Chrissy Teigen has actually obstructed over a million Twitter users to secure herself from social media trolls connecting her to sex culprit Jeffrey Epstein.
Celebrity News The claim: Celebs haven’t resolved Epstein flight logs
The kid sex trafficking claims versus the late Jeffrey Epstein have actually gotten renewed attention following the arrest of his previous partner, Ghislaine Maxwell, who is charged with recruiting women for Epstein’s sex-trafficking operation.
Epstein was apprehended on July 6, 2019, and faced federal charges for the trafficking of minors in New york city and Florida. He pleaded innocent that July 10 and was found dead in his prison cell one month later.
Since his arrest, images have emerged of Epstein and Maxwell with high profile-celebrities and political leaders, including President Donald Trump and very first girl Melania Trump, along with Maxwell’s participation at Chelsea Clinton’s wedding
Flight logs for Epstein’s private plane have also been unsealed following a suit from among his accusers, revealing that Trump and previous President Costs Clinton had both flown on Epstein’s aircraft.
Other significant names in the flight records include supermodel Naomi Campbell and actor Kevin Spacey.
Because the arrest of Maxwell, conspiracy theories about an elite pedophile ring have spread across the web, accusing celebrities like Chrissy Teigen, Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah Winfrey of participation.
The claims appear to originate from the far-right conspiracy movement, QAnon Followers of the motion hold a wide variety of beliefs, however a primary conspiracy theory is that global elites, leading Democrats and the “ deep state,” are involved in pedophilia and mind control and are working against Trump, who is trying to end their activities.
The theories have evolved into baseless claims implicating various celebrities of participation in sex-trafficking– Epstein-related or otherwise– which have gone viral.
One viral Facebook post, which has been shared more than 121,000 times stated, “Does anybody else discover it odd that not a single star or huge name on Epsteins flight list has spoken up in defense of themselves? … Chrissy Teigen erased 27,000 tweets, however never put out a declaration about it. Ellen DeGeneres has actually not spoke on it. Oprah Winfrey has actually not spoke on it.”
Celebrity News What is QAnon?
Joseph Uscinski, a University of Miami professor who has actually been studying conspiracy theories for years, informed U.S.A. TODAY in 2018 that QAnon fans are normally “Trump fans who have a strong conspiracy mentality and are most likely evangelical.”
The Guardian reported in 2018 that a user named “Q,” who claims to be a government expert with top security clearance, began posting messages on the dark web years earlier and created a group of confidential leaders who are described as “Anon.”
The person behind the conspiracy theories, “Q,” claims to have understanding about a big kid sex trafficking ring, alleging some political leaders and celebs use ankle screens and are under examination. The group tries to decode anonymous comments on dark web message boards such as 4chan and 8chan.
QAnon spread a baseless recommendation in 2016 that a pizza parlor in D.C. was a front for a child sex ring and began a conspiracy theory called “Pizzagate,” which resulted in violent actions. In 2016, a 28- year-old North Carolina guy opened fire inside the D.C. pizza shop, claiming he was rescuing child sex servants. Cops said in court files that the suspect gave up “in harmony when he found no proof that underage kids were being harbored in the dining establishment.”
Celebrity News Are Teigen, DeGeneres and Winfrey in the flight records?
Contrary to what the post says, Teigen has actually addressed the flight lists– numerous times. On July 10 she posted on Twitter, “I have never even fulfilled the male (Epstein). Or been to the island. Or on the airplane.”
After facing what she called “frightening harassment” over accusations about ties to Epstein, Teigen stated she deleted 60,000 tweets, blocked over 1 million users and is considering taking legal action.
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” I in fact erased 60,000 tweets due to the fact that I can not … STAND you idiots anymore and I’m anxious for my household,” her post on Twitter said.
No reports about the high-profile celebs on Epstein’s aircraft have mentioned Teigen, and her name is not recorded on the launched flight lists.
Other celebs who were determined in Epstein’s flight records have resolved their relationship with him, consisting of Naomi Campbell, Donald Trump and Expense Clinton All rejected any knowledge of a trafficking operation.
The post’s accusations about celebrity participation with Epstein does not consist of those who are really in the flight records.
Like Teigen, no published reports about stars on Epstein’s flights include Winfrey or DeGeneres. Their names are likewise not noted in the released flight records.
In Addition, Teigen, Winfrey and DeGeneres likewise are not tape-recorded in a searchable database, which has actually been put together through the usage of optical character acknowledgment to evaluate the launched flight log entries
Celebrity News Our rating: False
The claims in the post have actually been rated FALSE. While there are some prominent celebs and political leaders listed in Epstein’s flight records, Chrissy Teigen, Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres are not.
It is also false to declare that no stars have actually resolved their ties to Epstein; numerous celebrities who were in fact noted in Epstein’s flight records have actually publicly resolved their relationship with him. Furthermore, although Teigen is not listed in any of the records, she has publicly addressed the false allegations.
Celebrity News Our sources:
- U.S.A. Today, Feds arrest Jeffrey Epstein partner Ghislaine Maxwell, accused of recruiting child sex victims
- Epstein’s airplane unsealed flight logs
- U.S.A. Today, What is QAnon and where did it originate from? What to learn about the far-right conspiracy theory
- Company Expert, From Costs Clinton to Naomi Campbell: Here are a few of the well-known individuals who have flown on Jeffrey Epstein’s private airplane, which has actually been called the ‘Lolita Express’
- Twitter, Chrissy Teigen profile
- Epstein’s flight records, searchable database
- Gawker, Here Is Pedophile Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein’s Little Black Book
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Contributed: McKenzie Sadeghi, USA TODAY
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