‘The Sisterhood’ Star, Domonique Scott, Indicted On 1st-Degree Forgery Charges + Exclusive Interview with Husband [VIDEO]
Labeled by viewers as one of the most outspoken of the cast members of TLC’s reality show “The Sisterhood”, Pastor Domonique Scott is back in the spotlight again. Unfortunately, this time it is not in a good way.
On Tuesday, November 26, Domonique Scott was indicted on forgery charges. A Fulton County grand jury found Scott guilty of first-degree forgery and three counts of giving false statements. Prosecutors were able to prove that Scott claimed ownership of a tutoring company in order to illegitimately secure federal funding. In order to qualify for the federal Supplement Education Services tutoring program, she filed fake documents containing false accounting of assets and liabilities.
According to the AJC, Scott submitted a false balance sheet, false statement of net income, a program summary listing a false start date of her company, and a forged letter from a fictitious bank listing an non-existent cash line. Clayton, Dekalb, Bibb, and several other GA counties solicited the tutoring services of Scott’s company based on the information provided on the documents, which were later deemed fraudulent.
The Supplement Education Services program eventually removed Scott’s company from their program.
In related news…
STACKS Magazine had the opportunity to sit-down and talk with her husband Brian Scott back in June of this year. We were invited to an Organo Gold (coffee) marketing event in downtown Atlanta. The initial plan was to interview Domonique. But, she changed it up that night without notifying us earlier in the week that she wasn’t going to do the interview. At the time it was baffling somewhat as to why she didn’t want to sit down and chat. Considering the recent events, maybe this criminal issue was what deterred her.
It is known that the Scott’s lost their church, The Good Life Ministry. After speaking with Mr. Scott, Domonique’s clothing boutique may have faded away as well. Some of the answers he provided were vague. Our discussion, however, did confirm to us that the Scott’s are constantly having financial issues. This revelation was also backed by several public documents involving foreclosures and landlord/tenant citations.
Check out our exclusive footage of that interview below:
Most people know that once you fall deep into debt, it is very hard to get out of it. Sometimes, financial hardships can push people to do certain things that aren’t always legal. Was this the case for Domonique?
With her indictment, Scott faces up to 25 years in prison and up to $400,000 in fines.
We reached out to Mr. Scott for an official statement. He hasn’t responded as of yet.
We’ll keep you posted as this story develops.
The Ratchet Report: NY Idiot’s Plan B Pill Arrest, Wild Wings Lack of Service, & Girl-on-Girl WWE Fight at The Game’s Party
Definition of Ratchett in the Urban Dictionary: A hot mess
New York City Man arrested for attempted forced abortion….
New York City resident slips Plan B pill in girl breakfast…. Jaron Davis was arrested on November 25th in New York City after being charged with forcing an abortion after a one night stand. Davis apparently slip a Plan B pill in the cereal of the allege victim after sexual intimacy between the two. The Plan B Pill is an abortion pill that is taken within 72 hours after unprotected sex and 1 more pill 12 hours later as an alternative method to abortion. As Jaron Davis was being arrested for the charge he recited the lyrics to Rick Ross’s U.O.E.N.O song ft. rapper Rocko. Police reports stated that as Davis was being cuffed he said “I put Plan B all in her cereal and She Aint’t Even Know It.”
I guess Davis felt as though he was in the clear and had it all in the bag (no baby for him). I think he missed a few days out of Sex Ed because even though Plan B does work for abortions during unprotected sex, he obviously forgot about STD’s.
South Carolina party of 25 vs. Wild Wings….
South Carolina African-American party of 25 asked to leave Wild Wings… Michael Brown and his family were asked to leave a Wild Wings Café in Charleston, South Carolina after waiting 2 hours. Brown contacted the corporate office several times to report the incident and lack of customer services however was ignored. It wasn’t until Brown took matters into his own hands and posted the story on social media sites that the company decided responded to him months later. Brown stated that a White female customer complained to management that she felt threaten by Brown and his party. A family member with Brown video recorded the conversation between Brown and the management and was later escorted out after the manager became angry even after waiting 2 hours.
We are living in time of racial profiling, discrimination, social injustice and inequality. I can’t believe this well-known company that has been supported by people of all walks of life would even consider stooping so low, but I see some things never change. The saddest part about this situation is the corporate office only wanted to compensate Brown and his family with a free meal. SMH…. Where is Rev. Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton when you need them!
LA Twerk-Off gone Wrong….
LA Nightclub turns into a WWE battle…. LA rapper “The Game” hosted a birthday party at Supperclub a popular spot that’s known for good food, drinks and fun. Everything was good as woman was reported to be providing the rapper with a private twerk show in his car. Minutes later the woman began to argue with another woman which started a blood shed with several other women. The women ripped out weaves, beat each other with shoes and ripped off shirts leaving several women topless. It was reported by TMZ that when the cops finally arrived they were able to apprehend and arrest one of the woman involved.
I think the women were channeling the popular 1984 movie “Breakin” but with a new twist.
This week the “Really Award” goes to New York’s dumbest Jaron Davis. Didn’t he learn from Rick Ross losing millions and a huge endorsement … apparently “He Ain’t Even Know It”.
Written by Dameon Daniels, Content Writer for STACKS Magazine.
Earlier in October, we informed you of an ongoing investigation and lawsuit against billionaire Mark Cuban. [READ: Billionaire Mark Cuban's In Hot Water; May Face Fines Up to $3Million for Insider-Trading Violation]
Well, the case is finally over and Cuban can now go home with one less thing to worry about. Cuban was found not guilty of insider trading by a Texas jury in mid-October.
Cuban has always stated that he was innocent. The only reason he said he sold his shares of Mamma.com was because of a shady stock broker and word that the company was going private. The SEC wasn’t quite sold on Cuban’s reasoning. Thus, the SEC filed a lawsuit against him in 2004 and then again in 2010 after the original verdict was overturned. Cuban says although the news of Mamma going private did prompt him to sell his shares. But, he insisted that the word didn’t come from Faure, but from potential investors.
Once the not guilty verdict was announced, Cuban took the time to blast Jane Folena, prosecutor for the SEC.
“Jan Folena, who represents the United States of America, stood up there and lied,” Cuban told reporters outside the court. He continued, “I’m the luckiest guy in the world and I’m glad I could stand up to them.”
Alrighty then Cuban! Say it with your chest! *in Kevin Hart’s voice*
Kim Jung Un, the notorious leader of the North Korean government, is speculated to have ordered the murders of its local citizens. The reason for these horrific deaths, however, is surprising and simply unjustifiable.
According to news reports, several group executions were carried out in various cities within North Korea. The group executions were done publicly and is believed to have been the last known whereabouts for close to 100 people. The North Korean are strict when it comes to what citizens can do in their everyday lives. One thing that is not allowed is the viewing of South Korean television shows. South Korean TV shows are popular in North Korea and are oftentimes smuggled on DVDs and flash drives.
Noth Korea believes television shows promotes opposing rhetoric and could potentially change the mindsets of its people. Therefore, South Korean shows are banned in the entire country. Individuals caught watching or storing these shows will be and have been put to death. In early November, witnesses in Wonsan, North Korea, said 10,000 people were packed in a sports stadium to watch the execution of 8 people.
SMH…this is so sad. And the U.S. wonders why we have so many foreigners to migrate here. It is undeniably dreadful to live in other countries.
Definition of Ratchet in the Urban Dictionary: A hot mess
Sharon Osbourne puts her foot in her mouth on national TV. Talk show host and wife of famous rock singer Ozzy Osbourne appeared on the popular day time talk show “The View”. During her interview, she told the ladies of the view to go F-themselves! The Osbourne family has been known to be a bit over the top however this was not the time or place. The “View” talk show is one of the most highest rated day time TV shows and viewers weren’t all that happy with the comment. Sharon went on her show “The Talk” and stated that she humbly apologized and sent individual apologies to each lady on the “View”.
