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Trump unleashes on ‘fascists’ in Dem Party after ‘very good day’ of trial

Former President Trump slammed the Democratic Party as a group of “fascists” following a “very good day” in court, which included continued testimony from his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen. 

“‘The problem for Democrats is that the extensive polling now shows that the voters see through their scam and don’t like what’s going on,'” Trump said outside court Tuesday afternoon, reading an excerpt from Fox News contributor Charlie Hurt. “‘Watching 100,000 enthusiastic people gather along the boardwalk in a New Jersey beach this Saturday … to support President Trump on Saturday evening, gives you some idea how terrified Democrats are of Trump.'”

Trump interjected, “I don’t think they’re terrified of anything. They’re fascists.” 

Trump continued reading other news excerpts that slammed the case as “election interference,” and he went on to describe Tuesday as a “very good day” in court. 

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“We had a very good day. I think we’re exposing this scam for what it is,” he said.

The trial continued with Cohen’s second day of testimony on Tuesday. The case focuses on Cohen paying former pornographic performer Stormy Daniels $130,000 prior to the 2016 presidential election to allegedly quiet her claims about a 2006 affair with the then-real estate tycoon. Trump has denied having an affair with Daniels.

Prosecutors allege that the Trump Organization reimbursed Cohen and fraudulently logged the payments as legal expenses. Prosecutors are working to prove that Trump falsified records with the intent to commit or conceal a second crime. Trump has pleaded not guilty in the case and has maintained his innocence.

Cohen faced cross-examination on Tuesday and was peppered with questions from Trump’s legal team about Cohen’s numerous TikTok videos, including ones in which he called Trump a “crying little b—-” and “dictator douche bag.” Cohen told the court that he struggles to sleep at night, and that posting TikTok videos about Trump served as “an out.”

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Trump defense attorney Todd Blanche asked Cohen if he also regularly commented on a podcast about wanting to see Trump convicted in this case. Cohen responded that he probably said that because he wants to see Trump held accountable. 

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Cohen’s testimony follows Monday’s remarks in which he told the court that he used his own money to pay Daniels in 2016 and that he secretly recorded Trump on his iPhone that same year.

Tuesday was another action-packed day for the case, including the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division issuing an order rejecting the Trump team’s attempt to end a gag order that the 45th president has repeatedly slammed as “unconstitutional.” 

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“We find that Justice Merchan properly weighed petitioner’s First Amendment Rights against the court’s historical commitment to ensuring the fair administration of justice in criminal cases, and the right of persons related or tangentially related to the criminal proceedings from being free from threats, intimidation, harassment, and harm,” the First Department of the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division wrote in its order Tuesday.

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Presiding Judge Juan Merchan imposed the gag order on Trump before his criminal trial in New York began, ordering the presumptive Republican presidential nominee to not make or direct others to make public statements about witnesses, counsel in the case or about court staff, the DA staff or family members of staff.

Merchan later ruled, amid the trial, that Trump violated the order on 10 occasions, resulting in a combined $10,000 fine. The violations stemmed from messages posted by Trump on Truth Social and the campaign’s website.

Trump’s legal team now has the opportunity to appeal the gag order to the New York Court of Appeals.

“The gag order imposed by conflicted Judge Juan Merchan in the lawless Manhattan DA case is unconstitutional and un-American,” Trump campaign spokesperson Steven Cheung told Fox News Digital in a statement earlier Tuesday. “The threat to throw the 45th President of the United States and the leading candidate in the 2024 presidential election in jail for exercising his First Amendment rights is a Third World authoritarian tactic typical of Crooked Joe Biden and his comrades.”

Tuesday also saw a strong showing of Trump allies joining the former president in court, including former 2024 presidential contender Vivek Ramaswamy as well as Florida Rep. Byron Donalds, Florida Rep. Cory Mills and North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum.

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The Trump allies also held a press conference Tuesday, railing against the trial as a “sham.”

“This is a sham. This is not the United States of America. This is some third-rate banana republic,” Ramaswamy said.

