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Ex-College FB Player Convicted of Rape ... Faces 18 Years in Prison

3/16/2018 3:34 PM PDT
Breaking News

An ex-college football standout -- once considered one of the best junior college running backs in the country -- has been convicted of rape ... TMZ Sports has learned.

According the the L.A. County District Attorney's office, 22-year-old Kishawn Holmes is facing up to 18 years behind bars for raping a fellow Cerritos College student back in 2016.

Officials say the victim was a 19-year-old female. We're told she was performing an athletic massage on Holmes before things turned violent

Along with the prison time, Holmes is facing lifetime sex offender registration.

FYI -- Holmes was fresh off a 1,100-yard rushing season and reportedly had 7 Division 1 scholarship offers prior to the incident. 

This was Holmes' SECOND rape case -- as a minor, he pled guilty to rape after he was accused of sexually assaulting 2 different underage girls in 2013.

Holmes is scheduled to be sentenced on May 2nd.

Kate Upton Alleged Witness Goes Silent With Guess Investigators

3/16/2018 10:15 AM PDT

The Guess investigation into Kate Upton's sexual harassment allegations against co-founder Paul Marciano has hit another roadblock -- Kate's witness is refusing to cooperate.

As we reported ... Kate has already said she won't talk to the lawyers investigating for Guess. She's pissed Guess initially hired Marciano's personal law firm for the probe, and even though Guess has now brought in a new independent firm, Glaser Weil, Kate's still pissed about what she calls "smoke and mirrors" tactics.

Our sources say photographer Yu Tsai -- the man Kate claims witnessed Marciano groping her -- has also gone radio silent. We're told Yu hasn't returned multiple phone calls and emails asking him to talk to investigators for Guess.

One possible reason for Yu going AWOL could be the dozens of emails he's sent Marciano over the years -- including one in July 2010, immediately after Kate alleges Marciano groped her. In that email, which we've seen, Yu says Kate asked him for Marciano's phone number so she could thank him for some Guess clothing she received.

In other emails, he consults with Marciano about future shoots with Kate and gushes about getting to work for Guess. It certainly appears he admires the Guess co-founder.

You'll recall, Kate said Yu was there when Marciano allegedly groped her thighs and breasts, and he's backed up her version of events. She said Yu was her buffer, present when she had a meeting or photo shoot Marciano attended.

For now, though ... he's not talking.

Stormy Daniels Donations Flying In for Trump Suit But Where's $$$ Going?

3/15/2018 12:50 AM PDT

Stormy Daniels is getting a huge financial assist from the public in her legal battle with Donald Trump, but while the donations pile up ... so do questions about the loot. 

Stormy opened a crowdfunding page Wednesday, asking for donations to support her legal effort to get the "hush" agreement with the Prez tossed. So far she's raised more than $80k in the first 12 hours, and plans to keep collecting for another month. At that pace, she's easily looking at a 7-figure kitty ... possibly more. 

She doesn't list a goal amount, so we called Stormy's lawyer, Michael Avenatti, and asked how much he's billed so far -- to get a sense of what the final bill might be.   He wouldn't say. 

Avenatti did tell TMZ, he's NOT billing her for his media blitz, which include appearances on "Today," "CBS This Morning," multiple CNN and MSNBC shows, ABC ... plus the NY Times, NY Daily News, Washington Post, and NPR. 

Stormy's page says the money's for attorneys' fees and litigation costs, as well as possible "damages that may be awarded against me if I speak out." 

Avenatti did say Stormy will donate the extra cash to charity, but there's no mention of that on the crowdfunding post. We're guessing donors don't know their dough might go to charity, instead of her anti-Trump cause. 

BTW, most people who donate to charity also want a tax deduction, which they won't get here. 

'Atomic Blonde' Producer LAPD Sends Rape Case to D.A.

3/14/2018 10:11 AM PDT

Hollywood producer David Guillod's fate is now in the hands of the L.A. County D.A. after cops investigated actress Jessica Barth's claim he drugged and raped her.

LAPD reopened the 2012 case after new evidence came forward, and law enforcement sources tell us police have sent their investigation results to the District Attorney's Office.

As we first reported, Jessica claims she blacked out after having wine and dinner with Guillod and a friend, and when she regained consciousness ... she was in her car, and Guillod was standing outside of it, yelling at her.

