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Judge Has to Order 30-Year-Old Man to Move Out of Parents’ House

A 30-year-old grown ass man lost his court battle against his parents after a judge ruled that he does, in fact, have to move out of their house.

This story is wild, but actually a bit more serious than people might first believe.


We've included a video from the courthouse below, but that only tells part of the story.

The full back-and-forth between New York State Supreme Court Justice Donald Greenwood and Michael Rotondo lasted approximately a half hour.

Though the judge ordered that Rotondo would have to move out of his folks' house in Camillus, N.Y., outside Syracuse, he also ordered that Adult Protective Services investigate the situation.

To a degree, perhaps Judge Greenwood was simply doing his due diligence in a case involving family members at home.

But it is clear to anyone watching this case that something is ... not right.

It began when Rotondo's parents offered to help him to find an apartment and even offered him money, giving him over $1,000 ... which he then used on "expenses" without moving.

Following that, they stopped paying for his phone and ... well, they ended up in court.

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Since first being reported, the Rotondo story has been picked up by New York Post, Fox News, the BBC, and The Late Late Show with James Corden.

Greenwood praised Rotondo's legal research after Rotondo pointed to a prior case in which it was determined that a family member had the right to six months between being served with an eviction and actually being required to leave.

This period of time is designed so that someone can make enough money to secure new housing. There are all sorts of eviction laws to cover many situations.

Greenwood patiently explained to Rotondo that there is an appellate court case that establishes that, in short, the case that Rotondo cited does not apply to his particular family situation.

Rotondo referred to the judge's ruling as "outrageous."

Judge Greenwood referred to Rotondo's demand that he be allowed to remain as being similarly "outrageous."

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Though the judge urged Rotondo to speak to his parents, Mark and Christina, and reach an amicable arrangement, Rotondo refused.

After the court ruling, Rotondo spoke to the press who had gathered.

Rotondo says that there have not been any "incidents" between him and his parents. In fact, he says that they effectively do not speak with each other.

He says that they do not provide him with food or with laundry, but that they do provide him with a residence.

He describes getting food in the kitchen as being similar to a buffet line, and that he waits for his parents to vacate the room before cooking his own meals.

When asked what he does to support himself, Rotondo says that he has a business, but refused to identify it, instead saying:

"My business is my business."

After speaking to the press, he returned to his parents' house. He plans to attempt to appeal the ruling.

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Here is why this is serious.

Rotondo has a son, of whom he does not have custody.

From our understanding, it looks like he has attempted to sue for custody on the grounds that not having custody is discrimination against him, as a "poor person."

It seems that he fears that accepting money from his parents and having his own residence, while normally things that would make a person seem like a more viable parent, would undercut his bid for custody.

If your parents are just handing you over $1,000, it's kind of hard to argue that you're impoverished.

Another cause for worry is that Rotondo has a 2009 arrest for allegedly stalking a woman at her home.

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Many have speculated that Rotondo may have certain unresolved ... issues.

But obviously, he is in no way representative of most people who live at home.

With two decades of wage stagnation while rent and housing prices continue to climb, it is increasingly difficult for even employed adults to find housing.

Though a lot of media attention to the Rotondo case has likely been due to older generations finding amusement at the idea of a man so accustomed to being pampered that he'd rather go to court than move out, there's more going on here.

And, again, there are plenty of young adults who would love nothing more than to move out ... and would be happy to, if they started making a living wage.

We hope that Rotondo's story has a happy ending. Perhaps APS will be able to assist Rotondo by connecting him to whichever resources he needs.

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Drunk Airline Passenger Pees on Seat, Gets Arrested

Here's something different for a change:

It's a story about an airline passenger sucking, as opposed to yet another story about an airline itself sucking.


Last Thursday, a man named Michael A. Haag was on board a Frontier Airlines flight from Denver to Charleston.

So far, so normal, right?

Plenty of men fly on a daily basis from this lovely Colorado city to this historic South Carolina destination.

About two hours into the journey, however, Haag reportedly granted the woman seated next to him, much to her understandable horror and chagrin.

Said a fellow passenger, recounting what transpired to a local Fox affiliate in Denver:

"I hear a woman scream, if this man f-cking touches me one more time I’ll f-cking kill him."

The fellow passenger (who identified herself as "Emilu" added that the 45-year old Haag seemed “extremely intoxicated” and “out of his mind," while the woman who was groped said she witnessed him down two double shots of vodka on the flight.


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Haag also allegedly verbally assaulted another woman, asking her variouspersonal questions about her sexual habits.

After flight attendants learned of Haag's behavior, they reassigned him, moving him to the back of the plane where there was an empty row of seats.

Out of sight, therefore, and out of mind?

Not quite, unfortunately.

It actually got far more gross and disgusting from there.


Haag apparently went ahead and started urinated on the seat in front of him.

He just whipped out his penis and relieved himself, right then and there.

(It could have been worse, we guess, he could have made like this woman and pooped on the floor.)

“I scream, ‘He’s f-cking peeing. He’s peeing. Oh my God,'" Emily told Fox, adding:

"And the flight attendant doesn’t even acknowledge him at first. [The attendant] acknowledges me and says you need to calm down and stop cursing."

