The eight-year-old twin daughters of Lisa Marie Presley are now in the custody of California’s child services after “disturbing” photos and videos of children were allegedly found on the computer of her husband and twins’ father, Michael Lockwood. The daughter of legendary rock star Elvis Presley said that she was “shocked and horrified and sick to my stomach,” in court papers filed as part of the pair’s ongoing divorce, the Daily Mail reported. The Beverly Hills police found 80 of Lockwood’s devices during a raid on Presley’s home which have yet to be analysed.
#1 : The mere allegation that he had kiddie porn is sufficient (under child-protective regulations) to keep him away from his kids.
Even a rumor that he touched his daughter inappropriately, be it sexually or violently, would trigger this stuff. (At least in the States, anyway; I just assume the same applies wherever Western legal systems are in effect.)
Note this admits that the computer in question hasn´t been investigated, yet the law gives him the presumption of guilt. The abandonment of Due Process protections is widely justified in this area to shield the vulnerable; but this may be enough to trigger a cascade of pullbacks across the legal landscape.
A few years ago, Lisa Marie, the sole owner of rights to Elvis Presley, sold those rights to someone. So the flow of revenue from Elvis, Graceland, music and film royalties, is no longer going to her. The sale made no sense. I remember that she received 80 million dollars for the rights, which at the time I thought was ridiculously low. I still do. And at the time, I thought of her connection to scientology. She is a scientologist, so, follow the money.
Citing a POLITICO investigation, Republican leaders of the House oversight committee said Friday they have launched a sweeping investigation into whether the Obama administration, in trying to win support for a nuclear deal and prisoner swap with Tehran last year, undermined an ambitious U.S. counterproliferation effort to thwart Iranian weapons trafficking networks. Also in response to the POLITICO investigation, 13 Republican senators have demanded answers about whether the Obama administration jeopardized U.S. national security as a result of its protracted top-secret negotiations with Tehran, and then misled the American public when disclosing the terms of the two deals in January
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., took a photo with a man dressed in a shirt characterizing the American Health Care Act as "Repeal and go f—- yourself." Twitter user @minnywisconsin posted a photo of himself standing next to an apron-clad Ryan Saturday wearing a shirt reading "Repeal and go f-ck yourself — GOP," where an American flag replaces the "u." The shirt is a quote from the podcast Pod Save America, which is hosted by former White House staffers during President Obama´s time in office. The podcast´s hosts have been critical of the Republican healthcare reform plans and have characterized
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A new Pepsi ad featuring fashion model and reality TV star Kendall Jenner participating in a glamorous photo shoot as the streets around her flood with political protestors has sparked a debate on social media. The ad shows Jenner, 21, ditching her high-fashion photo shoot to join the masses and then appearing to bring an end to the protest by sharing a Pepsi with a police officer. When the officer drinks the Pepsi, the crowd erupts in applause. A description of the ad on Pepsi Global´s YouTube channel describes the commercial as "a short film about the moments when we
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