Elon Musk slammed the US Virgin Islands for attempting to subpoena him as part of its lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase over the bank’s role in Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking ring.
“This is idiotic on so many levels,” Musk tweeted on Monday night in response to news of the subpoena, calling Epstein a “cretin” and adding that it’s “absurd” for him to “need or listen to financial advice from a dumb crook.”
In the subpoena — filed in US District Court for the Southern District of New York on April 28 — it appears that the Virgin Islands believes Musk could be one of the “high net-worth individuals who Epstein may have referred or attempted to refer to JPMorgan.”
On Twitter, Musk cited three reasons for calling the subpoena “idiotic on so many levels”:
“1. That cretin never advised me on anything whatsoever.
“2. The notion that I would need or listen to financial advice from a dumb crook is absurd.
“3. JPM let Tesla down ten years ago, despite having Tesla’s global commercial banking business, which we then withdrew. I have never forgiven them,” he tweeted.
JPMorgan declined The Post’s request for comment.
It was unclear whether Musk would comply with the subpoena. But as of Monday, lawyers for the Virgin Islands told a federal judge in the Southern District of New York that they haven’t been able to locate Musk, 51, to serve him the subpoena.
The Virgin Islands’ lawyers are asking to serve the subpoena to Tesla Inc., Musk’s electric vehicle company, instead.
Musk, who’s worth $176.9 billion, has never been publicly accused of being affiliated with or a part of Epstein’s scheme to sexually abuse underage girls and young women alongside then-girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell. Back in 2014, after Musk and Maxwell were pictured together at a Vanity Fair Oscar party, the billionaire denied knowing Epstein’s gal pal, instead insisting that she “photobombed.”
The original suit against JP Morgan filed in December 2022 claims that the bank “turned a blind eye to evidence of human trafficking over more than a decade because of Epstein’s own financial footprint, and because of the deals and clients that Epstein brought and promised to bring to the bank.”
According to the court documents, Musk is being asked to produce “all documents reflecting or regarding communications between you [Musk] and JPMorgan regarding Epstein or Epstein’s role with respect to your [Musk’s] accounts” dated Jan. 1, 2022 through present.
Recently, the US Virgin Islands have sought similar documentation from Google co-founder Larry Page, another “high-net-worth individual who Epstein may have referred or attempted to refer to JPMorgan,” the April 11 court filing said.
And again, Page was unreachable by the Virgin Islands’ lawyers, who “made good-faith attempts to obtain an address for Larry Page, including hiring an investigative firm to search public records databases for possible addresses,” the documents said.
The 50-year-old billionaire — who still works at Alphabet, Google’s parent company — remains largely out of the public eye. Although it’s unclear where he resides, he’s known to own four islands and reportedly spent much of the pandemic hiding out in Fiji.
Three of Page’s islands are located in the Caribbean, Hans Lollik, its neighboring Little Hans Lollik, and Eustatia Island, while Tavarua lies west of the main Fijian island.
Epstein also had two tropical residences in the Caribbean — Little St. James and Great St. James. They were the so-called headquarters of the convicted pedophile’s sex trafficking ring, and they were both purchased earlier this month for $60 million.
Billionaire Stephen Deckoff bought the infamous islets and reportedly has plans to turn Epstein’s creepy compound into a 25-room luxury resort instead of demolishing it and starting anew. The resort is slated to open in 2025.
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