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Accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein was found injured in his cell in a federal jail in lower Manhattan, NBC News reported Wednesday night.

Epstein, a wealthy financier who was arrested in early July on federal charges, was on the floor of his cell in a fetal position when he was discovered, sources told NBC. He was semi-conscious and had marks on his neck when he was found.

Epstein may have tried to hang himself, according to sources who spoke with WNBC-TV.

But another source said Epstein’s injuries were not serious, and raised the possibility that he may have used the incident to obtain a transfer from the jail.

A fourth source who spoke with NBC said that officials have not ruled out the chance that Epstein was assaulted in the Metropolitan Correctional Center.
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/24/jeffrey ... attan.html
He set it up to get moved to a cushier facility.
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Sociopathic narcissists don't commit suicide, but they are constant schemers.
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Very long investigative piece into Al Franken.

It's a good read. Hannity. Literally every accusation against Franken lacks substantiation. Gillibrand's railroading Franken out of the Senate without any kind of due process, which now means she's a pariah among Democrat donors and struggles with raising money for her hopeless campaign. Franken as clumsy and physically awkward to the point he will fall out of a chair if wearing a backpack and end up pinned to the ground like a helpless turtle, which coupled with him being a hugger led to weird moments. Lots in there. Basically: Franken didn't deserve the #metoo treatment.
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33anda3rd wrote:Very long investigative piece into Al Franken.

It's a good read. Hannity. Literally every accusation against Franken lacks substantiation. Gillibrand's railroading Franken out of the Senate without any kind of due process, which now means she's a pariah among Democrat donors and struggles with raising money for her hopeless campaign. Franken as clumsy and physically awkward to the point he will fall out of a chair if wearing a backpack and end up pinned to the ground like a helpless turtle, which coupled with him being a hugger led to weird moments. Lots in there. Basically: Franken didn't deserve the #metoo treatment.
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Thanks, fixed. Pretty sweet baseball tweet though, right?
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Speaking of long reads https://reason.com/2019/08/23/im-radioactive/


I dunno, man. It’s Reason, so there’s that but seems crazy that these encounters became a thing.
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Interesting reporting on the last two episodes of NYT The Daily podcast regarding Gloria Allred, her daughter and Weinstein. Her daughter put together an absolutely disgusting plan as a pitch to work in defense for Weinstein--who, coincidentally, was making a movie of her book.

Worth a listen. Explores other aspects of sexual harassment reporting/prosecution/settling as well.
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Franken has a 9th accuser. I feel comfortable concluding he's an ass-grabber.

https://www.thecut.com/2019/09/another- ... d-her.html
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The title of Ronan Farrow’s upcoming #MeToo exposé, Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators, is a reference to the practice of editors buying exclusive rights to a story that contains incriminating information, then burying it as a way of protecting the publication or its powerful allies. So it’s apropos that Farrow, in attempting to expose the media’s practice of suppressing information, is facing a lawsuit from a powerful publisher attempting to do exactly that.

Dylan Howard, an executive at the mega-tabloid publisher American Media Inc., is suing Farrow and his publisher Little Brown Book Group Limited in an attempt to prevent Catch and Kill from being published. According to the book description, Catch and Kill tells the story of “surveillance and intimidation deployed by wealthy and connected men to threaten journalists, evade accountability and silence victims of abuse.”

Howard has retained attorneys in New York, London, and Sydney to reportedly send threatening letters to the publisher, as well as to stores that plan to stock the book when it comes out on October 15th, according to the Daily Beast. In a letter sent to the British bookstore chain Hive Store Limited, a representative for Howard alleged that Catch and Kill contains “false and defamatory” allegations about Howard. “We have put the publisher, Little, Brown Book Group Limited on notice that, if the offending content is included in the book, we are instructed to take such legal action as may be appropriate,” the letter said, advising the bookseller “that the offending references to our client [be] removed prior to distribution by your company.”
In a separate 2018 New Yorker story, Farrow reported that AMI had similarly paid off a former Trump Tower doorman who alleged that Trump had fathered a child with one of his employees in the 1980s. When the Associated Press tried to report on the National Enquirer buying and burying the story, Farrow reported that AMI dispatched a legal team led by Howard to discredit the source and successfully prevent the AP from running the story.

In addition to more information about AMI and Howard, Farrow’s book also reportedly contains new details about NBC’s handling of its investigation into Matt Lauer, the former Today Show anchor who was fired after a former staffer accused him of sexual misconduct. Farrow’s book will reportedly publicly identify Lauer’s accuser for the first time, as well as reveal more allegations against Lauer from former NBC staffers. (Lauer has denied the allegations against him, referring to them as “absolutely false.”)

Page Six also reports that Catch and Kill will contain more information about the reporting process behind Farrow’s initial Weinstein expose, for which he won a Pulitzer prize. In 2017, Farrow brought the story to his former employers at NBC News before ultimately taking it to the New Yorker, where it was published. Farrow and his producer Rich McHugh have maintained that NBC News went out of its way to kill the story, presumably as a result of pressure from Weinstein, a claim that NBC has long denied.
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This is a god awful porn story:

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/evjk ... did-to-her

The owners of the site would trick women into doing porn (they were told it was modeling, then convinced to do porn saying it was actually for a private buyer), later put it on their site, then with their other site that exposed porn actors' real identities, they'd be sure to ruin their lives
About a month after filming, Pratt and his co-defendants published the videos online. The footage then went viral in the young women's social circles. Before long, their names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, social media profiles, and their family's social media profiles were shared online on a website aimed at revealing the identities of adult actresses called PornWikiLeaks.com, which the defendants allegedly had administrative control of from November 2015 to June 2016.

According to the lawsuit, days after Girls Do Porn published a woman’s video, “links to the free clips of the video are quickly sent to people in the victim's network—classmates, coworkers, friends, and family, and the video spreads like wildfire. Hobbyists and stalkers in the forums, blogs, and chatrooms publish the victim's social media and private information seeking to 'out' the victim as a whore, slut, or prostitute.”
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