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Paul Mitchell Co-Owner Sued for Harassment ... Used Co. As Hunting Ground for Sex

2/5/2018 9:11 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Paul Mitchell's son Angus, a co-owner of the Paul Mitchell Company, is being sued for allegedly coercing and cajoling an employee to have sex with him.

Tally Rossi claims in a new lawsuit she was hired back in 2012 as a project manager for media/education for the famous hair care company.

She claims Angus -- who was married at the time -- used the company as a "hunting ground to find women to date and have sex with." Rossi says Angus began flirting with her, saying he wanted someone just like her.

She says in Sept. 2015, Angus invited her to his home, gave her a glass of wine, and while he was talking about his recent divorce, he grabbed her face and forcibly kissed her. She says she cried and pulled away.

Rossi says although she rejected him she felt pressure to get into a sexual relationship with him. Specifically, she says he pressured her into taking ecstasy and having sex. She says she felt like she had to do it to save her job.

In the lawsuit, filed by Ben Meiselas and Mark Geragos, Rossi says they broke up in January 2016 and no sooner did that happen than she got demoted after getting a negative performance review.

Now the twist ... she says in March 2016, she had sex with him again and he wired her $50k because he felt bad she was treated poorly at work. Then, she says, the President of the company lowered the boom, giving her the option to quit immediately or at the end of the day.

Rossi is suing for sex discrimination and harassment. 

We reached out to Angus and the Paul Mitchell Co. ... so far, no word back. 

Larry Nassar Sentenced Again Gets Up to 125 Years in Prison

2/5/2018 7:23 AM PST
Breaking News

Larry Nassar was just sentenced to an additional 40-125 YEARS in prison ... less than 2 weeks after a judge signed his "death warrant" with a 40-175 year term in a separate case.

This time, the disgraced ex-Team USA doctor was being charged for sexual assault crimes he committed at Twistars USA Gymnastics Club in Lansing, Michigan. 

Last week, he heard impact statements from dozens of his victims ... and was nearly attacked by the father of 3 girls he abused. 

Nassar issued an apology to his victims in court ... but the judge wasn't buying it, telling Larry -- "I am not convinced that you understand what you did was wrong. Clearly you are in denial. You don't get it."

FYI, Nassar was already sentenced to 60 years for child porn crimes ... bringing his minimum years behind bars to 140.

Have fun in prison, scumbag.

Uma Thurman Harvey Weinstein Sexually Attacked Me

2/3/2018 8:08 AM PST

Uma Thurman recently said she was waiting until her anger subsided to reveal what she insinuated was a sexual assault at the hands of Harvey Weinstein, and she's now opened up.

Uma says years ago she and Weinstein were in a Paris hotel room discussing a script, when he asked her to go into a steam room with him. She says she entered in a black leather outfit, but quickly called him out, saying it was "ridiculous" they were in there together. She says he got mad and bolted from the steam room ... this according to a new interview with The New York Times. 

Uma then says, shortly thereafter, they were in London at the Savoy Hotel in Weinstein's hotel suite. She says Weinstein suddenly shoved himself on her and tried exposing himself. She says she screamed at him, saying he was "like an animal wriggling away, like a lizard.

She says the next day Weinstein sent her flowers and apologized.

Uma says after the apology, they met and she warned him, "If you do what you did to me to other people you will lose your career, your reputation and your family, I promise you.

They have had a fractured relationship ever since, but they did work together again.

Weinstein's reps told the NY Times, "Mr. Weinstein acknowledges making a pass at Ms. Thurman in England after misreading her signals in Paris. He immediately apologized."  Weinstein denies threatening Uma's career. 

Scott Baio Fights Back Tears Over Nicole Eggert Invoking Daughter in War of Words

2/2/2018 12:40 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Scott Baio was rendered speechless and moved to tears when he heard Nicole Eggert has brought his daughter into their war over her claims of sexual harassment on the set of "Charles in Charge."

Scott couldn't even process Nicole's comment Friday, "I'd like to see him come clean for the sake of his daughter. Be a good parent."

Baio felt Eggert sunk to new lows with her comment, and was so distraught he had to end his interview on "TMZ Live."

Scott has strongly denied Nicole's allegations.

Gabby Douglas & Mom Condemn Nassar Attacker Never Fight Evil with Evil

2/2/2018 12:16 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Violence is not the answer ... even when it comes to Dr. Larry Nassar -- this according to Gabby Douglas and her mom who are strongly condemning the father who attacked Nassar in court. 