“There’s nothing that has been wrong here. Nothing that has been done poorly by President Trump,” Donalds said. “The only thing that’s being done wrong is by this judge. His daughter is making money, raising money for Democrats, and all of the fundraising emails and all the fundraising things are about this trial that his daughter is using. He won’t recuse himself. This is a travesty of justice. This is a misuse of the justice system.”

Trump’s legal team had previously demanded Merchan recuse himself from the case, citing his daughter’s work as a Democrat consultant.

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The trial resumes on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. and is to wrap up slightly early at 4 p.m. due to a juror’s previous commitment. Cohen is expected to return to the stand to continue cross-examination.

The prosecution team said Tuesday that Cohen is their last witness.

Battleground state removing noncitizens from voter registration

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose ordered the state’s voter rolls to be purged of “non-citizens” Tuesday after a review found more than 100 Ohio residents who were registered to vote despite lacking U.S. citizenship.

An investigation by Ohio’s Public Integrity Division analyzed data from the state’s Bureau of Motor Vehicles and found 137 people who appeared on voter rolls despite twice confirming they were not U.S. citizens. Ohio law requires that in order for a person to be removed from voter rolls, they must have confirmed their lack of citizenship to the BMV on two separate occasions, and also have updated their voter registration or voted in between the two occasions.

“These individuals will receive at least two written notices from the Secretary of State’s office asking them to confirm their citizenship status or cancel their registration. Failure to respond to these notices will result in removal of the registration from the voter rolls by the county boards of elections,” LaRose’s office told Fox News Digital in a statement.

The improper voter registration could result in prosecution for some, but LaRose cautioned that not all instances are criminal.

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“It’s important to recognize that some of these registrations may be the result of an honest mistake,” LaRose said. “These may be well-meaning people trying to pursue the American dream, and communication barriers sometimes result in a registration form being submitted in error. We need to help them get that cleared up before an accidental registration becomes an illegal vote that could result in a felony conviction or even deportation.”

LaRose’s office says there may be more non-citizens registered to vote than the initial investigation uncovered. Much of the data provided by the BMV requires cross-referencing with other databases, some of them federal.

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To that effect, Ohio is calling on President Biden’s administration to provide access to several sources of citizenship data. First is the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ SAVE database, which holds troves of citizenship data for individuals entering the U.S.

LaRose’s office also seeks access to citizenship information from the Department of Homeland Security, the Social Security administration, as well as federal district court records disclosing individuals disqualified from jury service due to a lack of United States citizenship.

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LaRose’s office hopes to hold up Ohio’s elections systems as a model for other GOP-led states, given his current role as vice chairman of the Republican Secretaries of State Committee.

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“With national liberal groups eyeing the ten secretary of state races on the ballot over the next two years, we need principled Republican leaders now more than ever,” LaRose said when he was appointed to the RSSC role in March.

Model makes red hot return to Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover

Kate Upton is red hot on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s 2024 issue. 

The model joins Gayle King, as well as Chrissy Teigen and Hunter McGrady as the magazine’s newest cover models.

Sports Illustrated, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary, is launching seven covers, which will hit newsstands on May 17. 

“It’s such a huge honor,” Upton told People magazine ahead of the announcement. “It really speaks to really where fashion is going and the message that [Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s editor-in-chief] MJ Day wants to put out — women supporting women, showing different body types and having women speak for different things they believe in.”

“Every year I feel more and more confident in who I am and what I bring to the table,” McGrady told Fox News Digital ahead of the cover unveiling. “And when I first shot for Sports Illustrated in 2016, I was so young. I had no idea of the opportunities it was going to bring me and the platform it was going to give. And I’ve grown as a person ever since then.”

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“It’s so much bigger than me,” she gushed. “It’s so much bigger than the beautiful photos — that’s like the cherry on top. The message for me is inclusivity. That’s what makes it so beautiful. SI has brought forth that inclusivity message and celebrates women of all shapes, sizes and backgrounds. They’re one of the very few who are doing it, and doing it in such a beautiful way.”

