Cardi B shows up for court as judge issues orders of protection

A judge has issued orders of protection against platinum rapper Cardi B in a case involving a melee at a New York strip club. Cardi B appeared in court Friday after a summons was issued on Oct. 1 for misdemeanor reckless endangerment and assault. Her lawyer has said she didn't harm anybody. Police said Cardi … Continue reading “Cardi B shows up for court as judge issues orders of protection”

A judge has issued orders of protection against platinum rapper Cardi B in a case involving a melee at a New York strip club.

Cardi B appeared in court Friday after a summons was issued on Oct. 1 for misdemeanor reckless endangerment and assault.

Her lawyer has said she didn't harm anybody.

Police said Cardi B and her entourage were at the club when she argued with a 23-year-old bartender. They say a fight broke out during which chairs, bottles and hookah water pipes were thrown, slightly injuring the woman and another employee.

Cardi B's "Invasion of Privacy" is among the nominees announced Friday for the 2019 Grammy Awards' album of the year. She scored a total of five nominations.

‘Sharknado’s’ Tara Reid files $100 million suit against the Asylum for using her likeness without permission

“Sharknado” star Tara Reid has filed suit against the Asylum, alleging that her likeness was used without her consent on beer cans and slot machines.

Reid starred in all six installments of the “Sharknado” franchise. According to the suit, her contract included a provision barring the producers from using her likeness on products related to gambling, alcohol, tobacco, or sex, without her written permission.

The suit alleges that the Asylum violated the agreement by signing a deal with U.K. beer manufacturer Northern Monk Brewing Co. to produce “Sharknado” beer. The suit also states that Asylum entered into a contract to put Reid’s likeness on slot machines and video gambling devices. The suit alleges that Reid “did not and would not endorse such products.”

According to contracts attached to the suit, Reid was paid $125,000 to appear in “Sharknado 5” and $175,000 to appear in the sixth installment, “The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time.”

Reid is seeking punitive damages of $100 million, which the suit describes as “an amount sufficiently large to set a public example of deterrence.”

The suit also names Syfy, the channel on which the “Sharknado” films were broadcast, as a defendant, as well as Aristocrat Technologies, the slot machine manufacturer.

The Asylum did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Casey Anthony’s former roommate speaks out in doc: ‘She’s lying about everything’

Clint House said he’s still stunned that his former friend, Casey Anthony, was reportedly in good spirits while her daughter was missing.

House has come forward in a new Reelz documentary titled “Casey Anthony: Her Friends Speak,” which features interviews with those who knew “America’s most hated mom," as Nancy Grace once described her.

Anthony’s attorney did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment concerning the airing of Reelz’s show.

Caylee Anthony, 2, was last seen on June 16, 2008, but was first reported missing by her grandmother on July 15. When Anthony was arrested on charges of child neglect, she told police at that time Caylee had disappeared with a babysitter.

A utility worker working in a wooded area near the Anthony home in Orlando, Fla., found skeletal remains on Dec. 11 that were later determined to be Caylee’s. Experts would testify that air samples indicated that decaying human remains had been present in Anthony’s trunk.

The government, however, failed to establish how Caylee died, and they couldn’t find her mother’s DNA on the duct tape they said was used to suffocate her. After a trial of a month and a half, the jury took less than 11 hours to find Anthony not guilty of first-degree murder, aggravated manslaughter and aggravated child abuse.

Still, Anthony was convicted of four counts of lying to police (though two counts were later dropped) and served about three years in prison while awaiting trial. Today, she lives in the South Florida home of Patrick McKenna, a private detective who was the lead investigator on her defense team. She also works for him, doing online social media searches and other investigative work.

Just four days after Caylee was last seen, Anthony was captured in various photos celebrating at Fusion nightclub and participating in a “hot body contest” at a party hosted by House. However, House insisted that no one in Anthony’s circle knew the toddler had vanished.

Caylee Anthony (AP)

“At that time, none of us knew that Caylee was missing,” he explained. “We couldn’t be surprised. We weren’t surprised until after the fact, until police were talking about it, asking questions. Until the media got ahold of it and things exploded. We were shocked and surprised that she could be out here doing what she had been doing that night, and meanwhile, her child is missing. It came as a big shock once we found out about it. But we just didn’t know.”

House claimed the last time he saw Anthony before the trial was in downtown Orlando on July 3.