Natalie Hawkins was at LAX with Gabby where she told TMZ Sports she knows exactly how Randall Margraves was feeling before he went nuclear in court ... since Gabby was also one of Nassar's victims

"My daughter was one of the [victims]. I don't care how angry you are, the important thing is to maintain your emotions," Hawkins said ... "It's a bad example for the kids."

Gabby said people shouldn't fight evil with evil ... they should combat it with good. 

 

Adam Venit to Terry Crews Relax, You Weren't Injured And It Wasn't Sexual

2/2/2018 11:51 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The man Terry Crews claims sexually assaulted him at a party has responded in new legal docs, saying it was all a case of no harm, no foul.

Adam Venit, a big Hollywood agent at William Morris Endeavor, just filed his response to actor Terry's lawsuit, in which Terry alleged Adam grabbed his genitals in the middle of a party.

Adam issued a general denial, adding Terry can't win the lawsuit because he didn't suffer any injury and, on top of that, none of his conduct was sexual.

Sources connected to Adam say he had too much to drink that night and the groping was horseplay, for which he apologized to Terry the next day.  

Nicole Eggert Scott Baio Needs to 'Come Clean' For His Daughter's Sake

2/2/2018 10:20 AM PST

Nicole Eggert is imploring Scott Baio to be a good father to his daughter ... and, in her eyes, that means confessing he had sex with Nicole when she was a minor.

Eggert was out for a walk in L.A. Friday morning when she went for the jugular with her former "Charles in Charge" co-star. She also says she hasn't filed a report yet, but she has an appointment to talk to cops.

She goes on to hint she might not be the only person from the show who has beef with Baio.

As we've reported ... Scott denies having any sexual contact with Eggert before she was 18, and points out she's changed her story several times.

Treach Tupac's Rape Accuser is Thirsty for Fame ... 23 Yrs. Later

2/2/2018 12:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Treach says Tupac's rape accuser is only coming forward now to repeat her more than 2-decade-old allegations because she's trying to use the #MeToo movement to gain some fame.

The Naughty by Nature rapper tells us everyone heard Ayanna Jackson's story when Tupac went to trial and eventually prison in 1995. Treach, who was tight with 'Pac, believes Jackson is digging up the old story as part of what he calls, "the new hustle" -- promoting some upcoming project.

He clarified, he's not condoning rape, and clearly believes his friend did NOT commit one.   

As we reported ... Ayanna claims Pac told her he wanted to share her with his crew and forced her into group sex. Although she alleged rape, Pac was ultimately convicted of a lesser charge, first-degree sexual abuse.

Mohamed Hadid Threatens to Sue Model Over Date Rape Claim

2/1/2018 6:24 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Guess co-founder Paul Marciano  has been dragged into a new claim involving his friend Mohamed Hadid ... and this accuser claims Hadid date raped her ... something he strongly denies.

Miranda Vee met with Marciano to discuss a possible test shoot with Guess, but claims he sexually harassed her ... and then "passed" her on to Mohamed.

In her Instagram post -- which included Upton's original claim -- Vee goes on to claim she set up a professional meeting with Hadid, but it turned out to be "just me, him & champagne where he date raped me in a apartment."

Mohamed tells TMZ he did agree to meet Vee about 2 years ago because she claimed to be a fan. He says, "When we met it was not a date and not once did I touch her." He calls Vee's story outrageous and "totally untrue" -- and adds, she should go to police, not social media, if she wants to level allegations against himself or Marciano. 

Thank you @kateupton it is time people like @paulmarciano & @mohamedhadid get exposed for who they really are! I met with paul at his @guess headquarters that is actually a apartment where he sexually harassed me & after that passed me on to his friend mohammed who was going to meet me for “coffee” i thought it was a professional meeting but It was just me, him & champagne where he date raped me in a apartment. All to get a test shoot for guess. LAST year when I tryed to speak out about it they found out & made me sign a disclosure agreement & I only agreed to sign because paul threatened me & said he would get me disappeared if I ever say anything. #TIMESUP Why should we have to stay quiet because they have the power? #METOO

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In her post, Vee claimed Marciano and Hadid forced her to sign a non-disclosure agreement.

