It’s not what you think:
It’s not what you think:
According to the Washington Post:
R. Kelly’s lawyer has responded to allegations in a BuzzFeed News story that the R&B singer was holding six women in an abusive “cult.”
“Mr. Robert Kelly is both alarmed and disturbed at the recent revelations attributed to him,” his lawyer, Linda Mensch, said in a statement to People magazine. “Mr. Kelly unequivocally denies such allegations and will work diligently and forcibly to pursue his accusers and clear his name.”
The widely circulated BuzzFeed story, posted Monday, details several parents’ attempts to contact and free their daughters from R. Kelly’s properties in Chicago and Duluth, Ga. Former members of Kelly’s inner circle — Cheryl Mack, Kitti Jones and Asante McGee — allege that he controls what the women can and cannot do. They told BuzzFeed that the women, ranging from two teenagers to a 31-year-old “den mother,” are required to refer to Kelly as “Daddy” and must ask for permission to leave the properties. Kelly, 50, reportedly confiscated their cellphones and, in addition to dictating their daily activities, films their sexual encounters.
Every time I hear about R Kelly, I immediately remember this:
Let’s reflect on this for a while:
And while you’re reflecting on that. Think about this:
On the day Tatyana Hargrove rode her bike to try to buy her dad a Father’s Day gift, temperatures in Bakersfield, Calif., had reached triple digits, so she stopped on the way home to take a drink of water in the shade.
The 19-year-old girl turned around at the intersection where she had paused and noticed three police cars. One of the officers, she said, had already drawn his gun. …
On the day police stopped Hargrove, officers had been looking for a suspect — described as a 25- to 30-year-old, bald black man standing 5-foot-10 and weighing about 170 pounds — who had threatened several people with a machete at a nearby grocery store, according to a police report.
“She appeared to be a male and matched the description of the suspect that had brandished the machete and was also within the same complex the suspect had fled to,” Christopher Moore, the arresting officer, wrote in his report.
But Hargrove is none of those things.
For starters, she is female. She stands 5-foot-2 and weighs 115 pounds “soaking wet,” according to her father in a widely shared video of Hargrove’s account of the incident posted on the Facebook page for the Bakersfield chapter of the NAACP.
Do I really have to tell you the races of the people named here?
(And no, a 5’2″ 125 pound girl doesn’t look like a 5’10” 170 pound bald man.)
I enjoy looking at these Hollywood Roundtables:
My jaw dropped to the floor on this one:
Bill Cosby is planning a series of town hall meetings this summer to educate people, including young athletes and married men, on how to avoid accusations of sexual assault, two of his representatives said Wednesday.
The announcement came just days after Mr. Cosby’s trial on sexual assault charges ended in a hung jury and while he is still battling civil suits from other women who say he assaulted them too.
In the meantime, O.J. is still conducting his own investigation into the murder of Nicole and Ron.
Last week, we had a map of the most misspelled words in each state (I still can’t get over the most misspelled word in Wisconsin):
The folks at Esquire have another, cruder example of how Americans can’t spell. This time, its the most commonly misspelled porn terms, via Pornhub.