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Fact Check: Did Amber Heard Launch an OnlyFans Account?

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In April, Heard embarked on a six-week court battle with her ex-husband, Johnny Depp, who had filed a $50-million lawsuit against her over her 2018 op-ed in The Washington Post, in which she claimed to be a domestic abuse survivor.

On June 1, the jury awarded Depp $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages, after finding Heard’s claim to be false and defamatory. The judge adjusted the punitive damages to $350,000, as Virginia law limits the value of punitive damages available.

Heard, who had countersued for $100 million, was awarded $2 million after it was found that Depp’s former attorney, Adam Waldman, had made defamatory comments about her.

The screen star’s lawyer, Elaine Bredehoft, has since stated that Heard cannot afford to pay the compensatory damages awarded to her former husband.

The Claim

Throughout court proceedings, Heard became the focus of countless clips on TikTok, Instagram and Twitter, with a sizable number of the posts portraying her negatively.

One TikTok post (archived here) shared on June 20 ventured into the unexpected, with the uploader claiming that Heard had launched an account on OnlyFans.

OnlyFans is a platform that is popular with adult entertainers and those wishing to monetize nude and scantily-clad images. The platform is also used by physical fitness experts and musicians, among others.

“Heard has done the impossible,” said TikTok user @meechreacts21 at the start of the video. “So recently, Amber Heard was spotted shopping ta TJ Maxx… and the reason this is impossible is because people are wondering why she’s shopping at TJ Maxx when she’s worth negative $6 million.

“Where did this money come from? Well, she actually started an O.F. And guess how much the subscription is? $6 million. And guess who’s supporting this? Travis Scott!”

Captioning the post, @meechreacts appeared to be referring to rapper Scott as he wrote: “He ended [up] canceling and got a refund.”

The TikTok user supported his video clip with screenshots, including one of a website purporting that Heard has a current net worth of -$6 million, and a generic imagine of the OnlyFans homepage.

The video has been viewed more than 12 million times.

Similar claims and suggestions have also emerged on Twitter amid reports that Heard may not be able to pay the fine.

The Facts

Amber Heard was, indeed, seen shopping at TJ Maxx, with photos emerging of her perusing items in a Hamptons, New York, branch of the discount department store in mid-June.

However, the Aquaman star has never publicly announced that she has joined the growing list of celebrities to have launched an account on OnlyFans.

In the TikTok video making the claim, it was clear to see that the OnlyFans page displayed was in no way affiliated with Heard. The tone of the TikTok video appears to be somewhat satirical in nature, suggesting that the uploader himself did not seriously present the claims as facts.

Posts on other platforms, including Twitter and Reddit, suggesting Heard was forced to open an account on the platform, were also unevidenced.

Having searched the platform, Newsweek did not identify any verified accounts run by Heard. With no known OnlyFans account being publicly affiliated with Heard there is, of course, no Scott to serve as her purported $6 million subscriber.

Newsweek has contacted Amber Heard and Travis Scott for comment.

The Ruling

False.

While photographs were published of Heard shopping at TJ Maxx, there is no evidence to support the TikTok’s claim that the Hollywood star has opened an OnlyFans account. Heard has at no point been publicly associated with the platform.

Source : Newsweek.com

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Kwame Baah sets to launch a global BUSINESS plug for musicians and all entertainers

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Photo: Kwame Baah, a digital marketing expert and a content manager.

Ghanaian digital marketing expert, Kwame Baah is set to launch a global business agency for artiste booking.

“The  primary focus of Get the Artiste is to  bridge the gap between artistes and people or businesses who need talent for various engagements, be it a concert, event, Tv show or guest appearances” Baah told mediaplugafrica.

He explained: “Booking agency is not anything new, is all over the world so it’s nothing new. We are just trying to bring it over here in Ghana  so that our artiste easily  get to be connected with locally and internationally”.

K. Baah currently manages,  strategize, grooms and promotes most of the big names in the Ghanaian music industry.

The official  launch of K. Baah’s initiative “Get The Artiste” will take place on Friday, February 10, 2023 at the 3Music Headquarters, Accra at exactly 5pm.

