Jimmy Kimmel slams claims about Epstein connection

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By Asiya Ali

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Jimmy Kimmel has hit back at Aaron Rodgers's claims about the late-night host's having a potential tie to Jeffrey Epstein.

As previously reported, more than 170 individuals connected to the late financier Epstein - who died by suicide while awaiting trial on federal conspiracy and sex trafficking charges - are set to have their identities disclosed this week.

This revelation follows a ruling by New York Judge Loretta Preska in the context of a defamation lawsuit filed by Giuffre, a victim of Epstein, against Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein's former associate and convicted child trafficker, according to The Independent.

On Tuesday (January 2), Rodgers, 40, appeared on the Pat McAfee Show, where the New York Jets footballer and hosts began talking about the potential high-profile names on Epstein's list.

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NFL player Aaron Rodgers. Credit: Jeff Kravitz / Getty

The quarterback suggested that the 56-year-old TV show host was among those named on the Epstein list, saying: "There’s a lot of people, including Jimmy Kimmel, really hoping that doesn’t come out."

Rodgers then quipped: "I'll tell you what, if that list comes out, I definitely will be popping some sort of bottle."

Watch Rodgers on Pat McAfee Show below:

A clip from the show was shared on X (formerly known as Twitter) and caught Kimmel's attention.

The late-night host blasted at the footballer's speculation, writing: "Dear A***hole: 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," he continued, adding, "Your reckless words put my family in danger. Keep it up and we will debate the facts further in court."

The feud between the two stars dates back to March 2023 when Kimmel mocked the former Green Bay Packers star for discussing the Epstein list during a February appearance on the Pat McAfee Show.

Speaking on the podcast, the athlete said at the time: "Did you hear about the Epstein client list about to be released? There’s some files that have some names on it that might be getting released pretty soon."

Kimmel played the clip of Rodgers on his eponymous late-night show, and remarked: "It might be time to revisit the concussion protocol, Aaron." He also referred to the quarterback as a "tin-foil hatter".

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Epstein's associates have two weeks to respond. Credit: Patrick McMullan/Getty

The unsealed documents are expected to provide further insight into Epstein's extensive sex trafficking and abuse network, potentially including emails, depositions, and other legal records.

Notably, during Maxwell's trial, Epstein's longtime pilot, Larry Visoski, testified about flying prominent figures such as Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew, and actor Kevin Spacey on Epstein's private jet, known as the "Lolita Express."

There will be a 14-day window for potential appeals, according to the New York Post.

Featured image credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty

Jimmy Kimmel slams claims about Epstein connection

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

Jimmy Kimmel has hit back at Aaron Rodgers's claims about the late-night host's having a potential tie to Jeffrey Epstein.

As previously reported, more than 170 individuals connected to the late financier Epstein - who died by suicide while awaiting trial on federal conspiracy and sex trafficking charges - are set to have their identities disclosed this week.

This revelation follows a ruling by New York Judge Loretta Preska in the context of a defamation lawsuit filed by Giuffre, a victim of Epstein, against Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein's former associate and convicted child trafficker, according to The Independent.

On Tuesday (January 2), Rodgers, 40, appeared on the Pat McAfee Show, where the New York Jets footballer and hosts began talking about the potential high-profile names on Epstein's list.

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NFL player Aaron Rodgers. Credit: Jeff Kravitz / Getty

The quarterback suggested that the 56-year-old TV show host was among those named on the Epstein list, saying: "There’s a lot of people, including Jimmy Kimmel, really hoping that doesn’t come out."

Rodgers then quipped: "I'll tell you what, if that list comes out, I definitely will be popping some sort of bottle."

Watch Rodgers on Pat McAfee Show below:

A clip from the show was shared on X (formerly known as Twitter) and caught Kimmel's attention.

The late-night host blasted at the footballer's speculation, writing: "Dear A***hole: 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," he continued, adding, "Your reckless words put my family in danger. Keep it up and we will debate the facts further in court."

The feud between the two stars dates back to March 2023 when Kimmel mocked the former Green Bay Packers star for discussing the Epstein list during a February appearance on the Pat McAfee Show.

Speaking on the podcast, the athlete said at the time: "Did you hear about the Epstein client list about to be released? There’s some files that have some names on it that might be getting released pretty soon."

Kimmel played the clip of Rodgers on his eponymous late-night show, and remarked: "It might be time to revisit the concussion protocol, Aaron." He also referred to the quarterback as a "tin-foil hatter".

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Epstein's associates have two weeks to respond. Credit: Patrick McMullan/Getty

The unsealed documents are expected to provide further insight into Epstein's extensive sex trafficking and abuse network, potentially including emails, depositions, and other legal records.

Notably, during Maxwell's trial, Epstein's longtime pilot, Larry Visoski, testified about flying prominent figures such as Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew, and actor Kevin Spacey on Epstein's private jet, known as the "Lolita Express."

There will be a 14-day window for potential appeals, according to the New York Post.

Featured image credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty