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XXXTentacion 4 Suspects Indicted

7/19/2018 1:39 PM PDT
Breaking News

Police have now named the 2 gunmen they believe killed XXXTentacion, and a grand jury has indicted the alleged gunmen and 2 others for first degree murder.

The Broward County Sheriff's Dept. says Michael Boatwright -- arrested earlier this month -- and Trayvon Newsome were the trigger men in XXX's murder. Newsome is still wanted. The other 2 indicted suspects are Dedrick Williams and Robert Allen.

As we reported, Dedrick was the first taken into custody ... while Allen is still on the lam. In addition to murder, all 4 men were also charged with armed robbery with a firearm.

It's been almost exactly one month since the rapper was gunned down in Pompano Beach, FL.

USC WR Joseph Lewis Arrested For Domestic Violence ... Again

7/19/2018 7:32 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

USC wide receiver Joseph Lewis -- considered one of the best H.S. recruits in 2016 -- has been arrested for felony domestic violence for the 2nd time this year ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Here's what we know ... the 18-year-old was taken into custody in Los Angeles around 11 PM on Wednesday night.

We're told there was a physical altercation between Lewis and a woman at home ... and the woman fled to a nearby location, called police and Lewis was later arrested back at the house.

Bail has been set at $100,000.

Lewis was previously arrested in a separate alleged domestic violence incident back in February. He was suspended from all football-related activities while the school investigated.

He ultimately pled no contest in that case and got 36 months probation.

Tekashi69 Still Trolling Even Over Battery Case

7/18/2018 6:41 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tekashi69 is keeping his head high and humor intact in the wake of surrendering to cops in Texas to face a serious battery charge for allegedly choking a kid ... too soon?

We got 6ix9ine Tuesday night in the L.A. area a day after he turned himself in to authorities in Harris County, TX and posted bail soon after to walk out a free man.

He's got a funny way of describing the case, which he likens to a murder charge. It's not even close to that -- he's facing a misdemeanor battery charge after the rapper allegedly put hands on a 16-year-old earlier this year. Like we've said ... this dude likes to troll.

Tekashi even makes light of his time at Rikers, saying he was close to being killed. He might not be too far off on that one ... he was, in fact, siloed away for his own safety

He does get serious for a bit about the case -- for which he'll be arraigned this Friday -- saying it's a classic money grab. But not before he addresses that fantastic tie job he had in court.

El DeBarge Alleged Wrench-Wielding Attack ... Lands Him in Jail

7/17/2018 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"Rhythm of the Night" singer El DeBarge took matters into his own hands, and cops busted him for taking a wrench to some guy's windshield ... according to law enforcement sources.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... DeBarge got into an argument Friday night in the San Fernando Valley and chased a man out of a house ... forcing him to retreat to a nearby RV. 

We're told DeBarge was not deterred, and followed after the guy with a wrench, which he allegedly smashed into the RV's windshield. That's when the other guy called police, who arrested DeBarge for felony vandalism. 

We're told DeBarge spent a night in jail before posting $20k bail. 

Floyd Mayweather Gets Butt Kicked In Court ... Over Katie Couric Interview

7/16/2018 2:42 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Floyd Mayweather just got ripped a new one in appeals court -- with a panel of judges saying there's a ton of evidence showing the boxer lied to Katie Couric in a '15 interview about his domestic violence case. 

Remember, Floyd's ex, Josie Harris, is suing Floyd for defamation ... claiming the boxer fudged the facts and lied about her to Couric when discussing his 2010 domestic violence arrest

In the interview, Floyd told Couric he did NOT "kick, stomp and beat someone" ... and explained, "Did I restrain a woman that was on drugs? Yes, I did."

Floyd was convicted in that case ... after her son told cops he saw Mayweather "hitting and kicking her." An emergency room doctor also noted Harris had multiple contusions to the head, face and left forearm.

Floyd had filed court docs to get Josie's lawsuit thrown out -- but, a California appeals court just ruled her defamation case CAN move forward because the evidence appears to be in her favor. Here's the opinion from one of the judges on the panel ... 

"Since this evidence is unequivocally at odds with the assertion that Mayweather was simply restraining a drug-addled Harris by only twisting her arm, it may reasonably be inferred that Mayweather acted with malice or reckless disregard of the truth during the Couric interview."

Long story short ... Josie now has the green light to move forward with her case -- and it could cost Floyd a LOT of money. 

Tekashi69 Didn't Squeeze Cop's Hand Too Bad ... Felony Charge Reduced

7/16/2018 9:52 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tekashi69 must not have gotten a good grip on that cop's hand back in May -- allegedly, of course -- 'cause his felony assault on a police officer charge didn't stick ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us Tekashi's felony assault on an officer charge was reduced to a basic misdemeanor assault charge. Tekashi was facing up to 7 years in prison before. Now, he's just facing up to a year in jail. 

As we reported ... Tekashi was booked for assaulting a police officer earlier this year after a traffic stop quickly escalated. Cops say he was being taken into custody when he allegedly squeezed a lieutenant's hand very hard, causing it to swell.

We're told the alleged injuries were not severe enough to warrant a felony charge, so prosecutors decided to reduce it. 

It's good news for 6ix9ine, if you ask us ... he's already got his hands full in Texas. Last thing he needs is another reason for NYC authorities to be breathing down his neck.

Tekashi69 Surrenders in Texas ... Posts Bail

7/16/2018 6:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tekashi69 is a free man -- for now -- after posting bail.

69 was behind bars in New York after NYPD hooked him up over a misdemeanor battery charge for allegedly roughing up a kid in Harris County, Texas.

He was taken to Rikers where he was awaiting extradition, but the judge allowed him to post $150k bail with the promise he'd fly back to Harris County and surrender himself.

Tekashi was true to his word, flying to TX over the weekend and showing up just after midnight Monday with his attorney Carl Moore where he surrendered, posted $5k bail and walked out. The rapper was dressed in a white dress shirt and pink tie.

His arraignment is set for Friday but we're hearing he may be in court Monday morning ... it's unclear why he'd have to show up before the arraignment.

The misdemeanor carries a maximum of 1 year in jail.

Stormy Daniels Motorboating Not Allowed At Next Strip Club Gig

7/15/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Stormy Daniels better keep her boobs to herself at her next strip club gig, unless she wants more pokey time ... TMZ has learned.

Stormy's scheduled to get on the pole at the Pink Pony in Atlanta on July 22, but the club tells us absolutely NO motorboating will be allowed. We're told Georgia laws prohibit contact of any kind between dancers and patrons, and it will be strictly enforced.

We're told the PP ain't about to risk losing its license, especially on the heels of Stormy's Ohio arrest.

As for other concerns ... the club tells us it always has security when a celeb is in the house, but they're adding a few extra guards for Stormy. We're told there haven't been any threats, but some angry Trump supporters have filed complaints.

As we've seen in recent months, motorboating is Stormy's go-to move while stripping, but that's precisely what got her busted in Columbus. The charges were quickly dismissed because the city's "no touching" statute only applies to strippers who are regulars.

No such loophole in Georgia, so Stormy better stay abreast of her breasts and patrons' faces and hands ... at all times. 

'The Wire' Star Wood Harris Accused of Beating Up Girlfriend ... D.A. Declines Charges

7/14/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Wood Harris -- who starred as Avon Barksdale on the hit HBO series "The Wire" -- won't face any criminal charges after allegedly pummeling his girlfriend, who is now threatening further legal action.

The alleged incident went down back in April in Philly, when Harris' gf of 2 years, Anya Richardson, claimed he flew into a violent rage that landed her in the hospital.

According to a police report, obtained by TMZ, Richardson claimed he struck her multiple times in the stomach, neck and ribs. Richardson also alleged he spat on her face and choked her.

We reached out to Richardson, who tells TMZ ... Harris invited her to Philly where he was shooting "Creed II." She tells us they were in his hotel room when the unprovoked attack allegedly went down.

She says she went to the hospital the next day and reported the incident to police the day after her hospital visit. We spoke to a rep for the Philadelphia D.A.'s Office who tells us ... they could not prove beyond a reasonable doubt a crime had occurred, so they declined to prosecute.

