Category: Abuse

Ray Rice and Janay Palmer Ray Rice and Janay Palmer

On Feb. 15, NFL’er Ray Rice allegedly hit his fiancee, Janay Palmer.  The incident took place at the Revel Casino.  On March 27th, the grand jury in Atlantic County decided to indict the player on the charge of aggravated assault.  Initially, it was just a case of simple assault but the prosecutors decided to turn it over to the grand jury and the charged was raised to aggravated assault.  If convicted, Rice could get imprisoned for three to five years.

According to Ray’s attorney, Michael Diamondstein:

“On behalf of Ray Rice, we vehemently deny he committed aggravated assault. We think the matter of the charges involved will not be substantiated. Ray and Janay Palmer are together. They’re in counseling and happy. Neither wish to see the other prosecuted. For some reason the State of New Jersey prosecuted. As always, we only hope the public reserves judgement until the facts are brought to light.”

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According to Ray’s team, the Baltimore Ravens:

“This is part of the due process for Ray. We know there is more to Ray Rice than this one incident.”

Should Rice be indicted?

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Philip Seymour Hoffman Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman died at the age of 46 due to drug overdose.  The Academy Award-winning actor was found dead on Sunday in his apartment.  Hoffman was best known for his Best Actor Oscar award for the film “Capote.”  This 2005 biopic is a story about the famous author Truman Capote.

According to reports, the body of the actor was discovered in the bathroom inside his apartment.  A needle was seen stuck in his arm.  The actor’s assistant was the one who found his body.  As of the moment, there is no official statement yet with regards to the cause of his death.  Hoffman has been struggling with his drug abuse.

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In fact, in 2012 he entered into a rehab in order to treat his relapse which was caused by his usage of prescription pills.  However, after two years of becoming sober, he started to use heroin again.

Aside from winning the Best Actor Oscar award, Hoffman was also nominated in several Best Supporting Actor awards for his astounding roles in “The Master” (2013), “Doubt” (2009) and “Charlie Wilson’s War” (2008).

Condolence to the family of Philip Seymour Hoffman!

What are your thought about his death?

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LaLa and Sway LaLa and Sway

La La Anthony and her husband Carmelo Anthony have experienced ups and downs in their marriage.  However, these things only made their relationship stronger.  In 2004, there was an incident which could have destroyed Carmelo career.

According to reports, La La ex-fiancé and Carmelo had a fight in a certain club.  Some people adored him for defending his woman while others fear that he might lose his endorsement opportunities.  Later on, when Carmelo was interviewed he said that “he only did what any man would have done for their woman.”

Now, despite the fact that the couple is having a strong relationship, La La still recalls the abuse from her ex.  During her interview at Sway In The Morning to promote her new book, she said:

“You know and it was my first love and I felt like he was controlling me because he loved me and that’s how he’s showing me that he loved me. And it was later on that I realized that was completely wrong and that’s a message I want to get out to young women out there. That’s not love.”

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She also chatted about the worst moments in this abuse, she revealed:

“Throwing plates of food at me. Breaking glasses. Always being really angry and upset. I was like, ‘This can’t be love.’ Love shouldn’t feel like this. I would tell myself that and continue to stay. It could be the smallest thing–that could be your breaking point. And I remember calling my dad like, ‘Dad, I need you to come and get me.’ I hadn’t even talked to my dad because I had isolated anyone who wasn’t a fan of the relationship. Anyone that didn’t say anything good, I didn’t want to talk to them. I said, ‘Dad, you got to come get me.’ Literally, my dad just got in the car and drove up there to come pick me up. It’s a defining moment to my life that I’ll never forget.”

What are your thoughts about the past abuse?

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Justin Bieber Justin Bieber

After being arrested due to Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Justin Bieber is being confronted by another issue.  It seems that there is a possibility that he will be deported to Canada, where he was born.  According to Attorney Michael Wildes, first-degree misdemeanors do not likely led to deportation.  However, there has been an ongoing petition being launched which recommended that the 19-year-old singer should return back to Canada. The petition reads:

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“We the people of the United States feel that we are being wrongly represented in the world of pop culture. We would like to see the dangerous, reckless, destructive, and drug abusing, Justin Bieber deported and his green card revoked. He is not only threatening the safety of our people but he is also a terrible influence on our nations youth. We the people would like to remove Justin Bieber from our society.”

As of the moment, it has about 700 signatures.  By next month, it should be able to generate an additional of 99K signatures.  After posting a bail of $2,500, the singer was released from jail.

Should Bieber be deported?

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The Kardashian Family Dines at Sugar Factory American Brasserie at Paris Las Vegas

Lamar Odom, the 32-year-old NBA player, has finally decided to join the rehab. According to sources, the baller entered into a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center because, “He realized he needs help.”  In 2001, Odom broke the NBA drug policies and in 2003 he admitted that he used marijuana.  He said, “I just couldn’t control myself in L.A. … the lifestyle that I was living and the things I had access to.”  Recently he was arrested for DUI.

