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British Actor Helpfully Explains Why “It’s Not Difficult For A Woman To Make A Man Hit Her”

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“It’s not difficult for a woman to make a man hit her. … The problem with strong, intelligent women is that they can argue well. And if there is a time where you can’t get a word in … and I … I lashed out. I couldn’t end the argument. Something must have brought it on. When frustration builds up and you can’t think of a way out… It happened and I’m very, very ashamed of it. … She certainly wasn’t a beaten wife, she was hit and that’s different.”

I don’t know who the British actor Dennis Waterman is, but his why-I-punched-my-wife logic makes him sounds like he’s the Mel Gibson of the UK. The actor was on Piers Morgan’s talk shows discussing his rough 1998 divorce from actress Rula Lenska, who claimed he had a drinking problem and that he beat her. Dennis doesn’t dispute he had a hand in the drinking, but the hitting? Well, that’s just not his fault. (Of course not.)

Dennis has been condemned by the British anti-violence group Refuge, which issued a no-duh statement “No one can make their partner hit them.”  [The F Word via Mirror UK]

Morning Quickies: John Edwards Denies He Hired A Prostitute

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  • John Edwards denied a report yesterday that in 2007 he hired a prostitute working for Anna Gristina, a New York City madam recently busted by investigators. A news site called DNAinfo claims one of Gristina’s call girls had sex with a man she believed to be John Edwards at an Upper East Side hotel. Edwards’ lawyers say this is false and demanded a retraction of the story. Whatever the truth is, I don’t think most people take John Edwards at his word anymore. [Politico]
  • The hacker who released nude pics of Scarlett Johansson and other celebs will plead guilty to wiretapping and unauthorized access to a computer, court documents reveal. Christopher Chaney faces up to 60 years in prison. [Fox News]
  • Simon Cowell is standing by “X Factor” judge Tulisa Contostavlos after a sex tape of her leaked onto the Internet. [Starpulse]
  • Why a lady might not be wet down there — even if she’s turned on. [Em & Lo] Keep reading »

Judge Tosses “Sex Slave” Lawsuit Against American Apparel’s Dov Charney

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Dov Charney’s hipster skeezbaggery is well-documented. However, a Brooklyn judge has tossed a $260 million lawsuit against the American Apparel CEO — brought by a former worker who said Dovney forced her to become a “sex slave” — and ordered it be settled in arbitration. Irene Morales, 21, said three years ago, when she was a student, Dov locked her inside his Manhattan apartment and kept her there as his personal sex slave, forcing her to perform oral sex for several hours.  

Lawyers for Dov Charney paint a different story. They say that Irene Morales pursued Dov, offering sex while trying to get him to give her one of his laptops to use for school, as well as money.  His legal team used the two arguments that always come up in these young-girl-accuses-rich-guy-of-sex-abuse scenarios: she’s trying to extort him (money grubbing!) and she had sent explicit photos and messages where she promised sex acts in exchange for goodies (slut!).

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Some standup comedians — okay, probably only Russell Brand — are swimming in tail, while others aren’t sure how to find a sexual partner without sounding like you deserve a blowjob just because you’re on TV. In this preview clip for a $5 standup special available on his website, “Parks and Rec” star Aziz Ansari wants us to believe he is in the latter category. Somehow, I have a hard time believing the only people who freak out around him are bros. [YouTube]

Evening Quickies: Whitney Houston’s Death Ruled Accidental Drowning

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  • Whitney Houston’s official cause of death has been ruled an accidental drowning, according to the L.A. County Coroner. The singer also had heart disease and cocaine in her system when she died, although the only drugs found in her hotel room where Xanax, Ibuprofen and Midol. A source told TMZ that it’s possible Whitney had a heart attack in the bath and then drowned. [Just Jared, TMZ]
  • Hilary Duff gave birthday to a baby boy on Tuesday named Luca Cruz Comrie. I would like to know how Amelia managed to get this movie star to name her firstborn child after her dog. [Except my Lucca has two Cs and she's a girl! — Editor] [People]
  • Liam Hemsworth is reportedly “embarrassed” by some of his girlfriend Miley Cyrus’ behavior. You mean like that time the two of them allegedly had sex beneath a table at the Vanity Fair Oscars party? [Fox News]
  • Kim Kardashian’s D-lister pal Jonathan Cheban is now trashing Jon Hamm for calling Kimmy stupid. “Put Jon Hamm in a mall, and more people will go up to the people working at the Burger King than they will to him,” he said to Us Weekly. “Bring Kim to a mall and there will be a riot.” Um, have you SEEN a picture of Jon Hamm lately? [PopBytes]
  • An Abercrombie & Fitch online “outlet” — which does not appear to be affiliated with the retailer — sells a pair of pants online advertised as the color “ni**er brown.”  [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: AZ Grocer Covers Up Jessica Simpson’s Nude Magazine Cover

  • Look, I’m as sick of listening to Jessica Simpson talk about her copious amounts of amniotic fluid as you are. [I'm not sick of it! -- Editor] But really, Tucson, Arizona grocery store, was it necessary to cover up Jess’s naked, pregnant Elle magazine cover with a sign reading “Please Do Not Remove Cardboard”? [ABC News]
  • Abortion opponents performed six live ultrasounds in Idaho’s state capitol, where the legislature is debating forced ultrasounds for women seeking abortions. [Business Week]
  • New Hampshire’s state House voted to keep their law legalizing same-sex marriage in place. [Union Leader]
  • On why “choice” may not be the best framework to discuss women’s reproductive rights. [The Nation] Keep reading »
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