Jimmy Kimmel Threatens to Sue Aaron Rodgers After Epstein Claim

Jimmy Kimmel is setting the record straight—and threatening to sue Aaron Rodgers after the quarterback suggested that the comedian had some sort of link to Jeffrey Epstein, per Rolling Stone.

On Monday, Rodgers said on ESPN that he would pop “some sort of bottle” once a list of associates to Epstein is released, adding that “a lot of people, including Jimmy Kimmel,” should be scared about being on it. Kimmel, in a tweet Tuesday, clarified that he has never met or “had any contact” with Epstein.

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“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,” Kimmel wrote.

“Your reckless words put my family in danger,” Kimmel added. “Keep it up and we will debate the facts further in court.”

The comment from Rodgers comes months after the late-night host joked on his show that the NFL should “revisit the concussion protocol” after Rodgers said he looked forward to seeing what’s on the so-called “Epstein client list” and described him as a “tin foil hatter.”

The “list” that Rodgers refers to is part of the information that a U.S. judge ordered to unseal related to Virginia Giuffre’s settled lawsuit against Ghislaine Maxwell. The exact scope of the information contained in the documents is unclear, though over 150 Epstein associates could be named.

Many of the files are related to John or Jane Does who have previously spoken publicly about their connections to Epstein, or aired accusations against him. The long-under-seal documents are related to a defamation suit Giuffre—one of Epstein’s most prominent accusers—brought in 2015 against Maxwell, the financier/child sex trafficker’s alleged madam and romantic partner.

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