Whoopi Goldberg has assured she never stepped foot on Jeffrey Epstein‘s plane after a rumor spread about her being on the recently unsealed court documents.
As The Shade Room previously reported, a federal judge overseeing Virginia Giuffre‘s case against Epstein ordered the unsealing of legal paperwork mentioning almost 200 names associated with the disgraced sex offender.
Whoopi Goldberg Address Jeffrey Epstein Flight Log List
The public officially got hold of the docs on Wednesday (January 3). Given how quickly misinformation can spread on the internet, several “fake” files began circulating on platforms such as X.
It practically became impossible to tell which list was real and which was fake unless you were following a verified source.
Surprisingly enough, one of the altered documents included a list of celebrities who allegedly shared some sort of connection to Epstein, and it mentioned Goldberg.
The EGOT winner wasted no time to address the rumor when she appeared on ‘The View’ on Thursday (January 4) to dispel any allegations tying her to the situation.
The hour-long show started with its Hot Topics segment, where the ‘Sister Act’ actress made it very clear she did not fly on Epstein’s plane, the Lolita Express.
She also denied having visited his island, Little Saint James.
“They said I was on an island, and I’m like, I don’t go anywhere!” she told the panel. “And there’s been a lot of stuff recently. I don’t know what I’ve done to anybody.”
In previous lawsuits against Epstein, multiple victims alleged that the island was predominantly used to lure underage children who were then abused, tortured, and sexually assaulted, per The Independent.
Goldberg also slammed the satirical sites reposting false information about the case and stressed the potential harm of fabricating and making baseless claims against someone.
Goldberg also touched on the actual unsealed documents, which, according to Maca, included names such as Michael Jackson, Oprah Winfrey, and Donald Trump.
Some Names Mentioned Were Of People Who Only Shared A “Passing Connection” With Epstein
She stated that just because a suit names someone, it doesn’t necessarily accuse them of any wrongdoing. Goldberg added that it was “extremely important” for people to do their research and understand what the documents mean because “conspiracy theorists seem to not understand or enjoy facts.”
TODAY reports that some celebrities listed on the doc only shared a “passing connection” with Epstein. But there were also high-profile public figures, believed to have flown regularly with Epstein to his island.
The docs also reportedly mention former president Bill Clinton, but it’s still unclear whether he was simply an acquaintance of Epstein, or if he was among the associates who engaged in criminal activity on the island.
The controversial unsealed docs come eight years after Giuffre filed a lawsuit against Ghislaine Maxwell, where she accused the socialite and Epstein of sexual abuse for two years from 2000 to 2002.