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French Montana is facing a sexual battery lawsuit from a woman who alleges he was one of several men who sexually assaulted her at his California home.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, an unnamed woman, who filed the suit as a Jane Doe, is suing the hip-hop star, real name, Karim Kharbouch, a member of his entourage, Mansour Bennouna, and bosses at his label Coke Boy Records.

The lawsuit accuses French and his employee of assault and battery, sexual battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and label chiefs of negligent hiring, supervision and retention, and negligence.

The woman claims she was invited back to the "No Stylist" hitmaker's home after they met at a recording studio in the early hours of March 28, 2018. She claimed she was plied with drinks, including a shot that caused her to black out.

She alleges French's employee "sexually assaulted, sexually harassed, and raped" her, and the rapper, "sexually assaulted, sexually harassed" her.

Doe states the rapper and his entourage gang raped her. She remembers "several men coming in and out of the bedroom" and attacking her while she was incapacitated and that she believes French "was one of the men" who sexually assaulted her.

The alleged victim states she "regained consciousness" around 1:30 p.m with Bennouna "spooning" her and that she "felt a pain in her pelvis, lower back and vagina."

The lawsuit states that after leaving the rapper's home, she had a rape kit administered that reportedly showed the presence of semen, after which she reported the rape to the police.

She is seeking unspecified damages for "extreme emotional distress, anxiety, flashbacks and depression" she allegedly experienced and claims the trauma ended her burgeoning career as a model.

WENN has contacted French's representatives regarding the allegations.

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Byron Allen is furious over a U.S. Supreme Court decision in his discrimination lawsuit against cable TV giant Comcast.

The billionaire TV mogul criticized the U.S. Supreme Court decision on Monday that dismissed a lower court's ruling that had allowed him to move forward with his case.

Allen accused Comcast of discriminating against him because he is Black, saying Comcast discriminates against minority-owned programming.

Allen argued that Comcast refused to license his TV channels Cats.tv and Pets.tv because he is Black.

But the Supreme Court ruled on Monday that Allen failed to prove Comcast would have licensed his channels if he was not Black.

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"This is a vey bad day for our country," Allen told Yahoo Finance in a statement on Monday.

"Unfortunately, the Supreme Court has rendered a ruling that is harmful to the civil rights of millions of Americans."

Allen added: "We will continue our fight by going to Congress and the presidential candidates to revise the statute to overcome this decision by the United States Supreme Court, which significantly diminishes our civil rights."

In a separate statement, Comcast said it was pleased with the Supreme Court's decision.

"We are proud of our record on diversity and will not rest on this record. We will continue to look for ways to add even more innovative and diverse programming that appeals to our diverse viewership and continue our diversity and inclusion efforts across the company."

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DaBaby vigorously denies slapping multiple women at a nightclub in Tampa, Florida last weekend.

The law firm representing the alleged victim, Tyronesha Laws, claims she is the woman he slapped, but DaBaby's lawyer says "multiple victims" called the law office claiming to be the woman the rapper slapped.

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As cell phone footage shows, DaBaby viciously slapped a woman who accidentally touched his face with her cell phone at the Whiskey North nightclub in Tampa, where the rapper was scheduled to perform last weekend.

Trouble is, the rapper admits slapping "someone," but he says too many alleged victims are coming out of the woodwork.

DaBaby's attorney, Drew Findling, tells TMZ, enhanced video shows DaBaby slapping a woman who struck his left eye with what appears to be a phone with the flashlight on -- NOT the person standing to the left or the right of the individual shoving the phone in his face.

Tyronesha told TMZ she was standing next to a young lady who reached out with a cell phone -- flashlight activated -- toward DaBaby right before he allegedly smacked her in the face.

Cell phone footage shows the troubled 28-year-old rapper slapping the person holding the phone -- but that person has not come forward.

Findling says his law firm has been contacted by multiple women claiming to be the victim, but they haven't been able to verify her identity.

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DaBaby already apologized to the woman he struck, saying he thought he was hitting a guy in a wig and couldn't tell the difference because he was blinded by the light in his face.

After the slapping incident, DaBaby was booed off the stage and the show was immediately canceled by club promoters.
 

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Homicide detectives are investigating the death of boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr's ex-girlfriend and mother of 3 of his 4 children, Josiel "Josie" Harris.

Harris, 40, was found dead inside her parked car at her home on the 25700 block of Oak Meadow Drive. Police tape still blocked the driveway to the 3-story home in Valencia, California on Wednesday morning.

Police responded to a medical rescue call at the home around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, and found Harris unresponsive in her car. The call was later changed to a cardiac arrest and Harris was not transported to a hospital. She was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:10 p.m.

Police initially said there was no evidence of foul play -- an indication that she died from natural causes or a drug overdose.

Harris' friends and family urged detectives to investigate her death as a homicide. They noted Mayweather served prison time for assaulting her and she filed a $20 million lawsuit against him after he told Katie Couric Harris was drug addicted.

Mayweather, 43, and Harris shared three children, Jirah Mayweather, King Koraun and Zion Mayweather.

