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The First Scandal That Ever Shook Hollywood: The Death Of Virginia Rappe

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.

According to the BBC, guests

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Retired Navy Veteran Charged With Kidnapping Virginia Woman Ashanti Billie

A homeless Navy veteran was charged Wednesday with kidnapping a teen girl who was found dead in September. The body of 19-year-old Ashanti Billie was discovered days after she was reported missing from her job on a Norfolk, Virginia naval base.

Eric Brian Brown, 45, has been charged with kidnapping Billie. According to CBS News, prosecutors claim Brown attempted to flirt with the teen on the naval base. She was reported missing after she didn’t show up to her fast-food restaurant job on Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek. Days later, her remains were found behind a church in Charlotte, North Carolina.

“He preyed on her,” Ashanti Billie’s father, Meltony Billie, said on Thursday, according to NBC Washington.

According to a criminal complaint, Brown worked as a day laborer. As a veteran and retired officer, he had access to the base. He lived in buildings on and around it. Prosecutors claim

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Trump condemns racist groups for deadly Virginia violence after days of criticism for failing to do so

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump on Monday answered two days of bipartisan furor over his initial response to deadly protests in Charlottesville, Va., with a statement for the first time explicitly blaming white supremacists for the “racist violence” over the weekend.

“Racism is evil, and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans,” the president said in a brief statement, reading from a teleprompter at the White House.

“To anyone who acted criminally in this weekend’s racist violence, you will be held fully accountable. Justice will be delivered,” Trump said.

The president’s statement was a hastily arranged do-over that implicitly acknowledged the need to stanch the self-inflicted damage his first reaction had caused him and his administration. Criticism and outrage had continued to build, including among Republicans, to Trump’s

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