An Arizona woman who allegedly broke into a man’s home and hounded him with over 159,000 texts doesn’t get why she’s stuck in jail, USA Today reports.
“I just think it’s ridiculous,” says Jacqueline Ades. “I can’t believe that it turned into this. I can’t believe that I’m actually in jail over some text messages.”
Ades was arrested in April 2018 and charged with stalking and criminal trespassing after police say they found her bathing in the man’s Paradise Valley house. She had met him on the millionaire dating website Luxy, gone out once, and deluged him with texts including threats to eat his organs and wear his flesh. But in a jailhouse interview,she dismissed the texts as “these weird things.”
Image: Jacqueline Claire Ades
“Just, like, I was literally playing with my imagination and it turned out that that scared him,” she tells the Arizona Republic.
In March, two out of three mental-health experts deemed her mentally-restorable but unable to stand trial, so the trial was delayed by at least 60 days while psychologists work on her. She was offered a plea deal that would have given her freedom with time served and 10 years’ probation, but Ades says she didn’t think it was real. She also claims Walt Disney is an Illuminati member who flies a spaceship and abducted her.
Now she hopes a trial will lead to her eventual marriage to the man she met online.
“They’re going to say, ‘You’re not guilty and on top of it we, like, demand that you two get married,'” she says.
The US Navy is probing the case of an apparent camera hidden in the woman’s bathroom on the USS Arlington, NBC News reports.
A female Marine found it “in a head” on the amphibious warfare ship and turned it over in March, officials say, but little else is known—like what the camera had recorded and whether it shot stills or video.
“The Navy/Marine Corps team takes all reports of sexual harassment seriously, and are committed to thoroughly investigating these allegations and providing resources and care to victims of sexual harassment,” says Cdr. Kyle Raines.
The camera was discovered during a Mediterranean Sea operation during the Arlington’s current seven-month deployment in the Middle East and Europe, per Stars and Stripes. The case recalls a 2015 investigation into USS Wyoming sailors who secretly filmed more than 10 women undressing and showering on the ballistic-missile submarine; sailors then viewed the videos on their smartphones and an iPod touch, per the Navy Times.
A 2018 Rand Corp. report found that the Navy was the service with the highest chance of sexual harassment, and the only service with a 15% or higher chance of sexual assault at some installations, per Business Insider.
The actress, whose latest film A Star Is Born is tipped for Oscar success next month, said “as a victim of sexual assault myself” she was at a “dark time in my life” when she collaborated with Kelly.
Gaga, real name Stefani Germanotta, said that she wanted to “create something extremely defiant and provocative because I was angry and still hadn’t processed the trauma that had occurred in my own life”.
Writing on Twitter, she said: “The song is called ‘Do What U Want (With My Body)’, I think it’s clear how explicitly twisted my thinking was at the time.
If I could go back and have a talk with my younger self, I’d tell her to go through the therapy I have since then, so that I could understand the confused, post-traumatic state that I was in – or if therapy was not available to me or anyone in my situation – to seek help, and speak as openly and honestly as possible about what we’ve been through.
I can’t go back, but I can go forward, and continue to support women, men, and people of all sexual identities, and of all races, who are victims of sexual assault. – LADY GAGA
Gaga, 32, won a Golden Globe for A Star Is Born on Sunday and had been criticized for not breaking her silence over Kelly.
R Kelly is now under criminal investigation following the docuseries Surviving R Kelly, which unearthed untold stories of his ‘sex slaves’, according to reports.
The rapper is allegedly being criminally investigated in Georgia following the release of the Lifetime series, as TMZ claimed the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office opened an investigation into the claims made against Kelly this week.
The publication claimed the probe was launched over the past few days as a direct result of the series and ‘investigators have been reaching out to several survivors featured in the TV project’, including Asante McGee. They also added the attorney for Joycelyn Savage’s family has also been contacted after she was featured in the series.
The six-part Lifetime show started airing on Thursday 4 January, and unearthed shocking accusations of physical, mental and emotional abuse towards various women by the performer over the last 20 years.
It has since been claimed that Kelly plans to ‘sue everybody involved’, while vehemently denying claims of sexual misconduct and abuse.
Claims in the Lifetime series included his alleged sexual preference for underage women, allegations he kept a woman as a sex slave, and rumors that he had created his own ‘sex cult’ in which he would keep control of the women and their day-to-day lives.
