Taylor Swift Wins Groping Trial, Vows to Donate to Sexual Assault Victims

Taylor Swift‘s trial against DJ David Mueller is officially over. On Monday, the jury ruled in favor of the pop star, who accused the DJ of groping her during a Denver meet-and-greet back in 2013 and ordered David Mueller to pay her $ 1; Taylor sought out the symbolic amount in her countersuit when the former radio host sued for her damages after he lost his job at 98.5 KYGO. According to Us Weekly, Taylor hugged her mother, Andrea, after the verdict was read and mouthed «thank you» to fans who were sitting in the courtroom.

In a statement, the 27-year-old «Bad Blood» singer thanked the judge, jury, and her attorneys «for fighting for me and anyone who feels silenced for a sexual assault,» adding, «I acknowledge the privilege that I benefit from in life, in society, and in my ability to shoulder the enormous cost of defending myself in a trial like this.» She went on: «My hope is to help those whose voices should also be heard. Therefore, I will be making donations in the near future to multiple organizations that help sexual assault victims defend themselves.»

During the closing arguments on Monday, Taylor reportedly broke down in tears as the defense accused her of lying about the incident and using a smiling photo taken of her at the event as «proof» that she couldn’t have been groped. Now that the trial is over, hopefully Taylor is able to put the painful process behind her and continue to use her voice to advocate for other sexual assault victims.

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Browns Fan Wins Preseason Week 1 With These Brock Osweiler Lobster Shorts

Nothing is for certain in the NFL, but Brock Osweiler ending up on one of these depressing Browns quarterback jerseys has to be the lock of the century — especially with the DeShone Kizer hype ready to hit overdrive:

However, not everyone in Cleveland is ready to burn Brock just yet. Case in point: This die hard who hit preseason Week 1 in these custom Brock Lobster shorts:

Laugh all you want, but I’d bet a fair number of people — probably outside of Houston — would rock these.

[H/t Fansided]


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How the Iron Bank May Decide Who Wins Game of Thrones

From the very beginning of Game of Thrones, the Lannisters have been tied to money. The saying «a Lannister always pays his debts» has been repeated many times. But in «The Queen’s Justice», we see Cersei Lannister facing her money woes with the Iron Bank. So what is the Iron Bank and why is it so important? Here are three important things to know about the bank’s past . . . and its future.

The bank has funded the Lannisters greatly.

It’s actually the Iron Bank of Braavos, and it is a financial institution that has many clients, including the government that rules over the Seven Kingdoms. It especially has ties to the Lannisters and Baratheons, given how much they owe. In season one, Ned Stark is shocked to find out the Iron Throne owes 6 million Gold Dragons. The institution is also infamous for the line «the Iron Bank will have its due,» so it’s not to be messed with.

We also see the Iron Bank in season three, when Petyr Baelish becomes Master of Coin and is borrowing more money from the Iron Bank. This worries Tyrion Lannister because the Iron Bank has no problem funding his family’s enemies.

The bank also funded Stannis Baratheon.

In season four, Stannis Baratheon also turns to the Iron Bank, to continue his failed mission to take the Iron Throne. He and Ser Davos go to Braavos to convince the bank that they are its best option to getting its money back after the death of Tywin Lannister. They are successful and get a loan, but it ultimately is another loss for the bank, given Stannis’s death.

The bank may invest in Daenerys Targaryen.

The visitor from Braavos reveals that the Iron Throne’s vaults are empty, and given it’s fighting a new war, it will be needing more money. It also doesn’t help that the rich Tyrells are no longer allies but enemies. So it makes sense that the Iron Bank would be interested in backing Daenerys instead.

Cersei asks for a fortnight to pay her debt in full, and given her lead in victories, she might get to keep the Iron Bank on her side.

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Who Wins The Internet Day of Action?

Did you know today is the Internet Day of Action? That’s right, July 12th has been designated as a day of online protest by organizations and companies big and small who have come out in favor of Net Neutrality, which, thanks to Verizon’s favorite son, and current FCC Chair, Ajit Pai, is in danger.

Now personally, I think we’re all better off if (for example) Verizon can’t arbitrarily slow down Netflix (or charge them more for «premium» speeds, which Netflix will likely pass on to us) just because they feel like it, but I’m not here to convince you one way or the other about Net Neutrality (and, other, smarter people have done a much better job of laying out the case).

I am here, however, to judge the «actions» I was able to find.

