Jimmy Kimmel Blasts Aaron Rodgers For Naming Him As Possibly Being On Epstein List

Jimmy Kimmel Blasts Aaron Rodgers For Naming Him As Possibly Being On Epstein List

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By Afouda Bamidele on January 3, 2024 at 9:00 AM EST

Late-night show host Jimmy Kimmel finds himself thrust into the spotlight after NFL star Aaron Rodgers hints at a potential connection to the infamous Epstein list.

A federal judge's December court order mandates the disclosure of the names of more than 150 associates linked to the late sex offender.

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Jimmy Kimmel Sparks Feud With Aaron Rodgers After Unfounded Accusation 

The comedian hit back at Rodgers after he suggested Kimmel's potential ties to Jeffrey Epstein's associates during an appearance on the "Pat McAfee Show." 

The 56-year-old took to X (formerly Twitter) to vehemently dismiss the New York Jets quarterback's claims, stating that he had no contact with Epstein and warned of potential consequences. In a direct response to Rodgers, Kimmel tweeted:

"Dear A—-: 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."

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Kimmel's supporters flooded the tweet with messages of encouragement. One fan enthusiastically exclaimed, "GET HIS A– JIMMY!", while another bluntly stated, "Jimmy Kimmel is awesome. Aaron Rodgers is an a--hole. The end."

This cybernaut also noted, "I love Jimmy Kimmel. As always Aaron Rodgers is a lying tool." However, not everyone sided with "The Man Show" co-host, with some suggesting that he was not above Rodgers regarding throwing allegations.

"If you can throw allegations around so can he. You're not above him," remarked one critic. Another took a more aggressive stance, stating, "You spent YEARS peddling libelous accusations against @AaronRodgers12 like the one below. I hope he returns the favor and sues the s--- out of you for defamation."

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The statement created a back-and-forth as fans engaged in a heated online debate, with some defending Kimmel's comedic style. 

One user responded to the criticism, writing, "@TheChiefNerd there is nothing libelous about Kimmel's bit. You obviously don't understand the meaning, so probably you should not comment on things you know nothing about." Another chimed in, "That's the best example you found. You don't have to tweet, you know." 

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Unveiling Epstein's Network: New York Judge Approved Release Of Associates' Names

In a pivotal legal decision, New York federal judge Loretta Preska authorized the disclosure of the elusive associates connected to the infamous s—x offender.

This development promised to expose the enigmatic figures surrounding his dark legacy, with over 150 names set to be unveiled on January 1.

Jeffrey Epstein mugshot
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Preska's ruling comes with a caveat, as specific names would remain sealed or redacted to safeguard the privacy of an alleged minor victim of sexual abuse who has not spoken publicly. Anticipated disclosures include notable figures, including a "public figure" from Epstein's address book. 

The full extent of the revelations was uncertain at the time. Preska noted that many associations, possibly involving figures like former Presidents Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, and attorney Alan Dershowitz, have already been widely reported in the media.

Those mentioned in the documents can appeal within 14 days if they oppose their public identification. The records stem from a resolved lawsuit with Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein's partner, serving a 20-year sentence for sex trafficking. 

According To AP News, the list's unveiling is linked to a defamation lawsuit by Virginia Giuffre against Maxwell, alleging recruitment as a "s—x slave" for Epstein and associates, including Prince Andrew. 

For some, the revelation may be cause for concern, particularly for Bill Gates, whose association with Epstein was speculated to have contributed to his 2021 split from ex-wife Melinda. 

Gates, who faced scrutiny for maintaining ties with Epstein despite his guilt in soliciting prostitution from minors, admitted regret for his dinners with the late businessman.

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