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Bella Thorne: How Much Was She Paid for This Topless Pic?

Snapchat isn’t dead! Not as long as pictures like this one are turning up on it. 

Bella Thorne is tantalizing her followers with a special treat. And no, it’s not confirmation of her first pregnancy. Let those rumors rest. Probably.

As you’ll see below, she’s treating her fans to a brand new topless photo.

In this stunning new snap, Bella poses topless with one hand draped across her breast.

Her slender fingers aren’t really covering much, but it’s at least enough that she could crosspost the pic to Instagram if she wanted.

She’s giving the camera a bold, sultry look that reminds us of Manet’s Olympia. That painting’s contrast to past similar works, such as Titian’s Venus d’Urbino, was notably that the nude woman is gazing directly at the viewer.

Just as Bella is doing. It shows a boldness and personal strength.

Contrasting with her alabaster skin, she is wearing black leather pants.

To round out the photo, she took this pic outdoors.

In a video for Vogue titled “Inside The Life of Bella Thorne,” the 20-year-old actress revealed that she can rake in considerable cash via social media.

Like so many stars, she gets paid for her posts.

“For [an Instagram] grid posting, it’s 65 grand a post.”

That is, to be clear, $ 65,000. That’s … well, it’s not a house, but it’s certainly a car. For a photograph with a caption.

“For story posting, it’s anywhere from 10 to 20K, and for Snapchat, it’s the same as Insta story.”

That is a tremendous amount of money.

We all know that celebrities are paid for their endorsements, but it sounds like Bella is in the upper echelons of social media product integration.

And it has paid off.

“I started out at 18 with literally $ 200 in my bank account and I bought this house a year later, a year and a half.”

Bella is now 20.

“That’s all from social media.”

She also works as an actress, of course, but she may use money from different revenue streams in different ways.

“I was raised to think social media is everything,”

Clearly, it is.

Though she is no stranger to showing some skin, Bella also reveals parts of her life with her fans and followers.

Sometimes, it’s good news about an upcoming film project.

Other times, she gets very personal and discusses bone-chilling subjects.

Earlier this year, Bella Thorne revealed that she had been sexually abused until she was 14 years old.

Not long after, she decided to take a break from social media.

Revealing the difficult truths of your life to millions of strangers takes its toll. We’re glad that she took time for self-care.

We are also glad that she is feeling up to returning to social media.

Bella’s thirst traps aren’t just a hobby. They’re part of her job.

Reality stars and yes, even singers and actors need to take social media seriously or leave it to experts.

(Social media managers exist for a reason, folks!)

It’s great to see Bella’s recent pics, and not just because so many of them are thirst traps.

We’re delighted to see her being successful.

It’s what she deserves.

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Bill Cosby Paid Sexual Assault Accuser $3.38 Million in 2006 Settlement

Bill Cosby paid a woman who accused him of sexual assault $ 3.38 million in a 2006 settlement, CNN reports.

The amount of the settlement paid to Andrea Constand was not public knowledge until Monday, April 9, when prosecutors revealed the number in opening statements of Cosby’s retrial. The 80-year-old is being tried for three counts of aggravated indecent assault on the former European basketball star. He has pleaded not guilty.

Constand accused the Cosby Show star of drugging and assaulting her at his home in 2004. Cosby’s lawyers have claimed that he had a consensual sexual relationship with Constand, a former employee at Temple University, where Cosby was once a member of the Board of Trustees. District Attorney Kevin Steele said in his opening statement Monday that Cosby pressured Constand to take pills that impaired her after he gained her trust.

Constand filed a police report in 2005, but Cosby was not charged at the time. A civil lawsuit between the two, in which he admitted to acquiring prescription sedatives for women he wanted to have sex with, was settled in 2006.

Meanwhile, a topless protestor attempted to approach Cosby as he walked into court on Monday. Nicolle Rochelle — who appeared in a recurring role on The Cosby Show — had painted “Cosby rapist” and various women’s names on her body and chanted near the comedian. She was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

Us Weekly reported on Monday, April 9, that Janice Dickinson could be among the first witnesses to take the stand against Cosby, who has been accused of drugging and molesting more than 50 women. “Janice has been told by the prosecutor to be ready to go, and could even be the first witness to testify,” a source told Us. “[District Attorney] Kevin Steele is taking a much different tactic for this trial.” The model, 63, alleged in a 2014 Entertainment Tonight interview that Cosby gave her a pill and sexually assaulted her in 1982. She and four other witnesses have been subpoenaed to testify in his retrial.

Cosby was tried on these charges once before, but a judge declared a mistrial in June 2017 after jurors could not agree on a unanimous verdict.

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Exclusive: Uber paid 20-year-old Florida man to keep data breach secret – sources

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A 20-year-old Florida man was responsible for the large data breach at Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] last year and was paid by Uber to destroy the data through a so-called “bug bounty” program normally used to identify small code vulnerabilities, three people familiar with the events have told Reuters.


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Men are from Mars; women are poorly paid

“Employment rates for women have grown faster and are above where they were in 2008, but employment rates for men have not even gotten back to where they were.” This remark was made by the OECD chief economist, Catherine Mann, after delivering an update on the global economic outlook in late September. Speaking to the BBC, Ms Mann added, “Women are paid less than men. You’ve got more women employed, as compared to men, so the algebra works out to be a downward pressure on wage growth.”
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Teen Prostitute Paid Out $1 Million In Explosive Oakland Police Dept. Sex Scandal Settlement!

Pay day.

A teen who last year alleged that she had sex with over a dozen Oakland police officers settled a claim against the city for just under $ 1 million.

According to the City Council, the 19-year-old — who asked to be only identified as Jasmine — sparked a series of investigations within the Oakland Police Department that led to criminal charges against seven Bay Area law enforcement officers.

Jasmine revealed several of the encounters happened while she was underage, and claimed cops traded sex in exchange for protection and planned police raids.

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The scandal led to the firing of an officer and investigators with the department, along with disciplinary action against several others.

The city of Oakland agreed to settle Jasmine’s claim for up to $ 989,000 during a City Council meeting. The vote passed 7 to 1 — with the dissenting vote coming from Councilwoman Desley Brooks, who wanted Jasmine to receive an even larger settlement.

During a news conference on Wednesday, Jasmine, who was initially known by the pseudonym “Celeste Guap,” felt “happy that I can close this chapter and move on with my life.”

Civil rights attorney John Burris, who represents the accuser, said the large payout reflected the “responsibility” the city felt over the officers’ actions, saying in a statement:

“The settlement occurred with no admission of liability, but obviously, if you pay $ 1 million, you figure you got some responsibility.”

Jasmine’s attorney called the offices who took advantage of the young woman a “cabal,” adding:

“People were passing her around as if she was a kickball or something.”

People who were supposed to be keeping her safe, no less!

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said, like Jasmine, the city is committed to moving forward from the scandal and will “remain focused on rebuilding the public trust that was so damaged by this incident.”

Do better, Oakland PD.

[Image via Oakland Police Dept..]

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