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Simone Biles Blasts Gabby Douglas Don't Victim Shame Aly Raisman!

11/17/2017 4:19 PM PST
Breaking News

5:00 PM PT -- Gabby has pulled a near 180, saying she didn't word her reply correctly and "regardless of what you wear, abuse under any circumstance is never acceptable." She's also apologized and says she stands by her teammates.Simone Biles is publicly attacking her former Team USA gymnastics teammate Gabby Douglas -- and it's all over comments Gabby made insinuating some women invite sexual abuse by the way they dress. 

It all started with Aly Raisman ... their 2016 U.S. Olympic teammate who recently went public with allegations she was sexually assaulted by ex-Team USA doctor Larry Nassar

Raisman -- who famously posed nude for the ESPN Body Issue -- received hate from people who shot down her story because of the provocative pics. 

Raisman clapped back with a message on social media Friday morning saying, "Just because a woman does a sexy photoshoot or wears a sexy outfit does not give a man the right to shame her or not believe her when she comes forward about sexual abuse."

That's when Gabby got involved ... saying:

"However it is our responsibility as women to dress modestly and be classy. Dressing in a provocative/sexual way entices the wrong crowd."

Biles saw Gabby's comment and went scorched-earth ... saying: 

"Shocks me that I’m seeing this but it doesn’t surprise me... honestly seeing this brings me to tears bc as your teammate I expected more from you & to support her."

She continued, "I support you Aly 💕 & all the other women out there!  STAY STRONG.

We reached out to Douglas for comment -- so far, no word back. 

Usher $20 mil Herpes Lawsuit Dismissed

11/17/2017 2:20 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The lawsuit filed against Usher -- claiming he gave a Georgia woman herpes -- has been dismissed, but there's an asterisk.

Laura Helm filed a $20 million lawsuit against the singer, claiming he had unprotected sex with her and transmitted the disease. She had a problem -- she told someone on a recorded phone call 2 days before the suit was filed that she only had protected sex with Usher.

Helm's lawyer withdrew from the case and Helm got a new attorney, who immediately filed legal docs to dismiss the case. It is, however, dismissed without prejudice, "with intent to refile." It's unclear why her lawyer made the move to dismiss.

We reached out to Usher's lawyer, Steve Sadow, but we were not able to reach him. Helm's lawyer had no comment.

Jameis Winston Uber Driver Is Confused I Wasn't Sitting Next to Her

11/17/2017 10:46 AM PST
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Jameis Winston says reports he sexually assaulted a female Uber driver are FALSE -- and claims he was NOT the only person in the car that night as the driver has claimed. 

Winston just tweeted about the BuzzFeed report in which Uber driver Kate claims Winston grabbed her crotch during a rowdy drive home from the Scottsdale bar scene in March 2016.

Kate claimed Winston was in the front passenger seat when the alleged assault went down. Winston is saying Kate is wrong about the allegations AND who was next to her that night.

"The story falsely accuses me of making inappropriate contact with this driver," Winston says ... "I believe the driver was confused as to the number of passengers in the car and who was sitting next to her."

"The accusation is false, and given the nature of the allegation and increased awareness and consideration of these types of matters, I am addressing this false report immediately."

"While I am certain that I did not make any inappropriate contact, I don’t want to engage in a battle with the driver and I regret if my demeanor or presence made her uncomfortable in any way."

The part that's unclear ... is Jameis leaving the door open to the possibility that whoever was in the passenger seat DID sexually assault the driver? He's not saying it didn't happen ... he's just saying, "It wasn't me."

Sources connected to Winston tell us he's adamant there were 2 other people in the Uber with him that night. 

Venus Williams Expensive Purses Targeted ... In $400k Burglary

11/17/2017 7:27 AM PST
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The scumbags who broke into Venus Williams' Florida home made off with 16 very expensive designer purses valued around $400,000 ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

As we previously reported, Williams told police her house was hit between Sept. 1 and Sept. 5 -- while she was in NY competing in the U.S. Open. 

We're told at least some of the bags were Hermes -- the company that makes the Birkin bags which can cost a fortune

One source tells us Williams is also reported missing nearly 200 photos and some jewelry after the heist -- though the exact details are still unclear. 

The good news for Venus ... she's roughly earned $40 mil in tennis prize money over the years -- and that doesn't include the massive haul she's likely raked in from endorsements. 

