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Les Wexner and Jeffery Epstein true relationship[edit]

Les Wexner testifies that he cut ties with Epstein in 2007, but yet in 2011 he transfers his NYC mansion to Epstein for $0 dollars

https://nypost.com/2019/11/13/jeffrey-epsteins-creepy-nyc-mansion-could-be-worth-100m/ — Preceding unsigned comment added by 100.12.216.122 (talk) 11:29, 4 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Untitled[edit]

The article says: "where his mother and the Governor of Ohio live." That implies that his mother and the Governor of Ohio are living together as a family, no? Probably that was not the original intent. If that was the intent, the article should say which Governor of Ohio his mother is or was living with. Is his father one of the governors of that state?Kim 金 03:38, 30 May 2004 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The list of brands here is the same as on the Limited Brands article, but is less accurate. Should it be deleted? Chrisny2 01:52, 14 June 2006 (UTC) Reply[reply]

the list of brands are identical. Stuph 09:42, 14 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Trivia:

Les wexner visage is currently on a giant billboard in downtown columbus as the face of death. A joke by nationwide in their, life comes at you fast campaign. Wex is on the board of directors and called someone childish, is what I heard, but the poster is definetly of him as an aged Fabio. I don't think it has a place in the article but, people on the talk might find it interesting. Squanderdalfast 01:45, 14 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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BetacommandBot (talk) 14:08, 8 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

False reference?[edit]

Currently the no. 2 reference, on the line "Allegations have been made that Wexner's The Limited Inc. has used slave labor both in the United States and abroad," leads to a site that browsers with the capability label as a "reported attack site." Is this a tricky way to try and lure people onto a malicious webpage, or a valid link that just happens to be reported by the web browser? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 140.254.236.22 (talk) 23:11, 17 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Request Edits[edit]

My name is Carly and I work for L Brands. I recognize that since I work for L Brands I have a clear conflict of interest tied to related articles and will utilize the talk pages to discuss comments regarding this article. I noticed there are a few errors on this article and want to flag for the community first for transparency, before I make any edits. I would like to make sure the article is up to date and reflects general consensus. Here are the edits for consideration:

1. At the end of the first paragraph in the “Career” section consider adding: “Wexner was named to Harvard Business Review’ Top 100 Best Performing CEOs of 2015; he was ranked at #11 [citation: https://hbr.org/2015/11/the-best-performing-ceos-in-the-world] – this is a common addition to other Wikipedia articles of CEOs on this list.

2. Capitalize “Pink” in the next paragraph and delete C.O. Bigelow [citation: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2012/01/27/c-o-bigelow-set-to-close-easton-shop.html].

3. Delete: “separation from Limited Brands by sale of 75% to Sun Captial Investments, made official as of August 3, 2007” [citation: http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=94854&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1439367].

4. Delete: “separation from Limited Brands by sale of 75% to Golden Gate Capital, made official as of July 6, 2007” [citation: http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=94854&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1597626].

5. Delete the last two sentences in the “Career” section: “Allegations have been made that Wexner's The Limited Inc. has used slave labor both in the United States and abroad.[3] These charges have been made particularly against Victoria's Secret which is part of The Limited Inc.: and owned by Wexner.” – The company has addressed these allegations and mainstream media has covered it [citation: http://wwd.com/fashion-news/textiles/jordan-labor-conditions-improving-but-problems-persist-471288/].

6. Add citation to the sentence about being a major funder of the Wexner Center of the Arts at the Ohio State University [citation: http://wexarts.org/about/history].

7. Delete the paragraph that starts with “In 1999, Wexner paid…” – This paragraph is not cited.

8. Add citation to the sentence about “Spring 2012 marked the end of Wexner’s chairmanship…” [citation: https://news.osu.edu/news/2012/06/08/newsitem3439/].

9. Delete the sentence “The guest quarters of the property take…” – The link to the citation is broken.

10. Edit the sentence: “The estate is the location of the Annual…” so it now reads: “The estate is the location of the Annual New Albany classic Invitational Grand Prix & Family Day benefiting The Center for Family Safety and Healing” – not Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence. [citation: http://www.nationwidechildrens.org/news-room-articles/the-center-for-family-safety-and-healing?contentid=97279]

11. Delete the paragraph that begins with “Also nearby is the major shopping village of Easton Town Center…” – this is false and the full information can be found at the following [citation: http://eastontowncenter.com/Guest-Information/The-Easton-Story].

