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Bill Cosby

Accuser's Lawyer ... Oops

Sorry For Putting You on Blast

12/8/2014 12:12 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1208-bill-cosby-judy-tmz-01The lawyer who reps the woman who sued Bill Cosby for allegedly sexually assaulting her in 1974 has just tried correcting a huge problem ... he's taken Cosby's name out of the suit, but it's a ridiculous gesture.

Judy Huth's lawyer, Marc Strecker, filed the lawsuit last week and named Cosby as the defendant. Problem is ... under California law out of fairness, these suits require the lawyer NOT to name the defendant but to refer to him as John Doe.  

The reason for the law ... so people aren't ruined by lawsuits that may turn out to be bogus.

So Strecker just re-filed the lawsuit swapping out Cosby's name with Doe. Obviously, he can't unring that bell.

Huth claims Cosby got her drunk and then took her to the Playboy Mansion in 1974 where he allegedly sexually assaulted her. It's pretty clear ... the statute of limitations has long run.

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Bill Cosby

LAPD ... We Need Hef's Help

12/6/2014 11:52 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The LAPD investigation into alleged sexual assault at the Playboy Mansion by Bill Cosby is less than a day old, but cops already have their sights set on Hugh Hefner's estate for critical evidence.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the first thing they need to determine is whether Cosby and his accuser -- who was 15 at the time -- were even at the mansion.

As TMZ first reported ... Judy Huth and her lawyer Gloria Allred went to LAPD Friday afternoon and filed a police report. As we previously reported, the LAPD will investigate even though it's pretty clear the statute of limitations has long ago run -- the alleged incident occurred in 1974.

Our sources say detectives are hoping Hefner's people will be helpful, but it's unclear how much can be documented from an event that went down 4 decades ago.

Cosby says Huth is a liar, who unsuccessfully tried selling her story to the tabloids ten years ago.

Cosby's lawyer also says her claim that she and Cosby played a beer game is absurd because Cosby is a lifelong non-drinker.

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Bill Cosby

LAPD Ready to Investigate

Playboy Mansion Sexual Assault Claim

12/4/2014 6:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The LAPD is ready, willing and able to investigate sexual assault claims against Bill Cosby that allegedly occurred at the Playboy Mansion ... even though the incident is way past the statute of limitations.

As we previously reported ... a woman named Judy Huth sued Cosby Tuesday ... claiming Cosby got her drunk and then sexually assaulted her at Hefner's pad when she was 15 years old back in 1974.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the Dept.'s position is that it has "an obligation to investigate all crimes when a victim comes forward."  

According to one source, it would be irresponsible to reject an investigation based on the date of the crime, because cops say there are always twists and turns and one allegation can unearth another.

Our sources say by making it known they are investigating, other alleged victims may come forward.

That said, we're told Huth has NOT filed a criminal complaint with the LAPD.

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Joanna Krupa

Don't Let the Leak

Stop You From Taking Selfies

9/3/2014 5:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

090314_joanna_krupa_launch_v2Joanna Krupa has a totally different take on the hacked photos scandal -- she's NOT mad about the possibility of her personal pics leaking, and recommends celebs keep snapping whatever kinds of photos they want.  

Our photog got Krupa -- whose name appears on the alleged "master list" of victims -- as she was leaving an Apple store, where she bought an external hard drive ... because she says she's done with the cloud.

Krupa feels bad for people like Jennifer Lawrence, but since she's been in Playboy ... she's not too concerned about nude photos getting out. But you gotta hear her explain why selfie-addicted celebs should keep it up. 

We also shot Meagan Good ... who says although her name is also on that list, you won't find her on the cloud.

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Playboy Lawsuit

Those Aren't Playmates ...

They're Trashy Escorts!!

8/28/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Playboy is trying to shut down a Canadian escort service for calling their chicks-for-hire "Playmates" -- a term Playboy says is legally reserved for its "girl next door" types ... not hookers.

Playboy blasts PleasurePlaymates.com in a new lawsuit, claiming the bunny brand is being tarnished because Hef's girls have a more wholesome appeal ... according to court docs obtained by TMZ.

Playboy wants the escort company to turn over the URL.

In the docs, Playboy says escort services are known for "illicit activity" -- a pretty strong insinuation Pleasure Playmates hires prostitutes -- while its centerfolds are "classy and sophisticated."

We've reached out to Pleasure Playmates several times ... strictly professionally ... but haven't been able to get through to anyone.

Justin Bieber

Pulls Yet Another

Fine Piece of Arce

8/2/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

Justin Bieber Kissing Playboy ModelJustin Bieber is on an absolute tear in Ibiza, and his latest conquest might be his best -- the Playboy Playmate he held a late night make out session with on a yacht.

Biebs was photographed hooking up with Miss July 2013, Alyssa Arce on Thursday night. Our sources say she and Justin met on Wednesday ... and ended up hanging on the same yacht. Funny how that happens in Ibiza.

