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Nicole Linton's attorneys are preparing an insanity defense for the traveling nurse who is facing manslaughter charges for causing a deadly car crash in Los Angeles County.

Police say Linton's Mercedes Benz was speeding at 90 mph when she ran a red light and crashed into multiple cars at the intersection of Slauson and La Brea on August 4.

The fiery crash killed six people and injured seven others. Among the victims was a pregnant woman Asherey Ryan and her her 11-month-old son.

According to court documents obtained by the New York Post, Linton's attorney claims she suffered a "frightening" mental health crisis and an "apparent lapse of consciousness" at the time of the crash.

"Mental incapacitation and unconsciousness are, of course, complete defenses to crimes under California law," Linton's attorneys wrote.

According to her attorneys, the Houston nurse suffered from bipolar disorder, and struggled to find appropriate mental health treatment for years.

She caused, or was involved in 13 previous car crashes in the years leading up to the August 4 crash.

In a letter to the court, Linton's sister Camille Linton detailed her movements on the day of the crash.

Linton, 37, was at work at a Los Angeles hospital when she went home for lunch and stripped naked before she FaceTimed Camille.

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Linton returned to work around 1:30 p.m., and called her sister again to say she was leaving the hospital for the day. Minutes later, a surveillance camera captured an image of Linton's Mercedes stopped at a red light.

The blurred image shows Linton waving her middle finger through the driver's side window.

Seconds later, Linton's Mercedes careened through a red light and slammed into multiple cars, causing a fireball at a nearby gas station.

A doctor who examined Linton after the crash said she had no memory of the tragedy.

"She has no recollection of the events that led to her collision," Dr. William Winter wrote on Aug. 6. "The next thing she recalled was lying on the pavement and seeing that her car was on fire."

Linton's sister says the family became aware of her mental problems more than four years ago when she was studying to be a nurse anesthetist at the University of Texas at Houston, the L.A. Times reported.

"The stress was too much for her and it 'broke' her," Camille wrote. "Thus beginning the journey of Nicole's 4-year struggle with mental illness."

In May 2018, Linton suffered her first mental breakdown. She was arrested by Houston police after she jumped onto the hood of a patrol car.

She was committed to a psychiatric ward where she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and prescribed medications, according to the L.A. Times.

Linton was non-compliant with her medications and she was again involuntarily committed to a psychiatric hospital.

As a traveling nurse, Linton worked at hospitals in 5 states over 2 years.

Linton's struggles with mental health is well-documented. Her attorneys wrote, "In the days and hours leading up to the events of August 4, Nicole's behavior became increasingly frightening."

Her attorneys asked the court to release Linton into a mental health treatment facility "where she can be monitored and treated for her illness."

Linton remains in jail on a $300,000 bond as of Wednesday.

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Academy Award officials allegedly lied about telling Will Smith to leave after he assaulted presenter Chris Rock onstage during the 2022 Oscars.

However, during an appearance on Good Morning America on Thursday, The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg insists Smith was asked to leave.

Goldberg, an Academy Governor, said officials didn't want Smith forcibly removed because he is bipolar and they feared he was having a "manic episode". Goldberg said they didn't want him struggling with officers.

It is the first time anyone has mentioned Smith is bipolar.

Smith's damage control team went into overdrive when executives with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) said Smith refused to leave the Dolby Theater following his unprovoked attack on Rock.
 
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Publicists emphatically tell TMZ that Smith was never asked to leave the Oscars after he slapped Rock for joking about Jada Pinkett Smith's hair loss.

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In fact, says TMZ, the opposite is true — he was told by the producer of the Oscars that he could stay and enjoy himself after assaulting a presenter.

According to TMZ, Academy officials got into heated discussions with Smith's reps backstage. TMZ claims some officials wanted Smith booted from the theater, while others wanted him to stay.

According to sources, Oscars producer Will Packer walked up to Smith during a commercial break and told him he could stay. Packer and an Academy official reportedly told Smith, "We do not want you to leave."

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Packer spoke with Smith around 35 minutes after The Slap, according to TMZ's sources. Smith won the Best Actor Award 5 minutes later.

On Wednesday, as the outrage grew in Hollywood, the Academy came under pressure to take a strong stand against Smith.

That's when the Academy released the statement saying Smith took an aggressive stance and refused to leave the building.

Members of the Academy's Governors Awards agreed to vote on disciplinary action against Smith in the next meeting on April 18.

Question: Who do you believe?

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are no longer on speaking terms after the rapper and music producer cut off communications with his estranged wife.

Sources have confirmed to Page Six that Kim is not preventing Kanye from speaking to his children, North, 7, Saint, 5, Chicago, 3, and Psalm, 22 months.

Kim filed for divorce last month, nearly two years after Kanye packed up and moved to a ranch in Wyoming. The couple only communicate now through their security guards.

Relations have been strained between the couple ever since Kim and her mother, Kris Jenner, committed him to a mental hospital following a mental breakdown in Nov. 2016.

"Even before Kim filed for divorce, Kanye changed his numbers and said, 'You can contact me through my security'. Despite this, she trusts him around the kids. He loves them and is seeing a lot of them," an insider said.

