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Scott Baio Exposed Himself, Called Me 'F****t' Claims Co-Star Alexander Polinsky

2/14/2018 9:10 AM PST
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Nicole Eggert's co-star Alexander Polinsky claims Scott Baio exposed his genitals to him and called him a homophobic slur when he was just 11 years old.

Polinsky made the damning allegations Wednesday at a news conference flanked by Eggert and his attorney, Lisa Bloom. Polinsky claimed Baio sexually harassed him and ultimately assaulted him -- with a cup of hot tea to the face -- between the ages of 11 and 15 years old.

The former child star claimed during his first year on "Charles in Charge," Baio called him a "f****t" after witnessing Eggert on Baio's lap. Polinsky alleged Baio "pulled down my pants in front of over 100 people."

Perhaps, the most bizarre allegation -- Polinksky claims Baio exposed his genitals through a hole he'd cut in Polinsky's private dressing room. 

Polinsky says he doesn't intend to sue Baio, but he does want a public apology. Eggert was also at the news conference, and got emotional while talking to reporters.

As we reported ... Baio's team is set to hold its own news conference at 2 PM PT. His rep called Eggert, Polinsky and Bloom "sleaze mongers."

'Atomic Blonde' Producer Cops Want David Guillod's DNA In Connection with Rape Allegations

2/13/2018 11:53 AM PST

Feb 14. 3:20 AM PT --  Guillod's rep tells TMZ, "David Guillod vehemently denies these allegations and is fully cooperating with the investigation as he did in 2012. He looks forward to clearing his name and the truth coming out."

The rep goes on, "In 2012, the LAPD investigated this claim and closed their investigation after witnesses contradicted Ms. Barth's statements and a saliva DNA sample collected came back as a positive match to Danny Cusumano, Ms. Barth's boyfriend, at the time, which she was having an affair with while she was married. Ms. Barth is now married to Mr. Cusumano and the truth is just starting to become clear."

8:19 PM PT -- The warrant says just after the alleged incident a DNA sample was taken that revealed the DNA on Jessica's hickeys was that of her boyfriend and not Guillod or her husband.

Hollywood producer David Guillod -- who's been accused of sexual assault by at least 4 women, including actress Jessica Barth -- is now under the microscope of investigators ... TMZ has learned.

According to legal docs ... a warrant's been issued to collect the DNA of the "Atomic Blonde" producer in connection with claims made by Barth that Guillod drugged and raped her in 2012.

In the docs, the LAPD detective handling the case says Barth claims she went to dinner with Guillod and a friend, drank a lot of wine, began feeling drowsy and can't recall anything after that. She says the next thing she recalled was coming to in her car with Guillod standing outside the vehicle and yelling at her.

She went to the hospital for a rape kit and the exam revealed a bruise on her left thigh, a bruise on her forehead and potential saliva on her breast and neck.

She says she had hickeys on her neck and asked Guillod if they had sex and he said no, but said they did have a makeout session.

The docs make it clear ... the LAPD has re-opened the investigation. The initial allegations were investigated but the case was closed in 2014. Cops say it was re-opened after "new allegations" surfaced. Cops also say they never collected a DNA sample from Guillod, so they are looking to do that now.

Guillod stepped down as co-CEO of Primary Wave Entertainment in November after Barth went public with accusations. Shortly after, 3 more women came forward with similar stories of being drugged and raped.

Guillod's reportedly also under investigation by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office for allegedly raping a former employee in 2014.

Jared Fogle I Got A Raw Deal ... Nassar Got Leniency!

2/13/2018 11:06 AM PST
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Jared Fogle might have his most ridiculous legal argument yet for a judge to undo his plea deal -- and Larry Nassar is his exhibit A. 

Fogle filed docs seeking to withdraw his guilty plea, and focuses on one of his many charges ... traveling for the purpose of engaging in illicit sex. He points out Dr. Nassar did NOT get slapped with this charge, and Fogle clearly thinks he should have been.

Yes, it's true ... Nassar was traveling with Team USA Gymnastics when he committed some of his crimes. Fogle, who filed the docs himself, thinks there was some bias against him because he did get that charge. He thinks he and Nassar should have gotten equal treatment under the law.

Here's why Fogle's not a great lawyer. Just one of Nassar's several sentences was for 175 years -- whereas Fogle's doing 15. He's asking the court to let him withdraw his guilty plea, presumably to get a do-over in his case.

Careful what ya wish for, jackass.

Malcolm X Personal Letter re: Marital Woes ... Yours for $75k

2/13/2018 12:40 AM PST

A letter Malcolm X penned to his mentor and Nation of Islam leader, Elijah Muhammad -- seeking marital advice -- is up for sale with a hefty price tag.

Malcolm wrote the letter in 1959, turning to his spiritual leader for some marriage counseling. In the correspondence, Malcolm details issues he and his wife, Betty Shabazz, had been trying to sort out for months. He asks Elijah Muhammad to step in, saying ... "I have complete faith in whatever way you wish or may chose (or may not) to take it up with her."