To commemorate its milestone birthday, the outlet is publishing a special collectible trilogy of covers from the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s 60th Anniversary Legends shoot. 

It highlights the foursome, along with Brenna Huckaby, Brooklyn Decker, Brooks Nader, Camille Kostek, Christie Brinkley, Danielle Herrington, Hailey Clauson, Halima Aden, Jasmine Sanders, Kate Love, Leyna Bloom, Lily Aldridge, Martha Stewart, Maye Musk, Megan Rapinoe, Molly Sims, Nina Agdal, Paige Spiranac, Paulina Porizkova, Roshumba Williams, Sue Bird, Tyra Banks and Winnie Harlow. 

All seven covers were photographed by renowned SI Swimsuit photographer Yu Tsai.

“Over the past 60 years we have shattered stereotypes, embraced diversity, and championed inclusivity,” Day said in a statement sent to Fox News Digital. “With each passing year, we have challenged ourselves to push boundaries and redefine what it means to be Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. While this year’s issue is a tribute to the recent past, it’s also a reminder of the work we must continue to do. We must remind women to challenge the status quo, to celebrate strength and confidence, and to inspire those around us to embrace their uniqueness and pursue their passions fearlessly.” 

“SI Swimsuit has transcended its origins,” Day shared. “It began as a mere diversion in the winter months when the sports calendar was relatively empty. Now it’s a global symbol of empowerment, diversity and positivity. We’ve done our best to honor women of all shapes, sizes, ages and backgrounds. We’ve strived to reshape societal norms and redefine the standards of beauty. This year’s issue does just that.” 

“In the past, we’d have one cover model representing the supposed epitome of beauty at the time,” Day continued. “But today there are seven covers featuring 27 women, all of whom have helped shape a world in which they feel more represented and more empowered than ever before. 

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“There’s Kate Upton, whose first cover served as a catalyst for the evolution of the brand. There’s Chrissy Teigen, who represents the new generation of model moguls. There’s Hunter McGrady, whose power and advocacy continue to inspire. And there’s Gayle King, a first-timer who, like her co-cover models, not so gently reminds us that women are limitless and control their destinies. For the three remaining covers, we assembled some of our most influential alumni together for one legendary photo shoot representing where we are right now — and a hope for the future.”

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Upton made her SI Swimsuit debut in 2011 and was crowned Rookie of the Year that year. The 31-year-old mom had her first solo cover in 2012 and had the cover again the following year. In 2014, she appeared on the flip cover and then in 2017, she starred on the cover once more.

Teigen became Rookie of the Year in 2010. The 38-year-old mom of four also appeared on the 2014 cover alongside Nina Agdal and Lily Aldridge.

McGrady made a splash in the SI Swimsuit issue in 2017. The 31-year-old mom of two became known as the outlet’s “curviest model ever.” McGrady told People magazine she was nearly nine months postpartum after welcoming her second child when she was photographed for the latest issue.

King, who turns 70 this year, told People magazine she thought she was “being punked” when Day asked her to appear in this year’s issue.

“It wasn’t something I dreamed about,” King told the outlet. “But it was one of the highlights of all the things I’ve done because I never thought this would be possible.”

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The original swimsuit issue ran in 1964. It has since been a launching pad for models like McGrady, as well as Brinkley, Kathy Ireland, Elle Macpherson and Ashley Graham.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Front of plane bursts into flames after landing as frantic passengers rush onto wing

A new video has captured the moment the front of a Delta plane burst into flames after landing at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport last week. 

The Airbus A321neo had just arrived Monday from Cancun, Mexico when the 189 passengers onboard were ordered to evacuate on emergency slides due to a fire in the plane’s nose area, according to KOMO News. 

“I think people responded to that with panic, there was a little bit of jostling in the aisles to get to the exit,” passenger Ashwin Menon told the station. “But overall it was a pretty smooth evacuation process.” 

Officials say an electrical cord that the plane plugged into after landing generated sparks which caused the fire, KOMO News reports. 