Hey Sharon I feel you sometimes you just have to say how you feel but never let your thoughts interrupt your money. Next time wait until the next commercial break and you can tell everybody to go F-themselves!
Bieber Turnt Up in South America…
Justin Bieber just can’t get enough of the lights. Justin loves lights on and off the stage but this time he may want to fall back a little because these lights could put him behind bars. Not only is Justin Bieber touring in South America, he is also allegedly vandalizing the place. The popular singer was seen outside his Argentina hotel being questioned by a police officer. Apparently, Bieber’s fans destroyed barricades outside his hotel. The teens were reported to be out of control and being very destructive. Beiber himself was only hours away from being charged for spray-painting graffiti on a building in Rio de Janeiro.
Bieber fever must not only be in his fans but obviously affecting Justin himself because this dude is sick. There are so many other ways to get in the news. Come on Justin…I mean “Really?”
DFCS being called out about procedures…
DFCS is under the microscope after a series of child deaths. Recently DFCS was called to the table after the murder of 10-year-old Emani Moss in Gwinnett County. The young girl was beaten, burned and murdered by her father and step mother. According to incident reports, the parents of the young girl had previously been charged of child abuse, battery and several other charges. However, the young girl remained in the parent’s custody. A former DFCS worker appeared on 11alive news in Atlanta, GA and stated that she actually voluntarily left the agency because of the way they were handling cases. The woman reported that the agency falsified documents and closed cases without looking into them and investigating the homes of the children that had been being abused.
I can’t personally understand why someone would want to hurt a child. There are so many families who can’t have children and would love too and you have sick people who take their own for granted to the point of murder. This is truly sick and sad to even think about.
This week the “Really Award” goes to the DFCS!! There are so many reasons they deserve to win this award. But, the number one reason is the reported deaths of 152 children in 2012 alone. Rest in Peace to all the children that lost their lives to child abuse.
Submitted by Dameon Daniels, Content Writer for STACKS Magazine.
On Blast: GA Child Support Office Publicizes ‘Most Wanted’ Dead Beat Dads & Their Outstanding Balances
The GA Division of Child Support Services (CSS) will now begin listing names of those individuals who have fallen far behind in their child support payments. The individuals who are picked to be “outed” publicly are considered as Georgia’s Most Wanted Child Support Evaders. Being categorized as one of the “most wanted” means that you: 1) have an outstanding balance at or aboce $5,000, 2) haven’t made a payment in over 6 months or longer, and 3) has done a good job of laying low and is unable to be found even with the resources Child Support Services have available.
We’re sure the families, friends, and significant others of these men probably find this a bit over the top. The evaders themselves are probably wondering, “WTH?” But one things for sure, the mothers who have waited patiently for financial assistance with their child, are somewhere rejoicing at this very moment. Finally there is an opportunity to find these fathers on a much larger scale. Plus, if a warrant doesn’t scare them, then maybe their personal business being blasted on front street, will encourage them to contact CSS as soon as possible.
So, according to the GA Division of Child Support Services, here are the following “Most Wanted Evaders” in Georgia:
Robert Nelson Carter
As of June 14, 2013 owes 110,946.71 for 2 children.
As of April 24, 2013, owes $19,528 for 3 children. Last seen in Atlanta, GA 30315. Outstanding Bench Warrant.
Shawn L. Coleman
As of August 21, 2013 owes $25,445 for 4 children.
As of April 24, 2013, owes $47,150 for 1 child. Last seen in Marietta, Georgia.
As of April 24, 2013, owes, $30,101 for 1 child. Last seen in Colquitt, GA.
Marcus Anthony Ford
As of April 24, 2013 owes $29,428.95 for 1 child.
Francisco Gutierrez Martinez
As of April 24, 2013, owes $20,161 for 1 child. Last seen in Conyers, GA 30012.
Jeffrey M. Reaves
As of April 24, 2013 owes $34,608 for 1 child.
As of April 18, 2013 owes $26,359 for 1 child.
As of June 5, 2013 owes 13,500.95 for 1 child.
The above information is hardly the worst aspect of this whole ordeal. In fact, the worst part is that the CSS website also allows you to see photos of these evaders. The photos is expected to help the public easily identify that father and assist in locating them.
For more information, please go to www.dds.dhs.georgia.gov/most-wanted-evaders .
Artist Mgr ‘Jimmy Henchman’ Rosemond Sentenced to Life + Guerilla Black Gets 9 Years for Credit Card Fraud
Talk about being on their worst behavior…
Last week, an U.S. District Court Judge handed down a life sentence to veteran music manager James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond. Rosemond was found guilty last year for his top-tier involvement in a multi-million dollar drug trafficking ring. The judge believe a life sentence is justified considering the level and intricacies of Henchman’ s drug operation.
“Not all kingpins deserve this, but you certainly do.” Describing Rosemond’s narcotics ring as “astounding in breadth, duration, and intensity,” Gleeson declared that, “You chose this life. And this is the punishment you get,” stated Judge John Gleeson.
If you recall in our September 2011 write-up, Henchman’s operation involved a lot of movement from New York to L.A. and back. The operation took extensive planning, people and resources in order to pull it off for as long as it did. Authorities were surprised at how well thought out Henchman’s operation was.
“According to a report published by the infamous The Smoking Gun website, a shipping company called Rock-It Cargo delivered and received several music cases allegedly containing drugs between 2010 and 2011. The cases were said to have been transported from Interscope’s Los Angeles office to a New York studio. TSG’s report goes on to say that the shipments were delivered to New York and Mr. Rosemonds’ associates would distribute and sale the drugs. The money made from the drugs were then shipped back to L.A. to the Interscope office.” [FULL ARTICLE: Interscope Offices Used As Transport Sport for Drug Trafficking Ring?]
Jimmy Henchman will return to court soon to face another federal indictment for his involvement in a 2009 murder. Law enforcement believe Henchman put a contract hit out on Lovell Fletcher, an industry rival whom Henchman claims assaulted his young son. This trial is set to begin next month.
Henchman was a notable individual in the music industry. He is most well-known for managing artists like Too Short, The Game, and Brandy. He also was involved in the business lives of Mike Tyson, Wyclef Jean, and Rev. Al Sharpton.
In more crime related news…
Guerilla Black, a one-hit wonder rapper from L.A., was sentenced to 9 years in the federal pen. The 35 year old rapper, who’s best known for his 2004 song “Compton” featuring Beenie Man, was taken into custody in early this year for credit card fraud. According to reports, Black faced a host of charges including identity theft, bank fraud, access device fraud, and unauthorized access to a protected computer (in which he committed fraud with). He generated over $150,000 in stolen funds through cards with credit card numbers solicited from hackers in Seattle, Washington.
50 Cent can finally breathe a sigh of relief.
On Monday, 50 Cent was found not guilty of domestic abuse against a former girlfriend. In June, police were called out to the apartment of Daphne Joy because of accusations that 50 kicked her in the face. According to police reports, 50 stormed into her apartment, ransacked her spot, and kicked her. The “kick” was allegedly committed after Joy hid in a closet and he later kicked the door down.
The incident warranted 50 Cent several charges which included 1 count of domestic violence and 4 counts of misdemeanor vandalism. [READ THE FULL STORY HERE]
The rapper pleaded “no contest” to vandalism and has been ordered to serve 3 years of probation and pay $7,100 in restitution. He is also ordered to take 12-months of domestic abuse classes.
His attorney Scott Leemon says that Mr. Jackson is pleased that the case is resolved and that the domestic violence charge was dropped. (AP)
To start, this is not a post to bash Chris Brown. This is merely an opinion on why his career may soon see its demise.
