A student has described going through “mental torture” after a rape case against him was thrown out in court because police had failed to hand over more than 40,000 messages from his accuser. Liam Allan, 22, faced up to ten years in jail charged with six counts of rape and six counts of sexual assault against a young woman over a 14-month period that began when he was 19. The criminology student at Greenwich University had spent nearly two years on bail and three days in Croydon Crown Court when the trial was stopped in a dramatic fashion after it emerged police officers had failed to hand over evidence that proved his innocence. The alleged victim had claimed she did not enjoy sex, while Mr Allan claimed it was consensual and she was acting maliciously because he refused to see her after he returned to university.
Yinshan Wong had no apparent reason to head to the American River Canyon in Auburn, California, a town her family said she’d never visited before. But on Dec. 3, that’s where Wong, a 33-year-old Sacramento mother of three young children, was driving at 3 a.m. She steered her white sedan off a narrow dirt road and drove down a steep hill between a cluster of houses at the edge of the canyon. She got out of the car, took her purse, containing her cellphone and keys, and set it on the ground. Wearing a knee-high skirt and a thin, short-sleeved blouse, she stepped over a small ditch filled with running water and walked into the dense poison oak and blackberry bushes. She left her flimsy ballet-style
Kim Jong Un may never have had the chance to enrage President Donald Trump, threaten the world with nuclear war or lead the charge in dozens of human rights violations if not for his complicated relationship with his father, Kim Jong Il. Kim Jong Il died six years ago on December 17, 2011, of a suspected heart attack. Kim Jong Un stepped into power as the underdog, after years of reports showed Kim Jong Nam to be the favorite of their father’s.
Decades before the slew of sexual misconduct allegations arose against Harvey Weinstein, actor Jason Priestley allegedly had a run-in with him that led to Priestley punching the disgraced movie mogul in the face.
SPOILER ALERT: The following article contains massive spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. If you have not yet seen the film, and don't wish to know any major details about it before you do, please bookmark this article and return after your screening! Director Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi is full of shocking events and revelations, but few are on par with the information disclosed regarding Rey's parents. Fans have spent years speculating who the heroine's mother or father could be, guessing that it could be someone as important as Obi-wan Kenobi... but the ultimate answer is "None of the Above." As told to Rey by Kylo Ren, her parents were nobodies who sold her on Jakku and then
Addie Collins Zinone detailed the flirty messages the disgraced anchor sent her, and detailed one sexual encounter at the Staples Center during the Democratic National Convention.
It doesn't really matter what you wear to a basketball game as long as you're comfy. But if you want some outfit inspiration, well, we suggest checking out Bella Hadid. The model caught a game between the Knicks and the Los Angeles Lakers on Dec. 12 and wore not one but three different outfits. She showed up first in a low-cut white crop top, blue jeans, and a sporty pair of sneakers. Once the game got started, Bella changed into a white jersey that read "New York" on the front, letting us all know who she was rooting for. Bella later wore a red jacket over the jersey for her third and final look. Once we decoded all of her minor style switch ups at the game, her ensembles actually seemed quite
Virtually every aspect of Doug Jones’ victory over Roy Moore on Tuesday has already been studied, quantified, and analyzed. But as a former speechwriter and current sometime comedy writer, I couldn’t help but notice an element of the campaign that’s gone overlooked: Jones’ deft use of political rhetoric. There’s one line in particular I can’t stop thinking about. It was a week before Election Day. The GOP base was beginning to come home. With polls tightening, Jones reminded voters of the time Moore had pulled out a pistol at one of his events. “I’m a supporter of the Second Amendment,” Jones declared. “When you see me with a gun, folks, I’ll be climbing in and out of a deer stand or a turkey
“A Christmas Story” airs around the clock during the holiday season and, believe it or not, the actors from the 1983 film are still getting royalty checks. “You’re going to be so disappointed,” Zack Ward, who played bully Scut Farkus in the classic film, told Page Six. “It’s basically about $1,800 every two years … and it comes in in Canadian money because we shot in Canada.” So what does the 47-year-old actor do with the extra cash? He told us he puts it in a special account just in case his mom needs it in the future. Ward, who was 13 years old when he starred in the Christmas classic, also revealed he still gets stopped on the street. “So many people come up to me and are like, ‘You got your
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck announced in 2015 that they were splitting up after 10 years of marriage. Things haven’t exactly been easy for the former couple, but as Affleck battled addiction and became embroiled in a sexual misconduct scandal following the numerous allegations against Harvey Weinstein, Garner was right by his side. The actress spoke candidly at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association conference about the importance of “due process” in light of the sexual harassment allegations and opened up about the reason she hasn’t dated anyone since ending things with Affleck.
Democratic Congresswoman Jackie Spier said Friday the “rumor on the Hill” is that President Donald Trump intends to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller next week when Congress is gone for the holidays. Should Trump go through with the unconfirmed rumor, Spier said an “effort” for impeachment would follow.
A 22-year-old Virginia woman who was found dead in the woods was mauled to death by her own dogs, according to police.
It is not known definitively how devastating a 3-mile wide asteroid impact would be on Earth, and may actually depend on the place that it struck (water vs. land). The asteroid that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs was 6.2 miles wide in diameter, and struck a large gypsum deposit that sent sulphur into the atmosphere, blotting the sun for perhaps years and killing much plant life. If the asteroid had hit a slightly different spot on Earth, the outcome might have been very different. Major extinction events on Earth, generally caused by asteroid impacts, are believed to happen at least once every hundred million years, and perhaps more frequently. The last major extinction event, known as
Mario Batali, the former host of “The Chew” who stands accused of sexual misconduct, issued an apology to fans on Friday through his newsletter and inexplicably ended it with a recipe for cinnamon rolls.
We really haven’t seen much of Minnesota Vikings’ quarterback Sam Bradford this season. There was his brilliant performance in the regular season opener against New Orleans, and his ill-fated attempt to come back from a knee injury against the Chicago Bears. The team placed him on injured reserve in early November (the move corresponded with Teddy Bridgewater being activated from the PUP list), and at that point, Bradford just sort of disappeared. Until today, according to Courtney Cronin of ESPN. Bradford had arthroscopic surgery on his ailing left knee the day before he was placed on IR, and has apparently been pretty scarce around the Vikings’ facilities during his rehabilitation process.
For real Green Berets, there was one dead giveaway that Brooklyn Army vet Papotia Reginald “Reggie” Wright was an imposter. His beret was black. “We took one look at that and knew he was messed up - it was comical,” said a retired Green Beret, a member of the Guardians of the Green Beret, to The Post on Friday. “If you’re to pretend to be a Green Beret, at least do it the right way’’ - by wearing a green beret, the veteran said. Wright was outed this week as a fraud, posing as a Green Beret as he ran an unauthorized veterans “Honor Guard” out of Brooklyn’s Park Slope Armory, according to the Guardians of the Green Beret. Wright’s wife, Tammy Feliciano, also lied about being an ex-Army “major’’
In a shocking turn of events, Luke Skywalker used the Force to distract his old apprentice Kylo Ren at the end of "The Last Jedi" to give Rey, Leia and the rest of the group time to escape from the First Order's clutches. In something we've never seen before, Luke uses the Force to project himself into the battlefield, fight Ren (though he's never really there) and then let Ren know of his trick after the Resistance has already escaped. There are two key moments that pay homage to previous "Star Wars" films and iconic scenes within them.
They may keep a low profile, but the long-rumored couple definitely looked cozy at the actor's birthday bash!