With less than two weeks until the election, Jim Carrey offered a blunt critique of both the Republican and Democratic parties.In Carrey’s latest cartoon, published on Wednesday, a blindfolded person is seated at a table with their hands on two different canned drinks: a red “blatant corruption” one, complete with toxic-looking slime pouring out of the top, and a blue “corruption light” one. A black-and-white American flag offers a bleak backdrop.“There are 2 parties to choose from in our corporate idiocracy. Neither is perfect. But only one is guilty of criminal negligent homicide on a massive scale, and probably, treason. Red is dead. Do blue instead,” Carrey tweeted alongside his cartoon.Also Read: Jim Carrey's New Cartoon Imagines Trump's Defection to Russia After Election LossThe comedian and artist, who also portrays Joe Biden in the latest season of “Saturday Night Live,” has long been critical of the Republican party. In another series of art shared on his Twitter account, Carrey has portrayed several prominent Republicans, including Mitch McConnell, Ted Cruz, Lindsey Graham and Susan Collins as part of the “Hellbound Class of 2020.”Take a look at Carrey’s latest cartoon here.There are 2 parties to choose from in our corporate idiocracy. Neither is perfect. But only one is guilty of criminal negligent homicide on a massive scale, and probably, treason. Red is dead. Do blue instead. BidenHarris pic.twitter.com/KfIUWcy0xa— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) October 21, 2020Read original story Jim Carrey Says the Election Is a Choice Between ‘Blatant Corruption’ and ‘Corruption Light’ in Latest Cartoon At TheWrap
Actor Zachery Ty Bryan, best known for playing Tim Allen’s oldest son on “Home Improvement,” was arrested on domestic assault and strangulation charges in Eugene, Oregon, the AP reported on Saturday.The Eugene Police Department told the AP that Bryan is accused of assaulting his 27-year-old girlfriend by obstructing her breathing and grabbing her phone to keep her from calling 911. Bryan, 39, was sitting outside his apartment when police arrived; his girlfriend was at a neighboring apartment and declined medical assistance.Also Read: 'Cheer' Star Jerry Harris Arrested and Charged With Production of Child PornographyThe actor was booked into Lane County jail, per the AP, after 1:00 a.m. Saturday morning. A potential representative for Bryan did not respond to a request for comment.Bryan starred as Brad Taylor on ABC’s “Home Improvement” from 1991 to 1999. It’s been nearly a decade since he appeared in a TV show or movie.Read original story ‘Home Improvement’ Star Zachery Ty Bryan Arrested on Strangulation Charges At TheWrap
Jim Carrey used his new cartoon to widen his targets beyond President Trump and top Republicans in the U.S. Senate. In his new artwork, which he tweeted on Saturday, he took on John Kelly, the retired Marine general who served as Trump’s White House chief of staff until his abrupt exit in January.Specifically, Carrey questions why Kelly is criticizing Trump in private conversations with friends and through surrogates rather than make a public statement.“Gee…it must have been hard for poor John Kelly to sit idly by with his mouth shut and his hands behind his back while the ‘most flawed’ and ‘pathetic’ person he had ever met put the entire country, and democracy itself, in peril,” Carrey wrote. “Care to go on the record, General Braveheart?”The cartoon, which featured an image of Kelly, hovering over the shoulder of Trump as the president blew bubbles, is inspired by a CNN report on Friday that Kelly has told friends that Trump is “the most flawed person” he has ever known.Also Read: Jim Carrey: Watch Biden Town Hall Over NBC’s ”Black Hole’ With ‘Raging Howler Monkey-in-Chief’Gee…it must have been hard for poor John Kelly to sit idly by with his mouth shut and his hands behind his back while the “most flawed” and “pathetic” person he had ever met put the entire country, and democracy itself, in peril. Care to go on the record, General Braveheart? pic.twitter.com/phgZpjC3a4— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) October 17, 2020“The depths of his dishonesty is just astounding to me,” Kelly has told friends, according to CNN. “The dishonesty, the transactional nature of every relationship, though it’s more pathetic than anything else. He is the most flawed person I have ever met in my life.”Kelly has issued veiled criticism of Trump since leaving the White House, but there have been calls for him to speak more publicly.Carrey has been stepping up his political cartooning in the weeks leading up to next month’s election. He has also begun impersonating Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on the new season of “Saturday Night Live.”Read original story Jim Carrey Taunts Bubble-Boy Trump’s Former Chief of Staff John Kelly in New Cartoon At TheWrap