“She just didn’t seem like there was anything wrong,” said House. “She was like, ‘Hey, how’s it going? Good to see you.’ Then we went our separate ways. That’s the hardest part about this whole story, is that she was just completely so normal during the time Caylee was supposedly missing.”

House first met Anthony, whom he described at the time as “a fun, bubbly person who liked to have a good time,” in April 2008. She started dating then-boyfriend Anthony Lazzaro, who was living with roommates Cameron Campana, Nathan Lesniewicz and House.

Caylee Anthony with her mother Casey. (Reuters)

“She just pretty much started staying over on a regular basis,” he said. “She never technically moved in… but pretty much she slowly started… staying a little more often.”

House said he met Caylee a few times before she vanished.

“She was a very intelligent 2-year-old,” House recalled. “She was going on 3 [years old] before she went missing, but she was probably one of the sweetest little girls. Very articulate for her age. You could understand 90 percent of the words that were coming out of her mouth when she was talking to you. She seemed just so full of life, and she was just a great little girl. She was very well-behaved.”

In the documentary, House vividly described that Anthony appeared to be a dedicated parent and took her role seriously.

Clint House — Reelz

“What we saw in front of us was a very loving, attentive mother,” said House. “I even testified to that in the trial. That is what I saw with my own two eyes. I never saw her get angry at Caylee. I never saw her grab Caylee in any kind of abusive manner. I never saw her have to discipline Caylee because Caylee was such a well-behaved child… She just seemed like a good mom.”

House first learned Caylee was missing after an ex-girlfriend called and told him to turn on the news. He was stunned to learn that Caylee had disappeared.

“I don’t think you can ever quite prepare yourself for hearing that a little girl you’ve been in contact with within the last couple of months is all of a sudden missing, and she’s been missing for a month,” said House. “There’s nothing you can do to prepare yourself or to hear something like that. It was like a punch in the gut.”

House said he was in disbelief by the reports until he had to sit down and speak with investigators. In the documentary, House visited the spot where Caylee’s remains were found and became emotional by what he witnessed.

Casey Anthony listens to testimony during her murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse on June 30, 2011 in Orlando, Florida. Anthony’s defense attorneys argued that she didn’t kill her two-year-old daughter Caylee, but that she accidentally drowned. (Getty)

“How was it that all the searchers miss this?” he said. “… It was harrowing to be there and see the leftover remains of all the people that had come and put stuffed animals that had started to decompose into the dirt. That was just really hard, knowing that’s where she ended up. She didn’t deserve that at all. She really didn’t.”

The Florida Department of Children and Families concluded that Anthony was responsible for her daughter’s death because her “actions or the lack of actions… ultimately resulted or contributed to the death of the child.” In 2017, former Circuit Judge Belvin Perry Jr., who presided the trial, theorized that Anthony may have killed Caylee accidentally when she was using chloroform to calm her.

Many people still believe Anthony got away with murder. In response, Anthony told the Associated Press in 2017, “I don’t give a s—- about what anyone thinks about me, I never will. I’m OK with myself, I sleep pretty good at night.”

House said Anthony’s actions from over the years speak for themselves.

In this Feb. 13, 2017 photo, Casey Anthony poses for a portrait next to a photo of her daughter, Caylee, in her West Palm Beach, Fla., bedroom. In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, Anthony claims the last time she saw Caylee she “believed that she was alive and that she was going to be OK.” (AP Photo/Joshua Replogle) (The Associated Press)

“She’s lying about everything,” he said. “And that interview, where she says she sleeps pretty good at night, are you kidding me? If I was put on trial for killing my kid, and I was acquitted because I didn’t do it, as soon as I walked out those doors at the courthouse, I would be on a manhunt trying to find out who killed my kid. I wouldn’t sleep again until I found out who killed my kid. That says everything you need to know.”

House said he hasn’t heard from Anthony. Several people from over the years have attempted to contact him on Facebook pretending to be her. Today he is a father, which has made him wonder about what really happened to the little girl he once knew.

“The people who will see this will learn that not only was Casey a real person but so are the people who were dragged into this,” he said. “We’re all just regular people that got pulled into a very, very tragic story, and it still affects us to this day. It’s been 10 years since the story broke… [but] it didn’t go away… This really happened to real people, and it still affects us to this day.”

“Casey Anthony: Her Friends Speak” airs Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. on Reelz. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Rapper sentenced to 5 years in prison in Arkansas gun case

A Tennessee rapper has been sentenced in Arkansas to five years in prison on a federal weapons charge that came after he was arrested with a gun a week before a shooting at an unrelated event at a Little Rock nightclub where he was performing.

Ricky Hampton, who performs under the name Finese2Tymes, was sentenced Thursday in Little Rock.

Hampton, who has a prior felony conviction, initially pleaded guilty in March to possessing a gun at a Forrest City nightclub in eastern Arkansas. He sought to withdraw his guilty plea in October, but withdrew the request two weeks later.

Hampton was performing at the Power Ultra Lounge in Little Rock last year when a shooting began. More than two dozen people were injured, but no one died.

Brutal murder during the holidays still haunts grieving mom 11 years later: ‘I felt so much darkness’

For Deb Tilson, the holidays will never be the same.

On Dec. 19, 2007, her daughter Kristine Larson was supposed to show up at her home in Minnesota to bake holiday cookies. Nearly seven hours later, the 19-year-old was found strangled in a burning car.

Larson’s ex-boyfriend, Zachery Matthews, who was also the father of her 2-year-old son, was convicted of her murder in 2008 and sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Tilson’s real-life nightmare is chronicled on Oxygen’s docuseries “Homicide for the Holidays,” which explores how brutal crimes across the country that occured between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Tilson told Fox News she chose to come forward and relive the tragic tale for the series in hopes of raising awareness on domestic violence.

“My daughter was the youngest of four and very much the youngest by eight years,” said Tilson. “She was everyone’s baby in the family. She was that little spark who lit up our lives. She was very gregarious. A caregiver.

“She knew she had to make a better life for herself and her son. She had things put all in order. She had just gotten a job. In two weeks she would have graduated from bartending school and she was also enrolled in a nursing college.”


Larson began dating Matthews in 2004. In 2006, the couple welcomed a child named Darion. But in May 2007, Larson ended her relationship with Matthews. At the time of the murder, Larson and Matthews were no longer living together.

Tilson said that before the killing, Matthews, who endured a turbulent upbringing, was initially welcomed by the family.

“At the time, my husband was still mentoring him,” she explained. “We invited him to our home. We weren’t on bad terms with him… We just wanted to keep things on a low-key level with him.”

However, Tilson was horrified by what may have been occurring behind closed doors. While Larson didn’t share much about Matthews to her after their breakup, Tilson had learned through her daughter’s friends that she once reportedly remarked she had never been hit so hard by anyone in her entire life.

Tilson admitted that when her daughter went missing, she initially didn’t suspect Matthews.

“I just felt like for as much as he tried to get her back and wanted to be involved in her life — I was just in denial,” she explained. “I just thought anyone who knew her couldn’t do something like that to her. And I just felt that if it were him that meant their son wouldn’t have either parent. I was in denial. I felt like he really did love her and he wouldn’t do something like that to her. And that something like this couldn’t happen to this poor little boy.”

Kristine Larson with her son Darion. (Oxygen)

Pioneer Press reported that during the trial, a prosecutor contended that Matthews became enraged because Larson was a half-hour late in coming to his apartment to pick him up and take him to pick out Christmas gifts for their son.

The local newspaper shared that Matthews struck Larson with a blow that police said knocked her unconscious. He then tied the ends of a white shoelace into loops, treaded one loop through the other, placing it around her neck. Matthews pulled so tightly that the shoelace embedded in her skin.

Investigators believed Larson’s murder occurred in front of their son.

Pioneer Press added Matthews then carried Larson’s corpse out to her car, put her in the back seat and drove to a random alley. He then parked the car, tore some pages out of a phone book and set them on fire.

Before Matthews was suspected of murder, he was grieving with Larson’s family.

“I was just horrified,” said Tilson. “I felt so much darkness and sorrow… So many lives were lost over a poor decision made by someone who was obviously mentally ill.”

Zachery Matthews at Darion’s birth. — Oxygen

Tilson claimed Matthew has been diagnosed with several mental health diseases, including multiple personality disorder and schizophrenia, among others. She added his troubled childhood may have played a role in his heinous actions.

“I truly believe he figured, 'If I couldn’t have her, no one else could,'" she explained. “We were his family. We were all he knew. He was in foster care for up until 16 when he emancipated himself. I think he figured, if she was out of the picture, there would be no drama. He could still be a part of our family in his own twisted judgment.”

“And I think Kristine thought that with as much love as she could give him, she could build him back up and change the negative self-esteem and control issues he had,” she added.

