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Ruby Rose stunned fans on Wednesday when she claimed she left the Batwoman TV series in 2019 because of abuse, negligence and poor working conditions.

The 35-year-old Australian star was allowed to save face by saying she quit the series due to back and neck injuries.

In an Instagram stories post on Wednesday, Oct. 20, Rose revealed she was fired from the show and she lashed out at the showrunner and executive producers over unsafe conditions on set.

Rose claimed Batwoman showrunner Caroline Dries and executive producers Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter made everyone work when the pandemic shut down other shows.

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She said she was forced to return 10 days to the series after suffering a neck injury on the set. Rose said undergoing surgery for her neck injury prompted her to speak out.

"They ruined [the character] Kate Kane and they destroyed Batwoman, not me. I followed orders, and if I wanted to stay I was going to have to sign my rights away."

Rose also called out co-star Dougray Scott, insisting he was "a nightmare" to work with.

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However, Warner Bros. execs clapped back at her allegations, saying they opted not to renew her contract for a second season after complaints about her behavior on set.

Batwoman producers released a statement confirming Rose was let go in part because of "complaints about workplace behavior".

They wrote:

"The truth is that Warner Bros. Television had decided not to exercise its option to engage Ruby for season two of Batwoman based on multiple complaints about workplace behavior that were extensively reviewed and handled privately out of respect for all concerned."

Actress Javicia Leslie replaced Rose as the show's lead ahead of season two. The upcoming third season of Batwoman will feature the addition of actress Robin Givens.

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The Subway worker who was fired from a Providence, Rhode Island store for tampering with food now works at a Taco Bell restaurant.

The man who calls himself "Jumanne Struggled" on social media uploaded a video that shows him preparing tacos at a Rhode Island Taco Bell.

The man went viral on Friday after his videos were posted on Reddit.com's R/awfuleverything sub.

In a video uploaded to YouTube on Oct. 14, the ex-Subway worker filmed himself walking on salad trays that he placed on the floor. He then placed the trays back on the counter to make sandwiches for customers.

In another video, he lines a toilet bowl rim with deli meats, then tosses salad, deli meats and bread on the floor.

In an interview with the Daily Mail, he admitted he trashed the food for TikTok and YouTube ad revenue:

"Unfortunately, I'm a content creator, so I create controversial videos to be able to potentially monetize my audience on YouTube and other social media platforms."

He said he was concerned that he might be arrested but he noted that the rewards (Internet fame and money) outweighed the risks.

"I just reached a point where I decided I would be willing to take a higher risk for a higher reward. There's a lot of consequences within creating controversy but I accept whatever happens."

In a statement to Newsweek on Friday, a Subway spokesperson confirmed the man was immediately fired after the videos surfaced online.

The spokesperson said:

"Subway and our network of franchisees take health and food safety extremely seriously and don't condone any behavior that violates our strict policies in these areas.

"While Subway restaurants are individually owned and operated, we have confirmed with the franchisee of this location that the employee was immediately terminated after he learned of the employee's actions."

No charges have been filed.
 

 

 

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Netflix fired a longtime employee who leaked the amount that the company paid Dave Chappelle for his controversial comedy special The Closer.

The employee was let go after they leaked that Netflix paid Chappelle $24.1 million for The Closer and $23.6 million for his 2019 comedy special Sticks & Stones.

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By comparison, Netflix spent $21.4 million for Squid Game, which is Netflix's biggest series launch ever.

A spokesperson for the company announced on Friday:

"We have let go of an employee for sharing confidential, commercially sensitive information outside the company."

The job termination comes amid ongoing tensions over transgender jokes Chappelle told in The Closer.

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Netflix's co-CEO Ted Sarandos, pictured with his wife Nicole Avant, previously said he would not pull The Closer off the air after three employees were suspended for crashing an annual meeting of Netflix's top directors.

The three employees were reinstated this week. However, Netflix's transgender employees plan to strike on Oct. 20.

Netflix's other co-CEO Reed Hastings told angry staff "We are on the right side of history" in a post on an internal message board.

Lesbian comedian Hannah Gadsby wrote an open letter to Sarandos on Instagram slamming him for using her name to defend Chappelle.

"F**k you and your amoral algorithm cult..." she wrote.

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A Subway worker who posted a shocking YouTube video of himself walking on food has been fired.

Unfortunately, the worker made a plethora of videos of himself playing with Subway food before he was let go.

