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“Elmo” Accuser Wants To Undo Settlement, Stands By Original Claim of Sexual Misconduct!

Monday, November 19th, 2012

The shit has just hit the fan regarding Kevin Clash and his accuser. Last week, the voice of Elmo was accused of some disturbing acts involving an alleged underage boy. Sesame Street and Kevin immediately went into damage control. And, miraculously the allegations were recanted.

Theories surfaced that a check was cut to buy the accuser silence. Guilty or innocent, it seemed best for all parties to make the problem go away. Well, it seems the problem hasn’t gone away. And it appears the accuser is out for Elmo’s blood in a major way.

Per TMZ:

The man who accused Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo, of having sex with him while he was underage stands by his story, claims he was pressured into recanting it, and is now interviewing lawyers to help him undo his settlement.

We’ve learned Stephens has met with lawyers in Los Angeles and told them he was pressured into recanting his allegation and insists he’s telling the truth when he says he had sex with Clash when he was 16.

Stephens — who is now 23 — is telling lawyers he will gladly forfeit the $125,000 to restore his name. Stephens is saying he was literally crying during the final negotiations and repeatedly said he didn’t want to sign.

Personally I have no dog in this fight. While I love what Elmo stands for, I can’t be blinded by my love of the furry puppet. Lets see what happens as this story develop. One things for sure; this matter was processed a little too neatly. This story is really starting to grow legs.

Lets see what happens.

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Breaking Blog: Elmo Voice Kevin Clash Cleared Of All Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Accuser Recants Story!

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

It hurt my heart yesterday to report such a sordid story regarding Elmo voice Kevin Clash. But now there seems to be a little hope appearing at the end of the tunnel.

Per the NYT:

Andreozzi & Associates, a law firm that said it represented the accuser said in a statement that “he wants it to be known that his sexual relationship with Mr. Clash was an adult consensual relationship.” The statement added, “He will have no further comment on the matter.”

The accuser’s identity has not been disclosed.

Mr. Clash said through a spokeswoman: “I am relieved that this painful allegation has been put to rest. I will not discuss it further.”

Sesame Workshop had no immediate comment on when Mr. Clash would return to work. But the organization said in a statement Tuesday afternoon, “We are pleased that this matter has been brought to a close, and we are happy that Kevin can move on from this unfortunate episode.”

Personally, I am glad this matter can come to a close. Although I am still discouraged that Mr. Clash would allow himself to become so vulnerable. Let it be a lesson people to be proactive so eager opportunists CANT get you.

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RIP: Program Director Wayne Brown Loses Battle w/ Cancer!

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Information was just passed down to me regarding ATL radio legend Wayne Brown. Brown, who used to hold it down as the Program Director over at HOT 107.9, succumbed to his very quiet bout with cancer.

Per News One:

With more than three decades of experience across broadcasting and marketing, Brown, 55, was considered a true industry pioneer.

“Wayne was a wonderful human being,” said Ms. Catherine L. Hughes, Chairperson & Founder of Radio One, Inc., “he made you feel like you were the most important person in the world when you were with him.”

Brown who was the VP/GM of Radio One’s Atlanta market for eight years, was most recently the general manager of Atlanta’s Streetz 94.5 FM.

Brown also served as senior partner and associate publisher of Who’s Who publishing company. Prior to Radio One he spent 13 years at CBS Headquarters in New York City working for network TV & radio.

Wayne was an awesome person. Period. He was instrumental in assisting me launch a radio career, that didn’t last long, on BeehiveFM. And, just recently was in talks about possibly coming on board in some capacity over at his new radio gig at 94.5.

Words cant express how saddened I am over this news. All his family is in my prayers.

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RIP: Whitney Houston Dead at 48, New Details Surrounding Her Death Emerge, Did She Drown?

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Last night the world lost a musical gem. Late yesterday evening, news swept the internet that legendary songstress Whitney Houston has died. While the world has sat back and watched the “I’m Your Baby Tonight,” singer succumb to the pressures of entertainment industry.

Though there’s been no cause of death rendered, here’s what’s known.

