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NBA's Sterling Brown Was On 1st Date When Tased By Cops

10/19/2018 3:59 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Just when you thought Sterling Brown's night couldn't get any worse ... we've now learned the NBA player was on a 1st date with a woman when he was tased in a Walgreens parking lot. 

TMZ Sports obtained the file and video from the internal investigation into the Jan. 26 incident -- which made national news for the way Milwaukee PD officers aggressively handled the Bucks player, whose only mistake was parking in a handicap space. 

Cops took Brown down to the ground and tased him -- despite the fact video evidence showed he never resisted or seemed to pose a threat. 

Now, we've learned the woman who was with Brown that night told cops she barely knew Sterling because they were on their first date. 

When cops put the woman into a police cruiser to take her home after Brown was arrested -- cops apologized to her for ending the date ... and joked with her about the evening. 

In fact, one of the cops joked about Brown sliding into her DMs. 

The unidentified woman laughed at the jokes -- and cops ultimately told her to "give him another chance."

Brown was never charged with a crime -- but he later filed a lawsuit against the PD claiming he was violently mistreated. 

As for the woman, no word if he ever saw her again. 

Kendall Jenner Gets New Restraining Order Against Alleged Stalker

10/19/2018 11:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

11:40 AM PT -- According to Kendall's declaration -- obtained by TMZ -- she was home Tuesday when Ford rang her doorbell at 6:30 AM. Kendall states, "The fact that he has continued to come to my home -- despite all of my efforts to get him to stop -- scares me." Jenner claims Ford has showed up at her home 4 times in the last 3 months.

Kendall says because of Ford's "repeated stalking," she's suffering from emotional distress.

Ford's been ordered by the judge to stay 100 yards away from Kendall and her home.

Kendall Jenner isn't taking any chances on her latest obsessed fan after he made his way onto her property -- 3 times already -- 'cause she just got a restraining order against him.

Kendall filed for and got a temporary restraining order Friday against 37-year-old Canadian citizen John Ford, who was placed on a 5150 psychiatric hold earlier this week.

We broke the story ... Ford was arrested Tuesday after Kendall's security team found him sitting on her front porch after he'd apparently scaled the unsecured mountainside leading up to her home. They called the cops and nabbed him before he could escape.

This is Ford's third incident of trespassing at Kendall's place. He was arrested last month for the same thing, and a criminal protective order was put in place to keep him the hell away from Kendall's gated community. He ignored that and came back twice more this month -- once ending up by her pool and another time ending up on her porch.

Now, Kendall's upped the ante by getting a civil restraining order to keep Ford away from Kendall's gated community.   

Ford is being held on $56,000 bail. 

Originally Published -- 10/19/2018 11:15 AM PDT

'Free Willy' Star Arrested and Charged With Domestic Violence

10/19/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The actor who played a troubled kid in "Free Willy" has found himself in real trouble as an adult ... we've learned he was arrested for domestic violence.

Law enforcement sources tell us former child actor Jason James Richter was arrested Monday night in the San Fernando Valley for misdemeanor domestic violence. He spent two nights in jail before being released Wednesday.

Richter's people tell us he had an argument with his girlfriend at around 7 PM at their home. Law enforcement sources say he asked her about a coworker and whether they were having an affair. Things escalated and Richter left, but returned a short time later.

The girlfriend told police she retreated to the bedroom and locked the door. We're told Richter broke the door down to get in. She told cops he pulled her into the living room. 

Four hours later the girlfriend showed up at the police station and filed a report, claiming domestic violence.  

Richter's people tell us the girlfriend told cops he grabbed her wrists, but we're told cops did not see any visible marks. Authorities tell TMZ the GF claimed he "grabbed her." Richter's people tell us he denies the argument ever became physical. 

Richter starred as Jesse in 1993's "Free Willy" and its sequel "Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home" -- in which he played an orphan who befriends an orca at a water park, and eventually sets him free into the wild. The first flick also became attached to one of Michael Jackson's hit songs from the '90s, "Will You Be There."

Richter has been charged with one count of vandalism for breaking the door and another count of battery on a significant other with no physical injury.

