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Joe McKnight Shooter Moved to High-Tech Prison

5/11/2018 6:47 AM PDT
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The man who shot and killed ex-NFL player Joe McKnight is out of jail -- he's been moved to a federal prison outside New Orleans, TMZ Sports has learned. 

56-year-old Ronald Gasser was transferred from Jefferson Parish Jail to the Plaquemines Parish Detention Center -- which we're told is considered a federal prison. 

Gasser was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 30 years for shooting and killing McKnight during a 2016 road rage incident. 

The prison opened in 2015 and reportedly cost around $118 million -- and boasts state-of-the-art technology including biometric locks that allow staffers to use their fingerprints to open certain doors. 

The place is considered one of the nicest prisons in the country and has been free of any major problems -- except for that one time a prisoner smuggled a gun into his cell

UFC Staffers Robbed at Gunpoint In Brazil

5/11/2018 5:57 AM PDT
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Scary moment for several UFC staffers -- who were robbed outside of the UFC 224 host hotel in Brazil on Thursday ... so says Dana White.

The UFC honcho says multiple people working on the UFC 224 event were shaken down for phones, wallets and passports. Miraculously, no one was injured, as first reported by ESPN's Brett Okamoto.

White says local police were called to the scene and are currently investigating -- speaking with victims, witnesses and reviewing security footage.

UFC 224 in Rio de Janeiro will continue as planned with Amanda Nunes taking on Raquel Pennington in the main event on Saturday night.

Teairra Mari Allegedly Smashed BF's Car Windows ... Amid Revenge Porn Claim

5/11/2018 12:50 AM PDT

'Love & Hip Hop' star Teairra Mari allegedly took a metal pole to her boyfriend's car windows after accusing him of revenge porn the day before ... TMZ has learned.

Teairra's BF, Akbar Abdul-Ahad, tells us he was working out at his apartment's gym in North Hollywood Thursday when he got a call from security that a woman was smashing his G-Wagon windows outside. Sure enough ... AAA says he came upon Teairra doing just that.

We're told Teairra was using a metal rod from a bar stool, which he claims she was swinging at his passenger side window and windshield. Based on these photos -- obtained by TMZ -- it looks like someone broke through at least one, and was working on the other.

AAA says Teairra was accompanied by another 'L&HH' star, Milan Christopher, and that they took off when he showed up to confront them. Akbar hasn't filed a police report yet.

The alleged attack appears to be in reaction to lewd photos and video of Teairra engaged in sex acts being posted this week, which she accused AAA of leaking. AAA denies being the one who leaked the sensitive material ... but admits to being the male in the clips.

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

Blake Bortles Stops Alleged Truck Thief ... At Jags House Party

5/10/2018 2:05 PM PDT
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Blake Bortles -- along with 2 of his Jacksonville Jaguars teammates -- stopped an alleged thief from stealing the QB's truck from a Florida house party ... cops say. 

It all went down late Wednesday night ... Blake and Jags lineman Chris Reed were all at a party at the Jacksonville Beach home of offensive lineman Brandon Linder when they noticed a strange young man skulking around the house. 

Once the guys realized he wasn't an invited party guest ... they tracked him down inside the home, stopped him and called police. 

This is where things got crazy ... cops checked the surveillance video from the home and saw the man walk up from the street and get into Blake's black Ford F-150 truck, which was unlocked with the keys inside. 

Footage allegedly shows the suspect stealing Blake's wallet -- and then attempting to leave with the truck ... but he was boxed in by other cars and couldn't get out. 

The video shows the man -- 18-year-old Joseph Horton -- going back inside Linder's house ... and that's when the players stopped him and held him until police arrived. 

We're told nobody got hurt -- and Horton was ultimately booked for burglary, grand theft and trespassing. 

Rihanna Home Burglary Suspect Tased ... Allegedly Spent the Night

5/10/2018 12:10 PM PDT

7:09 PM PT -- Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, 26-year-old Eduardo Leon of Orange County was arrested for felony stalking. He's being held on $150,000 bail.Rihanna had an overnight visitor who got his ass tased after cops were alerted to her home, and he apparently didn't get with the program ... TMZ has learned. 

Law enforcement sources tell us authorities were dispatched to RiRi's L.A.-area home Thursday morning after they were notified of a potential intruder on suspicion that her alarm had been tampered with. Once officers arrived, they came upon a man who appeared to have stayed the night. 

We're told cops ordered the man to come outside, and he did ... but had to be tased while being detained. It's unclear what exactly led to the tasing. 

