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Britney Spears' former bodyguard sues for sexual harassment and emotional distress from witnessing child abuse

Britney Spears' former bodyguard sues for sexual harassment and emotional distress from witnessing child abuse | Newswire | The A.V. Club
Fernando Flores, a former bodyguard for Britney Spears, filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles yesterday. The charge? Sexual harassment. According to the suit, Spears made repeated (and apparently highly unwanted) sexual advances toward Flores during his employ at Advanced Security Concepts Corp., an agency hired by Spears, between February and July of this year. Among Flores' claims is that Spears exposed herself to him numerous times during his tenure as her bodyguard, including summoning him to her bedroom while she was naked. As one portion of the suit details, "[Spears] was wearing a white-lace, see-through dress. She walked over close by [Flores], intentionally dropped her cigarette lighter on the floor, bent over to retrieve it, and thereby exposed her uncovered genitals to [Flores]. The incident caused [Flores] shock and disgust." Flores also alleges Spears once "loudly [had] sexual relations" in a hotel room occupied by her young sons, and that Spears once borrowed Flores' belt to "savagely hit" her younger boy, Preston. On another occasion, says Flores, Spears fed crab meat to her children—both of whom have seafood allergies—until they vomited, then prevented them from being given medical care. The suit is seeking damages for Flores' emotional distress. Advanced Security is also being sued. Neither the company nor Spears' camp has yet responded to the charges.

September 08, 2010

San Francisco jail installs condom dispensers

San Francisco jail installs condom dispensers
Looking for a little action? You might want to try the San Francisco County Jail's San Bruno lockup, where authorities have installed 16 condom machines for the jail's 750 prisoners. The condom dispensers are the latest evolution in a safe-sex program that began in 1989, when health workers began distributing condoms to inmates as part of their counseling before they were released. And although sex among inmates technically is illegal, the Sheriff's Department went ahead and installed the 16 machines anyway - one for each jailhouse pod - paid for by a pair of small grants from UCSF and a Southern California nonprofit.

OKCupid reveals racial data, what white people like

The REAL ‘Stuff White People Like’ -- OkTrends They take hundreds of thousands of personal profiles, single out the self-stated ethnicity of the people, and then crunch the numbers. They pull out common words for each ethnic group and lay them out for us, with extra snark. They also analyze the profiles for sophistication of writing, and find that atheists do it best. Holla.

"In any decent world, these assholes would be prevented by other Christians from doing this asshole thing."

(The title is quoted from author Nick Harkaway, and has...

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September 07, 2010

SFPD running pedestrian stings

San Francisco went from being one of the most pedestrian-friendly cities in America to the #1 worst after the dotcom explosion here. Locals chalk it up to SUV-driving business douches driving carelessly, but I think it's more likely that this just coincides with everyone owning a cellphone and trying to check Facebook as they drive. The SFPD now have undercover officers out on the streets crossing here and there and looking for drivers who are, well, being dicks. I support this idea. SFPD Running Pedestrian, Speeding Stings: News: SFAppeal
This is not the month to honk at that pedestrian entering the crosswalk as you approach. Hell, no month is that month (they have the right of way, dummy), but this is ESPECIALLY not the month -- according a release sent to media, SFPD will be conducting pedestrian stings during "peak traffic times...at various locations throughout The City including: the Geary Street corridor, San Bruno Avenue corridor, Bayshore Boulevard, Sixth Street corridor and Cole Valley." In these stings, it's the driver who gets stung, not the pedestrian -- ringers will be in marked and unmarked cross walks to see if you grant them their right of way, and cops will also be watching for red light, stop, and speed violations.

September 02, 2010

Another Gulf Coast oil platform has exploded

Early reports suggest no leakage. Coast Guard: Platform on fire in Gulf; 13 workers rescued – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs
An oil production platform has exploded 80 miles off the coast of Louisiana, with 12 people overboard and one missing, the Coast Guard said Thursday morning. Rescue attempts are under way for at least 12 people, Coast Guard spokesman John Edwards told CNN. 13 people were on board the production platform total, Edwards said, noting 12 have been accounted for, but one person was missing. The accident took place 80 miles off the coast of Louisiana on the Vermilion Oil production platform 380, which is owned by Houston-based Mariner Energy. The Coast Guard has multiple helicopters, an airplane and several Coast Guard cutters en route. It's unknown if there are any injuries.