She says Guillod admitted they made out, but said they didn't have sex. Barth went to a hospital for a rape kit, anyway ... which she says revealed bruises on her thigh and forehead, and potential saliva on her breast and neck.

The D.A. will determine if Guillod is charged with a crime.

'AI' Alum Jackie Tohn Here's How Producers Know Contestants Are Hooking Up

3/13/2018 7:34 AM PDT

"American Idol" producers have a tricky way of keeping tabs on contestants looking to sneak out of their rooms to bang other contestants ... according to former 'Idol' contestant Jackie Tohn.

We got Jackie, who was on season 8, Monday night at the Hollywood Improv, and she had a flashback when we told the new 'Idol' contestants have been hooking up like crazy.

Jackie says back in her day, producers put a simple piece of tape to good use. You gotta see her break down the strategy used to make sure 'Idol' hopefuls were working on music, and not each other. Hint: Don't break the seal!

It doesn't sound like she was having as much fun with her fellow costars as the kids are now, but Jackie does have a tip for how to keep their hotel romps under wraps. 

Mohamed Hadid Sues Sexual Assault Accuser

3/12/2018 4:13 PM PDT

Mohamed Hadid is lashing out at the woman who claims he raped her by suing her for defamation.

Miranda Vee claimed on an Instagram post Guess co-founder Paul Marciano sexually harassed her and then "passed" her on to Hadid. She says she set up a professional meeting with Hadid, but it turned out to be the 2 of them, "just me, him & champagne where he date raped me in an a apartment."

The 69-year-old father of Bella and Gigi says he had a consensual meeting with the 23-year-old Vee, but she was in a plot to extort him and got $8k from her co-conspirators to have sex with Hadid and then set him up for an extortion demand.

We were told she signed an NDA after she threatened to go public with the story, which Hadid says is an outright lie. He calls her a "pathological liar."

Hadid is suing for defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress and civil extortion. 

Broncos' Adam Gotsis Arrested for Alleged 2013 Rape

3/12/2018 3:43 PM PDT
Breaking News

Broncos DE Adam Gotsis was arrested in Atlanta last week for allegedly raping a woman when he was a player at Georgia Tech in 2013. 

According to the incident report, the woman -- now 30 -- claims Gotsis "placed his penis in her vagina against her will" on the night of March 9, 2013.

The alleged victim did not file a report until February 1, 2018. It's unclear why she waited nearly 5 years.

Gotsis turned himself in to the Fulton County Sheriff's Office on March 7 ... and was released the same day on a $50,000 bond.

The Broncos released the following statement ... “We were recently informed of an investigation into an alleged incident involving Adam Gotsis that occurred in 2013 when he was in college."

"Our organization was aware of his arrest on March 7, and it is our understanding that no determination has been made at this time as to whether any charges will be filed."

"The Broncos take an accusation of this nature very seriously and will continue to closely monitor the legal proceedings. This issue was promptly reported to the NFL as soon as we learned of it, and we will remain in communication with the league office regarding this matter." 

Gotsis was a 2nd-round pick for Denver in 2016. He played in all 16 games for the Broncos last season, making 13 starts.

Stormy Daniels Motorboatin' Is Great Again ... Trump Can't Stop This!!!

3/12/2018 1:37 PM PDT

Stormy Daniels isn't about to let President Trump stop her mission to make America horny again ... just ask the guy who was nearly suffocated this weekend by the ex-porn star's boobs. 

We got this video of Stormy's appearance at Solid Gold strip club in Pompano Beach, FL -- where she pulled some classic stripper moves, including letting one customer motorboat her chest. Far as we can tell ... the older gentleman survived the encounter.

Trump's nemesis was completely nude during her appearance, although she made a solid attempt at completely covering her chest with the cash fans threw onstage. 

Stormy's still fighting to get her "hush" agreement with the Prez tossed, so she can open up ... with a "60 Minutes" interview she's already shot with Anderson Cooper. She could also score a book deal. 

For now, she's staying abreast of the strip club biz ... and making a killing.  

Stormy Daniels This Magic Moment No, Not That (Alleged) One

3/11/2018 1:45 PM PDT

You'd think it'd take a lot to gross out Stormy Daniels by now -- but a good ol' fashioned lime-in-the-arm parlor trick can still ... well, get under her skin.