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Surveillance video taken from the scene shows a fire quickly developing at the front of the plane, with black smoke rising into the air. 

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The plane’s doors then open up and passengers are seen streaming out of the aircraft, with some walking onto its wings in order to reach a staircase down to the tarmac. 

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First responders are later seen gathering around the front of the plane. 

“During deplaning on the evening of May 6, the crew of Flight 604 from Cancun to Seattle witnessed smoke in the aircraft nose area after plugging into ground electrical power,” a Delta spokesperson told FOX Business in a statement. “Out of an abundance of caution, slides were deployed and passengers still on board deplaned via the rear of the aircraft.” 

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“Passengers were fully evacuated, and those deplaned to the ramp returned to the terminal via the ramp stairs,” the spokesperson added. “All passengers exited to customs in the International Arrivals Facility for regular processing. The aircraft has been removed from service for inspection and maintenance.” 

Blue state GOP blasts Dem gov over surprise $7B budget deficit increase

Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom is facing criticism from his Republican colleagues after he announced the budget deficit is actually $7 billion worse than his initial projections, bringing the total shortfall to nearly $74 billion.

“The Legislative Analysts Office (LAO) had an estimate that is significantly higher,” Republican vice chair of the state budget committee Roger Niello told Fox News Digital in an interview. “The ledge analyst is impartial, and has a long history of being relatively accurate on things like this and prudent, and why the governor continues to insist on using a significantly smaller deficit and even saying that he thinks the LAO is wrong is just puzzling to me.”

“And to the extent that you underestimate your deficit, your solutions are going to shoot too low, missing the target. And the consequence of that is bigger deficits in subsequent years,” he added.

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In January, Newsom estimated the shortfall to be $38 billion, even though the LAO estimated it would be closer to $45 billion. Last Friday, Newsom unveiled his revised budget, projecting the same as the LAO’s billion-dollar deficit through 2024-25 and an additional $28.4 billion in 2025-26, bringing Newsom’s revision to the nonpartisan LAO’s estimate of $73.3 billion.

Newsom also announced sweeping cuts to more than 10,000 open government jobs, an 8% slash to “state operations,” and the state’s progressive climate programs are also getting the boot.

“He is eliminating positions that don’t have people in them, so it’s budgeted spending that’s not going to be spent,” Niello said. “I would put that under the category of a gimmick. But beyond that, in terms of real budget solutions, we had three or four years prior to the current budget year of tremendous and unsustainable surpluses, even by the governor’s own account.”

In 2022, Newsom signed a $301 billion budget into law and boasted a $97 billion surplus. The budget, nearly triple what it was the prior fiscal year, included billions of dollars for climate change initiatives, homelessness and education. But two years later, the deficit ballooned.

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“We have highly fluctuating revenues because of our very progressive personal income tax structure. And we go through these cycles, frankly, quite dependently,” Neillo said.

The economic slowdown, caused by the state’s highest unemployment in the nation after recent data revealed that job growth in the Golden State was much lower in 2023 than previously believed, is largely to blame for the shortfall. The exodus of businesses and residents from the state for more tax-friendly states is also a contributing factor. California relies heavily on income taxes for its revenue.

Vince Fong, a Republican vice chair on the state’s assembly budget committee, said on X that “under Gov. Newsom, California went from a $98 billion surplus to declaring a ‘fiscal emergency’ with massive deficits in a few short years.” 

“That pretty much defines fiscal mismanagement,” Fong said.

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California saw its first-ever population decline in 2020, when the state imposed rigid lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic. From January 2020 to July 2022, the state lost well over half a million people, with the number of residents leaving surpassing those moving in by almost 700,000.

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Meanwhile, Newsom said Friday that “this is just a reminder of the totality of challenges in the past on the basis of the volatility of our tax structure, the benefits of a progressive tax system during good years, the challenges during years when things are contracting.”

Long-awaited Cedar Point ride closes indefinitely just days after opening

The long-awaited re-imagining of Cedar Point’s Top Thrill Dragster roller coaster known as Top Thrill 2 closed indefinitely just days after it officially opened to the public.

