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Josh Duggar

Admits Molestation

Resigns from Family Research Council

5/21/2015 3:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0521-josh-duggar-getty-01Josh Duggar has resigned as Executive Director of the Family Research Council, acknowledging he sexually molested underage girls including some of his sisters, calling his conduct inexcusable.

Josh says, "Twelve years ago, as a young teenager. I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret."  He continues, "We spoke with authorities where I confessed my wrongdoing, and my parents arranged for me and those affected by my actions to receive counseling."

The molestations occurred in 2002 and 2003, when he was 14. He fondled the genitals and breasts of the girls, some of whom were sleeping.

Josh's wife Anna says he confessed his "past teenage mistakes" to her 2 years before he asked her to marry him.

The incidents were not reported to police until 2006, and the statute of limitations has now long since passed. But Josh says he believes God has shown him mercy and given him redemption.

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Josh Duggar

Molestation Investigation Docs To Be Destroyed

5/21/2015 1:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0521-duggar-family-02-facebookPolice are about to destroy all the names and details surrounding "19 Kids and Counting" star Josh Duggar's molestation case ... after one of his alleged victims asked a judge to protect her identity.

The alleged victim -- only referred to as "Jane Doe" in the docs -- was worried an unredacted copy of the police report might see the light of day. She argued the court had a duty to destroy the report, and the judge agreed ... signing the order Thursday afternoon.

As we previously reported ... Duggar was the subject of a police investigation in 2006 for allegedly sexually molesting five girls, some of whom are his sisters.

He was never prosecuted and the statute of limitations ran out.

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Duggar Son

Allegedly Admitted to Sexually Molesting Minor Girls ...

Including Sisters

5/21/2015 11:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0521-josh-duggar-facebookJosh Duggar, one of the members of the family that stars in TLC's "19 Kids and Counting" ... was the subject of a police investigation for allegedly sexually molesting 5 girls, some of whom are his sisters.

The story was broken by In Touch Weekly, but TMZ has confirmed with law enforcement that Josh Duggar -- who was around 14 at the time --  was the alleged molester against 5 girls starting in 2002.

According to the police report, Josh fondled the genitals and breasts of the girls, some of whom were sleeping, but sometimes they were interacting with him ... in one case reading a book.  

There was another reported incident 9 months later. According to the police report, the police were not immediately contacted. Instead, Jim  Bob, the dad, met with church elders and agreed Josh should be put in a treatment program.  The police report says Josh's mom, Michelle, said it wasn't really a treatment center ... they simply sent Josh to a guy who was remodeling a building to do manual labor.

In 2006, the family was scheduled to appear on "Oprah," and before the show someone sent an email to Harpo warning that Josh had molested girls. Harpo forwarded the email to a hotline, which triggered a police investigation.

Cops wanted to question Josh, but Jim Bob lawyered him up and Josh declined the invitation.

Josh, who is now 27, apparently cannot be charged because the statute of limitations has run.

As for the Duggars, one of the family members told investigators, "this entire incident had brought the family closer to God" ... this according to the police report. 

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Steph Curry's Daughter

NBA Not Banning Kids

After 2-Year-old Hijacks Presser

5/20/2015 2:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

The NBA is NOT giving in to the reporters griping about Steph Curry's adorable daughter -- telling TMZ Sports there are NO immediate plans to ban kids from postgame pressers.   

2-year-old Riley Curry stole the show Tuesday night when Steph brought her to the podium following Golden State's Game 1 victory over the Houston Rockets ... and she hammed it up like a champ!  

Several members of the media bitched that Riley's antics made it difficult for reporters to do their jobs ... including two big shots from ESPN -- Brian Windhorst and Skip Bayless.  

But we spoke with NBA Sr. VP of Communications Tim Frank who tells us there is no current policy against players bringing their kids to the podium ... and there are no plans to change it, despite the criticism. 

