A media director for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has just resigned over a report that they were accepting money from Jeffrey Epstein even after they knew of his pedophile conviction.
From NBC News:
Joichi Ito, the director of Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s prestigious Media Lab, resigned on Saturday in the wake of revelations about his acceptance of contributions from Jeffrey Epstein, the multimillionaire financier who died by suicide last month while in prison on federal charges of sex trafficking.
Ito’s resignation came one day after The New Yorker detailed his financial ties to Jeffrey Epstein.
“Last night, The New Yorker published an article that contains deeply disturbing allegations about the engagement between individuals at the Media Lab and Jeffrey Epstein,” MIT President L. Rafael Reif wrote in a letter to the university’s community.
He called the allegations “extremely serious,” saying that “they demand an immediate, thorough and independent investigation.”
“This morning, I asked MIT’s General Counsel to engage a prominent law firm to design and conduct this process. I expect the firm to conduct this review as swiftly as possible, and to report back to me and to the Executive Committee of the MIT Corporation, MIT’s governing board,” Reif continued.
He said that he received Ito’s resignation on Saturday afternoon.
And that is how people are perverted by wealth and power. Expect more of this as we discover just how well connected he was and how many people and orgnanizations were tainted by their association with him.