Giroud says he won’t stay at Chelsea out of pity after transfer ban as he eyes Lyon move

CHELSEA are making plans to survive two transfer windows without signing any players and they may have to factor in Olivier Giroud's exit too, after some honest comments by the striker.

The former Arsenal forward has just gone joint-third in the all-time scoring list for the French national team and yet remains on club boss Maurizio Sarri's bench.

A transfer back to Ligue 1 – where he won the title with Montpellier in 2012 – is said to be on the cards with Lyon among the teams sniffing around.

And Giroud has stated that Chelsea's predicament won't factor into his decision making come the summer.

“We will see what the future has in store for me," he told TF1 when asked if the embargo will help convince him to stay.

"The club can’t sign players.

"I aspire for more playing time and an important role in a team."

In Chelsea's hands

Giroud's contract expires at the end of the season but Chelsea hold the option to automatically extend the forward's deal by another 12 months.

However he has appeared just six times as a starter in the Premier League under Sarri, forcing him to focus on making the most of his Europa League outings.

With nine goals in nine games in that competition, Giroud has earned the plaudits of his international boss Didier Deschamps.

"He'd like to play more and when he plays in the Europa League, he also scores goals. In a match like tonight's, against a low-ranked opponent, his presence as a pivot is very useful.

"He's quite complementary with the other players because of his role that is different and this allows our team to have a varied offensive play."

The 32-year-old remains a key part of the France setup and started in Friday's 4-1 win over Moldova, netting his 34th international goal to go level with David Trezeguet.

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Trump claims ISIS will be eliminated from its last territory ‘TONIGHT’

Trump claims ISIS will be eliminated from its last piece of territory ‘TONIGHT’ as he boasts they are down to ‘last spot’ and says 400 U.S. troops are staying in Syria

  •  Trump brandished a map of Syria showing the tiny last stand of ISIS as he left the White House to head to Lima, Ohio
  • Said he expected the final territory to fall ‘tonight’ calling it ‘a tiny spot’
  • In Syria, the U.S. backed Syrian Democratic Forces are pounding the final ISIS positions in the village of Baghouz in the east of the country, on the Euphrates
  • Trump also said he will keep 400 members of the U.S armed forces in Syria indefinitely, in contrast to previously saying there would be complete withdrawal
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Donald Trump says the last of the Islamic State’s territory in Syria will be freed by U.S.-backed forces ‘by tonight.’

Trump spoke as he left the White House and displayed maps of IS-held territory in Iraq and Syria on the day he was elected and as of Wednesday morning.

The most recent map shows what Trump says is a ‘tiny spot which will be gone by tonight.’ He says when he was elected, Syria was ‘a mess’ and awash in IS fighters.

U.S.-backed fighters battling to retake the last IS outpost in eastern Syria seized most of the last pocket of land on Tuesday.

Trump has previously announced the defeat of the group, but sleeper cells of fighters remain in Syria.

Trump says the U.S. will keep 400 troops in Syria indefinitely.


Boast: Donald Trump brandished a map showing ISIS territory on election day 2016 (top) and now (bottom) and took credit for dealing with a ‘mess’


Last battle: Smoke rises from the Islamic State’s last remaining position in the village of Baghouz during battles with the Syrian Democratic Forces in Baghouz today 


Last few: Suspected Islamic State fighters and civilians are screened by members of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the village of Baghouz today 

Fighters in Syria Wednesay were scouring the last few hundred square yards of ISIS territory for landmines, secret tunnels and any hiding jihadists after pushing the terror group into their last sliver of land.  

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), backed by the U.S., are clearing areas they captured yesterday as they reduced the ISIS ‘caliphate’ to a tiny patch of bombed-out scrapyard in eastern Syria. 

An official with the fighters said there was calm and no clashes today as Syrian forces were seen singing, dancing and giving V-for-victory signs to celebrate ‘victory’ in Baghouz. 

In one video released by Syrian forces a group of fighters are seen jigging in rhythm in the desert as they mark the ‘end of the ISIS caliphate’. 

SDF soldiers were today women and children into trailer trucks on the hilltop over Baghouz, in a sign evacuations were ongoing today, while black smoke could be seen rising from the village.  

The last diehard ISIS fighters continued clashing with the SDF on Tuesday night but the terror group is on the brink of defeat after holding a third of Syria and Iraq in 2014. 


