Category Archives: Sexual Agendas

Female scientist charged with child molesting and bestiality is back at work at the Centers for Disease Control

Daily Mail | Dec 1, 2011

Charged: Dr. Kimberly Quinlan Lindsey was charged with two counts of molestation and one count of bestiality.

The senior government scientist facing child molestation and bestiality charges has returned to her high-powered job at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia.  

Dr Kimberly Quinlan Lindsey, 44, is accused of engaging in ‘immoral and indecent’ sex acts with a a six-year-old boy.

She and her live-in boyfriend, 42-year-old Thomas Westerman, were arrested in October and are both free on bail. Mr Westerman is charged with two counts of child molesting.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Dr Lindsey has returned to work at the government’s top research lab for communicable diseases and medical and health issues.

The CDC will not comment on her case, though officials said they are aware of the charges.

The acts are alleged to have taken place between January 2010 to August 2011, according to authorities.

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An investigation was started into the child molestation charges after a medical professional alerted police.

During the investigation into the alleged molestation, authorities uncovered evidence Dr. Lindsey may have committed bestiality.

The bestiality does not involve the child.

Neighbors told the Atlanta NBC affiliate off camera that they do not believe the charges and spoke highly of both.

Lindsey is the deputy director for the Laboratory Science Policy and Practice Program Office.

In the last 12 years while working for the agency she has received 12 awards for outstanding performance on projects and programs.

Before this she was the senior health scientist in the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response which oversees the allocation of $1.5billion for the preparation for terrorism.

She got a doctoral degree in immunology and molecular pathogenesis from Emory University.

Westerrman works at the CDC as a night watchman.

CDC spokesman Tom Skinner said Lindsey is a deputy director within the Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services at the agency, while Westerman is a resource management specialist in the same office.

A spokesman for the agency told CNN it was aware of the case, but said it could not comment on personnel issues.

Strip-Searched Grandma Says TSA Removed Her Underwear


Lenore Zimmerman of Long Island said she was on her way to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., when security whisked her away to a private room without explanation.

ABC | Dec 3, 2011

An 84-year-old New York grandmother says she was “mortified” after being strip-searched by TSA agents at John F. Kennedy International Airport last week.

Lenore Zimmerman of Long Island said she was on her way to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., when security whisked her away to a private room without explanation after she asked to forgo the full-body scan, fearing it might interfere with her defibrillator.

“They took me into a private room and pulled down my slacks and pulled down my underwear” without explanation or apology, Zimmerman told ABC News.

“I said, you know, I’ve been coming down for Florida for 10 years and I’ve always been patted down but I’ve never been strip-searched, why I am being strip-searched now? … They had no answer,” Zimmerman said.

When she tried to lift a lightweight walker off her lap, the metal bars banged against her leg, cutting her.

“I’m on a blood thinner and I bled like a pig so they called an ambulance and I said, ‘please don’t take me to the hospital, just bandage me up,’” she said.

The TSA called a medic, but the process took so long that Zimmerman missed her 1 p.m. flight and had to wait more than two hours to catch the next one, she said.

But the  TSA said no strip search was conducted and proper procedures were followed.

“While we regret that the passenger feels she had an unpleasant screening experience, TSA does not include strip searches as part of our security protocols and one was not conducted in this case,” the TSA said in a statement about the incident.

A review of closed circuit TV found that Zimmerman arrived at the ticket counter at 12:19 p.m. for her flight, which was scheduled for a 1 p.m. departure, but that actually left early 12:50 p.m.

The video showed her entering the checkpoint line in a wheelchair with her walker in her hand, according to the TSA. When she got to the screening equipment, she had a conversation with the TSA officer, and after a conversation she appeared to opt out of the advanced image technology screening equipment in favor of a pat-down, the TSA said.

When Zimmerman and two female officers left the private screening room, it appeared from the video that nothing unusual had happened, according to the TSA. The wheelchair attendant assisted her in leaving the checkpoint area for the gate.

But Zimmerman wants an apology.

“It’s humiliating, and it was ridiculous. I mean, I’m telling you I weigh 103 pounds, I was in a walker, I’m going to be 85 in February, only me this could happen to,” Zimmerman said. “I had my metal walker and my suitcase on my lap, I was in a wheelchair, and I look like, like a terrorist like the man in the moon.”

