Celebrity legal affairs

August 29, 2018 - 1:42 am
PARIS (AP) — A French prosecutor says Moroccan singer Saad Lamjarred has been charged with rape after he was arrested in Saint-Tropez on the French Riviera. The Draguignan prosecutor's office said Lamjarred, 33, who was arrested Sunday, was released Tuesday night and placed under judicial control...
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FILE - In this Monday, July 9, 2018 file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives to court in New York. Lawyers for Weinstein want to appeal a court ruling that lets an aspiring actress' lawsuit equating Hollywood's casting couch to sex trafficking move forward. The lawyers filed papers in Manhattan federal court Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, asking a judge to let them immediately appeal his ruling two weeks ago that gave the lawsuit the green light. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
August 27, 2018 - 6:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for Harvey Weinstein want to appeal a court ruling that lets an aspiring actress' lawsuit equating Hollywood's casting couch to sex trafficking move forward. The lawyers filed papers in Manhattan federal court Monday asking a judge to let them immediately appeal his ruling...
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August 27, 2018 - 3:59 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's most famous legal pimp can re-open his brothel near Las Vegas after county officials ordered it closed, a judge ruled Monday. Dennis Hof, who starred in the HBO adult reality series "Cathouse," and is a Republican candidate for a state legislative seat, sued officials in...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 file photo, Ugandan pop star-turned-lawmaker Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, also known as Bobi Wine, center, arrives at a magistrate's court in Gulu, northern Uganda. The 36-year-old lawmaker, who has been in detention since Aug. 14 and faces charges of treason, was freed on bail Monday Aug. 27, 2018, by a judge in the northern Ugandan town of Gulu. (AP Photo, File)
August 27, 2018 - 7:37 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — To chants of "People power! Our power!" Ugandan pop star turned government critic Bobi Wine was freed on bail Monday, ending days of incarceration during which he and some of his co-accused allege they were tortured by security forces. The 36-year-old lawmaker, whose real...
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August 27, 2018 - 1:00 am
PARIS (AP) — A French prosecutor said Moroccan singer Saad Lamjarred is being held in police custody on suspicion of committing a rape in the town of Saint-Tropez on the French Riviera. Draguignan prosecutor's office said Lamjarred, 33, was arrested on Sunday, without providing details. Police...
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August 24, 2018 - 1:57 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The family of the late rock star Prince is suing a doctor who prescribed pain pills for him, saying the doctor failed to treat him for opiate addiction and therefore bears responsibility for his death two years ago. Prince died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl in April 2016...
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August 24, 2018 - 6:30 am
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts woman says in a lawsuit filed against Mario Batali that the celebrity chef forcibly kissed her and groped her in a Boston restaurant in 2017. According to media reports, the suit filed Wednesday in Superior Court in Boston seeks unspecified damages for "severe...
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August 24, 2018 - 3:41 am
CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — A prosecutor on leave from the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office has been arrested for investigation of driving under the influence after his car smashed into one carrying popular Los Angeles radio personality Big Boy. The Los Angeles Times reports Michael...
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In this Aug. 21, 2018 photo, President Donald Trump pauses while speaking during a in Charleston, W.Va. Trump assailed longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen for making a plea deal in an interview that aired Thursday, accusing his former fixer of “flipping” and arguing “it almost ought to be illegal.” (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 23, 2018 - 11:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, newly incensed by campaign allegations, plunged back into his criticism of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, claiming in an interview that Sessions "never took control of the Justice Department" after Trump put him there. Sessions quickly hit back, declaring...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 11, 2017 file photo, Ugandan pop star Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, better known as Bobi Wine, centre, leaves shortly after being sworn in as a member of parliament in Kampala, Uganda. On Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 Ugandan military prosecutors withdrew weapons charges against the jailed pop star and lawmaker who opposes the longtime president. (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi, File)
August 23, 2018 - 3:15 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan pop star-turned-lawmaker who opposes the longtime president was charged with treason in a civilian court on Thursday, minutes after a military court dropped weapons charges. The new charge was bound to bring fresh outrage from Ugandans and global musicians after...
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