To do this, I went to every site listed as a participant at Battle For The Net, a website put together by the groups who organized the protest. It was an eclectic list of 200something websites, from large companies to porn sites to one guy who is definitely a weirdo conspiracy theorist, but hey, fighting for the open internet has led to some very strange teamups.

However, as I went about my task, fingers clacking away with great vigor, I became concerned. Many of the sites made no mention of the protest at all. Others, like Netflix, did, well, the bare minimum:

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Considering this is the company that made a 50 minute special for April Fools’ Day that I swear I didn’t watch all the way through, I sort of expected more.

Thankfully, at least some sites were less subtle. Reddit put the message from CEO Steve Huffman front and center:

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And this VPN company even found a way to try to get you to buy stuff while talking (sort of?) about Net Neutrality. See? Activism can be fun and profitable!

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But except for these and a couple other standouts, I was disappointed. I had hoped to see some creative graphics or fun pop-ups, but the majority, if they even mentioned the day of action at all, used pretty standard banners.

It began to feel as though I had clicked through to 200something websites (and one weirdo conspiracy theorist, who, it turns out, isn’t even a compelling performer) for nothing.

Oh well, guess it’s time to

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WAIT

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Why, it’s him! It’s FCC Chairman Ajit Pai! Look how adorable he is as he tries to throttle our internet speed! And when you scroll, his head bobbles!

I don’t know who that mysterious bear was, but thank you.

If you happen upon any clever protests popping up on the internet today, let me know.

Oh, and if you find that an open internet remains important to you, the current public comments period runs through July 17th.

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Jon Gruden’s 5-Foot-6 Fire Hydrant Son, Deuce, Wins World Lifting Gold Medal

Deuce Gruden is having himself a good time at the IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships in Belarus. He already has a gold medal in his pocket and now he’s going to come back to the States as a viral sensation now that word is starting to travel around that the 5 foot 6 fire hydrant is a yoked beast. This is exactly the kind of news a legitimate blogger latches onto during June when all we have is the College World Series and some NBA draft stuff to fake care about.

How did Deuce Gruden get his name? His actual name is Jon David Gruden II, hence the ‘Deuce’ nickname. I know some of you were losing your minds over this one.

Deuce spent the 2016 NFL season as a strength and conditioning intern with Uncle Jay’s Redskins after graduating from Lafayette where he was a running back (16 carries, 46 yards over final two seasons). Legend has it that Deuce was a 350-pound bench pressing behemoth who played quarterback, wide receiver, linebacker and safety during high school.

Now he’s a competitive lifter with just 1,317 IG followers as I type this. That number is about to explode now that Deuce is out here dominating the world in powerlifting. Now he has a gold.

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Rebel Wilson Wins Her Defamation Suit Against Australian Media Company

Rebel Elizabeth Melanie Wilson, the actress formerly known as Melanie Elizabeth Bownds, won her defamation lawsuit against Bauer Media, the publishers of Woman’s Day, an Australian tabloid who claimed in 2015 that Wilson lied about her background—including her age, name, and family history.

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Kickerboxer Wins Fight On A Sucker Punch KO, Gets Attacked By Fans Who Stormed The Ring

WILD scene at the Glory 42 Kickboxing Championship this afternoon. Normally, we could give 2 shits about this event, but when you have sucker punches and fans storming the ring, it instantly becomes must-blog material.

It all started with this knockout punch, where Harut Grigorian turned his back to Murthel Groenhart for some reason, and then all hell broke loose with fans storming the ring.

At first, people assumed it was Grigorian’s cornermen who came into the ring because while legal, it still was a real cheap shot. But then it came out that it was actually a couple of spectators who jumped in there to attack Groenhart, making the story even crazier.

I guess this is what kickboxing needs. When you’re stuck between MMA and boxing, nobody really cares. Now instead of literally nobody talking about this event, here we are.

This angle gives you a better look at the fans


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Bayern Munich Wins The Bundesliga Title & The Players Poured Beer On Everyone

Yep, this is pretty much exactly how I expected Germans to celebrate winning a championship. Bayern Munich won their 5th straight Bundesliga championship today and while I don’t know jack shit about that team or really soccer in general, I can down with these types of celebrations.

In America, we spray champagne everywhere when we win a title, in Germany they fill up giant beer steins and dump them on each other. Makes sense.

The main culprit was #10, Arjen Robben. My man wasn’t going to stop until everybody in that stadium was dowsed in Paulaner.

The full video is fantastic


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