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Lawsuits: Robin Thicke Threatens To Sue Over Claims His Swirly Matrimonydom Was Ruined By Freaky Love Triangle

Robin Thicke and wife Paula Patton leaving their hotel in NYC.

Is Robin trying to do damage control?

Robin Thicke Threatening Legal Action Over Three-Way Claims

Suing media publications to suppress this freaky-deaky story won’t win Paula back.

According to Page Six:

Robin Thicke is threatening to take legal action over a report he and estranged wife Paula Patton were involved in a “three-way relationship” with a masseuse.

Power lawyer Howard E. King has fired off a letter to Star Magazine and OK, which reported that Thicke and Patton had been involved in a “consensual” relationship with a massage therapist named “Jasmine,” which “took a disastrous turn” when “Paula discovered – in the worst possible way – that the masseuse … and Robin were carrying on a separate affair behind her back.”

Radar Online went as far as to claim that Patton walked in on the masseuse and Robin, “and literally caught him with his pants down.”

King said in the letter, “On behalf of Mr. Thicke, as well as [the alleged masseuse], we categorically deny every assertion of fact posited in your email [asking for comment] and are certain there can be no reliable, trustworthy source of any such story, given its gross deviation from the truth. Any purported source of such a story is lying.”

He added, “Publication of this blatantly false story absent a failure to fully investigate the truth combined with reliance on what has to be a flimsy source, will support a finding that the story is published in wanton and reckless disregard of the truth, leading to a finding of malice and the imposition of actual and punitive damages.”

Hmmmmmm Star’s source supposedly took a lie detector test. Do you believe Robin?

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Dirty Dog Diaries: Wealthy White Casino Boss Accused Of Forcing Smash Session On Sister After Getting Slizzed

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Yuck Daddy… This is some real life Jamie and Cersei Lannister isht!

Casino Developer Pled Guilty To Assault On Sister

Ladies and gents, allow us to introduce you to Nevele Investors and Claremont Partners CEO Michael Treanor, who is currently working to restore the Nevele Grande hotel and resort in the Catskills with a $420 million proposal to turn it into a casino. The 466-room luxury resort closed in 2009 with $21 million in debt.

Considering Michael just dropped a cool milli last week just to apply to bid against some 21 casino developers for one of the four casino licenses being granted in upstate NYC, he better hope that his sordid past isn’t held against him.

What past you ask? Well according to NY Post reports, Treanor pled guilty to third-degree assault in 2007 ­after a boozy night of carousing in New York City with his full-blood sister, according to a lawsuit she filed against him in 2008.

Here are the details:

Treanor, now 48, was drinking at the now-shuttered Red Rock West Saloon in Chelsea in January 2007 when he got frisky with his inebriated sibling, according to court documents.

The married father of three daughters, ages 10, 15 and 17, who resides in Bernardsville, NJ, followed his sister back to her apartment at around 3 a.m. and allegedly pounced on her after she fell asleep.

“I remember suddenly being shoved across my bed and into the wall on the other side of the bed,” the sister, now 41, said in an affidavit.

“The knuckles on my right hand smashed into the wall. Michael pulled off my pajama bottoms.”

When she awoke, her brother was still in her bed. He then showered and left.

Treanor admitted to “having made intentional contact with the victim in this case recklessly causing injury to her genitals,” but he shockingly claimed it was consensual, according to a court memorandum.

His sister told The Post: “I stand by everything that’s in those ­papers . . . I have nothing to hide.”

The casino creep pleaded guilty to a lesser offense of third-degree assault in Manhattan Criminal Court and was sentenced to three years of probation and one year of psychological counseling.

He tested positive for cocaine twice during the first year of his three-year probationary period, according to court papers.

His sister then filed a civil suit against Treanor in 2008, the outcome of which was sealed by the court. She says she no longer speaks to her brother and that he remained married.

Yikes — causing injury to her genitals though??? And what’s up with these weak a$$ wives who stand by their dirty dog hubbies despite the scandals surrounding them? Sounds like Michael Treanor’s wife needs to meet Shelly Sterling.

Oh, btw, Treanor’s lawyer is denying the nasty rape/incest allegations:

Treanor’s attorney, Joe Tacopina, said the alleged sexual assault was “a dispute over money, and I believe the allegations were engineered by a financial dispute. And he resolved this by deciding not to drag this up by going to trial, and he did so with a plea to a reckless offense. It was not a sex offense.”

Nice try… Do you think money can buy someone out of any bad situation? This definitely seems to be the case here.

But hey Mike, good luck getting that casino now that everyone knows your perverted past!!!

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Lawsuits: Rihanna Sued For Defamation By Former Bodyguard

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Have Rihanna’s slick talking ways have finally caught up to her?

Rihanna Sued For Defamation By Former Bodyguard

Time to pay up.

According to TMZ:

Rihanna is known to talk her fair share of smack, but a former bodyguard claims she went over the line and is now suing the singer for defamation … TMZ has learned.

Geoffrey Keating filed a lawsuit today in Ireland, where his attorney was also granted a motion to serve Rihanna with the suit in the U.S.

Keating claims Rihanna made “nauseatingly offensive” and false statements about him in an email to him and his partner last July. He also claims the offensive statements were made in a phone call to his sister.

Keating served as head of security for Rihanna while she was on tour between October 2012 and July 2013. He claims the remarks have gravely injured his reputation and his business.

Keating’s attorney, Gerald Kean, tells TMZ, “We’re taking this battle very seriously. We are satisfied that the Irish Courts will see justice at the end of the day.”

If these allegations hold up in court, Rih just might have to drop a couple stacks to get this resloved. Damaging reputations and fawking up cash flows certainly comes at a price.

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Lawsuits: Rick Ross Sued By Two Men Who Fought During His Birthday Bash At NYC Lounge

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Rick, you may have to give up some of those coins.

Rick Ross Sued Over Lounge Brawl

Why they trying to stick Ricky Rozay for his paper?

According to Radar Online:

Looks like Rick Ross has a history of birthdays gone bad.

The rapper— who survived a drive-by shooting last year after celebrating his big day in a Miami club with Diddy — is now facing a lawsuit from two men who claim Ross’ entourage seriously injured them during a brawl at his 2011 birthday party at NYC’s Umbrella Lounge.

Bronx residents Jeison Soto and Edward Soto both say they “suffered multiple bodily injuries” on January 28, 2011 at the hands of Ross’ employees and Umbrella Lounge workers, according to court documents. The men blame Ross, now 37, for starting the massive fight and failing to hire sufficiently-trained security.

Do you think these guys have a case?

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When Cyberbullying Goes Wrong: 50 Cent Sued For Millions By Model He Called “Thirsty Video Beyotch” On Instagram

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Hey 50 it might be time to put down the phone and write the check!

