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Meredith Phillips, Former Bachelorette Star, Says She Was Drugged and Assaulted on Season 2

Meredith Phillips, the star of ABC's Bachelorette back in 2004, said this week on a podcast that she was drugged and sexually assaulted by a crew member on the set of this long-running ABC reality show.

It's a damning and troubling accusation.

Meredith Phillips

Per Reality Blured, Phillips made this allegation while speaking to Steve Carbone (aka Reality Steve) in response to a question about the most challenging aspect of production.

"Well, besides being always really tired and some of the producers were - how do I say this? Helpful but not helpful, in terms of trying to make me relax," Phillips replied, somewhat mysteriously.

She then elaborated:

"Normally, I wouldn’t talk about this, but I’m going to tell you because it’s bothered me for years.

"And I know another friend of mine who was working on the show felt the same experience I did, about getting roofied and in a hot tub and kind of accosted."

Wait... what? Roofied?

As in: someone drugged Phillips and took advantage of her?

Meredith Phillips as The Bachelorette

Yes, she says.

The allegedly awful deed was done by "a masseuse that a producer hired to come into my room and to give me a massage," says Phillips.

The ex-reality star says she assumed the pill this person gave her was an "aspirin or something to loosen up my back." But...

"It definltey wasn’t that, that’s for sure. The last thing I remember was she got naked and she was in the tub with me, and rubbing my back and rubbing areas probably she shouldn’t have.

"And then I was put in bed. I woke up naked. Don’t remember much."

Yikes. That's extremely disturbing to hear.

Phillips, whose season of The Bachelorette was filmed in 2003 and aired in early 2004, said that the experience was "hard for me to talk about because I think I've put it somewhere else in my brain."

Meredith Phillips in 2004

She was rejected by Bob Guiney on The Bachelor Season 4, finishing as the third runner-up, prior to starring as The Bachelorette and selecting Ian McKee as her winning suitior.

The couple broke up in February of 2005.

Thinking back on this horrifying incident, Phillips said once whatever she had taken kicked in, "I literally couldn't even move my body, so I have no idea what the pill was, at all.

"All I know is that I was told that, 'This will make you feel better.'"

ABC is yet to address this charge, but we'd expect the network to make a statement at some point.

Why didn't she leave the series after this happened?

There was "definitely a part of me" that wanted to, she acknowledges, "but I am also the kind of person that finishes what she starts...

"It is a huge deal. I have worked through it."

The story has come out just days before Becca Kufrin debuts as The Bachelorette on Season 14.

Mario Batali Under Criminal Investigation For Sexual Assault

Back in December of 2017, Mario Batali stepped down from his lucrative restaurant and media empire amid shocking allegations of sexual misconduct.

The accusations against Batali were appalling, to be sure, but it wasn't long before they were overshadowed by the many other scandals of the #MeToo era.

Mario Batali

There was a time when it was widely believed that with enough time and the right PR strategy, Batali might eventually be able to find a path to redemption and return to the industry that made him famous.

But now, a report from Anderson Cooper that aired during Sunday night's episode of 60 Minutes seems to have exposed the very worst of Batali's misconduct and laid waste to his hopes for a comeback.

In the segment, Cooper spoke with multiple women who claim to have been victimized by Batali.

One former employee stated that Batali groped her breasts and alleged that she saw him sexually assault another woman, who was only semi-conscious and appeared to have been drugged.

She added that she and several other employees put a stop to the attack.

Mario Batali, Photo

Today, a spokesperson for the NYPD confirmed that police are "investigating allegations raised in the 60 Minutes report."

One of the women who accused Batali on 60 Minutes told CNN today that she spoke with police back in February, thus indicating that the investigation has been going on for several months.

As with Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein before him, Batali's behavior was something of an open secret in his industry.

After the public learned of the allegations that the 57-year-old had harassed and assaulted numerous female employees, several denizens of the New York restaurant world stated that they were sadly not surprised.

Over the course of his decades as a chef and media personality, Batali had developed a reputation for crude comments and predatory behavior.

Mario Batali, Pic

“You will eat your pasta or I will rub the shrimp across your breasts,” he told a friend's wife during a now-infamous meal that was later documented in print.

“It’s not fair I have this view all to myself when you bend over. For dessert, would you take off your blouse for the others?” he remarked to a waitress during the same dinner.

But even those who long been aware of Batali's penchant for boorish behavior are shocked today by the revelation that he may have drugged and assaulted several women that he employed.

Batali declined to be interviewed by 60 Minutes, but he issued a statement reading in part:

"My past behavior has been deeply inappropriate and I am sincerely remorseful for my actions."

We will have further updates on this situation as more information becomes available.

Nev Schulman Addresses Sexual Harassment Charges as New Details Emerge

Earlier this week, fans of the popular MTV series Catfish were stunned by allegations of sexual misconduct directed at Nev Schulman, the show's affable creator and host.

It wasn't the first time that Schulman was accused of behaving inappropriately with a member of the opposite sex, but for many Catfish viewers, the news was shocking nonetheless.