Last push: Smoke rises from the last besieged neighbourhood in the village of Baghouz, where ISIS have been reduced to their last sliver of land less than five years after they controlled a third of Syria and Iraq 


Final battle: Heavy smoke rises above the Islamic State (IS) group’s last remaining position in the village of Baghouz during battles with the Syrian Democratic Forces


Syrian Democratic Forces gesture the ‘V’ for victory sign as they come back from the frontline in the battle against ISIS in Baghouz yesterday


Reduced to a burning scrapyard: ISIS fighters and followers have been steadily forced back to Baghouz after years of retreats in the face of military campaigns by an array of foreign and local forces. Pictures show the bombed-out remains of cars in the terror group’s last stronghold


At the height of its power the Islamic State’s ‘caliphate’ stretched from Baghdad in Iraq all the way across north eastern Syria in the west – the dwindling remains have been constricted into the town of Baghouz in the Deir’ez-Zur region of eastern Syria


The SDF says that it has seized a key encampment from the jihadists and that victory will come ‘very soon’. A map shows the territory held by ISIS two days ago


Maps show how ISIS fighters are retreating into an ever smaller pocket of land in Syria. The area in red was all the terror group had left yesterday


US-backed SDF fighters said they were even closer to driving ISIS out of Baghouz yesterday. A map shows the territory (in red) now held by the terror group

The extremists had retreated into a tiny parcel of land, with some reportedly having used their own children as human shields, after they were forced out of the camp where they had been holding out. 

Pictures yesterday showed the burning remains of cars along the banks of the Euphrates river where ISIS fanatics have been desperately digging in over the last few months. 

Hundreds of militants had surrendered on Monday, an SDF spokesman said, signalling the terror group’s collapse after months of stiff resistance.

The fighters also revealed they had captured a group of alleged terrorists suspected of being behind a suicide attack in northern Syria that left four Americans dead earlier this year.   

The taking of the ISIS camp was a major advance but not the final defeat of the group in Baghouz, but fighters from Syrian forces were celebrating nonetheless.  

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‘I’m happy it’s over. Now I know my people are safe,’ said a fighter who identified himself as Walid Raqqawi who fought in the camp Monday night. 

He said he is returning to his hometown of Raqqa to rest. Comrades from his unit sang and danced in celebration at an outpost in Baghouz, all saying they were looking forward to going home. 

Hardened militant fighters holed up in the encampment have been mounting a last-stand defence of the enclave, all that is left of ISIS’s self-proclaimed ‘caliphate’ that once spanned a third of both Syria and Iraq. 

The militants have been putting up a desperate fight, their notorious propaganda machine working even on the brink of collapse. 

On Monday, ISIS issued a video showing its militants furiously defending the encampment, a junkyard of wrecked cards, motorcycles and tents.

 

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Olivia Attwood says reality stars are abused online more than anyone after hateful troll slammed her Mike Thalassitis tribute

SOCIAL media can be a brutal place – just ask a reality star.

Love Island favourite Olivia Attwood believes those in her industry get the most abuse from trolls, meaning they are particularly vulnerable to mental health issues.


Yesterday, the 2017 contestant was vilified for posting a tribute to tragic co-star Mike Thalassitis, who took his own life on Saturday aged 26 following a private battle with depression.

And in an exclusive interview with The Sun, Olivia — who is backing our Let’s Talk campaign to help prevent suicides — feels enough is enough.

She said: “When you’ve been on a reality TV show you become the public’s property. In my case on Love Island viewers had watched me for eight weeks — they feel like they know you.

“You’ve shown all these really raw and exposed sides to you and then people feel you’re fair game as you’ve put yourself in this situation by choosing to be on a show.


“You go from being a totally anonymous person and then everyone wants a piece of you. When I first came out of Love Island I went from having 25,000 followers on Instagram to a million.

“I was bombarded by people’s opinions. I found it very overwhelming.

“People feel that just because I was on a TV show they can pick me apart. That’s not OK at all. Something needs to change.”

Olivia, 27, briefly dated Mike during their time together on the ITV2 show.

Indeed, it was when Mike asked Olivia out that he earned the nickname “Muggy” from fellow Islander Chris Hughes, who Olivia was then partnered with.

Paying tribute to the late star on Instagram next to a picture of them from the villa, she wrote: “Literally don’t know what to say. Another one gone too young.

“Thinking of Mike’s family and friends at this horrendous time. You will be missed terribly.”

