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Matt Gaetz reportedly asked the White House for a blanket presidential pardon ahead of a federal investigation into sex trafficking allegations.

Gaetz is a Republican U.S. representative for Florida's 1st congressional district. The 38-year-old politician is being investigated by the U.S. Justice Department for his relationship with a 17-year-old girl.

He reportedly paid for the girl to travel across state lines. The age of consent varies in many states.

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Gaetz reportedly asked former President Donald Trump to pardon him in advance of possible charges for misconduct and trafficking.

He proposed to his fiancee in December at Trump's Florida resort. He reportedly bragged that the former president insisted on hosting the wedding.

Gaetz's request was ultimately rejected, according to multiple reports.

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Gaetz alleged he was extorted by a New York Times reporter before the newspaper published the article about his relationship.

He denied asking Trump for a preemptive presidential pardon, according to POLITICO.

"The recent false allegations against me are not something I've ever discussed with Trump, pardons or otherwise," he told POLITICO.

Trump issued dozens of pardons in his final days as president. Pardons went to his former advisor Steve Bannon and rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black.

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Clay Travis says sports media is "struggling" with the Deshaun Watson case because "It doesn't fit easy identity politics criteria."

The 25-year-old Houston Texans quarterback faces sex assault allegations from multiple massage therapists who say he solicited them for sex on social media.

The OutKick founder says there's a good reason why the media isn't all over the Watson case.

"One reason that this story is receiving almost no sports media attention is because it doesn't fit easy identity politics criteria," Clay said during his radio show OutKick the Coverage on Monday.

"Because you have women who are mostly powerless, and mostly minorities that are usually considered to be victims in cases like these. But then the person who potentially took advantage of them is black in Deshaun Watson, who is typically considered to be a victim in sports media circles too."

Travis continued:

"So what happens when two victim-laden ideologies collide? Your typically woke sports media doesn't know how to cover it because they're going to alienate one side of the equation, in the victimization pyramid, if they pick a side."

Travis compared Watson's case to former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning, who was accused of a mooning incident at the University of Tennessee -- 20 years after the fact.

"Think about the way that Peyton Manning's alleged mooning was covered by ESPN when it became a big story in wake of the Carolina Panthers losing to the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl a few years ago. Cam Newton didn't shake hands. He stormed out of his press conference. And a result, that imbecile Shaun King, social media woke warrior, decided to go back into Peyton Manning's history and draw up 20-year-old allegations from when he was in college."

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At least 14 women have come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against Watson.

Five more women have accused the Texans star of misconduct since the first lawsuit was filed in Harris County District Court last week.

The women said the incidents occurred in January and March of this year and around July and August of last year.

The lawsuits accuse Watson of being a sexual predator who victimized women by pretending to seek massage therapy sessions.

"Watson is in the sex trade. He needs to be stopped," according to the lawsuit from the alleged Aug. 2 incident.

Watson vigorously denied any sort of misconduct. He explained that he contacted massage therapists via DMs on Instagram.com because his usual masseuse contacts were on lockdown due to the Covid.

In text messages obtained by an attorney for the plaintiffs, Watson apologized for asking a masseuse if she's "comfortable with the glute area."

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An ex-girlfriend of conservative activist Kingface claims he has AIDS and he allegedly transmitted the virus to her.

She claims she reported him to the health department in November after learning he had unprotected sex with multiple women.

The community activist and Trump supporter, real name Larry Henry, is reportedly in a coma in a New York City hospital. A GoFundMe account raised $69,000 of a $100,000 goal to pay for his hospital expenses.

In a video livestream titled "Surviving Kingface," the woman said she met Kingface on March 13, 2019, and shortly after having sex with him, she began experiencing flu-like symptoms.

She said she tested positive for HIV after experiencing a high fever, hives, and other symptoms.

The woman said she spoke with multiple women who had allegedly unprotected sex with Kingface, who is married.

She said the women are also in relationships with other people and may have unknowingly transmitted the virus to their partners.

"We all believed him. We all loved him. We all still love him," she said.
 

