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America, Community, and Future: SUMNER AP/SHUTTERSTOCK Linda Brown, Whose Brown v. Board of Education Case Ended Segregation in Schools, Dies Rest in Power, LindaBrown! 💓✊🏾🙇🏾‍♀️ • • • Linda Brown Thompson, who as a young girl was the student at the center of the landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education that declared school segregation unconstitutional, has died in Topeka, Kansas. She was 76. The Peaceful Rest Funeral Chapel in Topeka confirmed it is handling funeral arrangements for Brown. Born in 1943, Brown was in third grade in 1950 when she was denied admission to an all-white elementary school in her hometown of Topeka. She lived 20 blocks from her segregated school, but just five blocks from the all-white school. Kansas schools at the time were segregated by state law. Brown's father, Rev. Oliver Brown, sued the school district in 1951. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) took up the case, which was combined with segregation suits against school districts in other states when it came before the Supreme Court. Future Supreme Court justice ThurgoodMarshall was the lead attorney for the NAACP. In a unanimous ruling in 1954, the court declared school segregation an unconstitutional violation of the 14th Amendment's guarantee of equal protection under the law. The ruling, written by Chief Justice Earl Warren, struck down the "separate but equal" doctrine that had served as the basis for segregation of public facilities since the 1896 case Plessy v. Ferguson. "Sixty-four years ago a young girl from Topeka brought a case that ended segregation in public schools in America," Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer told the Topeka Capital-Journal. "Linda Brown's life reminds us that sometimes the most unlikely people can have an incredible impact and that by serving our community we can truly change the world." lindabrown brownvsboardofeducation education

Rest in Power, LindaBrown! 💓✊🏾🙇🏾‍♀️ • • • Linda Brown Thompson, who as a young girl was the student at the center of the landmark Supreme Co...

Lawyer, Memes, and Money: Judge Rules In Favor Of Jill Scott; She Will Not Be Forced To Pay Mike Dobson's Legal Fees Thanks To Their Prenup @balleralert Judge Rules In Favor Of Jill Scott; She Will Not Be Forced To Pay Mike Dobson’s Legal Fees Thanks To Their Prenup - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As the divorce battle between Jill Scott and estranged husband Mike Dobson continues, a new development in the case has resulted in a major win for Scott. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Monday, a judge ruled in favor of Scott, and honored the former couple’s prenup, where both parties “agreed not to seek alimony, maintenance or spousal support,” @officialbossip reports. Now, Scott will not be responsible for Dobson’s divorce legal fees as it is a form of support. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In fact, in Monday’s hearing, Scott’s lawyer said she provided Dobson with an additional $20,000 before she filed for divorce. But, Dobson said he had to spend the money on “family expenses,” so he never touched any of it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the end, the judge denied Dobson’s motion for the monetary release, however, he did so without prejudice, meaning Dobson will be able to file for other options as the case continues.

Judge Rules In Favor Of Jill Scott; She Will Not Be Forced To Pay Mike Dobson’s Legal Fees Thanks To Their Prenup - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀...

Bruno Mars, Coachella, and Memes: Cardi B Is Reportedly Due in July, But Won't Let Pregnancy Stop Her From Performing At Coachella @balleralert 0) Cardi B Is Reportedly Due in July, But Won’t Let Pregnancy Stop Her From Performing At Coachella - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Although CardiB has maintained she is not expecting a new baller baby, sources close to the rapper say otherwise. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Back in February, the rapper’s team spilled the tea about the alleged pregnancy, but she denied the rumors. Instead, she ditched the crop tops for cover-ups and buried herself in her music. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, according to TMZ, Cardi B is due this summer. In fact, sources tell the publication that the rapper is due in July, just two months before her Bruno Mars tour and two months after her scheduled Coachella performance. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But, the fact that the Bronx-bred raptress will be seven months pregnant by the time Coachella comes around is of no concern to Cardi B. With nearly $100k per night on the line, the rapper will not let her alleged pregnancy get in the way of her money. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, it remains unclear if Cardi is actually expecting, as she has yet to confirm the claims. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What are your thoughts?

