Venus Williams can breath a sigh of relief. She is in the clear, in the eyes of the law, after she was declared innocent of any wrongdoing pertaining to the fatal car accident she was involved in this past summer. Venus has been worrying about spending her end of days in the pokey while we’re all out free and worrying about our end of times as we make pilgrimages to ancient sites, praying to every Pagen, Neolithic, Hotep, Wiccan, Hittite, Brahman, Chickasaw and Mayan god we can think of to save our sorry asses. That was dark, my apologies.
Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, Dylann Roof and The Beltway Sniper. No, I’m not casting an all-star production of Assassins: The Musical! If you add Tokyo Toni (and we know she likes the company of jail birds), you’ve got a list of people who have taken justice into their own hands and acted as their own legal counsel! Page Six reports that Toni is representing herself in a lawsuit she filed against talk show host and shady husband haver Wendy Williams.
Tyrese Gibson is being investigated by Los Angeles County Child and Family Services based on claims made by his ex-wife of overzealous spanking. According to TMZ, Norma Gibson accused Tyrese of spanking “his 10-year-old daughter so hard she couldn’t sit”. Unfortunately, that’s not all. Norma is also trying to get a restraining order that will prevent Tyrese from physically disciplining their daughter Shayla at all. Norma is also seeking full physical and legal custody of Shayla because she’s afraid Tyrese might spirit their daughter away to Dubai and she’s not down with that “Not Without My Daughter” type of life.
Earlier this year, Richard Simmons hit the National Enquirer with a defamation lawsuit for running a story, claiming he was transgender and transition. Richard lost that lawsuit this summer. Now TMZ is reporting that not only did he lose his case, he has to pay the Enquirer’s legal fees.
Chuck D has spoken out publicly about Flavor Flav and the lawsuit that was filed against him. Yesterday we learned that Flavor Flav was suing Public Enemy front man Chuck D, along with two of the band’s previous managers, for missing royalties and merchandising revenue. The suit also stated that he has never been given proper credit for his contributions to PE. The good news is that band is still together! The bad news is, Chuck may have changed his relationship status with Flav to “It’s complicated.”
Flavor Flav doesn’t get the credit he’s due for the success of Public Enemy. While outwardly he may appear to be a clownish, one-note hype man, in reality he did a lot of important work behind the scenes. I mean, did you ever hear about Public Enemy being late for anything? No, I didn’t think so. Public Enemy is well known to have been the most punctual rap group in history. Those clocks aren’t merely decorative, Flav runs a tight ship.
While this is conjecture on my part, Flavor Flav is 100% in agreement that he did not get his dues. That’s why, according to Variety, he’s suing Public Enemy front-man and co-founder Chuck D, as well as two of his former managers, for missing royalties and merchandising revenue.