L Brands chairman ’embarrassed’ by former ties with Epstein
FILE - This Sept. 19, 2014 file photo shows Chairman and CEO of Victoria's Secret parent L Brands Les Wexner touring the exhibit at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio. Wexner says he is "embarrassed" by his former ties with the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, according to multiple media reports. He delivered the remarks during his opening address Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019 at the company's annual investor day in Columbus. The remarks came months after reports of his ties with Epstein surfaced. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)
NEW YORK — The founder, chairman and CEO of Victoria’s Secret parent L Brands says he is “embarrassed” by his former ties with the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.
Les Wexner delivered the remarks during his opening address Tuesday at the company’s annual investor day in Columbus, Ohio. The remarks came months after reports of his ties with Epstein surfaced.
Being taken advantage of by someone “so sick, so cunning, so depraved is something that I’m embarrassed that I was even close to,” Wexner said, according to a recording of the meeting. “But that is in the past.”