Kanye West Denies Former Assistant’s Sexual Harassment Claims, Says Allegations Are ‘Baseless and Accuses Her Of Blackmail

Kanye West denied accusations of sexual harassment made by his former Yeezy assistant, Lauren Pisciotta.

Kanye West denied accusations of sexual harassment made by his former Yeezy assistant, Lauren Pisciotta. Pisciotta filed a lawsuit against the rapper, claiming sexual harassment and wrongful termination. In a statement provided to Page Six by his lawyers, the artist, known by his legal name Ye, alleged that the OnlyFans model tried pursuing “him sexually to coerce employment and other material benefits” and then attempted to extort him when “her advances were rejected.”  “In response to these baseless allegations, Ye will be filing a lawsuit against Ms. Pisciotta,” the statement reads. “Prior to her termination as an assistant, Ms. Pisciotta stole his cell phone in an attempt to destroy phone records that would contradict her claims, all of which have been preserved.” “She was terminated for being unqualified, demanding unreasonable sums of money (including a $4 million annual salary) and numerous documented incidents of her lascivious, unhinged conduct,” his legal team continued. Per the lawyers, “Pisciotta offered Ye sex on his birthday to which he declined, sent Ye unsolicited nude images, sexual narratives and was seen twerking in the office during business hours.” West is accusing Pisciotta of attempting to blackmail him out of “$60 million last year to $50 million in last week’s frivolous filing,” his lawyers claimed. According to the influencer, she was hired in July 2021 with an initial salary of $1 million. In September 2022, she was promoted to the position of chief of staff, with a significant raise of $4 million. However, just a month later, she was terminated from her position where she was promised a severance package of $3 million, but has not received it. She has accused Kanye West of creating a hostile work environment and engaging in several sexually inappropriate incidents. One such incident involved him allegedly locking her in a room with him while he was masturbating. #Clique, what are your thoughts?

TikTok Sues U.S. Government Following Newly Signed Law Banning The App, Says Users First Amendment Rights Are Being Violated

It appears that TikTok is strongly committed to keeping its presence in the United States.

It appears that TikTok is strongly committed to keeping its presence in the United States. The popular Chinese-owned social media app has recently sued the U.S. government in an attempt to block a newly passed bill that aims to ban the app nationwide. As previously reported, President Joe Biden signed legislation last month that gives TikTok until January 2025 to either sell to an American-approved company or face a ban across the country.  In response, TikTok’s CEO has been clear that the company intends to challenge the bill, which they officially did today (Tuesday, May 6th). TikTok, which is owned by the China-based parent company ByteDance, has filed a lawsuit arguing that the ban infringes on Americans’ First Amendment rights by “[stifling] their speech and [preventing] them from accessing lawful information.” “[The US government] has taken the unprecedented step of expressly singling out and banning [TikTok]…For the first time in history…Congress has enacted a law that subjects a single, named speech platform to a permanent, nationwide ban, and bars every American from participating in a unique online community with more than 1 billion people worldwide,” the lawsuit states.  US government officials have long advocated for a ban on TikTok due to concerns about Chinese ownership and potential data exposure. Former President Donald Trump has also supported the ban on TikTok, which is now being implemented by his successor. TikTok has filed a lawsuit to challenge the ban in the D.C. Circuit Court, but there is no information on the US response yet. #Clique, what are your thoughts?

Man Plans To File Lawsuit Against Florida Deputies Who Allegedly Shot At Him While He Was Detained After They Mistook Falling Acorn For ‘Shots Fired’

It looks like Okaloosa County Sheriff's Deputies had a case of the “Chicken Little” syndrome.

