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Suge Knight

Victim Says Rap Mogul

Threatened to Kill Him

4/18/2015 10:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Suge Knight says he was scared for his life when he ran over 2 people, killing one, but according to the victim who lived, Suge was actually out for blood.

Cle Bone Sloan told police in an audio interview shortly after the fatal incident at Tam's parking lot in Compton, Suge told him point blank during the confrontation, "I'm gonna kill you."  Bone also says he saw Suge "reaching" for something, which he assumed was a gun.

TMZ first posted video of the incident, where you see Suge drive into the lot and Bone almost immediately attack him.  

Suge's lawyer is making a big deal out of the fact that Bone seemed to take responsibility for the death of Terry Carter.  But other portions of the audio seem to hurt Suge, to the extent Bone viewed him as lethal.

Michael Lohan

Desperate 911 Call

I'm Being Attacked ... By My Wife!

4/17/2015 3:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Michael Lohan hysterically called 911 as his infant and toddler screamed in the background ... pleading for cops to come and arrest his wife. 

TMZ broke the story ... Kate Major Lohan allegedly pummeled Michael after she came home drunk Thursday. When cops arrived, she claimed Michael also hit her, and when cops couldn't see any injuries on her body, they say she began scratching herself. Kate was arrested

During the 911 call Michael ticks off Kate's rap sheet and her choice of drugs.  

The audio speaks for itself. It's like a soap opera.

Suge Knight's Big Break

Victim Blames Himself for Death

4/17/2015 2:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Suge Knight has got a powerful weapon ... not a gun, and not a car. It's the guy he ran over who lived and told cops he was responsible for the other victim's death. 

Cle Bone Sloan told LAPD officers the same day he was mowed down by Suge's truck, "I was in a rage. I f***ed up. I get that 'cause a guy is dead behind this s**t."

TMZ first posted the video of the accident, and you see Bone attack Suge almost the second he enters the Tam's parking lot in Compton.  

Suge claims it was all a set up and Bone as well as others were trying to do him in, and he gunned it to save his life. Suge ran over bone, critically injuring him. Another victim, Terry Carter, died.

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The court released photos of Suge's face, which appear to show the injuries he suffered when Bone attacked him. There's also a mug shot of Suge. 

Suge's attorneys are going to use the audio to make the argument ... how can a jury convict Suge if someone else confessed?

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Tim Tebow's Parents

We're Praying for Aaron Hernandez

4/17/2015 11:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Aaron Hernandez will be on the receiving end of some serious prayers from Tim Tebow's parents ... so says a rep for the Bob Tebow Evangelistic Association

FYI -- Aaron and Tim were teammates at the University of Florida ... and Tim considered Aaron a good friend at the time. 

We spoke with a rep for the BTEA who tells us the Hernandez trial has been a hot topic at the association headquarters in Jacksonville ... and the decision was made to pray for Aaron's soul. 

"I can tell you that the situation has been mentioned by some people in the office the last few days and I know that Bob and Pam and the entire Tebow family haven't said much ... but they will absolutely be praying for Aaron Hernandez."

The rep continued, "We will actually dedicate a prayer to Hernandez on Tuesday."

The family of Odin Lloyd will also be a target for prayer -- with the rep saying, "We can be praying for [Hernandez] as well as all affected from the situation."

The rep added, "The Tebows are the real deal. They truly care about people and always want the best for everybody."

Kim Richards

Watching Reunion Show

Drove Her to Drink

4/17/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Kim Richards Arrest DrinkingKim Richards just broke from stress when she was arrested early Thursday at the swanky Beverly Hills Hotel.

Sources very close to Kim as well as sources connected with "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" tell TMZ, she was unable to cope with some pretty terrible things going on in her life.

-- Her ex-husband Monty, who still lives with her, is dying of stage 4 cancer.

-- Her son Chad was released from UCLA Medical Center hours before the meltdown.

-- She's under financial stress. Contrary to reports, she's getting no money for child support.

-- Kim is trying to plan her daughter Brooke's official wedding. 

But the real trigger ... we're told earlier in the evening, Kim went to Brooke's house, where they watched the 3-part reunion. Kim had put it off because it was too upsetting, but she had to binge watch in order to fulfill her obligation to blog about the shows. And reliving what went down crushed her.

We're told Kim has been deeply upset over Lisa Vanderpump and Lisa Rinna. Kim believes Vanderpump had intentionally driven a wedge between her and sister Kyle. On the show, Vanderpump urged them to reconcile, but Kim claims off camera Vanderpump told Kyle that Kim didn't want her at Brooke's wedding ... which infuriated Kyle and deeply hurt Kim.

