Jeffrey Epstein had private office at Harvard after 2008 conviction
Jeffrey Epstein maintained his own private office on Harvard University’s campus for a decade after his 2008 conviction for sex crimes, red-faced officials at the Ivy League school admitted.
The disgraced financier had “unlimited access” to the university’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences until 2018, according to an investigative report issued by the school Friday.
Epstein used his own key card and campus passcode to make at least 40 visits to an office known as “Jeffrey’s Office” at the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics. He had showered the program with $6.5 million before he served time for soliciting sex with a minor.
Harvard professor Martin Nowak, the program’s director, was placed on paid leave in the wake of the damning report — which detailed how Epstein furnished the space with rugs and photos, how he used it to meet with unnamed “political figures,” and how his visits to the campus were always in the company of twentysomething “personal assistants.”
The report … reveals institutional and individual shortcomings that must be addressed,” said Harvard president Lawrence Bacow.
Harvard admitted last year that it had accepted $8.9 million in donations from Epstein, who killed himself while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges.
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