Model Sues 50 Cent For Defamation After Calling Her Thirsty Bi**h On Instagram

SMH. This guy needs to seriously reevaluate how he treats women.

According to TMZ reports:

50 Cent has ruined a video vixen’s life — getting her blacklisted in the business by calling her a “thirsty video b****h” in front of millions of people — or so the woman claims … and now she wants millions to call it even.

Sally Ferreira filed the defamation suit against Fiddy, claiming he FALSELY accused her last month of spreading rumors she was dating the rapper — as well as leaking behind-the-scenes photos from his music video shoot.

50 posted the accusations on Instagram and Twitter (where he has a combined 9 million+ followers) including a call to blacklist the model, writing, “WARNING: Do not attempt to work with this thirsty video b***h.”

For her part, Ferreira says she NEVER leaked the photos — and insists she’s openly been in a relationship with her fiance for 9 years.

Ferreira claims 50′s Internet postings — which have since been deleted — not only ruined her blossoming modeling career … they have subjected her to endless public ridicule and scorn. She says she’s suffered extreme emotional distress as a result.

She wants several million in damages.

See Ciara, you got out in the nick of time. If 50 Cent has a good lawyer he will likely be advised to settle quickly. Do you think 50 went too far?

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Ho Sit Down: Judge Says Mathew Knowles Doesn’t Have To Pay Alexsandra Wright Child Support For 3 Years Because He Overpaid In The Past!

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Where they do that at, huh? Looks like a judge just gave Alexsandra Wright the Ho Sit Down.

Judge Rules Mathew Knowles Has Been Overpaying Child Support, Won’t Have To Pay Anything For Three Years

According to TMZ reports:

Beyonce’s dad — the onetime millionaire manager of Destiny’s Child — just got a pass from a judge on his child support obligation … because he grossly overpaid in the past.

As we’ve reported … baby mama Alexsandra Wright has dragged Mathew Knowles in and out of court for months … accusing him of falling behind in support payments for their 3-year-old son.

Knowles had been ordered to pay Wright $12K a month as of Feb. 2013 … but a few weeks ago, he got a judge to reduce it to $2,485 a month, claiming his income had dwindled.

But sources familiar with the case tell us … Knowles just scored again, convincing the judge he’s been OVER-PAYING all along — arguing the entire time he should only have been paying $2,485 … amounting to an overpayment of $110K.

The judge agreed … giving him credit for the overpayment.

Bottom line Knowles won’t have to pay Wright — who has been getting $300 a month in food stamps — ANYTHING for the next 3-and-a-half years. Wright vows to continue her fight.

But there’s a final twist … Welfare officials typically come after the dad when the mom is on public assistance, so we’re told he’ll probably end up giving her something, beginning this summer.

Aw man… Cue another pitiful photoshoot exploiting that poor little Nixon for public sympathy. This situation is so sad for the child’s sake — but let it be a warning for all you money grubbing homewreckers and dirty dogs out there.

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Delta Ain’t Isht: Paralyzed College Professor Wins Lawsuit After Flight Attendants Made Him Crawl Hand-Over-Hand Off Plane!

Baraka Kanaan How can any decent human being sit around and watch a handicapped person struggle?

Paralyzed Professor Win Lawsuit Against Delta After Humiliating Crawl Off Airplane

Via DailyMail
A disabled former college professor has won a lawsuit against an airline that forced him to crawl off a plane and onto the tarmac on his hands and knees – twice Mr Baraka Kanaan, who is partially paralysed, was travelling from his home on Maui, Hawaii, to Nantucket Island, Massachusetts with Delta Airlines in July 2012. Upon arrival, Delta Airlines refused to accommodate Mr Kanaan’s disability, making him crawl down the aisle, down a flight of steps and across the tarmac – and then made him do the same thing on his flight back home. Delta Airlines have now settled the case with Mr Kanaan, the terms of which are confidential, but believed to be substantial, Hawaii News Now reports. Mr. Kanaan, who suffers partial paralysis of his legs stemming from a car accident in 2000, claims he called a Delta customer service representative several weeks before his scheduled trip.
He told a representative that he would need a lift to get onto the airplane and an aisle chair to get him to his seat, which the representative said would not be a problem. Upon arrival in Nantucket, he was told by flight attendants that the airline did not have an aisle chair to get him out of his seat, nor a lift to get him off the plane. When he asked what he was supposed to do, Mr. Kanaan claims he was told, ‘I don’t know, but we can’t get you off the plane,’ according to the complaint.
They couldn’t go in the terminal and find 2 big azz ninjas to help him?! SMH
Simultaneously, Mr. Kanaan claims, he could see a lift available at an adjacent gate. Mr. Kanaan, while wearing his ‘best suit,’ was then forced to crawl ‘hand-over-hand’ down the aisle, down a flight of stairs and across the tarmac to his wheelchair – without any assistance from the crew -as other passengers watched. The incident, he claims, caused ‘great physical and emotional suffering.’ ‘I can feel literally my spine was like someone had a sledgehammer and they were pounding a ten-inch spike in my sacral, hammering away,’ he told Hawaii News Now last year. ‘My thoracic, I could hear pops and clicks.’
WTF?!
Before heading home to Hawaii, Mr. Kanaan called Delta to report the incident, and to make sure the equipment would be available for his return flight in an attempt to avoid another humiliating ordeal. When Mr. Kanaan got to the airport he was yet again told the chair and lift were unavailable. A flight attendant then offered to put a piece of cardboard on the ground so Mr. Kanaan’s clothes wouldn’t get dirty as he crawled across the ground, he claims in the suit. Once he returned home, Mr. Kanaan says Delta offered him 25,000 ‘sky miles’ and a $100 voucher. He refused the offer, however, in fear that any future flights might again have him crawling on his hands and knees. For any airplane with a seating capacity of 31 or more passengers, the Air Carrier Access Act requires airlines and airports to ‘provide boarding assistance to individuals with disabilities by using ramps, mechanical lifts, or other suitable devices where level-entry boarding by loading bridge or mobile lounge is not available.’
Hopefully Delta fired all the sorry azz employees who were involved with this disgraceful incident. Image via Facebook
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Lawsuits: Pastor Mase Sued For Jacking Model’s Photo For Cover Art To Promote Song [Audio]

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Pastor Mase stays looking shady.

Mase Accused Of Stealing Photo To Promote Song

Mase is selling “Happy Marriage” books while being legally separated from his wife and now he’s stealing people’s photos.

According to TMZ:

Mase’s return to rap is off to a rough start — he’s getting sued over his comeback song by a model who claims he jacked her photo to promote his song.

