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A Quick History Of 'Clueless' Star Stacey Dash’s Problematic Behaviour

This isn't the first time she's found herself making headlines for the wrong reasons.

Earlier today, police reported that Clueless actress Stacey Dash had been arrested for domestic battery after an incident involving her husband occurred over the weekend.

Law enforcement sources told TMZ cops were called to Dash’s home after she got into an argument with her new husband Jeffrey Marty “and allegedly put hands on him.” Sources say Dash “allegedly pushed and slapped him and that’s when officers arrived.” TMZ state authorities also “saw scratches on his left arm.”

Credit: Pasco County Sheriff’s Office via AP

Since then, sources close to Dash claim she acted in self defence and in a 911 call obtained by TMZ, the actress can be heard telling the operator she had been assaulted by her husband. 

It sounds like an extremely traumatic ordeal, but sadly, it’s not the first time Dash has found herself in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. In fact, the 52-year-old actress is well-known for stirring up controversy with her polarising political views.

In a 2016 interview with Entertainment Tonight, Dash called out fellow conservative Caitlyn Jenner for using women’s bathrooms. “OK, then go in the bushes. I don’t know what to tell you, but I’m not gonna put my child’s life at risk because you want to change a law,” she said. “So that you can be comfortable with your beliefs — which means I have to change my beliefs and my rights? No.”

Later, she threw shade at Lady Gaga for using the Born This Way Foundation to promote her “liberal agenda.” During the interview, Dash also made a number of controversial statements about feminism. “Stop trying to be men. Let’s be women. And let’s let men be men. Let’s empower them to be men, because I feel like they’re falling away,” she said. 

The same year, Dash appeared on Fox News where she called fellow actress Jada Pinkett Smith “ludicrous” for suggesting black people should boycott the Oscars because of the lack of representation.

“We have to make up our minds; either we want to have segregation or integration,” she said. “If we don’t want segregation, then we need to get rid of channels like BET and the BET Awards, and the [NAACP] Image Awards, where you’re only awarded if you’re black. If it were the other way around, we would be up in arms. It’s a double standard.” 

Dash later said she feels as though “there shouldn’t be a Black History Month,” because “we’re American; that’s it.”

Over the years, Dash has experienced her fair share of drama in her personal life, as well as her public life. The actress, who has been married four times, has opened up about being molested as a child by a family friend, struggling with addiction, and being with physically and emotionally abusive partners. 

It sounds like there’s a fair amount of trauma going on beneath the surface for Stacey Dash. We can only hope her recent arrest allows her to find the peace and happiness she needs. 

If you, or anyone you know is struggling with addiction, abuse, or domestic violence, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or 1800 RESPECT for support services.

'Fast & Furious' Director Rob Cohen Joins Long List Of Filmmakers Accused Of Sexual Assault

Seven months after his daughter came out with similar allegations.

Another day, another high profile sexual assault allegation – and this time around, it’s The Fast and The Furious director, Rob Cohen. 

According to a report published by Huffington Post over the weekend, Cohen allegedly sexually assaulted a 28-year-old Jane Doe in 2015 while she was unconscious. The assault allegedly occurred when he invited her to a business meeting in NYC to discuss collaborating on a TV pilot. 

Rob Cohen and cast at the premiere of Alex Cross, 2012.
Credit: Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage

HuffPost wrote that “by the night’s end, Jane said she found herself regaining consciousness in Cohen’s hotel room, naked, while the director sexually assaulted her. She jolted out of bed and threw up.”

The publication also reviewed medical records that show Jane sought treatment for sexual assault after meeting with Cohen.

Since the allegations were made public, Cohen and his lawyer have vehemently denied all wrongdoing. In a statement to Deadline, the director said, “I have never assaulted, raped, drugged or molested anyone.”

Cohen’s lawyer Martin Singer told HuffPost in a 13-page letter, “the proposed story is an outrageous defamatory hit piece, making extraordinarily offensive assertions that my client engaged in heinous sexual misconduct, criminal wrongdoing, and other inappropriate behaviour, which are vehemently disputed and denied by my client.”

It’s not the first time Cohen has faced similar allegations. Earlier this year, the filmmaker was accused of molesting his daughter Valkyrie Weather when she was a child. Weather, who is transgender, also claimed her father had taken her to visit sex workers while filming overseas when she was a child and still presented as a boy. 

Credit: Twitter

Cohen called his daughter’s allegations “categorically untrue.” 

Rob Cohen is best known for directing action films The Fast and the Furious, xXx and fantasy films including Dragonheart and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. 

Michelle Rodriguez, Rob Cohen, Jordana Brewster, Paul Walker, Vin Diesel.
Credit: Tony Barson Archive/WireImage

Only time will tell what happens for Cohen, but one thing is clear and that is that sexual abuse is a deep rooted issue in Hollywood – how many more allegations will surface until the offenders realise that Time’s Up?

If you, or anyone you know is a victim of sexual assault, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or 1800 RESPECT for support services.

Robert De Niro Proves He Truly DGAF, Drops Multiple F-Bombs On Live TV

De Niro continues his campaign against Trump.

At the ripe age of 76, and with an acting career spanning over 50 years, it appears that Robert De Niro has officially reached a point in his life where he truly DGAF.

Don’t mess with De Niro. Credit: Giphy

Case in point: his recent interview with CNN’s Brian Stelter.

Speaking about Donald Trump, De Niro said, “this guy should not be President. Period.” When Stelter hit back and told De Niro the “folks at Fox” come after him for those kinds of comments, he wasn’t shy in his response.

“F*ck em,” he said. “F*ck em.”

De Niro apologises for swearing, and Stelter reminds the actor that “this is cable, so it’s not an FCC violation, but it is still a Sunday morning.”

When Stelter asks De Niro why he chooses to use such profane language, he responds, “We are in a moment in our lives in this country where this guy is like a gangster. He’s come a long, he’s said things, done things.”

“We say over and over again, ‘This is terrible, we’re in a terrible situation, we’re in a terrible situation.’ And this guy keeps going on and on without being stopped.”

It’s not the first time De Niro has made his thoughts about Trump known. In 2016, the actor released a video during the President’s election campaign calling him “an idiot, a national disaster, an embarrassment to this country…this fool, this bozo.”

Tell us how you really feel, Rob. Credit: Giphy

The actor received a standing ovation at the 2018 Tony Awards when he said “I’m gonna say on thing. F*ck Trump.” This eventually caught the attention of Trump, who tweeted, “Robert De Niro, a very Low IQ individual, has received too many shots to the head by real boxers in movies.”

“I watched him last night and truly believe he may be ‘punch-drunk,’” he added. Later, he simply tweeted, “Wake Up Punchy!” 

Credit: Twitter

Yikes. It sounds like these two won’t be catching up for cookies and milk any time soon.

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