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2018 ESPY Awards Survivors of Larry Nassar Abuse Honored ... 'We Survive Together'

7/18/2018 8:16 PM PDT
Breaking News

A very powerful moment just went down at the 2018 ESPY Awards, as well over 100 sister survivors of sexual abuse by Larry Nassar joined hands on stage to receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.

On behalf of their fellow "army of survivors," Sarah Klein, Tiffany Thomas Lopez and USA gymnastics star Aly Raisman accepted the award. Each delivered a moving speech about the suffering caused by 30 years of abuse by the disgraced Team USA and Michigan State doctor ... and the courage it took -- by hundreds of women -- to finally bring him down.

As we reported ... Nassar was essentially sentenced to life in prison -- twice -- for sexual assault crimes, along with getting 60 years in his child porn case.

None of it would have been possible without these brave women standing up and speaking out, though ... and now they're leading the fight against abuse.

And as Lopez told the crowd ... "It feels like we're finally winning."

'Wendy Williams Show,' CBS Sued Sherri Shepherd Called Me Racist And You Aired It!!!

7/18/2018 3:25 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

4:36 PM PT -- Reyes just filed an additional complaint -- this time naming Sherri as a defendant -- for the incident.Sherri Shepherd's rant about being racially profiled got a Staples store employee fired, according to the employee, who's now suing media outlets that covered the story ... but not Sherri.

Instead, Janice Reyes is suing "The Wendy Williams Show" and CBS Television after they aired the video Sherri posted back in February -- she slammed Reyes as a racist for refusing to let her and a friend use the Hollywood store's restroom.

In docs, obtained by TMZ, Reyes says she got canned 5 days after Sherri's post. Reyes says her supervisor told her the bathrooms were getting fixed, and instructed her to keep customers away. She says that's the only reason she stopped Sherri.

Reyes claims Shepherd and her friend confronted her while ringing them up ... calling her a liar and accusing her of racism. Reyes admits she said, "I'm not taking this s***" and walked away.

Reyes says she was told she was getting fired for swearing, but she thinks the real reason was Sherri accusing her of racism.

She's suing for loss of wages and other damages. She's suing CBS because it aired "Inside Edition" ... which also covered the story.

We've reached out to CBS and the Wendy Williams Show.

Kim Kardashian's Co. Sued Over New Perfume Logo ... Eau de Rip-Off??

7/18/2018 2:11 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

One of Kim Kardashian West's new perfumes -- the ones that put $5 mil in her pocket in just 5 minutes -- uses a logo that belongs to a different company ... at least according to a new lawsuit.

The company, Vibes Media, says KKW Fragrance jacked its speech bubble-like logo for a new Kimoji perfume, which was released on Tuesday. There are 3 different fragrances in the Kimoji line -- Vibes, Peachy and Cherry. 

Vibes Media's beef is only with the Vibes line because according to the suit, its bottle is shaped just like the logo they have hanging in their office -- and the perfume bottle itself is shaped like the logo.

The Chicago-based marketing company says KKW doesn't have permission to use its trademarked logo. Vibes Media wants all of Kim's hot-selling perfume to be destroyed, and it wants damages.

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."

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