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Marine Corps officer sues woman he met on Tinder for saying online he likes to ‘rape fat chicks’

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A Marine Corps officer in Houston, TX is suing a woman he met through the online dating app Tinder, alleging that she defamed him online — costing him his job and damaging his reputation.

The Houston Chronicle reported that Joseph Lazarus, 31, met a woman identified by LawNewz.com as Melissa Lim on Tinder in 2014 and that the two dated for about three months before the relationship ended.

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According to Lazarus’ attorney Joseph Mathew, Lim wanted to remain friends after the relationship but Lazarus did not. Lim is accused of engaging in a years-long pattern of harassment and stalking in the wake of the rejection.

The Chronicle said, “Within a few months after the breakup, Lazarus said he started receiving threatening messages from her. At one point he received a message from her demanding $10,000 from him or she would tell people he raped her.”

Then in the fall of last year, Lazarus said he was summoned to his boss’ office at the high-end automotive retailer where he worked and fired over posts his employer saw on “revenge porn” site TheDirty.com.

The posts called Lazarus “creepy” and alleged that he “would have sex/rape fat chicks just to amuse his friends.”

On Wednesday, Mathew filed suit in Harris County District Court on Lazarus’ behalf. The documents in the case include dozens of text messages Lim reportedly sent to one of Lazarus’ friends calling the ex-Marine a “rapist, liar and cheater” and said he gave her sex toys as gifts instead of flowers.

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“I don’t know what she’s talking about. I certainly didn’t mail her any sex toys,” Lazarus said.

Mathew told the Chronicle that he has handled a few “revenge porn” cases in his career, but this is his first where the victim was male.

“There’s no way Joe Lazarus can defend himself against these baseless allegations,” Mathew said to Chron.com. “”If anybody finds themselves in a similar situation and I encourage them to speak out and find legal representation. Everybody has the right to be left alone. That’s all Joe Lazarus is asking, it to be left alone.”

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In a statement to LawNewz.com, Mathew said, “The right to be left alone is just an important right as the right to own property or be free from confinement. All Joseph Lazarus is asking is to be left alone. Unfortunately, this woman has made his life a living nightmare and ruined his reputation. Hopefully she’ll be held accountable for what she’s done to Joseph Lazarus and for what she’s taken away from every single actual victim of sexual assault with her false allegations.”


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Matt Gaetz forgot which network he was on: Surprised CNN anchor said ‘I’ve never been called Sean Hannity’

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Rep. Matt Gaetz seemed to confuse cable news networks during a Thursday appearance

Gaetz was interviewed by CNN's Chris Cuomo, who aggressively challenged Gaetz on the facts as the Florida Republican attempted to defend President Donald Trump.

Despite the fact Cuomo's interview was nothing like the puff segments Gaetz is used to on Fox, the congressman seemed confused by the end.

"Congressman, you are always welcome, wherever I am, at nine or eleven, whenever," Cuomo said.

"Thanks Sean," Gaetz replied.

"Did you just call me Sean?" Cuomo asked. "Did you just call me Sean?"

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California lawmaker who chaired Republican Assembly caucus leaving GOP — to become an independent: report

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On Thursday, the Sacramento Bee reported that California Assemblyman Chad Mayes, the former Assembly Minority Leader, is leaving the Republican Party and registering as No Party Preference.

"Instead of focusing on solutions for the big problems that we've got, we focused on winning elections," said Mayes in his announcement. "For me, I'm at the point in my life where I'm done with gamesmanship."

Mayes, a controversial figure who was implicated in an affair with a fellow public official, represents Yucca Valley. He is the second Republican Assemblyman this year to leave the party, after Brian Maienschein of San Diego, who Maienschein of San Diego.

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‘Quantum physics generator’ incident in Ohio results in evacuation — hazmat found no radiation

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Authorities in Columbus, Ohio evacuated dozens of homes after a man called 911 to report being burned by a

"Firefighters say nothing threatening was found in a northwest Columbus garage," WCMH-TV reported. "According to firefighters, a man called and reported that he received ‘RF burns’ while building some sort of ‘quantum physics generator’ in a garage. The man used words like ‘particle accelerator,’ ‘alpha rays,’ and ‘radiation’ while describing how he was burned."

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