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Category: tvSource: hollywoodreporterNov 15th, 2017

Rose McGowan Apologizes to Asia Argento, Asia Responds

Rose McGowan has issued an apology to Asia Argento after Asia publicly demanded an apology or she would pursue legal action. If you don’t know, Rose issued a lengthy reaction statement pertaining to Asia and her sexual misconduct scandal regarding a former child actor named Jimmy Bennett. ““In my statement, I challenged why Asia had [...] Rose McGowan has issued an apology to Asia Argento after Asia publicly demanded an apology or she would pursue legal action. If you don’t know, Rose issued a lengthy reaction statement pertaining to Asia and her sexual misconduct scandal regarding a former child actor named Jimmy Bennett. ““In my statement, I challenged why Asia had not acted as I think any responsible adult would if they received sexually explicit messages from a 12 year old, which of course do not apply in the same way as when the situation involves a 17 year old, who had admitted harboring misguided fantasies about their mentor since they were 12,” Rose wrote. “I deeply regret not correcting my mistake sooner and apologize to Asia for not doing so.” Asia responded on Twitter, writing, “Although I am grateful to @rosemcgowan for her full apology following her groundless allegations about me, if she had issued it earlier, I may have kept my job on X-Factor and avoided the constant accusations of paedophilia which I have been subjected to in real-life and online.” She added, “Now go on, live your life and stop hurting other people, will you Rose? Best wishes.” Click inside to see the full letter Rose McGowan wrote to Asia Argento… Rose’s Full Apology Statement “On 27 August I released a statement about Asia Argento, which I now realized (sic) contained a number of facts that were not correct. The most serious of these was that I said that the unsolicited nude text messages Asia received from Jimmy Bennett had been sent since Jimmy was 12 years old. In fact, I had misunderstood the messages that Asia exchanged with my partner Rain Dove, which made clear that Jimmy had sent Asia inappropriate text messages only after they met up again when he was 17 (still legally a minor in California, but notably different from a 12 year old).” “I do not feel that it is my place to comment further on what happened at the Ritz Carlton in Marina del Rey hotel in May 2013, save to say that I now appreciate that it was not as I thought it was previously,” Rose continued. Rose added, “In my statement, I challenged why Asia had not acted as I think any responsible adult would if they received sexually explicit messages from a 12 year old, which of course do not apply in the same way as when the situation involves a 17 year old, who had admitted harboring misguided fantasies about their mentor since they were 12. “I deeply regret not correcting my mistake sooner and apologize to Asia for not doing so,” Rose ended her statement......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 27th, 2018

Asia Argento Permanently Inks Her Hate For Rose McGowan

Asia Argento is so out of her mind that she has convinced herself that she’s right, no matter what the facts are. She’s like those lunatic flat Earth believers, except her alternative fact belief is that sleeping with underage boys is okay. But if there’s one thing good I can say about Asia, it’s her […] The post Asia Argento Permanently Inks Her Hate For Rose McGowan appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?. Asia Argento is so out of her mind that she has convinced herself that she’s right, no matter what the facts are. She’s like those lunatic flat Earth believers, except her alternative fact belief is that sleeping with underage boys is okay. But if there’s one thing good I can say about Asia, it’s her ability to make another kook apologize. After making Rose McGowan retract her less-than-favorable statements about her, Asia decided to ink her hate for McGowan with a small dagger on her ankle. Take that Rose. She sure showed you by adding another terribly done tattoo to her body. You’ll remember that Rose McGowan and Asia bonded over getting allegedly abused by Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo movement. Then things soured for them when Asia was accused of sexually assaulting an underage boy named Jimmy Bennet. Things continued to get worse between the two of them, with Rose’s partner Rain Dove giving text messages from Asia about the incident to the police. Then Rose really snapped and went ahead and accused Asia of lying, which she was eventually forced to retract. According to Us Weekly, Asia wasn’t satisfied with the apology since she thinks that Rose’s words affected her career and the allegations of pedophilia which have followed her after all this came to light. And to show us how seriously mad she is, Asia went out and got herself a tattoo to commemorate the moment in her life she was accused of being a pedophile by her bestie. These two escaped insane asylum patients arguing about who’s the biggest victim have taken too much of everyone’s time. Asia is a middle-age moral deviant willing to do anything for attention. Argento has probably never turned down any young man that may have felt he was too young to ride the main attraction in Argento’s amusement park. And Rose McGowan, bouncing between a Sinead O’Connor baldy and an Edward Scissorhands inspired bowl-cut looks like an underage boy herself. Which leads me to theorize that Asia is really the Pied Piper of anyone concealing, or looking as if they may be concealing, young penis. It won’t be long before they kiss and make up. I think I can safely speak for everyone when I say we couldn’t care less what either of them have going on in their lives. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Backgrid USA / Instagram  The post Asia Argento Permanently Inks Her Hate For Rose McGowan appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?......»»

Category: topSource: wwtddOct 4th, 2018

Celebs Of The #MeToo Movement Defend Asia Argento Against Disgusting Claims She Caused Anthony Bourdain"s Suicide

