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You may have read that headline and thought to yourself, Hey wasn’t Justin Bieber already accused of using the N-word?
Short answer: yes.
Long answer: Yes, and there was video evidence, but Bieber has a long history of being awful, yet somehow he always gets a pass.
The latest accusation against Bieber comes from a man named Tobias Cannon who claims that he got into an altercation with Bieber at the 2016 NBA finals in Cleveland.
According to a lawsuit filed this week, Bieber physically assaulted Cannon, but the Canadian businessman declined to retaliate.
Cannon says that Bieber shouted the n-word at him as a form of humiliation.
“Justin Bieber has a history of inappropriate behavior,” Cannon’s lawyers write.
They go on to say that Bieber is “fortunate” Cannon did “not engage in mutual combat,”
That’s some top-notch shade, Cannon’s lawyers.
Justin’s longtime manager Scooter Braun has already come to his client’s defense with a lengthy online statement.
“Justin Bieber has done a lot of stupid things in his past but what he has also done is apologize and own those mistakes,” Braun writes.
“This most recent claim against him is completely false and a fabrication from a man who tried to push for money for the last several years.”
“He never said these things before because they never happened. This is a smear tactic to get money and it’s gross.
“So I repeat… these statements again Justin are completely false and we won’t be scared or blackmailed. This man should be ashamed of himself. Real racism exists.. but it doesn’t apply here. Just horrible.”
We’re not saying Braun is definitely lying or Bieber definitely acted like a colossal douche basket at the finals (although, probably and probably would be our guesses), but it’s pretty wild that he’s claiming Justin would never use that word.
Did we mention he’s been caught gleefully saying it on video on multiple occasions?
Cannon’s lawyers have already fired back, saying:
“This lawsuit was not filed for publicity. If that was the case, it would have been filed at the time the assault was first reported.”
It may not have been filed for publicity — but it’s likely to result in a lot of bad press for the Biebs.
Note to Jay-Z:
You can have Becky with the Good Hair.
Beyonce is gonna go ahead and get driven to the hole by LeBron with the Great Court Vision, thank you very much!
Is LeBron mimicking the placement of his hands when he stood in front of a naked Beyonce back in the day? Hmmm….
Indeed, according to a rapper named Da Real Lambo, who formerly dated LeBron James’ mother, Gloria, the world’s best basketball player carried on an affair with the world’s most beloved pop star.
And he’s prepared to spill ALL the shocking tea in an upcoming memoir!
In a mostly capitalized Instagram post this week, Lambo said straight up that James had been nailing both jump shots and Beyonce at some point in the semi-recent past.
“MY BOOK WILL BE GIVING THE WORLD THE TRUTH ABOUT WHY @beyonce WASN’T INVITED TO @kingjames WEDDING, AND ALSO WHY #savannajames Wasn’t invited to @beyonce wedding,” wrote Lambo, referencing LeBron’s wife and addimg:
“THE MISTRESS WILL BE EXPOSED IN MY BOOK, MAYBE ITS A CUZING OF #jayz or @beyonce, U HAVE TO READ MY BOOK TO KNOW.”
Neither James nor Beyonce have responded to these unconfirmed allegations.
Probably because they came from soneone named Da Real Lambo.
As you might expect, Lambo has received a lot of pushback since making this accusation.
James, after all, has been married to Savannah Brinson since 2013. She’s his high school sweetheart. They have three kids together.
There’s been nary a sniff of any scandal involving LeBron’s love life since he entered the NBA in 2003.
But Lambo isn’t backing down from his claims, following up his original post with one that reads:
WHEN GOD IS WITH U WHO CAN BE AGAINST U, I DONT FEAR NONE OF U DEVILS.
MY DAUGHTER WILL BE GOING ON TALK SHOWS WITH ME TO TELL HOW @kingjames AND HIS CHEATING MOMA DID ME AND MY DAUGHTER.
We don’t know what Lambo is talking about here.
Beyonce, of course, has been through a cheating scandal with Jay-Z.
The artist has come right out and talked about his extramarital affair, telling David Letterman in April:
“I have a beautiful wife who’s understanding and [knows] I’m not the worst of what I’ve done…
“We did the hard work of going to therapy and you know, we love each other, right?”
