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Cassie Breaks Her Silence: Believe Victims the First Time

Domestic violence 'broke me down to someone I never thought I would become'

(Newser) - Her words were "clearly chosen carefully given the NDA she signed to settle her lawsuit" with Sean "Diddy" Combs in November, observes TMZ , but they are direct: Believe victims the first time, Cassie Ventura says in a message posted to Instagram on Thursday. In her first comments since...

Scottie Scheffler Makes Tee Time After Arrest
No. 1 Golfer
Plays Great
After Felony
Charges
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No. 1 Golfer Plays Great After Felony Charges

Scottie Scheffler was able to tee off after being charged with assaulting a police officer

(Newser) - It was definitely an interesting morning Friday for No. 1 golf pro Scottie Scheffler, who, in just four hours, went from being arrested to competing in the PGA Championship in Louisville, Kentucky. The AP reports that the 27-year-old golfer was released by police shortly after 9am local time and did...

Bride in Viral Dress Debate: 'My Husband Is Trying to Kill Me'

Keir Johnston pleads guilty to assault on wife Grace Johnston, whom he wed in 2015

(Newser) - A guest at their wedding wore what became the dress that broke the internet . Now their marriage might be broken as well. Keir Johnston, one half of a Scottish couple who appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2015 after a viral debate about color perceptions stemming from a photo...

NYPD: 14 Arrests Made in Random Attacks on Women

Chief of detectives says 50 women attacked in lower Manhattan so far this year

(Newser) - New York Police Department Chief of Detectives Joseph Kenny said Monday that while it is not a new trend for women to be randomly attacked, he welcomes the new attention the issue is getting. Kenny said 50 women have been attacked by strangers in lower Manhattan so far this year,...

Rep Says Kanye West's Wife Was Sexually Assaulted

Sources tell TMZ that rapper punched the man in the face

(Newser) - Kanye West is named as a suspect in a battery report in Los Angeles, sources tell TMZ . The outlet's sources say the rapper allegedly punched a man in the face after he grabbed Ye's wife, Bianca Censori, though a rep says she was assaulted and "grabbed" is...

Jonathan Majors Avoids Jail Time
Jonathan Majors
Avoids Jail Time

Jonathan Majors Avoids Jail Time

Actor is sentenced to probation in assault case that derailed his career

(Newser) - Actor Jonathan Majors was sentenced to probation but avoided jail time Monday for assaulting his ex-girlfriend in a high-profile case that derailed the once-promising star's career, reports the AP . The 34-year-old star of Creed III and other films had faced up to a year behind bars after he was...

Judge Gives Prison to Rioter With 'Gobbledygook' Defense

Washington state's Taylor James Johnatakis, 39, was convicted of 3 felonies

(Newser) - A federal judge who called a Jan. 6 defendant's arguments at trial "gobbledygook" sentenced him to seven years in prison on Wednesday, citing the man's lack of remorse. Judge Royce Lamberth said he had concerns that Taylor James Johnatakis would commit violence again if given the opportunity,...

Convicted Marvel Actor Now Sued by Ex-Girlfriend

Jonathan Majors is sued by Grace Jabbari for assault, harassment, defamation

(Newser) - Jonathan Majors was "shocked" when he was convicted late last year of assault and harassment of an ex-girlfriend. That erstwhile lover, Grace Jabbari, is now suing the former Marvel Studios actor as well, reports the AP . The lawsuit, which is seeking at least $75,000 in damages and other...

Cops: Tow Truck Driver Fatally Punched Man Twice His Age

Former jockey hit his head on concrete in Brooklyn parking dispute

(Newser) - A tow truck driver killed a man twice his age with a single punch during a dispute in Brooklyn Saturday night, authorities say. Police say Carlyle Thomas, a 61-year-old former jockey from Jamaica, confronted the 30-year-old tow truck driver as his Honda Odyssey was being towed from a Shell station...

Across 2 States, a Carjacking Killing Spree

Andre Gordon Jr., 26, is in custody, accused of murdering 3 family members in Pennsylvania

(Newser) - A man faces murder charges in Pennsylvania and carjacking and weapons charges in New Jersey after allegedly killing three family members, carjacking vehicles in both states, and evading law enforcement for hours as police mobilized, authorities said Sunday. Andre Gordon Jr., 26, is charged in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with three...

