‘Phony Nonsense’: Jimmy Kimmel Threatens To Sue Aaron Rodgers Over Insinuation He’s On Jeffrey Epstein List

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Jimmy Kimmel vehemently denies Aaron Rodgers’ apparent suggestion that he’s on the elusive Jeffrey Epstein client list, even threatening to sue the New York Jets quarterback for his insinuations.

The controversy started when Rodgers, 40, made an appearance on the “Pat McAfee Show” on Tuesday. He was discussing what names might come up on Epstein’s list of associates, which could be released as early as January 22. 

“There’s a lot of people, including Jimmy Kimmel, really hoping that doesn’t come out,” the NFL star said, adding, “I’ll tell you what, if that list comes out, I definitely will be popping some sort of bottle.”

Kimmel responded with an X post. The late-night host assured fans that there was no way that his name was among the 150 rumored to be on the list, claiming Rodgers had endangered his family by suggesting he was. 

“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,” Kimmel posted.

Last March, Kimmel mocked Rodgers for speculating about the Epstein client list, seeming to indicate that believing there was a list was a conspiracy theory.


Rodgers said on the “Pat McAfee Show” 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 a clip of that interaction on his show, joking about how “it might be time to revisit the concussion protocol, Aaron,” and calling the football star a “tin-foil hatter.” 

In December, a federal judge ordered that documents containing the names of some of the associates of Epstein must be released in 2024. The documents come from a 2017 civil trial brought by Virginia Giuffre, who said Epstein’s associate Ghislaine Maxwell facilitated his sex trafficking of her, as The Daily Wire previously reported

New York Judge Loretta Preska gave the individuals on the list 14 days to object to the release of their names.

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