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Franken Issues Apology After Accusation of Forcible Kissing and Groping a woman

Senator Al Franken, Democrat of Minnesota, during a Judiciary committee hearing last month.

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Al Drago for The New York Times

Leeann
Tweeden

Did you know another victim claims sexual harassment which has reached the Senate
on Thursday, when a radio newscaster accused Al Franken, Democrat of
Minnesota, of kissing and groping her without consent during a 2006
U.S.O. tour of the Middle East before he took public office?

Did you know that Mr.
Franken, immediately released an apology to the newscaster,
Leeann
Tweeden, who said that Mr. Franken forcibly kissed her during a
rehearsal and groped her for a photo as she slept?

Did you know that Ms. Tweeden’s also presented evidence, including a photograph of Mr. Franken, his
head turned toward the camera, with his hands placed over Ms. Tweeden’s
breasts as she slept?

Did you know that according
to account, Mr. Franken wrote a bawdy script that
included a kiss for the two to perform onstage. When it came time to
rehearse the skit, she wrote, Mr. Franken insisted on kissing despite
her protestations?
 
Did you know that Ms. Tweeden said “I
immediately pushed him away with both of my hands against his chest and
told him if he ever did that to me again I wouldn’t be so nice about it
the next time,” Ms. Tweeden wrote. “I walked away. All I could think
about was getting to a bathroom as fast as possible to rinse the taste
of him out of my mouth”“I felt disgusted and violated,” she added.
Ms.
Tweeden said that no one else witnessed the kiss, and she did not tell
the tour’s organizers. She said Mr. Franken retaliated against her with
insults and, she learned after the trip ended, the compromising
photograph?
Ms.
Tweeden said the photograph was taken while she was asleep on a flight
back to the United States from Afghanistan and that she saw it only
later, after the trip ended.

Did you know that Ms. Tweeden, a former model, said that
women were too often blamed for provoking male aggression based on
their looks or clothing?


Did you know that even
before the accusations against Mr. Franken, lawmakers in both the
Senate and House had moved to begin mandatory anti-harassment training
for all Capitol Hill employees and interns?
Did you know that Ms.
Tweeden’s story came one day after Ms. Speier and four other lawmakers,
including Rep. Ryan Costello, Republican of Pennsylvania, and Rep.
Bruce Poliquin, Republican of Maine, introduced legislation to overhaul
the way sexual harassment and assault are reported in Congress?
Lisbeth
Kaufman

Did you know that Congressional
aides, attorneys and lobbyists say the existing system is convoluted,
and has long been stacked against those wishing to speak out against an
abuser: The current process requires nondisclosure agreements and can
take up to six months before a formal complaint is filed?

Did you know that the
proposed legislation would make anonymity optional, as well as require
lawmakers to reimburse the U.S. Treasury for paying out any settlements
to victims?
Did you know that Lisbeth
Kaufman, who worked for Mr. Franken during his first term while she was
in her mid-20s, said Mr. Franken never behaved inappropriately in the
office to her knowledge, and recalled him as a focused and intelligent
lawmaker?

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Did you know that Gustav Åhr, known by his stage name Lil Peep November 15, 2017 died in Tucson, Arizona he was 21?

Lil Peep performing in the Marlin Room at Webster Hall in New York, in April.

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Chad Batka for The New York Times

Did you know that Gustav
Åhr, known by his stage name Lil Peep November 15, 2017 died in Tucson, Arizona he was 21?

Did you know that Lil Peep was an American singer and
rapper and his songs such as “White Wine”, “Benz Truck”, and “The Way I See Things”
have each gained over 4 million views on YouTube?
Did you know that Lil
Peep, who over the last two years emerged as one of pop music’s
brightest and most promising young talents, blending the urgency and
dexterity of contemporary hip-hop with the raw, serrated sentimentality
of emo?
Did you know that Lil
Peep was born on November 1, 1996, and was raised in the
town of Long Beach, on Long Island, the son of a college professor
father and an elementary schoolteacher mother?
Did you know that when Lil Peep moved to
Los Angeles he began pursuing music in earnest, posting first on YouTube
and eventually on the streaming platform SoundCloud, finding a rabid
following?

Did you know that Peep put out his first mixtapes in 2015, and last year, he
released two, “Crybaby” and “Hellboy,” that marked him as a potent,
forward-looking synthesizer of styles with an uncanny knack for pop
songcraft?

Did you know that many
of Peep’s songs were recorded in his bedroom when he was living on Los
Angeles’s Skid Row?