Yet she was branded “disgusting” and a “b**ch” by one troll who accused her of not saying enough about his sad passing.

Still shaken by the response, Olivia said: “Very few things get my back up but those messages really annoyed me. Don’t tell me what I need to post on my Instagram. What is this weird culture?

“For me it would have been wildly inappropriate to post anything more. Mike isn’t my ex-boyfriend and we weren’t friends after the villa.

“It would have been disrespectful to his close friends and family.

“You’re damned if you do and you’re damned if you don’t. If I had done a big, long tribute, trolls would have said I was doing it for Instagram likes.”

Former Love Island stars have been in uproar over the lack of aftercare offered to contestants following Mike’s suicide.

Ex-Miss Great Britain Zara Holland, 23, who was stripped of her title after having sex on the 2016 series, told The Sun that reality shows should arrange weekly therapy sessions for Islanders for a couple of years after they leave.

But Olivia says she would not have attended a support group — and that any potential mental health problems need to be tackled before the start of the series.

She said: “It isn’t an aftercare situation but a ‘before care’. You need to be obligated to do a certain amount of therapy before going on Love Island to prepare you.

“You live in the villa for a very long time. You’re away for ten weeks in total including the lockdown period and you end up feeling institutionalised.

“Even though when I came out everything was crazy, I was ready to be free. If producers had said, ‘Once a week we are all going to get together at ITV and have a support group’, I wouldn’t have wanted to go.”

Of course, Olivia does not know why Mike took his own life. However, she insists it was not because of his nickname “Muggy” and claims it is “totally ludicrous to blame Love Island”.

She said: “People are angry and they want someone to blame. Mike was in turmoil and a lot of his problems weren’t to do with Love Island at all.

“He finished playing football and was doing nothing and went on to the show — I spoke to him about this — what would he be doing if he hadn’t done the show?

“Love Island will be back on TV in a few months. I wonder how many of the same people will be on social media ridiculing the new people on there?”

Olivia’s series of Love Island became the most popular show ever to be broadcast on ITV2.

An average of 2.43million viewers tuned in to watch Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies crowned winners.

The 2016 series final was watched by 1.3million, with megastar singers Adele and Liam Gallagher admitting they had become glued throughout the summer.

Olivia says producers warned the cast, including Mike, that even they were shocked by the show’s sudden success.

She said: “Series two was successful but our series entered a whole new realm that no one was prepared for and producers were honest with us about that.

“The night before we left the villa we had a big sit-down with producers and they basically said to us, ‘This has got way bigger than we could ever imagine’.

“When we flew back to the UK and there were thousands of people at the airport waiting for us, that was just surreal. No one expected that.”

There have already been calls for the show to be axed following Mike’s death. But Olivia credits the show for SAVING her life.

She said: “The year before I went on to Love Island I was on antidepressants and I had a really tough time.

“I was a model and had been panicking about getting older and I was thinking, ‘What am I going to do? I only have a few more years that I can milk this’.

“Love Island saved me. I got a lot of heat in the villa for the way I was but after I came out so many girls said how they related to me.

“I finally found this sense of self-acceptance that I never had before.

“I remember that I am living a seriously privileged life. Yes, I still have weeks and days where I’m not OK but I’ve learned to keep it all in perspective.”

SIX STEPS TO HELP SAVE LIVES

SUICIDE is the biggest killer of young people in the UK, with 1,600 Brits under the age of 35 taking their own life each year.

Following the death of Love Island’s Mike Thalassitis last week, The Sun has launched our Let’s Talk campaign to raise awareness of suicide prevention.

Backed by leading suicide prevention charity PAPYRUS – and all three major political parties – we want to encourage those who are feeling suicidal to seek help, and for friends and family to open up conversations if they are worried about a loved one.

Here chief executive of PAPYRUS Ged Flynn explains how you can help save lives.

  1. Look out for any behavioural changes. This might be as simple as your child saying “I love you” when they bid you goodnight. If it’s something they don’t usually say, then take notice. The person might suddenly go off their food, or they might be telling you they feel tired all the time.
  2. Approach the subject directly. Tell them you’ve noticed they are behaving differently. Remind them you won’t judge them and you are happy to talk about difficult subjects like suicide.
  3. Keep an eye on the person’s internet use. Some sites encourage suicide.
  4. Seek professional advice. Book an appointment with your GP.
  5. Remember to look after your own health too. If you are worried that someone you know may be in distress, it can be challenging. Self-care is important.
  6. Get professional suicide prevention advice in confidence at PAPYRUS HopelineUK on 0800 068 4141 or email [email protected]

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My wife says she'll leave me if I don't stop abusing alcohol immediately

DEAR DEIDRE: MY wife is threatening to leave me unless I stop drinking entirely.

