Was John McAfee linked to Jeffrey Epstein? Tycoon mentioned pedophile in tweet

'Did McAfee just get Jeffrey Epsteined?' Newsmax host Steve Cortes tweeted after John McAfee's old tweets about suicide resurfaced

                            Was John McAfee linked to Jeffrey Epstein? Tycoon mentioned pedophile in tweet
John McAfee mentioned Jeffrey Epstein in one of his tweets (Joe Raedle/Getty Images/ Florida Department of Law Enforcement)

McAfee antivirus founder John McAfee was found dead in a Spanish prison in suspected suicide just after the Spanish high court permitted his extradition to the US on charges of tax evasion. The 75-year-old, who founded his eponymous software program way back in the 1980s, was found hanging in his prison cell on June 23. However, many believe his shocking death was foreshadowed in his cryptic tweets since last year. In one such tweet from October 15, 2020, McAfee mentioned Jeffrey Epstein — the notorious pedophile and sex offender who committed suicide while awaiting trial for his charges. 

As social media users helped resurface McAfee's old tweets, it was found that in 2019, he tweeted a photo of his arm tattoo that said Whackd. He wrote: "Getting subtle messages from U.S. officials saying, in effect: "We're coming for you McAfee! We're going to kill yourself". I got a tattoo today just in case. If I suicide myself, I didn't. I was whackd. Check my right arm." The businessman was wanted in the US for tax evasion charges that could have earned him a prison sentence of up to 30 years. However, perhaps the most shocking among McAfee's old tweets was the one where he referenced Epstein's suicide while writing about his condition in prison. "I am content in here. I have friends. The food is good. All is well. Know that if I hang myself, a la Epstein, it will be no fault of mine," McAfee had tweeted. 


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Was McAfee linked to Epstein? 

While there is no concrete evidence yet to suggest any direct connection between McAfee and Epstein, his old tweet has sparked conspiracy theories. Despite Spanish police officials ruling out foul play in his suicidal death, people are speculating circumstances in alignment with the theory that Epstein did not kill himself.

"Jeffrey Epstein didn’t kill himself, just like John McAfee," tweeted OutKick reporter Gary Sheffield Jr. "John McAfee has allegedly killed himself in jail (exactly 22 months 2 weeks after Epstein's death on the 222nd day of the year) having explicitly stated that if he ends up a suicide it means he was wacked," a Twitter user wrote. Newsmax host Steve Cortes theorized, "So...if Jeffrey Epstein got Vincent Fostered then...did McAfee just get Jeffrey Epsteined?" Conservative write Carmine Sabia agreed on the theory, tweeting, "John McAfee got the Jeffrey Epstein suicide treatment."





According to mathematician and cultural commentator Eric Weinstein, McAfee once reached out to him inquiring about Epstein. 

After McAfee's suicide, Weinstein shared screenshots of their conversation in a Twitter thread. "I have two bits of information about JE that are not public.
1) An interchange from McAfee on Epstein.
2) Knowledge that Epstein was asking after me in a late email just before he died. I have no idea why. There is no more contact about Epstein than one meeting about 20yrs ago," he tweeted. 

He went on to add, "With that said, there now is nothing I know of again on Epstein that is private. There is no benefit to harassing me further. All Epstein information is now public. He crossed my path once. Seemed to know who I was. Interested in GU. That’s it. John and I have no recent contact."

"GU is now public. I have no more information as to its connection to Epstein other than he wanted it taken to Villard house. I’d like to talk to relevant physicists quickly given its role in the story. I give my permission to release *any* Epstein security video of me. Thanks."

Weinstein further mentioned, "I’m quite concerned now given John’s 2020 call."