Did you know that when Peep’s toured earlier this year, he

recreated that bedroom on stage, using the actual mattress?

Did you know that Lil Peel struggled with drug use and suicidal impulses dating back to
his teenage years, he told The Times?

Did you know that Lil Peep said that his fans told him“They
tell me that it saved their lives,” he said, describing what his fans
told him about his music. “They say that I stopped them from committing
suicide, which is a beautiful thing.”
“It’s great for me to hear,” he continued. “It helps. It boosts me, because music saved my life as well.”?
                                                                       

                             White Wine

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Did you know that District Attorney Jody Warner,’was terminate from she job after she verbally attacked an Uber driver for getting lost?’

Uber driver Shaun Platt

Did you know that Dallas Uber
driver Shaun Platt, 26, made audio recording in which Assistant
District Attorney Jody Warner could be heard hurling expletives at him?

Assistant
District Attorney Jody Warner

Did you know that Platt says Warner, 32, was drunk when she threatened him with a kidnapping charge because he would not take her home?

Did you know that Warner,
who works with crimes against
children unit, called Platt ‘an idiot,’
‘a legitimate retard’ and ‘stupid’ after he got lost?

Did you know that Warner also told Platt she was an ADA and that she ‘knows people’?

Did you know that an Uber
driver was driving a Dallas prosecutor home from a bar when he claims
the woman got angry at him for getting lost, physically and verbally
attacked him, and then accused him of kidnapping her?
Did you know that Shaun
Platt, 26, recorded a portion of his interaction with Dallas County
Assistant District Attorney Jody Warner, who can be hurling expletives
at the driver, repeatedly calling him ‘an idiot,’ and demanding that he
take her home, despite his pleas that she get out of the car?
Did you know that the District Attorney’s Office sent a statement to DailyMail.com Monday evening announcing Warner’s termination?
Did you know that District Attorney Jody Warner,’was terminate from she job after
she verbally
attacked an Uber
driver for getting lost?’ ‘

Did you know that criminal charges have not been filed, her behavior is contrary to this
office’s core principle of integrity, and it will not be tolerated?

‘As
public servants, we represent the people of Dallas County and are
examples of justice, professionalism, and ethical behavior both inside
and outside of the courtroom. I will not waiver on my expectation of the
highest integrity for myself or my staff.’  
Scroll down for audio 

Dallas
Uber driver Shaun Platt, 26 (left) says Dallas prosecutors Jody Warner,
32 (right) got angry at 

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Did you know that at least five people are dead, including the gunman, after a shooting Tuesday in Northern California’s Tehama County?

Did you know that at least five people are dead, including the gunman, after a shooting Tuesday in Northern California’s Tehama County?

Did you know that the Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston said police
fatally shot the attacker after reports of at least seven shooting
scenes, including an elementary school, Johnston said?

Did you know that the
violence started with an apparent domestic dispute, according to
neighbors, and spread out with the suspect “randomly picking targets,”
Johnston said?
Did you know that the Corning Union Elementary School District said part of the shooting spree occurred at Rancho Tehama Elementary School?
Did you know that Tehama County,
was shocked that this violence was involving schoolchildren?

Did you know that some
students were transported to hospitals by helicopter, and others were
moved to safe locations, the assistant sheriff’s said?

Did you know that at
least one student was shot at the elementary school, and another child
was shot in a truck along with an adult female, Johnston said?
Did you know that three
children and a adult are being treated at Enloe Medical Center in
Chico, officials said?
Did you know that this police were still trying to get an accurate count of the injured, Johnston said?
Did you know that a
semi-automatic rifle and two handguns believed to be used by the
gunman, who engaged police in a shootout, have been recovered?

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Did you that the John Travolta who has repeatedly denied being gay in the past, was said to have touched the unnamed therapist’s genitals during a $200-per-hour massage appointment ?

Did you know that John
Travolta has been named in a criminal complaint by a 21-year-old
masseur
who accused the actor of sexual battery that reportedly took
place in 2000?

 
Did you know that according
to the bombshell police report, the masseur alleged that
Travolta groped
his bare buttocks and indecently exposed himself during a
deep body massage at the LaQuinta Hotel in Palm Springs, California?
Did you know that during
the alleged incident, Travolta, 63, also made lewd remarks about gay
fantasies while at the hotel’s spa facility around 1.30am on February
15, 2000?
Did you know that according to the documents, obtained by RadarOnline.com
that Travolta wanted a more intimate rubdown and even removed the towel
‘exposing’ his buttocks as the male spa employee gave him the massage?


