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Kelly Cutrone Accuses Russell Simmons of Trying to Rape Her: ‘He Threw Me Down on the Floor’

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Famed fashion publicist Kelly Cutrone is the latest woman to come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against Russell Simmons.

On Thursday, Cutrone, who starred in reality shows The Hills and America’s Next Top Model, told Page Six that Simmons attempted to rape her in 1991 in his apartment. The alleged attack occurred when she was 26-years-old and he was 34.

“He pushed me into his apartment and then he threw me down on the floor and literally tried to grab… take my clothes off of me,” she told Page Six.

“And I started kicking him really, really hard, screaming, telling »

- Karen Mizoguchi

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Amy Smart's Husband & Hgtv Star Carter Oosterhouse Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Makeup Artist

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Carter Oosterhouse, the Hgtv host and star of TLC’s Trading Spaces, has been accused of sexual misconduct by a former employee.

A former makeup artist from the show, Kailey Kaminsky, told The Hollywood Reporter in an interview that she worked with Oosterhouse as his makeup artist in 2008. She alleged that he had coerced her into performing repeated oral sex acts during the show’s production.

She claimed the experiences led to her hospitalization for depression and unemployment from the show.

“At that point, I was a nervous wreck. I was so worn down from his advances, so I did: that day, »

- Alexia Fernandez

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People Explains: the Ky. Lawmaker Who Killed Himself After a Sex Abuse Allegation

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On Wednesday afternoon, Dan Johnson, a 57-year-old father of five, drove to a bridge in Mount Washington, Kentucky, parked his car on the north side and fatally shot himself in the head, authorities have said.

His body was found on the nearby riverbank.

Johnson, a first-term Republican state representative from Louisville, Kentucky, killed himself just two days after a political scandal had enveloped his career.

On Monday, the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting published an exposé that alleged sexual misconduct by the lawmaker.

Here are four things to know about the case and about Johnson.

1. Johnson Was Accused of Molesting »

- Steve Helling

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Maria Menounos Says Bullying & 'Toxicity' at Work Affected Her Health

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Maria Menounos understands firsthand the effects that bullying and toxicity in the workforce can have on one’s health.

In February, the TV and Sirius Xm radio host started experiencing troubling symptoms. An Mri revealed she had a golf-ball-size meningioma brain tumor that was pushing on her facial nerves. On her 39th birthday in June, Menounos underwent a complex surgery that removed 99.9 percent of the tumor, which was benign.

Since undergoing the hours-long operation, Menounos, 39, has had time to heal — and contemplate on her journey.

“I think chronic stress on the body is really bad. And I think that for »

- Natalie Stone

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Kym Johnson Shares First Photo of Baby Bump with Twins — See Her at 18-Weeks Along!

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Kym Johnson Herjavec is showing the first look of her baby bump!

After announcing to People exclusively that she and husband Robert Herjavec are expecting twins, the Dancing with the Stars pro, 41, shared the first photo of her growing baby bump on Instagram Thursday.

“#tbt first baby bump pic at 18 weeks with Twins! I’ve popped quite a bit more now,” Johnson Herjavec captioned a mirror selfie along with the hashtags #throwbackthursday #preggers #twins #nomorewaistline.

The mother-to-be confirmed she was pregnant on Instagram Monday with a too-cute ultrasound photo featuring her unborn child flashing a cheeky hand gesture.

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- Karen Mizoguchi

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Dustin Hoffman Accused of Assaulting Two Women and Exposing Himself to a Minor

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Three more women have forward to accuse Dustin Hoffman of inappropriate sexual behavior.

The women, one of whom wished to remain anonymous, spoke to Variety about their alleged encounters with the two-time Oscar winner, which ranged from sexual harassment to assault.

Hoffman did not comment on the allegations, according to Variety, although his lawyer called them “defamatory falsehoods.”

A rep for Hoffman did not immediately respond to People’s request for comment.

Cori Thomas, friend of Hoffman’s daughter Karina, tells the outlet that Hoffman exposed himself to her when she was in high school. Thomas, now a playwright, claims »

- Mike Miller

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8-Year-Old Girl Uses YouTube to Read to Children Too Sick For Visitors

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An 8-year-old girl is using her video series to bring dozens of books to kids battling serious illnesses.

While training to become a Junior Ambassador at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles earlier this year, Shira Josephson came across a set of doors she wasn’t allowed to go through because the children on the other side were too sick for visitors. This stuck with Shira, and as she sat quietly in the car alongside her mother later that day, she remembered seeing the hospital’s reading area in the corner of the lobby. This gave Shira an idea: since »

- Jason Duaine Hahn

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NYPD Opens Up Investigation Against Russell Simmons Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations

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The New York Police Department has opened an investigation of Russell Simmons following at least 12 accusations of sexual misconduct spanning three decades against the music mogul — seven of which allegedly occurred in New York City, People has confirmed.

“The NYPD has received information regarding allegations involving Russell Simmons in the NYC area and our detectives are in the process of reviewing that information,” Sgt. Brendan Ryan told People Thursday.

Drew Dixon, Tina Baker and Toni Sallie — who were inspired to come forward after two other women presented their allegations last month and in the aftermath of the ongoing sexual misconduct »

- Nicole Sands, Alexia Fernandez and Melody Chiu

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