The Department of Justice has sued Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, a former friend and adviser to Melania Trump, over the tell-all book she published last month about the first lady.In a suit filed on Tuesday, the DOJ argued that Wolkoff broke her nondisclosure agreement by publishing “Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady” and, as a result, should give up her profits from the book to a government trust.“Ms. Wolkoff agreed, among other things, ‘that [she was] specifically prohibited from publishing, reproducing or otherwise divulging any such information to any unauthorized person or entity in whole or in part,” the lawsuit said. “The United States seeks to hold Ms. Wolkoff to her contractual and fiduciary obligations and to ensure that she is not unjustly enriched by her breach of the duties she freely assumed when she served as an advisor to the First Lady.”Also Read: Melania Trump Mocked Concern About Caged Immigrant Children in 2018: 'Give Me a F-ing Break' (Video)Wolkoff told TheWrap, “The President and First Lady’s use of the US Department of Justice to silence me is a violation of my First Amendment Rights and a blatant abuse of the government to pursue their own personal interests and goals. I fulfilled all of the terms of the Gratuitous Service Agreement and the confidentiality provisions ended when the White House terminated the agreement. With the publication of my book, ‘Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with The First Lady,’ I have exercised my right to free expression. I will not be deterred by these bullying tactics.”This isn’t the first time the DOJ has sued over Trump-related tell-all books.Over the summer, the DOJ unsuccessfully tried to block President Trump’s niece, Mary Trump, and former national security adviser John Bolton from publishing their respective tell-all books. And prior to the release of “Melania and Me” in September, attorneys for the DOJ also sought to block Wolkoff and her publisher, Simon & Schuster, from releasing the book, according to a report last month from the Daily Beast.Read original story Melania Trump’s Former Friend Sued by Justice Department Over Tell-All Book At TheWrap
Ever thought you’d hear President Trump admit he failed at managing the COVID-19 pandemic? Us neither, but that didn’t stop the Biden campaign from taking some cues from the Trump campaign in crafting its latest attack ad.Coming in response to the Trump campaign’s ad released last week, which featured comments from Dr. Anthony Fauci that he says were taken out of context and used in without his permission, the Biden campaign edited together clearly different, out-of-context snippets of Trump’s public speeches to make it sound like Trump is saying, “I am failing at managing the coronavirus outbreak, so I used Dr. Fauci in an ad to say I’m doing a good job. But it’s fake. He never said that.”“He meant it for the task force, not me. Sorry to Dr. Fauci, and sorry to everyone else,” the pieced together clips of Trump also say.Also Read: Fauci Says Trump Campaign Should Take Down 'Completely Out of Context' AdLast week, the Trump campaign released a new ad that included a clip of Fauci that appeared as if the nation’s top infectious diseases expert was praising the president for his handling of the pandemic.“President Trump is recovering from the coronavirus, and so is America,” a narrator for the ad says. “Together we rose to meet the challenge, protecting our seniors, getting them life-saving drugs in record time, sparing no expense.”Fauci then appears in the ad to say, “I can’t imagine that anybody could be doing more.”But in a statement on Sunday, Fauci said the comments were attributed without his permission and taken out of context. And, indeed, the clip itself is taken from a March interview Fauci did on Fox News, in which he was speaking more broadly about the efforts that federal public health officials and the White House’s coronavirus task force have been undertaking to respond to the pandemic.Also Read: Fauci Says Quote in New Trump Ad Was Taken Out of Context, Without His PermissionOn Monday, Fauci also said on CNN that the Trump campaign should take down the ad, which he called “disappointing” and “completely out of context.”But the Trump campaign has defended the ad by saying they used Fauci’s “own words.” “The video is from a nationally broadcast television interview in which Dr. Fauci was praising the work of the Trump Administration. The words spoken are accurate, and directly from Dr. Fauci’s mouth,” Tim Murtaugh, the campaign’s communications director, said in a statement.Take a look at the Biden campaign ad below:Donald Trump is running TV ads taking Dr. Fauci out of context and without his permission.So, here’s a message from the President in his own words. pic.twitter.com/WCYbIfrQLR— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 12, 2020Read original story Trump Admits He Failed in Biden Campaign’s Deliciously Petty Ad At TheWrap
A 25-year-old tested positive for the infection twice within 48 days, with swabs coming back negative in-between.