According to a lawsuit obtained by TMZ, Stephanie Delgado (who goes by Stephanie Rao for modeling) claims Mase lifted the photo straight from her Instagram page and used it to promote his new song, “Why Can’t We.”

Rao says no one ever contacted her asking for permission to use the photo … which she says ended up being used on more than 40 different sites to promote the song.

Rao is seeking royalties in the amount of $60,000 and damages in the amount of $180,000.

Dude, you can’t be taking people’s isht without permission.

Check out the song below:

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Justice: Siblings Awarded $37 Million In Lawsuit Against Racist Chicago Police Officers Following Brutal Beating & Wrongful Arrest While Pregnant

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Siblings Awarded $37 Million In Brutality Lawsuit Against Chicago Police Officers

A brother and sister from Chicago are finally getting some well-deserved justice to the tune of $37 million after enduring a wrongful arrest and brutal beating at the hands of Chicago police officers when they were teenagers nearly a decade ago.

via Chicago Tribune

A federal jury has awarded $3.7 million to two brothers and a sister who said they were beaten and falsely charged by rogue Chicago police officers who were assigned to a corrupt Special Operations Section kin 2004.

The case stemmed from the arrest of Seneca Adams, 20, in front of his home on Sept. 14, 2004. His brother, Tari Adams, 18, and his twin sister, Sicara Adams, went to check on him and found that he was being held by members of the department’s Special Operations Section in a secluded area behind the Cook County Jail, according to their lawsuit.

When the brother and sister attempted to ask the officers about their brother, Tari Adams was punched by an officer and she and her younger brother left the jail, the lawsuit stated.

As they sat at a stop light blocks from their home, a squad car rammed into their car, they contended. They were able to make it home, but officers quickly arrested both of them, according to the lawsuit. Both Seneca Adams and Tari Adams said they were beaten in the officers and produced photographs taken later that night and the next day showing bruises and cuts on their faces.

While beating Seneca Adams, officers repeatedly called him a “monkey” and a “n—–.”

Senaca and Tari Adams accused the officers of filing false charges against them. Seneca Adams spent 204 days in Cook County Jail before raising enough money to be bonded out. Tari Adams was jailed for 46 days.

“They are happy, relieved,’’ lead attorney Christopher R. Smith said of the brothers and sister. “This is a great moment for them but it’s not over by any stretch. Their lives were flipped on end.’’

Seneca and Tari now reside in Arizona. Their sister Sicara still lives in Chicago with her two children. She was four months pregnant with one of them when the officer hit her car, he said. She and the child did not suffer any physical injuries, Smith added.

“These young people were amazing in how they dealt with this situation and how they were victorious. This is a mountain to climb,’’ Smith said. “They felt so dehumanized by the whole process.”

Nice to know justice is served in SOME part of the country.

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Lawsuits: Mom Sues School For Strip Searching Her 5-Year-Old Daughter Diagnosed With Herpes Without Permission

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Somebody needs to be fired.

School Strip Seaches Girl Without Parent’s Permission

How do you strip search a child without the parent’s permission?

According to WRCB:

The mother of a 5-year-old girl filed a lawsuit in November against Hamilton County Schools, saying her daughter was strip-searched by a school nurse without her knowledge.

Brandy Madden’s daughter was a student at Apison Elementary School when she was diagnosed with congenital herpes.

She was treated at a doctor’s office and given permission to return to school, after it was determined she was not contagious.

Madden says she was later shocked to learn the school nurse had been removing her daughter’s clothing, without her permission, to check for lesions.

Because of that, Madden is suing the school system, for all medical expenses past and future, and citing emotional distress and suffering, humiliation and embarrassment.

A response from the Hamilton County Board of Education, released to Channel 3 Wednesday, alleges that Madden’s daughter was “unable to self-toilet and was therefore dependent upon school officials to change her diaper.”

The response continues to state that “…this child had a diminished expectation of privacy such that any routine examination that school officials may have conducted during the course of routine diaper changing would not have violated any clearly established rights of the child…”The lawsuit status is pending.

She’s 5-years-old with herpes…dayum. Do you think the school was out of line?

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Lawsuits: Usher Sued For Allegedly Stealing “Caught Up” Song

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First Jay Z and now Usher.

Usher Sued For Allegedly Stealing Song

Usher, get lawyers on deck….you may have to give up some of those coins.

According to TMZ:

Someone caught up with Usher … and sued him for allegedly stealing a huge hit.

Three guys claim they wrote a song, “Caught Up” back in 2002. It’s about a man lost in love.

Usher recorded a song two years later called “Caught Up” … also about a man lost in love. It skyrocketed on the charts and was featured in his album, “Confessions.”

The three guys — Zacharia Edwards, Mitch Moses and Vince McClean — claim they played it for a honcho at Arista Records — Usher’s label — and the dude then played it for LA Reid. The three guys never heard from Arista again, but two years later they heard the song on the radio.

They’re suing for unspecified damages.

Do you think these guys have a case or are they just looking for a come up?

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9 Celebs Sued Over Music

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Sometimes artists hear a beat they like and decide to recapture that in a song, but neglect to get permission. Other artists are so selfish they fail to pay the people who write and produce their songs. Here are 9 celebs sued over music.

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Lawsuits: Soulja Boy Sued Over Hit-And-Run Incident Involving His Bentley … Even Though He Wasn’t Driving!

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Soulja Boy stays getting in trouble…he might have to give up some of those coins.

Rapper Soulja Boy Sued Over Bentley Crash

Soulja Boy is going down fast. Between his struggle status being put on blast by Superhead and this….homie needs to get it together.

According to Radar Online

Rapper Soulja Boy has been slapped with a major lawsuit, RadarOnline.com has learned, after one of his friends allegedly crashed his Bentley into a motorcyclist in Los Angeles earlier this year and fled the scene of the accident. Lawyers for the alleged victim, Gabor Turi, filed papers in court on October 14 suing Soulja Boy, his friend, Abrahim Mohammed Mustafa and 100 other yet-to-be-named defendants for negligence and demanding payment for medical expenses and other damages.

The rapper’s friend, Mustafa, was allegedly driving the rapper’s Bentley in L.A. on January 9. “Said vehicle was being driven at an unsafe speed and/or in an unsafe fashion” by Mustafa, the court documents, obtained by RadarOnline.com, claim. The Bentley “consequently collided with Plaintiff, Gabor Turi … causing Plaintiff to be ejected from his vehicle and to collide with the street.”

Mustafa and the unnamed defendants “failed to stop at the scene as required by law,” the documents claim, and “instead fled from the scene in violation of” felony hit and run laws.

As a result of the collision, Turi allegedly suffered a fractured right shoulder, knee and foot injuries, severe lacerations and other injuries to his genitalia, which required immediate hospitalization and surgery, and may require further surgery.

