Brazilian law enforcement authorities charged Ryan Lochte and teammate Jimmy Feigen on Thursday with reporting a false crime. The Olympians initially reported that they were robbed at gunpoint Sunday morning after a night of partying. Authorities could not verify the swimmers’ timeline of events and later discovered the men vandalized a local gas station. Prosecutors must decide whether they will act on the recommendation, but Lochte’s lawyer maintains that a robbery took place. Read More.
Milwaukee Cop And Shooting Victim Attended Same High School
The Milwaukee officer involved in the fatal shooting of a Black man, which sparked days of protests, reportedly knew his victim. Dominique Heaggan, 24, identified by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as the Black officer involved in the shooting, reportedly attended high school at some point with the victim, Syville Smith, 23. “The officer knew him personally from high school and he still shot him,” Sherelle, Smith’s sister, said to CNN. “He didn’t like my brother. The officer had a career, but my brother was more popular. He used to harass Syville.” Read More.
‘Real Housewives Of Atlanta’ Star Slapped With IRS Lien
Reality Star NeNe Leakes, 48, reportedly owes $830,000 in back taxes and could lose her assets if she doesn’t pay up. Records show the lien was filed in a Georgia court on July 22. Uncle Sam is accusing Leakes of refusing to pay a total of $824,366.01 in back taxes for the year 2014. Read More.
Rapper Azealia Banks Endorses Skin Bleaching Cream
Azealia Banks endorsed a skin bleaching product on Instagram. Banks gushed about the skin cream, saying, “I use @whitenicious ! Many people have complained of this product not working but with consistent use and proper application of SPF, I have had nothing but safe, healthy and effective results.” The rapper is one of many Black celebrities in recent years to come forward about using skin bleaching products. Read More.
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From Maé Bérénice Méité To Jesse Owens: 18 Iconic Olympic Fashion Moments
1. Maé Bérénice Méité, 2018 Winter OlympicsSource:Getty 1 of 18
2. Pita Taufatofua, Also Known As The Tonga Guy, 2016/2018Source: 2 of 18
3. James Harden, LeBron James, 2012 London OlympicsSource:Getty 3 of 18
4. Kobe, Carmelo, and Dwyane, 2008 Beijing OlympicsSource:Getty 4 of 18
5. Michael Jordan, 1992 Barcelona OlympicsSource:Getty 5 of 18
6. Meldrick Taylor, 1984 Los Angeles OlympicsSource:Getty 6 of 18
7. Sydney 2000Source:Getty 7 of 18
8. Nagano 1998Source:Getty 8 of 18
9. Atlanta 1996Source:Getty 9 of 18
10. Montreal 1976Source:Getty 10 of 18
11. Mexico City 1968Source:Getty 11 of 18
12. Innsbruck 1964Source:Getty 12 of 18
13. London 1948Source:Getty 13 of 18
14. Dominique Dawes, 1996 Atlanta OlympicsSource:Getty 14 of 18
15. Barbie Honors Ibtihaj Muhammad With One-Of-A-Kind Doll, 2016 Rio OlympicsSource:WENN 15 of 18
16. Usain Bolt, 2016 Rio OlympicsSource:WENN 16 of 18
17. Simone Biles, 2016 Rio OlympicsSource:Getty 17 of 18
18. Jesse Owens At The 1936 Olympic Games In BerlinSource:Getty 18 of 18
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