We are all sad and confused about the loss of Anthony Bourdain. But some fans are taking it out on the wrong person. Someone who is already in a great deal of pain. Asia Argento was the focus of a great deal of ire among the dregs of toxic masculinity even before her boyfriend's death, for her [...] We are all sad and confused about the loss of Anthony Bourdain. But some fans are taking it out on the wrong person. Someone who is already in a great deal of pain. Asia Argento was the focus of a great deal of ire among the dregs of toxic masculinity even before her boyfriend's death, for her outspoken role as part of the #MeToo movement, and getting Bourdain involved in it as well. Related: Bourdain's 11-Year-Old Daughter Will Inherit Most Of His Estate Now she's being blamed by those "internet trolls" for his suicide as well, and the movement has her back. An open letter obtained by The Wrap and signed by Terry Crews, Olivia Munn, Rose McGowan, and 42 more famous faces of #MeToo, demands Asia be left to grieve in peace: "Asia has now found herself on the receiving end of vicious cyberbullying and repulsive slander at the hands of internet trolls who hold her responsible for Anthony's death. She has been accused of everything from causing her boyfriend's suicide to trying to use her 'survivor status' and the #MeToo movement to advance her career." Speaking directly to those supposed fans, the stars write: "We are here to ask those who are angry and grieving the loss of Anthony to find a healthy outlet for their pain. Asia is a survivor, just as we are, and her fame and outward show of strength does not make her any less vulnerable. Asia is not a headline — she is a human being, and she is in horrific pain. There has long been a traditional narrative of blaming, vilifying and martyring courageous women. We reject that narrative." Read the entire lengthy letter (below): On June 8, we lost a rare, great man. Anthony Bourdain was a lightning rod of cultural connectivity. He brought disparate, marginalized people together and made the unknown accessible — some of the many gifts that made Anthony such a valuable presence in our collective lives, whether we knew him or not. An unwavering supporter of women and the #MeToo movement, Bourdain's loss was a tragedy on so many levels, to so many people who saw him as a beacon of a new way of being. We share that grief and deepest sadness for his family and those closest to him whose pain must be unimaginable. One of the most vocal and unwavering figures in the #MeToo movement has been Asia Argento. At the center of our community, Asia has stood, her fist in the air, fighting daily not just for justice for those of us she has come to know, but for abused people the world over. Asia has now found herself on the receiving end of vicious cyberbullying and repulsive slander at the hands of internet trolls who hold her responsible for Anthony's death. She has been accused of everything from causing her boyfriend's suicide to trying to use her "survivor status" and the #MeToo movement to advance her career. There has long been a traditional narrative of blaming, vilifying and martyring courageous women. We reject that narrative. If there is one thing we know with unwavering confidence, "sexual violence victim" is not a title anyone wants attached to themselves. Being known as a sexual assault victim isn't a badge of honor or career booster; it's a highly difficult, sometimes traumatizing and humiliating experience. All of us who have taken the risk of coming forward — and it is truly a risk to us, our reputations, relationships and mental health — have faced harsh criticism and often outright anger and hatred online, in our respective communities and, for some, within our own families. Yet we come forward in the hope that we can change things for others and end the sexual violence and abuse that has flourished with impunity for millennia. We are here to ask those who are angry and grieving the loss of Anthony to find a healthy outlet for their pain. Asia is a survivor, just as we are, and her fame and outward show of strength does not make her any less vulnerable. Asia is not a headline — she is a human being, and she is in horrific pain. We are proud to stand together as silence-breakers. We are so grateful for the foresight and compassion of #MeToo founder Tarana Burke and every member of the community of survivors whose pain deserves equal attention. We are indebted to and linked with every person who has come forward to report their own experiences with sexual harassment, abuse and rape. We are proud of the courage of each and every person who has decided to speak their truth, just as we support those who do not wish to speak. We are proud of the work that is being done, but we are not finished; we have only just begun. We understand sexual harassment and assault are global epidemics. Our request for Asia is a request for any and all survivors. Our standing up for her is standing up to any and all bullies. We implore you to be kind to each other, to believe survivors, to stand up for survivors, to encourage, support and sympathize with them. We ask you to stand with us, as we stand with Asia. Sincerely, Jessicka Addams Lysette Anthony Rosanna Arquette Jessica Barth Chantal Cousineau Terry Crews Emma de Caunes Paz de la Huerta Juliana De Paula Drew Dixon Caitlin Dulany Dawn Dunning Molly Maeve Eagan Lucia Evans Alice Evans Louisette Geiss Louise Godbold Larissa Gomes Natasha Henstridge Dominique Huett Anna Graham Hunter Melissa Kester Katherine Kendall Mia Kirshner Nannette Klatt Jasmine Lobe Sarah Ann Masse Brittny McCarthy Rose McGowan Mary Monahan Olivia Munn Samantha Panagrosso Anthony Rapp Starr Rinaldi Tomi-Ann Roberts Erika Rosenbaum Kathryn Rossetter Melissa Sagemiller Johnathon Schaech Morgan Shanahan Lauren Sivan Mira Sorvino Cori Thomas Melissa Thompson Sarah Tither-Kaplan [Image via IPA/Apega/FayesVision/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJul 13th, 2018

Can Someone Decipher Rose McGowan’s New Statement On Bourdain’s Suicide?

  While most people send off the deceased with a wish that they R.I.P – Rest In Piece – Rose McGowan is sending off her apparent BFF Anthony Bourdain with a R.W.I.M.Y.S.A.A.M.F.A.E.A.E. – Rest While I Make Your Suicide All About Me Forever And Ever And Ever. After we took a look at McGowan’s quickly-deleted […] The post Can Someone Decipher Rose McGowan’s New Statement On Bourdain’s Suicide? appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?.   While most people send off the deceased with a wish that they R.I.P – Rest In Piece – Rose McGowan is sending off her apparent BFF Anthony Bourdain with a R.W.I.M.Y.S.A.A.M.F.A.E.A.E. – Rest While I Make Your Suicide All About Me Forever And Ever And Ever. After we took a look at McGowan’s quickly-deleted audition reel last week for an off off off off off broadway adaptation of Girl, Interrupted, you guys brought up the point that McGowan is never without agenda. This is definitely true, but now I want someone to pinpoint exactly what that agenda is after reading this new and lengthy letter she released in the wake of Bourdain’s death. McGowan wrote it with his girlfriend Asia Argento’s blessing, and seems to really want to drive home the point that Argento and Bourdain had an open relationship with: Anthony and Asia had a free relationship, they loved without borders of traditional relationships, and they established the parameters of their relationship early on. Asia is a free bird, and so was Anthony. Was. Such a terrible word to write. This tangentially bolsters the overall message that Asia is in no way responsible for Bourdain’s death, but, doesn’t it also kind of imply – especially considering McGowan’s visceral and bombastic response to his death – that she was (Was. Such a terrible word to write) somehow involved in a kinky love triangle? Which would mean that Bourdain slept with McGowan? Which would mean that he died like they do in “It Follows?” While obviously Asia is not responsible for Bourdain’s suicide, and seems happy to have someone championing her, McGowan’s history tells us that she’s what grief counselors refer to as an attention-hungry bitch, and I think Asia better watch her back. There’s something even worse than getting #MeToo-ed. Getting #McGowan-ed. Check out this mess of a letter and decipher it in the comments.   ______________________ Dear Fellow Humans, Sitting across from me is the remarkable human and brave survivor, Asia Argento, who has been through more than most could stand, and yet stand she does. She stood up to her monster rapist and now she has to stand up to yet another monster, suicide. The suicide of her beloved lover and ally, Anthony Bourdain. I write these truths because I have been asked to. I know so many around the world thought of Anthony Bourdain as a friend and when a friend dies, it hurts. Many of these people who lost their ‘friend’ are wanting to lash out and blame. You must not sink to that level. Suicide is a horrible choice, but it is that person’s choice. When Anthony met Asia, it was instant chemistry. They laughed, they loved and he was her rock during the hardships of this last year. Anthony was open with his demons, he even wrote a book about them. In the beginning of their relationship, Anthony told a mutual friend, “He’s never met anyone who wanted to die more than him.” And through a lot of this last year, Asia did want the pain to stop. But here’s the thing, over their time together, thankfully, she did the work to get help, so she could stay alive and live another day for her and her children. Anthony’s depression didn’t let him, he put down his armor, and that was very much his choice. His decision, not hers. His depression won. Anthony and Asia had a free relationship, they loved without borders of traditional relationships, and they established the parameters of their relationship early on. Asia is a free bird, and so was Anthony. Was. Such a terrible word to write. I’ve heard from many that the past two years they were together were some of his happiest and that should give us all solace. Anthony was 61, the same age my father was when he died. My father also suffered from intermittent deep depression, and like Anthony, was part of a “pull up your bootstraps and march on” generation. The a “strong man doesn’t ask for help” generation. I know before Anthony died he reached out for help, and yet he did not take the doctor’s advice. And that has led us here, to this tragedy, to this loss, to this world of hurt. Do NOT do the sexist thing and burn a woman on the pyre of misplaced blame. Anthony’s internal war was his war, but now she’s been left on the battlefield to take the bullets. It is in no way fair or acceptable to blame her or anyone else, not even Anthony. We are asking you to be better, to look deeper, to read and learn about mental illness, suicide and depression before you make it worse for survivors by judging that which we do not understand, that which can never fully be understood. Sometimes we are stuck in the unknowable, and that is where we are now, a massive wave of darkness that threatens to swallow everyone in its wake. As I watch Asia do her job on set today, I see a pillar of strength who continues to work to put food on her children’s table. I see Elizabeth Taylor carrying on filming Cat on a Hot Tin Roof despite her love, her husband, dying in a plane crash. I see all of us who have carried on. Please join me in sending healing energy to Anthony on his journey, and to all who’ve been left behind to journey on without him. There is no one to blame but the stigma of loneliness, the stigma of asking for help, the stigma of mental illness, the stigma of being famous and hurting. We must do more and be better. Anthony, our friend, would want it that way. To the media and to the random commenter, Anthony would never have wanted Asia to be hurt, I’d like to think he would want us to have the collective conversation that needs to be had about depression. Blame is NOT a conversation, it is the shutting down of our collective growth. Which is where we are now. We have a choice as humans, shrink to our smaller, uglier selves, or be better and grow as only true Phoenixes can. I urge you to be that Phoenix. With great sadness and even greater hope, I remain, Rose McGowan cc: Asia Argento ______________________ Photo Credit: Instagram The post Can Someone Decipher Rose McGowan’s New Statement On Bourdain’s Suicide? appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?......»»