I am 29, my wife is 30 and we have been married for three years. I drank daily when we met – just a couple of cans in the evening.

She became very annoyed at this and asked me to cut down, which I did, to three evenings a week.

Now she thinks this is not enough. She says I have an alcohol problem and I risk losing her unless I stop drinking completely.

It is my way of relaxing. I do not see it as a problem because I never have any trouble waking up, doing my job or helping round the house.

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Ask her calmly why she is so bothered about it.

Find out if she is unhappy about something else between you.

Or did she grow up in a family where someone had an alcohol problem?

If you can work out why she is so worried, you can more easily reassure her.


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Russell Wilson says love is key to raising a blended family

When Russell Wilson isn’t styling and profiling with Ciara, he’s busy raising two kids.

He’s father to Sienna Princess Wilson, 1, and stepfather to 4-year-old Future Zahir Wilburn, wife Ciara’s son with ex Future.

“I think the best thing is love,” Wilson, who is also a quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks, told AM to DM. “Being there for your kids. Tucking them down. Putting them to bed. Going to as many things as you can. The thing that I’ve learned most and this is real … being a stepdad and also having a little daughter too as well. A stepdad you find out what love is like. It’s easy to love somebody who is your own blood. When you can love somebody like it’s your own child … that’s what real love is like.”

Wilson, 30, is fully enjoying parenting a little boy. He recalls watching him take his first steps and is now taking him to little league practice.

Earlier this week, Wilson and Ciara, 33, hit the streets of New York City in matching Tom Ford ensembles.

They’ve both previously discussed their devotion to each other and their family.

“It is a blessing that we both share the same vision and we really do believe that you gotta have God at the foundation,” Ciara previously said.

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Claudia Lawrence’s father says it is hard to believe she is alive

Claudia Lawrence’s father says it is ‘difficult’ to believe chef is alive 10 years on from day she disappeared

  • Ms Lawrence went missing on her way to work at the University of York in 2009
  • Police suspect she was murdered but no trace of her has ever been discovered
  • Her father Peter Lawrence said not knowing what happened was the ‘worst part’ 

The father of missing chef Claudia Lawrence has said it is ‘difficult’ to believe she is still alive, almost 10 years to the day since she vanished. 

Ms Lawrence went missing on her way to work at the University of York in March 2009 and no trace of her has ever been found. 

Speaking at home in York her father Peter Lawrence said that not knowing what happened to Claudia was the ‘worst part about it’. 

He said the decade since her disappearance could feel like both an ‘eternity’ and no time at all, the Mirror reported. 


Peter Lawrence (right), the father of missing chef Claudia Lawrence (father) has said it is ‘difficult’ to believe she is still alive, almost 10 years to the day since she vanished

Losing hope that his daughter is still alive, the 72-year-old said: ‘It’s getting more difficult to believe that as time goes on. It’s very difficult now.

‘It just keeps going on and on, of course, because of not knowing what happened and it is the not knowing which has always been the worst part about it. 


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‘Sometimes it seems an eternity and other times it just seems as though it wasn’t very long ago at all.’ 

Ms Lawrence went missing on March 18, 2009, when she was reported missing after failing to turn up for her 6am shift at York University. 

Police have said they believe the 35-year-old was murdered, although no body has ever been discovered.  

Police search a pub in York in 2009 after the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence. 

Arrests were made after a review of the initial investigation but no charges have ever been brought.  

Last year Mr Lawrence received an OBE at Buckingham Palace for services to the families of missing persons.  

He said last year: ‘She was relatively young. She was 35 when she went missing. So she would now be a completely different person anyway, so we’ve missed all that time.’

 ‘Whatever that closure is, you always hope for closure. Good or bad. You need closure.’

The retired solicitor campaigned for the Guardianship (Missing Persons) Bill, also known as Claudia’s Law, which was passed in April 2017.

The law, which applies to England and Wales, allows families of people missing for more than 90 days to deal with their affairs.  

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Nina Dobrev’s Hairstylist Says These Two Things Are Key to Growing Hair Out

We’ve heard it time and time again: in order for hair to grow out it needs to be trimmed regularly to get ahead of breakage. But the last thing anyone wants to do when they’re trying to lengthen their strands Opens a New Window. is shorten them on purpose.

