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Stormy Daniels Strip Club Arrest Footage Released ... Chaos At Tour Bus

7/18/2018 8:11 AM PDT
Breaking News

8:56 AM PT -- As for the other two strippers -- Miranda Panda and Brittany Walters -- charges against them were dropped too ... the city attorney said in a statement, "After reviewing the charges for each of these cases closely, I’ve determined that the facts of these cases do not meet the elements required to prosecute under this law."

Stormy Daniels stayed calm during her strip club arrest, but new video of the incident shows her team was anything but. 

In footage released by the Columbus Division of Police ... undercover officers swarmed Daniels' tour bus following her show at Sirens strip club. Daniels' security team tried their best to stay by her side during the bust ... and at one point told cops if Stormy was going to jail, they'd go too.

Officers were eventually able to separate Stormy from her team -- after she gave out a few hugs -- and they loaded her into the cruiser. 

As we reported ... Daniels' arrest last week was bogus from the get-go. She was busted for inappropriate touching during her strip show -- but, Ohio law specifically states dancers who don't regularly appear at a club can't be arrested for the crime. 

Tekashi69 Still Trolling Even Over Battery Case

7/18/2018 6:41 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tekashi69 is keeping his head high and humor intact in the wake of surrendering to cops in Texas to face a serious battery charge for allegedly choking a kid ... too soon?

We got 6ix9ine Tuesday night in the L.A. area a day after he turned himself in to authorities in Harris County, TX and posted bail soon after to walk out a free man.

He's got a funny way of describing the case, which he likens to a murder charge. It's not even close to that -- he's facing a misdemeanor battery charge after the rapper allegedly put hands on a 16-year-old earlier this year. Like we've said ... this dude likes to troll.

Tekashi even makes light of his time at Rikers, saying he was close to being killed. He might not be too far off on that one ... he was, in fact, siloed away for his own safety

He does get serious for a bit about the case -- for which he'll be arraigned this Friday -- saying it's a classic money grab. But not before he addresses that fantastic tie job he had in court.

Eli Roth My Divorce is Super Chill ... But My DMs are Lit!!!

7/17/2018 5:23 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Eli Roth says he's going through the easiest, friendliest divorce of all time ... and single life's not treating him bad either.

We got the famed director leaving Il Pastaio in Bev Hills Tuesday -- just hours after news broke of his divorce from actress Lorenza Izzo -- and he tells us ... it's all gravy.

Roth says all the right things, of course -- they really love each other, they're rooting for each other, their upcoming movie is going to be great ... so they just decided to happily split before anything negative happened.

As for any contentious topics like spousal support or splitting property ... Eli says it won't be an issue.

Good thing because, by the sound of it ... he's going to have his hands full right away dealing with all the "supportive" people sliding into his DMs.

Cardinals GM Steve Keim Pleads Guilty to Extreme DUI Team Suspends Him 5 Weeks

7/17/2018 2:48 PM PDT
Breaking News

Arizona Cardinals GM Steve Keim has pled guilty to an extreme DUI stemming from a July 4th arrest ... and the team has hit him with a 5-week suspension. 

As we previously reported, Keim was pulled over in Chandler, AZ after cops said he was swerving in his truck and almost hit a curb while making a turn.

During the stop, Keim told cops he only had 2 beers that evening -- along with some pizza. He refused to take a breathalyzer. 

Now, the NFL team has issued a statement saying they've suspended Keim for 5 weeks and hit him with a $200,000 fine. The money will be donated to the AZ chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

Keim has apologized for the incident and says, "I fully deserve and accept the punishment that has been issued."

"My goal is to do everything I can to grow from this personally and help others learn from my inexcusable behavior.”

Judge Brinkley Even HER Lawyer Says ... Grant Meek a New Trial Already!

7/17/2018 10:01 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Meek Mill deserves a new trial, and Judge Genece Brinkley looks "f**king awful" digging her heels in over the case -- and those words came from her own attorney, Charles Peruto Jr.

TMZ has obtained an audio clip of Peruto recorded in May ... as he's wrapping up an interview about Meek's case. He said, "That was hard to do, because defending this judge is now becoming (inaudible). Why doesn't she just grant this f**king thing?"

Peruto also says if he were the judge on this case, he'd let it go because the prosecution AND the defense agree a new trial should be granted. He adds Meek's attorney, Brian McMonagle, has an easier job in this case because he's on the right side of the issue.