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Instagram comedian Michael Blackson almost got knocked out when he tried to take rapper DaBaby's picture at SouthPark Mall in Charlotte, NC.

Blackson got a little too close and touched DaBaby's face with his cell phone. You'll have to watch the video below to see what happened next.

DaBaby, 28, faces a possible lawsuit after he slapped a female fan who tried to take his picture at a nightclub in Tampa over the weekend.

The fan inadvertently touched DaBaby's face with her phone and he hauled off and slapped her.

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Fans booed DaBaby off the stage after the incident, and the club's promoter canceled the show.

DaBaby, 28, later apologized to the woman, identified by her lawyer as Tyronesha Laws. The rapper offered Laws $10,000 and promised to fly her anywhere to apologize to her in person.
 

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Rapper DaBaby was booed off stage after he viciously slapped a female fan who accidentally touched his face with her cell phone.

The violent incident happened at the Whiskey North nightclub in Tampa, where the rapper was scheduled to perform over the weekend.

His show was immediately canceled by club promoters, who kept the other half of his appearance fee, according to reports.

Tyronesha Laws was recording DaBaby's arrival to the club when she inadvertently touched his face with her phone. Police were called to the scene, but no charges were filed.

DaBaby, whose real name is Jonathan Kirk, hauled off and slapped Laws, sending her cell phone flying into the crowd.

The Law firm of Morgan & Morgan, which is representing the victim, contacted gossip blog TMZ to confirm they are representing Laws in a possible lawsuit against the rapper and the club.

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DaBaby offered a half-hearted apology in a video on his Instagram stories after he was booed off the stage.

DaBaby claimed he was blinded by the light from the phone and he couldn't see whether the fan was male or female. He offered to pay the fan $10,000 and to fly her anywhere to apologize to her in person.

"I do apologize that there was a female on the other end... keep in mind, I couldn't see you because you got the flash this close to me... I wish you could have respected me."

DaBaby, 28, was arrested in Miami in January for assaulting a concert promoter. He was released on bond when authorities discovered he had an outstanding warrant for assault in Texas.

He also assaulted a hotel worker and he was previously arrested for killing a 19-year-old man during an altercation in a Huntersville, North Carolina Walmart. The charges were dropped in March 2019 after he said he acted in self-defense.

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Megan Thee Stallion is fed up with her record label jacking her around. The Instagram model says certain execs at her record label, 1501 Certified Entertainment, have a rep for "bullying and strong-armed tactics," with their artists.

She's taking the label to court, and she's already won a major legal battle, TMZ reports.

A district judge in Harris County Texas granted Megan a temporary restraining order which prevents her record label from blocking the new music she plans to drop on her own on Friday.

Megan filed a lawsuit Monday against 1501 and its boss, Carl Crawford. She was upset about the contract she signed with the label back when she was only 20 and fresh out of the strip club.

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In a tearful video on Sunday, she claimed the label was blocking her from releasing new music because she wants to renegotiate her contract for more money.

Megan confessed she made the same rookie mistake as other eager young rappers who just want a record deal.

In exchange for signing the contract with 1501 Certified, she got a measly $10,000 advance -- big money to her at the time.

In the suit, Megan, 25, lays out what she believes are unfair terms of her contract. For instance, she claims the deal calls for 1501 Certified to get 60% of her recording income. The remaining 40% goes to her, but she has to pay engineers, mixers and featured artists out of her 40%.

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According to the suit obtained by TMZ, the contract calls for all monies from Megan's touring and live performances to be paid directly to 1501 Certified.

She says the label is supposed to give her a proper accounting of what she's owed -- but claims what they've provided is incomplete, and "purposefully and deceptively vague."

Megan also claims Crawford has been using his relationship with Rap-a-Lot Records founder J. Prince to intimidate and strong arm people in the industry.

She's suing Carl and his label for at least $1 million in damages. J. Prince is not named in the lawsuit.

Megan scored a viral hit "Hot Girl Summer" last year when she teamed up with Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign.

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Actor Jason Mitchell is reportedly struggling to pay bills after he was fired from "The Chi" and dropped by his agent for sexual misconduct.

According to The Blast, Comerica Bank filed a breach of contract lawsuit against the 33-year-old struggling actor for defaulting on a $60,000 loan.

The bank claims it loaned Mitchell's company $60,000 in December 2016. He made payments on time until June 2019 - when he was let go by "The Chi" producer and close friend Lena Waithe.

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The bank accuses Mitchell of willfully defaulting on the loan a month after he was accused of sexually harassing co-star Tiffany Boone on the set of "The Chi" in Chicago.

Boone complained about the harassment to human resources and to Waithe, but her complaints fell on deaf ears. She ultimately felt unsafe and quit the show.

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Mitchell was let go in 2019 when bloggers got ahold of sexual misconduct allegations made by Mitchell’s other female costars.

Comerica Bank says despite numerous demands for full payment of $70,674.16, Mitchell has refused to pay up. The current balance of the loan is $59,268.50 (principal) plus $11,260.66 (interest) and $145 in late charges.

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Damon Dash has filed a lawsuit against WE tv for allegedly breaking a promise not to let his son Damon "Boogie" Dash drink alcohol on reality series Growing Up Hip Hop.