The porn star made an appearance Thursday night at Thee Dollhouse strip club in Myrtle Beach, where a magician named Carl Michael offered to do a quick 1-on-1 show for President Trump's alleged former mistress.

His first feat is a card trick -- nothing too crazy, as you can tell by how unimpressed Stormy is with it. Then he gets into the grand finale ... shoving a lime into his forearm.

Cover your eyes for this one, 'cause it's kinda gnarly ... or don't.  

Oprah to Gwyneth Paltrow Famous Faces Like Yours Sparked #MeToo Movement After Weinstein

3/8/2018 12:13 PM PST

Oprah believes the #MeToo movement launched with vigor once Harvey Weinstein went down, because it proved sexual misconduct happens to famous women, too.

O was the special guest on Gwyneth Paltrow's debut episode of her "Goop" podcast Thursday, and discussed how the allegations against Weinstein resonated with so many women ... and why it gave them the confidence to speak up.

She also explains how the moment had been coming and coming in the wake of scandals with Bill Cosby, Bill O'Reilly and President Trump's infamous "Access Hollywood" tape ... and finally boiled over with Weinstein.

As we reported ... Paltrow was among some of the first celebrity women to accuse Weinstein of past misconduct, along with Angelina Jolie, Ashley Judd, Rosanna Arquette, Rose McGowan and many more.

Too Short Racy Texts from Rape Accuser Prove She's Lying, We Were Dating

3/7/2018 2:14 PM PST

Too Short's firing back at his rape accuser by revealing explicit text messages he says prove she "sexually pursued him," they were dating and there was no rape ... TMZ has learned.

The rapper's attorneys filed docs Wednesday, claiming text messages from Teana Louis -- who's suing Short for sexual battery -- show they had a hot and heavy, consensual relationship. The salacious texts, in the docs obtained by TMZ, include Teana telling Short she loves him and calling herself his wife.

In another she refers to his "big penis" and the fact she could see it through his pants. The most suggestive one reads, "Baby I wish you were here right now, just talking to u on the phone makes me wet."

Too Short's high-profile lawyers, Rob Reichman and Sean Macias, say Teana has no evidence to back her claim of sexual assault, and she filed the suit purely to harass their client. They say if she insists on continuing, they'll go after her legally for filing a frivolous suit.

We broke the story ... Teana sued the rapper for allegedly sexually assaulting her multiple times between June and October 2016. Too Short told us the allegations were an extortion attempt ... which led to her refiling and tacking on a defamation claim, too.

Terry Crews Agrees to Take Mental Health Exam In Sexual Assault Lawsuit

3/5/2018 10:48 AM PST

Terry Crews has agreed to take a mental health exam in connection with his sexual assault lawsuit against an agent he claims groped him at a party.

Lawyers for WME filed a stipulation in Crews' civil lawsuit. The stipulation says the exam will take 7 hours and it names a doctor who was mutually agreed upon.  

According to the docs, the exam will include a "comprehensive psycho-social and medical history and the administration of mental status testing and psychological testing."

Crews claims WME agent Adam Venit grabbed his genitals during a party. He's also filed a criminal complaint against Venit and it is currently under investigation. 

Aly Raisman Sues U.S. Olympic Committe Over Nassar Sexual Abuse

3/2/2018 6:14 AM PST
Breaking News

Team USA gymnastics star Aly Raisman is going after the U.S. Olympic Committee in court over the "serial molestation, sexual abuse and harassment" from Larry Nassar -- saying USOC could have prevented it.

Raisman says she continues to suffer from depression, anxiety and fear stemming from the abuse she suffered at the hands of the former Team USA doctor. 

She also claims her psychological trauma includes "not trusting adult males."

Raisman says in her docs she always thought Nassar was "weird" and questioned why she was told he was the "best gymnastics doctor in the world." Once she realized his medical techniques were really sexual abuse, she felt "humiliation, guilt, shame and disgust."

Raisman claims the USOC touts itself for being committed to "creating a safe and positive environment for athletes" ... but failed by allowing Nassar to sexually assault dozens and dozens of female gymnasts.

One example ... Raisman claims USOC did not provide properly trained medical professionals to supervise Nassar's exams. 

She also says USOC concealed its knowledge of Nassar's molestation of minor female gymnasts -- despite the fact they knew as early as 2015. 

She's suing for damages. 

Meanwhile, Nassar is locked up in an Arizona prison -- where he'll likely die.

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