We're told the letter was originally obtained by Elijah Muhammad's son, who gave it to his attorney ... who eventually sold it to a collector roughly 20 years ago. It's changed owners a few times since then, and is now being sold through Moments in Time for a cool $75,000. 

For the record ... Malcolm and Betty remained married until his assassination in 1965.

February 21 will mark the 53rd anniversary of his death.

Seal Sexual Battery Case Rejected by D.A.

2/12/2018 10:13 AM PST

Seal will not face any criminal charges in the sexual battery complaint filed by a former neighbor ... TMZ has learned.

The L.A. County District Attorney's Office rejected the case citing lack of witnesses or evidence to corroborate allegations made by actress, Tracey Birdsall. What's more, the statute of limitations has run out. Birdsall claimed the assault happened February of 2016, according to docs obtained by TMZ.

We broke the story ... cops opened a criminal investigation after Birdsall alleged Seal groped her and forcefully kissed her after he invited her into his house.

They were neighbors in L.A. at the time and she said they had developed a close friendship, but that's all. Birdsall said she decided to come forward after Seal encouraged women to share their own stories of sexual misconduct.

The singer vehemently denied the allegations, and now he's off the hook ... criminally.

Marlon Brando's Son Dad Didn't Bang Richard Pryor

2/12/2018 1:00 AM PST

Marlon Brando's son says his dad did NOT bang Richard Pryor ... even though Pryor's widow insists he did.

Marlon's oldest living son, Miko Brando, tells TMZ ... "The Marlon Brando family has heard the recent comments by Quincy Jones and we are disappointed that anyone would make such a wrongful comment about either Marlon Brando or Richard Pryor."

That's in sharp conflict with what Richard's widow, Jennifer Pryor, told us last week ... that the Brando/Pryor hookup DID go down, and Rich was fine with it.

You'll recall, Jennifer said Richard wasn't upset at all by Quincy's comments -- adding the comedian was always very open about his bisexuality, apparently having documented his experiences in diaries he kept.

Miko's gone to bat for his late father before -- most recently when the actor was accused of plotting a real rape during a movie scene. Heck, even Richard's own daughter, Rain Pryor, denied the love affair between the 2 stars in a now-deleted post ... saying Pryor had a relationship with a trans woman once ... but "Daddy did NOT have relations with Brando."

So who's truthin' and who's lyin'?

Jeremy Piven's GF #MeToo Ruining My Life ... Dudes Are Afraid to Hit On Me!!!

2/12/2018 7:08 AM PST

Jeremy Piven's girlfriend is lashing out at the #MeToo movement ... but her beef has nothing to do with victims or accusers and everything to do with her.

We got Liana Mendoza in Studio City on Sunday when she went off, mostly because dudes aren't drooling over her anymore. See, everything to do with her. Remember ... the Prez dumped on the movement over the weekend, saying mere allegations without due process are ruining lives.

Jeremy's said as much ... and sexual misconduct allegations levied against him -- coupled with his "innocent until proven guilty" defense -- hasn't seemed to hurt his game.

Exhibit A -- Liana. 

Liana, however, has a completely different take on why the #MeToo movement is messing with her personally -- as in ... it now seems pointless to have gotten a boob job. She also breaks down what would happen if a random dude pulled out his junk in front of her.

She's joking ... we think.

Nicole Eggert Scott's Harassing Me with Calls ... He Calls BS

2/12/2018 12:40 AM PST

Nicole Eggert says Scott Baio is blowing up her phone on the heels of her going to cops with sexual abuse allegations against him -- something he flatly denies -- and now she's rolling with security.

We got Nicole Sunday at the L.A. Farmer's Market, where she was flanked by some huge dudes who she says she hired to help protect her and her fam from Scott -- especially since she claims he's been harassing her on the phone as of late.

Nicole claims Scott's been hounding her and telling her to stop the public shaming and just talk to the cops -- which she did last week when she met with LAPD detectives and filed a police report

Scott's rep tells TMZ he has not called Nicole -- not even once -- since she made her allegations. The rep says Scott received several hangup calls in which the ID of the caller appeared to be Scott's own number. The rep says, "Immediately after, he was contacted by an individual who gave him 24 hours to accept an unspecified offer which was characterized as 'help.'"

The rep goes on ... saying Scott immediately changed his number, adding, "We have significant evidence about the origin of these calls, and are bringing it to law enforcement Monday."

There's also this ... Nicole says there are more cast members that are also coming forward against Baio. Again, for the record ... he's completely denied her accusations.

Nicole also tells us if she'd like to see Baio in jail.

Donald Trump Lashes Out at #MeToo Movement ... People Deserve Due Process

2/10/2018 7:47 AM PST

Donald Trump just went on the attack against the #MeToo movement, complaining mere allegations are ruining lives without due process.

Trump just tweeted, "Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation. Some are true and some are false. Some are old and some are new. There is no recovery for someone falsely accused - life and career are gone. Is there no such thing any longer as Due Process?"

