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Darius McCrary Hollywood Exec Inappropriately Touched Me But That's ALL I'm Saying

11/10/2017 7:06 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Darius McCrary says he was the victim of sexual misconduct when he was a child actor just getting his start in Hollywood, but what makes this allegation different is ... he's NOT out for justice.

Darius was leaving The Montage Hotel in Bev Hills when he dropped the bombshell. We probed for more details: How old was he? Did it happen on the "Family Matters" set? But Darius stood his ground, and refused to say more.

Here's what's interesting ... Darius is referring to the recent flood of sexual misconduct claims in Hollywood, but clearly questions the motives of some accusers.

He's declaring himself a victim AND, arguably, victim shaming others. 

Aly Raisman Team USA Doctor Abused Me Too

11/10/2017 6:05 AM PST
Breaking News

Another major Team USA gymnastics star claims she was abused by ex-USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar -- with Aly Raisman coming forward in the hopes of protecting future athletes. 

Raisman -- a 2-time national team captain who won 6 gold medals -- opened up about the allegations to "60 Minutes" ... saying she met with the FBI after the '16 Rio Olympics. 

23-year-old Raisman wouldn't get into the specifics of the alleged abuse -- she would only say she's very "angry" and looking for justice. 

Nassar has been accused of sexually abusing scores of female athletes over the years -- including McKayla Maroney

Most of the women claim Nassar violated their genitals -- and claimed he was performing routine medical procedures. 

LiAngelo Ball UCLA, Jack Ma Actively Lobbying Chinese Government for Release

11/10/2017 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

LiAngelo Ball has got 2 powerful forces trying to secure his release from China  ... UCLA and Alibaba founder Jack Ma ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Ball and 2 other UCLA basketball players are currently under house arrest after allegedly stealing sunglasses at Louis Vuitton.

Our UCLA sources tell us, the University has deep ties with China for various reasons, and school officials are using their influence to try and secure the release of the 3 players. As for the nature of the influence ... UCLA is a prize school for Chinese students, many doctors have won research projects at the various UCLA medical facilities and UCLA sports has become popular in China. 

We're also told Jack Ma -- a Chinese citizen worth an estimated $40 billion -- is also working to help free the 3 players. FYI, the team visited Alibaba headquarters Monday ... the day before the arrests.

Our UCLA sources also say there is no question the players pilfered the sunglasses so there's no attempt to prove them not guilty ... they are trying to use their considerable influence to ask for mercy.  As once source put it, "UCLA and Ma are pulling out all the political stops to resolve this."

Boosie Meek Mill Will Be Out in 10 Months With Way Fatter Pockets!!!

11/10/2017 12:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Boosie thinks Meek Mill should be celebrating his 2 to 4-year sentence ... because he's gonna do way less time than that, and make way more money than he would if he wasn't behind bars.

We got Boosie at LAX and he told us a guy like Meek can do this bid with his eyes closed, especially because his controversial prison sentence will most likely translate to only 10 months with good behavior.

Boosie, who did 5 years himself, says the real benefit will be waiting when Meek walks out of prison.

Crime may not pay, but prison pays off like a mutha ... according to Boosie, anyway.

Famous Joe's Pizza Sues Quit Ripping Off Our Piece o' Pie!

11/10/2017 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Famous Joe's Pizza -- an institution in NYC favored by celebs like the Kardashians -- is suing a former employee for biting its famed name to make his own dough.

Famous Joe's has been around since 1975, and has a few locations ... its most famous being the one in Greenwich Village with the iconic red and white sign. The pizza joint says former employee Victor Zarco took that exact style and slapped it on 2 new pizzerias over in Brooklyn.

According to a lawsuit, he wasn't all that clever -- using the name, Famous Joe's Pizza of the Village. The OG pizzeria says Zarco pushed the copycatting too far last month when he rolled out almost identical new signs.

Famous Joe is suing to force Zarco to immediately take down his signage, and for damages.

FUN FACT: FJP founder Pino Pozzuoli adopted the name "Joe" because he thought it was the English equivalent of his Italian name.

Corey Haim Mom Calls B.S. On Sheen Rape Allegation

11/9/2017 6:06 PM PST

Corey Haim's mother says her son was an open book with her, and while she claims someone did abuse Corey ... she knows it wasn't Charlie Sheen.

Judy Haim spoke to Dr. Oz and told him her son never hid anything from her ... so she would have known about any instances of sexual assault. She's not buying the report claiming 19-year-old Sheen molested or raped a 13-year-old Corey on a movie set in the '80s.

Judy does accuse someone other than Sheen of abusing Corey, but Oz isn't revealing the name.

As we told you, Sheen's ex-fiancee, Brett Rossi, wasn't convinced of Charlie's innocence -- but mama Haim says she's setting the record straight.

Jeremy Piven Innocent Until Proven Guilty ... Anyone 'Memba That?

11/9/2017 3:50 PM PST
Breaking News

Jeremy Piven wants Hollywood to remember one thing amid the flood of sexual misconduct allegations against himself and others: Innocent until proven guilty.