So far, there were no comments from the Kardashian family but this week, Khloe tweeted, “As much as I wish I were made of steel… I’m not…I’m pretty damn close to it though hehe.”

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Wendy Williams commented on Lamar’s drug addiction and said:

“I met @RealLamarOdom one time, when my husband and I were shopping in LA. He was in the store too. After he left, he called in his credit card to pay for our stuff. I only know his kindness and share his struggle w/substance abuse. My thoughts r with u both Lamar & @KhloeKardashian. xo w”

Khloe Kardashian At The Gym Hiding Her Wedding Ring Hand

Khloe Kardashian revealed her feelings about the arrest of her husband on Twitter.  Last Aug. 30, her husband Lamar Odom was arrested due to DUI.  The star of Keeping Up With the Kardashians said that she wanted to stay strong while facing the challenges on her marriage,  Khloe,29, tweeted, “As much as I wish I were made of steel…I’m not.” The 29-year-old reality star is implying that she is presently dealing with some problems in her marriage as well as the substance abuse of her husband Odom.

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She further tweeted, “I’m pretty damn close to it though hehe.” Previously she wrote “smile and no one will notice.”  On Friday, the couple was riding in two separate cars after the arrest.  Since then they have not been seen together.  Odom was recently photographed at Blockbuster in Calabasas, Calif., while Khloe was spotted covering her face with a huge black hoodie.

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One of the stars of “That ’70s Show,” Lisa Robin Kelly, died on Wednesday at the rehab facility where she has been staying.  The actress died during her sleep.  According to her agent, Craig Wyckoff, Kelly decided to enter the rehab facility during the past week.

Wyckoff said, “I spoke to her on Monday and she was hopeful and confident, looking forward to putting this part of her life behind her.  Last night she lost the battle. Cause of death has not been issued yet and no death certificate has been issued either.”

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Aside from “That ’70s Show,” Kelly is also part of other television shows such as “Married..with Children”, “Murphy Brown”, “Charmed” and “Amity Dollhouse.”  However, Kelly became popularly known for her role in “That ’70s Show.”  She played the character of Eric Forman, Topher Grace’s older sister.

Condolence to the family of Lisa Robin Kelly!

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Charlie Sheen and Capri Anderson are back together again after they were involved in a fighting incident at the Plaza Hotel in 2010.  According to sources, Anderson has been spotted in the Los Angeles mansion of Sheen.  The source said, “It’s crazy.  It’s been about a month now.”

“Charlie doesn’t really hold grudges and lives in the moment, which explains why he’s moved Capri in with him.”

Back in October 2010, the starlet and the “Wall Street” actor had a wild night which resulted to the hospitalization of Anderson and the psychiatric evaluation of Sheen.  Anderson, which is also known as Christina Walsh in real life, alleged that Sheen paid her $3,500 as his escort for the night.  After having their dinner, they took some drugs in their Plaza room.  She also claimed that she was threatened by the actor.

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On the other hand, Sheen claimed that Anderson took his Patek Philippe watch which is worth $165,000.  He claimed, “She fabricated a sensational tale about being assaulted, battered and held against her will, and used that fictional story as a basis for an extortion plot.”

“Charlie’s been partying almost harder than ever.  Charlie and Capri pretty much just act like none of the craziness from the past ever happened. It’s the weirdest thing,” the source said.

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Lindsay Lohan is quite serious in making herself sober.  In fact, after she will finish her rehabilitation program in August, she wants to hide from the public and most of all from the paparazzi.  According to sources, the actress had realized that she won’t be able to fight addiction if she continues to stay in L.A. or New York.

Lindsay will finally be released this coming August from the rehab and she wants to transfer to a far place where the paparazzi could not find her.  Lohan is under a 12-step program treatment and so far it has been successful.  She wants to avoid any relapse after her treatment and she thinks that the best solution would be to escape.  It is not yet certain if Lohan will be gone for a long time.

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What do you think?  Is escaping a good solution for Lohan?

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Philip Seymour Hoffman has been battling with his substance abuse problem but after obtaining a treatment of detox, he seems to be fine and now he is already making a movie.  Hoffman has been avoiding drugs for the past 23 years.  But about a year ago, he began gradually with taking prescription pills until he resorted to heroin.

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In 2006, Hoffman won a Best Actor award in Oscar for “Capote.”  He revealed that he only used heroin for a week or so then he immediately comprehended that he required some help.  He quickly turned to a detox facility located on the East Coast for treatment.  Last Friday, he left the facility after staying there for 10 days.  Hoffman thanked his “great group of friends and family” who encouraged him to seek help so that he can feel better.

Hoffman is clean now and he is in Europe to do a movie.