The embattled New York Academy of Art asserts it never knew of pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s crimes when he attended three events after he left jail.
Epstein can be seen in this video at the school’s 2014 Tribeca Ball. He was also personally greeted (see below) by the school’s chair Eileen Guggenheim at the 2014 Take Home a Nude event.
Former student and Epstein survivor Maria Farmer claims Guggenheim trafficked her to Epstein and Maxwell’s New Mexico ranch. The academy denies this and commissioned a report on the allegations, which exonerated Guggenheim but was condemned as victim shaming.
The Tribeca Balls are unusually star-studded affairs. At the 2014 event, actor Alan Cumming attended, along with Mischa Nono, the fashion designer and friend of Meghan Markle.
The 2014 Take Home a Nude event also attracted a few big names who might not have been impressed to be in a room with Jeffrey Epstein.