Nev Schulman on Bravo

After all, Schulman has made a career of being an advocate for vulnerable people - women, more often than not - who have been mistreated in the context of romantic relationships.

For many, to think that he would be capable of taking advantage of a power imbalance and harassing a woman who trusted him would be tantamount to admitting they've been fooled.

At first, details about the allegations against Schulman were somewhat hazy, but today, the 33-year-old addressed the situation for the first time as new information about the charges against him became public.

Though she has not yet confirmed that she is the accuser, several media outlets have identified Ayissha Morgan as the woman who lodged the complaint against Schulman.

Nev Schulman Image

Morgan appeared on a 2015 episode of Catfish, and she has since uploaded several YouTube videos detailing the mistreatment she allegedly suffered at the hands of one of the show's hosts.

"I don't think you're a lesbian," Morgan recalls the host saying.

"I was like, 'Oh why do you feel that way?'" she says in one of her videos.

"And he was just like, 'Because I just feel like you haven't met the right guy yet. Do you think I'm attractive? Have you ever had sex with a guy?'"

Morgan says that when she replied in the negative, the host responded:

"Well I think you should try it, I have a big dick, I would tear your ass up."

Laura Perlongo

Schulman has issued a statement denying that any such conversation ever took place:

"The behavior described in this video did not happen and I'm fortunate that there are a number of former colleagues who were present during this time period who are willing to speak up with the truth," he writes.

"I have always been transparent about my life and would always take responsibility for my actions — but these claims are false."

An anonymous source has corroborated Schulman's claims, telling E! News:

"The videos include a lot of things are that are disprovable, including the timeline and specific production details. The behavior she describes is inconsistent with Nev."

Currently, production on Catfish is indefinitely suspended as MTV investigates the allegations against Schulman.

We'll have further updates on this developing story as more information becomes available.

Nev Schulman, Host of MTV’s Catfish, Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Yup, him too.

On Thursday afternoon, MTV announced that it has suspended production on the reality series Catfish due to troubling allegations against host Nev Schulman.

Nev Schulman Image

The details behind these allegations are unknown at this time, but this is what the cable network said to The Daily Beast in a statement:

“We take these allegations very seriously. We’re working with Critical Content, our third party production company, to conduct a thorough investigation.”

Schulman, who also serves as executive producer on Catfish, has been the main man in front of the camera since the program's debut in 2012.

Now in its seventh season, Catfish centers on Schulman's investigations into online relationships, as he tries to verify whether people are who they actually say they are on the Internet.

It is based on a 2010 documentary of the same name that was also created by Schulman.

In the film, Schulman chronicles how he fell in love with a woman he met online, but was left heartbroken upon learning all the ways in which she misrepresented herself throughout their exchanges.

On the MTV show, he and filmmaking partner Max Joseph set out to assist others who may be in a similar predicament.

Nev Schulman on Bravo

The series has become so popular that the term "Catfished" is now used in any situation that involves one side of an online relationship lying about his or her identity to the other side.

(Sister Wives star Meri Brown, for example, was the victim of a catfishing in 2016.)

Schulman is 33 years old and is married to Laura Perlongo.

The couple are parents to a 17-month old girl named Cleo and co-host a web series, “We Need to Talk,” for ATTN.

"It’s basically a show about relationships," Nev told Us Weekly last year, adding:

"What do you do when you do find it and you want to keep it? You gotta work through some sh-t.

"This is a show that’s honest and sometimes a little embarrassing, but it’s real and it’s about the things that come up when you’re a couple."

Nev Schulman and Laura Perlongo

In response to the allegations against him, Schulman has said the following to The Daily Beast:

"I have always been transparent about my life and would always take responsibility for my actions - but these claims are false."

Over the past several months, of course, more and more women have felt empowered by what has been dubbed the #MeToo movement.

They have come out with accusations against such stars as Matt Lauer, Louis C.K., Charlie Rose and movie producer Harvey Weinstein.

It's very possible that none of these men ever work in Hollywood again.

And while it's too early to say for certain, it's now possible that the same will apply for Nen Schulman.

UPDATE: The woman who has accused Schulman was reportedly appeared on Catfish on Season 4.

She says Schulman and a production assistant peppered her with questions about her sexuality and made her feel uncomfortable by praising her looksoverand over.

According to THIS REPORT, she also alleges that the unnamed PA plied her with alcohol and assaulted her.

Chris Brown Sued for Alleged Rape at His House

Chris Brown is once again in trouble with the law.

The often-violent singer has been sued by a home who claims she was the victim of a sexual assault at Brown's house, alleging that was forced to perform oral sex on a woman who was menstruating.

She also says a friend of Brown's raped her twice.

Chris Brown in Yellow

The woman, who has hired Glorida Allred as her attorney, has filed these legal documents under the name Jane Doe.

She claims she attended a party at Brown's mansion on February of 2017 at which cocaine, ecstasy and marijuana were readily available.

In official papers obtained by TMZ, the woman explains that an unnamed female friend of the artist's forced her and a few other women into a bedroom.

This friend then blocked the door with a couch. 

The instigator proceeded to force women to hook up with Brown and another man, named Lowell Grissom.