Category: topSource: wwtddJun 11th, 2018

Rose McGowan Reacts to News that Asia Argento Reportedly Paid Off Her Sexual Assault Accuser

Rose McGowan is reacting to the news that Asia Argento allegedly made a financial agreement with her sexual misconduct accuser. If you don’t know, a report emerged hours ago that after Asia made the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, Asia paid a $380,000 financial agreement with 22-year-old Jimmy Bennett, who claimed that Asia sexually assaulted him [...] Rose McGowan is reacting to the news that Asia Argento allegedly made a financial agreement with her sexual misconduct accuser. If you don’t know, a report emerged hours ago that after Asia made the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, Asia paid a $380,000 financial agreement with 22-year-old Jimmy Bennett, who claimed that Asia sexually assaulted him two months after his 17th birthday years ago in a California hotel room. Rose and Asia were both vocal about Harvey Weinstein, and were supporters of the #MeToo movement. Rose even wrote an open letter after Asia‘s boyfriend, Anthony Bourdain, passed away from suicide. “I got to know Asia Argento ten months ago. Our commonality is the shared pain of being assaulted by Harvey Weinstein. My heart is broken. I will continue my work on behalf of victims everywhere,” Rose tweeted hours ago. I got to know Asia Argento ten months ago. Our commonality is the shared pain of being assaulted by Harvey Weinstein. My heart is broken. I will continue my work on behalf of victims everywhere. — rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) August 20, 2018.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 20th, 2018

Asia Argento The First Female Victim Of MeToo Recoil; Episodes Pulled

CNN put their foot down and pulled all episodes of Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown that featured Asia Argento after she starred in Jimmy Bennet: Parts Explored. Clearly a conflict of interest. But don’t worry, you can still watch the alleged teen diddler on Netflix as those episodes starring Asia haven’t been taken down yet. I […] The post Asia Argento The First Female Victim Of MeToo Recoil; Episodes Pulled appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?. CNN put their foot down and pulled all episodes of Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown that featured Asia Argento after she starred in Jimmy Bennet: Parts Explored. Clearly a conflict of interest. But don’t worry, you can still watch the alleged teen diddler on Netflix as those episodes starring Asia haven’t been taken down yet. I almost feel like Harvey Weinstein is still pulling strings from wherever he’s at. Using his dwindling funds to hire private investigators to dig up dirt and plant underage kid dick on female accusers in an effort to destroy their credibility. I mean, according to Rose McGowan we shouldn’t rush into assumptions. Asia has to be innocent by default because she’s a woman and MeToo really doesn’t have any room to spare for men. CNN has stopped streaming episodes of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown that include Asia Argento after a sexual assault allegation was made against her. “In light of the recent news reports about Asia Argento, CNN will discontinue airing past episodes of Parts Unknown that included her, until further notice,” a CNN spokesperson tells PEOPLE. Anthony Bourdain most likely hung himself because the love of his life involved him in an extortion plot hatched by an underage actor. She should be put away for manslaughter. But the very best anyone can come up with is to not air a few episodes of a show most people have seen already? It’s almost like society encourages horny older women to go after barely legal boys. There needs to be a boycott of some kind. I would suggest that everyone who owns a Blu-ray copy of XXX burn it immediately. But honestly, anyone that ever thought it was a good idea to purchase a movie with both Vin Diesel and Asia Argento in it shouldn’t use fire without the supervision of someone with a significantly higher IQ. Photo Credit: Splash News / Backgrid USA / MEGA  The post Asia Argento The First Female Victim Of MeToo Recoil; Episodes Pulled appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?......»»

Category: topSource: wwtddSep 5th, 2018

Asia Argento Wants To Sue Rose McGowan

Fun fact: Rose McGowan was raised in the Children of God cult. For those that don’t know, the Children of God, now known as the Family International, encourages copulating with kids, preferably with the ones that are related to you. Thus explaining a lot of her colorful hair behavior as of late. I’m not making […] The post Asia Argento Wants To Sue Rose McGowan appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?. Fun fact: Rose McGowan was raised in the Children of God cult. For those that don’t know, the Children of God, now known as the Family International, encourages copulating with kids, preferably with the ones that are related to you. Thus explaining a lot of her colorful hair behavior as of late. I’m not making an excuse for crazy, all I’m saying is that it gives a little bit of context to how off the handle she is about pretty much everything. But I think Rose has met her psychopathic match with Asia Argento. Both women aren’t backing down with their dedication to delusion, so Asia is waving a possible libel lawsuit in McGowan’s face like a Weinstein wiener. But we all know Rose doesn’t back down from those. In mid-August, the New York Times reportedthat Italian actress and #MeToo advocate Asia Argento had reached a deal to pay a former co-star — Jimmy Bennett — who accused her of sexually assaulting him as a minor. Shortly after, Argento’s fellow-activist and Harvey Weinstein–accuser Rose McGowan released a statement addressing the report, in which she said that text messages purporting to contradict Argento’s denial of the allegation had been handed over to police by the person she was dating, Rain Dove. Argento issued an initial threat: McGowan must “retract” her statement within 24 hours or face legal action. Now, on Tuesday, Argento tweeted that McGowan had missed the deadline, and that she has instructed a law firm to file a lawsuit against McGowan and Dove. A house divided cannot stand. I think the time’s up for MeToo if the founders of the movement are fighting over who’s most worthy of public pity. Asia lost her victim card when she slid a 17-year-old inside of her and the embarrassment of a subsequent extortion attempt contributed to Anthony Bourdain’s death. To @rosemcgowan. The 24hr deadline given to retract your recent false statements about me has now passed. I must inform you & @raindovemodel that I’ve instructed Mishcon de Reya to seek substantial damages for deception, fraud, coercion and libel. You will hear from them shortly. — Asia Argento (@AsiaArgento) September 18, 2018 Photo Credit: Getty Images / Backgrid USA / MEGA  The post Asia Argento Wants To Sue Rose McGowan appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?......»»