Over the weekend in D.C., Chris Brown was arrested for allegedly assaulting a man outside of a Washington hotel. The victim was admitted to a nearby hospital and treated for several injuries. Authorities have not released the details of the injuries or his name. But, reports say the assault occurred during a fight that broke out in the midst of Howard Homecoming weekend festivities. Brown was in town to perform at a local club. The school says it was not affiliated with the club party that Brown was to appear.
This arrest is the latest addition to Brown’s list of legal troubles. What is the problem though? Where was the security team that is supposed to protect and prevent him from getting into any altercations? Does Chris still deal with anger management issues? These are a host of questions that a lot of people are pondering. But, the question I keep asking myself is “what is his team doing to prevent situations like this?”
It is clear that Brown deals with his own personal issues. And yes, he is human and chooses to handle situations the way he sees fit. But, at some point, the label or management should be held to some level of accountability. I mean, they are making money off the singer…right?!!
Brown is still on probation from Rihanna’s ordeal. So, those who are apart of his entourage is supposed to take extra strides in making sure he doesn’t get in any trouble. Where were these people when the D.C. fight broke out? Why didn’t his security team step in and do their job?
Only those who were present (and the police) knows what really happened. But, regardless, why was Chris Brown one of the ones to be arrested? He has the most the lose out of anyone. As a “team”, you never supposed to let your star player fall from grace. He’s the money maker. He feeds all of them. Only a hater or jealous team member would set their leader up for failure. IJS…
Hey Chris Brown! You need to reevaluate who is on your team. It is looking like they’re trying to knock you out the game and…UOENO it!
Definition of Ratchet in the Urban Dictionary: A hot mess…
Divorces Round 1: Wife of Timbaland Files for Divorce and she wants it all….
Monique Mosley, wife of Timbaland, says pay up! Timbaland, a popular music mogul who has produced for great artists such as Missy, Jay Z and Justin Timberlake, is worth a reported $80 million. His wife Monique of 5 years and girlfriend of 10, filed for divorce and wants support for her child from a previous relationship. Apparently Monique said she is so low on cash that she had to borrow money for attorney fees. She is seeking a lump sum of money during the divorce hearings and alimony for a life-time.
I’m not sure how this is going to play out but for anybody reading this and who has a acquired a fortune before they get married please consider a prenup. God forbid that anything happens and people have to get divorced , but this goes for both men and women, we all should protect our assets people.
Divorces Round 2: Wife of Paul Hogan aka “Crocodile Dundee” Files for Divorce
Paul Hogan aka “Crocodile Dundee” is getting divorced for the 2nd time. Linda Hogan filed for divorce after 23-years of marriage to her husband. The couple played alongside each other in the legendary movie “Crocodile Dundee”. Linda requested that her name to be changed back to her original maiden name, spousal support and joint legal custody of Chance the couple’s 15 year old son. Paul Hogan went through his first nasty divorce in the 80’s in his native home of Australia.
There must be something brewing in the air because over the past few months’ celebrity couples have been calling it quits and not playing fair. The man we all know and love as ‘Crocodile Dundee” is soon to be just a “Croc” after he ends up giving up half of his $20 million empire. Again, where are the prenups???
Divorces Round 3: Wife of Master P Files for Divorce
It appears that Master P isn’t the only No Limit Soldier in his family. Sonya Miller, wife of Master P, filed for divorce after 24-years and is requesting spousal support. Master P is famous for building the No Limit Empire that made the careers of rap artist such as Mia X, Mystikal, C-Murder and more. The couple has been separated for a while and has had marital issues for years before the final decision to call it off. The couple has 4 children together but could never get around their differences.
I guess the legend Tina Turner said it best “What’s love got to do with It”. Again, where are the prenups???
This week the “Really Award” goes to the “Attorney’s” of Timbaland, Paul Hogan aka “Crocodile Dundee” and Master P. I must say these attorney’s deserve a pat on the back. They are charging by the hour to mitigate what could have been handled in the beginning. Learn the law people so you know when your being had by crooked ratchet people.
Submitted by Dameon Daniels, Content Writer for STACKS Magazine.
Snoop’s “No Guns Allowed” Movement Hits BET Hip Hop Awards Red Carpet; Various Artists Talk Gun Violence [VIDEO]
via press release…
Uncle Snoop and non-profit grassroots organization the League of Young Voters, brought their “No Guns Allowed” anti-gun violence campaign to the star-studded “green carpet” at the 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta. The League’s street team hit the carpet and asked hip-hop’s elite to discuss practical solutions to gun violence. Key figures in the game such as Nelly, Rich Homie Quan, Lil Scrappy, radio personality Angela Yee, and Snoop himself, all contributed their voices to the cause and provided thoughtful insight on this pressing issue that continues to plague our nation.
While we prep for a night of entertainment, it is also important to recognize that rappers can use their celebrity to influence change on issues that negatively affect our communities. In honor of Uncle Snoop hosting tonight’s highly-anticipated 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards, it would be great if you could share this “No Guns Allowed” recap video with your readers today. The visual includes these compelling celebrity and tastemaker drops which ideate around preventative gun violence measures.
In addition, please share your stories about how you’ve been impacted by gun violence on the League’s Tumblr page at: NoGunsAllowedMovement.Tumblr.com.
Watch the video below and see what celebrities had to say regarding guns and gun-violence:
S/O to Bree Samuels of the Cashmere Agency for the clip!
Charlese Brooks, also known as “Ms. Atlanta”, was pronounced dead in front of a East Atlanta restaurant on Tuesday evening.
News reports revealed that the 34-year old businesswoman and mother of 10 was shot several times after trying to play peacemaker to two women who were in a heated argument. The altercation took place in front of Brick House Restaurant on Bouldercrest Road. The women were arguing apparently over an alleged text message. Brooks tried to break up the altercation.
One of the women left the scene to later return and began firing. Several gunshots hit Brooks. A cousin of Brooks said that she tried to resuscitate by performing CPR, but to no avail. No others were hit.
The gunman immediately fled the scene but later turned herself in to authorities.
Terri Chimon Williams is now charged with Brook’s murder. However, her attorney W. Scott Smith says that more information will come out in court that will prove her innocence.
Family and close friends of “Beasley” (a name in which they called her) all say that she was a beautiful spirit and always willing to help others. Brooks even took on guardianship of five boys and one girl while still raising her four biological kids. Outside of the family unit, Brooks owned several businesses in Atlanta – tax preparation, truck rental, and a used car dealership.
She also was well-known on the music scene, seen around town with artists like Future and Gucci Mane. “Ms. Atlanta” also released a song featuring Gucci Mane called “Who Is Ms. Atlanta?” back in 2010/2011.
As a supporter of music and female entrepreneurship, STACKS Magazine would like to send out deepest condolences to the family of Charlese Brooks. May her soul rest in peace.
Lauryn Hill is smiling a little more these days. A magistrate recently revised Hill’s release order in order to allow the singer/rapper to tour during the holidays.
Last year, Hill pled guilty to failure to pay $2.3 million in taxes for years 2005 to 2009. In July 2013, Hill was sentenced to serve three months in prison and three months of supervised home detention. On October 4, Hill was released a few days prior to her scheduled three month release date due to good behavior.
Besides feeling elated about being a free woman, Hill also received good news that she’ll be able to do a concert tour between November 15 to December 31. Of course Ms Hill will still have to report her daily itinerary to her assigned probation officer and start the remainder of house arrest on January 1, 2014.
In music news, Lauryn Hill entered back into society with a new song called “Consumerism”. She explained that this was track she’d started recording prior to her serving her prison sentence.
“Consumerism is part of some material I was trying to finish before I had to come in. We did our best to eke out a mix via verbal and emailed direction, thanks to the crew of surrogate ears on the other side,” Hill says in a press release. “Letters From Exile is material written from a certain space, in a certain place. I felt the need to discuss the underlying socio-political, cultural paradigm as I saw it. I haven’t been able to watch the news too much recently, so I’m not hip on everything going on. But inspiration of this sort is a kind of news in and of itself, and often times contains an urgency that precedes what happens. I couldn’t imagine it not being relevant. Messages like these I imagine find their audience, or their audience finds them, like water seeking it’s level”.
