Whoopi Goldberg Responds To Rumors She Was On Epstein’s List

Whoopi Goldberg Responds To Rumors She Was On Epstein’s List

Whoopi Goldberg, co-host of “The View,” has taken a firm stance against circulating rumors tying her to Jeffrey Epstein, following the release of a list associated with the convicted s*x offender.

As the internet buzzed with discussions about the high-profile names mentioned in Jeffrey Epstein’s recently publicized list, some individuals have been falsely implicated, including Goldberg. During a segment on “The View” aired Thursday (January 4), she vehemently denied any association with Epstein or being on his infamous list.

“Let me bring that up, the conspiracy theory folks,” Goldberg initiated the conversation. She clarified the situation, stating, “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.” Goldberg expressed her frustration over the damaging nature of such false claims, often originating from satire sites that are misunderstood as factual.

In her address, Goldberg also took the opportunity to debunk other long-standing rumors about her. “So let me just get my part out,” she 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 highlighted the irresponsible nature of such satire sites and the confusion they can cause.

Goldberg emphasized the legal implications for those spreading defamatory rumors, warning, “[Sites] get away with posting all sorts of garbage and they call it satire. 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.”

The release of Epstein’s associates’ list has been a topic of public and legal interest for years, stemming from a 2015 defamation lawsuit against Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s known associate, by accuser Virginia Giuffre. Initially sealed under court order, the names were protected as ‘John Doe’ or ‘Jane Doe’ until recently made public, leading to widespread speculation and the spread of misinformation.