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Judge to Mom Whose Daughters Died in Hot Car: People Treat Pets Better Than You Treated Your Kids

The mother of two children who died in Texas last year after 15 hours in an increasingly hot vehicle was ordered on Wednesday to spend 40 years in prison.

Amanda Hawkins was sentenced after a grueling day of testimony and impact statements were read aloud in a Kerr County courtroom.

In September, she pleaded guilty to two felony counts of abandoning or endangering a child causing imminent danger of death, bodily injury or physical or mental impairment and two counts of injury to a child.

“Those precious little girls would still be here today if this had not happened,” said Judge Keith Williams, according to Hill Country Breaking News.

“People in our community take better care of their pets than you took care of your kids,” Williams told Hawkins.

On the evening of June 6, 2017, Hawkins, then 19, drove daughters Brynn Hawkins, 1, and 2-year-old Addyson Overgard-Eddy to a friend’s house in Kerrville and left them in her vehicle overnight, where they eventually succumbed to the heat while she was inside an air-conditioned home with friends, according to law enforcement.

Authorities said the outside temperatures rose to the high 80s during the day and that at some point in the evening, someone heard the girls crying and asked if they wanted to come in.

“She [Hawkins] said, ‘No, it’s fine. They’ll cry themselves to sleep,’ ” Kerr County Sheriff W.R. “Rusty” Hierholzer said last year in an interview with the Washington Post.

Amanda Hawkins

Prosecutors reportedly believe the vehicle’s engine had at one point been running while the girls were inside, but a teenage boy at the gathering later slept in the car and then turned it off and rolled the windows up — not realizing there were kids there, he claimed.

About noon on June 7, 2017, Hawkins got the girls from the vehicle and bathed them before taking them to the hospital, authorities said, as she feared the consequences of seeking medical help.

According to authorities, Hawkins took her daughters to a medical center in “grave condition,” claiming the girls had collapsed after smelling flowers during an outing in a local park.

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“This is by far the most horrific case of child endangerment that I have seen in the 37 years that I have been in law enforcement,” Sheriff Hierholzer said in a statement after Hawkins’ arrest.

The teen, Kevin Franke, is also accused in the girls’ deaths. Franke was originally charged with manslaughter and abandonment, but those counts were replaced with two counts of first-degree murder, according to court records obtained by PEOPLE.

Franke, now 18, is being charged as an adult and scheduled to begin his trial on April 29.

Kerr County District Attorney Lucy Wilke said she was “pleased” with the sentencing for Hawkins but couldn’t make any additional comments due to Franke’s pending trial, she told PEOPLE.

“I will accept whatever the punishment may be,” Hawkins said in a statement before she was sentenced. “There are no excuses for what I did.”

Judge Williams accused Hawkins of lying throughout the incident and afterward, which included letters she wrote from jail to three separate men. In one letter, she reportedly described herself as a “sex addict.”

In two of the letters, she discussed missing her babies, but Williams said the letters were mostly about starting new relationships, according to Hill Country Breaking News.

Attempts to reach Hawkins’ and Franke’s attorneys were unsuccessful on Friday.

Ali Fedotowsky-Manno's 'Brave' Son Riley, 6 Months, Uses Oxygen Mask for Breathing Troubles

Ali Fedotowsky-Manno’s 6-month-old son Riley Doran isn’t past his breathing troubles just yet.

On Friday, the Bachelorette alum — who shares Riley and 2-year-old daughter Molly Sullivan with husband Kevin Manno, 35 — shared a video of her “brave little boy” as he used an oxygen mask to help him breathe.

“He’s sooo chill,” she wrote, as Riley calmly laid in her loving arms.

Prior to the video, Fedotowsky-Manno, 34, told her followers that she had to take Riley back to the doctor because “his breathing is weird again” and “still isn’t great.”

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RELATED: Ali Fedotowsky-Manno Knows That Infant Sleep Regression Is Making You Crazy — and She’s Got Tips

Fedotowsky-Manno first opened up about her son’s breathing problems in November, according to the Daily Mail, when she told her followers that Riley was undergoing treatment for the ailment after catching a cold.

She said Molly was also sick at the time, having had a fever for a few days, according to the Daily Mail.

“Both kids have been through a lot today. But this guy is smiling through it all. Lots of tests still to do on both kids. But they are hanging in there,” Fedotowsky-Manno said as Manno held a breathing mask to his son, the Daily Mail reported.

“It’s been a crazy day already. We’ve been to the doctor’s office twice, once with each kiddo,” she added, the Daily Mail reported. “The good news is that Riley’s breathing is getting much better! He’s still on the breathing treatments but he’s getting better. And Molly didn’t have a fever today.”

View this post on Instagram I love how much she loves him ?? #siblinglove A post shared by Ali Fedotowsky-Manno (@alifedotowsky) on Dec 13, 2018 at 6:14pm PST

Earlier on Friday, Fedotowsky-Manno opened up on her Instagram Story about why she doesn’t want more children.

“I fell like my family is complete,” she wrote. “I have a boy and a girl and we love them both so much. Plus being a mom is really hard and I don’t know how much more I can take on.”

Fedotowsky-Manno also isn’t a fan of the physical childbirth takes.

“I don’t want to be pregnant again,” she said. “Labor is no joke.”