22-year-old Alyssa is signed with Wilhelmina LA, and we're told she hit it off with Justin almost immediately -- but it's nothing serious just yet.

As one source put it ... they're just "having fun."

Amen.

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Gary Oldman Apologizes

But Then Again,

He Is a Great Actor ...

6/26/2014 6:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Gary Oldman apologized again -- this time on Jimmy Kimmel -- for telling Playboy that everyone has used the n-word and talked about "f**king Jews," but Kimmel raised the question ... how do you know if a great actor is being sincere?

Oldman talked for a long time, saying he was sorry for using the words, although he never addressed the sentiment. On Wednesday, he apologized to the Jewish community, but didn't address the African American community.

Oldman has been backtracking ever since the article came out ... where he defended Mel Gibson and Alec Baldwin and postulated that everyone drops a racial slur every now again.

 So we gotta ask ...

Gary Oldman

Apologizes for Offending Jews

But What About Blacks??!!!

6/25/2014 6:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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says he's remorseful for trashing Jews ... but he almost shockingly doesn't say a word about disparaging African Americans.

Oldman unloaded on Jews and African Americans in a Playboy interview, grousing that Mel Gibson and Alec Baldwin were treated unfairly because, "We have all said those things.  We're all f**king hypocrites.  That's what I think about it.  The policeman who arrested him has never used the word n***er or that f**king Jew?"

He also said, "Mel Gibson is in a town that's run by Jews and he said the wrong thing because he's actually bitten the hand that I guess has fed him, and doesn't need to feed him anymore because he's got enough dough."

Oldman now says, "I am deeply remorseful that comments I recently made in the Playboy interview are offensive to many Jewish people."

He never takes back his comment about everyone using the n-word.

Hank Baskett

Alleged Mistress

Calls Cops Over Harassing Reporters

6/24/2014 8:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The transsexual who claims she had an affair with Kendra Wilkinson's husband Hank Baskett called the cops on reporters who she claims are now stalking and harassing her.

Cops came to Ava London's L.A. condo late last week to physically remove members of the media who she claims were trying to drum her out of her unit by banging at her door.  She says the reporters were trying to buy surveillance video from the building manager, to see if Baskett ever showed up.

London's lawyer also claims some outlets are making up stories.  He cites In Touch magazine, which claims to have interviewed London.  The lawyer said that never happened and is threatening to sue.

Baskett has been mum.

TMZ reached out to In Touch and Baskett for comment ... so far, no word back.

Brazilian Playboy Model

Check Out My World Cups!

6/18/2014 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Smoke show Ana Braga hit the beach in Miami, proving there is at least one Brazilian on the planet NOT obsessed with the World Cup.

The bikini model who was once featured on the cover of Playboy Venezuela ... supported her futbol team Tuesday -- the same day they played Mexico -- by wearing a super teeny tiny g-string bikini.

Considering the Mexico match ended in a 0-0 tie ... Ana might need to wear even less for Brazil's next game.

The World Cup is awesome.

Team Mexico

Playboy Playmate Returns to Action

... In Booty Shorts

6/17/2014 12:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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She's at it again ... Mexico's number 1 fan 2013 Playboy Playmate of the Year Raquel Pomplun -- once again vowing to go wild on video every time Mexico scores a goal. 

Pomplun -- who was raised in Tijuana -- blew up on the 'net last week by live-cheering Mexico's game against Cameroon ... and clearly, she's more than happy to do it again for today's match against Brazil. 

She's already uploaded a pre-game pump up video to show off her team spirit. 

Hopefully, Mexico pulls through on their end. 

Stay tuned ...

Playboy's Shannon Twins

From Bunnies

to Burgers

6/17/2014 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0617_shannon_twins_bikini_photos_launch_v2Former Playboy playmates Karissa and Kristina Shannon frolicked on the beach in the Pacific Palisades yesterday with some unusual beach accessories ... burgers and fries.

Hef's ex-girlfriends enjoyed an afternoon at Will Rogers Beach with a few Big Macs and a couple orders of fries. The girls have done a ton of growing up -- all over -- since their Playboy days in 2009.

It may seem odd to bring fast food to the beach, but who doesn't love a set of juicy buns?

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Team Mexico

PLAYBOY PLAYMATE GOES WILD

... For Every Goal

6/13/2014 10:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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The entire TMZ Sports newsroom just became fans of Team Mexico ... because every time the squad scores a goal, Playboy's 2013 Playmate of the Year is celebrating by bouncing around in a skimpy top. 

Raquel Pomplun -- who was raised in Tijuana -- is live-cheering the game with Playboy and Hornitos tequila ... which basically means she quickly records a sexy video anytime Mexico does anything noteworthy. 

Earlier today, Mexico scored its first goal of the World Cup against Cameroon ... and Pomplun went wild.

Sooooo ... Viva Mexico!

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