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stated on January 26, 2022 in a Facebook post:
Says Dennis Miller said that if he didn’t see women protesting the Ghislaine Maxwell trial verdict “you're all frauds. This isn't justice for those women, this is a joke."
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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke January 28, 2022

No evidence Dennis Miller said this about the Ghislaine Maxwell trial

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  • We found no evidence that Dennis Miller said this about the Ghislaine Maxwell trial. The talent agency that works with him told us “this does not sound like a quote he would have given.” 

An image of comedian and commentator Dennis Miller is being shared on social media with a statement attributed to him about the verdict in the sex-trafficking trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, who was found guilty on charges connected to financier and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. 

"You've charged and found guilty the woman responsible for recruiting and grooming underage women to be raped by men," the quote says. "Not a single male charged...only a woman. No one is interested in the men who raped these teenage girls? If I don't see the 'believe all women' and 'pink 🐱 hat’ crowd shutting down the Capitol and protesting like they did for Kavanaugh hearings, you're all frauds. This isn't justice for those women, this is a joke." 

This post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Facebook.)

Searching online, we found no credible sources showing that Miller said this. We found no results looking for news reports about Maxwell and Miller in the Nexis news archives. We also reached out to Brillstein Entertainment Partners, the talent agency that works with Miller.

Though Miller is currently traveling abroad and unreachable, the agency told PolitiFact, "this does not sound like a quote he would have given." 

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Miller has a show on RT, the Russian state-controlled international television network, called Dennis Miller + One on which he interviews "celebrated guests from athletes and artists to entertainers and authors," according to the program’s description. Since Maxwell was found guilty on Dec. 29. Miller has interviewed a chef, a "Shark Tank" investor, the host of "Wipe Out," actor Gary Cole, a food influencer, a climber, comedians, a former NFL player, and "Sex and the City" writer Candace Bushnell.  We didn’t see any indication that he made the statement during these shows. 

The emoji in the post suggests that perhaps this statement was written, but the last post on Miller’s Facebook page is from 2020 and his Twitter account has been deleted. His first, recent Instagram posts since September 2021 — before the Maxwell verdict — are about his travels in Sri Lanka. We didn’t find Gettr, Rumble or Parler accounts for the comedian.

In 2018, Miller said he was planning to take a break from politics and "just be funny and not talk about the issues as much," the Associated Press reported at the time. 

If evidence that Miller did say this emerges, we’ll reconsider our rating. For now, it’s False. 


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