Even though Soulja Boy was reportedly not in the car, he is named in the suit, the documents allege, because he “knew, or in the exercise of reasonable care should have known” that his friends “were incompetent and/or unfit drivers, and would create an unreasonable risk of danger and property riding on the public streets and highways.”

Turi has not put a number figure on his demand just yet, but he is asking the court for “general damages within limits,” “medical and related expenses, according to proof,” legal costs, and “such other and further relief as the court deems just and proper.”

Turi’s attorney, Larry Nagelberg of the Nagelberg Bernard Law Group, Inc., explains, “It is unfortunate that we live in a time where young, rich celebrities are indulged to such excess that many think they are above the law. Society at large is now struggling with, as some put it, ‘The Bieber Effect,’ and it is crucial that society take a stand, as failure to do so will only lead to more egregious and dangerous behavior, and to more threats against persons or property.”

Soulja needs to take a page out of Justin Bieber’s book and kick his no good friends to the curb. He’s getting slapped with a lawsuit and he wasn’t even in the car.


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Katherine Jackson Disappointed By AEG Not Being Held Liable For Michael Jackson’s Death – “She Is Doing The Best She Can”

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We feel for Katherine and the kids.

Katherine Jackson Disappointed Over AEG Verdict

The jury ruling AEG had no liability in Michael’s death has many fans upset…where is the justice?

Katherine Jackson is a “strong woman” who won’t just beat it after losing her bid to collect $1.5 billion in damages from the King of Pop’s last concert promoter, her lawyer said Thursday.

“She’s obviously disappointed, but she’s a very strong woman,” lead plaintiff’s lawyer Brian Panish told the Daily News in an exclusive interview Thursday.

“She’s been through a lot in life, and she’s doing the best she can. She only wants what is best for Michael’s children, who are her No. 1 priority.”

He said the five-month wrongful death trial was “a search for the truth” that likely didn’t end with Wednesday’s verdict.

“There’s going to be more to this story. I don’t think it’s over yet,” Panish said. “We’re not giving up all hope yet.”

He said Katherine, 83, was heartened by the jury’s unanimous vote that AEG Live did in fact hire Dr. Conrad Murray.
AEG Live argued during the trial that it was Michael who hired the doctor now serving four years for providing the anesthetic propofol that killed him in his bedroom on June 25, 2009.

“AEG denied it all along, but the truth was that AEG hired the doctor who killed Michael Jackson,” Panish said.
He declined to give specifics on how he might file an appeal, but said he believes the wording of the verdict form question that decided the case in AEG’s favor was possibly faulty.

Good thing she is being strong.

The form had 16 questions total. But jurors were instructed to stop at the second question and award no damages if at least nine jurors voted “no” on the query, “Was Dr. Conrad Murray unfit or incompetent to perform the work for which he was hired?”

Jurors who spoke after the verdict said Murray was qualified to act as Michael’s general practitioner — not an anesthesiologist — at the time of his hiring.

“Conrad Murray had a license, he graduated from an accredited college, and we felt he was competent to do the job of being a general practitioner,” said jury foreman Gregg Barden.

“Now that doesn’t mean that we thought he was ethical. Had the word ‘ethical’ been in the question, it could have been a different outcome.”

Panish also said some jurors expressed annoyance over the length of the trial that started last April — possibly leading to a bias against Katherine as the plaintiff.

“They were upset about how long it took. They told the judge that in her chambers,” he said, referring to a 20-minute closed-door session the judge held with the jurors and lawyers for both parties after the verdict.

Katherine was “taking a break” Thursday and not giving any direct media interviews, her personal lawyer Perry Sanders told The News.

He released a statement on her behalf late Wednesday that slammed AEG for repeatedly calling Katherine’s lawsuit “a shakedown.”

“Such a statement is a slap in the face of the entire judicial system that allowed this case to get to a jury,” the statement said.

First, this verdict and then Conrad Murray is scheduled to be released soon? The Jackson family is going through a lot.


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Race Matters: NYC Bakery Hit With $25,000 Fine For Not Hiring A Woman Because She Is Black

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Oh the joys of being black.

Woman Told She Can Not Be Hired Because She Is Black

Racism will never die.

According to The NY Daily News

At the Framboise Patisserie in Middle Village, Queens, the pastries are elegant, the cakes are custom-made — and city officials say the hiring is discriminatory.

“I can’t hire you because you’re black,” Jamilah DaCosta, 25, said she heard when she applied for a job working the counter at the cozy French bake shop.

The Rego Park woman interviewed with co-owner Patty Meimetea in October 2011 but was told she wouldn’t be a good fit for the “counter girl” position because black workers in the front of the store would scare away customers, according to findings by the city Human Rights Commission.

After an investigation and a trial, the commission last week fined the bakery $25,000 for racial and gender discrimination for weeding out DaCosta because of her race and discouraging men from applying for the job with a gender-specific “counter girl” ad on Craigslist.

“I felt hurt. I was disgusted,” DaCosta said of her experience at Framboise Patisserie. “Before I could even pull out my resume or start a formal interview, she was telling me all this negative stuff — she couldn’t hire me because I was black, I would scare away her customers.”

According to DaCosta and the commission, when DaCosta came in for the interview, Meimetea quickly started quizzing her about her nationality. DaCosta said she was American, but after the owner pressed her, she said she was Jamaican and Lebanese, according to the decision.

She told DaCosta her husband would be angry if she hired a black worker for the counter — and said she would hire her if there were a job open in the kitchen, where no one would see her.

She also suggested applying for a job at another Queens bakery where bosses wouldn’t care what the workers look like — and told DaCosta to look at the pictures hanging around the bakery, pointing out they were all of white people.
A shaken DaCosta cried in her car after the disastrous interview.

Damn

“They’re not judging me on my personality, but my skin color. What century are we living in?” she said. “I thought I had thick skin, I thought I could withstand anything, but it just completely broke me down.”

The owners denied making racist remarks — and insist DaCosta is lying. “Of course this is not true,” Meimetea said in a brief interview.

Meimetea’s husband and co-owner AJ Saputhanthri said that DaCosta was not hired because the shop had already filled the position and added that DaCosta didn’t have the necessary experience.

“I can’t hire somebody who worked at McDonald’s,” he said. “She don’t even know what is the cookie dough.”

Saputhanthri added that he found any charges of racism absurd, because he himself is from Sri Lanka. “I want the human rights judge to look at me and tell me I look like a white,” he said.

Saputhanthri even accused DaCosta herself of racism, saying she assumed his wife, Meimetea, was racist because she looked white. Meimetea is Greek.

