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'Sugar' Shane Mosley Sues Over Botched Elbow Surgery Claims Doc Attempted Cover-Up

6/20/2018 7:02 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

'Sugar' Shane Mosley went in for a quick surgery to fix his elbow pain, but ended up getting cut up and burned ... according to a new suit.

The 4-time world champion boxer claims he was training for a fight in March 2017, when he went to Dr. Gary Brazina about pain and clicking in his right elbow. He says the doc suggested arthroscopic surgery to fix it, and explained it would be relatively quick and painless, with plenty of time to recover for his fight.

According to the docs ... it didn't go as planned at all. Mosley says the surgery took hours longer than he was told, and Brazina revealed he had to "detach some ligaments and reattach them with screws." 

Mosley claims he developed a fever and rash the next day, and Brazina failed to tell him he also suffered a severe burn during his surgery ... which became infected.

What's worse -- the boxer claims his doc altered some pre-op paperwork to make it look like Mosley consented to a more invasive surgery than he did.

He's suing Brazina and the hospital where his surgery was performed for damages. We reached out to Dr. Brazina ... so far, no word back.

It's interesting -- Mosley reportedly chose to retire in 2017 due to the complications from this elbow surgery. Clearly ... he wants some payback for it.

Tyga Sued You've Got a Crisis in the Middle East! Hand Over the $141k

6/20/2018 3:29 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tyga pulled a double-cross in Dubai ... according to the agent who forked out good dough to get the rapper to appear there.

In the suit, the agent says he booked Tyga to perform at Club White back in April and a couple other venues in United Arab Emirates. The agent says Tyga got $120k plus $21k in airline tickets for him and his entourage.

According to the suit, however, Tyga was working with a rival club. The agent says Tyga didn't even try to hide it and, in fact, told them ... "White should give me an offer I can't refuse." The club nor the agent made any new offer, and Tyga ended up bailing ... but promised to refund the $141k the club paid him. 

Stop us if you've heard this before ... the agent says Tyga never paid his debt.

The agent is suing him for the $141k plus additional damages in excess of $600k for the profits lost when he skipped the gig.

Bill Cosby's Ex-Lawyer Spilling the Beans ... On Famous P.I.'s New Radio Show

6/20/2018 3:20 PM PDT

Bill Cosby's ex-lawyer will break his silence for the first time since the disgraced comedian's aggravated indecent assault conviction ... and he's dishing deets with his private investigator who now has his own radio show.

Scott Ross -- a renowned P.I. who has worked on high-profile cases of Michael Jackson, Robert Blake and Chris Brown/Rihanna -- debuts his new radio show, "All Things P.I." Thursday at 9 AM PT on KCAA Radio.

Scott's first guest is a doozy -- celebrity attorney Thomas Mesereau, who repped Cosby early on, but was just recently replaced. It's the first interview Masereau will give since Bill was found guilty in April.

Fans can also chime in ... via Skype and on Facebook Live.

Meek Mill Judge & Lawyers Bicker Over Snicker

6/20/2018 1:00 PM PDT
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Meek Mill's lawyers got into a contentious exchange with Judge Genece Brinkley after they claimed she straight-up LOL'd in open court.

As we reported ... Meek marched into court Monday for a hearing to decide if he'll get a new trial. But his team left bewildered at Brinkley's demeanor ... describing it as "an asylum." TMZ's now obtained a transcript of the exchange and the conflict stems mostly from Meek's side insisting Brinkley ridiculed a witness.

According to the docs ... Meek's lawyers, Joe TacopinaBrian McMonagle and Peter Goldberg believe Brinkley laughed while one of their key witnesses, Bradley Bridge, was on the stand. Bridge is a public defender who's worked on more than 1,000 cases similar to Meek's.

The exchange went down like this after McMonagle brought up the issue:

Judge: Do you believe I have been ridiculing you?

Bridge: There were a couple moments where I sensed that was true.

Judge: And that I was laughing at you? He used the word laughing.

McMonagle: You did laugh.

Judge: No, I wasn't laughing at him.

Goldberg: Your honor, I heard you laughing at him.

Judge: Excuse me?

McMonagle: All three lawyers heard you laugh.

Judge: Do you believe that I was laughing at you in the course of this serious case?

Bridge: I wouldn't call it a laugh. I would call it a smirk.