Take a listen below and let us know what you think!
The Atlanta-based Home Depot Company is under a little public scrutiny. A 25 year former employer claims that his separation from the company was forced because he was gay.
Lex Housh, a former store manager in San Diego, California, has filed a lawsuit against Home Depot for sexual harassment and discrimination. In his lawsuit, Housh says that his firing was part of a bigger plot to get rid of homosexual employees in order to cut company costs. In 2008, the recession hit many companies very hard. One way that companies streamlined operations to seek savings was to conduct a reorganization. Re-orgs, of course, consists of chopping down the workforce. Housh believes part of the re-org was to cut health benefits for gays. He claims that Home Depot didn’t want to have to pay the huge cost associated with insuring employees that could potentially catch HIV/AIDS. Thus, homosexuals unfortunately fit the description.
As part of the plot, Housh says he soon began receiving an on-slide of erroneous performance write-ups, which ultimately led up to his dismissal.
The 57 year old also states in his lawsuit that he encountered unsolicited sexual ridicule. Once his manager found out that he was gay, Housh began to receive sexually explicit photographs from other managers.
Housh is seeking $100,000 in damages.
Representatives for Home Depot has not made a public statement.
Secret “EBay For Drugs” Website ‘Silk Road’ Generated $1Billion In Sales; Its Mastermind Captured By Feds
At some point in this digital age, someone was going to take their drug-dealings away from the streets and into the cyber world. So, this story below shouldn’t come as no surprise.
Ross William Ulbricht, also known as Dread Pirate Robinson, was recently captured and charged for running a billion dollar illegal drug website. The website ‘Silk Road’ was a secret community of users who used the site to purchase and/or distribute illegal drugs (i.e. heroin, marijuana, psychedelics, stimulants, etc). The site had over 1 million users registered worldwide. Its popularity was fueled by the fact that an user could register and browse through the catalogue of drugs anonymously. Federal authorities claims that Ulbricht brokered over $1 billion in transactions on Silk Road and ordered a failed murder-for-hire on a former employee.
After two years of investigation, the Feds captured 29 year old Ulbricht in a quiet library in San Francisco, California. Ulbricht is originally from Austin, Texas but took up modest living in San Fran with two roommates.
Ulbricht first came to the attention of federal agents in 2011 when they figured out he was “altoid,” someone who they say was marketing Silk Road on other drug-related websites the FBI was watching. In October 2011, “altoid” posted an advertisement for a computer expert with experience in Bitcoin, an electronic currency, and gave an email address.
From there, investigators began to monitor Ulbricht’s online behavior closely, according to the court records. Investigators said Ulbricht was living within 500 feet of a San Francisco Internet cafe on June 3, 2013, when someone “logged into a server used to administer the Silk Road website.”
Court documents show investigators slowly connected Ulbricht to Silk Road by monitoring his email and picking up on some slipups, including using his real name to ask a programmers’ website a highly technical question about connecting to secret sites like Silk Road.
His final mistake, according to the court papers, was ordering fake identification documents from a Silk Road vendor from Canada. One of the nine documents was a California driver’s license with Ulbricht’s photograph, birthdate but a different name. The package was intercepted at the border during a routine U.S. Customs search.
On July 26, Homeland Security investigators visited Ulbricht at his San Francisco residence. He “generally refused to answer questions,” the agents said.
The investigators left that day without arresting Ulbricht, who holds a bachelor’s of science degree in physics from the University of Texas at Dallas and a master’s degree from Penn State University.
They returned Tuesday and arrested him at the library. He faces the prospect of life in prison if convicted of all the charges. (AP)
Mark Cuban, the outspoken billionaire and owner of the Dallas Mavericks, may be facing a hefty fine if found guilty of insider-trading.
Insider trading is the trading of a public company’s stock or other securities (such as bonds or stock options) by individuals with access to non-public information about the company. In various countries insider trading based on inside information is illegal. This is because it is seen as being unfair to other investors who do not have access to the information.
News broke last night that the “Shark Tank” panelist is in hot water with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Apparently, Cuban once owned shares in an Canadian-based search engine company and allegedly sold his shares of stock after he learned that Mamma.com was going to hold an offering. Cuban owned 6 percent of all shares and greedily wanted to protect his money. But, the SEC says that was illegal to sell his shares.
The SEC claims that Cuban promised to not sell his shares. SEC lawyer Jan Felona insists that Cuban violated the law and should face a penalty (not jail time). Felona also believes that it was Cuban’s own inner will to “win” that drove him to committing this federal crime. According to the SEC, Cuban could face a $750,000 fine equivalent to the value of his shares and a penalty fine of $1,500,000.
But, Cuban’s attorney Thomas Melsheimer disputes these allegations.
One of Cuban’s lawyers said that the SEC’s chief witness was lying, and portrayed the case as government overreach.
Cuban ”is going to stand up to them when they call him a liar, he’s going to stand up to them when they call him a cheat,” said the lawyer, Thomas Melsheimer. The government, he said, ”can’t prove a lick” of its case.
Court proceedings began Tuesday morning and could last up to three weeks.
Just when you thought the BET Hip Hop Awards weekend in Atlanta was going to end without one bad incident…
The AJC reported yesterday that around 6:30am Monday morning, Vincent Lamar “Cash Out” Robinson and two friend were robbed at gunpoint. The incident happened in Waffle House located in Buckhead. The Atlanta Police Dept said the three men were from Philadelphia and were approached by two gunmen while eating. Spokesman for the APD, Kim Jones, told news reporters that the robbers were armed with guns but no one was hurt.
“…the two suspects entered and sat down at the counter. A few minutes after that, the suspects got up and went to the booth where the victims were sitting. One sat down while the other stood at the end of the table, Jones said.
She said the suspect sitting down “produced a black semi-automatic handgun,” pressed it into the ribs of one of the victims, and said, “don’t move or say anything. I’ll shoot you right here,” and “give me your watch and gold chain.”
“Cash Out” was robbed of his $20,000 diamond encrusted Rolex and a $6,000 gold chain and medallion. The others, Raheem Jefferson and Derrick Johnson, were relieved of a $12,000 Rolex Submariner watch and two $500 iPhones.
The suspects fled the scene on foot and are at large.
Well, Gucci Mane will be returning to jail to serve some real time y’all. Word around the internet is that on Friday, September 27 a Fulton County judge sentenced the rapper with 183 days in jail. Gucci has been charged with probation violation stemming from previous incidents.
A couple weeks ago, Gucci Mane was out of control on Twitter, in the mall, and later in the streets in which he was later arrested for gun possession, disorderly conduct, and several other charges. The rapper has been known to suffer from dug addiction and allegedly some form of mental illness. He later admitted that the “lean” drug was the cause of his recent outburst and antics. Unfortunately, the drug got the best of Guwop and now he’s headed back to jail.
According to the court documents below, Gucci Mane faces 5 additional charges. If found guilty, we may not see or hear any of Gucci’s for quite some time.
Pray for Gucci yall!
The Ratchet Report: Polish Woman Wanna Sex 100,000 Men?, Paula Patton, 2 ATL Chicks Robbed Mother at Kroger
Each week Stacks Mag will bring our readers “The Rachet Report”. We will highlight hot topics that have made headline news that make us say “Really?” We will choose one report to receive the “Really Award” for the most down right rachet thing we have ever heard of. So sit back and enjoy as we bring to you “The Rachet Report.”
