Connect with us

Black Celebrity Gossip - Gossip

Robbery Charges Dropped Against Ex-NFLer DeAndre Baker After Attorney’s ‘Extortion’ Arrest

Published

on

DeAndre Baker

*The State Attorney’s Office in Florida has dropped all charges in an alleged robbery case involving former New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker

According to CBS Miami, the lawyer representing three of the alleged victims has also been arrested on extortion charges. 

Here’s the backstory: Baker and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar were arrested in May for allegedly robbing several people at gunpoint during a cookout in Miramar, FL on May 13. Baker was charged with 4 counts of robbery with a firearm and was facing life in prison.

Per the New York Post, attorney William Dean and his clients demanded Baker pay $1.5 million to change their statements against him. Sources tell the publication that Dean and his clients were involved in the armed robbery plot from the beginning.

READ MORE: NFLer Deandre Baker Surrenders to Florida Officials in Robbery Case Says Attorney

“On Monday morning, November 16, 2020, William Dean, an attorney representing three of the alleged victims, was arrested for extortion related to soliciting a cash payout on behalf of the three men in exchange for altered testimony,” the Broward State Attorney’s Office said in a statement. “This testimony was provided in the form of written, signed, notarized but identical in content affidavits in which the alleged victims recanted their three previous sworn statements and instead asserted that they did not get an accurate look at the events as they occurred, that Deandre Baker was present but not involved in any criminal act and that they were not robbed or assaulted.”

Prosecutors say three alleged victims had initially filed sworn statements “in which they asserted that three men committed a robbery with a firearm upon them and that Mr. Baker was one of the assailants.”

Then the alleged victims and witnesses became “uncooperative and their credibility is inalterably tarnished,” said prosecutors. 

The Broward State Attorney’s Office ultimately dropped the charges against Baker. 

Baker’s attorney, Bradford Cohen, tells TMZ Sports … “The result is the correct result in dismissing Deandre’s case. We have been saying he was a victim of an extortion from day one.”

Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Black Celebrity Gossip - Gossip

Barack Obama Says Rapper Drake Has ‘Stamp of Approval’ to Play Him in Biopic

Published

on

Drake, Obama
Barack+Obama+Barack+Obama+Campaigns+Joe+Biden+cgHsK5W3g--l (1)

Getty

*Barack Obama has given former actor Drake his approval to play him in a potential biopic about the former president.

“I will say this, Drake seems to be able to do anything he wants. I mean, that is a talented, talented brother. So, if the time comes and he’s ready…,” said Obama during a recent interview on Complex’s 360 With Speedy Morman

“Drake has, more importantly I think, my household’s stamp of approval,” he added. “I suspect Malia and Sasha would be just fine with it.”

Drake’s acting career began on the Canadian teen drama “Degrassi,” before he transitioned into a hip-hop artist. According to PEOPLE, the rapper first expressed interest in playing Obama in an interview with Paper in 2010.

READ MORE: Barack Obama Makes TikTok Debut to Promote New ‘Promised Land’ Memoir

Drake+L+Premiere+HBO+Euphoria+Red+Carpet+d24D6Ilq7COl

Getty

“I hope somebody makes a movie about Obama’s life soon because I could play him,” he said during Obama’s first term in office. “I watch all the addresses. Anytime I see him on TV, I don’t change the channel, I definitely pay attention and listen to the inflections of his voice.”

Drake continued, “If you ask anyone who knows me, I’m pretty good at impressions. Slowly but surely, I’m not in the study mode because nobody’s called me about anything, but I just pay attention so when the day comes I’m not scrambling to learn how to speak like him.”

In related news, Obama is currently on his book tour promoting his new memoir “A Promised Land,”  and during a recent interview with Breakfast Club, he addressed criticism that he didn’t do enough for Black Americans while he was in the White House.

“I understand it because when I got elected, there was so much excitement and hope. And I also think that we generally view the presidency as almost like a monarchy. In the sense of, ‘once the President is there he can just do whatever he needs to get done and if he’s not doing it then it must be because he didn’t want to do it,’” Obama told the hosts.

He then said he “had the statistics” to prove his accomplishments.

“By the time I left office, you had seen three million African Americans have health care that didn’t have it before. You had seen the incarceration rate, the number of Black folks in prison, drop for the first time in years… You had seen Black poverty drop to its lowest level since 1968. You had seen Black businesses rise, you had seen Black income go up,” Obama said, adding that “millions of Black folks were better off” when he left office.

WATCH:

Continue Reading

Black Celebrity Gossip - Gossip

BLIND ITEM: The Shady Talent Agency

Published

on

blind item

blind-item-female-1

*The following Blind Item comes from Mr. X by way of Hollywood insider Enty Lawyer. Please address all inquiries and complaints to the original source.

Which agency refuses to let any of their clients appear on the alliterate talk show host’s program? [A rep] was overheard saying her show was “too urban” (which is code for exactly what you think it is) and the host is “mean to her guests and staff”. 

Like the host who is one of the agency’s biggest clients, and who the agency’s clients are required to appear on, isn’t? 

What hypocrites and wusses. 

Can you guess the “urban” talk show/host and “the host who is one of the agency’s biggest clients”?

Continue Reading

Black Celebrity Gossip - Gossip

Herman Cain’s Widow and Assistant Clash Over Severance Package, Gold Bars

Published

on

Herman+Cain+Herman+Cain+Speaks+Tea+Party+Patriots+kyKoisK08pyl

*Four months after former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain died at age 74 from the coronavirus, his widow and assistant are clashing over money. 

According to TMZ, Lisa Reichert — who was Herman’s executive assistant for 9 years until his death — has filed docs in Henry County, Georgia opposing Gloria Cain’s attempt to serve as administrator to her late husband’s estate.

Reichert claims Herman promised her a severance package and she fears the widow won’t deliver. 

Here’s more from TMZ:

Lisa claims Gloria grossly understated Herman’s assets and failed to list gold coins and bars she claims were stored in Herman’s safe deposit box, along with other cash.

Lisa claims the estate failed to acknowledge her severance claim, which she says Herman repeatedly promised to pay her when he was alive. Lisa fears if Gloria’s appointed administrator of the estate she’ll distribute the $482k in assets she listed without setting aside enough to cover her claim against the estate.

READ MORE: Black Lawmakers from States Across the Country Are Meeting This Week

BILLION+LIVES+North+American+Film+Premiere+fMWYKaY-aVvl (1)

Getty

Cain was hospitalized over the summer in the Atlanta area after his COVID-19 diagnosis. There were also reports that he been placed on a ventilator

“We knew when he was first hospitalized with COVID-19 that this was going to be a rough fight,” a post on his website said at the time. “He had trouble breathing and was taken to the hospital by ambulance. We all prayed that the initial meds they gave him would get his breathing back to normal, but it became clear pretty quickly that he was in for a battle.”

The website posting went to say there were “hopeful indicators, including a mere five days ago when doctors told us they thought he would eventually recover, although it wouldn’t be quick.”

However, he “never quite seemed to get to the point where the doctors could advance him to the recovery phase.”

An earlier post on Cain’s website said they weren’t sure how the former chief executive of Godfather’s Pizza contracted the virus.

It’s possible Cain caught the virus when he attended Donald Trump’s disastrous June 20th rally in Tulsa, where eight members of the advance team tested positive for the coronavirus and the campaign staff had to self-isolate afterward in case of infection.

Continue Reading

Trending