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Passengers chant “Off off off!” after British lawyer argues with EasyJet crew over face masks

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Passengers chanted a British lawyer being kicked out of a plane after refusing to wear a face mask ‘due to his PTSD under the Equality Act 2010’ – although he is found on Egyptian soil.

Louis Stead, 31, was recorded arguing with EasyJet’s cabin crew on his return flight from Hurghada, Egypt, last month.

Flight attendants attempted to persuade Mr Stead to put on his mask before becoming enraged at the ‘way he was talking to them’.

The part-time lawyer from Islington, London, began reciting the Equality Act 2010 to justify why he shouldn’t have to wear a mask because of his PTSD – even though he was in Egypt .

Staff eventually told her to leave the plane before escorting her down the aisle to chants of “off, off, off” from the other passengers.

But the father-of-one claims he eventually backed down to return home and wore his mask after feeling ‘intimidated and humiliated’ by the ‘mob’.

In the clip, recorded by another passenger on September 26, the captain of the plane can be heard telling passengers they must wear face masks as Mr Stead tries to defend his actions.

The crew stated that they should inform the captain of their refusal and return a few minutes later to reiterate the need for Mr. Stead to wear a mask.

Mr Stead had no evidence of his disability with him other than a photo of his disabled parking badge, which was dismissed as ‘insufficient evidence’ when shown to the captain.

In part of the exchange not recorded in the video, Mr Stead claims he told staff ‘if you want me to take my bag, then you get my bag’.

Louis Stead, 31, was recorded arguing with EasyJet's cabin crew on his return flight from Hurghada, Egypt, last month

Louis Stead, 31, was recorded arguing with EasyJet’s cabin crew on his return flight from Hurghada, Egypt, last month

In response, a member of the cabin crew, who had spoken calmly to Mr. Stead at first, told him “not to talk to them like that” and pleaded “please be respectful”.

Mr Stead is finally ordered to leave as his fellow travelers shout “ get off the plane ” followed by chants of “ off, off, off ”.

Other angry onlookers shout “take it off” and “f ** k off you t ** t” as a child starts to cry during the furious commotion.

The frustrated flight attendant can then be heard saying ‘people want you to go, you go now’ before leading Mr Stead down the aisle at the front of the plane.

But, having to be returned to the airport with his bag still in the hold of the plane, Mr. Stead eventually gave in and wore his mask throughout the flight.

The part-time lawyer (pictured), from Islington, London, has started reciting the Equality Act 2010 to justify why he shouldn't have to wear a mask because of his PTSD - even though he was in Egypt.

The part-time lawyer (pictured), from Islington, London, has started reciting the Equality Act 2010 to justify why he shouldn’t have to wear a mask because of his PTSD – even though he was in Egypt.

Mr Stead is finally ordered to leave as his fellow travelers shout 'get off the plane' followed by chants of 'off, off, off'

Mr Stead is finally ordered to leave as his fellow travelers shout 'get off the plane' followed by chants of 'off, off, off'

Mr Stead is finally ordered to leave as his fellow travelers shout ‘get off the plane’ followed by chants of ‘off, off, off’

Mr Stead has since said covering his face causes post-traumatic stress disorder because it reminded him of the oxygen mask used to ‘keep him alive’ after he was stabbed in 2012.

He thinks the other passengers turned on him because he was ‘well dressed’ and assumed he was just ‘a rich man trying to get a quick one out’ – but insists about the fact that he has a hidden disability.

EasyJet claimed Mr Stead did not mention any medical exemptions initially and simply said he did not have to wear a mask.

He then spoke of his disability but “did not provide a medical certificate or government exemption” for not wearing a mask and added that a parking permit did not count.

The company also said that the equality law itself states that it does not apply on board an aircraft – especially when it is grounded on Egyptian soil.

Mr. Stead was escorted down the aisle but, having to be returned to the airport with his bag still in the aircraft hold, Mr. Stead eventually gave in and wore his mask for the entire flight.

Mr. Stead was escorted down the aisle but, having to be returned to the airport with his bag still in the aircraft hold, Mr. Stead eventually gave in and wore his mask for the entire flight.

Mr Stead said: ‘It was like I was being attacked by a pack of wolves. [The other passengers] were so quick to judge and it is wrong.

“ They just assumed the staff were always right and I was picky. They didn’t really know what was going on.

“The people in the front of the plane had heard everyone shouting ‘off, off, off’ so as I went down the noise followed and the people in the front and in the middle were then shouting ‘off’.

“ I think people felt like I was just refusing for the fun of it, but it’s just a crowd mentality and it’s absolutely abhorrent that in the 21st century, EasyJet allowed that to happen.

Mr Stead (pictured) has since said he thought the other passengers turned on him because he assumed he was just 'a rich man trying to pull a quick one out'

Mr Stead (pictured) has since said he thought the other passengers turned on him because he assumed he was just ‘a rich man trying to pull a quick one out’

“ It was intimidating, humiliating and the kind of behavior you would expect from someone who was gay in the 60s.

“I am really disabled. I am struggling with my post-traumatic stress disorder. It is not an invented condition but it is a condition which is invisible.

“ I dress well and look perfectly normal, and people assume I’m just a rich man who drives a nice car, runs perfectly fine, looks good and I just pull a fast car. ”

Mr Stead, who lives alone, had taken a ten-day trip to Egypt to scuba dive and find properties and land in which to invest.

He claims he was allowed to travel to Hurghada from Gatwick Airport without having to wear his mask after explaining his disability to a flight attendant.

He added: “The equality law is in place for a reason. They must follow this and they must not discriminate against people with hidden disabilities.

‘[The staff] didn’t seem to understand that company policy could not deviate from the law and the flight attendant kept trying to leave when I tried to explain to him.

“ The captains need to be made aware of the equality law, because the captain has the final say, but it’s just a pilot. How the hell does he know that?

Describing his PTSD, Mr Stead said: ‘When I was in the ambulance [in 2012] I was strapped in and had the oxygen mask on me, so when I have a face that gets covered, it causes me psychological problems.

“ Sometimes I can wear a mask for a few minutes and that’s good, but all of a sudden I’ll have a flashback and it’ll trigger something and I’ll start acting weird. It’s embarassing.’

An EasyJet spokesperson said: “The primary responsibility of our crew is the health and well-being of all customers and during the pandemic this is more important than ever.

