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Seal Cops Investigate Sexual Battery Allegedly Groped & Forcefully Kissed Actress

1/16/2018 4:10 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Seal is under criminal investigation for sexual battery, just one week after he publicly encouraged sexual abuse victims to come forward ... but the singer denies any wrongdoing.

Actress Tracey Birdsall tells us she and Seal were neighbors in Los Angeles in the fall of 2016. She says the two developed a close friendship -- and only that -- until an incident at Seal's home. Tracey says she was in Seal's kitchen to retrieve a salad spinner she'd lent him when all of a sudden, he lunged at her.

Tracey tells us Seal forced himself on her, attempting to kiss her. She says she shouted, "What are you doing?!" and the singer replied, "I'm kissing you!"

Birdsall claims Seal then began to belittle her for what she was wearing (a tank top and shorts) -- insinuating she was asking for it -- and he began to grope her breasts. She says she demanded he stop.

Tracey tells us Seal then invited her to sit on the couch next to him ... she says she was in shock and complied. Birdsall claims Seal once again began to make fun of what she was wearing and groped her again. Tracey says she left shortly after that and did not have contact with Seal again.

Birdsall says it wasn't until she saw Seal's comments about Oprah and Harvey Weinstein -- where he encouraged women to share their own stories of sexual misconduct -- that she decided to report it to the cops. 

A source with the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. confirms a report was taken Saturday for sexual battery ... the incident is under investigation.

A rep for Seal tells us, "Seal vehemently denies the recent allegations made against him by a former neighbor for alleged misconduct more than a year ago. He intends to vigorously defend himself against these false allegations."

Eliza Dushku A Stuntman Molested Me When I Was 12

1/13/2018 7:06 AM PST

6:00 PM PT -- James Cameron, the director of "True Lies," says if he had known about Eliza's alleged assault ... "there would have been no mercy." He says he's heartbroken, but also glad Eliza spoke up along with all the other brave women who have done so. He adds that he doesn't think this is just a Hollywood issue -- "This is a reckoning for the human race ... This sh*t has been going on since day one.”

11:45 AM PT -- The stunt coordinator, Joel Kramer, denies sexually assaulting Dushku.Eliza Dushku just posted a long, emotional account alleging she was molested by a stuntman when she was just 12 years old, and the adults on the set did nothing to protect her.

The actress says she was filming "True Lies" when the 36-year-old stunt coordinator singled her out and lured her to hotel room in Miami ... telling her parents he was taking her to the hotel for a swim.

She says he went into the bathroom and came out with a small hand towel over his genitals and then laid her down on the bed and got on top of her and rubbed against her until he climaxed.

Eliza says afterward he said, "I think we should be careful," meaning she should tell no one.

The actress, who is now 37, asks, "Why didn't an adult on the set find his predatory advances strange -- that over-the-top special attention he gave me."

She goes on, "Hollywood has been very good to me in many ways. Nevertheless, Hollywood also failed to protect me, a child actress." 

James Franco Universities Where He Taught ... No Sexual Misconduct Complaints

1/13/2018 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

James Franco is facing 4 sexual misconduct complaints from some of his former acting students at Studio 4 and Playhouse West, so we decided to call around and see if anyone lodged complaints at the various schools where the actor taught, and it turns out there were none.

Franco taught classes at NYU in 2011 and 2012 ... an NYU administration source tells TMZ there were neither formal nor informal complaints against him.

We also checked with USC, where Franco taught various classes from 2013 and 2015 and a rep for the school tells us ... no complaints.

And we contacted UCLA, where Franco taught from 2012 to 2017. No one from the school would give us an official comment, but sources at the school who would have received such complaints tell us none were lodged. 

The fact that no complaints were filed does not mean nothing ever happened. As we've reported, Franco has maintained he has done nothing wrong

James Franco Accuser 'I Still Have Love for Him' But He Must Apologize!!!

1/12/2018 1:30 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

One of James Franco's accusers is willing to forgive him if he publicly owns up to the sexual misconduct she says she experienced on a movie set.

Sarah Tither-Kaplan tells TMZ, "I don't hate James. I still have love for him." She's reacting to Franco's Critics' Choice Awards victory Thursday night ... a ceremony he skipped because, as we first reported ... he's despondent over multiple allegations against him.

