Morning Brief: New Charges Against Accused Drug House Operator Ed Buck

Also accusations against Migos rapper Takeoff, and more

» New charges have been added to the federal case against Ed Buck. The four additional felony counts include enticing two men to travel with the intent of engaging in prostitution and providing methamphetamine to Gemmel Moore. [CBS Los Angeles]

» The cruise industry is voluntarily suspending voyages in U.S. waters through at least October 31. And a November 1 restart date is far from set in stone. [USA Today]

» Los Angeles County has paid out $55 million in settlements for cases explicitly connected to deputies in “secret societies” within the Sheriff’s Department. At least 60 such cases are currently pending, naming the Vikings, Regulators, and others. [Los Angeles Times]

» Hee-sook Lee, founder of BCD Tofu House, has died. As it stands, roughly four of every 10 households has not been counted, with undercounts particularly concentrated among immigrants and renters. [Los Angeles Times]

» No school reopening waivers will be considered in L.A. County. Public Health officials say they may reconsider the policy if case rates in the county improve. [ABC 7]

» Migos rapper Takeoff has been accused of sexual assault in a new lawsuit. The woman claims she was raped by the musician at an Encino house party held in June. [Billboard]


» Multiple Firearms Seized in FBI Raid of Jake Paul’s Calabasas Home The YouTuber is embroiled in an “ongoing” federal investigation

» A Brawl Between 60 to 100 People Broke Out at a Disneyland-Area Hotel Witnesses say a poolside dispute between children triggered “pandemonium”

» Will Karen Bass’s Past Tank Her Shot at Becoming Biden’s VP? The congresswoman has leapfrogged into contention, but issues from Cuba connections to Scientology praise could get in her way


scotty bowers movie

Altimeter Films

A Movie About Legendary Hollywood Pimp Scotty Bowers Is in the Works

Searchlight Pictures has announced that a feature film adaptation of the documentary 2018 documentary Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood is underway. The project is set to be written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, with Call Me By Your Name‘s Luca Guadagnino directing.


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