Thankfully, attention eventually turned to Haag, who was taken away from the airport gate in handcuffs and charged with interfering with flight crew, as well as and indecent exposure.

He was later released on $25,000 bond, according to Fox 31.

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Emily wasn't thrilled with the response of Frontier, saying someone should have been keeping a closer eye on Haag after he was moved.

In response to her complaint, the airline waived her bag fee and gifted her a $200 Frontier voucher.

Frontier has since released a statement confirming that the carrier is “aware of the situation” and “working with the appropriate authorities," concluding:

"Frontier has zero tolerance for behavior that affects the safety of our passengers and crew. We are supporting authorities in their investigation."

Woman Called a "Smelly Fatty" on a Flight … But Then a Hero Intervened

Flying on an airplane is an exercise in misery. This is even more true for people who are even slightly larger than average.

One woman's worst nightmare became a reality when the man seated beside her referred to her as a "smelly fatty." She broke down into tears.

She says that this is when a heroic other passenger stepped in.

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In a lengthy post to Facebook, Samantha Phillips shares the story of her humiliation.

"I am only sharing this story of what happened to me today in hopes that the person who stuck up for me will somehow be recognized.."

She gets her wish. Whoops, sorry, that's a spoiler.

"I’ve been on airplanes for the past three weeks. My flight to Chicago was changed to an earlier flight because of storms, so I didn’t get to pick my seat like a normally do."

Not ideal at all.

"I always try to sit in a row where I don’t have to sit next to anyone."

That's good. Even a window seat is preferable to being stuck in the middle.

"I’m not the biggest person on the airplane, but I’m not the smallest."

That's true for most people. Technically, that's true for all but two people on any given flight. But it seems that she is self-conscious about her weight.

"My worst nightmare is someone being uncomfortable because they have to sit next to me."

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"My seat was assigned at the gate, and when we boarded I was sitting next to an older guy who said he was a comedian."

That's how you know that it's going to be either a great flight or a terrible one.

Samantha got the latter.

"He looked like he was in his 60s and had on bright yellow sunglasses. He stood up so I could get into my seat next to the window."

This is when the trouble started.

"As soon as I got buckled, he sat back down. The flight attendant started the safety speech and he got his phone out (with huge font and the screen brightness turned all the way up)."

As people age, often eyesight can fail, requiring that they zoom in a little more on their devices. The results can be that it looks like people are using some sort of Fisher Price edition of their phone's OS.

It also makes their texts almost impossible to not see for those around them.

"His phone was maybe 12 inches from my face and he proceeded to text someone that he was sitting next to 'a smelly fatty.'"

That is ... unspeakable.

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As you can imagine, this woman was mortified and crushed.

"I don’t even know what the rest of his text said. I turned my head away as fast as I could."

Some have tried to shame her for "snooping." When words are that size, you can't help but see them. And she was not the only one who saw.

"I was shocked and it was like confirmation of the negative things I think about myself on a daily basis."

It's everyone with a self esteem issue's worst nightmare -- learning that others see them the way that they see themselves.

"Before I knew it, I could feel hot, salty tears coming down my face. I sat and cried silently, hoping this guy didn’t try to make small talk."

Sometimes, something hits you in the emotions before you can safely dissociate. It catches you off guard and the tears come out.

"Because I didn’t trust how I would react and I didn’t want to get kicked off the plane. I was so hurt."

Of course. What a horrible, impossible situation.

"The pilot came overhead and said there would be a 30 minute delay before he could take off -- great. Just more time I would have to sit next to this creep."

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"We sat on the runway waiting for the OK to take off for about 10 minutes- I sat there unable to stop silently crying."

Sometimes, humiliation and emotional pain has a snowball effect and cannot be easily silenced.

"I was scrunching myself up against the wall as far as I could. All of a sudden, someone from behind us taps on the guy’s shoulder and says, 'Hey- I need to talk to you.'"

That someone from behind them was a guy named Chase Irwin.

"The guy next to me takes out his headphones. Someone behind us says, 'We are switching seats. Now.'"

Way to take charge, dude.

"'The guy next to me said, 'OK- why?' And I hear someone say (removing curse words), 'You are texting about her, and I’m not putting up with that.'"

When you're texting in a big-ass font that people beside you and seated on another row can read, you might as well be speaking out loud.

"A guy comes and sits next to me and is shocked when he sees me crying. He asked if I saw the texts and I nodded yes."

That was probably difficult to admit.

"He encouraged me not to let that guy get to me and that everything was going to be fine. We talked about Ross and the kids, his two year old son, our jobs, amongst other things. "

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"He said he just happened to see that guy’s text messages he started shaking he was so mad and knew he had to do something."

Most people would probably just sit there and feel sorry for her, or sit there and wish the rude texter dead, or both. This guy actually did something about it.

"He stopped the flight attendant and told her what he was about to do."

So this wall all sanctioned by the flight crew.

"I told him thank you for what he did and that it meant the world to me -- and that he would be my husband’s new favorite person."

Ours, too!

