Athletes Behaving Badly: Robinho, John Oster, Marlon King. Footballer Robinho was arrested by police authorities following a rape claim by a woman he reportedly met at a nightclub. The alleged victim, a student at Yorkshire University, claims that the incident happened happened during the early hours of January 14 in the VIP area of the Space nightclub.
She reported what allegedly happened to police that afternoon.
Celebrities With Money Problems: Financial Lawsuits vs. Famous People This is a compilation of our blog posts on lawsuits filed by or against celebrities that involve financial matters. Either they’re not paying someone, or they paid someone they shouldn’t have paid, or someone cheated them of their money, et cetera. Let’s begin with:
Dane Cook vs. His Brother Darryl McCauley (20 March 2009): Look who’s been finally charged for swindling his own brother? It’s Darryl McCauley (left), that’s who. For those of you not familiar with this case, Darryl is half brother to actor Dane Cook. He was Dane’s business manager and he allegedly stole millions from his own brother.
Now the truth is coming out slowly. The scandal involving former House Speaker Dennis Hastert has something to do with an alleged sexual abuse of a male student. This means that our speculation in an earlier post (Dennis Hastert Gay Secret?) is right on.
Could the alleged Dennis Hastert victims be members of the high school wrestling team of the Yorkville Community High School in Illinois which was coached by our teacher-turned-powerful-legislator? Or, considering that our family-values Republican Speaker was also involved with the Boy Scouts for 16 years, could it be that his alleged victims were scouters?
Is There a Dennis Hastert Gay Secret? It’s another day and there’s another Republican scandal. And this one may yet push those stupid Duggars off the headlines because it involves a former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives which is, if we know our American politics, is the third most powerful post in the U.S. government.
Anyhoo, the guy we are referring to is former House Speaker Dennis Hastert who was indicted by a grand jury yesterday. Let’s have NPR host Robert Siegel and David Schaper tell us more:
ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: A bombshell of an indictment was announced late today by the U.S. attorney in Chicago. Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert is charged with bank fraud. Hastert is the longest serving Republican House speaker in history, holding the post after Newt Gingrich stepped down in 1999. Hastert represented an Illinois congressional district west of Chicago for two decades, and joining us now from Chicago with more on this story is NPR’s David Schaper. And, David, first of all, explain the indictment. Tell us more about the charges.
Celebrity Drug Users, Alcohol Abuse, and DUI Cases. This is part III of our series on celebrities who get in trouble with the law. This post is specifically focused on celebrity drug users, those with alcohol issues, and those with DUI cases.
Imogen Boorman, Actress (20 August 2009): Alcohol lovers beware. If you drink too much of that substance, you might drop your child and end up getting arrested for it – which you should. This appears to be the lesson we can draw from the story of actress Imogen Boorman (pic from a 1980s film) who was arrested after she dropped a 3-year-old girl while “steaming drunk in her own garden”. It is not clear whether the child is hers or not.
Walter Jones aka Black Power Ranger Arrested for DUI. Unfortunately for Walter Jones, the Power Rangers ain’t there to save the day. Walter, who played the Black Ranger on the Power Rangers TV show, spent a night in jail after he was arrested for DUI. DUI? You’re a bad, bad man Walter.
Black Ranger wouldn’t approve of that. Anyways, here’s Walter’s mugshot courtesy of TMZ.