Did you know that the
employee claimed in the report that he kept replacing the towel and
covering Travolta’s buttocks up when the Pulp Fiction actor removed it?

 
Travolta, and wife Kelly Preston

Did you know that during the alleged incident,
Travolta, 63, who is married to Kelly Preston 
also made lewd remarks about gay fantasies while at the hotel’s spa
facility around 1.30am on February 15, 2000?


Did you know that while the masseur was
packing up his massage table, he alleged that Travolta made lewd
comments’ toward him and asked if he’d ‘ever ha his a**hole licked by
another man’ and if so, ‘tell him what he would do, so he [Travolta]
could have something to fantasize about’?

Did you know that the masseur said he  reported the incident to the Palm Springs Sheriff’s Department? 

Did you know that this isn’t the first time Travolta has been accused of misconduct while getting a massage?
Did you know that in
2012, Travolta was sued over accusations that he tried to have sex with
a male masseur during a therapy session at the luxury Beverly Hills
Hotel?

Did you that the John Travolta who has repeatedly
denied being gay in the past, was said to have touched the unnamed
therapist’s genitals during a $200-per-hour massage appointment
(complaint from 2012), the lawsuit claimed?

Did you know that the
suit claimed that Travolta stripped naked – and appeared aroused –
before being massaged while at the same time trying to remove the towel
covering his bottom.
After the session was over, Travolta allegedly touched the man’s scrotum and penis?

Did you know that there have been whispers about John Travolta’s sexuality which plagued his movie career almost from the outset?
john travolta in hair spray

Did you know that Travolta various
camp roles in films – most notably as a drag queen in the musical
Hairspray – have helped fuel rumors he is secretly gay?

Did you know that there have also been strongly denied accusations he has been living a
double life strikingly at odds with his family man image?
Did you know that Travolta rumor that his 1991 marriage to Kelly Preston was arranged
by the
shadowy cult-like religion of Scientology, of which he is a
leading disciple?
Did you know that seven
years later, the father-of-two Travolta was named as a homosexual in
court papers by a former member of the Church but the case never got a
hearing?
Did you know that in 2001, Travolta faced unsubstantiated claims that he had tried to pick up a business executive in a health club?
Did you know that the rumor mill reached a crescendo in 2006, when the actor was seen
apparently kissing a male friend as he prepared to board his own Boeing
707 jet in Canada?
Did you know that the
lawsuit was filed for
$2 million in damages at the US District Court of Central California, the
document claimed that during the encounter Travolta also masturbated?

 

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Did you know that Sophia Bush, Hilarie Burton and the female cast of One Tree Hill joined together to write a letter accusing former showrunner Mark Schwahn of “traumatizing” sexual harassment on the set of the popular TV drama?

Mark Schwahn

Did you know that Sophia Bush, Hilarie Burton and the female cast of One Tree Hill
joined with the show’s crew to write a letter accusing former
showrunner Mark Schwahn of “traumatizing” sexual harassment on the set
of the popular TV drama?

Audrey Wauchope

Did you know that the letter was penned in support of former Tree Hill
writer Audrey Wauchope, who detailed in a series of weekend tweets the
treatment female crew endured on the show which aired on WB from 2003 to
2006, and on the CW from 2006 to 2012?

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Did you know that The letter stated that Schwahn’s alleged chronic behavior on the show was an “open secret?”

Sophia Bush as Brooke and Hilarie Burton as Peyton Sawyer in ‘One Tree Hill.’

Did you know that many of the women on set were spoken to in ways
that ran the spectrum from deeply upsetting, to traumatizing, to
downright illegal. And a few of us were put in positions where we felt
physically unsafe?

Did you know that much of the alleged offending behavior was done in a way that was it was kept from the studio and more than one woman on our show had her career
trajectory threatened?”

Did you know that the cast and crew had kept silent until now to protect the show’s legacy they  understood that the lack of action that has been routine, the turning of the other
cheek, is intolerable. we collectively want to calls of women
everywhere to demand change, in all industries?”

Did you know that the letter was signed by a total of 18 cast and crew
including Bush, Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz, Danneel Harris, Michaela
McManus, Kate Voegele, Daphne Zuniga, India DeBeaufort, Bevin Prince,
Jana Kramer, Shantel Van Santen, Allison Munn and the “brave crew” which
included Wauchope and Rachel Specter?


