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Mario Batali Is Being Investigated By The NYPD For Allegedly Assaulting A Woman In A ‘Rape Room’

The NYPD is investigating celebrity chef Mario Batali after accusations emerged that he drugged and sexually assaulted a woman in a private room at a posh Manhattan restaurant.

The woman told 60 Minutes Sunday that, while she worked at Batali’s Babbo restaurant in 2005, he invited her to a party at the Spotted Pig, a restaurant with celebrity investors including Jay-Z and Michael Stipe.

The Spotted Pig featured an exclusive third-floor playroom where celebrities can party in private, according to the New York Times. But it earned a notorious nickname: the “Rape Room.” 

The woman said Batali brought her there and started kissing her before she blacked out. She said she woke up near dawn on the floor, surrounded by broken bottles, with deep scratches in one of her legs.

“The first thing I think is ‘I’ve been drugged.’ That was the first thing I thought, that I’ve been assaulted,” the woman told 60 Minutes. 

She said she

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‘Terrified’ Victim Comes Forward After Being Allegedly Hit By XXXTentacion

XXXTentacion has the number one album with “?” but new domestic violence accusations overshadow the rising star.

A newly-circulated video appears to show the 20-year-old striking a woman, as Billboard reports. That victim is now speaking out, amid claims by the rapper that the video is not what it seems.

In the video, the rapper (real name Jahseh Onfroy) is seen hitting a woman. A person by the name “Lilbcupp” on Instagram has come forward to identify herself as the victim in the video. She went on Instagram Stories to say that she never came forward with the abuse allegations because she was “terrifed” for her life. 

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XXX’s legal team says that the video is old and is not violent. 

“The video is obviously posed and in jest. We have been advised that it was posted by

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Backlogged Rape Kits Are Finally Being Tested. Now What? | Crime …

As social awareness of the ubiquitousness of sexual assault becomes a discussion topic accross the country, a far more obscure issue pertaining to the widespread mishandling of sexual violence is now receiving some much-needed attention. Decades worth of rape kits, which number in the tens of thousands, are finally being tested. But now a bigger question is presenting itself: what are the next steps in dealing with the results? An extensive Washington Post report by writer Jessica Contrera details the substantial issues surrounding the rape kits.

Rape kits are essentially a collection of evidence obtained by investigators from a victim shortly after a sexual assault occurs that contain photographic and DNA evidence. Because there were no national requirements on how this evidence should be handled or tested (leaving individual police departments to decide how to manage them), an overwhelming amount of rape kits began piling up, with a substantial

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Decades Of Backlogged Rape Kits Are Finally Being Tested. Now What?

As social awareness of the ubiquitousness of sexual assault becomes a discussion topic accross the country, a far more obscure issue pertaining to the widespread mishandling of sexual violence is now receiving some much-needed attention. Decades worth of rape kits, which number in the tens of thousands, are finally being tested. But now a bigger question is presenting itself: what are the next steps in dealing with the results? An extensive Washington Post report by writer Jessica Contrera details the substantial issues surrounding the rape kits.

Rape kits are essentially a collection of evidence obtained by investigators from a victim shortly after a sexual assault occurs that contain photographic and DNA evidence. Because there were no national requirements on how this evidence should be handled or tested (leaving individual police departments to decide how to manage them), an overwhelming amount of rape kits began piling up, with a substantial

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15-Year-Old Florida School Shooting Hero Survives Being Shot 5 Times

Anthony Borges, a 15-year-old student from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, has miraculously survived after being shot five times in last week’s shooting in Parkland, Florida.

He remains in the hospital, recovering, WPTV reported. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel posted a photo of him visiting the teen at the hospital on Twitter and Facebook on Sunday. The officer said that the boy will require more surgeries because of his injuries.

“Fortunately, he is recovering, but has a long road ahead with more surgeries needed,” reads the tweet. “Please join us in praying for the swift recovery of Anthony and all the other victims of this horrific criminal act.”