Meek's attorney, Joe Tacopina, has been saying all along ... Judge Brinkley has an inexplicable grudge against Meek.

Peruto tells TMZ he has issues with this audio, because it was recorded when the interview was over and when the camera was turned away, and he claims the interviewer promised it was off the record.

Still, Peruto says he's told Brinkley all of this -- what HE would do in her shoes -- but he adds, "she follows the letter of the law and handled this case the way she's handled every case."

The interview was for a Meek documentary, co-produced by Amazon and Roc Nation, which reps Meek. Peruto says he wasn't told Roc Nation was involved.

During the clip, Peruto also discussed a bunch of personal lawsuits Brinkley has filed -- more than 20 of 'em. He tells us he also told the reporter those cases were "nonsense."

NY Jets Chris Herndon DUI Crash Video Shows Frightening Wreckage

7/17/2018 9:51 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

NY Jets rookie tight end Chris Herndon is VERY lucky to be alive -- and lucky he didn't kill anyone -- because the newly obtained video of his DUI crash is terrifying. 

TMZ Sports got the police body cam footage showing the moment cops arrived to the I-80 highway in Jersey on June 2 ... after Herndon smashed into another vehicle and flipped his car. 

You can see Herndon's flipped 2018 Nissan Armada -- which witnesses say was driving around 100 mph when he struck a Toyota towing a flatbed trailer. 

Miraculously, both Herndon and the other driver -- a 76-year-old man -- escaped without any major injuries. 

Cops suspected 22-year-old Herndon was drunk and administered a field sobriety test -- which he bombed.

Herndon claimed he only had 2 cups of wine before getting behind the wheel. He blew a .14 ... nearly twice the legal limit. 

The former University of Miami player was eventually arrested and charged with DUI. He's due in court next month. 

El DeBarge Alleged Wrench-Wielding Attack ... Lands Him in Jail

7/17/2018 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"Rhythm of the Night" singer El DeBarge took matters into his own hands, and cops busted him for taking a wrench to some guy's windshield ... according to law enforcement sources.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... DeBarge got into an argument Friday night in the San Fernando Valley and chased a man out of a house ... forcing him to retreat to a nearby RV. 

We're told DeBarge was not deterred, and followed after the guy with a wrench, which he allegedly smashed into the RV's windshield. That's when the other guy called police, who arrested DeBarge for felony vandalism. 

We're told DeBarge spent a night in jail before posting $20k bail. 

Director Eli Roth Files For Divorce

7/16/2018 5:09 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

7/17-- According to the docs, Eli lists the couple's date of separation as July 12 of this year. He's willing to pay Lorenza spousal support.

Eli Roth and his wife are calling it quits on their marriage ... the "Hostel" director just filed for divorce.

Roth submitted docs in L.A. Monday -- obtained by TMZ -- to end things with Lorenza Izzo. The two got hitched back in 2014 and never had any children together. Izzo is a Chilean model and horror film actress, best known for co-starring with Keanu Reeves in "Knock Knock."

She's also in the upcoming, "The House with a Clock in Its Walls" ... which Eli directed. Of course, he's also known for his horror flicks and co-starring in Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds."

It's unclear exactly what led to Roth's filing.

Roth posted about the split Monday evening, saying, "It is with deep love and respect that we are choosing to separate as a couple. We've had an incredible journey together, we love each other very much, and will remain the best of friends."

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Kareem Hunt Police Video Released In Alleged Hotel Attack

7/16/2018 4:27 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

TMZ Sports has obtained the police body cam video from the night of the Kareem Hunt hotel assault investigation -- where cops interviewed the accuser AND Kareem's friends. 

Both sides tell a compelling and believable story ... clearly, someone's lying. 

The accuser says the Kansas City Chiefs running back pushed and shoved her outside of his room at The Metropolitan at the 9 (a hotel and apartment complex in Cleveland) on Feb 10, 2018. 

She also claims Kareem's GF verbally accosted her. When she complained to the front desk, the accuser claims the receptionist refused to call 911 and instead told her, "That's what you get for being a slut."

Cops also spoke with Kareem's friends -- who said the accuser was LYING through her teeth because she was bitter they didn't let her inside their room. The friends claim the woman was acting crazy and made up a lie in an attempt to set up a lawsuit against the NFL star. 

Cops tried to speak with Kareem -- but, when they went to his room, he wasn't wearing a shirt and they turned off their body cams while going inside. 

