On Thursday, Drug Enforcement Agency officials raided the Newburyport home of Dr. Keith Ablow, the embattled former celebrity psychiatrist caught in a series of sexual assault lawsuits. The city marshal confirms to Boston 25 News the DEA also raided a nearby pharmacy, potentially in connection to the investigation.
Dr. Ablow’s medical license was revoked last year after he was accused of engaging in inappropriate sexual activity with several patients and illegally distributing prescriptions to employees.
Several patients he had been seeing for depression claimed they received Ketamine infusions as part of their treatment. All of them say their doctor-patient relationships turned inappropriately sexual. In one of the lawsuits, one woman claims Ablow told her things like, “I own you,” and “You are my slave”.
Filmmaker and conspiracy theorist Oliver Stone has made no secret of his admiration for Russian President Vladimir Putin, but now he has taken it to a whole new level by trying to make him his 22-year-old daughter’s godfather. “Does she want to become an Orthodox Christian?” Putin asked when Stone floated the idea during a sit-down in the Kremlin.
Putin appeared to wriggle his way out of the proposal (“You have to ask her,” he said) before Stone went on to complain about “American culture,” taking particular issue with what he described as a focus on gender identity and people labeling themselves as “transgender” and “cisgender.”
Stone quickly steered the conversation toward a controversial 2013 Russian law banning “homosexual propaganda” among minors, a law which experts say has prompted a surge of homophobic violence in the country. “It seems like maybe that’s a sensible law,” Stone said.
Oliver Stone endorsed Jill Stein in 2016, take that conspiracy theory as you will.
“I’m over it,” Kevin Hart told Good Morning America multiple times when asked about the Oscar-hosting controversy that has dominated headlines for weeks.
Hart appeared on ABC to talk about his new movie The Upside, but, given that ABC broadcasts the ceremony, took more questions about being offered the Oscar job, then stepping away when homophobic remarks from years ago were re-visited.
“There’s no more conversation about it. I’m over that, I’m over the moment,” he told Michael Strahan. It became increasingly clear last week that the Academy would move forward with plans to go host-less, as Deadline reported, with multiple big stars taking the stage in short stints rather than have one start-to-finish emcee.
Early Monday morning, 26-year-old Shane McCrea (pictured above) was drinking at the Key West gay bar the Bourbon Street Pub on Duval Street when suddenly calling patrons “faggots” and saying they are “burning in hell,” according to an affidavit filed by Key West police.
The bouncer Milan Culum removed McCrea from the bar but a few minuted later he returned struck Culum twice in the stomach and kicked a patron, calling him a “fucking faggot,” police said.
When police arrived, just after 1 a.m. McCrea began yelling obscenities at them and would not comply with their orders. He was handcuffed at Taser point, then pepper sprayed and finally put in leg restraints — this after he banged his head against the patrol car hood and tried kicking officers, police said.
On the way to jail, McCrea told officers he was a combat veteran with “high-ranking” friends and he would seek revenge, according to the affidavit written by officer Jesse Young.
“I will kill all you cops!” McCrea shouted after he arrived at the county jail on Stock Island, the affidavit states.
McCrea was arrested on four counts of felony battery resisting arrest on law enforcement officers, five felony counts of threats against a public servant or their family, one felony count enhancement for a hate crime and one felony count of resisting an officer with violence.
He was also arrested on four misdemeanor charges for brawling in public, battery, criminal property damage and disorderly conduct.
McCrea is currently being on $46,000 bond.
Key West prides itself on being one of the most gay-friendly city in the United States.
A Republican state lawmaker in Pennsylvania is calling a colleague a “lying homosexual” in a Facebook post attacking liberal legislators. Rep. Daryl Metcalfe also is defending his comments, which he made Friday.
He tells The Associated Press that he mentioned the sexual orientation of Democratic Rep. Brian Sims of Philadelphia because Sims has spoken openly about being gay, and because he believes it is “immoral behavior.”
Sims is calling Metcalfe “Rep. Snowflake McRacist” on Twitter and says Metcalfe “claims victimhood” when he’s called out in public. Metcalfe also recently accosted another state lawmaker for repeatedly touching his arm, and suggested the man might be gay.
The Pennsylvania Democratic Party released a statement about Metcalfe’s tirade: “Metcalfe’s racist and homophobic outbursts and blatant admission that he blocks legislation from advancing for the sole reason that it is sponsored by Democrats is why Pennsylvanians distrust Harrisburg. Not only is he a disgusting human being, he is incredibly unfit to run the House’s State Government Committee and Mike Turzai must revoke his chairmanship immediately.
Brian Sims responded on Twitter
My most infamously bigoted colleague, Rep. Daryl Metcalfe took to his “burn book” to attack my colleagues of color and myself call me a “lying homosexual.” I could use your help as I go up against this type of blatant homophobia and bigotry in the Capital. https://t.co/Oc7iLDN2qtpic.twitter.com/FVC4dBgbuY
It all starts with Mike Enzi who has enraged the BLT&GQ community by declaring a simple fact. If a guy walks into a bar in Wyoming wearing a tutu, he’s probably going to get punched. Enzi said the person would deserve it, which he apologized for, and the guy would not deserve it. But it is probably going to happen and yes, the dude wearing the tutu shoulders some of the responsibility. He should have known better.