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However, Nina Dobrev’ Opens a New Window. s hairstylist Riawna Capri confirmed this longtime piece of advice when showing off the actress’ fresh choppy trim Opens a New Window. in an Instagram post on Thursday, March 14. “Listen up chics, If you want to grow your hair, you have 2 key rules,” she wrote in the caption. “1) Make sure to book in your trims! Even if you are only taking off a 1/2 an inch, do it!”

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Oooookkkkkaayyy… @Nina 😍 Freshy Trimmed ✂️ Listen up chics, If you want to grow your hair, you have 2 key rules: 1) Make sure to book in your trims! Even if you are only taking off a 1/2 an inch, do it! (And yes, a trim is the same price as a haircut, 1 inch or 4 inches, we still do the same sectioning, don’t be cheap, take care of your hair that is the frame to your face.) 2) Protect and Nourish it on the daily! I mean this with my whole heart ❤️, @incommon #magicmyst is a daily treatment. 🙌🏼 Every single person can benefit and feel a difference instantly. Magic Myst isn’t just a “leave in detangler” in addition to that, it’s packs a punch worth of vitamins, adds the perfect amount of shine, controls frizz, defines curls, smoothes your blowout, protects from heat and sun, and strengthens the cuticle. You wouldn’t go a day with out your face lotion , so why go a day without your hair vitamins? Use it wet or dry. Just use it. Trust Me. Why? Because healthy hair has no competition, Right Neens? Xx

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Oooookkkkkaayyy… @Nina 😍 Freshy Trimmed ✂️ Listen up chics, If you want to grow your hair, you have 2 key rules: 1) Make sure to book in your trims! Even if you are only taking off a 1/2 an inch, do it! (And yes, a trim is the same price as a haircut, 1 inch or 4 inches, we still do the same sectioning, don’t be cheap, take care of your hair that is the frame to your face.) 2) Protect and Nourish it on the daily! I mean this with my whole heart ❤️, @incommon #magicmyst is a daily treatment. 🙌🏼 Every single person can benefit and feel a difference instantly. Magic Myst isn’t just a “leave in detangler” in addition to that, it’s packs a punch worth of vitamins, adds the perfect amount of shine, controls frizz, defines curls, smoothes your blowout, protects from heat and sun, and strengthens the cuticle. You wouldn’t go a day with out your face lotion , so why go a day without your hair vitamins? Use it wet or dry. Just use it. Trust Me. Why? Because healthy hair has no competition, Right Neens? Xx

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She continues to note that a trim does, in fact, cost the same as a full cut but she urges people to thing of it as a necessary expense, advising that hair “Is the frame to your face.”

Her other must-do: “Protect and Nourish it on the daily,” the second part of the caption reads. “I mean this with my whole heart.”

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She points out how important vitamins are for hair just like they are for skin. But she doesn’t just leave you high and dry to figure out where to get these nutrients, she recommends a treatment Opens a New Window. she wears by: In Common Magic Myst Universal Elixir Opens a New Window. . She says it isn’t just a detangler but that it’s vitamin-filled formula that also works to add shine, control frizz, define curls, smooth blowouts, protect against heat and UV rays and strengthens hairs’ cuticles. Now that’s one impressive multitasking product.

“Use it wet or dry. Just use it,” she concludes the post with. “Trust Me. Why? Because healthy hair has no competition, Right Neens?”

If this means we can have hair that looks like the Vampire Diaries actress’, it’s worth a try.

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Attempted Reagan assassin John Hinckley Jr says hes ‘happy as a clam’

Attempted Reagan assassin John Hinckley Jr, 63, says he’s ‘happy as a clam’ living with his elderly mother in Virginia despite struggling to make close friends or find love

  • John Hinckley Jr’s mental evaluations were released Tuesday by a federal court
  • ‘This is the happiest I’ve ever been in my life,’ he is quoted as saying in one 
  • The 63-year-old spends his time playing guitar and caring for his mother, who is in her 90s and recently broke a hip
  • He has reportedly struggled to make friends and develop romantic relationships
  • Hinckley was 25 when he shot Ronald Reagan outside a Washington hotel in 1981
  • He was suffering from acute psychosis and major depression and had become obsessed with the actress Jodie Foster 
  • A jury found Hinckley not guilty by reason of insanity in 1982 and he spent the next several decades in a psychiatric hospital before being released in 2016 

The man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan told mental health professionals last year that he’s ‘happy as a clam’ living with his elderly mother in Virginia, despite struggling to find friends. 

