Trump attacks second Kavanaugh accuser: ‘She was totally inebriated and all messed up’

President Trump on Tuesday continued to defend Brett Kavanaugh amid multiple allegations sexual misconduct against his Supreme Court nominee.

“He’s never had any charges like this,” Trump told reporters before a bilateral meeting with the president of Colombia at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. “I mean, charges come up from 36 years ago that are totally unsubstantiated.”

Two women have publicly accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. The first, Christine Blasey Ford, …

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Uber scores a big win in legal fight to keep drivers as independent contractors

A three-judge panel ruled in favor of Uber in a long-standing lawsuit that could have a profound impact on the future of ride-sharing and the gig economy.

The Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision Tuesday reversing the class certification order in the case of O’Connor v. Uber, in which Uber drivers argued they should be categorized as employees rather than independent contractors. The judges nullified the decision on the ground that Uber’s arbitration clause prohibits class actions.

“We have, unfortunately, been long expecting this”

“We have, unfortunately, been long expecting this,” said Shannon Liss-Riordan, an attorney representing Uber drivers in O’Connor. She cited the Ninth Circuit’s previous ruling against Uber…

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Trump defends Kavanaugh and attacks his second accuser: She ‘admits she was drunk’

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as he faces multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.
At least two women have accused Kavanaugh of sexual conduct: Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez.
Trump blasted Kavanaugh’s second accuser, Ramirez, and claimed Democrats are playing a “con game” to derail his nomination.
Ford and Kavanaugh are set to testify on her allegation before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as he faces multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, taking particularly vehement aim at Kavanaugh’s second accuser.

Just two days after new allegations arose against Kavanaugh from a college classmate, Deborah Ramirez, Trump called the accusations a “con game” by Democrats seeking to derail his nomination.

“The second accuser doesn’t even know, she thinks maybe it could have been him, maybe not. Admits she was drunk,” Trump said. “She admits time lapses, this is a person, and this is a series of statements that is going to take one of the most talented intellects from a judicial standpoint in our country — keep him off the US Supreme Court?”

On Sunday, The New Yorker detailed new from a woman named Deborah Ramirez, who claims Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a party when they were both at Yale University in the early 1980s.

After delivering remarks at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday, Trump suggested that Ramirez was too “inebriated” and the party occurred too long occur for her to properly recall what transpired. The president referred to the charges against Kavanaugh as “totally unsubstantiated.”

“I think [Kavanaugh] is just a wonderful human being. I think it is horrible what the Democrats have done. It is a con game, they are really con artists,” Trump said. “They know he is a …read more

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An Asian actress plays a pivotal ‘Harry Potter’ character in ‘Fantastic Beasts’ and fans are calling the casting problematic

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Warning: There are spoilers ahead for “Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald.”

A new trailer for “Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald” was released Tuesday and confirmed a longtime fan theory about Voldemort’s snake, Nagini.

The serpent who acted as one of the Dark Lord’s horcruxes was actually once a woman.

Early in the trailer, Credence (Ezra Miller) calls out to Nagini at a circus and we see actress Claudia Kim transform into the familiar snake.

Many were floored at the initial revelation. Author JK Rowling took to Twitter to say it’s a reveal she has been sitting on for about 20 years.

But soon afterward, fans started questioning the casting of an Asian actress in the role.

Many find it problematic that a woman of color is playing a cursed woman who eventually becomes a snake and slave to “Harry Potter” villain, Voldemort.

maybe “circus performer who turns into a murderous snake“ isn’t the best choice of role for one of the two WOC in the franchise.

— Gavia Baker-Whitelaw (@Hello_Tailor) September 25, 2018

someone is gonna write a take about how “omg this decision about nagini is actually WOKE Asians can b racist ????so it’s okay if an asian woman is portrayed as an EVIL COLD SLIT EYED ANIMAL!!!” and i really won’t be here for it

— the handmaiden stan (@MlMAKIRIGOE) September 25, 2018

wait so nagini is being played by an asian woman and she like…. becomes voldemort’s ”’pet”’???? is she…. is she a Fantastic Beast newt must Find???? oh this is bad. this is very very bad

— ✍️ (@neonacropolis) September 25, 2018

so this is a character who’s cursed because she is a woman and is forced to become a …read more

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