Tuesday July 17, 2018

Archive for the ‘Scandal’ Category

Papa John’s founder John Schnatter blames n-word scandal on ‘extortion’ attempt

Papa John’s founder John Schnatter is punching back. The pizza mogul who was accused of using a racial slur during an internal conference call in May is claiming the marketing firm that set up the call tried to extort $6 million from the chain to keep quiet about the slur.  More…

Papa John’s stock dips on report that founder John Schnatter used n-word

Papa John’s founder and chairman John Schnatter allegedly made racist comments during a May conference call in which he said “Colonel Sanders called blacks n—–s” and never faced a backlash, according to Forbes, which first reported the incident.  More…

Boston Beauty Queen Gives Back Crown Over #MeToo Joke

Maude Gorman has resigned as Miss Plymouth County for the Miss Massachusetts Miss America Organization after a pageant emcee made a joke about the #MeToo movement on stage. "I really felt betrayed," Gorman said. She was competing at the Miss Massachusetts pageant last week and was backstage when the emcee performed the controversial skit.  More…

Walmart boycott campaign launched after outcry over ‘Impeach 45′ clothing

Walmart has found itself on the receiving end of a torrent of outrage after it was discovered Monday that the superstore was selling anti-Trump “Impeach 45” apparel on its website.  More…

Paparazzo who snapped Asia Argento with French reporter regrets shots

Rino Barillari, the paparazzo who caught Asia Argento dancing in a Roman restaurant with French reporter Hugo Clément, regrets he took the photos and sold them to Chi, an Italian magazine. Argento’s recent lover, Anthony Bourdain, 61, committed suicide on June 8, five days after the photos first appeared online. “If I had known, I would have stopped, A picture is not worth a life.  More…

Bill Clinton: Norms of ‘What You Can Do to Someone Against Their Will’ Have Changed

President Bill Clinton’s new interview with PBS NewsHour, which aired last week, featured some shocking, and strikingly tone-deaf, comments from the former president about sexual harassment and assault, including his opinion that “what you can do to someone against their will” has changed.  More…

It’s time for Bill Clinton to take a walk in the Chappaqua woods

It’s 2018. One of the world’s most powerful married men had a 22-year-old intern perform oral sex on him in his office. He’s been accused of sexual assault by three other women. One claims that he exposed himself to her. We know, too, that he lied about his tryst with the intern.  More…

Disgraced Florida massacre cop now gets $8K-a-month pension

Scot Peterson, a former deputy with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, has reportedly started to receive a hefty pension — three months after he retired amid the aftermath of the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida.  More…

Starbucks Facing More Racism Allegations After Latino Customer Receives Cup With ‘Beaner’ On the Label

Nearly two weeks ahead of their day of nationwide racial bias training, coffee chain Starbucks is facing new accusations of racism after a Latino customer discovered a racial slur written on his coffee order. A Latino man named Peter received a cold coffee drink labeled “BEANER.”  More…

Town & Country apologizes to Monica Lewinsky for event snub

Town & Country magazine apologized Thursday to Monica Lewinsky for uninviting her to an event after former President Bill Clinton joined the guest list.  More…

Starbucks Customers Fear New Restroom Policy Will Turn Coffee Shop Into ‘Homeless Camp’

Everyone is welcome at your neighborhood Starbucks. This includes just hanging out or using the bathroom. The policy change comes five weeks after two black men who did not purchase anything were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks.  More…

Delta apologizes for tying woman with MS to wheelchair

A woman with multiple sclerosis wants Delta Air Lines to improve its service for disabled passengers after she claims she was tied to a wheelchair following an international flight earlier this month.  More…

Ann Curry: I warned NBC to ‘keep an eye’ on Matt Lauer

Former “Today” show co-host Ann Curry claims she told two members of NBC management in 2012 they “had a problem” with Matt Lauer “and they needed to keep an eye on him and how he deals with women. NBC claims it has no record of her warning.”  More…

NYPD sergeant blames beatdown on Starbucks feeding homeless

An NYPD sergeant urged a Midtown Starbucks to stop giving free food to the homeless after dozens of disturbance calls at the location. But the coffeehouse ignored the warning and that same cop wound up being assaulted by a vagrant — who was angry over the quality of his free croissant.  More…

Tina Brown wants no part of Charlie Rose’s #MeToo redemption series

Disgraced CBS anchor Charlie Rose is being slated to star in a show where he’ll interview other high-profile men who have also been toppled by #MeToo scandals. Writer and women’s advocate Tina Brown confirmed that she was recently approached to produce a #MeToo atonement series starring Rose, but wants no part of it.  More…