"The flight attendant kept trying to give him free drinks and told him that he was her hero.  "

As pictured, Chase even got recognized by his place of employment. It's what he deserves.

Michigan Woman Fired for Filling Work-Party Brownies with Laxatives

Remember back when George Constanza was trying to get fired from The New York Yankees?

So he dragged the team's World Series trophy behind in car in the hopes of getting canned for his efforts?

And then he got food all over a vintage Babe Ruth jersey?

Turns out, Jerry's best friend should simply have filled his co-workers' dessert treats with a laxative. That totally would have gotten the job done!


We say this after reading this newspaper article about an unnamed woman in Michigan.

An employee at MMI Engineered Solutions in Saline, she was confronted by police after authorities received a tip from another employee that the woman planned to put laxatives in brownies ...

...and tne bring said brownes to a send-off for a fellow worker.

That's a lot to digest, we know.

And it's something we hope we never have to digest.

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When interviewed by police, the 47-year-old woman initially denied putting laxatives in the brownies, Saline Police Chief Jerrod Hart told reporters this month.

However, when informed the food items would be forensically-tested for tampering, she copped to it, admitting that she baked in a full cube of laxatives.

It's unclear how the woman's co-workers knew she was planning this disgusting prank.

But many of them told the police that there was tension between the woman and the departing employee for whom the party was being thrown.

Hart says no charges will be filed against the woman, although she's been let go from her job.

Because: d'uh!


Multiple outlets write that no one at the company actually ate the contaminated brownies, or else the woman likely would have been placed under arrest.

And while this story may seem like fodder for laughs, Hart says there's a valuable lesson to be learned here.

He hopes kids across the country take note and realize that putting something such as a laxative into someone else's food actually isn't funny at all.

"A lot of times you see it in movies or TV shows where someone tries to do this or play a joke, but it's very serious," he said. "It's a criminal act."

Concluded the Chief:

"There's just so much going on in the world, to create a problem like this is unnecessary and it's criminal."

And, may we add, just generally a crappy thing to do.

Speaking of crappy things to do, click on the video below!

Angry Tim Hortons Patron Poops on Floor, Hurls Feces at Employee

So, you still think Canadians are all gentle and nice and well-mannered, do you?!?

Just in case Justin Bieber didn't shatter this notion many times in the past, the female Tim Hortons patron featured in the following video is pretty much guaranteed to do so.

Before getting to the footage, however, we should probably warn you:

It's very gross and extremely graphic in nature.

And speaking of nature, this is exactly what called (so to speak) when it came to a woman getting angry at an employee at her local Tim Hortons on Monday evening.

The restaurant in question is located in Langley, British Columbia, and the incident that will make you lose your lunch took place around 6:15 p.m.

Thanks to a surveillance camera, we can plainly see that this customer is yelling at some poor dude behind the counter for some unknown reason.

Apparently fed up with whatever he was doing or saying (or not doing or not saying), the woman proceeded to do what any non-rational person would do:

She dropped her pants. She squatted against a wall. And she pooped.

Right there on the restaurant floor.

After the excrement vacated her innards, the woman proceeded to pick it up and hurl it at the employee with whom she was having her dispute.

She then wiped her rear end with some napkins ... and hurled those at the employee as well!

A few observations are worth noting here:

1. What if the woman did not have to take a huge s--t at this exact time? What other way would she have shown her extreme displeasure?

2. Gotta love that she took the time to grab some napkins before taking her dump. What was the thought process there?

I'm so livid that I'm gonna drop one directly on the floor and then use my bare hand to pick it up and throw it... but it would be gross if I didn't wipe afterward!

3. She actually goes back to get a second set of napkins (which she also flung, of course), meaning this was probably a pretty messy endeavor.

4. Don't the other customers in this video look oddly relaxed throughout the ordeal? 

We'd never judge anyone going through such a trauma.

We just think we'd react in a bit more of stunned horror if a stranger took a crap in a public place while we were trying to enjoy an Italino grilled bagel sandwich or something. 

Sources say the woman was arrested for her (sorry) crappy behavior in the restaurant parking lot, although police are still trying to determine what charges to press against her.

We're gonna go out on a limb here and say... public indecency?

Watch the nausea-inducing video below. (You know you sort of want to and now you definitely have to, right?)

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TV Producer Dies After E-Cigarette Explodes, Penetrates Skull

Tallmadge D’Elia, a former CNBC producer who lived in Florida, died on May 5 after his e-cigarette exploded and got lodged in his skull, according to a new report in The Tampa Bay Times.

Based on a just-completed autopsy, it appears as if a piece of this cigaratte's remains actually penetrated D’Elia brain.

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D'Elia (who went by Wake) passed away from the wounds he suffered in this freak accident, which took place in St. Petersburg, after his vape pen ignited a fire in the upstairs bedroom of his family's house.

The story has since gone viral purely due to the unusual nature of this death.

Autopsy results from the medical examiner of Pinellas County reveal that D'Elia's e-cigarette made a "projectile wound" in his skull, while also starting the blaze.

The medical examiner has listed D’Elia cause of death as "projectile wound of head" and says it was an accident.

