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Kristaps Porzingis Accused Of Using Racial Slurs While Raping A Black Woman

A 20-year-old woman has come forward to accuse former Knicks player Kristaps Porzingis of rape. According to reports, the alleged sexual assault took place hours after the 7-foot-3 Latvian ballplayer incurred a knee injury last year.

The unidentified woman said she and the 23-year-old athlete live in the same Manhattan building and he invited her back to his place. While there, Porzingis reportedly tied her down and called her a “slave” and a “b**ch” before beating and raping her on Feb. 7, 2018.

Although the accuser didn't report the attack for a year, she revealed Porzingis agreed to pay her $68,000 in hush money. After reneging, she went to the police. According to the New York Post, a high-ranking NYPD source says the woman's allegations are "believable."

Porzingis, who was traded to the Dallas Mavericks, is denying the allegations. The player's legal team said the FBI is investigating "the accuser’s extortionate demands.”

“We made a formal referral to federal law enforcement on December 20th, 2018, based on the accuser’s extortionate demands,” Porzingis' attorney Roland G. Riopelle said. “We also alerted the National Basketball Association months ago and they are aware of the ongoing investigation of the accuser by federal law enforcement. We cannot comment further on an ongoing federal investigation.”

The NYPD's Special Victims Unit has taken over the case and at the time of this post, Porzingis has not been charged.

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Atlanta Man Who Scammed Woman For $80K After Meeting On Dating Site Arrested In Tennessee

A seasoned schemer who scammed a woman out of $80,000 after a week of dating has been arrested.

CBS46 reports John Martin Hill was arrested on Tuesday night (May 21) in Tennessee. Hill, who had a history of grifting, met a woman on dating website Match.com. Hill reportedly told the unidentified woman that he was a millionaire and within a week of their first meeting, the two had agreed to get married.

They went house-hunting together and the victim provided Hill with more than $80,000 to purchase the house and furniture to accompany it. Once she sent the money, the victim says that Hill never reached out to her again.

Authorities discovered the 35-year-old suspect changed his name more than five times in less than three years, and that he resides in Duluth, GA in an apartment with a woman and a child.

John Martin Hill was arrested yesterday in Franklin, TN. He is at the Williamson County Jail.

We are thankful that the victim in our case came forward & reported this crime. Any other victims should contact their local police department.

Details: https://t.co/z1jZ9v8DYO pic.twitter.com/svatgLMA9v

— Gwinnett County Police (@GwinnettPd) May 22, 2019

As was reported by Fox 32 Chicago, the police also believe this isn't the first time Hill has committed a crime of this nature. His name has been thrown around in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Virginia for committing similar acts.

Hill was reportedly charged with felony theft by deception.

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Justice For Junior: Testifying Witness Says Hit Has Been Placed On His Life

Kevin Alvarez, one of several Trinitarios gang members responsible for the barbarous June 2018 murder of Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz, was indicted on murder charges.

However, after striking a deal with the prosecution, which involves flipping on his co-conspirators, Alvarez pled guilty to manslaughter and conspiracy and faces 25 years in prison. According to the 20-year-old, a death sentence has been placed on him for "doing something bad" like snitching to cops.

“They go out and look for you in groups until they find you and kill you,” he said. Alvarez said for "doing something bad

In a packed courtroom, Monday (May 21) he nervously identified the five others responsible for the vicious stabbing death of the Bronx teen. Alvarez said he drove one of the four cars to chase Junior and revealed the 15-year-old tried to run into nearby St. Barnabas Hospital for help, but blocked him, which is why Junior then ran into a bodega.

Alvarez said he assumed Junior was in another gang and involved in a rival shooting.

He then explained that he was the one who pushed the bodega door open, helped to drag Junior out and repeatedly punched and kicked Junior in the head while he was down. Junior tried to tell him he wasn't the person they were looking for, but Alvarez and co. didn't listen.

Video of Junior’s murder played again in court in slow motion. Junior’s mom with their heads between her knees, cried quietly throughout. #JusticeForJunior pic.twitter.com/APqZ2k8Odh

— CeFaan Kim (@CeFaanKim) May 21, 2019

The prosecution then played the heartwrenching footage from the bodega. Reportedly, Junior's mother turned away and kept her head between her knees crying.

If all members of the Trinitarios gang are convicted, they face life in prison.

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YG's '4REAL 4REAL' Album Cover Honors Nipsey Hussle

On May 24, YG will release his fourth studio album, 4REAL 4REAL, a feat that fans are eagerly awaiting. After debuting singles like "Go Loko" and "Stop Snitchin," the Compton native also revealed the project's cover, which is dedicated to Nipsey Hussle.

In script at the bottom of images of YG, "In loving memory of Nipsey Hussle" is cemented, canonizing YG's longtime friendship with the fallen rapper. Hussle was fatally shot on March 31 in Los Angeles, a passing that received a wave of condolences and memories shared of the 33-year-old entrepreneur/artist. The lyrical pair have a history of churning out collaborative songs like "You Broke," "I Wanna Benz," "FDT," and "Last Time That I Checc'd."

 

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4REAL 4REAL THE ALBUM. MAY 24TH! 🏁

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In a previous interview with Billboard, YG said music is his safe haven and shelters him from a dark place. "If I'm not doing music, I feel depressed," he said. "I feel like I ain't sh*t. I like to create, and right now, I know where I want to be, and I know how to get there."

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