Doe adds that her cell phone was taken away from her upon arrival at the gathering.

Sitting Courtside

The woman details how she attempted to leave the situation, only for Brown's female friend to grab her by the throat and make her give Grissom a blow job.

Doe adds that this same female friend then pushed her down on the bed and "literally sat on [her] face, using her legs to pin [her] down while forcing [her] to perform oral sex on her."

It gets more disgusting from there, allegedly:

Doe says the woman was menstruating.

She says in the lawsuit that she went to the bathroom after this unwanted sex act and saw her face covered in blood.

While she was showering, Grissom came in, shoved her on the bed and raped her.

Chris Brown in a Baggy Shirt

During a news conference on Wednesday, Allred said this was "one of the most horrific sexual assault cases" she has ever seen.

According to the lawsuit, Grissom later held Doe against a washing machine and raped her a second time that evening.

She says she went to a rape treatment center and reported it to police, but the police have said they could not determine whether these sex acts were consensual or not.

As a result, they did not pursue charges.

Attorney Mark Geragos tells TMZ that Allred is demanding $17 million in the lawsuit, which  Geragos says is ridiculous.

He says the allegations are not true and that Brown is innocent.

Chris Brown Points

The singer, of course, managed to avoid jail time even after punching Rihanna in the face many times back in 2009.

He has since been accused of domestic violence and seems to have a serious problem with his temper, as well as with his ego.

But, hey, the guy can dance really well and he makes catchy music, so millions of fans don't apparently care about this other stuff.

Stormy Daniels: Did Trump Pay Her $130k With Funds From Russia?

There have been people who want Stormy Daniels to go away, either because they support Trump or because they view her as a "distraction."

That latter group of people are now eating their words. Because the Stormy sex story has now been linked with Trump's biggest scandal:

Russian collusion.

Stormy Daniels Smirks

Michael Avenatti tweeted out this explosive statement:

"After significant investigation, we have discovered that Mr. Trump’s atty Mr. Cohen received approximately $500,000 in the [months] after the election."

The alleged origins of that sizable transfer of funds make this story much bigger than it first appeared.

"From a company controlled by a Russian Oligarc with close ties to Mr. Putin."

And he links it directly to Stormy's legal battle.

"These monies may have reimbursed the $130k payment."

In other words, he is saying that Russia itself put forward the money to silence Stormy ... but only after funneling it through Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen.

Michael Avenatti tweet

So, what Avenatti is specifically claiming is that Michael Cohen, Trump's personal attorney, received $500,000 from a company controlled by a Russian oligarch.

That money was then apparently deposited into an account that was used to pay Stormy Daniels her hush money.

While there are other deposits that Avenatti finds suspicious, from state-run Korea Aerospace Industries to Novartis to AT&T, the Stormy revelation is getting the most attention.

A lot of people are shocked and even amused that Cohen seems to have used the same account for all of this.

But the accusation -- of knowingly using foreign funds to influence American politics -- is no laughing matter.

Avenatti looks vindicated and resolute, but not amused.

Michael Avenatti

This is huge, for multiple reasons.

See, while the Stormy Daniels sex scandal has left many of Trump's critics feeling as entertained as Ivanka's neighbor watching an LGBT protest in front of the First Daughter's house ... it's had others worried.

What, they wondered, if this whole Stormy Daniels thing were just a distraction?

This has been a concern about a large number of things, from Trump's outlandish Twitter rants to numerous other scandals in the Trump White House.

Others have countered, essentially saying that Trump isn't clever enough to elaborately plot these things and that he's just every bit the disaster that he seems to be.

But this claim is that the Stormy Daniels scandal intersects with the Trump campaign's collusion with Russia to influence the outcome of the 2016 Presidential elections.

Which would mean that this isn't a distraction or just another negative thing about Trump -- it might be the key to his undoing.

In Avenatti's words: "This thing's ugly and it's gonna get worse."

Stormy Daniels Bed Selfie

But ... will Michael Cohen flip on Trump's involvement?

He has recently said that he loves his family and puts them first, and that this investigation and scandal has been making their lives miserable.

We hope that he will do the right thing and tell the truth, whatever that may be.

He is doubtless feeling a lot of pressure from multiple political forces.

He may also fear that he will go to prison if he confesses to any crimes -- sometimes, even cutting a deal with the prosecution means spending time behind bars.

But telling the truth would have to be the right thing, right? Whether or not he would be revealing what so many hope or fear he will say.

For now, however, Cohen has claimed that "his document is inaccurate."

Cohen's attorney asserted "This is not a payment."

Michael Cohen Photo

Stormy is still not the only part of this story raising eyebrows.

It is worth noting that AT&T says that their donation was for "insights" into the Trump administration.

Of course, these donations began after Trump spoke against a merger that AT&T had been working on. Trump has not commented publicly on that merger since.

AT&T is also one of the massive companies expected to benefit from the tragic downfall of Net Neutrality, which Trump has set into motion.

Some believe that AT&T essentially paid bribes to -- or through -- Cohen in order to promote their business interests over the will of the American people.

