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San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks has been accused of sexually assaulting a passed out woman at a then-teammate's home ... according to a lawsuit obtained by TMZ Sports. The woman making the allegations is the same woman who previously claimed she was raped by Ray McDonald ... a former 49ers defensive end who now plays for the Chicago Bears. McDonald had sued the woman for defamation ... after the San Jose Pd investigated the allegations but dropped »
- TMZ Staff
A week after the last string of sexual-assault allegations against Bill Cosby, two more women have come forward with claims that the comedian drugged and sexually assaulted them. At a press conference called by Gloria Allred on Friday, former Cosby Show actress Lili Bernard said Cosby assaulted her in the early '90s, during what he claimed would be a "mentoring session" for her role on the show. "After he had won my complete trust and adoration, he drugged me and raped me," she said, adding that the comedian later threatened her, "You’re dead, Bernard. You don’t exist. I never want to see your face again." The alleged rape apparently took place in New Jersey, which has no statute of limitations on sexual assault; Allred claims she and Bernard reported the incident to police in Atlantic City on Thursday. Bernard was joined at the press conference by writer Sammie Mays, »
- Nate Jones
The sexual assault scandal surrounding embattled comedian Bill Cosby further widened on Friday, as two more women — including an actress who had appeared on “The Cosby Show” — came forward with new accusations against him. In a press conference with attorney Gloria Allred in New York, Lili Bernard and Sammie Mays shared their allegations against Cosby. Lili, who appeared in an episode of the final season of “The Cosby Show,” claimed that she was drugged, raped and threatened by Cosby while he was mentoring her in preparation for her appearance as “the zany and very pregnant Mrs. Minifield.” According to »
- Tim Kenneally
Three more women came forward and accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault on Thursday in a press conference with attorney Gloria Allred, who is representing a group of women accusing the comedian of assault. Three Women Accuse Bill Cosby Of Rape Janice Baker Kinney, Marcella Tate and Autumn Burns brought the total of women publicly […]
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- Olivia Truffaut
At a press conference called by Gloria Allred on Thursday, three more women added their names to the long list of Bill Cosby accusers, which now numbers more than 40. All three told stories of Cosby drugging and then sexually assaulting them. Janice Baker-Kinney says she met Cosby in the early '80s, at a pizza party thrown by the casino where she worked. She claims he gave her two pills, which she took, only to wake up the next day in bed with the naked comedian, who told her, "This is between you and me." Marcella Tate was a model who visited the Playboy Mansion with Cosby in 1975. After accepting a drink from him, she says her memories got "cloudy," and she, too, woke up in an unfamiliar bed, with Cosby naked beside her. Autumn Burns, a model and casino employee in the early '70s, says Cosby approached her »
- Nate Jones
Comedian Bill Cosby, who in recent months has been mired in numerous accusations of sexual assault, once again found himself in the line of fire on Thursday as three more alleged victims came forward. The trio of women told their stories at the office of attorney Gloria Allred. The women, who had previously not made their allegations publicly known, included a former model who alleged that she was victimized at the Playboy Mansion in Chicago. During Thursday’s press conference one alleged victim, Janice Baker-Kinney, claimed that she was assaulted by Cosby in May 1982 while working as a bartender in the. »
- Tim Kenneally and Pamela Chelin
Gary Payton is being sued by a woman who claims the NBA legend beat her up over and over again during a quick getaway to Seattle ... though Payton denies the whole thing and says it's nothing more than a shameless cash grab. TMZ Sports has obtained the lawsuit filed by Trishtan Williams -- who claims Payton invited her as his date to an awards function in Seattle back in January ... but after the ceremony, things got violent. »
- TMZ Staff
Kanye West settled the civil suit filed by the paparazzo he allegedly attacked at Lax in 2013, according to People. Daniel Ramos and West were photographed shaking hands (and maybe hate-smiling at each other) Tuesday, after the rapper reportedly apologized in person for his actions. The details of the settlement won't be released, so it's unclear if West shelled out any money. Ramos's lawyer, Gloria Allred, told People that she's proud of her client because the case was important for him and other celeb photographers. "We believe that this case sent an important message," she said. "Celebrities are not above the law, and they have no right to physically attack someone simply because they were asked a question." The AP notes that Yeezy is still on probation. »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
Kanye West has settled the civil lawsuit filed by the photog he assaulted at Lax ... TMZ has learned. Kanye and Daniel Ramos shook hands as the case was put to bed. TMZ broke the story, Kanye was criminally charged with misdemeanor battery and pled no contest. He's currently on probation. According to Ramos' lawyer, Gloria Allred, one term of the settlement was an apology from Kanye to Ramos. We don't know if any money changed hands. »
- TMZ Staff
Update: Today Gloria Allred announced that Kanye West and the plantiff have reached a settlement with the terms of their deal remaining confidential. The statement read: "This case was set for trial next week on April 14, 2015. However, today we filed a dismissal because the case was settled to the satisfaction of the parties. We cannot discuss the details of the settlement, except to say that one important aspect of it was an apology by Kanye West to our client, Daniel Ramos." ________ Maybe next time Mr. West should just run away as fast as he can. The rapper was sued today by a paparazzo who maintains that he was attacked by West while trying to take photos of him at Los »
Two more women came forward to accuse scandal-plagued comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault on Friday, telling their stories at the office of attorney Gloria Allred. One of the accusers, Margie Shapiro, alleged that Cosby sexually assaulted her when they went to visit Hugh Hefner‘s mansion. Shapiro told reporters Friday that she met Cosby in 1975 while she was working at a donut shop in Santa Monica, where Cosby ordered dozens of donuts. She claimed that she was invited to Cosby’s film set, where she spent the afternoon with the comedian. Afterward, she was invited to a casual dinner with. »