12. Delete the following “for felony solicitation of prostitution and procuring a person under the age of 18 for prostitution.” – the link for citation #14 is broken and this seems to be an extra line of detail that is not needed for an article on Wexner.

13. Delete: “Wexner also was heavily involved in supporting the war against Iraq in 2003.” – This is not reflected by general consensus.

CarlyC111 (talk) 16:56, 3 May 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

#12 should be reverted because now Epstein went to prison two times and it needs to be addressed why Wexner parted with Epstein. Here is a new source:
"It wasn’t until 18 months later that Mr. Wexner cut ties with Mr. Epstein." - from How Jeffrey Epstein Used the Billionaire Behind Victoria’s Secret for Wealth and Women
91.114.251.169 (talk) 05:20, 14 August 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Request Edits[edit]

My name is Carly and I work at L Brands. Recently I posted some comments regarding some points that might help as the page continues to develop. Since we haven’t heard anything back from the community I’m planning on making the previously suggested updates in the next few days. I recognize that because I work for L Brands I have a clear conflict of interest, but we believe these are appropriate additions/changes to the article and everything is cited. I understand that this might be changed by various editors and that is why I have attempted to include language that maintains NPOV and is verifiable online. My aim for these updates is not to make this article a glowing review, but to make sure it includes some basic background information that reflects general consensus. CarlyC111 (talk) 20:32, 9 May 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Jeffrey Epstein[edit]

There needs to be a "Jeffrey Epstein" section on the page. Here's a article (there are scores of others) that explains why How Jeffrey Epstein Used the Billionaire Behind Victoria's Secret for Wealth and Women.

"The Billionaire" is Les Wexner.

AllThatJazz2012 (talk) 02:20, 26 July 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"Wexner had a close relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, who managed his financial assets; the two parted when Epstein went to prison.[11]"

The link points to a 2002 article by the nytimes, it should better link to How Jeffrey Epstein Used the Billionaire Behind Victoria's Secret for Wealth and Women 91.114.251.169 (talk) 17:53, 13 August 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please also change "the two parted when Epstein went to prison."

to "the two parted when Epstein went to prison for solicitation of prostitution and procuring a person under the age of 18 for prostitution."

Reason: this is an important distinction now that Epstein went to prison two times. It is also important to the general reader to know why Wexner cut ties with Epstein.

Source: "It wasn’t until 18 months later that Mr. Wexner cut ties with Mr. Epstein." - from How Jeffrey Epstein Used the Billionaire Behind Victoria’s Secret for Wealth and Women

91.114.251.169 (talk) 05:24, 14 August 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I added a section recently, before seeing this, and have now returned and added the 18 months aspect noted above, as it does seem integral. Lindenfall (talk) 16:08, 27 August 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Name spelling and Russification[edit]

I guess "Wexner" was BEXHEP before, that is spellt (initially German) WECHNER. So the German written Wechner was russified into BEXHEP, and now never turned back into English. So now it still is the Russian version, that does'nt open doors. Confusing?

Semi-protected edit request on 30 January 2020[edit]

The fact that Ohio State's medical center was named after him in 2012 is mentioned twice in the article, pretty much just copied and pasted. 96.44.28.253 (talk) 02:30, 30 January 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format and provide a reliable source if appropriate. –ToxiBoi! (contribs) 07:22, 30 January 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Semi-protected edit request on 10 May 2020[edit]

Grammatical errors: "was" used twice and incorrectly, and there are too many commas.

Also, the sentence will read more coherently if the year "2006" is moved to the beginning of the sentence.