In the documentary, backing singer Jovante Cunningham claims to have caught R Kelly having sex with singer Aaliyah when she was just 15 and he was 27. However, Aaliyah’s mother Diane Haughton has adamantly denied the accusation and said it was ‘lies and fabrications’.
Kelly does not appear in the documentary, and has continued to deny the claims made against him, even releasing a 20 minute song last year called I Admit in which he addressed the allegations.
R. Kelly has been accused of false imprisonment, sexual battery and “deliberate” transmission of sexual disease.
Image: R. Kelly
The R&B icon whose full names are Robert Sylvester Kelly was the subject of a new lawsuit in a Manhattan court on Monday (21 May) following his alleged failure to disclose a sexually transmitted disease before engaging in unprotected sex with his accuser.
A Dallas-based lawyer filed the lawsuit on behalf of his client, Faith Rogers, who claims she was 19 at the time Kelly “willfully, maliciously ad deliberately” infected her with herpes.
Rogers alleged she suffered sexual battery and was “physically, mentally and verbally” abused by the Grammy Award-winning artist. Kelly would often record Rodgers their sex sessions without her consent.
The accused person also kept Rogers locked in secluded areas to punish and exert control over her, according to Billboard.
Speaking on CBS This Morning with correspondent Jericka Duncan, the claimant said she was in a year-long relationship with R. Kelly before they “peacefully” called it quits. While the abusive relationship lasted, the “Hotel” singer ordered her to call him “daddy”.
‘He told me his goal was to teach me how to f*** like “a mature woman,”’she explained. ‘He also introduced me to other five women he described as “women he was raising.”’
Although Rogers had earlier accused Kelly of a sexual assault incident that caused her serious bodily harm, her statement that the Chicago-born songwriter and singer had plans of grooming her for his “sex cult,” was repeated.
The first lawsuit was registered in a Texas court in April, citing Kelly’s instances of “non-consensual oral and vaginal intercourse,” which are counted as a criminal act.
Rogers said she visited Kelly in his hotel room one “fateful day” and he decided to fly her to New York, where he was scheduled for a show. Both had sex, but the young woman said it was like a dream.
Her words, ‘I couldn’t talk. I just froze up…It was totally uncomfortable. He had an intimidating aura around him. You know? I just waited and prayed it’d be over soon.’
When Duncan asked if such incidents occurred more than once, Rogers affirmed it was a recurring experience.
According to Rolling Stone, Rogers filed the case in Dallas and New York because the sexual abuse incidents happened in both locations.
‘Unfortunately, the facts and background of this case are not unique,’the lawsuit adds. ‘This is a run-of-the-mill R. Kelly sexual abuse case.’
While Rodgers is reportedly seeking unspecified damages in the lawsuit, Apple and Spotify have removed R. Kelly’s songs from their online music streaming services as their response against the singer’s repeated cases of sexual molestation. His publicist, DJ and lawyer have all withdrawn their services from the 51-year-old music icon.
ABBC documentary “R Kelly: Sex, Girls and Videotapes,” released in March extensively uncovered the singer’s predatory sexual behaviors. His ex-girlfriend Kitti Jones attested that he forced her and other women to have sex with him in a “sex dungeon,” adding that the Sex Me singer also had a 14-year-old girl he was grooming for sex.
Since a female lawyer courageously shared her sordid experience in the hands of a sex predator, lots of South Korean women have stepped up with series of inspiring testimonies published on their #MeToo accounts.
The pitiable stories detailed accounts of groping and other acts of sexual misconduct they have suffered at the hands of men in positions of power.
According to a report from Korea Times, the prosecutor whose boldness instilled confidence in other women is named Seo Ji-hyun. She pointed accusing fingers on a former senior judge, claiming that he groped her during a funeral dinner in 2010.
In her statement, Ji-hyun said a group of senior judges in the Justice Ministry made efforts to suppress the truth, and later transferred her to a remote office.
The victim appeared on TV and spoke about her hardship. The highly emotional documentary sparked outrage around S. Korea, forcing the justice ministry to launch investigations into the matter. A special inspection team reportedly interviewed the sexual assault victim on Sunday.
Ji-hyun’s case sparked confessions from another female prosecutor who said last week that her then-immediate boss pestered her to let him escort her home after an office dinner in 2003, adding that on that day, he forcefully kissed her, sticking his tongue into her mouth in front of her home.