In 2009, the South Washington County Bulletin reported Tilson and her family got custody of Darion. She said raising her grandson, who is now 12, has been bittersweet.

“He keeps Kristine’s memory alive,” she explained. “He has a lot of her mannerisms, her smile and her laugh. However, he is a product of his father as well. So those things rear its ugly head.

“He’s been diagnosed with tons of emotional disorders. Reactive attachment disorder, possibly bipolar, ADD. He’s prone to having blackout rages. He has a lot of issues with control because when he was a baby, he witnessed all of this. And he was powerless. … We’ve had a long road with him. He’s come a long way. And I gotta tell ya, we wouldn’t trade it for the world.”

Zachery and Darion. (Oxygen)

Tilson said the maximum security prison where Matthews is currently located is only a 20-minute drive from her home. However, she said it’s been a year since she had heard from Matthews, who reportedly insisted he was innocent up until two years ago.

And while Christmas is a joyous time for countless families, it’s a haunting reminder for Tilson.

“Our family traditions… have changed because of this,” she said. “Some of my kids are still very angry… We were the ideal family, like The Waltons. We all got together. Everybody laughed. We shared meals. I have my moments where I’m really strong and empowered. And then I have my moments where I’m just a mess… We don’t bake cookies anymore. The holidays just aren’ the same.”

Still, Tilson said she is determined to see Christmas in a different light. Her goal is to commemorate the season with those who have no one to share the holidays with.

But Tilson refuses to let her daughter be forgotten with time. She explained that right after Larson’s death, she was contacted by the Minnesota Coalition of Battered Women, which has helped her cope with her grief. She hopes her story, and Oxygen’s show, will help other young women get out of terrifying relationships before it’s too late.

“It’s the elephant in the room no one wants to talk about,” she said. “That’s why I got involved. Especially this time of year.”


"Homicide for the Holidays" airs Dec. 9th at 8 p.m. on Oxygen.

‘Love After Lockup’ castmates explain why they fell for inmates: ‘It’s a bit superficial’

Marcelino Santiago and Angela Ables were free to love anybody, but they both found love behind bars.

Their prison romances are chronicled on the upcoming season of WE TV’s “Love After Lockup” along with the stories of other four couples, as the reality series examines whether a relationship with an inmate can survive.

The show, one of several prison-themed reality programs launched over the past decade, was the fastest-growing new cable series for 2018. It is returning for a second season on Dec. 7.

“Love After Lockup,” in particular, seems to be resonating with viewers. According to the New York Times, its audience nearly doubled over the course of the season and the series finale drew nearly 725,000 viewers.

Marcelino Santiago — WE TV

Santiago, 40, shared he had suffered a devastating breakup when he found Brittany on in 2007. The Las Vegas native told Fox News it was easy to fall in love with the 27-year-old Brittany, who was incarcerated for a second time for conspiracy to commit robbery.

“It’s a bit superficial, but Brittany is drop dead gorgeous to me,” Santiago told Fox News. “And when I saw the profile, I saw the picture and read what she had to say, it was truly intriguing, inquisitive as far as what the story was behind those eyes. Wanted to know who she was. How did a person that beautiful find themselves in such a bad predicament?”

Meanwhile, 46-year-old Ables revealed she fell for Tony, 33, because she thought he was “young and hot” when she saw him on a pen pal website for inmates. Tony, a Mississippi native, had some drug charges but was currently convicted of possession of a firearm caught in possession by a felon.

“I read his profile and I’d seen his pictures,” she said. “Yes, it was a bit superficial… [But] he seemed very ambitious. He seemed like he had a lot of potential. And once we started talking, I just liked what he was saying. We shared a lot of spiritual values, and we just fell in love from that.

Angela Ables — WE TV

“I chose to be with somebody who is incarcerated because I just feel like they need somebody. They’re in a very helpless situation. I feel like I’m a trustworthy person, and I could be someone that they could count on, depend on and grow from that. … I have compassion for someone who’s in a bad situation.”

However, both Santiago and Ables insisted falling head over heels for a prisoner is easier said than done, especially when the relationship progresses from letters.

“Courting people behind bars is very difficult,” said Santiago. “First, you have to deal with the random phone calls at sporadic times because you don’t know when it’s going to arrive or if they are going to arrive. You get locked down in prison for days at a time, and your phone call privileges are taken away. And then if you’re still lucky to have a chance to do visitations, you still have just under an hour…. to have a conference via teleconference.”

