Elon Musk, Twitter’s CEO, blasted a subpoena from the U.S. Virgin Islands on Monday, in which the government demanded records it claims it needs to use in its case against JPMorgan Chase, alleging that the bank profited from human trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.
The subpoena asked for any and all correspondence between Musk and JPMorgan pertaining to Epstein and any and all information regarding Epstein’s involvement in any of Musk’s enterprises.
Documents related to Epstein’s underage trafficking operation or any money paid to Epstein or JPMorgan were also sought. There is no evidence linking Musk to any illegal activity.
According to Musk’s interview with Vanity Fair in 2019, this was the first and only time he had spoken to Epstein.
According to Musk, “Epstein is obviously a creep,” and he doesn’t remember ever introducing Epstein to anyone because he doesn’t know the guy well enough. He said his ex-wife Talulah Riley wanted to research this unusual man for a novel she was writing, so he spent 30 minutes at his Manhattan home with her a few years ago. Except for some odd artwork, they did not see any questionable material.
He persisted in his efforts to have Musk visit his island. Musk declined.
The Virgin Islands had trouble locating Musk to serve him with the subpoena.
The announcement was ridiculed by Musk, who said Epstein was an “imbecile” and a “knucklehead” and would never seek advice from him.
Elon Musk has dismissed rumors that a subpoena served to the billionaire will turn up evidence connecting him to Jeffrey Epstein, a deceased money manager and convicted trafficker over under-aged girls.
Though it made no direct accusations of misconduct, the mere suggestion that he might have access to such files is detrimental to his reputation.
The head of Tesla and Twitter branded the proposal “idiotic on so many levels,” denying that he has any correspondence that could be used in the U.S. Virgin Islands’ lawsuit against J.P. Morgan.