Brooke Nevils Blasts Matt Lauer’s Rape Denial As ‘A Case Study In Victim Blaming’

raped her in 2014, called “There’s the Matt Lauer that millions of Americans watched on TV every morning for two decades, and there is the Matt Lauer who this morning attempted to bully a former colleague into silence,” In an interview with Ronan Farrow for his forthcoming book “Catch and Kill,” Nevils said Lauer raped her in his hotel room after a night of drinks during the network’s coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Lauer’s firing in 2017, after she informed NBC’s human resources department about it amid the escalating Me Too movement. NBC said it booted Lauer for “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.” a 1,400-word open letter published by Variety. He denied Nevils’ rape claim, attacked …

Mindy Kaling accuses TV academy of trying to discredit her ‘Office’ work

(CNN)Mindy Kaling has accused the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences of singling her out. The academy told Kaling there were too many producers listed when the show was nominated for an Outstanding Comedy Series category, she said. “They made me, not any of the other producers, fill out a whole form and write an essay about all my contributions as a writer and a producer,” Kaling said. “I had to get letters from all the other male, white producers saying that I had contributed, when my actual record stood for itself.” An academy spokesperson denied that, saying, “No one person was singled out.” “There was an increasing concern years ago regarding the number of performers and writers seeking producer …

Trump Is Flailing. Congress Has Only One Way To Respond.

Trump is facing an latest poll, 58% of Americans now support an Support for impeachment is also  On Wednesday, he ordered the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, not to testify before the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation into the July phone call with Ukraine. And later in the day, Trump’s White House counsel While Trump throws a legal temper tantrum over the investigation into Ukraine, he has also made one of the rashest foreign policy decisions of his presidency: pulling U.S. troops out of northern Syria, opening the way for the Turkish military to attack the United States’ Kurdish allies. These are not things that a sane person does. Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) “There’s really no legislative way to constrain …

Nadiya Hussain reveals childhood sexual assault

Her forthcoming book, Finding My Voice, is the first time she has written about the assault, having only told her sisters recently, and a friend at school. “It turned out a very similar thing had happened to her… [and] I think it’s important to talk about it because it probably happens much more than we care to talk about,” she said. Nadiya praised for showing anxiety battle Nadiya Hussain on her panic ‘monster’ She told the paper she only understood what had happened to her years later during a biology lesson explaining sex, prompting her to vomit in the laboratory bench sink. “If that happened to my children, I don’t even want to say what I would do. I can’t …

Conman jailed for 2.5m fake lottery ticket fraud

Sentencing Putman, Judge Philip Grey called it a “sophisticated, carefully planned, and diligently operated fraud”. “You would have got away with this but quite plainly you were greedy”, he added. “This crime struck at the integrity of the National Lottery. You have also undermined the public’s trust in the lottery itself.” Putman claimed the win on 28 August 2009 by using a badly-damaged ticket forged by Mr Knibbs, who worked for Camelot in the fraud detection department. Mr Knibbs had seen a document containing details of big wins which had not yet been claimed and prosecutor James Keeley said there was “some trial and error” in producing the successful forgery. The court heard each ticket had one of the 100 …

Pro-Trump Group Takes Credit For Video About Eating Babies At AOC Town Hall

LaRouche PAC, which supports President Donald Trump and believes, among other falsehoods, that climate change is a hoax, Video of the incident circulated Thursday night, after a woman wearing a shirt that said “Save the planet, eat the children,” stood up during a town hall event in Queens. Despite the lawmaker’s attempts to calm the woman down, Trump retweeted it, calling Ocasio-Cortez “a wack job!”  “It was us,” the group tweeted. “Malthusianism isn’t new, Jonathan Swift knew that. Sometimes, only satire works.”   Gizmodo, which first reported the video as a hoax, spoke to Matthew Sweet, an author who has written about the group’s founder, Lyndon LaRouche Jr.: medical records refuting the claim. Aside from yesterday’s outburst, LaRouche PAC has been …

Celtics’ Enes Kanter says he was harassed at mosque by Erdogan supporters

Enes Kanter signed a two-year free agent contract with the Celtics this past summer. (AP Photo/John Leyba) Kanter addressed the incident on Saturday morning before the Celtics held an open practice for fans at the TD Garden. “What I’m doing is huge because I’m talking about human rights,” Kanter said. “I’m talking about democracy, freedom, freedom of speech, religion, and expression. I’m talking about justice. So, just because I’m talking about these issues and that stuff, I’m going to get threats? I’ll take that. I’ll be OK having security next to me 24/7. But those issues that I’m talking about is way bigger than myself and basketball.” TURKISH TV STATION REFUSES TO AIR WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS OVER ENES KANTER Turkey President Recep Tayyip …