Category: topSource: wwtddSep 19th, 2018

Asia Argento Shares Personal Pic Of Anthony Bourdain Taken A Week Before His Suicide

Asia Argento is reflecting on happier times with Anthony Bourdain. The Italian actress shared a new photo of herself with her late boyfriend on Thursday, taken just a little over a week before he died by suicide. Related: Anthony Talked About Asia In Revealing Interview Before His Death The pic (above), taken May 27, shows the two goofing [...] Asia Argento is reflecting on happier times with Anthony Bourdain. The Italian actress shared a new photo of herself with her late boyfriend on Thursday, taken just a little over a week before he died by suicide. Related: Anthony Talked About Asia In Revealing Interview Before His Death The pic (above), taken May 27, shows the two goofing off in a red convertible; Asia is behind the wheel while the Parts Unknown host smirks holding a green umbrella over them. Asia captioned the snap with a profound poem from Dante's epic Divine Comedy, which translates to: "There is no greater sorrow than to be mindful of the happy time in misery, and that thy Teacher knows. But, if to recognize the earliest root of love in us thou hast so great desire, I will do even as he who weeps and speaks." As we reported, the actress recently revealed she had no idea Bourdain had an "obsession" with suicide. She's gotten pretty dark on Instagram since his death, so it's good to see Asia share a lighter post. [Image via Instagram.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJul 20th, 2018

Asia Argento Allegedly Did Dirty Things With Underaged Teen #HeToo

Men need a safe space where they don’t have to worry about being sexually assaulted by horny Italian actresses. My guess is Asia Argento suffers from alcoholism, an overactive libido, and an affinity to omit details every time she opens her mouth. Like that one time she completely forgot to tell everyone she force-sucked a […] The post Asia Argento Allegedly Did Dirty Things With Underaged Teen #HeToo appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?. Men need a safe space where they don’t have to worry about being sexually assaulted by horny Italian actresses. My guess is Asia Argento suffers from alcoholism, an overactive libido, and an affinity to omit details every time she opens her mouth. Like that one time she completely forgot to tell everyone she force-sucked a 17-year-old teen. Asia will probably argue that there was a misunderstanding stemming from English being her second language. Somehow, the now 22-year-old actor Jimmy Bennett’s consent, who says he was 17 at the time of the incident, got lost in translation. Bennett has said he arrived at the Ritz-Carlton in Marina del Rey, California, to meet Argento in her hotel room with a family member, who left the room after Argento asked to be alone with Bennett. Argento gave him alcohol prior to the alleged assault, which allegedly included oral sex and intercourse, he said. Argento is one of the original 13 women included in the October 2017 New Yorker report about Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual harassment and assaults that dated back decades, which he has repeatedly denied. Weinstein’s lawyer commented Monday on the story, saying it should cast doubt on the allegations she has made against the disgraced producer. Asia’s face is pretty much the logo for Me Too, spearheading the entire movement and forming a Justice League full of other women who were also confused what to do with their time after their careers and settlement hush money ended. Argento’s being accused of paying Jimmy off, after getting him off. I wonder where she learned that from? She’s denying that she ever personally paid Jimmy, instead pinning the payment of $380,000 on her dead boyfriend Anthony Bourdain. He’s not even here to defend himself. And it’s becoming a little clearer as to why Anthony offed himself. I’d end it all too if I had to be responsible for a clean up and then a cover up. “I am deeply shocked and hurt by having read news that is absolutely false,” Argento said in a statement to reporter Yashar Ali on Tuesday morning, referring to an article published on Sunday in the New York Times. The Times reported that Argento, 42, settled allegations made in a notice of intent to sue sent by Jimmy Bennett, who is now 22, for $380,000, months after she accused disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of rape. But in her statement, Argento claimed the payment was made by her boyfriend, the late celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, in order to ease what she describes as Bennett’s “severe economic problems.” “Anthony personally undertook to help Bennett economically, upon the condition that we would no longer suffer any further intrusions in our life,” Argento said. The icing on the cake is Rose McGowan asking for everyone to “be gentle” with Argento and wait for evidence before convicting a woman in the court of public opinion. I’m guessing she thinks Weinstein also planted 17-year-old penis on Argento the same way he allegedly planted drugs on McGowan at the airport. Rose McGowan has been one of the most ferocious critics of those accused of sexual assault. But with her friend and fellow Harvey Weinstein accuser Asia Argento now one of the accused, McGowan has asked people to be kinder and she’s being criticized for it. “I got to know Asia Argento ten months ago,” McGowan wrote. “Our commonality is the shared pain of being assaulted by Harvey Weinstein. My heart is broken. I will continue my work on behalf of victims everywhere.” But as Monday moved along, angry social media followers began to take aim at Argento. McGowan would later appear to ask those following her to show compassion for Argento. “None of us know the truth of the situation and I’m sure more will be revealed,” she tweeted. “Be gentle.” Given her powerful and frequent comments condemning alleged sexual abusers, many have slammed McGowan for her support of Argento. Rose and other women really don’t care when the victim is a man. Otherwise McGowan would have comforted Terry Crews after his cock grab incident. But she rather keep up the extremist Me Too messiah act on the internet, which is the only place she can get more than 10 people to care about what she has to say. Her Brave book didn’t sell how it was projected to. She’s burned just about every bridge there was for her have any kind of career in Hollywood. It’s only a matter of time before the hypocrite becomes the penniless man-hating shopping cart pushing transient she’s destined to be. None of us know the truth of the situation and I’m sure more will be revealed. Be gentle. — rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) August 20, 2018 “Be gentle”? Why? Because she’s a woman and your friend? Your comments are a major slap in the face to everything the #MeToo movement represents. Double standards beyond belief. — Harry Cook (@HarryCook) August 20, 2018 Photo Credit: Splash News  / Instagram  The post Asia Argento Allegedly Did Dirty Things With Underaged Teen #HeToo appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?......»»

Category: topSource: wwtddAug 22nd, 2018

Asia Argento Reportedly Paid Off Her Own Accuser Following Harvey Weinstein Accusations

Asia Argento, who accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct last year and became a vocal member of the #MeToo movement, reportedly reached a settlement with her own accuser according to a bombshell report by The New York Times on Sunday (August 19). The accuser, 22-year-old Jimmy Bennett, once played her son in 2004′s The Heart [...] Asia Argento, who accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct last year and became a vocal member of the #MeToo movement, reportedly reached a settlement with her own accuser according to a bombshell report by The New York Times on Sunday (August 19). The accuser, 22-year-old Jimmy Bennett, once played her son in 2004′s The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things. The report claims that after Asia made the allegations against Harvey, she paid a $380,000 financial agreement with Jimmy, who claimed that Asia sexually assaulted him two months after his 17th birthday years ago in a California hotel room. The report also alleges that Asia‘s former boyfriend, the late Anthony Bourdain, “helped Ms. Argento navigate the matter.” Among the documents that the NYT received was reportedly a selfie of Asia and Jimmy lying in a bed together from May of 2013. Asia did not respond to requests for comment from the NYT. This story is still developing. For the full report, head to NYTimes.com......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 20th, 2018

Finally! Trump Family & Their Charity Sued By New York AG For "Persistent Illegal Conduct"!