“It’s never true. I swear to you,” he said. “I respect everybody. I don’t do anything bad to people.”

“They want only money,” he said of city officials. “I’m a simple man living simple, working hard … They want to take my money away.”

The commission found the pair’s denials weren’t credible, noting they admitted they had never hired a black person or a man to work the counter in the three years they had been in business, though Saputhanthri said the bakery now has two black employees, including one at the counter.

“Respondents’ actions were blatant violations,” the commission wrote in its decision. “Meimetea’s statements to Ms. DaCosta were cruelly and flagrantly bigoted and demeaning.”

The $25,000 penalty the commission ordered the bakery to pay includes $10,000 in damages to DaCosta, a $10,000 fine for racial discrimination for the shop’s treatment of DaCosta, and a $5,000 fine for gender discrimination for the “counter girl” ad.

Being racist is costly. Now they have to give up some of those coins. SMH


 

No N-Words Allowed: Federal Jury Rejects Ni**a As Term Of Endearment Among Blacks In Employment Discrimination Lawsuit

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Think it’s safe to use the n-word against another black person? Think again.

Via Yahoo! reports:

Jurors last week awarded $250,000 in compensatory damages to a black employment agency worker who was the target of an N-word-laced rant by her black boss, and they return to a Manhattan federal court Tuesday to decide on punitive damages.

The case against Rob Carmona and the employment agency he founded, STRIVE East Harlem, gave legal airing to what some see as a complex double standard surrounding the word: It’s a degrading slur when uttered by whites but can be used at times with impunity among blacks.

But 38-year-old Brandi Johnson told jurors that being black didn’t make it any less hurtful to be the target of what her attorney called Carmona’s “four-minute ni**er tirade” about inappropriate workplace attire and unprofessional behavior.

Johnson, who taped the March 2012 remarks after her complaints about his verbal abuse were disregarded, said she fled to the restroom and cried for 45 minutes.

“I was offended. I was hurt. I felt degraded. I felt disrespected. I was embarrassed,” Johnson testified.

In closing arguments, Johnson’s attorney Marjorie M. Sharpe said Carmona’s use of the word was intended to offend “and any evidence that defendants put forth to the contrary is simply ridiculous.”

But defense lawyers said the 61-year-old Carmona, a black man of Puerto Rican descent, had a much different experience with the word. Raised by a single mother in a New York City public housing project, he became addicted to h-ron in his teens and broke it with the help of drug counselors who employed tough love and tough language.

Carmona went on to earn a master’s degree from Columbia University before co-founding STRIVE in the 1980s. Now, most of STRIVE’s employees are black women, defense attorney Diane Krebs told jurors in her opening statement.

“And Mr. Carmona is himself black, as you yourselves can see,” Krebs said.

In his testimony, Carmona defended his use of the word, saying he used it with Johnson to convey that she was “too emotional, wrapped up in her, at least the negative aspects of human nature.”

Then he explained that the word has “multiple contexts” in the black and Latino communities, sometimes indicating anger, sometimes love.

Carmona said he might put his arm around a longtime friend in the company of another and say: “This is my ni**er for 30 years.”

“That means my boy, I love him, or whatever,” he said.

He was asked if he meant to indicate love when he called Johnson the word.

“Yes, I did,” he responded.

The controversy is a blemish on STRIVE, which has been heralded for helping people with troubled backgrounds get into the workforce. Its employment model, which was described in a CBS’ “60 Minutes” piece as “part boot camp, part group therapy,” claims to have helped nearly 50,000 people find work since 1984.

Do you still think it’s okay to use the n-word or should people be making more of an effort to retire it for good?


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Lawsuits: Ryan Leslie Sued By NYPD Detective For Using Cop’s Voicemail In A Break-Up Song About His Ex-Supermodel Boo Thang

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You big dummy.

Police Detective Sues Ryan Leslie

Diddy stole his girl then he finds a new girl, breaks up with her and then gets sued for a song he made about her. Damn.

According to Mail Online

Rapper Ryan Leslie is being sued by a New York Police Department detective for using the cop’s voice in a break-up song about his supermodel ex-girlfriend without permission.

Australian bombshell Nicole Trunfio called the police on the musician in 2011 after he allegedly refused to stop calling her or knocking on her door.

Detective Luis Mortimer followed up the complaint, leaving a voicemail on Leslie’s phone asking him or his lawyer to return his call.

A year later, his message was being broadcast across the world in Leslie’s rap song ‘Joan of Arc.’

Now Mortimer is now taking Leslie to court after, claiming his career was damaged by the hip-hopper’s tune, which ends with the 15-year police veteran’s voicemail.

According to The New York Post the jilted rapper was never arrested but he still claimed in the song to have been thrown in a holding cell for ‘messin’ wit pretty females.’

Other lines in the song include: ‘I wake up to detec’ messages in my e-mail,’and ‘since when a birthday gift is harassment/a rose gold bracelet nothing subliminal/You called your lawyer up said my actions were criminal. Girls play the victim so well — Joan of Arc.’

Mortimer only learned of his starring role a few months ago, when he started getting calls about it.
‘The song has caused him embarrassment and has damaged his credibility as a detective,’ his lawyer, Monica Kipiniak, told The Post.

Mortimer claims Leslie’s unauthorized use of his voice is exploitation and violates his civil rights.

He is seeking unspecified damages in a lawsuit filed with the Manhattan Supreme Court last week.

In 2010, Leslie reneged on a $1 million reward he offered for the safe return of his missing laptop. The computer was found by a German man walking his dog.

It appears nobody taught him about clearing a sample of somebody’s voice before using it in a song. Time to pay up.

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Lawsuits: Chris Breezy Threatens To Sue Girl Who Says He Put Them Paws On Her In Nightclub Incident

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Chris isn’t taking this lying down.

Chris Brown Threatens To Sue Accuser

We think somebody pays people to mess with Chris. There’s just not this much trouble in the world put on one person.

According to Hip Hollywood

HipHollywood has exclusively learned that the allegations made by Deanna Gines, a fan who claimed Chris Brown intentionally shoved her to the ground at an OC nightclub, have already been proven to be false.

A source close to Brown tells HipHollywood that Brown’s camp has “already proved the allegations to be false, and that the singer’s team plans to sue Gines and hold her accountable if she proceeds.”

In a lawsuit filed in Orange County, Deanna claims she met Brown in the VIP section of Heat Ultra Lounge in Anaheim, California, and at some point the 24-year-old shoved her to the ground. The fan claims the alleged assault caused injuries to her left knee.

Gines is seeking unspecified damages against Brown, and is alleging battery, assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Chris needs to upgrade his security so thirst buckets can’t get to him…his friends seem to give him the 2 Chainz treatment when it comes to looking out for him.