AT&T is sure to continue to object to that characterization.

Still, there's no part of this story more explosive than the alleged affair with and then silencing of Stormy herself.

Perhaps it only makes sense that a reality star president should be undone by a porn star.

Audrey Roloff Faces Backlash for "Inappropriate" Beach Photos of Baby Daughter

Audrey Roloff is not known for stirring up controversy.

Yes, early in her reality show career, the Little People, Big World star received some flak about posing naked in a bathtub, mostly because she has built a reputation as being a rather staunch Christian.

This incident took place in August of 2016.

With Her Precious Daughter

Since then, Audrey has mostly just used her Instagram page as a way to gush about three things:

  1. Her faith.
  2. Her husband.
  3. And, now that she's been a mother for about eight months, her daughter Ember Jean.

When Audrey does create outrage online, it's typically due to something she said regarding these loved ones or her religion.

For example, Roloff (deservedly perhaps?) heard it from many followers a few days ago after an episode of Little People, Big World aired in which she labeled baby formula as "sinful."

We can understand why lots of people did not react favorably to that terminology.

But we most definitely cannot fathom why so many trolls out there are dragging Audrey all over the place for her latest set of social media photos.

One is posted above and the other below.

Audrey Roloff on the Beach

They were snapped of the relatively new mother during a recent trip to Hawaii... and they're adorable, right?!?

They feature Audrey and Ember at total peace and contentment on the beach.

At least that's how we interpreted the images.

However, others on the Internet have sadly focused on Ember's lack of clothing and actually given Audrey a hard time for sharing pictures of her naked child online.

"WTH, Auds, put a bathing suit on her!" one disgusted Internet user wrote in reply to this image, while another labeled it as "inappropriate" and still another went as far as to call it "pornographic."

That's just crazy talk, in our opinion, and it says a lot more about the person writing it than about Audrey herself.

Roloffs in Hawaii

But one comment did hit home a little more accurately.

One person noted that the pictures are harmless and cute, but that there are "pervs" on the Web that may look at them the "wrong way," encouraging Audrey to be aware of such gross individuals when posting such snapshots.

We can sadly see that.

Roloff, to her credit, is not letting the misguided haters get her down.

She shared a lengthy caption with these pictures that summed up her take on motherhood so far.

A Perfect Setting

"This was an evening of undistracted playfulness with our little girl. Splashing in the ocean and digging in the sand," opened Audrey, adding:

"I think it was C.S. Lewis that said, 'Children aren’t a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.' 

"I’ll admit it. I’m a heroic multitasker. And although this might be a skill worthy of praise in our culture, it’s a tendency I’m trying to fight against. I want to be more present, more tuned-in, and more alive in each moment, task, or encounter.

"Especially when it comes to motherhood."

She concluded:

I don’t want to model busyness, I want my life to reflect discipline, priorities, and healthy rhythms of rest. I want my daughter to know by my actions that raising her is a privellage and a blessing, not a burden.

Moms how do you fight agaisnt the temptaion to multitask?!

This isn't the first time Audrey has reached out to her fellow moms.

Do you gave a response to her question here, ladies?

Thomas Ravenel, Southern Charm Star, Accused of Sexual Assault

Thomas Ravenel, the lead cast member on Bravo's Southern Charm, is under investigation for sexual assault.

According to People Magazine, which broke this disturbing story, real estate Ashley Perkins alleges that the reality star took advantage of her mother back when she went on a date with Ravenel in 2015.

Thomas Ravenel

Parker says her mother and Ravenel met on the dating app Tinder in October of the aforementioned year and then went out on Christmas Day, about two months later.

"We lived in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. He was going to pick her up and they were going to go out for drinks. She agreed to that." Parker tells People, adding that she did not witness the alleged incident.

She continues as follows:

"I helped her get ready – she wore a diamond tennis bracelet on her wrist. Her wrist was fine when she left the house.

"He left her voicemail saying he got lost on the way to pick her up. I thought he sounded a little inebriated."

Parker, pictured below with her mother, says Ravenel "changed plans" from the original date agreement as soon as her mom got into his car.

He suggested they go see a home he had just had renovated and she agreed.

perk mom

(We should note at this point that Southern Charm airs on Bravo and follows a bunch of rich and spoiled people around. It premiered in March of 2014.)

Once inside the home, Ravenel reportedly poured his date a small glass of wine.

Upon entering the nanny's room in the residence, Ravenel "he turned on" my mom, Parker says,detailing her allegations this way:

"He pushes my mom onto the nanny’s bed, grabs her wrist with one hand, then he starts trying to pull her pants off. And she’s like ‘No, no, no, stop.’

"He stuck his fingers inside of her vagina as well as her anus.

"She told me that he held her hands back with one arm and then pulled his penis out and shoved it in her face."

Thomas Ravenel Picture

After her mother screamed "YOU'RE A RAPIST," Ravenel leaped out, "out of his trance," Parker says, and left the room.

After the alleged attack, Ashley claims Ravenel told Debbie "to get yourself an Uber."

However, Debbie convinced Ravenel to drive her home because she had never taken an Uber before, and he proceeded to berate her on the way there.

