Rutgers University biologist Robert Trivers has come out in support of Jeffrey Epstein. Epstein is the notorious uber-rich Democrat donor and friend of Bill Clinton who ducked serious child molestation charges in 2008 after pleading guilty to a single instance of prostitution but is now in the limelight after a woman has accused him of forcing her as a teenager to have sex with Prince Andrew and others.
“By the time they’re 14 or 15, they’re like grown women were 60 years ago, so I don’t see these acts as so heinous,” Trivers told Reuters news agency.
Trivers received $40,000 from Epstein to study the link between knee symmetry and sprinting ability.
Arizona State University physicist Lawrence Krauss also is standing by Epstein.
“His interest is in interesting people,” he said.
Trivers and Krauss are outspoken atheist activists.
Epstein served 25 months ending in June 2010, much of it under house arrest.