President Donald Trump may insist he’s immune to COVID-19, but Jim Carrey is painting a different picture.In his latest cartoon, the actor and comedian-turned-artist depicted Trump as a Regeneron-hungry science-denier claiming to be “immune” from the deadly virus.The painting, posted Monday afternoon, shows a sickly-green version of the president squinting and bulging out of his shirt-collar, his mouth open and teeth exposed.Also Read: COVID-19 Whistleblower Says Trump's Immunity Claim Is 'Absolutely Not True' (Video)“I’m cured of the Covid. I’m totally immune. Who you gonna believe, me or some scientific test results? Regeneron is great. Every senior’s gonna get some and Mexico’s gonna pay for it!” Carrey wrote in the caption of his tweet.Trump tested positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 1 and was briefly hospitalized last weekend before being released back to the White House. During his stay at Walter Reed Medical Center, he was treated with a number of medications, including an antiviral drug Remdesivir, the steroid dexamethasone, and an unapproved experimental antibody produced by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. He has since said that he is “immune” from the virus and cannot spread it to others and proceeded to hold a masked-but-not-socially-distanced event this past weekend.On Sunday morning, Twitter flagged a tweet from the president for “spreading misleading and harmful information related to COVID-19.” The tweet, which claims White House doctors told Trump he’s “immune” and “can’t give” the virus to others, is still viewable on the site.View Carrey’s latest painting below.I’m cured of the Covid. I’m totally immune. Who you gonna believe, me or some scientific test results? Regeneron is great. Every senior’s gonna get some and Mexico’s gonna pay for it! pic.twitter.com/h05oz8OndR— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) October 12, 2020Read original story Jim Carrey Paints Regeneron-Hungry Trump Seeing Green At TheWrap
The hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Thursday questioned President Donald Trump’s behavior since his release from Walter Reed Medical Center Monday.The morning show played a clip of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying Trump is in “an altered state right now,” so she doesn’t know how to respond to his behavior. From there, the show played clips of Trump calling his COVID-19 diagnosis “a blessing from God,” calling for his political rivals to be arrested and calling Sen. Kamala Harris “this monster.”“I guess this is a very sad indictment or just a sad statement on his life: He doesn’t have anybody close enough to him, that loves him enough, that he trusts enough, that can keep him from continuing to destroy himself and politically, destroying his campaign and politically, destroying Republicans across the country,” host Joe Scarborough said.Scarborough and co-host Mika Brzezinski agreed that if they were on the same type of medication Trump is on following his COVID-19 diagnosis, people in their lives would take time off to take care of them.“There is nothing normal about this. He’s not — does not sound like he is equipped right now to be President of the United States and may not be until his steroid treatment runs its course,” said Scarborough, a former GOP congressman.Watch the hosts discuss whether Trump should “take a rest for a week and let Mike Pence assume the presidency until he gets better” above.Read original story ‘Morning Joe’ Says Trump Doesn’t Have Anyone Who ‘Loves Him Enough’ to Help Him Post-COVID At TheWrap
