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Katt Williams Busted Again ... While Making Good On Another Case

9/16/2016 11:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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update_graphic_red_bar12:40 PM PST -- We've learned the new warrant Katt was arrested for was from an incident in February where Williams allegedly threw a man's phone. Katt has been released from jail on a promise to appear.  update_grey_gray_barKatt Williams got arrested again -- only this time it happened when he tried doing right by the law.

Law enforcement sources tell us Katt got booked by cops Thursday when he showed up to court in East Point, GA to squash a bench warrant against him from July. Unfortunately for him, there was a completely different warrant out for his arrest in Fulton County ... so they cuffed him on the spot. 

According to court docs, Katt now faces a new charge of 2nd degree criminal property damage -- a felony -- from an incident back in February. It's unclear what exactly happened ... but we're told Katt is still locked up since he hasn't posted a bond.

Katt's been in and out of jails and courthouses a lot lately ... and it doesn't look like he plans to leave 'em anytime soon.

Story developing ... 


Robby Gordon's Dad Butcher Knife Found Near Wife's Body

9/16/2016 9:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0915-baja-bob-sharonCops investigating the possible murder-suicide of NASCAR superstar Robby Gordon's father say they've recovered a butcher knife near the body of Sharon Gordon ... TMZ has learned. 

Law enforcement tells us ... the knife was collected as evidence from the scene. Cops say the significance of its discovery is unclear at this moment.

The Gordon family's attorney, Steve Nichols, tells TMZ ... the family believes the knife played an important part in what led to Bob taking his own life.

Sources tell us the knife is a strong sign there may have been mutual combat between Robert "Baja Bob" and Sharon before their deaths.

Police have said Gordon strangled Sharon and then killed himself with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. 

Nichols tells us there's never been a history of violence in the Gordons' long marriage. 

The Game Entourage Targeted in Miami Beach Shooting

9/16/2016 6:51 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0916-game-g-wagon-shooting-scene-tmz-04The Game's crew was the target of a shooting outside a famous Miami Beach hotel ... according to cops.

Police tell us around 7:30 AM a Mustang convertible drove past the valet outside the Fontainebleau Hotel and fired multiple shots into a white Mercedes-Benz G Wagon ... which cops are saying is associated with Game. The SUV was empty.

The Game was hosting and performing with DJ Stevie J the song "Heard Ah That" produced by LooseCannon S.L.I.M. and XpMuzik Thursday night at STORY Nightclub presented by Headliner MG ... a few miles down the street from the hotel. Cops say no other vehicles were hit and there were no injuries. 

The rapper's manager, Wack 100, tells TMZ the vehicle that actually belongs to their crew is the black Chevy SUV next to the G Wagon and inside the police tape. He says their vehicle was not hit. Game also had a white Range Rover parked about 15 feet away from where the shots were fired.  

During his gig at STORY ... Game took some verbal shots at Meek Mill, calling him a snitch. It's unclear if that's in any way related to the shooting.


Dominic Monaghan Obsessed Fan Busted for Death Threats

9/16/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0915-dominic-monaghan-TMZ-01Dominic Monaghan's alleged stalker is behind bars after cops say she sent threatening messages to the actor, even after he got a restraining order against her.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Meredith McLarty's been harassing Monaghan since 2014. The actor was granted a restraining order against her last year, but cops say she kept trying to get in touch with him. She eventually referenced John Lennon's assassin ... tweeting, "Three words ...Mark David Chapman."

Cops got an arrest warrant and nabbed McLarty last week at LAX.

McLarty's still being held on a $100k bond.

O.T. Genasis Cuts Plea Deal For LAX Gun Bust

9/16/2016 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0914-ot-genasis-tmz-02O.T. Genasis might want to fly under the radar for the next several years -- he just struck a pretty cush deal in his airport gun case.

TMZ has learned ... the rapper pled no contest to carrying a loaded firearm in a public place, which is a misdemeanor. He was originally charged with a felony, so it could have been much worse.

O.T. was fined $1,000 and sentenced to 2 days in jail -- but got credit for time served. He also got 3 years probation, and can't own or possess guns during that time.

Bottom line ... he's free to travel, and even pack his bags for the airport as long as he ain't packing heat.