“ For the safety of everyone on board and in accordance with EASA guidelines, easyJet requires all customers to wear a face mask and we make sure that customers are aware of this requirement throughout their journey from booking. It is also mandatory to wear a face mask in Egypt, where this problem occurred.

“ We know that some passengers may not be able to wear a mask, so we let all customers know before travel what to do if they need an exemption.

“They must provide a medical certificate, exemption card or lanyard to the cabin crew on board. Unfortunately, although he requested it on several occasions, Mr. Stead did not provide a medical certificate or government exemption.

‘We are sorry if Mr. Stead was not happy with the way this was handled on board, but the crew has a responsibility to all customers on board. ”

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Phil Collins and Orianne Cevey ‘REFUSES to leave Miami mansion and demands he pay her $ 20 million’

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Phil Collins’ ‘intrusive’ ex-wife Orianne Cevey will stay at her Miami Beach mansion with her new toyboy husband as their bitter legal battle began in a Florida courtroom on Tuesday.

During the proceedings, the court also learned that Cevey had allegedly demanded a payment of $ 20 million from Collins, with whom she had an ongoing relationship for more than two decades.

Collins and Cevey, 46, were married from 1999 to 2008. Their record breaking $ 47 million divorce grabbed international headlines.

The couple reconciled in 2016 and stayed together until early this year. However, Collins was left blind when Cevey secretly married struggling musician Thomas Bates, 30, last August. The banks moved into the couple’s $ 33 million Miami home while Collins was out of town.

In Tuesday’s hearing, which turned at times fiery at times, the rocker’s lawyer angrily accused Cevey of using the ‘mind game’ to take control of the house and blocking the legal process. by changing lawyers and complaints.

Judge Stephanie Silver also noted that Cevey had “filed a counterclaim asking for approximately $ 20 million” from Collins.

While those documents are not yet available, the judge later said she “ understood ” it was for about half of the Miami home’s current value.

Orianne Cevey, Phil Collins’ ‘intrusive’ ex-wife, will remain at her Miami Beach mansion with her new toyboy husband Thomas Bates for the time being, following a court hearing Thursday. The couple are pictured leaving their lawyers’ offices after the proceedings

Cevey and Bates, a struggling 30-year-old musician, tied the knot in August.  He moved into the Miami mansion while Collins was out of town

Cevey and Bates, a struggling 30-year-old musician, tied the knot in August. He moved into the Miami mansion while Collins was out of town

Collins and Cevey (pictured in 2018) married in 1999 and divorced in 2008. They reconciled in 2016, but Collins was stunned when he learned of Cevey's romance with struggling musician Thomas Banks.

Collins and Cevey (pictured in 2018) married in 1999 and divorced in 2008. They reconciled in 2016, but Collins was stunned when he learned of Cevey’s romance with struggling musician Thomas Banks.

Michael Green, who represents the rocker, said an affidavit filed by Cevey is the only “ affidavit ” she wrote in.

“ There is nothing in there about the allegations contained in this alleged claim that she had a 50% interest, ” he said.

During this time, it also emerged that Collins left the house with only a few suitcases after a “ showdown ” and left behind jewelry worth $ 4.7 million, unpublished music and part of his Alamo memorabilia collection, valued at $ 15 million.

In legal documents, Collins’ attorneys also accused Cevey of taking over the waterfront mansion “ by a show of force, ” changing security codes, blocking his access to CCTV and making call for an armed security team.

They had given the Cevey and Bates until last Friday to leave the home and when they stayed an injunction was filed to have them evicted.

The lawsuit accuses both “forcible entry” and illegal possession of the home, which they deny.

For Tuesday’s hearing, held on Zoom, the new couple brought in a lawyer who was not at a previous hearing and needed a break to catch up on the details.

In addition to refusing to leave the house, Cevey demanded a payment of $ 20 million, the court heard

In addition to refusing to leave the house, Cevey demanded a payment of $ 20 million, the court heard

Cevey reportedly changed the combination of Miami mansion locks she has shared with Collins since 2016 (pictured)

Cevey reportedly changed the combination of Miami mansion locks she has shared with Collins since 2016 (pictured)

Only Bates could be seen on camera, in the background of attorney Richard Wolfe’s office.

At one point, a voice that sounded like Cevey’s was heard in the background.

“I don’t know anything about what went into the record,” Wolfe said at one point.

Judge Silver said he was the third lawyer the couple had hired in four days.

He argued that Cevey has an interest in the house, even though it is registered under a company owned by Collins.

Collins and Bates are seen in Miami last week.  The couple are said to have taken over Collins '' mansion 'in a show of force', changing security codes, blocking their access to CCTV and calling in an armed security team.

Collins and Bates are seen in Miami last week. The couple are said to have taken over Collins ” mansion ‘in a show of force’, changing security codes, blocking their access to CCTV and calling in an armed security team.

Inside the house, Collins left never-before-seen memorabilia and music, as well as millions of dollars in jewelry

Inside the house, Collins left never-before-seen memorabilia and music, as well as millions of dollars in jewelry

As Collins’ legal team lobbied for the removal of ‘intruders,’ attorney Michael Green strongly contested ‘this alleged allegation’, saying it was not even mentioned in previous Bates deposits.

But Judge Silver said it would take another hearing to rule on the new claim and Collins could wait for him at another of his homes.

Jeff Fisher, another lawyer for Collins, replied: ‘She has another house, let her go to Las Vegas. ”

According to reports, Cevey bought a house in Sin City.

He added: “ It’s an absolute fabrication, it’s transparent. Lawyer number three, story number four. So the problem really is, do they manage to rob someone of their home through their gambling? While she has another house?

Fisher said Collins, who is in Europe, is looking to return home for Christmas and New Years.

Collins and Cevey in 2003

Collins and Cevey in 2017

Collins (left with Cevey in 2003, right in 2017) filed a lawsuit to evict Cevey from his home

The parties have agreed to remove and retain all items owned or disputed by Collins until the matter is resolved.

The parties have agreed to remove and retain all items owned or disputed by Collins until the matter is resolved.

“There is nothing more sacrosanct than the right of a person to own and use his house,” he added.

The judge insisted that the new hearing, which should be under a different jurisdiction, be heard as soon as possible.

Instead, much of the 90-minute hearing was spent removing personal belongings from the home.

Collins’ lawsuit alleges that there is a “ substantial risk that Bates, Cevey or their agents will remove, conceal or destroy valuable and irreplaceable personal property ” from the house.