The worker, whose name is Jumanne Way, filmed himself walking on trays of salad

In a video uploaded to YouTube on Oct. 14, the worker filmed himself walking on salad trays that he placed on the floor of a Providence, Rhode Island restaurant. He then placed the trays back on the counter to make sandwiches that he served to customers.

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In a video uploaded on Oct. 10, the worker lines a toilet seat with meats that were served to customers.

In another video uploaded on October 2nd, he is seen tossing salad, meats and bread on the floor of the restaurant.

The videos were posted on Reddit.com under the title "Subway worker walks on food for clout."

Reddit users claim he made the TikTok videos in hopes of going viral and earning cash on TikTok and YouTube.

In a statement issued to Newsweek, a spokesperson for Subway confirmed that the worker had been fired after uploading the videos.

"Subway and our network of franchisees take health and food safety extremely seriously and don't condone any behavior that violates our strict policies in these areas.

"While Subway restaurants are individually owned and operated, we have confirmed with the franchisee of this location that the employee was immediately terminated after he learned of the employee's actions."

So far, no charges have been filed.
 

 

 

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The Atlanta Dream won't bring back two disgraced WNBA players seen brawling in a viral video on social media over the weekend.

"The behavior in the video is unacceptable and does not align with our values as an organization," the Dream said in a statement Monday.

"We are taking this matter very seriously and working with the league to gather more information and determine next steps."

Cell phone video shows Courtney Williams and Crystal Bradford fighting with a group of women outside a day club in Atlanta back in May.

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Williams and Bradford, along with former WNBA player Kalani Brown (pictured), towered over their opponents while throwing punches.

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Williams, the team's only All-Star this season, has apologized for her behavior.
 

WNBA players' agent, Marcus Crenshaw said Atlanta Dream executives knew about the fight when it happened in May, but chose not to discipline the girls then.

"I talked to them, and they told me they didn't want to bring both back," Crenshaw told Girls Talk Sports TV in an Instagram Live chat on Tuesday.

"The team knew about the situation months ago. Right now, the team is trying to act like they have the morals, and [they're] making [the players] some sort of scapegoats by saying they got put off the Dream because of the altercation."

Crenshaw said both players will be unrestricted free agents. He said the Dream probably let them go because the organization is embarrassed by the incident.
 

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New York Governor Kathy Hochul declared a State of Emergency and called in the National Guard to replace 72,000 unvaccinated healthcare workers who were terminated at midnight.

Hochul deployed thousands of "medically trained" National Guard troops to staff hospitals in the state after 72,000 healthcare workers were fired for missing the deadline to get vaccinated.

Hochul signed an executive order on Monday evening, allowing the National Guard to replace the terminated hospital staff.

"The only way we can move past this pandemic is to ensure that everyone eligible is vaccinated, and that includes those who are taking care of our vulnerable family members and loved ones," Gov. Hochul said.

In New York, 84% of hospital workers are vaccinated. But Hochul said that's not enough.

"I will be signing an executive order to give me the emergency powers necessary to address these shortages where they occur," Hochul said during an appearance in the Bronx.

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The National Guard troops will fill in for understaffed hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes.

It isn't clear who will fill the jobs vacated by the National Guard troops.

According to CDC statistics, over 74% of Black NY residents are unvaccinated.

On Sunday, Gov. Hochul told the congregation at the Brooklyn-based Christian Cultural Center that the mRNA vaccine is God's answer to "our prayers."

"I prayed a lot to God during this time and you know what, God did answer our prayers," she said.

"He made the smartest men and women, the scientists, the doctors, the researchers — He made them come up with a vaccine. That is from God to us and we must say, thank you, God. Thank you."

Hochul urged the congregation to become her "apostles" by encouraging others to get their shots.

"I need you to be my apostles. I need you to go out and talk about it and say, we owe this to each other. We love each other. Jesus taught us to love one another and how do you show that love but to care about each other enough to say, please get the vaccine because I love you and I want you to live, I want our kids to be safe when they're in schools, I want to be safe when you go to a doctor's office or to a hospital and are treated by somebody, you don't want to get the virus from them. You're already sick or you wouldn't be there."

She added that the vaccinated are "the smart ones" and the unvaccinated "aren't listening to God and what God wants."

Hochul, who is a Democrat, became governor on August 24 after her predecessor, Andrew Cuomo, also a Democrat, resigned in disgrace.

Twitter responded to Hochul deploying the National Guard to replace experienced nurses and doctors.

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Alphonso David has been fired as the president of LGBT+ rights group Human Rights Campaign (HRC) after he refused to step down.

