Ellen Pao, ex-CEO of Reddit, defended himself after he tweeted about the involvement of Silicon Valley in Ghislaine Maxwell’s alleged role in the human-trafficking racket. Ellen K Pao stated that the elite Valley’s people knew about Ghislaine’s scheme. Check details of Ellen Pao & Ghislaine’s history.
“[Maxwell] was at the Kleiner holiday party in 2011, but I had no desire to meet her much less have a photo taken with her,” Pao wrote in a tweet that was shared repeatedly on Monday. “We knew about her supplying underage girls for sex, but I guess that was fine with the ‘cool’ people who managed the tightly controlled guest list.”
Kleiner Perkins is an American venture capital company. Ellen Pao joined the firm in 2005 as a corporate attorney. She accepted the promotion for junior partner and discarded the offer for a senior partnership position, as she felt the company promoted racism. She ended up filing a lawsuit in 2012 for gender discrimination and retaliation.
However, the decision was ruled in favor of Kleiner Perkins. Ellen later wrote a book Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change describing her experiences with the company. Read details of Ellen K Pao and Ghislaine Maxwell’s history, feud, etc.
Ellen K Pao and Ghislaine Maxwell History
The two shared space in the venture capital firm, both Pao and Maxwell worked at the company till 2011. In 2009, Maxwell’s alleged partner and co-conspirator Jeffrey Epstein pleaded guilty for having sex with an underage (14 YO) girl.
Kleiner Perkins was formed in 1972, and it is regarded as the company which provided early financial support to the booming internet businesses such as Google, Twitter, and Amazon.
Ellen Pao and Ghislaine Maxwell – Pao provided clarification in the forthcoming tweets.
“To be clear, the press had described her as supplying underage girls for sex, but she had not been charged so I guess it would be more accurate to say we ‘suspected’ v ‘knew,’” Pao wrote in one such tweet–appending a link to a Daily Mail article dated March 7, 2011.
“Ghislaine Maxwell, the glamorous daughter of the late, disgraced newspaper tycoon Robert Maxwell, is different from the other women in Epstein’s life in many ways but, most obviously, at 49, she is a lot older,” the article notes. “She is also Epstein’s Girl Friday, his fixer – central to his operation.”
The government secretly indicted Maxwell of six counts of crime on June 29. The indictment related her to Jeffrey’s child-trafficking racket – recruiting, supplying, disciplining, and abusing underage girls.
The FBI captured and arrested her during a secret operation at a New Hampshire property, and later moved her to New York to impose the charges.
When asked for clarification on the matter, one twitter user asked Pao:-
“People just knew and were cool with her being around?” they asked. “What?”
Pao replied with, “Some were, others like me weren’t. But the ones who were made the decisions on the guest list.”
“I was a junior partner on the outside of the inner circle,” Pao added in response to a more combative tweet which accused her of complicity in the holiday party matter, “and what I said made no difference here and in many other decisions.”
Jeffrey Epsine & Ghislaine Maxwell Connections With Silicon Valley
Both Epstein & Maxwell had strong connections with the big players in Silicon Valley. They were spotted together on various occasions with the likes of Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, etc.
Bill Gates once traveled with Epstein in his private jet Lolita Expess in 2013. In March 2011, Jeffrey was filmed having dinner with Jeff Bezos, Sergey Brin (Google), and ex-CEO of Yahoo Marissa Mayer, and Elon Musk.
There is no official confirmation from Kleiner Perkins. We have asked the firm for clarification and credibility of the story.
The story is still developing. Stay tuned with TCD for more updates on Ellen K Pao & Ghislaine Maxwell.