These allegations have emboldened other women to share their own stories.
Lee Hyo-kyung, a member of Gyeoggi Province’s legislature, wrote on Facebook last week that a member of the council dropped his pants in front of her while singing and dancing at a karaoke bar after a dinner with other members six years ago.
“I was the only woman present at the dinner, and I thought I would be ostracized if I took issue with it at the scene,” Lee said in the Facebook posting. “I posted this in support of the brave act of prosecutor Seo.”
Lee also said she has suffered verbal harassment by other council members.
The “me too” wave is also shedding a fresh light on a poem that Choi Young-mi wrote last year about the groping that she suffered at the hands of a senior poet 30 years older than her.
The poem, titled “Monster,” talks about how she ended up sitting next to the senior poet, notorious for groping young women, and suffered what she had feared. Choi also said in the poem that she later rose up against the senior poet after seeing him groping another women at a year-end party.
A Twitter account dedicated to rooting out sexual violence in literary circles posted a tweet calling for more such revelations. It was re-tweeted more than 1,400 times and an unidentified victim also posted a claim on the account that she had suffered sexual violence from a senior writer.
The “me too” wave has also hit the movie industry. Earlier this week, an association of female movie professionals called off the awarding of a prize to a woman director following revelations that she was indicted and convicted on charges of sexual violence against a female colleague.
An association of Korean movie directors also said it has decided to expel her from the organization.
The revelations came as the victim posted a piece of writing saying she’s joining the “me too” movement. The victim also wrote about how other people had tried to silence her and persuade her to drop the accusations.
Political circles are no exception to the “me too” wave.
Ryu Yeo-hae, a former member of the Supreme Council of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party, filed a lawsuit this week against the party’s leader, Hong Joon-pyo, claiming that Hong grabbed her hand against her will and insulted her.
Hong has vehemently denied the accusations.
During a parliamentary interpellation session Tuesday, Rep. You Seung-hee of the ruling Democratic Party took the podium of the National Assembly with a sign saying that she supports the “me too” campaign.
Rep. You Seung-hee of the ruling Democratic Party holds a sign saying that she supports the “me too” campaign during a parliamentary interpellation session on Feb. 6, 2018. (Yonhap)
Ordinary people have also increasingly been stepping forward with their “me too” accounts on Facebook and other social media.
A woman posted a lengthy piece of writing last week about how her graduate school professor repeatedly made unwanted sexual advances toward her. She also said another lecturer made inappropriate physical contact with her but her calls for help were ignored.
Similar accounts of sexual misconduct have ensued on the bulletin boards of colleges.
The public is overwhelmingly in support of the “me too” campaign.
According to a Realmeter survey conducted last Friday, 74.8 percent of the 501 respondents said they support the campaign while 13.1 percent voiced opposition.
Support was widespread across the age, region and other categories.
President Moon Jae-in has called for the creation of a work environment in which female workers may freely report any sexual abuse without having to fear negative consequences.
Uma Thurman has made a shocking revelation about her experience with Harvey Weinstein, the alleged sexual predator who prowled in Hollywood for years, shamelessly and fearlessly devouring women and leaving trails of pain and lifetime nightmares in their souls.
During her interview with the New York Times, Thurman showed great strength and courage, an act which has been embraced by dozens of women around the world.
Image: Uma Thurman
The Pulp Fiction actress did not only uncover details of the alleged sexual assault from Weinstein, she fulfilled her earlier promise to leave nothing behind during the long-awaited tell-all tale by pointing fingers at her former agency CAA of being “connected to Weinstein’s predatory behavior.”
Although she did not go further in the second part of her speech, Thurman did say that Quentin Tarantino could have done more to protect her from an accident during the making of Kill Bill, after she was forced to drive a car on a sandy twisty road for a scene.
To buttress her point on Quentin’s carelessness, the 47-year-old gave Maureen Dowd (NY Times representative) a footage of the crash.
In the article which was posted 3 February and released on today’s print edition, Thurman described being assaulted by an unnamed actor 20 years older than her when she was 16, and she not only details Weinstein’s sexual misconducts toward her, but her lingering memory of staying silent for so long.