If convicted, he faces up to a year behind bars.

Kendall Jenner Cops Say Alleged Stalker Can't Be Confined for Long

10/19/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kendall Jenner's alleged stalker is making his way through the criminal justice system, but the problem is ... even if he gets the book thrown at him, he could be out within days.

Law enforcement sources tell us, it doesn't really matter 37-year-old John Ford has repeatedly trespassed on Kendall's property in her gated community ... he's only charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass and the max he can get is 6 months in jail -- but, because of overcrowding, L.A. County Jail is a revolving door, and he'd almost certainly get out within days.

Ford, a Canadian citizen, would not be deported, because he's not charged with a violent felony.

TMZ broke the story ... Ford has repeatedly scaled the mountainside of Kendall's gated community ... once ended up by her pool and another time on her porch before he was nabbed by cops. He was placed on a psychiatric hold but released in 36 hours, because a psychiatrist found him mentally stable.

Ford was re-arrested Thursday for criminal trespass and held on $30k bail. He'll be arraigned soon, but a judge could release him on his own recognizance pending trial.

The best Kendall can do ... a civil restraining order, which she's getting. If Ford violates that order, he can be arrested. Again, the problem, the justice system becomes a revolving door. Realistically the most effective step she can take is to hire private security.  

Kendall Jenner Alleged Stalker Released, then Re-Arrested

10/18/2018 3:07 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kendall Jenner's alleged stalker has already been released but then re-arrested Thursday ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, John Ford -- the man who repeatedly scaled the mountainside at Kendall Jenner's exclusive gated community and ended up on her property -- was released Wednesday, and the circumstances are interesting.  

As we reported, Ford was arrested Tuesday after he was found sitting on Jenner's porch and was immediately placed on a 5150 psychiatric hold. We're told because Ford, a Canadian citizen, had no insurance, he was taken to L.A. County Hospital where he was evaluated by a psychiatrist.

Ford could have been held for up to 72 hours, but we've learned the psychiatrist determined he was mentally stable so he was released Wednesday.

Our sources say the LAPD swooped in Thursday morning, re-arrested Ford, booked him for criminal trespass and violating a restraining order and he was taken to jail. We're told bail was set at $30,000.

We're told when Ford was re-arrested, he was NOT at Kendall's gated community. 

Our sources say prosecutors will soon arraign Ford and a judge could actually release him on his own recognizance pending trial. 

As we reported, Jenner's lawyer is getting a civil restraining order so if he violates that by coming near her gated community ... he could be arrested, if he's caught.   

Kendall Jenner Stalker Ends Up by Her Pool ... Ain't No Mountain High Enough

10/18/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

6:30 AM PT -- We're now told security in the gated community has been significantly beefed up. There is security now on the mountainside and fences have been and are being installed. In addition, we're told Kendall's team is lobbying the police and the D.A. to file felony stalking charges against Ford.

Kendall Jenner has another scary stalker, and it's gotta be enraging to her because security at her multi-million dollar exclusive gated community left a gaping hole for the guy to enter.

37-year-old John Ford was arrested early last month for breaking into Kendall's gated community, where numerous stars live. Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Charlie Sheen, Christina Aguilera and Slash have all called it home. But, law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Ford had his sights set on Kendall.

Ford pled guilty to trespass and the judge ordered him to stay 1,000 feet from the gated community. Turns out, he didn't follow the order.

We're told shockingly ... last week Ford entered the community -- not through the front gate, but by scaling the mountainside in the back of the complex, where there is apparently no security.

We're told Kendall's security spotted him sitting in her backyard by her pool. By the time cops came, he had skedaddled.

Fast forward to Tuesday, when Ford allegedly came back and scaled the same unsecured mountainside, and ended up sitting on Kendall's front porch. Security spotted him again, called the cops and this time they nabbed him.

Ford, a Canadian citizen, is now being held on a 5150 psychiatric hold. LAPD's Threat Management Unit is on the case, and we're told Kendall's lawyer, Shawn Holley, will also get a civil protective order. He's also been charged with criminal trespass and violating a protective order.