- Tim Kenneally and Pamela Chelin
One of Bill Cosby‘s alleged victims is heading to Nevada in an effort to remove the statute of limitations for rape and sexual assault. The unidentified woman, along with her attorney Gloria Allred, will testify at a Nevada Assembly hearing on Friday in support of a bill that would eliminate the statute of limitations for those accused of rape and sexual assault. Under current law, Cosby cannot be criminally prosecuted for the alleged victim’s claims. Friday’s hearing will mark the first legislative effort to eliminate the statute of limitations for rape anywhere in the U.S. since the scandal currently surrounding Cosby. »
- Tim Kenneally
Kanye West wants to block Taylor Swift and Beck again ... but this time the stage is a courtroom. Kanye's lawyer wants a judge to prohibit a photog, who's suing the rapper for assault, from making any reference to the two infamous interruptions at music awards shows. Photog Daniel Ramos claims Kanye beat him bad at Lax and he's suing for what he claims are substantial injuries. Kanye's lawyers say the only reason to dredge up »
- TMZ Staff
Another day, another set of allegations to add to the ever-expanding list of Bill Cosby accusers. On Thursday two more women, former models Linda Brown and Lise-Lotte Lublin, came forward at a press conference with attorney Gloria Allred to accuse the comedian of sexually assaulting them on two separate occasions more than 20 years ago. Brown says Cosby drugged and raped her in 1969 at a Toronto hotel when she was 21. "He has a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde personality and if you trust him then he has fooled you as well," she noted at the press conference. Lublin says Cosby drugged her at a Las Vegas hotel in 1989, when she was 23, which she says caused her to black out and later wake up at her home with little recollection of the previous events. "Bill Cosby appears to think that rape is a joke," she said. "Let me tell you something, Bill, »
- Dee Lockett
The number of women accusing Bill Cosby of drugging their drinks and sexual misconduct continues to grow. At a news conference Thursday in Los Angeles, former models Linda Brown and Lise-Lotte Lublin joined the parade of alleged victims. With civil rights attorney Gloria Allred by their side, Brown spoke of meeting Cosby in Canada in 1969 when she was 21 years old. The now 66-year-old said she was in a Wonderbra commercial that same year and recounted how her agent introduced her to the comedian while he was in Toronto for a performance. After joining Cosby for dinner, Brown said she got in his. »
- Anita Bennett
Two more women have come forward with claims that Bill Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted them. The former Cosby Show star has already been accused by over 20 women since Janice Dickinson first came forward with rape claims against the star this past November. During a press conference held by attorney Gloria Allred on Thursday, Feb. 12 in Los Angeles, former models Linda Brown and Lise-Lotte Lublin similarly accused the actor of drugging and sexually assaulting them years ago. "He flipped me over and sexually assaulted me. I [...] »
Reports that underinflated footballs were used in the first half of the Afc Championship Game have cast a shadow on the upcoming Super Bowl Xlix -- but provided lots of material for late-night hosts.
Despite New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick both denying on Thursday having anything to do with ball tampering, "Deflate Gate" is still trending. The press conference itself had quotes primed for jokes. "It's not like I squeeze the football," Brady said. "I grip the football."
Photos: Stars Who Love Sports!
Here are the best jokes to come out of the late shows surrounding the NFL ball deflation scandal.
Conan: "This is not the first time the Patriots have been accused of cheating," Conan O'Brien begins. "For example, there was the time they widened their own goal posts. ...There's the time they put magnets in the opposing team's helmets. ...There's the time they made opposing teams pay tolls »
A firestorm of controversy surrounds comedian Bill Cosby after multiple allegations have surfaced claiming that he sexually assaulted numerous women, with alleged incidents dating as far back as 1969.
The 77-year-old is known around the world for his role as the lovable father Heathcliff Huxtable on the long-running sitcom The Cosby Show, and for having a stand-up comedy career that spans five decades. However, beginning in 2004, various claims of sexual assault and date rape began being leveled against Cosby.
News: Bill Cosby Alleged Rape Victim Speaks Out: 'Why Wasn't I Believed?'
Cosby has never been charged in any criminal case regarding any of these accusations, and through attorneys has repeatedly denied that any of the allegations are true. Cosby himself briefly addressed the claims, telling Florida Today, "I know people are tired of me not saying anything, but a guy doesn't have to answer to innuendos."
To bring clarity to a complex series of troubling accounts, this timeline »
Promoter Aeg promises refunds are forthcoming for those who made requests in advance of the shows
Aeg Live will refund nearly 40 percent of ticket sales for Bill Cosby‘s two Saturday, Jan. 17, Denver performances, which were protested by a group organized in advance by lawyer Gloria Allred. Allred represents seven women who have come forward with accusations of sexual misconduct by the comedian.
“Refunds were for people who requested in advance of the shows’ play,” Aeg Live marketing director Sara Williams told TheWrap.
The returns amount to 1,200 out of the 3,100 tickets sold — or 38.7 percent — for the performance at the Buell Theatre, »
- Alicia Banks
Not every Bill Cosby concert has been sold out. Roughly 1,200 people - more than 38 percent of those who had tickets to an appearance at Denver's Buell Theatre - asked for refunds for the comedian's recent performance in Colorado, according to The Denver Post. The promoter promised that everyone would be refunded. "You call up, and the initial word isn't, 'Here's your money,' so they think they're never going to get them," Aeg Live marketing director Sara Williams told the paper last week. "But they are." Before Cosby performed Saturday, attorney Gloria Allred staged a rally to show solidarity for »
- Lynette Rice, @lynetterice
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