View this post on Instagram I want to freeze this moment in time ? You love me like no other @KevinManno ?? Whether I’m make-up free and wearing the same clothes I slept in ???? or all dolled up in a pretty gold sequin skirt - I feel every ounce of your love. Can’t wait for out date night (first holiday party of the season) this weekend! Help me pick a dress on my blog today. I posted 3 options from @nordstrom and I don’t know what one I like best! #AliLuvs #Nordstrom #HolidayDresses #HolidayDress Gold skirt also linked via the @liketoknow.it app ???? http://liketk.it/2yEQx #liketkit #christmasparty #nyeoutfit #nyedress #sequindress #sequinskirt #sequins #sponsored A post shared by Ali Fedotowsky-Manno (@alifedotowsky) on Dec 5, 2018 at 10:36am PST

In November, the mother of two shared a photo of her post-baby body on Instagram with an inspirational message about the importance of acknowledging the positive physical transformations after giving birth.

Self-love is a difficult thing to fully embrace. When I look at myself in the mirror I can’t help but notice that my hips are wider than they used to be, my wrinkles are deeper than when I was in my 20’s, and my stomach has lumps and bumps that didn’t used to be there,” she said. “But then I try to remember that my hips are wider because they give birth to two beautiful children. My wrinkles are deeper because I’ve spent countless sleepless nights making sure my kiddos are cared for, fed, and loved.”

“And my belly is extra squishy because it spent 18 months making sure two sweet little babies had a place to call home. Sometimes what we see as ‘flaws’ on the outside, are actually what make us stunningly beautiful on the inside,” Fedotowsky-Manno concluded.

Ariana Grande Offers Pete Davidson Support After Alarming Message: 'I'm Not Going Anywhere'

Ariana Grande is offering her support to Pete Davidson.

Shortly after the Saturday Night Live posted an alarming message and then deleted his Instagram on Saturday, Grande let her ex-fiancé know that he can count on her.

“Man i’m so sorry i told a dumb joke,” she wrote in a series of since-deleted tweets, referencing a message directed at Kanye West, which had drawn Davidson’s ire earlier on Saturday.

“I really didn’t mean any harm. all i want everyone to be healthy and happy. so desperately. please. my god,” added Grande, 25.

The singer went on to share that she was “downstairs and I’m not going anywhere if you need anyone or anything.”

“I know u have everyone u need and that’s not me, but i’m here too,” she wrote.

RELATED: Pete Davidson Says He Doesn’t ‘Want to Be on This Earth Anymore’ and Deletes His Instagram

On Saturday, sharing a screenshot of a note, the SNL star, 25, wrote, “I really don’t want to be on this earth anymore. I’m doing my best to stay here for you but i actually don’t know how much longer i can last.”

“All i’ve ever tried to do was help people. Just remember i told you so,” he continued, adding a single red heart emoji.

Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande

Although reps for Davidson and SNL did not immediately return PEOPLE’s request for comment, actor and Davidson pal Jon Cryer went on to write on Twitter that he heard the comedian was at the SNL studio in New York City and “accounted for.”

A public information officer with the New York Police Department also told PEOPLE they sent officers to do a welfare check on Davidson. TMZ was the first to report the news.

Pete Davidson

Musician Machine Gun Kelly, who also a Davidson pal, tweeted that he was on his way to see Davidson and “make sure he’s good.”

“Im in the plane now on the way to see Pete. gonna make sure he’s good, i promise,” he wrote. “Can’t have my boy in the darkness like that.”

RELATED VIDEO: Ariana Grande Asks Fans to ‘Be Gentler’ with Pete Davidson: ‘I Care Deeply’ About His ‘Health’

Earlier on Instagram, Davidson came to West’s defense after the rapper criticized Grande for a joke she made regarding West’s feud with Drake, which West claimed made light of his mental health.

“Bravo Kanye West for standing up for yourself and speaking out against mental health,” wrote Davidson, who has borderline personality disorder and has previously spoken about the negative effects bullying has on his illness.

“I can’t explain to you enough how difficult and scary it is to be honest about stuff like this. We need people like Kanye,” he continued.

Although Davidson did not address Grande by name, he added, “No one should ever point finger at you for your bravery in speaking about mental health. I’m seriously disgusted.”

RELATED: Ariana Grande Apologizes After Kanye West Claims She Used His Drake Feud to ‘Promote’ Her Song

On Saturday morning, West, 41, addressed a tweet Grande shared earlier this week, hours before she dropped her new song “Imagine.”

“Guys, i know there are grown men arguing online rn but miley and i dropping our beautiful, new songs tonight so if y’all could please jus behave for just like a few hours so the girls can shine that’d be so sick thank u,” she wrote on Thursday.

“I know Ariana said this to be cool and didn’t mean no harm but I don’t like even slightest level of slight commentary from someone I know loves and respects me,” West tweeted, before emphasizing that people need to stop treating “mental health” like a joke. (Months after telling the world that he suffered from bipolar disorder, West said in October that he was “misdiagnosed” with the condition.)

“All of this foolishness weighed on my mental health so @ArianaGrande you know I got love for you but until you’re ready to really make sure everyone’s ok don’t use me or this moment to promote a song,” West added.

