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Sean Penn Alleged Stalker Arrested ... She Popped Up at My House Twice

12/5/2016 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1202-sean-penn-tmzSean Penn usually lays low, but apparently not low enough for one fan who allegedly tried reaching him dozens of times ... and got busted for her latest attempt.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ cops picked up the woman last week after Sean says she swung by his Malibu home twice in 2 days. We're told Sean was home the first time and contacted to police to file a report -- he said she had tried to contact him about 50 times this year by phone or email.

When she came back to the house a second time, someone called police and the 51-year-old woman was arrested for felony stalking. It's unclear if Sean was home at the time of for the arrest.

Meanwhile, we're told the woman believes she and Sean have a romantic relationship. She was released the next day on $150k bail. 

Oakland Rave Fire Ex 'Ghost Ship' Worker Warned ... It Was Primed for Disaster

12/4/2016 4:16 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

The Oakland fire was 100% avoidable in the eyes of a woman who worked in the building ... and claims she warned the boss about safety dangers for years.

Danielle Bourdeaux volunteered at the so-called Oakland Ghost Ship art collective until 2015, and says she was friends with its director, Derick Ion, and his family. However, she paints a very vivid picture of a "dangerous, disheveled" -- conditions she says she warned Ion about multiple times.

She believes Ion is a "hoarder" who blew off her concerns, and added ... that infamous cargo pallet stairway in the building was more like a "treehouse staircase." She revealed there was a more legit one, but explained why it wouldn't have helped first time visitors.

Bourdeaux says she left the collective after a falling out with Ion over his kids. Basically, she felt it was unsafe for them to live in the building, and she claims he disagreed.

We've reached out to Ion, but haven't heard back. Cops have not named any suspects, but say criminal charges are a possibility. They continue searching, and the death toll is now at least 33.

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Oakland Rave Fire Commune Leader Whines About Losing Stuff ... Internet Lashing Out

12/4/2016 7:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1204-derick-icon-oakland-fire-facebook-status-FACEBOOK-01The new wave of outrage in Oakland's tragic warehouse fire is against Derick Ion -- the guy who ran the art commune that turned into a death trap ... and TMZ has learned he's already had legal troubles.

Ion wrote a Facebook post saying the the fire -- which most likely killed more than 50 people -- has left him "standing now in poverty of self worth." He was grateful his wife and kids were safe, but his focus seemed to be mostly on losing stuff he "worked so hard for"... and now he's getting blasted.

Just a taste of the responses: "What a disgusting piece of s***!" ... "I hope you get charged with manslaughter" ... and "There is a special place in Hell for people like you!!!!!!!"

Ion organized the artists working in the building which was known as the Ghost Ship Collective.

We did some digging, and according to Alameda County court records ... Ion's currently on probation for receiving stolen property. He plead guilty to the misdemeanor in January, and got sentenced to 36 months probation. 

The sheriff's department has said criminal charges for the fire are possible, but no suspects have been named yet.

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Shannon Sharpe Joe McKnight Investigators Should Not Rush to Judgment

12/3/2016 9:08 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

NFL great Shannon Sharpe is calling for patience and diligence in the Joe McKnight killing -- patience on the part of outraged citizens, and diligence from the cops. 

The Hall of Famer talked to us about the protests in the wake of Ronald Gasser's release, without charges, after he admittedly shot McKnight 3 times. FS1's 'Undisputed' co-host isn't ready to say this is an open and shut case. In fact, he channeled Johnnie Cochran.

Btw, we got Shannon outside a benefit Friday night for Iraq And Afghanistan Veterans of America, held in Pacific Palisades.

Good guy, good cause.

Joe McKnight New Photo of Gasser After Shooting ... Witness Says He Screamed At Body

12/3/2016 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1202-joe-mcknight-shooter-ronald-gasser-picture-scene-of-accident-crime-TMZ-SPORTS-01TMZ Sports has obtained a photo of Ronald Gasser moments after he shot Joe McKnight ... and the witness who took the photo says he WAS yelling at McKnight's body after the fatal shots were fired.

The person who took the photo says the item on Ronald's blue Infiniti is the gun he used to shoot the ex-NFL running back. 

The witness -- who is NOT the same person who spoke with NOLA.com -- says she heard the two men arguing on Thursday afternoon ... while she was visiting a nearby business. The witness says she spoke with officers at the scene and gave them her information but hasn't heard from them since.

After the shots were fired, the witness says she distinctly remembers seeing Gasser over McKnight's body ... and heard him yelling at the downed football star, "I told you I was going to f**k you up."

