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Ex-USC WR Joseph Lewis Convicted Of Domestic Violence ... Gets 1 Year In Jail

10/15/2018 2:08 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ex-USC wideout Joseph Lewis -- a former top H.S. recruit -- has just been sentenced to 1 year behind bars after pleading no contest to domestic violence ... TMZ Sports has learned.

As we previously reported ... Lewis was arrested and hit with one felony count of domestic violence back in July after officials say he "punched, scratched and strangled" a woman during a heated dispute. 

Lewis appeared in court Monday and pled no contest to the charge. During the hearing, officials say he also fessed up to a domestic violence incident from February.

Lewis was facing up to 5 years in prison ... but instead got 365 days in jail, five years of probation and was ordered to complete a domestic violence course.

He's also been hit with a restraining order barring him from contacting the victim for 10 YEARS. 

Lewis had just 4 catches as a freshman for the Trojans back in 2017, but was expected to be a big contributor this season before he was booted from the team.

Ex-College Football Star Justin Crawford Arrested ... Incest, Sodomy

10/15/2018 6:07 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

8:31 AM PT -- Prosecutors say Crawford's victim is a 12-year-old girl. 

Officials say Crawford's wife caught the football star in a sexual situation with the victim around 5 AM on Saturday morning. 

When pressed by investigators, officials say Crawford eventually admitted having sexual intercourse and oral sex with the girl -- and said it was her idea. 

The girl told investigators she was asleep in the living room when Crawford began to sexually assault her. 

A rape kit was later administered on the girl. 

Crawford is currently behind bars -- being held without bond. 

Justin Crawford -- the former West Virginia star running back -- has been arrested in Georgia on some pretty disgusting charges, TMZ Sports has learned. 

Officials confirm ... the 23-year-old is facing charges of incest, child molestation sodomy and enticing a child for indecent purpose, all felonies. 

Details surrounding the allegations are unclear at this point, we're working on it. 

What we know ... Crawford was taken into custody on Saturday and booked. We've obtained his mug shot. 

Crawford was a huge junior college star before transferring to West Virginia after the 2015 season. In fact, he was the 2015 national junior college player of the year. 

While at WVU, he racked up two 1,000 yard rushing seasons in a row -- but didn't get drafted. 

He was later signed as an undrafted free agent by the Atlanta Falcons in 2018 -- but was cut in September after a poor showing in several preseason games. 

Attempts to reach Crawford for comment have been unsuccessful. 

Cristiano Ronaldo United Front with Girlfriend Amid Rape Allegations

10/15/2018 7:00 AM PDT

Cristiano Ronaldo's girlfriend is sticking right by his side while the soccer star continues to fight a rape allegation out of Las Vegas ... as the couple hit up a dinner hot spot together in Paris.

CR7 and Georgina Rodriguez were spotted at Cesar restaurant on Sunday ... the same day his Portugal national team played a friendly match with Scotland.

Ronaldo had previously announced he would be taking time away from the team (he's missed the last 2 matches) -- and although he didn't specifically cite the rape case ... it's obvious why. 

As we previously reported, Ronaldo is being sued by a woman who claims he sexually assaulted her in the soccer star's penthouse suite back in 2009. The accuser claims Ronaldo trapped her in a bathroom and sodomized her against her will despite telling him "stop" multiple times. 

The woman claims Ronaldo later paid her more than $300,000 to sign a non-disclosure agreement which would essentially guarantee her silence. The woman claims she's been inspired by the #MeToo movement and now wants the agreement nullified.  

CR7 has vehemently denied any wrongdoing ... calling the allegations "fake news" and saying "rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything that I am and believe in."

Georgina's clearly siding with her man.

Orlando Brown Heads to Rehab ... After Friends Stage Intervention

10/15/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Orlando Brown is finally getting the help he needs ... thanks to friends who never gave up on him and staged an intervention to get him into a rehab facility.

We're told, Orlando's friend Danny Boy -- the owner of a Vegas restaurant that the "That's So Raven" star broke into last month -- contacted Wendy Wheaton and Tommy Red, Hollywood producers with contacts in the rehab world.

The plan was to get Orlando some help back in August, but he threw a wrench in that plan when he got arrested in early September after breaking into Danny's joint. Orlando got out but went MIA for a few weeks.

Fast forward to last Sunday ... when Orlando made his way to a San Fernando Valley hotel where cops were called after he went off the rails. He was so bad off, his friends had to wait a few days for the intervention.

After the intervention -- put together by Tommy, Wendy and their group, yoursecretangels.org -- Orlando decided to enter a treatment facility for mental health and substance abuse issues. 

Orlando's no doubt had his troubles. They've been well documented here, here, here, here, here and here. There's also the infamous bounty hunters bust back in April ... when he was arrested in his undies. #GetWellOrlando

Dana Stubblefield Fears He'll Be Victim of Brock Turner Rape Case Fallout

10/15/2018 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ex-49ers star Dana Stubblefield believes Santa Clara prosecutors are so afraid of looking soft on sexual assault cases in the wake of the Brock Turner debacle, they're gonna go extra hard on him instead. 

