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Rose McGowan Responds To Former Manager’s Death

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Actress Rose McGowan addressed the death of former manager Jill Messick in a brief Instagram caption Saturday, three days after Messick’s suicide.

“For Jill: May your family find some measure of solace during this pain,” McGowan began.

“That one man could cause so much damage is astounding, but tragically true. The bad man did this to us both. May you find peace on the astral plane. May you find serenity with the stars.”

McGowan’s comments followed a scathing statement from Messick’s family to The Hollywood Reporter, calling Messick’s death “collateral damage” in the Harvey Weinstein scandal that shook Hollywood and sparked a global movement against sexual abuse. The family specifically blamed McGowan, Weinstein and journalists for contributing to stress in Messick’s life.

“Seeing her name in headlines again and again, as part of one person’s attempt to gain more attention for her personal cause, along with Harvey’s desperate attempt to vindicate himself, was devastating for her,” Messick’s family said.

Messick, 50, was McGowan’s manager in 1997, the year McGowan told The New York Times in an article published in October that Weinstein raped her. McGowan told the Times she informed her manager about the attack shortly after it occurred.

“She put her arms around me,” McGowan told the paper. But in the months that followed, McGowan said she did not feel Messick supported her legal fight against the now-disgraced studio mogul.

Messick later took a job at Miramax, helmed by Weinstein at the time. She went on to produce hit films, including “She’s All That” and “Mean Girls.”

Messick’s family rejected the suggestion that she was not supportive to McGowan, saying she was “the first person who stood up on Rose’s behalf.”

Weinstein has called McGowan’s rape accusation “a bold lie” through his lawyer, claiming the actress told Messick soon afterward that the encounter was consensual. Weinstein in late January provided news outlets with emails from Messick detailing what she remembered of the day McGowan told her about the alleged rape.

A representative for Weinstein has not replied to HuffPost emails seeking comment.

Messick is survived by her two children, along with her father, brother, and  partner.

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Forget Russia, It’s These Women Who Could Ultimately Bring Down Trump

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There were moments over the past few years when it seemed like misogynist in chief Donald Trump would be held accountable for the way he has treated women. But at each turn, the president emerged unscathed.

Then on Monday, the FBI raid on Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s office and hotel raised the prospect once again. Cohen’s apparently been under criminal investigation for months, according to court papers prosecutors released on Friday. It is incredibly early to say this with any certainty, but it’s starting to look possible that women could ultimately topple the Trump presidency.

Not Russia. Women.

The scandals prompted by two women, Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal, reportedly led the FBI to Cohen’s door. Federal agents were reportedly seeking information on hush agreements the adult film star and the former Playmate signed to stay silent about their alleged affairs with Trump. The agreements may have violated federal campaign finance laws, raising the real possibility of criminal charges for Cohen ― and maybe even for Trump himself.

The nonprofit Common Cause filed complaints with the Department of Justice and the Federal Election Commission in January over the hush agreements, alleging they are campaign finance violations. The punishment for breaking such laws includes fines and even jail time.

At a time when the Me Too movement has brought down many powerful men for sexual misconduct, the alleged violations raise the prospect of bagging the biggest whale of all.

It is incredibly early to say this with any certainty, but it’s starting to look possible that women could ultimately topple the Trump presidency.

Though the raid this week was a sign of how serious the situation is, there are a million caveats going the other way: First, there is no publicly available evidence that Trump knew about these payoffs. He didn’t even sign the agreement with Daniels and denies he knew about it or had an affair with her or McDougal. Cohen said he paid Daniels without Trump knowing.

Even if the feds nail the evidence, successfully pressing the case in court would be technically pretty tricky, legal experts say. Recently, former presidential candidate John Edwards was charged with campaign finance violations and went to trial, but the jury couldn’t agree on his guilt.

Also, recall that no sitting U.S. president has ever been charged with a crime.