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Ed Sheeran returns to social with an emotional personal announcement

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British singer Ed Sheeran took to his Instagram to share an emotional personal announcement following his return to social media after a two-month break.

In a video he shared on Instagram, The singer, 31, admitted he has been emotionally detached for much longer.

Ed Sheeran took to Instagram to address his absence. Credit: Instagram/Ed Sheeran

“I realise I haven’t been that engaged in my social media or my fan base online over the last couple of years and the things that have been posted on this account might have got a bit boring, I’m sorry, it’s my fault. Ed said in a video.

“The reason I’m making this video is, just being totally honest, I’ve had some turbulent things happening in my personal life so I just didn’t really feel like being online and pretending to be something I’m not, when I wasn’t feeling like that.

“And I know that sounds weird but hence I’m making this video to say things are looking up and I’m back online.

“Weird s*** is going to start being posted here.”

Ed Sheeran did not elaborate on what ‘turbulence’ he’d endured. Credit: Instagram/Ed Sheeran

However, Ed  did not elaborate on what “turbulence” he’d endured, In February, he lost his close friend Jamal Edwards who tragically died after a cardiac arrest brought on by taking cocaine and drinking alcohol. Three months later, Ed and his wife Cherry Seaborn announced they had welcomed a baby daughter.

In November, Ed told his followers that he was taking a break from social media, after wrapping up work on a new music video.

Sharing a behind-the-scenes snap overlooking a beach, he penned the caption: ‘Signing off now until 2023. See you in the new year. Much love, Ed x.’

According to daily mail, the singer is in the middle of a worldwide tour, and is currently performing a run of shows in Australia and New Zealand.

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Chicago prosecutor drops sex abuse charges against R. Kelly

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R. Kelly arrives for a hearing on sexual abuse charges in Chicago on May 7, 2019.Kamil Krzaczynski / AFP via Getty Images file

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx told reporters that her office believes “justice has been served” against Kelly, who has been convicted in federal court.

An Illinois prosecutor dropped 10 charges of sex abuse against the singer R. Kelly on Monday, saying the cost was one of the factors she weighed in her decision.

Kelly, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, is already serving a 30-year prison sentence on charges of federal racketeering and sex trafficking after he was convicted in New York last year.

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx told reporters that her office believes “justice has been served” with the two convictions. She said her office’s “limited resources and court time” were the ultimate factors, noting that it found the accusations to be credible.

“Mr. Kelly is looking at the possibility of never walking out of prison again,” Foxx said.

Kelly is set to appear Tuesday in Cook County Court, where the charges will be formally dropped. The state has accused Kelly of sexually abusing four people, three of whom were minors.

Foxx announced the state’s case in 2019, saying the incidents occurred from May 1998 to January 2010. Kelly had faced three to seven years in prison for each charge if he were convicted.

The women in the case were identified in the indictment only by their initials. Multiple women have come forward with allegations over the years.

Lifetime aired a six-part docuseries, “Surviving R. Kelly,” in January 2019 in which multiple women alleged Kelly subjected them to mental, physical and sexual abuse. Foxx urged potential victims to come forward to speak with her office about possible criminal activity after the series.

Foxx said Monday that she consulted with the women in the indictment before she decided to drop the charges, acknowledging that some might be disappointed.

“I know firsthand how difficult it is for you to tell your stories,” Foxx said. “Four years ago, I stood at this podium and shared my story of having been a survivor and my full understanding of what it means to have to go before strangers to discuss what is arguably one of the most horrific experiences one could have. And these women, all of them Black, came forward, believing that they would be heard.”

Kelly also faces state charges in Minnesota, where he has been accused of soliciting a minor for sexual purposes and engaging in prostitution with a minor.

In the New York case, Kelly was convicted on nine counts of racketeering and sex trafficking. Jurors found that he set up a criminal enterprise that enabled him to recruit and transport underage girls for sex.

Months later in Chicago federal court, he was convicted on six counts of sexual exploitationand enticement of a minor. He is scheduled to be sentenced on those charges Feb. 23.

Kelly’s attorneys have said he plans to appeal both federal convictions.

Source: NBC NEWS

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