Parker explains that her mom was acting very "withdrawn" until finally confessing to her daughter what had transpired.

According to Ashley, Debbie contacted a friend who was an attorney and described the alleged situation. He advised her to get legal help, she says.

Parker says they hired Gloria Allred (who has declined comment) and agreed with Ravenal in "mediation" for a settlement of $200,000.

Thomas Ravenel Photo

Parker and her mom now live in Florida.

She says she has come forward to serve as an inspiration for other victims of sexual assault.

“This is bigger than my mom. This is bigger than me. I would like to let… other women know that Thomas is not invincible," Ashley concludes to People.

"Or even just women who are against powerful men and think they can’t do anything. I want them to know, you can. I would like to see him off of Bravo.

"I would like for my mom not to have to worry about flipping on the television and seeing his smug mug, flaunting his lifestyle around. It’s bigger than us now.

"I’d like to see some good come out of the ugly.”

In response to these charges, a lawyer for Ravenel says:

My client enjoys a certain degree of fame and unfortunately has become – unfairly – a target for an individual who has, in my opinion, dubious motivations.

Ravenel, who was sentenced to 10 months in jail on federal cocaine distribution charges in 2007, has starred on Southern Charm since its premiere in 2014.

He shares four-year-old daughter Kensie and two-year-old son Saint with ex-girlfriend Kathryn Dennis.

Bill Cosby & Roman Polanski Expelled From the Academy For Decades of Being Awful

Earlier this week, Bill Cosby was found guilty on three counts of sexual assault.

The news didn't come as a surprise to anyone who's paid attention to the seemingly endless allegations against Cosby, but remarkably, it seems there are some who were caught off-guard by the verdict.

Bill Cosby in a Suit

For starters, there's Camille Cosby, who apparently believes her husband was convicted because of racism.

We're no legal experts, but we're gonna go out on a limb and say it had more to do with the overwhelming evidence against him.

Anyway, it remains to be seen if Cosby will actually serve time behind bars, but in the meantime, he's already suffering the consequences of being one of the worst humans on the planet.

Toray, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences - the organization responsible for the Oscars and the Emmys - announced that Cosby has been expelled from its membership.

Not only that, Cosby's fellow sex offender Roman Polanski has also been expelled by the Academy more than 40 years after he allegedly raped a 13-year-old girl.

Roman Polanski

"The Board continues to encourage ethical standards that require members to uphold the Academy's values of respect for human dignity," read a statement from the Academy.

They should've followed that up with "but only in cases where there's a lot of publicity and it looks like we might wind up taking some heat."

Obviously, the decision on Cosby was prompted by his guilty verdict.

But it remains unclear why the Academy decided to finally take action more than 4 decades after his alleged crime.

Most likely, the decision was a result of mounting pressure and the massive cultural shift that's taken place in Hollywood over the past eight months.

Bill Cosby, In Shame

Ever since the Academy expelled Harvey Weinstein in October, they've faced increased pressure to continue cleaning house.

Don't get us wrong - better late than never, but we would be remiss if we didn't ding the Academy for waiting until this scandal was middle-aged to do something about it.

Hopefully, they've learned a lesson from all of this.

When people are accused of genuinely monstrous acts, you don't need to wait until dozens more accusers come forward of multiple decades pass to do something about it.

And it doesn't matter how much you love their crappy sitcom, their pudding pop ads, or their overwrought psychological horror flicks.

Luann de Lesseps Arrest Video: A Disturbing Must-Watch!

By now, you've likely heard all about Luann de Lesseps getting arrested late last year.

The Real Housewives of New York City was taken into Florida police custody in December after she was caught breaking into a hotel room and refusing to leave.

The star was later charged with resisting an officer with violence, which is a felony; as well as two misdemeanors, trespassing in an occupied structure or conveyance and disorderly intoxication.

According to officers on the scene, Luann "appeared to be highly intoxicated," which certainly does not forgive her actions.

But does apply some context to them.

So that sums up what you've probably heard about the arrest.

But now you can actually watch it unfold.

In a video of her incident first obtained by CBS12 and then posted by the Daily Mail and online, the Bravo personality is in handcuffs as she sits in a police car.

You can hear someone, presumably a cop, telling a friend that de Lesseps’ “hit a law enforcement officer.”

Luann is then seen struggling with her handcuffs before slipping one off her wrist, calling out to her pal and repeatedly declaring: “I’ve done nothing wrong. Let me out, please.”

But she is not let out.

After an officer starts trying to fasten de Lesseps’ seatbelt, the video shows her becoming angry and saying:

“Don’t touch me. I’m gonna kill you. I’ll kill you. I will kill you.”

After she does exit the vehicle, Luann says: “Why would you do that to me? Why would you?”

And then a short time later to an officer:

“I’m gonna get you. I’m gonna get you, big time. I’ve done nothing wrong and you’re handcuffing me.”

de Lesseps has remained a regular Real Housewives cast member despite this arrest, saying shortly after it transpired:

I am truly embarrassed. I have decided to seek professional guidance and will be voluntarily checking into an alcohol treatment center.

