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Turpin family home was 'littered with faeces and dead cats and dogs'

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Former Texan neighbours of David and Louise Turpin, the American couple whose 13 children were discovered chained and malnourished last week, have described a previous home littered with faeces, dead animals and a makeshift classroom. Ricky Vinyard, a tree feller from Rio Vista also told how one Christmas eight bikes arrived but remained untouched outside until they bleached in the sun.  And that one of the daughters once ran away from home, only to be returned to her parents by another local resident. “It was waist-deep in filth. There were dead dogs and cats in there,” he told the Los Angeles Times. He described how he found two Chihuahuas that had survived by eating waste from a mound of soiled nappies in a trailer behind the property where the children slept. “There were no beds, just mattresses." Inside the four-bedroom, two-bathroom home he said that: "There wasn’t a place that wasn’t filthy. “Everything had locks on it: the closet had locks, the toy chest, the refrigerator.” The Turpin parents have pleaded not guilty to charges of turture Credit:  Damian Dovarganes/ Damian Dovarganes Source: AP The couple, David 56 and Louise, 49, claimed to home-school their children, and the faeces-littered living room included eight small desks, a chalkboard, alphabet and number signs stapled to the wall. The family lived in the rural neighbourhood, south of Dallas with eight children from approximately 2000 to 2004 before they abandoned the property and moved to Perris in California. There, last week, both were each charged with multiple counts of torture, child abuse, the abuse of dependent adults and false imprisonment relating to the children aged from two to 29. They pleaded not guilty to all counts and are being held in custody on $9 million bail each. (£6.5m) David Turpin was also charged with one count of a lewd act on a child by force. If convicted, they face up to 94 years to life in prison. Facebook photos showed the family visited Las Vegas and Disneyland The new revelations came as a California politician began drafting legislation to give greater oversight of home-schooled children, in a bid to prevent a repeat of the horrors. Jose Medina told The Telegraph: “What happened in the city of Perris was tragic, and it was horrific. And I would like to try to do everything I can to ensure that it doesn’t happen again.” The Turpins' 13 children, aged between two and 29, had all, except the eldest, been exclusively home-schooled - meaning that, under California law, there was no outside contact. “One of the reasons this went undetected was because the parents could keep the children hidden from the public,” said Mr Medina. “So I’m looking at what the state can do, so that kids can no longer be kept in captivity.”Two million children in the US are home-schooled, representing three per cent of all American youngsters, according to the Mike Smith, president of the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA). The trend began in the 1970s, he told The Telegraph, but has increased in recent years. By contrast, in the UK only 30,000 children were educated at home in the 2016/17 academic year, out of over eight million. 

SAG Awards 2018 highlights

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The 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards were handed out at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on January 21, 2018

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Major highway reopened as California mudslides toll climbs to 21

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Torrential rains triggered the Jan. 9 mudslides, which injured dozens more people and destroyed or damaged hundreds of buildings around the affluent community of Montecito, 85 miles (137 km) northwest of Los Angeles. Cleanup crews had been working around the clock in 12-hour shifts, officials said, while ferry boats had been making commuter runs twice a day between Santa Barbara and Ventura to help residents trying to get to work. Search and rescue teams continued working with dogs on Sunday in Montecito to look for a two-year-old and a 17-year-old who are still missing, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office said on Twitter.

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All the Reunions You May Have Missed at the 2018 SAG Awards

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Nostalgia had quite a moment at tonight's 2018 SAG Awards. Even before the curtain rose at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, former co-stars were reuniting left and right on the...

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SAG Awards 2018 list of winners

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Here are the big winner of the night at the 2018 SAG Awards held Sunday in Los Angeles

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Scarlett Johansson brilliantly called out James Franco during her Women's March speech

