Wexner, founder of L Brands Inc. which owns Victoria's Secret, said in an internal email that he "was NEVER aware of the illegal activity" Epstein is accused of committing. "As you can imagine, this past week I have searched my soul ... reflected ... and regretted that my path ever crossed his." said the 81-year-old mogul of Epstein.
After launching a business relationship in the 1980s, Wexner and Epstein formed 'a financial and personal bond that baffled longtime associates,' according to the New York Times.
"I think we both possess the skill of seeing patterns," Wexner told Vanity Fair in 2003. "But Jeffrey sees patterns in politics and financial markets, and I see patterns in lifestyle and fashion trends."
Wexner would go on to open doors for Epstein - who managed "many aspects of his financial life."
By 1995, Epstein was a director of the Wexner Foundation and Wexner Heritage Foundation and president of Wexner's N.A. Property Inc., which developed the Ohio town of New Albany, where Wexner lives. Epstein also was involved in Wexner's superyacht, "Limitless," attending meetings at the London studios of the firm that designed the vessel. -Bloomberg