Among the items listed by the judge were jewelry, memorabilia, family photos, clothing, unpublished music and office supplies.

Collins is famous for being an enthusiast of the Battle of the Alamo and has a collection of artifacts worth $ 15 million, some of which was donated to a museum in San Antonio.

The parties have agreed to remove and retain the items owned or disputed by Collins until the matter is resolved.

Cevey reportedly 'texted' Collins telling her she had 'found someone else' to see if she could try to be 'happy again'.  Photographed in 2016

Cevey reportedly ‘texted’ Collins telling her she had ‘found someone else’ to see if she could try to be ‘happy again’. Photographed in 2016

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Jurors must decide which parent violently rocked their premature baby girl to death

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A premature baby was violently shaken at least three times before he died, according to a murder trial.

Holly Roe suffered brain damage at least three times and her tiny rib cage had been fractured in 12 places before paramedics found the eight-week-old girl cold and unresponsive.

Emergency services fought to save the child before she was taken to Pembury Hospital in Tunbridge Wells where she was pronounced dead.

The latest head injuries have reportedly left Holly unconscious despite the extreme pain from her broken ribs, a jury said.

Mother Tiffany Tate, 22, and father Michael Roe, 33, are both charged with the murder of their daughter.

Sally Howes QC on behalf of the Crown said that on a preponderance of evidence the prosecution is that Michael Roe murdered his daughter.

Ms Howes said: ‘It is the prosecution’s position that the weight of evidence suggests that it is Michael Roe who is responsible.

Mother Tiffany Tate, 22, is on trial for murder

Father Michael Roe (left), 33, and mother Tiffany Tate (right), 22, are both on trial for the child’s death

“ There is also evidence that you can consider that Tiffany Tate had the opportunity of this illegal act. It’s up to you to decide who is guilty of murder. Michael Roe is the last person to see her alive.

‘The injuries were so severe that she would have been unconscious at the time of the injury.

“ Michael Roe clearly had no patience with Holly while feeding.

“Feed her through her nose with a syringe and pinch her toe to make her cry.”

Ms Howes QC said there had indeed been a dress rehearsal for Holly’s death when she had stopped breathing a few weeks before.

She said: ‘When she stopped breathing she was under the sole responsibility of Michael Roe. ”

Both parents are charged with murder and allowing the other to kill their baby.

Tiffany Tate admitted that she struggled to bond with premature Holly.

She told police in an interview that she was frustrated and lost her temper while feeding.

Ms Howes told the jury they should think about whether to shake her baby in a 20 to 25 minute window while Michael Roe was asleep.

Scientific evidence showed Holly was unlawfully killed, Ms Howes said.

Jurors were told they had to decide if either parent murdered the child.

Post-mortem examinations concluded that his fatal injuries were caused by tremors on at least three different occasions.

Eight-week-old Holly Roe was rushed to Pembury Hospital in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, where she was pronounced dead

Eight-week-old Holly Roe was rushed to Pembury Hospital in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, where she was pronounced dead

Experts described his injuries as non-accidental and violent head trauma.

Sally Howes QC for the Crown said: ‘It matches the brain being shaken.

Although she was two months premature, Holly Roe was fine when she was released from the hospital.

“It was a perfectly healthy baby who ultimately collapsed catastrophically and fatally,” Ms. Howes said.

She would have been visibly ill for any caregiver, experts said.

The court heard Michael Roe tell the health visitor that Tiffany Tate wanted to throw Holly against the wall during a nighttime meal.

She admitted that she struggled to bond with the baby during her first weeks as a premature baby in the hospital and struggled to wake up for night feeds.

Mr Roe told the nurse that Tiffany Tate can’t cope with the new baby at night but is a good mother during the day.

Former foster child Tiffany Tate was just 19 when she moved in with Michael Roe.

They were living together in Crowborough, East Sussex, when baby Holly was born two months premature on July 14, 2018.

Ms Tate admitted she struggled to bond with her daughter while still in the premature baby unit which continued after Holly was allowed to return home.

When the baby cried, she became frustrated and panicked, Ms Howes said.

Michael Roe told a health visitor he took charge of the nighttime streams because Tiffany Tate had no patience with Holly.

Roe and Tate are pictured with baby Holly ahead of her death in September last year

Roe and Tate are pictured with baby Holly before she died in September last year

The court heard Ms Tate agree that she told her ex-partner that she wanted to throw the baby against the wall.

Emergency services were called home in the early hours of Monday, September 10, 2018 after the couple reported she was no longer breathing.

Holly was found to be cold, not breathing and without any heart activity, Ms Howes said.

Paramedics fought to save her before she was taken to Pembury Hospital in Tunbridge Wells where she was pronounced dead.

Post-mortem examinations showed many signs of injury to her tiny body.

Holly, eight weeks old, had suffered head injuries three times before her death and 11 rib fractures.

The first was a few weeks before her death, the second several days before and the last brain injury within 48 hours, Ms Howes said.

The profile of the injuries showed that they were the result of non-accidental and abusive head trauma, consultant neuropathologist Professor Safa Al-Sarrau said.

Medical examiner Dr Charlotte Randall said the death was due to head trauma.

The likely mechanism of Holly’s injuries would have been a violent jolt.

Holly’s multiple rib cage fractures were also often associated with tremor-like head trauma, Ms Howes said.

Former pediatric neurosurgeon Peter Richards has said that in his opinion, Holly’s behavior would not have been normal after the injuries she suffered.

“ He would have anticipated that she was unconscious at the time of the injury.

“The injuries she presented were incompatible with normal behavior and, in particular, not compatible with eating,” Ms. Howes said.

Dr Nicola Cleghorn said Holly would have been extremely distressed by the pain from her broken ribs.

They would not have been caused during the resuscitation, Ms Howes said.

“It is highly unlikely that a fracture could accidentally occur without a caregiver knowing about the event and taking immediate action.

‘Dr Cleghorn considers the most likely cause of the rib fractures to be an inflicted injury, most likely excessive compression around his chest and, in conjunction with the views on traumatic brain injury, would confirm that there has been a tremor episode, ” Ms. Hawes said. .

Holly died on September 10, 2018.

The jury was told the defendants were back in court after their initial trial was dropped in March following the nationwide lockdown.

Hove Trial Center was one of the few Covid-compliant courts to reopen after the lockdown.

Lawyers and jurors are separated by plexiglass screens.

The defendants sat socially in the secure dock without speaking to each other.