Richardson's attorney, Alberto Ebanks, tells TMZ ... his client "feels there is little choice but to pursue alternative remedies to help protect other women from the threat of assault."

A rep for Harris tells TMZ ... "The account by this woman is pure fabrication. Wood was never questioned by the authorities and that should speak to the authenticity of the accusation. No further comment."

Grimes Gets Protection from Guy in a Cape ... He's No Superhero!!!

7/13/2018 4:33 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Grimes had a bizarre, unwanted visitor show up in her backyard -- wearing a cape, no less -- and now the man's been ordered to stay away from her.

According to new legal docs ... the singer and reported girlfriend of Elon Musk had an intruder at her home on July 10 named Raymond Barrajas. He allegedly scaled a hill at the back of her house while wearing a weird costume and carrying 3 computer mice.

The docs say he yelled out that he needed to see Grimes so he could "take her on a ride." She wasn't home, but her brother was and called 911. When cops arrived, Barrajas was still in the backyard and was yelling, "I'm a black man, shoot me."

According to the docs ... he was taken into custody and placed on a psychiatric hold. Grimes is worried the man has a delusional fixation on her and that he believes she is sending him messages through her music ... so she went to court to get protection from him.

He's now been ordered to stay 100 yards away from her, her brother, 2 friends and her pet.

Tekashi69 Getting Sprung from Rikers Island ... Gets Bail in NY AND TX

7/13/2018 1:05 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tekashi69's lawyers just scored him a sweet deal that's getting him out of his Rikers Island jail cell a week early ... TMZ has learned.

The rapper's been granted bail and, once he pays $150k, he'll be released -- but there's a string attached. He MUST surrender Monday in Harris County, TX to pay $5,000 bail there.

TMZ broke the story ... 6ix9ine was arrested in NYC earlier this week for an outstanding warrant out of Harris County, where he allegedly choked a 16-year-old back in January.

On Thursday, a NY judge refused to grant him bail, saying he was a flight risk -- but Tekashi's lawyers first got Texas prosecutors to agree to a bail amount and then, during an emergency hearing in NYC, a judge granted him bail there.

As we reported, Tekashi was going to be held in NYC until July 20, when Texas officials planned to extradite him.

We're told he'll be released once his $150k bail payment is processed. 

Selena Gomez Victim of Hack Attack ... NJ Woman Charged

7/13/2018 12:26 PM PDT
Breaking News

Selena Gomez's email was hacked and her identity was stolen, and the alleged culprit is a woman in New Jersey ... this according to the L.A. County DA.

The prosecutor claims Susan Atrach accessed Selena's and her associate's accounts several times from June 2015 through February 2016, then allegedly stole digital property and stored media that she posted online and shared with others.

Atrach was charged Thursday with 5 felony counts of identity theft, 5 felony counts of accessing and using computer data to commit fraud or to control or obtain money, property or data ... and one felony count of accessing and using computer data or taking supporting documentation without permission.

She faces a max sentence of nearly 10 years if convicted.

Harvey Weinstein Denies Saying He Traded Acting Gigs For Sex

7/13/2018 11:25 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Harvey Weinstein says an article in "The Spectator" which just came out -- purportedly quoting him as saying he traded acting roles for sex -- is bogus, and the reporter who wrote the story seems to admit it.

The article says Weinstein told the reporter, "I was born poor, ugly, Jewish and had to fight all my life to get somewhere ... no girl looked at me until I made it big in Hollywood. Yes I did offer them acting jobs in exchange for sex, but so did and still does everyone. But I never, ever forced myself on a single woman."

The article says Weinstein's lawyer, Ben Brafman, was present during the interview.

Brafman says he was present, but that's not what his client said. Brafman says, "Harvey and Taki [the reporter] did not discuss the case, nor would I allow him to. They talked about old Hollywood and the contrast to European culture and I think Taki sees Harvey in that older light. Mr. Weinstein never said anything about trading movie roles for sexual favors."

Weinstein's people also reached out to Taki, who they say copped to lies in the story. Taki's statement is a retraction, saying, "I believe that I may have misrepresented Harvey Weinstein's conversation with me. It was my mistake."

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