0417-kim-richards-swipe-splashOur sources say the cumulative stress was too much for Kim to bear. We're told she left Brooke's house and ended up alone at the Polo Lounge at the Bev Hills Hotel. It's unclear what if anything she drank there, but Kim has told friends a group of people at a table invited her to sit at around 1:30 AM, but the maitre d' wasn't having it and ordered Kim out.

As we reported, the hotel people say Kim got belligerent, wouldn't leave the restaurant, ended up in the bathroom where cops dragged her out. She was booked for public drunkenness, resisting arrest, trespass and battery on a cop.

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Kate Major Lohan

Arrested for Attacking Michael Lohan

in Drunken Rage

4/17/2015 5:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Kate Major Lohan had an alcohol relapse and then drunkenly attacked husband Michael Lohan ... so say cops who cuffed and arrested her. 

Law enforcement tells us Michael called Boca Raton police at 7:02 PM Thursday, claiming Kate had struck him. He told cops Kate came home after picking up some dinner and was visibly drunk. 

Michael says they squabbled, and it eventually turned physical. He told cops he wasn't wearing a shirt and she scratched him down his back. 

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According to the report, when police arrived Kate was visibly intoxicated and smelled of alcohol. The officer described her speech as slurred, her eyes blood shot and glossy, and her face red and flushed.  

The officer says Kate admitted she'd been drinking, then ranted about nonsense. Kate then claimed Michael accused her of cheating and provoked her into a fight.

Kate also claimed Michael grabbed her by the throat. But according to the officer, she had no visible injuries. And get this ... she then "scratched her throat area in an attempt to create red marks."

Officers hauled Kate in to the Palm Beach County Jail and booked her for battery.

She's currently in custody and is scheduled to go before a judge at 9:00 AM ET. 

Michael Lohan is actually blaming ex-wife Dina and their ongoing child custody dispute. Michael tells TMZ, "At the end of the day, this is all because of what Dina is doing in court ... It affects Kate too, and like anyone with a drug or alcohol problem, when they can't handle the stress, they resort to drinking."

Kate and Michael got married in November and have two kids together. She recently served a few months behind bars after a DUI arrest (following a fight with Michael) triggered a probation violation stemming from a battery case in 2012 in which she allegedly attacked a police officer.

Police were also called to the couple's home in February of last year for an alleged domestic incident.

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Adrien Broner DUI Video

'I'm Not Drunk'

But I Am Rich & Famous!!

4/17/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

TMZ Sports has obtained footage from Adrien Broner's DUI arrest in Ohio back in January -- in which the boxer insists he's NOT drunk ... but brags about making more than $100 MILLION in his career!! 

The footage shows Broner being pulled over around 1:30 AM in his white Mercedes on January 11th -- after the cop sees the boxing champ driving in two lanes. 

At first, things seem bad for Broner -- the officer is pissed and Broner can be heard slurring his words.

But things take a turn -- Broner professes his innocence ... and actually charms the cop, who eventually tells him she just wants the best for him. 

During the arrest, Broner talks ... A LOT ... and says some interesting stuff. Among the highlights: 

-- "Ya'll don't know who you arrested. If ya'll did, I'd be on the news right now."
-- The cop compliments Broner's physique.
-- Broner tells the cop, "I love you."
-- Cop asks Broner where he fights. Broner responds, "The world." 

But the best part ... when Broner tells the cop he's "blessed" -- 'cause he's made more than $100 million in his career. 

Broner later pled not guilty and still plans on fighting the charges. We reached out to Broner for comment, so far no word back. 

Jameis Winston

Alleged Rape Victim Files New Lawsuit

4/16/2015 3:41 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0416-jameis-winston-getty-01Jameis Winston's alleged rape victim isn't going away quietly -- she's just filed a civil lawsuit against him ... even though he's already been cleared twice in the case.

Erica Kinsman filed docs in Orange County, Florida Thursday ... accusing the ex FSU QB of sexual battery, assault, and false imprisonment. The suit comes four months after Florida State University declined to charge Winston in a code of conduct hearing.

Back in December, 2013 ... Winston also cleared of any criminal wrongdoing when the State Attorney's Office declined to charge him due to lack of evidence.

In her lawsuit, Kinsman says she suffered "intentional infliction of emotional distress arising out rape."

After the lawsuit was filed ... Kinsman's attorney John Clune said Winston "has proven time and time again to be an entitled athlete who believes he can take what he wants." He added ... Kinsman intends to "hold [Jameis] accountable" since no one else will.

Kim Richards

Arrested In Bev Hills

Allegedly Drunk, Kicked Police Officer

4/16/2015 11:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

0416-kim-richards-tmz-01Kim Richards was arrested at the Beverly Hills Hotel early Thursday morning -- after allegedly going on a drunken rampage and kicking a police officer ... TMZ has learned.

