Grammy nominated rapper Mystikal arrested on six charges including first-degree rape and strangulation
Grammy nominated rapper Mystikal arrested on six charges including first-degree rape and strangulation
Grammy nominated ‘Shake Ya A**’ rapper Mystikal has been arrested on six charges including first-degree rape and strangulation.
The singer, 51, was booked into the Ascension Parish Jail in his native Louisiana on Sunday morning. (31.07.22)
Sheriff Bobby Webre announced on Facebook the registered sex offender was apprehended due to an alleged sexual assault at an area hospital where the victim “sustained minor injuries”.
Mystikal, born Michael Tyler, was also charged with “simple robbery, domestic abuse battery, strangulation, false imprisonment, and simple criminal damage to property”.
A shot of Tyler was shared on the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Facebook, marked: “All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.”
The force wrote alongside the image: “According to Sheriff Bobby Webre, on July 30, at approximately 11.58pm, deputies with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to an area hospital in reference to a sexual assault.
“Detectives interviewed the victim who sustained minor injuries during the attack. Through further investigation, Michael ‘Mystikal’ Tyler was identified as a suspect.
“He was arrested and booked into the Ascension Parish Jail. He is charged with First-Degree Rape, Simple Robbery, Domestic Abuse Battery – Strangulation, False Imprisonment, Simple Criminal Damage to Property. This is an ongoing investigation. Further details may be limited at this time.”
On Monday (01.08.22), TMZ reported the hip-hop star, who has daughter My'chelle, 23, and 22-year-old son Million “has yet to see a judge and no bond has been set”.
Mystikal previously spent 18 months in the Caddo Correctional Center from 2017 to 2019 for first degree rape and second-degree kidnapping, which were dismissed due to lack of evidence in 2020.
The former US army combat engineer also served 81 days in East Baton Rouge Parish Jail in 2012 on a misdemeanour charge of domestic abuse battery.
And Mystikal did six years at Elayn Hunt Correctional Center for sexual battery and extortion against his hair stylist as well as two misdemeanour counts of failing to file tax returns for 1998–’99.
The rapper is scheduled to perform September 3 at Ohio's Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica in Cleveland alongside rappers Too $hort and Juvenile.
He was last featured on Blush’s 2017 track ‘Cinderella’ and has not released a full record since his 2001 fifth studio album ‘Tarantula’.
Reference: Bang Showbiz
Ryan Giggs’ ex tells jury she was ‘a slave to his every need and every demand’
The ex-girlfriend of former Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs has told a court she became “a slave to his every need and every demand”.
Kate Greville told a jury at Manchester Crown Court on Wednesday that when Giggs told her to do something, she would do it.
The PR executive told Chris Daw QC, defending, during cross-examination: “He made me feel like I had to do what he said, otherwise there were consequences.”
Giggs, 48, denies using controlling and coercive behaviour against Ms Greville, 36, between August 2017 and November 2020, assaulting her, causing actual bodily harm, and the common assault of her younger sister, Emma.
The court heard that Ms Greville gave a statement the day before the start of the trial in which she said she had felt like “a slave” to the defendant.
She said: “That is what it felt like. When Ryan said do something, I would do it.”
Ms Greville agreed that she has made a number of witness statements to police following the alleged assault in November 2020, including two in the last week.
Mr Daw asked: “In the course of those statements, did you tell the police the whole truth?”
She replied: “100 per cent.”
Mr Daw said: “Have you ever told any lies to the police about anything?”
Ms Greville replied: “No.”
The barrister went on: “Have you ever told lies to anyone else – your family and friends – in relation to this case?”
She repeated: “No.”
Mr Daw said: “It’s your position, is it not, that in effect he almost manipulated you into entering a relationship in the first place – a degree of mind games?”
Ms Greville said: “I was in a vulnerable position and he played on it.”
Mr Daw said: “This was not just two consenting adults, both equally married at the time, who embarked on an affair?”
The witness replied: “There was a degree of imbalance on my side because of the situation I was in with my ex-husband.”
She told the court that Giggs’ alleged controlling behaviour also affected her friendships and “he isolated me from certain people”.
