Chris Rock has divorced wife Malaak after 20 years of marriage. The couple both appeared in a New Jersey courtroom on Monday to finalise the split The 51-year-old comic actor and his wife – who have been separated since 2014 -have two daughters Lola Simone, 14 and Zahra Savanna, 12. In divorce papers, Malaak listed Ntombi-futhi Samantha as a dependent along with the Rocks’ two biological daughters. She stated that in addition to their two children, there is a child ‘who has resided with the parties since before her first birthday.’ But rather mysteriously, a spokesman for Chris told TMZ he does not have an adopted child. Their divorce case is sealed so it is not known what settlement was reached.
A crowd-funding campaign has raised more than $40,000 (£30,000) to help Ethiopia’s Olympic marathon silver medallist Feyisa Lilesa seek asylum. He crossed his hands above his head as he finished the race – a gesture made by Ethiopia’s Oromo people who have suffered brutal police crackdowns. He says he may be killed if he goes home but Ethiopia’s government says he will be welcomed as a hero. However, state media is not showing photos of him crossing the line.
Four sponsors have dropped disgraced US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, including swimwear manufacturer Speedo and fashion label Ralph Lauren. They were followed by announcements from skin care firm Syneron-Candela and Japanese mattress maker Airweave. It comes after Lochte lied about being robbed at gunpoint by a policeman after a night out during the Rio Olympics. Lochte, a 12-time Olympic gold medalist, has earned millions of dollars through endorsements. Speedo, the biggest sponsor of the four, said: “We cannot condone behaviour that is counter to the values this brand has long stood for.” Lochte, aged 32, said he respected Speedo’s decision, and thanked the company.
Human Rights network has challenged the statement that was made by president Yoweri Museveni defending police chief Kale Kayihura on Torture President Muveni during the urban Authorities Association of Uganda meeting yesterday in Mbarara defended the IGP asserting that police did a good job to stop riot Now speaking to KFM , Advocacy officer At the commission, Patrick Tumwiine says the president’s statement promotes impunity in the institutions and as human rights defenders they condemn any act that promotes torture He says the president should refrain from such stamen to enable court carry out its job independently since such statements can have a great impact on institutions
Shkodran Mustafi will not be sold to another club this summer after Valencia manager Pako Ayestaran rules out a move for the German international. The 24-year-old German defender has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal this summer. However, Valencia have been adamant they will not let him go for anything less than his £42m release clause. Ayestaran said: ‘Mustafi is not for sale and he will stay at VCF. The market is open and there are still possibilities.’ Due to Mustafi’s heavy price tag, Wenger turned his attention to Jonny Evans but West Brom’s asking price is likely to prove prohibitive. West Brom have quoted a staggering £25m for the Northern Ireland international.