FACT CHECK: Did The Navy JAG Corps Release The Name Of A Hollywood Producer It Purportedly Arrested?

Christine Sellers | Fact Check Reporter

A post shared on Facebook purports the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps named Eli Roth as the Hollywood producer that was recently arrested.

Verdict: False

The claim stems from a satirical website. A Navy JAG spokesperson told Check Your Fact the claim is false.

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The Facebook post purports Navy JAG named Roth as the Hollywood producer it recently arrested. The post further claims Roth flew homeless Americans to Albania, where they were tortured and murdered in “ways that would eventually appear in [his] films.”

The claim is false. There are no credible news reports suggesting Navy JAG recently named Roth as the Hollywood producer it arrested or that Roth was involved with the purported crimes. Likewise, the claim is neither mentioned on Navy JAG’s website nor on its verified social media accounts. In addition, Roth has not publicly commented on the claim. (RELATED: Did Navy JAG Corps Charge Nancy Pelosi With Treason And Seditious Conspiracy?)

A keyword search reveals the claim stems from a Dec. 4 article published by the website “Real Raw News.” A disclaimer included on the site’s “About Us” page indicates it contains “humor, parody, and satire.”

“This is not true,” a Navy JAG spokesperson told Check Your Fact in an email.

This is not the first time a satirical claim has circulated online. Check Your Fact previously debunked a social media post purporting Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel was hanged by Navy JAG on Nov. 18 at Guantanamo Bay as a result of injuries and deaths caused by the COVID-19 vaccine.

Christine Sellers

Fact Check Reporter

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