The sentence currently reads:

After was Epstein was charged in Florida, in 2006, with "multiple counts of molestation and unlawful sexual activity with a minor" and went to prison, Wexner reportedly cut ties.[21]


It should read as follows:

In 2006, after Epstein was charged in Florida with "multiple counts of molestation and unalwful sexaul activity with a minor" and was imprisoned, Wexner reportedly cut ties.[21] Hatwoman (talk) 07:12, 10 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • It has been revised to correct errors in both grammar and accuracy by respecting what the source actually says. Thank you, Cedar777 (talk) 08:28, 10 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Semi-protected edit request on 26 May 2020[edit]

The sentence "When I met him, it was as if he met the devil" should obviously be "When I met him, it was as if I met the devil". 31.10.145.42 (talk) 11:36, 26 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The current one is correct, it's describing him as being so guarded. – Thjarkur (talk) 12:33, 26 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Removed sentence from lede[edit]

Hi, I can't made hide-nor-hare from this lede sentence: Wexner was never charged, nor was he charged for the "loans" he made to Jeffrey Epstein. It's not clear in what sense "charged" is meant: criminally or in the sense of paying for the "loans"? Regardless the sentence seems to have NPOV issues with the scare quotes. Removing for now.--Mikeroetto (talk) 23:33, 30 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Added category: Jeffrey Epstein[edit]

Whatever the extent of his role, Wexner is noted as an integral component to the tragedy that was Jeffrey Epstein; I am, therefore, adding that category to this article. Please discuss any objection here, where I see no past discussions that relate. Thank you, Lindenfall (talk) 21:38, 3 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. was previously owned by American billionaire businessman Les Wexner, prior to being spun off into a public company in 1996, under the leadership of Mike Jeffries, it's acting CEO.[1] In October 2023, Jeffries was named as the primary defendant in a lawsuit alleging he was the mastermind of a multi-decade sex-trafficking ring involving male models for the clothing company.[2] Wexner's former financial manager and friend, Jeffrey Epstein, was also charged with a being the mastermind of a multi-decade sex-trafficking ring,[3] making two of Wexner's high-level employees, and close personal associates, defendants of a similar type of sex-trafficking charge, which allegedly overlapped during the same time periods. One of the lawyers for the plaintiffs in the lawsuit against Jeffries is Brad Edwards, who also represented Jeffrey Epstein's victims.[4] -- GreenC 19:03, 28 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Are you suggesting an edit to this article? --ZimZalaBim talk 20:01, 28 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I personally don't have a specific edit suggestion, as of right now. Wikipedia is the encyclopedia anyone can edit. You, me, anyone. If anyone chooses to build on this factual information, which has obvious close connections to Wexner and Epstein (a lengthy section about Epstein already exists), to do further research for improving the article, be bold. The talk page is for discussions on how to improve the article. It doesn't require specific actionable changes immediately eg. let's change this word right now; talk pages can include discussions about the type of content to be included now, or possibly soon. Since some of this information is still evolving (October 2023), new sources should soon become available, we can reasonably expect there will be more soon. Maybe right now today, it is too soon, but we can still discuss it. In fact that might be the discussion: yes this information is true, but maybe it's too soon since the Jeffries case just came to light and we should wait for more/better information/sources. Or the discussion might be no, this information is not true (or unsourced) and thus violates BLP, in which case we can provide sources to back up the assertions - which is no problem on a point by point basis. That still doesn't mean it's worthy of mainspace inclusion right now, I'd like to see stronger overall sources before going mainspace, maybe this discussion will help surface those sources from someone with better research skills. -- GreenC 21:03, 28 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Just to be safe, I included refs to the above so there is no question about the factual nature of the statements, for BLP and talk page purposes only - not for mainspace purposes because obviously saying "See sources at Jeffrey Epstein" is not a proper mainspace reference but is sufficient for talk pages as a note to readers in case they doubt something could be reliably sourced. The one for Brad Edwards is a WP:PRIMARY, if anyone wants a RS for the purpose of this talk page discussion, there are non-primary sources available - the lawyers who represented Epstein's victims is widely disseminated information.-- GreenC 21:32, 28 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

References[edit]

References

  1. ^ See history of company at History_of_Abercrombie_&_Fitch#1988_through_1999:_rebranding_into_fashion_retail for sources for this claim.
  2. ^ D'Innocenzio, Anne (October 27, 2023). "Abercrombie & Fitch slapped with lawsuit alleging sexual abuse of its male models under former CEO". The Associated Press. Retrieved 2023-10-28.
  3. ^ See sources at Jeffrey Epstein
  4. ^ Per [1], "He is best known for representing more than 70 sex trafficking survivors of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell."