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Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin among 50 charged in college admissions scam for unworthy kids, prosecutors say
Hollywood actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin have been charged in a nationwide college-entrance cheating scam, according to federal court records unsealed on Tuesday.
Huffman, Loughlin, and 48 other individuals — including a slew of wealthy executives and attorneys — engaged in “large-scale, elaborate fraud” to create a “rigged system” at elite American universities like Yale, Stanford, USC, and UCLA, according to prosecutors. In some cases, they allegedly used imposters to stand in for the children at exams or bribed athletic recruiters to recruit their children, even if they didn’t end up playing that sport in college.
Federal prosecutors cited one example where parents paid a $400,000 bribe to Yale’s women’s soccer coach so that their daughter could attend the school. She didn't play soccer.
The investigation is ongoing, and more parents and coaches are believed to be involved.
Showtime’s SMILF Canceled Amid Probe of Frankie Shaw’s Misconduct
After two seasons and a campaign to rehabilitate the image of its creator-star, SMILF has been given walking papers at Showtime. The network confirmed that the Frankie Shaw-led series will air the remainder of its Season 2 episodes, but will otherwise shutter production. Shaw herself has had her creative deal with ABC Studios suspended amid an investigation into her conduct.
Additionally, ABC Studios confirmed in its own statement that “Frankie Shaw’s overall deal with ABC Studios has been suspended without pay while we review our options.” The two-year deal was announced last summer, and The Hollywood Reporter notes Showtime was looking to place Shaw behind the camera for a limited series based on Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar.
A Woman Began Requesting Money From A Man To Respond To His DMs And His Reaction Was Priceless (Badum-Ch)
The man took us on a journey that began with him bragging about being "a real gangster and pimp," to a reminder that he belonged to a family of attorneys, to then entertaining a monetary deal where they could continue to converse and potentially have sexual intercourse.
Former Special Ed Teacher Accused of Repeatedly Sexually Assaulting Boy, Starting When He Was 11
A former Michigan special education teacher allegedly sexually assaulted a boy for about three years, beginning when the boy was 11.
PEOPLE learns from online records that the January arrest of Heather Winfield, 38, followed an investigation that began in 2016, soon after the teacher resigned from her position at Thunder Bay Junior High School in Alpena after district officials first learned of the allegations.
Winfield has pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a child younger than 13 and single counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct during the commission of a felony, third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a child aged 13 to 15, second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a child younger than 13, accosting a minor for immoral purposes, and using a computer to commit a crime.
Man Sues 3 White Women Who Accused Him Of Stalking, Being A Pedophile In 'Gardening While Black' Case
A Detroit man is planning to sue three white women who repeatedly called the cops on him and fabricated stories of stalking, threatening and even being a pedophile, all because he was working on constructing a community garden at a vacant playground in his community.
Marc Peeples, who is Black, and his attorney Robert Burton-Harris are accusing the women of making up increasingly alarming stories about him throughout 2017 and early 2018 as part of their ploy to “take control” of Hunt Park and have Peeples removed from the park where he was trying to build out an urban garden, the Detroit Metro Times reports.
The three women – Deborah Nash, Martha Callahan, and Jennifer Morris – all live near the park. The first began calling the police about Peeples, accusing him of “illegal gardening,” but when police declined to respond, they escalated their behavior.
At one point, they accused Peeples of threatening Nash with a gun in the park. In another incident, they accused him of being a part of a drive-by shooting. In one of the more horrifying cases, the women waited until Peeples was with children – who were working with him in the garden – and accused him of being a pedophile.
One Day at a Time is in danger of cancellation. Here's why we need to save it.
From the pilot we could tell this sitcom was different, despite having all the hallmarks of our beloved TV family comedies: the live studio audience; the extra bright studio sitcom lighting; the three-wall living room set. But this family unabashedly spoke Spanish without translation and the first episode dealt with everything from racism and feminism to veterans and depression. We may not have been in the audience, cheering when living legend Rita Moreno made her grand entrance by opening her own damn curtains, but by god it was immediately evident to anyone who watched that One Day at a Time was going to be the light we so desperately needed, the comfort food — ropa vieja, if you will — that would nourish us even after our binge was over. As Lydia (Moreno) tells her adult daughter Penelope (Justina Machado) after she breaks down over her failed marriage: “I got you.”
MAN WANTED FOR 865 COUNTS RELATING TO CHILD RAPE ARRESTED IN FLORIDA AFTER ALMOST A MONTH ON THE RUN
After about a month on the run from the law, Garrick Bloom, who was wanted on 865 charges related to child rape, was apprehended in Florida.
Bloom, 47, was wanted in Clarion County, Pennsylvania. The dates of his alleged offenses ranged from 2007 to 2012, and the charges, as outlined in court documents included:
216 counts of rape of a child
216 counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child
216 counts of aggravated indecent assault of a child
120 counts of statutory sexual assault of a child 11 years or older
96 counts of statutory sexual assault
One count of endangering the welfare of children
Sex offender center guard accused of having sex with patient
Pedophile Doctor Preyed on Native Children for Years While the Feds Turned a Blind Eye
Extra's A.J. Calloway Suspended Amid Sexual Misconduct Investigation
West Hollywood Mayor John Duran Accused of Sexual Harassment
Chicago teacher accused of enlisting friend to beat 9-year-old student with belts at school
A Chicago public school teacher is accused of enlisting the help of a friend to beat one of her 9-year-old students with belts, according to a federal lawsuit filed by the student's mother Thursday.
Asia Gaines filed the suit against the Chicago Board of Education; her son's homeroom teacher, Kristen Haynes; and Haynes' childhood friend, Juanita Tyler.
The suit alleges that Haynes, 50, invited Tyler, 56, to George W. Tilton Elementary School "for the purpose of corporally punishing" Gaines' son, identified only as JC, on Sept. 20, 2018.
Suspect describes killing childhood friend and dumping her body in alleged confession tape: 'It took me half an hour to kill her'
A Mom Allegedly Poured Water On Her Sleeping Baby's Face For Keeping Her Up At Night And Posted It On Facebook
Authorities in South Carolina have charged a woman with cruelty to children after she allegedly recorded herself pouring water on her sleeping baby’s face and then posted it on Facebook, calling it “payback” for keeping her up at night.
On Saturday night, Caitlin Alyse Hardy filmed herself tipping a water bottle onto her sleeping 9-month-old daughter’s nose and mouth twice, causing her to wake up while coughing and sputtering, according to the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. The 33-year-old then allegedly posted the video to her Facebook page with the caption, “Payback for waking me up all kinda times of da night...” with three laughing emojis.
WOMAN ARRESTED FOR MASTURBATING IN PUBLIC, THEN ALLEGEDLY KEEPS AT IT IN THE BACK OF A COP CAR
One Texas woman may have been arrested for public masturbation, but she won't be found guilty of lacking persistence.
Dovie Nickels, 26, is accused of touching herself on the street-level patio of two Austin businesses Tuesday: first at a JW Marriott Austin hotel and then again at an establishment called Second Bar + Kitchen, according to the Austin Statesman. A witness, reportedly a hotel worker, called police after they allegedly spotted the woman “holding a silver object” against her crotch “with her legs straight up in the air, spread open” and “making moaning noises,” at the hotel, according to an arrest affidavit cited by the New York Post. The woman allegedly told that witness to get lost.
Nickels allegedly spent about eight minutes at the first location before moving on to the next.
Anti-Trans Extremists Livestreamed Themselves Harassing Trans Activist Sarah McBride
Two women prominent within an extremist, anti-trans group of feminists filmed themselves taunting and harassing a transgender activist.
The livestream is no longer available on Facebook, but according to HuffPost, British trans-exclusionary radical feminists Posie Parker and Julia Long repeatedly mocked and misgendered trans activist Sarah McBride, who is the national press secretary for the Human Rights Campaign, during a meeting in Washington D.C.
Parker reportedly misgendered McBride and said that she “gets paid probably quite a lot of money to lobby the government to try and make sure that women and girls have absolutely no right to have any space anymore.”
N.M. Toddler Died in Hot Car After Being Left for 3 Hours by Woman and Daughter Who Ran Day Care
A mother and daughter who operated a New Mexico day care are on trial in the death of a 22-month-old who was left in a hot car by the pair in 2017, according to multiple reports.
On Wednesday, Mary Taylor, 64, and daughter Sandi Taylor, 33, who operated Taylor Tots Daycare in Portales, appeared in a Roosevelt County courtroom for the first day of trial, KCBD, ABC7 and KAMC report.
The pair left 22-month-old Maliyah Jones and a 2-year-old in their car seats for 90 minutes in a van parked outside their day care on a hot day in July 2017. The 2-year-old was hospitalized in critical condition after the incident.
DISTURBING DETAILS REVEALED IN ALLEGED PLOT TO KIDNAP, TORTURE AND BURN CHILD ALIVE AT MICHIGAN COUNTY FAIR
New details have been released on what police describe as an elaborate four-person plot to capture, sexually assault, and then murder a child from a county fair in Michigan.
Police were able to unravel the alleged plan through a series of interviews with witnesses and by examining text messages exchanged between the group in 2018. All four people allegedly involved in planning the brutal killing have been arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit murder, conspiracy to commit kidnapping and conspiracy to commit criminal sexual conduct.
Woman Live-Streams Alleged Sex Assault on Nightclub Dance Floor, Leading to Arrest of Suspect
A 34-year-old Georgia man was charged Tuesday with the alleged sexual assault of a woman on an Atlanta nightclub’s dance floor that was streamed by the alleged victim on Facebook Live.
Dominique Williams is being held without bond, charged with one count of aggravated sodomy, an Atlanta police spokeswoman confirms to PEOPLE.
It was unclear Thursday if he’d pleaded to the charge, and online records do not indicate if he has retained an attorney who could speak to the allegations against him.
An incident report obtained by PEOPLE indicates investigators were alerted to a possible sexual assault at the Opera nightclub in Atlanta on Jan. 20. Several individuals connected to the alleged victim on Facebook called 911 as the alleged assault was taking place.
Woman kicked off flight for rant about sitting between ‘two big pigs’
An unhinged woman was kicked off a recent United Airlines flight after going on a fat-shaming tirade about her two seatmates – calling the passengers on either side of her “two big pigs.”
“Oh my goodness! I don’t know how I’m going to do this for the next four hours!” the woman barks into her cellphone on the Las Vegas-to-Newark flight.
“This is just impossible ’cause they’re squishing me. Like, just unbelievable. At least they’ll keep me warm,” she fumes. “I can’t sit here because they’re both so big on left and right. I can’t even sit here.”
Norma Rodgers, an award-winning nurse from New Jersey sitting next to the obnoxious woman, captures her on video as she continues her rant.
“Bitch, please! OK?” Rodgers finally says.