Did you know that Vlaminck 18 was horrified when she awoke to find out that the tattoo artist gave her an extra 53 stars on her face ?

Kimberley Vlaminck

Did you know that in one of the most bizarre cases of tattoo jobs gone wrong, a Belgian
woman named Kimberley Vlaminck claims that 56 stars were tattooed on the
left side of her face, after she only asked for 3?

Rouslan Toumaniantz,

Did you know that Vlaminck 18 was horrified when she awoke to find out that the tattoo artist gave her an extra 53 stars on her face ?

Did you know that tattoo artist Rouslan Toumaniantz maintains that Vlaeminck
asked for all 56 stars, but he has agreed to split the cost of removal?

“Kimberley is unhappy and it is not my wish to have an unsatisfied
client,” Toumaniantz said. “There is a way to remove the tattoos with
the help of a laser. I accept to pay for half the cost.” (ABC News)

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Did you know that Corey Feldman appears on Dr Oz and Corey named the third of his alleged abusers?

COREY Feldman has revealed the man behind the “ultimate teenage wonderland”, the exclusive parties where predators roamed.

 Corey Feldman’s explosive Hollywood claims


Did you know that CHILD star Corey Feldman has named another of his alleged abusers after calling out Hollywood in a startling confession?
Corey Feldman appears on Dr Oz, who holds a blue envelope carrying the name of an alleged paedophile.Did you know that A week after naming two of his six alleged abusers, the ’80s icon and star of The Goonies, Gremlins and Stand by Me made his second appearance on US talk show Dr Oz, describing the “whirlwind” since naming and shaming the men who he alleged molested him as a child?

Did you know that Corey Feldman appears on Dr Oz, who holds a blue envelope carrying the name of an alleged paedophile? 

Did you know that on the episode of Dr Oz, Corey named the third of his alleged abusers, Alphy Hoffman, whose real name is Alphy Rivas?

Alphy Hoffman

Did you know that Alphy Hoffman “He was the guy who ran Alphy’s Soda Pop Club,” Feldman explained?

Did you know that Alphy’s Soda Pop Club was the disco designed for the
cool kids?

Did you know that Alphy’s Soda Pop Club was a private club for children in the industry, guaranteed to
find the hottest teen stars of the 1980s on the dance floor as well as
much free soft drink, or “soda”, as they desired?

Did you know that the Soda Pop Clubs, a space for Hollywood’s teen elite, aged 16 and under, lasted just three years, from 1986 to 1989?

Did you know that for a small time, it was the hottest space in Hollywood. All the
stars were there. Alyssa Milano, Tori Spelling, Corey Haim, Corey
Feldman, Scott Grimes, Christina Applegate and they danced all night long?

Did you know that according
to former DJs who played sets at the events, the gigs were “never that
organized or supervised,  it was a teen free-for-all?”

Jon Grissom

Did you know that Feldman named bit actor and his former assistant Jon Grissom as one of his alleged abusers during an appearance on Dr. Oz last week?

Corey Haim

 Did you know that Feldman also claimed Grissom abused Haim, The Lost Boys.
who starred in 1987 cult classic?

Did you know that on Megyn Kelly Today, Feldman also named child talent manager and convicted sex offender Marty Weiss, who has not commented on the allegations.
LAPD officials confirmed to the New York Post
that the alleged

Marty Weiss

incident is “out of statute,”?

Did you know that the Los Angeles County district
attorney has announced the establishment of a task force to investigate
allegations of sexual assault in the entertainment industry?

Alphy’s
Soda Pop Club was run by two men, one named Alphy, along with sponsor
Randy Miller, who was co-owner of New York Seltzer, a soft drink brand
at the time.

Did you know that Feldman and Haim hosted the debut party. Footage on YouTube shows Randy jumping off the 11th floor of the Mondrian Hotel in Los Angeles with a bottle of New York Seltzer in his hand?

Alphy's Soda Pop Club was promoted in teen magazines at the time.

Did you know that Alphy’s
Soda Pop Club was promoted in teen magazines and catered only to
underage child actors in Hollywood. Everyone and anyone was there; Who’s The Boss’ Alyssa Milano, Nicole Eggert and Scott Grimes, Tina Yothers of Family Ties fame and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’s Alfonso Ribeiro?

