For fabled Harvard University, the price to wash serial pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s sins clean was $9 million.
The Boston-based university — alma mater of presidents, professors and some of the leading lights on the planet — revealed Epstein’s gift Friday.
In return, the fabled academy appointed the fiendish financier a visiting fellow.
After years of silence, Harvard has now vowed to direct Epstein’s dirty money donation to his numerous victims.
Epstein, 66, killed himself in his New York jail cell in August while awaiting charges for sex trafficking.
Harvard said Epstein’s largesse ended in 2007, the year before he was busted on sex-related charges in Florida.
Now, Harvard was expanding an internal investigation into Epstein’s tentacles.
“Epstein’s behaviour, not just at Harvard, but elsewhere, raises significant questions about how institutions like ours review and vet donors,” Harvard President Lawrence Bacow said in a statement.
“Jeffrey Epstein’s crimes were repulsive and reprehensible. I profoundly regret Harvard’s past association with him.”
The university had previously admitted the hedge fund headcase gave the institution a $6.5 million gift to establish a program in 2003.
The Harvard Crimson reports that Bacow has identified about $186,000 of an Epstein donation that has not yet been spent.
He has vowed to direct the money to groups supporting victims of sexual assault.
Among Epstein’s Harvard connections was his lawyer, Alan Dershowitz, who taught law at the Ivy League school for decades.
It appears that in his multi-million dollar donations Epstein was buying both respectability and cover for his heinous activities spanning decades.
Federal prosecutors in New York had charged Epstein with sex trafficking and conspiracy.
The depravity and depths of his sickening crimes are only now being revealed.
Dozens of victims have emerged, describing him as a sexual predator who used young women as sex slaves.
Federal prosecutors are now vowing to put his confederates on ice.