Grande went on to apologize, saying that while the joke was “probably insensitive,” she wasn’t trying to use the feud to promote her song.

“With all due respect, i don’t need to use anyone to promote anything. period. i was making a comment ab what men were doing at the time vs. women. it was a joke which i understand now was probably insensitive. i apologize if i was in any way triggering and hope u feel well today,” she wrote in a since-deleted tweet.

RELATED: Pete Davidson Feels ‘Constantly Bullied’ as Ariana Grande Jokes About Split in New Video: Source

After Davidson posted a lengthy note earlier this month about how he felt bullied by Grande’s fans, the singer implored her supporters to treat him with more kindness.

“I know u already know this but i feel i need to remind my fans to please be gentler with others,” she wrote alongside a screenshot of Davidson’s post. “I really don’t endorse anything but forgiveness and positivity. i care deeply about pete and his health.”

“I’m asking you to please be gentler with others, even on the internet. i’ve learned thru my own mistakes not to be reactive on socials so i do understand,” Grande continued. “but you truly don’t know what anybody is experiencing ever. regardless of what they choose to display on social media or how they may appear in public. i can promise u that.”

“So please let whatever point you’re trying to make go,” she urged. “I will always have irrevocable love for him and if you’ve gotten any other impression from my recent work, you might have missed the point.”

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), text “help” to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 or go to suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

Ashen is a beacon of light against the dark night: EW review

When battling darkness, either internal or corporeal, you’re not alone. In the world of Ashen, a RPG game that justifiably earned comparisons to Dark Souls after its surprise debut during this year’s Game Awards, it’s actually dangerous to go it alone. When choosing to explore the minimalistic animation style of this fantastical landscape, help will always be given in the form of either a fellow gamer (in multiplayer mode) or an A.I. travel buddy (in single player). The former is Ashen’s biggest selling point, despite a few kinks.

Ashen refers to a god-like bird made of light that disappeared from this medieval world long ago, plunging the land into darkness. People waited for the return of the Ashen and of the light, and a burst of white energy signals its re-emergence. But there are entities, like the Elder Dark, who thrive in the shadow and will do what they must to squash the light. As a faceless, nameless traveler, you must fight to protect the Ashen from the brutal world.

Aurora44, the indie game developer based in New Zealand, first announced Ashen at the E3 Expo in 2015 as an Xbox One console exclusive, promising to bring a unique multiplayer experience in which other gamers can tap in and out of your own personal journeys to face the biggest challenges together. You don’t speak, but lightly nod and gesture to each other, similar to Dark Souls. The comparisons run much deeper: a Crimson Gourd replaces the Estus Flask for healing, ritual stones for saving your progress and fast travel replace fireplaces, and Scoria replaces Souls as a form of currency, which you’ll lose if killed. As, again, with Dark Souls, returning to where you were slain before getting killed again will allow you to regain what you lost. Even the light and heavy attack buttons are the same, but Ashen still feels like it’s own story with a multiplayer experience that serves to reinforce its themes.

Combat is quite brutal in this world, sometimes laboriously so. Each swing of your one- or two-handed weapon is a slowed, arduous maneuver that takes up stamina. It all must be conserved and timed perfectly — along with a dodge function that also consumes your energy — or face the brunt of truly punishing blows. It can be frustrating and tedious at times, especially if you’re just trying to continue the main mission. Ashen‘s battles begin rough at the start of the game and don’t let up. Whether you want one or not, a companion is therefore necessary to defeat massive bosses, as well as to fend off herds of enemies or simply open dungeon doors.

If killed in battle, your partner can revive you to continue the fight. It’s about cooperation, choosing to help your fellow neighbor and stand together in the light instead of choosing to wallow in shadow alone. As a single player, your A.I. companion isn’t always as responsive as the co-op mode, but it can still serve as a decoy while you go off to recover your health and stamina. If killed, don’t fret too much; it will return… when it feels like it.

Ashen is also about building a community. Vagrant’s Rest is the main camp where you interact with most of the main characters that will further propel you along your path. They offer main missions that progress the story and side missions that are necessary to unlock certain items, crafting stations, and upgrades. (Word to the wise: Elia’s mission unlocks fast travel, so complete that sooner than later for your own sanity.) The more characters you meet in the world, the more you can recruit to join your community. The more prosperous Vagrant’s Rest and its people become, the more powerful you’ll be.

Some players commented on a faulty system that barred them from the multiplayer option and A44 has since been working to smooth out the cogs, though a few minor glitches still persist. I encountered packs of hyenas that swarm you only to freeze in place (an admittedly welcome relief after just trying not to die in the wastelands), enemies that seem real but aren’t really there, and one floating, flaming head that bobbed up and down in mid-air. They aren’t enough to distract much from the experience, which includes a far richer lore than you might expect.

Nothing last. Everything is cyclical. Light and dark are in a harmonious dance. Sometimes the light prevails, sometimes the dark. They yield a compelling story and an intriguing world to explore, even one as unforgiving as Ashen. B

Malin Akerman Says She's 'Still Floating' 2 Weeks After Wedding to Jack Donnelly

Married life feels good for Malin Akerman.

The Billions actress, 40, walked down the aisle to marry British actor Jack Donnelly, 32, just two weeks ago on Dec. 1. And on Friday, she couldn’t help but gush about her new role as wife.