With all the other Donald Trump scandals, everyone forgets about the cruelest — his charity scam. For years the Trump family has allegedly been using the Trump Foundation to steal from real charities, and it's disgusting. But the New York State Attorney General's office didn't. They announced on Thursday they're suing the Trump Foundation for what they [...] With all the other Donald Trump scandals, everyone forgets about the cruelest -- his charity scam. For years the Trump family has allegedly been using the Trump Foundation to steal from real charities, and it's disgusting. But the New York State Attorney General's office didn't. They announced on Thursday they're suing the Trump Foundation for what they call "a pattern of persistent illegal conduct." Related: How The Eric Trump Foundation Allegedly Stole From St. Jude's Children's Hospital The AG has named the President but also Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump Jr., and Eric Trump in their lawsuit. See the accusations against the Trump family (below)! The AG's office writes: "The petition filed today alleges a pattern of persistent illegal conduct, occurring over more than a decade, that includes extensive unlawful political coordination with the Trump presidential campaign, repeated and willful self-dealing transactions to benefit Mr. Trump's personal and business interests, and violations of basic legal obligations for non-profit foundations." "The Attorney General's investigation found that the Trump Foundation raised in excess of $2.8 million in a manner designed to influence the 2016 presidential election at the direction and under the control of senior leadership of the Trump presidential campaign." Seriously important note: while the big focus is on the money given to the Trump campaign (because Dishonest Don isn't as rich as he pretends to be and could never actually finance his own run), remember they've allegedly been at this for OVER 10 YEARS! AG Barbara D. Underwood, who has been in the office just weeks now, had this to say: "As our investigation reveals, the Trump Foundation was little more than a checkbook for payments from Mr. Trump or his businesses to nonprofits, regardless of their purpose or legality. This is not how private foundations should function and my office intends to hold the foundation accountable for its misuse of charitable assets." New York state is demanding restitution of the money, fines, and dissolution of the Trump Foundation completely -- with Trump not allowed to start another charity for 10 years and his kids for 1 year each. Frankly, for people stealing from charity, that sounds light to us. They are also referring their info to the F.E.C. and the I.R.S., which should have a lot to say. Hey, maybe Trump's taxes will finally be under audit! Ha! Related: All Of Trump's Many Scandals EXPLAINED! President Trump has already responded on Twitter, once again making this about politics instead of, you know, CRIME. The sleazy New York Democrats, and their now disgraced (and run out of town) A.G. Eric Schneiderman, are doing everything they can to sue me on a foundation that took in $18,800,000 and gave out to charity more money than it took in, $19,200,000. I won’t settle this case!... — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 14, 2018 In case you hadn't heard, previous NY attorney general Eric Schneiderman resigned after sexual misconduct allegations from four women. There are 19 allegations against Trump. He's just ignoring them. ....Schneiderman, who ran the Clinton campaign in New York, never had the guts to bring this ridiculous case, which lingered in their office for almost 2 years. Now he resigned his office in disgrace, and his disciples brought it when we would not settle. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 14, 2018 Hey. Asshole. You don't want to get treated like a criminal? Two options: 1.) DON'T COMMIT CRIME. 2.) Don't run for public office where the level of scrutiny on your criminal financial dealings is a bit higher than that of reality TV star. We are so glad this is finally getting the spotlight. Oh, and BTW -- Trump can't pardon himself from a lawsuit. [Image via Michael Carpenter/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJun 14th, 2018

Secret Donald Trump Tape Released — 5 Things We Learned!

Strap in. Last week news hit that the first of at least a dozen tapes prosecutors have after the raid on lawyer Michael Cohen included his client Donald Trump talking about paying hush money to alleged mistress Karen McDougal. After a few days of Trump's new lawyer and professional bungler Rudy Giuliani started making the rounds telling [...] Strap in. Last week news hit that the first of at least a dozen tapes prosecutors have after the raid on lawyer Michael Cohen included his client Donald Trump talking about paying hush money to alleged mistress Karen McDougal. After a few days of Trump's new lawyer and professional bungler Rudy Giuliani started making the rounds telling people what was and wasn't on the audio recording, Cohen apparently had enough. Photos: Trump's Scribblings On Putin Statement Are Even WORSE! Look! On Tuesday night he released actual audio to CNN, who promptly aired the clip. It's just one of many tapes, but already the convo -- and the fallout from it -- are telling us a lot. Get the breakdown (below)! 1. Trump Knew EVERYTHING The position of Team Trump has been for so long that Trump knew nothing about any of this and Cohen was acting independently. Obviously that all sounded like utter horseshit. What lawyer just assumes a woman who says she was a client's mistress is telling the truth and needs to be paid off -- and then PAYS HER OFF WITH HIS OWN MONEY?? But in the 2016 audio recording it's clear Cohen was giving Trump constant updates on the activities for which he's being investigated. Meaning any legal liability he has is shared by the president. Also worth noting? Trump doesn't exactly seem surprised. For the Donald on the tape, setting up a shell company for a payoff relating to "our friend David" (presumably David Dennison, Trump's legal alias in his Stormy Daniels NDA) certainly seems like business as usual. Are there more women out there who got payoffs? 2. Trump Does NOT Want People Looking At Ivana's Divorce Papers An aspect of the tape not previously reported is speaking about The New York Times' effort to make Trump's first divorce papers public. Why would that be such a big deal? Hmm, maybe because SHE ACCUSED HIM OF MARITAL RAPE. Long before all the other assault claims, Ivana Trump swore under oath in a deposition that Donald had raped her. She later recanted. Interesting Trump was so concerned with those actual papers seeing the light of day... 3. It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Campaign Finance Violation The tape was made in September 2016. So with Trump's talk only needing to "delay" things coming out, it doesn't take a legal scholar to put two and two together here. Trump is talking about keeping scandals quiet to protect his campaign in the same 30 seconds he's talking about setting up a company to make a hush money payment. That makes the payment an unreported campaign contribution Trump knowingly kept secret. And even if Giuliani is right about Trump saying don't before the "use cash" remark (there's that would/wouldn't excuse again) -- it doesn't prove innocence at all as it STILL involves Trump giving the order to make the payment. 4. Michael Cohen Has Flipped On Trump We mean, it was looking inevitable. But if anything Trump pushed his former right hand man over the edge. Having Giuliani come out and throw Cohen under the bus seems to be the tipping point leading Cohen to pretty publicly turn on the POTUS. As his new lawyer Lanny Davis said on GMA Wednesday morning: "Michael Cohen has turned a corner in his life and he's now dedicated to telling the truth to everyone and we'll see what happens." Davis also explicitly states Cohen is not seeking a pardon from the President. 5. Trump Is Scared Trump doesn't have a real defense for this. You know how you can tell? At around 2:30 a.m. his time, the President jumped on Twitter to whine about it. This isn't a cogent defense -- it's whinging: What kind of a lawyer would tape a client? So sad! Is this a first, never heard of it before? Why was the tape so abruptly terminated (cut) while I was presumably saying positive things? I hear there are other clients and many reporters that are taped - can this be so? Too bad! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 25, 2018 Kind of reminds one of that ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE IS DEAD tweet. Notice how he's leaving the door open for conspiracy theorists to fill in the blanks? Watch Fox News change their talking points to claiming the tape is purposely cut off at that exact point. As though Trump will say something that totally proves his innocence just one second later. Funny with all the scandals the thing that really seems to get Trump riled up is Cohen. Almost like his lawyer knows where all the bodies are buried -- and can just as easily bury Trump... See the entire CNN segment, including the exclusive audio clip (below): [Image via ITV/NYTF/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJul 25th, 2018