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A woman who accused R&B singer Trey Songz of sexual assault in a nightclub has won a legal victory in court.

As The Blast first reported earlier this year, a Georgia woman using the pseudonym Jane Doe filed a $10 million lawsuit against Trey, real name Tremaine Neverson, accusing him of assaulting her in a Miami, Florida nightclub.

The suit read, "This is a lawsuit arising from a sexual assault and battery committed by NEVERSON upon JANE DOE while the two were partying at the E11even Miami night club ("E11even") on January 1, 2018. This suit is based on claims of Assault, Battery, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress, and Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress. Plaintiff is seeking more than Ten Million dollars ($10,000,000.00) in damages."

But the court told the woman she had to reveal her identity for the case to proceed against Neverson.

Doe appealed the court's decision forcing her to reveal her name. The Blast reports the higher court agreed with her argument and said she did NOT have to reveal her identity.

The court order read, "The district court abused its discretion in denying Ms. Doe's motion for two reasons. First, it erroneously concluded that Ms. Doe would be required to disclose her identity at trial, contrary to cases showing that is not necessarily so. Second, it failed to properly consider Ms. Doe's allegations about the stigma she claimed she would face as a result of her family's religious beliefs."

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Neverson is pictured at Compound nightclub in Atlanta with an unidentified woman on June 9, 2019.

Earlier this week, Neverson, 35, hit back at allegations of sexual misconduct made by a woman who claimed he cornered her in a hotel room, took her purse and cellphone and urinated on her.

Actress, singer Keke Palmer also accused Neverson of predatory behavior toward her.

And now Twitter has uncovered an old interview in which singer Bebe Rexha shares a MeToo story about Neverson.

Rexha, 30, said Neverson flirted with her all night at a wedding party that he attended with a date. She said when he got her alone, he forced himself on her and tried to kiss her.

"He literally is at the door & pushes me against the wall, and puts his lips on my lips & is like 'let’s do this.'"

"Something else happened, but I'm not gonna say that," she said.
 

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This week, singer Trey Songz hit back at allegations of sexual misconduct with a bevy of women.

The 35-year-old singer, born Tremaine Aldon Neverson, was accused by Celina Powell's friend Aliza of holding her hostage inside a hotel room.

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Aliza claims the R&B crooner and father of one confiscated her phone and purse, then urinated on her.

Actress, singer Keke Palmer also accused Trey of predatory behavior toward her.

Now Twitter has uncovered an old interview in which singer Bebe Rexha shares a MeToo story about Trey.

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Bebe, real name Bleta Rexha, says the 35-year-old flirted with her all night at a wedding party that he attended with a date. She said when he got her alone, he forced himself on her and tried to kiss her.

"He literally is at the door & pushes me against the wall, and puts his lips on my lips & is like 'let’s do this.'"

"Something else happened, but I'm not gonna say that," she said.

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Bebe, 30, laughed nervously while sharing her story among friends.
 

The allegations threaten to destroy Trey's career - or what's left of it. Trey pleaded his case on Twitter.com Wednesday.

"Y'all stay ready to believe a bird," Trey wrote, revealing messages exchanged between himself and his accuser.

The moody Sagittarius continued: "I usually stay quiet on this but I feel that in many ways the movement to fight for the women who actually have suffered harassment and abuse on various levels, has been hijacked by those who find it convenient for themselves to come up as they seek to destroy someone’s life."

He brought up other women accusing him of sexual misconduct, writing: "I brush it off everytime [sic] but once you have an allegation no matter it's true weight in validation, it's now happened once and to some will be believable from that moment forward. None of that happened.

"Y'all remember Jane Doe claimed I sexually assaulted her in Miami? She wants me to pay for her therapy and the rest of her school cause of 'all the trauma she’s been through.' Pls read."

"You will choose 2believe what you want. I've been focusing my energy and time on good things and I know the Devil wants my soul more now than ever," he wrote. "Ima keep my head high and push forward. If you holdin me down in these moments I preciate that. [sic]"

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Trey Songz is fighting back after allegations that he urinated on Celina Powell's friend without permission.

