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Jeffrey Epstein, the 66-year-old disgraced hedge fund manager who died in an apparent suicide inside a federal prison on Saturday, was shopping for a biography, according to New York Times columnist James Stewart.
Stewart gave an account of a call he had with Epstein earlier this year. Epstein asked Stewart, who also writes for The New Yorker and is a journalism professor at Columbia University, if he was interested in authoring his biography.
Epstein’s apparent suicide fueled conspiracy theories — he socialized with numerous political figures, including then-real estate mogul Donald Trump and former President Bill Clinton.
“That was the last I heard from him,” Stewart wrote. “After his arrest and suicide, I’m left to wonder: What might he have told me?”
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Jeffrey Epstein, the 66-year-old disgraced hedge fund manager who died of an apparent suicide inside a federal prison on Saturday, asked New York Times columnist James B. Stewart if he would write his biography, according to a new report.

Stewart gave an account of a call he had with Epstein earlier this year. Epstein asked Stewart, who also writes for The New Yorker and is a journalism professor at Columbia University, if he was interested in authoring his biography.

“He sounded almost plaintive,” Stewart said in his column in The Times. “I sensed that what he really wanted was companionship.”

Stewart said he was hesitant to the idea of writing a biography for Epstein, who has been under scrutiny since 2008, after he pleaded guilty to state counts of soliciting prostitution and avoided serving in a federal prison. At the time, Epstein cut a plea deal with US Attorney’s Office in Miami to avoid federal charges on suspicion of sexually abusing underage girls at his mansion in Palm Beach, Florida.

“As his biographer, I’d have no choice …read more

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