She added he also “interfered with my ability to interact with my family”.
Ms Greville told the court that violence by Giggs was “not regular” and he would use aggression more as a form of control.
Mr Daw asked: “Do you say he undermined your confidence, your self-esteem and was disparaging to you generally in those ways?”
She said: “Yes, on the whole he was, but on the other side it was like two extremes. Other times he would give me confidence.
“He was not constantly awful, not constantly horrible. It was hot and cold. Two different people. The result of his behaviour … undermined my self-confidence.”
Ms Greville said she is “really into psychology” and during the relationship she Googled what was happening in her relationship.
“The thing that came up was not coercion, there was narcissistic personality disorder,” she told the court. “And what I was experiencing was very similar to that.”
Mr Daw asked the witness whether she was “planning on seeking a large sum of compensation when this is over?”
Ms Greville replied: “Absolutely not.”
On Tuesday, Ms Greville told a jury that Giggs grabbed her by the shoulders and headbutted her in November 2020 after she earlier confronted him about his serial cheating.
She said in the lead-up to the alleged assault she had learned he had had “full-on relationships” with eight women while they were together.
The discovery of messages “going back years” on the former Wales international’s iPad prompted her to decide to leave him, she said.
Reference: The Independent: Kim Pilling
Marcus Mumford says he was sexually abused as child.
Marcus Mumford says he was sexually abused as a child.
The Mumford and Son frontman revealed that he is a survivor of sexual abuse after an unnamed individual took advantage of him when he was six-years-old.
The 35-year-old musician told GQ magazine: “Like lots of people – and I’m learning more and more about this as we go and as I play it to people – I was sexually abused as a child. Not by family and not in the church, which might be some people’s assumption. But I hadn’t told anyone about it for 30 years.”
Marcus - who is married to actress Carrie Mulligan, 37, with who he has son Wilfred, five, and daughter Evelyn, six - hit “rock bottom” when he finished his 2018 ‘Delta’ tour with the band he hit it big with.
He continued: “I’d had the people closest to me hold up a mirror and say, like, ‘Dude, something’s not right here and it’s your responsibility to go figure it out.’ ”
The ‘Cannibal’ hitmaker went to therapy and had the “very common” symptom of vomiting during his second session.
Marcus said: “Apparently, it’s very common
“Once you basically unhook the denial and start the process of removing some suppression, then it’s very natural for that stuff to come out. I’d had problems breathing all my life. Not asthma but just, like, catching my breath.”
The ‘Little Lion Man’ singer described his ordeal as a kid as “the first of a string of really unusual, unhealthy sexual experiences at a really early age. And for some reason, and I can’t really understand why, I didn’t become a perpetrator of sexual abuse – although I’ve done my fair share of c****** behaviour.”
Until now, Marcus said he has been living in layers of shame. And it probably started there when I was six, but I just got kind of addicted to shame, layers and layers of shame, which is why I feel now like I’ve done lots of figuring that out.
“And some of the areas in which I was trying to make that shame go away just led to more shame for me. And now being able to pick those apart a little bit and, like, chip away at the layers of it is why I feel kind of free, more free than I have in a long time.”
Reference: BANG Showbiz
Love Island's Maura Higgins opens up on horrific sexual assault by taxi driver
Love Island star Maura Higgins has given her horrifying account of being sexually assaulted by a taxi driver.
The 31 year old revealed what happened during the shocking incident as she answered a fan’s question during a Q&A session on Instagram Stories.
Maura, who had gone for a sunny walk by a lake, told her 3.5 million followers listening in: "I had an incident with a taxi driver a long time ago in Ireland.
"Silly me, I fell asleep. My friends were dropped off before me and I was dropped off alone because I lived alone at the time.
"I woke up and his hand was right up my skirt.
"Honestly, I sobered up so quickly. I mesmerised his taxi number so quick and still remembered it the next day."
Before discussing the disturbing encounter, Maura had told her fans she’d had “a few” bad encounters with men, as she prefaced: “The worst one I’ve never ever, ever, opened up to any of you about, and I don’t even think I’m ready yet.
