George Santos to Jimmy Kimmel: I'll Sue You

The pair are in a squabble over disgraced former congressman's Cameo videos
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 18, 2023 2:07 PM CST

George Santos continues to delight in his lucrative new gig on Cameo, as do the likes of Sen. John Fetterman, and of late, Jimmy Kimmel. The late-night host has taken to pranking the expelled congressman by requesting "crazy" Cameo videos in a segment he calls "Will Santos Say It?" (The answer, and some of them got fairly ridiculous, was usually yes.) As the New York Post reports, however, Santos was unamused and has threatened legal action. Per a cease-and-desist letter sent by Santos' lawyer, Andrew Mancilla, "We are writing to congratulate you—your 'dream' of being sued by Mr. Santos may indeed come true."

Further, "While your comedic efforts are much appreciated, you should have obtained Mr. Santos' consent, as he is not camera shy, nor is he blind to the comedic irony of suing you for fraud." What does Santos want? For Kimmel—referred to as the "sneaky little trickster"—to cut it out and to pay a commercial licensing fee. "Such 'pranks' are frequently known by a different name in the legal community: fraud," Mancilla writes. (More George Santos stories.)

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