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Nick Gordon Arrested Again ... For Spending the Night with Girlfriend

3/20/2018 6:24 AM PDT
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7:25 AM PT -- TMZ has obtained the police report which says Laura actually went to Nick's place ... not the other way around. Nick claims he was asleep when she let herself in using a front door code. He told cops she made her way into his bedroom and was "just hanging out with him."

The report says Laura confirmed Nick's story and told cops she didn't fear for her safety.

Nick Gordon has been arrested again ... this time for violating the no contact order following his domestic violence arrest.

Sheriff's deputies got a heads-up from someone informing them Nick was sleeping over at the home of girlfriend Laura Leal, this according to the Daily Mail, whom he was accused of beating last week.  

Laura had a change of heart and even begged the judge to lift the no contact order, saying the fight that led to his arrest was her fault because she was bipolar and out of control. The judge didn't buy it and kept the stay away order in place.

Nick's arrest last week triggered renewed interest in the investigation into the death of Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina. Nick has been a person of interest for years, and there was suspicion she was the victim of physical abuse at the hands of Nick.

Gordon is currently in custody. 

Nas and Kelis To Share Joint Custody of Child

3/20/2018 7:57 AM PDT

Nas and Kelis are at war over issues involving their 8-year-old son, but they have actually come together and reached a settlement on the issue of custody.

We've learned Nas and Kelis have agreed to share joint legal and physical custody of Knight. The agreement is specific, breaking down who gets the child during various holidays. For example, Nas gets Knight on Father's Day and Kelis gets the child on Mother's Day.

They'll alternate Knight's birthdays ... he gets the even years and she gets the odd years.

They've been at war over child support for a long time now. Kelis gets $8k a month but claims Nas is doing so much better now financially he should up the ante. 

Columbus Short Serves Just 34 Days of 1-Year Sentence For Beating His Wife

3/20/2018 7:40 AM PDT

Columbus Short's on easy street again ... he's out of jail after serving just 34 days of a 1-year sentence for beating his wife.

TMZ broke the story ... CS pled no contest to hitting his current wife, Aida Abramyan, during an argument back in November. He was sentenced to 36 months probation and domestic violence education. Problem was ... he was already on probation for a brutal 2014 bar fight, so he got a year in the slammer for violating probation.

Columbus was booked on February 13, but according to docs, obtained by TMZ, he was released Monday night from L.A. County Jail.

We're told he can thank jail overcrowding for his dramatically reduced time behind bars.

Kevin Hart Meek Mill Walking Free Will Make The System Better

3/20/2018 6:51 AM PDT

Kevin Hart believes Meek Mill possibly getting his sentence overturned is a beacon of hope for the criminal justice system as a whole ... and he's got a helluva explanation for why.

We got the comedian Monday night leaving Mr. Chow in Bev Hills, where he weighed in on Meek facing the very real possibility of walking free due to a police corruption scandal in Philly, among other things he's arguing ... like an allegedly biased judge overseeing his case.

Kevin sounds pretty optimistic that justice for Meek will have a ripple effect for wrongly imprisoned individuals beyond just their hometown, not to mention the youth as well.

This analysis is very eloquently put here by Mr. Hart ... as acknowledged by none other than Mr. Hart himself. 

Senator Tim Kaine Quit Acting Guilty, Mr. President ... Mueller Attacks Not Helpin'

3/20/2018 12:50 AM PDT

Hillary Clinton's ex-running mate, Tim Kaine, says Donald Trump should probably stop attacking Special Counsel Robert Mueller ... 'cause appearances (of guilt) are everything.

We got the Virginia Senator Monday in D.C., where we asked what he made of Trump's recent flurry of gripes about Mueller's Russia investigation being nothing but a "WITCH HUNT!" that'll supposedly show "NO COLLUSION!" between 45's campaign and ol' Vlad.

Kaine says Trump's clearly nervous about something, and he's not doing a very good job at keeping his poker face intact under pressure from the Special Counsel's office.

More importantly ... he says if Trump truly isn't guilty of wrongdoing, why the big show? Sounds like a classic case of "If the tweet fits" ... according to Tim, anyway. 

He's also got a message for the recently fired Andrew McCabe ... not hiring.

