Former HGTV Host Christopher Dionne Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison For Molesting 10-Year-Old Girl – Perez Hilton

Christopher Dionne, who starred in an HGTV pilot called Family Flip in 2015, was sentenced on Wednesday to three years in jail for molesting a 10-year-old girl in his Connecticut home. Per court documents, he received seven years in prison — which will be suspended after three years served — and 10 years of probation following his release. According to The Day of New London, he will be required to register as a sexual offender and adhere to a criminal protective order which prohibits him from contacting the victim for the remainder of his life. Judge Barbara Bailey Jongbloed reportedly considered the 37-year-old’s lack of a criminal record and seriousness of the offense while crafting the sentence. While the victim was not …

Baltimore police are investigating arrest shown in viral video

(CNN)Baltimore police say they’re investigating the arrest of a man which was captured on video and went viral on social media. “In all cases like this, we investigate the circumstances that led to the arrest and evaluate whether the arrest itself and the use of force are in compliance with the department’s policies and procedures,” said Matthew Jablow, spokesperson for the Baltimore Police Department. Jablow identified the man being arrested as 23-year-old David Dixon. His charges have since been dropped, the Baltimore state attorney’s office said. “Based on the review of the unreleased body worn camera footage, dismissal of the charges was warranted and further investigation has been initiated,” said Zy Richardson, spokesperson for the Baltimore state attorney’s office. The …

Investigators haven’t found links between Pensacola gunman and terror groups, sources say

(CNN)Investigators have found no apparent ties between the Saudi Arabian military officer who killed three people at a US Navy base in Florida on Friday and terrorist groups, according to a senior administration official and a law enforcement source. • Airman Mohammed Sameh Haitham, 19, St. Petersburg, Florida • Airman Apprentice Cameron Scott Walters, 21, Richmond Hill, Georgia Investigators gathering evidence from the mass shooting in which the shooter was killed by gunfire, and eight people were hurt are looking in several countries for answers into the shooter’s motive and influences. The FBI, which is leading the investigation, has not deemed the attack an act of terrorism, but that decision remains the subject of internal deliberations among agents in Florida …

Weinstein reaches $25m settlement with more than 30 women report

If approved, settlement would bring most of the civil lawsuits pending against him to an end More than 30 women who were allegedly subjected to sexual misconduct by the disgraced Hollywood mogul The New York Times reported on Wednesday that a tentative deal had been agreed involving Weinsteins numerous alleged victims in the US, Canada, Britain and Ireland. The proposal is awaiting final approval from the courts and from individuals involved, the newspaper says, but once those last hurdles are cleared payouts would be made by insurance companies handling the bankruptcy of the Weinstein Company. Harvey Weinstein himself would not have to pay a penny to his accusers or have to admit wrongdoing under the terms of the settlement, the …

Eight-year-old girl strip-searched before visiting father at Virginia prison

Department of corrections issues apology following outcry after naked child reportedly made to bend over and cough An eight-year-old girl was strip-searched before being allowed to visit her father in prison, sparking uproar and prompting an the Virginian-Pilot, which first reported the incident. Hey Mom, am so mad the jail had to strip me with all of my clothes off this doesnt make no [sense] the girl messaged, according to texts obtained by the Virginian-Pilot. Her mother responded by telling the girl to call her, but then asking her is they had made her take her pants off. Yes, the girl clarified, all of my clothes off. The media has not identified the mother, in order to protect the identity …

Final scramble for votes in ‘most important election in a generation’

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn stick to core messages in bid to sway wavering voters Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn are to embark on a final frantic 24 hours of campaigning as both teams insist the election remains closely fought and that polls giving the Conservatives a lead could be wrong. Both Labour and the Conservatives have branded Thursdays vote the most important in a generation as the two sides have vastly different plans for Brexit and spending on public services. The prime minister was set to crisscross the country from Yorkshire to the Midlands, Wales and London on Wednesday, sending out his core message that the Conservatives need only another 12 seats to win a majority. Meanwhile, Corbyn will …

UPS facing backlash for thanking police after employee killed in shootout

A United Parcel Service (UPS) employee found himself in the middle of a shootout between armed robbers and police in Florida on Thursday. He was fatally shot, and now the UPS is facing backlash for thanking the police in its initial statement on the incident. A person can be seen falling out of the trucks doorway. The person is wearing a uniform that is the same color as the UPS uniform. When Ordonezs stepfather, Joe Merino, saw the video he said, I knew he was dead. He wasnt moving, according to NBC News. Merino, along with many others, criticized the way the police handled the incident, which is now under investigation by the FBI In a Thursday press conference, FBI …