According to TMZ, the music mogul filed papers claiming the network required 28-year-old Boogie to drink in order to boost TV ratings.

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Dash argues that WE tv's actions went directly against a verbal agreement they allegedly made with the record executive not to give Boogie anything to drink.

In court papers, the 48-year-old Roc-A-Fella co-founder claimed WE tv caused his family "emotional distress" by encouraging Boogie to get drunk.

Additionally, Dash alleges that WE tv owes him money. According to the music mogul, a court order is in place directing the network to make payments directly to his creditors. Dash owes millions to creditors including his baby mamas and his company, Poppington.

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The lawsuit is the latest in a string of legal woes for Dash, who was accused of sexual battery by hip-hop photographer Monique Bunn, who filed a $50 million lawsuit against the mogul and his fiancée Raquel Horn in December.

Dash is pictured above with (L-R) son Boogie, daughter Ava Dash, and Horn.

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How convenient. A second accuser has come forward just days after a celebrity photographer accused Damon Dash of sexual assault.

Dash was sued for $50 million by his business associate and celebrity photographer Monique Bunn.

Bunn accused Dash of sexually assaulting her in a bedroom in his California mansion in April 2019. Her attorney, Chris Brown, filed the lawsuit last week.

A second woman sent a notarized letter to the court identifying herself as T. Harper. She described an assault that allegedly took place in NJ over 20 years ago.

She said she met the 48-year-old music producer at a restaurant one night in New York while she was still a college student.

Harper and her friends crossed paths with Dash again in New York. Dash and his entourage invited the women back to his penthouse in New Jersey. She said a friend called her back to Dash's master bedroom where, she alleges, he was waiting for her wearing nothing but a bathrobe.

"As he got closer, he took his towel off and began to play with his penis. I told him I was not interested in having sex. The friend who called me back, was nowhere to be found."

Harper claims Dash grabbed her, threw her down on the bed and tried to remove her pants. She said Dash attempted to penetrate her but she clenched her vagina, tightened her legs and "continued to fight."

Harper claims Dash fondled her with his fingers. The attack ended when she kicked him in his groin and fled the room.

"For a split second, I thought about taking a champagne bottle and cracking him in the head with it," Harper wrote. "But then I thought, I would get arrested and no one would believe my story, so I didn't split his skull, but I wanted to hurt him the way he had hurt me."

Harper said "it took years of therapy to accept" that she did the right thing.

Dash is the latest Hollywood mogul to be brought down by the so-called #MeToo movement. Similar allegations brought down power players like Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby, Adam Venit, Bryan Singer and Brett Ratner.
 

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Damon Dash responded to a $50 million sex assault lawsuit filed against him by celebrity photographer Monique Bunn.

Bunn filed a federal lawsuit against Dash, his fiancee Raquel Horn, Damon Dash Studios and Poppington LLC last week.

According to the lawsuit filed by high-powered attorney Chris Brown and obtained by The Blast, Dash flew Bunn out to the West Coast to work on a project for his company in April, 2019.

After working on the project all day, Bunn bedded down for the night in Dash's home, Bunn claims Dash entered the bedroom, wearing nothing but a bathrobe, and drunkenly assaulted her. He reportedly stopped when she threatened to fight him.

Bunn is suing Dash for $50 million in damages as well as the return of her personal photography equipment and hard drives containing photos of Mary J. Blige, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, and others.

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Dash responded to the lawsuit by claiming Bunn tried to extort him after he caught her stealing $5,000 in electronics from him.

On Thursday, Dash posted a video in which he accuses Bunn of robbing him after he sent her to purchase 2 hard drives.

When Bunn returned, Dash learned, instead of purchasing the hard drives, Bunn purchased a $3,000 Apple iPad, a $1,000+ iPhone and other equipment totaling $5,000.

In the video Bunn claimed the electronics were necessary to scan video footage onto the hard drives.

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A celebrity photographer is suing Damon Dash, his fiancee Raquel Horn (pictured above) and his companies for $50 million over allegations of sexual battery.

Monique Bunn, who is well-known in the music industry as a celebrity photographer, filed a federal lawsuit against Dash, Horn, Damon Dash Studios and Poppington LLC.

According to the lawsuit filed by high-powered attorney Chris Brown and obtained by The Blast:

"In April 2019, Bunn was in contact with Dash and Horn. Dash wanted Bunn, an existing business associate, to meet with him and shoot new [photos] for Poppington and DDS."

Bunn was flown out to Los Angeles to meet with Dash and Horn. Upon arriving, she immediately began shooting the material under Dash's direction.

"At the conclusion of the evening Dash and others brought Bunn back to the Dash residence where Bunn was staying... She was told she would be sleeping in Dash's daughter's room, according to court documents.

Dash, 48, allegedly entered the bedroom, wearing only a robe and no underwear. He was reportedly intoxicated after "drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana all day."

Bunn claims she woke up due to "the unauthorized touching by Dash," and she was able to get Dash's hands off her breasts and buttocks. Dash asked Bunn "what are you doing?" Bunn responded and said, "I am sleeping" and "I will fight you" to Dash who then left the room.