Definition of Ratchett in the Urban Dictionary: A hot mess
Weekend Lover is what they call her
Poland woman Ania Lisewska, age 21, has announced that she has a goal to sleep with 100, 00 men around the world. Lisewska is currently in a committed relationship but says over the next 20 years she plans to be working on her goal. She will be having sex with men around the world every weekend. Her boyfriend isn’t happy with her decision but has accepted the situation. Lisewska says sex from her country is taboo and considered something not very positive to fulfill sexual fantasies. It was reported by the Austrian Times that she has started her journey and has slept with at least 284 men for at least 20 minutes each.
I’ve heard of people having sex to get to the top but this is just out of control. I hope Lisewska plans on scheduling a full reconstruction surgery in between cities. The only good thing in my opinion is Lisewska will have a lot of frequent flyer miles in more ways than one.
Paula Patton responds to Miley’s Rolling Stone Interview
It’s been a few weeks since Miley Cyrus and Robin Thick performance on the VMA’s but apparently wife of Robin Thicke, Paula Patton, hasn’t heard the end of it. Paula interviewed with E! News and stated that she loves her husband and she thinks Miley is a cool girl and she didn’t see anything wrong with the twerk fest. Miley was mentioned in the Rolling Stones interview that she received a lot of backlash but felt that it wasn’t all on her. She stated that Robin played a role in her performances however it was a double standard. Paula responded by saying that if Miley feels that way then that’s her opinion and Robin can handle himself.
I personally enjoyed the performance. But based on what I saw, there was no magnet on Robin but Miley must have known or felt something everybody else didn’t. Miley should just own it and be happy and use it as a promotional tool and a lesson to next time get some butt shots or booty pads because that back was flat.
Atlanta Women makes friends before being robbed
Nicole Mobley, of Atlanta, told WSBTV news that two women stole her belongings after she decided to hold a friendly conversation. The “victim” stated that she was shopping in a Kroger grocery store when she realized after leaning over to get lemons and being distracted by one of the women that her pursue was open and everything inside was missing. The two women got off with cash, credit and bank cards and within 30 mins all of her accounts were wiped clean. The women that stole her person “made purchases at clothing stores such as TJ Maxx, Lane Bryant and even order chicken platters from Chick-fil-A,” said Mobley.
My heart goes out to this woman because of the headache and frustration of someone taking from her. But on the flip side we are living in a time were we should be smarter than to leave anything valuable accessible for anybody to take.
This week “Really Award” goes to Ania Lisewska for aiming high and for ruining her kids life (especially if she ever finds a man who is willing to try to follow that). Congratulations Ania Lisewska!!!!
“The Ratchet Report” is a weekly edition submitted by Dameon Daniels, Content Writer for STACKS Magazine.
Since having her first born Naylah Aubrey, actress Halle Berry has been on a crusade against tabloid-friendly cameramen. Her gripe has been to keep paparazzi from having the right to snap pictures of Naylah and any other young child. Well, it looks like Halle’s fight for justice wasn’t done in vain.
Starting January 1, 2014, paparazzi working in the state of California will be charged if pictures are taken of children without parents consent. The law was signed into legislation this week by Gov. Jerry Brown. The law states that paparazzi can not photograph or videotape children of celebrities, politicians, judges, or other lawmakers without the authorization of the parent. If this law is broken, that photographer will face up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine (which may increase per infraction).
Halle Berry and actress Jennifer Garner both spoke out in support of the bill.
The concept of televised paternity testing and its outcome is taking a new turn. For years, we’ve seen an overabundance of exploitation of dead-beat fathers and mothers raising kids on their own. Even after the DNA results determine a child’s birth parents, these shows never give viewers a broader picture of what happens from that point on. As viewers, we wonder if the lives of the kids and the parents were actually transformed. Is the father back in their kids life full-time? Is the child being financially taken care of? Are the families functioning properly now? These questions and many others often run through our minds. Well, finally daytime television is offering a law abiding-scientific (but therapeutic) solution to paternity issues. Some of these “unknowns” is now being answered. Also, families are receiving real life tools to assist them while transitioning into these new parental roles.
“Paternity Court”, which premiered on September 23, is revitalizing how DNA testing is used in the family dynamic. The appointed expert judge that is presiding over the dysfunction is Judge Lauren Lake.
We’ve seen Judge Lake make guest appearances on various television shows and news programs. Now, she’s putting her 20 years of professional experience in law and family counseling to the test. As judge on “Paternity Court”, Judge Lake has encountered a wide range of stories that she believes will change our perception of what a paternity show is. To get a better understanding about the show, I recently got the opportunity to speak with Judge Lake.
During our phone conversation, I found out what viewers should expect from “Paternity Court” and what she plans to bring to the courtroom television that’s different from the norm. Check out what she had to say:
How will this show “Paternity Court” differ from the others?
We are very different. First of all, the obvious reason is because we are in a courtroom. So, right there, the decorum of our show is very different. As a judge, I’m running a courtroom and not a service. So, as people come in with amazing and incredible stories, and they have colorful personalities and their animated, I can appreciate an animated person…I am animated. I make it clear when I’m going to act a fool though. So, that entire basic set-up of our show is different. But where our show is different, most importantly, it adds the legal component into the paternity issue, which I don’t think we’ve seen yet. We not only answer people’s paternity questions in terms of the DNA science (“are you or are you not the father?”), but we also deal with issues of “are we siblings” – siblings-ship paternity tests. Is my deceased son the father of a particular child? Meaning, is this my grandchild.
We see so many shows and maybe their views are different when it comes to paternity, but people will be surprised at how many familiar legal cases involve an issue of paternity. So we are dealing with those types of cases as well. In addition to the legal component of our show, after they get the DNA evidence I talk with them about their legal rights and legal ramifications, further I empower them with that knowledge. Now that we know the truth, now that you understand how the law relates to that truth, what are you going to do with it? What are you going to do going forward? I don’t have people walk into my courtroom and I just give them an answer to just go on back to dysfunction. I want them lead my courtroom different than the way that they came in. If they came in lost or they came in with guilt, if they came in with shame or they came in with dysfunction, or they came in angry, then I want them to leave with a better understanding of those feelings and tools to move forward so that they can live a better life.
So it sounds like with “Paternity Court” we are going to see more compassion in comparison to other shows…
Absolutely! It’s about compassion. It’s about empathy. You’ll be surprised when you hear a young woman say my mother told me there could be 13 men that could be my father. You know, you hear the title and you say, “What?” That’s ridiculous. That’s ratchet. That’s unacceptable. But then you listen to the mother get to talk about that she didn’t know who her father was. Then you see the cycles are repeating themselves. When generational curses repeat themselves, they get worse not better. By the time the mother speaks, you may have started off thinking she’s a straight villain, and by the end of when she gets done or when I get done with my fact finding mission, you begin to understand how a human being that is lost can find themselves in an infallible situation. Even though it doesn’t “right” or “wrong”, you still have a better perspective of how she got there. Sometimes perspective is the missing piece that stops us from moving forward. Even when we have the truth, we need that perspective of the truth. In my courtroom I don’t know the answer either. So when I’m sitting up there, I’m asking people questions like “well wait a minute, why do you have doubt as to whether or not this child is yours?” Tell me, I don’t understand that. I’m honestly asking because I don’t know the results. I learn the results along with the party.
As the judge, you listen to both parties, what are the key factors you use to determine your ruling?
The main key factor that we deal with is the science. Our tagline is “She’s the judge, DNA is the jury.” We say that because in our courtroom the DNA is the jury. In a regular court of law, when there’s a judge and jury seated in the courtroom, the judge manages the court. But, the jury gives the decision. The judge can take the testimony but the jury is the one that gives the verdict. That’s how our courtroom works. I manage the courtroom. I ask the questions. But at the end of the day, it’s that DNA evidence; it’s that test that’s going to give us the verdict…which is the answer. Then from there, as when as judge of the court I am able to talk about the legal implications and responsibilities and then give them tools of empowerment to move forward.
