Former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine – a longtime friend of Bill Clinton — says he’s at a loss for how he ended up in Jeffrey Epstein’s “Little Black Book,” according to a report.
“Think I met him possibly only two or three times, but briefly maybe over 15 years ago at events,” Levine told the Miami New Times in a text message about the late pedophile and accused sex trafficker.
“Never had a friendship or business relationship with him. Don’t remember ever giving him my full contact info but possibly did give him my contact card,” he added.
Epstein’s book, which was published by the now-defunct webSite Gawker in 2015, contained hundreds of names of celebrities and pols, including Levine – and 13 of his contacts.
Some of those contacts include numbers for people listed as Levine’s driver and two housekeepers, the news outlet reported. Asked how Epstein obtained those contacts, Levine said he had no clue.
“[W]hen I read it, I was also surprised,” he said. “I truly just don’t know.”
The contact information in Epstein’s book matches phone numbers, emails and addresses Levine has used on several government documents, including materials he filed to run for Florida governor in 2018.
There is no allegation Levine knew of or was involved in any of Epstein’s illegal activities.
But the article notes that Levine’s entry in the book is notable because of his friendship to Clinton, who flew on Epstein’s private plane, the “Lolita Express,” though the former president’s rep has denied that he ever traveled to his private Caribbean Island.
Clinton has never been directly accused of being involved in Epstein’s crimes.
On Saturday, President Trump retweeted a posting that implied that Clinton was behind Epstein’s death in his Manhattan jail cell while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges.
The former president’s spokesman called the theory “ridiculous” and “not true.”