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J.D. Madison: Alleged Victim of Southern Charm Star is Facing Threats

In August, Southern Charm star J.D. Madison was accused of sexual assault. The details of the allegations are … heinous.

Another man was implicated, and it is that man’s actions that are bringing this case back into the spotlight.

He is now accused of having shown up at the victim’s house and threatening her.

J.D. Madison is accused of having drugged a woman and of having raped her once she lost consciousness.

According to FITSNews, another man implicated in the assault, chiropractor Jay Schwartz, showed up at the unnamed victim’s home.

“I’ve been trying to contact you,” he reported told her while standing at her doorway.

He then apparently said: “I want to talk to you about what happened that night.”

Instead of leaving when he realized that he was unwelcome, he apparently told her that he “has the messages from that night.”

To make matters worse, when the woman tried to close her door, Jay allegedly placed his hand between the door and frame, propping the door open.

It is at this point that he allegedly repeated what he had told her.

Once he had finally departed, the woman contacted police — which is absolutely the right thing to do under those circumstances.

Police then went to Schwartz’s home and asked him about the encounter.

He reportedly agreed with the woman’s “assessment of their conversation.”

Police then returned to her home where they gave her a copy of the No Trespassing order that had been issued to Schwartz.

Truth be told, an instruction to not trespass on someone’s property is a very mild response, considering the circumstances.

A man implicated in the drugging and sexual assault of a woman then showing up at that woman’s home and preventing her from closing her door?

That sounds like a terrifying ordeal.

It also sounds like a court could interpret it as witness tampering or witness intimidation.

Southern Charm fans cannot help of being reminded that J.D. Madison’s good buddy Thomas Ravenel was recently arrested.

Ravenel was arrested for assault and battery, and those who have connected the dots believe that the charges stem from the allegations by Nanny Dawn.

She is one of two women who have accused Ravenel of sexual assault.

Others have accused him of alarming behavior, saying that he seems like a perfect gentleman … right up until he becomes someone else altogether.

Thomas Ravenel will not be returning to Southern Charm for Season 6.

J.D. Madison was never a star of Southern Charm in the way that Ravenel was.

Instead, Madison had a recurring role — but that role was ongoing for the first five seasons of the series.

Some are asking if reality television in particular has a problem — if there is something about the genre that makes bad men gravitate towards it.

We understand the arguments, but we are not so sure.

Maybe, as more men are coming to realize, there are just a lot of terrible, predatory men out there. Not most men, but too many.

Perhaps some of them being reality stars is just a statistical inevitability.

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Ryan Edwards Facing HOW MUCH Time in Jail?!

Things aren’t looking too good right now for Ryan Edwards.

But then again, have they ever?

Still, things are looking especially bleak for him right now, considering he’s been in jail for the past few days.

There have been a few conflicting reports about what happened, but we do know that Ryan’s legal troubles started last year, when he was arrested for possession of heroin.

He was sentenced to a year of probation, which he broke back in March by failing a drug test — for that, he was sentenced to six more months of probation.

On Monday, he was arrested for a third time.

There have been conflicting reports about what happened, with some outlets claiming he was arrested for possession again and others claiming the arrest was for failing to appear in court back in May.

Either way, it’s bad news for Ryan — bad enough that he’s being held without bond.

That means that he’ll be hanging out in jail until his next court date, which is on August 6th.

And after that?

Well, it’s not looking great.

Nashville attorney Ben Raybin is speaking out about Ryan’s case, and although he’s not working for Ryan or connected to him at all, he does have a good idea about how the law works, and especially how it works in Tennessee, Ryan’s home state.

About the possibility of Ryan spending any real time in jail, he says “It really depends on the case, as far as whether somebody would be going to jail or rehab after getting busted for heroin possession.”

“Usually in this state we do try to send people to treatment for when they’re found with drugs,” he explains.

But in cases like Ryan’s, when a person has violated probation multiple times, “then at that point the judge says enough is enough and says they are going to jail and at that point they can put all the offender’s sentences into effect.”

For Ryan specifically, he says “I can tell you he is facing up to 11 months and 29 days in jail just on this most recent charge of simple heroin possession.”

“But that’s not all because he has a prior suspended sentence as well as probation that the judge could choose to add to his sentence.”

“To break it down,” he continues, “Ryan has the six months of probation he was sentenced to (in March 2018) as well as a suspended sentence of 11 months and 29 days stemming back to his very first arrest.”

“He was able to get that sentence suspended but that does not mean it’s gone.”

“It’s hanging over his head,” he says, “and since he has violated probation, if the judge chooses to he can do what I call un-suspend it.”

Essentially, a judge could take all that time, add it up, and Ryan could spend two and a half years in jail.

Ben does add that he thinks “it’s probably unlikely that he would get totally maxed out on all of that but he is potentially facing two and a half years total in jail at this point.”

We’re not lawyers, of course, but it does seem unlikely that a judge would just throw a few more months of probation to Ryan at this point.

Which is especially unfortunate, considering his wife, Mackenzie Standifer, is pregnant with his child and is due in just over two months.

It’s also a little embarrassing, considering Ryan and Mackenzie were going on and on last week about how sober he is and how hard he’s been working on his recovery.

Remember, Mackenzie said that MTV told them that they were letting them go because “they don’t want to show Ryan as a recovering addict.”

But reports claimed that what actually happened was that Maci Bookout told the network that she refused to film if Ryan was filming — Bristol Palin was hired while MTV tried to figure out what to do.

