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Oakland Raiders To Sean Smith Accuser: Don't Blame Us for Alleged Beatdown

1/22/2018 10:43 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The Oakland Raiders are firing back at the man who sued the NFL team over an alleged attack at the hands of star cornerback Sean Smith ... claiming the team has NOTHING to do with the incident. 

The accuser is Christopher Woods -- who claims Smith beat the hell out of him on July 4, 2017 outside of a bar in Pasadena, CA. 

Wood not only sued Smith -- but also went after the Raiders claiming the team's aggressive strength and conditioning programs turned Smith into a human-wrecking machine. Wood also claimed Smith was in town as part of a team-sponsored promotional and marketing trip. 

But the Raiders are calling B.S. -- claiming "the alleged assault has no conceivable nexus to the Raiders or Smith's employment with the Raiders." 

The team essentially says in new docs filed in L.A. County Superior Court ... if the allegations are true, Smith acted on his own -- your beef is with him, not us. 

As we previously reported, Wood claims Smith stomped on his face during the incident -- causing multiple facial fractures that required surgery. Wood claims he suffered brain damage. 

The Raiders are asking the judge to toss the suit against the team. There's a hearing on the matter in February. 

Yung Berg Wanted Man Again!! ... For Missing Court Date

1/22/2018 12:25 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Yung Berg apparently loves to learn the hard way -- not showing up to court is asking for trouble.

The 'Love & Hip Hop' star is a wanted man in Miami after missing ANOTHER court date following a weed bust. TMZ broke the story ... cops were called following an altercation in his hotel room back in October and they found 2 blunts on him. Normally, not a big deal but Berg had a 9-year-old warrant, so they arrested his ass.

He was later released, but was supposed to appear in court for his arraignment in the weed case on January 11 but -- you know how Berg's favorite game goes -- he never showed.

It's called Google Calendar, Berg.

Naya Rivera Police Photos of Husband's Alleged Injuries

1/19/2018 8:18 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Naya Rivera doesn't pack a punch ... at least that's the way it seems from police pics of her estranged husband.

As we reported, Naya was arrested Thanksgiving weekend after allegedly attacking Ryan Dorsey in West Virginia ... over an argument involving their child.

Ryan told cops Naya struck him in the middle of his lower lip and the back right side of his head, but the pics don't show any real injuries.

Naya, who has since filed for divorce, told cops she had been emotional because of her menstrual cycle.

Charges against Naya were dropped this week after Dorsey said he did not want to press charges.

Kodak Black Arrested in Florida Hit With 7 Charges

1/18/2018 8:17 PM PST
Breaking News

Kodak Black was just arrested in Florida on a slew of charges including grand theft of firearm, possession of marijuana and neglecting a child.

Details of the arrest are currently unclear, but the rapper was hit with 7 charges in total.

-Grand theft of firearm.

-2 charges of possession of weapon or ammo by a felon.

-Possession of marijuana over 20 grams.

-Neglect child without great bodily harm.

-2 probation violation charges.

Kodak has had numerous run-ins with the cops over the years ... he was released from jail back in June after serving 97 days of a 364-day sentence. Black's early release stemmed from the completion of a voluntary life skills course behind bars.

Kodak's in the middle of serving a one year house arrest sentence where he needed permission from his probation officer and the court before traveling anywhere. If the new charges stick, it appears he will be serving some serious time.

The rapper was also indicted on sexual conduct charges last year ... that case is ongoing.

We reached out to Kodak's attorney who had no comment.

Orlando Brown Epic Mug Shot After Family Beef

1/18/2018 2:25 PM PST
Breaking News

Ex-Disney star Orlando Brown posed for this incredible mug shot after a family dispute led to cops arresting him for a completely different case.

Cops were called to the former "That's So Raven" star's apartment Thursday morning in Barstow where police say he, his girlfriend and her mother got into a heated shouting match. Cops say they checked the system and an active warrant popped up for both Orlando and his girlfriend's mother.