D’Elia also suffered "thermal injuries," or burns, on roughly 80 percent of his body, the report states.

The 38-year-old's vape pen was reportedly a device made in the Philippines that is unregulated.


Specificially, the medical examiner says the item was a Smok-E Mountain Mech Works, which in an online description says "does not come with safety features."

No kidding, huh?

As of this writing, it's unclear what caused the pen to explode. But some are speculating that it had to have been related to the battery.

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, this is the first death caused by a vape pen in the United States.

From 2009 through 2016, there were 195 recorded incidents in which an electronic cigarette exploded or caught fire, resulting in 133 injuries, 38 of which were listed by this agency as severe.


To avoid this sort of fate, recommendation for e-smokers include:

Never carry e-cig batteries loose in your pocket, especially where they might come into contact with coins, keys or other metal objects which can cause the battery to short out.

Never use you phone or tablet charger. Use the charger that originally came with the device.

Don’t charge your vape device while sleeping or leave it unattended.

Charge it on a flat surface away from anything that can catch fire. Don’t charge it on your couch or bed.

Always replace the batteries if they get damaged or wet.

Always use batteries recommended for your device and don’t mix and match different brands or mix old and new batteries.

Never alter your device or disable the safety features like fire button locks or vent holes.

Protect your vape from extreme temperatures by not leaving it in direct sunlight or in a freezing car overnight.

Trump Supporter: The Cheesecake Factory Harassed Me!

A 22-year-old black man took to social media to claim that he was harassed and intimidated by Cheesecake Factory employees on Mother's Day.


Because he was wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat to show his support for Donald J. Trump.

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Eugenior Joseph is a proud Trump supporter. 

According to Joseph's claims and testimony from multiple witnesses who spoke to The Daily Wire, he was wearing his hat while in the Cheesecake Factory.

This drew some very negative attention from a number of employees at the Dadeland Mall restaurant, starting with one woman who pointed out the hat to her coworkers.

"Her finger was literally on top of his head, we were all looking at her like 'what is happening?'"

"She was pointing at him, calling her other coworkers, telling them to look at this guy wearing a Make America Great Again hat."

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According to the astounding report, as many as a dozen other employees came over.

"So then all the employees started standing there, saying things out loud, like, 'I'm going to knock his head in so hard his hat's going to come off."

Reportedly, some of the employees used the n-word in reference to Joseph, though it is unknown whether or not these employees who allegedly used that term were African American or not.

Joseph says that one employee in particular seemed ready to fight.

"He got behind me and another coworker came by and they were staring at each other and he fist bumped him and then he started looking at me, balling his fists, smacking his fists, trying to scare me."

Joseph says that the alleged harassment became worse.

"I got up and went to the restroom, my girlfriend followed me, and as we were walking back, a group of [the employees] came out from the back and they just started clapping and yelling, and just screaming things at me."

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It is reported that a manager followed Joseph and his companions out of the restaurant, where they were told that some employees had admitted what they had done, and that at least one of them had been sent home.

Police arrived to take statements.

The Miami-Dade police report notes that someone allegedly threatened to knock off Joseph's hat.

They did conclude that no threats were made and that no physical altercation took place. That is good.

Joseph believes that he was singled out because he is a black man who supports Trump, which invites parallels to Kanye West's "MAGA" controversy.

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Conservative commentators and provocateurs are, of course, all over this story.

Alethea Rowe, Senior Director of Public Relations at The Cheesecake Factory, issued a statement:

"No guest should ever feel unwelcomed in one of our restaurants and we are taking this matter very seriously."

"Upon learning of this incident, we immediately apologized to the guests in person."

"We are conducting an investigation and will take the appropriate corrective action."

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Some have expressed doubts as to whether or not this event, which seems to defy belief, took place.

But we should consider that it is possible and that, with multiple witnesses supporting Joseph's claims, it is possible that the Cheesecake Factory will confirm the story once their investigation is concluded.

Some argue that verbal harassment is automatically invited when someone wears a deliberately controversial symbol like a Confederate flag or a MAGA hat.

But no matter where your stance may fall on Trump or his supporters, most of us can agree that restaurant employees should not be harassing someone.

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Woman Arrested for Sending 65,000 Texts to Dude She Barely Knows

An Arizona woman named Jacqueline Ades has been arrested for breaking into the home of a man with whom she went on a single date last year.

This illegal act took place after she sent him approximately 65,000 texts over the course of several months, according to authorities, who have confirmed Ades would sometimes fire off as many as 500 texts in a single day.

And we know what you're thinking:

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What the what now?!?

We thought that stalker who thought Rihanna would willing sleep with him was a bit off his rocker.

The name of the man at the center of this text message flurry is unknown at the moment, but court documents state Ades met him on a dating website at some point last year.

The pair went out just one time.

According to a local ABC affiliate, the harassment began shortly after this outing.

The Paradise Valley Police Department reported that it had received four calls about Ades either entering the man's residence or his place of business between July 2017 and this month.

In April, the man called 911 because he could see via surveillance video that Des was in his house. When police arrived the scene, she was taking a bath.

A butcher knife was later found in her car.

