Democrat who resigned after masturbation allegation may be planning political comeback: report

A California Democrat who resigned last year amid sexual misconduct allegations — including that he allegedly masturbated in front of a female lobbyist — has transferred more than $ 1 million into a lieutenant governor committee account, according to a campaign finance report filed Tuesday.
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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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Kate Spade Left a Suicide Note for Her Daughter: Report

A handful of new details have emerged in regard to the shocking and tragic death of Kate Spade.

As previously reported, the fashion icon seemingly committed suicide inside her Manhattan apartment on Tuesday morning, with Spade’s housekeeper finding her boss’s body around 10:20 a.m.

Spade was 55 years old.

The veteran handbag maker reportedly used a scarf tied to a bedroom door knob to take her own life.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Shortly after this horrible news went public, Kate Spade New York released the following statement via its official Twitter account:

Kate Spade, the visionary founder of our brand, has passed.

Our thoughts are with her family at this incredibly heartbreaking time. We honor all the beauty she brought into this world.

We can also now confirm that Spade’s husband was at the apartment when his wife’s body was discovered.

spade note

Spade was one of the world’s most famous fashion designers.

She was specifically known and respected for creating a line of handbags and jewelry in the 1990s… which blossomed into a fashion enterprise with over 140 retail stores across the United States.

Kate got her start in the 1980s, working for women’s magazine “Mademoiselle” in Manhattan.

Together with husband Andy (the brother of actor David Space), Spade launched Kate Spade Handbags in 1993; it eventually turned into a full-scale clothing and jewelry line.

Spade sold her company in 2007 and took some time off to raise her daughter.

However,  Kate then got back in the fashion game in 2016 by launching a new brand called Frances Valentine … named after her daughter, who’s now 13 years old.

This is especially relevant and sad at the moment because The New York Post reports that Kate did, in fact, leave a suicide note.

It mainly addressed her daughter, telling Frances that her suicide was NOT the teenager’s fault.

A police source, meanwhile, told this same newspaper that the suicide was due to “relationship problems.” We don’t feel comfortable speculating beyond that.

In response to this news, a number of celebrities have expressed their sadness and surprise on Twitter. Take fellow designer Liz Lange, for instance:

The nicest woman, the first person to compliment me on Liz Lange Maternity when I first started. And the creator of the most iconic brand. I am heart broken by this news.

And Chelsea Clinton:

My grandmother gave me my first Kate Spade bag when I was in college. I still have it. Holding Kate’s family, friends and loved ones in my heart.

And Tess Holliday:

Kate Spade & her brand have always been so kind to me the past couple years & I’m crushed to hear about her passing. Suicide isn’t ‘the easy way out’ and shouldn’t be mocked. My heart goes out to her family & team today.

And Ivanka Trump:

Kate Spade’s tragic passing is a painful reminder that we never truly know another’s pain or the burden they carry. If you are struggling with depression and contemplating suicide, please, please seek help.

If you or someone you know is in emotional distress or considering suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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Harvey Weinstein to Turn Himself in to NYC Authorities on Friday: Report

Harvey Weinstein will turn himself in to the authorities on Friday, May 25, according to reports from multiple outlets.

The New York Times and New York Daily News claim Weinstein will surrender on Friday after a months-long investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and the NYPD into allegations of sexual misconduct made against the former film producer.

The 66-year-old will be charged and surrender early Friday morning in Manhattan, according to TMZ.

Sexual misconduct accusations against Weinstein became a watershed for the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements in Hollywood. Actresses including Gwyneth Paltrow, Rose McGowan, Lupita Nyong’o, Ashley Judd, Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek are among the more than 80 women who spoke out against the former co-chairman of The Weinstein Company. Investigative pieces by The New York Times and The New Yorker in October 2017 first brought the sexual harassment and assault allegations to light.

“Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein,” his spokesperson said in a statement to Us Weekly in October. “Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances. Mr. Weinstein obviously can’t speak to anonymous allegations, but with respect to any women who have made allegations on the record, Mr. Weinstein believes that all of these relationships were consensual.” Weinstein was fired from his company that same month.

The Oscar winner is also under criminal investigation in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and London in relation to sexual assault allegations.

Weinstein’s divorce from Georgina Chapman — who broke her silence about the scandal earlier this month — was settled in January 2018.

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Pregnant Chelsea Houska Skips ‘Teen Mom 2’ Reunion After Kailyn, Briana Fight: Report

Mama didn’t like it! Pregnant Chelsea Houska reportedly skipped the taping of the Teen Mom 2 reunion on Sunday, May 20, a day after Kailyn Lowry and Briana DeJesus had an onstage fight.

The Ashley reports that Houska, who is expecting a baby girl, refused to go to the set on Sunday because she was “very upset” about Lowry and DeJesus’ physical altercation on the set on Saturday, May 19.

The website reports that Houska and her crew left the studio after the brawl and didn’t return. Producers “tried to convince Chelsea to come on Sunday, but she still refused,” a source told The Ashley, which reports that the expectant mom of two had been promised that precautions were being taken to ensure no fights would break out and that she would be safe.

As Us Weekly previously reported, Lowry and DeJesus — who briefly dated Javi Marroquin, Lowry’s ex-husband — got into it as soon as DeJesus walked out on onto the set.

A source told Us that DeJesus was “very, very emotional and went straight at Kail” before DeJesus’ sister Brittany DeJesus tried to fight Lowry onstage.

“Staff immediately jumped in to break it up and Kail kept saying, ‘Bring it on.’ She wasn’t helping the situation,” the source added.

Lowry later responded to the chaotic situation with a tweet, writing, “I didn’t get beat up. I didn’t get hit. Reeeeeeeelax.”

Jenelle Evans also skipped the reunion taping and The Ashley reports that Lowry’s ex Jo Rivera was “so appalled” by the onset fracas that he also left the set and refused to film anymore.

Celebrity News – Us Weekly