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Joycelyn Savage provided receipts amid doubts that she's pregnant with incarcerated singer R. Kelly's baby.

Last week, Joycelyn released an 11-page booklet on Amazon entitled "Love and Joy of Robert."

In the pamphlet, Joycelyn revealed the bombshell that she was pregnant with Kelly's baby.
 
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"I thought I had contracted Covid-19, but the most amazing news of all was that I was expecting," she wrote.

R. Kelly's attorney denied the claims made by Kelly's former live-in girlfriend.

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According to ET Online, Joycelyn shared her sonogram and tells ET that she's five months pregnant with a baby girl. "I'm very excited," she said.

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She explained that Kelly, 55, froze his sperm before he was arrested in 2019 on 13-counts of sexual exploitation of children.

"When he got sent to prison, we paused on it and I had them freeze my eggs until I was ready," Savage tells ET.

She said her thawed egg was successfully fertilized by Kelly's thawed sperm in a petri dish then implanted into her uterus.

The 26-year-old author told ET that Kelly's attorney "didn't know that prior to him going to jail, Robert and I were doing IVF because at the time I was told I couldn't have a baby."

"Once his lawyer did find out, she wanted me to have an abortion because she didn't feel that now was the time for me to have a child following the 30-year sentence," Joycelyn claimed.

Kelly's second trial on federal charges of child exploitation and obstruction began on Monday in Chicago.

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Former NFL star Marshawn Lynch was arrested on a DUI charge in Las Vegas early Tuesday. The running back, who last played for the Seattle Seahawks in 2019, was pulled over near the Las Vegas Strip around 7:25 AM on Tuesday, TMZ Sports reported.

Sources tell TMZ Sports the 36-year-old was weaving and driving over curbs before he was pulled over by cops.

Lynch allegedly reeked of alcohol. Cops believe he was driving under the influence, and he was arrested and taken to jail.

Lynch did not submit to a breathalyzer test, but he had his blood drawn for toxicology tests.

Lynch could barely keep his eyes open in his mugshot obtained by TMZ Sports.

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Lynch played for 12 seasons in the NFL, winning Super Bowl XLVIII with the Seahawks in Feb. 2014.

He also played for the Buffalo Bills and Oakland Raiders. He retired in 2019.

Lynch is tied with Terrell Davis and John Riggins with 12 TDs on the all-time postseason rushing touchdowns list.

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Former NBA player Iman Shumpert asked police if he could catch his flight to L.A. before he was taken into custody at Dallas Fort Worth Airport on Saturday.

Shumpert, 32, was charged with possession of 6.12 ounces of weed. Marijuana possession is illegal in Texas.

According to the DFW Airport police report, the drugs were found in Shumpert's backpack at a TSA checkpoint at about 3:40 p.m. Saturday, July 30.

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The former Brooklyn Nets guard asked police "if there was any way he could make his flight" to Los Angeles to pick up his daughter.

Shumpert was told no, and he was arrested for felony possession of marijuana and taken to the airport jail.

The police report also says Shumpert had a Glock magazine with 14 rounds in his backpack but no gun.

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Shumpert and his wife Teyana Taylor, 31, share two daughters, 6-year-old Iman Shumpert Jr. and Rue Rose, 2.

Shumpert is an NBA free agent. He won an NBA championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016.

In 2021, he became the first NBA player to win "Dancing with the Stars."

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Former NBA star Iman Shumpert was arrested at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport on Saturday, July 30, and charged with felony possession of marijuana.

Shumpert, 32, was arrested on felony drug charges after officers discovered a clear plastic bag containing a "sizeable" amount of marijuana in his backpack.

DFW Airport Police determined the weed weighed 6.12 ounces, according to TMZ Sports.

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Shumpert, who is married to R&B singer Teyana Taylor, 31, was handcuffed and transported to a nearby jail "without incident," according to TMZ Sports.

Marijuana is not legal in Texas for medical or recreational use.

Possession of over one ounce of weed in Texas is interpreted as "intent to distribute" marijuana or trafficking.

Cops also discovered a Glock magazine and fourteen 9mm rounds in Shumpert's backpack but no gun. The charge is classified as a "State Jail Felony." If convicted, Shumpert faces up to 2 years in jail and a $10,000 fine.

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The former Cavaliers and Knicks guard is currently an NBA free agent.

Shumpert and Taylor were married in 2016. They share two daughters, 6-year-old Iman Shumpert Jr. and Rue Rose, 2.

Shumpert won Season 30 of "Dancing With The Stars."

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Brittney Griner's drug trial resumed on Tuesday, July 26. The slow-moving trial began on July 1 and is expected to drag on for five months, according to reports.