“I’m still floating from the wedding,” she told reporters while attending Disney on Ice’s Dare to Dream holiday skating party at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. “It’s great.”

“It feels different, for sure it does,” she continued. “To be honest with you, it just feels like that last piece of the puzzle just clicked and it feels right.”

Akerman later added, “When you meet someone who just, without sounding cheesy, but kind of completes you, you just feel like you can be the best version of yourself. You don’t have to change. They bring out the best in you, and vice versa. It just feels right. He’s a good, good man. Very good man.”

Akerman wed Donnelly in Tulum, Mexico, in front of their family and friends. “The whole thing was just amazing,” she told reporters. “I think looking out over the whole sea of friends that have come all that way to be with you, it’s the best thing ever to have everyone that you love in one room.”

Jack Donnelly and Malin Akerman

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Though she admitted she got emotional on the big day, Akerman said, “There was a lot more laughter than there were tears.”

One of the sweetest moments came the day before the couple’s vows, when Akerman’s her 5-year-old son Sebastian — from her first marriage to Petalstones drummer Roberto Zincone, which ended in 2014 — sang a song called “That Part of Your Heart” to his mom and soon-to-be step-dad.

“He actually sang a song the night before our wedding in front of everyone with a friend of ours who is a guitar player, and made it up on the spot,” Akerman recalled. “It wasn’t just like a kid getting up and being cute. It was a rock song, and it was awesome. It blew everyone’s mind.”

Akerman said she had “no idea” the performance was going to happen, adding, “It was great. After, I said, ‘Do you want to do music?’ And he goes, ‘No. I still want to be a scientist.’ I was like, ‘Alright!’ “

Malin Akerman and husband Jack Donnelly with son Sebastian Zincone (and Donald Duck and Goofy)

Sebastian and Donnelly were both by Akerman’s side at Friday’s celebrity skate. Stars Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, Viola Davis, Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross, Haylie Duff, Kendra Wilkinson, Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green, Pete Wentz, Stephen Amell, Ty Burrell and Vanessa Lachey were all also in attendance.

Seeing Sebastian skate was “so much fun” for Akerman, who used to be a professional skater. “We’ve gone skating a few times and I love it so much,” she said. “He’s really his own person. He’s just born with his own little soul and his own personality. That’s what’s so much fun about seeing him grow up and all the new ideas that come to his head. … It was so great to see him out there and enjoying his time.”

So what’s next for Akerman? She and Donnelly still have to head out on their honeymoon. “We haven’t had time yet!” she said.

Until then, it’s all about the holidays. “We will be staying here this holiday, just taking it easy, since the wedding was such a big moment, and we traveled for that. We just want to stay on home ground,” she explained, adding that Sebastian is asking for robot toys.

“My mom’s in town. We’re going to have all the stragglers over to our house, whoever’s not going home for Christmas, and do a little Christmas at our place,” she shared.

As for 2019, Akerman said she’s just looking forward to “this new chapter of life.” “[I’m] just easing into it and seeing what’s in store,” she said. “There are a few projects on the business end that I’m looking forward to, and we’ll see what happens.”

One of those projects just might include another child. “It’s definitely a conversation, but I don’t know,” she said. “I’ve already hit 40, so we’ll see.”

Disney Channel's Andi Mack actor fired amid arrest for attempting to lure teen for sex

Disney Channel fired actor Stoney Westmoreland from Andi Mack after the 44-year-old was arrested in Salt Lake City, Utah for attempting to lure a minor for sex.

“Stoney Westmoreland, an actor working on the series Andi Mack, was arrested in Salt Lake City today,” a rep for Disney Channel told EW Saturday morning. “Given the nature of the charges and our responsibility for the welfare of employed minors, we have released him from his recurring role and he will not be returning to work on the series which wraps production on its third season next week.”

According to the SLPD rep, Westmoreland intended to take the teen back to a hotel room for sex, but he was arrested by Vice and charged with four counts of dealing in materials harmful to a minor and one count enticing a minor by internet or text. Westmoreland is currently being held in Salt Lake County prison on a $30,000 bail, per inmate records.

Reps for Westmoreland did not immediately respond to EW’s requests for comment.

The teen Westmoreland attempted to meet is the same age as the characters on Andi Mack, which films in Utah. The actor played Henry “Ham” Mack, grandfather to 13-year-old Andi Mack (Peyton Elizabeth Lee).

Westmoreland also had parts on ABC’s Scandal and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, AMC’s Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad, CBS NCIS. A screenwriter and director, as well, he helmed 2018’s Golden Boy and featured in films Godzilla and Matchstick Men.

Sophie Brussaux, the Mother of Drake’s Child, Criticizes Kanye West Amid Rappers’ Ongoing Feud

Sophie Brussaux does not seem to have a high opinion of Kanye West.

Brussaux, a French artist and former adult-film star with whom Drake shares son Adonis, spoke out against the 41-year-old rapper on Friday, amid his feud with Drake, 32.

In response to a post from The Shade Room regarding Ariana Grande’s joke about the pair’s public quarrel, Brussaux shared her own two cents.

