Meredith’s ‘Bachelorette’ Suitor Speaks Out Amid Star’s On-Set Sexual Assault Claims

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Meredith Phillips claimed a masseuse sexually assaulted her during her run on The Bachelorette. After making the shocking claim, her former suitor Cory Higgins is speaking out exclusively to

Phillips, whose season aired in January 2004, detailed the abuse on an episode of Reality Steve’s podcast.

“Normally, I wouldn’t really talk about this, but I’m going to tell you because it’s bothered me for years,” she said. “I know another friend of mine who is currently working on the show felt the same experience that I did about getting roofied in a hot tub and kind of accosted.”

When asked if she was roofied by a producer, she responded, “By a masseuse that a producer hired to come into my room and give me a massage. She said, ‘I’m going to give you a pill.’ I just assumed it was an aspirin or something to loosen up my back or Tylenol or something and it definitely wasn’t that, that’s for sure.”

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She continued, “The last thing I remember is that she got naked and she was in the tub with me, rubbing my back, and rubbing areas that probably she shouldn’t have. Then I was put in bed and I woke up naked.”

She added that she was not under the influence of alcohol at the time of the alleged incident.

“When the pill kicked in, I couldn’t even move my body,” she said. “When I couldn’t move my body when she drew me a bath and got in with me naked, I couldn’t do anything. I couldn’t move my limbs. I probably was drooling. I don’t know what I was given.”

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“Most of the other crew didn’t know that this masseuse was coming in to give me a massage,” she said.

Phillips, who accepted suitor Ian McKee’s proposal before they split a year later, said that she never reported the incident because she “wanted to protect the franchise.”

When Radar told Higgins of the alleged sexual assault, he was shocked.

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“I got kicked off the first episode,” he told Radar. “The booze was flowing, but I never felt unsafe during my time on the show.”

Higgins didn’t recall seeing a masseuse on set.

This isn’t the first time the franchise has been hit with sexual assault allegations.

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In June 2017, the spinoff Bachelor in Paradise temporarily suspended production when a producer raised concerns over a booze-filled sexual encounter between contestants Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson.

Warner Bros investigated the incident and found no misconduct.

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Post-Prison Hell! Cancer-Stricken Abby Lee Must Follow Strict Rules After Release

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Abby Lee Miller‘s prison sentence is finally coming to an end tomorrow, but has exclusively learned that the hardships are far from over for the cancer-stricken former Dance Moms star!

According to a prison insider, while Miller will technically complete her 366-day prison sentence, there are “certain conditions’ she must still adhere to!

And while taxpayers were fronting the bill for her cancer treatment, which consists of several rounds of radiation and chemotherapy so far, Miller will now have to pay her own medical bills!

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“Abby has 48 hours to meet with her probation officer and it will have to be before 10 a.m. tomorrow morning,” the source told Radar.

But because Miller — who was living in a halfway house outside of Los Angeles, Calif., prior to being admitted to the hospital — is reportedly unable to leave the hospital, they will have to come to her.

“More than likely the probation officer will come to her. She then transfers from being under the purview of the Bureau of Prisons and halfway house onto what is known as supervised release,” the insider added.

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“In addition, Abby owes restitution to the prison. But she is ill, so that will be interesting to see how that plays out.”

As fans know Miller spent eight and a half months in prison after pleading guilty to one count of concealing bankruptcy assets, as well as not reporting an international monetary transaction.

Miller was transferred to a halfway house on March 27, where she was expected to serve the remainder of her sentence.

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However, on April 17, Miller, 51, was forced to undergo surgery for a multi-level laminectomy and was ultimately diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma, a rare and fast-growing cancer that affects the lymph nodes. She has been in the hospital ever since.

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From The Big Time To The Big House! The 44 Greatest Celebrity Mugshots Of All Time

Running into trouble with the law is bad enough, but when you’re a celebrity, there’s just no escaping the moment those handcuffs were slapped on your wrists. Fans love to see their favorite celebs succeed, but there’s just something exciting about watching them at their lowest. Radar has collected 44 of the greatest celebrity mugshots of all time. These aren’t the head shots these celebs were hoping you’d see. From DUIs to assault, Hollywood’s most famous faces have had some embarrassing moments and unfortunate run-ins with the law.