Afghan woman to be freed from jail after agreeing to marry rapist


Half the women in Afghan jails have been imprisoned for ‘moral crimes’. Photograph: Emilio Morenatti/AP

President intervenes in case of 19-year-old woman who has spent two years in jail after reporting rape by a relative

guardian.co.uk | Dec 1, 2011

by Jeremy Kelly in Kabul

An Afghan woman jailed for adultery after she was raped by a relative is set to be freed – but only after agreeing to marry the man who attacked her.

The case, which has highlighted the plight of Afghan women jailed for so-called moral crimes, was to be the subject of a documentary film funded by the European Union – until diplomats censored it out of fear for the woman’s welfare, and for their relations with the Afghan government.

But the decision not to broadcast the film, unintentionally led to a storm of publicity that has resulted in the Afghan president, Hamid Karzai, intervening in the case of the 19-year-old woman, named Gulnaz.

Karzai, who will soon head to an international conference on Afghanistan in Bonn to seek financial support from foreign donors, ordered Gulnaz to be released on condition that she and her attacker agree to mediation.

In a statement released on Thursday night, the presidential palace said Gulnaz would be released after she agreed to become the second wife of her rapist – a prospect that supporters say she had dreaded.

In Afghan culture, marrying the father of a child born out of wedlock is seen as a way of “legitimising” the child, even in cases involving rape.

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The documentary’s British director, Clementine Malpas, said Gulnaz’s decision would have been made under duress. “She has told me that the rapist had destroyed her life because no one else would marry her after what happened to her,” Malpas said. “She feels like she has no other option than to marry him and it’s the only way to bring peace between her and his family.

“I know she wants honour but I also know she doesn’t want to marry this man. And of course I am worried about what the future holds for her because of this decision.”

In Malpas’s film Gulnaz says she would never forgive her attacker but adds that she would consider marrying him. “I don’t want people to call her (her daughter) a bastard and abuse my brothers. My brothers won’t have honour in our society until he marries me,” she says.

Gulnaz was jailed for 12 years for adultery after she reported being raped by a cousin by marriage in an attack that left her pregnant. As the case became publicised, the sentence was reduced to three years. She has spent the past two and a half years in jail, during which time she gave birth to a daughter. Malpas, 30, had spent months following Gulnaz’s case after being commissioned by the EU to make a documentary on women’s rights in Afghanistan.

News of Gulnaz’s ordeal prompted an American lawyer to launch a petition, which attracted more than 6,000 signatures demanding her release. This helped prompt the meeting between Karzai and senior figures in the Afghan justice system, including the head of the supreme court, the justice minister and the attorney general.

The attorney general and justice minister visited both Gulnaz and her attacker in their jails to seek their approval for the union.

Gulnaz’s lawyer, Kimberley Motley, said: “My concern is that an illiterate woman, in the face of high-level government officials, all men I believe, would be a very intimidating situation for her.”

Motley and Malpas and other supporters had arranged for Gulnaz to be taken to a safehouse if she was released unconditionally.

The case is far from unique. Roughly half of the country’s 600 adult female prison inmates have been imprisoned for similar “offences”.

Heather Barr, Human Rights Watch’s Afghanistan researcher, who has spent the past month visiting female prisoners for an upcoming report on “moral crimes”, welcomed the release of Gulnaz and said she hoped there was a review of all the cases of female prisoners.

“There are hundreds of women in this situation and it is well overdue to look at the injustices done to them,” she said.

“I have interviewed 58 of them in the past month and have heard the same types of stories of forced marriages, beatings, sexual assaults, and when they flee these abuses and report them, they are locked up.”Barr agreed it was possible that the Karzai administration had been encouraged to look at some of the serious human rights problems that remain in Afghanistan in the runup to Monday’s Bonn conference, and hoped it would remain on the agenda once that concludes. The European Union, which has remained largely silent in the face of mounting publicity about the case said it was delighted about news of Gulnaz’s release.

The European Union’s ambassador and special representative to Afghanistan, Vygaudas Usackas, said: “Her case has served to highlight the plight of Afghan women, who, 10 years after the overthrow of the Taliban regime, often continue to suffer in unimaginable conditions, deprived of even the most basic human rights.

“Highlighting and improving the lives of Afghan women is one of the most important tasks of the EU’s mission in Afghanistan.”

Two Milwaukee women arrested for satanic sex torture


Mug shots of Rebecca Chandler (l.), 22, and Raven Larrabee, 20, of Milwaukee. via thesmokinggun.com

Milwaukee roommates Rebecca Chandler and Raven Larabee arrested for satanic sex torture

Victim tied with duct tape and cut more than 300 times

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS | Nov 10, 2011

BY Tracy Connor

Two Milwaukee women were under arrest Wednesday after a young man told cops they tortured him at knifepoint for two days during a satanic sex marathon.

