Zuckerman, both billionaire investors. Later that day, Gates and Epstein would meet Kathy Ruemmler, the former Obama White House counsel, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Manhattan.

Epstein's pursuit of Gates appears to have culminated in the dinner at his New York home with Melinda Gates, which is thought to have been the only time she met Epstein.

Epstein rolled out the red carpet with some of his most important friends: Thorbjorn Jagland, the former Norwegian politician, and Norwegian diplomat Terje Rød Larsen, former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers and his wife and Eva Dubin, his former girlfriend and her daughter Celina, who treated Epstein like an uncle.

The note says that 'Richard Branson may join the dinner'.

But the charm offensive did not work and Melinda later said she had 'nightmares' about the evening and thought Epstein was 'evil personified'.

The last entry for Gates in the schedules is from November 2014 when Epstein's pilot Larry Visoski emailed Epstein's scheduler, Lesley Groff, to say that Epstein wanted to be in Washington by 1.30pm 'to meet with Mr Bill Gates in the afternoon'.

Nobody for Gates responded to multiple requests for comment. Nobody for Melinda French Gates commented.

Woody Allen

Epstein's friendship with director Woody Allen was known but the closeness of their relationship comes to light through the calendars. Some months they met multiple times each month and on one occasion Epstein had a note saying to take a walk with Allen.

The first entry is in September 2011 and notes that Epstein had to attend one of Allen's rehearsals. The following January Epstein invited Allen and his wife Soon-Yi to dinner - Epstein's staff sometimes ordered Beck's beer and flourless chocolate cakes. The dinner was followed by another meal the following month, this time with TV personality Dick Cavett among the guests.

In November 2012, Allen's assistant emailed Epstein asking if 'Jeffrey is interested in watching his new film To Rome With Love'.
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© Elder Ordonez/SplashNews.comEpstein's friendship with director Woody Allen was known but the closeness of their relationship comes to light through the calendars. Allen and wife Soon-Yi Previn are seen walking behind Epstein in 2013
In April 2013, Epstein was sent a reminder to take Allen to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where Epstein donated $850,000 and was good friends with a number of professors.

That same month one of Allen's associates came to Epstein's New York home to finish editing a film which appears to have been a TV movie about magic with David Blaine. A listing for September has Allen and Soon-Yi attending another dinner with Koons and his wife Justine, followed by a lunch a few weeks later with Allen and Koons.
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In December 2013, Epstein went to another screening of one of Allen's films at the Manhattan Film Center, followed by a birthday party for the director. Later that month the calendars say that Epstein would 'depart LA for ranch with Woody Allen', apparently referring to Epstein's New Mexico ranch.

On December 29, the schedule says that Allen was 'in PB (Palm Beach) with Jeffrey'.
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© Zuma PressLeon Black, chairman of Apollo Global Management
September 2014 was one of the busiest months for their friendship and there was a dinner with former Obama White House counsel Kathy Ruemmler and Pay Pal founder Peter Thiel. The next week Allen had an appointment with Epstein and Leon Black, a close friend of the pedophile.
In October 2014 the schedule says: 'Editing Lesson rom Woody Allen at 71st (Movie: Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock)'

A July 2015 entry says that Allen and Previn will be over for dinner at Epstein's home in New York. The schedule says: 'What for dinner? Soon Yi said to 'surprise them'.

Nobody for Allen or Koons responded for comment

Jes Staley

Staley was chief executive of JP Morgan's exclusive private bank, which had Epstein as a client, and then the bank's chief executive until he left in 2013. He became head of British bank Barclays in 2015 and was forced out in 2021 over his links to Epstein.
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© BloombergThe logs show that Staley met Epstein at least 31 times from 2010-2015, many of which were after work hours at 6pm or 7pm
The logs show that Staley met Epstein at least 31 times from 2010-2015, many of which were after work hours at 6pm or 7pm. In April 2011 they had a dinner with Larry Summers, the former Treasury Secretary and in January 2014, Staley was part of a group having a meal at an Italian restaurant with Epstein that also included Woody Allen.

