The Broward-Palm Beach New Times has a lengthy, disgusting story about a local multimillionaire named D. Bruce McMahan who, at the age of 65, married his 35-year-old daughter, Linda Marie Hodge McMahan Schutt. We'd rather not go into the details (save for the bit about their DNA being found on Linda's dildo), but the marriage ended in a nasty legal disaster. What makes this all relevant is an aside about one of McMahan's many ex-wives, Melinda Ewell, who herself had an ugly divorce from McMahan sometime before he tried to seduce her daughter:
When Ewell made allegations in her divorce that McMahan had treated her cruelly, McMahan countersued and accused Ewell of engaging in affairs and "attempting to seduce mutual friends and associates," according to an appellate opinion in the case. Ewell tells New Times that one of those men was billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, who has been much in the news lately for allegedly hiring underaged women to strip topless and massage him at his Palm Beach mansion. At the time, in the early 1980s, McMahan and Epstein worked together at Bear Stearns in New York. Epstein didn't return a request for comment.
"Jeffrey Epstein worked with [McMahan]. He was, let's just say, in the divorce proceedings," she says. "I was asked to stop by Jeffrey's apartment to pick up some papers for Bruce. It didn't feel right, so I didn't even go in. I stood outside the door. And then, later, Jeff said I propositioned him. There were always allegations I was having to fight."
Birds of a feather...