The good news ... Rihanna was not home during the alleged break-in. No word on if anything was taken, or how the man might've gotten inside. Law enforcement tells us he'll be booked for residential burglary and trespassing.

We've reached out to Rihanna's team for comment ... so far, no word back. 

Rich the Kid I'm Armed ... With Pizza & Ice Cream

5/10/2018 6:33 AM PDT

Rich the Kid doesn't seem too worried about flaunting his wealth while other rappers are getting their chains snatched ... because he's super distracted by pizza and ice cream.

We caught RTK in his brand spankin' new Maybach in Bev Hills Wednesday and wanted to know if he's beefed up security since Offset got his $150k chain stolen out of his hotel room.

Rich was wearing a few around his neck, but the only heavy artillery he admitted to stashing is loaded with dairy. He's livin' the dream, man.

Mark Geragos Chris Brown is the Victim of $17 Million Shakedown In Alleged Rape Case

5/9/2018 4:10 PM PDT

5/10 -- Allred tells TMZ, Geragos and Brown were no-shows at the mediation. She says the mediator, a retired judge, spent hours interviewing her client and says he found her "highly credible." Allred adds, since Geragos never showed, she never demanded $17 million or any amount for that matter. And she says, "Be prepared Mark. We have our evidence and all that you appear to have is a statement that you and I mediated which is completely false."

Mark Geragos says he told Gloria Allred to pound sand after she demanded $17m for the woman who claims she was raped at Chris Brown's house, adding the lawsuit against Chris is a shameless money grab.

Geragos tells TMZ, cops determined the woman's claim -- that she was plied with drugs and alcohol and then raped twice by a man and forced to perform oral sex on a woman who was menstruating -- is BS.

Geragos also says he and Allred secretly mediated the case already and he says it proved the claims were false.

The famed lawyer says he'll appear Thursday on "TMZ Live" and get into specifics of what happened at Chris' house on the night in question.

Stay tuned.

Lions Coach Matt Patricia Denies Raping Woman In 1996

5/10/2018 6:19 AM PDT
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Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia says he was falsely accused of raping a woman in Texas back in 1996 ... and says it's "unfair" the allegations have resurfaced in the media. 

Patricia is responding to a report by the Detroit News, which found court records showing Patricia was indicted by a grand jury on one count of aggravated sexual assault in 1996. 

According to the report, Patricia -- then 21 years old -- was with another Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute football player during a South Padre Island spring break trip ... when they burst into a hotel room and sexually assualted a 21-year-old woman. 

Despite the criminal charge, the case never went to trial and it was eventually dismissed. Patricia went on to become one of Bill Belichick's most trusted assistant coaches with the New England Patriots. 

Now, Patricia -- along with the top Detroit Lions execs -- issued a statement saying the allegations were BS in the first place.

"As someone who was falsely accused of this very serious charge over 22 years ago, and never given the opportunity to defend myself and clear my name, I find it incredibly unfair, disappointing, and frustrating that this story would resurface now with the only purpose being to damage my character and reputation."

"I firmly maintain my innocence, as I have always done. I would never condone any of the behavior that was alleged and will always respect and protect the rights of anyone who has been harassed or is the victim of violence."

"My priorities remain the same -- to move forward and strive to be the best coach, teacher, and man that I can possibly be."

Chris Brown Sued I Was Raped at Your Nightmare Party ... Forced to Give Woman Oral Sex

5/9/2018 12:10 PM PDT
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3:00 PM PT -- We're told LAPD investigated after the woman's report, but could not determine if the sex was consensual or forced.

Chris Brown was just sued by a woman who claims she was raped at his house by one of his friends, and forced to perform oral on another woman who was menstruating.

The alleged victim is suing as a Jane Doe, and claims she was invited to a party at CB's house in February 2017 where he supplied cocaine, molly and weed ... during what sounds like a scene from "Caligula."

In the docs, obtained by TMZ, Doe says an unnamed female friend of Chris' forced her and a few other women into a bedroom, and blocked the door with a couch. She says her phone had been taken away earlier in the night, and Brown's friend forced women to hook up with Chris and another man, named Lowell Grissom.

Doe, who's hired Gloria Allred, says she tried to leave, but Chris' female friend grabbed her by the throat and forced her to perform oral sex on Grissom. Doe says the female friend then pushed her down on the bed and "literally sat on [her] face, using her legs to pin [her] down while forcing [her] to perform oral sex on her."

To make matters worse, Doe says the woman was menstruating. Doe says she went to the restroom and saw her face covered in blood. She says while she was showering, Grissom entered the restroom and she tried to leave, but he pushed her on the bed and raped her.