Have you already started filming?
Yes. We are almost halfway done with the first season.
What are some of the other crazy cases that have been filmed thus far?
We got a case where a young man has thought he fathered the baby he grew up with for 30-something years, was his dad. He gets to a family picnic and overhears some murmuring that it may not be and he has to confront his mother. The reaction in the show is emotionally charged to say the least. It’s unbelievable. The feeling the pain of this young man is unbelievable. Sometimes I sit and I fight back tears even as the judge. They laugh at me because when I come off the bench and I close the door and I’m walking back to my chambers, I’m fanning myself with the case file. I fan my eyes because I’m trying not to mess up my makeup because I know we got to go into the next case. And I know this is a television show so I got to keep it together. But, I’m almost in tears with some of these cases.
Another shocking thing we had…a young child (ex-gang member) find out that he was a father and you see all of that armor, all of that fake bravado toughness it peels away throughout our show. The next thing you know this young man is standing there in tears and telling me about how he doesn’t even know how to be a father. He doesn’t know because he’s never seen one or had one. It almost broke me down just talking about it. So, it’s those kinds of situations where people walk into our courtroom. It’s a lesson to our culture because we judge books by their cover. People walked into our courtroom and we immediately put a label on him. He isn’t any good. He’s a deadbeat. He’s a villain. Sometimes you listen to the woman for a while and say “wait a minute” now you have had a part to play in the mess too. “Paternity Court” is not just about judging men. It’s about empowering families and identifying where both parties went wrong in a situation.
From the cases that you filmed this first season, do you see more cases where people are looking for the fathers or vice versa?
Surprisingly, we have seen a multitude of cases on various levels. We got cases where the actual child, which is now a grown adult, is looking to find out who their father is. We have questions where husbands and wives, as a litigant, and the husband is questioning the child that’s born within the marriage is his. Grandmothers coming and whose son has died. There is a child out there and they want to know is this my grandchild. We’ve had cases where young woman have terminal cancer, she just wants to know before she passes away is this my father. We have so many situations. We have mothers who are bringing their sons on talking about whether they are good fathers. It runs the gambit.
Is the taping based out of L.A.? Yes.
But, the guests come from all over the U.S…
Yes. Our litigants come from all over the country.
What was your deciding factor to become a television judge?
The deciding factor was the project. When my executive producer called me about this project, he said “Paternity Court.” Instantly I thought to myself, “oh okay, well what does that mean.” I know what it means, that we would bring paternity cases to court. But, I wanted to know further know what is this project about. When he sat down with me, he said he want to bring a responsible approach to paternity. I want it to be set in a courtroom setting and I want families to have a place where they can air out these paternity issues and receive the type of empowering information that they need. I believe you’re perfect for it. He’s watched me over the years as a legal analyst and as a life coach. He’s watched me do all of my various careers on television and things. So, he said I think you’re perfect for it because you can bring the legal aspect. But most importantly, you can bring the empowerment aspect.” That’s why I chose to do it. He allowed me to bring everything my 20 plus years of professional experience have taught me; advising and counseling people and families, individuals, teaching them how to live life limitlessly. Teaching them how to overcome obstacles and be courageous enough to begin again.
As much as people talk about people who get paternity results on television, on our show we are very courageous people that could just as easily stayed home and kept it a secret. It isn’t any part of TV worse than coming on and revealing your deepest darkest secret unless you can’t hold it anymore because you know it is destroying you. What I love about our courtroom as well is we’re that last stop before a lot of people have to deal with the court system at large. To be honest, people can be overwhelmed by that. Financially draining, it’s exhausting, it’s stressful…people have to hire a lawyer then you have to take off work to go to court. So the court systems in our country, it’s overwhelming. We provide a place where families where: a) without the financial issue, b) the time frame is swifter. They are able to get their paternity test, get their answer, get the help they need from a psychologist that’s on site or the resources in their community that can help them further. Then what we do is hopefully help families so that they don’t have to go to the next step. I can go to a father and say it is determined that you are the father, which means you are now financially responsible for this child under the law. You can either voluntarily say you’re going to do it. Or when you go back to your home state, you can expect the state court will come looking for you and you will have to pay.
What I can encourage people to do is work this out between them. Sit down and talk about it. I tell fathers too, if it isn’t you and you find out that you are not the biological father, you are entitled to visitation. Not just under the law, but you’re morally obligated to this child. So we talk about so many things in our courtroom. We are able to address so many issues as it relates to families. As I said, it is help empower them and bring them together.
Can an individual who is over 18, go back and sue for unpaid child support?
Ok. Several times that has happened in our court already where the father did not know the child was theirs. They weren’t on the birth certificate. Sometimes the mother hadn’t even told the father. Other times the father just denied it. But there hasn’t been any DNA testing. At the point that the DNA test has come out and it’s confirmed that the child is his, yes, he is responsible for support for that child from that point forward. But, the majority of those cases are from the birth of the child. That’s not something that the jury of the court would compute. That is a state level issue within their own state. All states are different in terms of compute and handle the collection of child support. What I often tell the parties are its better and it’s possible to talk about it among themselves. Have that young woman add up how must does it cost. How much do I owe you? I often let people know if she states $7,800 thus far raising this child, and now it has been determined that the child is yours, it is my ruling that you owe her $3,600. I am able to give what I believe is a legal ramifications associated with this ruling. If the mother wants to move forward in her home state, that’s her right. It’s her call. What our show is non-binding mediation.
As far as other African-American female judges we’ve seen on television, have they paved the way for you? Do you think it is your job to continue to legacy? Or are you on the show trying to carve out your own lane?
I think this is definitely a show that was born that was certain shows that were successful in their own genres. We understand and appreciate that the court ruled daytime show is a powerful type of programming. We respect all of the judges that have come before us and what they brought to day time. In addition, we know that shows like “Maury” that address paternity have made paternity in the forefront of a lot of the viewer’s mind. However, I do believe paternity court is a new lane. It is a new approach to very important familiar issues. The combination of paternity in a courtroom setting is truly, as you’re going to see when you see the show, it is not just empowering for the litigants. But, for the audience at-large, there are issues that all people will be able to relate to when they watch these litigants tell their stories. Even if you know who your father is and know who your mother is, you still relate when a mother-in-law is in the middle of her son and daughter-in-law’s marriage. She’s questioning whether or not do the child is really her son’s. That’s when I have to say you’re all the way out of your lane. You’re all up in theirs and that’s not acceptable.”
As a mother you have to learn how to step out of a situation. Even a viewer at home that may feel like, “oh I’ve never had a paternity issue in my family? I haven’t had anyone that’s had a paternity issue,” they can sit down and say yeah I can see that mother-in-law is a little overbearing. Or maybe I’ve had that situation before with a boyfriend or with a husband. Or maybe I’ve been that person. Maybe I’m a little overbearing in my son’s or my daughters relationship. So, I think people can relate to the family issues that are going on in the courtroom everyday they are relatable. I relate to almost every story. There is something about the story I can relate to.
What do you want the families or women in general to take away from it? Is there a bit of advice you want to give?
I want people to understand that family is our fundamental building block. It is where we all launched. The simple premise of knowing who you belong to, knowing who your mother is, knowing who your father is, knowing who loves you unconditionally, knowing who you belong to, it’s some people take it for granted every day. I know I do. We have to recognize that there are lots of people in this country that are missing that puzzle piece. That missing puzzle piece is causing damage to their spirit, to their soul, to the way they move forward in life. It is affecting their relationships. It is affecting their ability to process disappointment, treatment, and breakups. It’s affecting so many things. Ultimately, I want people to understand that we all have a responsibility if we truly want to live our best lives – to get together that courage. To face the truth of whatever it is we need to face the truth of. Then upon finding out that truth, make the decision that we’re going to be better for that truth. That we’re going to go forward in our lives now knowing what it is we need to know and empower ourselves to do better and to do more. That’s what I try to do each and every day in the courtroom. When people come in with shame and secrets, and doubt, miscommunication, anger, and dysfunction, we try to talk through it. I try to get people to dialogue and talk about it. You can’t change something that you don’t talk about.