Look, it sucks to be burglarized ... but she's gonna be okay. 

Natasha Henstridge Sweet Justice Would Be Ratner & Weinstein Behind Bars!!!

11/17/2017 7:11 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Brett Ratner and Harvey Weinstein in orange jumpsuits, locked up behind bars ... is what justice looks like for Natasha Henstridge.

We got Natasha at LAX Thursday and asked if she thinks Weinstein and Ratner have faced enough consequences in the wake of mounting sexual assault and harassment allegations.

As we reported ... Natasha's one of several women accusing Brett of assaulting her, and she also alleged harassment at the hands of Harvey.

Both men have each lost work in showbiz, but she believes more repercussions are coming.

Sylvester Stallone Denies Claim of Sexual Assault on 16-Yr-old ... 'It Never Happened'

11/16/2017 12:44 PM PST
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Sylvester Stallone is vehemently denying an allegation he sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl back in 1986 while he was in Las Vegas.

The claim is based on a police report in which the alleged victim said Stallone, who was 40 at the time, invited her up to his room at the Las Vegas Hilton. She claims he had sex with her, and then asked if she'd ever had sex with 2 men at the same time.

According to the police report, published by the Daily Mail, the girl claimed Stallone's bodyguard then came out of the bathroom and she was forced to perform oral sex on him and Stallone. She claims Stallone threatened to "beat her head in" if she told anyone.

Stallone's spokeswoman Michelle Bega tells TMZ ... "This is a ridiculous, categorically false story. No one was ever aware of this story until it was published today, including Mr. Stallone. At no time was Mr. Stallone ever contacted by authorities or anyone else regarding this matter."

The girl did not want to press charges because she was scared and humiliated, and reportedly signed a "no prosecution" form.

It's not uncommon, especially with a minor involved, for police and prosecutors to pursue a case without an alleged victim's cooperation. However, Las Vegas PD tells us they could not go forward in this type of case when the victim is refusing to cooperate and move forward with charges.

Stallone's rep is adamant ... "It never happened."

Harvey Weinstein Undercover Drinks Gets 'Starr' Treatment

11/16/2017 11:24 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Weinstein's camp tells us the women came to the meeting to deliver info about an anger management program they're urging him to enter. We're told the trio was waiting to meet with Weinstein's rehab sponsor.Here's Harvey Weinstein -- or maybe a Blues Brother, or a long-lost member of Run DMC -- wining and dining 2 blondes in the desert. 

TMZ obtained the photo, taken last Saturday night at a restaurant in Carefree, AZ ... just outside Phoenix. A witness says Weinstein was at the table waiting for the ladies when they arrived, and he'd pre-ordered 2 glasses of white wine for them. He drank what appeared to be water.

The women appeared captivated by Weinstein's conversation -- but we're told both of them arrived with small portfolios, and it seemed more business-like. They all left together, exiting off the patio instead of walking through the restaurant.

The leather jacket, fedora and shades are, arguably, an upgrade over the wigged out getup he was rocking earlier this month at a different Phoenix-area eatery.

Best of all, we're told he signed his tab with the alias "Nick Starr." You can take the guy outta Hollywood, but ya can't ... 

Sen. Al Franken Facing Calls for Ethics Review Leeann Tweeden Claims Harassment

11/16/2017 9:19 AM PST

10:54 AM PT -- Leeann says she accepts Franken's apology. 

Sen. Al Franken may face an Ethics Committee review in the wake of claims he groped and sexually harassed radio host and former model Leeann Tweeden.

Tweeden released a 2006 photo of Franken -- who was not then elected -- groping, or at least pretending to grope her as she slept during a USO trip they both made. Tweeden says Franken, an 'SNL' vet and comedian at the time, had written a skit for their USO show in the Middle East, which required him to kiss her.

She claims during rehearsals he repeatedly tried to kiss her even though she told him it was not necessary. As she put it, "Relax Al, this isn't SNL ... we don't need to rehearse the kiss." She claims he persisted and eventually put his hand on the back of her head, and jammed his tongue in her mouth.

She says the alleged groping photo was taken on the plane ride home, after the 2-week tour, and as she slept.

Franken released a lengthy statement, apologizing directly to Tweeden. He also said, "I respect women. I don't respect men who don't. And the fact that my own actions have given people a good reason to doubt that makes me feel ashamed."