On Thursday, shortly before dropping her new song “Imagine,” Grande tweeted, “guys, i know there are grown men arguing online rn but miley and i dropping our beautiful, new songs tonight so if y’all could please jus behave for just like a few hours so the girls can shine that’d be so sick thank u.”

Brussaux commented, “I would hardly call Kanye arguing with himself ‘grown men.’” The Shade Room went on to highlight Brussaux’s reply in a separate post.

Brussaux’s comment seemingly referred to how on Thursday West tweeted upwards of 125 times about the feud, accusing Drake of threatening his family, targeting people suffering from mental illness and contacting his wife Kim Kardashian and mother-in-law Kris Jenner behind his back.

Meanwhile, the “In My Feelings” rapper has only addressed West’s accusations once, in an Instagram post consisting of several crying-laughing face emojis.

A representative for Drake declined to comment on Brussaux’s remark.

RELATED: Kanye West Says Drake Is Threatening Him and His Family in Explosive Twitter Rant: ‘Leave Me Alone’

Hours after he seemingly squashed his beef with Drake and Travis Scott, tweeting on Friday that “Drake and Trav both love Ye more than anyone and I love those guys back,” he went on to respond to Grande’s message, accusing her of only weighing in on the feud in order to promote her new song.

“I know Ariana said this to be cool and didn’t mean no harm but I don’t like even slightest level of slight commentary from someone I know loves and respects me,” West tweeted on Saturday morning.

“People will no longer take mental health for a joke,” he continued before briefly outlining what led him to come after Drake online this week. (Months after telling the world that he suffered from bipolar disorder — and even referencing it on the cover his album Ye back in June — West said in October that he was “misdiagnosed.”)

RELATED: Pete Davidson Says He Doesn’t ‘Want to Be on This Earth Anymore’ and Deletes His Instagram

“Drake verbally attacked [Kid] Cudi when he was in the hospital and went at me after TMZ because I decided to release albums in June,” he wrote, adding that things “snowballed and he refused to meet with me but texted my mother in law and did sneak disses on peoples records that I consider family.”

All of this foolishness weighed on my mental health so @ArianaGrande you know I got love for you but until you’re ready to really make sure everyone’s ok don’t use me or this moment to promote a song,” he added.

with all due respect, i don't need to use anyone to promote anything. period. i was making a comment ab what men were doing at the time vs. women. it was a joke which i understand now was probably insensitive. i apologize if i was in any way triggering and hope u feel well today.— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) December 15, 2018

Grande went on to apologize, adding that while the joke was “probably insensitive,” she wasn’t trying to use the feud to promote her song.

“With all due respect, i don’t need to use anyone to promote anything. period. i was making a comment ab what men were doing at the time vs. women. it was a joke which i understand now was probably insensitive. i apologize if i was in any way triggering and hope u feel well today,” she wrote.

RELATED VIDEO: Drake Gushes Over Snaps of ‘Beautiful’ Son and Reveals ‘Unconditional Love’ for Child’s Mother

After first confirming that he fathered a son named Adonis when he released his latest album Scorpion, in October, the rapper opened up about his relationship with his 1-year-old child and Brussaux during an episode of LeBron James’ unscripted HBO series The Shop.

“I’m just excited,” Drake said of fatherhood, explaining he’s been drawing on “all of the things I’ve learned from and through my father and the incredible things I’ve learned through my mother about patience, about unconditional love.”

RELATED: Who Is Sophie Brussaux? What to Know About the Mother of Drake’s Son Adonis

On Scorpion, Drake rapped that he celebrated when he heard the news that he was a father, and even rushed out to buy his son a crib. According to the track, Drake had only met Adonis once at Christmastime but hoped for another visit soon as well as an improvement in his relationship with Brussaux, considering the two were “always cuttin’ each other down.”

“I am a single father learning to communicate with a woman who, we’ve had our moments,” Drake explained. “I do want to be able to explain to my son what happened. But I don’t have any desire for him to not love his mother. I don’t ever want the world to be angry at his mother. We have found ourselves in a situation and we are both equally responsible. Now, I’m just really excited to be a great father.”

“No matter what happens, I have unconditional love for the mother of my child because I want him to love his mother and I have to project that energy,” Drake added.

Pete Davidson Says He Doesn't 'Want to Be on This Earth Anymore' After Post About Mental Illness

Minutes after defending Kanye West for standing up about his mental health on Saturday, Pete Davidson posted an alarming message on Instagram.

Sharing a screenshot of a note, the Saturday Night Live star, 25, wrote, “I really don’t want to be on this earth anymore. I’m doing my best to stay here for you but i actually don’t know how much longer i can last.”

“All i’ve ever tried to do was help people. Just remember i told you so,” he continued, adding a single red heart emoji.

Davidson, who shared the post without a caption, later deleted his Instagram account.

Reps for Davidson and SNL did not immediately return PEOPLE’s request for comment.

Earlier on Instagram, Davidson came to West’s defense after the rapper criticized Davidson’s ex Ariana Grande for a joke she made regarding West’s feud with Drake, which West claimed made light of his mental health.

“Bravo Kanye West for standing up for yourself and speaking out against mental health,” Davidson, who has borderline personality disorder and has previously spoken about the negative effects bullying has on his illness, wrote on Instagram.

“I can’t explain to you enough how difficult and scary it is to be honest about stuff like this. We need people like Kanye,” he continued.

