child abuse

Two appeals court judges in Argentina overruled a lower court's prison sentence for a child abuser because, the judges ruled that the six-year-old victim is gay, and therefore he is accustomed to homosexual behavior because his own father molested him.

The judge's ruling implied that the boy, who is is now 11, is transgender.

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Tamika Fuller

Rap mogul Ludacris's baby mama, Tamika Fuller, lost her motion for a new trial today.

In January, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Doris L. Downs awarded full physical custody of 2-year-old Cai Bella Bridges to Ludacris, whose real name is Christopher Bridges.

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Ludacris

Rap mogul Chris "Ludacris" Bridges has won primary physical custody of his baby daughter. A Fulton County judge today granted Mr. Bridges primary custody of 1-year-old Cai Bridges. The baby's mother, Tamika Fuller, was granted visitation.

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Attorney Phaedra Parks attends Angela Stanton's deposition

According to Reality TV Scandals blog, reality TV personality and local attorney Phaedra Parks finally sat for her deposition.

If you recall, Parks filed a lawsuit against author Angela Stanton for publishing a book detailing alleging criminal activity on the part of Parks and her known associates. Vibe magazine, which published Stanton's book, ultimately settled with Parks for an amount that was reported to be $2,500.

Parks sat for Stanton's deposition in February. Since then, Parks ducked and dodged Stanton's lawyer's requests to sit for her own deposition in the presence of Stanton.

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Chris Brown

Troubled singer Chris Brown was on his best behavior as he listened intently to the judge during his court appearance on Monday, June 10, in Los Angeles, where a preliminary probation violation hearing was scheduled for July 15. Monday's hearing was related to the 2009 domestic violence case in which he pleaded guilty to assaulting his then-girlfriend, singer Rihanna. The July 15th hearing will determine whether Brown violated his probation by turning in doctored paperwork claiming he had completed his community service in Virginia.
Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

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Chad Johnson Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail

Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson will be tweeting from jail for the next 30 days. The out-of-work football player was in court today to seek a plea deal with no jail time for head butting his ex-wife Evelyn Lozada last year.

The judge was all set to agree to the plea deal when she asked Johnson if he was satisfied with the work of his attorney. Johnson responded by slapping his lawyer on his butt.

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Cop Arrests Sober Man Because He Looked Drunk Jesse Thornton was previously arrested 10 times for driving while black in surprise, AZ. Now he is taking action after his latest arrest.

WXYZ.com reports that Thornton, a 64-year-old retired firefighter hadn't been drinking when he was pulled over by police one recent night.

"I can tell you're driving DUI by looking in your eyes," Thornton said the cop told him.

"I take my glasses off and he says, 'You've got bloodshot eyes. I think you're DUI,'" said Thornton.

Thornton said he told the cop his eyes were red because he was swimming earlier in the evening. Thornton was ordered to take a sobriety test and sit on the curb, despite having a bad hip and knee.

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Jessica Simpson lawsuit

A Louisiana couple say actress and singer Jessica Simpson went too far when she tried to pass off their baby as her own for a magazine cover.

The couple is suing Simpson, 32, OK! magazine and Getty Images (which sold the photo). Simpson is accused of double-dipping -- trying to make money from OK! magazine after she had signed away the exclusive rights to her newborn's photos to another magazine for six-figures.

According to the lawsuit, Christopher Hurst and Tracy Gregory took their 2 children to a Dillard's Department store in Metairie to meet Simpson, who was signing autographs in October 2011.

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Ciara Served With Lawsuit Onstage

Celebrities "double dip" all the time to make easy cash under the table. It's a shady practice that is frowned upon by the music industry. Double dipping may have gotten R&B singer Ciara into hot water with a Los Angeles nightclub promoter.

It all unfolded when Ciara agreed to accept $10,000 to make an appearance at West Hollywood nightclub Hit Factory for a gay pride event Friday night. But Ciara was also contracted to perform at another LA area gay club on Saturday night, which would've been a conflict of exclusivity.

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Texas Jury Acquits Man Who Killed Escort

A Texas jury acquitted a john who shot and killed his escort because she refused to have sex with him.

The jury found that Ezekiel Gilbert was justified in killing Lenora Ivie Frago, 21, on Christmas Eve 2012, because he paid her $150 for her escort services and she refused to return the money after denying his request for sex.

Gilbert's lawyer cited a broad Texas law that allows for "deadly force" to “retrieve stolen property at night."

Gilbert contracted Frago's services though an ad on Craigslist.

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Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman

A hearing is currently underway in Sanford, Florida, to discuss audio experts testimony in the upcoming Trayvon Martin case.

According to a report in the Orlando Sentinel, key expert audio witnesses give conflicting testimony regarding what can be heard on the audio in a snippet from a call placed to 911 the night George Zimmerman shot unarmed teen Trayvon Martin.

Alan R. Reich, an audio expert says Trayvon can be heard screaming, "I'm begging you!" just before the shot rang out.

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Fan Planning to Sue Miguel for Head Injury Khyati Shah, the Miguel fan who was injured when the singer leaped into the air and crash landed on her head during the 2013 Billboard Music Awards has brain damage, according to TMZ.

The incident happened during last month's Billboard awards show when Miguel misjudged his leap from the stage to the catwalk and landed on Khyati's head.

Last week, Khyati's lawyer, Vip Bhola, announced she planned to sue Miguel and Billboard pending the results of the doctor's exam.

Bhola says Khyati is experiencing neurological symptoms consistent with brain damage.

"Some of the difficulties she's experiencing are cognitive in nature and lead to suspicion of a neurological head injury," Bhola, told TMZ.

Bhola also said the Billboard staff should have rushed Khyati to a hospital rather than give her an ice pack.

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NJ Socialite Jumped by 10 Prostitutes A South Jersey socialite on vacation in South Beach was jumped by 10 prostitutes who thought she was selling her goodies on their turf.

The attack on Anna Burgese took place Jan. 19 at the plush, five-star W Hotel -- and now Burgese is suing the hotel for millions.

According to a report in the Miami Herald, Burgese was minding her own business when as many as 10 prostitutes ganged up on her in the W Hotel lobby.

The petite mom, who is 5-foot-1 and 105 lbs., was tackled to the ground and suffered a scrape on her knee and a bloody lip, according to the police report obtained by The Miami Herald.

Instead of helping her to catch the hookers, Burgese claims that the “prostitute-friendly" hotel hailed cabs for the women to aid in their escape.

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Rihanna Drops $5 Million Topshop Lawsuit

Troubled singer Rihanna may have had a change of heart and decided not to sue British clothier Topshop over their unauthorized use of her likeness on a tank top.

According to The Sun Daily, Rihanna filed a $5 million lawsuit against Topshop after months of negotiations failed last year. Rihanna was upset that Topshop sold oversized tank tops bearing her image without her consent.

In reality, Rihanna was probably more unhappy about the unflattering image that Topshop used.

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Ariel Castro, the Ohio man who imprisoned 3 women in his Cleveland home for over a decade, will plead not guilty to multiple charges of kidnapping and rape, say his attorneys.

"The initial portrayal of him is one of a quote 'monster,' and that is not the impression that I got," said one of his two attorneys, Craig Weintraub, during an interview that aired on Wednesday's Today show.

"He is a human being, but what is offensive is that the women and the media want to demonize this man before they know the whole story, and I think it's unfair and not equitable," added Castro's co-counsel, attorney Jaye Schlachet.

Castro's attorneys portray him as a misunderstood, loving father who only wants the best for the 6-year-old girl he fathered with one of his captives, Amanda Berry, now 27.

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