Baltimore County Police Officer Charged With Sexually Assaulting Three Women

A Baltimore County cop has been charged with sexually assaulting at least three women, including one he allegedly tricked into going to his house after claiming he was ordering her a car to her friends home, court documents state. Baltimore County Police Officer Michael Westerman, 25, was charged Sunday with two counts of second-degree rape and three counts of second-degree assault. He is currently being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center after he was denied bail on Monday. According to charging documents obtained by The Daily Beast, Westerman is accused of sexually assaulted three women using a series of predatory tactics to isolate them. One woman said she was scared to report the alleged serial rapist because he was …

Doctors Highlight Hidden Dangers At Christmas In Grim Medical Report

Anyone with young kids knows there’s nothing they like more than eating stuff that’s not for human consumption the very second you take your eye off them. This is especially difficult around the holidays when society gets together and agrees to celebrate the season through the use of child-unfriendly plastics, microplastics, and other festive choking hazards. ‘Tis the season of “NO TIMMY, PUT THAT DOWN!”. Now, in a seasonal warning, doctors in Australia have documented a medical crisis scarier than Krampus, in order to raise awareness of the dangers of everything looking a bit glittery at this time of year. “Christmas is known for festive decorations. Many a table will be laced with confetti stars and other paraphernalia this season,” the authors …

Jamie Lynn Spears Got Into A Fight At A Fast Food Restaurant | Betches

If I say the name “Jamie Lynn Spears,” I can pretty much guarantee that the same thing will come to mind for almost everyone reading this: Zoey 101. It’s been over a decade since the Nickelodeon show was canceled on the heels of Jamie Lynn’s teen pregnancy, but it’s still her most memorable role by far. But last week, she added a new role to her resume, and I’m basically f*cking obsessed. To use new Netflix series that was announced earlier this year. It’s a romance/drama, so sadly she probably won’t get to show off her knife technique, but at least we’ll always have this video of her being a bad bitch:

How Far Is Too Far When It Comes To Online Stalking? | Betches

However, a simple Google search can reveal much more than what’s written in a dating app bio—for better, and sometimes for worse. Whether as due diligence, or when embarking down the background searching rabbit hole, daters can come up with a little much information. (As it turns out, first impressions aren’t all that organic when you’ve already identified someone’s family ancestry dating back to the 1700s.) I went on a date without stalking him before meeting him. I think that’s an accomplishment in life. — Carissa🦇 (@carissaxx3) November 4, 2018 I have admittedly stalked and re-stalked guys I matched with on the internet. As a journalist, I feel I reserve the right to learn everything I can about a particular …

Daily Crunch: Uber reveals sexual assault numbers

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Uber reveals thousands of sexual assault reports last year Uber just released its first-ever safety report, stating that it received 2,936 reports pertaining to sexual assault in 2017, which went up to 3,045 in 2018 (these are U.S.-specific numbers). At the same time, Uber says there was a 16% decrease in the average incident rate. While traditional taxis also have their safety risks, those numbers are still quite troubling. It’s worth noting, though, that the company has implemented some safety measures designed to help prevent sexual assault. …

Harvard University Sparks Outrage for Denying Tenure to Latina Star Scholar

Harvard University sparked outrage among students and scholars all over the country this week after it denied tenure to Lorgia Garca Pea, a beloved Latinx studies professor at the Ivy League school. More than 3,000 graduate students and scholars held a sit-in at University Hall on Monday evening in support of Garca Peaand to call on Harvard to create a formalized ethnic studies program, reported founding director of the Latinx Project at New York University, told The Daily Beast on Wednesday that the decision is a sign of incredible disrespect and speaks to a larger disregard of Latina Studies because so many senior scholars in her field wrote letters of support to Harvard before the decision was finalized. Our views …

Uber Safety Report Notes 3,000 Reported Sexual Assaults Last Year | Betches

The company gave us an extra helping of terror this week with its long-awaited, 60-page safety report. The report breaks down how many of the 2.3 billion trips taken with the app in the United States over the past two years occurred with serious incidents.  Beyond sexual assault cases, the company went into details about deaths and physical assaults that have happened in their vehicles. Between 2017-2018, there were 107 motor-vehicle fatalities, 97 of which involved passengers. In addition to that, there were 19 physical assaults over that period. What’s more, these numbers only refer to instances of assault that were reported. I shudder to think of how many weren’t. ecord their ridesAnother next step that should happen immediately? More …

Anna Faris Fell For An Ex’s LIES About Cheating On Her! – Perez Hilton

Anna Faris may be unqualified, but she’s never uninteresting! On the latest episode of her podcast, the Mom star opened up about unfaithful men with special guest Kat Von D, who — we’re sad to say — knows a thing or two about the subject. In Anna’s case, she lamented not having trusted her gut when she was sure an ex was cheating on her. She did NOT name the ex, but it’s clear it was a big relationship as she mentions she was with the guy for years. She recalled a moment she finally mustered the strength to confront her significant other with her suspicions, telling Kat: “I woke him up in the middle of the night and was like, ‘Are …