Court Transcripts: Bill O’Reilly’s Daughter Saw Him “Choking Her Mom”

Gawker has obtained partial transcripts from the custody trial at the center of Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly’s vicious dispute with his ex-wife, Maureen McPhilmy. The documents, which record testimony given last year, confirm that the ex-couple’s teenage daughter told a court-appointed forensic examiner that she… » 5/20/15 5:57pm 5/20/15 5:57pm

Bill O’Reilly Accused of Domestic Violence in Custody Battle

Three weeks ago, a Nassau County Supreme Court justice ended a bitter three-year custody dispute between Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly and his ex-wife, Maureen McPhilmy, by granting custody of the couple’s two minor children to McPhilmy. Though nearly all documents pertaining to New York family court cases are sealed,… » 5/18/15 4:51pm 5/18/15 4:51pm

Is BuzzFeed Deleting Its “Real Journalism” Articles, Too?

In late 2012, the morning after the second presidential debate, BuzzFeed published an article titled “The Debate Romney Won,” which floated the Romney campaign’s theory that the Republican candidate “came out on top — horserace analysis be damned” in the October 16 debate. The piece is mostly notable for the decision… » 5/07/15 2:14pm 5/07/15 2:14pm

Ben Smith and Jonah Peretti: The Gawker Interview

On April 16, Gawker contacted BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith with evidence that his site had deleted a post criticizing Pepsi, a BuzzFeed advertiser, under pressure from the beverage manufacturer. In response, Smith invited Gawker to interview him and BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti at the company’s New York office. A… » 5/07/15 2:13pm 5/07/15 2:13pm

BuzzFeed Deleted Posts Under Pressure from Its Own Business Department

Earlier this week, BuzzFeed launched an internal review of any posts that its editors or writers had deleted from the site since editor-in-chief Ben Smith was hired in January 2012. In an interview on Friday, and a memo sent to staff on Saturday, Smith revealed that the review has already uncovered three instances… » 5/07/15 2:13pm 5/07/15 2:13pm

Arabelle Sicardi, Author of Deleted Dove Post, Resigns From BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed beauty editor Arabelle Sicardi, who wrote a post criticizing a Dove soap advertising campaign that was later deleted (and eventually restored) at the request of editor-in-chief Ben Smith, is resigning from the site, according to an internal memo distributed by BuzzFeed Style editor Julie Gerstein. » 5/07/15 2:13pm 5/07/15 2:13pm

BuzzFeed Deletes Post Critical of Dove, a BuzzFeed Advertiser

Wednesday afternoon, BuzzFeed published a post by staff writer Arabelle Sicardi that openly criticized a bizarre advertising campaign by Dove. (A sample passage: “The soap manufacturer wants to tell us how we feel about ourselves. And then fix it for us. With soap.”) Thursday morning, however, BuzzFeed deleted the… » 5/07/15 2:12pm 5/07/15 2:12pm

Katie Holmes Had a Secret Whole Foods Entrance: An Update

Last week, we investigated one of the stranger celebrity conspiracy theories: That Katie Holmes had used a secret entrance to the Whole Foods in Chelsea, Manhattan to evade paparazzi after filing for divorce against Tom Cruise. Over the weekend, we learned something that might unsettle some of our readers: The… » 5/07/15 2:12pm 5/07/15 2:12pm

Did Katie Holmes Have a Secret Entrance to Whole Foods in Chelsea?

In the summer of 2012, shortly after she filed divorce papers to dissolve her marriage to Tom Cruise, the actress Katie Holmes moved into a Manhattan apartment complex called the Chelsea Mercantile. The prewar building has 354 units, a private garage, and, on the street level, a Whole Foods Market, where Holmes began… » 5/07/15 2:12pm 5/07/15 2:12pm

Should Gawker Publish Mugshots?

This website frequently features the mugshots of people who have allegedly committed crimes. Nearly all of these individuals, at the time our posts go up, have not been convicted of any wrongdoing. Still, their mugshots are readily available, so we publish them. But should we? » 5/07/15 2:12pm 5/07/15 2:12pm

So, Philippe Reines Sent Us an Email

Philippe Reines, the longtime aide to Hillary Clinton, sent Gawker a long note last night after a reporter for the Washington Free Beacon, C.J. Ciaramella, emailed him about an article of ours concerning his and other Clinton staffers’ use of a private email accounts to conduct official State Department business.… » 5/07/15 2:11pm 5/07/15 2:11pm

Gawker Heroes: Erik Wemple

It’s been a tumultuous moment for the opinion section at The Washington Post. Editor Fred Hiatt continues to publish columns by Richard Cohen, who is racist; Jennifer Rubin, who is a pathological liar; and George Will, who smartly predicted that Mitt Romney would win 321 electoral votes (Romney won 206). Hiatt will… » 12/20/13 10:51am 12/20/13 10:51am