“Top Thrill 2 is currently experiencing an extended closure as Zamperla (the ride’s manufacturer) completes a mechanical modification to the ride’s vehicles,” said Cedar Point in a May 12 press release that was shared with Fox News Digital.

The park continued, “Once the modification is complete, Zamperla, the Cedar Point maintenance & operations teams and our third-party ride inspection partner will conduct a thorough review before approving both the modification and the reopening of the ride.”

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The Sandusky, Ohio-based park said it “cannot yet confirm a reopening date.” Instead, it will be providing updates about the roller coaster’s progress, it said.

“We know our guests are excited to experience this incredible roller coaster, and we share your disappointment that we are not able to operate it this weekend,” the company said.

“We will do everything possible to reopen Top Thrill 2 as soon as we are confident we can deliver the ride experience that our guests deserve.”

Cedar Point, and Top Thrill 2, opened for the season on May 4, 2024. 

In an official announcement, Cedar Point described Top Thrill 2 on Aug. 1, 2023 as “the world’s tallest and fastest triple-launch strata roller coaster.” 

“It is better that they caught a problem now and work to fix it if it means longevity of the attraction in the future.” 

A “strata roller coaster” refers to any roller coaster over 400 feet tall. 

Top Thrill Dragster, which previously held the record for tallest roller coaster, closed after a 2021 incident in which a woman was struck by a “small metal object” that had come off the ride. 

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Cedar Point announced in 2022 that Top Thrill Dragster would not reopen and would instead be re-imagined into a different attraction: Top Thrill 2. 

The park constructed a 420-foot “spike” behind Top Thrill Dragster’s original 420-foot “top hat” feature.

The new ride has riders going forward and backward on the spike before cresting the top hat. 

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Taylor Bybee and Sarah Anderson, the two Virginia-based roller coaster enthusiasts behind the popular YouTube channel “Coaster Studios,” were able to ride Top Thrill 2 on its opening day.

In an email to Fox News Digital, Bybee and Anderson expressed sadness at the ride’s sudden closure, but said they were optimistic the ride would re-open without problems. 

“We have nothing but trust in the ride’s manufacturer, Zamperla, to get the issue solved.”

“We are sad to hear the ride is closed, potentially for an extended period of time, and feel for all those who were planning a trip to Cedar Point to experience the new ride,” Bybee and Anderson said.

The two had “an amazing experience with Top Thrill 2,” noting that they “at no time felt unsafe.” 

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“We have nothing but trust in the ride’s manufacturer, Zamperla, to get the issue solved,” they said, adding that as Top Thrill 2 is “a prototype ride with brand-new trains and a modification like we’ve never seen before,” sometimes issues may arise.

“There’s a lot of unknowns and a lot of variables,” the pair said. 

“It is better that they caught a problem now and work to fix it if it means longevity of the attraction in the future.” 

They continued, “We are confident the teams at Zamperla are working around the clock to find a solution so the ride can be back open for guests as soon as possible.”

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The Cedar Fair, parent company of Cedar Point, operates 17 amusement and water park locations across the United States and Canada. 

The company announced a planned merger with competing amusement park chain Six Flags in Nov. 2023. 

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Man finds artistic way to stick it to city officials who ordered him to put fence around boat

A California boat owner became a local celebrity after he decided to stick it to city officials who asked him to build a fence around his boat.

Etienne Constable, a Seaside, California, resident, owns a boat that he had kept parked on a dirt patch on his property. In July 2023, officials asked him to build a proper driveway and to put up a 6-foot-tall fence that covered his boat.

In an interview with Fox News Digital on Monday, Constable explained that he “wasn’t looking for a private property rights fight with the city,” but disagreed with officials for thinking his boat was an eyesore.

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“There’s some logic to the law about, you know, not having decrepit vehicles….and I figured, ‘This is not unsightly.’ I don’t know why they would threaten me that way,” he recalled.

