Over 1,000 charged for sharing revenge porn on Facebook


Over 1000 people have been charged for sharing sexually explicit content without consent on Facebook in the biggest case of its kind in Denmark.

According to Danish police, two videos and a sexually explicit image involving two 15-year-olds were originally posted to Facebook Messenger, the platform’s private chat service. The video was then shared hundreds of times across the platform, and now, a total of 1,004 young people have been charged — and about 800 are male, reports Bloomberg. While the content was posted by someone within Denmark, it’s unclear if everyone accused of sharing it are from the country. Read more…

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Olympian Simone Biles also accuses USA Gymnastics doctor of sexual abuse


Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles has stepped forward to say “me too,” accusing former USA Gymnastics team physician Larry Nassar of sexual abuse.

The 20-year-old athlete’s statement on Monday comes after more than 100 women have made sexual assault accusations against Nassar, including athletes Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, and McKayla Maroney.

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“Please believe me when I say it was a lot harder to first speak those words out loud that it is now to put them on paper. There are many reasons that I have been reluctant to share my story, but I know now it is not my fault,” Biles wrote. Read more…

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Tide Pods food meme has gone too far — just look at all the locked up detergent


You know a meme has gone too far when grocery stores respond by locking up all the Tide Pods. 

Several stores including Walmart, Walgreens, Ralph’s, and Food 4 Less have locked up Tide Pods in plastic blocks or behind glass doors, according to recent social media reports. The protective measure comes as the Tide Pods internet challenge and meme hits peak stupidity. 

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y’all really joked around so much that tide put their tide pods in plastic boxes…smh pic.twitter.com/Z44efALcX5

— ㅤnavid (@NavidHasan_) January 13, 2018 Read more…

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Wallaby on the loose on city highway pursued by police


Even though wallabies are native to Australia, you’d be hard-pressed to find them casually hopping around in the city.

It’s perhaps why police got quite the surprise when a swamp wallaby was found bouncing along the Sydney Harbour Bridge, one of the city’s busiest roads, early Tuesday morning.

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Traffic controllers and police monitored the wallaby’s trip down the highway, where it made an exit at the Cahill Expressway. 

Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! Boing! Boing! Boing! Police in ‘hop’ pursuit on the Sydney Harbour Bridge this morning#Straya 🇦🇺 pic.twitter.com/jg3487iSzH

— NSW Police (@nswpolice) January 15, 2018 Read more…

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What is Babe? Meet the site that published the Aziz Ansari allegation


Bringing a laptop to Saturday brunch isn’t the best look. But for Eleni Mitzali, it was a necessary faux pas. 

“I can’t bring myself to be away from it while all these responses are coming in,” the managing editor at Babe.net had texted a friend, explaining why she’d be glued to her computer during the social outing. She was fielding fact checks and edits for a story about sexual misconduct that would shake the entertainment world later that weekend. 

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At 7 p.m. that night, the little-known site published an account of sexual misconduct relating to actor Aziz Ansari, who won a Globe Globe for his Netflix series Master of None last week. At the time he wore a Time’s Up pin, supporting a movement battling sexual harassment in Hollywood and beyond. Now, he was being accused of pressuring a 23-year-old New Yorker into sex acts that made her uncomfortable. The woman, who Babe refers to by the pseudonym Grace and was 22 at the time, went on a dinner date with Ansari in September. She went to his apartment afterward and left crying in an Uber. Read more…

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s love story will be chronicled in a Lifetime movie


The Crown may get there eventually, but Lifetime is looking to do it first.

The cable network announced Harry & Meghan: The Royal Love Story on Sunday during the annual Television Critics Association press tour. As the title suggests, the movie will chart one of the most headline-grabbing romances of the modern era: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

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The TV movie is currently in development and casting is underway, so there’s not much detail to share yet. Lifetime confirmed that Menhaj Huda will direct the film. Huda has some experience in dramatized UK royal stories, having helmed an episode of E!’s The Royals last year. Read more…

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How to worm your way into Trump’s inner circle (Hint: Red and pink Starbursts)


People have strong feelings when it comes to Starbursts flavors. For President Donald Trump, his preferences are red and pink.

When a politician learned of this particular quirk, he used it to his advantage to woo the president. If you’re looking to worm your way into Trump’s inner circle then you may want to follow House majority leader Kevin McCarthy’s lead.

In a story chronicling McCarthy’s rise in Washington, both as Trump’s friend and fixer, the Washington Post reported that McCarthy had an aide sort through a “plentiful supply” of Starbursts to select only the red and pink ones as a gift for the president. The specially curated Starbursts went in a jar with McCarthy’s name on it and then off to the White House, where Trump reportedly accepted it with a grin. Read more…

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The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan dead at 46


Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of Irish rock band The Cranberries, died Monday. She was 46.

The band confirmed the news on their official Facebook page. There’s no cause of death listed; the post only notes that O’Riordan died “suddenly” while she was in London for “a short recording session.”

The Cranberries were a staple of the 1990s alt-rock music scene. Their 1993 debut, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?, delivered “Dreams” and “Linger,” two of the era’s most well-known tunes. They followed it up one year later with No Need to Argue, which featured “Zombie,” another Cranberries classic. Read more…

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Sharon Stone laughed for 10 seconds after a man asked if she’d ever faced sexual harassment


Let’s give it up for Sharon Stone.

There are so many ways she could have answered a question about whether she’d faced sexual harassment over the course of her 40-year career. But her default was to laugh, and then deliver an honest, frank response that basically boils down to: Yes, you silly man, of course I have.

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Cannot stop watching @sharonstone’s response to being asked whether she’s ever faced sexual harassment 🔥💯🔥 pic.twitter.com/MvFR3MIPU5

— Hannah Jane Parkinson (@ladyhaja) January 15, 2018

We don’t see the lead-in question in the video, but the accompanying tweet and Stone’s response makes it clear.  Read more…

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Obama, LeBron James thank Martin Luther King Jr. with emotional tweets


Twitter’s team has asked celebrities, influencers, and its everyday users, “How has Martin Luther King Jr. inspired you?” to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his passing.

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Starting Monday, Twitter retweeted those answers from the account of Twitter’s black employee resource group @blackbirds and created the hashtag #ThankYouMLK50 with an accompanying emoji.

One man, countless lives changed.

To honor his legacy, share how Martin Luther King Jr.’s life impacted yours with #ThankYouMLK50

— Twitter (@Twitter) January 15, 2018 Read more…

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