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D.A. to Trevone Boykin You Don't Have a Plea Deal ... Yet.

6/29/2016 8:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0323-trevone-boykin-getty-01-Trevone Boykin's agent is sorely mistaken if he thinks his client has already cut a plea deal for his Alamo Bowl bar fight. 

We broke the story ... the ex-TCU player was formally charged with misdemeanor assault for attacking a police officer in San Antonio Dec. 31st. 

Boykin's agent, Drew Pittman, said the information -- which came straight from court documents filed on June 27th -- was incorrect ... saying, "Trevone has already agreed to terms with the authorities on a lesser charge."

But we spoke with a rep for the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney’s Office who tells us there is NO DEAL set in stone with Boykin ... at least not yet. 

"We are still discussing the terms of a possible plea agreement with Mr. Boykin and his attorney," the rep said. 

"Our Office does not release the details of any possible plea until it has been finalized and entered with the Court."

We also spoke with Pittman -- who ADMITTED he didn't read the full TMZ Sports article before issuing a statement in which he called the report incorrect. 

Justin Bieber I'm Finally a Free Man

6/29/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0628-justin-bieber-tmzJustin Bieber has not been a free man for 2 years, but that all changed in the last few weeks because we've learned he's finally off probation.

Bieber copped a plea in the now-famous vandalism case in which he chucked eggs at his neighbor's house, causing $80k in damages. Justin paid for the repairs and performed 40 hours community service. He was then placed on 2 years probation and ordered to keep his nose clean.

Justin not only lived up to his end of the bargain ... he impressed the folks at the Probation Dept. So his lawyer, Shawn Holley, went to court a month early and got a judge to end probation.

On June 9th -- 30 days before his probation officially expired -- he became a free man again.

Congrats! 

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Judge Joe Brown Benched By State Bar Unfit to Practice ... For Now

6/29/2016 7:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0629-joe-brown-tmz-01Judge Joe Brown is incapable of practicing law because of some sort of disability that renders him either physically or mentally impaired.

The Tennessee Supreme Court has put Brown on inactive status, meaning he cannot represent clients.  As for why, Brown's production company says, "Judge Brown is suffering from what hopefully will prove to be a temporary disability as a result of complications following from Type II Diabetes and the effects of prescribed medications for the condition, combined with hypertension and stress."

A Tennessee disciplinary official tells us, the trigger for benching the former TV court judge was a disciplinary hearing. Brown was under fire for blowing a gasket at a judge in a Memphis juvenile court. The Tennessee Supreme Court determined Brown's disability made him unable to defend himself in the disciplinary hearing, so he was placed on inactive status.

We tried reaching Brown for comment ... so far no word back. 

NFL's Trevone Boykin Charged with Assault ... For Alamo Bowl Bar Fight

6/28/2016 1:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Ex-TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin has been charged with assault for allegedly striking a police officer after he was thrown out of a bar days before the Alamo Bowl ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Boykin -- who has since signed with the Seattle Seahawks -- was captured on video being physically removed from Pat O'Briens bar in San Antonio on Dec. 31st ... while throwing punches at staff on the way out. 

Once he was in the street, Boykin can be seen rushing toward bike cops who rolled up to the scene. Officials say he struck one of the officers while they tried to take him into custody.

Boykin was initially booked for assaulting a public servant (a 3rd degree felony), public intoxication and resisting arrest.

But it appears he caught a huge break -- 'cause according to court docs obtained by TMZ Sports, the 22-year-old was only officially charged with one count of misdemeanor assault with bodily injury. 

If convicted, Boykin faces up to 1 year in jail. 

Court docs say ... multiple officers witnessed the alleged assault. The witnesses say they saw multiple cuts and scrapes on the victim. 

Boykin is due to be arraigned in August. 

Sean Kingston Dudes Jacked My $300k Chain!!

6/28/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0627-sean-kingston-tmzSean Kingston's got an accessories problem ... someone straight up yanked a $300k chain off his neck ... so claims the singer.

Two suspects approached Sean inside Penthouse Nightclub & Dayclub in L.A. and somehow the altercation turned physical ... they began punching him before one forcibly took the pricey chain -- this according to the police report.

By the time cops arrived Sean and the 2 suspects had split. We're told someone from Sean's camp filed a police report, and an investigation will be launched.

First his watch ... now this.

NBA's Thabo Sefolosha NYPD Calls BS On Abuse ... 'Force Was Justified'

6/27/2016 3:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0627_thabo-sefolosha_nypd_gettyThe NYPD officers who subdued and arrested NBA star Thabo Sefolosha last year were completely justified in their action, so says the NYPD ... despite Thabo's claim he suffered serious injuries during the incident.

You know the backstory ... the ATL Hawks star got into it with NYPD officers back in April 2015 outside of 1 OAK nightclub ... minutes after a fellow NBA player was stabbed nearby. 

Sefolosha was initially arrested for obstructing justice and disorderly conduct -- but he took the case to trial and was eventually exonerated. 

Thabo claimed the officers used excessive force -- striking him with a baton, forcing him to the ground and handcuffing him. Thabo claims he suffered a broken leg and ligament damage.

Thabo had sued the 5 officers and the City of NY seeking up to $50 million in damages.

Now, the City of NY has responded -- and officials are backing the cops.

In court docs obtained by TMZ Sports, the City states, "Any force was reasonable and justified."

As for the alleged injuries -- the City blames Thabo ... saying, "Any injury alleged to have been sustained resulted from [Sefolosha's] own culpable or negligent conduct or the culpable or negligent conduct of others." 

The City wants the judge to throw out the case. We're guessing that ain't gonna happen. 

Stay tuned ... 