Santiago added that if a couple is lucky enough to have physical visits, they’re strictly monitored by security in a controlled environment. And even so, one finds themselves alone.

Marcelino and Brittany. (WE TV)

“You can’t really have those times where you want to snuggle up and hug somebody who’s not there for you,” he said.

Ables recalled having a lunch date with Tony on visiting day — a moment she yearned for weeks. The romantic meal consisted of items purchased from a vending machine.

“That’s all we had, so we made the best of it,” she chuckled. “It’s difficult being in a prison relationship. You don’t have physical contact. There’s no sex, which is a good thing for the relationship because you have the opportunity to grow a deep, enduring, emotional bond. So that, to me, is one of the best parts of dating an inmate.”

Last season, viewers saw as Ables attempted to meet Tony on one occasion where he was scheduled to go to a halfway house, but never showed up. Ables burst into tears when she was informed Tony wasn’t being let out because there wasn’t a bed available at the halfway house.

Angela with her friend Tommy (WE TV)

“I knew that he didn’t stand me up,” she explained. “But it was still the uncertainty of not knowing and just the excitement of thinking he was coming home that day and he didn’t get out.”

However, there are risks to developing a relationship with a convict. Santiago claimed the Meet-An-Inmate website is allegedly used by some prisoners looking to connect with someone on the outside, only to manipulate them, usually for money.

“I would be foolish to think that at first if I wasn’t one of the ones Brittany was trying to fish in,” he said. “Lure in and try to take advantage of. But… we made it clear to each other what we wanted out of the relationship with each other. All that started to dissipate. She was genuine as can be.”

Ables admitted she had her suspicions when getting to know Tony.

Marcelino and Brittany — WE TV

“In the beginning when I first met [him], yes, I felt like he was manipulating me,” she explained. “I felt like he had a plan just to use me to get what he needed while he was in prison. I know that he is a manipulator, there’s no doubt about that. I pretty much can see it when he’s doing it and I call him out on it. Always have. But… I do not expect anything in return… I give what I choose to give, so if I know that he’s manipulating, then to me, there’s no harm in it. I make the choice to give what I want to give.”

And the pair has received mixed reviews from their loved ones about their relationships. Santiago said his mother was ecstatic about the relationship, especially that her son, reaching his 40s, had found love. Ables said her family is supportive but doesn’t say much about the union. However, neighbors from her community have since spoken out about their distaste for her romance.

Despite the many ups and downs both Ables and Santiago had to endure, they insisted their relationship is similar to many others, in which they’re getting to truly know someone, give their trust willingly and develop a bond. The future is ambiguous as the life of crime is one mistress that can lead their partners astray, but both remain hopeful.

“The reason I participated in the show, ‘Love After Lockup,’ is because I really wanted to share the message of love and how all people deserve love, whether they’re incarcerated or not,” said Ables. “I feel like people who are incarcerated are often forgotten, so I really just wanted to share that message — they’re people, too. And they deserve love just like any of us.”


"Love After Lockup" premieres Dec. 7 at 9 p.m. on WE TV.

Kamala Harris aide resigns over $400G harassment settlement

A senior adviser to U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., resigned Wednesday over inquiries about a $400,000 harassment lawsuit against him while working at the California Department of Justice.

Larry Wallace resigned after the Sacramento Bee asked about the 2017 settlement, the paper reported.

"We were unaware of this issue and take accusations of harassment extremely seriously," Harris spokeswoman Lily Adams said. "This evening, Mr. Wallace offered his resignation to the senator, and she accepted it."

The lawsuit filed by Danielle Hartley accused Wallace of demeaning her based on her gender while she worked for him as his assistant.


Hartley said Wallace placed his computer printer under his desk and often asked her to crawl under and refill it with paper as he sat and watched, sometimes with other men in the room. Wallace refused to move the printer to another location when Hartley asked him to do so, according to the suit.

The suit also said Wallace had Hartley run his personal errands, including booking flights for his children and washing and performing maintenance on his car. When she would return from the assigned tasks, the lawsuit states, “co-workers would make hostile comments to her including, ‘Are you walking the walk of shame?’”

She said she reported the alleged harassment in 2011, but was retaliated against. Hartley was involuntarily transferred to another office at the state Department of Justice at the end of 2014, the suit said.