Just some of the stars at Soda Pop Club in 1988: Tina Yothers, Corey Haim, Alyssa Milano, The Exorcist actress Linda Blair and Alfonso Ribeiro.
Just
some of the stars at Soda Pop Club in 1988: Tina Yothers, Corey Haim,
Alyssa Milano, The Exorcist actress Linda Blair and Alfonso Ribeiro.Source:Supplied

Did you know that Feldman said that the Soda Pop Club was “Interestingly
because  that’s where I met the guy that ended up molesting (Corey) Haim?

 
“Did you know that we’d been friends for several years, by the
time he molested me I was 14, so it was a three year friendship?

Did you know that Dr Oz claimed his team conducted a background check on Mr Hoffman. He has no convictions. According to Crime Online, “Hoffman has neither confirmed or denied the allegations. Efforts to reach him has so far been unsuccessful”?

Did you know that the alleged “A-lister” head of the child sex paedophile ring that has plagued Hollywood is continuing to threaten to kill his victims and “will stop at nothing”, Feldman claimed.

Feldman posted the open letter, addressed to My friends in Hollywood and beyon d, in which he explained the “bigger picture” while defending himself against claims he was a con?


Did you know that Feldman has long said paedophilia was the biggest problem facing Hollywood, it was in his 2013 biography, Coreyography, where he alleged the darkest secret in Tinseltown was not on the casting couch but in fact in Hollywood’s playground?

Did you know that since
the death of his close friend and fellow child star Corey Haim in 2010,
Feldman has been vocal over the abuse they both suffered?

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Did you know that Elizabeth Perkins called out James Woods bu holding a sign that bore his name with me too?

Did you know that Elizabeth Perkins called out James Woods
when she joined hundreds of people the march to protest sexual
harassment and assault in Hollywood by holding a sign that bore

his
name?

Did you know that the 56-year-old actress, known for her performances in Weeds and Big, took part in the Take Back The Workplace and #MeToo Survivors rally on Sunday alongside Harvey Weinstein accuser Lauren Sivan of Fox 11 News?

Amber Tamblyn

Did you know that in September, Amber Tamblyn accused Woods, 70, of trying to pick her up when she was underage “He wanted to take us to Vegas. ‘I’m
16’ I said. ‘Even better’ he said?

Armie Hammer

Did you know that Tamblyn shared her story after Woods criticized the upcoming film Call My By Your Name for featuring a 24-year-old grad student falling in love with his professor’s 17-year-old son?

Did you know that in response, Armie Hammer,
who plays the older man in the film, called Woods out for dating a
19-year-old when Woods was 60?

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Did you know that Sizemore previously pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor charges of domestic abuse for assaulting his girlfriend in July 2016?

Tom Sizemore

Did you know that Tom Sizemore was sent home from the Utah set of Born Killers in
2003 after an 11-year-old actress claimed that the actor had
inappropriately touched her genitals, a dozen of cast and crew members
who worked on the film told The Hollywood Reporter?

Actress Robyn Adamson

Did you know that the alleged the incident occurred towards the end of production,
while photos were being taken of the young actress sitting on Sizemore’s
lap?

Did you know that Actress Robyn Adamson  who was present during the shoot  said,
“At one point her eyes got just huge, like she could’ve vomited?”

Did you know that Adamson said that after the alleged incident, she said the young girl “had trouble taking direction?”

Catrine McGregor

Did you know that the next day, casting director Catrine
McGregor said she got a call
from the young girl’s agent, informing her that the girl had told her
mother she had been inappropriately touched?

Michael Manshel

Did you know that the film’s producers Michael Manshel and

Gus Spoliansky

Gus Spoliansky claimed that
as soon as they heard the allegation, Sizemore was removed from set.
Manshel also added that “they did talk to the police but didn’t press
charges?

Did you know that when they “talked to Tom at the time and told him everything that had
been told to us and he said: ‘I’ve done a lot of awful things, and I’d
never do anything with kids?’ ”

Heidi Fleiss

Did you know that Sizemore previously pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor charges of domestic abuse for assaulting his girlfriend in July 2016?

Did you know that in 2003, the actor was sentenced to six months
in jail

for physically abusing his then-girlfriend Heidi Fleiss during their
two-year relationship?

Did you know that Sizemore  violated probation by contacting Fleiss,
failing several drug tests and using a prosthetic device in an attempt
to fake a drug test?

 

Stephen Rice

Did you know that THR reported that after the girl’s parents did not press charges, Sizemore returned to production to film reshoots?

Did you know that Sizemore’s agent Stephen Rice told THR that the actor had declined to comment on the allegation, saying, “Our position is ‘no comment?’ ”

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