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Whoopi Goldberg shuts down rumors she was on Jeffrey Epstein’s list

Whoopi Goldberg shuts down rumors she was on Jeffrey Epstein’s list

Whoppi Goldberg addressed multiple rumors during a recent episode of The View

The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg has addressed the latest rumors circulating online regarding her and Jeffrey Epstein.

This week a list of Jeffrey Epstein's associates has been made public and social media has been put into a frenzy.

While many have vilified the famous individuals mentioned on the list, others have used it as an opportunity to muddy the waters.

They have done this by insisting that certain celebrities’ names were on the list or that they were closely tied to the deceased convicted pedophile Epstein.

At the beginning of The View morning show on Thursday (January 4), Whoopi Goldberg condemned the rumors she was on the list or had any connection to Epstein.

“Let me bring that up, the conspiracy theory folks,” Goldberg said.

“I have to explain, because there was a fake list and I’m on it."

“I don’t know, they said I was on the island, and I’m like, ‘I don’t go anywhere!’ I don’t know what I’ve done to anybody,” she added. “But apparently there are a lot of these kind of sites that are satire sites, but people don’t realize that they can be harmful.”

Goldberg used the opportunity to address other rumors that have long circulated social media.

Whoopi Goldberg condemned the rumors she was on the list or had any connection to Jeffrey Epstein.

“So let me just get my part out,” Goldberg continued.

“I’ve never been kicked out of Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant. I’ve never been kicked out of Guy Fieri’s restaurant. I didn’t get kicked off Bill Maher’s show. I didn’t get into a fight with Oprah [Winfrey] backstage here at The View. It’s insane, it goes on and on and on.”

She also spoke about how some satire sites can get away with confusing the narrative of complex topics.

“[Sites] get away with posting all sorts of garbage and they call it satire,” Goldberg added.

“But I’m saying this now: As we’re talking about this, people who post these things should be very careful, because once someone is cleared of your insanity, they’re gonna call their lawyer on you.”

People have long been calling for the list of Epstein’s associates to be made public.

The documents list people associated with Epstein as well as accusers.
Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

Following an order from the judge, they were released as part of a 2015 defamation lawsuit brought against Ghislaine Maxwell, a known associate of convicted sex offender Epstein, by one of his accusers, Virginia Giuffre.

At the time, the names were kept secret under a court-ordered seal - with the names 'John Doe' or 'Jane Doe' used to refer to those involved.

Featured Image Credit: Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images / Rick Friedman/Rick Friedman Photography/Corbis via Getty Images

Topics: Jeffrey Epstein, Whoopi Goldberg, Celebrity