Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel maid who accused the head of the International Monetary Fund of sexual assault two months ago, has finally spoken out. She granted interviews with both Newsweek magazine and ABC News, which aired her interview by Robin Roberts this morning. Keep reading »
Modern advertising constantly straddles the line between creative marketing and straight-up bullshit. But back in the old days, advertising companies got away with winning their bread and butter through straight poker-faced lies.
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And so it begins, the frenzied media wars to get the first Casey Anthony television interview. The race to get Casey’s story is so brutal, in fact, that it involves lies, shady deals, cover-ups, and loads of speculation. But Casey’s totally used to all that.
One freelance TV producer Al Taylor already claimed he made a $1 million deal for the first interview. However, Jose Baez, Anthony’s lawyer, denied this claim — from his, eh em, NBC-funded hotel room in NYC, where he’s said to be holed up playing negotiator in the battle of the big TV networks, including NBC, ABC, and CBS, who all want that first interview.
Yep, all your favorite networks are competing to make Casey Anthony rich. While networks say they don’t pay for interviews, there is apparently a heap of money in offering to license photos and other material that can pay big bucks. Gross, right? This whole American way of making undeserved people rich in America is so disgusting, but it’s no one’s fault but our own. Read more… Keep reading »
A New York woman, accused of not wearing panties on a JetBlue flight, is suing the airline for assault, battery, and emotional distress. Twenty-seven-year-old financial consultant Malinda Knowles (pictured left), claims that a JetBlue supervisor requested to see her panties — or lack thereof — on a flight to Florida. “I didn’t want to show him anything. He wanted me to basically show him my crotch. I was completely humiliated. It was vulgar. It was macho. It was rude,” she said of the incident. She refused to prove she was wearing bottoms, which incidentally, she was. She was escorted off the plane and made to show the denim short shorts that were hidden underneath the her baggy t-shirt. After proving that she was acceptably pantsless as is the fashion these days, the supervisor would not allow her back on board saying that the captain refused to fly her. [NY Daily News]
I understand the airline has a dress code to abide by, but this sounds inappropriate and way out of line. What do you think? Does she have a case here? Share your thoughts in the comments. Keep reading »