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell isn't satisfied with the apology, and says, "As with all credible allegations of sexual harassment or assault, I believe the Ethics Committee should review the matter."

NFL's Jarvis Landry Dom. Violence Video Released Shows He Pushed Baby Mama

11/16/2017 7:46 AM PST

TMZ Sports has obtained the video at the center of the Jarvis Landry domestic violence investigation -- which shows the Miami Dolphins WR pushed his baby mama while their 4-month-old child was in the back seat. 

Landry's rep tells TMZ Sports the contact was not a push but rather "incidental contact" during an argument. Nothing more.

The footage was captured by a surveillance camera on April 1 -- showing Landry confronting the woman in the parking lot of his Florida apartment complex.

You can see Landry initially push the woman -- she falls back into her car. Landry then snaps his arm at her and it LOOKS like he was trying to slap her.

The video was blurred by police -- but cops say in the raw version it's clear Landry did NOT slap the woman and was only trying to snatch a cell phone from her.

The woman had initially told police after the incident that Landry battered her. Landry initially told cops he never battered her and claimed she had "hit my body" and got back in the car.

But the video clearly contradicts that.

The woman later changed her story -- telling investigators she was just emotional from having a kid and insisted she "exaggerated" the facts during the initial call with police. 

Officials ultimately believed the contact was an accident and decided NOT to press domestic violence charges against Landry.

'Pulp Fiction' Producer It's Okay to Admire Weinstein's Art Even Though He Sucks!!!

11/16/2017 8:55 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Harvey Weinstein's one bad hombre, but the things he's accused of doing shouldn't tarnish the brilliant work his company accomplished ... so says "Pulp Fiction" producer Lawrence Bender.

We got the renowned producer leaving The Highlight Room in Hollywood Wednesday night, and asked him if it's awkward to see his cult classic with the Miramax logo all over it. Remember, Weinstein's former company distributed 'Pulp' and it's one of the films that made the company a Hollywood juggernaut.

As Lawrence sees it -- ya gotta be able to compartmentalize when it comes to Weinstein the man, and Weinstein the producer.

Good luck with that.

Congresswoman Katherine Clark We Should Call Out D.C. Sexual Harassers by Name

11/16/2017 6:37 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Congresswoman Katherine Clark wants to go a step further than some other members of Congress ... she wants the names of her colleagues who are sexually harassing people exposed.

We got the Massachusetts Democrat on Capitol Hill Wednesday ... and she wants to take things a step further than Congresswoman Jackie Speier, who said earlier this week there was a Democratic and a Republican currently in Congress ... both of whom are sexual harassers, but she didn't name them.

Clark believes naming them will protect future victims.

We also speak with Clark about the so-called "creep list" ... members of Congress who are preying on staffers and interns.

Meek Mill Get Me Out of Solitary Before I Go Crazy!!!

11/16/2017 12:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Meek Mill is in solitary for 23 hours a day, 7 days a week -- and he desperately wants to be among the general prison pop.

Meek's attorneys just filed legal docs saying he's a victim of his celebrity. The lawyers say prison officials are worried about Meek interacting with other inmates, so they put him in solitary because it's the only way they can protect him.

Meek's legal team wants the judge to buy into the current thinking ... that solitary insidiously destroys the psyche. They also say it's severely inhibiting Meek's creativity. He's writing and exercising a lot, but it's taking its toll.

We're told Meek believes he'll do fine in G.P. because he's well respected on the streets and has given back a lot since he's become a celeb.  

There are a few rays of hope. Meek will hit the prison commissary for the first time Friday for jailhouse snacks and toiletries, and he'll get his first visitor sometime next week.

Meek Mill Files Court Docs ... My Sentence Should Be Tossed!

11/15/2017 3:00 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Meek Mill is officially demanding his release from prison, and also wants his probation completely terminated ... TMZ has learned.

Meek filed docs Wednesday in PA, arguing his 2-4 year prison sentence appears to be the result of what his lawyers call Judge Genece Brinkley's vendetta against him. It's much the same arguments they put forward in a motion to boot her from Meek's case.

In the docs, obtained by TMZ, Meek's lawyers say the 2 incidents for which his probation was violated resulted in dismissed charges. Even Meek's probation officer testified he's responded well to probation ... according to the docs.

Meek also says his probation should be wiped out altogether because he's matured, become a responsible father, acquired a profession and "generally been rehabilitated."

He's requesting to be granted time served ... and released from prison.

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