Jeffrey Epstein once told a New York Times reporter that criminalizing sex with teenage girls was a deviation from cultural norms that at times throughout history had been considered acceptable.
New York Times reporter James B. Stewart wrote his account of an interview with Epstein that took nearly a year ago in a new report published on Monday.
Stewart paraphrased Epstein saying that prohibiting sexual contact with teenagers was a “cultural aberration.”
Epstein also touted several other high-profile industry connections according to Stewart, claiming that he had been an adviser to Tesla CEO Elon Musk and saying that he “spoke often” to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Stewart had initially agreed to speak to Epstein “on background,” though he said he considered the agreement void following Epstein’s death by an apparent suicide on Saturday morning.
Epstein, 66, was being held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan as he awaited trial for sex trafficking and conspiracy charges. Epstein had pleaded not guilty to the charges, which carried a jail sentence of up to 45 years.
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