The more obvious punitive route would be impeachment, which seems unlikely at the moment because Trump’s party runs Congress. And even if the Dems were running the show, it’s not clear they’d want to make a whole thing out of what seems to be essentially a sex scandal ― 20 years after the Lewinsky debacle. (Though not everyone sees this as simply a salacious story.)

Further, campaign finance violations aren’t exactly the sexiest, most outrageous crimes around.

And of course, no one knows what special counsel Robert Mueller ― who’s already done a lot of damage to the Trump administration with indictments and criminal charges ― still has up his sleeve.

And yet, right now, the campaign finance violations do seem further along than the Russia case to a number of experts.

“The public evidence we know on the campaign finance issue is more clear to us at this moment,” said Liam Brennan, a former federal prosecutor who was the lead attorney in the prosecution of former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland (R) for campaign finance violations. “From what is publicly known, there is fairly compelling evidence that campaign finance laws were broken,” he said.

From what is publicly known, there is fairly compelling evidence that campaign finance laws were broken.Attorney Liam Brennan

Cohen has already admitted he paid Daniels $130,000, but said the president was not involved. McDougal’s $150,000 came from the folks at American Media Inc., home to the National Enquirer, but McDougal’s lawsuit says the company acted in coordination with Cohen. American Media Inc. denies all of this.

Though the alleged affairs happened more than a decade ago, the payoffs came right before the election: McDougal’s just after the Republican National Convention in August 2016, Daniels’ a week before the general election, right when the “Access Hollywood” tape was imperiling Trump’s campaign.

The maximum amount an individual can contribute to a campaign is $2,700 ― obviously, far less than $130,000. Corporations are prohibited from making donations to individual candidates.

The timing of the payouts increases the likelihood that they’ll be seen as money spent on getting Trump into office ― if the women’s stories had emerged prior to the election, the reasoning goes, they would’ve hurt Trump’s chances. Particularly Daniels’ story, which was kaiboshed during Pussygrab-gate.

In fact, according to reporting from The New York Times, FBI agents were also looking for information tied to that infamous recording, wherein Trump brags to host Billy Bush that he is very famous and can just kiss women without asking and grab them by their genitals.

If prosecutors are able to build a compelling case against Cohen ― and possibly Trump ― around these payments, it’s plausible that the president could find himself facing criminal charges, legal experts told Hufforbes.

That road leads to possible impeachment and even a criminal trial, where the president and his lawyer could face fines and even, yes, jail time ― up to five years, said Paul S. Ryan, vice president of policy and litigation at Common Cause. “Imprisonment is exceedingly rare, but it happens occasionally,” he said.

If prosecutors are able to build a compelling case against Cohen ― and possibly Trump ― around these payments, it’s plausible that the president could find himself facing criminal charges, legal experts told Hufforbes.

Still, a case would hardly be a slam dunk. “Proving intent in white-collar cases is extremely difficult,” Brennan, the former prosecutor, said.

While it “seems obvious” the intention was to protect the Trump campaign, it can be hard to prove, he said. The keys will be: Will Cohen talk and will agents find compelling hard proof to back up the case?

And it’s an open question as to how seriously anyone is going to take these scandals. The sexual nature of Daniels and McDougal’s stories may make prosecutors and Congress “squeamish,” Brennan added.

(Remember, it’s mostly men making these decisions.)

And to get to Trump, legal experts said, there needs to be more evidence. “In order to pin any of this on Trump, he would have needed to know what’s going on,” said Laurie Levenson, a criminal law professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. “That’s why it’s key to find a link,” she said ― possibly paperwork of some sort, an email or a letter.

At this point, the worst-case scenario for Trump would be a finding that Cohen and others were involved in illegal activity, Levenson said ― some kind of criminal activity, maybe campaign finance violations, but possibly bank fraud, which FBI agents are reportedly also looking into. If Cohen or others talk, they could end up pointing a finger at Trump and saying not only did he know, but he was orchestrating all of this.

