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Floyd Mayweather

My Ex's Abortion Is Fair Game

We're Too Famous for Privacy

11/26/2014 10:54 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1126_floyd_mayweather_Shantel-Jackson_tmzFloyd Mayweather is firing back at his ex-fiancee Shantel Jackson -- claiming he did NOT violate her right to privacy by discussing her abortion in detail on social media ... because their relationship was for public consumption anyway. 

As we previously reported, Jackson sued Mayweather earlier this year for a bunch of different reasons -- including assault, battery, defamation, invasion of privacy and more. 

Now, Floyd is trying to get the several claims dismissed -- and in new legal docs, he focused on her claim that he violated her right to privacy. He starts off his argument in the most Mayweather way possible:

"At age 37 I am an undefeated boxer. I have been the world champion in five different weight divisions."

He goes on to explain that when he met Jackson, "she asked me to help her become famous" ... and stated that her only semblance of fame was appearing in 7 music videos.

Floyd says he used his celebrity to help build her up -- and says they became so famous, people were interested in every aspect of their relationship ... including the breakup.  

Which is why Floyd says he went to social media earlier this year and told the world he ended things with Shantel because she had an abortion behind his back.

"Both parties are public figures. Abortion is a public issue," Mayweather states in the docs. 

He adds, "A public figure involved with another public figure in a public relationship can expect publicity, not privacy, about why it ends."

Mayweather wants the suit thrown out asap. A judge has yet to rule. 

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Darren Wilson

Michael Brown Said I Was

'Too Much of a Pussy to Shoot'

11/26/2014 6:03 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

112614_darren_wilson_launchDarren Wilson says Michael Brown was goading him, saying he was "too much of a pussy to shoot me."

Wilson went through the events of the evening step-by-step ... prompted by ABC's George Stephanopoulos ... who, by the way, showed he's a great interviewer.

Wilson said it was either his life or Michael Brown's when he fired the shots in Ferguson, saying Brown absolutely did NOT have his hands up when he discharged the gun.

Wilson also said he and his wife are expecting a baby.

Bill Cosby

My Good Name's Being Tarnished!

11/26/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Mayor Bill Cosby Same Name

Bill Cosby is outraged by the torrent of sexual assault allegations ... calling them "unsubstantiated accusations."

But the guy who fits the Bill is actually Mayor Bill Cosby from Bevier, MO. He tells us he's just sick over the accusations and what it's done to the legendary comedian.

Mayor Bill met his namesake at one of Cosby's concerts back in June. Hizzoner has affection for Cosby and is hoping and praying the stories are all rubbish.

The Mayor is a man of many skills. When he's not running the 1-square-mile city -- population 718 -- he operates heavy machinery.

They have one thing in common ... they both wanna bulldozer.

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Kirk Cameron

Never Said He Believes

God Hates 'F*gs'

11/26/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Kirk Cameron HomophobicKirk Cameron was screwed over by some guys who edited a video to make it look like Cameron said "God hates f*gs."

The video in question was shot 15-20 years ago. Cameron was talking to a friend about the right wing of the church, saying how revolting it was that some of them would say such a thing.

A company called Deeper Understanding grossly misrepresented what Cameron said by editing the clip to make it look like he owned the sentiment. Check out the video below.

We spoke with a rep from Deeper Understanding, who acknowledged the editing was deceptive, but the rep believes that's really how Cameron feels so it's a case of no harm, no foul.

But now ... Living Waters Publications, the Christian company that filmed the original, tells TMZ they fired off a letter to Deeper Understanding, demanding that the company 86 the video from YouTube and STAT.

The video has been removed from YouTube.

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Officer Darren Wilson

I Did Nothing Wrong ...

and I'd Do it Again

11/25/2014 1:17 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Officer Darren Wilson
says the Missouri Grand Jury did the right thing, he has a clear conscience over the death of Michael Brown, and he'd do it again.

Wilson sat down with ABC's George Stephanopoulos Tuesday and gave his version of events -- that Brown reached into Wilson's patrol car and attempted to grab his gun, and Brown then charged Wilson which is when he began shooting.

Wilson says he would have done the same thing if Brown was white ... that race had nothing to do with it.

Stephanopoulos' interview airs Tuesday on ABC's World News Tonight.

'Pregnant Man'

Charged With Stalking

Pink Undies Off the Table

11/25/2014 1:44 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Pregnant Man Charged Stalking
The infamous "pregnant man" Thomas Beatie just got charged with felony stalking ... but he can rest easy ... he won't be joining the pink underwear crowd at Phoenix's Tent City prison.

As we first reported, Beatie was busted for allegedly stalking his ex-wife by tracking her with a GPS device.

Maricopa County court officials tell us ... Beatie -- a transgender man -- won't do time at Tent City even if he's convicted of a felony because he's a first time offender.

As you know Tent City's the place where male inmates are forced to wear pink undies.

The reality is ... Beatie will most likely get probation.

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Ex-NFL Star Fred Smoot

Domestic Violence Allegations

Are From 'Disgruntled Ex'

11/25/2014 1:31 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1125_fred-smoot_getty2Former Washington Redskins corner back Fred Smoot claims his "disgruntled" ex-girlfriend concocted domestic violence allegations against him in retaliation for him ending their relationship.

Smoot's lawyer tells TMZ Sports the ex "has elected to engage in a campaign to defame Fred and ruin him both personally and professionally."

The lawyer says Smoot broke things off with his accuser a month ago and that's why she made up this story.