The hearing continued but, before it came to a close, Goldberg brought the issue up again ... for the record.

Judge: OK. I can appreciate that you're saying I laughed out loud, but I did not laugh out loud. I might have had a smile on my face, but I didn't laugh out loud.

Laugh, smile, smirk, snicker ... whatever it was, Judge Brinkley did not immediately rule on Meek's motion for a new trial. Soooo ... the last laugh is TBD.

President Trump I'll Sign Exec. Order to Keep Immigrant Families Together

6/20/2018 9:55 AM PDT
Breaking News

12:26 PM PT -- Trump just officially signed the order to keep families together, but says the "zero-tolerance" prosecution policy will continue.

The national outrage has been heard, and President Trump says he will act immediately and stop separating immigrant families at the border.

During a meeting with Republican lawmakers, POTUS said he will be "signing an executive order" that will reverse the policy his administration enacted last month. He added, "We're keeping families together, but we have to keep our borders strong."

Mr. Trump said he would sign the order Wednesday, before he left the White House for a trip to Minnesota.

The Department of Homeland Security is reportedly drawing up the order the President says he'll sign. As we reported, the Sec. of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen, experienced firsthand how pissed off millions of Americans are about the separation of families.

Thomas Jefferson would be proud -- "A little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing."

Robert Herjavec Settles Lawsuits with Ex-GF ... Over Sexual Assault, Extortion Claims

6/20/2018 10:27 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Robert Herjavec and his ex-gf are finally seeing eye to eye -- they're both walking away from the lawsuits they filed against each other ... his for extortion, and hers for sexual assault.

According to docs, Herjavec and Danielle Vasinova filed to dismiss their lawsuits ... due to a settlement. TMZ broke the stories ... Robert sued Danielle last year, claiming she was demanding $20 million in exchange for her silence about their sex lives.

A few hours later, she sued him, alleging the "Shark Tank" star had sexually assaulted her while at an underground sex club in L.A. ... and also at home.

Both lawsuits have been dismissed with prejudice, meaning they can't be refiled.

Danielle's docs include a document saying she apologizes for the allegations "and for any problems I have caused Robert or his family." She says she did NOT receive any money. 

NSH Predators' Austin Watson Arrested at Gas Station ... Domestic Violence

6/20/2018 7:28 AM PDT
Breaking News

Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson was arrested on suspicion of domestic assault at a gas station in Tennessee ... TMZ Sports has learned.

The Franklin Police Dept. tells us ... 26-year-old Watson -- a 1st-round pick in the 2010 NHL Draft -- was arrested on Saturday at 7:20 PM outside of a Shell gas station. 

Officials say Watson was charged with domestic assault. He is free on a $4,500 bond and due in court next week. 

Details surrounding the incident are unclear -- but the Predators have already issued a statement saying, "We are still gathering facts and it is not appropriate for us to comment further at this time, but this is a matter that we are taking very seriously and will cooperate fully with the investigation by law enforcement."

"The Nashville Predators have and will continue to stand side by side with AMEND in the fight to end violence against women."

Watson is a pretty solid player for the Preds -- he scored 14 goals in 76 games during the 2017-18 season. 

Broncos WR Carlos Henderson Cuts Deal In Weed Eating Case

6/19/2018 2:55 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The Denver Broncos WR who allegedly tried to hide weed from the cops -- by shoveling it into his mouth -- is catching a break ... because he's not going to jail for his afternoon snack.

As we previously reported, Carlos Henderson was arrested in January when cops say he tried to conceal the sticky-icky evidence by eating it -- unsuccessfully -- during a routine traffic stop.

Henderson -- who's going into his 2nd NFL season -- was charged with possession of marijuana and was facing up to 6 months in jail.

But, don't worry ... Henderson's not getting locked up.

Instead, we're told he was admitted into a diversion program that'll essentially only require him to keep his nose clean for the next 3 months -- and if he does, the case will be thrown out.

Southwest Airlines Sued Over Fatal Flight That Shattered Window

6/19/2018 2:29 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Nine passengers who survived Southwest flight 1380 -- the one where shrapnel from a failed engine shattered a cabin window -- are suing the airline.