She says Gasser was pacing back and forth with his gun in his hand for a few moments after the shooting ... and then put the gun on the trunk of his car.

The witness says Gasser then took the gun and put it inside of his car while waiting for police to arrive.

When cops arrived, we're told he calmly informed officers the gun was inside his car and was cooperative.

We reached out to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Dept. for comment but haven't heard back -- however, officials are adamant Gasser did NOT fire a shot while standing over McKnight's body. 

The JPSO says it's still investigating the case and hunting for more witnesses.

Johnny Manziel Agrees to Anger Management ... In Dom. Violence Case (Update)

12/2/2016 9:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1202-johnny-manziel-tmz-01update_graphic_red_bar9:19 AM PT -- TMZ Sports has obtained court documents showing the exact conditions of Manziel's agreement. 

He must complete the following ... 

1) Complete anger management course approved by the court

2) Attend domestic violence victim impact panel

3) Participate fully in the NFL's Policy and Program for Substance of Abuse, or if program is unavailable, Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation at court approved location 

4) No contact with Colleen Crowley 

update_grey_gray_barJohnny Manziel struck a deal with prosecutors in his domestic violence case -- in which he needs to keep his nose clean for a year and seek treatment ... and the case will be dismissed. 

Manziel was charged with misdemeanor assault for a January 2016 incident involving his ex-girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, in which he allegedly struck her during a heated argument. 

The Dallas County Criminal District Attorney's Office says the ex-NFL star has agreed to a "Conditional Dismissal Agreement."

The agreement spells out a number of conditions Manziel needs to live up to over the next year ... including "treatment and/or counseling" and staying out of trouble. 

If he lives up to his end of the bargain, the charge will be dismissed. 

The D.A. says the agreement is supposed to jump start Manziel on a path to live a better life and show him "how to make better choices when facing conflict.". 

As for Colleen ... she was at a PartyNextDoor concert Thursday night. 

[h/t CBS DFW]

Katt Williams Gets 5 Years Probation In Gun and Drug Bust

12/2/2016 9:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1202-katt-williams-TMZ-01Katt Williams avoided jail time in a gun and drug case that started with an alleged baseball bat beatdown ... getting years of probation instead.

Katt pled no contest Thursday in Hall County, GA to assault and battery charges from this past March, which landed him 5 years of probation instead of time behind bars. 

As we reported ... Katt was busted with guns and drugs at his home earlier this year after a bodyguard claimed Katt had him beat with a bat for refusing to "engage in criminal activity." When cops searched his house, they found weed and several firearms.

His probation has a lot of strict conditions. On top of paying thousands of dollars in fines, he has to submit to treatment and evaluations for anger management, substance abuse and impulse control. He's also gotta stay away from the bodyguard.

Not only all that, but Katt must surrender all the guns cops found, plus the almost $16,000 they seized.

Ryan Lochte Rio Prosecutors Offer Deal in Olympics Case

12/1/2016 2:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1201-ryan-lochte-tmz-02Rio officials have offered Ryan Lochte a deal to make his criminal case go away ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... the offer is 70,000 reals, which in American dollars totals around $20,149.

Lochte was charged with falsely reporting a crime at a gas station during the Rio Olympics. Our sources say so far Lochte has not accepted the deal.

Jimmy Feigen copped a plea months ago and paid half that amount -- 35,000 reals. The prosecutor wanted 70,000 reals from Feigen all along and has actually filed legal docs trying to enforce the higher amount.

We reached out to Lochte's lawyer, Jeff Ostrow, but he was mum, telling TMZ Sports, "We don't comment on a pending case but are hopeful it will be resolved to the benefit of all parties, including the people of Brazil, the Brazilian government and Ryan."

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Lil Twist 1 Year in Jail For Massey Beatdown

11/30/2016 1:48 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1130_lil_twist_tmz 2Lil Twist just got hit with a year behind bars for allegedly beating up and robbing former Nickelodeon star Chris Massey ... TMZ has learned.

Justin Bieber's old buddy was sentenced Wednesday after he was accused of breaking into Kyle Massey's apartment a couple years back and robbing his bro during a brutal attack. Twist pled no contest to 6 charges, and got a year in L.A. County lockup.

We broke the story ... Twist allegedly pummeled Chris and stole his Rolex. He turned himself in this past September after bailing on a court appearance.

He could have gotten nearly 10 years, but dodged that with a plea. He doesn't have to turn himself in until February 3.

One twist -- Twist could be out as early as August for good behavior.

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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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
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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.

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