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Russell Simmons Accused Of Raping 3 Women And Harassing 5 Others As New Allegations Surface

Russell Simmons has been accused of rape and abuse by nine more women. The New York Times reports allegations from a former music executive, a journalist and singer that the Def Jam Records founder raped them.

Drew Dixon is one of the victims. A former executive at Def Jam Records, she says that Simmons was her supervisor and constantly harassed her, including exposing his penis in the office. She says at one point, he did rape her at his apartment. “I was broken,” she said. Another woman interviewed is Tina Baker, an aspiring singer who Simmons managed.  “I didn’t sing for almost a year,” said Baker after Simmons allegedly raped her in the early ’90s. “The second he agreed to work with me, my budget increased, the label was paying more attention to me,” Baker said. Following the assault, she said, “I went into oblivion.”

Toni Sallie as a music journalist with Black

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Video Captures Terrifying Moment A Shark Attacked A Women On Her Honeymoon

A newlywed was attacked by a shark during her Caribbean honeymoon and the whole incident was caught on camera.

“I felt a whoosh of water, something clamped down on my arm and I assumed my husband was playing a prank on me,” Sarah Illig told the Daily Mail.

Illig was swimming with the sharks, which apparently was a luxury that the resort that she was staying at with her hubby were offered. The bride said she is lucky to still have her arm. She was injured but in the end, the bite didn’t require stitches. Her husband Evan Carroll caught the incident on camera.

In the video, Illig is seen recoiling in pain after being bitten.

“Less than a second later I realized how much it hurt and looked past where my goggles were blocking my side vision to see the shark [bigger than myself]

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Man Arrested For Allegedly Posing As Uber Driving And Holding College Women Against Their Will

Police have apprehended Miami resident Farris Kaloti, who allegedly pretended to be an Uber driver and lured women into his car, where he kept them captive.

According to The State, Kaloti was arrested on outstanding warrants, one for assault and the other for domestic violence, both unrelated to his most recent offenses.

Kaloti had been allegedly offering rides to female University of South Carolina students, but took them to unwanted locations and refused to let them leave, pulling them back into the car. Two women reported such incidents to police. One of the women went to a hospital following the incident, where she was treated for minor injuries to her leg.

Police arrested Kaloti after a detective and resident recognized him as a frequent shopper of a local Whole Foods, later stopping him for a traffic violation.

“The reason that police acted immediately is because they wanted to protect the public in case he did

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6 Women File Class-Action Lawsuit Against Harvey Weinstein: ‘He Is A Predator’

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against film mogul Harvey Weinstein. Following multiple allegations of sexual abuse and assault against the former The Weinstein Company head, Variety shares that six women have filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court in New York.

The six plaintiffs are: Louisette Geiss, Katherine Kendall, Zoe Brock, Sarah Ann Masse, Melissa Sagemiller and Nannette Klatt. They claim that Weinstein as well as the larger Hollywood network of lawyers, agents and The Weinstein Company (which includes his brother Bob) were aware of the predatory behavior. 

“Harvey Weinstein is a predator. Bob (Weinstein) knew it. The board knew it. The lawyers knew it. The private investigators knew it. Hollywood knew it. We knew it. Now the world knows it,” the plaintiffs said in a joint statement.

“We have watched with horror, amazement, pride and gratitude in the last two months as women (and men) the world over have come forward

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Celebrity Chef Steps Down After 25 Women Say They Were Sexually Harassed At His Company

Following a massive expose from the Times Picayune, celebrity chef John Besh has stepped down from his position at the Besh Restaurant Group. In the report, 25 women have come forward with claims about the sexual harassment they faced while working at the company.

Two of the 25 employees have specifically filed sexual discrimination and retaliation complaints with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission since December; the others say they faced harassment within both the company writ large and at individual restaurants operated by the company. The abuse ranged from non-consensual touching and inappropriate comments to threats made against female employees pertaining to their advancement within the company should they not comply with sexual demands. Those who complained about their treatment were insulted or ostracized.