It could be said that the Massachusetts-born actress could have come forward with these claims many years ago to save other women from the pains and agony. She understood and bemoaned her inability to make it public, noting that the daunting trauma has always been there.
“The complicated feeling I have about Harvey is how bad I feel about all the women that were attacked after I was,” Thurman said. “I am one of the reasons that a young girl would walk into his room alone, the way I did.”
She continued in her discussions with Dowd. “Quentin used Harvey as the executive producer of ‘Kill Bill,’ a movie that symbolizes female empowerment, and all these lambs walked into slaughter because they were convinced nobody rises to such a position who would do something illegal to you, but they do.”
Weinstein has long denied all allegations from his victims. He claims none of the women were raped, adding that all sex encounters were consensual.
Here’s a snippet of the article:
The first “attack,” she says, came not long after in Weinstein’s suite at the Savoy Hotel in London.
“It was such a bat to the head. He pushed me down. He tried to shove himself on me. He tried to expose himself. He did all kinds of unpleasant things. But he didn’t actually put his back into it and force me. You’re like an animal wriggling away, like a lizard. I was doing anything I could to get the train back on the track. My track. Not his track.”
She was staying in Fulham with her friend, Ilona Herman, Robert De Niro’s longtime makeup artist, who later worked with Thurman on “Kill Bill.”
“The next day to her house arrived a 26-inch-wide vulgar bunch of roses,” Thurman says. “They were yellow. And I opened the note like it was a soiled diaper and it just said, ‘You have great instincts.’” Then, she says, Weinstein’s assistants started calling again to talk about projects.
She thought she could confront him and clear it up, but she took Herman with her and asked Weinstein to meet her in the Savoy bar. The assistants had their own special choreography to lure actresses into the spider’s web and they pressured Thurman, putting Weinstein on the phone to again say it was a misunderstanding and “we have so many projects together.”
Finally she agreed to go upstairs, while Herman waited on a settee outside the elevators.
Once the assistants vanished, Thurman says, she warned Weinstein, “If you do what you did to me to other people you will lose your career, your reputation and your family, I promise you.” Her memory of the incident abruptly stops there.
Through a representative, Weinstein, who is in therapy in Arizona, agreed that “she very well could have said this.”
Downstairs, Herman was getting nervous. “It seemed to take forever,” the friend said.
Finally, the elevator doors opened and Thurman walked out. “She was very disheveled and so upset and had this blank look,” Herman recalled.
“Her eyes were crazy and she was totally out of control. I shoveled her into the taxi and we went home to my house. She was really shaking.”Herman said that when the actress was able to talk again, she revealed that Weinstein had threatened to derail her career.
After declaring they were ready to fight sexual harassment on university campuses, the Chinese authorities now appear to be seeking to contain a nascent Me Too movement.
On Jan. 14, the education ministry announced it had stripped the academic title of a professor at Beihang University in Beijing who is facing sexual harassment allegations. It said it will not tolerate activity that harms students and will look into setting up a robust mechanism to prevent sexual harassment.
A week later, more than 50 professors put their names to an online proposal calling for a detailed and strict set of rules to combat campus sexual harassment.
But a march planned that day from Beihang to the University of International Business and Economics, another school where a professor has faced accusations of harassment, was cancelled by organizers.
Organizers declined to say why it was called off, but three would-be participants said they were told by their school not to attend. Neither university would comment on the proposed march.
There has also been censorship of online postings supporting the Me Too movement, and some universities have warned students to tone down the campaign, according to women’s rights activists and students.
The authorities have been slowly acknowledging in state-media commentaries that there is a systematic problem of sexual harassment on Chinese college campuses.
On Jan. 7, the Chinese Communist Party’s paper, the People’s Daily, said victims of sexual harassment should be shown support if they go public with allegations. The Guangming Daily, another official party publication, said on Jan. 17 that the issue of sexual harassment in education cannot be ignored.
But while the issue of sexual harassment has become increasingly high-profile on campuses in China, there have — in contrast to the United States — been few public allegations of sexual harassment in other areas of Chinese society, including politics, business and entertainment.
A third of Chinese college students say they have suffered sexual violence or sexual assault, according to data from the China Family Planning Association released in 2016, with the most common allegations being that they were harassed with sexual language and forced to kiss someone or suffered inappropriate touching.