Fox News’ Ainsley Earhardt shut down Sen. Ted Cruz’s attack on colleague Chris Wallace Thursday morning during “Fox & Friends.”“Look, I think the president’s right on this,” said Cruz of President Donald Trump’s announcement he wouldn’t participate in a virtual debate. “And unfortunately, I think this is a pattern we’ve seen play out throughout the debates, where the moderators and the debate commission have behaved like arms of the Joe Biden campaign. I think at the first debate, I think Chris Wallace did a terrible job moderating. Last night, I think Susan Page did a better job moderating. She didn’t interrupt as much.”He went on with his discussion of how, in his mind, a virtual debate “benefits” Democratic nominee Joe Biden.Also Read: Chris Wallace: Trump 'Bears the Primary Responsibility for What Happened' at Debate (Video)When she got to respond, Earhardt addressed the comments on Wallace: “Well, just to defend Chris Wallace, he’s part of our family and it’s not easy to debate — to moderate a debate — and I’ve watched other moderators say sometimes when you’re up there on stage — all the time when you’re up there on stage — and you’re in charge of asking the questions, you see something different than what the audience is seeing at home and it’s a difficult situation. I thought Chris did a fine job and he’s one of our friends and he’s part of our family, Ted Cruz.”The Republican senator said he understood and Earhardt went on, “All right. I just wanted to clarify that because we love him.”After last week’s debate, Wallace said he’d “never been through anything” like it and reflected on the “desperation” he felt from the moderator’s seat to gain control over the evening.“I’m a pro. I’ve never been through anything like this,” Wallace told the New York Times last Wednesday. “I never dreamt that it would go off the tracks the way it did.”Watch Earhardt and Cruz above, via Fox News.Read original story Fox News’ Ainsley Earhardt Shuts Down Ted Cruz’s Attack on Chris Wallace: ‘He’s Part of Our Family’ At TheWrap
From actress Jane Lynch to actor Matt Bomer to talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, stars in gay Hollywood who serve as inspirations on National Coming Out DayEllen DeGeneres, talk show host, actress and comedianJodie Foster, Oscar-winning actress and directorZachary Quinto, actor and producer (“Star Trek”)Neil Patrick Harris, former “How I Met Your Mother” actorRobin Roberts, “Good Morning America” anchorJane Lynch, former “Glee” actress and “Hollywood Game Night” hostJim Parsons, Emmy-winning actor in “The Big Bang Theory”Raven-Symoné, former “That’s So Raven” starGuillermo Diaz, actor (“Scandal”)Maria Bello, “Prisoners” actressSarah Paulson, star of “American Horror Story”Matt Bomer, actor (“White Collar,” “American Horror Story”)Kristen Stewart, actress (“Twilight” series)Holland Taylor, former “Two and a Half Men” actressAdam Lambert, singer and “American Idol” alumElton John, singerSara Gilbert, actress and producer of “The Conners”Cheyenne Jackson, actor (“30 Rock,” “American Horror Story”)Colton Haynes, actor (“Teen Wolf,” “Arrow”)Ellen Page, actress (“X-Men,” “Juno”)Ben Whishaw, actor (“Spectre”)Wanda Sykes, actress and comedianWentworth Miller, “Prison Break” starPortia De Rossi, actress (“Scandal,” “Arrested Development”)Ricky Martin, singerLily Tomlin, comedian and actress (“Grace & Frankie”)Sam Smith, Oscar-winning singer and songwriterJesse Tyler Ferguson, “Modern Family” actorLaverne Cox, “Orange Is the New Black” starMeredith Baxter, “Family Ties” actressBarry Manilow, singerAmandla Stenberg, actress (“Everything Everything”)Darren Young, WWE superstarDaniela Vega, actress (“A Fantastic Woman”)George Takei, former “Star Trek” actorEzra Miller, “Justice League” actorJillian Michaels, “The Biggest Loser” coachIan McKellen, actor in “The Lord of the Rings” and “X-Men” franchisesSean Hayes, actor in “Will and Grace”Taylor Schilling, “Orange Is the New Black” actressNikki Blonsky, actress in “Hairspray”Read original story Gay Hollywood: 43 Out and Proud LGBT Stars (Photos) At TheWrap
Robert Lacey, biographer of the Queen, said the dispute between Harry and William could be on par with the abdication crisis.