Ultimately, cops were unable to determine if anyone had been assaulted -- so, nobody was arrested. 

We're now told the case is officially closed. 

The NFL also launched its own investigation. As we learned from Ezekiel Elliott, the league does not need a conviction to meet out punishment ... so, Hunt could still be fined or suspended if the NFL determines he did anything that night that would violate the league's personal conduct policy.

LeSean McCoy Ex-GF Moves Out of Georgia Home ... After Violent Robbery

7/16/2018 4:00 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

LeSean McCoy's girlfriend wants no part of the NFL star's home anymore -- she's already moved out ... less than a week after she was pistol whipped in a violent robbery. 

TMZ Sports has obtained photos showing moving trucks in front of the home in Alpharetta, Georgia ... where Delicia Cordon says she was attacked by a masked man on July 10. 

Sources connected to Cordon tell us she's moved to a home she considers safer -- complete with private security. 

As we previously reported, Cordon has lawyered up and strongly insinuated McCoy sent the assailant to her home to recover jewelry the NFL star had previously gifted to her.

For his part, McCoy has not been charged with a crime -- and has denied any involvement in the incident. He has also called the allegations against him "baseless and offensive."

Floyd Mayweather Gets Butt Kicked In Court ... Over Katie Couric Interview

7/16/2018 2:42 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Floyd Mayweather just got ripped a new one in appeals court -- with a panel of judges saying there's a ton of evidence showing the boxer lied to Katie Couric in a '15 interview about his domestic violence case. 

Remember, Floyd's ex, Josie Harris, is suing Floyd for defamation ... claiming the boxer fudged the facts and lied about her to Couric when discussing his 2010 domestic violence arrest

In the interview, Floyd told Couric he did NOT "kick, stomp and beat someone" ... and explained, "Did I restrain a woman that was on drugs? Yes, I did."

Floyd was convicted in that case ... after her son told cops he saw Mayweather "hitting and kicking her." An emergency room doctor also noted Harris had multiple contusions to the head, face and left forearm.

Floyd had filed court docs to get Josie's lawsuit thrown out -- but, a California appeals court just ruled her defamation case CAN move forward because the evidence appears to be in her favor. Here's the opinion from one of the judges on the panel ... 

"Since this evidence is unequivocally at odds with the assertion that Mayweather was simply restraining a drug-addled Harris by only twisting her arm, it may reasonably be inferred that Mayweather acted with malice or reckless disregard of the truth during the Couric interview."

Long story short ... Josie now has the green light to move forward with her case -- and it could cost Floyd a LOT of money. 

Farrah Abraham Charged in Hotel Arrest Faces Battery, Resisting

7/16/2018 10:08 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Farrah Abraham is going to have to answer for her hotel meltdown in court -- 'cause prosecutors have filed charges against the ex-'Teen Mom' ... TMZ has learned.

The L.A. District Attorney's Office just filed 2 charges against Farrah for her Beverly Hills Hotel arrest last month -- when she allegedly struck a security guard and cussed out cops on the scene. She's facing charges for battery and resisting an officer ... both misdemeanors.

If convicted on both charges, she faces up to 18 months in jail.

TMZ broke the story ... Farrah was arrested last month at The Beverly Hills Hotel after allegedly striking a hotel security guard, who asked her to leave the premises. 

When cops arrived, she got belligerent and taunted police ... yelling, "Go f**k yourself" to officers. Farrah's tone changed when she was being hauled off in a police cruiser ... sobbing and yelling. 

Tekashi69 Didn't Squeeze Cop's Hand Too Bad ... Felony Charge Reduced

7/16/2018 9:52 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tekashi69 must not have gotten a good grip on that cop's hand back in May -- allegedly, of course -- 'cause his felony assault on a police officer charge didn't stick ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us Tekashi's felony assault on an officer charge was reduced to a basic misdemeanor assault charge. Tekashi was facing up to 7 years in prison before. Now, he's just facing up to a year in jail. 

As we reported ... Tekashi was booked for assaulting a police officer earlier this year after a traffic stop quickly escalated. Cops say he was being taken into custody when he allegedly squeezed a lieutenant's hand very hard, causing it to swell.

We're told the alleged injuries were not severe enough to warrant a felony charge, so prosecutors decided to reduce it. 

It's good news for 6ix9ine, if you ask us ... he's already got his hands full in Texas. Last thing he needs is another reason for NYC authorities to be breathing down his neck.

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