Robby Gordon's Dad Strangled Wife, Shot Himself ... Cops Say

9/15/2016 5:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0915-baja-bob-sharonThe father of NASCAR superstar Robby Gordon strangled his wife, Sharon, and then shot himself in a murder-suicide at their Orange County, CA home ... officials say.

The bodies of 68-year-old Robert "Baja Bob" Gordon and 57-year-old Sharon Gordon were discovered Wednesday afternoon.

The Orange County Coroner’s Office describes the death of Robert as being consistent with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and the death of Sharon was a result of strangulation.  

Cops say a rifle was recovered inside the house.

We're told cops are conducting ballistics tests on the weapon to see if it was, in fact, the gun used in the murder-suicide. 

Story developing ... 

Derrick Rose Rape Accuser Filed Police Report ... 2 Years After Incident

9/15/2016 4:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0915-derrick-rose-gettyThe accuser in the Derrick Rose rape case filed a police report with the LAPD two years after the alleged incident ... after she had already sued the NBA star in civil court ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

We broke the story ... a woman identified as Jane Doe is suing Rose for more than $20 MILLION, claiming he and friends gang raped her in 2013 after a night of partying. 

The obvious question ... why didn't she go straight to police? 

We asked her attorney, Brandon Anand, who says there's a perfectly logical explanation. 

"She was scared and didn't know what happened. She was in a state of shock and denial."

Doe filed her lawsuit in August 2015. Law enforcement sources confirm she filed her police report AFTER she filed her lawsuit. 

Anand says he can explain that too ... the statute of limitations on civil suits was winding down and they wanted to file the lawsuit before time ran out. After that, they filed the police report. 

We're told Doe tried to reach a settlement with Rose before she took legal action -- "but [Rose] didn't acknowledge any wrongdoing," so she decided to get the authorities involved. 

The civil trial is set to begin in October. The criminal investigation is ongoing. 

We reached out to Rose for comment. So far, no word back. 

Robby Gordon 'This Is Devastating' ... 'The Truth Will Come Out'

9/15/2016 12:18 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1:55 PM PT -- The Orange County Coroner's Office says both autopsies are complete.update_grey_gray_bar An emotional Robby Gordon broke his silence on the death of his father and his father's wife in an apparent murder-suicide ... saying he's devastated and vows to get to the bottom of the deadly incident. 

"This is devastating," Gordon told The Orange County Register ... "[My father] taught so many and I want everyone to know what a good man he was."

The bodies of Robert "Baja Bob" Gordon and Sharon Gordon, were found at a home owned by the NASCAR driver Wednesday night. Cops say a rifle was found at the scene

Cops are not saying what they believe happened inside the home -- but Gordon told The OCR, "The truth will come out."

Gordon also held a news conference and thanked his friends in the racing community for the support. 

He added, "I'd like everybody to understand this is very tough. It's not only tough for me but tough for my sisters. And my sister that is Sharon's daughter, Haylee."

USC Linebacker Osa Masina Charged with Rape, Forcible Sodomy (Update: Arrested)

9/15/2016 9:21 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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update_graphic_red_bar10:18 AM PT -- Masina has surrendered to authorities in Utah and is in custody ... according to Orange County Register's Joey Kaufman

Masina is currently being booked. 

update-grey-gray-barUSC linebacker Osa Masina has been charged with 1 count of rape in Utah ... stemming from an alleged incident back in July ... this according to the Cottonwood Heights PD. 

TMZ Sports broke the story ... a 19-year-old woman claims she was boozing and using marijuana with Masina in Utah on July 25th and passed out ... only to awake with the linebacker on top of her engaging in anal sex

According to the charging documents, obtained by TMZ Sports, the woman claims she passed out again ... and woke up to Masina "thrusting his erect penis into her mouth."

The woman claims the forced oral sex was so violent, he damaged porcelain crowns on her back teeth.

The woman says she woke up the next morning in pain and went to police, and a rape kit was administered.

Now, officials have hit Masina with 3 felonies -- 1 count of rape and 2 counts of forcible sodomy. 

An arrest warrant has been issued and bail has been set at $250,000 -- officials believe he's a possible flight risk. 

They also believe Masina could be a danger to others -- due to the allegations against him in Los Angeles. 