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Ades was taken into custody and charged with felony trespass to a residence. Upon her release, she allegedly sent a text message to the man that read:

"Don’t ever try to leave me ... I'll kill you ... I don't wanna be a murderer."

On May 4, police responded to a call from a business owned by the man because Ades was "acting irrationally and claiming to be the wife of the owner."

She now faces felony charges of stalking and threatening and intimidating, as well as a misdemeanor count of harassment.

In an interview from an Arizona jail house late last week, Ades didn't deny that she had been in constant, one-sided contact with the man.

"I felt like I met my soulmate and I thought we would just do what everybody else did and we would get married and everything would be fine," Ades said.

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Why did she send him so many messages?

"Loving him selflessly brought me his information," she explained. "Because everybody just wants to take. But if you just give and you don't stop giving, you will all of a sudden receive a lot."

Why did she call him a "filty Jew" and reference "Hitler" and seemingly threaten his life on many occasions?

Ades often told reporters they had "negative energy" when they posed such questions, eventually adding:

"I have to share the message of love. Everybody has to love each other."

Ades is scheduled to appear in court May 15. She is being held without bond.

Georgia Teen Filmed Students Having Sex in School Bathroom

A 17-year-old named Kyle Steven Bahner has been arrested for filming two of his fellow students having sex in a school bathroom.

What was probably an impulsive decision could cost him big time and reshape his future for the worst.

If convicted, he could spend years behind bars, as the video below will explain.

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Kyle Bahner is a Georgia teen who attends Harrison High School.

It was at school, during lunch hours, during which he allegedly entered the men's restroom and overheard the tell-tale signs of sexual activity.

What should have been an amusing anecdote to share with his friends became something else, as she held his phone above the stall in which the sex was taking place.

There, he recorded two fellow students, a 15-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy, having sex within the stall.

He reportedly recorded all of this without their permission.

To make things worse, he then distributed that video to a number of friends via social media.

That, folks, is a crime.

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On a scripted teen drama, something like this might happen 

When the assistant principal learned that this video was being spread, Cobb County police were notified.

According to the warrant, Bahner told administrators:

"I took a video of a guy and a girl in a stall because I don't see how they should let that happen and I was showing it to my friends."

He is charged with eavesdropping surveillance, and has been released on $5,000 bail.

If convicted, he could face 1-5 years in prison.

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A number of people are blaming the victims for this.

To be clear, though having sex on campus is almost certainly against school rules, they were clearly trying to avoid being seen and did not in any way invite being recorded.

(While not everyone engages in it, sex in bathrooms is a pretty normal occurrence in high school)

Additionally, a lot of people are asking why he has not been charged with child pornography.

After all, a number of teens have been charged with that hefty, life-ruining label for taking photos of themselves.

The answer, quite frankly, is that the video did not show anyone's genitals. At least there's that.

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As you can see, Twitter was full of misinformed outrage among other responses.

While it is totally normal for someone to have the impulse to share what they are seeing, it is not appropriate to film people having sex and distribute it without their consent. Especially when the students are minors.

For that matter, if you're alone in a bathroom, a mirror selfie is fine. Beyond that ... nobody needs to be photographing or recording anything in bathrooms.

Bahner has also gotten into trouble with the school for this incident.

"This incident has been thoroughly investigated by school administrators and school district police. In addition to the criminal charge, appropriate action has been taken in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct."

Well ... that was vague, but that's appropriate. Bahner, like his alleged victims, is a minor.

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13-Year-Old Boy Miraculously Recovers After Being Declared Brain Dead

After a devastating accident left a 13-year-old boy with multiple skull fractures, his parents were prepared to donate his organs. Then, he began to recovery.

As you will see in the video below, Trenton's recovery has been nothing sort of amazing. He'll tell you that himself in the video below.

It's no wonder that so many people keep referring to this as a miracle.

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Two months ago, Trenton McKinley of Mobile, Alabama was hospitalized under especially tragic circumstances.

The 13-year-old had been in a serious accident.

While riding in a trailer that was hitched to the back of a dune buggy that his friend was driving.

If that sounds like a recipe for disaster to you, you are correct.

ABC reports that when his friend stopped the buggy abruptly, the trailer flipped over.

Trenton's head hit the concrete and the trailer landed on his head.

He had seven skull fractures and needed two different surgeries to remove a portion of his skull.

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Doctors did not expect him to make it, as his mother explains.

"He was dead a total of 15 minutes."

While the medical term for death refers to someone not having any cardiovascular function, brains needs oxygen to live, and when they are starved of oxygen, a person dies.

"When he came back, they said he would never be normal again."

Doctors feared the worst, and warned the family to not get their hopes up.

"They told me the oxidation problems would be so bad to his brain, that he would be a vegetable if he even made it."

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The parents were prepared to donate his organs, which is absolutely the responsible thing to do.

But, 48 to 72 hours after coming to the hospital, and a day before they would have taken him off of life support, Trenton began to show signs of brain function.

Some internet denizens have condemned the parents for being prepared to donate his organs and accused the doctors of being "greedy" for his organs.

The family, it sounds like, is just happy to have their son back.