The 18-year-old victim said he took a bus from Phoenix, Ariz., to hook up with a woman he met online — and was then tied up with duct tape and rope and cut more than 300 times.

“I think you are looking for me,” Rebecca Chandler, 22, told police who showed up at her apartment, according to a search warrant obtained by The Smoking Gun website.

Chandler said the cutting started out as consensual but “got out of hand” — and she tried to pin most of the blame on her roommate, Raven Larabee, 20, the warrant said.

Police found some interesting reading material in the women’s pad — “The Necromantic Ritual Rule Book,” “The Werewolf’s Guide to Life” and “Intro to Sigilborne Spirits.’

Police also saw “a large amount of blood on the floor and on bedding,” the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

After the man was released Sunday night, he called police from the street. When they arrived, they followed a trail of blood back to the apartment.

The victim had slash and puncture wounds on his neck, legs, arm and back. He changed his Facebook status on Tuesday to a single word: “Stitches.”

The women are being held in county lockup on suspicion of reckless injury but had not been charged by prosecutors.

Publishing house owned by the Catholic Church quietly sells pornography, books on Satanism and the occult

Mr Müller said that in 2008, a group of concerned Catholics had sent bishops a 70-page document containing irrefutable evidence that Weltbild published books that promoted pornography, Satanism and magic.

Germany’s bishops promise to stop the company’s distribution of erotic novels

independent.co.uk | Nov 5, 2011

by Tony Paterson

Berlin – Germany’s biggest Catholic-owned publishing house has been rocked by disclosures that it has been selling thousands of pornographic novels with titles such as Sluts Boarding School and Lawyer’s Whore with the full assent of the country’s leading bishops.

The revelations made in the publishing-industry newsletter Buchreport concern Weltbild, a company with an annual €1.7bn (£1.5bn) turnover and 6,400 employees. It is Germany’s largest bookseller after Amazon and wholly owned by the Catholic Church.

Buchreport revealed that Weltbild’s massive assortment of titles available to customers online includes some 2,500 “erotic” books with unmistakably lewd titles including Call Me Slut!, Take Me Here, Take Me Now! and Lawyer’s Whore, to name a few. The publisher’s website also pictures the titles’ lascivious dust jackets that feature colour photographs of scantily clad women in high heels and erotic underwear.

Yesterday, Carel Haff, Weltbild’s managing director, was quoted as saying that the revelations had provoked “a very intense and critical dialogue” within the company. He said discussions were under way about possibly limiting the assortment of titles that would be available in future.

Catholic bishops responded with a statement claiming that “a filtering system failure” at the publishing house had allowed the books to stray on to the market. “We will put a stop to the distribution of possibly pornographic content in future,” they said.

But Bernhard Müller, editor of the Catholic magazine PUR, dismissed the clerics’ reaction as grossly hypocritical. He alleged that the pornography scandal at Weltbild had been going on for at least a decade with the Church’s full knowledge. Mr Müller said that in 2008, a group of concerned Catholics had sent bishops a 70-page document containing irrefutable evidence that Weltbild published books that promoted pornography, Satanism and magic. They demanded that the publisher withdraw the titles.

But their protests appear to have been completely ignored. Writing in the Die Welt newspaper, Mr Müller said most of the bishops refused to respond to the charges. “The sudden proclaimed astonishment of many church leaders that pornographic material is being distributed by their publishing house, is play acting – bad play acting,” Mr Müller said. “Believers have been complaining to their bishops about this for years.”

The Catholic Church bought Weltbild more than 30 years ago. The publisher has gradually transformed itself into one of Germany’s largest media companies with the help of some €182mof Catholic Church tax levied on believers. To increase its profits, in 1998 the company merged with five other publishing houses that market pornographic titles. One of them is Droemer Knaur, which is 50 per cent church-owned. Another is Blue Panther Books, which was excluded from the list of participating publishers at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair allegedly because of the pornographic content of is titles.

It emerged yesterday that in an attempt to clear itself of potential embarrassment over the sale of porn, the Catholic Church tried to sell Weltbild in 2009. But the bishops apparently abandoned the idea after they failed to get the price they were asking.

