Virginia Rappe was a silent film actress who had a prominent role in “Paradise Garden” in 1917. She was just as well known for her sensationalized and mysterious death. Her death marked one of Hollywood’s first scandals when one of its biggest stars Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle was charged with her death. Just that year he was paid $3 million by Paramount Pictures to star in more movies. That’s a lot of money for 2017; just imagine how far that went in 1917!
On Labor Day, 1921 Arbuckle and Rappe partied together in a luxury suite on the 12th floor of the St Francis in San Francisco. At some point during the three-day long party, Arbuckle and Rappe went to a bedroom together. A few minutes later, guests could hear the starlet screaming in pain from inside the bedroom.
After the Washington Post broke a story on the alleged sexual misconduct of far-right Alabama politician Roy Moore, many locals began looking back at incriminating incidents that support the stories of the victims who claim that he courted them when they were children. Now, as a fifth accuser comes forward with even more allegations against Moore, Alabamans recall that Moore had allegedly been banned from The Gadsden Mall for attempting to solicit sex from teenagers.
Yesterday, a fifth accuser said that Moore had acted sexually inappropriate with her. According to the New York Times, Beverly Young Nelson discussed Moore’s attack on her at a press conference. She also detailed the ways he used his position as a prosecutor in Etowah County to intimidate her into silence.
“I tried fighting him off, while yelling at him to stop, but instead of stopping, he began squeezing my neck, attempting to force my
Eddie Curlin, a former student at Eastern Michigan University, has been charged with malicious destruction of property, identity theft and using computers to commit a crime after being arrested for a series of vandalism incidents on the school’s campus. The case is particularly curious considering Curlin, a black man, had scrawled a series of white supremecist messages on his spree.
According to The Washington Post, anti-black messages began appearing around the school in September of last year. More messages telling black students to leave the school appeared around Halloween. And even more began appearing a few months after that. The incident sparked protests and outrage throughout the country.
“It really has rocked our community,” said Judith Kullberg, an EMU political scientist and president of the faculty senate. “In this whole context of a very tense presidential election it has raised anxiety here considerably.”
Many were confused when it was announced that Curlin was
Catherine Stanek-Cousins, the Florida widow who killed her husband, Sean Cousins, and had his body dumped in a creek to be with her lover, Timothy Koile, will be the subject matter for the next Snapped: Killer Couples on Oxygen. The hit-television crime series examines some of America’s most chilling murders that were committed by lovers. For killing her husband, Catherine Stanek-Cousins, also known as Cathy Stanek-Cousins and Kathy Stanek, was convicted of her husband’s murder. Listen in as members of law enforcement and acquaintances tell the tragic story.
Catherine Stanek-Cousins was a suburban wife who had grown tired of her three-year marriage to Sean Cousins, a pilot for the Caribbean airline Air Jamaica. However, her luck in the romance department changed after she saw Timothy Koile, a handsome man who moved into the neighborhood. Immediately sparks flew, and before long, they were in a hot and heavy sexual relationship.