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It almost sounds like a bad “So, a guy walks into a bar...” joke, but what happened in Boise was for real. A transgendered woman in Idaho is being held on $100,000 bond for charges of impersonating a doctor at Boise bars and nightclubs -- offering breast exams to other women.
KENS outlines the issue.
“Thirty-seven year old, Kristina Ross was working under the name of Berlyn Aussieahshowna. Police say the transgendered woman would meet other women at bars, perform a breast exam, and then have them call a real doctor for breast augmentation. But police say Kristina Ross is really Christopher Ross.”
Ross is a male-to-female transgendered person. On KTVB, Ty Brennan points out one part of Ross’s past that adds an interesting twist to the case. The report also provides courtroom footage where you can hear Ross’s reaction to the prosecutor’s statements.
REPORTER: “According to paperwork obtained by KTVB, from the Idaho Department of Corrections, Ross is transgendered and served three years at the Idaho maximum security institute, a men’s prison south of Boise [... back in 2003]. ..."
PROSECUTOR: “The most concerning facts here are the defendant is not a doctor and that the defendant is a male touching a female’s breast, under the guise of being a female.”
ROSS: “Oh my gosh!”
But the Idaho Statesman reports, Ross’s appointed attorney never addressed the gender issue. So, while that wasn’t the factor in the initial arraignment, what was the reason behind Ross’s high, $100,000 bond? According to the Statesman, it was...
“...mainly because of Ross’ previous conviction for aggravated battery and the fact she does not seem to have any family or work connection in the Boise area despite living here for the last three years.”
And a blogger for Cincinnati**** says, regardless of Ross’s gender, he can’t believe these women fell for the -- quote -- “old breast exam trick.”
“Ugh, people. Let’s say it one more time: If a person — male or female — approaches you in a bar and offers to perform a breast exam free of charge, that person is shady and likely belongs in jail, not in a doctor’s office."
According to reports, a preliminary hearing on the two criminal charges of practicing medicine without a license is scheduled for December 1. If convicted, Ross faces up to ten years in prison.
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The latest buzz is that Amisha Patel apparently robbed a few things from her grandmother's house who stays in Pune and the person to put such allegations on her is none other than her own uncle
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A popular fast food restaurant is at the center of a chicken controversy. Chick-Fil-A, the southern, conservative, Christian-based chain is coming under fire for its recent ties with an anti-gay marriage group.
The privately-owned chain donated food to a Pennsylvania-based group that opposes gay marriage. Cue the backlash -- students and civil rights groups blasted family-owned chain and took to the restaurant’s Facebook page in protest.
Chick-Fil-A’s president insists his company didn’t mean to offend. He used Youtube to respond to -- and hopefully calm - the coup.
Dan Cathy, President & COO Chick-Fil-A: “Chick Fil A serves all people, and values all people. Providing food to these events, or ANY event - is not an endorsement of the mission, the political stance, or motives of this or any other organization. Any suggestion otherwise is just inaccurate.”
But openly gay blogger Perez Hilton wasn’t letting him off so easy...
“Um, while donating food may not be a DIRECT endorsement of anti-gay sentiments, it’s the WRONG thing to do! Next time make a statement by refusing to serve them food! Don’t support bigotry in any way!”
And LBGT blog “Good As You” -- or G.A.Y. -- agrees:
“Bottom line: If you're binding your cash with this fast food restaurant's fowl, you're in some way giving resources to those who hope to foul... gays' marriage plans. Plan your fried carnivorousness accordingly.”
The controversy was loud enough to suspend a Chick-Fil-A on a South Bend, Indiana college campus. The local CBS affiliate reports mixed reaction from students.
Student 1: “Providing food is equal to donating money. You must believe in the cause to donate food.”
Student 2: “I just think people are overreacting with what Chick Fil A stands for. And I think they just need to kind of settle down, … and accept that everybody doesn’t have to have the same belief.”
But the primary argument in FAVOR of Chick-Fil-A: Its a private, family-owned company. Fox News interviews the Executive Director of the gay Republican group Log Cabin Republicans who defends the restaurant.
R. Clark Cooper, Exec Dir, Log Cabin Republicans: “We’re talking about at a time when the economy -- we need more jobs, we need more economic growth -- to be attacking a private business. Again, this is a private business, this is not a government entity or an advocacy group - for making their own decisions is ridiculous.”
And in the New York Times -- a college religion teacher wonders if Chick-Fil-A - with its near-national reach and Christian core -- is a trailblazer of sorts:
“They’re going in a direction we haven’t seen in faith-based businesses before, and that is to a much broader marketing of themselves and their products... This is possibly the next phase of evangelical Christianity’s muscle flexing.”
Finally -- Jay Leno takes a stab at the poultry giant during a recent monologue, making light the issue, per usual.
Jay Leno: “In fact, to show their open mindedness, today they introduced a new sandwich, the chick-on-chick-fil-a sandwich. [laughter and applause] I understand it's supposed to be quite good.”
So what do you think? Is Chick-Fil-A snapping its own neck? Or -- will the chicken fix keep customers clucking for more?
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It started out with his controversial “In Bed With the Boss” ad. But now, American Apparel CEO Dov Charney is under fire again for claims of actually “bedding” his employees. Five women are now suing Charney for sexual harassment.
First, the Today Show interviewed former employee Irene Morales. In a $260 million dollar lawsuit, she claims Charney held her prisoner in his apartment for hours and forced her to perform sexual acts.
“I was victimized by Dov Charney and that I won’t stand for this anymore and if there are possibly other women out there that they should absolutely speak up about this.”
Irene’s siren was heard by four more employees. Including Kimbra Lo who Today also brought on set.
No sooner had the story made headlines, than the company responded. According to the LA Times, American Apparel Inc. is backing Charney saying the alleged victims are in it for cash. Claiming Morales sued,
“after making a number of extortion-like threats to expose the company to a threatened avalanche of litigation and negative publicity."
Charney told the New York Post he received sexy e-mails with attached pictures from Morales. With subject lines like:
“Daddy’s got a little naughty girl waiting for him.” and “A few now...more later, yeah? A lot dirtier too.”
Styleite**** points out -- the workers should have seen this coming, what with American Apparel’s questionable “in bed with the boss” ads and the confidentiality agreement they signed in their employee paperwork.
“....Charney has been sued for this kind of thing multiple times in the past should probably also be a red flag, though all the cases in the past have either been settled or dismissed because of the confidentiality agreements...Parents, stop letting your impressionable teenage children work for this man.”
Yahoo! news reports the Canadian CEO admitted to quote “aggressively flirtatious behaviour with female employees” which he says, was entirely consensual.
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Janet Chiauzzi allegedly sent a Little League coach threats after her son didn't make the cut for a summer travel team.