MIT Epstein Letter Shows Pres. Should Testify, Workers Say

Law360 (September 9, 2019, 8:54 PM EDT) -- A letter from MIT’s president addressing donations the school received from the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein demonstrates why he should testify in a trial challenging $23 million in donations MIT allegedly solicited from Fidelity using faculty members’ retirement savings, a class of MIT workers said Monday.

Rafael Reif’s letter, sent to the student body Saturday in the wake of a New Yorker article detailing the deceased financier's history of MIT Media Lab donations, shows that he oversees MIT’s donation policies, the workers said in a motion that seeks to submit the letter as evidence supporting Reif's need to testify.

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