The documents state Bunn was "angry and frustrated by Dash's offensive and unwanted touching." But she continued to stay "at the Dash residence and did not sleep that evening."

The following day, Bunn accused Dash of telling her he had a deal with WE tv to shoot a documentary-series based on the photographer's life.

"The reality of the situation is that Dash did not have a deal with WEtv associated with Bunn and only wanted to keep Bunn silent about the events of April 18, 2019."

Bunn is suing for $50 million in damages as well as the return of her personal photography equipment and hard drives. The hard drives contain photos of Mary J. Blige, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, MA$e, Quincy Jones, Teddy Riley, and others.

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Pierre "Pee" Thomas got emotional on social media after one of his baby mamas filed a $15 million lawsuit alleging he beat her while she was pregnant with their daughter.

According to an insider, Lira Galore was furious after she saw Pee out partying with his new girlfriend (pictured above).

In legal docs obtained by TMZ, Galore accused Thomas of beating her violently during the first 8 months of her pregnancy.

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But in a series of since-deleted posts, Thomas assured his followers that he never beat Galore. He said his children are his #1 priority, and he posted receipts claiming Galore used cocaine while she was pregnant.

The text messages also suggested Galore (pictured) had multiple abortions. And Thomas said Galore's lawsuit is a $15 million extortion attempt because he dumped her for another woman.

"One thing I don't play about is my father hood," Pee said. "I have 16 artist on my label, I still make time to see my children 4 times out of the week."

He added: "I've never once beat on that woman… Did I take my ring back, Yes! WHhen I became aware she was having sex with other men, Plotting with her pimp, As well as snorting coke while pregnant with my child."

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He also complained that he hasn't seen his baby daughter since Mother's Day. In one text message, he wrote, "Let's just get a custody agreement and be done with it like adults. Lawyer been trying to serve you for a mediation agreement for over a month. This is sad. And stop lying."

Most of Thomas' followers seemed to take his side in the dispute. But he deleted all of his Instagram posts including the following receipts, courtesy of Rhymeswithsnitch.com.

 

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Comedienne Mo'Nique has followed through on her promise to sue Netflix bosses, accusing them of discrimination and violating her rights to equal pay for equal services.

The Oscar-winning actress filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court Thursday, Nov. 14. In court papers obtained by TMZ, Mo'Nique, 51, is suing Netflix for reportedly offering comedienne Amy Schumer $11 million for an hour-long stand-up special, while only offering Mo'Nique $500,000 for a similar stand-up comedy special.

Mo'Nique declined the lowball offer and called on her social media followers to boycott the online streaming giant.

The Precious star announced the lawsuit in a post on Instagram.com on Thursday.

"Hey My Loves — I can confirm that today I filed a pay discrimination lawsuit against Netflix. I had a choice to make: I could accept what I felt was pay discrimination or I could stand up for those who came before me and those who will come after me. I chose to stand up. I don't have any further comment this time, but I appreciate all of your support and love."

Mo'Nique also had beef with industry gurus Oprah, Tyler Perry and Lee Daniels for allegedly blackballing her after she declined to go on a promotional tour for a film project.

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Last year, L.A. Lakers player Dwight Howard was outed by an effeminate man who claimed he was the NBA star's ex-boyfriend. Well, something strange happened over the weekend that added fuel to the rumors.

During the Lakers recent win against the Utah Jazz, Howard fell on another player and appeared to diddle the player with the middle digit of his left hand. The unwanted diddling prompted Jazz player Georges Niang to try to fight Howard.

A fan recorded the interaction and the video clip went viral. Many fans recall other incidents in which the 33-year-old Sagittarius molested and inappropriately touched other NBA players.

Last year, effeminate author and transsexual Masin Elije filed a lawsuit against Howard alleging that Howard and his camp "sexually harassed, threatened and manipulated" him. Howard vigorously denied the allegations and threatened to file a countersuit against Elije.

Elije dropped his lawsuit earlier this month.

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Lizzo is not playing with people who seek to profit from her success as a singer/songwriter. The 31-year-old Detroit native filed legal action against two songwriters who claimed she stole the lyrics to her No. 1 hit "Truth Hurts".

Songwriting team Justin and Jeremiah Raisen accused the "Juice" singer of stealing the line "I just took a DNA test and found out I'm 100% that bitch". They later confessed they stole the lyric from Black British rapper, Mina Lioness, for a song called "Healthy".

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Lizzo took offense to the claims that she stole the lyrics from them. "There was no one in the room when I wrote 'Truth Hurts,' except me, Ricky Reed, and my tears," she wrote on Instagram. "That song is my life, and its words are my truth."

Lizzo added that the line in question was inspired by a meme she spotted on social media that was in turn inspired by a Twitter post by singer Mina Lioness that read, "I did a DNA test and found out I'm 100% that bitch."

Lizzo said she added Mina's name to the song credits as co-songwriter so she can get paid.

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Lizzo's attorney, Cynthia Arato, confirmed to Pitchfork that she filed a lawsuit this week on the singer's behalf.

