Did a military tribunal find Tom Hanks guilty of pedophilia and child endangerment, and then execute him because of it? No, that's not true: A Pentagon duty officer confirmed to Lead Stories that the claim was "completely false." The originator of the claim has a disclaimer on its website to alert readers that it is not a real news source.
Actor Tom Hanks has left the earth, put to death by a military tribunal that found him guilty of pedophilia and child endangerment.
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Actor Tom Hanks has left the earth, put to death by a military tribunal that found him guilty of pedophilia and child endangerment. On June 12, the U.S. military apprehended Hanks after a plane he had chartered in Greece, where he holds dual citizenship, landed at Malpensa Airport in Milan, Italy, where Hanks had been [...]
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On June 12, the U.S. military apprehended Hanks after a plane he had chartered in Greece...Ten days later, Hanks had his day in court, with the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps presenting proof connecting Hanks to a child trafficking ring that, the military alleged, had worked in the shadows for 30 years. It presented into evidence many electronic devices--laptops and cellphones--that held photographs and videos of Hanks engaged in sexual intercourse with male children who were obviously below the age of consent.
Lead Stories emailed the Pentagon inquiring about the validity of this story on August 2, 2021.
A duty officer responded the same day with:
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