This really does appear to be the case; or else why would Beyonce have stayed with Jay-Z after he strayed.
As for talk that James dunked on Beyonce on the sexual sense, we have pretty strong doubts.
Da Real Lambo appears to have an axe to grind with the James family due to apparently being cheated on by LeBron’s mother, making him an unreliable source in our opinion.
But this is still an intriguing topic to discuss and ponder, isn’t it?
With all this chatter about where James will go in free agency, whoever would have thought that the real question is whether or not he went downtown with Beyonce?
Not us. We never would have thought this.
You might know Chris Hardwick from the Walking Dead after-show, Talking Dead, or as host of the now-canceled Comedy Central series @Midnight, or simply as an ever-present figure in the corner of the media landscape most closely associated with “nerd culture.”
But Hardwick is trending on Twitter today not because of his work, but because of shocking allegations of abuse from a former girlfriend.
The popular host and creator of Nerdist Industries dated actress Chloe Dykstra for three years, and today, she published a Medium article detailing abuse she suffered at the hands of a man that many believe to be Hardwick.
Dykstra never mentions Hardwick by name, but details about the nature of their relationship and his career make it clear who she’s accusing.
The 29-year-old says that several years ago she began a relationship with a man who was nearly 20 years her senior, and who
“I was expected to be [sexually] ready for him when he came home from work. Every night, I laid there for him, occasionally in tears,” she writes.
“He thought the whole idea was funny. To be fair, I did go along with it out of fear of losing him.”
Dykstra goes on to claim that the abuse began just weeks into her relationship with Hardwick and left indelible scars on her psyche.
“I’m still recovering from being sexually used (not in a super fun way) for three years,” she says.
Dykstra claims that Hardwick manipulated and intimidated her in such way as to ensure she would continue to comply with his sexual demands.
“’I just want to remind you, the reason my last relationship didn’t work out was because of the lack of sex,’” she recalls him saying.
Dykstra says that even with the progress yielded by the #MeToo movement in recent months, she still expects to be interrogated and harassed on social media.
And sadly, if GamerGate and other recent examples of toxic nerd culture run amok are any indication, she’s not wrong in that assumption:
“It will probably hurt me now too, despite the #MeToo movement. We’ve come a long way, but we still have a ways to go,” Dykstra writes.
Earlier today, Dykstra tweeted a message of gratitude for those who offered support online, writing:
“I quietly posted an article today, unlisted on Medium. It clearly made the rounds. I’m overwhelmed and I want to thank all of you for your support and kind words- they mean so much to me.”
Hardwick married Lydia Hearst in 2016.
He has yet to respond to Dykstra’s allegations.
Even the most ardent defender of Jim Bob Duggar (if such a thing exists) would likely concede that the best word to describe his involvement in his daughters’ love lives is “creepy.”
JB exercises far too much control over his son’s lives, sure (well, except in Josh’s case, but that’s a conversation for another time), when it comes to his daughters, however, “you can’t date a Duggar daughter without dating her dad.”
That’s the frighteningly accurate fashion in which columnist Mary Grace Garis describes the situation in a piece published by In Touch Weekly today.
Whether you’re a fan of the family’s reality show or you tune in each week with a pair of Clockwork Orange eye clamps affixed firmly to your lids out of morbid curiosity, you’re no doubt familiar with the Duggar’s courtship rules.
The parts of the process that get the most attention have to do with the lengths to which Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar will go in order to ensure their children don’t engage in anything that remotely resembling premarital sex.
Unmarried Duggar couples are not allowed kiss, hold hands for more than a few seconds, “front hug,” (lest their clothed genitals should come in close proximity), or even be alone together.
Frightening stuff, to be sure, but the way Jim Bob puts these young people through the emotional wringer is arguably just as damaging.
The Duggars have boasted in the past about how potential suitors have to get through dad before they’re permitted to spend any time with his daughters.
“The girls have always said they would send any guy who was interested in them to Dad,” Michelle has said in the past.
“That’s a good thing – that is such good protection for them.”
And this isn’t just a case of JB sitting the guy down and asking about his intentions.
No, Jim Bob makes men who are interested in one his daughters fill out 50-page questionnaire before he’ll consider the possibility of a courtship.