"Today we filed a lawsuit on Lizzo's behalf to establish, in a court of law, that the Raisens are not writers of ”Truth Hurts” and have no right to profit from the song's success. The Raisens did not collaborate with Lizzo or anyone else to create the song, and they did not help write any of the material that they now seek to profit from, which is why they expressly renounced any claim to the work, in writing, months ago, as the lawsuit makes abundantly clear. Although it is all too commonplace for successful artists to be subjected to these type of opportunistic claims, it is nevertheless disappointing that Lizzo had to take this step to put an end to the Raisens' false claims and their campaign of harassment."

'90s singer CeCe Peniston also accused the morbidly obese singer of plagiarizing her "Ya ya ee" ad-libs from her house music hit "Finally".

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Rosario Dawson is being sued by a former employee who accused the actress and three of her family members of assault.

Dawson, pictured right with her mother, Isabel, is the girlfriend of New Jersey presidential candidate Cory Booker.

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According to a lawsuit filed on Friday in Los Angeles and obtained by NBC News, Dawson hired a family friend, who was then a stud lesbian, to remodel her personal residence in Los Angeles in December 2017.

The female friend flew from New York to Los Angeles and moved into a home rented by the Dawson family.

Months later, the woman came out to Dawson's family as a female-to-male (FTM) transgender known as "Dedrek Finley" with instructions for Dawson's family to use the male pronouns he/him.

Finley, 55, claims Dawson's family continued to use female pronouns.

The lawsuit claims "the family misgendered him multiple times each day, with deliberate indifference as to the appropriate way to address Mr. Finley." And Rosario Dawson, "acted with deliberate indifference and did nothing to correct the situation."

Dawson, 40, reportedly told Finley, "You're a grown woman."

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The suit alleges that Finley was ordered to leave the Dawsons's rented home. When Finley refused to leave, Dawson's mother, Isabel Celeste, grabbed Finley by the arm and dragged the FTM through an open window.

The suit alleges:

"Once Mr. Finley was lying helpless on the ground outside, Isabel, who is substantially larger than Mr. Finley, got on top of Mr. Finley's body and began punching him. While beating Mr. Finley, Isabel screamed, 'You're not so much of a man now,' which was a clear and denigrating reference to Mr. Finley's gender identity."

A day after the alleged assault, Finley was granted a restraining order against the Dawson family.

Finley's attorney, Tasha Hill, said they tried numerous times to reach an out-of-court settlement with the Dawsons.

"As his attorney, we have reached out numerous times to the Dawson family attorney seeking to resolve this before having to file suit," Hill stated. She said the lawsuit was filed last week before the statute of limitations expired.

Hill stated that Rosario Dawson and her family had a good relationship with Finley in New York, when they knew Finley as a butch lesbian woman.

"When he came out to California and decided to come out to them as a transgender man, that's when things started going south," Hill added.

Hill said her client just wants what's "just and fair."

"[Finley] just wants to get some sort of compensation, so he can get back on track with his life so he can put this incident behind him," Hills said.

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Cheating men in North Carolina should be worried after a judge handed down another expensive "alienation of affections" law ruling.

Jilted men have legal recourse after their wives run off with another man. They can sue the men for depriving them of their wives' affections.

Kevin Howard sued his ex-wife's lover for ruining his marriage by cheating with her.

A judge agreed with Howard's claim that his ex-wife's lover "purposefully interfered with a marriage" and the man was ordered to pay Howard $750,000, according to WITN.

The controversial "alienation of affections" law is only recognized in a handful of states in the U.S. North Carolina is one of those states that punishes gigolos for creeping with someone else's spouse.

The unnamed man was found guilty of stealing Howard's ex-wife, who was the man's co-worker.

"He was a colleague of hers from work," Howard told reporters from CNN after the verdict.

Howard said his ex-wife and her lover defiled his marital bed.

"He ate dinner with us several times, we spent time together ... I thought this was a friend."

Howard's lawyer says she currently has five alienation of affections cases in court. One man was ordered to pay $8.8 million for stealing another man's wife.

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Officials at Britain's the Mail On Sunday newspaper vowed to "vigorously defend" themselves against Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's lawsuit.

On Tuesday, Prince Harry released a rare statement, revealing he and Meghan have filed a lawsuit against the Mail over misuse of private information, infringement of copyright and breach of the Data Protection Act 2018.

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, claimed the publication published false information in the "intrusive and unlawful publication of a private letter written by the Duchess of Sussex", to her estranged father Thomas Markle.

The royals claim parts of the letter were edited and redacted, but representatives for the Mail on Sunday insist they stand by the initial story, and intend to fight the lawsuit.

In a lengthy statement on his personal website, Prince Harry wrote,

"Unfortunately, my wife has become one of the latest victims of a British tabloid press that wages campaigns against individuals with no thought to the consequences – a ruthless campaign that has escalated over the past year, throughout her pregnancy and while raising our newborn son."

He added:

"My deepest fear is history repeating itself. I've seen what happens when someone I love is commoditised to the point that they are no longer treated or seen as a real person. I lost my mother and now I watch my wife falling victim to the same powerful forces."

In an editorial for the Daily Mail Online, Piers Morgan said Harry is "playing the victim card."

