MORE HARVEY WEINSTEIN SEX SCANDAL: FORMER FOX NEWS SPEAKS OUT AS ‘LADIES OF HOLLYWOOD’ DEAFENING SILENCE CONTINUES
Former Fox News reporter Lauren Sivan claims that Hollywood mogul and top Democrat Party contributor Harvey Weinstein masturbated into a plant pot in front of her after cornering her in a New York restaurant
( Daily Mail ) Former Fox News reporter Lauren Sivan told The Huffington Post on Friday that the influential producer once trapped her in the hallway of a restaurant during a private event and masturbated in front of her until he ejaculated.
‘Well, can you just stand there and shut up,’ Weinstein allegedly told the anchor before he carried out his sex act.
Sivan’s accusations come just one day after The New York Times published a bombshell story detailing Weinstein’s decades long pattern of allegedly harassing women.
Sivan claims the incident happened more than a decade ago, when she was an anchor on Long Island 12, a local news broadcast.
The former TV journalist said she remained silent over the years out of fear of retaliation due to Weinstein’s clout in the media industry.
According to Sivan, the incident occurred at a Manhattan nightclub called Socialista, connected to the well-known Italian restaurant Cipriani in 2007.
‘Ladies of Hollywood your silence is deafening’: Actress Rose McGowan lashes out amid Weinstein sex abuse scandal – but doesn’t confirm she was paid 100k in settlement with the mogul
( Daily Mail ) Rose McGowan has voiced her pent-up frustration toward Hollywood actresses who have yet to speak out amid the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal.
The actress, 44, who is one of Weinstein’s accusers, took to her Twitter page Friday evening to share some careful words to her famous comrades, writing: ‘Ladies of Hollywood, your silence is deafening.’
In October of last year, the ‘Charmed’ starlet came forward with claims saying she had been raped by an unnamed studio executive. In a tweet, she posted the hashtag #WhyWomenDontReport.’
She further explained: ‘Because my ex sold our movie to my rapist for distribution,’ followed by, ‘A (female) criminal attorney said because I’d done a sex scene in a film I would never win against the studio head.’
McGowan has yet to confirm the circulating New York Times report suggesting she was paid $100,000 in settlement by Weinstein following an undisclosed incident from the mid-1990’s.
STEPHEN PADDOCK UPDATE: HUNT FOR PROSTITUTE, GIRLFRIEND ‘NERVOUS AND JITTERY’ AROUND HIM, HAD A ‘GUN ROOM’
- Adam Le Fevre: “Marilou very nervous and jittery around Steve.’
- Police: Mystery woman seen with Stephen Paddock before the massacre was a prostitute
- Adam Le Fevre :Paddock had a “gun room” at his Mesquitw house
Hunt for Stephen Paddock’s call-girl: Police say mystery woman seen with gunman before the massacre was a prostitute
( Daily Mail ) A US official says investigators believe the Las Vegas shooter may have hired a prostitute in the days before the shooting, and they are interviewing other call girls as they look for clues into his motive.
The official said on Friday that prostitutes are among the hundreds of leads they are pursuing as part of their investigation into Stephen Paddock.
The official, who was briefed by federal law enforcement officials, wasn’t authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
( 9 News ) An Australian former friend of Las Vegas mass shooter Stephen Paddock has spoken of his horror as he watched the chilling bodycam footage of police on the scene, for the first time.
Adam Le Fevre spoke to A Current Affair in a world exclusive interview, offering his insight and experience of Paddock, who he met several times in recent years
He said he did not see the relationship between Ms Danley and Paddock as “loving”.
“I saw him talk to her abruptly and Liza (Werner, Ms Danley’s sister) and I away from them questioned whether everything was alright with them,” he said.
“Marilou, a lovely woman, seemed very nervous and jittery around Steve.
“He would talk to her in a condescending way and while I was concerned I thought it was part of his nature.”
Mr Le Fevre came to know Paddock after joining him on a trip to Las Vegas and travelling with him on two occasions to the Philippines in recent years.
As well as holidaying with Stephen Paddock and Marilou Danley in Las Vegas, Mr Le Fevre also visited their home in the nearby Nevada town of Mesquite.
He said Paddock had a “gun room” at the house and became defensive when Mr Le Fevre asked him casually about the US constitutional right to bear firearms.