His mother says: "He's a miracle, and he just amazes everybody."

Trenton himself says this:

"There's no other explanation but God. There's no other way that I could have came back. Even the doctors said."

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Obviously, and with zero disrespect towards the McKinley family or anyone else's religious beliefs, medical experts have offered an explanation.

In fact, you may have guessed it, based upon accounts of how young children are more likely to survive certain traumatic events -- like plunging into a freezing river -- than adults.

There is a higher level of plasticity to a young, developing brain than there is to an adult whose brain is finished developing.

This means that new connections are easier to form, and it also means that parts of a child's brain have an easier time repurposing themselves.

Again, the doctors who mention this are in no way trying to diminish this family's feeling that this recovery was miraculous.

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As you can see in the video below, Trenton is still recovering.

He appears to need help and support when taking actions like rising up and walking.

But it is wonderful that he and his family were able to pull through this tragedy.

We absolutely wish him the best as he continues to recover.

Hear him speak in the video below:



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Sandra Bullock Stalker Found Dead Inside Home

A California man who was previously convicted of stalking Oscar winner Sandra Bullock was found dead inside his La Crescenta  home on Wednesday afternoon.

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Sandra Bullock Waves

According to a local ABC affiliate, the Los Angeles Police Department served a warrant at the home of Joshua Corbett yesterday morning.

The 42-year old then reportedly barricaded himself in his residence, resulting in SWAT officers arriving at the scene in response to the incident.

Corbett said he had a weapon and threatened to kill the police officers.

At this point, crisis negotiators were brought in and spent five hours trying to convince Corbett to leave his house before they entered the house and found the suspect dead.

He was found lying on the floor from a self-inflicted gunshot.

(As a related point: the police did not confirm the nature of the warrant, but ABC reports that Corbett had failed to show up for a hearing related to his probation on April 23.)

Sandra Bullock is a Winner

Why are we writing about this sad, but seemingly random death on a celebrity gossip website?

This is why:

In 2014, Corbett was went on trial and was sentenced for stalking Bullock after he broke into her home.

Officials said at the time that he had two dozen illegal firearms and ammunition in his residence.

This wasn't just an instance of a crazed fans harmlessly making his way on to a celebrity's property, either. It was seriously frightening stuff.

In the 2014 hearing, Bullock could be heard in a terrifying 911 call telling the dispatcher the following:

“I’m in my closet. I have a safe door. I’m locked in the closet right now.”

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Corbett was holding a black notebook with a two-page letter to Bullock and magazine photos of the actress when he was arrested.

He was later issued a 10-year protective order that required him to stay away at least 200 yards away from Bullock.

He was also sentenced to five years probation and treatment at a mental health facility.

In June of 2017, he was released from this mental health facility after receiving approval to do so from a doctor.

At that time, he was placed in an outpatient program and will continue to be monitored.

Here is a photo of Joshua Corbett in court:

Joshua Corbett

So this marks the end of a tragic situation all around.

Bullock is yet to make any sort of public statement about what transpired yesterday.

We can't really see why she would do so.

Avicii Update: Cause of Death Confirmed, Tragic

We can now confirm that Avicii killed himself.

Following a couple weeks of speculation and innuendo about the way this beloved DJ died, TMZ reports that the 28-year old did, indeed, take his own life.

Avicii Profile

We were first alerted to this possibility a few days ago after Avicii's parents released a statement in which they used his real name and said the following:

Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching for answers to existential questions.

An over-achieving perfectionist who travelled and worked hard at a pace that led to extreme stress.

When he stopped touring, he wanted to find a balance in life to be happy and be able to do what he loved most – music.

He really struggled with thoughts about Meaning, Life, Happiness. He could not go on any longer. He wanted to find peace.

Those final two lines, of course, were what really stood about and got people talking about this message.

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According to TMZ insiders, Avicii used a shard of glass to cut himself, resulting massive bleeding.

Two sources tell the aforementioned website that the artist broke a bottle and used the glass from its remains to inflict the fatal wound.

One of the sources even specifies that it was a wine bottle.

These insiders apparently disagree on whether the musician sliced open his neck or his wrists with the glass.

A promoter of EDM music and a DJ with worldwide appeal, along with a string of well-known hits, Avicii was found dead on April 20 in the Middle Eastern country of Oman.

He battled alcohol problems for years and his friends worried those concerned would eventually kill him.

Avicii Does His Thing

In our most recent update about how the DJ died, we quoted the Muscat Governorate Police Headquarters (via Radar Online), who claimed that drugs were found in Avicii's hotel room.

We cannot report that with certainty, however.

Said the star's publicist upon announcing his client's tragic death last month:

"It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii.

"He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th.

"The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given."

Except Avicii's family did then give a lengthy statement three days later.

"We would like to thank you for the support and the loving words about our son and brother," it read, continuing as follows:

"We are so grateful for everyone who loved Tim's music and have precious memories of his songs.

"Thank you for all the initiatives taken to honor Tim, with public gatherings, church bells ringing out his music, tributes at Coachella and moments of silence around the world.

"We are grateful for the privacy during this difficult time. Our wish is that it continues that way. With love, The Tim Bergling Family."