Although Davidson did not address Grande by name, he added, “No one should ever point finger at you for your bravery in speaking about mental health. I’m seriously disgusted.”

RELATED: Ariana Grande Apologizes After Kanye West Claims She Used His Drake Feud to ‘Promote’ Her Song

On Saturday morning, West, 41, addressed a tweet Grande shared earlier this week, hours before she dropped her new song “Imagine.”

“Guys, i know there are grown men arguing online rn but miley and i dropping our beautiful, new songs tonight so if y’all could please jus behave for just like a few hours so the girls can shine that’d be so sick thank u,” she wrote on Thursday.

“I know Ariana said this to be cool and didn’t mean no harm but I don’t like even slightest level of slight commentary from someone I know loves and respects me,” West tweeted.

Emphasizing that people need to stop treating “mental health” like a joke, he briefly outlined what led him to come after Drake online this week. (Months after telling the world that he suffered from bipolar disorder, West said in October that he was “misdiagnosed” with the condition.)

“Drake verbally attacked [Kid] Cudi when he was in the hospital and went at me after TMZ because I decided to release albums in June,” he wrote.

In a Facebook letter posted in 2016, Kid Cudi, who is friends with Davidson, told his fans that he was checking himself into rehab to tackle his depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts.

“All of this foolishness weighed on my mental health so @ArianaGrande you know I got love for you but until you’re ready to really make sure everyone’s ok don’t use me or this moment to promote a song,” West added on Saturday.

RELATED VIDEO: Ariana Grande Asks Fans to ‘Be Gentler’ with Pete Davidson: ‘I Care Deeply’ About His ‘Health’

Grande went on to apologize, adding that while the joke was “probably insensitive,” she wasn’t trying to use the feud to promote her song.

“With all due respect, i don’t need to use anyone to promote anything. period. i was making a comment ab what men were doing at the time vs. women. it was a joke which i understand now was probably insensitive. i apologize if i was in any way triggering and hope u feel well today,” she wrote.

with all due respect, i don't need to use anyone to promote anything. period. i was making a comment ab what men were doing at the time vs. women. it was a joke which i understand now was probably insensitive. i apologize if i was in any way triggering and hope u feel well today.— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) December 15, 2018

Grande also replied to a message from a fan who pointed out that the “Thank U, Next” singer, 25, also struggles with anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.

“ariana is dealing with mental issues of her own, so it just sickens me that people think that she doesn’t care about mental illness,” the fan wrote, to which Grande replied, “Damn.”

After sharing that she hates “the internet so much,” Grande added, “last thing. stop weaponizing mental health. Everyone.”

damn— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) December 15, 2018 last thing. stop weaponizing mental health. everyone.— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) December 15, 2018

Grande has yet to respond to Davidson’s posts.

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The topic of feeling attacked because of mental illness is close to Davidson’s heart.

Days after Grande dropped the music video for “Thank U, Next,” which references the couple’s whirlwind romance and split, the SNL star penned a lengthy note about the way Grande’s fans had bullied him.

“I’ve kept my mouth shut. Never mentioned any names, never said a word about anyone or anything,” Davidson wrote on Instagram. “I’m trying to understand how when something happens to a guy the whole entire world just trashes him without any facts or frame of reference. Especially in today’s climate where everyone loves to be offended and upset it is truly mind boggling.”

“I’ve been getting online bullied and in public by people for 9 months. I’ve spoken about BPD and being suicidal publicly only in the hopes that it will bring awareness and help kids like myself who don’t want to be on this earth,” continued Davidson.

He concluded: “I just want you guys to know. No matter how hard the internet or anyone tries to make me kill myself. I won’t. I’m upset I even have to say this. To all those holding me down and seeing this for what it is — I see you and I love you.”

Grande went on to ask her fans to be kinder to Davidson, whom she still feels “irrevocable love” toward.

“I know u already know this but i feel i need to remind my fans to please be gentler with others,” she wrote alongside a screenshot of Davidson’s post. “I really don’t endorse anything but forgiveness and positivity. i care deeply about pete and his health.”

“I’m asking you to please be gentler with others, even on the internet. i’ve learned thru my own mistakes not to be reactive on socials so i do understand,” Grande continued. “but you truly don’t know what anybody is experiencing ever. regardless of what they choose to display on social media or how they may appear in public. i can promise u that.”

“So please let whatever point you’re trying to make go,” she urged. “I will always have irrevocable love for him and if you’ve gotten any other impression from my recent work, you might have missed the point.”

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), text “help” to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 or go to suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

Jennifer Lawrence Responds to Harvey Weinstein's Alleged Brag About Sexual Relationship

An actress who filed a lawsuit against disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein on Friday reportedly claims he boasted about sleeping with Jennifer Lawrence before her Oscar win — something both Weinstein and Lawrence deny.

Citing court documents, Variety reported that the actress — referred in the suit as Jane Doe — alleged that Weinstein “forcibly performed oral sex on her, repeatedly masturbated in front of her and threatened to harm her career if she objected.”

“I slept with Jennifer Lawrence and look where she is; she has just won an Oscar,” the accuser recalled Weinstein telling her, Variety reported.