Piven says, "We seem to be entering dark times -- allegations are being printed as facts and lives are being put in jeopardy without a hearing, due process or evidence." Last month, a woman claimed Piven had groped and sexually harassed her on the "Entourage" set. Two other women have also come forward with accusations against him.

Now, Jeremy says he's willing to take a lie detector test to prove his innocence, and adds he -- and perhaps Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein and Louis C.K. -- deserve "the benefit of a doubt before we rush to judgment."

Spacey's already been axed from the feature film, "All the Money in the World," "House of Cards" and Netflix, in general. Weinstein's been banished from multiple Hollywood organizations.

Piven ended his plea on Twitter, saying, "Continuing to tear each other down and destroy careers based on mere allegations is not productive on any level." 

Diana Nyad Sexual Abuse is an Epidemic ... Time to Treat it That Way!!!

11/9/2017 1:06 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Legendary swimmer Diana Nyad -- who's shared her story of sexual assault for years -- says it's time to accept there are MILLIONS of victims, and start taking a closer look at the perpetrators.

Diana tells TMZ the rash of sexual abuse claims since the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke should be a wake up call for society to stop living in denial. She calls it an epidemic, and says much like the response to mass shootings ... people express shock, then do nothing to fix the problem.

Diana says she was repeatedly sexually assaulted by her swim coach, starting when she was 14.

While the spotlight is on Hollywood now ... she believes sexual abuse is also rampant in the sports world, and more victims will soon start coming forward.

Nicki Minaj's Brother Guilty in Child Rape Trial

11/9/2017 12:08 PM PST
Breaking News

Nicki Minaj's brother was just found guilty in his child rape trial ... a case that lasted nearly 3 weeks.  

The verdict for Jelani Maraj came in Thursday in Long Island ... he was found guilty of predatory sexual assault against a child and endangering the welfare of a child.

He faces 25 years to life in prison. He'll be sentenced on December 14. Nassau County D.A. Madeline Singas tells TMZ ... "We hope that today's verdict will help the family in the healing process."

TMZ broke the story -- Minaj never testified during the trial -- despite claims she would by her brother's defense team.

Mike Tyson Denied Entry Into Chile ... Ordered back to U.S.

11/9/2017 12:00 PM PST

Mike Tyson got KO'd in Chile -- authorities there denied him entry and ordered him back to the U.S. of A.

Authorities say the former heavyweight boxing champ didn't meet the requirements for entry Thursday because of his rap sheet. The country's equivalent of the FBI posted this pic showing Tyson flanked by 2 detectives.

Tyson -- who served 3 years in prison after a 1992 rape conviction -- was reportedly heading to Chile to take part in a promo for a local TV channel there.

Ed Westwick 2nd Woman Claims Rape Actor Disputes Allegations

11/9/2017 9:58 AM PST

Ed Westwick is disputing claims by a second accuser that he sexually assaulted her in July 2014.

Aurelie Wynn posted on Facebook that Westwick "pushed me face down and [I] was powerless under his weight. I was wearing a one piece bathing suit that he ripped, I was in complete shock."  She adds, "I told the guy I was seeing [Mark Salling] that I got raped."  

Westwick just posted, "It is disheartening and sad to me that as a result of two unverified and provably untrue social media claims, there are some in this environment who could ever conclude I have had anything to do with such vile and horrific conduct. I have absolutely not, and I am cooperating with the authorities so that they can clear my name as soon as possible."

Another woman, Kristina Cohen, also claims Westwick raped her and she filed a report Tuesday with LAPD.

Bernie Madoff Ponzi Scheme Victims Get Payback ... $772 Mil and More Coming!!!

11/9/2017 10:52 AM PST

Bernie Madoff's investors who were ripped off for billions of dollars are finally getting some of their money back -- the U.S. has begun the first distribution of funds to his Ponzi scheme victims.

The Madoff Victim Fund -- established by the Dept. of Justice -- will dish out $772.5 million in funds forfeited to the government to more than 24,000 victims worldwide. It's the the first in a series of payments, and eventually more than $9 billion in recovered assets will be returned to victims.

According to Manhattan U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim ... Thursday's distribution of more than $770 million is "the single largest distribution of forfeited funds in the Department's history."

As you'll recall ... Madoff pled guilty to 11 federal felonies for his notorious investment fraud scheme in 2009 and was sentenced to 150 years in prison.

Charlie Sheen Will Skate On Haim Molestation Claim ... Says Ex, Brett Rossi

11/9/2017 8:51 AM PST

Charlie Sheen will face zero consequences for allegedly molesting a teenage Corey Haim -- because he never does ... according to his ex-fiancee, Brett Rossi.

Brett was at LAX Wednesday night when she lit up Charlie for, as she put it, "ruining a lot of lives." One of Corey's friends recently claimed 19-year-old Sheen molested 13-year-old Haim on a 1980s film set. Brett described that as a "pretty steep allegation" ... but it's clear she's not ruling it out.

Sheen has denied the allegations, and although LAPD is investigating, Brett -- who once got a restraining order against Sheen -- says her experience tells her nothing will come of it.

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