“You have to make a lot of jumps and assumptions,” she said.

Still, the prospect remains delicious.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story said the Lewinsky scandal was 30 years ago. It was 20 years ago.

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Enhancing Natural Beauty

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The fact that we as women must appreciate each other and our beauty before we can truly cherish other forms of beauty around us. “Two or three things I know for sure, and one of them is that of we are not beautiful to each other, we cannot know beauty in any form”. We are so conditioned to see female beauty as what men see as beautiful, that we don’t even know what it means to us. If we can get to the point where women feel beautiful even if they don’t fit the social ideal, it will allow us to open our minds to all other forms of beauty.

According to me “Women and the Knife”, “Rather than aspiring to self-determined and women-centred ideals of health or integrity, women’s’ attractiveness is defined as attractive-to-men…” Many women are jealous of women than men view as beautiful…even lesbian women who possibly would have a different view of female beauty. Society ingrains in everyone what the standard of beauty is so much that we don’t even know why we believe it.

The power of being beautiful holds a great deal of weight in our society as individuals and social beings. “…a woman’s chases her beauty through transformation that is often related with lived experiences of self-creation, self-fulfilment, and being cared for. The power of these experiences must not be underestimated”. This is a major reason so many women are now choosing to have cosmetic surgery. But it seen that surgery is now becoming less of a choice for women. As more and more women transform their bodies into society’s ideal figure of femininity, the higher the standards become.

If women begin seeing many other women having surgery and becoming more attractive to men, then they too will have to go under the knife to keep up with the rising standard of beauty. We must not follow to this standard and refuse to surgically change our bodies. At an individual level, we must retain our health and integrity. At the collective level, refusal may cause plastic surgeons to “turn their proficiency to the victims in the intensive burn unit and to the crippled limbs and joints of swollen women”.

Although cosmetic surgery is a major form of appearance altering, there are other options that women have. But the natural beauty is permanent and not harmful to. God has made but of course with different skin, complexion, structure face etc. but each woman has some beauty in herself only the thing is we should know how to gain or re-gain it.

We can enhance our natural beauty but just following some of the tips properly like:

  1. Try as much as possible to keep your hands away from your face.
  2. Consume more and more of fruits and vegetables.
  3. Use sunscreen each time that you go out in the sun.
  4. Drink 6-8 glasses of water a day.
  5. Drink Green tea has a very important anti-inflammatory agent that has been proven to repair damaged skin.
  6. Smile more.
  7. Avoid Smoking.
  8. Exfoliating is another way to get a beautiful skin.
  9. Apply some powder or lotion on body and face after a bath.
  10. Get engages in vigorous exercises.

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Advantages of Looking for Cool Tattoo Ideas Online

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Temporary tattoos are a wonderful thing. But scented temporary tattoos? Well, that’s another level of awesome.

Which is why we’re bowing down to tattoo ideas, a New-York-based tattoo company, and their ingenious floral and herb-scented transfers.

The best bit is these tattoos aren’t just your standard Sainsbury’s pack of bunched coriander, they’re delicate, water-colour-inspired herbs and flowers designed by artist Vincent Jeannerot .

Not only do they look sooo pretty, but each tattoo has been paired with its own scent. So e.g. if you wear the sage tattoo, you’ll smell red sage and if you wear the parsley tattoo, you’ll smell parsley.

And the flower tats are just as heavenly, with scented roses, hydrangeas and, the king of them all, the pink peony.

Dreamy.

You can choose to wear just one of the tattoo ideas, or mix and match your flowers and your herbs so you start smelling like a summer’s garden.

Or, if smelling of roses isn’t your thing, then Tattly also have a whole range of sweet-scented tattoos you can buy, too.

Our REAL favourite transfer however has to be this little pizza guy.

Sadly he doesn’t smell of pizza yet but Tattly, we petition you to make this happen soon.

Thanks.

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