The princess also had a meeting at one of his residence. The story I read said nothing about parties or socializing.
As far as that goes, how much information about Epstein was published in the Norwegian press? It's possible that those Norwegians who heard about it didn't know about her involvement with him and so said nothing. But it's entirely possible that the extent of his imprisonment was not widely known.
In the U.S. Epstein's links to the Clintons and practically everyone else of importance was reported in the press.
What bothers me about all this is Epstein was known for his philanthropy and his links to rich and/or famous people all over the world.
And yet, these people remain anonymous. Those people who have been named are pleading innocence about Epstein's lifestyle and they are being believed. Not a whisper of criticism is being aimed at them (at least publicly) and they are going on with their lives with no noticeable changes in their lives. Even Bill and Hillary Clinton are as popular as ever. And rumors abound that she may be making another run for the U.S. Presidency.
I think it's a shame for someone like Mette-Marit - from what I can see - who has led a productive life as a royal and citizen to have to endure public scrutiny. In fact,I believe her associations with him were entirely innocent and well-meaning. With the advantage of 20-20 hindsight, yes, someone should have alerted her, and, yes, she should have done more research. But none of us are perfect and she just wasn't thinking. But I believe she didn't know.
I find it curious the press is cherry-picking who they are going to put under the spotlight. My suspicion is the lawsuits are focusing on Epstein's estate. To gain maximum public exposure, they have selected members of royalty rather than some of the captains of industry who also knew him.
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