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Taylor Swift DJ Admits Touching But No Ass Grab

11/29/2016 11:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The radio DJ accused of grabbing Taylor Swift's bare ass while posing for a photo with her has spoken for the first time, and has a pretty handy explanation of what went down ... for him.

DJ David Mueller gave his account of the infamous alleged groping to a Detroit's "Mojo in the Morning" show Tuesday -- he says there was a touching of Tay ... but it was accidental and harmless.

Mueller claims his hand was never open and sounds pretty pissed over allegations he touched her bare bottom. Take a look at the pic ... do you buy David's story? 


Darren Sharper The Final Sentence In Serial Rape Spree

11/29/2016 10:58 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

1129-primary-darren-sharper-tmzDarren Sharper just appeared in an L.A. courtroom -- where he received his final sentence in a multi-state rape case that involved as many as 16 women.

The ex-NFL star was sentenced to 20 years in prison per the terms of a global plea deal -- but has had to appear in each jurisdiction where the crimes occurred to be formally sentenced. 

L.A. was the final stop on his sentencing tour. 

L.A. also happens to be the city where things unraveled for Sharper -- he was first arrested here in 2014 on suspicion of drugging and raping 2 women he met at a West Hollywood nightclub. 

After that ... more women came forward from other states, exposing a disgusting pattern of sexual assault that reached Arizona, Nevada and Louisiana

After sentencing, Sharper is expected to serve out his term in federal prison in Oklahoma City. 

Good riddance.

Donald Trump Secret Service Investigates Death Threat to Prez-Elect

11/29/2016 10:04 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1129-donald-trump-tmzSecret Service agents felt Donald Trump's life was threatened earlier this month, and paid a visit to the messenger ... who says it was just a joke.

Law enforcement sources confirm to TMZ ... Trump's Secret Service team and Sheriff's deputies in Greene County, Ohio checked in with a guy Monday who posted a screen shot of a text message on Nov. 14 ... which read, "kill Trump."

We're told the meeting went like this. Agents asked the man -- who ID'd himself as Micah -- if he was serious about the threat. He responded, "Not unless he starts going door-to-door rounding up people like he says."

Micah tells us the agents seemed satisfied he wasn't serious and they left.


Desiigner Off the Hook in Drug Arrest

11/29/2016 9:21 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1013-desiigner-tmz-01Desiigner can finally put his NYC drug arrest behind him ... the final charge for possession will effectively go away, and his record will be cleared.

The D.A. moved to seal the case and dismiss the charge Tuesday in court. Sources connected with the case tell TMZ ... this was a face-saving move by authorities who avoided simply dropping the charge ... after previously dropping the other charges in his September arrest.

He'd initially been hit with intent to sell, menacing and possession of a loaded gun, but investigators never found a gun and the drugs turned out to be steroids -- most likely prescribed to the driver of Desiigner's SUV that night.  

Bottom line for Desiigner: his name will be fully cleared.

He wasn't in court Tuesday. His attorneys, Ian Niles and Stacey Richman, were and told TMZ ... "We're happy he's been exonerated ... and happy with the investigation from the D.A."


Fetty Wap Lawsuit No Dice From P-Dice A Mil Ain't Settling Nothin'!

11/29/2016 6:54 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Fetty Wap better dig deeper into his pockets if he wants to settle a suit with his old homie, P-Dice -- 'cause $1 million ain't cuttin' it ... according to Dice himself.

We got the former Remy Boyz member leaving Panera Bread in NYC with a fat stack of cash and a grip of his homeboys, and he says Fetty tried settling last month with $6 mil less than what Dice wanted. 

We broke the story ... PD claims Fetty cut his verse out of the hit song "679" to allegedly avoid paying him a higher percentage than he got off the multi-platinum song. 

Watch -- PD says this isn't a street thing ... strictly business. And Fetty better pay up if he knows what's good for him.

Johnny Manziel Sued Bartender Sues You Broke My Schnoz!!!

11/28/2016 5:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF



7:00 PM PT -- TMZ Sports spoke to Manziel ... who told us the allegations are "absolutely not true."


