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Kanye West Clothing Company Sued You Ripped Off Our Camo Gear

3/15/2018 12:48 PM PDT

Kanye West's clothing company is being sued for allegedly ripping off camouflage patterns from a competing company.

Yeezy Apparel and Unknwn are being sued by Jordan Outdoor Enterprises over camo hoodies, camo thigh-high boots, cargo pants, hooded bomber jackets, shirts, boots and other stuff.

The lawsuit claims Jordan has distinctive markings on its Realtree line and Kanye's companies ripped them off. 

Kanye's companies have used Kim Kardashian to model some of the gear.

According to the lawsuit, a rep from Yeezy contacted Jordan to discuss using the camo patterns, but when the folks at Jordan said Kanye's company needed to license the items, they went radio silent and then without authorization they went ahead and copied the patterns.

Jordan is asking a judge not only for damage, but to stop Kanye's company in their tracks from continuing to sell the items in question and to turn over and destroy the items that already exist. 

Corey Feldman Stiffing an Angel ... According to Complaint

3/15/2018 12:42 PM PDT

2:26 PM -- A rep for Feldman tells TMZ ... Margot was fired due to "highly unprofessional behavior," which included violating her contract. The rep goes on to say Margot made false accusations against Corey, and he looks forward to seeing her in court.Corey Feldman's holding out on one of his Angels, and she's so pissed about it ... she's ratting him out to the state of California.

According to docs, Margot Lane filed with the State Labor Commission ... Corey's company failed to pay her for angel services rendered. Margot says she's owed $1,470 in salary for the period of Aug. 3 to Aug. 12, 2017. Doesn't sound like all that much, however ... there's more.

In the docs, obtained by TMZ, the state says Margot's owed an additional $6,860 in penalties for the unpaid wages. Grand total is $8,330.

Margot served as Corey's musical director and also played guitar and piano in his backing band -- the Angels.

We're told she left the group at the end of August. Guessing getting stiffed didn't help the sitch.

Boxer Vinny Paz Cops Plea In Dom. Violence Case ... Avoids Jail

3/15/2018 10:35 AM PDT
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Talk about swift justice ... boxer Vinny Paz already had his day in court after being arrested for domestic violence Thursday morning ... and he got off relatively easy -- avoiding any jail time.

Paz was arrested this morning in Rhode Island after cops say V.P. refused to exit his house after allegedly beating up his GF ... forcing cops to bust down his garage door.

Less than 10 hours after being charged with 2 misdemeanor domestic violence counts -- Paz appeared in front of a judge and immediately copped a plea ... pleading no contest to domestic violence simple assault.

The other charge was dismissed.

Paz won't spend time behind bars ... but he ain't free and clear. The judge ordered him to take domestic abuse and substance abuse counseling, participate in a mental health program, and give up his guns.

He's also on probation for a year ... and isn't allowed to contact the victim for a year.

Joe McKnight Shooter Gets 30 Years in Prison ... for Manslaughter

3/15/2018 8:25 AM PDT
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The man who shot and killed ex-NFL RB Joe McKnight could be spending the rest of his life in a prison cell. 

Ronald Gasser, 56, was just sentenced to 30 years behind bars ... less than 2 months after he was found guilty of manslaughter in a Louisiana courtroom. The maximum sentence he faced was 40 years.

Gasser was originally charged with 2nd-degree murder, but the jury elected for the lesser charge of manslaughter after more than 7 hours of deliberation back on Jan. 26.

McKnight -- who played for the Jets and Chiefs from 2010-2014 -- was gunned down by Gasser during a road-rage incident on Dec. 1, 2016, which ended when Gasser shot McKnight 3 times through his passenger side window. 

Joe was only 28.

McKnight's mother, Jennifer, gave a victim impact statement before the sentencing, saying -- "That day, you didn't have to do that. That didn't have to happen. It hurts. It's going to hurt a long time."

Michelle Quick, the mother of Joe's 8-year-old son, also addressed Gasser before leaving the courtroom in tears.

"It will be my life's mission to make sure my son, Jaiden, doesn't grow up with hate for you. Not because you don't deserve it, but because he should not have hate in his heart."

FYI, Gasser's lawyer's filed a motion for a new trial before the sentencing -- claiming he was clearly acting in self-defense -- but the judge rejected their proposal.

They're planning to appeal the 30-year sentence.

Boxer Vinny Paz Arrested For Domestic Violence Cops Bust Down Garage

3/15/2018 6:34 AM PDT
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Former boxing champ Vinny Paz was arrested for domestic violence in Rhode Island early Thursday morning after cops say he beat up his girlfriend and then tried to hide inside of his home. 