The source addd: "She leaves the house and he arrives and hangs out with the kids. They have an army of nannies so the transition is easy."

Kanye was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2018.

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Kim Kardashian West is reportedly meeting with divorce lawyers after her rap producer husband, Kanye West threatened to divorce her in a Twitter rant on Tuesday night.

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"Kim has been meeting with lawyers to explore and talk about divorce," a source exclusively tells Us Weekly.

In Twitter rants this week, Kanye, 43, took aim at Kardashian klan matriarch Kris Jenner, calling her "Kris Jong-Un" and claiming Kris and Kim tried to have him involuntarily committed to a mental institution.

"Kim tried to bring a doctor to lock me up," he tweeted on Monday. "They tried to fly in with 2 doctors to 51/50 me."

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In another tweet, he wrote: "Kim was trying to fly to Wyoming with a doctor to lock me up like on the movie Get Out because I cried about saving my daughters life yesterday."

In the Jordan Peele-directed movie, the Black male character is forced to fight for his life after his white girlfriend and her family attempts to cut his brain out for a macabre experiment.

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"Everybody knows the movie get out is about me" and "If I get locked up like Mandela Ya'll will know why," Kanye tweeted on Monday.

In a statement on her Instagram account, Kim discussed how Kanye's bipolar disorder has affected her family.

"As many of you know, Kanye has bi-polar disorder. Anyone who has this or has a loved one in their life who does, knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand. I've never spoken publicly about how this has affected us at home because I am very protective of our children and Kanye's right to privacy when it comes to his health. But today, I feel like I should comment on it because of the stigma and misconceptions about mental health."

Kim clarified that "those who are close with Kanye know his heart and understand his words some times do not align with his intentions."

Kim, 39, is reportedly "furious" over comments Kanye made during a South Carolina campaign rally, saying he asked her to abort their daughter North West. Kim reportedly expressed concern about him having another bipolar episode.

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Kanye said he considered divorcing Kim after she met up with rapper Meek Mill to discuss "prison reform" in a hotel room. He added that Meek was a "gentleman" during the meeting, but he said Kim was "out of line" to meet with another man in a hotel room.

"Meek is my man and was respectful That's my dog. Kim was out of line. I'm worth 5 billion dollars and more than that through Christ. But ya'll ain't listen to MJ and now ya'll believe them???" [sic]

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Kanye has been holed up at his $14 million Wyoming ranch where he goes to escape the stress of being part of the Kardashian klan that sucks Black men dry.

He targeted Kris Jenner again, telling her he is at his Cody, WY ranch if she needs to find him, "Unless you're planning another one of your children's' Playboy shoots."

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Kanye West says he narrowly escaped being locked up on a mental ward following his bizarre presidential campaign stop in South Carolina over the weekend.

The father-of-four took to Twitter on Monday night to accuse his wife Kim Kardashian West of trying to lock him up on a mental ward.

Comparing his life to the Black character in the movie Get Out, the 43-year-old rapper made headlines when he held his first campaign rally and tearfully admitted that he wanted Kim to abort their daughter North West.

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Kim, 39, was reportedly "furious" over what Kanye said during the rally, and she expressed concern about him having another bipolar episode.

The Yeezy star, who is holed up on his $14 million ranch in Wyoming, told his Twitter followers his wife and mother-in-law attempted to have him "locked up".

"Kim tried to bring a doctor to lock me up with a doctor," he tweeted on Monday. "Kim was trying to fly to Wyoming with a doctor to lock me up like on the movie Get Out because I cried about saving my daughters life yesterday."

"Everybody knows the movie get out is about me" and "If I get locked up like Mandela Ya'll will know why."

Get Out is a horror flick by director Jordan Peele about a young Black man who visits his white girlfriend's family only to discover the sinister real reason for their invitation.

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Kanye also addressed Kim's former sex tape, writing: "I put my life on the line for my children that North's mother would never sell her sex rape [sic]. I put my life on my God that Norths mom would never photograph her doing playboy and that's on God I'm at the ranch … come and get me."

Kanye then turned his attention to mother-in-law Kris Jenner, tweeting: "Kriss don't play with me you and that calmye are not allowed around my children Ya'll tried to lock me up [sic].

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"I love my wife My family must live next to me It's not up to E or NBC anymore."

Elsewhere in his tweets, Kanye revealed that actor Shia LaBeouf was set to star in his first Yeezy collaboration with GAP but didn't show up.

Later, Kanye insisted he was going to "focus on the music now", and plugged his new album Donda - named after his late mother - which is due for release on Friday, July 24.

Kim and Kris have yet to respond to Kanye's claims on their social media pages.

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Mariah Carey and boyfriend Bryan Tanaka are seen exiting Mastro's steakhouse restaurant after celebrating Bryan's 35th birthday. Mariah recently revealed her battle with bipolar disorder in an interview with PEOPLE.

“I didn’t want to believe it,” tells PEOPLE of her diagnosis in 2001 after a mental breakdown.

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