By Gary Bai
The richest person in the world has taken a swipe at the media over allegedly being disinterested in investigating the suspected clients of the alleged sex trafficking ring run by Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell.
In a series of tweets on June 4, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said it is “remarkable” how the U.S. Department of Justice has not published the list of clients of convicted sex offender Epstein and his co-conspirator Maxwell, a convicted sex trafficker. The pair were accused of procured, trafficked, sexually abused a vast network of female minors as young as 11.
What is more “remarkable,” Musk said, is that “no one in the media cares” about the Epstein-Maxwell case.
Although Epstein and Maxwell were accused of operating a child sex trafficking ring, none of their clients have been charged. According to some abuse survivors, the ring’s clients include powerful politicians, businessmen, and other influential leaders, who, since Epstein’s scandal broke, have attempted to distance themselves from the financier.
Epstein, who in 2008 was convicted and sentenced for soliciting prostitution from a minor, was found dead in a New York federal jail in August 2019. At the time, he was awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges for abusing women and girls in Manhattan and Florida from 2002 to 2005.
The New York City Medical Examiner’s Office ruled that his death was suicide by hanging. However, a forensic pathologist who was hired by his brother, Mark Epstein, said Epstein’s autopsy was more indicative of homicide, not suicide.
A jury found Maxwell guilty of six sex-trafficking charges in December 2021.
“Sometimes I think my list of “list of enemies is too short, so…” Musk wrote in the thread of posts on Twitter.
A commenter to the threat posted a picture of Musk and Maxwell at a Vanity Fair party in 2014. In response to the picture, Musk took a further swipe at those who are pushing the theory that he is associated with Maxwell and Epstein.
“Ah yes, Maxwell photobombing me at a @VanityFair Oscars party – you should ask them why they invited her,” Musk wrote. “The same people who push this photo say nothing about prominent people who actually went to his island a dozen times. Also very strange …”
The billionaire later highlighted a Vanity Fair article published in 2003, which reads, “Lately, Jeffrey Epstein’s high-flying style has been drawing oohs and aahs: the bachelor financier lives in New York’s largest private residence, claims to take only billionaires as clients, and flies celebrities including Bill Clinton and Kevin Spacey on his Boeing 727.”
“Interesting,” Musk wrote.
Musk’s comments on the Epstein-Maxwell case came weeks after he questioned why Vanity Fair invited Maxwell to a party Musk attended in 2014. Back then, he also questioned why none of Epstein’s alleged clients have gone “down.”
“Where is their “client” list? Shouldn’t at least one of them go down!?” Musk commented.