Tragic stuff.

We also hope that Avicii has at last found peace.

We continue to send our thoughts to his family members, friends and loved ones.

Tom Brokaw Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Former NBC Staffers

The #MeToo Movement may have nailed another reporter.

Months after Matt Lauer and Charlie Rose each saw his careers come to an end due to some damning allegations, Tom Brokaw has now been accused of sexual misconduct.

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The veteran journalist and former host of the NBC Nightly News faces claims from a pair of ex-co-workers, both from incidents that allegedly took place in the 1990s.

First, per The Washington Post, comes a detailed account from Linda Vester.

She says that, while working as a reporter for NBC on "Weekend Today" in 1994, Brokaw once asked her to have a drink with him.

She responded "I only drink milk and cookies" at the time.

Hours later, however, Vester tells the aforementioned newspaper that Brokaw called her New York City hotel room around 3 a.m. and told her to order the milk and cookies ... because he was coming over.

When Brokaw arrived at her door, he tried to kiss her, Vester claims, jerking her head in his direction.

But she resisted.

Vester also says Brokaw grabbed her from behind and tickled her waist in front of her colleagues in Denver, Colorado.

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The Washington Post also published an allegation from a second woman, who asked to remain anonymous, claiming that Brokaw acted inappropriately toward her around this same time.

This woman worked as a production assistance at NBC News when she alleges Brokaw took her hands and put them under his jacket against his chest.

He then invited her to his office, insinuating he wanted the pair to engaged in some kind of sexual activity.

She says she left the network to go work someplace else after these events occurred.

Both women say they did not report the allegations when they transpired out of fear of Brokaw's power at the network and how he could bring down their careers.

Tom Brokaw in 2016

Brokaw has been married since 1992 and has five children.

This is what he said in reply to Vester's claims:

I met with Linda Vester on two occasions, both at her request, 23 years ago because she wanted advice with respect to her career at NBC.

The meetings were brief, cordial and appropriate, and despite Linda’s allegations, I made no romantic overtures towards her at that time or any other.

He also denied acting in the sort of manner described by the second woman above.

Tom Brokaw Picture

Back in November, Lauer was fired from the Today Show for what the network called "inappropriate workplace behavior."

He actually just spoke out again on Thursday, acknowledging in a statement that he has "acted inappropriately," but denying "any allegations or reports of coercive, aggressive or abusive actions."

NBC itself is yet to respond to this story about Brokaw, or to a larger story run by The Post that outlines a lack of institutional control when it comes to sexual harassment.

Brokaw works as a contributor at the network.

We'll keep readers apprised of more news regarding these allegations against Brokaw when or if it breaks.

Janelle Monáe Comes Out as Pansexual

Let the rumors be true.

So sings Janelle Monáe on her brand new album.

And so says Janelle Monáe, basically, in the latest issue of Rolling Stone.

Janelle Monáe

The singer opens up about her sexuality for the first time in an extended chat with the national publication.

"Being a queer black woman in America, someone who has been in relationships with both men and women, I consider myself to be a free-ass motherf-cker," says the artist in this cover story.

She first identified as bisexual, Monáe explains, "but then later I read about pansexuality and was like, 'Oh, these are things that I identify with, too.

"I'm open to learning more about who I am."

As defined by Wikipedia, pansexuality (also referred to sometimes as "omnisexuality") is the "sexual, romantic or emotional attraction towards people regardless of their sex or gender identity."

This admission should not come as a major surprise to anyone who has been following the life and/or career of Monáe.

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Monáe has been linked to actress Tessa Thompson for awhile now, yet she refused to discuss her dating life with Rolling Stone.

She didn't want to get into any specifics.

The singer, though, says she's never gone out of her way to hide her sexuality; that she never was trying to keep it some big secret.

"If you listen to my albums, it's there," she says.

Has she had a big talk with her loved ones about this side of her personal life? No.

Will she? Maybe.

Janelle Monáe Image

"I literally do not have time to hold a town-hall meeting with my big-ass family and be like, 'Hey, news flash!'" she tells the magazine.

The veteran singer said she's concerned they'll bring it up when she visits her home town of Kansas City.

"There are people in my life that love me and they have questions," Monáe explains. "And I guess when I get there, I'll have to answer those questions."

She will now, yes.

Monáe's new album comes out tomorrow and the singer says she hopes it will serve as an inspiration to everyone who gives it a listen.

"I want young girls, young boys, nonbinary, gay, straight, queer people who are having a hard time dealing with their sexuality, dealing with feeling ostracized or bullied for just being their unique selves, to know that I see you," she tells Rolling Stone.

She then concludes:

"This album is for you. Be proud."

Bill Cosby: GUILTY of Sexual Assault!

Bill Cosby's jury deadlocked in 2017, and a retrial was scheduled for the fall and later pushed to the spring of 2018.

In the mean time, Cosby joked about the sexual assault accusations that over 60 women have issued against him.

But Cosby isn't joking now. The jury in his second trial has come back and found the disgraced actor guilty.

Bill Cosby, In Shame

On Thursday afternoon, Cosby's attorneys announced that the jury had reached a guilty verdict.

