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Recent articles by Pilar:

Body-Cam Captures Columbus Cops Killing Unarmed Man in Bed

Donovan Lewis had nothing but a vape pen on the bed next to him, Columbus Chief Elaine Bryant said Tuesday. → Read More

Trump Lawyer Reportedly Told DOJ in June All Classified Material Was Returned

According to The New York Times, the statement was written after a June 3 visit to Mar-a-Lago. → Read More

Salman Rushdie Attacker Charged With Attempted Murder

Hadi Matar, 24, has been remanded without bail while the 75-year-old author remains in hospital on a ventilator and at risk of losing an eye. → Read More

The Mystery Behind the Brazen Execution of a Microsoft Boss

After a messy first marriage, Jared Bridegan settled down with a new family. Then it was all snatched away. → Read More

Dad: Parade Suspect Talked About Mass Shooting Night Before Attack

Robert Crimo Jr. told the New York Post that he and his son had a conversation about the Copenhagen mall attack hours before the Highland Park parade massacre. → Read More

Serial Sicko R. Kelly’s Sex Crimes Just Got Him 30 Years in Prison

After decades of allegations, wacky interviews, and scathing documentaries, the singer is headed to the slammer. → Read More

Depp Sends His Frenzied Fanbase Into a Spin With New TikTok Montage

Johnny Depp joined TikTok on Tuesday, quickly amassing more than 4 million followers and posting a clip reminiscing about his seven-week defamation trial. → Read More

Amber Heard Says Her Loss Is a ‘Setback’ for Women

“It sets back the clock to a time when a woman who spoke up and spoke out could be publicly shamed and humiliated,” the actress said. → Read More

The Bombshell Testimony Looming Over Johnny Depp’s Case

From throwing a steak knife at an assistant to attacking Amber Heard, witnesses have accused Johnny Depp of horrific acts. This is his last chance to push back. → Read More

Ex-Amber Heard Pal Recalls Actress Having Busted Lip and Missing Hair

The disturbing sighting came right before the actress went on late-night TV, the witness said. → Read More

The Johnny Depp Lawyer Who Grilled Amber Heard Gains a Cult Following

Men accused of abuse often bring in female lawyers to defend them. This one is getting a rare reception. → Read More

Johnny Depp’s Pity Party Over Lost Millions Reaches Its Bitter Climax

It’s a case about domestic violence, but also about an actor who is apparently quite angry he lost out on a major payday. → Read More

These Weirdo Witnesses May Make or Break Johnny Depp’s Case

In arguing that his ex-wife Amber Heard defamed him, the actor accused of abuse has called on a curious cast of characters. → Read More

Johnny Depp Admits to Doing Drugs With Marilyn Manson in Defamation Trial

“I once gave Marilyn Manson a pill so that he would stop talking so much,” Depp said on the stand Thursday. → Read More

‘Uniquely Shitty Situation’: CNN+ Shuts Down Weeks After Rocky Launch

Anna Moneymaker/GettyCNN+, the subscription streaming service from cable news giant CNN, is shutting down less than one month after its official launch... → Read More

Multiple Injured After Shooting at South Carolina Mall

Police say the shooting occurred on Saturday afternoon at the Columbiana Centre mall. → Read More

Katz’s Owner Calls BS On Reports That Alleged Brooklyn Subway Shooter Ate At Deli Prior To Arrest

“It just looks like lazy reporting to me,”Jake Dell, the owner of the famous Lower East Side eatery, told the New York Post. → Read More

Jury Rejects Florida Dad’s Insane Story of Family’s Apocalypse-Fueled Murders

Todt confessed to wiping out his family in 2019 before recanting and pinning the blame on his chronically ill, apocalypse-obsessed wife. A jury found him guilty on all counts. → Read More

Accused Subway Shooter Denied Bond After Terrifying ‘the Entire City’

Lawyers for Frank James asked for a psychiatric evaluation to be undertaken, and requested that he get his meds for leg cramps. → Read More

Johnny Depp Texted With Pal About ‘C**t’ Amber Heard’s ‘Rotting Corpse’

Texts between Johnny Deep and his longtime friend Isaac Baruch were read in court on Tuesday amid the actor’s $50 million defamation trial against his ex-wife. → Read More