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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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A new op-ed by Frank Furedi, a sociology professor and author, explores the link between men "shunning” sex, the MeToo movement and the "feminization" of young men.

Furedi notes that "Celibacy has become the new normal," as studies show the number of sexually inactive males is increasing.

A survey published by the American Medical Association (AMA) finds that sexual inactivity is increasing among men aged 18 to 24.

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1 in 3 young men reported no sexual activity during the past year.

One expert theorized that young men are having less sex because they are taking longer to grow up. Young men are preoccupied, perhaps with video gaming, social media or other young men.

Others say the decline of sexual activity is due to the economic insecurity many young people face.

They blame the "feminization" of young men in cultural and social life. The MeToo movement, for example, encourages a "defensive and anxious approach towards dealing with women."

The MeToo movement serves as a constant reminder of the inferiority of identity. This sentiment is most strikingly expressed through the negative qualities associated with the term ‘white man’. In these circumstances, it is not surprising that many men become hesitant and defensive in their relations with women. Defensiveness can lead to adopting the strategy of avoiding disappointment through disengagement from sexual interaction. Source

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#MeToo founder Tarana Burke reveals her fiancé has tested positive for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

In a long Twitter thread on Thursday, Burke shared that her fiancé tested positive for the virus.

"I went back and forth about talking about this but my partner has Covid and the last two weeks of my life have been some of the scariest. The reason why I'm sharing is because I've read so much information but the most informative has been first person accounts of folks with it."

Burke, who won't reveal her fiancé's name, added that she and her partner were both exposed to the virus in mid-March because he is an essential employee who works with the homeless.

"It took about three days to figure out that we were probably dealing with Covid," she said. "In 3 days he went from feeling a little weak to 101.5 fever. Along with the fever he had something we had not read about: sensitive skin. His skin felt like it was burning - even when he barely had a fever of 99+."

Burke said they both went to the ER where they received Covid-19 tests and he was treated for dehydration and elevated blood sugar. "He was positive and I was negative," she said.

She described nursing her fiancé back to health. Burke said the doctor told her partner to stay inside for seven more days until the virus had run its course.

"...the doctor instructed him to stay inside at least 7 more days to be sure he's all the way through it. I would also suggest to let it run its course. He started trying to work out again and nearly fainted! Anyway, please stay safe and do your best not to get it at all."

Read Burke's Twitter thread here.
 

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I’ve kept my relationship relatively private for a lot of reasons. So much of my life is public now that it’s nice to have something just for us. Also, years ago I went ‘public’ with another relationship and was so embarrassed when it ended and I was faced with questions about it. When I got these pictures back I so loved them because they capture us at our best - carefree and in love. We took them on Highbridge, the oldest bridge in NY located in the Bronx neighborhood of the same name where we both grew up. It was a beautiful afternoon filled with beautiful, Black love. When I showed one of my girls and shared that I was debating going public she said “Black love is to be celebrated” and that resonated with me. So today I’m celebrating my love and all of the love spread from my timeline across the world. Happy Valentine’s Day ? #abronxtale ? - @strangebirdproductions ?

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Eddie Murphy isn't going easy on the #MeToo movement when he returns to the stage as a standup comedian next year.

According to WENN.com, Murphy doesn't plan to change his stand-up comedy sets in light of the #MeToo movement. Murphy says his material has always been controversial and subject to a high level of scrutiny.

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The Me Too movement was founded in 2006 by activist, community organizer and sex assault victim Tarana Burke (above) to combat sexual harassment and sexual assault.

The 58-year-old actor and comedian will return to host sketch TV series Saturday Night Live, where he got his big start 35 years ago. Murphy will host SNL on December 21 before heading out on the road in 2020.

Reflecting on his return to the stage for the first time in three decades, the Beverly Hills Cop star told the Wall Street Journal's WSJ magazine that he is used to a heightened level of scrutiny.

He previously had to apologize to certain special interest groups for some of his comedy material, but not everybody will get the same white glove treatment.

Murphy he won't be apologetic for offending the easily offended.

"Before there was the #MeToo movement, all this stuff that's going on, the woke stuff, whatever y'all are calling it. People would talk s**t, get bent out of shape," he said.

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"I had to apologize for stuff. And that was, you know, 30 years ago," said Murphy, who is currently engaged to 40-year-old Paige Butcher, the mother of his two youngest children.

"Now everybody gets treated the same way. But it's not like I'm looking at it like, 'Oh, now I don't know if I can do stand-up because it's changed'. It's like, it changed for everyone else."

He added: "So when I put my stuff together, I ain't stepping on nobody's toes, giving nobody reasons to picket me and all that s**t."

Explaining how he plans to test out his new material before he heads out on the tour, Eddie added: "I'm just going to pop up and do the comedy clubs. And try to get my s**t together.

Last week, the star told late-night host Stephen Colbert it was former U.S. President Barack Obama who inspired his return to comedy, after Barack asked him, "When are you going to do stand-up again?" in 2015.

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Tariq Nasheed is not pleased that Jemele Hill used her ESPN platform to trash Black men. He is also at odds with #MeToo founder Tarana Burke for saying Black men are predators.

So when the former ESPN anchor and #MeToo activist dissed Tariq in her podcast, Tariq went IN on Twitter and Instagram.

"Y'all wanna come at me saying there's a movement against Black men?" said Burke. "Let's talk about reality; you're repeating something that Tariq said."

In his response, Tariq pointed out that Burke confirmed her family is non-ADOS from the Caribbean.

"Tarana Burke was on Jemele Hill's podcast & finally admitted that she is non-Ados, and her parents are Caribbean. This explains all of her vitriol toward Foundational Black Americans. Tarana mentions me by name, & Jemele Hill takes a lil’ jab at me in this clip#IseeYou".

"Her Caribbean upbringing [a] has a lot to do with her view of men. Our cultural experiences are not the same," tweeted one user.

"And that's why Becky stole her movement," wrote another user.

Tariq didn't appreciate Burke dropping his name - and neither did his followers, who dug up an old tweet in which Burke disparaged Black men for their "predatory behavior."

"Why is it MY job to go after white men?" she tweeted.
 


 

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Lupita Nyong'o is praising the presence of intimacy coaches on sets during love scenes. The Black Panther star tells Vanity Fair magazine she's glad sexism and abuse are now hot topics in Hollywood, but she believes Hollywood can be "oversensitive" to sexism in the wake of the #MeToo and Time's Up movements.

That's why she's praising the inclusion of intimacy coaches on movie sets to help actors feel comfortable during sex scenes.

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"I'm quite happy that there is that kind of extreme change, and hopefully we find equilibrium as we move forward," the 36-year-old explained.

Nyong'o says intimacy coaches are now more commonplace on movie sets.

"In the past, when it came to physical combat, there were always consultants on set, but when it came to intimacy there was never, ever somebody present to help actors navigate that," she adds. "Now you have that, which I think is a great inclusion, and ensures that those kinds of abuses don't happen."

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As for her own real life love scenes, the bisexual star closely guards her love life, despite fans speculating over her rumored relationships with actress Tessa Thompson and singer/actress Janelle Monáe (pictured right).

"I feel like there's parts of myself that I care to share and then there are parts that I don't," Lupita explains of her desire to keep her personal life private.

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"Hurricane" Dave Smith was fired as VP of programming and operations at Urban One Atlanta amid #MeToo allegations, according to an inside source. Smith's duties at Urban One Atlanta included overseeing syndication operations for Rickey Smiley and others as well as radio stations in Raleigh, Charlotte and Richmond, according to AJC's TV & Radio Talk.

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