New York Times columnist turned down Jeffrey Epstein’s request for him to write his biography

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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.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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