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Victor Ortiz Sued Over Country Music Beatdown ... Boxer Claims BS

11/29/2015 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1125_victor_ortiz_rose_bowl_tmz_getty-2Boxing superstar Victor Ortiz has been hit with a lawsuit by the guy he allegedly beat down at a Kenny Chesney concert ... but Ortiz claims the accuser was too damn drunk to remember what REALLY went down that night. 

In court docs obtained by TMZ Sports ... the accuser claims Victor and his brother were bouncing around the Rose Bowl on July 25th looking to pick a fight while a Rose Bowl security guard egged them on. 

The accuser claims he was going to get food and drinks for his fiancee ... when out of nowhere, and for no reason, the Ortiz brothers coldcocked him and beat him down until he was unconscious.

In the suit, filed by attorney Cynthia Hafif, the man claims the security guard recorded the whole thing on his phone. 

Ortiz and his brother were both arrested and charged with battery. Now the victim wants them both to pay up. He's also suing the city of Pasadena which owns and operates the Rose Bowl. 

But Victor's lawyer, Mark Davis, says the accuser is lying -- telling TMZ Sports HE was the real bad guy ... and had been drunkenly trying to pick a fight with the Ortiz brothers. Davis claims the accuser took the first swing

Victor's attorney says the lawsuit is just a shameless money grab ... and "when the facts are out Victor will win both the civil and criminal case."

'NCIS' Star Busted For DUI

11/26/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1125-michael-weatherly-getty"NCIS" star Michael Weatherly ended up on the other side of the law when LAPD busted him for DUI. 

Law enforcement sources tell us Weatherly was stopped for speeding earlier this month around 1 AM in Hollywood. We're told officers suspected he'd been drinking and after running tests, determined his BAC was well above the legal limit. Weatherly spent nearly 15 hours behind bars.

The L.A. City Attorney charged him with two counts of DUI last week and if convicted, Weatherly faces a max of six months in jail and $1,000 in fines -- though jail time's highly unlikely since it's his first offense.  

We've reached out to Weatherly for comment ... so far, no word back.

Otis Nixon Arrested In Georgia 'Contributing to Delinquency of a Minor'

11/25/2015 4:52 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1125_Otis-Nixon_gettyMore trouble for ex-MLB star Otis Nixon ... he was arrested in Georgia this week for contributing to the delinquency of a minor ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Here's what we know ... Nixon was arrested on Nov. 24th for contributing to delinquency of a minor and permitting an unlicensed person to drive. 

But here's where things get bizarre ... 

Our sources tell us the whole thing centers around a 16-year-old boy who told police Nixon let him borrow a rental car that was rented under Otis' name. 

We're told the boy -- who did not have a license to drive -- was pulled over by police after people called cops to report an erratic driver. 

Sources say the boy told cops Nixon authorized him to use the vehicle -- and even gave him a handwritten note on "Otis Nixon Foundation" stationary in case anyone asked. 

So, why was the boy driving the car in the first place? We're told the whole thing is sketchy ... we're working on the details.

Anyway, cops tracked down Nixon and arrested him Tuesday night. He was released Wednesday on $2,500 bond. 

It's not Nixon's first brush with the law ... the 56-year-old -- who played 17 years in the big leagues -- was popped for cocaine possession back in 2013. 

NFL's Stedman Bailey Video Of Bloody Crime Scene ... After Drive-By Shooting

11/25/2015 6:19 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The concrete was spattered with blood outside the Miami Gardens home where St. Louis Rams WR Stedman Bailey was shot Tuesday night ... after a drive-by shooting left him and another man hospitalized. 

A neighbor who says he spoke with police claims he was told officers counted 33 shell casings at the scene. 

Bailey and another man were sitting in a car outside Bailey's family home when a car rolled up and opened fire at 8:45 PM ... striking Bailey twice in the head. The other driver was hit multiple times, reportedly while trying to shield two children in the car from the gunfire. 

According to cops, the victims drove themselves to a nearby hospital for treatment. Bailey is listed in critical but stable condition and is set to undergo surgery early Wednesday morning. 

Bailey's neighbor says the NFL player has a good reputation in the area and was not known for being involved in dangerous activity -- "he's a good guy."

So far, no arrests have been made -- but cops are on the hunt for a light colored Buick Regal. 

Rams Stedman Bailey Survives Multiple Gunshots ... TO THE HEAD!!

11/24/2015 9:48 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1124-stedman-bailey-apSt. Louis Rams receiver Stedman Bailey was shot twice in the head ... but has, so far, survived the attack.

Bailey was reportedly sitting in a car with 2 relatives in the Miami Tuesday night when the gunshots were fired. NFL Network says Bailey was a passenger in the car, and the driver was also shot multiple times. The driver apparently blocked Bailey from suffering more serious injuries.

The Rams say they've spoken with Bailey and he is in critical, but stable condition. His wounds are considered non-life threatening, and he'll undergo surgery Wednesday.  

Bailey is a South Florida native who's been in the NFL since 2013. Still unclear who pulled the trigger and why ... police are investigating.

John Stamos Cops Plea in DUI Case

11/24/2015 12:14 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF


John Stamos just pled no contest in his DUI case ... TMZ has learned.

Stamos was arrested in June after Bev Hills cops saw him driving erratically. He was in such bad shape he was taken to the hospital. As we reported, Stamos was under the influence of GHB and another non-narcotic drug.

Under the plea deal, Stamos was placed on 3 years probation and must complete 52 AA meetings in the next year. He's also required to get 2 hours of drug and alcohol counseling.

Stamos checked into rehab shortly after his arrest, where he spent 30 days.