Boy Scouts repeatedly covered up abuse by leader who raped at least 15 boys


‘It was easy’: Rick Turley told a reporter that he was surprised at how many times he got away with abusing boys

‘I was surprised how many times I got away with it’: Boy Scouts accused of repeatedly covering up abuse of leader who raped boys and even kidnapped one in stolen plane

The organisation had long recommended that troops kept abuse allegations a secret.

Daily Mail | Oct 30, 2011

By John Stevens

The Boy Scouts has been accused of covering up the abuses of a paedophile who was repeatedly allowed back as a leader despite admitting to abusing boys in his care.

Newly released documents show Boy Scouts of America officials didn’t call police after he admitted molesting three boys and welcomed him back as a leader even after he was kidnapped a boy in a stolen plane.

Turley, now 58, said he is surprised at how many times he got away with it.

An investigation has found that Rick Turley molested at least 15 children in Southern California and British Columbia over two decades, most of whom he met through American and Canadian Scouting.

‘It was easy,’ he told CBC News. He said that he thinks if the police had been called in 1979 when he confessed to abusing three boys it ‘probably would have put a stop to me years and years ago.’

Instead, he ‘went back to the Scouts again and again as a leader and offended against the boys,’ he told the station.

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Turley is one of more than 5,000 suspected child molesters named in confidential files kept by the Boy Scouts of America.

The organisation had long recommended that troops kept abuse allegations a secret.

In Turley’s earlier known sexual abuse in 1971, he met a 10-year-old boy while working as a truck driver on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

He offered to take Joey Day to cubs, but instead took him to a nearby lake where he coerced him into skinny dipping and molested him.

Over the next two years, instead of taking the boy to cub meetings, he took him to his apartment where he plied him alcohol, showed him pornography and abused him.

When the boy tried to tell his father about the abuse, he was beaten.

In January 1975, Turley visited a Scout troop in Orange County and asked if an 11-year-old boy could show him around, saying he was ‘one of Canada’s top Scout leaders.

He shared a sleeping bag with Eddy Iris in the mountains, before taking him to the airport where he stole a plane and after taking off reportedly told the boy: ‘You do realise you’ve been kidnapped, don’t you?’

When the plane ran out of fuel and made an emergency landing, Turley was arrested and pleaded guilty to child stealing.

He was committed to Patton State Hospital as a ‘mentally disordered sex offender.’

After 18 months he was released on probation and ordered to return to Canada, but he instead got a job at a Boy Scout camp close to the hospital and worked at camps in San Bernardino and San Diego counties for the next three summer.

By 1978 he had become a programme director at a Scout Camp in San Diego County. He persuaded the leader of a troop to let his son and two other boys stay at the camp for an extra night.

When they went home they reported that they had been arrested. Turley admitted the offences but officials decided not to report them to police.

‘We were following exactly the national recommendations of the Boy Scouts of America and its board who set up the rules,’ Buford Hill, a former Orange County Scouting official told the LA Times.

‘You do not want to broadcast to the entire population that these things happen. You take care of it quietly and make sure it never happens again.’

Turley returned to British Columbia where he became a Scout Master again.

At least two Canadian Scout leaders reported that Turley had boys share his tent on trips.

In the mid 1980s officials decided rather than calling police or forcing Turley to step down that he should be transferred to another troop.

In 1995, Turley was arrested when his girlfriend told police that he was sexually attracted to children.

He was sentenced to seven years in prison, reduced to five on appeal, after he was convicted of five counts of molesting children.

In 2000, while out on parole he was caught trying to coerce two boys into a relationship and was sent back to prison for two years.

Turley now says that he is able to control his behaviour.

When questioned by CBC News at a motel in Alberta where he now works he said that ‘it’s hard to put a number’ on how many boys he abused.

Asked if he had a son, would he send him to Scouts, Turley said: ‘No, it’s still going on and will probably always go on.’

A Scouts spokesman told the LA Times: ‘The BSA has continued to enhance its youth protection efforts as society has increased its understanding of the dangers children face.’

Vatican weighs in on cult-like Legion of Christ


Pope Benedict XVI appointed Velasio De Paolis, the archbishop of Thelepte in Tunisia and president of the Prefecture for Economic Affairs of the Holy See, head of the Legionaries of Christ  in July 2010. Andreas Solaro, AFP / Getty Images

Associated Press | Oct 17, 2011

By NICOLE WINFIELD

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has proposed giving hundreds of women who live like nuns within the troubled Legion of Christ order greater autonomy after a Holy See investigation found serious problems in their regimented communities.