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As one of the many women who began Time's Up, the initiative advocating for women in all industries financially and otherwise, Scarlett Johansson was invited to speak at Los Angeles' Women's March—and she used her moment on stage to call out a number of issues, and one person in particular. “How could a person publicly stand by an organization that helps to provide support for victims of sexual assault while privately preying on people who have no power?" Johansson asked before delivering the punchline to a not-so subtle dig. SEE ALSO: Scarlett Johansson makes perfect return as Ivanka Trump on 'SNL' “I want my pin back, by the way," she declared.  People began speculating who she was specifically talking about, and the Los Angeles Times confirmed with Johansson's representatives that yes, she was referring to James Franco.  Franco faced major backlash following a Golden Globes appearance in which he wore a pin from Time's Up, later prompting five women to speak out about inappropriate behavior they had witnessed from the seasoned actor over the years. Additionally, he's made headlines in the past for reaching out to a teenage girl on Instagram.  Johansson has been a vocal supporter for a variety of issues including Puerto Rico relief, Planned Parenthood, the Time's Up movement, and the Women's march, but she has also been under fire over the years for her work with Woody Allen on multiple times and her role in the whitewashing of films.   During her speech, she described a "rage" that has bubbled up inside of her over the years and finding the courage to address how she's created narratives for herself in the past to compromise her morals for approval.  "For so many centuries, women have been taught to be polite, to please and to pander," she said. "I've come to realize that not just my 19 year-old self but my schoolyard self, my married self, my professional self have all been at times a victim of this very condition," Johansson continued. “I recently introduced a new phrase in my life that I would like to share with you: No more pandering. No more feeling guilty about hurting someone’s feelings when something doesn’t feel right for me."   You can watch Johannson's full speech above.  WATCH: The inspiring reason your favorite stars wore black on the red carpet

The Most Empowering Quotes on the 2018 SAG Awards Red Carpet

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The 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards are here! The 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are taking place in Los Angeles right now and before heading into the ceremony on Sunday, many...

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Turpin family home was 'littered with faeces and dead cats and dogs'

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Former Texan neighbours of David and Louise Turpin, the American couple whose 13 children were discovered chained and malnourished last week, have described a previous home littered with faeces, dead animals and a makeshift classroom. Ricky Vinyard, a tree feller from Rio Vista also told how one Christmas eight bikes arrived but remained untouched outside until they bleached in the sun.  And that one of the daughters once ran away from home, only to be returned to her parents by another local resident. “It was waist-deep in filth. There were dead dogs and cats in there,” he told the Los Angeles Times. He described how he found two Chihuahuas that had survived by eating waste from a mound of soiled nappies in a trailer behind the property where the children slept. “There were no beds, just mattresses." Inside the four-bedroom, two-bathroom home he said that: "There wasn’t a place that wasn’t filthy. “Everything had locks on it: the closet had locks, the toy chest, the refrigerator.” The Turpin parents have pleaded not guilty to charges of turture Credit:  Damian Dovarganes/ Damian Dovarganes Source: AP The couple, David 56 and Louise, 49, claimed to home-school their children, and the faeces-littered living room included eight small desks, a chalkboard, alphabet and number signs stapled to the wall. The family lived in the rural neighbourhood, south of Dallas with eight children from approximately 2000 to 2004 before they abandoned the property and moved to Perris in California. There, last week, both were each charged with multiple counts of torture, child abuse, the abuse of dependent adults and false imprisonment relating to the children aged from two to 29. They pleaded not guilty to all counts and are being held in custody on $9 million bail each. (£6.5m) David Turpin was also charged with one count of a lewd act on a child by force. If convicted, they face up to 94 years to life in prison. Facebook photos showed the family visited Las Vegas and Disneyland The new revelations came as a California politician began drafting legislation to give greater oversight of home-schooled children, in a bid to prevent a repeat of the horrors. Jose Medina told The Telegraph: “What happened in the city of Perris was tragic, and it was horrific. And I would like to try to do everything I can to ensure that it doesn’t happen again.” The Turpins' 13 children, aged between two and 29, had all, except the eldest, been exclusively home-schooled - meaning that, under California law, there was no outside contact. “One of the reasons this went undetected was because the parents could keep the children hidden from the public,” said Mr Medina. “So I’m looking at what the state can do, so that kids can no longer be kept in captivity.”Two million children in the US are home-schooled, representing three per cent of all American youngsters, according to the Mike Smith, president of the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA). The trend began in the 1970s, he told The Telegraph, but has increased in recent years. By contrast, in the UK only 30,000 children were educated at home in the 2016/17 academic year, out of over eight million. 

Scarlett Johansson Wants Her Time’s Up Pin Back, James Franco

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On Saturday, actress Scarlett Johansson called out actor James Franco, according to the Los Angeles Times, in a speech that pointed the finger at those who publicly claim to be allies of the Time’s Up movement but privately are alleged predators themselves. “My mind baffles,” she began, “How could a ...

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Natalie Portman Shares Her Experience of ‘Sexual Terrorism’ at 13, After Her First Film Released

Added: 21.01.2018 20:36 | 0 views | 0 comments

While speaking at the Women’s March in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, actress Natalie Portman described her experience of “sexual terrorism” after the release of her first film, Léon: The Professional. Portman was 13 when the film came out and remembered being excited to open her first fan mail, only to ...

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