Evaluations into John Hinckley Jr’s mental health released publicly by a federal court on Tuesday offer a rare view into the famed attempted murderer’s life since he moved out of a mental hospital in 2016 and in with his mother in a gated Williamsburg community. 

‘This is the happiest I’ve ever been in my life,’ Hinckley said during one evaluation last year.  

The 63-year-old spends his time anonymously selling books online as well as items at an antique mall. He plays guitar and cares for his mother, who is in her 90s and recently broke a hip. 

Though things are good overall, Hinckley has struggled to make close friends or develop romantic relationships in the Williamsburg area.

Members of his treatment team had discussed the possibility of online dating, although at least some of them said it was ‘far too risky, possibly endangering Mr Hinckley’s personal safety.’

John Hinckley Jr, the man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in 1981, told mental health professionals last year that he’s ‘happy as a clam’ living with his elderly mother in Virginia, according to evaluations released Tuesday in federal court. Hinckley is seen in 2018

Hinckley was 25 when he shot and wounded Reagan outside a Washington hotel in 1981

Hinckley was 25 when he shot and wounded Reagan outside a Washington hotel in 1981. The shooting also paralyzed press secretary James Brady and injured two others.


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A jury found Hinckley not guilty by reason of insanity in 1982 and he spent the next several decades in a psychiatric hospital

He was suffering from acute psychosis and major depression and had become obsessed with the actress Jodie Foster. He was said to be trying to impress Foster by assassinating the president.

When jurors found him not guilty by reason of insanity in 1982, they said he needed treatment, not a lifetime in confinement.

Hinckley spent decades at St Elizabeths Hospital in the nation’s capital. Starting in 2006, he began to make trips to visit his mother, Jo Ann Hinckley.  

In September 2016 he was released from the psychiatric hospital but was confined to his mothers home, until a judge loosened his restrictions last November, citing the mental health evaluations from months prior that were unsealed this week.  

US District Court Judge Paul L Friedman, a judge in the District of Columbia, wrote in his ruling: ‘This court finds that Mr Hinckley will not pose a danger to himself or others’ if he lives within 75 miles of Williamsburg.  

The judge also said he may also drive unaccompanied within the same radius, if doctors give the go-ahead to increase it from the 30-mile radius set in 2016. 

Hinckley has struggled to make friends and spends most of his time playing guitar and caring for his mother, who is in her 90s and recently broke a hip. The 63-year-old is pictured in 2014

Jo Ann Hinckley is seen in 2014 before her son was permitted to live with her in Williamsburg

The evaluations from 2018 depict a man who has readily taken on the role of caregiver for his mother as well as chauffeur for his older brother who now lives with them and doesn’t drive. 

The two men plan to live together when Hinckley moves out.

But making friends has been a challenge.

A friendly conversation with a neighbor prompted Hinckley to write her a letter proposing they go out for coffee. But she called the local authorities when she saw his last name.

Romance has also been elusive.

Hinckley said during one of his evaluations that ‘they were complaining I had too many women’ when he was still in the mental hospital.

‘Now I don’t have any,’ he said.

Hinckley’s attorney, Barry Levine, said he plans to request unconditional release for Hinckley in the future. The topic is scheduled to be discussed at a court conference on June 10.   

Levine called the progress ‘exquisite,’ and said ‘the record already supports’ his unconditional release.

‘He can function pretty much the way you and I can,’ Levine said in an interview in November.

While Reagan died in 2004, Hinckley is not allowed to have contact with his surviving victims and their families.

He is also still banned from contact with Jodie Foster. 

Hinckley is prior to the assassination attempt in front of the White House in Washington, DC. He was suffering from acute psychosis and major depression and had become obsessed with the actress Jodie Foster. He was said to be trying to impress her by assassinating Reagan 

The file photo above shows the chaos that erupted after Hinckley shot and wounded Reagan. The shooting also paralyzed press secretary James Brady and injured two others

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Psychologist Says Bethenny's Ex Was 'Emotionally Violent' To Her In Bitter Court War

A psychologist in the middle of Bethenny Frankel and her ex Jason Hoppy‘s bitter custody battle said in court on Tuesday that the RHONY star’s ex was “emotionally violent” to her, but said that he was always a doting father, RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal.