I intend to turn this unfortunate incident into a positive life changing event.

Once again, I sincerely apologize for my actions. I have the greatest respect for police officers and the job they do.

My actions alleged in the police report do not reflect my core values and my law abiding character.

Check out the disturbing arrest video HERE:

Luann de lesseps threatens to murder cop in this arrest video

Miranda Lambert: Totes Called Out by Woman Whose Home She Wrecked!

According to multiple recent reports, there's only one thing Miranda Lambert is better at than singing:

Stealing husbands from other women.

It's scandalous, but it's allegedly true.

Miranda Lambert at the Mic

The country music superstar split from husband Blake Shelton in early 2015.

She did so amid rumors that she cheated on her fellow artist; multiple times with multiple women, according to at least one magazine cover story.

Shortly after her marriage to Shelton ended, Lambert started dating some guy named Anderson East.

But that relationship ended several weeks ago... and it was immediately followed by Lambert jumping into bed with country singer Evan Felker.

On the surface, this isn't a big deal.

It makes sense: Felker is the frontman for the band currently opening for Lambert on her current tour.

HOWEVER, there's a lot more to this...

Evan Felker

Radar Online obtained Felker's divorce documents from February, a set of legal documents that were filed by his wife, Staci.

And these documents made it clear that Felker cheated on Staci, almost definitely with Lambert, when you consider the timing of everything.

This is what Staci wrote in her divorce petition:

Petitioner alleges that a state of complete and irreconcilable incompatibility has arisen between the parties, by virtue of Respondent’s abandonment of Petitioner, which has completely destroyed the legitimate aims of the marriage and rendered its continuation impossible.

Shortly this information went public, Shelton hurled some major shade at his ex-wife on Twitter, writing:

Been taking the high road for a long time.. I almost gave up.  But I can finally see something on the horizon up there!! Wait!! Could it be?! Yep!! It’s karma!!

Blake Shelton tweet

And the insults keep flying in Lambert's direction!

Following the reports this week that her estranged husband is dating the star singer, Staci Nelson/Felker shared a selfie and a “public service announcement” with her social media followers.

“PSA: If Staci Felker can make it through this week, so can you," she wrote as a caption to the image.

Yup, even this previously-unknown woman is getting in on the anti-Lambert bandwagon.

Staci Felker

And so is the rest of the Internet.

Now that Lambert has earned this sort of reputation, social media users are piling on.

Wrote one critic: Miranda Lambert sucks so bad. 

And another: Miranda Lambert knows what married means, right?

hate on miranda

Lambert herself is yet to comment on this scandal.

The divorce from Shelton has not affected her career in any way, but it will be interesting to whether these new accusations damage future album sales.

In early March, Miranda performed in Tennessee and did seem to address her East break-up at least, telling attendees:

“I want you to feel sad, mad, happy and nostalgic and really pissed sometimes. That’s my favorite. And part of feelings is also heartbreak, unfortunately.

"But fortunately for me, I can use it for my art or whatever. I like to write sad songs. I like to listen to sad songs, so I want to sing y’all one."

Matt Lauer Responds to New Sexual Assault Allegations

Matt Lauer has spoken out for the first time in five months.

The disgraced former Today Show host has issued a new statement in light of new and very troubling allegations leveled against him.

Matt Lauer is Terrible

“I have made no public comments on the many false stories from anonymous or biased sources that have been reported about me over these past several months" Lauer told The Washington Post last night, adding:

"I remained silent in an attempt to protect my family from further embarrassment and to restore a small degree of the privacy they have lost."

He continued:

“But defending my family now requires me to speak up. I fully acknowledge that I acted inappropriately as a husband, father and principal at NBC.

"However I want to make it perfectly clear that any allegations or reports of coercive, aggressive or abusive actions on my part, at any time, are absolutely false."

A few months ago, Lauer was accused of rape.

A former NBC staffer said the embattled reporter locked the door to his office when she was inside of it and then forced himself on her.

Matt Lauer at the Olympics

But that alleged incident is actually not what Lauer is responding to here.

Instead, he has broken his lengthy silence after ex-colleague and co-host Ann Curry told The Post this week that she approached by two members of NBC’s management team in 2012 after an female staffer told Curry that she was “sexually harassed physically” by Lauer.

This is what Curry told the newspaper:

“A woman approached me and asked me tearfully if I could help her. She was afraid of losing her job. … I believed her."

Added Curry in this new interview:

“I told management they had a problem and they needed to keep an eye on him and how he deals with women."

Ann Curry with Matt Lauer

It wasn't until this past November, however, that Lauer was fired for sexual misconduct.

NBC management said at the time that it had received a believable report from an employee at the network in regard to Lauer's behavior...

...and that it had reasons to believe many other incidents involving Lauer had also taken place.

Curry left NBC in 2015, much to the chagrin of pretty much anyone who ever watched her on air.

It was evident that she did not get along with Lauer, although she mostly took the high road when asked about him in January.

“I can tell you that I am not surprised by the allegations,” the veteran journalist said very simply in response to the Lauer scandal.