Asia Argento Threatens Rose McGowan with a Lawsuit

Asia Argento is threatening to sue former pal Rose McGowan for the statements she made several weeks ago. If you don’t know, Rose issued a lengthy reaction statement pertaining to Asia and her sexual misconduct scandal regarding a former child actor named Jimmy Bennett. On Monday (September 17), Asia took to Twitter and wrote, “Dear [...] Asia Argento is threatening to sue former pal Rose McGowan for the statements she made several weeks ago. If you don’t know, Rose issued a lengthy reaction statement pertaining to Asia and her sexual misconduct scandal regarding a former child actor named Jimmy Bennett. On Monday (September 17), Asia took to Twitter and wrote, “Dear @RoseMcGowan. It is with genuine regret that I am giving you 24 hours to retract and apologise for the horrendous lies made against me in your statement of August 27th. If you fail to address this libel I will have no option other than to take immediate legal action.” Rose has not yet issued a public response. Dear @RoseMcGowan. It is with genuine regret that I am giving you 24 hours to retract and apologise for the horrendous lies made against me in your statement of August 27th. If you fail to address this libel I will have no option other than to take immediate legal action. — Asia Argento (@AsiaArgento) September 17, 2018.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 17th, 2018

Asia Argento Denies Allegations Made By Jimmy Bennett, Says Anthony Bourdain Paid Him Money

Asia Argento is strongly denying the New York Times report that she paid off her sexual assault accuser, former child star Jimmy Bennett, “I strongly deny and oppose the contents of the New York Times article dated 20 August 2018, a circulated also in national and international news,” Asia said in a statement (acquired by [...] Asia Argento is strongly denying the New York Times report that she paid off her sexual assault accuser, former child star Jimmy Bennett, “I strongly deny and oppose the contents of the New York Times article dated 20 August 2018, a circulated also in national and international news,” Asia said in a statement (acquired by journalist Yashar Ali.) “I am deeply shocked and hurt by having read news that is absolutely false. I have never had any sexual relationship with Bennett…I was linked to him during several years by friendship only, which ended when, subsequent to my exposure in the Weinstein case, Bennett – who was then undergoing severe economic problems and who had previously undertaken legal actions against his own family requesting millions in damages – unexpectedly made an exorbitant request of money from me. Bennett knew my boyfriend, Anthony Bourdain, was a man of great perceived wealth and had his own reputation as a beloved public figure to protect.” “Anthony insisted the matter be handled privately and this was also what Bennett wanted. Anthony was afraid of the possible negative publicity that such person, who he considered dangerous, could have brought upon us. We decided to deal compassionately with Bennett‘s demand for help and give it to him. Anthony personally undertook to help Bennett economically, upon the condition that we would non longer suffer any further intrusions in our life,” she continued. Asia added, “This is, therefore, the umpteenth development of a sequence of events that brings me great sadness and that constitutes a long standing persecution. I have therefore no other choice but to oppose such false allegations and will assume in the short term all necessary initiatives for my protection before all competent venues.” The original report claimed that after Asia made the allegations against Weinsstein, she paid a $380,000 financial agreement that she made with Jimmy, who claimed that Asia sexually assaulted him two months after his 17th birthday years ago in a California hotel room......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 21st, 2018

Asia Argento Is Not Interested In Helping Out Depressed Men

Picture yourself being intimate with your significant other on a regular basis and having no idea that they were infatuated with committing suicide. I know during the obligatory cigarette session after sex with Asia Argento, Anthony Bourdain had let his lust for slitting his own wrists slip out at least once. But Argento most likely […] The post Asia Argento Is Not Interested In Helping Out Depressed Men appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?. Picture yourself being intimate with your significant other on a regular basis and having no idea that they were infatuated with committing suicide. I know during the obligatory cigarette session after sex with Asia Argento, Anthony Bourdain had let his lust for slitting his own wrists slip out at least once. But Argento most likely laughed it off and told Bourdain to get back in the kitchen and make her a sandwich. While Anthony has been nominated for a few Emmys since he’s been away, his lovely girlfriend Asia has also received a few nominations herself. One of which is for worst girlfriend in the world. She’s in the lead. She claims she had no idea Anthony longed to get into the Guinness Book of World records for the longest time a human has gone without breathing or die trying. He overdid things just a tad. Asia Argento was clueless about Anthony Bourdain‘s “obsession” with suicide — despite his repeated mentions of it on TV and in articles over the past 18 years. “I never knew this obsession of his. He never told me,” the Italian actress tweeted on Monday, along with a link to an academic paper that compiled 19 times the celebrity chef had discussed suicide since 2000. The three-page piece, titled “Anthony Bourdain’s long-burning suicidal wick — in his own words,” was published a month after the globetrotter killed himself at 61. “Heart wrenching read,” wrote Argento, 42, who was dating Bourdain when he hanged himself in his French hotel room in June. When the author and TV personality starting dating Argento, he reportedly told a mutual friend he’d “never met anyone who wanted to die more than him.” But in the last 18 years, he mentioned killing himself — including by hanging himself in his hotel room — close to 20 times. In a January 2009 episode of the Travel Channel’s “No Reservations,” he talked about being saved from a “bout of depression and self-loathing by the healing powers of pork.” “I determine not to hang myself in the shower stall of my lonely hotel room,” he said. It’s slightly concerning just how selfish some celebrities are. Anthony dated famous women, met the President, had money and multiple shows that were successful, but somehow still painted himself as a victim. If anyone is allowed to decide it’s time to take an early dirt nap it’s these working class heroes who have an abundance of bills, piles of prior obligations, and never-ending responsibilities. If my mailman with multiple children married to a woman he no longer loves can still show up just to hand me junk mail and other flyers five days a week without a feeling of worthlessness that would encourage him to drive the U.S. Postal truck into oncoming traffic, then Anthony should have been able to cure the loneliness with an expensive hobby like hookers and cocaine. It’s what most aging elite men do to avoid tears and suicidal thoughts. [Read About All The Money Anthony Bourdain Was Hiding From His Will] Photo Credit: Asia Argento from Getty Images The post Asia Argento Is Not Interested In Helping Out Depressed Men appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?......»»