I know liberals in their coastal bubbles of homogenized whiteness and skinny jeans think everyone else has to think like them — not does, but has to — but the reality is we don’t. We are a culturally heterogeneous nation with diverse cultural norms. If a guy walks into a bar in Wyoming wearing make up and a tutu, he’s probably going to be asked to leave, if not picked on or punched. If you don’t like that, don’t go to a bar in Wyoming wearing a tutu. It really is that simple. This is not a justification of violence, but let’s not kid ourselves that there won’t be an expectation of violence, however unjustified.
Erickson a well known extremist right-wing homophobe in the past has asked his supporters to lobby for discriminatory, anti-gay “Religious Freedom Restoration Acts”. Said of the Pulse massacre in Orlando that “the way the media chose to report on the event … [as] a tragedy in the gay community.” Calling it “an unnecessary dividing line,” and constantly calls LGBT activists “terrorist”.
Caitlyn Jenner has accepted an invitation to attend Donald Trump’s inauguration on January 20, a source confirms to Us Weekly. The transgender star, who is a conservative Republican and was vocal about her dislike of Hillary Clinton on her E! show I Am Cait, has in the past said she wants to use her celebrity to benefit the LGBTQ community.
Jenner, who previously declared she would like to serve as a “trans ambassador” during the 2016 election, has praised the president-elect in the past, stating that the controversial businessman seems “good for women” and “very much behind the LGBT community” during a June 2016 interview with STAT.
Trump’s vice president–elect, Mike Pence, has been strongly criticized for aggressively pursuing an anti-LGBTQ agenda throughout his political career. Jenner will be one of the few celebrity guests in attendance. As previously reported, the former Apprentice host has had trouble securing a celebrity to perform at his inauguration.
Someone hasn’t had enough media attention lately.
Actually Caitlyn does have a lot of “golden” medals.
President-elect Donald J. Trump has selected Senator Jeff Sessions, a conservative from Alabama who became a close adviser after endorsing him early in his campaign, to be the attorney general of the United States, according to officials close to the transition.
Mr. Sessions was also under consideration for secretary of defense, creating debate within the Trump transition team over which job he should fill.
Mr. Sessions, a former prosecutor elected to the Senate in 1996, serves on the Judiciary Committee and has opposed immigration reform as well as bipartisan proposals to cut mandatory minimum prison sentences.
While Mr. Sessions is well liked in the Senate, his record as United States attorney in Alabama in the 1980s is very likely to become an issue for Democrats and civil rights groups expected to give it close scrutiny.
While serving as a United States prosecutor in Alabama, Mr. Sessions was nominated in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan for a federal judgeship. But his nomination was rejected by the Republican-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee because of racially charged comments and actions. At that time, he was one of two judicial nominees whose selections were halted by the panel in nearly 50 years.
In testimony before the committee, former colleagues said that Mr. Sessions had referred to the N.A.A.C.P., the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and other civil rights groups as “un-American” and “Communist-inspired.” An African-American federal prosecutor then, Thomas H. Figures, said Mr. Sessions had referred to him as “boy” and testified that Mr. Sessions said the Ku Klux Klan was fine “until I found out they smoked pot.” Mr. Sessions dismissed that remark as a joke.
Sessions in the past Voted YES on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage. Voted NO on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes and has a 0 LGBT rights voting record.
Sessions was the first GOP Senator to openly endorse Donald Trump.
Mel Gibson and writer Randall Wallace are working on a sequel to The Passion of the Christ that will tell the story of the resurrection of Jesus, Wallace tells The Hollywood Reporter.
Wallace, nominated for an Academy Award for scripting Gibson’s 1995 best picture Oscar winner Braveheart, on Thursday (reluctantly) confirmed rumors that he has begun to write a script for a story about the resurrection, telling THR that the project is becoming too difficult to keep under wraps.
Wallace was a religion major at Duke University and says the resurrection was a specialty of his. “I always wanted to tell this story,” he says. “The Passion is the beginning and there’s a lot more story to tell.”
The Passion, Gibson’s story of the persecution and crucifixion of Jesus, was released in 2004 by the independent Newmarket Films and earned a whopping $612 million worldwide on a $30 million production budget. Since then, many in Hollywood have presumed a sequel would someday be made, but Gibson has moved on to other projects.
Well I’m always interested in seeing a second coming.
We may not know who will be representing the GOP at the Republican National Convention, but I know one person who will be representing Louisiana — me! For the second time, I’ll be serving as a delegate for my home state when the Cleveland event gets underway July 18. Just as importantly, I’ve been elected by the delegation to serve on the Republican Platform Committee, which is where some of the most significant debates over the party’s core values occur.
In 2012, my role as a delegate gave me the opportunity to play a key role in amending the marriage plank, which led to the committee approving a much stronger version than 2008’s. We also tightened language on obscenity and pornography, protected conscience rights, explained how abortion hurts women, and supported the Second Amendment in D.C. And while the platform work is usually overshadowed by the pageantry of the broader convention, make no mistake: What happens over those two days could dramatically impact the direction of — not just the presidential campaign — but the entire Republican Party and the country. – FRC Hate Group Leader and connected to known white supremacist Tony Perkins.
GOP says they aren’t a party of hate
GOP has a white supremacist that thinks LGBT people should be executed help write their platform.
Usually uses platform wood to nail together into burning crosses.