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Mugshots are not created equal. For every frowning Nick Nolte you get a smiling Bruno Mars. Some might smile, some might frown, but each one of these celebrities surely would have rather been smiling for a selfie instead of a mugshot. They’re known for being glamorous, but these celebrities traded in that glamour for a stint in the big house. Check out the 44 mugshots below and see just what happened for these famous boys and girls and that got them locked up in the first place.

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‘Sorry, Sorry, Sorry!’ Phil Hartman’s Wife Went Wild With Rage Minutes Before Murder


Beloved comedian Phil Hartman died instantly on May 28 after his mentally-ill third wife, Brynn Hartman, shot him following a heated argument.

After getting dinner and drinks with friend Ron Douglas that afternoon, Brynn returned to her and Phil’s home in a daze of booze, drugs and fury. She reportedly started a vicious fight, and when he declined to take part in it, she became enraged.

“They were in the bedroom at one point. They started arguing again, she yelled out very loudly ‘Sorry, sorry, sorry sorry.’ Nobody knows what that was about,” says Hartman Biographer, Mike Thomas, in a clip for REELZ’s new docuseries, Phil Hartman: Behind Closed Doors.

“Phil – who hated conflict — retreated from whatever argument she wanted to start, and just went to sleep,” he continues in the promo video. “Brynn may have done more drugs, she may have had more to drink — nobody really knows — but at some point she went to their bathroom and retrieved a gun from the lock box they kept in there. She went back to the bed and stood facing Phil and fired the gun three times.”

As soon as Phil died, a panicked Brynn rushed back to pal Ron Douglas’ house and confessed to the crime, leaving her sleeping children at home, feet from the scene of the murder.

Phil Hartman: Behind Closed Doors airs Sunday, May 27 at 9:00 ET/ 8:00 PT on REELZ.

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Royal Nudity! 18 Times Kate Middleton Defied Britain Royal Family’s No-Nudity Rules

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Kate Middleton has been all over the headlines lately—royal baby news and all—and let’s admit it, people are quite obsessed with the Duchess of Cambridge. Besides being a strong leader, an educated woman, and an influential public figure, Middleton radiates confidence, charisma, and poise through her classy attitude and heavenly figure. Middleton may not possess that slightly rebellious attitude (by royal standards) of the newest royal family member Meghan Markle, but Middleton is nevertheless no stranger to dazzling crowds with her revealing outfits (again, by royal standards) and taking fashion risks that often result in wardrobe malfunction disasters.

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You can praise Kate Middleton for pushing the royal style boundaries all you want, but there were times when the mother-of-three took it too far, both in her pre-royal days and after marrying Prince William in the 2011 Royal Wedding. Much to Queen Elizabeth’s dismay, photographers and paparazzi were nearby to take photos of Middleton suffering wardrobe malfunctions, nip slips, and showing more skin than she intended.

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Radar looked through a gazillion photos of Kate Middleton over the years, and found some of the most nude, saucy, and sexy snaps of the Duchess of Cambridge. If you thought there is no way you could see Kate Middleton in a bikini, think again! Note: you won’t be seeing the infamous topless photo of Middleton, which was taken by a French paparazzo during the Duchess of Cambridge’s vacation in Provence, France in 2012 (five years later, in 2017, a judge ordered French magazine Closer, which published the scandalous photos of naked Kate Middleton, to pay the royals $118,000 in damages).

Still, there’s plenty to look at even without that topless pic of Kate Middleton. Radar revisits Middleton’s 18 most nude moments. Note: do not drink hot tea while viewing this gallery. It’s going to get really hot in 3…2…1…

‘You Are Ripe’: Creepy Morgan Freeman Accused Of Sexual Misconduct By 16 People

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Morgan Freeman is under fire.

This Thursday, CNN published an explosive report of their investigation into the iconic actor’s sexual misconduct scandal. has learned at least 16 people (eight alleged victims, and eight witnesses) accused the star of making unwanted sexual advances towards women, on and off set.

A production assistant who worked with Freeman, 80, in 2015 claimed the actor would regularly rub her back against her will, and compliment her appearance. Once, she showed up to work wearing a skirt and he allegedly followed her around, constantly trying to lift it to see her underwear. Eventually, actor Alan Arkin told Freeman to stop, so he got freaked out left her alone.

A former senior member of Revelations Entertainment’s production staff claimed CEO Freeman regularly made comments about women’s bodies in the office. Female staffers even began wearing loose outfits when he was around to avoid his inappropriate remarks.