As for the gated community -- the place where Kendall dropped $8.5 mil last year for a secure home -- someone's gotta build a wall, right?

Ex-USA Gymnastics President Arrested by U.S. Marshals ... Connected to Nassar Case

10/18/2018 6:01 AM PDT
Breaking News

Steve Penny -- the former president of USA Gymnastics -- was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Tennessee on Wednesday stemming from allegations he tampered with evidence in the Larry Nassar case. 

Officials say Penny went to the famed Karolyi Ranch training facility in Texas and removed documents linked to Nassar's sexual assault case.

It's interesting considering one of Penny's former top staffers testified back in June that she told him about Nassar's misconduct and was told to keep her mouth shut. 

The Walker County District Attorney says Penny was indicted by a grand jury roughly 3 weeks ago. They tracked him down at a cabin in Tennessee this week and took him into custody. 

"The indictment further alleges that the removal of the documents was done for the purpose of impairing the ongoing investigation by destroying or hiding the documents," the U.S. Marshals said.

Prosecutors say Penny had the documents be sent to him at USA Gymnastics headquarters in Indianapolis. Officials still have not located the documents. 

If convicted, Penny -- who resigned as USA Gymnastics president in 2017 -- faces up to 10 years in prison.

Attorney John Manly -- whose firm represents more than 180 of Nassar's sexual assault victims -- says his clients are "grateful" for the arrest. 

"Mr. Penny is exactly where he belongs for his enabling a pedophile."

"These brave young women and girls deserve justice."

T.I. Prosecutors Drop Assault Charge ... In Confrontation with Security Guard

10/17/2018 6:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

T.I. just got cut a partial break after prosecutors dropped his outrageous charge in a case that a lot of people think is racially motivated.

You'll recall, T.I. was arrested back in May after getting into it with the guy at the guard shack in his gated community outside Atlanta. The guard -- who was sleeping when the rapper rolled up -- demanded to see ID and when T.I. couldn't produce it the guard wouldn't let him in.

At one point T.I. said repeatedly, "You're making it worse for yourself, man ... You're gonna have to deal with me." Apparently, cops thought that was a criminal threat and arrested him for assault. Well, that dog don't hunt, so prosecutors have decided to drop the charge.

T.I. still faces 3 counts of misdemeanor disorderly conduct and one count of misdemeanor public drunkenness. 

Unbelievable. 

Machine Gun Kelly Crew Wanted in ATL for Brutal Fight

10/17/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Members of Machine Gun Kelly's entourage are in for a surprise if they ever set foot in Georgia again -- a judge has issued warrants for their arrest ... TMZ has learned. 

Sources close to the case tell TMZ ... Atlanta PD has ID'd at least 3 individuals involved in the brutal beatdown of actor Gabriel "G-Rod" Rodriguez, and they've each been charged with misdemeanor battery.

We're told at least 2 of the crew members live outside the state, and Atlanta PD won't spend resources to extradite the suspects ... because they're only charged with misdemeanors.

As far as MGK's fate goes ... our law enforcement sources say he will NOT be charged with any crime, because the investigation determined G-Rod triggered the fight. G-Rod has not been charged yet.

TMZ broke the story ... G-Rod called Kelly a "p***y" for a tweet calling Eminem's then-16-year-old daughter hot. Kelly pushed G-Rod away, but later his crew beat the crap outta him in a hotel lobby.  

'L&HH' Star Erica Mena Arrested with Boyfriend Near ATL

10/15/2018 11:03 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

'Love & Hip Hop' star Erica Mena was arrested this past weekend for weed, which becomes an afterthought when you hear her boyfriend was also arrested after allegedly kicking in a door to get to her during an argument. 

Erica and her BF, Clifford Dixon, were hauled off to jail Friday in Johns Creek, GA -- about 27 miles outside of Atlanta -- after someone called cops from their home to report an argument getting out of hand. Once cops arrived, they interviewed different people in the home and discovered Cliff and Erica had been fighting ... and that Cliff allegedly kicked through a bedroom door to a room in which Erica had locked herself.