1. Bobbi Kristina showed up on the 4th floor of the Beverly Hilton several hours after Whitney’s death. Officers informed her no one was allowed to see the body — BK screamed, cursed and demanded to see her mother.

2. No illegal drugs have been found in the hotel room where Whitney Houston died — at least not yet — but prescription drugs were present, and it’s possible the singer drowned in the bathtub.

3. Paramedics performed CPR but it did not work and she was pronounced dead at 3:55 PM.

4. Whitney Houston “partied heavily” last night at the Beverly Hilton hotel where she was staying, drinking and chatting loudly with friends in the bar.

5. Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy party — which Whitney was supposed to open — is going on as scheduled this evening, though Clive did not attend.

We here at Gyantunplugged.com will inform you info becomes available.

Such sad news.

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Breaking Blog: 2 Attackers ID’d in Atlanta Gay Attack!

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

The vicious attack of Brandon White in the SW part of Atlanta has captured national attention. And as a result 2 of the 3 assaliants have been ID’d according to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution.

Per the AJC:

We’ve identified two of the three individuals, and we’re working on warrants,” Turner said Thursday night at an emergency public safety meeting organized by the Pittsburgh Community Improvement Association.

More than 70 people were at the meeting to discuss solutions for what they see as a problem with crime and violence that centers around the store at 1029 McDaniel Street, where Brandon White was beaten.

White’s attackers yelled anti-gay slurs during the beating Saturday. The video of the beating was posted online and had gone viral.

“I shouldn’t have to look over my shoulder just because I’m gay,” White told reporters during a news conference Wednesday. “Who’s to say they won’t try to come after me again? Who can say they won’t try to kill me?”

My hope is that ignorant and violent people of the world take heed to extreme punishment that’s headed in the assailants direction. Violence is never the answer. And while we focus so much on or differences we all need to learn that we are more alike then we can ever be different.

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Breaking Blog: Victim of Atlanta Beating Comes Forward [Pics]

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

By now I am sure you heard about the savage beating that took place in SW Atlanta over the weekend. In a internet video that went viral, a gang known a “Jack City,” attacked Brandon White without shame for being gay.

Just moments ago White spoke to a room full of media to answer questions regarding the shocking incident.

In the press conference, White answered questions surrounding the shocking chain of events that lead up to the attack, how he feels about the now viral video, and much much more.

I will have a full report once it becomes available. But in the meantime here are some pics I captured from the live press conference that just wrapped minutes ago.

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Pictures courtesy of WSBTV’s live stream on WSBTV.com

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Breaking Blog: “Soul Train” Creator Don Cornelius Commits Suicide!

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Well respected creator of “Soul Train” was found dead in his California home this morning over an apparent suicide. Details are sketchy at the moment, but according to published reports, Cornelius was discovered by law enforcement at 4AM PST.

No other details are available at this time. Done was 75.

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Breaking Blog: Micheal Jackson’s Dr. Conrad Murray Found Guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter!

Monday, November 7th, 2011

After years of a shameless displays, the Micheal Jackson murder trial has finally come to a close. While the world has sensationalized the passing of the worlds most greatest and accomplished artists, at the end of the day a mother, father, sisters and brothers have lost a presumably beloved family member.

Just moments ago the jury found Dr. Conrad’s version of the story that Micheal Jackson injected himself with the deadly surgical anesthetic propohol that medical examiners claim took his life, was not enough to dissolve himself of any medical malpractice.

The crowd exploded with cheers as Conrad’s fate was sealed. Dr. Murray was taken into custody after the judged ordered the defendant be remanded.

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Apple.com Pays Steve Jobs Tribute w/ Simple & Classy Website Homage

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

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Breaking Blog: Steve Jobs Dies!

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

The day everyone in the technology world has been dreading this unfortunate news for quite some time.

Per the Gizmodo:

Steven P. Jobs passed away on October 5, 2011 after a long struggle with pancreatic cancer. He was just 56 years old. We mourn his passing, and wish his family the very best.

Apple has also released a statement about the loss of the world’s modern-day Thomas Edison:

Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.

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