Maci’s reasoning behind her demand was allegedly that she believed Ryan was still on drugs and she didn’t want Bentley to be able to watch his father spiral even further out of control.

Knowing what we know now, it seems like there’s quite a bit of truth to that.

Whatever happens, whether it turns out to be years in jail, we hope Ryan is able to get clean, for real this time.

Goodness knows we love Teen Mom drama, but this is just too much.

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Real Housewives of New Jersey: Struggling to Find New Cast, Facing Cancellation (Report)

Are you a female resident of the Garden State whose taste for drama is matched only by her love of sequins and spray tans?

Then contact Andy Cohen ASAP, because you might have a future flipping tables on one of reality TV’s trashiest series!

Yes, The Real Housewives of New Jersey is looking for new cast members.

It’s exciting news for Jersey residents, as along with the E Street Band and Chris Christie’s gravy supplier, the show is one of the state’s most reliable sources of steady employment.

With Siggy Flicker departing the series and ratings at an all-time low, cast members and producers are reportedly desperate to pull RHONJ “out of the gutter.”

And in this case, that’s not just a euphemism for moving out of New Jersey.

“Network execs told the ladies that they had to get the show ‘out of the gutter’ or else it was going to be canceled,” a production source tells Radar Online.

Insiders say the show is finding trouble finding affluent women who are willing to blow up their personal lives on national television for 15 minutes of fame.

Go figure!

“The women were told to find a way to make the show better and to help find a new lady to join the show that wouldn’t be so divisive. Bravo wants fun and this season was not fun,” says the insider.

Wait … there was a fun season of RHONJ?!

Would that be the one where Teresa Giudice went to prison, or the one where her husband went to prison?

We kid. In its early days, the show really did have a sense of fun and frivolity.

Of course, it’s hard to hold onto that when you have cast members serving hard time.

Anyway, the effort to land a new Jersey Housewife has reportedly gone in some bizarre directions.

According to one report, Melissa Gorga attempted to convince Chrissy Teigen to join the cast.

It didn’t pan out for the obvious reasons that Teigen is 1. not from New Jersey, 2. not a housewife, and 3. far too famous to ever seriously consider such a move.

But we can’t blame Gorga for trying something desperate, as sources say if the show doesn’t land a new lady soon, it won’t be returning for another season.

Watch The Real Housewives of New Jersey online to get caught up in time for what could be the show’s final episodes.

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McKayla Maroney Facing Huge Fine For Testifying Against Dr. Larry Nassar, Chrissy Teigen Offers to Pay

Even though Dr. Larry Nassar has been convicted of child porn and is accused of molesting over 140 girls, the fact remains that Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney is not exactly free to testify about his alleged crimes against her.

If she does, the non-disclosure agreement that she signed years ago would reportedly subject her to a $ 100,000 fine.

But one famous and beloved celebrity, Chrissy Teigen, is offering to foot the bill.

Back in October, McKayla Maroney courageously revealed that her team doctor had molested her when she was a minor.

All of those famous moments of her in the Olympics? Those were when she was under the power of Dr. Larry Nassar.

Nassar would allegedly give his young female patients “treatments,” using the pretense of medical care to molest them.

The abuse went on for years.

Since McKayla spoke up, numerous teammates including Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman, have accused Dr. Nassar of similar, heinous abuse.

All told, the number of women who accuse Larry Nassar of sexual abuse number over 140.

Early Tuesday morning, The Daily Mail published that McKayla Maroney is effectively barred from testifying at Dr. Larry Nassar’s sentencing.

To be clear, though he has confessed to a “small” number of sex abuse charges …

(Small only in contrast to the volume of his accusers)

… Dr. Nassar’s sentence of 60 years in prison came from his possession of a truly alarming volume of child pornography.

Dozens of women are scheduled to speak at Nassar’s sentencing, but McKayla Maroney may be barred from giving her own victim impact statement.

We know that this is strange, since McKayla shared her story in a very public manner, months ago.

McKayla is currently suing USA Gymnastics, accusing them of knowing about Dr. Nassar and covering up his crimes (presumably to protect themselves from sharing in the blame).

Oh boy, has that not gone well.

What led to McKayla signing the NDA in the first place was desperation. She was suffering psychological problems as a result of years of trauma from sexual abuse. Unfortunately, receiving her much-needed treatment costs money.

But there are multiple legal challenges to NDAs, particularly when such an agreement appears to exist in order to cover up a crime. We’ll see how that goes.

In the mean time, McKayla is a successful Olympian, but probably not in a position where she could just pay $ 100,000 like it’s a parking ticket.

In the mean time, however, there’s a much more direct and simple solution to McKayla Maroney’s dilemma.

Chrissy Teigen shared the article about how she might be fined, and tweeted:

“The entire principle of this should be fought – an NDA to stay quiet about this serial monster with over 140 accusers, but I would be absolutely honored to pay this fine for you, McKayla.”

That’s such a good move and a very generous offer.

$ 100,000 is a lot of money, but Chrissy Teigen can definitely make good on it, even if you don’t factor in that her husband is John Legend.

But hopefully she won’t have to.

There’s bad press, and then there’s millionaire celebrities had to step in because of our NDA that protects a serial sexual predator bad press.

USA Gymnastics would be smart to wave the NDA. It would make them look better. (Remember how celebrities spoke out, with some like Taylor Swift writing checks, in defense of Kesha? Even Sony was feeling the pressure. That can happen for USA Gymnastics, too)

As of yet, we haven’t seen a public response from McKayla, who seems to no longer be on Twitter and Instagram. (Which we absolutely understand)

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