The catalyst for a Chinese Me Too-style movement came on Dec. 31 when Luo Xixi, a U.S.-based Chinese software engineer, published a blog post accusing Chen Xiaowu, a professor at Beihang, of sexual harassment.
In her post, Luo republished an account, originally run anonymously on the website Zhihu.com in October 2017, of an evening 12 years ago when she alleges Chen drove her to a house off campus, locked the door and tried to force himself upon her.
She said he relented when she started crying and said she was a virgin.
After conducting an investigation, Beihang said Chen was found to have sexually harassed students and was removed from his positions at the university. The education ministry stripped him of a title soon after.
In an interview with the Beijing Youth Daily published on Jan. 1, Chen said he had not broken any regulations and said the accuracy of the claims against him would be determined by the investigation. He has not spoken publicly since the investigation came to its conclusion.
Luo said in a phone interview that the responses of the university, state media, the ministry and the Chinese public have been overwhelmingly and unexpectedly positive.
She said the university initially had been slow to respond after she contacted them in October.
“They would take action bit by bit, saying that they have not yet had instructions from above, that there is no relevant law and regulation, that there is no precedent to follow,” she said.
But once her named post went viral and the People’s Daily ran a commentary supporting her decision to go public, Beihang was swift to take action. “I was very satisfied with the speed of progress afterwards,” she said.
The response is very different from some by the authorities in the recent past. In 2015, authorities detained five activists, later dubbed the “Feminist Five,” who were planning to defy government warnings to demonstrate against sexual harassment on public transport for International Women’s Day. The activists were released a month later.
A second recent allegation was made anonymously, also on Zhihu.com, against UIBE professor Xue Yuan, who was accused by the poster of having molested a student and ripped her clothing in university dormitories.
Xue has not responded publicly to the accusations.
UIBE launched an investigation into the accusations and it recalled Xue from overseas to aid in the probe, according to a statement from the university.
Women’s rights activists applauded the ministry’s moves against Chen and UIBE’s investigation of Xue as a positive first step, but say they worry that online censorship and the authorities’ fears of grass-roots movements causing social instability could prevent real change in dealing with sexual harassment at universities.
Students have in recent weeks posted open letters on social media calling for better prevention of campus sexual harassment. So far, there are more than 70, with hundreds of signatures.
But Zhang Leilei, a women’s rights activist, said that some of the letters on social media calling attention to the issue have been deleted. Reuters independently confirmed this was the case.
Chinese authorities regularly censor discussion of issues that might spur collective action. The country’s cyberspace regulator did not respond to a request for comment, the news outlet added.
“More than 10 universities have also summoned students to warn them against drawing too much attention to their complaints,”Zhang said.
Xiao Meili, an activist whose open letter early this month calling for better sexual harassment prevention at the Communication University of China has been used as a template by others, said authorities’ likely want to try to “stabilize” the movement.
“If there was no censorship, if students were not called in for talks with their teachers, then the movement would be much wider and the conversation would be deeper,”she said.
One university in northern China warned student authors of an open letter not to post publicly about their demands for better harassment prevention measures as they might bring “dishonor” to the school, one of the students said, asking that their name and their school’s not be used.
And an interview on harassment with Bai Benfeng, the head of Tsinghua University’s postgraduate student Communist Party organization, published on Jan. 22 by a university paper, had been removed by the following day.
Bai had said that Tsinghua, a top Chinese university, had a system where a single report of unethical behavior could jeopardize a teacher’s position, but that sexual harassment education was inadequate for both teachers and students.
Five Britons, among a a few other foreigners in Cambodia, were arrested near the country’s ancient Angkor Wat temples for provocative dancing.
The young British males who were seen showcasing their ‘pornographic’ dance moves with female tourists in public told reporters after the arrest that they had not committed any offense.
Police said they were remanded on indecency charges.
As shown in the pictures released by local news outlets, Cambodian authorities alleged that the offences occured near the sacred ancient temples of Angkor Wat located in the northwest.
Police in Siem Reap said the offenders will be held in prison until they are due to appear in court at a time to be announced.
The suspects, aged are between 19 to 35, include five Brtitish men who have given statements for their case to be tried in the provincial court.
Cambodiaexpatsonline.com, an expatriate website, is believed to have released the disgraceful images.
The group of men and women were seen lying down on the floor of an apartment building, with some of them shirtless, while others who appeared to be tourists watched with pleasure.
