Louis Vuitton sued over Racial Harassment

Oliver Koffi, an employee of top fashion house, Louis Vuitton is suing over racism claims, after his boss at a flagship store in Central London allegedly told him: “Black people are slaves who eat dirt off the floor.”

Koffi who is a sales associate in the store claims he was in a stock room packing a pair of shoes for a customer when his manager began the shocking race rant in front of stunned staff.

The manager allegedly called Barack Obama a “muppet” and said America would be better off with “Miss Piggy” as its president because “Muslim people… don’t eat pork”.

Mr Koffi says he was left humiliated by the “black slaves” slur and thus, he is suing Louis Vuitton for racist discrimination and harassment. He claims his manager’s tone of voice was “cold and serious” as he made the comments during a discussion on the origins of the English language with him and three other members of staff in December last year. “During this discussion, my manager quite randomly stated that ‘black people are slaves and eat dirt off the floor’, Koffi said.

“This comment was grossly offensive and extremely humiliating. His ­reference to slavery in this day and age with regards to black people is quite frankly revolting.” He says he recorded the offensive comments on tape after concerns over the manager’s alleged “racist conduct”.

Mr Koffi says the manager, who left his job following a disciplinary proceeding, had previously questioned him about his nationality, asking, “where are you originally from?” and often referred to customers by their skin colour.

He alleges that the manager’s frequent remarks about Asian people and his comments about some Louis Vuitton products being “s***” because they were “made in China” created a “hostile and intimidating” working environment. Louis Vuitton accepts that the racist comment was made but defends the claim on the basis the company had taken all reasonably practicable steps to prevent the racist comment.

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Rapper convicted of murder after his lyrics were used against him in court

An aspiring  hip hop artist Ronald
(Ra Diggs) Herron has been convicted by a federal jury of  racketeering, drug trafficking and the murders of three rivals after only one day of deliberations in Brooklyn Federal Court.

Herron was pronounced guilty by the jury foreman of all 21 counts in the indictment. He faces a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole when he is sentenced on Oct. 1 by Judge Nicholas Garaufis.

According to reports, prosecutors  took the unusual step of using Herron’s rap lyrics and YouTube videos as evidence against him in the trial — he boasted of beating a murder case, retaliating against drug rivals and being a high-ranking member of the Bloods gang.

Daily News reports:

The sister of murder victim Victor Zapata and several supporters of Herron wept quietly in the courtroom.

Herron’s defense team called an expert on rap music, Lehigh University professor James Peterson, to argue that the lyrics are written forms of art and should not be interpreted literally.

In a risky move, Herron took the witness stand in his own defense and insisted that the violent content of his lyrics was “exaggeration” and “hyperbole.”

Federal prosecutors, the FBI and the NYPD teamed up to take down Herron’s drug crew, which had been terrorizing the Gowanus Houses.

“Ronald Herron and his gang of thugs preyed on their community while glorifying their criminal lifestyle,” said Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch.

“He styled himself a rap artist, but the jury’s verdict makes clear who Herron really is, a drug dealer and murderer who sought power through fear and intimidation.”

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There’s dignity in the use of sex toys’ – Bisi Ibidapo-Obe explains

The opening of a sex toy shop in the Magodo area of Lagos by Nigerian actress, Bisi Ibidapo-Obe has been marked with a lot of controversy.

This led to the actress saying that she did not open an adult shop as she only stocked underwear and vibrators.

However, Ms. Ibidapo-Obe is again on the defensive as she has said in an interview with The Sun that there is nothing wrong with owning a sex toy business and that Nigerians are just hypocritical.

Excerpts below:

Why did you diversify into boutique business?

Since I don’t go to location all the time I need other businesses that will bring some cash for me to make ends meet. For your information, this is not the only business I do; I am also into supply among other things.

The reason for going into boutique business was because I discovered that those living around Magodo travel far and wide to buy pants, bras and other things and this culminated in my decision to locate this kind of a store here.

Why did you include sex toys?

I did not open a sex toyshop. I sell men and women under wears and a few other things. I also have a section for body massage, body polish and other things that are related to that. On the issue of sex toys, I have this to say, if I sell sex toys so what? Nigerians are a bunch of hypocrites.

They make issues out of non-issues. When I travelled to London I saw some newly wedded couples buying sex toys but back here, Nigerians believe that those that buy sex toys are harlots. In fact, there is dignity in the use of sex toys.

Do people patronize you?

I am not into the sales of only sex toys but there is a big market for them.

Is selling sex toys based on your personal experience or your friend’s?

No.

Is it true that Nigerian men are not romantic and that is why women buy sex toys?

I don’t know anything about that. But I do know that most of those who buy sex toys are couples. I have seen quite a number of couples walk in to buy these sex toys here.

