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Epstein-Linked MIT Media Lab And NYT Director Resigns After Exposé Reveals Scramble To Conceal Ties

•, Tyler Durden

"Given circumstances related to the MIT Media Lab, we agreed that Joi's resignation from PureTech was appropriate," said Daphne Zohar, founder and chief executive officer of PureTech.

"We are pleased to have Chris Viehbacher as our interim chair."

As we detailed earlier, the director of MIT's Media Lab resigned on Saturday over his financial ties with Jeffrey Epstein - whose financial contributions to the lab sharply divided its members, according to the New York Times

Joichi Ito - also a NYT board member since 2012, wrote in an email to the provost of MIT, Martin Schmidt: "After giving the matter a great deal of thought over the past several days and weeks, I think that it is best that I resign as director of the media lab and as a professor and employee of the Institute, effective immediately."