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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 But Fidelity sent Schwab a "CASH NOT AVAILABLE" notification, indicating that Spadoni had already withdrawn the cash.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.

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ESPN fired NBA analyst and Boston Celtics legend Paul Pierce for attending a maskless party on his day off over the Easter weekend.

The Instagram live video shows the 43-year-old married father-of-three drinking at a party with exotic dancers.

The video shows Pierce getting a back rub from one busty dancer while another scantily clad woman was seen twerking on the floor behind him.

The room was full of ball players being entertained by the women.

"Oh my god," said a friend who watched Pierce's live-stream of the party. Pierce urged one absent dancer to fall through.

"Monica, you should be here. You could make some money, girl. Stop playing," he said.

None of the partygoers wore face masks. One vlogger suggested that the corporate media -- "Wanting to control athletes" -- will "demonize" Pierce for declining to comply with the political agenda.

The news that ESPN terminated Pierce's employment was first reported by Front Office Sports on Monday. Reps for Pierce declined to comment on Pierce's departure.

Pierce led the Celtics to an NBA title in 2008. He was named NBA MVP that season.

He joined ESPN full-time in 2018 after retiring from the NBA in 2017. Pierce was a regular on ESPN's sports programs, "NBA Countdown" and Rachel Nichols' show "The Jump."

On Monday night, he posted a video of himself laughing on Twitter with the message: "Big things coming soon stay tuned make sure u smile. #Truthshallsetufree."

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Sources have confirmed that Sharon Osbourne will not return to U.S. daytime show "The Talk" when it resumes production next month.

The British TV personality was let go after an on-air controversy with a co-host and allegations of racism.

Osbourne came under fire for her defense of fellow Brit newsman Piers Morgan's verbal attack on Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex.

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During the segment, co-host Sheryl Underwood, 2nd from right, suggested Morgan's comments about Markle were racist, but Osbourne, center, became upset, claiming Underwood's outburst inferred that she was a racist.

"I feel like I'm about to be put in the electric chair because I have a friend who many people think is racist, so that makes me a racist," Osbourne grumbled.

Osbourne later apologized on Twitter to "anyone of color that I offended and/or to anyone that feels confused, or let down by what I said."

On March 15, insiders said Osbourne would not return to the show and that producers were quietly interviewing Osbourne's replacement -- possibly Holly Robinson-Peete, who claimed Osbourne said she was "too ghetto" for The Talk.

Then actress Leah Rimini recalled that Osbourne referred to former colleague Julie Chen as "slanty eyes" and lesbian actress Sara Gilbert a "pu--y licker."

Osbourne vigorously denied the allegations and claimed she hired bodyguards due to "death threats".

"The Talk" is set to return to CBS on April 12.
 

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Earlier, it was reported that embattled "The Talk" co-host Sharon Osbourne was officially canceled.

Now more details have emerged about Osbourne's apparent bigotry.

According to actress Leah Rimini, Osbourne called former colleague Julie Chen "slanty eyes" and lesbian actress Sara Gilbert a "pu--y licker."

Remini told journalist Yashar Ali that Osbourne flew into a rage when she believed Chen was trying to take center stage on the show.

Remini recalled an outburst by Osbourne during the morning show's first season.

"I mean, who the f–k does slanty eyes think she is? She shouldn't be pillow-talking with our boss," Osbourne allegedly said — referring to Chen and her husband, Les Moonves, who was the head of CBS at the time.

Osbourne allegedly called out Gilbert for not doing anything about Chen. "Why won't the pu**y licker do anything about the wonton?" and "Why won't the fish-eater be part of this discussion? She's the f**king executive producer."

Osbourne's publicist, Howard Bragman, told Ali in a statement, "The only thing worse than a disgruntled former employee is a disgruntled former talk show host."

He said Osbourne was "kind, collegial and friendly with her hosts... inviting them to her home in the UK and other gestures of kindness too many to name."

He added: "She will survive this, as she always has and her heart will remain open and good, because she refuses to let others take her down."

