Tag Archives: domestic violence

Fabolous Rejects Plea Deal in Emily B Assault Case, Headed to Grand Jury

Earlier this year, it was reported that Fabolous was expected to take a plea deal in his domestic abuse case with the mother of two of his kids, Emily Bustamante. The plea deal reportedly would’ve had Fabolous’ charges dismissed after he completed the pre-trial intervention program, but now the case is possibly headed to a Grand Jury.

According to Bossip, on Wednesday (June 25), Fabolous’ lawyer told the judge that the rapper wouldn’t be taking the plea deal and would take his chances with the Grand Jury. Prosecutors said that the case would be reviewed by a Grand Jury early next month, but Fabolous’ lawyer doesn’t think it will go that far. He stated, “It won’t necessarily go to the Grand Jury. It’s procedural.”

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Ex-NFL Player Brandon Browner Charged with Attempted Murder

Brandon Browner finds himself in even deeper, murkier waters after an attempted murder charge was tacked onto his other charges stemming from his July 8 arrest. Browner is accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s home where he chased her and allegedly attempted to smother her in a carpet.

Browner’s bail is set at $10 million. If convicted, he could be sentenced to life in prison.

According to reports, Ex-NFL player Brandon Browner was arrested this past Sunday (July 8) for a variety of charges that include burglary, false imprisonment, kidnapping, and more.

NBC Los Angeles noted Browner was caught after officers from the La Verne Police Department responded to a call at 10 am saying a man broke into a house via a locked window. The police noted once Browner was in the house, he allegedly forced the victim back into her home after she tried to run from the house.

Browner reportedly violated his restraining order that brought by the woman who he previously had a relationship with. Browner was previously arrested for domestic violence against the woman.

Along with breaking into the home and forcing the victim to stay, Browner allegedly dipped off from the scene before police got there with a Rolex watch worth about $20,000.

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XXXTentacion Dead Following Shooting

Rapper XXXTentacion was shot to death in Florida on Monday, TMZ reports.

According to eyewitnesses, who posted graphic footage from the scene on social media, the Florida rapper (real name Jahseh Onfroy), 20, “appeared lifeless with no pulse.” His condition had initially been reported as critical; the Broward County Fire Department has since confirmed to TMZ that Onfroy has been pronounced dead.

According to emergency dispatch audio, picked up by TMZ, the incident involved a drive-by shooting outside of a Deerfield Beach motorcycle shop and the shooters have not yet been identified; Onfroy was also reportedly robbed during the incident.

XXXTentacion got his start on SoundCloud and, in March, earned his first No. 1 album. The controversial rapper had also been accused of domestic violence and was still awaiting trial for those charges at the time of the shooting.

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Snapchat Stock Drops after Offensive Rihanna Ad

Here’s a revolutionary idea: Don’t mess with Rihanna, ever.

After Snapchat posted a tone-deaf ad referencing Chris Brown’s conviction for assaulting Rihanna, the singer and beauty queen slammed the app.

As a result of its egregious blunder, Snap’s market value has dropped a tad bit — by $800 million, to be exact. While Snapchat said the ad was never meant to be published, many users saw it before it was taken down last Monday. Meant to advertise a game called, “Would You Rather?”, the ad asked users, “Would you rather slap Rihanna or punch Chris Brown?”

After the ad was pulled from the platform on Monday, Snapchat apologized in a statement that read, “The advert was reviewed and approved in error, as it violates our advertising guidelines.” But that wasn’t enough.

The same morning, Rihanna took to Instagram to vent her disgust. “Now SNAPCHAT I know you already know you ain’t my fav app out there! But I’m just trying to figure out what the point was with this mess!” she wrote. “I’d love to call it ignorance but I know you ain’t that dumb. You spent money to animate something that would intentionally bring shame to DV victims and made a joke of it.”

And according to CNN Tech, just a day after Rih called out the ad, Snapchat stocks dropped 4 percent, costing the app those hundreds of millions of dollars. Will Snapchat be able to weather losing the support of Kylie Jenner and Rih? Only time will tell.

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