Arrest Made in Vicious NYC Attack Against Asian-American Woman
NYC Man Sentenced for
2021 Anti-Asian Attack
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NYC Man Sentenced for 2021 Anti-Asian Attack

Older woman, an immigrant, was brutally attacked in Times Square

(Newser) - The New York man who brutally attacked an Asian-American woman in New York's Times Square in 2021 was on Wednesday sentenced to 15 years behind bars. Brandon Elliot, 41, pleaded guilty to one count of assault in the first degree as a hate crime and one count of criminal...

Man Who Put Abortion Drug in Wife's Drink Gets Jail Time

It's 180 days behind bars for Texas lawyer Mason Herring

(Newser) - A Texas man who pleaded guilty to sneaking an abortion drug into his pregnant wife's drinks will serve 180 days behind bars and be on probation for 10 years, reports the AP . NBC News reports that Mason Herring is also barred from having any contact with either his estranged...

Boebert's Ex-Husband Faces Assault Charges Against Son

Police responded to 2 incidents involving Lauren Boebert's ex over 4 days

(Newser) - New charges against Lauren Boebert's ex-husband stem not from his very public altercation with the congresswoman, but allegedly from the beating of his eldest son in a drunken rage. Jayson Boebert was acting clumsy and slurring his words when he arrived at his home in Silt, Colorado, around...

Jonathan Majors: I Was 'Shocked' by Verdict

Former MCU star gives first interview since his assault conviction against ex-girlfriend

(Newser) - In his first interview since his assault and harassment conviction last month, actor Jonathan Majors said he was shocked by the New York jury's verdict . "I was absolutely shocked and afraid," Majors said Monday on ABC's Good Morning America . "I'm standing there and the...

Suit: Tech CEO Led Me Into 'Dark Abyss of Sexual Horror'

Christian Lanng, ex-chief of Tradeshift, has denied the rape, torture, harassment allegations

(Newser) - The former executive assistant for a fired tech CEO has now filed a lawsuit against him alleging he made her sign a "slave contract," then harassed, tortured, and sexually assaulted her. Per the Mercury News , the complaint against Christian Lanng, who was fired from business software company Tradeshift...

Family: He Died in Prison Assault Weeks Before Release

Relatives say Daniel Williams was essentially kidnapped by inmates, though warden in Alabama claimed overdose

(Newser) - Daniel Terry Williams, serving a 1-year sentence for second-degree theft, was due to be released from Alabama's Staton Correctional Facility early this month. Instead, he left two weeks early because he'd been beaten so badly that he was brain dead, according to family, who claim he was tortured...

Jury Rules on Antarctic Assault Claims: 'This Vindicates Him'

Stephen Tyler Bieneman was accused of putting shin across throat of woman at research station

(Newser) - A federal jury on Wednesday found a man not guilty of assaulting a woman at a US research station in Antarctica in a case that drew attention amid reports of harassment and assault at the station. Stephen Tyler Bieneman pulled tissues from a box on the defense table and cried...

Marilyn Manson Is a Fugitive No More
Marilyn Manson
Sentenced on
Assault Charge
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Marilyn Manson Sentenced on Assault Charge

Judge imposes community service and a fine

(Newser) - Marilyn Manson received a sentence of 20 hours of community service and a fine on Monday in connection with a 2019 assault in New Hampshire. He had pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors, the AP reports. Manson, who was accused of blowing...

This Isn't How a Plane's Intercom Phone Is to Be Used

'Belligerent' Frontier passenger accused of striking flight attendant with phone

(Newser) - A Frontier Airlines passenger headed from Colorado to Florida delayed her plane's trip to warmer climes and now has an arrest under her belt after a confrontation with a flight attendant. The airline says in a statement that the "belligerent" female passenger on Flight 708 from Denver to...

Jackass Star Surrenders After Alleged Fight With Brother

'Viva La Bam' star Bam Margera maintains his innocence

(Newser) - Jackass star Bam Margera surrendered to Pennsylvania State Police on Thursday morning for allegedly punching his brother during an altercation four days earlier at their home in the Philadelphia suburbs, the AP reports. Margera was arraigned and pleaded not guilty, according to his lawyer, Michael van der Veen. “The...

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