The 35-year-old singer, born Tremaine Aldon Neverson, was accused by Powell's friend Aliza of holding her hostage inside a hotel room. Aliza claims the singer confiscated her phone and purse, then urinated on her.

The allegations threaten to destroy Trey's career - or what's left of it. Trey pleaded his case on Twitter.com Wednesday.

"Y'all stay ready to believe a bird," Trey wrote, revealing messages exchanged between himself and his accuser.

The moody Sagittarius continued: "I usually stay quiet on this but I feel that in many ways the movement to fight for the women who actually have suffered harassment and abuse on various levels, has been hijacked by those who find it convenient for themselves to come up as they seek to destroy someone’s life."

He brought up other women accusing him of sexual misconduct, writing: "I brush it off everytime [sic] but once you have an allegation no matter it's true weight in validation, it's now happened once and to some will be believable from that moment forward. None of that happened.

"Y'all remember Jane Doe claimed I sexually assaulted her in Miami? She wants me to pay for her therapy and the rest of her school cause of 'all the trauma she’s been through.' Pls read."

"You will choose 2believe what you want. I've been focusing my energy and time on good things and I know the Devil wants my soul more now than ever," he wrote. "Ima keep my head high and push forward. If you holdin me down in these moments I preciate that. [sic]"

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Trey, who shut down teh ghey rumors by fathering a son last year, concluded his case by retweeting, "Stop f*cking with low vibrations- You can't be spiritual and don’t know how the Devil works."

The reactions to Trey's tweets were mostly positive.

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Jaguar Wright has accused rapper Common of sexually assaulting her. The Philadelphia singer, who is known for her collaborations with The Roots and Jay-Z, shared the shocking news in a recent interview.

The 43-year-old Philly native described an incident that occurred after a show with Common. The "next thing we know we go to bed and he says, 'C'mon Jag.' No, I'm tired, n***a. I was on the stage all night, I wanna lay down."


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Wright, pictured in 2005, said she slept fully clothed so as not to give Common any suggestions. However, she said things went left in the morning.

"This n***a tryin' to stick his d**k in my mouth while I'm sleep. Lonnie f**kin' Lynn. Rashid. Common. Whatever the f**k you wanna call yourself. That's why I stopped f**kin' with him. Because n***a, if you gon' try to stick your d**k in my mouth while I'm sleep, there ain't nothin' you won't do."

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Common's fans were shocked to hear Wright's allegations about him. Although Common is emotionally unavailable and has difficulty maintaining relationships with women, he always seemed like a gentleman.

The news comes as comedic actress Tiffany Haddish confirmed she and Common are a romantic item.

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"This is hands down the best relationship I've ever been in. Knock on wood!" said the 40-year-old Sagittarius. "I've lost 20 pounds since I've been in this relationship. I feel more confident in me and it's not him that's doing it. I'm just way happier and it's like knowing I got somebody that cares about me, that really has my back. It seems like he does anyways. And I love it. I love him."

Common has yet to respond to the allegations made against him by Wright.

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Ansel Elgort denies sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl after a Twitter user said the 'Baby Driver' actor took advantage of her when she was young and impressionable.

In an emotional message on Twitter.com on Friday, a woman named "Gabby" said she was "sobbing in pain" during the alleged assault when she was a teenager.

She said she began communicating with Elgort on Snapchat in 2014 when she was 16. The actor soon made arrangements to meet the starstruck teenager offline.

But the teenager's dream of meeting her celebrity crush turned into a nightmare when he allegedly sexually assaulted her.

"He made me think this is how sex was supposed to be," the woman said in her post. She said she told him she was a virgin, and that she was in pain, but he was unsympathetic.

"Instead of asking me if I wanted to stop having sex knowing it was my first time and I was sobbing in pain and I didn't want to do it the only words that came out of his mouth were 'we need to break you in.' I WASNT there in that moment mentally," she wrote.

"I disassociated myself and just felt like my mind was gone I was in shock I couldn't leave I was only 5'2 and 98 pounds. He made me think this is how sex was supposed to be."

