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Miley Cyrus, Seth Rogen, James Franco NOT Arrested For Plot To Assassinate Donald Trump, Despite Fake News

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By Andrew Shuster |

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Miley Cyrus, Seth Rogen and James Franco have not been arrested for plotting to assassinate President Donald Trump, despite an insane report from a website that publishes fake news. Gossip Cop can set the record straight.

According to the blog USA In Front, the Secret Service arrested the three “tree-hugging Hollywood celebrities” after discovering their supposed plan to kill the president. The site quotes a so-called “special agent” named Lucas Kimball, who doesn’t appear to exist, as saying, “This was a real plan not only to murder a sitting president, but to take half a building and most likely a lot of other innocent lives with him.”

The seemingly fictional Kimball, who the site has designated the “head of the Secret Service task force on credible threats against the president,” is further quoted as saying, “We were surprised that these three people were capable of such evil thoughts. They insist that they will be remembered by history as the people who tried to ‘stop the next Hitler.'”

The unreliable site goes on to say that after Cyrus, Rogen and Franco’s plot was thwarted, they were “brought to a military base” where CIA interrogators coerced them into giving up the names of more than a dozen co-conspirators. “The three [are] to be charged with terrorist threats, conspiracy to commit murder and treason,” adds the outlet.

Of course, if three A-list celebrities were actually arrested for trying to assassinate the president, a little known blog wouldn’t be the only outlet reporting on it. Regardless, Rogen himself mocked the ridiculous article on Twitter, writing, “This is a right wing news website that says me and Franco and Miley Cyrus got arrested. Luckily they let me tweet from prison. Haha.”

Despite the blog’s story being complete nonsense, it’s been shared numerous times on various social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter. It’s yet another example of the dissemination of fake news, no matter how ludicrous that news may be.


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