Celebrity legal affairs

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2007, file photo, Prince performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. Lawyers in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by relatives of Prince spent seven hours deposing his former bodyguard, Kirk Johnson, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at the Carver County Courthouse where the family of the late rock star filed the lawsuit. Prince died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl April 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
May 30, 2019 - 11:55 am
CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Prince's former bodyguard answered questions from attorneys for seven hours as part of a wrongful death lawsuit filed by relatives of the late rock star. Kirk Johnson's attorney told KSTP-TV that Wednesday's deposition at the Carver County Courthouse was difficult for his...
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FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2017 file photo, Kodak Black arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Rapper Kodak Black is due back in Miami federal court after his arrest at a Miami hip-hop festival around which several violent incidents occurred. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
May 29, 2019 - 3:55 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Miami have successfully appealed a judge's decision to release rapper Kodak Black on bond after his arrest on weapons charges. In a hearing Wednesday in U.S. District Court, Judge Federico Moreno said the 21-year-old rapper was a "danger to the community" based...
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FILE - This April 12, 2018, file photo shows Britney Spears at the 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. A Los Angeles judge will consider whether to extend a temporary restraining order Tuesday, May 28, 2019, that keeps Sam Lutfi, a former associate of Spears, away from her and her family. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
May 28, 2019 - 9:10 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Britney Spears' restraining order against her former manager will stay in place for roughly two weeks after a judge on Tuesday suspended a court hearing where he fought the restrictions as overly broad and unconstitutional. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny ruled that...
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American lawyer Gloria Allred gives a press conference, in Paris, Tuesday, May 28, 2019. The lawyer for a woman who filed a rape complaint in Paris against Chris Brown says the American rap artist "has thumbed his nose at and shown disrespect for the French legal system" after he did not attend a confrontation with the alleged victim Tuesday. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
May 28, 2019 - 8:31 am
PARIS (AP) — The lawyer for a woman who filed a rape complaint in Paris against Chris Brown says the American singer-songwriter "has thumbed his nose at and shown disrespect for the French legal system" after he did not attend a formal meeting with the alleged victim on Tuesday. Brown was arrested...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole throws against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, May 27, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
May 27, 2019 - 5:40 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole tied a season high with 12 strikeouts in six solid innings and the Houston Astros reached Cole Hamels early and held on for a 6-5 win over the Chicago Cubs in the opener of an interleague series on Monday. Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run homer in the first inning, but Cole (5...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2018, file photo, Stan Lee, left, and Keya Morgan arrive at the world premiere of "Avengers: Infinity War" in Los Angeles. Morgan, the former business manager of Lee has been arrested on elder abuse charges involving the late comic book icon. Los Angeles police say Morgan was taken into custody in Arizona early Saturday, May 25, 2019, on an outstanding arrest warrant. Morgan was charged earlier this month with felony allegations of theft, embezzlement, forgery or fraud against an elder adult, and false imprisonment of an elder adult. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
May 26, 2019 - 3:31 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former business manager of Stan Lee was arrested Saturday on elder abuse charges involving the late comic book legend. Keya Morgan was taken into custody in Arizona on an outstanding arrest warrant after being charged by Los Angeles County prosecutors earlier this month. Morgan...
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Chef Mario Batali departs after pleading not guilty, Friday, May 24, 2019, at municipal court in Boston, to an allegation that he forcibly kissed and groped a woman at a Boston restaurant in 2017. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)
May 24, 2019 - 10:52 am
BOSTON (AP) — Celebrity chef Mario Batali, whose career crumbled amid several sexual misconduct accusations, pleaded not guilty Friday to a charge that he forcibly kissed and groped a woman at a Boston restaurant in 2017. Batali, 58, wearing his signature red ponytail and a blazer, did not speak...
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May 23, 2019 - 11:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A tentative deal is close to settling lawsuits brought against the television and film company co-founded by Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by scores of women. Adam Harris, a lawyer for studio co-founder Bob Weinstein, told a bankruptcy court judge...
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FILE - In this March 26, 2019, file photo, actor Jussie Smollett waves as he leaves Cook County Court after his charges were dropped in Chicago. A judge in Chicago has ordered the file in the Smollett criminal case unsealed. Cook County Judge Steven Watkins said Thursday, May 23, 2019, that while there are good arguments in favor of keeping the file sealed, the "Empire" actor forfeited his rights to keep the case sealed to protect his privacy by talking to the media before and after prosecutors dismissed the charges against him. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
May 23, 2019 - 10:40 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — One of Jussie Smollett's conditions after posting $10,000 bail amid charges he lied about being the victim of a racist, anti-gay attack was that he have no contact with two brothers police say he paid to help stage the incident, according to a case file unsealed Thursday in Chicago...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2013 file photo, actor Geoffrey Rush poses at the photo call for the film The Best Offer at the 63rd edition of the Berlinale, International Film Festival in Berlin. Oscar-winning actor Rush has been was awarded 2.9 million Australian dollars ($2 million) damages in a defamation case against a newspaper publisher and journalist over reports he had been accused of inappropriate behavior toward an actress. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)
May 23, 2019 - 4:31 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush has been awarded a total of 2.9 million Australian dollars ($2 million) damages in a defamation case against a newspaper publisher and journalist over reports he had been accused of inappropriate behavior toward an actress. The 67-year-old Australian...
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