Late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel threatened to sue NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers on Tuesday after the football player mentioned Kimmel in a conversation about disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.
Kimmel said that Rodgers had spoken recklessly and that his actions could put Kimmel’s family in danger.
“Dear Asshole: For the record, I have neither met Epstein, nor flown with him, nor visited with him, nor had any contact with him, nor have you, frankly, soft-minded idiots. My name will be on any “list” other than fake bullshit as if you can’t distinguish from reality,” Kimmel. wrote in a post On X, the platform formerly known as Twitter.
“Your careless words have put my family in danger. Keep this up and we will debate the facts further in the court.
Rodgers, during an appearance on ESPN’s “The Pat McAfee Show” earlier Tuesday, Kimmel talked about Regarding the list he said, “There are a lot of people – including Jimmy Kimmel – who are really hoping that the list doesn’t come out.”
Rodgers has a history of making controversial comments on matters of public health and current events. The New York Jets quarterback has advocated for unproven treatments for the coronavirus and has spoken openly about his opposition to vaccines.
He and Kimmel also have some history, which may explain why Rodgers mentioned the talk-show host.
kimmel first Rodgers criticized His comments on Epstein, he was called a “tin foil hater” and joked on his late night show that Rodgers should consider that it “might be time to re-think that concussion protocol.”
A federal judge is expected to soon unseal documents from the case against Epstein, a convicted sex offender who died by suicide in prison. The documents are expected to include a list of associates of the disgraced financier.
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