One of the prisoners said he had attended a villa party barbeque on Thursday at around 4pm (local time) when police conducted a selective arrest, adding that those who committed the “crime” were not the ones arrested.
‘We’re innocent. We don’t know why we’ve been arrested. We’re getting different stories from different people,’ the suspects said on the condition of anonymity.
‘Honestly, it was really confusing. Everyone was confused. They raided, rounded us up – there was about 80 to 100 people at this party, some of them were tourists. About 30 police officers participated in the raid
‘Our parents are doing what they can. It’s really just trying to keep a good vibe until we know the outcome.’
The Britons and other arrested foreigners were kept at a shocking, inhabitable, makeshift cell on Saturday and the stomach-churning environment caused some of them to vomit.
Vincent Harley Robert Hook, 35, Daniel Richard Leeming Jones, 30, Thomas Alexander Jeffries, 22, Billy Stevens, 21, and Paul Francis Harris, 32, were identified as the five British tourists.
Others in the group of 10 were Job Robertus van der Wel, from The Netherlands, 22, Canadians Jessica Drolet, of Ottawa, 25, and Eden Koazoleas, 19, of Alberta, were also arrested, along with David Nikolaus Aleksandr Ballovarre, of Oslo, Norway, 22, and Paul Martin Brasch, 32, of New Zealand.
Local authority said the competent authorities are preparing this case for the ‘culprits’ to face a quick trial.
If the suspects are found guilty, the laws of Cambodia say they could face up to 1 year in prison. However, it is heartbreaking to know that due to the country’s sluggish judicial system, the prisoners may not be arraigned in six month’s time.
Officials from the UK Foriegn Office said they’re providing assistance to their compatriots who are now permitted to sleep on the floor of an office at the police station instead of the dirty cell.
The alleged ‘provocative dancers’ have been offered pizza and better food to eat while awaiting trial, and they’re grateful to the police for showing understanding.
Photos of the offending tourists were taken by one of those present at the scene. One of them may have released the exhibits to cambodiaexpatsonline.com
A total of 8 men and 2 women have been remanded for further investigations, and police say it is inconsequential whether they had indulged in actual sex or not.
A woman who once had an ambition to become one of Hollywood’s famous actresses has made claims against Steven Seagal, who she said had forced himself on her at a wrap party for the film On Deadly Ground.
Image: Steven Seagal
The 43-year-old woman named Regina Simmons said Seagal raped her, even with the picture of his wife lying there on his bed.
“I couldn’t move,” the mother-of-two who was 18 at that time said on Friday, adding that she had to focus on the picture while Seagal had his way.
During an interview that aired on NBC’s Megyn Kelly Today, Regina described shecalled the alleged assault as “very predatory, very aggressive and traumatizing”.
She told the host: “I immediately asked him where everyone else was and he said that everyone had left and he wanted to show me something and took me into what seemed to be a bedroom.
“He closed the door and tried to kiss me and took my clothes off and before I knew it he was on top of me.
“I couldn’t move. I just completely froze and even felt like I left my body. I know I was crying.
“Everything seemed pretty quick, there was not a lot of time to process what had happened.
“I was only there to network and meet with industry people and it completely caught me off guard.”
Simons said she was surprised to find that she was the only one invited to Seagal’s 1993 party to celebrate the end of filming because she had been an extra.
During the alleged attack, Simons said she remembers looking at a photo of Seagal and “the lady from ‘Weird Science.’” At the time, Seagal was married to Kelly LeBrock, who starred in “Weird Science.”
Simon said she reported her allegations to Beverly Hills, California police, where the incident occurred.
She is not the first woman to have accused the 65-year-old actor of sexual misconduct.
Jenny McCarthy said the action star sexually harassed her during a 1995 audition, while Portia de Rossi and accused Seagal of unzipping his pants during an audition. In addition, Rachel Grant also told stories of how the man asked her to undress.
A Seagal spokesman denied McCarthy’s accusations to The Daily Beast although she had also told the same story to Movieline in 1998.
Media reports confirm the unnamed teenager included Stallone’s bodyguard, Michael De Luca, as part of the threesome. The incident took place in July 1986.
“It’s one thing to go after me. But they really attack the innocent — the people that are going along with their lives, their reputations are sullied by this,” Stallone said, making reference to his wife Jennifer Flavin and their daughters.