Xavier Becerra, who succeeded Harris as California’s attorney general, said Hartley “unreasonably failed to utilize the procedures during the period of time, and after, the alleged harassment or discrimination was occurring."

Wallace previously served as director of the Division of Law Enforcement under then-California Attorney General Harris and worked for her during her tenure as district attorney for San Francisco.

Harris has been a vocal supporter of the #MeToo movement and is contemplating whether to launch a 2020 presidential bid. In June, she introduced legislation to ban forced nondisclosure agreements in harassment settlements.


Hartley is barred from discussing the settlement amount and agreed not to apply for jobs with the state Justice Department. Neither she nor Wallace commented to the Bee.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Avenatti to lose cash, artwork, Ferrari in divorce settlement with wife: report

Michael Avenatti, the attorney for adult film star Stormy Daniels and an anti-Trump activist, has been having a bad month.

On Wednesday, the 47-year-old lawyer reached a divorce settlement with his estranged wife that will require him to hand over thousands of dollars and other assets for liquidation, according to court filings.

The court filings in Orange County, Calif., as reported by TMZ, indicate a judge has ordered Avenatti to pay his wife Lisa Storie-Avenatti $162,295 per month in child and spousal support retroactive to Jan. 1, 2018. The combined total amounts to more than $1.9 million upfront.

In addition, the judge ordered Avenatti to fork over his assets for liquidation including five luxury wristwatches – some worth $50,000 – a Frank Gehry sculpture, several pricey works of art, and a 2017 Ferrari 488 GT Spider worth about $300,000, according to the report. The judge also mandated that Avenatti’s law firm, Avenatti & Associates, transfer its interest in a 2016 Honda private jet.

The couple married in May 2011 and separated last December, the New York Daily News reported.


Avenatti had been laying the groundwork for a possible 2020 presidential run, having visited early voting states. But after a spate of setbacks, including his recent arrest on suspicion of felony domestic violence, Avenatti canned those ambitions.

"After consultation with my family and at their request, I have decided not to seek the Presidency of the United States in 2020," Avenatti said in a statement released on Tuesday. "I do not make this decision lightly – I make it out of respect for my family. But for their concerns, I would run."

In November, Avenatti was arrested on suspicion of felony domestic violence after an alleged altercation with a 24-year-old actress in Los Angeles.

Avenatti denied the accusations against him and wrote on Twitter that he was looking forward "to a full clearing of my name."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Bradford Betz is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bradford_betz.

Former inmate claims he was injured in shower; suing county jail for $905G

A former inmate, who claims he slipped and tore his rectum in the shower of a county jail in Oregon, is now suing the county for $905,000.

In the lawsuit, plaintiff Christopher Troy Depue, 36, alleges negligence on the part of Multnomah County Detention Center. He claims employees failed to give him a bath mat or "any equipment to aid him in showering" on Nov. 22, 2016, the filing says.

Deputies had escorted him to the shower to wash himself because he arrived at the jail with dog feces on his pants, the lawsuit said.

The county is responsible for the safety of the showers and well-being of individuals at the jail, the suit says.

The suit alleges that as a result of the "unsafe conditions," Depue suffered physical injuries, including pain, bruising, tearing, burning sensations, as well as "fear and embarrassment."

Jessica Morkert-Shibley, a county spokeswoman, declined to comment, citing the pending litigation, the Oregonian reported.

Depue is seeking $5,000 in economic damages and $900,000 for pain and suffering.

The suit was filed last month in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

It was unclear when the inmate was released from the jail.

Amy Lieu is a news editor and reporter for Fox News.

Officer recalls near-fatal shooting captured by body cam in doc: ‘I did think I was going to die’

Quincy Smith believed he was going to die on New Year’s Day 2016.

The 28-year-old, a police officer in small-town Estill, S.C., was called upon that morning to investigate a suspicious man wearing a camouflage hunting outfit attempting to snatch groceries from a convenience store.

Smith attempted to confront the reported robber who remained silent as he casually walked, holding a cellphone to his ear. His right hand remained concealed in his jacket as Smith threatened to tase him if he didn’t stop.

In a single sweeping motion, the man unveiled a 9mm pistol and fired away. One of the bullets pierced Smith’s neck and he tumbled to the ground. His left arm was also broken. Smith ran back to his cruiser and pleaded for help.

Bystander J. Tompkins spotted Smith struggling to breathe and tried to keep him calm while providing dispatch more details about the officer’s condition.