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James Caan says there wont be a sequel to the hit Christmas fantasy-comedy “Elf” because headliner Will Ferrell and director Jon Favreau “didn’t get along.”“”We were gonna do it and I thought, ‘Oh my god, I finally got a franchise movie, I could make some money, let my kids do what the hell they want to do.’ And the director and Will didn’t get along very well,” Caan told Cleveland’s 92.3 The Fan’s Bull & Fox show on Friday. “So, Will wanted to do it, he didn’t want the director, and he had it in his contract, it was one of those things.”The Will Ferrell holiday movie, first released in 2003, centered on Buddy (Ferrell), a human who was adopted and raised by Santa’s elves. Buddy learns about this and heads to New York City to meet his biological father (Cann) while also spreading Christmas cheer in a world of cynics in the process. “Elf” also starred Zooey Deschanel, Mary Steenburgen, Daniel Tay, Bob Newhart and Ed Asner.Also Read: Jon Favreau Wants 'The Mandalorian' Season 2 to Be Like 'Game of Thrones'Made on a budget of just $33 million, the film was a box office hit and grossed $220.4 million in world wide box office. “Elf” is considered one of the greatest Christmas movies and in 2017, Fandango users rated “Elf” the best Christmas film of the 21st century.Representatives for Ferrell did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TheWrap. Favreau’s representative didn’t immediately have a comment.Read original story James Caan Says There’s No ‘Elf 2’ Because Will Ferrell and Jon Favreau ‘Didn’t Get Along’ At TheWrap
“Justice League” star Ray Fisher went on his Twitter attack against director Joss Whedon in June after he was offered a small cameo role in the upcoming DC Comics movie “The Flash,” TheWrap has learned.The film, which is aiming to begin production next year with Ezra Miller as the title character and Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck both returning as versions of Batman, is set to include a small role for Fisher as the genetically enhanced superhero Cyborg.According to two insiders with knowledge of the situation, Warner Bros. has not heard back from Fisher’s team since offering the small role back in June — and plans for a standalone “Cyborg” movie have stalled. Development on that project — which was at one time slated to hit theaters in 2020 — was paused toward the end of 2016, according to one insider.A rep for Fisher sidestepped multiple questions about “The Flash” offer in terms of timing, size and the state of negotiations. “Mr. Fisher is, and has been, under contract with WB Pictures since 2014,” Fisher’s team at Paradigm Agency and Management 360 said in a statement. “Per the terms of that pre-negotiated contract, the option to include Mr. Fisher as the character of Victor Stone (aka Cyborg) has always rested in the hands in WB Pictures.” Actors cast in superhero roles typically sign on for multiple films and have option clauses to cameo in other superhero movies.Warner Bros. declined to comment for this story.Also Read: 'Justice League': Jason Momoa Says Cast Was Treated 'S--ty' During ReshootsOn June 29, shortly after the cameo offer, Fisher launched the first of a series of attacks on Whedon, who stepped in for initial “Justice League” director Zack Snyder on significant reshoots, and then on Warner Bros. for its handling of the 2017 film. First, the actor tweeted that he wanted to “forcefully retract” describing Whedon as a “good guy” during 2017 Comic-Con.Then in July, Fisher publicly accused Whedon of unspecified “gross, abusive, unprofessional” behavior on set — and further said that it was enabled by then-DC Entertainment president Geoff Johns and former Warner Bros. co-president of production Jon Berg. (All three denied the accusations; Johns and Berg left the studio since the film was released in 2017.)Warner Bros. launched an independent investigation in mid-August, a move that Fisher initially celebrated. But on Sept. 4, Fisher accused DC Films President Walter Hamada of attempting to defend Geoff Johns. The studio denied the accusation and said Fisher never accused anyone of “actionable conduct” and that the actor has refused to cooperate with the investigator during a meeting in late August. (Fisher then publicly questioned the independence of the investigation, which was led by an outside firm hired by studio parent company WarnerMedia.)Also Read: Ray Fisher Says He Cooperated With 'Justice League' Probe, Questions Investigation's