Orlando's arrest stemmed from when he allegedly struck his GF in a police parking lot last year in Torrance. It's unclear if it's the same girlfriend he was arguing with Thursday. He was taken to jail on battery against a spouse, resisting arrest and possession of a controlled substance.

He remains behind bars.

Larry Nassar Begs Judge to Stop Witness Statements ... 'Mental Health' Concerns

1/18/2018 8:02 AM PST
Breaking News

Scumbag convicted sexual predator Larry Nassar wrote a letter to the court begging to end the witness statements ... saying the terrible stories of sexual assault are damaging his mental health. 

Don't worry ... the judge shot his pathetic ass down.

The former Team USA gymnastics doctor was convicted on 7 felony sexual assault charges -- and his victims were invited to share impact stories to the court before the sentencing phase. 

So far, 50 women shared their stories about how Nassar molested them while telling the women he was performing routine medical exams. 

Some women have told Nassar he broke them emotionally. Some women shared how they considered killing themselves. There are still 51 more women scheduled to speak. 

But Nassar wants out ... and wrote a letter to the court begging officials to make it stop -- calling the whole thing a "media circus" that was "detrimental to his mental health."

Judge Rosemarie Aquilina fired back in open court -- telling Nassar, "This isn’t worth the paper it’s written on, there’s no truth in there, it’s delusional" -- noting he agreed to hear the witness statements as part of his plea deal. 

"I didn't orchestrate this, you did," she told Nassar.

"Spending four or five days listening to them is significantly minor considering the hours of pleasure you’ve had at their expense and ruining their lives."

The 51 women will proceed with their statements as planned. 

Taylor Swift Alleged Stalker Threatens Fam ... I'll End All the Swifts!!!

1/18/2018 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Taylor Swift's alleged stalker is facing new charges after prosecutors say they uncovered a new batch of creepy emails he sent, threatening to kill her entire family ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Frank Andrew Hoover sent the new emails to Taylor's father, Scott, between May 2015 and Oct. 2016. According to the 122-page indictment one terrifying email read, "Decided that we are going to end all the Swifts on one day because I can’t stand that virus shit your daughter spread." 

Others included ..."The evil family of devils: Scott, Austin, Taylor, Andrew. Sincerely, the end real son of god" -- and, "This article is not a joke and is why god is going to burn them into the desert for me." 

Another simply said, "Go to hell, Swift."

Hoover also allegedly told Scott, "Enjoy the brain aneurysms and death."

As we reported ... Hoover was arrested for violating a restraining order by allegedly tailing Taylor while she was in Texas back in 2016. 

The new charges are for stalking and repeatedly violating a restraining order.

Dennis Rodman DUI Swerving & Blaring Music ... Cops Say

1/16/2018 11:12 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Dennis Rodman wasn't exactly going incognito before his DUI arrest -- with cops saying he was driving like a maniac and blaring music from his car before being pulled over. 

TMZ Sports obtained the police report from the Jan. 13 incident -- in which the Newport PD says Rodman was swerving all over the road around 10:50 PM. 

Once pulled over, cops say Rodman reeked of booze -- so he was arrested for DUI

According to the arrest report, Rodman is listed at 6'8" and 235 lbs (up from his listed playing weight of 228). He lists his occupation as "self-employed."

As we previously reported, Rodman was on probation at the time of his arrest and will likely be thrown in jail as a result. 

Seahawks' Jeremy Lane Arrested for DUI

1/15/2018 9:04 AM PST
Breaking News

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane was arrested for DUI over the weekend in Washington ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

The 27-year-old former Super Bowl champ was arrested and later booked Sunday morning at 5:30 AM in the Seattle area. Bail was set at $1,000. 

He was released a short time later on his own recognizance, according to official records.  

Lane had a decent career with the Seahawks until he lost his starting job earlier this season. The team reportedly tried to ship him to Houston, but he failed his physical -- killing the deal. 