Our Guess sources say Vee signed an NDA after she threatened to go public with a "bogus" story. 

For his part, Hadid says he's already spoken to his attorney and plans to file a defamation suit against Vee. We've reached out to Vee, but no word back yet. 

Paul Marciano to Kate Upton Take Me to Court ... I've Done Nothing Wrong!!!

2/1/2018 10:28 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Guess co-founder Paul Marciano is so confident there's been no misconduct by him against Kate Upton ... he's urging her to take him to court to set the record straight.

Marciano tells TMZ ... he's shocked by Upton's accusations of sexual harassment and can't figure out what she claims to have against him. He says he won't apologize because he's done nothing wrong.

Marciano insists he's never touched Upton, and has never even been alone with her. He adds ... "If she has a claim, there's one place to tell the truth and that’s in court or to the police."

The Guess honcho says there could be some bad blood with Kate ... he says after she became a superstar by way of 5 campaigns with the brand, she began showing up to set after late nights "looking terrible." Marciano claims the company decided to cut ties with her ... and he suggests this might be her motivation.

We talked to Kate Wednesday -- after she had tweeted that Marciano has been "using his power in the industry to sexually and emotionally harass women" -- and she told us she can't wait to tell her full side of the story ... and hints it's coming soon.

'The Four' Judge Charlie Walk Benches Himself Amid Sexual Harassment Allegation

1/31/2018 2:27 PM PST
Breaking News

6:45 PM PT -- Walk will not appear in the finale of 'The Four' ... saying he made the decision not to attend "out of respect for the contestants, my fellow judges and everyone involved with the show."

He says he doesn't want his presence to be a distraction, but denies the allegations against him by adding ... "there has been an extreme rush to judgment against me in this particular case which is unfair and inconsistent with anything that even actually happened."

'The Four' could be down from 4 judges to 3 very shortly -- FOX is reportedly close to cutting ties with Charlie Walk, the Republic Records honcho accused of sexually harassing a former employee.

The approaching shakeup comes on the heels of Tristan Coopersmith's claim Walk repeatedly groped and harassed her during their years working together at Sony Music. Walk co-judged FOX's new talent search with Diddy, Meghan Trainor and DJ Khaled.

Walk will appear on Thursday night's pre-taped episode of the show, but will not appear next week ... according to Deadline.

Although, Charlie's denied Coopersmith's allegation ... he's also been suspended from Republic Records, which says it's hired a law firm to investigate the claims.

Nicole Eggert Headed to L.A. I'm Filing a Police Report Against Scott Baio

1/31/2018 10:33 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Nicole Eggert is on her way back to L.A. and she's beelining it for the police department to file a sexual battery report against Scott Baio.

Nicole was leaving the Peninsula Hotel in NYC Wednesday when our photog asked if she was going to pull the trigger and go to cops.

She wouldn't comment on Scott's appearance on GMA Wednesday, where he essentially called her a liar and invited her to call cops, because he says he never had sexual contact with her until she was 18.

Nicole and her lawyer Lisa Bloom also said they were considering filing a lawsuit against Scott. We asked her if she was going to follow through with that, and she somewhat coyly suggested that was in the cards.

Nicole Eggert Dr. Oz Sandbagged Me in New Interview

1/31/2018 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

There was a blowup at "The Dr. Oz Show" Tuesday when Nicole Eggert came back to shoot some additional footage for the show that will air Wednesday ... and TMZ has video of Nicole and her team confronting producers, claiming they were sandbagged.

TMZ broke the story ... the show decided to air the episode, which was shot January 10 but later shelved because producers said they had issues with Nicole's timeline. They apparently had a change of heart, because after Nicole appeared on Megyn Kelly's show Tuesday they got a call from producers saying they would air the show, but wanted to ask some additional questions.

Nicole showed up to Oz's studio Tuesday afternoon with her lawyer, Lisa Bloom, and her manager, David Weintraub, and they say Oz ambushed them, questioning whether Nicole really had sex with Scott Baio when she was 17. Oz revealed Nicole's friend, Christy, used her birthday as a marker in recalling a discussion she had with Nicole that made it appear Nicole was actually 18 when she had sex with Baio.

You hear in the video Nicole, Lisa and David get extremely upset with producers, saying Christy's recollections were irrelevant and claiming Oz was trashing Nicole to save face for 86'ing the show earlier this month.

The episode will air Wednesday.

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