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A law professor was fired from Georgetown University after she said Black students always performed at the bottom of her class every semester.

Professor Sandra Sellers made the statement during a Zoom meeting with a colleague on Feb. 21.

The colleague, Professor David Batson, was placed on administrative leave on Thursday for not correcting Sellers.

Dean Bill Treanor announced on Thursday that Sellers, 62, was let go after viewing the video that showed Sellers complaining about a Black law student.

"You know what? I hate to say this," she told Batson. "I end up having this angst every semester, that a lot of my lower ones are blacks."

She continued: "It happens almost every semester, and it's like, oh, come on. You know, we get some really good ones but there also usually some of them that are just plain at the bottom," Sellers said.

The Black Law Students Association said the student was the only Black person in the class this semester.

The prestigious law school was attended by former first daughter Tiffany Trump.

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Rapper T.I. won't be back for Marvel's third Ant-Man movie as new sexual assault allegations threaten to destroy his career

The Hollywood Reporter's sources claim the father-of-seven will not be returning as sidekick Dave in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.

The news comes after the rap star and his wife, Tameka "Tiny" Harris, were accused of sexual abuse by as many as 30 women.

On Monday, Mar. 1, an attorney representing 11 alleged victims accused the couple of crimes including sexual abuse, forced ingestion of illegal narcotics, kidnapping, false imprisonment, intimidation, assault and harassment.

The attorney, Tyrone A. Blackburn is asking authorities in California and Georgia to open criminal investigations into the Atlanta power couple.

T.I. and Tiny have strongly denied the accusations through their defense attorney, Steve Sadow, who writes: "Clifford (T.I.) and Tameka Harris (Tiny) deny in the strongest possible terms these unsubstantiated and baseless allegations. We are confident that if these claims are thoroughly and fairly investigated, no charges will be forthcoming."

Meanwhile, VH1 bosses suspended production of the reality TV show T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle last month, when the claims against the couple first came to light.

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A Kentucky police officer was let go from the police force on Friday for giving information to a Black Lives Matter organizer during protests last summer.

Officer Jervis Middleton was fired from the Lexington Police Department following a unanimous vote by the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council after a nine-hour hearing and two hours of closed deliberations, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported.

Middleton, who is Black, initially denied sharing information via text messages about police movements to his friend, BLM leader Sarah Williams.

The city obtained a search warrant that allowed access to Middleton's cell phone. He admitted his involvement with BLM when he was shown text messages exchanged between himself and Williams.

Middleton's lawyers argued that he shouldn't be fired because the information he shared with Williams didn't put officers in harm's way.

But, according to Lawofficer.com, once an officer is proven to be a liar they are useless as a witness in court.

Middleton claimed he was racially discriminated against by other officers who called him "boy" and "token boy." But the allegations were not investigated by the department because a formal complaint had not been filed.

Lexington Police Chief Lawrence Weathers said that while he understood Middleton's concerns, it didn't justify breaking the department's information-sharing policies.

Weathers, who is also Black, said race was not a factor in the recommendation to fire Middleton.

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Kalina Collier is looking for work after she was let go by her former employer, JetBlue, for allegedly faking her kidnapping in Jamaica.

Collier reportedly made up the elaborate hoax to avoid being quarantined after testing positive for Covid-19.

Collier posted several videos on social media, claiming that her positive Covid-19 tests were fraudulent because the Jamaican government wanted to hold her at a hotel for sex trafficking or organ trafficking purposes.

Foreigners who test positive after arriving on the Caribbean island are quarantined in a hotel at the government's expense until they test negative.

Collier arrived in Jamaica on January 28 and was scheduled to depart on February 1. She previously tested positive using a rapid antigen test.

Not satisfied with the result, she took another test 30 minutes later, which turned out negative.

The Jamaican Health Ministry's protocol for false positive tests is to take a PCR test, which is determined to be more accurate.

On Feb. 2, Collier's test came back positive, which led to the quarantine order.

