Jeffrey Epstein hobnobbed with high-profile guests from the worlds of politics, banking, Hollywood and philanthropy at a Hamptons party just two months after his release by the state of Florida for soliciting a minor.
Photos from a 2010 dinner party at the home of David and Julia Koch obtained by DailyMail.com show Epstein as he chats with guests after a screening of Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.
Among those guests were two men who currently serve in President Trump‘s cabinet and his most trusted legal adviser.
Steve Mnuchin and his then-wife Heather, Rudy Giuliani and his then-wife Judith and Wilbur Ross all attended the screening and dinner that followed at the Koch’s.
The Wall Street Journal wrote about those who attended the event a few days later, and in the piece noted that Giuliani ‘walked out of the theater around the same time as Jeffrey Epstein, leading one observer to remark on the “beautifully done meeting of the prosecutor and the felon.”‘
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Convict converses: Jeffrey Epstein, 66, attended a screening and dinner party back in August 2010 for the film Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps in Southampton (above with Jonathan Farkas at the dinner party, following the premiere)
Nose it: The dinner was at the home of David and Julia Koch, and Epstein can be seen in photos chatting with attendees after Peggy Siegal put him on the guest list
When Rudy had Judy: ‘He was chatting to Jonathan Farklas, Leon Black and Wilbur Ross. He was sitting right near Rudy Giuliani,’ wrote Page Six at the time (Giulianis at the premiere)
The party that night was also attended by designers Tory Burch and Tamara Mellon, billionaires Henry Kravis and Steve Schwarzman and publicist Peggy Siegal.
She has admitted to helping Epstein out, and in an interview with The New York Times said: ‘I was a kind of plugged-in girl around town who knew a lot of people. And I think that’s what he wanted from me, a kind of social goings-on about New York.’
Siegal also said in that interview that she was not paid by Epstein and he did not go to parties, choosing to skip them after screenings.
That was not the case at this party however, where he was seen in deep conversation with close friend Jonathan Farkas in one photo, and in another seemed to be standing next to one of his former female employees.
The Journal story asked guests about the criminal elements of the Wall Street sequel at the party, prompting one individual to note: ‘You know, you have to be a little careful what you say and ask here, because there are a lot of guys in the room who spent some time in prison, too.’
Not too careful though, since days later an item ran in Page Six about the party noting that Epstein was ‘greeted warmly by guests’ at the event.
Party people: The dinner was at the home of David and Julia Koch (left) and was put together by Bronson Van Wyck (right with Tamara Mellon)
Peg: Publicist Peggy Siegal (above with Ed Pressman at the dinner) put him on the guest list
Trump-ets: Steve Mnuchin (left with ex-wife Heather in 2010) was also present, as were designers Tory Burch and Tamara Mellon and billionaires Steven Schwarzman and Henry Kravis (Wilbur and Hillary Ross in 20010 right)
‘It was the first time he has been out in two years, but nobody blinked he was there,’ said a person described by the paper as a ‘witness.’
‘He was chatting to Jonathan Farklas, Leon Black and Wilbur Ross. He was sitting right near Rudy Giuliani.’
Siegal would then go on to help Epstein host a dinner for Prince Andrew at his home, an event which guests told DailyMail.com was billed as a dinner with the royal and made no mention of the host.
It is unclear when the two parted ways, but it was a different time said Siegal.
‘The culture before #MeToo was — “You’ve done your time, now you’re forgiven,”‘ she said.