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Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, Here’s Your First Look At Clark Kent

Since “Man of Steel” technically ends just as the journalistic career of Clark Kent is about to take off, “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice” will be our first look at this version of the hero’s day job at the Daily Planet.

And thanks to this tweet from the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund, we’re getting an early look at “Clark Kent, journalist.”

Has anyone ever noticed how much Clark Kent looks like Superman? I mean, they’re both played by Henry Cavill; Never mind. It’s just a crazy conspiracy theory I’m working on.

“Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice” opens in theaters on May 6, 2016.

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New cast member alert for Avengers: Age Of Ultron

Andy Serkis Is In ‘Avengers 2,’ But As Who? As the Hulk’s pet gorilla?

If you thought you knew the entire cast list of “The Avengers: Age of Ultron,” think again.

As it turns out, there’s at least one household name involved in Earth’s mightiest sequel that’s only now coming to light: Andy Serkis, the motion-capture legend responsible for Gollum in the “Lord of the Rings” series and Caesar in the upcoming “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.”

The actor confirmed in an interview with Variety that he’s “playing a role” in the “Avengers” sequel, saying that he’s “been working closely with Mark Ruffalo.” He wouldn’t reveal whether or not he’s providing motion-capture for his performance, or if we’ll actually see his face on-screen.

“It’s all the same to me,” said Serkis. “I’ve never drawn a distinction when playing a role, whether it be live action or performance capture. Acting is acting. It’s just basically what you wear to the set that’s different.”

It might not make a difference to Serkis, but it makes a difference to viewers, at least as far as trying to figure out who Serkis is playing in “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” The fact that he’s “working closely” with the erstwhile Doctor Bruce Banner should be the biggest tell, but even then, it’s a head-scratcher. Is he providing some of the motion-capture for the Hulk? Is he playing a Tony Stark-invented robot built to keep tabs on the Green Goliath? Is he playing She-Hulk?

The possibilities are endless, but one thing’s for sure: Andy Serkis involved in an “Avengers” film is a fantastic thing indeed.

“The Avengers: Age of Ultron” hits theaters on May 1, 2015.

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The Incredible Hulk: Mark Ruffalo Weighs In On ‘Planet Hulk’

Despite Bruce Banner’s claims to the contrary, everyone likes Hulk when he’s angry. The Jade Giant’s breakout role in “Marvel’s The Avengers” more than proves how much the world adores Earth’s mightiest and most gamma-radiated hero. But is the world ready for Hulk to strike out on his own?

For his part, actor Mark Ruffalo is very much game for a solo “Hulk” movie, once Joss Whedon’s “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” wraps up. It would be the third attempt to build a film around Bruce Banner all on his lonesome; thus far, he’s a character that’s worked best when surrounded by other massive personalities like Iron Man and Captain America.

But Ruffalo says he and Marvel are both getting ready to give the world another “Hulk” movie — even if they’re not ready to give the Hulk his own world.

Speaking with MTV News for his new film “Begin Again,” Ruffalo shot down rumors that he’s gearing up to star in “Planet Hulk,” an adaptation of a popular storyline where the Green Goliath winds up in space, courtesy of the Avengers.

“They launch Bruce Banner into space to try to get rid of him and the Hulk.
He ends up freaking out, smashing up the spaceship, and it goes off course and ends up on this planet of gladiator creatures,” Ruffalo summarized. “He falls in love, has a Hulk baby … and then the Avengers nuke the planet.”

That’s the long and short of it, with Ruffalo yadda-yadda-ing through some of the cooler details. And while it would make for a compelling film (indeed, “Planet Hulk” has already been the subject of an animated adaptation), there’s just one problem: There’s no Banner.

“I don’t think [‘Planet Hulk’] is the way to go yet,” he said. “I think you need more Banner. The whole thing is just him as Hulk, on a planet, fighting other gladiators.”

Back to the drawing board, then.
But based on Ruffalo’s knowledge of “Planet Hulk,” and his undeniable enthusiasm for the character, it’s clear that Ruffalo’s Hulk will be striking out on his own before much longer.

Ruffalo’s Hulk returns in “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015.

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Thing you did not know and Need to know for #knowledge Upgrade Vol. 4

1. Psychology says, when you finally let go of the past, something better comes along.

2. Psychology says, just because you’re no longer close to someone, doesn’t mean you no longer care about them.

3. Psychology says, Since we spend roughly 20 years of our lives sleeping, our dreams are technically considered to be an alternate reality.

4. Cuddling warms the heart and may protect it. It’s also highly efficient at reducing the effects of stress.

5. Psychology says, sometimes silence is the most powerful scream and indication of something being terribly
wrong.

6. Psychology Says, When you miss someone, you’re more likely to re-read old text messages from that person.

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