The shocking encounter is one of many chronicled in Investigation Discovery’s (ID) docuseries “Body Cam,” which takes a closer look at the daily lives of police officers throughout the country. Through actual body camera footage, the show aims to shed light on the dangerous situations and encounters those in law enforcement are faced with while attempting to protect the public.

The network hails the series as “the ultimate ride-along” for audiences who are curious about the real-life dangers of police work.

Smith recorded the horrifying shooting with his glasses, which were equipped with a camera. Audiences can hear Smith pleading for help as he bled profusely before telling a dispatcher, “Tell my family I love them.”

Gwendolyn Smith, mother of Officer Quincy Smith, in her interview. (ID)

Smith told Fox News he was shot three times and thought he wouldn’t make it.

“I did [think I was going to die],” said Smith. “I knew I got shot in the neck and I knew that’s a serious area where you don’t want to get shot at. Especially with that major artery in your neck. I thought he hit that. I really thought I was going to bleed out at any point in time. Yeah, I did think I wasn’t going to be able to see my family. That’s why I wanted to relay that message to my dispatch, to let them know I was thinking of them at that time.”

Smith admitted it was difficult to relive that day for “Body Cam.” Smith shared he was in total shock when the assailant shot him without uttering a single word.

“Where I work, when you’re trying to talk to somebody, they really don’t want to talk,” said Smith. “… At that time, it didn’t process as fast that something serious is going on. So initially no, I didn’t see anything strange. I was used to that. [You’re] used to people walking away from you, ignoring you… When I approached him to try and get him to stop… I didn’t process as fast when his hand was in his pocket what was about to happen.”

Charlene Cohen, cousin of Officer Smith, in her interview. — ID

And Smith wasn’t exactly a rookie when it came to the risks of law enforcement. His mother, Gwendoyn Smith, is a retired officer from the NYPD. She drove 13 hours non-stop to South Carolina after she received word of her son’s shooting to be by his side.

Smith started his own career with the University of South Carolina in 2013 and participated in the police academy through them. He transferred to Estill, a laid-back town of about 2,000 people in 2015. Smith found his glasses through Amazon that he reportedly purchased for $30.

“When I first got hired at the job, my chief said, ‘Look, be careful of the things you do and say out here. People like to complain a lot.’ And so, I believed it would help me in some court cases, such as little small traffic court cases. That’s why I equipped myself with them… [And] not a lot goes on here. We get a few serious calls here and there. But for the most part, I’m on patrol. I’m doing a little bit of traffic enforcement. It’s not a big town where we get a plethora of crime like other big agencies.”

Smith said the healing process involved grueling hours of painful physical therapy, as well as multiple surgeries to correct his broken arm.

Nearly two years later after the shooting, Smith testified in court against his shooter, 29-year-old Malcolm Antwan Orr, The Dayton Daily News reported, and the body camera footage served as evidence. A jury found Orr guilty of attempted murder and possession of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime. He was sentenced to 35 years in prison.

Smith said he returned to work on Nov. 6, 2017 and now uses the footage to train other officers. Smith said his family wasn’t thrilled by the decision, but he wouldn’t have it any other way.

“I love what I do,” he explained. “I really appreciate everyone’s support. [But] somebody has to do this job. I think it’s in my blood. My family, they have roots in law enforcement… It’s just something I grew up around and I don’t see myself doing anything else. [The incident] is always in the back of your head, especially in this type of work. You just have to rely on your training and use whatever resources you got at the time to make the best of any situation. That’s the job. Pray it won’t happen again.”

Smith is also aware body cameras are a hot topic. In 2017, the ACLU pointed out a major study, which reported that wearing body cameras had no statistically significant effect on the number of use-of-force incidents and civilian complaints recorded. Smith still carries his glasses and said they’re absolutely essential.

Malcolm Antwann Orr was sentenced Wednesday to 35 years after shooting South Carolina Police Officer Quincy Smith. (14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office)

“From my experience, I believe body cameras are very beneficial,” he said. “People get to see what actually happened as it transpired from start to finish. I believe … it will help a lot in major cases.”

Ultimately, Smith hopes “Body Cam” will let audiences see the pros of these devices for themselves.

“I hope people get a lot of information,” he said. “They’ll get to see up close and personal what really happened, and understand what we go through as law enforcement officers, day in and day out on the job.”

"Body Cam" premieres Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 10 p.m. on ID.