For her courtroom attire, Griner chose the same Cross Colours Black Lives Matter hoodie she wore when she was arrested at a Moscow airport in mid-February.

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The black hoodie features the words "Cross Colours" on the sleeves and "Black Lives For Peace" on the back.

In an earlier trial, Griner acknowledged carrying vape cartridges containing cannabis oil in her luggage when she arrived in Moscow, Russia on Feb. 17.

The two-time Olympic gold medalist and Phoenix Mercury center said she rushed to pack and did not realize the vape pens were in her luggage.

Her attorney presented a letter from a doctor who suggested she use cannabis oil for pre-existing conditions such as ADHD.

The US State Department has officially declared Griner a political prisoner who is "wrongfully detained".

But the Russian government rejected the designation, according to the NY Post.

"If a U.S. citizen was taken in connection with the fact that she was smuggling drugs, and she does not deny this, then this should be commensurate with our Russian local laws, and not with those adopted in San Francisco, New York and Washington," spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.

She added: "If drugs are legalized in the United States, in a number of states, and this is done for a long time and now the whole country will become drug-addicted, this does not mean that all other countries are following the same path."

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An attorney for WNBA star Brittney Griner said she had a doctor's letter recommending medical cannabis (marijuana extract) for pain.

Griner, 31, was all smiles inside a defendants' cage where she visited with her attorneys during a hearing at the Khimki Courthouse outside Moscow on Friday.

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The defense produced a letter from a doctor recommending she use medical cannabis for pain.

"Among the medical documents is a doctor's appointment for the substance that Brittney Griner inadvertently left among her belongings when crossing the border," said attorney Maria Blagovolin.

"The attending physician gave Brittney recommendations for the use of medical cannabis. The permission was issued on behalf of the Arizona Department of Health."

The defense also submitted drug tests the Phoenix Mercury All-Star center underwent before she traveled to Russia which didn't detect any illegal substances in her system.

Griner was arrested in mid-February after Moscow airport officials discovered vape cartridges containing cannabis oil in her luggage.

Griner's trial has been adjourned for 11 days as the defense requested more time to prepare, NBC News reported.

She recently pleaded guilty to drug smuggling and could face a 10-year prison sentence if convicted.

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Brittney Griner was back in court on Thursday after pleading guilty on Tuesday.

Last week, Griner pled guilty to smuggling a small amount of cannabis oil into Russia back in February.

The WNBA star did not testify on the third day of her trial, but character witnesses testified on her behalf.

Journalists were denied access to the courtroom. But the director of the team Griner plays for was allowed to take the witness stand.

"Our task today was to tell the court about her characteristics as an athlete, as a person — tell about how she played a big role in the success of the Ektaerinburg club and Russian women's basketball as a whole," said UMMC Ekaterinburg club director Maxim Rybakov.

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"Today is the first day when we have seen our basketball player since February. Thank God, she feels well, looks good," Rybakov said.

Griner's Russian teammate Evgenia Belyakova testified that "Brittney has always been a very good teammate, so my role here is just to be with her, to support her."

"We miss her very much, we miss her energy," Belyakova added. "I was very happy to see her, and I hope this trial will be over soon and with a positive outcome."

Griner joked with Rybakov and Belyakova as she was led into court.

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A team doctor said Griner had some medical conditions, including ADHD, that were alleviated by cannabis oil.

The doctor said ADHD may have caused her to be distracted when she was packing her bag and she didn't realize the cannabis oil was in there.

Griner, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and WNBA All-Star, is expected to be questioned by the prosecution and the defense when her trial resumes on Friday.

A judge ordered her detained until December 20.
 

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LeBron James says he would question returning to the United States if he was stuck in a Russian jail like Brittney Griner.

The NBA star made the comments during a recent taping of "The Shop" according to TMZ.

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James said Griner has been in jail too long and he'd question returning to America if he was her. He said he wouldn't consider coming back to a country that is taking too long to bring him home.

"Now, how can she feel like America has her back? I would be feeling like, 'Do I even want to go back to America?'"

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James and Griner are among the "woke" NBA and WNBA players who kneeled before games to protest police shootings of Black men.

Both athletes have been heavily criticized for turning their backs on the American flag and military veterans.

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Griner was arrested in mid-February at a Moscow-area airport after officials found vape pens containing cannabis oil in her luggage.

Last week she pled guilty to smuggling drugs into the country and she threw herself on the mercy of the Russian court.

A judge ordered the WNBA All-Star held in detention for at least 6 more months. Her trial is expected to last that long since court is not held there every day.
 

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Brittney Griner sent a letter to the White House pleading for help from the Biden administration.

