Celebrity legal affairs

FILE - In this Friday, July 26, 2019 file photo, Wu-Tang Clan member RZA, an executive producer of the Hulu miniseries "Wu-Tang: An American Saga," poses for a portrait during the 2019 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton, in Beverly Hills, Calif. RZA says he's concerned over what he calls a hostage situation for fellow rapper A$AP Rocky, who's charged with assault in Sweden. RZA told The Associated Press at an event Friday, July 26, 2019, promoting the Hulu drama series that he doesn't condone violence, but celebrities have to protect themselves, and Rocky is not dangerous or a criminal. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
July 27, 2019 - 12:13 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — RZA (RIHZ'-uh) of the Wu-Tang Clan says he's concerned over what he calls a hostage situation for fellow rapper A$AP Rocky, who's charged with assault in Sweden. RZA told The Associated Press at an event Friday promoting the Hulu drama series "Wu-Tang: An American Saga...
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July 26, 2019 - 6:19 am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors set to defend Bill Cosby's sexual assault conviction in appeals court next month say the accusations from other women are no coincidence, but "the culmination of a decades-long pattern of behavior." The 82-year-old comic actor is the first celebrity convicted and...
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FILE - This Feb. 9, 2019 file photo shows A$AP Rocky at Pre-Grammy Gala And Salute To Industry Icons in Beverly Hills, Calif. Prosecutors in Sweden are dropping the investigation of a man they say was involved in a fight with American rapper A$AP Rocky. The platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated artist whose real name is Rakim Mayers, has been behind bars since early this month as police investigate the fight in Stockholm.(Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
July 26, 2019 - 6:14 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish authorities have released court documents in the assault case in which American rapper A$AP Rocky and two other men are charged, with prosecutors saying that the victim was punched and kicked while on the ground and attacked with a bottle. The documents from the Stockholm...
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July 25, 2019 - 11:39 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Model Janice Dickinson calls settling a defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby a "victory" that brings a "measure of justice" but says nothing can erase her assault by the now-imprisoned comedian. Dickinson spoke to reporters Thursday at the office of her attorney Lisa Bloom, who...
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FILE - This Feb. 9, 2019 file photo shows A$AP Rocky at Pre-Grammy Gala And Salute To Industry Icons in Beverly Hills, Calif. Prosecutors in Sweden are dropping the investigation of a man they say was involved in a fight with American rapper A$AP Rocky. The platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated artist whose real name is Rakim Mayers, has been behind bars since early this month as police investigate the fight in Stockholm.(Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
July 25, 2019 - 12:39 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Swedish prosecutor has charged rapper A$AP Rocky with assault over a fight in Stockholm last month, in a case that's drawn the attention of fellow recording artists as well as U.S. President Donald Trump. Rocky, a platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated artist whose real name is Rakim...
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In this Tuesday, July 23, 2019 photo, Meek Mill makes an announcement of the launch of Dream Chasers record label in joint venture with Roc Nation, at the Roc Nation headquarters in New York. A Pennsylvania appeals court has thrown out rapper Meek Mill's decade-old conviction in a drug and gun case. The unanimous three-judge opinion Wednesday grants the rapper born Robert Williams a new trial because of new evidence of alleged police corruption. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)
July 24, 2019 - 9:36 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania appeals court threw out on Wednesday rapper Meek Mill's decade-old conviction in a drug and gun case. The unanimous three-judge opinion grants the rapper born Robert Williams a new trial because of new evidence of alleged police corruption. The Pennsylvania...
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July 23, 2019 - 10:13 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A spokesman for R. Kelly has stepped down after he went on national television to talk about the federal sex-crime charges against the singer and said he wouldn't allow his adult daughter to be alone with anyone "accused of being a pedophile." Kelly's attorney, Steve Greenberg, says...
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July 22, 2019 - 12:26 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo won't face criminal charges after a woman accused him of raping her at a Las Vegas Strip resort in 2009. Prosecutor Steve Wolfson said in a statement Monday that after reviewing a new police investigation, he determined that sexual assault claims can't...
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July 22, 2019 - 10:36 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Prosecutors in Sweden are dropping the investigation of a man they say was involved in a fight with American rapper A$AP Rocky. Magnus Stromberg represents the alleged victim and says they are happy but not surprised by the decision. Rocky, a platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated...
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FILE - This Feb. 9, 2019 file photo shows A$AP Rocky at Pre-Grammy Gala And Salute To Industry Icons in Beverly Hills, Calif. The American rapper, whose name is Rakim Mayers, was ordered held by a Swedish court Friday, July 5, for two weeks in pre-trial detention while police investigate a fight on Sunday in central Stockholm. Following an outcry from celebrities and a Change.org petition with half a million signatures, Rep. Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y. is pushing for the release of the rapper. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
July 20, 2019 - 5:46 am
BERLIN (AP) — Sweden's prime minister says he would be glad to speak with U.S. President Donald Trump about rapper A$AP Rocky's detention but he "cannot and will not attempt to influence prosecutors or courts." Trump tweeted Friday that he would call Prime Minister Stefan Lofven "to see what we can...
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