Chris Brown is stepping out in public for the first time since being arrested for allegedly raping a woman in a Paris hotel — something he called total BS –.but today he’s spreading a message of love.
Brown was leaving the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Paris Wednesday — the same place where the alleged rape went down — and he had just a few simple words to share, “I love everybody.”
As we reported … Chris was arrested Monday night by French police on possible rape and narcotics charges. The alleged victim told Closer Magazine Brown brutally and violently assaulted her for 25-30 minutes in a dressing room after a night of partying.
Although prosecutors initially told us Chris would have to answer in court and possibly surrender his passport, he was released the same day of the arrest with no conditions. He still has his passport and is free to return to the U.S.
Sources familiar with the Parisian legal system tell us there are signs the case fell apart.
Brown’s attorney, Raphael Chiche, vowed Tuesday — Chris would file a defamation case against the woman.
In the criminal justice system, traffic based offenses are considered especially costly — even for Ice-T, who plays a cop on TV, ’cause his arrest at the George Washington Bridge just cost him a bundle.
TMZ has learned Ice had a court hearing Thursday for the bust that went down in October. As we first reported, Ice was hauled to jail after he drove through the bridge toll booth without paying the required $ 12.50.
Well, it ended up costing him a weeee bit more than that — $ 707.50 in fines! He’d been issued 5 tickets the day of the arrest, but 2 of ’em got tossed and he ended up paying for disorderly conduct, toll evasion and failure to observe a traffic control device.
Shortly after he was released from jail, Ice told us the whole thing was an innocent mistake.
He was driving to work — to the set of ‘Law & Order: SVU’ — in his brand new McLaren sports car. It had just been delivered, and Ice forgot it didn’t have an EZPass transponder, which automatically pays the toll.
Chris Hansen‘s larceny arrest is no shocker to the people who funded his “To Catch a Predator” reboot — they say Hansen came up short with them long before Johnny Law caught him.
The former host launched a Kickstarter campaign in 2015 to start a new show about himself catching predators. His goal was $ 75k and he offered tiered prizes to anyone who donated.
Some of those prizes included the custom mugs and shirts Hansen got from the vendor in Connecticut — and allegedly tried to pay for with 2 bounced checks… leading to his arrest this week.
As it turns, out … he apparently failed to deliver on the goods to a handful of his donors too, many of whom are furious. Chris’ Kickstarter page is flooded with comments — dating back years — complaining about getting partial prizes, delayed prizes, or just bupkis.
As of Thursday, $ 89k has been raised.
A rep for Kickstarter told us their policy is clear — anyone who’s got issues with a fundraising campaign has to take it up with the creator, and it’s ALL on the creator to make things right.
Translation: Got beef? Talk to Hansen.
We’ve reached out to Chris, but so far … radio silence.
“90 Day Fiance” star Colt Johnson told cops Larissa Dos Santos Lima downed half a bottle of pills and threatened to kill herself before getting arrested.
TMZ broke the story … Larissa was arrested for battery last week after she allegedly attacked Colt, punching him in the mouth and inflicting injuries upon herself. According to the police report — obtained by TMZ — Larissa got mad at Colt, accusing him of cheating after she discovered he’d purchased porn.
Cops say Colt told them Larissa became enraged, and emptied her bottle of antidepressants — which was half full — swallowed the pills and locked herself in the bathroom. She also punched Colt in the mouth.
According to Larissa, she locked herself into the bathroom to diffuse the situation and took a shower. She told cops during her shower, Colt was playing with the lights and continued to annoy her by touching her inappropriately. Larissa also claimed Colt grabbed her by the hair and pinned her to the ground.
After talking with both Colt and Larissa, cops discovered Larissa had been busted for domestic violence twice in the last 6 months. They also determined she’d inflicted scratch marks on herself.
Stormy Daniels is taking some of the police officers who arrested her at a strip club last year to court — claiming they only went after her for speaking out against President Trump.
The former porn star just filed suit against several members of the Columbus Division of Police who serve in the vice unit, in which she alleges the only reason these cops falsely arrested her last summer at Sirens is quite simple … allegiance to Trump.
In the docs — obtained by TMZ — Stormy claims that the officers listed entered into a conspiracy with each other upon learning that she’d be making an appearance in the area, and decided to go undercover with the sole intention of retaliation and ruining her rep.
Stormy had recently spoken out about her alleged affair with Trump on “60 Minutes,” and she believes the actions of these officers were in direct response to that.
She claims the cops violated her civil rights by falsely arresting and imprisoning her, and now … she’s asking a judge to award her damages for it.
The explosive fight between “90 Day Fiance” stars Colt Johnson and Larissa Dos Santos Lima led to bloody faces for both and her being arrested, then he capped it off by calling it quits on their marriage … TMZ has learned.
According to court docs … Colt filed for divorce from Larissa Friday in Nevada, just hours after she was arrested for domestic battery. The volatile couple wed just seven months ago … and it was her third arrest on domestic violence charges.
Colt’s mom reportedly paid the divorce filing fee.
As we reported … cops responded to a call from Larissa Thursday night after the 2 had a fight, and determined scratches she had on her stomach appeared to be self-inflicted. After talking to both of them, they decided to arrest her based on the evidence and her history.
She was held on a $ 3,000 bond.
The arrest followed Larissa and a ’90 Day Fiance’ blogger sharing a series of disturbing videos and posts early Friday chronicling the couple’s bizarre night … which allegedly stemmed from an argument when she discovered Colt had purchased porn.
Everyone at the Golden Globes might’ve gotten a laugh from Christian Bale comparing Dick Cheney to Satan — but the ex-Veep’s daughter just took a big shot of her own … invoking his 2008 domestic violence arrest.
Liz Cheney was reacting to Bale’s acceptance speech Sunday night — during which he thanked Satan for his inspiration to play Dick, saying, “Satan probably inspired him to do this, too.”
Liz fired back with a UK article about Christian being arrested for allegedly assaulting his mother and sister.
Satan probably inspired him to do this, too. Christian Bale arrested for ‘assault on mother and sister’| The Independent. https://t.co/kesnNno9Zv
For the record … British prosecutors declined to file charges against him, citing insufficient evidence. Bale denied the allegations.
In case you missed it, Bale’s acceptance speech for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Film for his portrayal of Cheney in “Vice” was … interesting, to say the least. He literally thanked the devil for giving him inspiration … and went on to refer to his infamous ‘Terminator’ outburst.
As far as his subject goes … there’s clearly no love lost between Bale and the Cheneys. Dick himself has yet to comment on Bale’s remarks, BTW.