Showing posts with label SEXUAL ASSAULT. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SEXUAL ASSAULT. Show all posts

Monday, October 30, 2017


Bill Cosby

NY POST -- Disgraced comedian Bill Cosby is looking to take a $30 million loan against his Upper East Side townhouse to pay for his mounting legal bills as he faces a retrial for sexual assault.

Cosby, 80, is trying to take the $30 million hard money loan on his 12,000 square foot mansion as he hires a new legal team to represent him, “Page Six TV” revealed Wednesday.

He bought the six-story townhouse in 1987 for $6.2 million and reportedly spent another $1.2 million renovating it. Neighbors include Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece, Cantor Fitzgerald CEO and chairman Howard Lutnick, and billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, who spent 13 months in jail after pleading guilty to soliciting prostitution from an underage girl in 2008.

A source exclusively told Page Six, “Cosby is looking for a 30 million hard money loan against the house. Which means Cosby must be desperate because the banks won’t give him money. Hard money loans have high-interest rates and are usually repaid in a short time, such as a year.

“But the lenders aren’t keen to give Cosby the money because they don’t think he has enough equity. Also, the lenders believe if they foreclose on the house, that they may not sell it. Provenance and the history of a house is very important, and buyers would certainly be put off by the thought of what could have taken place in the house over the years, and that they’ll be sleeping in Cosby’s bedroom.”

The source speculated that Cosby may need money fast to pay his team of lawyers, after parting ways with at least four prominent lawyers – including Hollywood titan Marty Singer.

Now he has just hired famed Michael Jackson defense lawyer and frequent television legal expert, Tom Mesereau. Cosby’s new defense team that also includes ex-federal prosecutor Kathleen Bliss and Philadelphia’s Samuel W. Silver.

Cosby has been accused of sexual assault by more than 50 women. His first trial ended with a hung jury, and he now faces a retrial next spring.

Mesereau didn’t return calls and emails, Silver and Bliss didn’t immediately get back to us.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017



Ashley Judd

ABC News Anchor Diane Sawyer will have the first television interview with actress and activist Ashley Judd since she went public with her allegations about movie executive Harvey Weinstein.

‪The interview will air on Thursday, October 26 across ABC News including on “Good Morning America,” “World News Tonight with David Muir,” “Nightline,” ABC News Digital and ABC News Radio.

Monday, October 23, 2017



Harvey Weinstein With Wife Georgina Chapman

Harvey Weinstein is receiving both inpatient and outpatient treatment amid the numerous sexual assault and harassment allegations against him, E! News has learned.

A spokesperson for the producer confirmed the news to E! News on Saturday, following recent reports that he was seeking treatment.

"Mr. Weinstein is receiving inpatient as well as outpatient medical treatment for the next month or so," the spokesperson said.

No further details were given and the producer's whereabouts were not made known.

Over the past couple of week, at least 50 women have accused the produce of sexual misconduct and six of them, including Rose McGowan and Italian star and xXx cast member Asia Argento, say he raped her. Weinstein has apologized for past treatment of colleagues but denies allegations of non-consensual sex.

Police in Los Angeles, New York and London are investigating several sexual misconduct allegations. Weinstein has not been charged with a crime. The controversy has cost his him job, his marriage and many of his honors.

Last week, after reports say Weinstein was headed to rehab, paparazzi encountered him outside the Los Angeles home of one of his daughters.

"I'm hanging in, I'm trying my best," he said at the time. "Guys, I'm not doing OK but I'm trying."

"I gotta get help, guys," he said, as seen in a video posted on TMZ. "You know what, we all make mistakes, second chance I hope."

A day later, Weinstein was spotted in Arizona, dining with friends.

On Friday, a source told E! News that the producer was still in the state and "going to an outpatient center during the day" and staying at a hotel, adding, "He isn't taking things seriously at all and is more concerned about business and his next moves. He is just going through the motions with counseling and doesn't seem concerned at all about what's to come."

Weinstein has not commented.

TMZ reported that day that Weinstein had completed a one-week outpatient program to treat psychological issues and was leaving the state.

News of Weinstein undergoing inpatient treatment also comes a week after TMZ reported that authorities responded to a 911 call made by his daughter Remy to "say her dad was suicidal." Police told E! News they had arrived at the house in response to a "family disturbance" but could not confirm the call was about Weinstein.

A friend of Weinstein told Page Six that the producer is not suicidal, but "his heart is breaking for his kids."

Wednesday, December 30, 2015


Bill Cosby Shamed

AP-- Bill Cosby was arrested and charged Wednesday with drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home 12 years ago — the first criminal case brought against the comedian out of the torrent of allegations that destroyed his good-guy image as America’s Dad.

The case sets the stage for perhaps the biggest Hollywood celebrity trial of the mobile-news era and could send the 78-year-old Cosby to prison in the twilight of his life and pioneering career.

Prosecutors accused him of plying former Temple University employee Andrea Constand with pills and wine, then penetrating her with his fingers without her consent, while she was drifting in and out of consciousness, unable to resist or cry out.

She was “frozen, paralyzed, unable to move,” Montgomery County District Attorney-elect Kevin Steele said. In court papers, prosecutors said the drugs were the cold medicine Benadryl or some other, unidentified substance. Steele noted that Cosby has admitted giving quaaludes to women he wanted to have sex with.

Saturday, May 16, 2015


Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby is responding to questions about allegations of sexual assault for the first time in an exclusive interview with ABC News’ Linsey Davis.

The actor and comedian is in Alabama, where he is spreading his message of education, preparing to speak with students later today. Cosby, 77, admitted that he expects some backlash.

“I think that many of them may say, ‘Well, you are a hypocrite. You say one thing, you say another,’” he told Davis. “My point is, 'OK, listen to me carefully. I’m telling you where the road is out. I’m telling you where, as you drive, you are going to go into the water. Now, you want to go here or you want to be concerned about who is giving you the message?'”

More than 30 women have come forward in the past six months, some accusing Cosby of drugging or sexually assaulting them. His legal team has issued a number of denials. Cosby has never been criminally charged. Three of his accusers have filed a defamation lawsuit against him, which Cosby is trying to get dismissed.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014


Annalynne McCord

AnnaLynne McCord sat down for an in-depth interview with Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush, her first since revealing she was once sexually assaulted. AnnaLynne candidly recounted that fateful night but also provides insight on her childhood and her distorted views on what it meant to be in love.

Interview Highlights:

On how her religious upbringing affected her views on sex and why she decided to take her own virginity:

“I would go to hell if I ever had sex…I associated [sex] and this is probably tapping into what Sigmund Freud has always said, which is that everything in life is about sex except for sex and that's about power. And for me it was about power, it was about no one's gonna take this from me.”

On how her parent’s use of corporal punishment affected her view of what love was:

Those who love me hit me [AnnaLynn’s parents] was played over in my mind and acted out in my life time and time again in my formative years. So my brain was formed around this belief system. It was a core thought system. There was no question of whether it was right or wrong or made sense. It was just the way it was. That was just it…So I'm not enjoying it because it's not painful enough.