Suge Knight Sues Chris Brown It's Your Fault I Got Shot!

6/27/2016 12:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0627-suge-knight-chris-brown-tmzSuge Knight thinks Chris Brown's crappy security is the reason he got shot 7 times ... so now he's suing Brown.

According to the docs, Knight says Brown and 1 OAK Nightclub should have had better security in August 2014 when Suge was shot multiple times inside the club. He was hit in the abdomen, chest, and left forearm.

Suge, who's currently in jail awaiting trial for murder, calls out Brown in the suit ... for being a "known gang associate" with a history of hosting events where violent incidents happened.

He's also suing singer Pia Mia, who was co-hosting the party.

Knight claims since the shooting he's had major health complications ... including a blood clot.

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Lil Wayne Suspect in Nightclub Assault

6/27/2016 10:31 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0627-lil-wayne-TMZ-01Lil Wayne slugged a nightclub doorman after the BET Awards ... according to the doorman, who's filed a battery report with LAPD.

The bouncer was working the door Sunday night at Hyde nightclub on Sunset ... where Wayne and 2 Chainz were hosting an after-party. Law enforcement sources tell us things got heated when several members of Weezy's entourage got turned away at the door.

We're told Wayne and the bouncer started arguing about who was getting in, and the bouncer says that's when Wayne uncorked a punch to his face.

The Hyde staffer went to a hospital for treatment, and called police ... who are investigating and want to talk to Wayne. Our sources in Wayne's camp say he denies punching the bouncer, and says the guy actually worked in Wayne's VIP section all night. 

They say there was a brief altercation, but only because the bouncer mistakenly grabbed Wayne by the arm ... not realizing who he was. He later apologized, according to our Wayne sources.

The injuries were minor. We're told Wayne could be looking at a misdemeanor battery.

'Grey's Anatomy' Star Jesse Williams Go Tell Dead Black Victims Racism Is Gone

6/27/2016 6:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Jesse Williams brought down the house at the BET Awards Sunday, with a powerful indictment of police brutality and racism in America.

The "Grey's Anatomy" star nabbed the Humanitarian Award for his work in civil rights, and used his time to remind the audience how far the country needs to come before it can truly say there is liberty and justice for all.

Rather than reading, you gotta listen ... it's unbelievably powerful.

Johnny Manziel Attorney Quits ... After Text Screwup

6/27/2016 7:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0627-johnny-manziel-tmzHere's a shocker ... the lawyer who accidentally texted a reporter A BUNCH of sensitive information about his client Johnny Manziel ... is off the case. 

It was one of the most epic screwups ever ... attorney Bob Hinton said he didn't realize he was texting an AP reporter when he fired off info about the QB's drug problems, hit-and-run crash and domestic violence case. 

Oops. 

Now, Manziel's rep, Denise Michaels, says Hinton has resigned and is no longer a part of Manziel's legal team. 

"Johnny Manziel’s lead attorney Jim Darnell today confirmed to me withdrawal of associate counsel Bob Hinton from Manziel case."

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Chris Brown Threatening and 'High on Drugs' ... Claims Ex-Tour Mgr.

6/27/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0624-chris-brown-tmz-02Chris Brown allegedly cornered a female tour manager and went on a threatening, drug-fueled tirade so intense, she jumped off the tour bus and quit on the spot.

Sources connected to Chris' tour tell us the incident went down May 23 during Chris' European tour. Nancy Ghosh -- who's worked with the likes of J Lo, Kanye West and Justin Bieber -- claims Brown cursed her out in a dispute over her employment terms.

The day after the incident she fired off an email to Brown's team ... in which she explained she felt unsafe because Chris has been "irrational and high on drugs." Ghosh also claimed Brown referenced "what he did to Mike G" ... and threatened to do the same to her. TMZ broke the story ... Chris' ex-manager, Mike G, sued him for an alleged beatdown.

Ghosh said she refused to stay on the bus after the argument out of fear for her safety. 

We're told a production manager on the tour also complained, through his lawyer ... claiming Brown has been verbally abusive and threatening. 

We've reached out to Chris' camp ... so far no word back.

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Keyshia Cole She Got Trashy with My Pad ... Landlord Sues

6/27/2016 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0624-keyshia-cole-TMZ-01Keyshia Cole didn't take her eviction lightly, in fact she straight up trashed the place on her way out the door ... according to her ex-landlord. 

Keyshia got the boot for failing to pay $19,000 in back rent on her place in Santa Monica. The landlord already sued for that, but now he's filed a new lawsuit for the damage to his property. 

In the suit, he says the singer put holes in the walls and ceilings, scratched the floor, and destroyed door frames.

He lists the total damage at $150,000 ... and wants her to cough up that amount, plus a little something for his emotional distress. 

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Drake Former Producer is Just Swell

6/26/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0624-detail-injuries-tmz-02Drake's muscle packs a mean punch ... according to the guy on the receiving end.

We got these pics of the injuries of producer/rapper Detail, who claims the bruises were inflicted at the hands of Drake's security guard.

We're told the injuries were so bad he was hospitalized for days ... with a broken jaw and other injuries that required several surgeries.

As we reported, Detail claims Drake invited him to his home back in 2014 on the pretext of working on a project, but it was really an ambush. Detail says Drake was pissed he wouldn't work exclusively with the Canadian rapper.

Detail says he was so badly hurt he couldn't work for a year, and he asked Drake repeatedly, and in vain, to cover his medical expenses. When Drake refused, Detail had lawyers, Panish Shea & Boyle, file a lawsuit.

Our sources say Detail's camp is worried Drake's crew may be in L.A. for this weekend's BET Awards, and they're scared of more retaliation.  

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