Miss Tate and Mr. Roe both deny the murder and caused or allowed the death of their baby.

The trial, which is expected to last four weeks, at Lewes Crown Court in Hove is continuing.

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Jeffrey Epstein, Prince Andy and a ‘topless photoshoot’ on a squalid island

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The Caribbean house party included at least seven specially transported Russian models, a multimillionaire financier and a British prince. “Jeffrey was so excited. He said: “ We’re going to have a great photoshoot with you and the girls, ” Virginia Roberts, his teenage “ sex slave, ” recalls Jeffrey Epstein.

“ We were topless and he had us in sexual positions. Then we are told to gather in a large hut. When I walked in Andrew and Jeffrey were sitting in chairs, ” she claims in a new bombshell book about Epstein and alleged sex abuser Ghislaine Maxwell. She alleges that Epstein then said, ‘Why don’t you girls start kissing and having fun! Jeffrey and the prince were just sitting back, laughing.

Ms Roberts, who would elsewhere describe the events of that evening almost 20 years ago as an ‘orgy’, said Prince Andrew left the next day, ‘taken’ by his Scotland Yard bodyguards who had spent the night aboard a small moored boat. Epstein’s private island in the US Virgin Islands. Andrew has denied having had any contact or sex with Ms Roberts, telling the BBC he did not recall meeting her.

Depraved Love Nest: Jeffrey Epstein’s Private Island

Now, a new book – The Spider: Inside The Criminal Web Of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, by Pulitzer Prize-nominated investigative journalist Barry Levine – provides disturbing new allegations about the prince’s alleged relationship with Ms Roberts.

She has long insisted that she was forced to have sex with Andrew three times – once in London in 2001 at the age of 17, a second time two months later in New York and a second time in New York. third time on the island.

Levine’s book, published yesterday, also reveals new details about the alleged New York encounter.

According to Ms Roberts, she arrived at Epstein’s Upper East Side mansion to find Prince Andrew sitting in a leather chair in Epstein’s library. Behind him, on a desk, nude photos of girls and young women, including one of her. “I don’t think Andrew could have missed seeing him when he walked in,” she remembers now.

Maxwell, daughter of disgraced mogul Robert, was there and had given the prince an inflatable toy based on his Spitting Image puppet which had left Andrew ‘smiling from ear to ear – it was like a child going to Disney World ”.

She thinks Andrew recognized her but couldn’t remember her name, adding that Johanna Sjoberg, a student working as Epstein’s assistant, was sitting on her lap.

“We kissed on the cheek and Ghislaine placed me on her other knee,” she said in Levine’s book. “Ghislaine told me that I should take her upstairs for a massage.

The billionaire with Prince Andrew

The billionaire with Prince Andrew

The massage room was dark and classical music was playing. Ms Roberts says she noticed a 6-foot-long oil painting of her in a sex position with another girl hanging on the wall. The prince couldn’t have missed it and “I was so embarrassed,” she said.

She gave the prince a massage and then, “ as she had learned from Epstein and Maxwell, ” had a blowjob with him.

According to Levine, Epstein regularly made presentations on behalf of his royal friend, most notably in 1999 calling Donald Trump – a neighbor in Palm Beach, Florida – and asking him to let Andrew play at his golf club there.

The following February, the three of them reportedly returned to Palm Beach for a house party.

The prince was then pictured, surrounded by topless women, on Epstein’s yacht in Thailand in 2001. Levine reports that Epstein once arranged a midnight visit to a Miami club “ famous for its theme parties. which featured sadomasochistic scenes and artists. in cages ”.

According to the club’s “ greeter ”, Epstein called to warn them that he was “ sending a friend, Andrew York, Prince Charles’ brother. ”

Levine says a former friend of Epstein and Maxwell recalled a dinner at the financier’s house in Manhattan that Andrew attended, which was filled with women “ clearly there to be their toys. ” The same friend said Andrew and Epstein shared an ‘arrogance and a lack of charm’ and ‘appeared like bored billionaires trying to have fun’.

The friend added: ‘I’ve been around the royal family enough to know how you should behave around them and how most people do it was the opposite.

‘It was like [Epstein] wanted to prove that he could do whatever he wanted and that he was so friendly with the prince that he could talk that way. He was like, ‘Oh, Andy, Andy.’ He kept calling her Andy. It made me really uncomfortable.

A source close to the prince reportedly said the new allegations were an “ unfounded and sinister ” attempt to sell books. Andrew has always denied knowing or having sex with Roberts.

The new book also sheds light on Epstein’s bizarre relationship with Ghislaine Maxwell, 58, who is in prison awaiting trial on criminal charges she lured girls as young as 14 to be abused by Epstein. . She denies the allegations.

Her lawyers are expected to say during her trial that she was more of Epstein’s victim than an accomplice, although some of the women he abused insist she was the instigator chief. She faces further humiliation after a New York appeals court ruled on Monday that a 418-page deposition she made in 2016 could be released. Her lawyers say it contains “ intimate, sensitive and personal details ” about her, including her sex life, that could interfere with her trial.

A series of women who say they were sexually assaulted by the late Epstein (who committed suicide in prison while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges) say Maxwell enthusiastically joined in the assaults.

Levine’s book says that, far from the long-held assumption that Epstein and Maxwell were once lovers, friends believe this was never true and that she is either bisexual or gay.

“I never thought she liked guys. I don’t think she’s ever dated a guy, ” a former friend of Maxwell’s told the author. “I thought it was all about control. It is believed that Epstein and Maxwell first met in the late 1980s, but became close friends after moving to New York City after his father died in 1991.

Prince Andrew and Virginia Roberts, aged 17 at the time, pictured together in 2001

Prince Andrew and Virginia Roberts, aged 17 at the time, pictured together in 2001

According to Levine, Epstein bridged the chasm left by his father, an equally deeply controlling man. Maxwell made himself indispensable to nerdy, shy, and agoraphobic Epstein by organizing his social life and transforming his personal style.

An entrepreneur from the same social circles said Maxwell was on good terms with New York’s media moguls and bankers: “ She was the most connected person in town. And she was an easy friend to have, ”the source said. “ At cocktails, she invariably spoke with the most interesting people in the room. [So] you wanted to be where she was. We’ve all done it.

Although Maxwell loved to brag about being Epstein’s girlfriend, many were struck by the asexuality of their body language, Levine says.

