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What Leon Black Got for Paying Jeffrey Epstein $158 Million (2)

Jan. 26, 2021, 3:42 PM

Leon Black viewed Jeffrey Epstein as a “confirmed bachelor with eclectic tastes, who often employed attractive women.”

The private equity titan was willing to overlook that Epstein had served 13 months in a Florida jail after soliciting an underage prostitute. That was partly because Epstein claimed the girl had lied about her age, while Black, co-founder of Apollo Global Management Inc., believed in second chances, particularly for his well-connected friend.

WATCH: A report found that Apollo founder Leon Black paid Jeffrey Epstein $158 million between 2012 and 2017.
Source: Bloomberg)

Thus continued a relationship between the men that was laid out in a report released Monday by law firm Dechert, commissioned by Apollo’s board after news stories about ...