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Max Clifford Dies: British Entertainment PR Giant Was Jailed In Sex Scandals

Max Clifford, the publicist who once represented some of the biggest names in British entertainment, died in prison today. He was 74 and was serving an eight-year sentence for sexual offenses. Clifford was found guilty in 2014 of eight indecent assaults on women and girls, including victims as young as age 15. The offenses mainly involved luring the victims into sex on the promise of acting roles. Clifford was the first person to be convicted by a British police… Read


Appeals Court Ruling Keeps Netflix “Making A Murderer’ Killer In Prison

A Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix Making a Murderer series will stay in prison after a federal appeals court overturned a ruling that could have freed him. Brendan Dassey had claimed that he was tricked into confessing that he helped his uncle rape and kill photographer Teresa Halbach in 2005. However, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a 4-3 ruling that the findings by a Wisconsin state court that he participated were “reasonable,” even though one… Read


London Police Respond To Oxford Circus Panic; Terrorism Fears Unfounded

UPDATE: London police say they are standing down at a scene of panic Oxford Circus earlier today, with reports of shots fired apparently unfounded. “Additional officers remain on duty in the West End to reassure the public,” the Metropolitan police have tweeted. There was some confusion as to what exactly happened at Oxford Circus, but what was clear was that there were hundreds of people running away from the underground tube station. Deadline’s London-based co-editor… Read


‘Game Of Thrones’ HBO Hack: U.S. Officials Charge Iranian National In Attack

UPDATED throughout with details from news conference: The U.S. Attorney's Office in New York has indicted an Iranian national in last summer’s HBO hack on charges of computer fraud, wire fraud, extortion and identity theft. Behzad Mesri is charged with hacking HBO’s computer servers, stealing proprietary data, including information about then-unreleased episodes of Game of Thrones, then threatening to release the data unless he was paid $6 million. A spokesman with the… Read


UCLA Frosh LiAngelo Ball Remains In China On Shoplifting Charges As Team Departs

The UCLA basketball team is heading home to Los Angeles from China without star freshman LiAngelo Ball, who is accused of shoplifting and is being detained. And it may be a while before Ball rejoins them, as new evidence in his case has surfaced. ESPN is reporting that there is surveillance footage of Ball and fellow UCLA freshmen players Jalen Hill and Cody Riley shoplifting from three stores inside a retail center near the team hotel in Hangzhou, China. The players… Read


Gunman in Texas Mass Shooting Had Escaped Psychiatric Hospital In 2012, NBC Affiliate Reports

The gunman who killed 26 churchgoers in rural Texas on Sunday had escaped a psychiatric hospital while serving in the Air Force, according to a 2012 police report published Tuesday by Houston NBC affiliate KPRC-TV. The shooter was hospitalized after making death threats against Air Force superiors and trying to smuggle weapons onto the base where he was stationed. Police took him into custody at a bus station in downtown El Paso, after escaping from a hospital a few miles… Read


FBI Sends Texas Gunman’s Phone To Quantico Lab In Hopes Of Unlocking

The FBI has flown to its Quantico, Virginia, lab the mobile phone used by the gunman in Sunday’s Baptist church massacre in hopes experts can thwart the phone’s security barriers, an agency rep told reporters at a Tuesday presser in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The agent declined to name the brand of phone, saying he did not want to alert “bad guys” what phone they should buy to thwart authorities. Victims of the largest mass shooting in Texas history have all been… Read


‘Gossip Girl’ Star Ed Westwick Accused Of Sexual Assault, Denies Actress’ Claim

Ed Westwick

Actress Kristina Cohen says she was raped three years ago by former Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick, who has denied the allegation. Cohen posted the claims yesterday on Facebook, and her manager — who did not know about the allegations until contacted by Deadline last night — later confirmed it was Cohen who authored the post. Westwick today vehemently denied Cohen’s allegation. "I do not know this woman," the England-born actor tweeted. "I have never forced myself in any… Read


Scotland Yard Receives Latest Harvey Weinstein Sexual Assault Allegation

Harvey Weinstein

Scotland Yard's investigation into Harvey Weinstein over alleged sexual assault continues to grow after an eighth woman made a formal complaint, the Met Police confirmed to Deadline. The latest accusation was made to the UK police force on October 31 and states that "an allegation was received that the man sexually assaulted a woman outside the jurisdiction of the UK in 1991. The allegation will be passed to the local police force in due course.” The victim has not been… Read


Jordan Klepper Struggles To Keep Track Of Mass Shootings Perpetrated By Angry Men With Assault Weapons

The Opposition Texas Shooting

The day after 20 churchgoers were gunned down in Texas, Jordan Klepper dared to open The Opposition with searing dark humor, in which he responded to this latest mass shooting – once he figured out which one it was. "Yesterday, an angry deranged man with a gun took innocent lives in a kind of violence none of us thought we'd ever see," Klepper’s faux alt-right gasbag began, sitting behind an anchor desk piled high with newspapers. "Our nation experienced a heartbreaking… Read


Texas Shooter Sent Threatening Texts To Mother-In-Law Before Massacre At Her Church

The gunman who murdered 26 people in a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, TX, was sending threatening texts to his mother-in-law, who attended the house of worship, officials said at a late-morning presser. Authorities now are calling the worst mass shooting in the state’s history the result of a “domestic situation.” They declined to elaborate, saying the situation still is being “vetted.” At least 12 of the victims are children, and the youngest was 18 months old… Read


Texas Gunman Should Not Have Passed Background Check To Buy Weapon Used In Church Slaughter

Devin Patrick Kelley killed himself as he fled, among new details discussed by morning news programs about Sunday’s mass shooting at a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. More to the point for families of his 26 victims, the gunman was not eligible to purchase the assault rifle he used to gun down churchgoers, after having been court-martialed by the Air Force in 2012. He served a year in prison and received a bad conduct discharge in 2014 for assault on his… Read