“He had put his arm around Ghislaine’s neck. It was collegial, affectionate, not a sexual act, ”recalls a friend. Another insider was never convinced they were dating. “It was more of a partnership,” the source said. “They didn’t touch each other like a couple. He would have his arm around her shoulders, not her waist.

Yet he still paints a picture of a far from healthy relationship. Christina Oxenberg, sister of actress Catherine Dynasty and friend of Maxwell’s, told the writer: ‘Ghislaine was hungry herself, I asked her about it. She said it was because Jeffrey likes thin women.

Christina continued, “ And I could see the illusion because she was his employee, even though she was paid very well. The more she tried to argue that she was having an affair with Jeffrey, I could see with my own eyes that it just wasn’t. There was no romance.

The book also provides information on Epstein’s last days in prison.

Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite and heiress, who was arrested by the FBI on charges of being the ‘pimp’ of sex abuser Jeffrey Epstein, pictured here with Epstein

Inmates said Epstein, perhaps wishing not to be labeled a pedophile, told them he was only motivated by ‘p *** y’. The financier told inmate Michael Tisdale: ‘You know how the p *** y acts, how her mood will be next month and maybe two months away – it’s the same way of looking at the currency. ”

He also told Tisdale that although he was accused of having sex with very young girls, they were actually “ 15, 16, 17, 18 – not eight or nine! ”.

He also bragged about his connections. Bill Clinton was once a “lothario” but “can’t do anything like that now because he has had some heart surgeries.”

As for Trump, he recounted how a French woman flying with them said she did not understand the meaning of “ white trash ”. Trump reportedly told him: ‘It would be me without the money. ”

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft descends regularly on asteroid Bennu

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is preparing to reach its robotic arm and collect a surface sample from asteroid Bennu on Tuesday evening.

At 5 p.m. EST Tuesday, the spacecraft activated its sensors and instruments as it descended into orbit of the asteroid which contains material from the early solar system and could provide insight into the origin of life on Earth .

At 5:38 p.m. EST, the spacecraft headed to the correct orientation for the final descent, with its 11-foot arm and cameras pointed toward the asteroid’s surface, and at 5:47 p.m., the cameras of the ‘machine were on.

By 5:53 p.m., the checkpoint combustion was complete, meaning the spacecraft will descend more steeply to Bennu’s surface in time for the matchpoint burn – the spacecraft’s last maneuver performed by firing its thrusters. to match Bennu’s rotation and center exactly above the landing sight to land safely.

NASA’s OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft has been orbiting Bennu for almost two years. In the meticulous 4.5 hour descent, the spacecraft will briefly touch down for a handful of seconds on the space rock with its arm in a landing site called Nightingale.

The craft will launch pressurized nitrogen gas to stir the surface and suck up about 2 grams (60 grams) of pebbles or dust. Contact should only last five to ten seconds before the spacecraft backs up.

“ We’ll only kiss the surface with a brief touch and go measured in seconds, ” said Heather Enos of the University of Arizona, assistant scientist on the mission.

The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft’s 11-foot sampling arm (pictured) will take rock and soil samples from Bennu when the spacecraft lands on the space rock on Tuesday, October 20.

OSIRIS-REx will land for a handful of seconds on the asteroid Bennu after a carefully orchestrated 4.5 hour descent. The size of a pickup truck, the craft will land at 10:00 p.m. BST (5:00 p.m. ET) on October 20 in an area dubbed Nightingale

Bennu’s gravity is too low for the spacecraft to land – the asteroid is only 510 meters in diameter. As a result, Osiris-Rex must reach out with his 11-foot robotic arm while avoiding building-sized rocks and attempting to take samples.

Nightingale is a 52-foot location in the northern hemisphere of the small asteroid, which is less than a third of a mile in diameter, a place equivalent to a few parking spaces on Earth.

The Nightingale site was chosen because it is one of the lightest areas on the asteroid’s surface with the best access to fine-grained material.

However, there are boulders the size of a building around the site, leaving a space the size of only a few parking spots to land.

If the landing turns even slightly askew, OSIRIS-REx will find itself in treacherous territory, NASA said.

BUILDING BLOCKS OF LIFE CAN BE IN BENNU BOULDERS

Asteroid Bennu may contain the building blocks of life in its “ rubble heap ” surface, and the body was once part of a much larger, water-covered world, scientists say.

NASA’s OSIRIS-Rex mission will land on Bennu on October 20 to collect samples of the space rock.

Bennu's rocks contained a shining vein of carbonate

Bennu’s rocks contained a shining vein of carbonate

As part of the preparations for this mission, six research papers were published on the history and composition of the near-Earth asteroid.

One of these papers found evidence of carbonaceous and organic matter strewn on Bennu’s surface.

These materials were found in veins passing through rocks and must have been formed as a result of the free flowing water that was over the larger and long destroyed celestial body that created Bennu.

This is the first confirmed detection of these building blocks of life on an near-Earth asteroid.

Once the sample is collected, the spacecraft will re-launch into space and reach Earth in 2023.

This is the first American attempt to collect samples from an asteroid, which Japan has already accomplished twice.

NASA science mission chief Thomas Zurbuchen compared Bennu to the Rosetta Stone: “Something that’s out there and tells the story of our entire Earth, of the solar system, over the last billions of years. ‘years’.

Bennu sits between Earth and Mars at a distance of approximately 334 million kilometers from our planet.

For this reason, it will take approximately 18.5 minutes for signals to travel between OSIRIS-REx and NASA Headquarters.

Programmed in advance, the spacecraft will operate autonomously during the unprecedented tactile maneuver.

With an 18-minute delay in radio communications each way, ground controllers at spacecraft maker Lockheed Martin near Denver cannot intervene.

This means that a manual landing is impossible, with all hopes of a successful landing relying on the on-board autonomous system.

This will be the largest selection of samples since the Apollo missions, which offered as a bonus a lot more funding and humans on the surface to facilitate collection.

If Bennu’s surface material collection is successful, he will be returned to Earth on September 24, 2023.

While NASA has brought back comet dust and solar wind particles, it has never attempted to sample any of the nearly one million known asteroids hidden in our solar system so far.

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Police launch new hunt for Bernadette Walker as officers focus on abandoned buildings

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Bernadette Walker (pictured), 17, was reported missing from Peterborough on July 21 after not being seen for three days

A new round of searches has started for a missing teenager, who fears she will be murdered by her parents – just a week after police confirmed their ongoing search was over.

