Celebrity legal affairs

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 11, 2017 file photo, Ugandan pop star Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, better known as Bobi Wine, center, gestures to supporters 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 - 3:08 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The Latest on detained Uganda pop star and opposition lawmaker (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Another top Ugandan opposition figure has been arrested amid the uproar over a pop star-turned-opposition lawmaker being charged with treason. Police spokesman Emilian Kayima says...
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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2017 photo, Kevin Spacey presents the award for excellence in television at the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Los Angeles County prosecutors are investigating allegations of a 2016 sexual assault by Spacey for possible criminal charges. Spokesman Greg Risling said Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, that a district attorney's task force on sexual misconduct had received the case. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
August 22, 2018 - 4:50 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County prosecutors are investigating allegations of a 2016 sexual assault by Kevin Spacey for possible criminal charges. Spokesman Greg Risling said Wednesday that a district attorney's task force on sexual misconduct had received the case. Sheriff's spokeswoman...
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In this photo taken Tuesday, July 11, 2017, Ugandan pop star Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, better known as Bobi Wine, center, leaves shortly after being sworn in as a member of parliament in Kampala, Uganda. The 36-year-old "ghetto child" is a new member of parliament who urges his countrymen to stand up against what he calls a failing government but was charged Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 in a military court over his alleged role in clashes in the northwestern town of Arua where both he and President Yoweri Museveni were campaigning. (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi)
August 22, 2018 - 12:58 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A pop star-turned-lawmaker is in "a lot of pain" after being beaten while in custody, the deputy speaker of Uganda's parliament said Wednesday, as dozens of top musicians including Angelique Kidjo and Chris Martin condemned the "vicious" treatment. Pressure was mounting on...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2016, file photo, Gretchen Wilson arrives at the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, in Nashville, Tenn. Wilson was arrested just after 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn., after a disturbance on an incoming flight. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
August 22, 2018 - 8:45 am
WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) — Grammy-winning country music star Gretchen Wilson has been arrested at a Connecticut airport after police say she became "belligerent" toward troopers. The 45-year-old "Redneck Woman" singer from Lebanon, Tennessee, was charged with breach of peace Tuesday evening at...
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Michael Cohen, former personal lawyer to President Donald Trump, leaves his apartment building, in New York, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. Cohen could be charged before the end of the month with bank fraud in his dealings with the taxi industry and with committing other financial crimes, multiple people familiar with the federal probe said Monday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 21, 2018 - 4:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer, pleaded guilty Tuesday to campaign-finance violations and other charges, saying Trump directed him to arrange the payment of hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels and a former Playboy model to influence the...
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August 21, 2018 - 2:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has denied a motion from rapper Meek Mill to remove a Philadelphia judge from his case after she denied his request for a new trial. The court said Tuesday Mill's attorneys must go through the regular process of appealing Judge Genece Brinkley's...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2018 file photo, actress Asia Argento gestures during the closing ceremony of the 71st international film festival in Cannes, France. Argento, one of the most prominent activists of the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment, recently settled a complaint filed against her by a young actor and musician who said she sexually assaulted him when he was 17, the New York Times reported. (Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, FIle)
August 20, 2018 - 6:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities said Monday that they are looking into sexual assault allegations by a young actor against Italian actress Asia Argento — one of the most prominent activists of the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment. Los Angeles County sheriff's Capt. Darren Harris said...
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FILE - This Dec. 5, 1968 file photo shows the rock band Jefferson Airplane as they pose in their Pacific Heights, San Francisco apartment. They are, from left: Marty Balin, Grace Slick, Spencer Dryden, Paul Kantner, Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady. A lawsuit filed by Balin, 77, filed against Mount Sinai Beth Israel hospital says the singer and guitarist lost part of his tongue and has a paralyzed vocal cord because of the procedure done after he was hospitalized for an emergency heart surgery in 2016. Lawyers for Balin filed the suit on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in federal court in Manhattan, seeking unspecified damages. (AP Photo, File)
August 17, 2018 - 10:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A co-founder of Jefferson Airplane is accusing a New York City hospital of destroying his musical career with a botched tracheotomy. A lawsuit filed by Marty Balin against Mount Sinai Beth Israel hospital says the singer and guitarist lost part of his tongue and has a paralyzed...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2015 file photo, R. Kelly performs the national anthem before an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Atlanta Hawks in New York. An Atlanta-area property company is suing R. Kelly for $203,400 over "extensive damage" to two homes he rented. SB Property Management Global, LLC., based in East Point, filed the lawsuit Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. It says one home suffered damage to electric wiring, flooring, and windows and was missing items including a stove, furniture, ceiling fans and 22 light fixtures. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
August 17, 2018 - 8:16 am
ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta-area property company is suing Grammy-winning R&B artist R. Kelly for $203,400 over "extensive damage" to two homes he rented. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports SB Property Management Global, LLC., based in East Point, filed the lawsuit Wednesday. It says one...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2008 file photo, Juelz Santana arrives at the VH1 Hip Hop Honors in New York. Santana has admitted that he tried to get a gun onto a plane at a New Jersey airport earlier this year. Santana, whose real name is LaRon James, pleaded guilty Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and carrying a weapon on an aircraft. The 36-year-old Totowa resident faces up to 20 years in prison when he’s sentenced Dec. 12. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)
August 16, 2018 - 12:46 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Rapper Juelz Santana admitted in court Thursday that he tried to get a gun onto a plane at a New York-area airport earlier this year. Santana, whose real name is LaRon James, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and carrying a weapon on an aircraft. The...
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