Jeffrey Epstein reportedly told associates that he considered marrying the 24-year-old daughter of his ex-girlfriend.
Celina Dublin, the woman of Epstein’s admission, is the daughter of the physician and former Miss Sweden Eva Andersson Dubin, and the billionaire hedge-fund manager Glenn Dubin.
Eva Andersson Dubin started dating Epstein in the 1980s for 11 years before she married Glenn Dubin in 1994.
Jeffrey Epstein (left) reportedly considered marrying Celina Dubin (right) so he could give her a $50million trust and would be able to avoid inheritance taxes
Business Insider reports that as recently as 2014, Epstein told associates that if he was ever to get married, it would have been to Celina Dubin, who was 19-years-old at the time and once called him ‘Uncle Jeff.’
There is no evidence that Epstein ever had a romantic relationship with Dubin, but it’s implied that the union would have been for financial reasons.
Epstein said he wanted Dubin to inherit his fortune, including his private island in the Caribbean, and marriage would help avoid inheritance taxes.
That year, Epstein named Dubin as a beneficiary, but was removed in 2015 before the Dubin family was aware that Celina was listed.
A source familiar with Epstein’s finances said it amounted to around $50million in 2019.
In August, it was revealed that the Dubin family was financially, philanthropically and socially tied to Epstein for decades before his death.
After Epstein’s arrest in 2009 for soliciting a child for prostitution, the Dubins’ wrote an email to his probation officer saying they were ‘100% comfortable’ with Epstein interacting with Celina.
At the time, Celina was 14-years-old and their other two children were minors.
However, the family appeared to publicly distance themselves from Epstein after his arrest in July.
Eva Andersson Dubin (left) dated Epstein in for 11 years before she married billionaire hedge-fund manager Glenn Dubin
Davidson Goldin, the Dubin family spokesperson, echoed the sentiment in a statement.
‘Glenn saw him perhaps once a year in large group settings and had no business interactions with him whatsoever after 2007. Eva and Celina Dubin accepted less than a handful of invitations to gatherings that included the founder of Microsoft and a DNA pioneer.’
‘The Dubins are horrified by Jeffrey Epstein’s despicable conduct. Had they been aware of it, they would have cut off all ties instantly,’ he said.
Epstein created the irrevocable trust in 2004 and transferred the money to Deutsche Bank, along with other entities, in 2013.
The $50million trust accounted for close to 10 percent of the total value of Epstein’s declared wealth, according to sources.
The trust, and other similar ones, appear to have been partially used to manage payments to women in Epstein’s circle.
The trust named six people as beneficiaries, including three female associates of Epstein who were listed in the trust document residing at his Upper East Side building home.
Two of Epstein’s longtime lawyers, Richard Kahn and Darren Indyke, were also named as beneficiaries and their names were on several documents relating to Epstein’s enterprises.
Epstein reportedly set up trusts to make payments to women in his circle, including his associates and what appeared to be Russian models
Epstein allegedly used various trusts to facilitate money to different women in his life, including women who have publicly been identified as victims and co-conspirators of his sex trafficking.
Deutsche Bank said in a statement: ‘Deutsche Bank is closely examining any relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, and we are absolutely committed to cooperating with all relevant authorities.’
Ghislaine Maxwell, the woman who is accused of recruiting women and girls for Epstein, was listed as a beneficiary on multiple trusts, a source said.
Nadia Marcinko, who was described as a ‘sex slave’ in police reports and alleged by several accusers to have participated in sex acts with Epstein and underage girls, was the recipient a payment earlier this year.
Anouska de Georgiou, a Britisch actress who identified herself as a victim, was also reportedly a recipient.
Picured: Epstein (left) and Ghislaine Maxwell (right), the woman who is accused of recruiting women and girls for Epstein. Maxwell was listed as a beneficiary on multiple trusts
In recent years, Epstein sent money to women in Russia who appeared to be models, the source told Business Insider, describing some of the transactions as tuition payments.
Before Epstein died of an apparent suicide in August, prosecutors claimed Epstein used his wealth to, ‘influence individuals who were close to him during the time period charged in this case and who might be witnesses against him at a trial.’
They cited a transfer of $100,000 to one unnamed co-conspirator and a $250,000 payment to a separate co-conspirator.
After Deutsche Bank ended their relationship with Epstein in 2018, the source says the $50million trust meant for Dubin was transferred to an account at FirstBank Puerto Rico.
Epstein first became close with Dubin before he pleaded guilty to soliciting a minor for prostitution in Florida.
A dossier from Epstein’s defense attorneys contain statements gathered from Epstein’s associates, including Eva and Dubin, who was reportedly 12-years-old at the time.
The dossier read: ‘Jeffrey has enjoyed an especially close relationship with Celina, 12. Celina wrote glowingly of their weekly science lesson when ‘Uncle Jeff,’ as she calls him, takes time from his personal and business schedule to go over to her apartment and discuss science and mathematics lessons she is learning at school.’
Pictured: Epstein (center) reportedly became close with Dubin before he pleaded guilty to soliciting a minor for prostitution in Florida
Celina reportedly wrote: ‘I got to the class alone. but then soon enough a quick phone call to Uncle Jeff didn’t leave me standing there, alone for more than 10 minutes. Uncle Jeff substituted for my father that night, and the way he rushed to the class felt exactly like having my father there.’
Throughout Epstein’s relationship with the Dubins, Eva remained a strong friend during his 2008 arrest, a representative told The New York Times in July.
Epstein reportedly spent one major holiday with the family in 2009, and Eva and Dubin were often invited to dinner when he hosted a prominent guests.
In less obvious clues, Business Insider reports that Epstein has a 2011 playlist on his Spotify called ‘Celina’ with a majority of the music from David Guetta.
Epstein and Dubin were also connected through their philanthropies.
Epstein donated to Eva Andersson Dubin’s breast-cancer organization, the Dubin Breast Center of the Tisch Cancer Institute at Mount Sinai, in 2009.
In 2016, Epstein donated $10,000 to the the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where Dubin is a third-year medical student, and $50,000 to Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Institute, where Dubin attended undergrad.