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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A new poll from Quinnipiac University suggests that a majority of Americans believe that President Donald Trump should be investigated by Congress over the bevy of sexual harassment allegations he has faced in the past.
70% of Americans are reportedly in favor of an investigation of the President, while 25% believe that is not necessary. The breakdown of that statistic along party lines is somewhat unsurprising: 86% of Democrats would be in favor of an investigation; only 39% of Republicans would be interested in such an inquiry. Indepedents were more evenly divided: 66% of them wanted the situation looked in to. 94% of Democrats, 46% of Republicans and 71% of Independents found it hypocrtical of the President to be criticizing other men accused of harassment.
The poll also revealed a handful of other shocking statistics: 17 percent of men and 47 percent of women say they have been a victim of sexual
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A married California teacher is being investigated after allegedly being seen in a Snapchat video with two shirtless minors.
Thirty-two-year-old Samantha Lee Ciotta was reportedly partying with minors while dressed in “a shirt and panties” and drinking alcohol, per NY Daily News. The teacher is already accused of having sex with an underage student and could face added felony charges.
On September 20, Ciotta was arrested and charged with unlawful sex and oral copulation with a minor. She was then released from police custody after posting $150,000 bail.
As Patch reports, a student at Beaumont High School—Ciotta is an English teacher there—shared the incident on Snapchat. When asked if that was “Mrs. Ciotta” in the clip by another, the student apparently said, “Yes … Bro, I’m gettin’ in deep … been f—— (Ciotta) and getting threesomes for the past couple weeks (at her house).”
Apparently, the other student involved admitted that there was additional
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A stabbing at a Flint, Michigan airport on Wednesday is now being investigated as an act of terrorism. A Canadian man from Tunisia shouted in Arabic before stabbing a police officer in the neck.
Amor Ftouhi, 49, of Montreal, has been arrested for allegedly stabbing a police officer in the neck. Ftouhi is originally from Tunisia and he shouted in Arabic before the attack. He stabbed airport police Lt. Jeff Neville with a 12-inch knife that had an 8-inch serrated blade after yelling “Allahu akbar,” the Arabic phrase for “God is great,” according to the Associated Press. The FBI stated that Ftouhi also said something along the lines of, “you have killed people in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, and we are all going to die.”
The stabbing at Bishop International Airport in Flint is being investigated as an act of terrorism, but authorities have no indication that the suspect was involved
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Things are getting uglier for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Their divorce proceedings were announced earlier this week, and naturally, the rumor mill started swirling.
TMZ reported early on Thursday that Pitt is being investigated over allegations of child abuse, saying he got drunk on their private jet the week before and became verbally abusive and physical with the kids on board. A witness told them that even when the plane landed, Pitt was yelling on the tarmac and attempted to leave in a jet fuel truck. They’re also saying that someone at the scene anonymously reported Pitt to the L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services.
However, it might just be a rumor (even though riding off in a fuel truck certainly sounds like something a drunk entitled actor would do in a fit). The Daily Mail is reporting that they spoke
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