Category: topSource: wwtddJul 19th, 2018

"I Am So Mad At You": Rose McGowan Posts Tear-Filled Response To Friend Anthony Bourdain"s Suicide

During his final months, Anthony Bourdain had been a vocal supporter of the #MeToo movement and other women coming forward with their stories. As his girlfriend Asia Argento was one of the many actresses who accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault, he became a member of a small community that included Rose McGowan. Related: Asia Releases Statement [...] During his final months, Anthony Bourdain had been a vocal supporter of the #MeToo movement and other women coming forward with their stories. As his girlfriend Asia Argento was one of the many actresses who accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault, he became a member of a small community that included Rose McGowan. Related: Asia Releases Statement On Anthony's Tragic Passing Now the couple's friend is speaking out in a heartbroken video message to Anthony following his death -- and to anyone else considering suicide. While she has since deleted the clip, she shared this message (below): Anthony I am so mad at you. You were so loved, the world is not better without you. I have a message for those considering suicide as a solution to a temporary problem. Please call a hotline. Please reach out. Asia needed you, Anthony. We needed you. Please come back. pic.twitter.com/kqOEdJ80h9 — rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) June 8, 2018 Please reach out for help. Please know that your family is Not better off without you. Numbers below. pic.twitter.com/MBy461iw9F — rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) June 8, 2018 She also posted: Asia loves you. Your daughter loves you. Anna and Nicola love you. You were not just loved, your were beloved. And you chose a permanent solution to a temporary problem. She needed you. We all needed you. Please if you are at the edge, reach out to a hotline or a doctor. Do not choose a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Oh, Bourdain. Please come back. Asia. My Asia. Who has been through more than most could bear. I wrap my arms around you.A post shared by Rose McGowan (@rosemcgowan) on Jun 8, 2018 at 6:11am PDT And remember, if you're in the U.S. and you feel like you need help, please reach out to the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. [Image via Twitter/Ivan Nikolov/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJun 8th, 2018

Asia Argento Condemns Harvey Weinstein During Speech at Cannes 2018

Asia Argento did not hold back while presenting the Best Actress prize at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival on Saturday evening (May 19) at the Palais’ Lumière theater in Cannes, France. Asia spoke out alongside jury member Ava DuVernay at the ceremony. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Asia Argento “I was raped by [...] Asia Argento did not hold back while presenting the Best Actress prize at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival on Saturday evening (May 19) at the Palais’ Lumière theater in Cannes, France. Asia spoke out alongside jury member Ava DuVernay at the ceremony. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Asia Argento “I was raped by Harvey Weinstein in Cannes in 1997. I was 21-years-old. This festival was his hunting ground. I’m going to make a prediction: Harvey Weinstein will never be welcomed here again. He will never disgrace the community that once embraced him and covered up for his crimes,” she told the crowd. “Even tonight there are those that still need to be held accountable for his behavior. You do not belong in this industry. You know who you are. We are not going to allow you to get away with it any longer.” Asia was among some of the first women to come forward with allegations of rape against the producer last year, which set off massive global movements about sexual harassment and gender inequality in Hollywood and beyond. Harvey has denied the assault via spokesperson......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredMay 20th, 2018

Rose McGowan Meets with Fellow Harvey Weinstein Accusers Asia Argento & Annabella Sciorra

Rose McGowan met up with some fellow woman in in her “Rose Army.” The 44-year-old actress and director met up with fellow Harvey Weinstein accusers Asia Argento and Annabella Sciorra over the weekend. “You are my sister and I love you,” Asia captioned the photo. “May all your dreams come true. I want this for [...] Rose McGowan met up with some fellow woman in in her “Rose Army.” The 44-year-old actress and director met up with fellow Harvey Weinstein accusers Asia Argento and Annabella Sciorra over the weekend. “You are my sister and I love you,” Asia captioned the photo. “May all your dreams come true. I want this for you. They’re gonna come true @AnnabellSciorra and @Rosemcgowan.” Rose, Asia, and Annabella are just a few of the brave women that have come forward to accuse Harvey of sexual harassment. Asia‘s boyfriend Anthony Bourdain was also in attendance during the meeting and has shared his support for his girlfriend after she shared her story. Rose also shared the same photo to her own social media accounts along with the caption, “Magical moments with @asiaargento & @iamannabellasciorra #WomenRise #Survivors #ROSEARMY.” You are my sisterAnd I love youMay all of your dreams come trueI want this for youThey're gonna come true @AnnabellSciorra @rosemcgowan pic.twitter.com/WtvW1KLWJc — Asia Argento (@AsiaArgento) November 25, 2017.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 25th, 2017

Is Trump About To Fire Mueller?? Look At The Evidence!

OK, we're not going to keep you in suspense. The answer to bet on is OF COURSE Donald Trump is going to fire Robert Mueller. The only questions are When? and What are we going to do about it? Many have been calling for months for the protection of the Special Prosecutor's investigation, which has already yielded [...] OK, we're not going to keep you in suspense. The answer to bet on is OF COURSE Donald Trump is going to fire Robert Mueller. The only questions are When? and What are we going to do about it? Many have been calling for months for the protection of the Special Prosecutor's investigation, which has already yielded multiple guilty pleas and apparently uncovered Russian agents who compromised the 2016 election. Related: EXCLUSIVE! Donald Trump Jr.'s Secret Affair With Aubrey O'Day Revealed! Congress has passed no legislation, with some Republicans saying essentially there's no need to buy an umbrella because it's not raining yet. After this weekend's actions and tweetstorm by the President, we think the evidence is pretty clear. Ch-ch-check it out (below)! 1.) Trump actively encouraged the quick firing of FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe before his official retirement date -- keeping him from receiving his pension. And Jeff Sessions went through with it, despite McCabe being a witness in the Mueller probe and Sessions supposedly being recused from anything related to the investigation. Sessions faced no repercussions, so now he's obviously free to fire Mueller when Trump tells him to. Related: Why Trump's Next Picks For Secretary Of State & CIA Director Should Scare You 2.) Trump went on a Twitter rant over the weekend, using Mueller's name for the first time, calling fired FBI leaders James Comey and McCabe liars and saying outright the probe should end. As the House Intelligence Committee has concluded, there was no collusion between Russia and the Trump Campaign. As many are now finding out, however, there was tremendous leaking, lying and corruption at the highest levels of the FBI, Justice & State. #DrainTheSwamp — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2018 Trump's toadie Devin Nunes ended the House Intelligence Committee's Russia probe without interviewing all witnesses or cooperating with any of the Democrats on the committee in drafting its report. Trump is now using that to discredit the entire investigation. The Mueller probe should never have been started in that there was no collusion and there was no crime. It was based on fraudulent activities and a Fake Dossier paid for by Crooked Hillary and the DNC, and improperly used in FISA COURT for surveillance of my campaign. WITCH HUNT! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2018 The investigation actually began based on information from many sources, including in his own team. The FBI had found Carter Page was approached by Russian agents years before Trump's campaign. And that "Fake Dossier" was first paid for by Republicans. It was just garden variety opposition research that turned scandalous because TRUMP IS CONNECTED TO RUSSIAN CRIMINALS. (And also possibly watersports.) Why does the Mueller team have 13 hardened Democrats, some big Crooked Hillary supporters, and Zero Republicans? Another Dem recently added...does anyone think this is fair? And yet, there is NO COLLUSION! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2018 Zero Republicans? Mueller is a Republican. Also, all his bosses are Republicans. James Comey is a Republican. Andrew McCabe is a Republican. The FBI is FILLED with Republicans. Separate from that though... the notion that Democrats can't serve their country as law enforcement agents is despicable, tyrannical garbage. What he really means is, if anyone ever disagrees with him or accuses him of crimes, even with evidence, they're biased. BULLSHIT. A total WITCH HUNT with massive conflicts of interest! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 19, 2018 This is totally what innocent people say... Team Trump keeps trying to have it both ways, saying Trump is just kidding or merely expressing feelings on his Twitter account when they want the American people to look away -- but also referring the press to it for his official statements. Also, Trump does make announcements on it, like when he fired Rex Tillerson. So as unhinged as it is, this is Trump's official word. Related: Trump Got PISSED After Sanders Accidentally Told The Wrong Lies About Stormy Daniels 3.) Even one of Trump's lawyers, John Dowd, called for the end of the Mueller probe this weekend. He declared to CNN in a statement: "I pray that Acting Attorney General Rosenstein will follow the brilliant and courageous example of the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility and Attorney General Jeff Sessions and bring an end to alleged Russia collusion investigation manufactured by McCabe's boss James Comey based upon a fraudulent and corrupt dossier." That's the President's personal lawyer saying that. 4.) What happened Monday morning was even more concrete. Trump hired yet another lawyer Joseph diGenova, who has previously been all over Fox News claiming the FBI and DOJ are trying to frame Trump. Back in late 2016 and early 2017, he said the same about Comey -- before Trump fired him. diGenova is being hired to spread the word. They're all getting the message out to the American people: it's OK to fire Mueller because the probe is bogus. This is FOR SURE about to happen. And it's apparently going to happen soon. All this nonsense seemed to ramp up right after Mueller's team sent Trump's lawyers a list of questions they would ask him in the interview he said he wanted to do. So once again, the question is WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?? [Image via Ron Sachs/Alex Edelman//CNP/Media Punch.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonMar 19th, 2018