In a statement obtained by PEOPLE, Lawrence — who won an Oscar for the Weinstein-produced film Silver Linings Playbook — denied any sexual relationship with Weinstein.

“My heart breaks for all the women who were victimized by Harvey Weinstein,” Lawrence, 28, said. “I have never had anything but a professional relationship with him. This is yet another example of the predatory tactics and lies that he engaged in to lure countless women.”

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Reps for Weinstein, 66, did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment but refuted the lawsuit’s claims in a statement to Vulture.

“This lawsuit was filed and updated strategically with no notice given or any attempt to reach out to Mr. Weinstein’s attorneys for one reason; It was meant to embarrass Mr. Weinstein and garner unchecked media attention,” the statement read. “There is absolutely no truth to the malicious claims made in this lawsuit, and we are reviewing our options with an eye on filing for an immediate dismissal.”

“Mr. Weinstein is embarrassed for Ms. Lawrence with whom he has only had a professional and respectful relationship, who has sadly been dragged into this ugly attempt at defamation,” the statement continued. “This filing further proves that anyone can say whatever they want in a lawsuit for maximum shock value, to defame and debase, without having to offer any facts or reality.”

Jennifer Lawrence and Harvey Weinstein in 2013, prior to his sexual assault scandal

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In May, Weinstein was indicted on multiple rape charges in the first and third degrees as well as a criminal sexual act in the first degree in New York City. He pled not guilty in early June and is free on a $1 million bail with GPS monitoring, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Over 60 women have lodged sexual misconduct allegations against Weinstein since The New York Times and The New Yorker documented decades of allegations in detailed, Pulitzer-prize winning articles in late 2017.

A spokesperson for Weinstein told PEOPLE in a statement at the time that “any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein. Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances.”

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Harvey Weinstein

Friday’s lawsuit, filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court, claims the inappropriate behavior between Jane Doe and Weinstein began during a meeting in a hotel room at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2013, Variety reported.

While using the bathroom, Weinstein allegedly entered and exposed his penis to her before ejaculating on her skirt, Variety reported. She said she was 22 at the time.

In a separate incident, Weinstein allegedly “thrusted her hand onto his penis” after a movie premiere, the court documents published by Variety claim. He also allegedly “forcibly performed oral sex” on her during a March 2013 meeting in his office, ignoring her pleas for him to stop.

That’s also when he allegedly bragged about Lawrence, according to the lawsuit. Weinstein “began lecturing her about how he and his people were all trying to help her, and asked her, ‘Do you even want to be an actress?,’” she alleges in the documents. “He expressly reminded her that he was the gatekeeper to her dream by claiming, ‘I slept with Jennifer Lawrence and look where she is; she has just won an Oscar.’ “

When confronting him about his behavior later that month, Weinstein allegedly told her, “Don’t be such a prude, I didn’t even f— you,” and made threats about ruining her career, the lawsuit alleges.

Other incidents allegedly followed, including a December 2015 incident in which Weinstein got physical, the lawsuit claims.

Ariana Grande Apologizes After Kanye West Claims She Used His Drake Feud to 'Promote' Her Song

In the midst of airing his grievances on Twitter, Kanye West slammed Ariana Grande for weighing in on his feud with Drake — and she has responded.

On Saturday morning, West, 41, started off a lengthy tweet storm by addressing a tweet Grande shared on Thursday evening, hours before she dropped her new song “Imagine.”

Speaking on behalf of herself and Miley Cyrus, who was also releasing a song at midnight, Grande tweeted, “Guys, i know there are grown men arguing online rn but miley and i dropping our beautiful, new songs tonight so if y’all could please jus behave for just like a few hours so the girls can shine that’d be so sick thank u.”

“I know Ariana said this to be cool and didn’t mean no harm but I don’t like even slightest level of slight commentary from someone I know loves and respects me,” West tweeted.

“People will no longer take mental health for a joke,” he continued before briefly outlining what led him to come after Drake online this week. (Months after telling the world that he suffered from bipolar disorder — and even referencing it on the cover his album Ye back in June — West said in October that he was “misdiagnosed” with the condition.)

“Drake verbally attacked [Kid] Cudi when he was in the hospital and went at me after TMZ because I decided to release albums in June,” he wrote. In a Facebook letter posted in 2016, Kid Cudi told his fans that he was checking himself into rehab to tackle his depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts.

West went on to write that things “snowballed and he refused to meet with me but texted my mother in law and did sneak disses on peoples records that I consider family,” referring to “Sicko Mode,” a song Travis Scott’s latest album Astroworld that Drake appears on.

All of this foolishness weighed on my mental health so @ArianaGrande you know I got love for you but until you’re ready to really make sure everyone’s ok don’t use me or this moment to promote a song,” he added.

I know Ariana said this to be cool and didn’t mean no harm but I don’t like even slightest level of slight commentary from someone I know loves and respects me pic.twitter.com/T9VXaIj9MX— ye (@kanyewest) December 15, 2018 People will no longer take mental health for a joke— ye (@kanyewest) December 15, 2018 Drake verbally attacked Cudi when he was in the hospital and went at me after TMZ because I decided to release albums in June Is snowballed and he refused to meet with me but texted my mother in law and did sneak disses on peoples records that I consider family— ye (@kanyewest) December 15, 2018 All of this foolishness weighed on my mental health so @ArianaGrande you know I got love for you but until you’re ready to really make sure everyone’s ok don’t use me or this moment to promote a song— ye (@kanyewest) December 15, 2018

Hours after West posted his early morning tweets, Grande apologized, adding that while the joke was “probably insensitive,” she wasn’t trying to use the feud to promote her song.