Rob Porter, who served as a key aide to the President until he resigned this week after allegations surfaced that he abused his 2 ex-wives, seemed to be the catalyst for Trump's tirade. Trump wished Porter well Friday, essentially saying there was a rush to judgment in believing his accusers. 

A second member of Trump's team, speechwriter David Sorenson, resigned Friday after domestic abuse allegations as well.  

Quentin Tarantino Apologizes to Polanski's Rape Victim

2/8/2018 10:09 AM PST

Quentin Tarantino is issuing a mea culpa after old comments he made live on the air about Roman Polanski's child rape victim were met with rage.

Tarantino issued a statement Thursday, apologizing to Polanski's then-13-year-old victim, Samantha Geimer, after a 2003 interview with Howard Stern surfaced, during which he said the sex was "not rape" ... and that Geimer "wanted to have it."

Geimer addressed the controversy Tuesday, saying Tarantino's comments were "wrong" and "I bet he knows it."

In his apology, obtained by Indiewire, Tarantino responded, saying he's sorry for his "cavalier remarks." He also explicitly acknowledges Geimer "WAS raped by Roman Polanski" ... adding he "incorrectly played devil's advocate for the sake of being provocative."

Tarantino adds ... "So, Ms. Geimer, I was ignorant, and insensitive, and above all, incorrect. I am sorry Samantha."

i post this clip to memorialize it’s full exposure in the nyt by Maureen Dowd. the circumstances of this event were negligent to the point of criminality. i do not believe though with malicious intent. Quentin Tarantino, was deeply regretful and remains remorseful about this sorry event, and gave me the footage years later so i could expose it and let it see the light of day, regardless of it most likely being an event for which justice will never be possible. he also did so with full knowledge it could cause him personal harm, and i am proud of him for doing the right thing and for his courage. THE COVER UP after the fact is UNFORGIVABLE. for this i hold Lawrence Bender, E. Bennett Walsh, and the notorious Harvey Weinstein solely responsible. they lied, destroyed evidence, and continue to lie about the permanent harm they caused and then chose to suppress. the cover up did have malicious intent, and shame on these three for all eternity. CAA never sent anyone to Mexico. i hope they look after other clients more respectfully if they in fact want to do the job for which they take money with any decency.

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The director also apologized this week for how he handled Uma Thurman's stunt on the set of 'Kill Bill' after she'd injured herself. Apologies all around.

Nick Carter Dream Singer Reports Alleged Rape to Police

2/7/2018 4:34 PM PST

The singer who accused Nick Carter of allegedly raping her in 2002 has filed a report with cops about the incident.

We're told Melissa Schuman -- a singer from the girl group, Dream -- filed a report alleging sexual assault Wednesday with the Santa Monica Police Department. Law enforcement sources tell us the report will be handed off to the LAPD's Special Crimes unit -- a unit established after the Weinstein allegations.

As we reported ... Schuman claimed Carter raped her when she was 18 and he was 22. She says Carter forcibly performed oral sex on her and made her reciprocate. From there, Schuman claims Carter took her to a bedroom and forced her to have intercourse.

Nick has maintained the sexual encounters between them were always consensual

We've reached out to a rep for Nick about the new police report ... so far, no word back. 

Richard Pryor Widow Says Yes, He Did Bang Brando ... And There's No Shame

2/7/2018 1:20 PM PST

Richard Pryor had a lot of sex in the '70s -- and it was with both men and women -- including Marlon Brando ... according to Pryor's widow, Jennifer.

Jennifer confirmed the Richard-Marlon hookup, which Quincy Jones first mentioned in a pretty wild Vulture interview. As Q put it, Brando would "f*** anything. Anything! He'd f*** a mailbox. James Baldwin. Richard Pryor. Marvin Gaye." The allegation sent the Internet into a frenzy.

Jennifer tells TMZ ... Richard would have no shame about Quincy's comments. She says the comedic legend was always very open about his bisexuality with friends, and documented it extensively in diaries. Jennifer says she'll publish them later this year.

As for Richard hooking up with Brando -- she says, "It was the '70s! Drugs were still good, especially quaaludes. If you did enough cocaine, you'd f*** a radiator and send it flowers in the morning."

Jennifer says she has no doubt Richard would be cracking up if he heard Quincy spilling the tea.

Nicole Eggert Telling Cops About Baio Was the 'Right Thing to Do'

2/7/2018 10:43 AM PST

Nicole Eggert has no regrets about dragging police into her feud with Scott Baio -- and says it's a necessary part of her recovery.

Nicole was out in L.A. Wednesday morning when she revealed her experience with LAPD one day earlier. TMZ broke the story ... the former "Charles in Charge" star and her attorney, Lisa Bloom, met with detectives in the Sexual Assault Section ... and discussed her claim Baio molested her multiple times.

Baio denies the allegations, and told us Nicole's not only changed her story multiple times -- but she's playing dirty by even mentioning his kids in this whole mess.

For her part, Nicole firmly believes going to police was the "right thing to do."

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