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A Kentucky sheriff is wanted for allegedly assaulting a teenage girl during a brawl that broke out during a high school basketball game last week.
Owsley County Sheriff Brent Lynch is an assistant coach for the Owsley County High School girls basketball, according to a report from Lex 18. The brawl, which was captured on video, broke out Friday during a game between Owsley County and Perry County.
Lynch, who allegedly struck the girl in the face during the melee, is charged with assault in the fourth degree, but authorities have been unable to locate him. A warrant was issued Tuesday, and the Kentucky State Police were actively looking for Lynch on Wednesday night after giving him 24 hours to surrender, according to WYMT-TV.
”Any time we get a warrant like that we want to get it served as properly as we can, but as of right now we’re still seeking that individual to get served,” Kentucky State Police Trooper Matt Gayheart told WYMT.
WKYT-TV reports that it's not the first time Lynch has been accused of misconduct during a game. Back in 2019, he went into the stands to confront fans, allegedly grabbing a woman by the arm. Lynch, who claims he announced himself as sheriff and asked fans to leave based on the language they were using, was suspended for one game.
In video of Friday's incident posted by Lex 18, Lynch appears to sprint from the bench on the opposite end of the court and dive headfirst into the ongoing brawl.
Watch it below.
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Fox News under investigation after former host blows the whistle on alleged gender pay discrimination
Fox News is now under investigation by the New York State Department of Labor after former host Melissa Francis blew the whistle on the network for allegedly systematically underpaying female employees.
The Daily Beast reports that Fox pulled Francis off the air at a time when she was engaged in a gender-based pay discrimination dispute.
In fact, Francis's dispute with Fox was in arbitration at the time of her removal from the airwaves, which has led her to add a claim of illegal retaliation to her complaint about systematic gender discrimination.
“Ms. Francis filed a charge with the New York State Department of Labor because Fox News has not changed and continues to discriminate and retaliate against women, including those who seek equal pay for equal work,” Francis’ attorney, Kevin Mintzer, explained to The Daily Beast.
Neither Fox News nor the New York Department of Labor would confirm or deny the investigation to The Daily Beast.
Fox has a well established reputation as a hostile work environment for women.
Late Fox News founder Roger Ailes resigned in 2016 after he was buried in an avalanche of sexual harassment allegations filed against him by multiple Fox News employees, including Gretchen Carlson and Megyn Kelly.
The network also had to pay out a massive $32 million to settle harassment claims leveled against former host Bill O'Reilly.
'Frustrated' Mike Lindell fans mail copies of his 'petition' demanding Trump reinstatement to Supreme Court
On Wednesday, Zachary Petrizzo of The Daily Beast reported that "increasingly frustrated" supporters of MyPillow CEO and election conspiracy theorist Mike Lindell have now taken to sending "physical copies" of his so-called "petition" to the Supreme Court, after they failed to respond to it.
The petition, which calls for the justices to "reinstate" former President Donald Trump, lacked basic legal components when it was released last month, including failing to even list plaintiffs or an attorney.
Growing increasingly frustrated over Mike Lindell's Supreme Court case not yet being heard, his followers are now sending physical copies of the 80 plus page document via the postal service to the high court.— Zachary Petrizzo (@Zachary Petrizzo) 1639011376
Lindell has been promising for months that the court would vindicate his complaints and restore Trump to office, despite offering no evidence of any kind for election fraud corrupting the 2020 presidential election.
On top of this, Lindell is facing a lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems, a company he has repeatedly and baselessly claimed rigged the election by switching votes from Trump to Biden.