IndependenceThe dispute has continued even after Warner Bros. agreed to release original “Justice League” director Zack Snyder’s version of the film as a four-part miniseries on HBO Max next fall. On Monday, co-star Jason Momoa publicly backed Fisher’s accusations about “the s***ty way we were treated on Justice League reshoots.”Fisher was a relative unknown in 2014 when he was cast in 2016 as Victor Stone, a human whose body is mostly replaced by cybernetics to become the superhero Cyborg. At the time, DC Films announced plans for an ambitious slate of films that included a standalone “Cyborg” film then expected to hit theaters in 2020. But those plans got upended, and some projects — including Ezra Miller’s “The Flash,” originally slated for 2018 release — got pushed back.Meanwhile, “The Flash” is now aiming to start production in March 2021, subject to COVID-19 shooting protocols.Read original story ‘Justice League’ Star Ray Fisher Went on Twitter Attack After Getting Cameo Offer in ‘The Flash’ (Exclusive) At TheWrap
Caitliyn Jenner says Joe Rogan is a “homophobic, transphobic ass.”Responding on “TMZ Live” to a recent podcast episode in which Rogan misgendered her and made jokes about her daughters, Jenner said Wednesday, “He does this all the time. My daughters have obviously done extremely well. He’s gotten his fame by putting other people down and making jokes about it. My family has done it through hard work.”In his episode last week, Rogan referred to Jenner by her previous, pre-transition name and suggested her transitioning was a result of living with the Kardashian-Jenner women. Jenner mentioned on “TMZ Live” this this wasn’t the controversial comedian’s first foray into “something like this,” either.Also Read: Trump Jumps at Comedian Podcaster Joe Rogan's Offer to Moderate Debate With Joe Biden“Maybe if you live with crazy b– long enough they f– turn you into one,” Rogan said. “Maybe you go crazy. Maybe that too. Especially those ones.”Jenner shot down that idea, saying, “It’s not even close. I’ve been gender dysphoric my entire life.”Once she got to the point where her kids were raised, she said, she started to consider, “maybe I could live the remainder of my life authentically and it has been the most wonderful experience I ever had.”Jenner did say she’d be open to talking to Rogan on the pod.Read original story Caitlyn Jenner Calls Joe Rogan ‘Homophobic, Transphobic Ass’ for Bashing Her on His Podcast At TheWrap
UPDATE: Capt. Kerry Carter of the Century Sheriff’s Station tweeted Sunday night that footage from the incident is being reviewed. “We are aware of the incident which occurred in front of a hospital which resulted in two arrests. There is footage of the incident and an active investigation is underway,” Carter tweeted without mentioning Huang by name. We are unable to comment further at this time.Original post follows:Los Angeles NPR station KPCC reporter Josie Huang was forced to the ground and arrested Saturday night while covering the ambush shooting of two Sheriff deputies.The incident occurred outside the St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, California, where two deputies had been transported for gunshot wounds to the head while sitting in their patrol car. The suspect is still at large.Huang had just covered a Sheriff’s Department press briefing when a small group of protesters gathered at the ambulance entrance of the hospital.Also Read: Trevor Noah Wants to Know Why Cops Shot Jacob Blake 7 Times but Peacefully Arrested Kyle Rittenhouse (Video)“To the protesters blocking the entrance & exit of the HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM yelling ‘We hope they die’ referring to 2 LA Sheriff’s ambushed today in Compton: DO NOT BLOCK EMERGENCY ENTRIES & EXITS TO THE HOSPITAL. People’s lives are at stake when ambulances can’t get through,” LA Country Sheriffs tweeted.During the arrest of a male protester who “refused to comply & cooperate arrest…a struggle ensued at which time a female adult ran towards the deputies, ignored repeated commands to stay back as they struggled with the male and interfered with the arrest,” the Sheriff’s Department said.Video of the skirmish seen in the tweet below shows five deputies throwing Huang to the ground and handcuffing her as she repeatedly screamed “KPCC.” Her press credentials dangled from her neck as they moved her to the patrol car.Thank you https://t.co/5ajOiRV1m6 for what is the clearest footage of my arrest by @LASDHQ.It’s how I remember