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Nelly Under Criminal Investigation for Sexual Assault

2/13/2018 7:27 AM PST

Nelly's attorney, Scott Rosenblum, tells us, "These allegations arose after Ms. Green amended her suit for money to include a reference to these claims. The fact that the police are investigating these claims is not new information and Nelly welcomes a thorough investigation. Nelly is confident that once investigated, these claims will be determined to be disingenuous."

He adds, "Nelly was accompanied by his girlfriend during this tour and she was at his side throughout. It is important that police investigate every allegation of this nature."

Nelly is being criminally investigated for sexual assault in England ... TMZ has learned.

The incident allegedly went down December 5 after Nelly's performance at Cliffs Pavilion in Essex. The accuser says she went to take a picture with Nelly and she says he placed his arm tightly behind her and asked if she could stay behind to talk to him.

They went to his dressing room with her friends and she says he then asked her to come to a room next door. She claims once in the room he dropped his pants and began masturbating in front of her. She also claims he put his hand on her top and tried pulling it off. She says he also tried kissing her as she tried to bolt from the room.

The woman says Nelly put his right hand on the back of her head and his left hand on her shoulder, forced her head down, pushing his erect penis into her mouth. She says she ran out of the room as he called her a c***.

The woman says she didn't go to cops immediately because she didn't think she'd be believed.

Essex police told cops they have begun a sexual assault investigation.

The alleged incident occurred 2 months after another woman claimed Nelly raped her on his tour bus.  He strongly denied it.  

We've reached out to Nelly's rep for comment ... so far no word back.

Bella Hadid Gets Restraining Order Against Stalker

2/13/2018 6:49 AM PST

Bella Hadid just got a restraining order against a man who had allegedly been threatening her online and apparently lurking around her apartment.

Brian Perez has been ordered to stay clear of Bella. He had posted a pic of Bella's apartment recently, and she fears he might be staking out her New York City apartment.

Cops say Perez had been on a harassment campaign against Bella. According to legal docs, Hadid had received multiple Instagram messages from an account registered to Perez. She also received an Instagram video of Perez near her Tribeca apartment building.

One Instagram message reads, "You want me to come? I'm going to come there now." He goes on, "Please don't make me come all the way down there."

Bella also says she actually observed Perez in front of her apartment building screaming her name. 

Miley Cyrus Cops Alerted to Obsessed Fan ... Made Creepy Posts, Pilgrimage to L.A.

2/13/2018 12:50 AM PST

Miley Cyrus has an obsessed fan who traveled cross-country -- without invitation -- to see her in person, and left some bizarre Facebook posts that forced cops to take him into custody ... TMZ has learned.

The guy is from the Milwaukee area, and a couple of weeks ago he wrote several posts referencing taking a trip to see Miley. He claims he knows her address, how best to enter her home and says they'll "finally get together."

There's also a creepy thank you to Miley for "getting rid of Liam" ... and some rambling commentary about a "horrific act" he's going to pull off that will be on the news. The posts caught the attention of a concerned citizen, who alerted Milwaukee police.

According to law enforcement sources ... Milwaukee PD contacted LAPD and the L.A. Sheriff's Department to give them a heads up, and good thing they did.  We're told the guy actually did make his way to Los Angeles -- cops located him on Monday, interviewed him and took him in for psychological evaluation. They can hold him for up to 72 hours.

It's unclear if Miley was aware of the apparent danger. We've reached out to her legal team.  

Actor Patrick Boll Busted for Soliciting a Prostitute ... In Undercover Sting

2/13/2018 6:31 AM PST

Actor Patrick Boll was busted along with 5 others in a Florida prostitution sting.

The actor, whose credits include "Gossip Girl," "How to be Single," and "Burn After Reading," was arrested in a Naples hotel. The men arrested range in age from 29 to 70.

Boll allegedly gave the officer posing as a prostitute $150 in cash "and negotiated to have straight sex from Det. F.S.S."

He was booked for soliciting prostitution and has already bailed out.

One of the men arrested -- Judge Jay Rosman -- was also booked for resisting arrest.

The 6 men allegedly made contact with an undercover officer by text. They thought they were meeting a prostitute in a Naples hotel. The undercover officer, posing as a prostitute, negotiated a price with the men and at that point they were busted. 