Another Woman Accuses Al Franken Of Groping Her

Al Franken (D-Minn.) groped her in 2006 without her consent. New York magazine in an article published Monday that Franken, who resigned in December 2017 after multiple women accused him of misconduct, grabbed her butt at an event in 2006, before he was elected senator. The accuser, identified as a military veteran who now works at a large progressive organization, told the magazine she was just out of college working her first job for Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) when the incident occurred.   Franken, who took office in 2009, resigned amid the anti-sexual violence reckoning spurred by the including HuffPost, published allegations raised by a total of eight women who accused him of misconduct that included groping and forcible kissing. The new allegation, …

Late Night Hosts Tackle Trump’s ‘Impeachment Meltdown’ And ‘Gatorgate’

President Donald Trump has had a roller coaster couple of days, and there’s no way the comedians of late night television were going to let it pass without comment. Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers and swearing in tweets, making Finnish President Sauli Niinistö look very uncomfortable during two press appearances at the White House. Kimmel referred to this incident as “Gatorgate” in his segment on “Jimmy Kimmel Live”: Check out Noah’s commentary on “The Daily Show” here: Watch Colbert’s commentary on “The Late Show” here: REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES. Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard.

High-speed driver killed friend in crash

Image copyright Shaun Allan family Image caption Shaun Allan was a passenger in the car that crashed near Farr Prosecutor Allan Nicol told the High Court in Glasgow that Cameron’s most recent ban was in 2016. He re-sat his driving test and got his licence back two months before the crash. Image copyright PETER JOLLY NORTHPIX Image caption The car crashed through trees into the garden of a house A man living nearby said he heard a “very large noise” as Cameron’s car spun out of control. It crashed through the fence of a house and into trees before coming to a halt in the garden of the property. The court how Cameron, of Kiltarlity, Inverness-shire, asked a witness for …

Philadelphia middle school students sickened by marijuana-laced Rice Krispies treats: Police

West Oak Lane Charter School in Philadelphia (Google Maps) “She brought then into the school and shared them with approximately 15 of her classmates,” Philadelphia Police Captain Sekou Kinebrew told Fox 29. “They all appear to be in the seventh grade. They started to show some symptoms of illness, symptoms consistent with ingesting that type of substance.” The school called the police once officials learned of the incident, Principal Charletta Zeigler told the The Philidelphia Inquirer. The students were examined at the school and released to their parents. School officials said the scheme to eat the snacks was planned on social media. CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP “Social media drives a lot of these kinds of situations,” school CEO Debbera Peoples-Lee told KYW-TV. “Parents absolutely need …

American Airlines flight diverted to Denver after unruly passenger lights up cigarettes, yells ‘you’re all screwed’

An unruly passenger forced an American Airlines flight from Arizona to Minnesota to make an emergency landing on Friday after the suspect allegedly told people he was on cocaine before yelling to passengers ‘you’re all screwed’ and eventually lighting up a cigarette in the cabin and the bathroom, two passengers tell Fox News.<br data-cke-eol=”1″> (iStock) “My wife and I were like, ‘we’re not going to make it to Minneapolis,’” Dickey says. That’s when nearly an hour into the flight from Phoenix to Minneapolis, the pilot announced there was “a security issue in the back,” which required the flight to be diverted and land in Denver, Colo. “I think everyone knew what that was for,” Dickey says. The pair say they had a perfect view into the bathroom, where …

‘Ghost Chair’ Spooks Hospital Staff As It Creepily Wheels Away By Itself

Halloween. Spooky videos are circulating on social media, including new footage of a wheelchair that appeared to move on its own.  ghostly incident was captured on security camera footage. The video shows a wheelchair parked against a wall, slowing moving out of a portico-like area, down a ramp and into a garden.  “It rolled on the smooth floor and went out,” the unnamed physician told the news agency. “It was just wind and not any ghost.” Just 36 days until Halloween …  REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES. Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard.

Costco shooting: Off-duty LA officer wont face charges

Kenneth French and his mother, Paola French, in an undated photograph.  ((Louana D’Cunha via AP, File)) Sanchez, a seven-year veteran of the LAPD, fired 10 rounds at French. He struck French four times in the back and shoulder, his mother once in the stomach, and his father once in the back, Corona Police Chief George Johnstone said. Sanchez’s lawyers say it was self-defense. “I believe that he believed at that moment that he was shot,”  Riverside County District Attorney Michael Hestrin said in a news conference Wednesday upon making the announcement that there would be no charges. “He told witnesses around very quickly after that he was shot and he was reaching back numerous times looking for blood on the back of …

NASA Emails Reveal How Agency Didnt See Large, Sneaky Near-Miss Asteroid

NASA reveal how experts didn’t detect a football-field-sized In emails In the email chain, Paul Chodas, manager of NASA’s Center for Near Earth Object Studies, posed two questions: First, “why was 2019 OK not discovered by one of the major NASA surveys?” and second, if the Brazilian observatory hadn’t caught the asteroid, “is it possible it could have escaped discovery completely?” NASA experts determined that a combination of factors ultimately caused the agency to miss it, including the position of the moon, bad weather and the slow-moving nature of the asteroid. Johnson said in one email that this miss was an “interesting story on the limitations of our current survey network.” BuzzFeed reported. to the Sydney Morning Herald.  “All the rest …