Bernadette Walker, 17, has not been seen for more than three months, since July 18 – three days before her mother Sarah reported her missing on July 21.

On September 11, a “bodyless” murder investigation was opened by the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crimes Unit.

Three days later, on September 14, Bernadette’s parents Sarah and Scott Walker, aged 37 and 50 respectively, were charged with the murder of their daughter.

Police have been looking for Bernadette for more than a month, since September 15.

Officers wearing police waterproof suits and life vests combed farmland and open fields, as well as rivers, both in Bernadette’s hometown of Peterborough, Cambs.

But, after concluding their current search last Monday (October 12), police have now confirmed that a new round of searches has started.

The previous search for missing Bernadette Walker was carried out in the ditches around the Gunthorpe and Werrington areas in Peterborough,

The previous search for missing Bernadette Walker was carried out in the ditches around the Gunthorpe and Werrington areas in Peterborough,

Officers spent over a fortnight scouring isolated farmland and open fields in Cowbit, Lincolnshire, 16 miles north of where Bernadette lived with her family

Officers spent more than a fortnight roaming isolated farmlands and open fields in Cowbit, Lincolnshire, 16 miles north of where Bernadette lived with her family

Police are targeting more closed areas, including abandoned buildings in the area we were previously looking for near the teenager's home in Peterborough

Police are targeting more closed areas, including abandoned buildings in the area we were previously looking for near the teenager’s home in Peterborough

The focus is now on a more enclosed area, including abandoned buildings on land they have previously excavated.

A police spokesperson said: ‘We are looking at our search parameters.

“We targeted more closed areas, including abandoned buildings in the area we were looking for previously.

Police and forensics have previously searched residential garages as part of their investigations into Bernadette's search

Police and forensics have previously searched residential garages as part of their investigations into Bernadette’s search

“It didn’t require such a large research team as the one we had when we were covering the more rural areas.

“ We will continue to research and this may involve more agents again once the targeted locations are completed. ”

Bernadette’s parents, both of Century Square in Millfield, Peterborough, await trial in March

On September 14, Bernadette's parents Sarah and Scott Walker, (pictured) aged 37 and 50 respectively, were charged with the murder of their daughter.

On September 14, Bernadette’s parents Sarah and Scott Walker, (pictured) aged 37 and 50 respectively, were charged with the murder of their daughter.

The couple appeared in Peterborough Crown Court for a hearing on September 16 via a video link from HMP Peterborough.

The two adults only spoke to confirm their names during the brief court hearing. No plea was filed.

They were remanded in custody to appear at a pre-trial plea and trial hearing in November.

Missing: Bernadette Walker, 17, pictured with her father Scott Walker, 50, who has now been charged with her murder

Missing: Bernadette Walker, 17, pictured with her father Scott Walker, 50, who has now been charged with her murder

They reportedly told police that they last saw her on July 18 when she ran out of their car.

Ms Walker said her daughter texted her almost two days later, at 1 a.m. on July 20, telling her she would be returning ‘soon’ to the family’s five-bedroom council house in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire.

Bernadette’s parents reported her missing to the police the next day, July 21, when they told the police they had heard nothing more from her.

Ms Walker, a mother of nine, who had a baby girl about six months ago, distributed posters in Peterborough asking for information about her missing daughter who loved gothic and punk music.

Bernadette's family hometown of Millfield, Peterborough, where she lived with her parents and siblings (pictured: agents at her home previously in their investigation)

Bernadette’s family hometown of Millfield, Peterborough, where she lived with her parents and siblings (pictured: agents at her home previously in their investigation)

Bernadette’s family say they are ‘baffled’ and hope the police ‘got it wrong’ after her parents were charged with her murder.

Scott Walker’s sister, Bernadette’s aunt, said she and other relatives were in ‘total disbelief’ but still have hopes the 17-year-old can come back alive.

Bernadette is described as of medium height with blonde, half brown, half red hair.

She has facial piercings and two homemade tattoos.

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Manchester United and Liverpool in £ 4.6bn talks to set up ‘European Premier League’

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BREAKING NEWS: Manchester United and Liverpool are key players in talks to form a £ 4.6bn European Premier League – involving five English clubs and top European teams – starting in 2022

  • Liverpool and Manchester United in talks on revolutionary new league
  • New report has detailed talks worth £ 4.6bn for European Premier League
  • FIFA is believed to support proposals which could include five England teams
  • Liverpool and Manchester United have already failed with the Big Picture project

Just a week after it was revealed that they were the driving forces behind the Big Picture project, Liverpool and Manchester United are said to be in talks to create a European Premier League.

The £ 4.6bn league has been revealed by Sky News in yet another bombshell power play from England’s two biggest teams to reshape the face of the game.

The Big Picture project was dismissed as a possibility for the clubs concerned in terms of the power that clubs such as Liverpool and United would assume as part of the restructuring.

Manchester United lead talks to spark ground-breaking European Premier League

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are the other English side reportedly pushing for the league

The groundbreaking proposals would see more than a dozen teams across England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain become the founding members of the new competition.

There is a tentative date of 2022 for the start of the European Premier League and up to five English teams could be involved.

FIFA governing body reportedly involved in European Premier League talks

Wall Street giant JP Morgan is reportedly in talks to provide $ 6bn (£ 4.6bn) debt financing to help get the European Premier League off the ground.

It is expected that future broadcast revenue generated by the league would function as a refund.

Real Madrid set to be part of the Spanish contingent in the new competition

Real Madrid set to be part of the Spanish contingent in the new competition

Lionel Messi's Barcelona reportedly join them in a competition between Europe's elite squads

Lionel Messi’s Barcelona reportedly join them in a competition between Europe’s elite squads

If the league got the green light, it would immediately become one of the most lucrative divisions in world football.

The 18-team competition is expected to involve matches played during the normal European club season.

A typical league format would follow before the top performing teams enter a knockout competition to crown a champion.

The report adds that the cash prizes for the winners are expected to be worth hundreds of millions of pounds each year.

The teams would receive “lucrative sums” to join the competition. Manchester United and Real Madrid are reportedly in line for the biggest welcome fees.

The growing concern of the European governing body, UEFA, is that any European Premier League would practically replace the pre-existing Champions League. It is not known if UEFA supports the proposals at this stage.

UEFA’s opposition would likely leave their broken relationship with FIFA in danger of a complete collapse with the two governing bodies then at odds over their flagship club competition.