The pope’s delegate running the Legion, Cardinal Velasio De Paolis, said in a letter published Monday that the problems of the consecrated women of the Legion’s lay branch were “many and challenging.” Of particular concern is that they have no legal status in the church.

In a 2010 Associated Press expose, former consecrated women spoke of the cult-like conditions they lived in, with rules dictating nearly every minute of their day — from how they ate to what they watched on TV — all in the name of God’s will.

The women described emotional and spiritual abuse they suffered if they questioned their vocation, and of how they would be cast aside if their spiritual directors no longer had any need for them.

The Vatican ordered the investigation after word of the abuses emerged during a broader Vatican probe into the Legion, a conservative order founded in Mexico in 1941 by the late Rev. Marciel Maciel.

After decades of denying allegations Maciel was a pedophile, the Legion in 2009 began admitting to his double life: that he sexually abused seminarians and had fathered at least three children with two women.

The revelations have put the Legion in a tailspin and cast a shadow over the Vatican since Pope John Paul II had held Maciel up as a model for his orthodoxy and ability to attract new priests and donations.

Maciel had created the consecrated branch of the Legion’s lay movement Regnum Christi primarily as a fundraising tool and to provide unpaid teachers for Legion-owned schools. The consecrated women also run youth programs and work to recruit new members.

The members, who at their height numbered about 900 women and a few dozen men, make promises of poverty, chastity and obedience like nuns do, though they enjoy none of the legal protections nuns have that make it difficult for their orders to kick them out.

Legion officials have repeatedly declined to provide statistics on how many remain in the movement. Former members say many women have either left amidst the Maciel scandal or are taking time to discern whether they still have a vocation.

In his letter, De Paolis said those who remain are happy and providing a valuable service to the church.

“However, the issues regarding personal and community life that have emerged from this same visitation on an institutional level initially appear to be many and challenging,” he wrote.

He said the women should have greater autonomy from the Legion, in both their personal and community lives, and that they need a legal status that corresponds to canon law.

They would, however, maintain a “link of participation” with the Legion.

De Paolis said the women would have to rewrite their norms, but that for now the statutes guiding their life that were approved by the Vatican in 2004 remain intact.

One of the great scandals about the consecrated women is that they were told the Vatican in 2004 had approved a set of over 1,000 rules dictating how they were to behave when, in fact, the Vatican approved only about 150 general norms.

Genevieve Kineke, who runs an active blog read by many former Legion and consecrated members, said she hoped the autonomy envisaged by De Paolis will enable current and future members to truly discern whether they have a vocation. Up until recently, some 18-year-olds would make their lifelong commitments to being consecrated after a mere six-week candidacy program.

“As long as the delegate relies on the existing superiors to guide his actions concerning these individuals, then we have a closed circle of conformity to the same methodology,” Kineke said in an email.

While current consecrated members say they are happy and participating in the reform process, their choices haven’t always pleased their parents.

Kelly Tuttle said she grieves daily for the loss of her 27-year-old daughter, who gave up a partial medical scholarship to the University of Dayton, Ohio to become consecrated in 2003.

“The Katie that I knew, I grieve for that Katie,” Tuttle told the AP. “There’s only the shell of her left. Because they’ve taken the person that I knew as my daughter, who was young and vibrant, intellectually alive and athletic, and they’ve taken that out of her.”

“It’s like she’s dead and gone,” she said.

Katie Tuttle declined to be interviewed, according to a Legion spokesman.

More women turning to ‘sex surrogacy’

timesofindia.indiatimes.com | Sep 7, 2011

‘Sex surrogacy’, a controversial practice not commonly prescribed by therapists, is reportedly on the rise among women whose physical or mental health problems prevent them from enjoying a healthy sex life, say experts.

A surrogate sex partner works with the patients to build their communication skills and self-confidence, and help them become more comfortable with physical and emotional intimacy, which may include eye contact, hand-holding or even sexual intercourse.

“More and more women are now claiming their birth right to either have an orgasm, or healthy relationship or have sexual satisfaction,” CBS News quoted Shai Rotem, a surrogate partner who is based in Los Angeles but practices internationally, as saying.

In his 14 years as a surrogate partner, Rotem has worked with women who have a condition called vaginismus, which makes sex painful, women in their 40s or 50s who are virgins and women who have experienced sexual trauma.

While no laws technically prohibit sex surrogacy, many therapists do not endorse the practice and even consider it to be dangerous.