The passengers say they're all suffering severe PTSD after the tragic flight. Some are also coping with physical injuries, though the lawsuit doesn't specify what those are. In the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, the passengers say the in-flight emergency forced them to "confront their greatest fear, the overwhelming horror of being trapped in a plane about to crash."

You'll recall, flight 1380 made an emergency landing in Philadelphia back in April ... after the 737's left engine failed and broke apart. The resulting shrapnel destroyed a cabin window, and Jennifer Riordan was partially sucked out of the cabin. She later died from her injuries.

One of the plaintiffs was not onboard the flight, but his wife was. He's suing for loss of consortium.

They're suing Southwest and Boeing, which manufactured the plane. 

Scot Baio D.A. Rejects Case

6/19/2018 2:04 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Scott Baio is in the clear, because the L.A. County District Attorney has rejected Nicole Eggert's sexual molestation claims against him.

The D.A. cites the statute of limitations as the reason for the rejection. As TMZ reported, Eggert claimed Baio repeatedly molested her between ages 14 and 17. Baio called BS and said he only had sex with Eggert once ... when she was 18.

Under current California law there's no statute of limitations if an adult sexually assaults a minor, but when the alleged assaults occurred in the '80s, the statute of limitations was 3 years, which means it has long since run out.

Prince's Heirs Tidal Plays Dirty ... We Want Out of Deal!!!

6/19/2018 8:32 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The heirs to Prince's fortune are calling out Tidal for allegedly lying about streaming data, and they're so pissed about it ... they want to pull the plug on a lucrative deal.

The attorney for Sharon, Norrine and John Nelson blew the whistle on Tidal with the probate judge in Prince's case. In a letter, obtained by TMZ, they say Tidal's been accused of "inflating the streaming numbers" for Beyonce's "Lemonade" and Kanye West's "The Life of Pablo," a claim that has reportedly been denied by Tidal CEO Richard Sanders.

They say Tidal allegedly boosted the numbers by several hundred million streams ... which would jack up the royalties paid to Bey and Ye.

The heirs are asking the judge to reconsider the order that granted Tidal exclusive streaming rights for an upcoming album of unreleased Prince music. They say they don't want the estate getting caught up in the streaming service's legal problems.

NBA's Sterling Brown Suing Milwaukee Police ... Over Stun Gun Arrest

6/19/2018 8:19 AM PDT
Breaking News

Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown has filed a lawsuit against the Milwaukee police officers who hit him with a stun gun during a January arrest. 

In the suit, obtained by TMZ Sports, Brown claims he feared for his life as officers shoved him, tased him and stomped on his leg ... in a dispute over a parking space. 

As we previously reported, Brown was confronted by a group of Milwaukee Police Dept. officers around 2 AM on Jan. 26 outside of a Walgreens -- where his car was parked in two handicap spaces

Cops aggressively approached Brown and escalated the situation -- ultimately choosing to take him down by force ... and tasing him.

In his suit, Brown claims ... "shortly after Defendants threw Mr. Brown to the ground, [one of the officers] used his right foot to stomp on Mr. Brown’s leg. Then after the Taser was shot into Mr. Brown’s back, [the officer] proceeded to stomp on Mr. Brown’s leg with both feet."

Video of the incident shows Brown never made an aggressive move toward cops or really did anything warranting the violent takedown

Brown has now sued the City of Milwaukee -- along with the police chief -- and the 8 officers he believes were involved in the incident for excessive force and unlawful arrest. 

Dallas Cowboys' Legend's Son Arrested for Murder

6/19/2018 6:18 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

The son of Dallas Cowboys legend Erik Williams has been arrested in connection with a double murder in Texas, TMZ Sports has learned. 

20-year-old Cassius Shakembe Williams -- along with another man -- have been arrested and each charged with 2 counts of capital murder in the shooting deaths of 2 men in Mesquite, TX on June 12. 

Officials believe the victims were attempting to sell marijuana to Williams and his friend, when the buyers pulled out guns and demanded they hand over the weed. 

Shots were fired and the two alleged dealers were killed. 

Capital murder is essentially the same as 1st degree murder -- and if convicted, it carries the death penalty. 

Williams is a former football player himself -- who was a 6'1", 290 lb defensive tackle at Central State University. 

His father, Erik Williams, was a 2-time Super Bowl champ with the Dallas Cowboys -- where he was also a 4-time Pro Bowler as an offensive lineman. 

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