Current Champions League holders Bayern Munich reportedly lead German representatives

Current Champions League holders Bayern Munich reportedly lead German representatives

Arsenal and Manchester City are seen as other English contenders for inclusion in the league

Arsenal and Manchester City are seen as other English contenders for inclusion in the league

While there has been no official confirmation of the bold plan, it is expected to arrive before the end of the month.

Key Capital Partners, a Spanish financial firm, is said to have played a key role in the negotiations so far.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, who has long advocated a Super League format for the European elite, is another figure credited with an important role in the latest proposals.

Along with Liverpool and Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Man City and Tottenham are seen as other potential candidates for the European Premier League.

But if the original report is correct, one of the Premier League’s ‘Big Six’ would be missing as part of the restructuring.

News of the European Premier League comes shortly after the Big Picture Project dominated the conversation in the England game.

According to this proposal, a bailout would have been provided to the English Football League [EFL] but, in turn, more power would be given to the “Big Six”.

These plans also aimed to reduce the Premier League to an 18-team competition, with just two teams automatically relegated each season.

Paris Saint-Germain would likely have been asked about possible inclusion in the new league

Paris Saint-Germain would likely have been asked about possible inclusion in the new league

Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus would expect to lead any Italian representation in the league

Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus would expect to lead any Italian representation in the league

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Coronavirus deaths rise for fifth consecutive week in England and Wales

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Coronavirus deaths rise for FIFTH consecutive week in England and Wales with 36% increase to 438 in early October and now account for 4.4% of all deaths

  • Office of National Statistics report shows deaths rising continuously since 9/11
  • Deaths in England and Wales fell for 19 consecutive weeks until the second wave in late summer
  • Covid-19 now accounts for around one in 23 deaths, up from 3.2% a week earlier

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The number of people who died from Covid-19 in England and Wales rose for the fifth week in a row to 438 between October 3 and 9.

Deaths from the disease have been steadily increasing since September 11, when the trend reversed after 19 straight weeks of decline following the March lockdown.

Data from the Bureau of National Statistics shows the most recent week’s figure marks a 36% increase from the 321 people who died in the week to October 2, and is more than double the 215 the week before.

The coronavirus now accounts for 4.4% of all deaths in the two countries – one in 23.

Although the increase in the number of deaths is concerning, the current figures still do not compare with the peak of the first wave, when more than 1,000 people died every day. In the worst week on record, between April 11 and April 17, the deaths of 8,758 coronavirus patients were recorded. The most recent week is only five percent of that number.

Today’s report shows people in the Northwest are dying in greater numbers, reflecting daily infection, hospital admissions and death statistics from the Department of Health.

Much of the region is now locked under the toughest level three rules that ban socializing, travel and alcohol consumption, with Liverpool and Merseyside already complying with the strictest rules and the government within hours of forcing the Greater Manchester region to follow suit.

The Northwest recorded 153 deaths involving Covid-19 in the week ending October 9, which was the highest number in the region since the week ending June 12.

In north-east England, where deaths were also the highest since June and where stricter lockdown rules are also in place, 60 Covid-19-related deaths were recorded in the week leading up to October 9 .

Recorded deaths involving Covid-19 have increased week by week in all parts of England except two in the week to October 9 – except the East and South East.

In Wales, the weekly total fell from 25 to 37.

Three people under the age of 40 have died from Covid-19 in the most recent week, with the elderly continuing to constitute the vast majority of victims. Those over 70 accounted for 358 out of 438 in total (82%).

As Covid-19-related deaths make a resurgence, the number of people dying from whatever cause is again above average.

After reaching levels above 11,000 more deaths than usual for the time of year in April, the total number of people dying each week then fell below average over the summer.

Fewer people than usual are dying from non-Covid diseases in hospitals and nursing homes, and this continues to be the case even as coronavirus deaths increase. Experts say it may be because hospitals haven’t admitted as many people as they normally would, as they were saving space for Covid-19 patients in the spring.

As a result, more people than average die in private homes. A separate ONS report yesterday revealed there have been more than 26,000 above normal home deaths this year.

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M25 is CLOSED during rush hour after a serious accident involving an ambulance, truck and car in Surrey

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M25 is CLOSED during rush hour after a serious accident involving an ambulance, truck and car in Surrey

  • A crash occurred near Surrey between Junctions 8 and 10 at 3.30am today
  • It consisted of an ambulance, a heavy truck and a black BMW, the driver of which was injured
  • Surrey Police have warned the M25 will be closed during rush hour and beyond

An ambulance accident with truck and car brought the M25 to a halt before rush hour, affecting tens of thousands of motorists and causing a six mile queue.

The counterclockwise section was closed near Reigate in Surrey between junctions 8 and 10 after the incident which occurred at 3.30am.

It consisted of an ambulance, a heavy truck and a black BMW, the driver of which was taken to hospital with serious injuries to his leg.

Queues of at least six miles have been seen lining up behind the scene of the crash, which will keep the road closed until at least 10:30 a.m.

Police urged drivers not to film the crash on their phones as they pass after spotting them using their cell phones.

People in the other vehicles were not injured and did not require medical attention.

A passenger in a passing car said: ‘It’s a horrible accident. I just passed him on the other side. Drive everyone carefully.

A photo of the scene on the M25 as traffic lined up after the crash early in the morning

“ It didn’t look good, we just passed it on the m25 and there was no recovery truck on site yet. ”

A spokesperson for Surrey Police confirmed he was at the scene and was trying to find out what had happened.

The effect of the closure caused chaos on other roads, with motorists trying to find alternative routes to avoid the crash.

Some grass edges climbed out of the traffic jam, while other stretches, including the A243 at Leatherhead, faced their own queues.

Motorist complained about being stuck in a dead end for an hour after being caught on the M25

Motorist complained about being stuck in a dead end for an hour after being caught on the M25

Some motorists drove on the edge of the grass in an attempt to escape the traffic jam for several kilometers

Some motorists drove on the edge of the grass in an attempt to escape the traffic jam for several kilometers

A police spokesperson said: ‘We are calling for witnesses after a collision involving a car, ambulance and heavy truck on the M25 in the early hours of this morning.

“The collision happened just before 3:30 pm on the M25 counterclockwise, between Junctions 9 and 8, near Walton on the Hill.

The driver of the car, a black BMW, sustained serious leg injuries in the collision and was taken to hospital by ambulance.