Dr. Alan Ravitz made the statement when he was cross-examined by Bethenny’s lawyer Allan Mayefsky.

Ravitz also made the surprising allegation that Bethenny was “psychologically traumatized” by his controlling behavior.

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“When you talk about domestic violence when the parties don’t live together anymore, I don’t know if you would call that domestic violence, but certainly threatening,” Ravitz replied during the pair’s second day in trial over custody of daughter Bryn on March 5.

However, Ravitz interviewed the couple’s 8-year-old daughter in 2013 following their split and again in 2018 and said despite Frankel and Hoppy’s relationship with each other, they were both great parents to Bryn.

According to Dr. Ravitz, when assessing their daughter Bryn, he revealed to the court that she was thriving, adding the child was making good grades, making friends, and participating in extracurricular activities.

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With Bethenny gunning for full custody of Bryn, the expert testified that a change to their agreement could potentially negatively affect the child.

“If in March 2019, she continues to do well in all these things you describe, would you say the custody agreement now is good for Bryn,” Jason’s attorney asked Dr. Ravitz, who replied “Yes.”

Dr. Ravitz continued to hammer home his point that Bryn should remain in the equal custody of both parents.

“If the schedule changed and the custody agreement changes, then Bryn, she can do worse. It will require an adaptation on her part of schedule, she is going to have to adapt to the changes and we don’t know if her adaptation to cite change or be successful. But it could definitely get worse for her.”

Dr. Ravitz told the court it was a “risk” to change the custody arrangement.

Dr. Ravitz also said yes to the questions asking if Jason was a loving parent to Bryn, a good father, and that she likes spending time with her father and is happy with her father.

“In your conclusion you think the co parents arrangement is the best?” asked Bethenny’s lawyer.

“I don’t know what else to suggest,” Ravitz replied. “And I don’t think another arrangement is going to be better than the current arrangement.”

He added: “I do not feel comfortable making the prediction that a certain set of circumstances would change the dynamic. I don’t know what kind of impact a different custodial agreement would do, if it will make it better or not.”

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As Radar readers know, Bethenny, 48, is seeking primary custody of the 8-year-old. They currently share joint custody. During the first half of Monday’s hearing, Frankel’s lawyer claimed the modification of custody is to “protect” Frankel and Bryn from Hoppy’s past “abusive” behavior.

Bethenny boyfriend Paul Bernon attended the hearing gained to support his reality star girlfriend.

Bethenny is set to take the stand in court tomorrow.

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Wade Robson claims Michael Jackson dropped him for Macaulay Culkin

Wade Robson claims Michael Jackson urged him to move from Australia to LA and then dropped him for new friend Macaulay Culkin, as Corey Feldman calls abuse accusers liars

  • Wade Robson moved with his mother and sister to Los Angeles from Australia at the suggestion of Michael Jackson 
  • But Jackson began to spend an increasing amount of time with Macaulay Culkin around 1991 and 1992
  • This was a shock to Robson was further hurt when Jackson said no children were allowed on his Dangerous tour, but then took Brett Barnes  
  • Culkin and Barnes have said that he was never sexually assaulted by Jackson to his knowledge, while Corey Feldman called the accusers liars on Twitter 
  • ‘IT DOESNT REALLY FIT THE PROFILE. BUT WHAT MOTIVE BESIDES $ DO THEY HAV? ABANDONMENT IS A STRONG 1!’ wrote Feldman on Twitter 
  • Feldman also revealed his one fight with Jackson was ‘because he incorrectly feared I would turn on him, & make up lies’

One of the men who claims he was raped by Michael Jackson for years as a child detailed his heartbreak after learning that the singer had replaced him with new friends. 

Wade Robson’s mother left her husband and moved the family to Los Angeles at the suggestion of Jackson, according to multiple people who were interviewed for the HBO documentary Leaving Neverland.

But Jackson did not contact the family for weeks, and when Robson did finally see the pop star, he was not alone.

That meeting came on the set of the Black or White music video in 1991, which Robson had been told he would be appearing in alongside Jackson.

His part went to another boy ultimately – Macaulay Culkin.