For individuals who don’t want to go on television to share their stories, what can they do if they are in that predicament and want to find out who the father is?
Absolutely, everybody is not going to want to come on “Paternity Court.” We of course have advertisements and if you need or want help through this court, you can call our number and reach out to us. But for those people who don’t want to do that, what I think our show serves is, as encouragement to do something. There are various ways that you can go. There are home kits. There are various ways that you can execute paternity testing nowadays. The most important thing is getting yourself to the point that you’re ready to know the truth. And knowing that that test and the answer to that test could be the catalyst for you to be able to strip yourself of the shame and guilt and the secret and to be able to move forward. Also, for some people who are not even at the point where they can even take a test, some people out here they don’t know their father. They don’t even have anyone to test, you understand. This is where a lot of young people are in this country. I think the show serves as encouragement that your seeking out your truth is important and to never let anyone minimize it. Never stop looking, never stop trying and to not give up.
Remember M.I.A.’s performance during the Super Bowl halftime in 2012?? Well, despite her performance being good and alongside a pop icon Madonna, just like Janet Jackson’s infamous nip slip, M.I.A. is now being penalized by the National Football League.
The NFL has apparently suing the singer for $1.5 million for her middle finger hand gesture made during that performance. They claimed that M.I.A. was in breech of contract by flipping the finger which wasn’t a good look for the NFL and the 167 million viewers who were watching.
Of course, this didn’t sit too well with the outspoken artist. M.I.A. recorded a Youtube video to explain her disgust with the entire situation. Check out what she had to say…
“The NFL thing is completely ridiculous. It’s been making me laugh for a while, but now it’s so boring, I don’t even laugh anymore.
Now they’re scapegoating me into figuring out the goal posts on what is offensive in America. Is my finger offensive or is an underage black girl with her legs wide open more offensive to the family audience?”
DO YOU THINK THE NFL IS GOING OVERBOARD WITH THIS LAWSUIT?
Each week Stacks Mag will bring our readers “The Rachet Report.” We will highlight hot topics that have made headline news that make us say “Really?” We will choose one report to receive the “Really Award” for the most down right rachet thing we have ever heard of. So, sit back and enjoy as we bring to you “The Rachet Report”…
Definition of “Ratchet” in the Urban Dictionary: A hot mess.
Dina Lohan Arrested for DWI
New York state police arrested Dina Lohan on DWI charges after a traffic stop. Dina Lohan is the mother of Hollywood actress Lindsey Lohan. Dina was pulled over after being clocked at 77mph in 55mph zone in Nassau County’s Northern State Parkway. Police called an ambulance after Dina Lohan complained about being hurt while being taken into custody, but no injuries were reported. She is set to report back to court in Nassau County on Sept 24. Has Dina not learned from all Lindsey’s legal issues, court appearances and fines for issues with drinking, partying and using? What could Dina have possibly been thinking or was she just not thinking? Now Dina is writing a book but at least she’s writing a book and not getting booked!
Jaden Smith rants on Twitter about Education
Jaden Smith went on a twitter rant bashing schools stating that it is brainwashing the youth. The actor and son of famous stars Will & Jada-Pinkett Smith continued on his twitter to say that he felt that Society would be “More Intelligent” if everyone dropped out of school. I’m all for freedom of speech and the youth having a voice but only when it makes sense. I’m sure it’s extremely easy for a teen worth $8 million to say education is stupid however for those that don’t have it, then school is the place to be. Knowledge is power and education can unlock doors to that money, literacy has earning potential.
Michigan University students remix Miley Cyrus video
Michigan University removed a historical Pendulum Statue after video’s floated of students using it to re-create Miley’s “Wrecking Ball” video. The students posted Twitter pics and posted social media videos that hit the media waves very fast. I’m not surprised that the students decided to utilize the Pendulum Statue but why would you post pics and video’s to incriminate yourself. Miley did her thing in the video but after the director said cut and the lights went out, she went to her $1 million home. Please youth be very careful about what you choose to let float in cyber space and consider your future.
This week “Really Award” goes to Dina Lohan for failing to learn from her Lindsey’s 90 days of rehab. Congratulations Dina Lohan… you and Lindsey are recreating the movie “Freaky Friday” all over again.
“The Ratchet Report” is the brainchild of Dameon Daniels, Content Writer for STACKS Magazine.
Legendary DJ Mister Cee has finally told the truth yall. After the video of him soliciting a transsexual prostitution, who turned out to be a well-known Youtube blogger, he came clean to his boss and radio homie Ebro. Ebro did not hold back…as you normally does.
However, Ebro did not use the 30 minute conversation as a bashing session. He indeed showed compassion for Mister Cee. He allowed Mister Cee to speak his truth. It was finally time for Cee to let the listeners know exactly what his double life has consisted of. Mister Cee was very emotional and made one point clear that he continued lying only for fear of rejection from his peers, supporters, and family.
Here’s a few quotes from his radio interview [script lifted from NecoleBitchie.com]:
On why he decided to resign
Well you know first and foremost I resigned yesterday from the station against your wishes [and] against management[...] Part of the reason that I did say yesterday that I’m tired of putting the radio station through it is because I don’t want you guys to lose sponsors and so on and so forth. I don’t want you guys to lose that. That’s part of keeping the state float is the income of the station. But also I am tired of trying to do something or be something that I’m not. I’m tired.
On whether he’s lied in the past and being in denial
Have I lied about getting sexual fellatio in a car by a transsexual? I have lied about that. I feel bad for the listeners that it did take a video for me to say this because I have been in denial with this for a very, very long time. A very long time. Now the funny part of it, and I know I’m gonna get hit with social media when I say this but I’m gonna say it anyway. Do I consider myself gay? No, I don’t consider myself gay. I do, I have, gotten fellatio, what’s the clean way of saying it, from transvestites. And that’s as far as it went. I’ve never had actual sexual intercourse with another man and vice versa. That’s never been done to me. But I have had fellatio with a transsexual person. That person who I was in the car with, I know exactly who that person is. That video is an old video. Probably like the end of last year.
On Whether or Not He Will Reconsider Resigning
To be honest with you, we’ll see what happens after this. Honestly, that’s been my dilemma all this time. Am I still gonna be looked at the same way? Am I still gonna be…*starts crying* My whole fear of this whole of what I’ve been going through is most importantly my family. I don’t talk about my family too much but my whole thing was just really about making sure my family was going to be alright because when I tell you I’m gonna be alright, I’m gonna be alright.
Ever since my grandfather passed away in 2006, between me and my aunt we’ve been the ones that’s been consistently trying to keep my family afloat and I never wanted this situation to get in the way of me continuing to do that.
On trying to fix his life
*crying* You know right now, I just really feel like I let y’all down, man. I don’t know if I could stand back in this studio again and be the same person. *cries harder* The crazy thing about it is that I don’t look at what I do as a problem, I just look at it as a problem that affects the people. I understand [that prostitution is a crime]. I was already in motion of repairing that and trying to move better as far as what I did in my private life. With the situation that happened in May with the undercover male officer, everything that I told you back then was the God’s honest truth. I went to court Monday and the charges were dropped. I have not been involved in any type of activity since probably the beginning of the year. I’ve been moving forward to try to move better. But it’s like, I take one step forward and then — it’s almost like the Anthony Weiner situation. You come forward and say what it is and then here’s a text that comes. An old text. An old video that comes. Am I gonna have to keep answering to this?
