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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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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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BY ALISON SCHUTZ
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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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BY BLAKE HANSON
At the end of a long bar crawl, it’s always nice to have a friend that’ll pick up the tab.
It’s a whole different story when that friend is waiting out in the car...dead. Fox News reports...
“Abusing a corpse, criminal impersonation and identity theft. Those are the charges two men face now after cops say they drove a dead guy around and used his atm card.”
The media are comparing it to the 1989 comedy “Weekend at Bernie’s.” But some plots are better left to the movies. KUSA has the chilling details...
“The gentleman avoiding eye contact in his mugshot is Robert Young. Police say he found his roommate and friend 43-year old James Jarrett dead inside their home in the Virginia Village neighborhood of Denver. Instead of calling for help like say anyone else would’ve, police say that Young enlisted this man, another friend, Mark Rubinson, to load Jarrett’s dead body into his SUV and hit the road.”
So just what were these guys thinking? CinemaBlend**** writes...
“The men confess that the body stayed in the car while they drank on Jarrett’s tab. They eventually brought Jarrett’s body back to his house, then headed out with the dead man’s ATM card. Classy.”
After the bars, Young and Rubinson’s night had a classy ending. The National Enquirer writes...
“The fiends rounded their night off by stopping by a strip club. About 4 AM after they were spent, Young and Rubinson FINALLY told authorities about the soon-to-be-rotting corpse in the car.”
Police say it’s still not clear how Jarrett died.
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New developments in the case of missing Missouri baby Lisa Irwin. A day after police claim the parents stopped cooperating, Jeremy Irwin and Deborah Bradley refute that -- on NBC’s Today.
Jeremy: “We just want to make sure that we tell everybody that we’re...ya know...we’re still cooperating. We’re still talking with police. We’re doing everything we can to try and find Lisa and bring her back home.”
A day before the parents’ public appearance-- police held a press conference saying the exact opposite. Here’s Kansas City Police Captain Steve Young on KMBC.
Steve: “Earlier the mother and father decided to quit cooperating with police, but our door is always open.... hey ya know...were maybe one of our best bets to help find the child...so yeah...our doors open, and it doesn’t help the investigation.”
On Monday night, Jeremy Irwin says he came home from an overnight shift to find his daughter missing. Since then, the parents say the mother has been treated as the primary suspect. Fox News explains why.
“Our local affiliate is now reporting that law enforcement says that mother, Debbi, failed miserably that lie detector test and started sweating, this is according to the police, when they informed her of it.”
Some reports indicate police have tried playing one parent against the other. An MSNBC analyst spoke with a detective about why police are questioning the parents so harshly.
“They are going to use every tactic in this case. I asked about sex offenders, surveillance. I asked all kinds of questions. He said everything you’re asking me we’ve done times three, and they’ll continue to do that, along with the searches, along with questioning family members, questioning friends, figuring out you know, the cell phones.”
In response to the parents’ interview with NBC, police say they are “glad to hear” the parents are willing to cooperate. I’m Jonathan Ketz for Newsy. Multiple sources. The real story.
BY ALEX OLGIN
Chris Chaney apologized Thursday for hacking into celebrity e-mail accounts and stealing personal information. The man arrested in the FBI’s “Operation Hackerazzi” said what started as curiosity turned into an addiction on Jacksonville’s WAWS.
“I deeply apologize. I know what I did was one of the worst invasions to privacy that someone could experience. And these people don’t have privacy to begin with and I was in that little sliver of privacy they do have.”
According to NBC, Chaney said he merely used the Internet to gather personal information about celebs and find out their email passwords. He would go through their contacts and find other celebrity e-mails.
Reporter: “The problem authorities say is that too many email users including celebrities use passwords like the names of pets or birth dates that are too easy to guess.”
“I hope this serves as a clear and important lesson for potential victims to protect their information and their computers.”
Once he was able to uncover nude photos of several celebrities - he then released them on the Internet. But a blogger from Popbytes thinks celebrities shouldn’t have nude photos of themselves if they don’t want them released.
“Yay, now celebs can go back to taking naked pics of themselves without fear of ‘em getting leaked onto the web! Which is weird because honestly this probably could have been avoided if they had just deleted the pics instead of letting them take up space on their phones like complete morons.”
California Representative Mary Bono Mack says Congress needs be proactive with online privacy legislation. In an article by The Hill, Mack says they are still in the research phase.
“We’re thinking that at a very minimum,[the email provider] should let you know ‘we think you've been hacked, you should change your password’.”
According to CNN, Chaney could get up to 121 years in prison if he is convicted of the 26 counts of identity theft that he faces.
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