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LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman visited Jeffrey Epstein’s private island


Billionaire LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman visited Jeffrey Epstein’s private island and had plans to stay at Epstein’s notorious Manhattan townhouse back in 2014, a new report revealed.

Hoffman, 55, paid a single visit to Epstein’s Caribbean island Little St. James — also known as “pedophile island,” where Epstein and gal pal Ghislaine Maxwell allegedly abused underage girls, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Joi Ito, the then-MIT Media Lab director, was also in attendance, and had asked Hoffman and Epstein to help him raise funds for MIT, according new documents obtained by The Journal.

Ito confirmed Hoffman’s involvement in the MIT fundraising on Epstein’s island in an email to The Journal.

“Reid attended a few fundraising events at my request, including one trip to Little St. James, after I confirmed to Reid that Mr. Epstein had been an approved donor target for MIT in accordance with university rules and regulations,” he wrote.

Hoffman also penned an email to The Journal apologizing for ever meeting with the convicted sex offender. “While I relied on MIT’s endorsement, ultimately I made the mistake, and I am sorry for my personal misjudgment,” Hoffman wrote.

The Post has reached out to Hoffman for comment.

Hoffman and Ito were planning to revisit Epstein Island in November 2014, the documents revealed. Following the trip, Hoffman and Ito were scheduled to travel with Epstein from Palm Beach to his tropical residence, and then from the island to Boston.


Venture capitalist and LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman.
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Hoffman visited Epstein’s Caribbean residence, Little St. James, only once.
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The intent behind the trips were not revealed, although Epstein did own a Florida mansion where he was said to have sexually abused underage girls and young women.

The documents also detailed Hoffman’s plans to stay the night in Epstein’s townhouse following a late-night flight to Manhattan on Dec. 4, 2014. In the morning, the venture capitalist planned to attend a “breakfast party” where the likes of Epstein and Bill Gates were scheduled to be in attendance.

Epstein’s former Manhattan residence, located at 9 E. 71st Street, since sold for just under $50 million in 2021, and the cash was used to replenish Epstein victims’ compensation fund.


Epstein's Manhattan townhouse.
Hoffman planned to stay at Epstein’s Manhattan townhouse on Dec. 4, 2014 and attend a “breakfast party” the following morning.
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Former MIT Media Lab director, Joi Ito (left) pictured with Hoffman.
Former MIT Media Lab director, Joi Ito (left) pictured with Hoffman.
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Jeffrey Epstein
In 2008, Epstein was convicted for procuring a child for prostitution and for soliciting a prostitute. He was arrested in 2019.
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Hoffman, who’s now worth $2 billion, confirmed to The Journal that his last interaction with Epstein was in 2015. That year, he invited Epstein to a dinner in Palo Alto with Silicon Valley heads.

“It gnaws me that, by lending my association, I helped his reputation, and thus delayed justice for his survivors,” he wrote in an email to The Journal.

Ito, meanwhile, resigned from his position at MIT Media Lab following Epstein’s 2019 arrest, and apologized for accepting any money from the disgraced financier. MIT later donated $850,000 to nonprofits assisting sexual abuse survivors, The Journal reported.


Epstein’s former Caribbean home on the private island Little St James.
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