Sexual abuse accusations continue to surface in Hollywood. Authorities are now investigating a new sexual assault accusation against director Roman Polanski. Despite its severity — the accusation is that he molested a child when she was 10 — he can’t be prosecuted as the statute of limitations has run up.
As The Los Angeles Times reported, the accusation comes from artist Marianne Barnard, who came forward to the police in October. She says Polanski molested her during a photoshoot at Will Rogers State Beach back in 1975. She was a child model, but says that she became quickly uncomfortable when he asked her to pose naked with a fur coat.
“Then at some point I realized my mom had gone. I don’t know where she went and I didn’t really register her leaving but she was no longer there,” she said per The Sun. “Then he molested me.”
Barnard said that actresses sharing
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Three men have been charged with animal cruelty after being identified in a shark-dragging video that went viral in July. Miami charter fisherman Mark Quartiano posted the video on Facebook after two Instagram users (who he said were part of the cruelty) sent it to him.
“I was horrified,” Quartiano told CNN. “I’ve been shark fishing for 50 years, and I’ve never seen a disrespect for an animal my entire career that was that evil.”
In the video, men drag a shark behind a speedboat and laugh as it wriggles and flops around in pain.
At one point, one of the men appears to say with a jovial tone, “I think it’s almost dead.”
The video disturbed thousands of people, who shared it in the hope that it would lead to the capture of the three men responsible.
Now, arrests have been made. Michael Wenzel, 25; Robert Lee Benac, 28; and Spencer Heintz, 23,
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The Georgia man whose memorable courtroom exchange with a judge in 2016 was turned into a “Rick and Morty” animation has just been sentenced to life in prison. Denver Fenton Allen, 33, pleaded guilty on Monday to murdering his cellmate after just five days behind bars, the Rome News-Tribune reported.
Floyd County Assistant District Attorney Luke Martin accused Allen of murdering his cellmate Stephen Rudolph Nalley in hopes of gaining a scarier reputation at the prison. Martin mentioned that Nalley was physically much smaller than Allen.
“He didn’t punch the biggest guy in the room. He waited until little Stephen Nalley went to sleep,” Martin said. “And then he bashed Stephen Nalley’s head in… then he went around the jail and bragged about killing his cellmate.”
Allen claimed he murdered Nalley in self-defense, but the judge denied that motion.
After he was sentenced, Allen threatened to kill numerous people in the courtroom, including
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Santa Claus is known for bringing holiday cheer, but apparently this burglary suspect didn’t get the memo. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, authorities are seeking the public’s help in nabbing a man caught on video robbing homes while wearing a Santa hat and scarf.
The man was spotted in Studio City area of Los Angeles. He knocked on the front door or rang the doorbell of several homes. When no one answered, he would go to the back of the residences and break a rear door or window to enter.
The intruder then stole money, jewelry and even weapons from the homes inside. Instead of having his trusty reindeers and sleigh to escape, the bad Santa suspect had a getaway driver waiting in a dark sedan.
The video below shows the burglar in action:
“I have no idea why someone would do that unless they have a weird sense of humor, but that’s
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Parents in Gurnee, Illinois were offended after their middle school children came home with a bizarre Hitler-themed homework assignment. The homework appears to be modeled after the children’s book, “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.” But in this case, it was called “If You Give Hitler a Country.”
The homework features a drawing of a “My Little Pony” character wearing Nazi gear and even a Hitler ‘stache. The pony is saluting an image of Europe.
The assignment instructed the students to “create a comic strip for little kids that exemplifies Europe’s appeasement towards Hitler.” Part of the lesson was to do so using “fun and colorful” images.
Kelly Masterton’s son Michael is one of the students who received the assignment. According to WGN, Michael is an eighth-grade student at Woodland Middle School.
“I asked him, ‘Did you ask the teacher if you could use these images?’ And he said, ‘Yes,’” Masterton
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A pregnant teen from Barberton, Ohio has gone missing, and now United States Marshals are looking to the public for help locating her and her fugitive cousin, whom police believe she is with. A reward is being offered for information leading to the discovery of Louis Jakab, 33, and Annalys Clay, 14. Clay’s mother, Helena Clay, thinks that Jakab may be the father of Clay’s unborn baby, according to Fox8 Cleveland.
According to a press release, Helena reported the teen missing on December 4.
Jakab is currently wanted on numerous charges including robbery, theft and fraud. He has previously been convicted on manslaughter charges, according to Cleveland.com.
The pair were reportedly last seen in a 2017 black Audi A3 with Ohio license plate HED-3844. Those plates were reported stolen in Cleveland. Police think they are no longer in Ohio.
“She is in danger,” detective Bill Bolden of the U.S. Marshals
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President Trump has issued yet another controversial (and perhaps sexist) tweet, this time addressing the ongoing accusations being made against him by several women who have noted his long history of inappropriate sexual behavior.
Trump issued the following tweet at 4:10 AM and 5:03 AM this morning:
A San Diego man was convicted of murdering his wealthy boyfriend by stabbing him 24 times and dumping him off a cliff, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.
David Meza, 26, brought his boyfriend Jake Merendino, 51, to the side of a road in Mexico in 2015 and repeatedly stabbed him, gutted him, and slashed his neck, prosecutors said. The older man was then dropped off the side of a cliff.
Prosecutors argued that Meza killed his boyfriend in order to inherit about $3.27 million in property, including a $273,000 ocean condo that Merendino had just purchased the day before.
Meza and Merendino met in 2013 after Meza posted an online ad saying that he was straight but did “gay things” for money. The two began a relationship in which Meza received money and expensive gifts from Merendino.
But, unbeknownst to Merendino, Meza had a girlfriend, Taylor Langston, who would became his fiancée. He
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Michigan police say they have now established a link between four seperate shootings that occurred on I-94 and I-96 near Detroit last week. A Michigan State Police spokesperson now says that the “four shootings are one single incident.”
According to The Huffington Post, a Southfield woman’s vehicle was struck by a bullet on December 7 while driving on I-94. On Monday, the highway was closed by police as they looked for evidence. It’s unclear if anything was discovered.
The other shootings also occurred on December 7 in the early morning. Only one person was injured after a bullet struck his leg. The driver said he was heading westbound when a car pulled up near him and opened fire. Other cars were struck by bullets reportedly coming from a silver Impala. There is no known relation between the victims. No other shootings occurred following the incidents on the 7th.
“Detectives are currently interviewing a female from
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A woman is now facing murder charges after allegedly killing her husband, dismembering his body and living with the remains for over five months.
Marcia Eubank, 49, was arrested Saturday for allegedly shooting her 54-year-old husband Howard Eubank in the back and covered up the murder by lying to his employer and to their family. Meanwhile, she hid his body parts in the house, which she continued to inhabit as his remains deteriorated. Authorities have since tentatively confirmed the body parts found in the home belong to Howard Eubank.
“Due to the decomposition and condition of the body, this process will take additional time,” Gary Guenther, chief investigator for the Medical Examiner’s Office, told New York Post.
Howard Eubank was allegedly killed in June, but it wasn’t until December that the couple’s son called the police after discovering maggots and a foul smell inside the family home.
Marcia Eubank is now being
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