VEGAS MASSACRE VICTIMS RAIL AGAINST MGM’S LAWSUIT
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) – Remember the feeling you had when you heard that MGM Resorts International was suing the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas that left 58 people dead. You can only imagine how the actual victims and families of the dead are feeling about the situation. Now we know. Several victims of the Vegas massacre say they’re outraged that they are being sued by MGM to avoid legal responsibility for the massacre. MGM filed suits in at least seven states last week. The company is doing so to declare that it has no liability for the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
STORMY DANIELS – DIVORCE
KAUFMAN, Texas (AP) – Stormy Daniels is on the outs with her husband. He has filed for divorce from his porn star wife. The filing, made in Texas, cites adultery as the reason for the split – and in it Glendon Crain is seeking sole custody of the couple’s 7-year-old daughter. He’s also seeking child support and most of the couple’s community property. Daniels has said she had an affair with Donald Trump more than a decade before he became president. Daniel’s lawyer says in a tweet that the couple decided jointly to end their marriage – and that Daniels disputes the “accuracy” of the filing.
“THE HANDMAID’S TALE” – PROTEST AGAINST PENCE
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Dozens of demonstrators dressed as characters from the novel-turned-TV series “The Handmaid’s Tale” descended on downtown Philadelphia to protest Vice President Mike Pence’s visit. The protesters wore red cloaks and white bonnets and chanted “this nightmare must end.” In case you didn’t get the connection, “The Handmaid’s Tale” imagines a future in which women’s rights have been stripped away. Protesters said they are opposed to Trump administration policies on abortion rights, LGBT rights, immigration and other issues.
GA. LAWMAKER DEFENDS TV APPEARANCE
ATLANTA (AP) – The repeated use of the n-word, dropping his drawers – and using a fake Asian accent while trying to up-skirt a Muslim woman wearing a burqa: all that and more was part of the appearance of a Georgia lawmaker’s appearance on Sacha Baron Cohen’s new show. Republican Jason Spencer is talked into do a series of outrageous acts – all under the guise of warding off a Muslim attack. There have already been calls for him to resign. But Spencer as resisted. He claims he has received death threats in the past – and thought clips for the show would prevent what he considered to be “an inevitable attack.”
“WICKED TUNA” CAST MEMBER DIES
GREENLAND, N.H. (AP) – One of the fishermen featured on the cast of the reality TV show “Wicked Tuna” has died. Nicholas “Duffy” Fudge was just 28 – and no cause of death has been released. The fisherman was featured on two shows – “Wicked Tuna” a show that searches out bluefin tuna and on a spinoff series, “Wicket Tuna: Outer Banks.” His network, National Geographic, has posted on Facebook saying it joins Duffy’s family and friends in morning what it calls his “untimely loss.”
by Oscar Wells Gabriel II
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