Celebrity legal affairs

Actor Anthony Rapp attends the "Star Trek: Discovery" season two premiere in New York on Jan. 17, 2019, left, and actor Kevin Spacey is seen during his arraignment on a charge of indecent assault and battery in Nantucket, Mass., on Jan. 7, 2019. On Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, Rapp was one of two men who filed a lawsuit against Spacey, accusing the actor of sexual assaults in the 1980s when he and the other plaintiff, who is known as "C.D." were teens. (AP Photo, File)
September 09, 2020 - 4:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Anthony Rapp and another man filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against actor Kevin Spacey, accusing him of sexual assaults in the 1980s when they were teens. Rapp, who starred in “Rent” on Broadway and in “Star Trek: Discovery” on TV, had first spoken out against the Oscar-winning...
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September 08, 2020 - 2:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly can remain behind bars awaiting multiple trials on child pornography and other charges in three states, an appeals court in New York said Tuesday as a lawyer for the R&B singer cited another inmate's attack on Kelly last month as one reason he should receive bail. The...
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This booking photo provided by the Lake County Sheriff's Department shows Jeremiah Farmer. Attorneys for R. Kelly want to question a convicted member Farmer, a Latin Kings gang member who says he beat up the jailed R&B singer in a Chicago cell. Kelly’s lawyers filed a motion Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in federal court to question Jeremiah Farmer under oath, the Chicago Tribune reported. (Lake County Sheriff's Department/Chicago Tribune via AP)
September 04, 2020 - 3:30 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Attorneys for R. Kelly want to question a convicted member of the Latin Kings gang who says he beat up the jailed R&B singer in a Chicago cell. Kelly’s lawyers filed a motion Friday in federal court to question Jeremiah Farmer under oath, the Chicago Tribune reported. Farmer said...
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This combination photo shows Jamie Spears, left, father of Britney Spears, as he leaves the Stanley Mosk Courthouse on Oct. 24, 2012, in Los Angeles and Britney Spears at the Clive Davis and The Recording Academy Pre-Grammy Gala on Feb. 11, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif.. Britney Spears is welcoming public scrutiny of the court conservatorship that has allowed her father to control her life and money for 12 years. In a court filing Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, Spears objected to her father's motion to seal a recent filing in the case. Spears says the public ought to see what moves her father and the court are making in her supposed interest. (AP Photo)
September 03, 2020 - 3:24 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Britney Spears is welcoming public scrutiny of the court conservatorship that has controlled her life and money for 12 years as she seeks to push her father out of power, according to a Thursday court filing. Spears filed an objection unprecedented in the 12 years of the...
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FILE - This Nov. 17, 2019, file photo shows Kanye West on stage during a service at Lakewood Church in Houston. A law firm with ties to prominent Democrats has filed a lawsuit attempting to keep West off presidential ballots in Virginia. Attorneys for Perkins Coie filed a lawsuit in Richmond on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, on behalf of two people who say they were tricked into signing an “Elector Oath” backing West's candidacy. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File)
September 02, 2020 - 2:49 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona resident has asked a judge to bar Kanye West from appearing on Arizona’s Nov. 3 ballot, accusing the hip hop artist of serving as an election spoiler and arguing that a law prohibits him from running in the state as an independent presidential candidate. Lawyers for Rasean...
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FILE - In this May 30, 2020, file photo, police aim weapons on demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd, in Los Angeles. Police unions and other law enforcement organizations went into overdrive in the final days of the Legislature's annual session, thwarting a bill that would have added California to the majority of states that can end the careers of officers with troubled histories. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)
September 01, 2020 - 5:16 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Police unions and other law enforcement organizations went into overdrive to thwart a measure that would have added California to the majority of states that can end the careers of officers with troubled histories. It failed as lawmakers scrambled to wrap up their work,...
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FILE - Adult film star Ron Jeremy appears for his arraignment on rape and sexual assault charges at Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center, on June 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. Jeremy has been charged with 20 new counts of rape or sexual assault involving 12 women and a teenage girl. Authorities say the new counts were filed Monday, Aug. 31. (David McNew/Pool Photo via AP, File)
August 31, 2020 - 12:43 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adult film star Ron Jeremy was charged Monday with 20 new counts of rape or sexual assault involving 12 women and a teenage girl, authorities said. The charges come two months after the 67-year-old Jeremy was charged with the rape of three women and the sexual assault of a fourth...
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President Donald Trump speaks with Alice Marie Johnson as he issues a full pardon for Johnson in Oval Office of the White House on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 28, 2020 - 12:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pardoned a woman on Friday who was a featured speaker on the final night of the Republican National Convention and had praised him as a compassionate leader. Trump pardoned Alice Marie Johnson, who had spent more than two decades serving life without parole...
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August 26, 2020 - 10:38 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The man who gunned down John Lennon outside his Manhattan apartment in 1980 was denied parole for an 11th time, state corrections officials said Wednesday. Mark David Chapman was denied after being interviewed by a parole board Aug. 19, according to corrections officials...
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England soccer player Harry Maguire leaves a court building on the Aegean island of Syros, Greece, on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020. The Manchester United captain was arrested during a brawl on the neighbouring holiday island of Mykonos. (AP Photo/Michael Varaklas)
August 25, 2020 - 3:29 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — The trial of Manchester United defender Harry Maguire began Tuesday in Greece following his arrest after a brawl last week on the island of Mykonos. Maguire, who was released from custody over the weekend, was not present at the trial on the nearby island of Syros. After...
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