FACT CHECK: Does Video Show Tom Hanks After He Fled The Country Because Of Epstein’s Client List?

Joseph Casieri | Fact Check Reporter

A post shared on social media purports Tom Hanks has converted to Judaism and fled to Israel after Jeffrey Epstein’s client list was released.

Verdict: False

The claim is inaccurate. The video dates back to 2014.

Fact Check:

Comedian Jimmy Kimmel responded to New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rogers’ comment that Kimmel is associated with Jeffrey Epstein, NBC News reported. Kimmel threatened legal action against Rogers for his comment and denied any connection to Epstein.

A post shared on X, formerly known as Twitter, purports Tom Hanks fled the country and converted to Judaism due to the release of Epstein’s client list. The post shared a video of Tom Hanks dancing in a yarmulke and tallit.

The post reads, “BREAKING Tom Hanks converts to Judaism and flees to Israel following the release of the Epstein client list.”

The claim is inaccurate. There is no evidence that Tom Hanks has fled to Israel after Epstein’s client list was released. The video dates back to 2014 when Hanks danced at a Jewish wedding of Scooter Braun, Justin Bieber’s former manager, The Times of Israel reported.

The video was posted to Justina Bieber’s Instagram account in July of 2014. Bieber captioned the post, “Haha Tom Hanks singing ‘This Is How we do it’ dressed like a Rabbi lol.” Reports have indicated that Epstein’s client list will be released soon, according to ABC. While the initial date for the release was Jan. 1, more time has been granted, which has caused conspiracy theories to circulate, according to Newsweek.   (Did Donald Trump Deliver A Bigger Tax Cut Than Ronald Reagan?)


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This is not the first piece of misinformation that has been shared online. Check Your Fact debunked a video claiming to show Israeli soldiers stoning Palestinians to death.

Joseph Casieri

Fact Check Reporter