The couple share three girls: Sophia Rose (1996), Sistine Rose (1998), and ScarletRose (2002).
“They are carrying the burden of a lie for the rest of their lives. Cruel is cruel. You don’t have to make things up,” he added.
According to The Daily Mail, De Luca, who died in 2013, forced the teenager to perform oral sex on her, then penetrated her, and that Stallone “made her give him oral sex.”
Stallone threatened her afterward, the report says, adding that he and and De Luca threatened the raped teenager using their marriage as a reason she should keep the incident a secret or have them “beat her head in.”
A police report on the case also noted that the teen ultimately declined to seek charges against Stallone and De Luca because she felt “humiliated and ashamed” in addition to being “scared.”
“No one was ever aware of this story until it was published today, including Mr. Stallone,” the action star’s spokesperson Michelle Bega said in a statement provided to TheWrap.
“At no time was Mr. Stallone ever contacted by any authorities or anyone else regarding this matter.”
The famous actor who is popularly known as John Rambo has consulted his defense lawyers. His wife, Flavin, is a co-owner of Serious Skin Care, a company which sells beauty treatments and cosmetics via the Home Shopping Network.
No woman ever wishes to be raped in the actual sense of it, and even those with bizarre sexual fantasies would admit trembling in fear if they ever had to face sexual assault from the American actor and filmmaker, Sylvester Stallone, who is popularly known as “John Rambo”.
The famous Hollywood actor was recently accused by a woman who said she raped her in the 1990s during a meeting in his office.
Image: Sylvester Stallone
According to a report from TMZ, the accuser has filed a case at Santa Monica police station.
Prior to the news surfacing in the media, Stallone denied forcing himself on any woman.
John Rambo’s lawyer, Martin Singer, told newsmen that his client spent only three days with the “rape victim” in 1987 during a movie shoot in Israel.
However, the legal representative stressed that both movie partners never hooked up again in the 90s as the woman claims, adding that Stallone did not rape her. The actor has now filed a counter police complaint against fer for an alleged defamation of character.
This ongoing sexual abuse case marks a second of such against Stallone, who was also indicted earlier this year by a 16-year-old girl. The accuser said she engaged in a threesome with the double Academy Awards winner and his bodyguard after the first accused person invited her to his hotel suite in Las Vegas.
According to the teenager who said she was not interested in pressing charges, they had an orgy while producing the movie titled Over the Top. Local authorities said they had no choice but to drop the case as Stallone’s alleged rape victim wished.
The action man’s spokesperson denied all accusations, making reference to it as a “ridiculous” and “categorically false story.”
Police in Santa Monica, California, are currently investigating the most recent sexual misconduct case filed against Stallone by the 50-year-old actress who first went public with the news mid-November.
Although the statute of limitations has long expired, officials are reportedly looking into the story and will present any evidence to the District Attorney’s Office, where prosecutors will then decide whether or not to press charges.
Sexual assault or battery complaints are typically only investigated if they are filed within 10 years of the alleged incident taking place. In this case, sources tell TMZ the current climate regarding sexual misconduct, particularly in Hollywood, has made them reconsider this particular one.
Stallone was spotted at his attorney’s office on 22 December in preparation for the legal battle. The Creed actor and his civil lawyer, Singer, have hired a criminal defense lawyer to lend a helping hand with the case despite vehement denials on the rape allegation.
Although there are wide speculations that more members of the parliament may quit their jobs sooner that later, the minister appears distraught with these unexpected exits from the Downing Street.
In a letter which she addressed to a Priti Sushil Patel, the minster unbelievably forgot her own name; a clear sign that governance can be a terrible job, even by her own standards.
According to an update from The Spectator, here’s a copy of the letter from May to Priti:
Priti, 45, is a British politician who has represented Witham constituency in Essex since 2010 as a Member of Parliament (MP). She is regarded as a Thatcherite for being ideologically on the Conservative Party’s right-wing.
Priti, who was born in London by a Ugandan Indian migrant family, resigned after it was revealed that she held secret and unauthorized meetings with the Israeli government. The private holiday meetings were said to be in breach of the UK ministerial code.
Her political opponents have criticized her for favoring tobacco and alcohol industries. She also angered critics by co-authoring an economic treatise, Britannia Unchained, which suggested that British workers were lazier than those of other nations.