As we previously reported, the woman claims Masina and his USC teammate, Don Hill, raped her during another incident in L.A. earlier in the month. Officials have not charged either player in that particular case. 

Both Masina and Hill have been removed from the USC football team. 

Ryan Lochte Protesters Relative Arrested for Olympic Ticket Scam

9/15/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0914-ryan-lochte-dwts-stage-crashers-tmz-akm-02The real reason the Ryan Lochte protesters went to 'DWTS' is because one of their family members got arrested in Rio, and for some reason they're trying to blame Lochte for the mess.

We've learned Justin Sotoodeh McNeil -- nephew and cousin of the 2 stage crashers -- was busted 3 days after Lochte claimed he was held up at gunpoint. McNeil was allegedly selling fake tickets to a Team USA Beach Volleyball match ... according to Brazilian reports.

Cops say he had 51 tickets and a fake ID. He was arrested and indicted for embezzlement and document forgery. He's out now, but authorities are holding his passport until he meets a list of requirements ... including paying a $264 fine. 

0914_luciano_bonucci_liscense_DivulgacaoGuarda-Municipal-do-Rio-de-Janeiro2Sources connected to the family tell us they think Lochtegate made Justin, and other Americans, a target for cops. We're told they deny he did anything wrong.

Lochte's team thinks it's laughable the family's blaming him, when Justin was busted for a felony -- not to mention the 2 guys getting arrested this week at 'Dancing.' 

Tavon Austin NFL Star's Car In Police Chase ... Friend Arrested

9/14/2016 5:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0914_gettytmz.com_tavon_austin_getty-2An expensive BMW registered to L.A. Rams star wide receiver Tavon Austin was involved in a police chase in California on Wednesday and the driver was arrested ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Cops say Dominic Makell -- a longtime friend of the NFL star -- was driving a silver BMW X6 on a California highway. For some reason, cops tried to pull him over ... but Makell allegedly took off. 

Eventually, the vehicle came to a stop and Makell was arrested for felony evading an officer and willful disregard. He was hauled to a nearby station where he was booked. Bail was set at $50,000.

0915-tavon-austin-mug-02We're told Austin's name was listed as the registered owner of the car on the official police report.

We spoke with the Rams and the team confirmed Austin was at practice all day and was NOT involved with the arrest. 

We also reached out to Tavon's agent for comment -- so far, no word back. 


Halle Berry & Olivier Martinez LAX Employee Demands Get Off Your High Horse!!!

9/14/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0913-halle-berry-olivier-martinez-getty-01Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez are rich celebrities who feel they're above the law ... so claims the lawyer for the LAX employee who, for the umpteenth time, is trying to get them to sit for a deposition.

You'll recall the LAX employee, Ronaldo Owens, sued Halle and Olivier almost a year ago after Olivier used a baby's car seat to shove him ... and it was caught on video.

That altercation was the last straw that caused Halle to pull the plug on her marriage. The divorce has since stalled, and we're told neither Halle nor Olivier are currently interested in moving forward on the divorce, and she's even holding out hope he'll get his anger under control.

Owens' lawyer says he's tried 4 times to get Halle and Olivier to sit for a deposition but he says his efforts have been thwarted.

Halle and Olivier's lawyer says he's willing to produce his clients, but only if they get assurance Owens won't go blabbing to the media about what was said.

Owens' lawyer rails back, "In this country, litigants are not afforded special treatment because of who they are or who they think they are."

Owens wants the judge to order them to sit for a depo ... or else.

Ryan Lochte Protesters We Did It For America ... But 'DWTS' Guards Did Some Damage

9/13/2016 2:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The protesters who rushed Ryan Lochte on "Dancing with the Stars" wanted to get revenge for the swimmer embarrassing Americans at the Olympics ... and they say they'd do it again.

59-year-old Sam Sotoodeh and 25-year-old Barzeen Soroudi -- who are related -- explained their antics when they got out of jail Tuesday ... still sporting their "No Lochte" shirts. Barzeen says he was in Rio for the games, and Lochtegate made him a target while he was down there. 

Even though he put himself in the line of fire with the protest ... Sotoodeh has a major issue with the way security guards took him down on the dance floor. Watch, everything about his reaction reeks of lawsuit.  


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