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FOX News’ Judge Napolitano Denies Sexual Assault Claims

“A South Carolina man claims Napolitano abused him while he was a criminal defendant, and levied a lighter sentence him in exchange for his silence.”

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A Fox News personality is denying claims that he sodomized and sexually assaulted another man 30 years ago while serving as a New Jersey Superior Court Judge. 

Andrew Napolitano, aka The Judge, is the subject of a $10 million lawsuit filed by a South Carolina man who claims Napolitano abused him while he was a criminal defendant. The suit also alleges that Napolitano levied a lighter sentence against the man in exchange for his silence. 

The story first reported by The Daily Beast identifies the plaintiff as Charles Corbishley, a cleaning services company owner in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. 

Corbishley was facing three counts of arson stemming from an indictment handed down in 1987. 

The suit filed in the Federal Court in the Southern District of New York said Corbishley’s attorney Robert A. Hollis, who allegedly was a friend of then-Judge Napolitano, made him plead guilty to the arson charges. He then instructed Corbishley to go over to Napolitano’s house in Hackensack, New Jersey, with a snow shovel and a Christmas Card. 

According to Corbishley’s lawsuit, two days after the alleged assault at Napolitano’s house, Hollis told his client that he knew what happened between the two saying  that “We both have him (Napolitano) now, don’t worry about anything.” 

The lawsuit also details Robert Hollis’ legal troubles. In 1998, he pled guilty to federal money laundering charges for prostitution rings. Hollis reportedly was suspended from the New Jersey bar on multiple occasions, from 1982 to 1985, from 1993 to 1996, and for all of 1998.

Judge Napolitano imposed a light sentence, allowing Corbishley to avoid any jail time, instead, imposing a sentence of five-year’s probation, with 150 hours of community service.

The lawsuit notes: “By comparison, Edward Weedo—Mr. Corbishley’s co-defendant in the case, who was indicted on the exact same three criminal charges—was sentenced to several years in prison for committing the same crime.”

“These accusations are completely false. Full stop,” Napolitano said through his attorney Tom Clare. “I have never done anything like what the accuser describes, at any time, to anyone, for any reason. I have never had any personal relationship or inappropriate contact or communication of any kind with the man making this accusation. Each and every one of his claims against me are pure fiction. Period.”

It was unclear if the lawsuit will affect Napolitano’s on-air appearances. 

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WGA Members at CBS News Ratify New Agreement

The new agreement was approved by 89% of those CBS News members who voted on the deal

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Roughly 260 Writers Guild of America members who are employed at CBS News have chosen to vote and overwhelmingly authorize a new three-year contract. The new agreement was approved by 89% of those CBS News members who voted on the deal, per Deadline.

Those members in the WGA from East to West from the news media outlet see the new deal cover who work as news writers, producers, graphic artists, desk associates, and others at the network’s news operations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

“In a challenging environment, we were able to make real gains,” said WGA East executive director Lowell Peterson. “Because our members at CBS News mobilized and made their voices heard.”

“We won a solid contract that raises pay, includes a hefty boost in pension contributions, increases fees, and makes transformational gains for longer-term ‘temporary’ employees – severance pay and parental leave.”

The WGA states that this new contract for the WGA members at CBS News includes:

• Staff will get 2% minimum salary increases each year and a full pension rate increase will be paid by the company.

• Temporary employees pay goes up 3.50% in year one, 3.0% in year two, and 3.25% in year three.

• Producer fees increase to $50 in Los Angeles and New York in the second year of the contract, and to $50 by the third year at WBBM in Chicago.

• Fee for filling in for executive producer or senior producer in many but not all circumstances.

• Acting editor fee rate increases by 15%.

• Severance pay for long-term full-time temps.

• Parental leave for long-term full-time temps.

• Improved comp day calculation for a small number of temps.

• Increased severance pay for long-term staff employees; up to 48 or even 72 weeks for certain layoffs.

• Side letter on company process for requesting work from home.

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Donald Trump Takes Shot at Fox News, Suggests CNN Go Conservative

Trump went after Fox News, saying the news outlet isn’t what it used to be in his eyes.

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Last week, radio host Dinesh D’Souza went after Fox News, claiming that the network is suppressing his new film called “2,000 Mules.” 

“Several Fox hosts want to have me on to discuss the movie but the network is blocking them. Incredibly a ‘news network’ is blocking coverage of the biggest news story in the country!” D’Souza tweeted

Then this past weekend, former President Donald Trump went after Fox News, saying the news outlet isn’t what it used to be in his eyes. Trump spoke out against Fox News, arguing that the network “won’t even show or discuss” the 2020 election fraud documentary “2000 Mules.” 

“Fox News is no longer Fox News,” Trump posted on his TruthSocial account. “They won’t even show or discuss the greatest & most impactful documentary of our time, ‘2000 Mules.’ The Radical Left Democrats are thrilled – They don’t want the TRUTH to get out.”

Furthermore, the former president recommended that CNN “go conservative” and take Fox News’ place as the go-to channel for those looking to consume a new conservative media outlet. 

“CNN should go Conservative and take over the greatest, strongest, and most powerful BASE in U.S. history,” Trump stated. “Nobody is watching CNN’s Fake News now so, as I say, what the hell have they got to lose? Sadly, they’re too stupid to make the change!”

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Stephanie Ruhle Has No Pity for Crypto Investors Amid Decline

Ruhle, a former investment banker, told crypto investors on “Morning Joe” not to expect any government help or relief.

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For those who dabble in cryptocurrency, MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle has little sympathy for investors following the last week’s collapse in the value of digital coins.

During a segment on Friday’s edition of “Morning Joe,” “The 11th Hour” host, a former investment banker, also told crypto investors not to expect any government help or relief. 

She added that they have only themselves to blame for purchasing the unstable currency over more conventional assets.

“Let’s remember: The entire basis of crypto is secrecy. It is decentralization. It’s ‘Don’t tread on me. I don’t want the government. I don’t want establishment,’ so this is very much a ‘Buyer beware’ [situation],” Ruhle said, per Mediaite

On Thursday, Cryptocurrencies crashed following the tumble of TerraUSD, a so-called stablecoin, with bitcoin plunging to a 16-month low of around $25,400.

Crypto assets have also been swept up in the broad selling of uncertain investments on concerns regarding high inflation and increasing interest rates.

Ruhle stated the fall of the crypto market is distinct from the 2008 recession when large investment companies proceeded to go under and needed to be saved by the government.

“You won’t have institutions at risk here, but millions and millions of individuals, many of whom have never invested in the markets, many of whom have borrowed to bet big in crypto, losing enormous amounts of money, so what’s going to happen?” Ruhle said.

“Are people going to turn around and say, ‘The government needs to help me. I need to be bailed out for this’?”

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