David stubbornly refused to resign after HRC wrapped an investigation into his role as former NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo's in-house legal counsel.

The investigation determined that David tried to discredit former Gov. Cuomo's sexual harassment accusers.

HRC also determined that David assisted Cuomo to cover up his crimes after he was accused of sexually harassing women.

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David, pictured with "Pose" star Dominique Jackson, insisted he did nothing wrong. He claimed the HRC's investigation "found no wrongdoing on his part."

David, who is openly ghey, took to Twitter on Sunday to proclaim his innocence in a lengthy email. He said he had been asked to resign but refused.

He claimed HRC wanted him to resign because he had become too much of a "distraction."

David said the board chairs were "bullying" him and seeking to "distract us from the truth."

Then on Tuesday, Sept. 7, the board chairs for HRC announced David's termination.

Read David's email below.

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Jonathan Owens, best known as gymnast Simone Biles' boyfriend, was among the players waived by the Houston Texans ahead of the upcoming season.

Owens, who was cut by the Arizona Cardinals in August 2019, signed with the Texans practice squad in 2020.

Rumor has it that Owens was cut because he spends too much time on social media with Biles and not enough time focusing on his game.

The 26-year-old safety was on the Texans practice squad for six weeks until he was called up again last January.

Owens and Biles recently celebrated their one-year anniversary. He is often seen kissing and cuddling with Biles in a plethora of social media photos.

The 24-year-old Olympic bronze medalist gushed about Owens to PEOPLE.

"I love watching him play because he has such a passion. He works so hard, so for him to be able to showcase that on the field is really exciting."

On Sunday, Biles shared photos of Owens during practice. She wrote, "watching #36 on game days is my favorite." He commented, "Your my favorite [sic]."

Since returning to the U.S. for the Tokyo Olympic Games, Biles has been catching up on quality time with Owens.

Fortunately, they will have a lot more time to spend together during the upcoming NFL season.
 
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Three women in Charlotte, NC claim they failed drug tests and lost their jobs after drinking a popular weight loss tea.

According to WSOC, the three Black women filed a class action lawsuit against Total Life Changes (TLC) company that makes the Iaso raspberry lemonade flavored tea.

The women claim the raspberry lemonade flavored tea contains THC, the main ingredient in marijuana.

One woman consumed the tea after seeing ads for TLC and talking to a friend who was selling the Iaso Tea.

After applying for worker's comp following an injury on her job, the woman was surprised when the company asked her how long she had been using marijuana.

"She was like, 'How long have you been using marijuana?' And I said, 'What? Marijuana? No, I don't do drugs. I'm an advocate. I'm in minister classes. I'm writing a book. I'm doing all of this positive stuff in my community."

She added: "I told him it says '0.0 THC.' This is what I've been taking. I do not do drugs. They escorted me to HR and HR took my badge and I'm in tears."

TLC's owner Jack Fallon told WSOC that third party manufacturers were to blame for the tainted tea.

"We use third-party manufacturers all over the world. We trusted them and obviously we got let down in some of these instances," he said.

TLC's website no longer states "0.0% THC." The product description now contains this added line: "We do not recommend use if you are subject to drug testing."

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A Louisiana woman was arrested for refusing to return $1.2 million, mistakenly deposited into her brokerage account, Nola.com reported.

Kelyn Spadoni opened a Fidelity Brokerage Services account about a month before the firm installed "enhancement" software.

Schwab intended to transfer $82.56 into Spadoni's Fidelity account, but she received a jackpot of $1,205,619 instead.

Schwab immediately noticed the error and a request was made to retrieve the funds from Fidelity. But Fidelity sent Schwab a "CASH NOT AVAILABLE" notification, indicating that Spadoni had already withdrawn the cash.

When attempts to contact Spadoni failed, Schwab notified her employer at the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. Spadoni worked there as a 911 dispatcher for four years.

Authorities discovered that Spadoni spent at least $48,000 on a 2021 Hyundai Genesis SUV. Investigators seized the vehicle and recovered about 75% of the stolen loot.

She was arrested and charged with theft valued over $25,000, bank fraud, and illegal transmission of monetary funds. Additionally, she was fired as a 911 dispatcher and is being held in jail on $50,000 bond.

Schwab has filed a lawsuit against Spadoni seeking the return of the remaining funds.

In the lawsuit, Schwab pointed out that Spadoni violated an agreement in the contract that states if a client receives an overpayment of funds, they are required to return the full amount.