MIT professor Neri Oxman apologizes over Jeffrey Epstein donations

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Brad Pitt's rumored former girlfriend and MIT professor Neri Oxman has apologized to her students after it emerged her department received $125,000 in donations from pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

Oxman, a designer and professor with MIT Media Lab, confirmed that her department had received the donation from the disgraced financier after she met with him back in 2015.

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The American-Israeli professor, who is in charge of the Mediated Matter Group - which is one of the most prominent departments within the MIT Media Lab - said she met Epstein once when she presented her department's work to him.

Oxman said in a statement obtained by design magazine Dezeen that she was told the donation would be confidential so it didn't enhance Epstein's reputation by association with MIT.

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The meeting came after Epstein was convicted and served an 18 month prison sentence for soliciting a minor for prostitution.

'I regret having received funds from Epstein and deeply apologize to my students for their inadvertent involvement in this mess,' Oxman said in her statement.

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'In October 2015, Joi Ito, Director of the Media Lab, asked me to make a presentation about my group's research to Jeffrey Epstein along with other members of the MIT faculty who also presented their work.

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