Cardi B Is Reportedly Due in July, But Won’t Let Pregnancy Stop Her From Performing At Coachella - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ...

Basketball, Facts, and Friday: New Report Shows Trump Had Nothing to Do With Getting UCLA Basketball Players Out Of China After Shoplifting Incident; Lavar Ball Tells Trump: "Know Your Facts" @balleralert New Report Shows Trump Had Nothing to Do With Getting UCLA Basketball Players Out Of China After Shoplifting Incident; Lavar Ball Tells Trump: “Know Your Facts” - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A new report shows Trump actually didn’t play a role in helping LaVarBall’s son get out of China after his shoplifting incident. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In November 2017, Ball’s son LiAngelo was arrested in China after him and some of his UCLA teammates were caught shoplifting in several stores. On Nov. 15, the team returned home in what Trump said was all thanks to him. But Ball denied his assistance and refused to thank him. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This Friday, a new SBNation report showed everything was already taken care of before Trump allegedly got involved. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “The situation was already resolved by the time we heard about Trump’s involvement,” one team source said. “That’s not to take away from the fact that he got involved, but the players already had their passports back and their flights booked to go home Tuesday night when Gen. Kelly called the players.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now, Ball is literally having a ball in his tweets mocking 45 saying, “Thank you for what again?" and adding knowyourfacts stayinyolane.

New Report Shows Trump Had Nothing to Do With Getting UCLA Basketball Players Out Of China After Shoplifting Incident; Lavar Ball Tells Trum...

Family, Memes, and Rick Ross: Rick Ross Reportedly Hospitalized Due To Serious Medical Issue @balleralert Rick Ross Reportedly Hospitalized Due To Serious Medical Issue - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to TMZ, RickRoss has been hospitalized for a serious medical condition. Sources close to Ross say the medical issue is heart-related. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The incident occurred early Thursday morning when Ross fell ill in his Miami area home. The call came in around 3:30 am when officials were told there was a man in distress, breathing heavy and unresponsive. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to TMZ, the caller said the man had a history of seizures and was “slobbing out of the mouth,” at the time of the call. However, upon arrival, officials say the man became combative once he regained consciousness. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ While one source says Ross missed an appearance due to his hospitalization, a family member has strongly denied the claims. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If Ross is in fact hospitalized though, this would not be his first hospitalization. Back in 2011, the Boss was sent to the hospital after 2 seizures. However, the health scare sparked a change of lifestyle, which led to Ross’ huge weight loss.

Rick Ross Reportedly Hospitalized Due To Serious Medical Issue - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to TMZ, RickRoss has been ho...

Lawyer, Meek Mill, and Memes: Meek Mill Granted Post Conviction Hearing @balleralert Meek Mill Granted Post Conviction Hearing-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Rapper Meek Mill has officially been granted a post-conviction hearing. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The same judge who previously sentenced him to two to four years for a probation violation, Judge Genece Brinkley of the Common Pleas Court, has now granted the Philly native a post-conviction hearing due to possible corruption of Meek’s original 2008 case. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ According to previous reports, the rapper’s original 2007 arrest may have involved some corruption as well, and on Feb.14, his attorneys filed a Post-Conviction Relief Act petition concerning his original arrest. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office has a secret list of suspect police officers who are not deemed as credible witnesses, one of them being Reginald Graham, a testifying officer in Meek’s 2008 trial. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The post-conviction hearing has been scheduled to determine what really happened with Meek’s case. His lawyer is confident that the hearing will result in him being released. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “I mean, there were 800 cases that were dismissed or overturned upon discovery of this group of officers who had been committing crimes, lying about circumstances of arrests, and falsifying documents,” his lawyer said. “One of the officers is the same one who not only arrested Meek but made allegations that Meek has always denied. This is the only one that testified against Meek.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Meek heads to court on April 16.