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Lawsuits: Two “Black Swan” Interns Win Landmark Decision Against 20th Century Fox

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Yay for the little guy.

Interns Win Lawsuit Against 20th Century Fox

According to Raw Story

Two interns who completed unpaid work on the Oscar-winning film Black Swan have won a landmark case against the studio behind the movie, 20th Century Fox.

Alexander Footman and Eric Glatt had complained they were made to undertake menial work with little or no educational value that ought to have been carried out by paid employees. US law makes it clear that unpaid interns must gain educational benefit from their work experience and cannot be used to replace regular paid workers. Federal judge William Pauley ruled yesterday that Footman and Glatt were in fact “employees” of studio offshoot Fox Searchlight, which oversaw production of Black Swan, meaning they were entitled to legal protection under minimum wage and overtime laws. The judge also dismissed suggestions by Fox that the interns were working for Darren Aronofsky’s production company, rather than directly for the studio. Finally, Judge Pauley confirmed he would certify a class action that will explore internships throughout the corporate departments at Fox.

“Considering the totality of the circumstances, Glatt and Footman were classified improperly as unpaid interns and are ‘employees’ covered by the FLSA and NYLL,” said the judge, according to the Hollywood Reporter. “They worked as paid employees work, providing an immediate advantage to their employer and performed low-level tasks not requiring specialised training. The benefits they may have received – such as the knowledge of how a production or accounting office functions or references for future jobs – are the results of simply having worked as any other employee works, not of internships designed to be uniquely educational to the interns and of little utility to the employer.

“They received nothing approximating the education they would receive in an academic setting or vocational school. This is a far cry from [the supreme court's decision in] Walling, where trainees impeded the regular business of the employer, worked only in their own interest and provided no advantage to the employer. Glatt and Footman do not fall within the narrow ‘trainee’ exception to the FLSA’s broad coverage.”

However, another intern who worked on the Fox film 500 Days of Summer was stymied in her attempts to sue. Judge Pauley accepted the studio’s assertion that Kanene Gratts’ claims were time-barred.

Fox said it would fight to overturn the ruling. “We are very disappointed with the court’s rulings,” the studio said in a statement. “We believe they are erroneous, and will seek to have them reversed by the second circuit as quickly as possible.” The studio had previously said it changed its guidelines in July 2010 to ensure that all interns are paid at least $8 an hour.

Black Swan earned more than $300m (£191m) at the global box office and won the best actress Oscar for its star Natalie Portman in 2011.

For anyone who has ever had a crappy unpaid internship, this is a victory.


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GTFOHWTBS: AEG CEO Randy Phillips Testifes He Spoke To Michael Jackson’s Ghost,”It Wasn’t Dr. Conrad Murray’s Fault”

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Michael is turning over in his grave as we speak.

Come on now, his ghost? If Michael’s ghost could say anything it would be to get his children away from his money grubbing family.

Michael Jackson’s Ghost Testifies At Trial

According The NY Post

Jurors at the Jacko trial heard testimony from a surprise witness yesterday — the ghost of Michael Jackson!

Randy Phillips, CEO of concert promoter AEG Live, testified about a chat he had with his longtime friend Brenda Richie, who claimed to have talked to a medium who had channeled the spirit of The Gloved One after his 2009 death.

In the supernatural tête-á-tête, Jacko’s ghost allegedly absolved Dr. Conrad Murray of any guilt in his death and admitted he “accidentally killed himself,” Phillips said.

“Brenda called me to tell me that she was in communications with Michael either through a medium or directly,” Phillips told jurors about his talk with Richie, the ex-wife of singer Lionel Richie.

“She said Michael told her that it wasn’t Dr. Murray’s fault, that he had accidentally killed himself.”
Brian Panish, a lawyer for Michael Jackson’s family, objected to Phillips’ ghost story, calling it triple hearsay, since Phillips was relaying a chat from Richie, who had heard from a medium, who — allegedly — spoke to a dead Jacko.

Remarkably — over the laughter of courtroom spectators — LA County Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos allowed Phillips’ explanation to stand.

We hope for the children’s sake this trial ends soon and in their favor.


 

Update: Sober Black Man Sues Police Department For $500K After Being Arrested On DUI Charge Despite Blowing A 0.00 Breathalyzer Test!

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SMH!!!

Imagine driving down the street and being pulled over and arrested for NOTHING….

Sober Black Man Arrested For Drunk Driving

Via NewsOne reports:

“This is a case of D-W-B, driving while black,” said Thornton’s attorney Marc Victor.

Victor’s office has filed a notice of claim against the City of Surprise seeking $500,000.

“It’s not totally about the money, although I’m already out more than $5,000, that’s $5,000 that I don’t have,” said Thornton.

“This is not the way American citizens ought to be treated by officers or treated by anybody for that matter,” said Victor.

To be clear, ABC15 provided the Surprise Police Department an opportunity to talk about Thornton’s incident, however, due to standard policy, the Department was unable to comment due to pending legal action.
The DUI charge was recently dropped, but Victor’s office claims it’s not enough.

Thornton plans on suing the police department over the charge plus nine other stops by the department.

“I just don’t want any of this to happen to somebody else,” said Thornton.

To be clear, Thorton doesn’t have a problem with cops. In fact, as a ex-firefighter, he said he used to work with them very closely has nothing but respect for law enforcement. He just wants to make sure no one has to experience what has endured at the hands of who he feels have been racist officers.


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Bump, Bump, Bump: Woman Files Lawsuit After Getting Herpes From Used Tube Of Rihanna’s “RiRi Woo” MAC Lipstick

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Woman Files Lawsuit Against MAC After Contracting Herpes From Used Rihanna Lipstick

A New York woman who says she contracted herpes while visiting a MAC cosmetics store in Harlem where an employee applied a used tube of Rihanna’s “RiRi Woo” lipstick to her lips is taking the popular cosmetics company to court.

via NY Daily News

A Harlem woman claims in a lawsuit that she got herpes at a Rihanna concert in Brooklyn from lipstick the singer endorsed.

Starkeema Greenidge, 28, alleges she contracted the virus when a representative of MAC Cosmetics applied a used tube of RiRi Woo to her smackers.

“I wasn’t able to work for two weeks. It cost me a lot of money,” Greenidge, a waitress, told the Daily News on Wednesday.

She said she slapped MAC with the suit in Manhattan Supreme Court in hopes of forcing the company to be more sanitary in the future.

Greenidge also said the company should train its employees to use disposable tubes or swabs to apply the lipstick.

Sounds like this woman is about to making it rain RiRi Woo money very soon.

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Lawsuits: Singer Omarion Sued By Two Male Fans For Getting That New York Work By Thugs

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It’s not Omarion’s fault ya’ll got chin-checked.