“With all due respect, i don’t need to use anyone to promote anything. period. i was making a comment ab what men were doing at the time vs. women. it was a joke which i understand now was probably insensitive. i apologize if i was in any way triggering and hope u feel well today,” she wrote.

with all due respect, i don't need to use anyone to promote anything. period. i was making a comment ab what men were doing at the time vs. women. it was a joke which i understand now was probably insensitive. i apologize if i was in any way triggering and hope u feel well today.— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) December 15, 2018

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On Thursday, the Chicago rapper took aim at the 32-year-old Canadian rapper on Twitter, tweeting over 125 times and claiming that Drake threatened him, Kim Kardashian West and their children North, 5, Saint, 3, Chicago, 11 months.

“You threatened the safety of me and my family,” West tweeted. “You tried to hurt my pockets.”

He also accused Drake of targeting people suffering from mental illness and contacting his wife and mother-in-law Kris Jenner behind his back.

Drake and Kanye West

After tweeting about Grande on Sunday, West switched gears to address the stigma that surrounds mental illness.

“No one would ever choose to end up in a mental hospital and diagnosed with a mental disorder but god chose me to publicly go through this journey and it is beautiful,” he wrote. “I am able to experience first hand how people who have mental health issues get written off by society. Don’t listen to him cause he’s crazy. He’s washed cause he’s crazy etc…”

“I don’t blame people for not knowing how to handle this,” he continued, adding, “That said we as a society will learn together.”

“People said my career was over after TMZ,” he added, referencing the infamous interview where he suggested slavery was a “choice.” “I need to show the world that we so called crazy people will not be just written off.”

No one would ever choose to end up in a mental hospital and diagnosed with a mental disorder but god chose me to publicly go through this journey and it is beautiful— ye (@kanyewest) December 15, 2018 I am able to experience first hand how people who have mental health issues get written off by society. Don’t listen to him cause he’s crazy. He’s washed cause he’s crazy etc...— ye (@kanyewest) December 15, 2018 I don’t blame people for not knowing how to handle this that said we as a society will learn together— ye (@kanyewest) December 15, 2018

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In the midst of his tweets about mental health, West also appeared to squash the beef that has played out online between him, Drake and Scott.

Drake and Trav both love Ye more than anyone and I love those guys back. We love everyone— ye (@kanyewest) December 15, 2018 Meeting with Trav tonight bet it never be a checks over stripes line again on a Trav song on Donda— ye (@kanyewest) December 15, 2018

“Drake and Trav both love Ye more than anyone and I love those guys back,” he tweeted. “We love everyone.”

Hours earlier, on Friday, West also tweeted that he was “meeting with Trav tonight,” adding “bet it never be checks over stripes line again on a Trav song.”

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Before concluding his early morning tweet storm, West went on to reveal that he had been medication-free for six months, which he believes is necessary in order to create the best music.

“I cannot be on meds and make watch the throne level or dark fantasy level music,” he wrote, referencing past albums.

“You don’t make runaway on medication,” he continued, adding that “even alcohol is and [sic] addictive substance called spirits that actually block our earthly connection to our spirit when we drown ourselves in it.”

West went on to share that he gives “up drinking every week.”

I cannot be on meds and make watch the throne level or dark fantasy level music— ye (@kanyewest) December 15, 2018 You don’t make runaway on medication Even alcohol is and addictive substance called spirits that actually block our earthly connection to our spirit when we drown ourselves in it— ye (@kanyewest) December 15, 2018

“I’m loving the new music I’ve been working on. 6 months off meds I can feel me again,” he continued. “Remember when dark fantasy came out I used to tweet a storm also.”

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West

RELATED: Kim Kardashian Supports ‘Genius’ Husband Kanye West Amid Rapper’s Feud with Drake

Although Kardashian West has not yet commented on West’s most recent tweets, on Thursday she defended her “genius” husband.

“My husband is the most brilliant person, the most genius person that I know,” she tweeted Thursday. “He has broken so many boundaries, everything from music, stage design, fashion and culture and will continue to change the world.”

Kardashian West also warned Drake to “never threaten my husband or our family,” arguing that West “paved the way for there to be a Drake.”

My husband is the most brilliant person, the most genius person that I know. He has broken so many boundaries, everything from music, stage design, fashion and culture and will continue to change the world.— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) December 14, 2018 @drake Never threaten my husband or our family. He paved the way for there to be a Drake.— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) December 14, 2018

However, although the mother of three publicly supported her husband, a source told PEOPLE that behind the scenes she’s grappling with stress.

“Kim will always be supportive publicly of Kanye,” the source shared. “She believes this is what she needs to do as his wife. They are a team and she will stick up for him.”

“It’s very stressful for her because she doesn’t know when it will stop and what he will do next,” the insider said, adding that West doesn’t communicate with his wife before he publishes his tweets. “It seems it’s the unpredictability that really stresses her out.”

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