(SNews) – Links have emerged between a notorious Russian spy and Bill Gates’ former young lover from a recently exposed extramarital affair.
As Slay News previously reported, Gates’ affair was recently made public after it was alleged that deceased sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein found out about the relationship and reportedly used it to bribe the Microsoft co-founder.
The Wall Street Journal found evidence to suggest that Epstein learned that Gates had an affair with Russian bridge player Mila Antonova in 2010.
When Gates shot down a donation request from Epstein, the sex trafficker sent him an email, reminding the Microsoft boss what he knew.
According to The Wall Street Journal: “The Microsoft co-founder met the woman around 2010 when she was in her 20s.
“Epstein met her in 2013 and later paid for her to attend software coding school,” the report adds.
Antonova first encountered Gates in the summer of 2009 when she was in her mid-20s.
Gates, who would have been 53 at the time and was still married to his now-ex-wife Melinda, supposedly had an affair with Antonova.
However, new information is now emerging that suggests Antonova has a strong connection to Chapman.
Chapman, the daughter of a former KGB officer, worked as a model and media personality in the United States.
She was arrested in June 2010 after investigators discovered that she was part of an illegal Russian espionage ring.
She pleaded guilty to conspiracy to act as an unregistered agent and was deported to Russia along with nine other spies as part of a massive prisoner swap.
Sometime in late 2009 to early 2010, right before Chapman was arrested, she and Antonova took a picture together while strolling through a street in New York City.
This suspicious photograph has raised questions regarding Antonova’s potential connection to the spying scheme or any other wrongdoing.
It also raises concerns about how implicated Gates is in this whole scandal.
The suspicious photograph of Antonova and Chapman resurfaced just days after the WSJ published a report showing pedophile Epstein blackmailing Gates over his affair with Antonova.
Epstein met Antonova in November 2013 when she and Boris Nikolic – a confidant of Gates who at the time worked as his chief advisor for science and technology – petitioned Epstein to help fund their business proposal.
Antonova claims that she did not know who Epstein was when they first met.
She said she believed that he was just a “successful businessman and wanted to help.”
While Epstein ended up not investing in Antonova’s business proposal, she did admit that the convicted pedophile lent her money to go to a software programming boot camp.
“Epstein agreed to pay and he paid directly to the school,” claimed Antonova.
“Nothing was exchanged. I don’t know why he did that.
“When I asked, he said something like, he was wealthy and wanted to help people when he could.”
Several years later, in 2017, emails uncovered by the WSJ show that Epstein contacted Gates about Antonova.
Years after the alleged affair had ended, Epstein asked Gates to reimburse him for what he spent on Antonova’s coding school.
People interviewed by the WSJ strongly suggested that the sum of Antonova’s schooling was immaterial.
The sources state that Epstein was more interested in blackmailing Gates for having the affair with her.
He was using the issue of the school fees as a way to let Gates know that he knew of the affair.
A spokesperson for Gates claims that the email came after the convicted sex offender struggled and failed to persuade Gates to participate in a multibillion-dollar charitable fund that Epstein was trying to establish.
“Mr. Gates met with Epstein solely for philanthropic purposes,” said the spokeswoman, who added that Gates did not pay Epstein.
“Having failed repeatedly to draw Mr. Gates beyond these matters, Epstein tried unsuccessfully to leverage a past relationship to threaten Mr. Gates.
“Mr. Gates had no financial dealings with Epstein.”