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.
Outraged Muslims are reportedly planning a May 1 demonstration at the Amazon headquarters in Seattle, Washington. The company is under fire after several Muslim security guards demanded time and space to pray five times a day, while on the job. The guards contend in a lawsuit filed this week that the subcontractor who employs them does not appropriately accommodate their faith and retaliates against those who speak out. The Service Employees International Union and the guards allege that Amazon grants high-earning tech workers conference rooms to pray in, but they do not provide the same accommodation for contracted security officers
PARIS - Facebook says it has targeted 30,000 fake accounts linked to France ahead of the country´s presidential election, as part of a worldwide effort against misinformation. The company said Thursday it´s trying to "reduce the spread of material generated through inauthentic activity, including spam, misinformation, or other deceptive content that is often shared by creators of fake accounts." It said its efforts "enabled us to take action" against the French accounts and that it is removing sites with the highest traffic. Facebook and French media are also running fact-checking programs in France to combat misleading information, especially around the
A young boy went out of his way to call CNN “fake news” Monday morning. Our story’s hero — who appears to be one of the children present at Monday’s White House Easter Egg Roll — snuck into the background of a live shot featuring CNN’s senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta. As Acosta broke down the Vice President Mike Pence’s trip to North Korea, the kid slid out from behind Acosta, threw up the X and mouthed “fake news,” twice. It should be noted that the child might have been saying “f* you,” not “fake news,” as reported by
A "ticketing error" is being blamed for the cancellation of a scheduled appearance by the woman accused of improper surveillance of the Trump campaign. Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice was to speak at the "Women Helping Girls Conference 2017" on Saturday, but organizers announced the entire daylong conference is canceled, including Rice´s keynote speech. Tickets may be refunded at the point of purchase. The former Obama national security adviser has denied claims she and the Obama administration used intelligence about President Donald Trump´s associates for political purposes. Link repaired
A Newark woman enraged by "fancy white people" is being sought for allegedly attacking a man with a hammer and smashing his Porsche and boat at a gas station in what Virginia police described as a racially-motivated attack Saturday. Angela M. Jones, 26, faces potential hate crime charges after allegedly beating the man at an Exxon Station off Interstate 95 in Caroline County, Va., according to WTVR.com. Jones has not been located or arrested as of 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, according to a spokesman for the New Jersey State Police.
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
The New York Times and CBS News published vicious hit pieces on The Wounded Warrior Project in early 2016. Recently the injured veterans charity was exonerated. But The New York Times and CBS have yet to post corrections to their smear reports. Meanwhile, wounded veterans suffer. Here are a few snippets from Freedom Daily on the controversy. The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) has been helping injured veterans since its inception in 2003, 2 years after the deadly terror attacks that rocked the nation on 9-11. Since its inception, the organization became the #1 veterans charity in the world. This year,
Friday on his nationally syndicated radio show, conservative talker Mark Levin made the case that President Donald Trump’s reaction to House Speaker Paul Ryan’s decision not to proceed with the House GOP’s legislative effort to repeal and replace Obamacare was a positive. Levin called it “actually outstanding” and likened that leadership style to former President Dwight Eisenhower. “I thought the president’s comments today were actually outstanding,” Levin said. “And he showed enormous humility. And this guy doesn’t give up. I mean, he said OK, we’ll fight another day. In essence, he said that events will reach a point where this
Some conservatives in Washington were fuming on Tuesday after an Obamacare rollback bill was tweaked by Republican leaders to delete a provision meant to crack down on illegal immigrants getting federal healthcare insurance coverage. The development posed another problem for Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives and President Donald Trump, who are trying to win congressional approval of the wider bill, the first big legislative test for Trump since taking office. The provision would have allowed the Treasury Department to access data at the Department of Homeland Security to verify that healthcare tax credits went only to U.S.
McDonald´s in a tweet on its corporate account called President Trump "a disgusting excuse of a President" on Thursday morning. The tweet, which was briefly pinned to the top of the account before being deleted, mocked Trump and called for the return of former President Obama. "@realDonaldTrump You are actually a disgusting excuse of a President and we would love to have @BarackObama back, also you have tiny hands," the tweet read. Trump was once in a commercial for the fast food giant, and has posted images eating McDonald´s food on his social media accounts during his campaign.
Nordstrom insists its line of Ivanka Trump products, ranging from professional sheath dresses and black pumps, wasn’t selling well, so it had to be dropped. So what did it pick up? High-wasted, acid-washed mom jeans, complete with see-through knees, selling for $95 a pop. Made by Topshop — a hip British retailer — the jeans feature clear, plastic kneecap covers, sewn into the fabric. Nordstrom.com says the jeans have a “futuristic feel.” Even the liberal Huffington Post is questioning why. Begging for someone to put a stop to the madness, Huffington Post writer Carly Ledbetter penned, “Have you ever thought
House Speaker Ryan should resign his post, says Lou Dobbs, the radio host, and anchor of Lou Dobbs Tonight on Fox Business Network. Dobbs Tweeted his resignation call Tuesday morning after Breitbart posted a pre-election recording of Ryan saying he would never defend President Donald Trump, and as multiple GOP legislators walked away from Ryan’s Obamacare replacement proposal, the American Health Care Act. In the audiotape, recorded Oct. 10, 2016, Ryan told his fellow GOP legislators that ““I am not going to defend Donald Trump—not now, not in the future.” Ryan spoke shortly after the public heard the Access Hollywood
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Barack Obama has agreed to a $400,000 fee for speaking to a prominent Wall Street firm, according to Charlie Gasparino of the Fox Business Network. Former president Obama will speak to a health care conference sponsored by Cantor Fitzgerald in September, Gasparino reports. (Tweet/Video) The huge fee puts Obama at the top of the list of speaking fees for former government officials. Former Fed chair Ben Bernanke charges between $200,000 and $400,000, former Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner charges $200,000, and former President George Bush charges around $150,000, according to a person familiar with the matter. Hillary Clinton received over $200,000
Monday on MSNBC former Obama White House press secretary Josh Earnest said former President Barack Obama would come back to the political debate if President Donald Trump crosses “red lines” such as using information from deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) applications to deport so-called DREAMers. (Snip) “I think what would motivate President Obama to re-engage in the political debate is if we saw the federal government start to cross some clear red lines in terms of long observed norms and values that frankly I think we have started to take for granted. One example that President Obama has himself
Sean Hannity is the latest Fox News personality facing allegations of sexual harassment. During a Friday interview with Tulsa, Oklahoma-based radio host Pat Campbell, former Fox News contributor Debbie Schlussel accused Hannity of inviting her to his hotel room before and after a debate with a pro-Palestinian guest in Detroit. Schlussel said she rejected Hannity’s alleged advances and that she was never invited on his show again. Schlussel and Hannity were scheduled to speak together at the Detroit show, Schlussel said. But before the show, Hannity allegedly invited her to an event at a nearby bookstore. “He had some event at a bookstore
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A group of executives who want to fight global warming has published a new report calling for countries to spend up to $600 billion a year over the next two decades to boost green energy deployment and energy efficiency equipment. [SNIP] To meet that goal ETC claims the world needs “investment in renewables and other low-carbon technologies some $6 trillion higher ($300 billion per year); while the largest required increases – of almost $9 trillion ($450 billion per year) – will be in more efficient energy saving equipment and buildings.” That’s a $15 trillion price tag to theoretically limit future