As TMZ Sports previously reported, Smoot was arrested in D.C. on Sunday for simple assault. The ex told police Smoot pushed her against the wall in their bathroom when she tried to grab the keys to his truck so she could drive it to work.

Shia LaBeouf

Judge Gives Actor High 5

For Alcohol Rehab

11/25/2014 7:06 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1125_shia_in_court_Pool-Photo-New-York-PostShia LaBeouf showed up in a NYC court Tuesday AM to show a judge he is successfully rehabbing himself after getting arrested for disorderly conduct.

Shia brought paper proof he's on track to complete his 6 months of outpatient alcohol rehab ... this after getting arrested for drunkenly disrupting a performance of "Cabaret" last June at Studio 54 in NYC, then spitting at cops and screaming, "Do you know who the f*** I am?"

The judge gave Shia a thumbs-up and then said he wanted to see him in March when he completed the rehab classes.

Shia has been spending lots of time working out for his new movie "Man Down."

Man up.

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Bill Cosby

Spelman College -- We Still Have Your Back

11/25/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Bill Cosby Spelman College
Bill Cosby
may have lost some concert dates here and there, but he's not losing the support of Spelman College ... the institution he has richly funded.

An official from Spelman -- which received a $20 million gift from Cosby and his wife Camille -- tells TMZ they have not had a single conversation to change anything regarding Cosby's relationship with the college in the wake of the torrent of sexual assault allegations.

The school dedicated a 69,000 square foot facility to the Cosbys -- the Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, EdD Academic Center.

The school, which also established the William and Camille Cosby Endowed Professorship Program, notes the Cosby gift was made more than 25 years ago and the relationship is cemented.

Cosby famously gave the commencement address at Spelman in 2006.

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'Star Trek: Voyager' Actor

I'm Scared For My Life

My Wife's Gun Was Used in MURDER

11/25/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Robert Picardo Wife Murder
"Star Trek: Voyager" actor Robert Picardo says his estranged wife is under investigation in a murder case, and he now believes his own life is in imminent danger.

Picardo -- who's in the middle of an ugly divorce from Linda Pawlik -- asked a judge to throw Pawlik off his property STAT, because he's deathly afraid of her. She's currently living in a guest house on the property -- after Picardo got a restraining order against her.

In new court docs, Picardo says Pawlik was questioned by cops after her friend, Edward Mello, was found dead Oct. 29 in a hotel room -- killed with a handgun he says was registered to Pawlik.   

Picardo claims Pawlik was ordered to turn over all 10 of her handguns when he got the restraining order ... but he claims at least 4 guns were never turned in -- and one was used to murder Mello. He also claims Pawlik hangs out with violent criminals and drug users.

A judge sided with Picardo ... and ordered Pawlik to move out of the guest house and off the property by Dec. 7. ... but Picardo has to pay $10K toward her moving expenses. 

We tried several times to reach Pawlik ... but so far no word back.

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Andy Dick

He Steals, He Has Drugs

AND HE DOESN'T GET CHARGED!

11/25/2014 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Andy Dick Arrest
Andy Dick was caught with drugs when he was busted earlier this month for grand theft ... but TMZ has learned he won't be charged with either crime.

As we first reported ... Dick was arrested after a guy claimed Dick ran off with his $1K gold chain ... when the two stopped to chat on Hollywood Blvd. 

According to the D.A.'s office ... when Dick was popped by cops, he was carrying a single Adderall pill -- and he didn't have a prescription -- so he could have been charged with possession.

But we're told ... the D.A.'s office decided against filing the drug charge because Dick had such a minimal amount. They also declined to file grand theft charges because Dick had already given the necklace back  ... and there was no evidence he ever planned to keep it.

Bullets dodged.

Adrian Peterson

Says Grand Jury Can Reverse Ruling

... Inspires False Hope

11/24/2014 10:53 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Adrian Peterson believes there's a slight chance the grand jury in Ferguson will change its mind and indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Mike Brown ... problem is, he's flat-out wrong.

In the wake of the decision in Ferguson, AP went to Twitter to express his dismay over situation ... writing, "The GRAND JURY DECIDED NOT TO INDICT ME TOO! But that changed a week LATER! MAYBE, BUT NOT LIKELY N THIS CASE #PUTyourTrustNGODnotINtheWORLD!"

AP is obviously referring to his child abuse case ... insisting he was under the impression the grand jury was leaning toward NOT pursuing charges against him for beating his son with a switch ... only to change its mind and indict at the last minute.

There were reports that AP's case was "no-billed" by a grand jury and then taken to another grand jury, which decided to indict the NFL star ... but the Montgomery County D.A. eventually shot those reports down.

"The same grand jury was the one that reviewed all the evidence and the law in this particular case, and the one that issued the indictment,” the D.A. stated.

That being said, seems AP is ill-informed about how grand juries work ... because unless a game-changing new piece of evidence emerges, the decision by the grand jury in Ferguson will stick ... like it or not.

Bill Cosby

The Show Will Go On

Even Though Venue Wants it Killed

11/24/2014 4:26 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Bill Cosby Show Not CancelledBill Cosby has had a partial collapse of his concert tour with various cancellations, but one venue will not 86 his act ... even though it wants to BADLY.

The Hanover Theatre in Massachusetts wants out of its deal for a show in February, but a rep for the venue tells us their hands are tied because it was booked through a promoter who won't cancel.

The rep says, according to the deal, only the promoter has the power to pull the plug ... not the theater.

We've learned theater honchos have asked the promoter to cancel -- the venue wants nothing to do with Cosby in the wake of the sexual assault allegations, but they have no power.

We reached out to the promoter, but got radio silence.

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