Celebrity legal affairs

FILE - In this April 26, 2016, file photo, "Into the Wild" author Jon Krakauer comments on his lawsuit against Montana's higher education commissioner in Bozeman, Mont. Krakauer's five-year quest to find out how and why Montana's top higher education official intervened to prevent a star college quarterback's expulsion over a rape accusation stalled Wednesday, July 3, 2019, when the state Supreme Court denied him access to those records. (AP Photo/Matt Volz, File)
July 09, 2019 - 2:58 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Author Jon Krakauer said he feels "a moral obligation" to fight a recent court ruling against him as he tries to obtain records detailing how the expulsion of a University of Montana quarterback over a rape allegation was overturned. The author of "Into Thin Air" and "Into the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2019 file photo, actor Kevin Spacey arrives at district court in Nantucket, Mass. A young man who says Kevin Spacey groped him in a Nantucket bar in 2016 has dropped his lawsuit against the Oscar-winning actor. Mitchell Garabedian, an attorney for the man, announced in an email Friday, July 5, that the suit filed June 26 in Nantucket Superior Court has been voluntarily dismissed.(AP Photo/Steven Senne)
July 08, 2019 - 2:46 am
NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — The man who accused Kevin Spacey of groping him at a bar could be forced to testify about what happened to a cellphone wanted by the defense. A Massachusetts judge has ordered the accuser, his parents and his lawyer to appear in court Monday if the phone cannot be found by...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2019 file photo, actor Kevin Spacey attends a pretrial hearing at district court in Nantucket, Mass. He is accused of groping the teenage son of a former Boston TV anchor in 2016 in the crowded bar at the Club Car in Nantucket. On Wednesday, June 26, a civil lawsuit was filed by the man who claims Spacey groped him. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
July 05, 2019 - 6:08 am
BOSTON (AP) — A young man who says Kevin Spacey groped him in a Nantucket bar in 2016 has dropped his lawsuit against the Oscar-winning actor. Mitchell Garabedian, an attorney for the man, announced in an email Friday that the suit filed June 26 in Nantucket Superior Court has been voluntarily...
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July 05, 2019 - 4:17 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Swedish court has ordered U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky to spend two weeks in pre-trial detention while police investigate a fight in downtown Stockholm. Prosecutor Fredrik Karlsson said Friday after the hearing at the Stockholm District Court that A$AP Rocky — the stage name...
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July 04, 2019 - 12:03 pm
PARIS (AP) — Three Michael Jackson fan clubs in France are suing two men who accused the singer of sexual abuse in the HBO documentary "Leaving Neverland." The lawsuit accuses Wade Robson and James Safechuck of unfairly blackening the reputation of the King of Pop, who died 10 years ago. A lawyer...
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July 03, 2019 - 7:21 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Domestic assault charges against Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera have been dismissed. The move came Wednesday after the victim in the case decided to drop the matter. Herrera must complete counseling within 60 days. His attorney, Thomas Calcagni, told...
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July 03, 2019 - 6:40 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish prosecutors say rapper A$AP Rocky has been detained for a suspected attack on an unknown person in downtown Stockholm. The Swedish Prosecution Authority says the investigation was "at an initial stage" and should be decided by midday Saturday, whether A$AP Rocky — real name...
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July 01, 2019 - 7:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge says Andy Warhol transcended a photographer's copyright by transforming a picture of a vulnerable and uncomfortable Prince into an artwork that made the singer an "iconic, larger-than-life figure." U.S. District Judge John Koeltl (KOH-tohl) in Manhattan ruled Monday. The...
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July 01, 2019 - 12:43 pm
ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — The caretaker accused in a lawsuit of isolating pop artist Robert Indiana before his death is suing Indiana's estate for $2 million to cover his legal fees. Jamie Thomas worked for Indiana for years and serves on the Star of Hope foundation that aims to transform Indiana's...
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June 28, 2019 - 4:52 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Twelve professional models including Carmen Electra and Lucy Pinder are suing five Las Vegas strip clubs, alleging their photos have been used for advertising without permission or payment. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports separate federal civil lawsuits filed this month accuse...
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