Professor Robert Trivers told Reuters that Epstein was “a person of integrity who should be given credit for serving time in prison” and for settling civil lawsuits brought by underage girls. ”Did he get an easy deal? Did he buy himself a light sentence?” Trivers asks. “Well, yes, probably, compared to what you or I would get, but he did get locked up.”
To clarify, Epstein is not simply accused of having sex with young girls for money, the crime for which he served barely a year in prison. He was also accused of pimping out the underage girls to rich celebrities,owning a sex slave and using his girls to “obtain potential blackmail information” from powerful political figures.
An influential evolutionary biologist and anthropologist, Trivers is something of a character even by the standards of academia. He is a member of the Black Panther Party (despite being white), oncethreatened Harvard Professor Alan Dershowitz for his pro-Israel views, was suspended by Rutgers for refusing to actually teach his classes and was banned from campus for five months after a confrontation with a colleague.