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Home alone: Michael Jackson began to spend an increasing amount of time with Macaulay Culkin around 1991 and 1992 (Culkin and the singer above in 1991)


New kid: This was a shock to Wade Robson, who had moved with his mother and sister to Los Angeles from Australia at the suggestion of Jackson (Jackson and Culkin in 1991 left, Jackson and Robson in 1992 right) 

Support system: Culkin has said that he was never sexually assaulted by Jackson to his knowledge, while Corey Feldman (above with Jackson in 1992) called the accusers liars on Twitter

‘This was the first time I came up against the new friend Macaulay Culkin,’ said Robson, now 36.

‘Macaulay was where I was in my previous trips, right by Michael’s side every moment.’

He continued: ‘And now i was kind of on the sideline as far as being Michael’s friend and being his favorite and that was really confusing. Like what did I do wrong like he and Michael had all the connections and all the secret things that Michael and I had before.’

Robson said that seeing this made him feel ‘jealousy, hurt and confusion.’

And as his mother Jane stated: ‘That was very hurtful, it broke Wade’s heart.’


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It was not just Culkin either, with Jackson later telling Robson he could not accompany him on his Dangerous tour in 1992 because he was not allowed to bring children.

Jackson then brought along another new friend, Brett Barnes, who like Robson was Australian.

Both Barnes and Culkin have stated that they were never molested or sexually assaulted by Jackson. 

Leaving Neverland details the accusations of Robson and James Safechuck, who both now claim that Jackson abused them as children.

But actor Corey Feldman – who also insists he was never one of Jackson’s victims -called Robson and Safechuck liars on social media.

It was a surprising move from the man who has claimed he is eager to educate people about pedophiles in the entertainment industry. 

Thoughts: ‘IT DOESNT REALLY FIT THE PROFILE. BUT WHAT MOTIVE BESIDES $ DO THEY HAV? ABANDONMENT IS A STRONG 1!’ wrote Feldman on Twitter

Friends until the end: Feldman also revealed his one fight with Jackson was ‘because he incorrectly feared I would turn on him’ (Jackson and Culkin above in 2001)

Traveling companion: Robson was further hurt when Jackson said no children were allowed on his Dangerous tour, but then took Brett Barnes (Barnes and Jackson above)

‘OK I WATCHED IT ALL I KNOW IS WHAT I EXPERIENCED, & YES EVERY EXPERIENCE WAS THE SAME….RIGHT UP 2 THE SEX PART!’ wrote Feldman.

‘THAT IS WHERE IT BECOMES LALA LAND, INSTEAD OF NEVERLAND 4 ME. WE NEVER SPOKE ABOUT SEX OTHER THAN A FEW WARNINGS ABOUT HOW SEX WAS SCARY, & DANGEROUS.’

He then went on a lengthy rant in which he shared his opinion of these allegations. 

‘BUT I WAS THERE AROUND THE SAME TIME AS JIMMY, & I SAW MANY KIDS AROUND (GIRLS INCLUDED) WHO I AM STILL FRIENDS WITH 2 THIS DAY, & NONE OF US WERE EVER APPROACHED BY HIM IN A SEXUAL WAY AT ALL!’ wrote Feldman.

‘SO AS MUCH AS THOSE 2 MEN DESERVE 2 HAV THEIR VOICES HEARD, SO DO THE THOUSANDS OF KIDS WHO HUNG AROUND HIM, THAT DONT AGREE! MOST PEDOS R SERIAL OFFENDERS. THEY DONT HAV SELF CONTROL. SO GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY WHICH HE CERTAINLY HAD W ME & OTHERS, BEING ALONE, W NO PARENTS AROUND, HOW DID HE CONTROL THOSE URGES SO WELL, WHILE SO BLATANTLY SEXUAL W THOSE 2 BOYS?’  

Feldman then claimed: ‘IT DOESNT REALLY FIT THE PROFILE. BUT WHAT MOTIVE BESIDES $ DO THEY HAV? ABANDONMENT IS A STRONG 1!’

One thing Feldman fails to note however if the fact that he was older than the boys, who were both pre-pubescent when they claim the sexual abuse began with Jackson. 

He then closed out by writing: ‘AND THANK GOD 4 ME, MY MEMORIES OF MJ WERE MOSTLY FOND, ASIDE FROM R 1 & ONLY FIGHT BECAUSE HE INCORRECTLY FEARED I WOULD TURN ON HIM, & MAKE UP LIES. I NEVER DID. I NEVER WOULD! I PRAY THOSE BOYS CAN SLEEP W THAT SAME CLARITY OF CONSCIOUSNESS! LET GOD B THY JUDGE!’ 

 

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