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Police brace for possible clashes as white supremacists and counter-protesters gather in nation’s capital

A year after a neo-Nazi march in Charlottesville, Va., turned deadly, police in the nation’s capital braced Sunday for potential clashes as white nationalists prepared to rally across from the White House and counter-protesters began assembling a short distance away.

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Nev Schulman Accuser Files Police Report Over Alleged Sexual Misconduct

Back in may, Catfish host Nev Schulman was accused of sexual misconduct.

The woman who brought forward her #MeToo story had appeared on the show, and says that she worried that he might do the same with other women.

Now, she has revealed that she filed her report about the alleged incident with the police.

Ayissha Morgan

Ayissha Morgan tells The Blast that she officially filed two police reports related to her allegations of sexual misconduct that she leveled towards Nev Schulman.

She says that both reports were filed on May 25.

The reports, filed with the Houston Police Department, were made “for what happened during my participation on the show.”

She accuses a production assistant of having plied her with alcohol in order to take advantage of her.

She also accuses Schulman, the host of Catfish, of having sexually harassed her.

(Though sexual harassment is never okay, it is important to note that Ayissha is openly gay, which adds another upsetting layer to the alleged harassment)

Speaking to The Blast, Ayissha explains what that process of speaking to the police was like.

“I have provided them with my statement and detailed accounts of what I went through.”

She has a general message for readers who are curious about her life — from her appearance on Catfish a few years ago and from her new accusations.

“I ask that you please respect my privacy moving forward.”

Of course.

She does not want to answer any more particular questions, in case it interfere with the police as they look into the matter.

“And allow those who are handling the investigation do so without interference.”

Of course. Investigators prefer to be the only ones asking questions.

When Ayissha published her accusations, she did so with a great deal of thought, and included a note, writing:

“I don’t want attention or money.”

So many accuse the accusers of hoping to somehow turn their accusations into fame and fortune, even though most of what accusers face is ridicule.

“Help me spread awareness.”

She admits that she feels tormented by the idea that Schulman may have harassed other women while she has remained silent.

“This is a serious topic that I would never lie about.”

Allegations of sexual misconduct is about as serious as it gets.

“That would be disgusting for me to lie about something as serious as this. Please understand.”

Schulman is said to have repeatedly verbally harassed Ayissha while the two were not on camera.

At one point, he allegedly told her:

“I have a big d–k. I would tear your a– up.”

There are situations in which that is an okay thing to say to a person. When you are a TV host and your guest is very much not interested is not one of those times.

Nev Schulman has denied the allegations.

MTV is making sure that Catfish does not have any further incidents by suspending production on the current season.

It is always smart to play it safe for many reasons, in terms of ethics, public image, and even potential liability issues.

Unfortunately, sexual misconduct is both extremely difficult to prove or disprove.

Ayissha Morgan may need to find a corroborating witness — perhaps she already has one — or at least an outcry witness in order for police to be able to build a case from her report.

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Janet Jackson Calls Police for Welfare Check on Her 17-Month-Old Son

Janet Jackson called police on Saturday, June 2, to check on the welfare of her 17-month-old-old son, Eissa, who was with the singer’s estranged husband, Wissam Al Mana.

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A watch commander with the Malibu County Sheriff’s office confirms to Us Weekly that the Grammy winner made the call before 10 p.m. and authorities went to the Nobu Hotel to check on the boy. “Deputies were there and the child was OK so we left,” the commander told Us.

Jackson’s brother Randy Jackson told Entertainment Tonight that the “Miss You Much” singer called 911 after being contacted by a nanny who was helping Al Mana look after his son. Randy claims that the nanny was concerned about the Qatari billionaire’s behavior, which she believed was aggressive.

The woman was “terrified” and “locked herself in a bathroom so she could contact Janet,” Randy told ET‘s Kevin Frazier.

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Janet, 52, and Al Mana split from her husband of nearly five years in April 2017, just three months after giving birth to their only child.

A Jackson family confidant told Us in September 2017 that Janet “felt like a prisoner” living with a husband who wanted “a traditional wife who stuck with Muslim traditions.”

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She has been fighting Al Mana for sole custody of Eissa. Randy previously claimed that Janet suffered “verbal abuse” during her marriage to the London-based businessman, an allegation that Al Mana’s attorneys dismissed in a statement as “deeply hurtful allegations” that they were not going to dignify with a response.

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Police Surround Bank and Apartment Building in Panama City, Florida After Multiple Gunshots Heard

(PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla.) — Multiple law enforcement agencies have surrounded a Panama City, Florida, apartment building where an active shooter is barricaded inside.

City spokeswoman Caitlyn Lawrence says it’s still an active situation. The suspect has been firing on law enforcement. One civilian received minor injuries in Tuesday’s shooting.

Walton County Sheriff’s officials said on Twitter that the incident is tied to a suspicious death in Santa Rosa Beach where a body was found inside a home. Few details have been released.