As her since-deleted post began trending on Twitter, Elgort sought advice from associates and friends to mitigate the damage.

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Rather than let a professional handle the damage control, he decided to tackle the job himself by posting a public apology on Instagram.

"I was distressed to see the social media post about me that have been circulating in the past 24 hours," he told his 10 million followers on Saturday.

"I cannot claim to understand Gabby's feelings but her description of events is simply not what happened. I have never and would never assault anyone."

Elgort admitted having a relationship with the girl when she was a minor, but he described their relationship as "brief, legal and entirely consensual".

He suggested the woman revealed their intimate relationship now because he cut her off and stopped responding to her messages.

"I know this belated apology does not absolve me of my unacceptable behavior when I disappeared," he wrote. "As I look back at my attitude, I am disgusted and deeply ashamed of the way I acted. I am truly sorry. I know I must continue to reflect, learn, and work to grow in empathy."
 

Elgort's post sparked angry responses on social media.

"Of course you’re claiming it was legal and consensual. Classic move trying to make the girl sound like she accused you because you dumped her," wrote one user.

Another user wrote: "if she's 17 that's not consentual or legal [sic]. take the L and go to jail!"

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Instagram model Celina Powell has accused R&B singer Trey Songz of rape. Her accusation was met with skepticism because Trey is rumored to bat for the other team, and Celina is rumored to be a male-to-female trans because of her masculine features.

In a podcast interview with NoJumper, Celina claims she was raped by the 34-year-old "Panty Droppa" singer who invited her to enjoy a sexual tryst with him. Celina said when she arrived, there were several other women in the room.

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She said she wasn't open to participating in an orgy so she tried to leave. But Trey allegedly held her down and forced himself on her.

Celina, 24, claims a rape kit administered at a local hospital recovered semen which can be linked to Trey through DNA.

Celina has a reputation as an industry mattress with the tags removed.

She has been linked to rappers such as Snoop Dogg, Offset, Fetty Wap, Waka Flocka Flame, Swae Lee and Fabulous, as well as NBA star Dwight Howard.

If you recall, Celina nearly destroyed Cardi B and Offset's marriage by claiming she had an affair with the promiscuous rapper and almost had his baby.

Cardi dumped Offset but later took him back after he begged and pleaded publicly for forgiveness.
 

 

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Antonio Brown scored his first touchdown in a Patriots uniform on Sunday. But his life off the field continues to spiral out of control.

A second woman has accused the star wide receiver of misconduct, according to Sports Illustrated.

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Brown was initially accused of misconduct by a woman he knew from college.

Britney Taylor, Brown's former personal trainer, filed a federal lawsuit, accusing the All-Pro wide receiver of raping her on multiple occasions.

Brown vigorously denied the allegations. Then a second accuser came forward.

The woman, who spoke to SI on condition of anonymity, said Brown exposed himself to her when he asked her to come to his house to paint his portrait after they met at a charity softball game in Pittsburgh.

The woman was auctioning off a portrait she'd painted of Brown to benefit the National Youth Foundation, which promotes inclusion and gender equality.

Brown reportedly loved the portrait so much he offered her $700 - more than the $450 winning bid price.

He asked her to come to his home to paint his portrait, and she agreed.

She said after she arrived at his home, Brown emerged from the bathroom wearing nothing but a cloth covering his genitals.

"He was flirty with me but I paid him no mind because I was there on business, plus, I had already seen him with multiple girls in the short time I was with him," the woman said. "I was about 40 percent done on the second day, and I'm on my knees painting the bottom, and he walks up to me butt a** naked, with a hand cloth covering his (penis) and starts having a conversation with me."

She added: "Unfortunately, I've been tried (by men) a lot of times, so I just kept my cool and kept painting. After that, it all ended abruptly."

She said Brown left for Miami the next day and she never heard from him or his assistants again.

She was paid $2,000 for the parts of the mural that she painted, but the foundation wasn't paid the $700 for the painting.

The woman said she was unbothered at the time and she opted not to press charges.