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Simone Biles Larry Nassar Sexually Assaulted Me Too

1/15/2018 1:35 PM PST

Simone Biles says she was also sexually assaulted by Team USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar -- and is now ready to go public with her story. 

The 20-year-old phenom -- who was a key member of the 2016 gold medal winning Olympics team -- issued a statement saying, "I too am one of the many survivors that was sexually abused by Larry Nassar."

"Please believe me when I say it was a lot harder to first speak those words out loud than it is now to put them on paper."

"There are many reasons that I have been reluctant to share my story, but I know now it is not my fault."

"This behavior is completely unacceptable, disgusting, and abusive, especially coming from someone whom I was TOLD to trust."

"As I continue to work through the pain, I kindly ask everyone to respect my privacy. This is a process, and one that I need more time to work through."

Biles is the latest athlete to come forward with allegations against Nassar -- joining stars like McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas. There are reportedly more than 100 victims. 

Back in November, Nassar pled guilty to 7 counts of criminal sexual conduct. The sentencing phase of the case begins on Tuesday. He has already been sentenced to 60 years in prison for child porn.

Story developing ... 

Danielle Bregoli Claps Back at DJ Suede ... He's a Nobody without Me!!!

1/15/2018 6:57 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Danielle Bregoli's laughing off DJ Suede's claim her 15 minutes of fame are up, and tells us ... Suede needs to check his own watch.

Danielle and her mom hit Catch LA Sunday night, and we asked her about the legal battle with Suede. TMZ broke the story ... Danielle's mom is suing him, claiming he screwed them on the "Cash Me Outside" remix he produced.

Danielle had a two-word rebuttal for Suede, and yes ... one of those words started with 'F.'

While we had her, Danielle also weighed in on how to properly blow your dough when you're a young celeb. Cash some wisdom ... outside.

Dennis Rodman Was On Probation During DUI Arrest ... Jail Likely

1/15/2018 6:38 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Dennis Rodman's DUI problems have gone from bad to worse ... because he was on probation during his arrest on Saturday -- and it likely means he'll be thrown in the slammer.

The probation stems from a plea deal Rodman struck over a July 2016 wrong way crash -- where he was going the wrong way on an Orange County, CA freeway, struck a car and allegedly fled the scene. Witnesses also saw him drinking at a karaoke bar before the crash but he was not charged with DUI for that incident.

However, Rodman was placed on 3 years probation with the condition he stay out of trouble. It was a good deal for Rodman, considering he was facing up to 2 years in prison.

So, what happens next? Officials will likely revoke his probation in the wake of the new arrest and he could be sent to prison for the full 2 years he was originally due to serve in the wrong way crash case PLUS any additional time for the new arrest.

Rodman's rep has told TMZ Sports the NBA player needs rehab -- but it could be too little, too late. 

'Narcos' Pablo's Bro Surrenders In Trademark Turf War

1/15/2018 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The Escobar fam doesn't usually back down from a fight, but it waved the white flag in a showdown with a TV powerhouse ... TMZ has learned.

Escobar Inc. -- the company run by Pablo's bro, Roberto -- folded in the battle to cash in on the terms "Narcos" and "Cartel Wars." Both were made famous recently by the popular Netflix show, and the related video game.

According to new legal docs, the company filed an abandonment of its trademark application in November. We broke the story ... lawyers for "Narcos" called BS on Pablo for filing paperwork claiming ownership of "Narcos" in connection with a website.

It's unclear if a settlement was reached, but if a Narcos battle ends peacefully -- no blood, no foul.

Taylor Swift Warned By Cops Beware of Gun-Seeking 'Boyfriend'

1/14/2018 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Taylor Swift could have another obsessed fan on her hands -- because a 58-year-old man is claiming he's her boyfriend and needs a gun to protect her ... this according to cops.

Law enforcement sources in New Hampshire tell TMZ ... a guy was at the station for voluntary questioning on an unrelated case when he bragged he was the singer's BF. What's more ... cops say he went as far as showing them texts with a "Taylor Swift" as the recipient.

We're told cops got suspicious when he started asking how many states he can drive through with a concealed carry weapons permit. He also told them he wanted a gun to protect Taylor in Africa. It's unclear why he thinks Taylor will be in Africa.

As for why cops didn't detain him right then and there ... they say someone simply saying they want a gun to protect someone is not a crime.

That said ... cops tell us they're trying to contact Taylor's team to warn her.

