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O.J. "The Juice" Simpson May Squeeze His Way To Parole This Summer

Will "The Juice" be set free this summer?

O.J. Simpson probably hopes that he still has the “Juice” as he approaches his parole hearing set for sometime in July. NBC News announced Monday (May 22) that the former idolized football player will be receiving the actual date for his hearing mid-June, which means a world with a possibly free Orenthal James Simpson by October 2017.

Although the former Buffalo Bills running back was found not-guilty in the “trial of the century” involving the murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown and her friend, Ron Goldman, the Goldman family filed a civil lawsuit against Simpson in 1996. The role of the media played a major part in the criminal case, so Judge Hiroshi Fujisaki banned television and still cameras, radio equipment and courtroom sketch artists. Simpson was found liable for the wrongful death and battery of Ron Goldman and battery of Nicole Brown, being ordered to pay $33.5 million in damages.

The charges in which Simpson is currently imprisoned and eligible for parole for include two kidnapping, two robberies and a burglary with a firearm, along with seven other charges. The incident in question involves an armed heist in which Simpson “stole” memorabilia in which he claims was initially taken from his possession. Simpson has been in jail since 2008, carrying out a 33 year-long sentence with a minimum of nine years without parole.

According to Laurie Levenson, a Loyola Law School professor, it's possible that Simpson will be granted parole at his pending July hearing because “previously, they have ranked him as low-risk.” He was denied parole in 2013, and if denied again in July, his next chance will be in 2020 when he is 73 years old.

The Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners will have the options to either “grant release on parole, deny parole at this time and reconsider O.J. for parole at a later date, or deny parole and require O.J. to serve the remainder of his final sentence.”

The former Chairman of the Board stated, “The board members are intelligent professionals and I am confident they will arrive at a very carefully considered decision.”

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Kyle Massey Denies Sexual Misconduct Allegations: Do Not 'Jump To Conclusions'

Former Disney Channel star Kyle Massey came under fire over the weekend after being accused of sending sexually explicit material to a teenage girl. The 27-year-old is vehemently denying the allegations in a statement.

"No child should ever be exposed to sexually explicit materials and I unequivocally and categorically deny any alleged misconduct," said Massey through his lawyer Lee Hutton in a statement to TMZ. He also urged the public "not to jump to conclusions based on the allegations alone but reserve judgment until the whole story comes to light, proving these allegations baseless.”

The gossip site broke the story that the former That's So Raven actor was being sued by the family of the teenager for $1.5 million. The suit alleges that Massey send a photo of his erect penis to the girl via Snapchat in Dec. 2018.

Court documents claim that the teenager is an aspiring actress who has known Massey since she was four years old. He remained close with the family and acted as a "father figure" of sorts to the girl. She reached out to him in November 2018 about auditioning for the spinoff of his show, Cory In The House.

 

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Michael Jackson Artifacts Removed From World's Largest Children's Museum

Michael Jackson artifacts found in The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis have been removed. The Indiana museum is the largest children’s museum in the world.

According to the New York Daily News, the late-musician’s fedora and white gloves will be removed from the American Pop exhibit, while a signed poster will be removed from the The Power of Children display in response to the aftermath of the HBO documentary, Leaving Neverland. The four-part doc spotlights two men who allege in graphic detail that they were sexually abused by Jackson when they were children through the musician’s grooming techniques.

"As the world’s largest children’s museum, we are very sensitive to our audience," said the museum in a statement. "In an excess of caution, and in response to the controversy over the HBO film called Leaving Neverland, which directly involved allegations of abuse against children, we removed those objects while we carefully consider the situation more fully."

Despite the iconic items being nixed from the museum, items gifted to AIDS victim Ryan White by Jackson will remain on display. The song ‘Gone Too Soon’ was written after White died in 1990. The young boy idolized and befriended Jackson as he battled his illness.

“Ryan’s family found Michael Jackson’s kindness to them to be an important part of Ryan’s story, and the pictures of Michael displayed in that exhibit will always be an integral part of the Ryan White story,” the museum continued.

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Fyre Festival Merch To Be Auctioned Off To Help Those Who Were Bamboozled

Those who have been invested in the downfall that was the disastrous Fyre Festival, it's your lucky day. According to a report from Vulture, several merch items that were originally slated to be sold at the 2017 fiasco in the Bahamas will go to auction. The auction will benefit those who the festival's founder, Billy McFarland, owes money to, in an effort to help get that money back where it belongs.

Additional assets belonging to McFarland were deemed "untraceable" by authorities. However, Vulture reports that in court papers, feds were able to obtain a few important things. "$240,000 in a bank account" was found, as well as “two large boxes containing Fyre-branded T-shirts, sweatshirts, shorts and other clothing items that were intended for sale at the Fyre Festival,” per court filings.

McFarland, 27, was sentenced to six years in prison for wire fraud back in October 2018. While he was waiting to be sentenced, he was also found guilty of running a ticket scam on the side. He reportedly bamboozled investors for the Fyre Festival out of $24 million and a ticket vendor out of $2 million.

The date of the online auction has not yet been set.

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