The Panama City News Herald initially reported that a suspect barricaded himself inside a bank. A bomb squad vehicle was seen in the bank parking lot. But Lawrence said the bank is near the apartment building and it appears the suspect is confined to the apartment building.

A grocery store and nearby schools were evacuated.

Witnesses said they heard more than 50 shots fired.


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Luann de Lesseps Threatens to Kill Police in Video From December Arrest

Real Housewives of New York City star Luann de Lesseps was combative with police and threatened to kill an officer in a video recorded during her arrest in Palm Beach, Florida, in December.

The reality TV star, 52, was apprehended by police in the early hours of Christmas Eve and later charged with resisting an officer with violence, which is a felony, as well as two misdemeanors, trespassing in an occupied structure or conveyance (after entering the wrong hotel room) and disorderly intoxication. A felony charge of battery on a law enforcement officer was dropped.

In a video of her arrest first obtained by CBS12 and then posted by the Daily Mail and on YouTube, the singer is in handcuffs with her arms behind her back as she sits in a police car and someone, presumably a police officer, can be heard telling a friend of de Lesseps’ “she hit a law enforcement officer.” The Bravo personality struggles with her cuffs before slipping one off her wrist, calling out to her friend and repeatedly declaring, “I’ve done nothing wrong. Let me out, please.”

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Luann de Lesseps seen in a handout provided by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office via Getty Images

A police officer then goes to take the remaining cuff off as she tries to pull her hand away from him.

She can be seen getting out of the car and calling to her friend as the officer tells her to stop. “Why would you do that to me? Why would you?” de Lesseps protests.

“I’m gonna get you. I’m gonna get you, big time,” she tells the officer as he attempts to put the restraints back on. “I’ve done nothing wrong and you’re handcuffing me.”

She’s put back into the car, with her hands again cuffed behind her back, as she asks for her shoes and her bag. As another officer tries to fasten a seatbelt around her, de Lesseps struggles so the cop puts an arm across her chest, trying to make her sit. It’s then that de Lesseps yells, “Don’t touch me. I’m going to kill you. I’ll kill you! I will kill you!”

As she attempts to get out of the car again, the male officer pushes her back and warns her to stop.

De Lesseps’ arrest came almost a year after she married Tom D’Agostino Jr. in Palm Beach on New Year’s Eve 2016. They announced their divorce just seven months later, amid rumors of D’Agostino’s infidelity.

The reality star pled not guilty to the charges and checked into rehab in January for alcohol treatment. She rejected a plea deal on February 14 and poked fun at her arrest and rehab stint during her cabaret show debut in NYC later that month.

The former countess told Us Weekly earlier this month that she feels she “gotten past” her arrest. “I’m not totally through it completely, but I’m optimistic it’s going to turn out well and everything is going in that direction for me, so I feel very positive,” she said.

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Sinead O’Connor Told Police That Prince ‘Used Hard Drugs Commonly’ 

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Sinead O’Connor and Prince David Corio/Redferns/Getty Images; Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Sinead O’Connor alleged that Prince frequently used “dark drugs” that caused him to be “extremely violent” toward women in a newly released interview with Carver County Sheriff’s Office from 2016.

“In the case of Prince, everyone is mistaken who believes that he did not have a drug habit for the entire of his life. He used hard drugs commonly,” O’Connor, now 51, claimed in the audio obtained by The Blast from on Thursday, April 19. “I know this because I spent time with the man.”

The Blast reports that the interview was conducted on May 2, 2016, just eleven days after Prince died at the age of 57. Carver County Attorney Mark Metz announced in a press conference on Thursday that the iconic musician had unknowingly taken counterfeit Vicodin laced with fentany, but that there would be no criminal charges filed because authorities were unable to determine that source of the drugs.

“He did not release an album, famously, which is called The Black Album,” alleged the singer-songwriter, whose known for her 1990 arrangement of Prince’s song “Nothing Compares 2 U.” “The reason he didn’t, he told me himself, was that he had been taking so many dark drugs that he had had a vision from God and God had told him, the album was evil and he was not to release it.”

“Now, I cannot say that I never saw him use the drugs … He would retire to another room to take whatever the drugs were and when he would come out of the room, he would be very violent, very aggressive, his eyeballs would disappear, literally, from his eyes, they vanished,” O’Connor continued. “He had been very violent, and these women will be coming forward over time. He had been extremely violent to a number of women in his life, including myself. Several women were put in the hospital while poor Prince was under the effects of these medications.”

The musician claimed in audio obtained by TMZ from the same interview that she was one of the women who experienced Prince’s alleged violent outbreaks when he was under the influence.

“He tried to beat the s—t out of me … I had to escape out of his house in the middle of the night, I managed to escape out of his house, he had me locked in the house ready to beat the s—t out of me because he had gone upstairs and taken some kind of weird drug,” O’Connor claimed. “Prince was not a very nice man. I always joked that they didn’t call him Prince for nothing.”

Us Weekly has reached out to O’Connor’s rep for comment.

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