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JAY Z AND BEYONCE FIRED BODYGUARD BECAUSE OF ALLEGED INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOUR BEFORE HE DIED

Bodyguard to the stars Norman Oosterbroek who died in Florida this year during an alleged break-in, was fired from his job protecting Jay Z and Beyoncé due to inappropriate behaviour. Oosterbroek who also worked for Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Nelson Mandela allegedly forced his way into a neighbour’s mansion naked, punched the resident and swallowed drugs, according to investigators. The 43-year-old died after Miami-Dade police shocked him with a Taser. According to the NY Daily News Oosterbroek’s life spiralled out of control in the months after he lost his job. []

FORMER JUDGE ACCUSED OF TRADING SEX FOR LENIENCY

Via The Associated Press Herman Thomas had an enviable political record as a black Democrat elected and re-elected in a county overwhelmingly white and increasingly Republican. The respected circuit judge once was the Democratic Party’s choice to be the first black federal judge in south Alabama. Then his career collapsed under allegations that he brought inmates to his office and spanked them with a paddle. Later, an indictment accused him of sexually abusing male inmates in exchange for leniency. The trial on []