But Collier took to Instagram, claiming she was being held against her will in an unknown location for sex trafficking purposes.

Among those she reached out to include YouTube star and social media influencer Amanda Seales, who took up Collier's cause.

Soon the hashtag #FindKalinaCollier was trending on social media, as family and friends claimed they couldn't locate her in Jamaica.

Collier recorded videos on her cell phone, saying she didn't know where she was, or the day or date. She also alleged there were cameras in her room watching her.

But social media users quickly identified the "cameras" as motion sensors and smoke detectors.

After the news media picked up the kidnap story, the hotel provided video to show that Collier was being picked up from the hotel every day in a Mazda car driven by her mother.

Collier's story soon unraveled and she was terminated by JetBlue. She was cleared to leave the island on Feb. 15 after quarantining for 14 days.

Jamaican residents were understandably outraged by her behavior.

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Translated: "This is what we have to resort to because she wants to draw Jamaica into the foolishness about kidnapping of a foreigner. We already have so much to deal with and this is what she picks??? Hurry up and go back to your country!!!!! Please and thank you."

Another wrote in Jamaican Patois:

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(Translated: "You shouldn't have rented her the vehicle. Make her walk back home. Who is she to kidnap?")

JetBlue officials issued an apology to the Jamaican government and to the Jamaican people for the "frustration and concern this incident has caused and reiterate our confidence in the health protocols Jamaica has put in place."
 

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NeNe Leakes denies being an unemployed reality TV star without a team.

The former "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star denied a report by blogger Love B Scott that she was dumped by her entire team because she was exceedingly difficult to work with.

"For all of you that are asking, emailing, in boxing, blogging, reporting etc. The ONLY statement i have... My team DID NOT let me go! No further statements at this time," she tweeted on Tuesday.

On Monday, Scott reported that NeNe, 53, was no longer represented by manager Steven Grossman, nor was she repped by ICM talent agency, and she was also dumped by her attorney Darrell Miller.

The report suggested that NeNe was being blacklisted after she took on Bravo Network for firing her last year. She also called Andy Cohen a racist.

On Monday, NeNe referenced both Grossman and Miller in a since-deleted-tweet.

"You can't turn on your teammate and get away with this @stevengrossman #DarrellMiller #Foxrothschild," she wrote. "Suppression, retaliation, discrimination, unequal pay, devaluation against black women is real, it’s painful and it hurts. I will fight for all women rights PS: FIX IT."

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Since being booted from RHOA, NeNe accused Bravo of discriminating against black women. She also accused Cohen of being racist. And in December, she urged her followers to boycott the network.

She claimed former co-star Porsha Williams is aware of the unfair treatment of women, but won't speak up because she feared "losing her check."

"I have numerous emails, text messages, RHOA group text, voice recording that go back yearsssss," NeNe tweeted. "I never got rid of anything! Fix your dirty work. Being a racist is so yesterday."

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NeNe Leakes is a former reality TV star without a team. Her agents, publicists and attorneys reportedly grew tired of her shenanigans and washed their hands of her.

NeNe took to Twitter on Monday morning to complain that there's a conspiracy against her.

In a series of tweets, NeNe claimed she was dropped by her manager, Steven Grossman and her former attorney, Darrell Miller of Fox Rothschild LLP.

"You can't turn on your teammate and get away with this @stevengrossman #DarrellMiller #Foxrothschild suppression, retaliation, discrimination, unequal pay, devaluation against black women is real, it's painful and it hurts. I will fight for all women rights PS: FIX IT."

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According to Lovebscott.com, NeNe is no longer represented by Grossman at Untitled Entertainment, or repped by ICM, and she has parted ways with lawyer, Miller.

NeNe, 53, is also no longer being represented by Jonesworks PR.

As you know, NeNe was unceremoniously fired by Bravo TV for insubordination on the set of Real Housewives of Atlanta.

According to B. Scott, Bravo execs grew tired of NeNe's sometimes violent behavior. NeNe has accused producer Andy Cohen of racism.

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