LUNACY! CONFEDERATE MONUMENT REMOVAL COSTS: $260,000 – $800,000 PER STATUE, $17 MILLION POLICE OVERTIME
- San Antonio confederate statue cost to take down: $258,680
- Councilman: ‘We’ve already incurred $17 million in police officer overtime’
- Dallas recently removed a statue of Robert E. Lee for around $450,000
- Confederate monument at Pioneer Park in downtown Dallas : $800,000
( Fox News ) As cities across the country continue to debate and, in some cases, remove Confederate monuments from their municipalities, the costs are piling up for taxpayers.
In San Antonio, which removed its lone confederate monument last month from Travis Park, city officials found out Monday in a memo it cost $258,680 to take down that statue.
The memo, obtained by Fox San Antonio, showed it cost $147,775 for a third-party company to remove and transport the monument, $103,809 for police staffing, including officer overtime, fencing, barricades, and surveillance cameras. There was an additional charge of about $7,000 to cover replanting costs
Some city council members, however, felt they were misled by the final total of removal costs.
“Being told directly to my face by a city director that this was $150,000 and no more, then to see this — I think that deserves further research,” Councilman Greg Brockhouse said.
Brockhouse said in a separate interview with KENS-TV it made “absolutely no sense” to go over the original amount.
“There was no way this item was budgeted for, there was no way this item was put in there,” he said. “We’ve already incurred $17 million in police officer overtime. So this was an overtime situation that was generated as a result of the statue. There was no way it was budgeted or a part of the chief’s budget.”
The Dallas Confederate Task Force Committee recommended last month at its final meeting the removal of the Confederate monument at Pioneer Park in downtown Dallas next to the convention center.
The monument in park cemetery was built in 1896, and has a Confederate soldier atop a six-story tower surrounded by four Confederate leaders. Moving it will cost an estimated $800,000, FOX 4 News reported.
An analysis of 3,000 stories during the first 100 days of his presidency across 24 different media organizations found that reporting on Trump has been the most negative compared to other presidents over the past 25 years.
The research shows that only 5 percent of media reporting during the period was positive. 62 percent of the stories were negative, and 33 percent were neither positive nor negative.
By comparison, coverage of President Barack Obama during the same time period was 42 percent positive, and 20 percent negative. For President George W. Bush the number was 22 percent positive, and 28 percent negative. And for President Bill Clinton it was 27 percent positive, and 28 percent negative.
The study also revealed that most media coverage of Trump focused on his character traits rather than policy
Only 31 percent of all stories published on Trump focused on policy issues, compared to 50 percent for Obama, 65 percent for Bush, and 58 percent for Clinton.
“The evaluations of President Trump were far more negative and less positive than those of his predecessors,” wrote the Pew Research Center.
Parents in a Wyoming school district are outraged that an answer on a multiple choice test included this option: “Shooting at Trump.”
The first question on a quiz posted online by a Jackson Hole High School teacher asked what the occasion was in which “Napoleon has the gun fired.”
“He was shooting at Trump” is listed as the first choice of four, according to the quiz.
Angry parents complained to Teton County school district officials, and the quiz has been taken down.
“I had to read it two times,” parent Jim McCollum said, according to the Jackson Hole News and Guide. “I was like, ‘Are you kidding me?'”
District officials said they learned about the quiz Thursday and called the Trump answer “inappropriate.” They are now “investigating and verifying the information.”
Stephen Paddock IRS records reveal the gunman was a professional gambler and made more than $5 million in 2015.
In addition to his frequent forays into casinos and gun shops, the Las Vegas shooter took 20 cruises, many of them in Europe and the Middle East, investigators have learned.
STEPHEN PADDOCK UPDATE: DHS IN ‘FULL FORCE’ IN MANDALAY BAY, FBI MISLED PUBLIC – PLUS GAG ORDER, PHONE CHARGER, ANOTHER ASIAN WOMAN STORIES
Stephen Paddock update: DHS ‘full force’ in Mandalay Bay, FBI misled public on car license plate # and check-in date, FBI gag order on hotel employee, Paddock’s mysterious young Asian woman, phone charger not his
A phone charger that does not match with Stephen Paddock’s cellphones was found in his Mandalay Bay hotel suite
NBC News reports:
Investigators are trying to nail down whether anyone else was in the hotel suite reserved by the Las Vegas gunman during the time he was registered there, multiple senior law enforcement officials briefed on the investigation into the shooting told NBC News.
The investigators are puzzled by two discoveries: First, a charger was found that does not match any of the cell phones that belonged to Stephen Paddock, the man who killed himself inside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino after sending a barrage of bullets down on a crowd of 22,000 people below.
Independent Citizen journalist Laura Loomer breaking news on Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock investigation: