On July 6, former financier Jeffrey Epstein was arrested for the final time on federal charges of sex trafficking minors. It was not the first time that Epstein had been arrested and accused of sexual abuse of a minor. What made Epstein’s arrest so important was that he allegedly had a list of well-known people he had brought to his private island, where the minors were allegedly abused. Among those on the list were Prince Andrew, former President Bill Clinton, Elon Musk, and former President Donald Trump.
It is expected that, in the next few days or weeks, the complete list will be unsealed, and it is expected that hundreds of names will be made public. Epstein died in his cell before he could talk about the names on his list. We do not know who could be exposed, but one person is threatening a lawsuit over the accusation that their name is on the list.
On January 2, NFL star Aaron Rodgers appeared on ESPN’s The Pat McAfee Show and said that late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel’s name would be on the Epstein list. He further insinuated that Kimmel had traveled to Epstein’s private island to abuse underage girls.
“A lot of people, including Jimmy Kimmel, are really hoping that doesn’t come out. I’ll tell you what, if that list comes out, I definitely will be popping some sort of bottle.”
NEW: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers says he will pop "some sort of bottle" when the Epstein associates list is released and suggests Jimmy Kimmel will be named.
Everyone is excited 🔥
“There’s a lot of people, including Jimmy Kimmel are really hoping that doesn't come out.”
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) January 2, 2024
Kimmel was enraged at the accusation and quickly responded on X (formerly Twitter), threatening to sue the controversial football player.
Dear Aasshole: for the record, I’ve not met, flown with, visited, or had any contact whatsoever with Epstein, nor will you find my name on any “list” other than the clearly-phony nonsense that soft-brained wackos like yourself can’t seem to distinguish from reality. Your reckless words put my family in danger. Keep it up and we will debate the facts further in court. @AaronRodgers12
Dear Aasshole: for the record, I’ve not met, flown with, visited, or had any contact whatsoever with Epstein, nor will you find my name on any “list” other than the clearly-phony nonsense that soft-brained wackos like yourself can’t seem to distinguish from reality. Your reckless… https://t.co/p8eug12uiS
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) January 2, 2024
It is important to note that, in the years since Epstein’s multiple arrests and death, Jimmy Kimmel’s name has never been mentioned as someone who even associated with Epstein, or Epstein’s ex-girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell, who allegedly brought in the underage girls for Epstein.
On Wednesday, January 3, Pat McAfee addressed the allegations, saying that he understood why Kimmel would be upset. He also apologized for what was said about the talk show host.
“There could be some things that were certainly, probably — I mean, we’re gonna have to hear from Aaron on that — meant to be a sh*t talk joke that can then become something that is obviously a very serious allegation, that then leads to a massive overnight story, one in which I put the baby down to sleep, I haven’t seen her in a while, then pick up my phone and oohhhh Boy. We obviously don’t like the to be associated with anything negative ever. We’d like our show to be an uplifting one a happy one a fun one, but it’s because we talk shit and try to make light of everything.”
“Some things obviously people get very pissed off about, especially when they’re that serious allegations. So we apologize for being a part of it. I Can’t wait to hear what Aaron has to say about it. Hopefully those two will just be able to settle this, you know, not work wise, but be able to chit chat and move along.”
Over the past couple of years, Rodgers has gone from a beloved football star to a controversial conspiracy theorist. Fellow players have admitted that Rodgers spoke about 9/11 conspiracy theories. Then, in 2022, he received a ton of backlash for telling the media that he was “immunized” against COVID-19. However, he later admitted that he had not gotten vaccinated and had purposefully misled the media.
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