In April 2013 Staley went to a dinner with former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and others at Epstein's house. In March 2015, seven months before he was appointed to lead Barclays, Staley emailed Epstein from the island of St. Barts in the Caribbean.
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Jes Staley (left) with Jeffrey Epstein in 2011. The picture was taken after Epstein was convicted of soliciting prostitution from underage girls in 2008
He said that his daughter wanted to speak to Epstein 'about her future'.

Staley wrote: 'Columbia (University) confirmed they want her to get her degree July 1st. So please save the date. You need to be there'.

Around the same time, Epstein's assistant sent him a reminder: 'Jes Staley would like to have dinner with you and his family'.

But the most disturbing calendar entries feature mention of Epstein making sure that 'wine' was available for Staley during his visits - in what appears to be a possible codeword for something else.
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On May 29, 2012 Epstein's scheduler Lesley Groff said that Staley was coming at 6.30pm and wrote: 'Reminder to have a bottle of the wine for Jes chilled and ready to go!'

She added that one of Epstein's housekeepers had to 'confirm back re this'

On January 7, 2014 Susan Hamblin, another of Epstein's assistants, emailed him with the subject: 'Snacks for Today'.

She wrote: 'Do you have any specific requests for your appointments with Rothschild which Jes may be joining. We will have jes' wine on hand'.

On September 9, 2014, the diary noted a 7.30pm appointment with Staley. It read: 'HAVE JES'S WHITE WINE AVAILABLE'.

On November 20 that year next to a 5.30pm appointment, the schedule said: 'Jes Staley (MAKE SURE WE HAVE WHITE WINE).'

References to 'wine' have featured in other emails between the two men which have been released in a court case involving JP Morgan and the USVI government.

On November 1, 2009, while Epstein was still in prison for having sex with underage girls, Staley emailed him while staying on his Caribbean island.

He wrote: 'So when all hell breaks lo[o]se, and the world is crumbling, I will come here, and be at peace.

'Presently, I'm in the hot tub with a glass of white wine. This is an amazing place. Truly amazing. Next time, we're here together. I owe you much. And I deeply appreciate our friendship. I have few so profound.'

On December 4, 2009, Staley told Epstein via email: 'I realize the danger in sending this email. But it was great to be able, today, to give you, in New York City, a long heartfelt, hug'.

The next day, Epstein wrote to Staley: 'You were with Larry, and I had to put up with . . .' and attached a picture of a young woman, which is redacted in the court document.

Staley responded: 'Don't tell me, a French wine.'

Epstein replied: 'Always thoughts of alcohol.'

In other previously released Epstein and Staley talked about Disney princesses including one message sent in July 2010.

Staley told Epstein: 'Maybe they're tracking u? That was fun. Say hi to Snow White'.

Epstein responded: '(W)hat character would you like next?'

When Staley said 'Beauty and the Beast', Epstein replied: 'Well one side is available'.

A lawyer for Staley did not respond to messages for comment - she has previously denied any wrongdoing.

Irina Shayk, Wendi Murdoch and Richard Branson

The sole mention of Shayk is on February 14, 2012. At the time the Russian model was in high demand and appeared on the cover of magazines like Esquire UK and was dating soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. Her career was set to take off in the following years including making her acting debut in 2014 in the film Hercules.

Representatives for Shayk did not return requests for comment.

Wendi Murdoch, the former wife of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, is listed under a September 27, 2012 entry which says she will 'possibly stop by' at 9pm. There is also a mention of a 'Wendi' on November 6, 2010 but no further details. At the time Murdoch was still married to her husband, who she would divorce in 2013 after 14 years together.

The possibility of a meeting is the highest known link between Epstein and Rupert Murdoch to date.
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© REX/ShutterstockEpstein's former girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell and Rupert Murdoch are pictured together in 2010. The possibility of a meeting between Wendi and Epstein is the highest known link between Epstein and Rupert Murdoch to date
Wendi Murdoch did not respond to's request for comment.

On September 20th 2013, Epstein's schedule lists a 'TBD dinner' with Bill Gates, and the Norwegians Thorbjorn Jagland and Terje Rød Larsen.

The note says that 'Richard Branson may join the dinner'.

A source close to the Virgin founder was in the UK that night where he hosted the Stars of the Year event for his company, followed by a party for his train company, Virgin Trains.

A spokeswoman for Branson was not able to comment on whether he ever met Epstein.

Peter Thiel

Tech billionaire and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel had several meetings with Epstein, the calendars show.

During one stretch in 2014 Thiel appears to have met Epstein three times in quick succession at a time when he was on the board of Facebook and in charge of venture capital firm Founders Fund. He was also the chairman of analytics company Palantir, which works closely with the Department of Defense.

The logs show that in September 2014, Epstein's schedule listed Thiel under 'people to see'. The two men met for dinner at Epstein's New York mansion on the 12th with Woody Allen present, the schedule says.

The following day Epstein met Thiel on his own from 2pm to 4pm after which Bill Burns, the current director of the CIA who was deputy secretary of state at the time, joined them for an hour. The day after that, Epstein planned a lunch and said that 'maybe Peter Thiel' would come.

The two men were scheduled for lunch the following week and the entry lists Thiel's personal assistant and their number.

Thiel did not respond to's request for comment.

Another tech investor who appears in the calendars is Sean Parker, the Napster founder, who was set for a meeting with Epstein in September 2011. A source close to Parker said that the meeting 'never happened' although it was scheduled to take place.

Norway's Crown Princess Mette-Marit appears in the calendars in September 2013, with Epstein's scheduler writing: 'Princess Mette to arrive today and stay until Thur Sep 26'.

A Norwegian palace spokesman for the princess, Guri Varpe, said she was in New York on official business to attend a panel about AIDS with the head of Unilever, Paul Polman, and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women. She also attended the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative, Bill Clinton's philanthropic endeavor which Epstein is said to have helped to start.

But Varpe denied that the princess stayed with Epstein as the calendars implied and said that she actually stayed at the Sonder Chambers Hotel in Manhattan. Princess Mette-Marit has previously admitted meeting Epstein several times with Varpe saying one 'meeting' happened at Epstein's home.

In a previous statement the princess said she would 'never have had anything to do with Epstein if I had been aware of the seriousness of his criminal acts'.

Tommy Mottola, the former chair of Sony Music, is mentioned twice with reminders for Epstein to call him, once in June 2013 and another time in January 2014. Through a spokeswoman Mottola confirmed he had spoken to Epstein.

He said: 'Mr. Epstein and I shared some mutual acquaintances, and he called me several times to request concert tickets, as many people do'.

One email in the records shows a meeting with 'Dimon' scheduled for March 2nd 2010, an apparent reference to JP Morgan chief executive Jamie Dimon. In one email to senior staff at the bank, Epstein referred to 'Jamie', in another reference to Dimon.

A spokeswoman for JP Morgan denied that any meeting between Dimon and Epstein ever took place.

Others who appear in the calendars include Former Norwegian Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik who had an 8.30am breakfast with Epstein in October 2013.

According to the Wall Street Journal, which reported on material from the documents earlier this month, among those who met Epstein was LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman. He was invited to a dinner with Epstein, and Leon Botstein, the president of Bard College invited Epstein to the campus - where the pedophile reportedly brought some young girls with him.

Author Noam Chomsky was listed to fly with Epstein to have dinner at his New York townhouse in 2015.

Bill Burns, who has been CIA director since 2021, had three meetings scheduled with Epstein in 2014, first in Washington and then in New York at his home.
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© Patrick McMullan via Getty ImagesLesley Groff was Epstein’s executive assistant for nearly two decades.
The records are emails and calendar entries sent to Epstein and his circle by Lesley Groff, one of the named but unindicted co-conspirators in Epstein's sweetheart plea deal from 2008. A lawyer for Groff said in a statement that it was 'simply not her function to ask the reason for any appointment and never suspected that Mr. Epstein was engaged in illegal conduct'.

Throughout the logs Epstein used the email account '' which he set up for use during his 13 month prison sentence - showing his contempt for the law.