FACT CHECK: Did Clint Eastwood Announce He Is Leaving Hollywood Because It Is ‘The Place Of Traitors And Pedophilians’?

FACT CHECK: Did Clint Eastwood Announce He Is Leaving Hollywood Because It Is ‘The Place Of Traitors And Pedophilians’?


An image shared on Facebook claims actor Clint Eastwood said he is leaving Hollywood because it is “the place of traitors and pedophilians (sic).”

Verdict: False

There is no record of Eastwood making the statement.

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Fact Check:

Social media is replete with baseless rumors attempting to link celebrities such as Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah Winfrey and Tom Hanks to pedophilia and child sex trafficking. An image on Facebook claims that Clint Eastwood, the renowned actor and director known for his roles in films like “Dirty Harry” and “Million Dollar Baby,” has announced his departure from Hollywood because it is “the place of traitors and pedophilians.”

“Hollywood is the place of traitors and pedophilians, this morning I’ve decided to leave this awful place and fight against traitors with real American patriots with president Trump,” Eastwood allegedly said. (RELATED: ‘Why I Stick My Neck Out For Trump’ – Did Clint Eastwood Author This Pro-Trump Statement?)

But the Daily Caller News Foundation found no evidence that Eastwood made such a statement. No credible sources credit the remark to him online, and Eastwood doesn’t appear to have any social media accounts where he could have shared the comment.

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