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Roman Polanski Is Being Investigated For Allegedly Sexually Assaulting 10-Year-Old Girl

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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3 Men Charged After Taking Video Of Helpless Shark Being Dragged Behind Speedboat

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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Video Shows Man Attacking Deputy Before Being Fatally Shot By Police

On Friday, police in Broward County, Florida released footage of intense, violent moments that lead up to a fatal police shooting. In the video, 42-year-old Jean Pedro Pierre can be seen kicking, and even dragging, Deputy Sean Youngward outside a condominium.  

The officer was responding to a disturbance at the residential building when the violence broke out. Pierre can be seen dragging Youngward by his leg, while Youngward calls for backup.

The deputy tried to subdue the suspect by tasing him, but the attempt was in vain. Then, another deputy, Steven Briggs, shows up on the scene to help.

“Tase him, tase him; don’t shoot him,” a concerned citizen yelled at Briggs. Just like Youngward, Briggs was unsuccessful in his tasing attempt.

“Let it go, bro. They’re gonna shoot you, man,” a bystander yells at Pierre, who responded by letting go of Youngward only to charge at Briggs.

Pierre was then shot three times,

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Innocent Woman Attacked By K-9 For ‘Being In The Wrong Place At The Wrong Time’ Files Suit

A Minnesota woman who was taking out her trash was attacked by a police dog on the hunt for two burglary suspects—and now she’s suing the dog’s officer, The Washington Post said.

The 5-year-old police dog, Gabe, was allowed to roam on a 20 foot leash at the time of the September attack, according to body cam footage. As the officers chased down the suspects, Gabe ran past a dumpster and bit the right arm of Desiree Collins, 52, refusing to let go.

“Please,” Collins yelled, according to the footage. “Help me!”

Gabe released Collins after 30 seconds of clenching. “What did I do to him?” Collins asked.

“Nothing,” an officer responded. “Just in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

But Collins is now filing a federal suit against one of the officers, Thaddeus Schmidt, for the incident.

“What you have here is a completely innocent person taking out their garbage … and a

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Adult Film Actress Commits Suicide After Being Accused Of Homophobia For Not Working With Gay Porn Star

A 23-year-old porn star committed suicide after she was criticized online for a tweet in which she said she wouldn’t do a porn scene with a man who had shot gay porn for her “safety,” Fox News reported.

August Ames, one of the biggest rising stars in the porn industry, died Tuesday due to asphyxiation by hanging, the Ventura County Medical Examiner told The Blast.

“She was the kindest person I ever knew and she meant the world to me,” said her husband, Kevin Moore, to porn trade magazine Adult Video News (AVN). “Please leave this as a private family matter in this difficult time.”

Ames, who had more than 270 onscreen porn credits, had received intense criticism online for a tweet in which she said she wouldn’t have onscreen sex with a man who had done gay porn.

“[Whichever] (lady) performer is replacing me tomorrow for @EroticaXNews, you’re shooting

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The Flu Killed A Healthy Young Mother One Day After Being Diagnosed

A young mother died one day after getting diagnosed with the flu. According to Fox10, 20-year-old Alani Murrieta of Phoenix, Arizona checked into the hospital last Tuesday morning and died by afternoon. 

Her family is in shock, saying that Murrieta hardly ever got sick. “Monday she was still feeling sick, so her sister took her to urgent care, her and her kids. They diagnosed them with the flu, sent her home with flu meds,” her aunt, Stephanie Gonzales, said. She explains that after the diagnosis, Murrieta’s condition steadily worsened. “Her oxygen levels were low. They took an x-ray around 9 that morning, and they told her she had pneumonia, and it kind of just went down hill after that.”

Doctors reportedly told the aunt that Murrieta had a flu that turned into pneumonia. She says that her niece had no  pre-existing conditions and was healthy. Now, the

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One of the Real Housewives Proves Being Backstage at Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen Is Pure Joy

Ever wanted to hang backstage at Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen before the cameras start rolling? Well, lucky for you, Margaret Josephs recently was on the show late-night chat show — and is now letting fans in on her experience.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey pal was on the show earlier this month — along with American Horror Story star Cheyenne Jackson. And it’s clear that the fun started way before everyone made their way to the Clubhouse for the taping. Plus, everyone, including Marge Sr., wanted to get some one-on-one time with Jackson. Not that we blame them.

PHOTO: Courtesy of Margaret Josephs

PHOTO: Courtesy of Margaret Josephs

And, Jackson wasn’t the only person Margaret ran into backstage. She also had some girl time with Martinis Murder podcast co-host/Ask Andy host, Daryn

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Former High School Student Awarded $49 Million After Being Repeatedly Raped By Geometry Teacher

A woman from Miami has won a $49.3 million judgment against her former high school geometry teacher who raped her her multiple times. The verdict was announced on Tuesday in a Miami-Dade civil court. Bresnniel Jansen Mones, 35, pleaded guilty to three counts of having sex with a minor and two counts of sending lewd texts, according to the Miami Herald.

The victim, now 20, was a 16-year-old sophomore at South Dade Senior High School went the incidents occurred. She is referred to as C.R.R. in court documents. The lawsuit was filed in 2014, and it accused the School Board of neglect after it failed to protect C.R.R.  from Mones. According to that lawsuit, Mones had a history of improper behavior that the school should have known about.

C.R.R.’s attorneys John Leighton and Max Panoff released a statement that said, “C.R.R. was not the only student Jansen tried this with.

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Elizabeth Smart Opens Up About Painful Memories Of Being Kidnapped: ‘It Is Hard To Go Back’

Elizabeth Smart revealed some of the triggers that bring her back to her kidnapping ordeal on “Access Hollywood.” She appeared on the show on Monday to promote two upcoming television projects that focus on the events: the movie “I Am Elizabeth Smart,” which premieres Nov. 19 at 8/7c on Lifetime, and the second half of a  two-part documentary special called “Elizabeth Smart: Autobiography”, which airs Nov. 14 at 9 p.m. on AE.

In 2002, Smart was kidnapped at knifepoint from her bedroom by Brian David Mitchell and Wanda Barzee. They kept her captive for nine months and was repeatedly raped and assaulted before she was saved, People reports.

“I have been so blessed,” Smart, now 30, said during Monday’s appearance. “I have been so lucky. I have not struggled with PTSD. I mean there are moments where I’ll see something or maybe I’ll smell something and it’ll take me back.”

One bad

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Celebrities Are Being Targeted By A New Bling Ring

A ring of burglars appears to be hitting Hollywood stars. The New York Post reports that a so-called bling ring has hit celebrities like Nicki Minaj and A$AP Rocky as well as Amber Rose and Mariah Carey, taking hundreds of thousands in jewelery and cash.

The burglaries started in January, when burglars took hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of jewelry and cash from the “Dog Whisperer” Cesar Millan. After that, retired Laker and former Knicks coach Derek Fisher was hit with thieves taking $300,000 in jewelry, including five of his NBA Championship rings. 

Recently on Oct. 19, thieves used a ladder to enter Carey’s Beverly Hills mansion. They took just $50,000 in purses and sunglasses. The thieves may have done this on purpose, intentionally not taking anything that could be traced back to the songbird. One jewelry appraiser explained “A lot of Carey’s jewelry is shaped like butterflies. It wouldn’t be

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