Sarah says she doesn't begrudge Franco's success, and, in fact, says she would've been shocked if he didn't win -- but adds he still needs to accept responsibility and apologize. In fact, she believes he'll be totally forgiven if he does. 

You'll recall, she accused Franco of exploiting her for nude scenes in a movie, and also of removing genital guards off other actresses -- not her -- during an orgy scene in the film.

Sarah does think Franco's benefiting from "the privilege of being young, white and pretty" -- meaning the public believes him more than say, Harvey Weinstein, because James is good looking.

James Franco Accuser Defends Tweet About Ruining People's Lives

1/12/2018 1:12 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

One of the women accusing James Franco of sexual assault is blasting critics who have latched on to a comment she made ... that she likes to ruin lives.

Violet Paley has claimed Franco forced her head into his lap while his penis was exposed. She told the L.A. Times she and Franco were in a consensual, sexual relationship when they were sitting in a car and he pressured her into performing oral sex on him -- something she had not done to him before. Paley, an aspiring filmmaker, says, "The power dynamic was really off."

Franco has said the allegation is not true, but would not elaborate. 

Paley has some questioning her veracity based on this tweet:

Paley tells TMZ, "I use twitter to make jokes most of the time. It was clearly a joke." She went on, "I'm sorry if I offended anyone and I think most people know it was a joke and the people milking it are Trump-like bot trolls so I'm not deleting it and letting their psychotic twist on a dumb joke win."

Patty Hearst Fox Axes Biopic Project After She Blasts It

1/11/2018 5:09 PM PST
Breaking News

Patty Hearst's scathing criticism of the upcoming film and TV projects about her life wasn't taken lightly ... Fox just pulled the plug on its film project.

20th Century Fox Film announced Thursday afternoon it's cancelling its planned biopic about Hearst based on the book "American Heiress" by Jeffrey Toobin after she blasted the project and the author for glorifying her rape and torture.

Patty told us she especially took issue with Toobin allegedly referring to his book as "the last word on the subject." She says, "It was offensive to me that a man would have the audacity to tell a woman that he would have the last word on her trauma."

Hearst also took issue with Toobin's book citing one of its main sources as one of Patty's captors, and calling her abduction a "rollicking adventure."

While Fox has cancelled the movie project, an upcoming docuseries on CNN is still set to air in February. As we reported ... Patty and her family are outraged by the network's plan.

Lakers Pull Offer to Jamil Wilson ... After STD Lawsuit

1/10/2018 4:10 PM PST
Breaking News

The L.A. Lakers have backed out of plans to ink a 10-day contract with Jamil Wilson in the wake of a sexual battery lawsuit in which the player is accused of giving a woman herpes. 

TMZ Sports broke the story ... the woman claims she's been diagnosed with herpes simplex 2 and believes Wilson gave it to her during unprotected sexual encounters. She believes he knew he was a carrier but concealed it from her in order to gain consent. 

The Lakers had reportedly planned on signing Wilson on Wednesday ... but according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the team is hitting the brakes. Woj says the team isn't ruling out signing Wilson somewhere down the line.

Wilson's agent, Steve McCaskill, told ESPN the player plans on taking legal action of his own. 

"Jamil has been irreparably harmed by the recent accusation which has now resulted in damage to his NBA career. We will not tolerate these false accusations, but will pursue all legal remedies with the full force of the law."

Corey Feldman Named in Sexual Battery Report

1/10/2018 10:42 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Corey Feldman's warpath against alleged child molesters in Hollywood just took a hard right turn -- he's now being accused of sexual battery.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... a woman walked into a police station Monday and filed a report claiming Corey grabbed her ass in early 2017. We're told LAPD's Robbery-Homicide Division will investigate. Unlike almost all of the recent sexual misconduct claims in Hollywood ... this case would fall within the statute of limitations.

Corey's rep says he "vehemently denies these egregious claims."

Last year, he went on a mission to out child predators in the film industry ... though he's had some hiccups along the way.

NBA's Jamil Wilson Sued for Sexual Battery You Gave Me Herpes!

1/9/2018 5:29 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

NBA player Jamil Wilson -- who's expected to sign a contract with the Lakers on Wednesday -- has been sued by a woman who claims he gave her herpes ... and didn't warn her he had the disease. 

