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58% of Hotel Workers Say They’ve Been Sexually Harassed by Guest

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

Cecilia was working as a minibar attendant at a Chicago hotel when she knocked on the guest’s door and announced herself. The man’s response was quick and unequivocal: “You can come in.”

When she opened the door, “He was at the computer, masturbating,” Cecilia recalled. She was overcome with shock and embarrassment. Judging from the satisfied look on the man’s face, that was the whole idea.

“I felt nasty,” recalled Cecilia, who asked that her last name and the hotel not be identified. “You’d expect that to happen to people in a jail but not in regular work. I felt like crying.”

It wasn’t the only time Cecilia had dealt with extreme forms of sexual harassment in her three decades working in downtown hotels. A male guest once answered her knock by opening the door naked. Just a month and a half ago, a younger colleague confided to Cecilia that a male guest had tried to embrace her while she was in his room. Cecilia escorted the shaken housekeeper to the hotel’s security team to report the incident.

15 Black Men from Chicago Exonerated After Being Framed by Crooked Cop

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

A Cook County judge Thursday vacated felony convictions for 15 defendants who claimed they were framed by disgraced Chicago Police Sgt. Ronald Watts, following a landmark decision by the State’s Attorney’s Office to toss aside a string of cases over allegations of police misconduct.

With 10 of the defendants standing in the courtroom, Chief Criminal Courts Judge Judge LeRoy K. Martin approved a motion by prosecutors to throw out a total of 18 cases against 15 men who were arrested by Watts and members of a tactical team that operated in the Ida B. Wells housing projects.

US Department of Defense “Accidentally” Retweets Asking Trump to Resign

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

For a few perplexing moments, the world was under the impression that the Pentagon seriously wanted Donald Trump to resign from his presidency.

The official Twitter account for the U.S. Department of Defense briefly joined The Resistance on Thursday, retweeting someone straight up calling for Donald Trump to resign.

TBH, with all 2017’s thrown at us, it was only a bit shocking, and though the tweet has since been deleted, it still caused quite the commotion online.

3 Ohio Pastors Accused Of Luring Teen Girls, Paying For Sex

Friday, November 17th, 2017

Federal prosecutors say three pastors in Ohio conspired to recruit teen girls to have sex with them and shared photos and videos of the girls.

Investigators say the three men who ran churches in Toledo often paid the girls for sex.

All three pleaded not guilty this past week in federal court to charges that include child sex trafficking and sexual exploitation of children.

Each could be sentenced to life in prison if convicted.

Court documents describe how one of the pastors had sex with a girl in his church office, at home and at a motel.

Prosecutors say one of the pastors warned one girl not to say anything because it would ruin his family and his church.

Woman Who Accused Usher of Giving Her Herpes Has Case Dismissed

Friday, November 17th, 2017

The lawsuit filed against Usher — claiming he gave a Georgia woman herpes — has been dismissed, but there’s an asterisk.

Florida Dad Arrested for Leaving Kids in Car to Hit Strip Club

Friday, November 17th, 2017

Police said a man chose lap dances over kids.

Willie Jordan Jr. abandoned two young children in the backseat of a car, while he was inside a Fort Myers strip club.

Jordan Jr. told police he was only inside Scarlett’s for a minute or two.

But we talked with the general manager, who said Jordan Jr. was inside “enjoying himself” for much longer.

“He was in there for about 30 to 40 minutes,” said Scarlett’s general manager Christopher Mays.

“[There was] a 3-month-old boy who’s not strapped in the car seat upside down head is where it’s butt should be, feet up in the air,” Mays said.

The infant was crying and got the attention of a customer who called for help.

“God only knows how much longer an upside down infant has in a car seat,” Mays said.

Mays said his staff and the customer helped the 3-year-old unlock the car from the inside, getting both kids out safely.

Jordan Jr. now faces child neglect charges.

Mays, who’s also a father, said this is a first at Scarlett’s.

According to the police report, the Department of Children and Families is conducting a follow-up investigation.

Grandpa’s Final Wish Granted: Bury Me Wit Pat’s Cheesesteaks

Friday, November 17th, 2017

Richard Lussi always joked that when he died, he wanted to take something with him to eat in the afterlife.

His family asked what he wanted.

“He said, ‘What do you think? Pat’s cheesesteak! Pat’s wiz without — no onions because they’ll come back to haunt me,’” said Lussi’s grandson, Dominic Lussi.

And when Richard died last month, that’s exactly what he was buried with.

Trump Slams Sen. Al Franken over Groping Photos; Twitter Reacts

Friday, November 17th, 2017

President Donald Trump, who faced a long string of sexual harassment allegations during the 2016 election, swiftly denounced Sen. Al Franken less than one day after a woman accused the senator of forcibly kissing and groping her in 2006.

Trump’s Thursday tweets came amid his deafening silence regarding Roy Moore, the Republican Senate candidate in Alabama, more than a week after the Washington Post first published multiple accounts from women who say when they were teenagers they were sexually assaulted or pursued by while Moore while he was in his 30s.

Florida Lottery Winner Rebuilding Black Business Area with $52M Winnings

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

A South Florida businessman, who won $52 million in the Florida Lottery, is investing in Fort Lauderdale’s oldest African-American community.

Beyonce, Jay Z, Kim Kardashian and Anna Wintour head the all-star guest list watching on as Serena Williams marries millionaire Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in New Orleans

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Serena Williams proved her dominance off the court on Thursday, as she drew a celeb-packed group of A-listers to New Orleans for her nuptials to millionaire Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian (pictured together, inset). Among those who could be seen arriving at the event were Kim Kardashian (center, at the airport), Venus Williams, Beyonce,(bottom left at the airport) and the members of New Edition, who will play a five-song set during the reception. egendary Vogue editor Anna Wintour (top left), Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria and her husband Jose Bastion (top right) and Kelly Rowland (bottom right) were also spotted pulling up to the Contemporary Art Center’s VIP entrance, in New Orleans. Jay Z was so dedicated to being there for Serena’s big day that he attended the event despite having to jet off to North Carolina immediately after to perform at his next tour stop. e was not seen arriving at the venue, but DailyMail.com overheard a transmission just moments before a Cadillac SUV pulled in that said: ‘Jay Z party on the way.’ His mother Gloria was seen however as she deboarded a plane alongside Beyonce.