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$338M Powerball Winner Charged with Sexual Assault Of an Underage Girl

9/20/2017 12:53 PM PDT

The guy who scored a $338 million Powerball jackpot has been busted for sex crimes involving an underage girl.

Prosecutors charged Pedro Quezada with multiple counts of aggravated sexual assault of a minor Wednesday in Passaic, NJ.

Authorities say Quezada -- who reportedly opted for the $152 mil lump sum after taxes in 2013 -- sexually assaulted the victim when he lived in Passaic, and she was between 11 and 14 years old. 

The 49-year-old is facing more than 20 years in prison if convicted.

Lisa Bloom Kevin Hart Accused My Client of Extortion

9/20/2017 11:46 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Attorney Lisa Bloom seems to say Kevin Hart contacted her client and accused her of being the extortionist behind the sex tape.

Lisa just spoke with Harvey Levin on "TMZ Live" and said she believes Kevin may have contacted her client once, but Montia Sabbag vigorously denied any allegation of being the extortionist.

Bloom also says the sex scene in the bedroom does indeed seem to be the liaison between Kevin and her client, which she said lasted a weekend.

She explains how her client met Kevin and also says Montia has a suspicion as to the identity of the extortionists. She will be sharing that with cops.

Usher Georgia Accuser in Herpes Lawsuit Reveals Her Identity

9/20/2017 11:13 AM PDT

The woman suing Usher for $20 million for allegedly giving her genital herpes has now identified herself. 

Laura Helm claims in new legal docs, she had 2 sexual encounters with the singer. She says he behaved very oddly. The docs are very descriptive, but she says she never saw him finish because she saw him run to the bathroom. She goes on ... on the second occasion he did not wear a condom and says a few days after that she noticed an unusual bump on the inside of her cheek. A few days after that she noticed a similar bump -- the size of a green pea -- on her vagina.

She says, during the second encounter Usher set the mood by putting on jazz music while performing oral sex on her.

She references reports that Usher paid $1.1 million to a previous sex partner but she offers no proof.

Helm says they were platonic friends and he wooed her by telling her about his humanitarian efforts in Africa.

Helm is suing for $20 million.

'Shahs of Sunset' Star GG Hubby Says Not So Fast with Divorce ... Wants Spousal Support

9/20/2017 11:28 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"Shahs of Sunset" star Golnesa 'GG' Gharachedaghi filed for divorce after just 2 months of marriage, but there's a problem -- her husband claims they were together 'til just last week.

According to new legal docs ... Shalom Yeroushalmi agrees he and GG got married on January 25, but he claims their separation date is September 13. GG previously claimed March 27 was the day they split.

Shalom's also fighting GG's request to block him from getting spousal support. He's asking the court to award him some, and wants her to pay his attorney's fees too.

As we reported ... friends were worried GG was rushing to the altar, and now it looks like her divorce proceedings are going to last much longer than her marriage.

Kevin Hart Extortion Case Search Warrants are Being Written

9/20/2017 10:56 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Law enforcement officers have been busy writing multiple search warrants Tuesday as they hone in on the people they believe are the extortionists in the Kevin Hart sex tape investigation ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources say the declarations in support of the warrants will outline reasons they believe their targets may be the ones who contacted Kevin's people and made 8-figure demands in return for keeping the tape under wraps.

We're told the warrants, which still need to be signed by a judge, will ask permission to seize cell phones, computers and other electronic devices. As we reported, the extortion demands were sent by emails that were encrypted.

Authorities believe the sex video was shot on an iPhone, so authorities are particularly interested in that device.

Montia Sabbag, Kevin's sex partner, maintains she's a victim who had no knowledge she was being recorded in Kevin's Vegas hotel room. As we reported, cops have their suspicions but we don't know if she is one of the search warrant targets.

Gisele Bundchen Bonjour, Monsieur le President ...

9/20/2017 10:20 AM PDT

Gisele Bundchen's charm was no match for the President of France.

The Brazilian supermodel met Emmanuel Macron Tuesday during a meeting of the Global Pact for the Environment at the United Nations Headquarters in NYC. They exchanged pleasantries and shook hands in a move that can only be described as both classy and gentlemanly of Macron.

Unclear what Gisele said to him ... but he blushed like a little boy meeting his first crush.

No wonder she was in a rush ... can't leave the Prez hangin.

Albert Haynesworth: My Baby Mama Attacked Me ... I Have Witnesses

9/20/2017 11:21 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ex-NFL superstar Albert Haynesworth claims he's the victim of domestic violence -- alleging his baby mama physically and verbally abused him ... and TMZ Sports has the police report.

The drama between Haynesworth and his ex, Brittany Jackson, went public Wednesday when she accused him of skipping out on child support for their young son. 

Jackson's a former college basketball star who says she also played in the WNBA. 

Haynesworth -- who reportedly made more than $50 MILLION during his NFL career -- fired back with allegations of his own. 

"Not only has she called me unthinkable names she has been extremely violent," Haynesworth claims.

The 6'6", 350-pound defensive tackle says he called police on the woman more than 10 times during their rocky 2-year relationship. 

"I have witnesses and bruises but me for some reason still tried to protect her by not sending her to jail bc I didn't want to ruin her so called career and name."

TMZ Sports obtained a police report filed back in January in which Haynesworth told police in Tennessee that Jackson kicked him in the groin twice after an argument at a friend's house. Albert told cops she had been drinking wine. 

According to the police report, Haynesworth refused medical attention. Albert never pushed forward with charges. 

Haynesworth claims his ex, who is white, would call him the n-word -- despite the fact they have a mixed race child together -- because "she said she wanted me to feel hurt bc I didn't show her affection."