“I just figured there’s a First Amendment right of writing whatever statement I want, on whatever property I have,” he continued. “So, yeah, just kind of standing up for myself.”

Constable ended up complying with the city by building a fence, but he decided to have some fun with it by commissioning a life-like mural on the structure.

The art is arguably so realistic that, at a quick glance, it almost appears that the fence isn’t there at all. 

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Constable explained that he wanted to avoid having an unattractive fence, opting for a look that was more appealing.

“I just thought, ‘Here’s a creative way to make a statement.’ And [as] an artistic statement, it’s open to many interpretations, and I think that’s part of the beauty of it,” Constable said.

Constable got in touch with a local artist named Hanif Panni, who happens to be his neighbor, to help bring the idea to life. The City of Seaside appeared to applaud Constable and Panni’s creativity, according to a Facebook post on Saturday.

“Seaside resident got creative when complying to the municipal code to hide his boat with a fence,” the post’s caption read. “He turned lemons into lemonade and had his artist neighbor paint a hyperrealistic mural of the boat on the fence itself!”

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“The result? A optical illusion and a whole lot of media attention,” the post continued.

Constable admitted that his stunt got much more attention than he expected.

“I was ready for whatever reaction might come, although I certainly wasn’t ready for this thing to go viral like it has … I didn’t know how the city would react,” he told Fox News Digital. 

“I got a call from the acting city manager/police chief and he said, ‘Dude, you’re hilarious. I’d give you a high-five. I’d love to meet you someday. And, you know, if you need anything, let me know.'”

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Constable, whose community is just outside of Monterey, says that the attention he’s received from locals has been overwhelmingly positive.

“Ninety-nine percent of everybody else in this community thought it was hilarious, and [thought] that there’s some silly laws on the books. Why do we make each other suffer in this way for whatever reason?” he said with a laugh.

If Constable did not conceal his boat, he would have had to pay a first offense fine of $100, The Los Angeles Times reported.

Fox News Digital reached out to Seaside Mayor Ian Oglesby for comment.

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Actress breaks silence after 14-year marriage falls apart: ‘Thank you for all the kindness’

Isla Fisher spoke out for the first time on Tuesday following the end of her 14-year marriage to Sacha Baron Cohen.

Fisher shared a message of thanks after she and Cohen shocked fans with their divorce announcement at the beginning of April.

“Thank you for all the kindness and support,” the “Wedding Crashers” star wrote on her Instagram story.

Fisher also shared a photo of herself enjoying a glass of wine.

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Cohen and Fisher revealed they had divorced on April 5.

“After a long tennis match lasting over twenty years, we are finally putting our racquets down,” a joint statement shared by the couple at the time read. “In 2023 we jointly filed to end our marriage. We have always prioritized our privacy, and have been quietly working through this change.”

“We forever share in our devotion and love for our children,” they added. “We sincerely appreciate your respecting our family’s wish for privacy.”

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Fisher and Cohen met at a party and instantly hit it off.

“She was hilarious,” Cohen told The New York Times. “We were at a very pretentious party, and me and her bonded over taking the mick out of the other people in the party. I knew instantly. I don’t know if she did.”

The two got engaged in 2004 and married in 2010. Cohen and Fisher share three children.

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The news of the couple’s divorce came as Cohen dealt with accusations from his former co-star Rebel Wilson.

Wilson called out the “Borat” star by name as the “a–hole” she wrote about in her upcoming memoir, “Rebel Rising,” shortly before the book’s release. The actress first revealed she had written about an “a–hole” with whom she previously worked without naming Cohen in an Instagram post shared on March 15.

“When I first came to Hollywood, people were like, ‘Yeah I have a no a–hole policy. Means like, yeah I don’t work with a–holes.’ I was like, ‘Oh yeah, that sounds sensible, logical,'” Wilson said in the shared video.

“But then it really sunk in what they were meaning by that — older people in the industry — because I worked with a massive a–hole, and yeah, now I definitely have a ‘no a–holes policy,'” she further explained. “The chapter on said a–hole is chapter 23. That guy was a massive a–hole.”