Borges is being called a hero for what he did when shots rang out on Valentine’s Day. According to NBC News, he was shot both in his back and in his legs as he locked a door and blocked a doorway with

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11-Year-Old Girl Found In Hotel After Allegedly Being Lured By Man She Met On Minecraft

An 11-year-old girl from Florida was allegedly kidnapped by a man she met while playing Minecraft. On Sunday, Alice Johnson’s dad noticed she was gone when he tried to wake up her for church.

The child was found on Sunday after police and FBI agents were able to track her down and find her in at a Holiday Inn in Georgia with 24-year-old John Peter Byrns, from Illinois, WESH 2 reports.

“This is someone that she’s been communicating with online under the guise of being a female and basically has just pulled her into a trap, so to speak,” the girl’s dad told the publication. He said he and Johnson’s mother believed she had made an online friend, a girl from Illinois.

 

Police said during a press conference on Monday, according to an ABC affiliate, that Byrns “lived in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, and he traveled quite a ways to get

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Ulta Is Being Sued For Allegedly Reselling Used Beauty Products

Two Illinois women have filed a lawsuit against the beauty company Ulta, citing numerous social media posts by former employees that accuse the company of re-selling used products that have been returned to the store.

According to Jezebel, the suit states that the dangerous re-selling policy, which poses a potential health risk for customers, is due to bureaucratic rules on the number of returned products that can be thrown away. Managers are forced to put products back on the shelf after re-sealing them due to the restrictions.

Social media users both disputed and agreed with testimony from alleged former employees.

“So I was a former employee at ULTA and whenever a customer would return a product, we were told by managers to repackage / reseal the item

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Woman Found Shackled To Couple’s Bed Was Allegedly Being Kept As Wife’s ‘Slave’

A woman was allegedly shackled and kept as a slave by the wife of the man she allegedly had an affair with for nearly a decade. The victim was found shackled to a bed inside an Ovilla, Texas home in late January after the victim contacted police with an electronic tablet given to her by the suspects.

According to an affidavit, the victim, a 51-year-old woman, told police she woke up restrained and shackled in that home after having a drink with 51-year-old Jean-Claude Demars at a gas station, WFAA reports. She said that he told her that she was now the slave of his wife, 48-year-old Charlotte Demars. Her main task was to clean up dog feces inside the home. Police said the victim was only given a bucket for her own restroom needs. Chains, leg and hand cuffs and collars were found in the home.

The victim’s affair

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Police Chief’s Son Cries In Court After Being Charged With Beating 3-Year-Old To Death With Belt

A man from Georgia has been charged with the beating death of his 3-year-old stepson. Joshua Richards, 21, was arrested on Sunday after the child, Brentley Gore, died as a result of blunt force trauma, NBC 11Alive reports. Gore was injured days earlier, on Tuesday, and fought for his young life until he succumbed to the skull fractures. His mom called police after noticing bruising on the toddler.

“There was some swelling around the eyes, some bruising that showed up on the forehead,” Villa Rica Police Captain Keith Shaddix said.

Richards, son of Carollton Police Chief Josh Richards, is accused of being the one who hurt and ultimately killed Gore. According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, police believe the mother was sleeping in the other room when he allegedly attacked the child. Prosecutors believe he used a belt as a weapon.

“He denies any sort of abuse, he does admit to

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Oldest California Sibling Tortured By Parents Was Bullied For Being Smelly, Says Classmate

A former classmate of the eldest sibling held captive in her home with her 12 brothers and sisters has written a gut-wrenching Facebook post about the bullying she endured.

Earlier this month, a 17-year-old girl escaped from her Perris, California home to report horrific abuse that she and her siblings were enduring, allegedly at the hands of their parents David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49. Police found her siblings, ranging in age from 2 to 29, with some of them allegedly shackled to furniture, inside their dark and “foul-smelling” home.

A man who went to elementary school with the oldest victim, a 29-year-old woman, said he felt an “overwhelming sense of guilt and shame.”

“Every grade level had a designated ‘cootie kid’ and she held the title for our year,” Taha Muntajibuddin wrote. “She was a frail girl, had pin-straight hair with bangs, and often wore the

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