By the way, we also reached out to multiple children's talent agencies who tell us they LOVED Riley -- and think she displayed real "star quality" last night. 

Just sayin' ... 

Mariah Carey

Diva Does Disneyland

5/20/2015 8:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0519-mariah-carey-disneyland-splashMariah Carey had a relaxing visit to Disneyland on Tuesday ... her staff, not so much.

The "Infinity" singer employed two nannies, four bodyguards (one of whom was tasked with holding her Louis Vuitton bag), three Disneyland VIP tour guides and a woman who served as her umbrella holder while she strolled around the park with her two kids.

Somewhere Nick Cannon is looking at these photos and laughing to himself.

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Chris Brown & Tyga

Playdate Fit

For a King ... And Royalty

5/15/2015 12:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Tyga is now hanging out with an even younger girl than Kylie Jenner -- but don't worry, it was just a playdate with Chris Brown's daughter, Royalty, and his son, King.

Chris and Tyga's adorable offspring hit it off during their daddy playdate at Chris' house. In the video Tyga posted ... he did something to give King a little encouragement to get him to share his toys with Royalty. 

Hip-hop pops ... gotta love 'em. 

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Cristiano Ronaldo

Adorable Ab Workout

... With 4-Year-Old Son

5/15/2015 8:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Cristiano Ronaldo's 4-year-old son is already taking after his father ... working on his abs during a father/son training session ... and it's friggin' adorable. 

The kid -- Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. -- started off by holding his dad's feet while the soccer star ripped off a set of crunches. 

Then the tables turned ... with dad pushing his kid to knock out a solid 10 sit-ups ... which he does without a problem! 

All the while dad showed off his famous ripped, hairless legs for the cameras ... of course. 

Shaq's Son Shareef

He'll Be Just As Good As Dad

... Says AAU Coach

5/14/2015 3:51 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0514-shaq-shareef-oneal-INSTAGRAM-TMZ-01Guess the apple doesn't fall far from the (gigantic) tree ... cause Shaquille O'Neal's 15-year-old son, Shareef, is going to be the family's next HUGE NBA star ... so says his AAU coach.

TMZ Sports spoke with Mike Law, who coached Shareef on the California Supreme AAU squad, and he tells us he expects the little O'Neal to be every bit as good as his legendary father.

"One day people will be talking about Shareef the same way they talk about his dad ... he's that gifted."

Shareef has been getting MAJOR buzz since a new mixtape of the 6'8" phenom dominating some Cali competition was released earlier this week ... getting 2 million YouTube views in just three days.

In fact ... Shareef has already garnered some interest from major colleges like USC, which offered him a scholarship earlier today. Law says it's the work ethic and guidance he got from his famous dad that puts him over the top.

"Most kids of superstars just think it's handed to them, but Shareef worked to get better. Shaq doesn't want us to show him any favoritism ... even though he's good enough to play up a level."

4 NBA Championships, 3 Finals MVP's and 15 All-Star games is a lot to live up to ... but if he can just stay on his feet, he's beating his old man right now.

Tyga Alert

Warning To Students

We Have A Tyga On The Loose

5/13/2015 12:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Hey Tyga, someone has a message for you ... stay away from our high schoolers!

Hanksy -- a self-proclaimed cross between Banksy and Tom Hanks -- skulked in the 'hood around Calabasas High ... and other places around L.A. ... to plaster signs warning that Tyga might be on the prowl.  

Obviously the art was inspired by Tyga's relationship with 17-year-old Kylie Jenner, who does not attend that school or any high school for that matter.  

Hanksy makes no bones about his disdain for the relationship, telling us, "I just think its f****d she’s ONLY 17."

The Game

This Is How We Do

At Mickey D's Drive-Thru!

5/13/2015 6:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

One hundred kids in Ferguson, Missouri got the thrill of a lifetime when they got free McDonald's Happy Meals ... courtesy of The Game

The Compton rapper stepped behind the counter, manned the fryer and even worked the drive-thru window, where he doled out free food. 

