Celebrity legal affairs

Faith Rodgers, left, appears during a news conference about R&B singer R. Kelly in New York, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Kelly has been under fire since the recent airing of a Lifetime documentary "Surviving R. Kelly ." He has denied all allegations of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 14, 2019 - 2:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly wrote a letter threatening to reveal embarrassing details of a woman's sexual history if she didn't drop a lawsuit accusing him of sexual abuse, the woman and her lawyer said Monday. In the letter, a person identifying himself as R. Kelly warned a lawyer for the woman,...
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Italian fugitive Cesare Battisti arrives at Ciampino military airport, in Rome, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Battisti a left-wing Italian militant who was convicted of murder three decades ago is heading home to serve a life sentence, after his life as a celebrity fugitive came to an abrupt end with his arrest in Bolivia by a team of Interpol agents. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
January 14, 2019 - 3:42 am
ROME (AP) — A left-wing Italian militant who was convicted of murder three decades ago arrived in Rome on Monday to serve a life prison sentence, after his life as a celebrity fugitive came to an abrupt end with his arrest in Bolivia by a team of Interpol agents. An Italian military aircraft...
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A man who appears to be Italian fugitive Cesare Battisti enters the cabin door of a plane before it takes off for Italy, where he will serve a life sentence, at the airport in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. Battisti escaped from an Italian prison in 1981 while awaiting trial on four counts of murder allegedly committed when he was a member of the Armed Proletarians for Communism. (AP Photo)
January 14, 2019 - 2:49 am
ROME (AP) — The Latest on Italian fugitive captured in Bolivia (all times local): 11:45 a.m. A left-wing Italian militant who was convicted of murder three decades ago has arrived in Rome to serve a life prison sentence, after his life as a celebrity fugitive came to an abrupt end with his arrest...
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January 11, 2019 - 3:40 pm
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The half-brother of Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is facing a drunken-driving charge after an arrest in Oregon. State police said Thomas Wayne Markle Jr. was visibly intoxicated when he was pulled over at about 1:30 a.m. Friday in Josephine County, in southwestern Oregon...
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January 11, 2019 - 12:40 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson says the arrest last year that led to his 18-game suspension came when he started drinking again after 23 months of sobriety. Watson, who turns 27 on Sunday, said Friday in an Instagram post that he's been dealing with anxiety,...
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FILE - This June 13, 2008 file photo shows R&B singer R. Kelly arriving at 3the Cook County Criminal Court Building in Chicago. Kelly, one of the top-selling recording artists of all time, has been hounded for years by allegations of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls _ accusations he and his attorneys have long denied. But an Illinois prosecutor’s plea for potential victims and witnesses to come forward has sparked hope among some advocates that the R&B star might face new charges. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
January 10, 2019 - 4:42 pm
R. Kelly, one of the top-selling recording artists of all time, has been dogged for years by allegations of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls — accusations he and his attorneys have long denied. But an Illinois prosecutor's plea for potential victims and witnesses to come forward...
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FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2018, file photo, Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo attends a press conference at Old Trafford, Manchester. Ronaldo is being asked by police in the U.S. to provide a DNA sample in an ongoing investigation of a Nevada woman's allegation that he raped her in his Las Vegas hotel penthouse in 2009, the soccer star's lawyer in Las Vegas said Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. England. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP, File)
January 10, 2019 - 3:44 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo is being asked by police to provide a DNA sample in an investigation of a Nevada woman's allegation that he raped her in his Las Vegas hotel penthouse in 2009 and paid her to keep quiet, the soccer star's lawyer and Las Vegas police said Thursday. Attorney Peter S...
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This image released by Sony Pictures shows Jonah Hauer King, left, and Ashley Judd, with dog Shelby, portraying Bella, in a scene from Columbia Pictures' "A Dog's Way Home. (James Dittiger/Columbia Pictures - Sony via AP)
January 10, 2019 - 5:00 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge has reportedly dismissed part of Ashley Judd's lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein. Judge Philip S. Gutierrez of United States District Court in Los Angeles ruled Wednesday that the actress' sexual harassment claim does not fall within the scope of a California...
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January 09, 2019 - 3:33 am
LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — A lawyer for Rose McGowan says the actress and activist will plead no contest to a reduced drug charge in Virginia and avoid jail time. Attorney Jim Hundley tells WTOP-FM that the commonwealth agreed to reduce the felony cocaine possession charge to misdemeanor possession of a...
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January 08, 2019 - 2:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's lawyer says the disgraced Hollywood mogul's sexual assault trial in New York is scheduled for May 6, but court officials say that's tentative and unofficial. Lawyer Benjamin Brafman mentioned the date in a court filing Monday in a civil case against Weinstein. He...
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