Taylor's no stranger to obsessed fans. Another random dude showed up to her Rhode Island steps, back in July, trying to marry her. We've reached out to Taylor's team, so far no word back.

Eliza Dushku A Stuntman Molested Me When I Was 12

1/13/2018 7:06 AM PST

6:00 PM PT -- James Cameron, the director of "True Lies," says if he had known about Eliza's alleged assault ... "there would have been no mercy." He says he's heartbroken, but also glad Eliza spoke up along with all the other brave women who have done so. He adds that he doesn't think this is just a Hollywood issue -- "This is a reckoning for the human race ... This sh*t has been going on since day one.”

11:45 AM PT -- The stunt coordinator, Joel Kramer, denies sexually assaulting Dushku.Eliza Dushku just posted a long, emotional account alleging she was molested by a stuntman when she was just 12 years old, and the adults on the set did nothing to protect her.

The actress says she was filming "True Lies" when the 36-year-old stunt coordinator singled her out and lured her to hotel room in Miami ... telling her parents he was taking her to the hotel for a swim.

She says he went into the bathroom and came out with a small hand towel over his genitals and then laid her down on the bed and got on top of her and rubbed against her until he climaxed.

Eliza says afterward he said, "I think we should be careful," meaning she should tell no one.

The actress, who is now 37, asks, "Why didn't an adult on the set find his predatory advances strange -- that over-the-top special attention he gave me."

She goes on, "Hollywood has been very good to me in many ways. Nevertheless, Hollywood also failed to protect me, a child actress." 

Danielle Bregoli Lawsuit Sues DJ Suede You Owe Me for 'Cash Me Outside' Remix

1/12/2018 12:06 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

7:00 PM PT -- DJ Suede's clapped back online, saying without the song he made Danielle wouldn't even be doing music. He says ... "My team/lawyer already read y'all the contract several times for months and we have EVERYTHING on paper! HOW BOUT DAT," and added ... "Smh lol 15 minutes went by pretty fast huh."Danielle Bregoli's mom is going after DJ Suede in court for allegedly screwing Danielle on a deal ... all because Danielle turned him down to be her DJ.

Bhad Bhabie's mom just filed docs claiming Suede and his manager took advantage of her after she agreed to let him use her famous catchphrase, "Cash Me Outside," and her voice for one of his remixes.

According to the docs ... she was supposed to get half of the profits from the song as part of the deal. But she says Suede turned sour after she turned down his offer to be her tour DJ ... and claims he went on a warpath to defraud her after.

According to the suit ... the track's earned at least $250k in profits ... and she's suing Suede to get her cut.

Weinstein, Toback, Ratner Cases Almost Ready for D.A. Review

1/12/2018 11:11 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

LAPD detectives will be sitting down with the L.A. County District Attorney next month to go over a huge number of files involving alleged sexual misconduct ... and there are 3 famous people who will be at the top of the pile based on the number of complaints ... Harvey Weinstein, James Toback and Brett Ratner.

Sources familiar with the investigation tell TMZ the LAPD's Sexual Assault Section is now "winding down" its investigation, but there are still some interviews that have not been conducted and reports to write.

One law enforcement source tells us detectives are stunned that they were able to get statements from some of the people accused of sexual misconduct. Turns out early on -- before some of the suspects got criminal defense lawyers -- their entertainment lawyers drafted statements signed by their clients denying the claims.

One law enforcement source put it this way ... "These [entertainment] lawyers cared more about image than jail. They should have never let their clients talk."

That said ... our sources reiterate most of the cases involve 1 on 1 situations ... meaning there are only 2 people involved and without witnesses these cases are hard to prosecute.

Down the road ... we've learned one of the cases at the Beverly Hills PD involves a man who met a woman, they dated, married and divorced. She now claims he raped her on the first date. A law enforcement source called the case "problematic."

Nelly Alleged Rape Case Evidence Released

1/12/2018 8:53 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

All the evidence gathered in Nelly's alleged rape case has been released ... including surveillance videos and photos from the night of his arrest.

As we first reported ... Auburn PD, in Washington State, completed its investigation last month, and prosecutors dropped the case -- primarily because the alleged victim refused to testify. Now that the criminal case is closed ... cops are revealing these photos and videos gathered during the investigation.

The evidence includes surveillance videos -- showing Nelly and the accuser, Monique Greene, leaving the Seattle nightclub where they met, getting on his tour bus ... and also the moment when she leaves the bus and calls police to report the alleged rape.