Desiigner's Exposure Case Off the Hook D*** Pics Inconclusive

3/20/2018 12:30 AM PDT

Desiigner won't have to answer for allegedly flashing a NYC motorist -- 'cause the cameras that were in position to capture his penis simply weren't close enough ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us that detectives on Desiigner's exposure case from last month received the video they wanted from surrounding buildings, where the rapper allegedly exposed himself to someone on the street after an apparent road rage run-in.

Thing is, we're told that footage wasn't any help to cops ... 'cause it was shot from way too far away. Sources say the people in the video looked like ants on camera, and it's impossible to tell if Desiigner actually exposed himself. 

Another factor that helped out Desiigner ... the OG video of the incident never showed a clear shot of exposed genitalia, and the alleged victim never came forward to cooperate with the investigation after leaving the scene. 

In other words, the winning defense ... not my penis.

As one source put it to us ... "Looks like Desiigner will skate on this one." BDRRRAAPP!

Milton Bradley Charged w/ Battery Allegedly Beat Wife

3/20/2018 12:20 AM PDT

Milton Bradley's in trouble with the law -- charged with battery -- for allegedly beating up a woman he's married to once again ... TMZ Sports has learned.

We broke the story ... cops were called to Bradley's L.A. home back in January. When they arrived, his wife told them Bradley roughed her up during an argument ... before fleeing the scene.

Officials investigated ... and the L.A. City Attorney decided to charge the ex-MLB All-Star with battery on a spouse -- a misdemeanor. If convicted, M.B. could face up to a year in jail ... and a fine.

FYI -- this ain't Bradley's 1st brush with the law ... he spent 15 months behind bars after he was convicted of beating up his previous wife.

Bradley is due in court mid-April.

Nikolas Cruz's Brother Arrested for Trespassing At Marjory Stoneman Douglas

3/19/2018 5:35 PM PDT

The younger sibling of alleged Florida shooter Nikolas Cruz got busted by cops for venturing onto the school grounds where his brother is accused of going on a killing rampage. 

Zachary Cruz was arrested Monday by Broward County Sheriff's deputies after the 18-year-old allegedly rode his skateboard onto school property at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High. Cops say he told police he decided to visit to "reflect on the school shooting and to soak it in."

According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, Cruz allegedly broke through multiple locked doors and gates to ride his board on campus. Police say he was captured on the school's security camera system ... and the school says it wants the case prosecuted. 

Zachary -- who was adopted -- was booked on one count of trespassing on the grounds or facility of a school, which is a misdemeanor. He's said to have been told by authorities to stay away from the high school ... for obvious reasons. 

As we reported ... prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Nikolas, who stands accused of gunning down 17 people

NY Gov. Cuomo Calls Out D.A. Over 2015 Weinstein Sting

3/19/2018 5:05 PM PDT
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6:01 PM PT -- A spokesperson for New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says their office is "deeply familiar with Harvey Weinstein's years of egregious sexual abuse, and recently filed a civil rights lawsuit against him alleging severe and persistent abuse of employees at The Weinstein Company." They add the AG is committed to a full, fair and independent review of the Manhattan D.A.'s handling of the Weinstein case.Harvey Weinstein skated after NYPD recorded him asking a model to watch him shower -- and NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to know why.

Gov. Cuomo is directing the state's Attorney General to review how Manhattan D.A. Cyrus Vance, Jr. handled the 2015 sting operation ... where cops wired a model named Ambra Battilana, who claims Weinstein groped her breasts during a business meeting.

On the recording, first obtained by the New Yorker, Weinstein refers to the alleged groping, saying, "I'm used to that" ... and then begs her to come into his room. She refused, and he got pissed. Despite the recording, Weinstein was not charged. The D.A. said "the audio was insufficient to prove a crime."

The Governor says, "It is of great concern that sexual assault cases have not been pursued with full vigor by our criminal justice system."

Meek Mill Dirty Cop + Biased Judge = My Freedom

3/19/2018 1:16 PM PDT

Meek Mill wants Pennsylvania's Supreme Court to do some simple math ... which he believes should add up to his immediate release from prison.

Meek's attorneys filed docs Monday requesting he be released from prison on bail while he awaits a hearing to overturn his 2-4 year prison sentence. He points out the Philly D.A.'s Office has said it would not oppose his release on bail ... due to a wide-reaching police corruption case involving Meek's arresting officer, Reginald Graham.

