Exactly... they were well aware. So this argument - while it makes sense and is possible with them being well aware - doesn’t exactly acquit anyone he associates withA bit of a problem here. This whole theory is based on the premise that you are able to find a number of totally gullable, clueless billionaires or people of high social.standing that were completely unaware of Espein's past. What type of utter naivety would you need to have to accept an invite to any "party" hosted or connected in any way to a notorious p***phile?
The moment any innocently duped high flier realises they are being exposed to some sordid honeytrap they get the hell out of there and call their lawyers or get the potential problem sorted in other ways.
Anybody attending such functions would be well aware of what was going to be on offer.
....." hey we've been invited to a cool party....oooh look at the guest list!...Kevin Spacey, R Kelly, Roman Polanski".....