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After subpoenaing Leon Black, chairman of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, concerning his business dealings with Jeffrey Epstein, the Virgin Islands’s attorney general is now eyeing another MoMA trustee with past ties with the sex offender, hedge fund billionaire Glenn Dubin.
Attorney General Denise George has altered a local court of her intention to serve subpoenas to include Dubin and his wife, Eva Andersson-Dubin (who is also Epstein’s ex-girlfriend). The Attorney General is also demanding information from Dubin’s company, Highbridge Capital, according to notices filed Septembers 3 and made public Tuesday.
MoMA and Highbridge Capital have not yet responded to Hyperallergic’s requests for comment.
The subpoenas are part of the Virgin Islands’ racketeering lawsuit against Epstein’s estate. The lawsuit, which was filed in January, is seeking unspecified damages, forfeiture of Epstein’s private islands in the territory, and financial restitution for his sexual abuse victims.
Dubin, whose fortune is estimated by $2 billion, co-founded Highbridge Capital in 1992. In 2004, he sold a majority stake of the company to JPMorgan Chase for more than $1.3 billion. According to reports, Epstein played a key role in the deal and was paid $15 million for introducing Dubin to a top JPMorgan Chase executive. Epstein also invested millions in Dubin’s hedge fund, according to reports.
The subpoenas are also seeking information from the Dubin and his wife about their communications with Virginia Roberts Giuffre, one of Epstein’s alleged victims.
In a 2015 defamation suit unsealed last year, Giuffre claimed that Epstein trafficked her as a “sex slave” to several of his influential friends in 2001 when she was 16. Dubin, she said, was the first.
A representative of the Dubins had previously denied the allegations to Vanity Fair, saying, “Glenn and Eva Dubin are outraged by the allegations against them in the unsealed court records and categorically reject them.”
Once the subpoenas are served, the Dubins will have 30 days to provide any documents that detail their financial transactions with Epstein, including travel records of their trips to his properties in the Virgin Islands.
In November of 2019, the activist group Guerrilla Girls placed an ad on a phone booth outside of MoMA, urging the museum to “Kick Leon Black & Glenn Dubin off its Board immediately” for their alleged ties to Epstein.
A month prior, the New York Post reported that MoMA had quietly named a gallery on its fourth floor after Dubin and his wife. In response, Guerrilla Girls demanded to drape the Black and Dubin Galleries at MoMa in black and post explanatory wall labels.
“Leon Black and Glenn Dubin had very close personal ties, transactions, and exchanges with Jeffrey Epstein, both before and after Epstein’s conviction for sex trafficking,” the Guerrilla Girls told Hyperallergic at the time. “MoMA galleries named after Black and Dubin are an insult to museum-goers and to everyone who has experienced sexual assault.”
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