Matt Lauer on the Set

In this instance, though, Curry emphasized that she was familiar with verbal harassment examples.

A few days after Lauer was fired, he released the following statement:

There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and action.

To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry. As I am writing this, I realize the depth of the damage and disappointment I have left behind at home and at NBC.

Some of what is being said about me is untrue or mischaracterized, but there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed.

I regret that my shame is now shared by the people I cherish dearly

Repairing the damage will take a lot of time and soul searching, and I’m committed to beginning that effort. It is now my full-time job. The last two days have forced me to take a very hard look at my own troubling flaws.

It’s been humbling. I am blessed to be surrounded by people I love.

I thank them for their patience and grace.

There's been talk of late, however, of Lauer trying to mount some kind of comeback.

We presume this is why Curry has come forward with a new round of accusations against him.

Good for her.

He sucks.

He deserves no more chances.

Jason Simpson to O.J.: I Saw You Kill Nicole Man!

Back in March, we reported on the death of Tom Scotto, a longtime confidant of O.J. Simpson's who passed away at the age of 56 due to complications from pneumonia.

Now, Radar Online is reporting that Scotto used his last breaths to make a chilling revelation about his infamous friend.

O.J. Simpson, Pre-Freedom

Journalist Allison Kugel says she spoke to Scotto moments before his death and was shocked by what she learned about one of the most notorious murder mysteries of the 20th century:

“In his own words, Tom told me, ‘O.J. went berserk, ran to his car, got the knife and came back,’" says Kugel, who was writing a book about Simpson at the time.

“Tom said, ‘After O.J. did Nicole, he had no choice but to take care of Goldman.’”

Kugel goes on to reveal that O.J.'s son, Jason Simpson, arrived on the scene unexpectedly on the night of the murders.

“Tom said Jason showed up afterward,” Kugel says.

O.J. Simpson Tells All, 2006

“But O.J. told Jason, ‘Get the f--k out of here!’ because ‘there was no cleaning [the murder] up.’”

As for why the younger Simpson visited his stepmother's home that night, Scotto says Jason had an inkling that “something bad was going to go on."

Kugel divulges that she's inclined to believe Scotto in large part because of the manner in which he made his confession:

"[Scotto] didn’t come out right away and it didn’t come out in a casual manner,” Kugel tells Radar. 

“It was more like a serious confidential conversation, and Tom said O.J. cried several times. He said, ‘O.J. cried more than once.’”

O.J. Simpson Parole Hearing Photo

As for whether or not there might be any legal ramifications for Jason Simpson in light of this new information, legal expert Peter Gleason says it's possible, but unlikely.

“If police were to re-open the investigation, this kid could be subject to questioning,” Gleason tells Radar.

Interestingly, this is not the first time that insiders have claimed Jason was present at the murder scene.

Former Simpson bodyguard Miguel Perreira once claimed that an intoxicated O.J. claimed that Jason instigated the violence that night by attacking Goldman.

O.J., of course, was acquitted of the murders in one of the most famous trials of all time, but was later arrested on robbery charges.

Simpson was released from prison in October of 2017 after serving 9 years behind bars.

29 Stars Who Suck For Having Cheated

Cheaters never win and winners never cheat. 

But cheaters do make good celebrity gossip fodder, which is the reason we've covered so many of them in depth on our website.

Below, we rundown a number of known bad boyfriends and husbands (from golfers to Presidents; actors to reporters) and we send one simple message to them all, courtesy of their significant others:


1. Tristan Thompson

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Thompson is among the worst of the offenders listed here. Just click on the above name to read all about how he cheated on a PREGNANT Khloe Kardashian.

2. Donald Trump

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The President has admitted to having multiple affairs while married, dating back to his first union with Ivana. Most recently, a porn star named Stormy Daniels has gone on record with her naked Trump romp. (This guy is our President!)

3. Josh Duggar

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Josh Duggar didn't merely admit to cheating on his wife. He admitted to being a client on Ashley Madison and to having an addiction to porn! Dude sucks.

4. Tiger Woods

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Really, everyone else on this list is just playing for second place. The guy slept with every cocktail waitress who has ever served a drink. While he was married to a hottie!

5. Scott Disick

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We always knew Scott Disick was a drinker. But it came out in the summer of 2015 that he's also a cheater! Good riddance, dude!

6. Jesse James

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Jesse James cheated on Sandra Bullock. But she eventually found his replacement: a little guy named Oscar.
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26 Most Shocking Cheating Scandals of All-Time

Ben Affleck may have done it. Josh Duggar definitely did it.

Tristan Thompson did it to his pregnant girlfriend.

And Tiger Woods also did it, over and over and over and over again.

Infidelity scandals have rocked an endless number of famous relationships, crossing the boundaries of sports, music, movies and television.

Let's take a look below at some of the most memorably shocking celebrity cheating instances of all-time:

1. Tristan Thompson (with Many Women!)

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The most damning report concerning Thompson is, yes, that he cheated multiple times on Khloe Kardashian. But he allegedly did so just over a week before she gave birth to their child! My goodness!

