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Former ‘106 and Park’ Host AJ Calloway Suspended Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

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Far removed from his position as the co-host of BET’s formerly popular ‘106 & Park’, AJ Calloway has gone on to become a host for Extra. Now, the syndicated TV newsmagazine has suspended AJ from his role as host following sexual assault allegations.

In 2018, Sil Lai Abrams stepped forward to name AJ Calloway as her abuser. The author and domestic violence activist alleges Calloway assaulted her following an evening of getting drinks. Providing documents and text messages to The Hollywood Reporter to affirm her intentions, Abrams insists the two were only discussing potential career opportunities.

“Do You See What You Do To Me?”

Over a period of weeks, Calloway became increasingly forward with Abrams. Even though he was married, he attempted to turn their work conversations to sex. One fateful evening in December of 2006, Calloway and Abrams met for drinks. After they left the venue, he exposed himself to Abrams while driving her home. He attempted to force her to perform oral sex. Unable to pressure her into the act, he grabbed her hand and used her to masturbate himself. Later that night, Calloway called to apologize, but Abrams had been convinced to file a police report by friends

No More Drama

Abrams published a book detailing the encounter in 2007, but she felt compelled to use pseudonyms. Calling him ‘Ray’, Abrams described Calloway as her assailant. At the time of the reveal in 2018, Warner Bros stood by their host, but now with the news of additional accusers, the entertainment monolith has suspended Calloway’s employment.

In response to the sexual misconduct allegations mounting against him, AJ’s attorney has provided a comment maintaining his innocence. Calloway’s attorney, Lisa E. Davis, says he “maintains that these unsubstantiated allegations are patently false. He vehemently denies that he ever assaulted anyone and looks forward to clearing his name.”

Warner Bros. Television released a statement to The Hollywood Reporter on their behalf.

“Upon becoming aware of allegations of sexual misconduct against AJ Calloway, we began an internal review to determine whether there has been any misconduct by Mr. Calloway on Extra and whether any employee has been victim of such misconduct. To date, we have found nothing to suggest that Mr. Calloway has ever engaged in workplace misconduct. In light of additional allegations brought to our attention, we are expanding our ongoing inquiries, and Mr. Calloway has been suspended pending further review. We take such allegations very seriously and are committed to doing everything we can to ensure a safe and inclusive workplace for all of our employees.”

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“Shoot on Sight”: NYPD Inspector Threatened 50 Cent

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Deputy Inspector Emanuel Gonzalez is now under investigation following reports that he allegedly told officers to shoot 50 cent on sight during roll call.

On the morning of February 17th, 50 Cent took to Twitter to share news of the threat he received from the NYPD inspector. Employed at the 72nd Precinct in Sunset Park, the Deputy told officers June 7th of 2018 to shoot the rapper on sight when he was expected to attend an NYPD sanctioned boxing event.

NYPD officials have now confirmed that after the Daily News report of the threat emerged, a full investigation is underway. The threat on 50 Cent’s life was made when he was expected to be in the Bronx. Astounded by the lack of corruption within for force, Curtis “50 Cent” James Jackson III plans to pursue legal action and is consulting with his team to review his options

Although the news of a threat on his life is disconcerting, 50 wants fans to remember “there are some good people working in Law Enforcement. Like the officers that reported what he said to them.” He then called Emanuel Gonzalez a “gangsta with a badge,” and questioned his employment as a commanding officer.

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2 Male Suspects Questioned in Jussie Smollett Case Released Without Charges

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The 2 Nigerian men who were suspects in Jussie Smollett’s attack in Chicago have no been released. News dropped yesterday of the 2 men who have some close ties with Jussie. In the picture below you can see Lee Daniels the creator of the hit show ‘Empire’ in the picture with Ola Osundairoe on set. It was also being reported that Jussie worked out with them.

The 2 were charged with battery Friday and have now been released without any charges. Chief Communications Officer of the Chicago Police Department Anthony Gugliemi tweeted, “Due to new evidence as a result of today’s interrogations, the individuals questioned by police in the Empire case have now been released without charging and detectives have additional investigative work to complete.”

The attorney for Abel and Ola Osundairo had this to say about the case.

Media outlets are reporting that Jussie has now hired high-powered attorney Michael Monico if that name doesn’t ring a bell this will. Monico represented Michael Cohen who was President’s Trump’s former attorney.

Of course, you know this story is developing and we will keep you updated as new details emerge.

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Police Questioning Two Suspects in Jussie Smollett Case

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Police have identified two Nigerian men as suspects in Jussie Smollett’s case. The men have been questioned in the attack on the “Empire” star and have been arrested on probable cause.

Identified as brothers, the two men have been questioned by police in Chicago following their arrival from Nigeria. The suspects were apprehended at Chicago O’Hare International Airport on Wednesday after authorities learned one of them was connected to “Empire.” Following the Chicago Police receiving and executing a search warrant, authorities are not disclosing what was found within the shared apartment.

In a statement provided to Associated Press by Anthony Guglielmi, Chief Communications Officer of the Chicago PD, there was emphasis placed on the nature of the suspects arrest. At this time, both persons have been arrested for probable cause alone.

Breaking the Silence

For the first time since the January 29th attack, Jussie Smollett has sat down for an interview. Robin Roberts of Good Morning America inquired about what happened that fateful evening and how Jussie was responding to those who doubt his claims. Jussie took the opportunity to share what happened during the attack, clear up what his assailants said while assaulting him, and added his manager was on the phone the entire time.

When it comes to what his attackers looked like, Jussie says, “I can’t tell you what color their eyes were” as their appearance was obstructed by ski masks. He provided a body description to officers and noted that he only saw them completely as they were running away. Robin then asked if Jussie believed the men in the photo were his attackers and he said, “I don’t have any doubt in my mind that’s them.”

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