Stubblefield is accused of raping a mentally disabled woman back in 2015 -- though he's pled not guilty to all 5 felony counts and vows to prove his innocence. 

Now, the 47-year-old has filed new court docs saying he's worried he'll be treated unfairly by Northern California prosecutors looking to protect their reputation after the crap they took from the Stanford swimmer rape case. 

Remember, the judge in the Brock Turner rape case was recalled from office back in June after only sentencing Turner to 6 months in jail for sexually assaulting a drunk woman outside of a Stanford frat party. He could have faced up to 14 years. 

Stubblefield's attorney just filed court docs saying prosecutors are essentially lying in wait -- looking for another high-profile case to prove how tough they can be ... despite the facts.

"Since the public outcry about the lenient sentence in the sexual assault case of the 'Stanford swimmer,' and the judge in the matter being voted off the bench, it is common knowledge, and a matter of frequent discussion among the defense bar, that the prosecutors and judges in this country are taking an unusually hard line on sexual assault cases."

Stubblefield's attorney, Kenneth Rosenfeld, believes the NFL star's case is the most high-profile sexual assault case since Turner -- putting Dana in real danger of being the victim of an overreaction. 

So, what does Stubblefield want? 

He wants all of the pertinent documents unsealed so the media and the public can have access to all the evidence in the case ... which Stubblefield believes will cut in his favor. 

If convicted, Stubblefield faces "a substantial prison sentence."

Kim Kardashian West Slammed for Support of Death Row Inmate ... 'Slap in the Face' to Victims

10/14/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kim Kardashian West's tweet advocating for DNA testing that could possibly free a death row prisoner is completely disrespectful to the family of those he murdered ... so says the prosecutor on the case.

San Bernardino County D.A. Mike Ramos tells TMZ ... his office firmly stands behind the conviction of Kevin Cooper, who was found guilty of 4 murders in 1983. Cooper has maintained his innocence and even suggested he was framed.

Ramos says he has no doubt Cooper committed the horrendous killings, and claims the case against him only gets stronger each time he appeals.

As for Kim's tweet -- in which she urges California Gov. Jerry Brown to order advanced DNA testing that could settle the case once and for all -- Ramos says ... "It’s time that we start talking and 'tweeting' about the victims who were brutally murdered in the sanctity of their home."

Ramos adds ... "This latest attempt to free Kevin Cooper is nothing more than a red herring and another slap in the face of the victims and their family members who were forced to suffer a lifetime of pain."

As we reported ... Gov. Brown's office is reviewing the case, and Cooper is grateful Kim put a spotlight on his case.

Charles Manson Bone Fragments Headed to Haunted Museum

10/14/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

This is creepy, even for Charles Manson -- the hospital gown the notorious murderer was wearing when he died, along with the coroner's toe tag and ALL of his bone fragments are headed to Zak Bagans' Haunted Museum ... a score he's calling the motherload of all motherloads.

The “Ghost Adventures” star tells TMZ ... Manson's grandson, Jason Freeman, gave Zak all of the items this week. They'll be front-and-center at his Vegas Haunted Museum ... which already features Manson's chompers and two paintings -- one that has his urine and another his ashes.

However, the latest cache takes the cake. Manson's hospital gown contains his body fluids ... same goes for the sheet that was draped over Manson's body while it lay in the morgue. 

But, that's not all ... how about the electrodes taken off Manson's body after he died, along with his hospital bracelet? Then there are bone fragments ... we're told Freeman scraped the bones from the incinerator after Manson's body was burnt to a crisp. Zak tells us, "This is probably the most powerful possession I now own at my museum."

As for why Freeman donated the items ... Zak tells us Freeman said holding on to them at his home triggered paranormal activity, like weird noises. And then, there's this ... Zak says Freeman told him one day while pulling into his driveway he got a call on his cell from his home phone.

No one was home.

Ex-'American Idol' Contestant Busted for Heroin

10/13/2018 10:46 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Antonella Barba -- known for her appearance on the 6th season of "American Idol" -- has been arrested for allegedly trying to distribute heroin ... TMZ has learned.

The singer was busted Thursday in Virginia around 11:30 AM and is facing a felony charge of heroin distribution of 100g or more ... according to the Norfolk Sheriff's Office. Details are scarce, but Barba is still being held in jail without bond and has a court date set for next week.

Antonella was eliminated right before the top 12 were chosen on Season 6 of 'Idol' in 2007, amid some notoriety for posing in a wet t-shirt in the fountain of the World War II Memorial in D.C.

She was also busted for shoplifting in NYC in 2011, but that didn't stop her from appearing on an episode of "Fear Factor" in 2012.

Her latest TV gig was in a funny 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' video that brought a bunch of past 'Idol' stars together for a musical "Where Are They Now?" segment.

We reached out to Barba's rep ... so far no word back. 

Kool G Rap I Was Charged with 'Shopping While Black'

10/13/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Hip-hop legend Kool G Rap was charged with jacking a pair of pricey shoes -- a charge that was later dropped -- and he's claiming it all happened for one reason -- he's black.

Kool G was ordered to appear in court back in June after he was accused by an employee at a PA Finish Line store of pilfering a pair of Nike LeBron 15's -- worth $185. The employee described the thief as an African-American male in his 40's.