"Oh please. Give me a bloody break, your royal highness!" Morgan said.

"The old Prince Harry, the courageous soldier and fun-loving party boy, would never have spewed such sanctimonious guff," Morgan wrote.

Morgan added that Harry has been "Meghan-ed" by his wife, who is pulling his strings.

"Sadly, he's been Meghan-ed and that means when he's not pontificating piously about progressive woke issues, he's playing the victim card."

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Meanwhile, Prince Harry and Meghan visited the Tembisa Township to learn about Youth Employment Services during their royal tour of South Africa in Johannesburg on Wednesday, October 2.

Royal watchers were delighted to see the Duchess wearing another of her favorite oversized shirt dresses.

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In an unprecedented rebuke of the British media by a royal, Prince Harry launched an emotional attack against the British press, saying he fears his wife Meghan Markle is falling victim to the same powerful forces that did in his mother, Princess Diana.

In a now infamous video clip, Princess Diana is seen running from a pack of British paparazzi. One of them caught up to her and rudely shoved her because she didn't want her photo taken outside the apartment of her lover, Dr Hasnat Khan.

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The paparazzi assaulted the Princess of Wales in full view of cameras because she cheated on the future king of England, Prince Charles.

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Queen Elizabeth, pictured with Diana in 1987, removed Diana's security detail and snatched away her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry.

Princess Diana was thrown to the wolves, bullied by the British press, and treated like a commoner until the day she died.

Prince Harry does not want the same to happen to his wife.

In a lengthy personal statement on his and Meghan's official website, Harry said his "deepest fear" was his "wife falling victim to the same powerful forces" that his mother faced before she died in a tragic car accident while being pursued by the paparazzi in 1997.

"Unfortunately, my wife has become one of the latest victims of a British tabloid press that wages campaigns against individuals with no thought to the consequences – a ruthless campaign that has escalated over the past year, throughout her pregnancy and while raising our newborn son," Harry wrote.

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"There is a human cost to this relentless propaganda, specifically when it is knowingly false and malicious, and though we have continued to put on a brave face – as so many of you can relate to – I cannot begin to describe how painful it has been.

"Because in today's digital age, press fabrications are repurposed as truth across the globe. One day's coverage is no longer tomorrow's chip-paper."

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Prince Harry, pictured with his mom on May 7, 1995, wrote:

"My deepest fear is history repeating itself. I've seen what happens when someone I love is commoditised to the point that they are no longer treated or seen as a real person. I lost my mother and now I watch my wife falling victim to the same powerful forces."

Harry and Meghan announced they are suing The Mail On Sunday newspaper for publishing a letter to Meghan's estranged father Thomas Markle.

Meghan has retained a powerful law firm and is paying the legal fees out of her and Harry's personal coffers.

She is suing for misuse of private information, infringement of copyright and breach of the Data Protection Act 2018.

If she wins her case, the proceeds will be donated to an anti-bullying charity.

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Kevin Hart is off the hook for $60 million after a judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by the woman in Hart's hotel room sex tape extortion scandal.

Montia Sabbag sued Hart for emotional distress and invasion of privacy. She claimed he conspired with a friend to conceal a video camera in the hotel room for free publicity.

Sabbag also sued Hart's friend, Jonathan Jackson, and gossip blogger Fameolous.

But RadarOnline.com reports exclusively that a judge dismissed the complaint for "lack of subject matter jurisdiction" and for "lack of diversity jurisdiction."

Sabbag claimed 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 40-year-old comedian.

But the judge found that the lawsuit did not properly identify Fameolous as a LLC (limited liability company), and therefore the court does not have jurisdiction.

"Because the Complaint alleges the citizenship of Defendant Fameolous, Ent LLC as if it were a corporation, rather than a limited liability company, the Complaint has not properly alleged the citizenship of that party," the court papers read, according to Radar. "As a result, Plaintiff's allegations are not sufficient to invoke this Court's diversity jurisdiction."

Sabbag has until September 30, 2019 to file a First Amended Complaint with Federal Court to show that the lawsuit meets the requirements for subject matter or diversity jurisdiction.

Hart is still recovering at home after undergoing surgery to repair serious back injuries he suffered in a car crash on Sept. 1. He also spent a week in a rehab facility.

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Two people injured in Kevin Hart's vintage car the night it crashed have lawyered up and plan to sue the comedian and the body shop that customized his muscle car.

Hart was a passenger in his 1970 Plymouth Barracuda driven by his friend Jared Black who lost control of the vehicle and veered off the road just after midnight on Sept. 1.

Both Hart and Black suffered serious back injuries in the crash, but Black's fiancee and Hart's personal trainer Rebecca Broxterman, who was sitting in the back seat, was not seriously hurt.

According to TMZ, Black and Broxterman have lawyered up and plan to sue Hart and the body shop that modified his car.

Broxterman and Black say Hart is negligent for failing to install standard safety features in the 720 horsepower car.

Hart reportedly didn't want safety features such as air bags because he wanted to maintain the car's 1970 authenticity. Airbags weren't standard equipment in all cars until the 1990s.