Meek Mill Granted Post Conviction Hearing-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Rapper Meek Mill has officially been granted a post-convicti...

cnn.com, Friends, and Memes: "The President Of The United States Is Racist," But We Already Knew @balleralert “The President Of The United States Is Racist,” But We Already Knew - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “The President Of The United States is racist,” said Don Lemon in the opening of his show, just hours after reports surfaced of Trump’s disparaging comments about immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African nations. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Although Lemon’s declaration was something most Americans were aware of, the surprise came from Lemon’s decision to put it out on the table. According to reports, Broadcast journalist usually tread lightly on topics such as racism, as it can be seen differently to different people. But, Lemon, as well as Anderson Cooper, who doubled down on the declaration, used the CNN platform to let Americans know that “We told you so.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The powerful statement by Lemon, propelled a Trumpisracist hashtag on Twitter. While many Americans used the tag to denounce Trump’s racist remarks, Trump supporters and Twitter bots, used the hashtag to defend the Celebrity-in-Chief. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Although Trump has denied making comments that have reportedly been blown out of proportion by the media, lawmakers who were in attendance did not deny the “shithole” remark. In fact, some of Trump’s Fox News friends defended the statement, questing the need for immigration if the countries that immigrants are leaving aren’t “shithole” countries. What are your thoughts?

“The President Of The United States Is Racist,” But We Already Knew - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “The President Of The United Stat...

Community, Love, and Memes: Bakers Lose Appeal; Ordered To Pay 6- Figures For Refusing To Make Wedding Cake For Same-Sex Couple @balleralert SWeet Bakers Lose Appeal; Ordered To Pay 6-Figures For Refusing To Make Wedding Cake For Same-Sex Couple –blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Thursday, a judge ruled against two Christian bakers who refused service for a same-sex couple. Now, according to NBC News, the owners of the now-closed Sweet Cakes by Melissa bakery will have to fork over a $135,000 fine for their discrimination. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The incident occurred back in 2013 when Aaron and Melissa Klein, the owners of the Oregon bakery, refused to make a wedding cake for Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer. At the time, the Kleins said their religious beliefs wouldn’t allow them to provide a service for the same-sex couple. However, according to NBC News, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries said that their refusal violated a 2007 state law that protects the rights of the LGBTQ community. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Years later, the couple filed a suit against the bakers for their refusal of service, demanding money for their emotional distress. At the time, a judge ruled in favor of the couple, ordering the bakers to cough up the damages. However, the Kleins appealed in March of this year. But, on Thursday, nearly five years after the start of the case, the Oregon Court of Appeals denied the bakers’ claim and upheld the 6-figure fine against them. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “It does not matter how you were born or who you love,” the couple said in a statement after the ruling. “All of us are equal under the law and should be treated equally. Oregon will not allow ‘a Straight Couples Only’ sign to be hung in bakeries or other stores."

Bakers Lose Appeal; Ordered To Pay 6-Figures For Refusing To Make Wedding Cake For Same-Sex Couple –blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On ...

Africa, Donald Trump, and Memes: Trump Claims Haitians "All Have Aids" And All Nigerians Live In "Huts" After Losing Fight For Discriminatory Travel Ban @balleralert Trump Claims Haitians "All Have Aids” And All Nigerians Live In “Huts” After Losing Fight For Discriminatory Travel Ban – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just months after Donald Trump launched the controversial travel ban, which restricted travelers from several Muslim-majority countries, Trump held a meeting to discuss this year’s immigration statistics. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to The New York Times, six officials who, either attended or were told about the meeting, said Trump read from a document that was written by his domestic policy adviser, Stephen Miller. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Haiti had sent 15,000 people. They “all have AIDS,” Trump said, according to one person who was there. Another person, who was briefed about the meeting by another attendee, confirmed the statement. “Forty thousand had come from Nigeria. Once they had seen the United States, they would never “go back to their huts” in Africa,” the Celebrity-in-Chief reportedly continued, according to two other officials. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The New York Times reports that things eventually heated up in the meeting between John F. Kelly, Miller, and Rex W. Tillerson, to the point where the rest of the staffers were asked to leave. However, the staff members were still able to hear Trump scolding the senior advisors after their exit. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Following the release of the report, White House correspondent Sarah Huckabee Sanders denied that Trump used the words, “Aids” or “huts” to describe any immigrants. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “General Kelly, General McMaster, Secretary Tillerson, secretary Nielsen and all other senior staff actually in the meeting deny these outrageous claims,” she said. “It’s both sad and telling The New York Times would print the lies of their anonymous ‘sources’ anyway.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Other meeting attendees said they did not hear Trump say those words, but two others said they did and spread the message.