It looks like Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Deputies had a case of the “Chicken Little” syndrome. A man is suing the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s office after he claims two of their deputies wrongfully shot at him after mistaking an acorn falling and hitting their patrol vehicle for a gunshot, as reported by Fox News.  This led both the deputy and his partner to unleash a barrage of gunfire on the patrol car, which had the individual in the backseat. Video footage captures the moment when one of the deputies frantically shouts “shots fired,” before pulling out his firearm and firing multiple rounds at the vehicle.  The deputy involved has been identified as Jesse Hernandez, a former Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Deputy, who can be heard in the video saying, “I’m hit… I’m hit! I’m hit.” Deputy Beth Roberts also discharged his weapon. Even after being searched, detained, and placed in handcuffs just moments before, Marquis Jackson was still shot at multiple times. Fortunately, he was not injured. The arrest of Jackson was prompted by a domestic call made by his girlfriend, who accused him of stealing her car, threatening her, and potentially possessing a gun silencer, although its whereabouts were uncertain.  Okaloosa County Sheriff Eric Aden acknowledged the gravity of the situation, stating, “We let the public down. I will admit — this was a very tragic and traumatic incident for Mr. Jackson. To that end — I can only apologize.” An independent review and investigation confirmed that no long guns were used to shoot at Mr. Jackson. Deputies used long guns with bean bag rounds to help him exit the vehicle, and claimed he was not being shot at. #Clique, what are your thoughts?

Terrence Howard’s Former Agents Dismiss His Allegations That He Was Underpaid On ‘Empire’ As ‘Utterly Meritless’

Recently, Terrence Howard took legal action against his former agency, CAA (Creative Artists Agency LLC), claiming a conflict of interest in the company’s management of his salary for the show "Empire." 

Recently, Terrence Howard took legal action against his former agency, CAA (Creative Artists Agency LLC), claiming a conflict of interest in the company’s management of his salary for the show “Empire,”  as reported by Radaronline.com Howard alleges that CAA failed to adequately advocate for him during his time on the popular FOX musical drama, as the agency also represented the show’s co-creators and production company. Furthermore, Howard claims that CAA provided him with misleading information about the salaries of his white colleagues, resulting in a lower rate for his work. His lawsuit reportedly stated, “Not only did it become abundantly clear that his agents led him on a path to rely on information that was misleading, he discovered that this was the result of the fact that CAA was not acting in his best interest, but in the in the interest of their own financial benefit as well as the interest of the Production Companies and the producers, Daniels and Strong.” In response to Terrence Howard’s allegations, CAA has now provided its perspective on the matter. According to court documents obtained by RadarOnline, the agency has strongly dismissed Howard’s claims as “utterly meritless.” CAA has submitted a motion seeking the dismissal of Howard’s lawsuit, stating that “Howard filed his Complaint … asserting claims for fraud and breach of fiduciary duty premised on CAA’s alleged role as a ‘packaging agent’ on the television show Empire in December 2023—over nine years after Howard admits that CAA explicitly told him it was acting as the show’s packaging agent, seven years after Howard admits he suspected the alleged injury of which he now complains (i.e., that he was not paid enough), and more than four years after the highly publicized Writers Guild of America’s packaging lawsuit was filed against CAA (and other agencies), which Howard quotes in his Complaint.” #Clique, what are your thoughts?

Lawsuit Filed Against Angus Cloud’s Estate For Unsettled Debts, Including $4,000 Phone Bill From Verizon Wireless

The late actor Angus Cloud is facing financial trouble even after his passing, as creditors are now seeking payment from his estate. 

The late actor Angus Cloud is facing financial trouble even after his passing, as creditors are now seeking payment from his estate.  According to court documents, various lenders claim that Cloud owed them thousands of dollars, prompting legal action to recover his outstanding debts. One of the companies involved is Verizon Wireless, which alleges that Cloud accumulated a total of $4,282.70 in purchases and goods before his untimely death last July.  Cloud’s mother, Lisa Cloud, who serves as the sole executor of his estate, received the suit from Verizon. Additionally, Cloud’s former manager, Diomi Cordero, has also filed a lawsuit against the estate, asserting that the actor owed him $94,770 in unpaid commission.  Cordero claims that Cloud violated their contract and stopped commission payments in 2022 without providing any explanation. In his suit, Cordero said that Cloud, “[had] a record of making numerous commission payments to him until he ceased making such payments with no basis.” Cordero states that he tried to resolve the issue with Cloud’s legal team, but they couldn’t agree. He insists that he played a significant role in getting Cloud lucrative deals with well-known brands like Ralph Lauren, Rayban, and Zara, and believes he should still receive his commission despite Cloud’s death. In addition, J.P. Morgan Chase sued Cloud’s estate in November for an unpaid credit card bill of $9,056.11. No updates have been reported regarding the outcome of these lawsuits. #Clique, what are your thoughts?