However, many experts say surrogate partner therapy has its place in sex therapy, and can be useful to the right patients.

Vena Blanchard, president of the International Professional Surrogates Association (IPSA), claims that requests for sex surrogates for female patients have steadily increased in recent times.

“There’s been a steady increase in women taking ownership of their sexuality,” Blanchard told MyHealthNewsDaily .

“They don’t just want sex therapy to please their partner. They want to make their own lives better for themselves,” she said.

Surrogate sex partner therapy was first reported in the 1970s and mostly used by men, but has not been commonly used since.

Haiti Angered by UN Peacekeeper Rape Scandal

Uruguay has apologized for the conduct of its troops in Haiti after a video depicting the rape of a Haitian man surfaced.

bet.com | Sep 7, 2011

By Naeesa Aziz

Uruguay’s president, José Mujica, extended his apologies to Haitian leader Michel Martelly following a rape scandal involving soldiers from Uruguay that has enraged the nation.

Recently, a video surfaced on the Internet showing Uruguayan United Nations peacekeepers holding down a young Haitian man and sexually assaulting him that has prompted Haitians to stage protests outside the U.N. base. The Uruguayan troops have been a part of the U.N. peacekeeping force stationed in Haiti since 2004 when the troops were used as a security force to help squelch post-election violence.

“We apologize for the outrage that some soldiers from my country have perpetrated,” Mujica said in a letter to Martelly, according to the BBC. “Although the damage is irreparable, be assured that we will fully investigate the matter and apply the harshest sanctions to those responsible.”

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In addition, Al Jazeera is reporting that Uruguay’s Defense Minister Eleuterio Fernández Huidobro said that his country would compensate 18-year-old Johnny Jean for the attack.

Meanwhile, the U.N. has launched its own investigation, which has preliminarily concluded that the men did not rape Jean, but did violate peacekeeping rules when they invited the man onto the base.

The Haitian government is also taking a look into the events depicted in the video and Martelly has vowed that the perpetrators would not go unpunished.

This is not the first time the Haitian public has taken issue with the 12,000-person peacekeeping force stationed in the country. Last year, when the cholera epidemic swept the country, claiming thousands of lives, U.N. peacekeepers were blamed for bringing the infectious, bacterial disease to the vulnerable country after information surfaced indicating that Nepal’s troops had not been tested for cholera before traveling to Haiti.

In 2010, after the country suffered extensive damage from an earthquake, the U.N. extended its peacekeeping mandate in Haiti to support the country’s recovery efforts. Now that the country is on the calm road to recovery, Martelly has called for a decreased U.N. security presence in the nation and it appears Brazil may grant his wish. Brazil, a major contributor to the peacekeeping troops, announced this week that it is seriously considering pulling out its 2,000 soldiers stationed in the country as political tensions in Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, have calmed following the democratic election of Martelly.

Kanye West, Nicki Minaj To Appear In ‘Rap Illuminati’ Episode Of ‘The Cleveland Show’

“We have a rap Illuminati episode that’s going to be happening,” Mike Henry, who voices Cleveland on the show, revealed recently.

ballerstatus.com | Aug 5, 2011

by Allen Starbury

Kanye West on the ‘Cleveland Show’Hip-hop’s Illuminati will be coming to a TV show near you this fall, when Kanye West and Nicki Minaj appear in an upcoming episode of “The Cleveland Show.”

The rap stars will appear on the show alongside Will.i.am, Bruno Mars, and The Roots’ drummer ?uestlove during an episode about the secret society.

Reports say the musicians will play themselves and contribute original music.

“We have a rap Illuminati episode that’s going to be happening,” Mike Henry, who voices Cleveland on the show, revealed recently. “We have an episode where Kanye and Will.i.am, playing himself, and Nicki Minaj, playing herself, and Bruno Mars, playing himself, and ?uestlove — they’re all part of the rap Illuminati, the secret group that controls pop culture.

“Cleveland inadvertently breaks into it and then it’s how he will either bring them down or they’ll bring him down,” adds executive producer Rich Appel. “We have a couple of original songs with Kanye and will and Bruno, I mean, all of them, it was great.”

When the episode will air was unknown at press time.

However, the third season of “The Cleveland Show” kicks off September 25 on Fox.

Kanye previously appeared on the show late last year, spoofing himself, but as the animated character “Kenny West,” a famous local rapper who’s failed rap career has left him homeless.