The first guy to endure this treatment was Derick Dillard, but he turned out to be an all-time douche, so he didn’t receive much sympathy from Counting On viewers.
Disturbingly, Jim Bob’s behavior has only gotten worse over the years, as evidenced by his contentious relationship with Jeremy Vuolo, husband of Jinger Duggar.
Fans were baffled, as Jeremy seemed to be the least problematic of all the men who had married Jim Bob’s daughters up to that point.
But it all began to make sense when Jinger Duggar rebelled against her father by leaving her home state or Arkansas and — gasp! — wearing pants!
Jim Bob must have picked up on the fact that Jeremy believed in such far-left ideas as allowing women free will/
And in the end, the situation was a reminder that suppressing the rights of women is the main driver behind so many of Jim Bob’s actions.
Watch Counting On online for more on reality TV’s most controversial family.
These days, Jamie Foxx is all about Katie Holmes. But, according to an accusation, in 2002, he slapped a woman in the face with his penis.
There’s a little more to the allegations, and the woman has come forward and reported the incident to police.
Foxx is dismissing the story as “absurd” and has vowed to fight back.
We know that there’s a temptation to make jokes or to come up with funny nicknames for the incident, like cock-boxing or penis-popping or whatever.
But one way or the other, this allegation is serious, so let’s take a look at the details.
TMZ reports that Jamie Foxx’s accuser says that this incident happened 16 years ago, in 2002.
She says that she and a friend were attending a party at his house.
Foxx allegedly tried to get her to perform oral sex on him. She refused.
She says that he struck her in the face with his penis.
After she refused to perform on him, she says that one of Foxx’s friends instructed her to leave the house.
The incident, she says, was severe enough that she went to the hospital the next day to undergo treatment for a severe panic attack.
She says that the #MeToo movement is what inspired her to come forward with the incident from 16 years ago.
So much about this incident is unclear, including whether or not the alleged penile strike was intentional (since penises can be unwieldy beasts).
But conventional wisdom says that if your penis is accidentally hitting someone who doesn’t want to touch it, you’ve probably done something wrong.
But Foxx isn’t arguing that this alleged sexual misconduct was a misunderstanding.
In a statement to TMZ, Foxx’s attorney, Allison Hart of Lavely & Singer, says:
“Jamie emphatically denies that this incident ever occurred,” she says.
That’s very different from saying that it was an accident or misunderstanding.
Hart continues: “And he will be filing a report with the Las Vegas Police Department against the woman for filing a false police report against him.”
And that is a very aggressive response.
Hart had more to say.
“The first time [Jamie] became aware of this woman’s absurd claims about an incident that supposedly occurred 16 years ago,” Hart says. “Was when TMZ contacted his representatives [Tuesday] about this story.”
That’s a hell of a way to find out that you’re accused of wrongdoing.
And Hart says that there’s a reason that we’re all first hearing about htis now.
“The alleged incident was not reported to law enforcement in 2002, or at any other time in the last 16 years until last Friday because the incident never happened,” she says.
She is certainly defending her client very thoroughly.
So, is Hart right?
Is this a much-feared incident of a false allegation of sexual misconduct, inspired by so many very real #MeToo stories?
Or does she have some sort of evidence or outcry witness (or perhaps medical documentation of the panic attack) to back up her report?
Some wonder if Foxx simply has no memory of trying to convince a woman to perform oral sex on him, but that this woman was traumatized by the experience.
It is not uncommon for one person to have a very bad night while the person whom they hold responsible for it never noticed.
it is unclear what the accuser expects to come of her report, but it sounds like — whatever may have happened — this woman has felt haunted for a long time.
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Say what you will about Kailyn Lowry, the Teen Mom 2 star is nothing if not straightforward.
Kail certainly has her share of critics, but no one has accused of her being dishonest to her fans — until now, that is.
If you follow her on Instagram, you know that Kail is currently on an epic tour of Europe.
She posted the above photo of herself on a cruise ship over the weekend, and we think it’s safe to say she’s living her best life.
“A smile is the best make up any girl could wear,” Kail captioned the photo.
It’s not easy to be negative about a young, hardworking single mom treating herself to a vacation and posting the pics on social media.
But because we’re living in the darkest timeline, IG users found occasion to talk a whole lot of trash.