“I saw this subtle violence that was in front of me,” says one victm. “I just accepted it because I thought it was okay. I thought

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2 Women Charged In Killing Of 2 Little Girls On Colorado Farm

Two women are accused of killing two young girls whose bodies were found last month in Colorado. Nashika Bramble and Madani Ceus, both 37, have been charged with murder. Previously, they were charged with child abuse causing death, along with three other people, according to Fox News.

Investigators have not yet elaborated on what details may have led to the murder charges.

“In my 37 years as Sheriff, I have never seen anything as cruel and heartless as this,” San Miguel County Sheriff Bill Masters said last month after the discovery of the two girls’ bodies, according to the Denver Channel. The children are between the ages of 5 and 10, according to police. It is believed that they had been dead for several weeks before they were found. Their decomposing corpses were found on a 17-acre farm about 30 miles west of Telluride, a ski resort town.

Susan Lilly, a

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2 Women Charged In Killing Of 2 Little Girls On Colorado Farm …

Two women are accused of killing two young girls whose bodies were found last month in Colorado. Nashika Bramble and Madani Ceus, both 37, have been charged with murder. Previously, they were charged with child abuse causing death, along with three other people, according to Fox News.

Investigators have not yet elaborated on what details may have led to the murder charges.

“In my 37 years as Sheriff, I have never seen anything as cruel and heartless as this,” San Miguel County Sheriff Bill Masters said last month after the discovery of the two girls’ bodies, according to the Denver Channel. The children are between the ages of 5 and 10, according to police. It is believed that they had been dead for several weeks before they were found. Their decomposing corpses were found on a 17-acre farm about 30 miles west of Telluride, a ski resort town.

Susan Lilly, a

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Videos Of Women Being Strangled, Decapitated Found On Computer Of Suspect In Journalist Kim Wall’s Killing

Six weeks after the headless torso of journalist Kim Wall was discovered, not long after she went on a submarine to interview Danish inventor Peter Madsen, police found video of women being tortured and decapitated on a computer hard drive belonging to Madsen, according to BBC News. Wall’s body was found in waters near Copenhagen, bounded by heavy metal, two weeks after she boarded Madsen’s personal submarine.

In a Tuesday court hearing on Tuesday, prosecutor Jakob Buch-Jepsen said police found video in Madsen’s laboratory of women being strangled, decapitated and burned, Reuters reported. Buch-Jepsen said the prosecution believes the videos are real. He added that an autopsy revealed knife wounds to Wall’s genitals and rib cage, which were caused “around or shortly after her death,” BBC News reported. However, a cause of death has not yet been established.

“They are the space laboratory’s tools which have been used by everyone

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15-Year-Old Arrested For Raping 2 Women May Be Connected To Young Mom’s Murder

Indiana authorities are investigating a serial rapist who may be connected to a murder.

According to ABC 7, a 15-year-old who was arrested last week in Hammond in connection to two rapes may have also killed a young mother. 

“Depraved young man,” Mayor McDermott said of the teen. “I talked to the officers who arrested him and there was ice blood, there is basically ice water in his veins. Described to me as a sociopath.” 

The first incident took place on July 26 when the suspect is believed to have threatened a 14-year-old girl with a hammer and sexually assaulted her.

On August 8, the same man was seen on surveillance video (pictured above) allegedly forcing a 25-year-old victim into an alley. He is believed to have threatened her with a hammer and raped her as well.

Indiana State Police Crime Lab confirmed DNA evidence links the same suspect to both rapes. Formal charges are

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Creepy Men Are AirDropping Penis Pics To Women On The Subway In Unsettling New Trend

According to the New York Post, New York City subways are now being plagued by a new trend in which men are sending unsolicited pictures of their genitalia to women on the train by using Apple’s AirDrop service. 

The trend had apparently started in London in 2015 but has somehow made it to the USA just now.

The Post interviewed victims of the phenomenon:  “It was just a huge close-up picture of a disgusting penis,” said Brita Carlson, a Brooklyn resident. “It really felt like someone had actually just flashed me.”

New versions of AirDrop allows any anonymous user to send files to another. In order to block this feature, an Apple user must go into their settings and change their accessibility from “Everyone” to “Contacts only.” Since the default is currently “Everyone,” many people are vulnerable to this kind of attack.

“It never even crossed my mind that someone may use it to send stuff

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