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Matt Groening Named in Epstein Deposition Over Alleged Foot Massage

Documents relating to a lawsuit by Virginia Giuffre, an accuser of the late Jeffrey Epstein, have surfaced online after they were unsealed by a federal court.

Many allegations against prominent figures appeared in the documents, including one against animation icon Matt Groening, known for creating The Simpsons, Futurama and Disenchantment.

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Giuffre, who claims to have been Epstein's "sex slave," alleges she was made to give Groening a foot massage at the age of 16 while on a flight. (Groening allegedly hitched a ride on Epstein's private plane.) According to Cartoon Brew, details concerning the story came from Giuffre's fictionalized short story “The Billionaire’s Playboy Club,” which she had written and shopped around:

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I was enjoying our conversation, when Jeffrey insisted that I give Matt a foot massage throughout the duration of the short flight. I never turned down a client but when I saw the shape of his feet, I nearly threw up at the thought of having to touch them. He had yellow crusty toenails that even someone with a chainsaw would’ve had troubles cutting through and then there was the fluffy balls of leftover pieces of sock wedged between the crevices of his sweaty toes, now that was the real icing on the cake for me, no way could I attempt this I thought. Then I had an idea. I went to the back of the plane and rinsed a wash cloth in warm soapy water and returned for his dreaded foot massage but not before attempting to clean them first.

In return for my services Matt was kind enough to draw me two quick sketches on blank paper from his briefcase of my two favorite characters, Homer and Bart.

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Giuffre previously discussed the incident back in 2011 in an interview with The Daily Mail: "Jeffrey once had me give Matt [Groening] a foot massage when he was flying on the jet with us."

According to Cartoon Brew, Juan P. Alessi, an employee at Epstein’s Florida home, had been asked about Groening, but his answers have not been revealed to the public. The publication also noted that they had tried to contact Fox for a statement on the story, but they have not responded at this time.

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