Then the news broke that the jury of 7 men and 5 women had found Cosby guilty for his 2004 drugging and sexual assault of Andrea Constand.

Cosby has been found guilty of three counts of indecent assault.

He faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison per charge, though experts consider that it's likely that he'll serve those years concurrently.

Nonetheless, this is a tremendous victory for the dozens of women who have come forward with damning accusations against him.

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This was an uphill battle for Constand and for prosecutors.

Sex crimes crimes are notoriously difficult to successfully prosecute, and celebrities can famously rely upon star power.

Even with knowledge of the accusations against Cosby being almost universal and even after 12 days of testimony, Cosby's jury took their time with deliberations.

On Wednesday, they even asked the judge for the state's definition of "consent."

The judge informed them that the state of Pennsylvania does not have a legal definition for the term, and that they should use their best judgment.

As it turns out, they did.

Bill Cosby in Action

Bill Cosby has been accused by dozens of women of drugging them and then sexually assaulting them.

In the case of Andrea Constand, he is accused of having drugged her and then molested her.

Jurors at his first trial listened to Cosby describe women in a resoundingly creepy manner, but while that might be considered as evidence, it's not the same as proof.

Other evidence presented included Andrea Constand's initial statements after the fact, her testimony in court, and (despite Cosby's legal team's efforts to exclude them), the testimonies from some of his other alleged victims.

Cosby's team's legal strategy involved painting Constand as a lying opportunist who, they say, turned a consensual hookup into a fabricated assault in order to achieve fame and wealth.

The jury saw it differently.

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In reality, most women who come forward with accusations against powerful men face stigma and shaming.

In fact, as the prosecution pointed out, this kind of treatment against Constand is part of why so many women are reluctant to come forward in the first place.

Cosby recently made light of the accusations against him at an unannounced appearance at a club that people nonetheless came to witness.

Afterwards, he was asked if he thought that the #MeToo movement and the growing cultural awareness of the sex monsters who use fame and money to silence their victims would impact his retrial.

Cosby shrugged, making an "I don't know" face.

Bill Cosby in a Suit

Perhaps the 80-year-old truly didn't know. No one was certain.

But a jury deadlocked last summer and another jury convicted this spring.

One cannot help but wonder if increased awareness of the terrible actions of famous men played some role as they used their best judgment to reach a verdict.

It is entirely possible that Cosby, giving his age and ailing health, will die in prison.

Many would say that it's no less than he deserves, given that his crimes against Constand barely scratch the surface of the accusations against him.

We hope that this comes as a source of comfort and vindication for his accusers.

And we hope that this comes as a wake-up call to people who refuse to believe that the funny man who appeared on Jell-O commercials could be the monster they've heard described.

Avicii Update: Did the DJ Commit Suicide?

The family of Avicii has issued its second statement of the week.

And this latest message appears to shed some revealing light on just what happened to the late DJ.

Avicii in Vegas

First, as previously reported, it's worth mentioning that Avicii was found dead last Friday at the young age of 28.

The Swedish musician was in Muscat, Oman the time and the details surrounding his passing have been shrouded in mystery ever since the sad news was broken by his publicist.

Was Avicii's death related to a former diagnosis of pancreatitis?

Was it related to the DJ's hard-partying lifestyle, which prompted Avicii to take a hiatus from touring a couple years ago?

We still don't know for certain.

Now, however, the aforementioned statement from Avicii's loved ones makes it seem as if the artist took his own life.

Avicii Does His Thing

"Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching for answers to existential questions," opens this statement, which then continues as follows:

"An over-achieving perfectionist who travelled and worked hard at a pace that led to extreme stress.

"When he stopped touring, he wanted to find a balance in life to be happy and be able to do what he loved most – music.

"He really struggled with thoughts about Meaning, Life, Happiness. He could not go on any longer. He wanted to find peace."

We need to stop right there for a minute.

The last thing we want to do is speculate on the Avicii cause of death here, but he could not go on any longer. He wanted to find peace​?

It's difficult to interpret this part of the statement as anything other than an admission that Avicii committed suicide.

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The statement concludes:

Tim was not made for the business machine he found himself in; he was a sensitive guy who loved his fans but shunned the spotlight.

Tim, you will forever be loved and sadly missed.

The person you were and your music will keep your memory alive.

Two days ago, these same family members issued their first statement since Avicii passed away.

It read:

"We would like to thank you for the support and the loving words about our son and brother.

"We are so grateful for everyone who loved Tim’s music and have precious memories of his songs.

"Thank you for all the initiatives taken to honor Tim, with public gatherings, church bells ringing out his music, tributes at Coachella and moments of silence around the world.

"We are grateful for the privacy during this difficult time. Our wish is that it continues that way."

Avicii Photo

The DJ was known as an early support of the EDM movement, bringing that type of music to clubs all around the world.

His most successful hits included singles such as  "Levels," "Wake Me Up" and "Hey Brother."

We continue to send our thoughts and prayers to his loved ones.

And we promise to update this site with the artist's official cause of death once it is made public.

May Avicii rest in peace.