0513-the-game-mcdonalds-instagramGame wrote about the experience saying, "#100HappyMeals in #Ferguson for the kids in the neighborhood..... I appreciate yall for showing love & the workers at the Mickey D's..... This was a dope experience !!!!"

Game also visited the memorial of Mike Brown, where he posed for photos with kids and even met Brown's grandmother. 

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Tyga

Blac Chyna to Fight for Full Custody

5/12/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0511-blac-chyna-tyga-TMZ-01Tyga is about to do battle with his baby mama because we've learned Blac Chyna is now gunning for full custody of their son.

Sources connected with Blac Chyna tell us she hired a top divorce lawyer last week and will file legal docs asking for primary physical custody. She does not want 2-year-old King Cairo bouncing from home to home during the week because he's going to start preschool soon.

But Chyna's issues run deeper. She has a problem with Tyga because he's dating a minor, and she believes that shows bad judgment that translates into his parenting skills. Chyna also doesn't want Kylie Jenner to have substantial time around the kid because she believes Kylie lacks maturity.

She's willing to give Tyga weekend visitation, but that's it.

We've learned when Tyga and Blac Chyna separated, he initially wanted full custody but backed off and said he would share joint custody, but now the tables have turned.

And we're told Blac Chyna wants child support to cover housing expenses, food, clothing, nannies and school.

But Blac Chyna played a different tune Monday night when our photog asked about her relationship with Tyga ... downplaying any beef between them.

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Disneyland Mom

Pluto's a Brute!!!

He Hurt My Son

5/9/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

A little boy was hurt when he was manhandled by Pluto at Disneyland ... and his mom says theme park officials tried to keep the incident on the QT.

It happened Thursday in Toontown, when 8-year-old Ethan walked up to Pluto to give him a hug. The Plutonic cast member obliged, but when you watch the video in slow mo it appears he hyperextends Ethan's back. The boy begins to cry almost immediately, saying he's in pain.

Ethan and his mom Laurie were told to go to the first aid station, but they didn't want to walk the distance because Ethan was hurting. A nurse came over, examined Ethan and told Laurie he was fine.

Ethan said he felt sick and wanted to go home, so Laurie asked for a wheelchair so her son didn't have to walk to the car. Laurie says the employees refused her request and said she could take Ethan in a stroller. Laurie believes the park didn't want to highlight the injury with a wheelchair.

The boy tried but couldn't tolerate the stroller -- so Laurie demanded medical attention and paramedics took Ethan to the hospital for x-rays. Doctors believe Ethan has severe muscle strain.

Laurie tells us, a Disney rep showed up at the hospital, apologized for the way things were handled, offered to pay the hospital bill, and brought them El Pollo Loco for dinner.  

Laurie says she was also told Pluto was disciplined for roughing up Ethan.

A Disneyland Resort rep tells TMZ, "we are in contact with the family and are in the process of gathering the facts."  As for refusing to give Ethan a wheelchair, a rep tells us they don't believe that happened.

Tyga

Here's Why I'm Dating Kylie Jenner

5/7/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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is now defiant about his relationship with 17-year-old Kylie Jenner ... he doesn't care about the laws prohibiting adults from having sex with minors, and the reality is ... unless someone complains, neither do the cops. 

Tyga is telling friends, as far as he's concerned Kylie is more mature than most adults. She's a millionaire who runs a company and even owns her own home.   

The rapper won't squarely say if he's intimate with Kylie, but it's not hard to read between the lines. He says he "doesn't give a f*** about what the law says." He thinks age is relative, and there's nothing "morally wrong" with a mature 17-year-old dating a 25-year-old.

Fact is ... the cops may be on his side. Law enforcement sources tell us they won't investigate statutory rape involving a 17-year-old unless someone complains, even if the relationship is widely reported. And they say, so far no one has complained.

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