During a news conference Wednesday, Allred said this was "one of the most horrific sexual assault cases" she has ever seen.

According to the suit, Grissom later held her against a washing machine, and raped her again. She says she went to a rape treatment center and reported it to police.

We've reached out to Brown's reps, as well as Grissom ... no word back yet.

Detail Music Producer Accused Of Raping, Abusing 2 Female Artists

5/9/2018 2:58 PM PDT
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Detail, a producer who has worked with the likes of Drake, Wiz Khalifa, Beyonce and Jay-Z allegedly physically and sexually abused 2 up-and-coming female artists ... according to legal docs they just filed.

One of the women is a singer named Kristina Buch, and she claims Detail raped her back in February after a recording session in Miami. According to docs, obtained by TMZ, he forced her to have sex with him in front of others.

Kristina claims he got violent last week while they were at the Malibu Beach Inn. In the docs, she says he forcibly grabbed her by the hair, hit and choked her. Kristina claims he bit her lip during the tirade ... and she was left with bruises on her arms, head, back and legs.

A second artist, named Peyton Ackley, accuses Detail of essentially making her and Kristina his sex slaves. Peyton says she considered Detail a mentor in the industry, but he'd told her the biz was all about sex.

According to the docs, Detail walked in on Peyton taking a bath and forced her to have sex with him in front of another producer. She also claims he forced her to take nude photos while he masturbated -- and also forced her to record him having sex with Kristina. In March, she says he got violent and slammed her head into a wall and dragged her up a flight of stairs.

Both women requested restraining orders, which a judge granted. Detail must now stay 100 yards from both of them, as well as Kristina's sister.

Offset My $150k Chain Was Stolen!!

5/9/2018 10:01 AM PDT

10:40 AM PT -- Cardi B actually broke the bad news to Offset. We're told he left the chain on the table Tuesday before flying back to Atlanta -- and later, Cardi called to tell him the jewelry was missing.

Offset's neck is a little lighter today, and he ain't happy about it -- someone jacked a $150,000 chain out of his NYC hotel room ... TMZ has learned.

According to law enforcement sources, the chain was stolen sometime Tuesday evening from Offset's room at a lower East side hotel. We're told the jewelry was last seen on a coffee table in the room.

It's unclear which piece the thieves made off with, but they had plenty of options after Monday's Met Gala, where the Migos rapper was dripping in multiple gold and diamond chains.

No arrests yet. We're told cops are checking surveillance cameras near the elevator banks to see if they can spot the grand larceny suspect.

Offset's week in NYC has been very eventful. We broke the story -- he and Cardi B got into a verbal dispute with an autograph seeker after the Met Gala ... which ended with Offset's entourage beating the hell out of the guy.

Raiders' Donald Penn Off the Hook In Domestic Violence Case

5/9/2018 10:32 AM PDT

Oakland Raiders star lineman Donald Penn will NOT be charged with a crime stemming from an alleged domestic violence incident ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

We broke the story ... Penn was named a suspect in an April 29 incident when cops were called to his L.A. home to respond to a call about an altercation with his wife. 

Cops were told Penn got handsy and, at one point, he allegedly poured a drink on her head. 

Later, both Penn and his wife denied the altercation ever turned physical. 

The case was kicked over to the L.A. City Attorney's Office which ultimately decided to NOT move forward with charges against Penn. 

"The office rejected this case because of lack of corroboration and on the ground that there is no reasonable likelihood of conviction on the domestic violence matter," a spokesperson says. 

"Bottom line, lack of sufficient evidence."

Penn is one of the best linemen in the NFL -- and signed a 2-year $21 million extension in 2017. 

Cardi B on Met Gala Beatdown See No Evil ... Ain't No Crime

5/9/2018 7:05 AM PDT

Cardi B's sticking to an age-old alibi about her entourage allegedly beating the crap out of an aggressive autograph seeker -- if you didn't see it, it didn't happen ... legally speaking.

Paps got Cardi Tuesday night in NYC -- the day after alleged Migos-affiliated goons whooped on celebrity autograph seeker Giovanni Arnold at the Met Gala -- and she played coy when asked about the altercation. More specifically ... she played blind.

As we reported ... Arnold basically asked for the Migos crew to beat his ass after being rejected for a Cardi signature, and they happily obliged. He was sent to the hospital in an ambulance and appeared to suffer minor injuries.

Everything Arnold said leading up to the fight signals he's already got lawsuit on the brain. Good luck trying to get Cardi wrapped up in all that ... she's got the power of sight (or a lack thereof) on her side. Not sure how her defense would hold up in court, though. Just sayin'.

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