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Rachel Dolezal Facing Felony Charges For Welfare Fraud — She Was Pretending To Be Poor!

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It sounds like Rachel Dolezal is about to identify as a felon.

The former president of the NAACP's Spokane, Washington chapter rose to infamy when it was revealed she was posing as an African American.

The spotlight brought more scrutiny, as it often does *cough*Trump*cough*, and someone at the Department of Social and Health Services noticed gurl had a book deal but only reported $300/month income. Huh?

After a yearlong investigation, Dolezal — sorry, Nkechi Diallo, as she prefers — is facing charges of welfare fraud, perjury, and false verification for public assistance.

Yep. She was getting welfare. While also depositing about $84K into her back account over the course of two years, according to investigators.

Just another reason she's one of those celebs we just wish we'd never heard of…

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Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie Are STILL Fighting Over The Kids!

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It's tough maintaining custody arrangements AND two separate movie careers.

Which is why nearly two years after filing for divorce, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are still "at odds over custody" of their six children. According to E! News, this disagreement is "why the divorce is not final" and has "dragged on for months."

Related: Gwyneth Paltrow Talks Brad Protecting Her From Weinstein!

The latest issue, an insider dished, is that that Angie wants to take Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox, and Vivienne to London with her while she films Maleficent 2, while Brad wants them to stay in El Lay while he films his movie. Messy!

The source explained:

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Harvey Weinstein Turns Himself In To NYPD, Is Expected To Be Charged With Sex Crime & Rape!

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UPDATE 10:30 A.M. EST: Harvey Weinstein's lawyer, Ben Brafman, has released a statement on his client's arrest, saying:

"Mr. Weinstein has always maintained that he has never engaged in non-consensual sexual behavior with anyone. Nothing about today's proceedings changes Mr. Weinstein's position. He has entered a plea of not guilty and fully expects to be exonerated."

Additionally, he says Weinstein has met his bail conditions. He will be due in court next on July 30.

UPDATE 9:53 A.M. EST: Harvey Weinstein arraigned on rape, sex assault charges. Per AP, he will post $1 million bail, surrender his passport, and wear electronic GPS monitor.

UPDATE 9:38 A.M. EST: The NYPD has officially charged the disgraced movie mogul. They shared the following statement:

"Harvey Weinstein was arrested, processed and charged with Rape, Criminal Sex Act, Sex Abuse and Sexual Misconduct for incidents involving two separate women. The NYPD thanks these brave survivors for their courage to come forward and seek justice."

He is expected to be arraigned later today.


Harvey Weinstein has been arrested on rape charges.

It's a pleasure to inform you that the disgraced filmmaker turned himself in to the NYPD on Friday, where he will be charged with a sex crime. According to Manhattan prosecutors, Weinstein will be charged with first and third-degree rape in one case and a first-degree sex act in a second case.

One victim is Lucia Evans, who says the 66-year-old forced her to perform oral sex during a meeting at his office in 2004. The other victim has yet to be identified.

Related: Gwyneth Paltrow Talks Brad Pitt Protecting Her From Harvey Weinstein!

His bond is expected to be set at $2 million, according to CNN.

As you know, dozens of women from around the country and the world have come forward with accusations that they were sexually harassed or raped by Weinstein, a flood of allegations that reignited the #MeToo movement.

TMZ also reports that prosecutors are possibly looking to see if Harvey violated the Mann Act, which prohibits people from taking others across state lines with the intent of engaging in illegal sexual acts. If that's the case, they would have to prove that he intended to perform the sex act before traveling with the victim.

We'll keep you updated as Harvey is expected to be in court today.

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Man Convicted Of Murdering Ex-Girlfriend After Stabbing The Teen 32 Times Because She Dumped Him

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A 23-year-old man was convicted of murdering his teenage ex-girlfriend by stabbing her 32 times after she broke up with him and soon began dating someone else.

Nikolas Lacrosse (above, insert) was found guilty on Wednesday of first-degree murder in the death of Kathryn Mauke (above), who was discovered dead on her kitchen floor in February 2015.

Mauke broke up with Lacrosse a month before she was killed. She was dating another person at the time of her death, according to MassLive.com.

Related: Moses Farrow Shares HIS Side Of Woody Allen Accusation

The defense argued that Lacrosse was not criminally responsible for the killing because he was in a dissociative state when he committed the murder.

Lacrosse claimed he went over to Mauke's house that day for "clarification" on why she broke up with him. But prosecutors argued

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Harvey Weinstein Will Be Charged With Sex Crime & Is Expected To Surrender!

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Hopefully this is the beginning of justice being served!

According to a new TMZ report on Thursday, Harvey Weinstein will be charged with a sex crime and is due to surrender on Friday. This stems from accuser Lucia Evans' claim that the disgraced movie maker forced her to perform oral sex on him in 2004.

Related: Georgina Chapman Breaks Her Silence

The webloid also has information that the U.S. Attorney in New York is investigating Weinstein on separate charges.

Stay tuned, this could be huge!

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