Haynesworth adds, "Being a man I am a provider and protecter I have millions of faults that are not flattering but NO ONE deserves to be mentally and physically abuse!!!"

We reached out to Haynesworth's ex multiple times for comment -- so far, no word back. 

Ryan Phillippe Ex-GF Can't Hide After Assault Claims

9/20/2017 9:26 AM PDT

Ryan Phillippe's ex-girlfriend tried just about everything to dodge questions about the explosive lawsuit she's filed, claiming he brutally attacked her.

Elsie Hewitt was tight-lipped after landing Wednesday in London, but after suing Ryan and filing for an emergency protective order ... photogs and reporters swarmed around her. Hewitt tried, unsuccessfully, to hide under a Kendrick Lamar hoodie.

TMZ broke the story ... cops and prosecutors didn't buy Elsie's allegation that he threw her down the stairs. She sued him anyway but Ryan also plans to go after her.

Fergie Having 'Time Of Her Life' in Brazil Post-Split from Josh

9/20/2017 9:27 AM PDT

If Fergie is upset about her breakup from Josh Duhamel ... she didn't make it obvious at her Rock in Rio after-party singing the ol' Black Eyed Peas track "The Time."

Fergie jetted to Brazil after she and Josh announced their split last week. She performed at the 2017 Rock in Rio festival Saturday and then things got a bit wild at the after-party. She's got a new solo album coming out, but still seems to have a soft spot for her old group -- given her song choice. 

Some people drown their sorrows in a pint of Ben & Jerry's ... others do it like Fergie.

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Anthony Weiner Prosecutors Want Him Locked Up For Up to 27 Months

9/20/2017 9:24 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The United States government wants Anthony Weiner locked up for up to 27 months for getting sexual with a minor.

Prosecutors just filed their sentencing proposal with the court ... this after Weiner copped a plea to transferring obscene material to a minor.

The government says, "This is not merely a sexting case ... With full knowledge that he was communicating with a real, 15-year-old girl, the defendant asked her to engage in sexually explicit conduct via Skype and Snapchat, where her body was on display, and where she was asked to sexually perform for him."

Prosecutors say Weiner needs a stiff sentence because his prior conduct shows he's slow to learn what he's done is wrong.

And, prosecutors say, "With that depth of awareness ... [he has] a dangerous level of denial and lack of self-control."

Sentencing is set for Sept. 25.

Kevin Hart Sex Tape Partner Says I'm Not an Extortionist!!!

9/20/2017 9:12 AM PDT

The woman who ended up on the extortion sex video with Kevin Hart says she's a crime victim herself and she's going to cops.

Montia Sabbag joined her lawyer, Lisa Bloom, for a news conference just a few minutes ago and acknowledged she had "an intimate relationship" with Hart that apparently was partially captured on the video.

Sabbag said flatly, "I am not an extortionist. I had nothing to do with these recordings."

She says she has not been contacted by law enforcement yet, but Bloom said they are going to cops immediately.

Bloom said her client is not demanding money from Kevin, whom she says is also a victim. Our photog asked about our story ... that Sabbag's previous lawyer told Kevin's people she would take a lie detector test if they paid her $420,000. Bloom said "She is not demanding money." She did not address the issue of the prior demand with respect to the lie detector.

TMZ broke the story, the video was secretly shot the weekend of August 19 ... when Kevin and Sabbag got tight at Marquee nightclub in Vegas.

Sabbag did not say who she thinks made the recording, but Bloom made it clear it's a felony to secretly record private moments like this.

Senator Bill Cassidy Kimmel is Wrong ... My Health Bill Works

9/20/2017 9:55 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Senator Bill Cassidy respectfully disagrees with Jimmy Kimmel as to whether his new health care bill is the right fix to Obamacare -- but as for that "Kimmel test" ... uhhh.

We got the Louisiana senator Wednesday on Capitol Hill -- where he and Lindsey Graham are trying to get a new health bill passed to repeal and replace Obamacare by the end of the month -- and he says Kimmel's misinformed about what this new law would do.

He says it WILL protect folks with pre-existing conditions, and WILL get more people covered in general. Jimmy believes the opposite, saying the bill gives states more power to allocate money from the government -- and he thinks that will backfire.

Jimmy went on the attack on his show Tuesday night ... saying Cassidy's bill is too complicated ... and furthermore, he lied ... in Jimmy's eyes.

One thing is clear from Cassidy here ... the so-called "Kimmel test" he once endorsed might be out the window.

Jake LaMotta 'Raging Bull' Boxer Dead ... De Niro Pays Tribute

9/20/2017 7:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

8:54 AM PT -- Robert De Niro just issued a statement on LaMotta's passing, "Rest in Peace, Champ."

Boxing legend Jake LaMotta -- the champ who was played by Robert De Niro in the movie "Raging Bull" -- died Tuesday, TMZ has learned. He was 95.

Jake's wife tells TMZ, Jake died in a nursing home due to complications from pneumonia.

Another family member tells TMZ, Jake's condition deteriorated in the last few weeks. He was put on a feeding tube, which he kept pulling out. His condition worsened considerably in the last few days and a decision was made to withdraw the tube.

Jake's wife tells TMZ, "I just want people to know, he was a great, sweet, sensitive, strong, compelling man with a great sense of humor, with eyes that danced."

LaMotta was 83-19 in 106 pro fights -- a career that began in 1941, after he was rejected from serving in the military due to a medical issue.

He went on to win the world middleweight championship -- but he's most well known for his 6-fight rivalry with Sugar Ray Robinson ... though he only won 1 of the 6 fights.

LaMotta was famously portrayed by De Niro in the 1980 movie "Raging Bull," based on Jake's autobiography. De Niro won the Academy Award for Best Actor that year.

R.I.P.

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