Omarion Sued By Fans

According to TMZ

Omarion is being sued by two male fans who got their a**** kicked by random thugs at an O show … and claim the singer’s to blame ’cause he didn’t provide the “tight security” he advertised.

Brunel Jordonne and Kenson Sainvilus filed the lawsuit against Omarion and Ole Bar and Grill in Newburgh, NY, claiming they attended O’s concert on September 21 … and a bunch of fights broke out.

According to the lawsuit, club security tried to defuse the situation by pushing everyone out to the parking lot, but the two men wanted to stay at their VIP table … where they felt safe.

Jordonne and Sainvilus claim security forced them outside anyway — where the two men were then attacked by a group of strangers for no reason … and things got crazy.

According to the docs, Sainvilus was punched in the head several times and security even maced him as he tried to escape the parking lot fight. Meanwhile, Jordonne claims he was kicked in the head and had to be airlifted to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. Sainvilus says he was also hospitalized.

The irony — the men claim Omarion advertised “tight security” on his concert poster … and now believe he miserably failed to live up to that promise.

They’re now suing for unspecified damages. Calls to Omarion’s camp have not been returned.

These ninjas are suing everybody outchea.


 

Philadelphia 76ers Star Nick Young Sued For Sexual Assault By Woman Who Claims He Slipped Her The Date Rape Drug

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First LeSean McCoy and now Nick Young. These athletes need someone like Olivia Pope to handle their scandals.

Nick Young Sued For Sexual Assault

According to TMZ

A woman is suing Philadelphia 76ers star Nick Young for sexual assault — claiming he roofied her back in 2011 … then raped her vaginally and anally.

The woman filed the lawsuit anonymously under the name Jane Doe, claiming she ran into Young at Crown Bar in West Hollywood … and he bought her and her friend champagne.

According to the suit, the woman’s recollection of the evening ceased shortly after she downed the drink … and she believes it’s because Young had slipped the date rape drug gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) into it.

The woman claims she woke up the next morning in Young’s bed, bleeding from her vagina and rectum.

She says Young admitted to having sex with her the night before, but claimed he stopped because she passed out.

According to the suit, the woman demanded to be taken home by Young — he obliged — and she beelined for the UCLA Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center, where she took a rape kit and was tested for STDs. She claims a test at the center confirmed she had been drugged, and determined the injuries to her vagina and rectum were consistent with rape.

Following the hospital treatment, the woman says she’s continued to undergo psychiatric evaluations.

She’s suing Young for sexual battery, sexual assault, false imprisonment, and more — demanding unspecified damages. She’s also suing Crown Bar for negligence.

Looks like these athletes are taking Rick Ross’ advice about slippin’ ish in a female’s drink to heart. Its gonna be tough for him to get out of this. Unlike other cases this woman went through the trouble of getting a rape kit. No woman goes through that unless they truly believe they have been violated.

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Race Matters: 13 Parks Department Employees Paid $165,000 Settlements For Being Transferred From Their Positions For Light-Skinned And White Folks

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Dark-skinned, light-skinned, Asian, and White women…

Parks Department Workers Paid $165,000 Settlement For Racist Transfer Practices

Via NYDailyNews

The city will pay thousands of dollars to dark-skinned Parks Department workers who claim they were transferred out of tony Battery Park City in favor of white and light-skinned staffers amid threats and veiled complaints that they were too aggressive.

The workers filed a discrimination suit after the March 2011 transfers — which came after months of escalating tensions between the mostly minority agents and some residents of the ritzy enclave.

Swastikas and graffiti calling the Public Enforcement Patrol officers “thugs,” “pigs” and “n—–s” started popping up on benches and walls, according to the suit filed by 13 workers.

The Parks Department wrongfully transferred eight dark-skinned workers out and brought in eight white, Asian or light-skinned Hispanics after the Battery Park City Authority — a private trust that pays the city $2 million for 31 PEP workers on its 32 acres — complained that some officers were too aggressive in ticketing residents, the suit charged.

Residents of the waterfront neighborhood were pleased when PEP workers ticketed visitors — but annoyed when they got tickets for the same petty violations, said Charles St. Louis, a retired NYPD officer and PEP agent who is a plaintiff in the suit.

What part of the game is THAT?!

The city admitted no wrongdoing in the February agreement of $165,000 — $8,000 to each of the dark-skinned workers, plus the same payment to the replacement workers, who charged they were unwittingly put in the middle of a hostile situation.

One black worker, George Parker, 62, will get a payment of $14,000 because a white resident went after him in a fury after another park worker questioned why his dog was off-leash.

“I’ve been around a bit in my time, even Birmingham, Ala., and I’ve not seen much that was as bad as Battery Park City,” said Parker. “I got a lot of ‘I pay your salary’ and ‘You work for me’ when I tried to enforce the rules.”

PEP worker Keshun Anderson, 40, said she was once called a “f—ing n—–” by the white resident who fought with Parker.

And people still have the nerve to call this a “post-racial America” Sheeeeeeeeeeeit…SMMFH

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Put On Blast: Kardashian Klan Seek Legal Action Aganist Ford Ad Depicting Sisters Being Tied Up And Kidnapped By Paris Hilton

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The Kardashians want Ford to know they aren’t laughing.

Kardashian Sisters Slam Ad Depicting Kidnapping By Paris Hilton

Via HuffPo reports:

The reality TV sisters are ready to get litigious in response to a mock-up ad for the Indian-made compact car, the Ford Figo, which featured a cartoon drawing of Paris Hilton in the front seat of the car, winking as she kidnaps Kourtney, Khloe and Kim Kardashian, who are bound and gagged in the car’s trunk.

A lawyer for the Kardashian family told various media outlets that the sisters “do not take this lightly and they are exploring all legal options” against those who are responsible:

“The ‘leave your worries behind’ Ford ads are disgusting, vile and offensive to all women. It is unacceptable that Ford would align itself with an ad agency that would so carelessly release these ads. The Kardashians do not take this lightly and they are exploring all of their legal options,” their attorney said in a statement.

Another ad in the series depicted former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi with a trio of bound women in the trunk of a car, and featured the slogan “Leave your worries behind with the Figo’s extra-large boot.” (Berlusconi is, of course, not only known for throwing wild “bunga bunga” sex parties, but is facing charges of paying for sex with an underage woman.)

The ads caused an outrage online and surfaced just after India passed a new legislation to protect women against sexual violence in response to a fatal December gang rape and beating of a young woman on a bus, reports the Associated Press.

The India unit of Ford Motor Co. has since apologized for the advertisements, with a spokeswoman telling the AP that the company is investigating whether anyone at the company ever saw the print ads, which were never used commercially but appeared over the weekend on a website showcasing creative advertising.