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CNN entertainment reporter Chloe Melas — who co-wrote the publication’s explosive piece — alleged that Freeman made sexual comments towards her when she interviewed him less than a year ago at a film event. “You are ripe” he allegedly told her. She was six months pregnant at the time.

Echoing Mela’s story, WGN-TV producer Tyra Martin claimed Freeman told her not to pull her skirt down, when she was adjusting her dress during an interview.

Another Hollywood entertainment reporter claimed the famed actor made sexually-charged comments about her skirt and her legs during two different junkets.

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Former Revelations Entertainment staffer also told CNN that the actor was flanked by a group of men on the Through the Wormhole set when she first met him. He “looked me up and down,” she said, and then allegedly asked her, “How do you feel about sexual harassment?” Afterwards, he regularly looked her up and down in a sexual manner, causing her to change her dress-style in the office, she claimed.

A male former employee agreed with his female ex-coworkers’ statement, claiming that “One time I witnessed Morgan walk up to an intern and start massaging her. The intern got visibly red and wiggled out of his grasp, it was awkward.”

Another male former executive claimed that during company parties, the Shawshank Redemption star would stand about an inch away from each woman’s face and look her up and down without saying anything. “It was really weird,” and he wouldn’t even bother talking to the men!

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According to another female ex-executive, Freeman allegedly even made sexual comments about his business partner, Lori McCreary. Once during press conference, he claimed he couldn’t take her seriously because her dresses were too short.

As National Enquirer exclusively reported, Freeman allegedly had a decade-long affair with his own step-granddaughter, E’Dena Hines. The inappropriate sexual relationship reportedly led Freeman’s wife — and Hines mother — Myrna to file for divorce, and his longtime mistress, Mary Joyce Hays, to dump him for good.

Hines allegedly told her boyfriend about the affair, days before he tragically murdered her.

Morgan Freeman responded to the shocking allegations this Thursday afternoon.

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“Anyone who knows me or has worked with me knows I am not someone who would intentionally offend or knowingly make anyone feel uneasy,” he wrote in a vague Twitter statement. “I apologize to anyone who felt uncomfortable or disrespected — that was never my intent.”

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Pregnant Kenya Moore Warns ‘Don’t Trust Too Soon’ One Year After Wedding

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Could Kenya Moore’s marriage already be over? Amid speculation that The Real Housewives of Atlanta star is faking her pregnancy, she cryptically tweeted that there could be trouble in paradise with husband Marc Daly.

Moore, 47, posted on Instagram, “Don’t love too soon. Don’t trust too fast. Don’t judge too soon. Don’t quit too early. Don’t expect too high. Don’t talk too much.”

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Moore married Daly in a secret ceremony last year. No one knew she had been dating someone until her wedding day.

When followers suspected trouble, she deleted the quote and replaced it with a selfie. Her engagement ring and wedding band were on full display in the photo, seemingly shutting down the rumors.

The rumored split comes after Moore has been accused of faking her pregnancy by fans.

When she posted a first photo of her bump during a date night with her husband, fans commented that she didn’t look pregnant.

“I thought you were pregnant? Oh I get it #TryingToStayRelevant,” one user wrote, while a second commented, “Where’s your baby bump?”

A third follower asked, “I thought she was pregnant. What happened?”

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Moore later deleted the photo.

She then posted a photo in a flowing white dress to promote her hair care line.

“Where’s this baby bump? You’re not even pregnant,” a follower slammed. The user then claimed, “Stop posting as if you’re going [thru] trimesters when in reality you just paying someone to have it for you.”

A second commenter wrote, “From the looks of it, you don’t look pregnant.”

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Radar reported in March that Moore announced her pregnancy while filming the RHOA reunion.

A source told Radar that her co-stars were skeptical about the news.

“Kenya didn’t look pregnant; all of the ladies have had kids and they totally didn’t believe her,” a source told Radar of the reunion, which aired in April. “No one really believes Kenya is pregnant and the producers think that she said she was pregnant in order to get signed up for the next season. This was a last-ditch effort to get a contract.”

On Instagram live in April, she shot down the fakery rumors.

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“No I don’t have a surrogate,” she said. “I’m a smart girl. I have been wanting a family of my own for a very long time.”
She added, “I know how freeze eggs and take certain supplements to increase my body’s chances of being a healthy environment and to produce fresh eggs,” she said. “This is a happy time for me and I’m not going to entertain nonsense.”

Do you think she’s pregnant? Tell us in the comments!

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