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Rumors that have been spurred mostly by TMZ.com are reporting that Khloe and Lamar are in trouble. Well Lamar mostly. And now Khloe Kardashian is responding.
We reported this weekend that several sources “connected to the family” have claimed that Lamar has a two year crack coke habit. These sources say that Khloe reached out for professional help for Odom, like hiring a private investigator to follow him around. But Khloe told these investigators Lamar was addicted to performance-enhancing drugs and not crack.
And then TMZ further reported that these issues have caused the couple to separate. Apparently, Khloe had attempted to get Lamar to participate in an intervention but when he refused she threw him out of the house. But as of now the two haven’t consulted a divorce lawyer.
Typically, TMZ is on the ball with the latest celebrity gossip. We’d argue that they’re rarely wrong. So we can’t call it just yet. This one does seem like a bit of stretch right now though. Time will tell.
But not one to let the media talk about her people without clapping back, Khloe issued this statement regarding the rumors via Twitter.
Really hard to sit here and listen to people talk Isht about my family! Fawk you and shame on you! I’m too protective for this Isht!
— KhloéKardashianOdom (@KhloeKardashian) August 25, 2013
Well, seems like she’s saying it’s not true. For she and Lamar’s sake we’re hoping that’s the case. Either way, we’ll just have to see how this all plays out. In the meantime, both Khloe and Lamar should tighten their circle until they determine who’s out here flapping their gums to TMZ.
The stark effects of crack cocaine forced Marcy to realize that she had to enter rehab to save her life. “I knew I’d be dead in weeks, unless I did something,” she told The Daily Mail. That was on April 18 of this year. Miraculously, by the 23rd, she was in a treatment program. Towards the end of rehab, news that Osama Bin Laden had been killed renewed her hope. “The death of Bin Laden helped focus my recovery, I used to lose sleep over him, have bad dreams about Bin Laden bombing my house, but now I have peace of mind,” Marcy explained to the British outlet. Finishing the 28-day program in May was Marcy’s first step towards a new life. To millions around the world, Marcy might always be that emblem of terror — with clothes, hair and skin coated with dust. This photograph is so well-known, it was named one of Time Magazine’s ’25 most powerful images.’ But Marcy’s not that tortured woman anymore. That time of destruction is behind her. She still keeps those clothes, though, as a relic of her trials and a reminder of all she is victorious over. She shares a new home with the children who have been returned to her care and her partner Donald Edwards. Marcy plans for much happier events like the graduation of her 18-year-old daughter from high school, as her three-year-old plays in the background. After overcoming her addictions, deeply comforted by Bin Laden’s death, Marcy Borders is now free of old horrors, now becoming a new symbol. A symbol of the power of human beings to regenerate themselves through faith, hope and love.But in the weeks and months following the event, Marcy’s life began to fall apart. ‘If you’d have talked to me in March, 2002, I’d have told you my life was over,’ she says. ‘My life spiraled out of control. I didn’t do a day’s work in nearly ten years, and by 2011, I was a complete mess. ‘I was convinced Osama Bin Laden was planning more attacks. Every time I saw an aircraft, I panicked. ‘If I saw a man on a building, I was convinced he was going to shoot me. ‘I started drinking heavily. Then I started drinking a lot more. I couldn’t handle life so I started taking drugs. ‘I started smoking crack cocaine, because I didn’t want to live.’ Marcy was unable to pay her bills or look after her children. Her daughter Noelle went away to live with her father, and Child Protection officers arrived at her home to assess the living conditions of her son Zay-den.
(AP) — A year ago, a drug dealer caught with 50 grams of crack cocaine faced a mandatory 10 years in federal prison. Today, new rules cut that to as little as five years, and thousands of inmates not covered by the change are saying their sentences should be reduced, too. “Dear Judge Blake, I am forwarding this letter to you for your assistance that concerns the new crack cocaine law that was just passed,” Steven Harris wrote to a federal judge in Maryland, asking about his 10-year sentence for crack possession and possession of a firearm during the crime. “I would like to know if this law will help me.” The U.S. Sentencing Commission, which oversees federal sentencing guidelines, meets Wednesday in Washington to consider making the new crack sentencing guidelines retroactive, a step that could bring early release for as many as 1 in every 18 federal prisoners, or about 12,000 inmates. In the eastern district of Virginia, about 1,000 prisoners would be affected — the most of any area in the country.
(Wall Street Journal) — The Fair Sentencing Act passed this summer knocked down the requirement of long prison sentences for possession of crack cocaine, but a quirk in how the law was written has resulted in some defendants being sentenced under the old rules—and the situation could continue for years. Lawmakers who backed the change, with the support of the attorney general and federal sentencing officials, aren’t pleased with the outcome. They said the new guidelines rectified an injustice born during the drug wars of the 1980s. Instead, the snafu has created a parallel universe where defendants face different rules for the same crimes—sometimes in front of the same judge—because their offenses were committed at different times.
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(Wall Street Journal) — The House approved a bill Wednesday that lightens federal sentences for crack-cocaine defendants, sending it to President Barack Obama for his signature. After years of false starts and dashed hopes for sentencing advocates, lawmakers approved the legislation on a voice vote. The Senate had passed the bill this spring, and Mr. Obama is expected to sign it soon. The bill would raise the minimum quantity of crack-cocaine required to trigger a five-year sentence to 28 grams from five grams, potentially shortening prison time for thousands of defendants sentenced each year.