The Warwick Police Dept. says it had to use force to break down Paz's garage and enter the home to apprehend the 55-year-old at around 3 AM.

Cops initially received a call from a member of Paz's GF's family who said Paz got violent. The woman reportedly suffered injuries to her face. 

When cops arrived, the woman was taken from the scene in a stretcher. 

Paz refused to answer the door, answer his phone and had turned off all the lights -- so cops decided they had to make a move "out of an abundance of caution" ... and entered the house to get Paz. 

He was eventually taken into custody around 4 AM and hauled to a nearby station where he's being booked for domestic violence charges. 

What makes this worse for Paz ... he was out on bail in a felony assault case in which he allegedly beat up his friend -- and this new arrest could lead officials to revoke his bail. 

Rick Ross Body on the Mend And So Is My Family

3/15/2018 7:06 AM PDT

Rick Ross is looking thinner, but also much stronger after his intensive care health crisis -- and he's even taking time to deal with family matters.

Rick was out with his mom, Tommie Roberts, earlier this week in Fort Lauderdale. The Boss was feeling good enough to floss for photogs as he left an attorney's office. We're told he's in the process of hammering out a child support agreement with his baby mama, Tia Kemp.

Tia and Rick have been going HAM on each other on social media in recent months ... with her accusing him of neglecting their son and calling his family ugly. For his part, Rick's claimed Tia's just salty over the fact he banged her sister first.

If Rick's ready to take on that battle, he's gotta be close to being fully recovered from that hospital stay. Silver lining?

Stormy Daniels Donations Flying In for Trump Suit But Where's $$$ Going?

3/15/2018 12:50 AM PDT

Stormy Daniels is getting a huge financial assist from the public in her legal battle with Donald Trump, but while the donations pile up ... so do questions about the loot. 

Stormy opened a crowdfunding page Wednesday, asking for donations to support her legal effort to get the "hush" agreement with the Prez tossed. So far she's raised more than $80k in the first 12 hours, and plans to keep collecting for another month. At that pace, she's easily looking at a 7-figure kitty ... possibly more. 

She doesn't list a goal amount, so we called Stormy's lawyer, Michael Avenatti, and asked how much he's billed so far -- to get a sense of what the final bill might be.   He wouldn't say. 

Avenatti did tell TMZ, he's NOT billing her for his media blitz, which include appearances on "Today," "CBS This Morning," multiple CNN and MSNBC shows, ABC ... plus the NY Times, NY Daily News, Washington Post, and NPR. 

Stormy's page says the money's for attorneys' fees and litigation costs, as well as possible "damages that may be awarded against me if I speak out." 

Avenatti did say Stormy will donate the extra cash to charity, but there's no mention of that on the crowdfunding post. We're guessing donors don't know their dough might go to charity, instead of her anti-Trump cause. 

BTW, most people who donate to charity also want a tax deduction, which they won't get here. 

Danielle Bregoli I'm Out This Bitch!!! No Longer on Probation

3/15/2018 12:20 AM PDT

Danielle Bregoli hired some high-powered attorneys and damn sure got her money's worth ... because she just got off probation early.

Sources close to the situation tell TMZ ... the Department of Juvenile Justice in Palm Beach County, FL has terminated Danielle's 5-year probation. As we reported, Danielle -- aka Bhad Bhabie -- was sentenced back in August after pleading guilty to multiple charges, including grand theft and filing a false police report.

About 5 months later, Danielle -- aka "Cash me Outside" hired Tiger Woods' attorneyDoug Duncan, to co-counsel with Scott Richardson, and they worked out what was already a sweet deal for her. The shortened probation is a nice cherry on top.

We're told the court took into consideration that Danielle's kept her nose clean, and completed 100 hours of community service -- working with the group #HashtagLunchbag, and Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.  

So, case closed and time to hit the road!

Nick Gordon GF's Family Thinks He'll Kill Her ... If She Stays

3/15/2018 12:10 AM PDT

Nick Gordon's latest arrest for domestic violence is setting off alarms for his girlfriend's family members, who fear she'll end up dead like his ex, Bobbi Kristina Brown.

Sources connected to Laura Leal's family tell TMZ ... they are incredibly worried by his latest arrest, especially considering his history with her, as well as Bobbi Kristina's death. As you know, Gordon was previously arrested for beating Laura -- and, of course, he was found liable for BK's death in a civil trial.