“It was, like, probably one of the scariest things that’s ever happened to me.”
Maura gained much love among viewers during her 2018 stint on Love Island for her frank-talk and bubbly personality - particularly when it came to discussing women and sex.
Her openness on the subject led Islander Tom Walker to say to the lads: “It’ll be interesting to see if she’s all mouth or not” to which she snapped back saying that just because she talks about sex, doesn’t mean she’ll be having it with him.
The Irish beauty became something of a feminist icon following her sharp response in the villa, praised by female viewers up and down the country.
In 2019, Maura responded to her positive reception, telling Grazia: “I mean, obviously, I’m flattered. I never realised I was a feminist!
“I just stand up for myself, and I won’t let anyone talk sh*t about me. And you know, I do talk about sex, but so do guys.
“I think a lot of women are afraid to talk about sex, but it’s a natural thing. Why not talk about it? I grew up always being able to talk to my mammy and daddy. I don’t feel ashamed.”
Maura also had some wise advice for younger women who saw that moment on the series: “Stick up for yourself.
“Don’t let anyone walk all over you. Voice your opinion. There’s no point hiding away.”
Reference: Ok : Escher Walcott
Damning X Factor documentary ‘exposing bullying and exploitation’ in the works
Adamning new documentary is set to expose claims of bullying, exploitation, and harassment on ITV’s X Factor, according to reports.
It’s been said that several former contestants and at least one of Simon Cowell’s aides have agreed to share their stories of what happened behind-the-scenes on the music competition show, which ran for 17 years until its last series in 2018.
The Mail on Sunday claims that two production companies are working on the programme, although it’s not yet been confirmed where the documentary will air.
‘There are some out there who believe they were mistreated by the X Factor machine,’ an insider told the publication.
‘They are now going to get their chance to have a say. But what is more worrying for Cowell and ITV is that there are some of his former lieutenants who are ready to break their silence on what went on.’
A number of former X Factor contestants have spoken out about the show in recent years.
Last April, Katie Waissel claimed that she was sexually assaulted by one of the team on the ITV show.
She said the alleged ordeal happened in a luxury hotel, when she met the man to talk about recording work, and that it happened in the US, some years after her appearance on the show in 2010.
The publication reports that the man, who is not being named for legal reasons, said the claims were entirely untrue.
Chico Slimani also hit out at the show that made him famous, claiming bosses are only interested in making ‘money’ from its stars.
Speaking on Late Night with Cristo on talkRADIO in 2021, Chico said: ‘It gave me the chance to earn a good living, I’ve been around the country entertaining the masses, so much has come from that.
‘I can’t complain because I again, I knew what it was, they use you, or abuse you, and you use that platform to go on.’
He added: ‘They don’t care about you. You’re a commodity; you are as good as the money you’re going to make them. That is it.
‘You are completely replaceable and as I said it’s a conveyor belt. If you’re not going to do it, someone else will take your place to do it.’
A spokesperson for The X Factor previously told Metro.co.uk: ‘Duty of care to our contestants is of the utmost importance to us. We take welfare very seriously and have measures in place to ensure that they are supported.’
Fellow former contestant Jahmene Douglas, who finished in second place in 2012, claimed music bosses ‘closed doors’ to make room for others in spite of talent.
On top of this, Cher Lloyd, Rebecca Ferguson, and Irish duo Jedward all alleged that they witnessed exploitative behaviour among some senior executives.
A source told The Sun at the time: ‘There have long been rumours swirling about things involving NDAs and legal threats, but suddenly a few well-known faces are speaking out at once.
‘It has given others the confidence to think about telling their stories too, and the momentum is gathering.
‘Some of those who feel they were exploited and allege they were abused are extremely well known, but always feared speaking out could end their careers. That seems to be changing.’
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News of the alleged documentary comes two months after rumours suggested that Simon was planning to revive The X Factor, five years since it lasted aired.
However, Metro.co.uk understands that as of yet there are no plans for the show to return to ITV.
Reference: Metro: Cydney Yeates -