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Jimmy Kimmel and Aaron Rodgers Exchange Heated Words Over Epstein List

Jimmy Kimmel and Aaron Rodgers Exchange Heated Words Over Epstein List

A war of words has erupted between late-night host Jimmy Kimmel and NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers after Rodgers hinted at Kimmel’s potential connection to Jeffrey Epstein’s list of associates. The controversy began during Rodgers’ appearance on the Pat McAfee Show, where he suggested that individuals, including Kimmel, might be concerned about the release of nearly 200 names tied to Epstein.

Rodgers stated, “There’s a lot of people, including Jimmy Kimmel, who are really hoping [the list] doesn’t come out. … I’ll tell you what, if that list comes out, I’ll definitely be popping some sort of bottle.” The list, expected to be released by a New York judge, reportedly includes names of Epstein’s associates, former employees, and those who had flown on his planes.

In response, Kimmel took to X (formerly Twitter) to fire back at Rodgers, threatening legal action. He clarified, “Dear [Expletive]: 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.”

Jimmy Kimmel and Aaron Rodgers Exchange Heated Words Over Epstein List

The exchange appears to stem from a joke Kimmel made on his late-night show last year when Rodgers discussed Epstein and UFOs on a previous episode of the Pat McAfee Show. Epstein, a disgraced financier accused of sex trafficking, died in jail in August 2019. His associate Ghislaine Maxwell is currently serving a 20-year prison sentence for her involvement in Epstein’s crimes.

The public spat highlights the sensitivity surrounding the Epstein case and the potential fallout from the release of the list of names connected to the convicted sex offender. As tensions escalate, it remains to be seen whether this dispute will extend beyond social media into a legal battle.

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