The rapper -- who fits the description, was shopping at the mall that day, and was tracked down in the mall's parking lot by a Finish Line employee who wrote down KGR's vehicle's registration number and immediately contacted cops. KGR was hit with misdemeanor theft.

Here's where things got interesting, his lawyers -- Donte Mills and Lennon Edwards of Mills & Edwards LLP -- claim cops jumped the gun and never reviewed the store's surveillance video. Had they looked ...  they would have realized KGR never stepped foot in the joint. His attorneys say cops were just on the hunt for a black man in his 40's and that was good enough for them. 

Cops belatedly determined the employee who tracked down KGR in the parking lot never eyeballed him ... and that was enough for prosecutors to drop the case.

KGR and his legal team are prepping a massive lawsuit against Finish Line.

Ex-3 Doors Down Bassist Gets 10 Years in Prison For Gun Charge

10/12/2018 6:31 PM PDT

Todd Harrell -- the former bassist of the rock band 3 Doors Down -- is going to be locked up a while after a judge hit him with the maximum penalty for a firearm charge.

Harrell's reportedly been sentenced to 10 years in a Mississippi state prison for possession of a firearm by a felon. Jackson County Judge Robert Krebs handed down the sentence Thursday.

We broke the story ... Harrell was arrested at his home in Jackson County in June after a domestic violence incident with his wife. When officers arrived they saw guns and drugs in the house and got a search warrant for the residence, which ultimately led to his arrest.

Harrell's felon status was the result of his role in a deadly crash in Nashville in 2013. He was busted for another DUI in Miss. in February 2014.

Harvey Weinstein Scores Big Victory Judge Dismisses Sexual Assault Count

10/11/2018 7:30 AM PDT

7:30 AM PT -- The judge released a letter from the D.A.'s office to Weinstein's lawyer, which says in part the witness in question said, among other things, Weinstein offered to give Evans cash if she exposed her breasts to him and that Evans told her Weinstein promised her an acting job in return for oral sex. The upshot -- the witness says Evans was not forced to perform oral sex.

According to the letter, the detective told the witness she had no obligation to cooperate with prosecutors and "less is more."

Harvey Weinstein just scored a huge victory in his sexual assault criminal case ... a judge just threw out one of the 3 cases in which he was charged.

The judge said the case involving then-actress Lucia Evans was dismissed ... this after prosecutors jumped the gun and asked the judge to 86 the charge of sexual assault.  

TMZ broke the story ... the lead detective in the Weinstein cases is under investigation after allegedly tampering with a witness who claimed Evans admitted to her she voluntarily engaged in oral sex to score an acting role. Evans claims Weinstein forced himself on her, but the witness says otherwise.

The detective allegedly hid information about the witness in dealing with prosecutors and allegedly cajoled the witness into not disclosing what she knew.

Weinstein's lawyer, Ben Brafman, asked the judge to review all of the detective's work on the case. The judge did not say whether he'll do that.

There are still 5 criminal charges against Weinstein involving 2 other women

Originally published 7:04 AM PT

WWE Legend Sunny Treats Herself with ... Mani-Pedi Straight Outta Prison!!!

10/11/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

WWE Hall of Famer Sunny's first order of business after being released from prison is a total Diva move ... girl went and got herself a mani-pedi!!

Less than 24 hours after getting out of the Carbon County Correctional Facility in Pennsylvania, Tammy Sytch hit up a local shop back in her New Jersey hometown Wednesday to get her nails done.

However, Sunny tells TMZ ... her first selfie as a free woman will have to wait until after her upcoming hair appointment.

The wrestling legend also tells us she feels great, and she's happy to be home with her family and the man she loves.

As for her time behind bars, she says ... "I used the time to my advantage, worked more on my recovery and got in great shape. My probation violation cost me 7.5 months of my freedom, but I met a few good people I will miss. The one thing I won’t miss is the food!"

Tammy's been locked up for several months on a probation violation but was released on parole Tuesday.

'RHONJ' Star Kim D Teresa Doesn't Give a Rat's Ass About Joe Getting Deported

10/10/2018 3:50 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Teresa Giudice is a cold-hearted, good-for-nothing mom who'd rather party like a rock star than sweat about her husband Joe's pending deportation to Italy ... so claims her cast mate Kim DePaola.

The 'RHONJ' star ripped into Teresa when we spoke to her just a few hours after the news broke Joe's getting deported after he finishes serving his 41-month federal prison sentence. She doesn't have much sympathy for Joe, either ... telling us he's not a citizen, and the law's the law.

Then she went off on Teresa's alleged non-stop partying lifestyle, and joked (we think) that TG's already found a way to cash in on Joe's downfall.

Kim D's attack should come as no surprise -- they have a bitter history. Teresa once accused Kim of running a prostitution ring back in Season 8.

TMZ broke the story ... Teresa has zero plans to uproot their 4 daughters and move to Italy when their dad gets the boot, because they've made a life here and she wants to keep it that way.

Pretty sure Kim won't be delivering a homemade pan of ziti to console Teresa.

#ShotsFired 

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