Trump Claims Haitians "All Have Aids” And All Nigerians Live In “Huts” After Losing Fight For Discriminatory Travel Ban – blogged by @MsJenn...

Chris Bosh, Crime, and Memes: Chris Bosh's Mom Arrested For Allegedly Forcing Disabled Man To Use His Disability Checks To Pay Her Rent For Drug Trafficking Operation @balleralert MUG SHOT Chris Bosh’s Mom Arrested For Allegedly Forcing Disabled Man To Use His Disability Checks To Pay Her Rent For Drug Trafficking Operation – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Despite ChrisBosh’s mother’s initial claim that she was not connected to the drug ring that took place at her residence, Ms. Frieda Bosh has been arrested for allegedly exploiting a disabled man in the drug trafficking operation. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to TMZ, officials have accused Mama Bosh and a man named, Johnathan Brown, who was living at the home, of forcing a man to use his disability check to pay their rent. If you recall, in a video interview with the publication, Frieda claimed her son, who owns the home, was trying to evict her. She said she couldn’t afford to pay legal fees to keep the home, so she rented it out. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ She said the person she rented it out to was the one who was involved in the illegal business. However, according to TMZ, officials say the Brown, the other resident, was the man running the ring, which Frieda allowed “as a means of obtaining free narcotics and marijuana from Brown, while also allowing narcotics and marijuana to be distributed from the offense location.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Although Frieda has denied her involvement in the crime, she’s been booked for using the disabled man in “drug distribution activities.”

Chris Bosh’s Mom Arrested For Allegedly Forcing Disabled Man To Use His Disability Checks To Pay Her Rent For Drug Trafficking Operation – b...

Basketball, Energy, and Girls: Muhammad Lila @MuhammadLila Remember the Afghan Girl's robotics team that was initially denied entry to the US? They just won the biggest robotics festival in Europe KOOL ck in Yass!! ❤️💁🏽‍♀️🤖 girlpower 👏🏽 "Afghanistan’s Girl Robotics Team just won the Entrepreneur Challenge at Europe’s largest robotics festival, the Robotex festival in Tallinn, Estonia. At Robotex, the team faced off against 3700 other competitors and 1600 robots in a series of competitions, including robot basketball games, races, and mazes. The Entrepreneurial Challenge, in its inaugural year at the competition, requires competitors to build a robot, design marketing flyers, and present a sales pitch to a team of judges. The winning robot, presented by three members of the Afghan team, used solar energy to work on small-scale farms, the New York Times reported And that’s not the first international robotics award the twelve girls from Herat have bagged. In July, they took home a silver medal for courage in the FIRST Global Challenge in Washington, D.C. For any group of teenagers, those would be an impressive set of achievements, but these six girls come from a country where two-thirds of girls never make it to school at all, according to Human Rights Watch." VIA Forbes girlsintech stem tech NoMuslimBan leanin woc

Yass!! ❤️💁🏽‍♀️🤖 girlpower 👏🏽 "Afghanistan’s Girl Robotics Team just won the Entrepreneur Challenge at Europe’s largest robotics festival, th...

