Rickson Gracie — one of the most famous names in Brazilian jiu-jitsu — received a lot of criticism for a picture taken of him with accused sexual predator David Arnebeck.
The photo has since been removed from Instagram.
However, less than an hour before the time of this writing, Master Rickson broke his silence and responded on Facebook.
Gracie said he takes full responsibility for “allowing Mr. Arnebeck to continue his membership in the JJGF [the Jiu-Jitsu Global Federation, which Rickson founded]” and also announced that his organization will have a zero tolerance policy towards sexual misconduct.
You can read Master Rickson Gracie’s entire post below:
This statement is in regards to my association with David Arnebeck. I take full responsibility for allowing Mr. Arnebeck to continue his membership in the JJGF. Considering the final court ruling that he was permitted full unrestricted
Larry Nassar confessed to sexually penetrating multiple young girls who were as young as 10 during a court hearing on Wednesday.
As part of his plea deal, Nassar will now face at least 25 years in prison after initially being charged with 22 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.
Nassar pleaded guilty to seven counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in Ingham County Circuit Court on Wednesday, acknowledging that he sexually penetrated the young women and that they were not old enough to give consent.
He broke down in tears at one point, while his most famous victim voiced her rage at the man who allegedly assaulted her on Twitter.
‘Court referring to Larry as DOCTOR Nassar. I AM DISGUSTED. I am very disappointed,’ wrote Ali Raisman.
‘He does NOT deserve that. Larry is disgusting. Larry is a MONSTER not a doctor.’
Cara Delevinge, a 25-year-old British model and actress, is among the latest stars in a series of sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein, claiming he attempted to kiss her and coerce her into having a threesome in a hotel room.
In an Instagram post, Cara explained she ‘felt very powerless and scared’ in the situation but managed to escape.
The 65-year-old film producer has been sacked from The Weinstein Company, which he co-founded, following a string of more than 30 accusations, which include rapes that date back decades.
Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Asia Argento, Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan, Rosanna Arquette and many more are among the celebrities who have come forward, and Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, an Italian model, even recorded the mogul confessing to groping her in a undercover operation with the New York Police two years ago.
Stephen Collins went from being a famous and respected actor who played the virtuous dad and minister on the hit TV series 7th Heaven to an infamous accused pedophile after his estranged wife taped him confessing to molesting three underage girls between 1973 and 1994.
April Price was one of those girls, and she is the first of Collins’ victims to come forward and tell her story in a Daily Mail Online world exclusive.
April was 13 when the then 35-year-old Collins exposed his naked penis and body to her — not once, as he’s claimed, but on three separate occasions.
In an interview with the Daily Mail Online, April, now 44 and a wife and mother in Oklahoma, breaks her silence, as she re-lives the sexual assaults she endured while on summer break in 1983.
‘I was visiting my aunt,’ April recalls. ‘She was an executive producer in