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A representative for Cohen slammed Wilson’s accusation as “demonstrably false.”

“While we appreciate the importance of speaking out, these demonstrably false claims are directly contradicted by extensive detailed evidence, including contemporaneous documents, film footage, and eyewitness accounts from those present before, during and after the production of ‘The Brothers Grimsby,'” the representative told Fox News Digital.

Wilson and Cohen starred together in the 2016 film “The Brothers Grimsby” as a husband and wife of nine kids. Later, Wilson accused Cohen of “harassing” her on the movie set during a radio show interview, according to Variety.

Moms of Miss USA, Miss Teen USA speak out: ‘They were ill-treated, abused and bullied’

The mothers of Miss USA Noelia Voigt and Miss Teen USA UmaSofia Srivastava, who just resigned their positions after winning their crowns last September, claim their daughters’ dream jobs “turned out to be a nightmare.”

Both Voight and Srivastava are bound by non-disclosure agreements they signed, but Jackeline Voigt and Barbara Srivastava told “Good Morning America” their daughters were “ill-treated, abused, bullied and cornered.”

The girls resigned their crowns last week, with Srivastava giving up hers just two days after Voight. 

“We could not continue this charade. The girls decided to step down, give their dream of a lifetime, their crown, a national title. Why would two girls decide to give that up?” Barbara Srivastava said. 

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Jackeline Voight said that her daughter would be silenced “the rest of her life if this NDA isn’t being lifted. The girls need to speak.” 

In a resignation letter obtained by ABC News and other outlets, Voight wrote, “There is a toxic work environment within the Miss USA organization that, at best, is poor management and, at worst, is bullying and harassment. This started soon after winning the title of Miss USA 2023.”

MISS UNIVERSE ORGANIZATION SLAMS ‘FALSE RIGGING ALLEGATIONS’ AFTER MISS USA CORWNED WINNER: ‘ABSURD’

Voight announced her resignation on Instagram on May 6, citing her “mental health,” in a lengthy statement.

In her May 8 resignation, Srivastava said her “values no longer fully align with the direction of the organization.”

“I saw Noelia so stressed out, and I said, ‘What Happened?’” Voight said of her daughter after a Christmas parade last year when Noelia said she was sexually harassed by man who asked her if she was “into old men with money. And made Noelia very, very uncomfortable.” 

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She said Noelia returned home after her resignation. 

“And it was so beautiful to see her running in my living room with the dogs. I had my Noelia back. She was so upset. This is not what she worked so hard for.”

She added that the Miss USA organization “needs to come out and speak to us or apologize or clean this mess.”

Srivastava added, “The crown weighs very heavy.” She said it wasn’t about “prizes” the girls didn’t get. “They were ill-treated, abused, bullied and cornered. 

“When [UmaSofia] saw that they were attacking Noelia’s mental health, she said, ‘I cannot stand for this. I need to stand up with Noelia,'” Barbara said.

Stephanie Skinner, the first runner-up for Miss Teen USA also declined the title this week, “in light of recent events,” adding that her core values are “integrity, honor, kindness and most importantly, I will always stand for female empowerment.

She said while she didn’t know “exactly’ what Srivastava and Voight went through, “I am sending them immense love and support.”

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Both Srivastava and Voight’s moms have called on Miss USA CEO and President Laylah Rose to resign and suggested other women and girls who aspire to Miss USA should avoid pageants.

“Look at what happened to Noelia and UmaSofia, so really pay attention,” Voight said. “We don’t want them to go through this right now. It’s not the right time to participate. 

She added, “We just don’t want these families and these girls to go through what we’re going through.” 

After Voight’s resignation, the Miss USA organization said it offered “respect and support” to Noelia and her decision to step down from her duties. 

“The well-being of our titleholders is a top priority, and we understand her need to prioritize herself at this time,” the organization said in a statement provided to Fox News Digital. 

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Fox News Digital has reached out to the Miss USA organization for comment.