Blessed, Family, and Life: Two-Year-Old, Who Was Denied Kidney Transplant Over Father's Arrest, Has ‘Successful, Transplant Surgery With Kidney From New Donor @balleralert Two-Year-Old, Who Was Denied Kidney Transplant Over Father’s Arrest, Has ‘Successful’ Transplant Surgery With Kidney From New Donor - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Last month, a heartbreaking story made national news after a young boy was denied a potentially life-saving kidney transplant because of his father’s transgressions. At the time, A.J. Burgess, who was born without functioning kidneys, was all set to have his life-changing surgery, as his father, who was a perfect match, prepared to provide his son with a second chance. However, after Anthony Dickerson violated the terms of his probation, Emory University Hospital refused to go through with A.J.’s transplant until they had written proof that Dickerson had been compiling with the terms for the next three months. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, the family believed A.J. would not be able to wait that long and it was unfair that their son had to suffer because of his father’s mistakes. Their story touched hearts across the nation, as many gathered to demand justice for A.J. As a result, the hospital opened the lines of communication with the family to have an open and honest discussion about how they could help A.J. Just weeks later, the family was blessed with a Thanksgiving miracle. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Tuesday evening, A.J.’s parents received a call from the facility that a kidney from a donor had just become available and doctors believed it would be in A.J.’s best interest if he received the transplant. The following morning, the toddler, who turns three in January, had a successful surgery. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Although the family will have to stay in the hospital for another week, they are “excited about giving thanks for [A.J.’s] new kidney.”

Two-Year-Old, Who Was Denied Kidney Transplant Over Father’s Arrest, Has ‘Successful’ Transplant Surgery With Kidney From New Donor - blogge...

Clothes, Memes, and Music: Russell Simmons Accused Of Sexually Assaulting 17-Year-Old As Brett Ratner Watched, Russell Denies Claims, Releases Statement @balleralert Russell Simmons Accused Of Sexually Assaulting 17-Year-Old As Brett Ratner Watched, Russell Denies Claims, Releases Statement - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Earlier this month, a woman by the name of Keri Claussen Khaligh came forward with allegations against Def Jam Recordings mogul, Russell Simmons and entertainment businessman, Brett Ratner. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to the report, Khaligh, who was 17 at the time, met the two men at a casting call. Following their initial encounter, the two reportedly took the young girl out to dinner and then back to Simmons’ apartment to show her some work they had been working on. However, shortly after, the woman said Simmons began to get aggressive, tearing off her clothes and making sexual advances as Ratner watched, despite her calls for help. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Khaligh said Simmons then tried to force her to have sex with him but eventually settled for coerced oral sex, again as the then-up-and-coming music video director watched. Following the incident, the woman said she went to take a shower, as she was feeling “disgusting.” But, Simmons came into the shower and forced himself into her, but she quickly “jerked away,” and he left. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Since then, however, both men have denied the allegations of sexual misconduct without consent. Simmons said in a statement that “Everything that occurred between Keri and me occurred with her full consent and participation,” adding that much of their night was spent with other people or in public. Ratner, on the other hand, said he could not recall the woman calling for help, but said he did not see the woman “protest” the events that took place. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, according to LA Times, six additional women have come forward with sexual misconduct allegations against Ratner. While others have named Ratner and Simmons as co-conspirators of sexual misconduct. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In incidents that took place in 1994 and 2001, the two have been accused of ......to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)

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Friends, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Memes: Judge Rules in Tyrese's Favor In Restraining Order Case Over Ex-Wife, Actor Will Be Granted Joint Custody Of His Daughter @balleralert Judge Rules in Tyrese’s Favor In Restraining Order Case Over Ex-Wife, Actor Will Be Granted Joint Custody Of His Daughter – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tyrese caught a big break in his legal battle with his ex-wife, Norma Gibson. After multiple social media meltdowns and an attack on his mental stability, the actor-singer has been granted 50-50 custody of his daughter, Shayla. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Gibson had been seeking a permanent restraining order against the actor after accusing him of spanking his daughter. The order prompted a child abuse investigation, but that too was recently dropped. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, as it loomed, Tyrese expressed his frustration with Gibson and not being able to see his daughter via social media. The actor had multiple meltdowns, pleading his case with the world and his ex-wife. In a few of the posts, Tyrese accused Gibson of being vengeful, claimed he was going broke and called out his famous friends for their lack of assistance. He also claimed Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith offered $5 million to get himself back on track, but a rep for the actors said that was false. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Since then though, Tyrese has scored big in his fight with Gibson. From the dropped investigation to the now denied restraining order, Tyrese will be given joint custody starting in January, TMZ reports.

Judge Rules in Tyrese’s Favor In Restraining Order Case Over Ex-Wife, Actor Will Be Granted Joint Custody Of His Daughter – blogged by @MsJe...