it — like being tossed around in the ocean and then slammed into rock pic.twitter.com/G3rfCR1NiI– Josie Huang (@josie_huang) September 14, 2020Huang’s cell phone was also recording at the time and confirms she verbally identified herself as a reporter from KPCC.Somehow I was able to start a new video right away. You see my phone clatter to the ground and I start shouting “I’m a reporter…I’m with KPCC.” I scream for help from the TV reporters I know are around the corner doing their 11 p.m. live hits pic.twitter.com/O9CZNuSrQI— Josie Huang (@josie_huang) September 13, 2020Also Read: Journalists Targeted at Protests by Police, Hit With Rubber Bullet and Tear GasDeputy Juanita Navarro of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau confirmed that Huang was taken into custody on suspicion of obstruction of justice by “interfering with a lawful arrest.” Huang countered, saying she was just reporting on the arrest of a protester. Although Navarro said Huang didn’t have proper press credentials at the time of her arrest, they can clearly be seen hanging from her neck in the video.“These are challenging and stressful times for everyone, but Josie Huang was arrested while doing her job. The charges should be dropped,” KPCC said in a statement. “Her arrest is the latest in a series of troubling interactions between our reporters and some local law enforcement officers. Journalists provide an essential service, providing fair, accurate and timely journalism and without them, our democracy is at risk.”Huang — who sustained scrapes, bruises and a blackened eye during the scuffle — was released without bail from the women’s jail at the Century Regional Detention Center at about 4 a.m.Los Angeles Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas has since asked the Inspector General to investigate the Sheriff’s arrest of Huang.Also Read: Latino LA Times Journalists Tell Leadership the Paper 'Continues to Fail' Its Latino Audience“We must continue [to] pray for the two ambushed sheriff deputies and their families. We must also require that the Inspector General launch an immediate investigation into the arrest of @josie_huang. The Citizens Oversight Commission must convene a special meeting on this matter,” Ridley-Thomas said in a Sunday tweet.“While specific details remain under investigation, the Sheriff’s arrest of a journalist as she was attempting to do her job merits the attention of the entire Los Angeles journalism community,” the Society of Professional Journalists/Los Angeles said in a statement. “SPJ/LA takes special note that this is at least the second time that a journalist of color from this news organization was mistreated and injured while reporting on civil protests.“This action by the Sheriff’s Department demands attention both for what appears to be an excessive use of force, and as a serious threat to the First Amendment, which protects the press, free speech, and the right to protest.”In a joint statement, the Asian American Journalists Association Los Angeles chapter and board of directors wrote: “We stand in support of our fellow Asian American journalist. Video taken at the scene shows that Huang was forcefully detained by at least five officers. Her arrest serves as a reminder of the risks that journalists face every day while reporting on the front lines during these uncertain times. We hold the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department accountable to provide answers for the excessive use of force in the detainment of our colleague. The Los Angeles chapter of AAJA demands an investigation and apology for her arrest. We will not idly stand by as the mistreatment of journalists, especially journalists of color, continues by law enforcement.”SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris said, “These unconstitutional attacks on the rights of a free press are appalling and must stop now. SAG-AFTRA champions the U. S. Constitution and the work of our journalist members, whose primary role is to provide citizens with the information they need to effectively govern a democracy.”“The people’s right to a free press is guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution, which establishes that the press shall be free from government interference in the dissemination of information, ideas and opinions,” Carteris added.Lawrence Yee contributed to this report.Read original story LA County Sheriffs Launch Investigation into KPCC Reporter Josie Huang’s Arrest, Footage Under Review (Video) At TheWrap