Sources tell us ... Richards had been hanging out at the famous Polo Lounge inside the hotel and was asked to leave because she was too hammered and being "unruly." 

We're told Richards went to a bathroom and refused to come out. Cops were called to the scene and we're told they had to "drag her out" of the bathroom.

Richards -- who has struggled with substance abuse in the past -- was reportedly belligerent, slurring her speech and reeked of booze. 

We're told Kim was taken to a nearby jail -- where she allegedly kicked a police officer. 

She's been charged with trespass, resisting arrest, battery on a police officer and drunk in public. 

Cops issued a citation to Richards -- and she was later released.

Richards' sobriety was called into question on the recent "Real Housewives" reunion special -- when Lisa Rinna suggested that Kim was on something during a car ride earlier in the season.

Kim had admitted that she had taken a pain pill -- but was adamant she had not fallen off the wagon. 

MLB's Scott Spiezio

Tased By Cops

After Allegedly Smashing Window

4/16/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Former MLB slugger Scott Spiezio -- a 2-time World Series champ -- was TASED and taken into custody by cops last week following an alleged window-smashing rampage ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

We've learned ... cops were called to Spiezio's apartment complex in Ottawa, Illinois around 2:30 AM on Tuesday ... after his GF called 911 and reported that Scott punched out a neighbor's window. 

When cops arrived to the scene, Scott was gone -- so police called for K-9 backup to track down the 42-year-old. 

A few hours later, officials located Spiezio hiding behind a building -- and attempted to take him into custody. Law enforcement sources tell us Spiezio resisted -- and cops ultimately had to use a taser to take him down. 

We're told Spiezio was eventually taken into custody. So far, he has NOT been charged with a crime ... but the case has been kicked over to the district attorney for review. 

Spiezio was a World Series hero in 2002 -- when he smacked a key 3-run homer in Game 6 ... that helped the Angels defeat the Giants. He was known for being a pretty clutch player during his 11 seasons in the majors. 

We reached out to Spiezio for comment -- so far, no word back. 

Aaron Hernandez

Headed to Ultra-High Tech

Maximum Security Prison

4/15/2015 11:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0415-aaron-hernandez-fa-getty-01The prison that Aaron Hernandez will eventually call home is widely considered one of the most high-tech maximum security facilities in the country ... and maybe even the world ... TMZ Sports has learned.

We spoke with an official from the Massachusetts Dept. of Correction who tells us ... Hernandez will eventually end up at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Lancaster, Mass. 

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This place is insane (as far as prisons go) ... with 366 security cameras rolling 24/7 across 18 acres of land.

Officials say the computer system that operates just about every inch of the grounds is top-of -the- line stuff.

We're told the perimeter surveillance system includes taut wire and microwave detection systems ... and according to reports, no one has EVER successfully escaped from the prison. 

There's more ... according to reports, inmates must wear white sneakers to avoid gang colors. They're also allowed to display photos of family members -- but NO NAKED WOMEN are allowed to be displayed ... which might be an issue for A.H. considering his penchant for nude art

Before he ends up at SBCC, we're told Aaron will spend some time at MCI-Cedar Junction ... a transitional facility that's only a few miles from the stadium where the Patriots play. 

While there, we're told inmates are NOT allowed to have conjugal visits ... which sucks, but then again, maybe he shoulda thought about that before he killed Odin Lloyd.  

New England Patriots

Mum's the Word

on Aaron Hernandez

4/15/2015 9:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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The New England Patriots are continuing to distance themselves from ANYTHING connected to Aaron Hernandez -- which is why team officials tell us they will NOT be issuing a statement on Wednesday's murder conviction. 

It's an interesting P.R. move for the team -- considering owner Bob Kraft was called as a witness during the murder trial. Kraft testified that Hernandez told him he didn't kill Odin Lloyd. 

The team could have strongly condemned Hernandez -- and reiterated they knew nothing about what he was doing in his personal life during his time with the team. 

But instead, it seems they're using the "Voldemort" strategy -- preferring not to speak his name at all. 

Aaron Hernandez

He's a Disgrace to Our City

... Says Mayor of Bristol

4/15/2015 8:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Aaron Hernandez isn't just a murderer -- he's a stain on the city of Bristol ... so says the mayor. 

We spoke with Mayor Kenneth B. Cockayne ... who tells us the entire community is disgusted with Hernandez, who grew up in Bristol. 

"He was a role model for the kids and adults of Bristol -- and now the hearts of those children are crushed."

"We're sick of this case, and I'm glad it's over. It puts a bad light on our whole town. He shed a lot of bad light on all of us."

"Aaron Hernandez does not define this community."

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