- A new report from Vanity Fair delves into Jeffrey Epstein’s fortune and business relationships.
- Meister said he first met Epstein in the 1980s and suspected he befriended him to get close to his billionaire friends, including L Brands CEO Les Wexner.
- Meister told Vanity Fair Epstein was a “great bulls— artist” who used him to get into Wexner’s inner circle.
- See more stories on Insider’s business page.
Insurance mogul Robert Meister says he once told Jeffrey Epstein to “get the f— out” after the disgraced financier brought models to his apartment as a sexual “gift.”
Meister spoke about his relationship with Epstein — who died by suicide in 2019 while awaiting trial on child sex trafficking charges — in an interview with Vanity Fair.
“I walked away from Epstein a long time ago, and I’ve been trying to erase him from my mind ever since,” Meister told Vanity Fair.
Meister said he first met Epstein in the 1980s, and suspected Epstein befriended him to get close to his billionaire friends, including L Brands CEO Les Wexner.
But their relationship ended when Epstein showed up at his Park Avenue apartment unannounced with five models as a sexual “gift,” Meister said.
“Epstein thought he was bringing me a gift,” he told Vanity Fair. “I told him, ‘Get the f— out and I never want to see you again!'”
Meister’s comments come as part of an explosive new report from Vanity Fair investigating Epstein’s fortune and business relationships. The report also says Wexner was warned about Epstein on multiple occasions, but the businessman hired Epstein as a financial advisor anyway.