Lane's most famous moment is probably when he picked off Tom Brady in Super Bowl XLIX -- a game the Seahawks ultimately lost. 

Broncos' Carlos Henderson Tried Eating Weed Before Arrest ... Cops Say

1/15/2018 8:07 AM PST
Breaking News

Broncos WR Carlos Henderson was arrested for possession of marijuana after a routine traffic stop on Sunday ... where he tried (and failed) to eat the evidence, according to cops. 

It all went down Sunday afternoon in West Monroe, Louisiana ... when Henderson was a passenger in a car pulled over for speeding.

Cops noted a strong smell of weed coming from the car ... but Carlos and the driver, Alejandra Aviles-Jimenez, both denied possessing or smoking weed inside the vehicle.

But when a search of the car turned up weed around the passenger seat and what appeared to be the remainder of a joint, cops checked their tongues -- and Henderson's "contained a thick green residue."

Carlos said he smoked earlier in the day, but insisted he did not try eating any weed before (or during) the stop. 

Cops weren't buying it ... and booked the former Louisiana Tech star, while letting Aviles-Jimenez go with a speeding citation. Henderson was later released on bond.

In a statement, the Broncos said they're "aware of the issue involving Carlos Henderson and are gathering more information."

Dennis Rodman Busted for DUI

1/14/2018 7:29 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

10:10 AM PT -- Rodman's rep tells TMZ, "Alcoholism has been a struggle on and off for Dennis the past 15 years," adding he's been going through some "tough personal issues." The rep says he's going to talk to Dennis about going back to rehab.

Dennis Rodman has been arrested for DUI ... TMZ has learned.

Rodman was driving in Newport Beach Saturday at around 11 PM when cops pulled him over for a traffic violation. Cops administered a field sobriety test, which he flunked. He was handcuffed, put in a patrol car and taken to the police station.

We're told Rodman was cooperative and submitted to a breathalyzer test, and he blew over the .08 legal limit.  

Rodman remained in jail for 7 hours, and when police determined he was sober enough to care for himself he was released.

Rodman was busted for DUI back in 1999.

Bam Margera Fam, Friends Working Together To Get Him to Rehab

1/8/2018 11:01 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Bam Margera's inner circle is taking immediate steps to get him help after his DUI arrest over the weekend ... by actively seeking out a rehab center for him.

TMZ broke the story ... Bam was arrested Sunday morning in L.A. after cops say they smelled alcohol on his breath. We spoke with Bam's mother, April Margera, who tells us Bam had been doing better with his alcoholism over the past 8 months, and was seeing a zen healer as well as a therapist ... but fell off the wagon this weekend.

She also says he's been angry with himself since the episode, and seems receptive to rehab. April adds ... she and Bam's pal, Johnny Schillereff -- who 's CEO of Element Skateboards -- are working together to find a treatment facility ... possibly in Cali or Arizona.

April also says Bam has been telling the family that he feels immense pressure when people say "Bam is sober" ... because he struggles with his mental health and addiction every day.

We're told Bam was originally in L.A. to shoot a TV show this week ... unclear if he still plans to move forward with it at this point, though.

Suge Knight Accuses Cops of Eavesdropping On His Calls with Lawyers

1/4/2018 10:43 AM PST
Exclusive Details

11:20 AM PT -- The judge denied Suge's request to throw out the court orders.

Suge Knight's blasting prosecutors and the L.A. County Sheriff's Department for playing dirty ... and now says he wants a judge to right the wrong.

Suge filed a motion, alleging prosecutors and the Sheriff's Dept. "have secretly listened to every word" he's had with his lawyers since August 22, 2016. He claims they're eavesdropping on his attorney-client privileged conversations while he's in County Jail, awaiting trial for murder.

In docs, obtained by TMZ, Suge asks the judge to throw out all court orders -- allowing the eavesdropping and limiting his jail visits -- because they were made by a judge who later recused himself from the case.

The ex-rap mogul's murder trail is slated to begin next week.

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