Broxterman and Black also plan to sue the bodyshop for going ahead with the job despite the car having no safety features.

Hart returned home after spending a week at a rehab facility. He underwent surgery to fuse his spine. He will receive physical therapy at home.

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Lizzo apologized to a Postmates driver for accusing her of stealing her dinner during a tirade on Twitter.com. But her apology may not be enough.

The 31-year-old starving artist called out the driver for stealing her food on Monday. In a since-deleted tweet, Lizzo wrote: "Hey @Postmates this girl Tiffany W. stole my food. she lucky I don't fight no more."

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The morbidly obese rapper also tweeted Tiffany's photo, causing some of her 975K Twitter followers to rebuke her for putting the driver's life in danger.

"Jesus. This poor girl is going to get fired and then hunted down. Come on, Lizzo," tweeted one user.

Another Twitter user tweeted: "So you've publicly shamed someone who works in the service industry… you’ve nearly a million twitter followers… and you've now DMd their employer who will likely sack the individual you shamed publicly after accusing her of theft when you don’t actually know what happened."

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Lizzo's followers were supportive after she went hungry, but many believe she went too far by posting the driver's name and photo on Twitter.

According to sources the driver plans to file a lawsuit against the "Juice" singer.

When contacted by MSN for comment, a Postmates spokesperson wrote: "As soon as Lizzo reached out, we looked into the matter and quickly resolved the issue. We apologize to Lizzo for any inconvenience."

A source told Page Six that the delivery person waited the allotted five minutes at the drop-off location but wasn't able to reach the "Juice" singer, so she left.

Following the backlash, the 31-year-old rapper issued an apology to her followers:

"I apologize for putting that girl on blast. I understand I have a large following and that there were so many variables that could've put her in danger. Imma really be more responsible with my use of social media and check my petty and my pride at the door."

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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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Text messages allegedly sent by Antonio Brown to Britney Taylor, the woman who accused him of rape, have been released. Taylor filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday, accusing the All-Pro wide receiver of raping her on multiple occasions.

After the alleged rapes, Taylor, 28, claims Brown sent her disparaging text messages before apologizing soon afterwards.

Taylor says she met Brown in Bible study when they were student-athletes at Central Michigan University. Brown hired her as his personal trainer in June 2017. The rapes allegedly occurred in June 2017.

The profanity-laced text messages, which are dated June 29, appear to show Brown accusing Taylor and her mother of plotting to "come up" by accusing him of misconduct.

In one message, Brown, 31, tells Taylor, "Next time u n your momma plotting on a come up make sure u all hoes pick the right man dum ass hoes!" [sic].

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The former gymnast said the first rape incident occurred when "Brown exposed himself and kissed [her] without her consent."

Taylor says she forgave Brown after he apologized and promised it would never happen again.

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The second rape occurred not long after the first incident, when Taylor claims "Brown cornered [her] forced her onto a bed, shoved her face into the mattress, and forcibly raped her" from behind.

She said she resisted but Brown was "too strong and physically overpowered her." He continued the assault despite her saying "No" and pleading with him to "Stop."

After accepting his second apology, Taylor believed he was sincere. Then the third rape happened, according to court papers.

Through her attorneys, the attractive born-again Christian says she came forward to help other women and not for monetary gain.

"As a rape victim of Antonio Brown, deciding to speak out has been an incredibly difficult decision... Speaking out removes the shame that I have felt for the past year and places it on the person responsible for my rape."

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Antonio Brown's former personal trainer has accused the New England Patriots wide receiver of raping her on multiple occasions.

The federal lawsuit was filed in the southern district of Florida, where Brown lives.

The troubled NFL star is facing possible rape charges after Britney Taylor filed a lawsuit against him on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

Taylor says she met Brown in Bible study when they were student-athletes at Central Michigan University. Brown hired her as his personal trainer in June 2017. Troubling incidents soon followed.

The former gymnast said the first incident occurred when "Brown exposed himself and kissed [her] without her consent."

Taylor says she forgave Brown after he apologized and promised it would never happen again.

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The second incident occurred not long afterwards, when Taylor claims "Brown cornered [her] forced her onto a bed, shoved her face into the mattress, and forcibly raped her" from behind.

She said she resisted but Brown was "too strong and physically overpowered her." He continued the assault despite her saying "No" and pleading with him to "Stop."

After accepting his second apology, Taylor believed he was sincere. Then the third incident occurred, according to court papers.

"As they had during their college Christian fellowship days, they often read scriptures, prayed or watched services together during training visits," according to the documents obtained by the NY Post.

While they watched one religious video less than a month after the first incident, Brown masturbated behind Taylor and ejaculated onto her back, the suit alleges.

The next day, Brown sent Taylor profanity-laced videos insulting her and her mother.

Through her attorneys, the attractive born-again Christian says she came forward to help other women and not for monetary gain.

"As a rape victim of Antonio Brown, deciding to speak out has been an incredibly difficult decision... Speaking out removes the shame that I have felt for the past year and places it on the person responsible for my rape."

Taylor is seeking compensation for "physical injuries, pain and suffering, humiliation, embarrassment, stress and anxiety, loss of self-esteem and self-confidence, and emotional pain and suffering."