According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, one of Erica and Cliff's roommates heard them fighting upstairs and apparently heard someone get slapped. Cops say they didn't see any visible marks on either person, but ended up busting Cliff when 2 different people reported he'd kicked through the door. He denied breaking it. 

Cliff was arrested for criminal trespass because Erica told cops the property was in her name. Meanwhile, Erica was arrested for possession of bud. 

Cops say Erica admitted smoking weed and that she had some inside her home. Cops say they found baggies of weed and possible THC wax in her bedroom and her kitchen. 

Erica was featured on season 7 of "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" ... but she'd previously been a main cast member on "Love & Hip Hop: New York." 

Cristiano Ronaldo United Front with Girlfriend Amid Rape Allegations

10/15/2018 7:00 AM PDT

Cristiano Ronaldo's girlfriend is sticking right by his side while the soccer star continues to fight a rape allegation out of Las Vegas ... as the couple hit up a dinner hot spot together in Paris.

CR7 and Georgina Rodriguez were spotted at Cesar restaurant on Sunday ... the same day his Portugal national team played a friendly match with Scotland.

Ronaldo had previously announced he would be taking time away from the team (he's missed the last 2 matches) -- and although he didn't specifically cite the rape case ... it's obvious why. 

As we previously reported, Ronaldo is being sued by a woman who claims he sexually assaulted her in the soccer star's penthouse suite back in 2009. The accuser claims Ronaldo trapped her in a bathroom and sodomized her against her will despite telling him "stop" multiple times. 

The woman claims Ronaldo later paid her more than $300,000 to sign a non-disclosure agreement which would essentially guarantee her silence. The woman claims she's been inspired by the #MeToo movement and now wants the agreement nullified.  

CR7 has vehemently denied any wrongdoing ... calling the allegations "fake news" and saying "rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything that I am and believe in."

Georgina's clearly siding with her man.

Orlando Brown Heads to Rehab ... After Friends Stage Intervention

10/15/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Orlando Brown is finally getting the help he needs ... thanks to friends who never gave up on him and staged an intervention to get him into a rehab facility.

We're told, Orlando's friend Danny Boy -- the owner of a Vegas restaurant that the "That's So Raven" star broke into last month -- contacted Wendy Wheaton and Tommy Red, Hollywood producers with contacts in the rehab world.

The plan was to get Orlando some help back in August, but he threw a wrench in that plan when he got arrested in early September after breaking into Danny's joint. Orlando got out but went MIA for a few weeks.

Fast forward to last Sunday ... when Orlando made his way to a San Fernando Valley hotel where cops were called after he went off the rails. He was so bad off, his friends had to wait a few days for the intervention.

After the intervention -- put together by Tommy, Wendy and their group, yoursecretangels.org -- Orlando decided to enter a treatment facility for mental health and substance abuse issues. 

Orlando's no doubt had his troubles. They've been well documented here, here, here, here, here and here. There's also the infamous bounty hunters bust back in April ... when he was arrested in his undies. #GetWellOrlando

Kim Kardashian West Slammed for Support of Death Row Inmate ... 'Slap in the Face' to Victims

10/14/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kim Kardashian West's tweet advocating for DNA testing that could possibly free a death row prisoner is completely disrespectful to the family of those he murdered ... so says the prosecutor on the case.

San Bernardino County D.A. Mike Ramos tells TMZ ... his office firmly stands behind the conviction of Kevin Cooper, who was found guilty of 4 murders in 1983. Cooper has maintained his innocence and even suggested he was framed.

Ramos says he has no doubt Cooper committed the horrendous killings, and claims the case against him only gets stronger each time he appeals.

As for Kim's tweet -- in which she urges California Gov. Jerry Brown to order advanced DNA testing that could settle the case once and for all -- Ramos says ... "It’s time that we start talking and 'tweeting' about the victims who were brutally murdered in the sanctity of their home."

Ramos adds ... "This latest attempt to free Kevin Cooper is nothing more than a red herring and another slap in the face of the victims and their family members who were forced to suffer a lifetime of pain."

As we reported ... Gov. Brown's office is reviewing the case, and Cooper is grateful Kim put a spotlight on his case.

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