Jim Carrey gives YouTuber Vincent Briatore 48 hours to take down video claiming he visited Jeffrey Epstein’s pedo island, threatens lawsuit
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Jim Carrey is threatening to file a lawsuit against a YouTuber following his alleged claim that the comedian went to the private island of sex perv Jeffrey Epstein. YouTuber Vincent Briatore received a cease and desist letter from the actor's high-powered Los Angeles lawyers on Tuesday, giving him 48 hours to delete the video, which has already been viewed 2.8 million times.
In the letter, the 'Ace Ventura' star insisted he had never met the predator or flown on his private jet, the "Lolita Express," or visited Little St. James, the notorious Caribbean island dubbed "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,” read the letter signed by attorney Julianne Heitzer, RadarOnline reported. The controversial video was posted on Briatore's talk-show-style YouTube channel on January 16.
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The video titled 'Jeffrey Epstein's Island Flight Logs: What Does It Mean', shows photographs of the celebs, including Carrey, without providing any evidence to support its claims. During an interview with RadarOnline.com, Briatore admitted that he "decided to cover the story" after discovering the questionable program. “So I made a video featuring the list, his name was in it, and I also made comments about the list,” he told.
He has no intention to take it down
When questioned about whether he verified the reliability of the video he used for his post, Briatore said, "No," adding that it needed to be "investigated" more in a subsequent program. Moreover, he was unaware of whether Carrey's legal team had submitted a cease-and-desist letter to the show. “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,” he further added.