Jim Carrey is considering taking legal action against a popular YouTuber who claims that the comedian visited Jeffrey Epstein’s private island for sexual purposes.
Carrey’s lawyers, based in Los Angeles, have sent a cease and desist letter to Vincent Briatore, demanding that he remove the video, which has already garnered 2.8 million views, within 48 hours.
The legal letter refutes the claims made in the video, stating that Carrey did not meet Epstein, travel on his private jet, known as the “Lolita Express,” or visit Little St. James, the island famously nicknamed “Pedophile Island.
“Your false statements and false impression cause substantial damage to Mr. Carrey’s personal reputation in that they intentionally mislead the public to believe Mr. Carrey had a relationship with Jeffrey Epstein and knowledge of his well-documented crimes and exploits…thus exposing Mr. Carrey to public hatred and contempt,” states the fire-breathing letter signed by attorney Julianne Heitzer.
Briatore posted the controversial clip on his talk-show-style YouTube channel on January 16. He was seen listening to an unidentified video that spouted off the names of about two dozen high-profile celebrities and politicians who allegedly took rides on Epstein’s private jet.
The roughly five-minute clip titled Jeffrey Epstein’s Island Flight Logs Finally Released: What does this Mean? goes on to show photographs of the named celebs – including Carrey – without any evidence to support the unsubstantiated allegation.
In an interview with RadarOnline.com, Briatore freely admitted that he “decided to cover the story” after he found the questionable program on the web.
“So I made a video featuring the list, his name was in it, and I also made comments about the list,” he told RadarOnline.com.
When asked if he checked the integrity of the video he used for his post, Briatore said “no” and that it had to be “investigated” further in another follow-up show. He also didn’t know if Carrey’s lawyers sent a cease-and-desist letter to the program he used as the basis for his post.
“This may be an effort to scrub the presence of this video from anywhere on the internet,” he said. “It was surprising also that out of all the people named on that list – there was about 25 of them – Jim Carrey, of all people, is the one to really get upset and follow through with it, you know, it’s strange to me.”
“I haven’t really consulted attorneys yet, but I don’t really think I should take it down – I’m going to hang in there for as long as I can,” he continued. “I have absolutely no intention of being bullied.”
As a precaution, Briatore included a line in his video post reading, “FULL DISCLOSURE: Jim Carrey’s attorneys have contacted me to inform me that Jim Carry [sic] has never met Jeffrey Epstein.”
As RadarOnline.com has reported, several high-profile businessmen and politicians are squirming to disassociate themselves from Epstein, who allegedly hanged himself in a Manhattan jail cell in August 2019 while awaiting trial for federal sex trafficking charges. Most recently, Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates admitted he should not have associated with the perv.
“You’re going way back,” Gates responded during the interview with ABC’s 7:30 while visiting Australia. “But I will say for the over a hundredth time that, yeah, I shouldn’t have had dinners with him.”
Attorneys representing the Dumb and Dumber actor have labeled Briatore’s video “false” and “malicious,” arguing that it falsely implies that Carrey was involved in activities like sex trafficking and having sexual relations with minors. The letter goes on to say that the video has caused significant damage to Carrey’s personal and professional reputation by portraying him in a negative light.
He doesn’t want anyone to know he was there sucking cocks!
Who is Carrey?
The best way to handle cases such as this one would be to make defamation of character a felony offense, rather than a civil misdemeanor. That way, even people without money could present evidence of defamation to the police and they would handle it. Besides, people would be far less likely to defame someone if jail time could be involved.