The most common criticism had to do with Kail’s appearance, but this wasn’t the usual generic body-shaming from repugnant trolls.
No, these haters came equipped with a very specific complaint — they believe Kail photoshopped her pics, but is passing them off as un-retouched.
Kail was having none of that, and she promptly delivered a stern warning:
“If y’all don’t get off my ass on IG y’all can catch the block button,” Lowry wrote.
“I didn’t photoshop my photos. But if i wanted to I f–kng will.”
Fortunately, as always, Kail’s critics were vastly outnumbered by her supporters:
“I can’t believe all the negative girl bashing on here! Girls are supposed lift one another up, not break each other down! It’s so sad,” wrote one follower.
“I don’t understand why anyone thinks this is photoshopped,” another commented.
“Kail idk why you even waste your time and energy responding to hater. Who cares brush that off.”
You’re famous and it’s the Internet. There will always be a bad comment at some point. No point replying to badness or illogical nonsense.”
A third counter-balanced the insults by offering up some effusive praise:
“You are a gem, I love your confidence, and I think you look great! Looove that swimsuit and I love your curves,”
Fortunately, it seems Kail isn’t particularly bothered by the criticism.
She’s been called the most hated Teen Mom, but even if that’s true (it probably isn’t), she has something that Jenelle Evans and Farrah Abraham do not — loyal fans.
We’re sure it stings to have strangers hurl such personal insults at your every social media post.
But maybe those feelings are likely overwhelmed by the pride and connection when feels when an army of supporters comes to your defense.
Or maybe we’re just putting a positive spin on a crappy situation in order to make social media feel somewhat tolerable.
Watch Teen Mom 2 online for more of Kail’s courage in the face of constant criticism.
Morgan Freeman is the latest major name to face serious accusations of sexual harassment and misconduct.
According to an investigation by CNN, the actor’s alleged inappropriate behavior took place on multiple movie sets.
Those who have gone on record about these incidents include female production staff members… employees at Morgan’s own Revelations Entertainment… and a few reports.
Altogether, 16 women spoke to CNN about the Oscar winner’s actions; eight alleged victims and eight more witnesses.
Most of them tell similar, very troubling tales. For example:
One unnamed production assistant told the network that she suffered through several months of unwanted advances and inappropriate comments on the set of the 2017 movie Going in Style.
She alleged that Freeman once “kept trying to lift up my skirt and asking if I was wearing underwear” prior to his costar Alan Arkin telling him to cut it out.
And another example:
A senior member of the production staff for the 2013 film Now You See Me spoke to CNN and said that Freeman made a multitude of comments about her and her female assistant’s bodies.
Said this individual:
“We knew that if he was coming by … not to wear any top that would show our breasts, not to wear anything that would show our bottoms, meaning not wearing clothes that [were] fitted.”
Four of the people interviewed by CNN claimed that the veteran star made women feel uncomfortable on a swath of movie sets over the past decade.
They said they didn’t report his behavior out of fear of losing their jobs.
“He would be verbally inappropriate and it was just shocking,” said an ex-male employee at Revelations Entertainment, the movie production company that the Freeman himself co-founded in 1996.
“It’s hard because on any set he is the most powerful person on it. It’s weird because you just don’t expect it from Morgan Freeman, someone who you respect.”
Elsewhere, a trio of entertainment reporters (including CNN’s Chloe Melas) have alleged that Freeman made inappropriate remarks toward them at public press events.
Melas, for instance, says that he repeatedly looked her up and down and called her “ripe” when she interviewed him at a junket for Going in Style … while six months pregnant.
This supposed encounter is actually what led to the opening of CNN’s months-long investigation.
In response to the allegations, Freeman did not accuse anyone of lying, simply of misinterpreting his intentions.
“Anyone who knows me or has worked with me knows I am not someone who would intentionally offend or knowingly make anyone feel uneasy,” he said today via statement, concluding:
“I apologize to anyone who felt uncomfortable or disrespected – that was never my intent.”
As documented below, Morgan is the latest in a long and disturbing string of famous men who have allegedly acted inappropriately toward women in and around Hollywood.
Many of these folks will never work again…
Morgan Freeman is being accused of sexual harassment or misconduct by 8 women over several years on the sets of his movies … or during media events related to his projects. One of the allegations comes from a production assistant who worked on…