"I'm terrified I might be here forever," Griner wrote in the letter that was verified by her spokesperson.

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"As I sit here in a Russian prison, alone with my thoughts and without the protection of my wife, family, friends, Olympic jersey, or any accomplishments, I'm terrified I might be here forever," Griner wrote to Joe Biden. "On the 4th of July, our family normally honors the service of those who fought for our freedom, including my father who is a Vietnam War Veteran. It hurts thinking about how I usually celebrate this day because freedom means something completely different to me this year."

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She continued:

"Please do all you can to bring us home. I voted for the first time in 2020 and I voted for you. I believe in you. I still have so much good to do with my freedom that you can help restore. I miss my wife! I miss my family! I miss my teammates! It kills me to know they are suffering so much right now. I am grateful for whatever you can do at this moment to get me home.

"I realize you are dealing with so much, but please don't forget about me and the other detainees."

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Griner's agent, Lindsay Kagawa Colas, confirmed the letter was delivered to the President on Monday, July 4.

The majority of the letter was not released publicly, but Colas shared snippets with news reporters.

Griner reportedly mentions that her lesbian status and language barrier makes her life difficult in jail.

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The WNBA All-star has been detained since February when she was arrested at a Moscow airport for allegedly carrying vape pens filled with cannabis oil in her luggage.

Griner's trial began on Friday, July 1st. She wore her favorite Jimi Hendrix t-shirt into court. Her trial will resume this week.

Griner faces 10 years in prison if convicted.

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R. Kelly says he's being punished by being placed on suicide watch in a Brooklyn detention center, so now he's suing.

Kelly filed a lawsuit against MDC Brooklyn when he was placed on suicide watch with heavy restrictions after he was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Thursday.

In court documents obtained by TMZ, Kelly says he has no intentions of hurting himself and he objects to the "cruel and unusual punishment."

Kelly says he's in a single cell without bed rails, no showers, no shaving, no toilet paper, and he's being forced to eat meals with his hands because he can't use utensils.

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Kelly thinks he was placed on suicide watch because he's a celebrity.

He argues that his 8th Amendment rights are being violated because "he is not suicidal and expressly told MDC officials that he was not suicidal and had no thoughts of harming himself or others."

In the documents, Kelly mentions Jeffrey Epstein and associate Ghislaine Maxwell -- who were also placed on suicide watch.

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Kelly complained about being cut off from loved ones. He says it's ironic that inmates on suicide watch don't receive psychiatric care.

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Kelly also named MDC Brooklyn warden, Heriberto H. Tellez in his lawsuit. The "I Believe I Can Fly" singer/songwriter is suing for damages from emotional distress.

The Bureau of Prisons tells TMZ: "The BOP is committed to ensuring the safety and security of all inmates in our population, our staff, and the public. Humane treatment of the men and women in our custody is a top priority."

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Las Vegas Aces star A'ja Wilson broke down crying when she saw photos of WNBA all-star Brittney Griner in shackles.

Griner, 31, was arrested on February 17 after Moscow airport officials found vape pens containing weed oil in her luggage.

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Photos taken on Monday showed Griner looking wide-eyed and frightened while being escorted into court by jail guards.

On Monday, a judge set Griner's trial date for July 1 and her pretrial detention was extended for another 6 months.

Griner faces 10 years in prison if she is convicted.

Wilson told reporters it made her sick to her stomach to see the photos.

Wilson was still emotional following her game against the L.A. Sparks on Monday night.

"I hated seeing it," Wilson said. "It made my stomach turn," she said, referring to the photos.

"She's our sister and I can't imagine what she's going through and I pray every single day that the people that are in high ups are doing what they need to do to get her home because it's unacceptable. And to see her like that, I can't even put it into words."

Wilson, 25, says she prays that Griner comes home and that she's healthy, mentally and physically.

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A trial date has been set for WNBA star Brittney Griner who appeared at a pre-trial hearing on Monday in Moscow, Russia.

A judge set Griner's court date for Friday, July 1, and extended her detention another 6 months. This is the fourth time Griner's pre-trial detention was extended.

Griner was arrested on February 17 after officials at a Moscow airport found vape pens containing weed oil in her luggage.

Pictures taken in Moscow on Monday show Griner, 31, looking wide-eyed and anxious as she was escorted into court. She was previously ordered detained until July 2nd.

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The 6-ft-8 Phoenix Mercury center wore a grey t-shirt with grey sweatpants and a black sweatshirt tied around her waist. She was handcuffed to a Russian official.

Griner could face 10 years in prison if found guilty of trafficking a large quantity of drugs for distribution.

After months of silence, the U.S. State Department declared Griner a "wrongfully detained" political prisoner in early May.