Starbucks Fires Barista Working Through Paramedic School Who Heroically Subdued Robbers After Getting Pistol-Whipped

A Starbucks barista, Michael Harrison, was fired after he helped subdue two robbers who attacked him at his workplace in downtown St. Louis, per the NY Post.

A Starbucks barista, Michael Harrison, was fired after he helped subdue two robbers who attacked him at his workplace in downtown St. Louis, per the NY Post. Harrison was reportedly cooperative with the robbers until one of the criminals hit him in the head with his gun. A co-worker jumped in to defend Harrison, resulting in a brawl with other bystanders and the assailants.  The robbers were eventually apprehended by the police.  Harrison and his co-worker were placed on paid leave while Starbucks investigated the incident. “I got a call a few weeks later,” Harrison said. “Once the media died down. They told me they were terminating me. I was surprised. I was distraught. I was confused.” According to Harrison’s attorney Ryan Krupp, the company informed both Harrison and his coworker that they had breached company policy, but did not provide specific details. “We were deeply disturbed to learn of this frightening incident,” a Starbucks spokesperson told The Post.  “Partner safety is at the core of how we operate in our stores, and we are so grateful that our partners and customers did not come to greater harm in this situation.” They went on to add, “Our training and protocols guide our partners to comply and de-escalate, not just for their safety but for the safety of all in the store.” Harrison no longer has an income and expressed that he is facing difficulties in covering his bills and tuition. “That job was helping me pay for college,” he said. “I just don’t understand it. I thought it was the right thing to do.” Krupp says that they are currently preparing a lawsuit, which will be filed within the next few weeks. “When the robbers came in, my client complied and tried to open the cash register when he was struck in the head by one of the gunman,” Krupp said. “At that point you’re in a position to defend yourself.” #Clique, what are your thoughts?

Former Nude Art Performer Files Lawsuit Against Museum of Modern Art For Negligence, Claiming That Staff Allowed Patrons To ‘Fondle’ His Genitals

A former nude artist has filed a lawsuit against the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) alleging that the staff “turned a blind eye” to patrons groping his genitals during his performance at an exhibition, as reported by the NY Post.

A former nude artist has filed a lawsuit against the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) alleging that the staff “turned a blind eye” to patrons groping his genitals during his performance at an exhibition, as reported by the NY Post. The plaintiff, John Bonafede, claims that his genitals were touched by five men on seven separate occasions at the 2010 exhibit titled “Marina Abramovich: The Artist is Present”. The lawsuit was filed in a Manhattan court on Monday. In his role, Bonafede was tasked with reenacting one of Abramovich’s previous artworks. This involved standing still for 75 minutes, while maintaining eye contact with a woman in a similar pose, in a piece called “Imponderabilia.” As part of the exhibition, visitors were encouraged to walk between the two performers to go into the next gallery.  However, according to the lawsuit obtained by The Post, Bonafede alleges that on seven separate occasions, he was “fondled and/or groped” by 5 different “older men.” The lawsuit claims that the men would turn sideways, lower their hands, and “linger for a moment before moving through into the next gallery room.” The lawsuit also accuses a MOMA security guard of witnessing the assault but not intervening.  “We are well aware of the challenges posed by having nude performers in the galleries for this exhibition,” the museum admitted in a statement to The Post. “Any visitor who improperly touches or disturbs any of the performers is escorted from the museum by MoMA security.” However, the lawsuit claims that MOMA did not tell visitors not to touch exhibits and refused to provide the identities of the alleged harassers to Bonafede. He filed a lawsuit under the New York Adult Survivors Act and is seeking an unspecified amount in damages. The complaint deadline expired, but he was granted an extension. #Clique, what are your thoughts?

New Lawsuit Alleges Floyd Mayweather Told His Bodyguard To Assault Man In Response To Being Fired

Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather is facing a lawsuit for assault and battery.

Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather is facing a lawsuit for assault and battery. The lawsuit alleges that Mayweather, along with his business The Money Team LLC, and a restaurant, are responsible for injuries sustained by a man who was tackled by Mayweather’s bodyguard.  The plaintiff, Eduardo Andres Torres Martinez, claims that the incident occurred while he was dining at a Yard House in Los Angeles on February 10th, 2022, as reported by Jasmine Brand. As Mayweather and his entourage entered the restaurant, a commotion broke out as diners approached him for autographs and pictures. Martinez says he started recording the scene on his phone, which caught Mayweather’s attention. Martinez says the boxer then gestured to his bodyguard to “handle” him, resulting in a confrontation between him, the bodyguard, and a struggle to gain possession of his phone. According to reports, the plaintiff alleges in his lawsuit that the bodyguard, “negligently, carelessly, intentionally, maliciously and/or physically touched, struck, and/or hit [Martinez] by striking” Martinez is suing Mayweather and the restaurant’s security for assault and battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, as well as general negligence. He claims to have suffered severe physical and mental injuries, along with significant medical expenses.  Although he filed a police report against Mayweather, no charges were pursued due to a lack of evidence and conflicting witness statements. Mayweather denies any involvement in the incident, stating he left the crowded Yard House soon after arriving. The lawsuit’s monetary value remains undisclosed, and the case awaits a judge’s ruling. #Clique, what are your thoughts?

Diddy Allegedly Cut From Yung Miami’s New Reality Show Amid Sexual Assault Lawsuits

Caresha Brownlee, famously known as Yung Miami, has a new reality show based on her life coming out on BET.

Caresha Brownlee, famously known as Yung Miami, has a new reality show based on her life coming out on BET. However, it seems that Diddy will not be making any appearances on the show. The founder of Bad Boy Entertainment will continue to keep a low profile due to the ongoing sexual assault lawsuits against him.  As you may already know, Miami, 29, and Diddy, whose real name is Sean Combs, 54, have been “going together” for a while now. Nevertheless, BET has chosen to exclude all the scenes from the show that highlight Diddy and their relationship, as reported by The Jasmine Brand. Sources have revealed that Yung Miami had to create new content to fill the gaps left by the missing scenes.  Yung Miami had previously announced the new project at the 2023 VMA saying, “I got a reality show coming out, the City Girls dropping an album, my podcast. Just everything.” A date for the show has not been confirmed. In November 2023, Diddy swiftly resolved a legal dispute with his ex-girlfriend and artist, Cassie, 37, who had accused him of severe abuse during their ten-year relationship. Shortly thereafter, Diddy faced additional lawsuits from several women alleging sexual assault incidents that allegedly occurred in the 90s and early 2000s. Diddy has vehemently denied all allegations, including those made by Cassie, whose full name is Casandra Ventura. #Clique, what are your thoughts?

Texas Man Claims Walmart Mistook Him For Shoplifter, Demands $100 Million and A Lifetime Of Free Goods, Lawsuit Claims

Roderick Jackson, a resident of Waskom, Texas, has filed a second lawsuit against Walmart for $100 million in compensation or unlimited free shopping at any Walmart store for the rest of his life, per the NY Post.

Roderick Jackson, a resident of Waskom, Texas, has filed a second lawsuit against Walmart for $100 million in compensation or unlimited free shopping at any Walmart store for the rest of his life, per the NY Post. This recent complaint follows Jackson’s initial lawsuit, filed in 2021, which involved the same incident and circumstances as his current claim against the retail giant. The incident in question occurred at a Walmart store in Omaha, Nebraska, in March 2021. Jackson’s complaint states that he is suing Walmart due to “false pretense of shoplifting.” He also states he is “sewing [sic] for Civil Rights violations based on race/color.” Neither of the complaints went into further detail.  On top of the cash and shopping spree, Jackson is also demanding that Walmart foot the bill for all the legal fees tied to the lawsuit. A Walmart spokesperson told Fox News Digital, “We do not tolerate discrimination of any kind. Mr. Jackson’s allegations are almost identical to a lawsuit he filed against our company in 2021 that was dismissed. We intend to defend the company against the allegations once we have been properly served and will quickly ask the court to dismiss any claim that are without merit,” In the 2021 lawsuit, Jackson filed a complaint against Walmart, accusing them of “racial profiling and wrongful accusation” that resulted in his arrest. According to the complaint, Jackson suffered “emotional stress and pain from the handcuffs.”  Initially, Jackson asked for a whopping $100 million and “a significant credit for future shopping,” but later revised the complaint to seek $175 million in damages. However, the case was dismissed that year as Walmart argued that Jackson had not properly served them and his claims were baseless. #Clique, what are your thoughts?