“ The occupants of the other vehicles were not injured in the collision. investigators do their job.

Detectives investigating the crash are now attempting to piece together the sequence of events that led to the stack.

They hope the cameras on the vehicles will help them understand if any traffic violations were committed before the crash.

The police spokesperson added: ‘The Surrey Fire and Rescue Service and Highways England are helping.

Officers are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen the collision or captured the way the vehicles were operated on the dash cam or helmet camera between 3:15 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. this morning.

Highways England urged people to consider whether they need to take the motorway trip.

They warned: ‘Please note that there are long delays on the M25 counterclockwise between J10 and J8 due to the current collision.

“There is about six miles of congestion, which is likely to add about 60 minutes to typical travel times.”

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50 Cent doesn’t ‘care Trump doesn’t like black people’ as he endorses president on taxes

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Rapper 50 Cent endorsed Donald Trump for president because of his pro-rich tax policies – and said he doesn’t care if the Republican “ doesn’t like black people. ”

The 45-year-old tweeted a photo of the tax rates proposed by Democratic candidate Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris.

Biden’s proposals could see those making more than $ 400,000 a year hit rates of 62.6% for those who live in California and 62% for those who live in New York City.

Rapper rapper If I Can’t wrote: “ WHAT THE F ***! (VOTE FORTRUMP) IM OUT. F *** NEW YORK The KNICKS never win anyway.

He added: “ I don’t care, Trump doesn’t like black people 62% you’re screwed up. ”

Tax rates would not apply to people earning less than $ 400,000 a year, which is about 98.2% of Americans.

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Latest: 50 Cent, 45, endorsed Donald Trump on the basis of his tax policy in a tweet on Monday, and said he doesn’t ‘care that Trump doesn’t like black people’

50 Cent tweeted a photo of the tax rates Democratic candidate Joe Biden and vice president Kamala Harris are proposing in their administration

50 Cent tweeted a photo of the tax rates Democratic candidate Joe Biden and vice president Kamala Harris are proposing in their administration

Biden pledged to raise taxes for those earning more than $ 400,000, but insisted there will be “ no new taxes ” beyond that.

The current highest statutory tax rate in the United States is 37%, with average income in the highest tax bracket paying 26.8% after accounting for tax breaks including loopholes, deductions, exemptions, credits and preferential rates.

This isn’t the first time that 50 Cent has backed Trump – appearing to show support for the Republican ahead of the 2016 election.

In March 2016, he posted a photo of the two of them together, with the caption: “Me and my president maybe, only in America”.

The rap artist, real name Curtis James Jackson III, has faced a variety of reactions to his controversial latest article.

50 Cent also showed support for the president in 2016, posting this Instagram photo in the months leading up to the election.

50 Cent also showed support for the president in 2016, posting this Instagram photo in the months leading up to the election.

50 Cent and Donald Trump are pictured together at the Vanity Fair Oscar party on February 27, 2011

50 Cent and Donald Trump are pictured together at the Vanity Fair Oscar party on February 27, 2011

One user wrote: “Pay your fair share. You are rich, stop acting bankrupt, ” while reporter David Leavitt called The Candy Shop rapper “ selfish shit ” for putting his finances before all other matters.

“50 Cent can fuck himself for choosing his personal wealth over the health of the nation,” Leavitt wrote.

The post also garnered support from conservative commentators, including Candace Owens and Tomi Lahren, who wrote: ‘Welcome to the Trump train! ”

Reactions varied to the rapper's controversial post, as some said he was selfish with his justification.

Reactions varied to the rapper’s controversial post, as some said he was selfish with his justification.

Mashup: User photo bought rapper and president together to reflect approval

Mashup: User photo bought rapper and president together to reflect approval

How Biden’s tax plan could lead to a combined 62% rate for those earning over $ 400,000

The highest incomes in New York, New Jersey and California could end up paying 62% state and federal under Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s tax plan, which would be the rate highest tax rate implemented for over 30 years.

The high rate would hit those earning over $ 400,000, while those earning below that level would likely benefit from tax cuts.

Nonetheless, the rate would still see a double-digit increase from the current tax rates.

As part of Joe Biden's tax plan, taxpayers in California, New Jersey and New York who earn more than $ 400k per year could face combined state and local income tax rates of more than 60%.

As part of Joe Biden’s tax plan, taxpayers in California, New Jersey and New York who earn more than $ 400k per year could face combined state and local income tax rates of more than 60%.

In California, the federal and state tax rate could reach 62.6% according to calculations by the Tax Foundation, a Washington, DC-based think tank that collects data and publishes research studies on state tax policies. -United.

On the East Coast in New Jersey, the combined rates would also likely be over 60% and around 58.2% in New York City, where most of the state’s top earners reside.

The current highest statutory tax rate in the United States is 37%, with the average income of the highest tax bracket paying 26.8% after helping their accountants.

The Biden campaign responded by saying that “effective rates” are more important than statutory rates.

The statutory tax rate is the rate imposed by law on taxable income that falls within a given tax bracket while the effective tax rate is the percentage of income actually paid by an individual or business after taking into account. account for tax breaks, including loopholes, deductions, exemptions, credits and preferential tariffs.

Biden’s plan would see the effective tax rate for the top 1% drop from 26.8% to 39.8%.

The highest incomes in California and New York would be subject to effective federal and state tax rates of around 53%. Currently, they pay around 40% of the effective rates.

If Democrats succeed in winning the Senate, they may also be able to pass legislation that would remove a $ 10,000 cap on state and local tax deductions, which would further reduce the tax rate for members. the most profitable in society.

Despite those promises, he would still see combined tax rates at their highest level in more than 30 years, according to MSN.

Taxpayers are unlikely to pay the full rate after various deductions, credits, offsets and loopholes devised by accountants

Taxpayers are unlikely to pay the full rate after various deductions, credits, offsets and loopholes devised by accountants

The top marginal tax rate would drop from 37% to 39.6% with an additional payroll tax of 12.4% according to Jared Walczak of the Tax Foundation.

In California, the top tax rate for those who earn the most would be 62.64%.

New Jersey would see a combined rate of 58.2% while in New York it would be even higher at 62%.

Rates could rise further if tax increases imposed on employers were passed on to their workers.

Walczak suggests the highest combined rates could be over 65% in California, 62.9% in New Jersey and 64.7% in New York.

“These rates would be the highest in about three and a half decades,” Walzcak said, “and would be imposed on a broader tax base than before.”

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