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UberPool Customer Says She Was Attacked By Another Passenger

The Chicago woman filed a lawsuit against her alleged attacker and Uber due to the company's supposed neglect of the safety of riders who utilize UberPool. 

Late January 2017, Jennifer Camacho booked an UberPool after she left an outing with friends. Unfortunately, what she believed would be a peaceful trip turned into a physical incident. According to the Associated Press, another passenger named Julie Ramer slashed the 25-year-old in the face.

On Thursday (Apr. 6), news surfaced the Chicago resident filed a lawsuit against Ramer and Uber, stating the company continues to neglect the safety of riders who utilize the UberPool feature. The Chicago Tribune adds that Camacho sustained cuts from a 3-inch blade. Ramer's motive is still unclear, but the 34-year-old was charged with battery.

"Uber is promoting a safe ride-share experience and is in the best position to make sure that its drivers and passengers are safe people," said Bryant Greening, Camacho's attorney. "They should be providing training for drivers on how to deal with these types of situations and mitigate violence if it does occur." Camacho seeks a payment of more than $50,000 to cover medical expenses and damages from Uber, while Ramer was tacked with a $100,000 lawsuit, CBS reports.

The UberPool feature allows passengers to share a ride with other customers in order to take advantage of a lower fare.

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Tommy Davidson Explains Why An ‘In Living Color’ Reunion May “Take Some Time”

The cast of In Living Color will definitely reunite someday, according to Tommy Davidson. The comedian spoke on the delay during an interview on The Wendy Williams Show on Tuesday (Feb. 25).

Davidson who was on the show to promote his new memoir, Living in Color: What’s Funny About Me, spoke on a bunch of topics in the book, including being adopted by a white family and not knowing that he was Black until he was 5 years old, nearly coming to blows with Will Smith, hiring Diddy as his assistant, and working with Jamie Foxx.

When asked about an In Living Color reunion Davidson replied, “Of course,” but explained why it may take a while.

“It’s just — it’s going to take some time. Everybody’s out there doing their thing. Some little known stars came out of [the show]: Jim Carry, Jennifer Lopez, Jamie Foxx, the list goes on and on,” joked Davidson. “We’re all doing our thing but it’s inevitable that we come back to you guys.”

This isn’t the first time that there’s been talk of a reunion. Last year, comedy agent William Rodriguez, who helped put together the 'Off Color Comedy Tour' featuring Davidson, Keenan Ivory Wayans, David Allen Grier, and Shawn Wayans, revealed plans for a TV reunion special.

In Living Color, which was created by Keenan, debuted in 1990 and became a ratings hit on the Fox network. The sketch comedy series was canceled in 1994.

Watch Davidson’s full interview below.

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Bill Cosby’s Publicist, Andrew Wyatt, Says Harvey Weinstein Didn’t Receive A Fair Trial

Bill Cosby’s publicist, Andrew Wyatt, disagrees with Harvey Weinstein’s rape conviction. Wyatt posted a statement to Cosby’s Instagram account on Tuesday (Feb. 25) slamming the court ruling.

“This is not shocking because these jurors were not sequestered, which gave them access to media coverage and the sentiments of public option,” the statement reads. “There’s no way you would have anyone believe that Mr. Weinstein was going to receive a fair and impartial trial. Also, the judge shows that he wanted a conviction by sending the jurors back to deliberate, after they were hung on many of the counts.

“Here’s a question that should haunt all Americans, especially wealthy and famous men. Where do we go in this country to find fairness and impartiality in the judicial system, and where do we go in this county to find Due Process? If the #metoo movement isn’t just about Becky [white women], I would challenge #metoo and ask them to go back 400+ years and tarnish the names of those oppressors that raped slaves.”

In closing, Wyatt referred to the court ruling as “a very sad day in the American Judicial System” and added the hashtag #FreeBillCosby.

 

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Official Statement From Andrew Wyatt Regarding The Verdict Of Harvey Weinstein: This is not shocking because these jurors were not sequestered, which gave them access to media coverage and the sentiments of public opinion. There’s no way you would have anyone believe that Mr. Weinstein was going to receive a fair and impartial trial. Also, this judge showed that he wanted a conviction by sending the jurors back to deliberate, after they were hung on many of the counts. Here’s the question that should haunt all Americans, especially wealthy and famous men...Where do we go in this country to find fairness and impartiality in the judicial system; and where do we go in this country to find Due Process? Lastly, if the #metoo movement isn’t just about Becky [White women], I would challenge #metoo and ask them to go back 400+ years and tarnish the names of those oppressors that raped slaves. This is a very sad day in the American Judicial System. #FreeBillCosby #FarFromFinished #DueProcess #JusticeReform

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More than 100 women have accused Weinstein of rape, sexual harassment, and misconduct. On Monday (Feb. 24), the 67-year-old former movie mogul was convicted of third-degree rape and acquitted on two counts of predatory sexual assault, the latter of which could have put him behind bars for life. Weinstein currently faces a maximum of 29 years in prison. His legal team plans to appeal the conviction.

Weinstein was ordered to Rikers Island until his sentencing date but was taken to New York’s Bellevue Hospital after complaining of chest pains.

He is due to be sentenced on March 11.

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Normani, Megan Thee Stallion And SZA Discuss Obstacles Faced By Black Women In Music

Normani, Megan Thee Stallion and SZA refuse to be put in a box. The trio who cover Rolling Stone magazine's March 2020 issue, sat down with the publication for "The First Time," a video series where they discussed some of the challenges faced by Black women in music.

“We’re multifaceted, period. As a diaspora and then as a gender so it’s kinda coming in and not being pigeonholed to one space,” SZA said using Megan and Normani’s creative eclecticism as examples. She added that Black female musicians are essentially told by the industry, “Let me tell you exactly how we see you and you can take it from there.’”

“And they try to push that perception on you,” added Normani. “To put that cap on me and to restrict me from the fullest of my capacity. Me [not] being able to explore that just doesn’t seem fair.”

Megan noted that being a Black female artist is about “overcoming being put in a box.”

 

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we been shaping the future @rollingstone happy black history month

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The interview also features Meg, SZA and Normani sharing stories about the first time that they felt like they officially “made it,” and more.

Watch the full video below.

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