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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, left, sparked controversy after she fired Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson for "lying" about falling asleep behind the wheel of his car.

Lightfoot announced Johnson's termination during a press conference on Monday, Dec. 2. Johnson, who was promoted to Superintendent in 2016, had been on the police force for 31 years. He was just weeks away from retirement.

The harsh action was taken after Johnson reportedly lied to investigators after he was found slumped over the wheel of his car around 12:30 a.m. on Oct. 17. Johnson was not far from home when he fell asleep at a stop sign.

The officer who responded to the scene did not test Johnson for alcohol intoxication. Johnson told the officer that he was on his way home after dining with friends and he pulled over because he felt tired.

Mayor Lightfoot said Johnson later told her that he'd had a "few drinks" at dinner that night and that the alcohol reacted with blood pressure medication he had taken.

The mayor said Johnson lied to her and investigators about where he'd been and what he had been doing. She said surveillance footage proved Johnson had been deliberately "misleading" investigators.

Johnson's supporters were concerned that he might lose his pension and other benefits, but CBS reports he will not lose it unless he is convicted of a felony.

Late Monday night, after the public backlash to Johnson's termination, Lightfoot defended her actions, saying, "It has become clear that Mr. Johnson engaged in a series of ethical lapses that are intolerable."

She refused to release details, saying she wanted to protect his wife and three children, but she said his behavior amounted to conduct that was "unbecoming" of his position.

CBS Boston reported Monday night that the 60-year-old police chief had been drinking with a woman who was not his wife before he was found asleep in his car.

Johnson and his wife, Junior Officer Lt. Nakia Fenner, 43, (pictured below, 2nd from right) were married in 2017.

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In early November Johnson announced his intention to retire at the end of the year during a news conference with the newly-elected mayor and his family at police headquarters.

"Had I known all the facts at the time, I would have relieved him of his duties as superintendent then and there," Mayor Lightfoot said.

Photos taken of Lightfoot at Johnson's press conference show her glaring at Johnson and giving him dirty looks.

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Sources say that Lightfoot, a 57-year-old male-identified lesbian, had it in for Johnson and his police department after they investigated openly homosexual Empire actor Jussie Smollet for lying about a racial attack in January 2019. Smollett, 36, was arrested in March for filing a false police report.

Johnson is named personally in a lawsuit filed by Smollett against the city of Chicago last month. Smollett filed the countersuit after the city sued him, indicating it wanted over $390,000 plus "further relief as this Court deems just and equitable" for wasting the police department's time and resources investigating his lies.

 

This post was edited to correct Eddie Johnson's age.

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Actor Ron Perlman is back on the market. The "Hellboy" actor is divorcing his wife, jewelry designer Opal Perlman, after nearly four decades of marriage.

According to published reports, Mr. Perlman filed divorce papers at the Stanley Most Courthouse in Los Angeles on Tuesday, November 5.

The divorce actions comes after Perlman was caught passionately kissing his "Start Up" co-star Allison Dunbar while leaving upscale restaurant Alexander's Steakhouse in Pasadena, California back in May.

The two apparently live together. They were spotted out and about on Sunday, November 2, having lunch in Los Angeles.

News of the Perlmans' divorce wasn't a shock to their friends who described the interracial couple as "living very separate lives".

"Everyone thought Ron and his wife lived very separate lives," a source told In Touch magazine. "I will say this: The blonde actress he's with now isn't his usual type. He'd flirt on the set with extras like he was a single man. His wife's name never came up."

The Perlmans tied the knot on February 14, 1981. They share two grown children, daughter Blake Amanda Perlman (born 1984) and son Brandon Avery Perlman (born 1990).

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Wendy Williams and her ex Kevin Hunter have reached a financial agreement regarding his living arrangements. She must pay her cheating ex $250,000 to find another home, Page Six reports.

$250,000 won't buy much of a house in the wealthy enclaves of New York and New Jersey. But Hunter can use the cash as a down payment on a suitable place for himself and his baby mama Sharina Hudson.

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Page Six reports the former couple reached a financial agreement as part of their divorce proceedings, according to new court documents.

Williams must pay Hunter $250,000 so that he can "secure new living arrangements," in a city where a swanky apartment goes for $15,000 a month. Hunter was ordered to vacate their marital home in Livingston, New Jersey, which was put up for sale over the summer.

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Wendy, 55, filed for divorce from Hunter after she learned that he fathered a baby girl with Hudson.

It took years for Wendy to finally admit her husband was cheating on her. Even then she chose to stay with him as he maintained two separate households on her coin.

Wendy recently took a jab at Hudson, who she says is "miserable" now that Hunter's income has taken a hit.

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"Life is not what you think it is behind the scenes, trust me," Wendy said during Wednesday's Hot Topics segment. "Homegirl is miserable," said Wendy before imitating the woman rocking a crying baby. "That's what you get!"

Wendy wished Hunter well with his "new family" while insisting she couldn't get divorced from him quick enough.

"I want a divorce like yesterday, I want a divorce two months ago, three months ago. Whenever I found out, four months ago," she said.

Despite her newfound independence, Wendy apparently still has the hots for her ex and they remain friends.

"I want a divorce, and I want to be friends with Kevin. I mean, and not because we have a son but because that was real love. I still love him just not in that way."
 

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Remember when Kevin Hart was filmed having intimate relations in a hotel room with a woman who wasn't his wife, and we thought the whole thing was a publicity stunt? We were right.

Hart's dirt is being exposed now that he is laid up in a rehab facility after breaking his back in three places in a serious car crash on Sept. 1.

Montia Sabbag, the woman in Hart's hotel room sex tape, is suing him for $60 million, claiming he and another man installed a camera in a Las Vegas hotel room to boost publicity for his comedy tour.

The lawsuit alleges that Hart and his former friend J.T. Jackson, who was arrested and charged with extortion, set her up for publicity.

Hart himself revealed the extramarital activity by "apologizing" publicly to his wife, Eniko Parrish-Hart, for cheating on her.

"I made a bad error in judgement and I put myself in a bad environment where only bad things can happen and they did," Hart said in a video on his Instagram account.

A few blogs then accused Hart of staging what seemed to be an obvious publicity stunt.

But Sabbag came forward to say Hart, 40, was innocent and he was not aware of the video tape in advance.

She also said she didn't want money from him.

Now she claims Hart and Jackson set her up by installing cameras "without her knowledge or consent, while she was engaged in private, consensual sexual relations" with the comedian.

But Hart's lawyers say she tried to extort him for "six figures" prior to filing her lawsuit.

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Ilhan Omar's tangled web of deceit is catching up to her. A Washington D.C. doctor filed for divorce claiming the freshman Congresswoman had a romantic affair with her husband. Dr. Beth Mynett claims her husband, Tim Mynett, admitted he was having an affair with Omar, who is a married mother-of-3.

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Wendy Williams is speaking out about being a single mom after filing for divorce from cheating husband, Kevin Hunter. Like any good mom Wendy says she stayed in her failed marriage for the sake of their only child, 20-year-old son Kevin Hunter Jr.

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