A model stabbed himself in the neck in a townhouse above the famous Waverly Inn restaurant in the West Village of New York City after allegedly getting into an argument with his girlfriend on Monday morning. According to the New York Post, a trail of blood was running down the building’s stoop. Just four days earlier, he posted a photo of him on Instagram sitting on that stoop, captioned, “Stair wars if u gettit.”
Damon Tolstoy, 48, was rushed to a nearby hospital and he is now in stable condition. A knife was recovered from his apartment, where he has reportedly lived for about two months. Harvey Weinstein’s townhouse is located across the street.
“All I heard was someone shouting ‘help’ over and over in a very loud voice,” a neighbor told the New York Post. “The guy sounded like he was dying. It was terrible, like a wounded
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An aspiring model from Houston, Texas was found murdered inside her apartment on Friday evening. Danielle Chaney’s boyfriend made the gruesome discovery, according to KTRK. She was reportedly shot on her bed, according to Chron.
Chaney, 20, was pronounced dead at a hospital shortly after. Her mother Betty Harris told KTRK, “I’ve cried so much in the last couple of days. I mean, I’ve never cried this much in my life. I’ve never felt this kind of hurt ever. I can’t even explain how this pain hurts so bad. This is my baby. She was so full of life. Everybody loved her. She was just so full of life with so much love in her. She wanted to be everything. She loved fashion. She loved makeup. She was very artistic.”
The aspiring model was also taking classes at Texas Southern University.
When KTRK checked out the scene, they saw an
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Instagram fitness model Jen Selter got kicked off an airplane over the weekend in what she calls a humiliating experience. She was taken off an American Airlines flight, which was headed to New York from Miami, after an argument with a flight attendant.
Selter told the New York Post that the flight was delayed more than two hours and that the plane hadn’t moved yet when she and her sister got out of their seats so they could stretch.
“The plane wasn’t taking off. I told him to relax. But he had something against me,” Selter, 24, said of the flight attendant. “He was so nasty.”
According to the fitness aficionado, that flight attendant asked if she wanted to get off the plane. She said she answered a sarcastic yes, as she explained over Twitter. Airport security was called shortly after.
“American Airlines calls the shots. They don’t want you to fly on their plane
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A model and bartender from Dallas, Texas was arrested last week on suspicion of stealing packages from people’s doorsteps and porches. Kelli Russell, 33, reportedly refers to herself as a “hard working girl,” according to Fox News. She is also accused of working hard at being the “porch pirate,” the person behind multiple package thefts in town.
On Thursday night, Russell was arrested on alleged traffic violations, including driving without a license plate, according to KHOU. Police subsequently searched her home, which allegedly revealed a “large amount of stolen packages.”
Russell’s neighbor Aubrey White told CBS DFW that it looked like it took two patrol cars to haul away all the allegedly stolen packages.
“An insane amount of things,” White said. “They took two police cars, like the trunks and the backseats were both full of packages and stuff.”
White said she recognized her neighbor after surveillance video of a woman
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A model who lost her right leg to toxic shock syndrome from a tampon in 2012 may “inevitably” have to amputate her left leg due to complications from the rare disease, CBS News reports.
Lauren Wasser was only 24 when a tampon led to toxic shock syndrome apparently within a mere few hours of insertion.
According to Wasser’s account she went to a party that night and her friends told her she looked sick, so she drove home and went to bed. The next morning, she was woken up by a police officer who said that her mother had called them, worried about her.
“I remember coming to and hearing the sound of my cocker spaniel, Madison, barking out of control,” Wasser wrote in an essay for the women’s magazine InStyle. “She was trying to get me up because someone was knocking on my front door.”
She told police that she was
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The parents of Desiree Gibbon traveled to the island of Jamaica this weekend to reclaim her body and search for clues in her murder. The 26-year-old model was found beaten with her throat slit on an isolated country road outside of Montego Bay last Saturday.
Visiting the site where her body was found, her father Gairy Gibbon ruminated on his daughter’s last moments. “To be left here on some dark road to die like this,” he told New York’s Daily News. “It must be somebody’s worst fear, especially if you are a woman.”
Gibbon grew up in Hollis, Queens and had worked as a child actor and competed as a beauty queen in between modeling gigs. She had a degree from West Virginia University and intended to study documentary filmmaking. She had travelled to Jamaica to work as a musical talent scout and a bartender to save up
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Desiree Gibbon was found dead on the side of a road in rural Jamaica Sunday morning. According to the New York Daily News, her body was spotted in some bushes caked in blood. She was beaten and her throat had been slit in a brutal fashion. Here’s what we know about her, so far:
1. She was a 26-year-old model from New York City.
She previously competed in the Miss Teen USA pageant. According to Loop Jamaica, Gibbon was granted a three-month-long stay in the country so that she could look for work.
2. She’s done some acting.
As a child, she appeared in at least one episode of Nickelodeon’s Blue’s Clues.
3. She loved traveling.
Gibbon’s mother Andrea Cali-Gibbon expressed her daughter’s desire to travel to the Daily News. She said that Gibbon “wanted to travel to countries and try things
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Cardi B is being sued for using a male model’s sexy photo, allegedly without his consent. According to TMZ, Kevin Brophy is not happy that his shirtless body appears on the rapper’s Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 1 project in a pose that appears to be of him performing oral sex on her.
Brophy claims that he didn’t even know about the album artwork, which was released in 2016, until a friend pointed out that he was “cunnilinging [sic] this rapper called Cardi B.” Based on the back tattoos, Brophy is convinced the photo is of him and says that he’s had the tattoos for several years.
In court docs obtained by TMZ, the artwork has also affected Brophy’s personal life. Apparently, his son—who is in pre-school—asked him what he was doing in the photo and who is the woman. The son keeps bringing up the topic.
Brophy maintains that he’s never met the Bronx rapper or
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A hookup between two men on a gay dating app in New York City has left one dead. As the NY Daily News reports, 42-year-old David Haigh of Pennsylvania went to Brooklyn to meet 41-year-old James Johnson. The consensual encounter in April took a deadly turn and left Johnson fatally stabbed.
The two men met on the app on the online dating and chat app called “Jack’d.” Haigh, pictured above, was hanging out with Johnson, pictured below, and then went back to his apartment. Haigh reportedly felt threatened and then admitted to repeatedly stabbing Johnson in his chest and body. Prosecutors have charged him with second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon.
But Haigh’s defense has indicated in court docs that something more may have occurred. “An unnamed victim indicated that what started out as a consensual encounter with Johnson quickly turned into a nightmare,” stated a motion
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The terrifying kidnapping of a British Instagram model may have been a “publicity stunt” — that’s according to the lawyer representing the man accused of kidnapping 20-year-old Chloe Ayling.
As Metro reports, 30-year-old Lukasz Herba was arrested for the ordeal, which included a kidnapping ring that intended to traffic Ayling for sex on the Internet, and his attorney is calling the entire incident a “sham.”
Ayling said that she was lured to Milan under a false pretext of a photo shoot. When she got there, Herba and a gang of men drugged and kidnapped her. They kept her tied up and threatened to sell her on the Dark Web for sex. The ring apparently let her go because they found out she had a son. Herba returned Ayling to the British Embassay and was arrested.
“There is a real risk that the entire case is
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