“We take this very seriously and are reviewing approval and oversight processes, and taking necessary steps to ensure nothing like this ever happens again,” Ford spokeswoman Sethi Deepti told the AP.

Funny or foul???


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NAACP Threatens Lawsuit Against Black Pro-Life Leader Who Says They Are The “National Association For The Abortion Of Colored People”

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NAACP Threatening Lawsuit Against Black Pro-Life Leader

A black pro-life leader may be headed to face the NAACP in court for trade mark infringement after he altered the meaning of the NAACP acronym in a recent published commentart to emphasize his stance against organization’s support of Planned Parenthood, which he believes is responsible for the “murder” of unborn African-American babies.

via The New American

The NAACP is threatening to sue a black pro-life leader for supposed trademark infringement after he referred to the civil rights group as the “National Association for the Abortion of Colored People.”

In January Ryan Bomberger, founder of the pro-life Radiance Foundation, published a commentary on LifeNews.com in which he used the creative alternative for the NAACP acronym, pointing out that the nation’s premier civil rights group has been a staunch defender of abortion giant Planned Parenthood, despite the painful fact that abortion is decimating the black population, which now terminates over 50 percent of its viable pregnancies through the murderous procedure.

Do you think that an organization supporting Planned Parenthood encourages abortion (although they are not performed in house)?

Or is it possible to be pro-life and still support Planned Parenthood since it also provides a wide range of necessary services for young women who may not have access to such information/care otherwise?


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American Idol Denies Racist Claims The Show “Exploited And Humiliated Black Singers” For Ratings Because They Had Past Black Winners!

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Is American Idol racist?

American Idol Denies Racist Allegations

Via TMZ reports:

Four “American Idol” finalists from different seasons — two of whom are black — insist the singing competition is many things … but racist is NOT one of them.

TMZ broke the story … nine black ex-contestants are planning to sue “Idol” producers, claiming the contestants were publicly disqualified based on their dubious criminal backgrounds … solely because they’re African-American.

But Season 6 finalist Melinda Doolittle adamantly disagrees, telling TMZ, “It is shocking to see such allegations. In my experience on the show, the ‘Idol’ team strives to champion everyone, regardless of race. However, each contestant is explicitly told that the withholding of information that may compromise the show or artist, can and will result in immediate disqualification.”

Season 4 finalist Vonzell Solomon adds, “I didn’t experience any of that [racial discrimination] … all of our contracts were clear about how the background checks worked and that we could be disqualified if we lied about our past.”

Two other former contestants — Season 5 winner Taylor Hicks and Season 10 finalist Casey Abrams — also agree.

Casey says, “I don’t know why they are biting the hand that fed them. Those guys beat thousands of people who wanted to be on TV. Idol is picky, but I’m not sure about racist.”

Taylor — whose Vegas show is still going strong — adds, “American Idol is for everyone. All walks of life go through the show. Not once did I see the show discriminate towards anyone. It’s all about the votes.”

FYI — “Idol” has had three black winners in its history … Ruben Studdard, Fantasia Barrino and Jordin Sparks.

Fox and “Idol” producers have yet to respond to the allegations.

Discuss…


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In White Folks News: Nicolas Cage Still On The Ropes With Baby Mama Suing For 13 Milli


Bossip recently told you that Nicky Cage is in the hole for $300 milli. Now, Nic’s baby mama is feeling the effects and needs her cut before it’s all gone:

Nicolas Cage’s financial and legal nightmare continues to grow.  Christina Fulton, mother of Cage’s eldest child Weston, 18, is suing the actor for fraud and breach of contract. Fulton alleges she’s been caught in the web of his financial problems… …and she claims she is now more than $1.2 million in debt herself, Los Angeles court papers show.

Cage stated in an October lawsuit, that he is facing financial ruin after allegedly being duped by a former accountant, Samuel Levin. The actor currently owes $6.3 million in back taxes. He has recently defaulted on a $2 million loan, and he has begun a massive sell-off of homes, cars, yachts and other possessions to recoup his losses.

Fulton, 42, a former actress, says Cage provided  an L.A. home for her, years ago,  in exchange for raising Weston, and she believed the property was under her name. She believed that until September of this year, when Cage allegedly served her with a 60-day notice to get out.

Fulton says that because of Cage and Levin’s negligence, she now owes the IRS more than $1 million, in addition to $250,000 in unpaid credit card debt. She says the credit card was supposed to be paid off regularly by Cage and that fraudulent charges were racked up by a staffer hired by the actor who didn’t undergo a sufficient background check.

Fulton says damages to her exceed $13 million.  Levin, the accountant, has countersued Cage, stating the actor’s financial collapse was due to his “compulsive, self-destructive spending.”  Cage’s attorney Marty Singer tells PEOPLE: “This lawsuit is ridiculous and absurd. Nicolas Cage has given her approximately three million every year for many years, even though he was only obligated to pay her six thousand a month in child support. We expect this lawsuit to be promptly thrown out.

Nicolas Cage… SMH

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**Update**: Katt Williams Charges Get Dropped


No charges were pressed against Katt Williams after he was arrested in Newnan, Georgia Friday.

As previously reported Katt was taken into police custody after an incident at an area Walmart. Continue…

 

Kelly Rowland Mad at Mathew Knowles and Beyonce For Lawsuit


Kelly Rowland is furious that she, Beyoncé and Michelle Williams have to head to Chicago on Tuesday for a lawsuit regarding copyright infringement. Flip the top back for more details.

The group will be facing a copyright infringement lawsuit for their song “Cater 2 U.” According to a source, Rowland blames the legal mess on Beyoncé’s father Mathew and his sneaky tactics for lining his daughter’s pockets with cash. Apparently, Mathew has a long history of trying to get songwriters to add Beyoncé’s name to songs she didn’t compose, just so she gets publishing royalties, and now it’s coming back to haunt him.

Kelly who at one point was cordial with Beyonce has since distanced herself from the Knowles family making things very tense. We have a feeling this could get real ugly.

 

This Just In: Nas gets Popped for a D.U.I and Being Burnt Out


Bossip has learned that Nas was busted for DUI near his Georgia home. More details under the hood.

Nas was busted by Henry County cops back on September 10. According to reports Nas had a green tongue with raised taste buds and a raised pulse of 116 beats per minute. Officers observed eyelid tremors in both eyes and the car smelled like raw marijuana. Nas admitted to smoking weed at his friend’s house before he was arrested.

Along with being high as a kite Nas failed the walking sobriety test. Law officials say he was arrested, booked and the charges are pending. Ironically, Nas is in court today in LA for his divorce from Kelis. Hmmm.. wonder how this DUI will play into the whole thing.