2. Kristen Stewart (with Rupert Sanders)

Robsten scandal
It remains incredible to this day: Kristen Stewart cheated on Robert Pattinson with director Rupert Sanders, as photos of their affair hit the tabloids and Stewart issued a public statement regarding the incident.

3. Ben Affleck (with Christine Ouzounian)

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Celebrity gossip outlets everywhere have had to memorize the spelling of Christine Ouzounian's name because Affleck allegedly stuck his penis in the vagina of his family's nanny prior to divorcing Jennifer Garner.

4. Josh Duggar (with Danica Dillon... and others)

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Josh Duggar has been outed as a child molester AND as a cheater husband, following his admission that he was a client of Ashley Madison for many months.

5. Hank Baskett (with Ava London)

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Hank Baskett swears a transgender model only touched his private parts OVER the shorts. But this cheating scandal has fueled numerous reality TV seasons.

6. Tiger Woods (with, like, everyone)

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Tiger Woods was married to quite the stunner in Elin Nordegren. He then went out and banged like every cocktail waitress he saw.
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Tristan Thompson: CAUGHT Cheating on Khloe Kardashian!

Poor Khloe Kardashian.

No, wait, let us rephrase that:

Poor, poor, poor, POOR Khloe Kardashian.


Just days before the reality star is set to give birth, multiple outlets are reporting that long-term boyfriend (and baby daddy) Tristan Thompson has cheated on her multiple times.

And the latest example seemingly took place just a few days ago.

First, however, TMZ has posted footage that depicts Thompson very clearly hooking up with two women back in October.

The footage stems from surveillance video recorded at a hookah lounge outside Washington D.C.

You can clearly see Tristan making out with one woman just as the other grabs his head and pushes it down to her chest.

Kradling Khloe

This second woman then grabs Tristan's crotch.

The video was filmed the evening before the Cleveland Cavaliers played the Washington Wizards.

Kardashian was three months along in her pregnancy at the time.

As far as we know, this was the first time Thompson cheated on Khloe.

But TMZ, People Magazine and The Daily Mail are all among the fairly reliable websites reporting that there's at least one other occasion.

Mom and Dad Pic

The latter publication claims to have posted a video filmed by a club goer at PH-D Lounge (a rooftop bar in Manhattan) last Saturday night.

That footage allegedly depicts Thompson getting up close and very personal with an an unnamed woman.

This woman has long, straight, brown hair and bright red nails... and her arms around the NBA player's shoulders.

At one point, she leans in and appears to kiss Tristan.

The timeline does match up again in this case, as Thompson and the Cavaliers played in Philadelphia on Friday night.

Tristan Thompson Dunk!

They had the weekend off prior to taking on the Knicks in New York on Monday.

"I was there and he was on the table right next to us with a group of friends and some girl who he was obviously making out with all night," said the person who filmed this scandalous video, adding:

"They were holding each other and it was so obvious."

It gets even worse than this alleged spit-swapping, too.

TMZ claims there's footage of Thompson and this woman walking into the Four Seasons hotel around 5 a.m. on Sunday.

Hours later, she leaves with an overnight bag.

Khloe Kardashian with the Smooch

Beyond that, TMZ has even identified the woman as an Instagram user with the handle "@ms.stephaniee_."

She actually posted snippets from a sex tape last night, seemingly of her and Thompson, prior to quickly taking them down.

Moreover, Stephanie included explicit texts from that read:

If I was there I would grab u while u try to walk away from me than I would pull ya hair and kiss you than rip ya clothes off and lay u down while I suck ya p**** and say sorry.

Than I'll stick this long d*** in you slow but deep

Khloe and Tristan Thompson, All My Love

(UPDATE: A new report claims Thompson actually went back to his hotel in this case with Lani Brown, not this Stephanie person.)

These texts have also been deleted and we cannot confirm they were written by Thompson.

But Stephanie shared them soon after this explosive story went viral across the Internet.

Just incredible and awful for Khloe, right?

The 33-year old recently wrote that she's just sitting at home these days, bored AF while she waits to give birth.

And making Thompson's actions even more despicable, if these allegations are true?

Khloe is waiting at HIS home!

Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Kiss

She has been in Cleveland now for weeks because she plans on welcoming her daughter in Thompson's hometown.

She's been planning on sticking around for an undetermined length of time so the couple can raise their child together.

Heck, the most recent Instagram photo shared by Khloe is the one immediately above.

It features her kissing Thompson on the lips and it includes the caption:

"We are ready whenever you are little mama."

Tristan Thompson on the Court

Khloe and Tristan have been together for well over a year now.

The baller did reportedly leave a woman named Jordan Craig for Khloe back when the celebrities started dating, and get this:

Craig was also pregnant with his baby at the time.

So there may be a pattern to Thompson's actions.

Neither Khloe nor anyone in her famous family has spoken out yet on any of these reports.

But they are EVERYwhere, this is not a case where just one website is writing a few vague details and/or making a handful of wild accusations.

We'd say Khloe almost has to say something soon, but she may have something else on her mind instead:

She is due to give birth any day now.