In the docs, obtained by TMZ, Meek says his initial conviction was based on Graham's perjured testimony. Team Meek lays out the laundry list of allegations against Graham, including performing poorly on a polygraph test (not related to Meek) ... and stealing money from a crime scene.

The other part of the equation is Judge Brinkley, who Meek's team has called out for allegedly making inappropriate comments, including asking the rapper for a shout-out on a song he was doing with Nicki Minaj

Meek's new docs include the Philly's D.A. statement that it's likely his conviction would be overturned. Basically, he's asking the PA Supreme Court ... what more do ya need to spring me?

Mark Salling Autopsy Reveals Booze, No Drugs At Time of Suicide

3/19/2018 1:53 PM PDT
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Mark Salling had alcohol in his system when he hanged himself, and apparently took steps to evade authorities just prior to the suicide ... TMZ has learned.

According to the results of Salling's autopsy ... he had at least a 0.08% BAC -- which means he was just at the point of legal intoxication. The toxicology report also shows he was not on any other drugs.

The report describes the death scene -- Salling was hanging by a nylon rope which was tied to a branch a little over 6 feet above the ground. The coroner says it was wrapped around his neck five times.

The autopsy also notes Salling had attempted to kill himself months prior by cutting his wrists. His wrist incisions were about 2.5 centimeters and 6.5 centimeters on each hand, according to the coroner.

The last time the former "Glee" star was seen alive was with his father watching television at their family home at around 11:30 PM. His mother discovered he was missing right after midnight. Salling had ditched his ankle monitor and left it down the street from his house. 

He was scheduled to meet with the probation officer in his child porn case the day he died.

Trey Songz Turns Himself in for Allegedly Hitting Woman

3/19/2018 10:07 AM PDT

Trey Songz surrendered to LAPD to face a felony domestic violence charge early Monday morning ... TMZ has learned.

The singer turned himself in, with his attorney Shawn Holley, for the alleged incident involving a woman he was out with in L.A. last month during NBA All-Star weekend. He was booked at 6 AM, and released shortly after 8 AM. He posted a $50,000 bond.

Songz is accused of brutally beating Andrea Buera at a Hollywood Hills party where she claims he was upset because she was talking to another man.

Right around the time he surrendered for booking, Songz tweeted, "I am being lied on and falsely accused for someone's personal gain."

Buera claims Songz beat her so badly, she suffered a concussion and had to go to a hospital for treatment. She claims several people at the party witnessed the alleged beating.

However, Songz claims there are witnesses who refute Buera's allegation. We're told Holley made her case to the arresting detectives that Buera's story is filled with inconsistencies. 

Steven Seagal Accuser Claims He Raped Me, Robbed My Virginity At Fake Movie 'Wrap Party'

3/19/2018 8:46 AM PDT
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One of 2 women who came forward accusing Steven Seagal of sexual assault claims he raped her when she was in her late teens and took her virginity. 

Regina Simons was flanked by her attorney, Lisa Bloom, at a news conference Monday when she claimed Seagal invited her to his home 25 years ago for what he called a "wrap party" for "On Deadly Ground." She claims no one else was there, and Seagal took her into a bedroom, kissed her neck and then raped her.

Regina added she'd never been naked in front of another man before, and when it was over ... she claims Seagal offered her money. The second accuser, Faviola Dadis, accused Seagal of sexually assaulting her when she was 17.

Faviola says the alleged assault happened in 2002 at Beverly Hills W Hotel. She claims Seagal pinched her nipples, slid his hand under her bikini and touched her vagina during an audition.

Bloom wouldn't say if they'll sue Seagal, but all legal options remain open. She added, she nor Regina and Faviola, have spoken to Seagal, but they've reported the incidents to LAPD.

This is the first time Regina and Faviola spoke about the alleged encounters, although it's not the first time Seagal's been accused of sexual misconduct. As we've reported ... Portia de Rossi claimed Seagal put her on a casting couch and unzipped his leather pants.

Julianna Margulies claims she had a hotel room meeting with Seagal in the '80s, and he brandished a gun, but didn't touch her before she fled.

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