More trouble for Johnny Manziel ... he could end up losing a new lawsuit by a nose.

The Heisman trophy winner is facing yet another lawsuit ... this time for allegedly punching a bar employee in the face and breaking his nose.

Eric Newton -- who works at a bar in Austin, TX -- claims someone in Manziel's circle overheard him sharing his opinion about the troubled QB. Whoever heard the convo told Manziel, and he allegedly came running up, got behind the bar, began cursing and punched the guy in the noggin.

According to the suit, Newton grabbed Manziel, they fell to the floor and Johnny then fled before cops arrived.

Newton is suing for the usual ... pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages and mental anguish. He wants between $200k and a million bucks.

Melania and Barron Trump Victory!!! YouTuber will Remove Bogus 'Autism' Video

11/28/2016 4:53 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1128-melania-trump-barron-trump-getty-05Melania Trump just got what she was after ... the man who posted the YouTube video suggesting Barron had autism is taking the video down.

The guy who posted the video says, "TMZ just contacted me to tell me Melania Trump is threatening a lawsuit over this video ... I never ever meant this as a bullying video."

The video was posted by someone who says he was diagnosed with autism at age 5, and he says he posted the video because he wanted to stop people for bullying Barron over his "weird behavior."

Fact is ... Barron does not have autism and the video perpetuated the bullying, but the guy behind the video says it will come down and he will issue a retraction and an apology to Melania and Barron.

As for Rosie O'Donnell -- who also suggested Barron had autism -- she's been radio silent Monday, but over the weekend she posted a long statement saying she meant no ill will but also never took back her questions about Barron and autism.

Nick Young Sued Allegedly Attacks Basketball Player ... During Church League Game

11/28/2016 4:12 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1128-nick-young-tmzNick Young threw a violent temper tantrum after not getting a foul call in a church league basketball game back in August ... and allegedly beat the crap out of an opposing player ... this according to a new lawsuit.

Young is being sued by Luis Solis -- who claims he was playing against the Lakers star in a game on the court at the Shepherd of the Hills church in Porter Ranch, CA on August 18th. 

In the court docs, obtained by TMZ Sports, Solis claims Young became "enraged" after he thought Solis fouled him ... and the ref missed the call. 

Solis says Young flipped out -- and beat him down to the ground. At that point, a bunch of Nick's teammates jumped in and began to kick him while he was down. 

Solis says he suffered serious injuries including a concussion -- and claims it's not the first time Young has gotten violent during pick-up games. We're told Solis has not filed a police report but is contemplating doing so. 

He's suing for unspecified damages. We've reached out to Young for comment. So far, no word back. 

Melania Trump Threatens Suit Over False Barron 'Autism' Video And Says Rosie Made it Worse

11/28/2016 1:34 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1128-melania-trump-rosie-odonnell-TMZ-02Melania Trump has hired a famous lawyer who is now threatening a lawsuit over a video suggesting her 10-year-old son, Barron, is autistic, and the letter calls out Rosie O'Donnell as a bully.

According to the letter, obtained by TMZ, the YouTube video falsely insinuates Barron is autistic. The letter, and our sources familiar with the situation, say Barron absolutely is not autistic.  

1128-sub-rosie-odonnel-tweet-autism-barron-trump-twitter-4Rosie tweeted out the video last week, with a caption, "Barron Trump Autistic?" The letter says, "The video allegedly seeks to 'stop the bullying' of Barron Trump. Not true ... The video did instigate further bullying by Rosie O'Donnell and others."

The video lists a number of signs it claims points to autism, including Barron clapping without slapping his hands together. Melania's attorney, Charles J. Harder, says Barron did this once -- at the end of a long day at the RNC -- but the "vast majority of the time, he claps normally."

The video shows Barron yawning and grimacing during his father's victory speech at the RNC and on election night. Melania's team says both events were late at night, and Barron was exhibiting normal behavior for a 10-year-old.