We're told they're also concerned because it appears Laura still wants to be with Nick ... based on the letter she wrote to the judge, pleading for prosecutors to drop the current case. 

As one source put it, "She wants this bastard to kill her." We're told Laura's cut off relations with her family -- a big change from last year, when she turned to her fam after Nick's first arrest for beating her. 

TMZ broke the story ... prosecutors in Georgia, who are still investigating Bobbi Kristina's death, are also keeping a close eye on Gordon's Florida case. 

Tinder We Don't Ban Transgender Users

3/14/2018 4:16 PM PDT

Tinder says it doesn't ban anyone from its dating service based on gender identity -- as a transgender woman is claiming in a lawsuit. 

A spokesperson for the dating app tells TMZ ... the company can't comment on pending litigation, but adds, categorically ... "We do not ban users from Tinder due to gender identity," which is why Tinder offers more than 37 gender options for U.S. users.

The Tinder rep says, "We fundamentally believe that gender is not binary and we support inclusivity and acceptance of all people."

We broke the story ... Ariel Hawkins -- a transgender woman in Oregon -- filed a class action lawsuit claiming her account was deleted after she added pre-op trans woman to her Tinder profile.

Ariel's attorney Ben Meiselas says Tinder's missing the real issue, which is "that Tinder is banning users who are reported by other users because they identify as transgender or gender nonconforming in their profile."

He adds if Tinder is really concerned about inclusivity, it should have no problem agreeing "to an injunction that would change its algorithm and require employees to stop banning transgender users for terms of service violations because of how they identify. We ask that Tinder stipulate publicly to this relief."

Meek Mill Strong Chance He's Getting Sprung ... According to D.A.

3/14/2018 3:10 PM PDT
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Meek Mill won't get a fight from the District Attorney's Office on his motion to be released on bail ... TMZ has learned.

The D.A. filed docs Wednesday saying there's a "strong showing of likelihood" that Meek's conviction will be reversed due to a police corruption scandal in Philly. Prosecutors point out hundreds of previous convictions have already been overturned, and they think Meek will follow suit, shortly.

As a result, prosecutors see no reason for Meek to be held without bail. As we reported, Meek's attorneys have filed several motions, including one for him to be released while the court decides whether to uphold the 2 to 4 year sentence he got from Judge Genece Brinkley.

Meek's mother, Kathy Williams, tells TMZ ... "I would like to thank the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office for carefully evaluating my son’s matter and not opposing the request for bail. The fact that Robert’s entire conviction could be overturned is a blessing and I pray that God gives Judge Brinkley the wisdom to make the right decision and allow my son to return home to his family. I truly believe justice will prevail.” 

Big Pun Widow Sues Walmart ... They Ain't Playas, They Just Steal a Lot!

3/14/2018 2:52 PM PDT

Big Pun IS forever at Walmart, but his widow ain't happy about it ... so, she's filed a lawsuit against the retail giant.

Liza Rios is going after Walmart for a line of clothing and merch it sells which bear the late Bronx rapper's name and image. In the suit, she says some of the items straight-up jacked the trademark she got after Pun died in 2000 -- a Jordan-esque image of Pun soaring with a mic in his hand, instead of a basketball.

Most of the clothing and gear -- which includes phone cases, mugs and bags -- is made by a company called Redbubble, and Liza's suing them as well as Walmart.

According to the suit, obtained by TMZ, Walmart, Rebubble and other manufacturers are willfully infringing on her trademark ... because they have full knowledge of its existence, yet continue to use it without authorization. 

Ms. Pun is suing for all profits, and and injunction to block further sales.

She's also demanding $10 million in statutory damages from manufacturers Redbubble and Cloudflare, but not Walmart.

United Airlines New Pet Carrier Policy Coming After Dead Dog Tragedy

3/14/2018 12:59 PM PDT
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United Airlines says its flight attendant did not hear or understand the woman whose dog was placed in an overhead bin -- but it's taking new steps to avoid a repeat disaster ... TMZ has learned.

United tells us by April it will start issuing "bright colored bag tags to customers traveling with in-cabin pets." The idea is the visual tag on a pet carrier will help flight attendants know for sure when someone's traveling with an animal.

The airline says that's exactly what didn't happen in the case of Catalina Robledo and her French bulldog, Kokito. United says after speaking to passengers and crew members, it believes Catalina did tell the flight attendant she had a dog in her tote bag carrier -- but the flight attendant "did not hear or understand [Catalina]."

United also repeated its earlier statement ... that the flight attendant did not knowingly place the dog in the overhead bin.

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