MLB's Jose Reyes Pleads Not Guilty ... I Didn't Attack My Wife

11/24/2015 10:46 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


Colorado Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes just entered a NOT GUILTY plea in his domestic violence case -- in which he's accused of choke-slamming his wife during a dispute in Hawaii. 

Reyes was arrested on October 31st after officials say he grabbed his wife by the throat in their hotel at the Four Seasons in Maui and slammed her into a sliding glass door. 

His wife was hospitalized with injuries to her face, leg and neck. 

Reyes was released on $1,000 bail ... and barred from having contact with his wife for 3 days. 

Reyes was formally charged with abuse against a family member. If convicted, Reyes faces a minimum of 48 hours in jail. 

The 32-year-old was NOT present in the Maui courthouse when his lawyer entered the plea. 

He's due back in court in January. 

Meanwhile, MLB has launched its own investigation which is ongoing. 

Lenny Dykstra I Think I Have Brain Damage ... Sues for $15 Mil

11/23/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1120-lenny-dykstra-gettyEx-MLB great Lenny Dykstra says he may have suffered brain damage from the alleged beating he took at the hands of corrupt cops during his stint in L.A. County jail ... and now he wants $15 MILLION to make things right. 

Dykstra has filed new docs in his war against L.A. County -- claiming one of the deputies whistled "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" while beating him within inches of his life back in 2012. 

As we previously reported, Dykstra claims 6 deputies pulled him out of his cell and beat him so badly, "his teeth were broken out of his skull."

In the new docs, Lenny says one of the deputies simply didn't like him -- and made it his mission to kick his ass.

Lenny says as a result of the beating, he fears he may have brain damage and worries that "his head is not entirely well."

He also claims he's still without teeth and suffers from eating problems. 

Lenny says he believes the attack was captured on video -- but worries it was later destroyed.

A rep for the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. had no comment.  

Lisa Vanderpump's Villa Blanca Hit By Hottest Thief Ever

11/22/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

APB ... Be on the lookout for a really dreamy crook with washboard abs, lugging a stolen bike and a carton of milk.

Lisa Vanderpump's famous restaurant Villa Blanca in Bev Hills was hit by the above described hunk, who made his way into the basement area and rooted around for valuables.

Surveillance video shows the guy meandering around ... apparently frustrated he couldn't find better stuff. 

It's unclear why his hoodie was unzipped but hey, you never know who's watching. This could be his big break.

Beverly Hills PD is on the hunt. 

Milla Jovovich Family Bomb Threat Launches Investigation

11/22/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1120_milla-jovovich_TMZSomeone threatened to bomb Milla Jovovich's mother and now cops are investigating.

Law enforcement tells TMZ, Mama Jovovich started getting annoying phone calls earlier this year ... from a man demanding to speak with Milla. Milla's mom said the calls usually happened at night, and sometimes twice a day, but the situation turned serious when he threatened to bomb her home.

To make things worse, the caller claims to be involved in a gang. According to a search warrant obtained by TMZ ... Milla's mom never clued her in about the calls. 

The LAPD is trying to track down the suspect.

Jared Fogle Facing Serious Temptations ... Behind Bars

11/21/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1120_jared_fogle_jail_meal_getty_tmz_compositeJared Fogle's famous weight loss is in serious jeopardy because he's about to have access to a ton of fatty foods until he ships off to a federal pen.

Jared's temporary home is Henderson County Detention Center in Kentucky, and we've learned he, and all the inmates there, can order some serious care packages filled with things like:

-- Triple bacon burger deluxe

-- Pizza and wing party pack

-- Meat lovers or BBQ chicken pizza

-- Tons of candy, chips, snacks, and sodas

During sentencing, Jared's attorney floated the theory his sexual compulsion started after his Subway diet squashed his compulsive eating problem.

So, welcome back to the danger zone, Jared's waistline ... and other body parts.

Blac Chyna Car Crash Reality Star is Hit and Run Culprit

11/21/2015 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1110-blac-chyna-car-crash-accident-photos-launch-3Blac Chyna was telling the truth when she said she wasn't behind the wheel during a hit and run crash earlier this month ... we've learned, the driver's a reality TV star, and she's in big trouble.

TMZ broke the story ... Chyna's white BMW nailed another vehicle carrying 3 passengers in the valley. Witnesses say two African-American women in mini skirts bailed from the Beamer and Chyna remained adamant, it wasn't her. 

Now, sources close to the investigation are backing BC up. We're told Paige Addison from the show "Boss Nails" met with the LAPD earlier this week with her attorney and admitted she was the driver.

We're told Paige told cops Blac Chyna was not in the car and not at the crash scene.

Law enforcement sources say the case will be referred to prosecutors ... leaving the scene of an accident where there are injuries can be prosecuted as a felony.

We reached out to Paige ... so far, no word back. 


Sean Kingston I've Been Kidnapped Over Jewelry Cops Investigating

11/20/2015 10:16 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1119-sean-kingston-tmzSean Kingston claims he was kidnapped by a jeweler in a dispute over a $225,000 watch ... and LAPD is now on the case.

Here's what Sean says ... he bought the watch from a jeweler and made payments to the tune of $185k, but didn't pay the balance because he felt the watch wasn't worth any more. The jeweler begged to differ and they had a number of arguments.

Sean told cops he and the jeweler met Tuesday at 1:50 AM at a downtown L.A. parking lot, to make a trade ... he'd give the watch back and the jeweler would give him a watch worth a solid $185k. Yes, it sounds weird.

Sean says he got in the back of the jeweler's car but instead of trading, the jeweler allegedly snatched Sean's watch away and refused to give him another watch. Sean says he went nuts, demanded the watch back and refused to get out of the car.  

Now for the jack move. Sean says the jeweler and his posse locked him in the car and drove away to a secluded area and threw him out of the car. Cops say if true, it's kidnapping.

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