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Human Rights Foundation Lashes Out At Lionel Messi's Trip To Gabon

Lionel Messi has found himself in the center of a controversy due to his recent trip to Gabon. Messi visited the African country on July 17, 2015. He was met with resistance shortly after by the Human Rights Foundation, who condemned his "enthusiastic support" of the regime, according to an article I read on The Telegraph's website. The charges that the Human Rights Foundation have levelled against Gabon President Ali Bongo are disturbing and severe, to say the least.

The Human Rights Foundation claims that Bongo presides over a country where the ritual murder of children is common. Those children who are murdered then have their organs harvested. Messi runs his own charitable organization for children, which was another fact pointed out by the Human Rights Foundation. There's a bit of dispute about whether Messi was paid for the trip. The press claimed he received a hefty payout for his trip. That's a claim that Messi and Bongo denied vehemently. Bongo said he met Messi and invited him to visit the country to see plans for a huge new soccer stadium that is being built there. Messi obliged him with the recent visit. Oddly enough, even a local political group in Gabon was not happy with Messi. They ridiculed the fact that he wore "tattered shorts" to visit the country. Messi did not enhance his public image with the visit from a variety of circles. 

The HRF ripped into Messi about July 17 trip. They claim that he helped the leaders of the country with a "PR campaign." They pointed to the fact that a press release was sent out and many social media posts were made concerning the visit. The Bongo family has ruled the country since 1967. During that time, they have displayed vast wealth. Over one-third of the population of the country lives in dire poverty in contrast. Messi joins a long list of celebrities who have been intensely criticized for doing public appearances in countries with human rights issue. The HRF called on Messi to denounce the leadership of Gabon and to call on them to investigate the claims of ritual murder. Activists in the country have made very serious charges that the ruling elite in the country believe in cannibalism and practice it. 

The Human Rights Foundation is a non-profit organization who's primary focus is on "closed societies". They are involved on shining the light on social and democratic issues anywhere in the world where they feel liberty is in danger. Their philosophy aligns closely with the principles of the 1976 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). Part of their work is to pressure those who they feel are working against the issues. Lionel Messi has not responded to the allegations.

Another Accuser of Bill Cosby Comes Forward

Add a woman named Joan Tarshis to the list of Bill Cosby's accusers. She claims that Cosby drugged and raped her on two separate occasions in the 1980's. She pointed out that Bill had a shaving kit full of pills that he used for his alleged misdeeds.

Tarshis joins many other women with similar stories. Pressure is certainly mounting on Cosby, who has been dealing with the whispers of this behavior for a very long time. He settled one rape claim out of court in 2006. Another similar story came out weeks ago, where a woman claims Cosby had been grooming her and abusing his star power to put her in a difficult position. 

Bill Cosby has had to start cancelling appearances amidst the swirl of accusations. He did an interview on National Public Radio which he spent mostly refusing to answer questions and shaking his head sadly. He walked off of a a panel at the Smithsonian when he was questioned about the allegations. Shortly after this, he cancelled an appearance on David Letterman.

This exploded shortly after accusations were renewed following a Cosby publicity tour. Apparently Cosby has been committing these deeds since the '60's. Cosby will have a difficult time claiming that these women are just banding together in a potential cash grab. Many of them are long past the statute of limitations, meaning that these women have no real financial incentive to accuse him.


For Mark Ahn and many others who have enjoyed Bill Cosby throughout the years, it is a sad time. We're hoping that these accusations are false and without merit.

Tila Tequila Has Moments She Doesn't Want Her Daughter To See

Some people may remember the reality TV icon Tila Tequila, who is a beautiful woman who came onto reality TV looking for the perfect mate. Her show was controversial as well as interesting, because she was supposed to choose from either men or women, because she is bisexual. Tila's 5 Moments. At the time, a show like that hadn't really been put out on television, so it was something new, but many disliked Tila's antics on the show, and referred to her as somewhat of a slut. Like her or hate her, she still made a name for herself.

Recently, Tila had a daughter of her own, and she has been examining her past life, and stated that there are moments she wouldn't want her daughter to see or know about in the future. It's not unusual for a celebrity to look back at their past behaviors, and re-examine them with judgment; after having a child. Tila states that she is in love with her daughter which Keith Mann noted, and is very happy at this time. She had first posted a selfie of her pregnant belly back in April, when she was about 10 weeks along.

For those who are interested in the moments that Tila would like to keep secret from her daughter, you can go online to view the videos of her most shameful moments. As for Tila, she will continue raising her daughter, and living the good life.

Selena Gomez Has Bieber Breakdown at Taylor Swift Party

Taylor Swift’s 25th birthday party has been the talk of the internet since the first photos of her star studded guest list were posted. It seems like just about everyone you would want to have at your party was invited. The fact that Taylor started her birthday celebration on stage at Madison Square Garden during her Z100 Jingle Ball performance was just the icing on the cake because when she took the party back to her Tribeca apartment that’s when things really got interesting while Terry Richardson was in attendance.

The guests included Justin Timberlake, Jay-z and Beyonce, Sam Cook, Nick Jonas, Karlie Kloss and Chrissy Teigan. They hung out eating pizza, shooting beer and taking photos that made everyone not invited green with envy however it seems that not everyone at the party was enjoying the free booze because the word is Selena Gomez was too busy freaking out over Justin Bieber.

Sources claim that Selena could be heard on the upper terrace of Taylor’s apartment shouting “Nobody understands me, my own boyfriend doesn’t even understand me.”

Guests at the party were shocked and all they could do was stare.

It’s a shame Selena missed a great party pouting over Justin, but who has time to cry over Justin Bieber when Justin Timberlake is in the house with his super awesome poop emoji mask?