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Epic Executives Reportedly Knew Of L.A. Reid's Harassment Allegations

One of Reid's female assistance spoke to her supervisior and a high-ranking Epic executive about the claims before the 60-year-old left the label. 

Following his surprise exit from Epic Records, more details have come to light about L.A. Reid's alleged misconduct towards a female assistant.

Billboard reports a letter sent by the woman's attorney featured details about the alleged sexual harassment she received over the course of a year as well as the times she informed a supervisor about them. A source adds no immediate action was taken or made about the allegations. The letter also states that another high-ranking Epic executive was informed about the misconduct by the assistant but was told, "Before you say anything more, think about what that means for you. Just think about what it means.”

Reid, his legal counsel along with Sony have all declined to comment. A person from Reid's camp did state that the letter had inaccuracies. Throughout the letter, the staffer claimed the 60-year-old industry veteran made “inappropriate physical advances” towards her during the label's holiday party in December. Reid has been married to author and chef Erica Reid since 2000. He also reportedly made comments about her attire.  She also threatened to take legal action if a settlement wasn't reached.

Just days before the allegations came to light, Sony Music announced Reid's departure with the vague but forward statement, “L.A. Reid will be leaving the company." Reid, a co-founder of the legendary LaFace Records, (Usher, Outkast, TLC, Toni Braxton) arrived at Epic in 2011 and helped bring flair and hip-hop acclaim to the label with the success of  DJ Khaled, Travis Scott and Future. The label also saw pop success with the acts Fifth Harmony and Grammy-nominated Megan Trainor. In the 2000's, Reid led Arista, introducing the world to artists like P!nk, Ciara and Avril Lavigne. From there, he went to Island Def Jam, helping usher in the massive comebacks of Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez.

The New York Post reports Reid is considering making a move to Warner Brothers Music Group.

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The "We Fall Down" singer was driving on the road in the earlier part of the day when he passed out and began weaving into traffic. He reportedly struck the middle concrete island.

Following the incident, he posted a selfie of him on the hospital bed in scrubs on Facebook. Along with the photo, he explained that he woke up from the accident with stitches on his left thumb, on top of having a sprained wrist, and hurt knee. His car was also completely totaled.

"I AM ALIVE!!!! Somewhat mangled, stitches on left thumb, sprained wrist, hurt knee, but I’m still here! God and two angels saved my life!," the Grammy-winning artist wrote.

He also mentioned that two "angels" pulled him out the car to safety and medical attention. "I owe them...I am still here by the grace of God! Thank you, Lord...thank you!" he added.

On Friday (Dec. 14), McClurkin posted to his Facebook page again, sharing several photos of his destroyed car. "This is the totaled car that two angels rescued me from ....after passing out while driving I don’t remember most of what happened a day and a half ago...but God," he wrote. "I overrode doctors and sisters advice and flew to KENYA today for ministry Saturday @ TWO RIVERS. and home on this Sunday to celebrate life."

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Nicki Minaj's Boyfriend Kenneth Petty Received 18 Violations During Prison Stint

Nicki Minaj's new boyfriend, Kenneth Petty has a very troubled past.

On Friday (Dec. 14), TMZ revealed court documents disclosing Petty's history of disciplinary actions while he was an inmate in New York for manslaughter from 2006 to 2013.

When he entered the correctional facility, he was reportedly written up for creating a disturbance. Later during his stint, he was hit with a slew of disciplinary actions following a series of violent actions that included fighting, making terroristic threats, and "disobeying a direct order."

In 2009, prison faculty placed him in solitary confinement for four months as part of being reprimanded for nine different violations. Petty lost privileges that included the usage of the inmate telephone service, recreational activity, and the prison canteen.

In addition to his prison violations, Petty is a convicted sex offender. At the age of 16, he was tried as an adult served a four-year sentence for attempted rape of a minor.

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Minaj posted various photos of her and Petty going on a vacation getaway earlier this month. Sources close to Minaj told the celebrity gossip website that the 36-year-old hip-hop artist is  "happier than she's been in years" with Petty.

 

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Sandy Hook Elementary Evacuates After Bomb Threat On 6th Anniversary Of Mass Shooting

Sandy Hook Elementary School was reportedly forced to evacuate its students and administration on Friday (Dec. 14), after receiving a bomb threat, CNN reports. The incident occurred on the sixth anniversary of the school's tragic mass shooting.

Newtown, Connecticut Police Lt. Aaron Bahamonde stated that the threat didn't appear to be substantial, but they decided to  evacuate the facility as an extra precaution.

Bomb squads reportedly swept the school and surrounding area for explosive devices but did not discover anything on the property. They later concluded that there was no immediate threat. The school administration dismissed students and faculty for the rest of the day however, considering the previous incident.

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Earlier this month, thousands of documents were released about Lanza that revealed his mental state and social status in the years leading up to the shooting.

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