Melania is not threatening to sue Rosie, but her attorney, Harder, wants the person who posted the YouTube clip to delete it and post an apology.

Our sources say Melania is outraged and is serious about going after the person who posted the video if he doesn't take it down.

Ex-Rams CB Troy Hill Charged with 4 Misdemeanors ... In DUI Crash Arrest

11/28/2016 3:08 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1128_troy_hill_instagram-2Ex-L.A. Rams cornerback Troy Hill has been hit with 4 misdemeanor criminal charges stemming from his Nov. 19 DUI arrest ... TMZ Sports has learned.

We broke the story ... Hill was arrested around 8 AM on a Saturday morning after officials say he swerved over multiple lanes on an L.A. freeway and crashed into a semitruck.

We're told Hill has now been charged with 2 counts of DUI, 1 count of driving on a suspended license and 1 count of driving without a license.

Hill could face jail time if convicted -- but likely won't ... a plea bargain is almost certain. The usual punishment for someone in his shoes is driving privileges suspended, community service, mandatory alcohol education and fines. 

Hill has since been cut by the Rams -- despite the fact he was having a pretty good season. 

Kate Major Gets 6 Months in Jail After Alleged Cop Attack

11/28/2016 4:37 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1128-kate-major-mugshot-date-swipeKate Major's gonna pay BIG for her arrest last month -- a judge is locking her up for the next 6 months ... TMZ has learned.

Michael Lohan's estranged wife was sentenced Monday for violating probation. Her October arrest in Florida for attacking a cop triggered the violation ... according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. 

Kate was already on probation for a 2015 incident in New Orleans when she allegedly got wasted on a plane and threatened the crew. Sources close to Kate tell us she asked for rehab instead of jail time but got shut down.

When she gets out of jail, Kate will still face assault, and drunk and disorderly charges for the alleged cop attack.

50 Cent I'm Not a P.I.M.P. For Your Wraps and Rims!!

11/28/2016 3:26 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1128-50cent-tmz-350 Cent uses his image to plug a bunch of products -- vodka, headphones, etc -- but a few auto detailing companies used Fiddy, and he's pissed about it ... according to a new suit.

50's suing Phenomenal Vinyl, Rim Source Motorsports and Forgiato for posting pics of him on social media to sell vehicle wraps and rims. The rapper fully admits hiring them to do work on his whips, but says he gave the companies clear instructions to NOT post any photos or images of him.

In the suit, he says Phenomenal Vinyl went ahead and did just that on Instagram, and even tagged him in the image ... making it seem like he was endorsing them. He's suing all 3 companies for using his trademarked name without permission -- and also for holding a set of rims hostage, so to speak.

50 says PV is holding his gear until he settles a $31k tab, which he's refusing to pay because he thinks they overcharged as retaliation.



Knicks to Ex Carnegie Deli Wife We Got Beef ... $97k Worth of Tix!

11/28/2016 12:57 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1128-KNICKS-CARNEGIE-GETTY-TMZ-2BA New York Knicks superfan, who's also linked to another NYC landmark, is stiffing the team on her super expensive courtside seats ... according to Madison Square Garden honchos.

MSG, which owns the Knicks, just sued Terry Klein, wife of the former co-owner of the legendary Carnegie Deli, for 10 Knicks season tickets she enjoyed using -- and allegedly reselling -- during the 2015-16 NBA season. According to the docs, obtained by TMZ Sports, Terry either used or resold more than 90 percent of the tickets she was given.

There were 44 home games (pre and regular season) ... so we're talking 440 tickets! MSG says the total cost for those primo seats is $101,225 -- but Terry had a credit from the previous season ... so, they say she owes $97,865.

MSG points out Terry and her husband, Fred Klein, have been loyal Knicks fans "for decades" ... so it's "reluctantly" filing the lawsuit. MSG says it's only suing because Terry has agreed she owes the dough, but continually refuses to pay.

No doubt, Terry deserves something for remaining a Knicks fan -- it's been 43 years since their last championship -- but $97k seems steep.

We reached out to the Kleins ... so far no word back.

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