Salvador Dalí's Body Will Be Exhumed to Provide Samples in a Paternity Suit 

A woman claiming to be Salvador Dalí’s illegitimate daughter has successfully won a court order to exhume the long-dead painter’s body in order to provide a DNA sample. Pilar Abel, an astrologer and tarot card reader, claims that Dalí had an affair with her mother in 1955. The secondary question of whether Dalí’s…

NY Attorney General Sues Anti-Abortion Groups for Viciously Harassing Patients Outside Queens Clinic 

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced today that he’s filed a lawsuit in federal court against aggressive and threatening demonstrators outside an abortion clinic in Queens. Schneiderman says the demonstrators are preventing patients from entering Choices Medical Center with illegal physical contact…

Fugitive Polygamous Cult Leader Was Not in Fact Raptured to Heaven, Just Hiding in a Pickup Truck

One year and a lifetime ago, American society was vaguely stable and fundamentalist Mormon cult leader Lyle Jeffs was facing federal charges for food stamp fraud and money laundering. Jeffs disappeared while awaiting trial, with his court-appointed lawyer dryly suggesting that perhaps he’d been raptured into Heaven. …

MMA Fighter War Machine Accused of Beating His Ex Will Use Her 'Rape Fantasies' in His Defense 

Two and a half years after his arrest, ex-MMA fighter War Machine has finally gone to trial on charges that he viciously beat and sexually assaulted ex-girlfriend Christy Mack nearly to death. It’s obvious what kind of defense War Machine’s counsel has in mind: one told the jury during opening arguments that Mack, a…

Journalist Charged With Criminal Trespass and Rioting While Covering Latest North Dakota Pipeline Arrests 

A journalist is being charged with criminal trespass and “engaging in a riot” while covering the latest arrests near the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota. Jenni Monet, 40, told the Los Angeles Times she clearly identified herself as a journalist and was still arrested, then held with other women arrestees for…

Demonstrator Arrested at Inauguration Describes Being Detained on the Street For 8 Hours

Some 230 people are being charged with felony rioting after being arrested in Washington, D.C., on Inauguration Day. It’s an extremely severe charge that a class-action lawsuit alleges was applied indiscriminately to a huge group of people, many of whom weren’t “rioting” at all. We’ve spoken to one of the…

Former Apprentice Contestant Summer Zervos, Who Accused Trump of Sexual Harassment, Files Defamation Lawsuit Against Him

At a press conference Tuesday afternoon, celebrity attorney Gloria Allred announced that former Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos is suing Donald Trump for defamation. Zervos alleged in October that Trump subjected her to unwanted sexual touching in 2007, and that he withdrew an implied job offer after she refused…

Woman Manages to Forgive Person Who Smashed Her In the Face With a Beer Mug For Speaking Swahili 

A Muslim woman who was hit in the face by a drunken, hate-filled stranger for speaking Swahili with her nieces and cousins in an Applebee’s last year managed to forgive her attacker, telling her in court, “I hope you choose love over hate.” Asma Jama’s lower lip was split in two during the assault by Jodie…

Company Removes Billboard Speculating That Convicted Serial Rapist Daniel Holtzclaw Is Innocent 

A billboard company in Oklahoma has removed a billboard bought by a conservative media outlet, which speculated that former cop and convicted serial rapist Daniel Holtzclaw is innocent. Holtzclaw has given yet another interview from prison about this development, one of several he’s been able to give from behind bars, …

Donald Trump Reportedly Agrees to Settle Lawsuits Over His Fake University For $25 Million 

The New York Daily News is reporting that Donald Trump may be about to pay settlements in the fraud lawsuits over Trump University, his highly suspect real estate seminar. The cases are a civil class-action suit in California and a criminal case brought in New York by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Just days ago,…

Man Who Beat Girlfriend Nearly to Death Sues Casino Where the Attack Happened For Serving Him 15 Drinks 

A Pennsylvania man who spent four years in state prison for beating his girlfriend nearly to death is suing the casino where the attack happened, alleging that they served him at least 15 drinks and thus bear some responsibility for what he did. “His life is the one that got ruined here,” the attorney of Nicholas…

Jury Finds Rolling Stone and Reporter Liable in Defamation Trial Over UVA Rape Story 

A jury has ruled in favor of a University of Virginia dean who sued Rolling Stone and reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely for defamation over a now-retracted story from 2014 about an alleged gang rape on campus. Nicole Eramo argued that the story was irresponsible, showed a “reckless disregard” for the truth, and damaged…

Woman Accusing Donald Trump of Raping Her At 13 Fails To Appear At Planned Press Conference 

A woman alleging that Donald Trump raped her at 13 at a sex party hosted by notorious celebrity pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was supposed to speak publicly for the first time today, but didn’t appear. The woman was due to appear at a press conference in Los Angeles with celebrity attorney and TV star Lisa Bloom. Instead,…