TMZ broke the story ... Greene has filed a lawsuit against Nelly for sexual assault and defamation. Nelly has vowed to sue her, although he's yet to file.

The police docs include Nelly and Greene's versions of what went down on the bus, and they're vastly different. Nelly told police their sex -- oral and vaginal -- was consensual, and Greene had removed her own clothing. He says he did not use a condom, but also said he did not ejaculate. He claimed Greene only got upset because she thought he was involved with one of his dancers, who was also on the bus at the time.

Greene told police Nelly forcefully removed her pants and threw her onto the bed, and said, "You're gonna take this d**k." She says he repeatedly told her during the intercourse, "That's my p***y." She says the forcible sex lasted for 30 minutes, and she believed he had ejaculated inside her, and also on her backside and front.

Greene says Nelly offered her $2,500 and asked her to stay on the bus until their next destination -- but she told him she's not a prostitute. She claims someone else pushed her off the bus, and Nelly threw a $100 bill at her. 

For what it's worth, Nelly says he handed her the hundo.

Harvey Weinstein Ex-Wife Claims He's Crying Poverty ... Can't Pay Child Support

1/12/2018 9:33 AM PST

Harvey Weinstein's low on cash flow, so he's telling his ex-wife he can't afford to pay child support for a year ... maybe more ... according to her, anyway.

Eve Chilton made the claim in docs submitted when she tried to get a one-time advance payment to cover $5 million in child support Weinstein still owes for their 3 daughters. The judge denied that request, citing Weinstein's track record of not missing any previous payments.

As we reported ... Chilton, who divorced Weinstein in 2004, was worried their daughters wouldn't get the money because Weinstein was using it to fight numerous lawsuits.

The timing's interesting here -- Weinstein just reached a divorce settlement this week with his most recent ex-wife, Georgina Chapman ... reportedly in the $15 to $20 million range.

He'll still have to make regular child support payments, as scheduled, to Chilton.

Chris Brown Monkey Business Could Get Him Prosecuted

1/12/2018 1:15 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Chris Brown got himself a pet monkey -- but never got a permit to keep her -- so now he's sans monkey and could face criminal charges ... TMZ has learned.

As we reported ... CB took heat last month after posting a pic of his 3-year-old daughter Royalty holding the baby capuchin monkey named Fiji, because people thought it was a danger to her and belongs in the wild. Chris told everyone to chill.

According to law enforcement ... several folks notified the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, who opened an investigation.

Turns out Chris never got a permit for the exotic pet, so authorities got a search warrant but before Chris' house got raided, he voluntarily agreed to surrender the animal.

According to our sources ... CB could be charged with having a restricted species without a permit, a misdemeanor, that carries a maximum of 6 months in jail. The case has been turned over to the L.A. City Attorney.

Chris' lawyer, Mark Geragos, tells TMZ, "As I leave my office in Downtown L.A. and walk past people sleeping on the street on my way to defend people charged by the City Attorney with selling medical marijuana ... now spending taxpayer money on investigating monkey business, this completes the circle on his absurdity."

As for Fiji ... she's fine.

Donald Trump 'Stable Genius' Is a Merch Windfall

1/12/2018 1:04 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The true "stable genius" might not be President Trump ... instead it's the people cashing in on 45's latest catchphrase.

According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 3 people have already applied for rights to slap "stable genius" all over apparel. Problem is ... only one can own the rights to put it on clothes. 

We spoke to Jeremy Joseph, the second guy to submit his application, who told us he jumped at the chance because he thought Trump's "unintended irony" could be a powerful statement. 

The USPTO handles applications on a first-come, first-serve basis, so Jeremy might be S.O.L. if the applicant before him is approved. The third applicant wants a "stable genius covfefe" trademark for a coffee line ... so he's not competing with the other 2.

May the most stablest genius win.

Women's March Pussyhats Move Over, Douche ... Pussy Power Getting New Scent

1/11/2018 3:34 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The scent of a woman will be pussy if a budding entrepreneur can nail down a trademark for her new line of fragrances inspired by the enduring symbol of the Women's March ... the pussyhat.

Fran Moss filed docs with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in hopes of flooding the market with fragrance-emitting wicks, sachets, pet sprays, body sprays and perfumes -- all with the pussy label.

According to the docs, Fran's toying with product names like pussy juice, pussy power, pussy now, and pussy positive. She also wants her trademark to include the "pussy power color" pink, and the pussyhat ears.

Good luck, Fran -- and if you're looking for a spokeswoman ... 

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