The Patriots, who signed Brown to a one-year, $15 million deal on Saturday, released a statement to the news media on Tuesday.

"We are aware of the civil lawsuit that was filed earlier today against Antonio Brown, as well as the response by Antonio’s representatives. We take these allegations very seriously. Under no circumstance does this organization condone sexual violence or assault. The league has informed us they will be investigating. We will have no further comment while that investigation takes place."

Brown's attorney vigorously denied the allegations.

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Darren Heitner issued a statement saying Taylor only filed the lawsuit after Brown refused to invest $1.6 million in a "business project" she pitched to him.

He said Taylor showed no interest in the awkward student-athlete until she realized he was a star professional football player.

But her attorneys claim Brown pursued their client aggressively.

"In approximately 2013, Ms. Taylor's senior year at LSU, Brown sent her a message on social media, asking for a picture of her. Ms. Taylor sent him a picture of her face. Dissatisfied, Brown asked for a more revealing one. Ms. Taylor refused, reminding Brown that they were just friends. For approximately four years after Ms. Taylor graduated from LSU, the two fell out of touch. In June 2017, Brown reached out to Ms. Taylor via Facebook asking her how she was doing."

"During the course of this renewed contact, Brown indicated he wanted Ms. Taylor's help improving flexibility and strength in his ankles and fast twitch muscles – areas in which she had developed expertise through gymnastics. As a result, the two agreed that Ms. Taylor would provide physical training services to Brown... Ms. Taylor never dated or had an interest in any romantic relationship with Brown. Their relationship, as far as Ms. Taylor believed and behaved, was that of a 'brother-sister' type."

Taylor's attorneys say, after the rapes, she sought guidance from a church leader who was a former assistant district attorney and sex crimes prosecutor in New York.

But Heitner disputed Taylor's version of the events, claiming Taylor admitted to having a "consensual personal relationship" with Brown and that she continues to post pictures of herself with Brown online in an attempt to profit from her association with him.

Heitner says Brown will "pursue all legal remedies to not only clear his name, but to also protect other professional athletes against false accusations" from sports groupies.

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An American Airlines passenger is suing the airline after he was kicked off a flight so a dog could sit in his first class seat.

Dana Holcomb, of Killeen, Texas, was returning to Austin after a 53rd birthday celebration in April.

As he boarded the plane Holcomb noticed the passenger sitting next to him had her pet - a comfort dog with her.

Holcomb, who is allergic to dogs, immediately began to experience allergy symptoms.

The pet owner offered to switch seats, but no other passenger would give up their seat.

The flight crew and captain offered to move Holcomb to the back of the plane, but he declined.

Tensions flared and surveillance video shows the captain pointing his finger in Holcomb's face.

The airline would later accuse Holcomb of causing a scene and being uncooperative. But two witnesses disputed their side of the story.

Holcomb was kicked off the flight without his luggage or allergy medicine. He was not offered a connecting flight or hotel accommodations, according to his attorney.

He booked a hotel room at his expense for the night, and he caught another flight home the next day.

Holcomb filed a lawsuit against American Airlines for racial discrimination and infliction of emotional distress. "To be honest, it made me feel that I was less than a dog," he said.

"Dana was taken off a plane so a dog could fly first-class cabin," his attorney Reginald McKamie, Sr. told reporters, according to ABC affiliate KWTX.

"What American Airlines is doing is discrimination," McKamie said. "They have repeatedly humiliated African American citizens by throwing them off the plane, leaving them with no way home, no hotel, just throwing them off the plane."

American Airlines spokesman Curtis Blessing said Holcomb was offered a refund which he refused.

"They were then offered a seat in the main cabin to provide additional separation and were offered a refund for the difference in their first-class fare but also declined and remained confrontational," Blessing said in a statement.

An attorney who was in first class disputed the airline's version of the story, KXXV reports.

Jay Youngdahl, who is an executive platinum member, said he overheard the captain say Holcomb was likely to be a "danger" to other passengers and crew.

Youngdahl also said the captain invited the young woman and her dog into the cockpit before the flight, which is against FAA regulations.

As the story went viral over the weekend, American Airlines spokeswoman Lakesha Brown reached out to The Root late Monday night with the following explanation:

"Federal regulations require American Airlines to transport service and support animals. American makes every effort to accommodate all passengers, including those traveling with and seated near service or support animals. In the case of an allergy, we work to re-seat a passenger further away from the service or support animal.

Mr. Holcomb's seat was next to a customer with an emotional support animal. In an effort to accommodate Mr. Holcomb, the customer with the emotional support animal offered to switch seats with another customer so Mr. Holcomb could remain in his seat. Mr. Holcomb wasn’t satisfied with that solution, so he was given the option of a seat further away from the service animal in the main cabin with a refund in the difference in fare, which he also declined.

After all the attempts to accommodate Mr. Holcomb were declined and he refused to comply with crew member instruction, he was removed from the plane. Our team offered to rebook Mr. Holcomb and refunded his first-class ticket. American has not received [a] lawsuit but once we do we will review it and respond in court when appropriate."