MLB's Elias Diaz Mom Rescued After Being Kidnapped ... Dirty Cops Arrested

2/12/2018 12:44 PM PST
Breaking News

The mother of Pirates catcher Elias Diaz has been safely recovered 3 days after she was abducted in Venezuela ... and several dirty cops have been booked for carrying out the kidnapping.

Elias' mom, 72-year-old Ana Soto, went missing last Thursday in their hometown of Maracaibo -- the state capital of Zulia, Venezuela -- shortly after Elias left her at home. 

On Sunday, a group of national and local police officers were able to pull off a rescue mission and place her 6 captors under arrest -- 5 of whom were on the Zulia state police force, according to BBC.

The head of Venezuela's investigative police dept. says no ransom was paid for the return of Ana -- who is reportedly in good health despite the incident. 

The Pirates released a statement after hearing the news, saying they are "relieved and overjoyed" ... and "incredibly grateful for the swift and effective work of the local law enforcement officials."

FYI, Venezuelan sports stars and their families being targeted is nothing new. Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos was kidnapped back in 2011 ... and more recently, Tigers superstar Miguel Cabrera claimed his family was in grave danger, specifically mentioning dirty cops.

Diaz, 27, was the Pirates' backup catcher last season, hitting .223 in 188 at-bats. He's expected to report to the team's training camp Monday in Pittsburgh.

Donald Trump Jr.'s Wife Exposed to White Powder in Mailed Letter

2/12/2018 10:56 AM PST
Breaking News

Donald Trump Jr.'s wife was exposed to an unidentified white powder after opening a letter intended for her husband ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us Vanessa Trump was exposed to the substance Monday morning. The letter -- which we're told said something along the lines of Jr. being an awful person and getting what he deserves -- was sent to her mother's apartment in Midtown Manhattan. 

We're told Vanessa and 2 other people were taken to a hospital as a precaution. The substance itself was tested and NYPD says it's non hazardous. The envelope was reportedly addressed to Trump Jr., although it went to his mother-in-law's home.

We still don't know who sent it. The Secret Service is also investigating the matter.

Mark Salling Death Certificate Confirms Hanging

2/12/2018 10:28 AM PST

Mark Salling's death certificate confirms all the details we know about his suicide.

The Coroner's Office just released the certificate, filed in L.A. County ... and it lists cause of death as asphyxia by hanging. It also says he was found dead in a riverbed in Sunland, CA.

TMZ broke the story ... Salling was found hanging from a tree ... not far from where he lived. The Coroner had already determined it was death by suicide, as we reported.

We still do not have toxicology results from Salling's autopsy ... which will show if he had been drinking or boozing prior to hanging himself. 

Prior to killing himself, the "Glee" star has pled guilty to possession of child pornography involving prepubescent minors and was awaiting sentencing.

Jeremy London Catch & Release ... Second Arrest in 2 Weeks

2/12/2018 7:47 AM PST

Jeremy London's making himself way too familiar in a Mississippi jail -- he was arrested for the second time in less than 2 weeks, but this time it had nothing to do with domestic violence. 

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office in Mississippi tells TMZ ... the "Mallrats" star was arrested Sunday morning for missing a hearing stemming from a lawsuit. When he was a no-show, a warrant for his arrest was issued. He posted bail and was released later that evening.

TMZ broke the story ... London was arrested earlier this month for simple assault in an alleged domestic violence incident. As we reported, Jeremy's wife claims he dragged her with a moving car.

Jeremy's rep described the incident was a "private marital matter." 

Joe Jonas Wannabe Burglar Thwarted ... Home Alarm Comes Thru!

2/12/2018 12:35 AM PST

Joe Jonas has his security system to thank for warding off a potential thief and keeping his name off the list of celebs who've had their homes burglarized ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... the DNCE lead singer's home surveillance captured footage of a person outside his San Fernando Valley home around 9 PM Thursday. We're told the prowler was seen messing with the security cams before triggering the alarm ... then taking off.

A member of Joe's crew got a notification of the alarm right afterward and went to the house to check it out. We're told nothing was stolen or damaged so a trespass report was filed, and cops are investigating.

For now, though ... it looks like Joe's security saved him from being the next victim of the Valley's crime wave of celeb burglaries.

We reached out to Jonas ... no word back so far.

William Shatner Mystery Prowler Returns to Home ... Gets Even Creepier

2/12/2018 12:20 AM PST

The suspicious man who showed up on William Shatner's property uninvited a couple weeks ago recently returned to the same spot, and took off once again before cops could talk to him.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... the same guy who was busted by a neighbor peering into the 'Star Trek' legend's house in January before running away came back for another peek.

We're told he climbed a tree in Shatner's yard when the same neighbor who saw him the first time approached him again and asked what he was doing, to which he replied ... "I work with children." The man allegedly then started singing and bolted.

Our sources tell us LAPD's investigating the situation, and is once again trying to track the guy down to see what his deal is.

Despite the strange matter, we're told everything's good with Shatner and nothing's been taken from his home.

49ers' Reuben Foster Arrested for Domestic Violence & Possession of Assault Weapon

2/11/2018 6:58 PM PST
Breaking News

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster was arrested this weekend for domestic violence and possession of an assault weapon ... making this his 2nd arrest in a month. 

According to the Los Gatos Monte Sereno Police Department ... Foster was arrested Sunday morning after cops responded to a welfare check and possible disturbance call. They say the 49ers star was arrested without incident.

He was booked on three separate charges -- domestic violence, threats and possession of an assault weapon. No further details were immediately available. 

Foster was also arrested in Alabama about a month ago to the day for marijuana possession. 

The 49ers responded by saying ... "The San Francisco 49ers organization is aware of the report regarding Reuben Foster. We take matters of this nature seriously and are gathering all pertinent information."

Harvey Weinstein & TWC Sued N.Y. AG Claims Civil Rights Violations Bob & Co. Were Complicit!!

2/11/2018 2:19 PM PST
Breaking News

5:06 PM PT -- Weinstein's lawyer, Ben Brafman, tells TMZ, "We believe that a fair investigation by Mr. Schneiderman will demonstrate that many of the allegations against Harvey Weinstein are without merit. While Mr. Weinstein's behavior was not without fault, there certainly was no criminality, and at the end of the inquiry it will be clear that Harvey Weinstein promoted more women to key executive positions than any other industry leader and there was zero discrimination at either Miramax or TWC."

The statement goes on ... "If the purpose of the inquiry is to encourage reform throughout the film industry, Mr. Weinstein will embrace the investigation. If the purpose, however, is to scapegoat Mr. Weinstein, he will vigorously defend himself."

Harvey Weinstein and The Weinstein Company are being sued by the New York attorney general for alleged civil rights violations in the workplace.

New York's AG, Eric Schneiderman, just filed suit against Harvey, his brother Bob Weinstein, and the entire Weinstein Co., alleging they violated the state's civil rights laws and NYC's human rights laws during the disgraced movie producer's time there.

According to the docs, obtained by TMZ, Schneiderman says Harvey persistently sexually harassed female employees at TWC by personally creating a hostile work environment and demanding quid pro quo sexual favors for continued employment or career advancement.

He goes on to allege that Harvey used his position at TWC, as well as female employees and company resources, to serve his sexual interests with other women seeking employment or business opportunities with TWC. 

Schneiderman also accuses TWC's human resources department of essentially being non-existent ... while going on to claim Bob and the rest of the board of directors were complicit in Harvey's operation by ignoring credible evidence presented to them time and again.

Schneiderman wants Harvey, Bob and TWC to pay out the nose for their alleged misdeeds ... upwards of $350k for each violation. He also wants any women bound to an NDA with the company to be released from its terms. 

Jeremy London 911 Call Wife Claims ... He Dragged Me With My Own Damn Car!!!

2/11/2018 12:40 AM PST

Jeremy London was screaming like a lunatic as he dragged his wife with a moving car ... this according to the 911 call obtained by TMZ.

During the call, Juliet London can be heard -- with her voice cracking at times -- telling the 911 operator that Jeremy is "yelling and screaming at me. He pulled out of the driveway (while) I was holding on to the car. I've hurt my leg and my arm."

She also threatens to report the car as stolen. TMZ broke the story ... Jeremy was busted last week in Jackson County, Mississippi on one count of domestic violence simple assault.

London's spokesperson said the arrest stemmed from a private marital matter.

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