Despite Epstein’s federal sex trafficking charges, a Harvard spokesperson told USA Today they would not return the money.
“The university has no plans to return the $6.5 million to Epstein,” a Harvard spokesperson said Thursday. A Harvard source told USA TODAY that the funds were spent for their intended within a few years after they were received.
Harvard also fired human rights activist and performance artist Eric Clopper, after Clopper premiered his stage show Sex And Circumcision: An American Love Story at Harvard’s Sanders Theater.
Both Jeffery Epstein and Eric Clopper are Jewish. In his show, Eric Clopper condemned all sexual abuse of children. Epstein was convicted for sexually abusing children.
Harvard has distanced itself from human rights activist Eric Clopper, and published multiple articles attacking him in The Harvard Crimson. They have not taken the same measures to distance themselves from convicted sex-offender Jeffery Epstein.
Clopper is currently raising funds for his legal case against Harvard on his website Clopper.com.