Former Marine Trevor Reed was released from a Russian prison in April, after serving three years of a nine year sentence for assaulting a police officer.

The same State Department official who negotiated Reed's release is also negotiating Griner's release.

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Carmelo Anthony released a video calling for Russia to release political prisoner Brittney Griner from jail.

Carmelo joined LeBron James and other NBA players calling for the release of the WNBA All-Star.

"Hi, I'm Carmelo Anthony," Anthony said in a video posted on his Twitter page on June 3.

"I want to take this time to bring up our friend Brittney Griner. One hundred five Days. It's been 105 days since Brittney Griner has been wrongfully detained in Russia. She is a WNBA player, an Olympian, a teammate, a sister, a daughter, a wife. She is a human and she needs to come home."

Griner has been locked up abroad since February when airport officials found vape pens containing hash oil in her luggage at a Russia area airport.

On Monday, Griner's detention was extended an additional 18 days to July 2nd at "the request of the investigation," ??a Moscow representative told TASS press agency.

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It was the third time Griner's detention was extended by Russia officials. Her attorney's request to release her on home detention was denied.

The Phoenix Mercury met Monday with the U.S. State Department to discuss the status of her case, according to Forbes,

Griner plays basketball for a Russian team during the WNBA's off-season. She earned over $1 million a season in Russia.

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YFN Lucci is in fear of his life after Young Thug, Gunna, and 26 members of the notorious YSL street gang were arrested in a sweeping criminal indictment last week.

Attorneys for the rapper filed a motion for an emergency bond hearing after Young Thug and Gunna were named in a 56-count indictment alleging RICO violations nd criminal gang activity.

The Fulton County DA alleges Young Thug ordered 2 YSL gang members to stab YFN Lucci in jail earlier this year.

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"On behalf of Mr. Bennett, we maintain that if the District Attorney's office is sincerely concerned for Mr. Bennett's well being, they should agree to release him on bond, Lucci's lawyer said in a statement on Wednesday.

Celebrity manager Wack 100 reportedly said Lucci agreed to snitch on Young Thug and Gunna, prompting Thug to have him killed in jail.

"Lucci's name ain't in this case. Lucci on the victim's side. So Lucci telling," Wack 100 said on the Clubhouse app. "Ain't none of us know how this sh*t about to go. These people ain't show their real hand yet. They're showing the bare minimum my ni**a. Remember, I told you that. I hope [Young Thug] does come home, but we're just being real about it."

Thug's attorney recently filed a motion for his client's release after describing his living conditions as being "in dungeon-like conditions."

However, the Cobb County Sheriff's Office dismissed the accusations in a statement to WSB-TV. "This is a jail, it is a detention center. It's not the Ritz Carlton, so you have to recognize that."

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The WNBA Players Association believes seven-time WNBA All-Star Brittney Griner is imprisoned in Russia "because of a gender issue."

The Phoenix Mercury star has been detained in Russian for 56 days. The 31-year-old WNBA center was charged with smuggling hash oil or weed oil into Russia in February.

Griner's name was pushed out of the headlines after Will Smith assaulted comedian Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars on March 27.

The WNBA draft on Monday put the focus back on Griner.

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Nneka Ogwumike, president of the WNBA Players Association, appeared on "Good Morning America" Tuesday to discuss Griner's situation.

Ogwumike said the initial strategy was to remain silent to prevent the Russians from using Griner for political leverage. However, now that strategy has changed.

"We move intentionally and given the nature of Brittney's situation -- it was very important for us to be intentional about doing the best thing to ensure that we don't compromise her coming home," Ogwumike told Robin Roberts.

"A lot of that had to do with educating ourselves about the details of what was going on. As much as we could know. But then understanding how important it was for us to be strategic about when and how we speak about her."

Griner's request to be released on house arrest in Russia was denied last month. Ogwumike said Griner's gender is the reason why she's still in pretrial detention.

"When is it not? It's disappointing that the question of it being a gender issue is top of mind now when it comes to this type of circumstance and the reality is she's over there because of a gender issue, pay inequity," she said.

"I played in Russia for four years and played in Poland for one year and China for two years. We go over there to supplement our incomes and quite frankly to maintain our game. Our teams encourage us to keep up with our game by going over there and being more competitive. There's so much that's at play that, you know, we live politically intrinsically."

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Griner earned $1.5 million per season playing for a Russian women's basketball team. Her salary with the Mercury was $228,000 a season.

WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert mentioned Griner's situation during the WNBA draft on Monday.

"Before we get into tonight's events, I want to take a moment to reiterate the WNBA's support for Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner," she said. "Please know that getting her home safely continues to be our top priority."