Donald Trump VS The NFL — Everything You Need To Know!

What could the President of the United States of America possibly have to gain by fighting with the NFL?? Well, when you're talking about Donald Trump, there actually are a couple good reasons. (And by "good" we mean horrific.) Let's rewind. Related: Like John Oliver Did Last Night For Megyn Kelly — OUCH! On Friday night, Trump was holding [...] What could the President of the United States of America possibly have to gain by fighting with the NFL?? Well, when you're talking about Donald Trump, there actually are a couple good reasons. (And by "good" we mean horrific.) Let's rewind. Related: Like John Oliver Did Last Night For Megyn Kelly -- OUCH! On Friday night, Trump was holding a rally in Alabama -- yes, our sitting president who has been in office less than a year regularly holds campaign-style rallies to inflate his ego -- in which he made some inflammatory remarks about protesting football players. In short, he said NFL owners should fire the players who kneel during the National Anthem. And he said it in the crudest way: "Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He's fired. He's fired!'" Yep. Our president used an expletive in a public speech attacking private citizens who are peacefully protesting. Though he didn't mention Colin Kaepernick by name, he is at the vanguard of this controversy. So his mom responded to the "son of a bitch" comment with an AMAZING quip: Guess that makes me a proud bitch! — Teresa Kaepernick (@B4IleaveU) September 23, 2017 It should be noted in that same speech he also rattled off the opinion that penalties for hitting too hard, installed to protect players from concussions, are "ruining the game." Shortly after this, Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry was so offended by this (and presumably everything that came before) he decided not to attend the traditional visit by the NBA champs to the White House. In response, Trump officially, publicly disinvited him. CLICK HERE FOR MORE! Guy. Everyone knows you can't un-invite someone after they said they weren't coming! It turns you from a loser into an ANGRY loser. Even middle school student body presidents wouldn't make that mistake. Damn. Or as LeBron James put it: U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going! So therefore ain't no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up! — LeBron James (@KingJames) September 23, 2017 Ha! But Trump had moved on from a feud with a specific player. He decided he wanted to take on the entire NFL. On Saturday, Drumpf doubled down: If a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars in the NFL,or other leagues, he or she should not be allowed to disrespect.... — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017 ...our Great American Flag (or Country) and should stand for the National Anthem. If not, YOU'RE FIRED. Find something else to do! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017 If you haven't seen it, longtime sports journalist Bob Costas gave an epic response to this argument, pointing out that peaceful protest and dissent are some of the most patriotic things you can do in a free country. CLICK HERE FOR MORE After NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Trump's comments showed an "unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players," Trump responded: Roger Goodell of NFL just put out a statement trying to justify the total disrespect certain players show to our country.Tell them to stand! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017 On Sunday, he actually encouraged his followers to boycott watching the games: If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag & Country, you will see change take place fast. Fire or suspend! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2017 This is clearly on very shaky ground ethically -- the POTUS directing people to boycott a private American business -- and he's already had a complaint filed against him with the Office of Government Ethics. Oh, and if you're like us and know to look for the tweet from Barack Obama's presidency that proves Trump is being a total hypocrite about this, look no further: President should not be telling the Washington Redskins to change their name-our country has far bigger problems! FOCUS on them,not nonsense — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 8, 2013 Every time. So on Sunday when it came time for football players to stand for the National Anthem, all eyes were on their reactions, which... varied. At latest count more than 200 players league-wide didn't stand for the anthem. Trump's friend Tom Brady doesn't have his back. The Pittsburg Steelers didn't show up on the field at all! CLICK HERE FOR MORE Trump was so unhappy about all this he may even have snuck a lewd gesture onto live TV. You can decide that one for yourself. Trump was undeterred. Obviously. But on Monday morning, he did tweet a clarification, as once again he didn't like being called out as a racist: The issue of kneeling has nothing to do with race. It is about respect for our Country, Flag and National Anthem. NFL must respect this! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 25, 2017 Except it DOES have to do with race. You can't say the intent of these players has nothing to do with race when they're flat-out saying it's about race. It's about injustice along racial lines, specifically when it comes to police brutality. Police keep getting away with killing unarmed black citizens. But the surge in players kneeling this Sunday was in unity AGAINST Trump's awful comments attacking players and their freedom of speech. We know because THAT'S WHAT THEY'RE SAYING ABOUT IT! And they aren't alone. Many celebrities have come out in support of the protesting. CLICK HERE FOR MORE So with all of this support on the other side, for the NFL, for freedom of speech, for African Americans looking for justice, why would Trump take the position he's taking? Two reasons: 1. His Base We already know by Trump's inability to condemn the neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, equating the white supremacists with those counter-protesting, that Trump is unwilling to go against his base. Let's be honest here. Trump ran on a platform of hate. He painted Mexicans as criminals as he threw his hat in the ring. He regularly fans the flames of Islamophobia. His wall, aside from being completely idiotic, is as xenophobic a policy as we've ever heard. The first time he even dipped his toe into the political world was to declare Obama wasn't really an American. So his core supporters, the ones he's courted from the beginning, are racists. And he can't lose them. They're all he has left. Besides the cowardly Republican party that let him hijack them we mean. 2. Ego Trump KNOWS so much of this is about him. He's the one who is embarrassing and demeaning our country, he's the one making us all look bad, he's the one emboldening Nazis. It's 2017, and we have a Nazi problem! Let that soak in. He's making every problem with our country worse. So as the leader of the United States, he takes it as a personal slight when players kneel during its anthem, when they don't stand for the flag. And we know how he reacts to criticism. And he's petty enough to start a war with an organization like the NFL over it. So there you go. [Image via Instagram.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonSep 25th, 2017