On Not Being Gay and the possibility of being in denial
I know with saying that, I’m still in denial because I know that I love women. Any woman that’s been with me knows that I love women but occasionally I get the urge to have fellatio with a transsexual. A man that looks like a woman. And then I’m sitting here saying that I’m not gay because I haven’t penetrated a man.[...]It has not been easy for me to keep lying and keep lying, but I have tried to protect myself for the wrong reasons. Meaning that, wondering what the streets is gonna say. Am I still gonna get bookings if I say, ‘Yeah, occasionally I have fellatio with a transsexual.’
I was only able to fight but for so long. When the video came out yesterday…I don’t know. *crying* I don’t know where I go from here. I just want to apologize to everybody that has listened to me that felt betrayed by my lies. I want to apologize to my co-workers who felt betrayed by my lies. When I leave here you guys are getting questioned and going through it just as much. I apologize to all of y’all. I hate that it had to come to this because it bothers me that it feels like, ‘You are really caught now, fam. You are really, really caught.’
It is good to see that Mister Cee told the truth. Although we have made comments about his ordeal and made jokes of it, we are compassionate and understand that everyone has their own truth. People should not judge and just allow others to live how they want to live. So, we wish Mister Cee the strength to deal with his battles. Hopefully, he decides to stay with the station and keep rocking out.
LAWD! Well, it is safe to say that legendary DJ Mr. (or Mister) Cee didn’t learn his lesson or received enough treatment after admitting he had an addiction.
Now, news has spread rampant across the music world that Mr. Cee has now officially resigned from his position at Hot 97 NY. Apparently, he recently solicited oral sex from a transsexual prostitute. But, little did know he that the tranney he solicited was a well-known Youtube blogger by the name of Bimbo Winehouse. Bimbo was able to catch audio of the entire order on tape.
On the audio footage, you can hear bits of Mister Cee’s voice offering Bimbo $100 for oral. The two spent time riding around NY trying to find a safe spot (or block) to get the job done. Unfortunately, Bimbo is not actually a prostitute but was quick on his feet when he realized that he was solicited by the DJ. In the audio, Bimbo says he didn’t give oral to the DJ after-all (some may want to dispute that, since there are random breaks in the audio). However, the audi0 hit the internet and has since been heard by the DJ and his employer.
Mister Cee announced his resignation yesterday. “It’s time 4 me to…take care of myself b/c there r situations when i try to do the rt thing, a setback happens.”
Listen to the audio below:
Was it a set-up? Hmmm…no one knows for sure. But, it does seem a little fishy that he would blatantly hop in the car with dude (knowing who he was) and then get out the car at the end and say the man’s name out loud. *side eye*
Anywho, this is sad. SMH…you would think that after the third incident he’d get it together by seeking some “real” help with his addiction. It is very unfortunate for his life to play out like this in front of his peers and the world.
STACKS Magazine and staff would just like to take this moment to remember the lives lost on September 11, 2001. May their souls continue to rest in peace and in the hearts of their loved ones. To law enforcement, fire fighters, medical staff, politicians, and random citizens who spent countless hours helping those affected by this tragedy, we continue to salute you.
God Bless America.
Over the past year or two, there have been several jewelry thefts that read like a movie script. The characters, the stunts, and the danger are all there. Could one of these incidents be our next blockbuster smash? Who knows. But, as for now, a lot of us are just compelled even through just reading about the stories.
According to MSN…
A smash-and-grab on a high end Paris store saw four robbers make off with jewelry and watches valued at over $2.6 million early Monday.
At around 4:30 a.m. local time (11.30 p.m. ET) the thieves rammed an SUV into the front of the Casty store, near the prestigious Place Vendome, a well-known square in the center of the French capital that is home to a number of jewelers and high-end stores.
After scooping up jewelry and watches estimated to be worth 2 million euros ($2.6 million) the thieves reversed their car out of the store and set fire to it before making off in another vehicle, Le Monde reported.
The raid comes little over a month after a masked bandit made off with an $136M worth of diamonds and jewels from the Carlton Intercontinental Hotel in Cannes on the glamorous French Riviera, in possibly the world’s biggest heist.
A lone robber entered through a French door at the side of the building on the famed La Croisette seafront, scooped up the loot and then jumped out of another window. Despite a huge police investigation, the audacious culprit remains at large.
Thieves also targeted the annual Cannes film festival, stealing almost $2 million of jewelry from the safe in the hotel room of an American jeweler working for Chopard, one of Switzerland’s most famous diamond merchants.
Days later a $2.5 million necklace was lifted by a crook at a movie industry party at the even more exclusive resort of Cap d’Antibes, near the Italian border.
Wow! There are some real James Bond type thieves over in Europe. It is a crazy how these are very well-though out and well-planned events. It will be crazy if authorities never locate the suspects.
In a bizarre accident involving celebrity bodyguard, Norman Oosterbroek, authorities are still unsure why he was found acting eratic in a Miami mansion.
On Monday, Oosterbroek was tasered by authorities after being allegedly harassing Markus and Christiana Jung. They were the owners of the mansion and the ones who called 911. According to their story, 43-year old Oosterbroek was fighting and ingesting a strange substance all while acting erratic in the nude. Officers claim they were trying to break-up the fight and decided to use a Taser. Oosterbroek was taken to Baptist Hospital, but died a short time after arriving.
Officers aren’t sure why Oosterbroek was even at the couple’s mansion. However, when the Miami Police approached him, he was very violent, uncontrollable, and unstable. Oosterbroek’s wife has refuse to make a statement at this time. The two share one small child.
Reports state that Oosterbroak was a known drug abuser who’s been in and out of rehab for years. He was often seen protecting the lives of many of our high-profile celebrities such as Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, and Kanye West. Oosterbroek got his big start as a bodyguard for Nelson Mandela.
WTH?! Expecting Moms Sell Paternity Test Results on Craigslist + New ‘Paternity Court’ Show Airs This Fall
Man, it’s hard out here for a pimp…better yet a baby mother.
Something weird and scandalous crossed my eyes while scrolling Instagram last night. It was a photo of an article from ABC News that reported a new trend occurring on the popular Craigslist site. Apparently, there are some expecting mothers out here who are now selling their positive paternity tests to random women over the internet.
Like the ad posted up above, people are selling their test results for a minimum of $25. This isn’t just happening in the Tri-state area, but all over. The whole purpose for another woman to purchase a test result is to trap a man/boyfriend. SMH. How scandalous is this?!! Women have been trapping men into marrying them or pay child support for years. But, this is the FIRST time I’ve ever heard of anybody going to this extent.
Per the news report, Craiglist has been cracking down and deleting these ads as they pop up. I’m not sure what rules profilers are breaking by selling the tests. But apparently, this isn’t a good look on Craiglist’s behalf. So, they are trying to rectify it as soon as possible.
To think that women will stoop this far to get a man or some cash is trifling.
In other paternity news, Maury will soon have a bit of competition. On September 23, a new court room based show will premiere on local stations. “Paternity Court”, which stars lawyer Lauren Lake, will help parents make life-changing decisions based on the results from DNA tests. The half-hour show will be produced by MGM and 79th & York Entertainment, which are responsible for the Ricki Lake and Queen Latifah shows.
Check your local listings for which station and time Paternity Court will be airing.
Authorities in Afghan are searching for a young woman who is suspected with stealing a million dollars from her employer. The woman, Shokofa Salehi, was an employee at Azizi Bank. The 22 year old’s job in the money transfer division paid off big time for her. Officials say that Salehi was able to transfer $1.1 million from the bank into other accounts. The accounts all belonged to her own relatives, states officials.
Salehi is suspected to be a part of a mafia group. She is currently under an “Interpol red notice” (i.e. international arrest warrant) and is being charged with fraud and misusing her authority. Officials believe that she is living under a new name (Samira) somewhere in India. They also suspect that there were at least ten other individuals who assist her in the theft. Her own parents are part of that group and are on the run as well.
We will keep you updated as more information develops.