It's all in a lawsuit filed in L.A. County Superior Court ... the woman claims she began dating and having unprotected sex with Wilson in Nov. 2016. 

But things went south and in June 2017 the woman claims she was diagnosed with herpes simplex type 2 -- and she's pointing the finger at Wilson. 

In her suit, the woman claims Wilson KNEW he had herpes when they began having sex and failed to disclose that information to her. And now she's pissed. 

The woman is suing for sexual battery and fraud -- claiming her consent was based on the assumption he was disease-free. She's also seeking damages for emotional distress. 

We spoke with Wilson's agent who told us he had no comment on the lawsuit. 

Evan Rachel Wood You're No Monster If You Don't Wear Black at Golden Globes

1/7/2018 12:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Evan Rachel Wood says it's great that people want to wear black to the Golden Globes, and those who don't want to ... well that's great, too.

We got the "Westworld" star at LAX Friday and asked her about actors who will wear black in support of Hollywood's anti-sexual harassment movement. Evan's totally on board ... but she also supports anyone who has other ways of protesting.

ERW's not just talk. Check it out ... she offers a specific way to protest, and if anyone actually plays it out Sunday, get ready for headlines! 

Donovan McNabb Fired By ESPN After Sexual Harassment Investigation

1/5/2018 2:22 PM PST
Breaking News

It's over for Donovan McNabb at ESPN ... the network has officially cut ties with the ex-QB after an investigation into sexual harassment claims during his time at the NFL Network. 

As we previously reported, McNabb was named in a lawsuit filed by a former NFL Network wardrobe stylist who claims several famous employees harassed her ... including Marshall Faulk, Ike Taylor, Eric Davis and Warren Sapp

With regard to McNabb, the woman claimed he sent her text messages asking if "she was a squirter" and telling her she "looked like the kind of girl that squirted when getting f*cked."

McNabb and Davis had left NFL Network and got new jobs with ESPN -- but they were suspended by ESPN when they learned of the allegations against the 2 men. 

Now, ESPN confirms both McNabb and Davis are no longer ESPN employees. 

Chuck Zito Sick of H'wood Witch Hunt And Just Try Me, Trump Haters!!!

1/5/2018 7:41 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Chuck Zito's letting his shirt do the talking when it comes to pledging allegiance to President Trump ... but he's also got a mouth on him and probably a fist, too.

The former "Oz" star, and real life badass, was in Bev Hills Thursday when we asked about Trump's sexual misconduct accusers -- his shirt led us down the path -- and Chuck went off.

First, he called the wave of allegations in Hollywood a "witch hunt" that was hurting his close friends. When he addressed Trump's accusers, his response was pretty much ... see my shirt.

But a bit more menacing. Basically, Chuck's begging haters to make a move.

BTW, his shirt's missing an apostrophe, but we're not about to tell him.

'Little Women: LA' Star Briana Files for Divorce Claims Abuse, Death Threats and Much Worse

1/4/2018 12:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

"Little Women: LA" star Briana Renee is divorcing her husband and dropping some heinous accusations against him, including abuse, death threats and bestiality ... TMZ has learned.

Briana filed to divorce Matt Grundhoffer, her husband of more than 2 1/2 years, citing irreconcilable differences. As we first reported, Briana and Matt separated in November. She wants child and spousal support, according to the docs.

She also filed for a restraining order last month and in the docs, obtained by TMZ, Briana says Grundhoffer verbally abused her at least twice in November -- calling her a "c**t" and a "worthless bitch" ... and threatened to take their 1-year-old son, Maverick.

Briana claims Matt is frequently drunk, and threatens violence when he is. For instance, in April 2017 he threatened to "kill everyone in the house" and in June, he implied he was going to kill himself ... according to docs.

Most disturbing are the messages between Grundhoffer and another woman, which Briana claims she found. In the docs, she says they were "sexually explicit and disturbing" ... and allegedly "involved bestiality and proposals of sex acts with minor children, including the proposal of sex acts with Matthew's minor child, age 12, from a previous relationship."

The judge granted the restraining order -- Matt has to stay 100 yards away from Briana and their son. Briana's also been awarded full custody for now. We reached out to Matt ... so far, no word back.

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