Celebrity legal affairs

This combination photo shows, from left, Jason Bateman, Jessica Walter and Tony Hale at the "Arrested Development" season five premiere in Los Angeles on May 17, 2018. Bateman and Hale are apologizing for comments they made in defense of their “Arrested Development” co-star Jeffrey Tambor, who was accused by Walter of verbally harassing her on set of "Arrested Development." (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
May 24, 2018 - 11:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Bateman and Tony Hale are apologizing for comments they made in defense of their "Arrested Development" co-star Jeffrey Tambor, who has been accused of harassment on the show's set. In a series of tweets Thursday, Bateman says his comments were "wrong" and that it seemed like...
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May 24, 2018 - 10:32 am
MADRID (AP) — Authorities in Spain issued arrest warrants Thursday for a Spanish rapper sentenced to prison for lyrics that praised terror groups and insulted the royal family. Jose Miguel Arenas Beltran, a 24-year-old rap singer and composer from Palma de Mallorca best known as Valtonyc, was being...
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May 24, 2018 - 6:32 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — History was made on the CBS reality series "Survivor." For the first time in 36 seasons, the season finale ended in a tie. Host Jeff Probst on Wednesday night revealed jurors on "Survivor: Ghost Island" in Fiji were deadlocked at five votes apiece for Wendell Holland and...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2016, file photo, Harvey Weinstein attends amfAR's New York Gala honoring him in New York. Harvey Weinstein's lawyer said in a court filing that federal prosecutors in New York have launched a criminal investigation into the film producer, in addition to a previously disclosed probe by the Manhattan District Attorney. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
May 23, 2018 - 6:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's lawyer said in a court filing that federal prosecutors in New York have launched a criminal investigation into the film producer, in addition to a previously disclosed probe by the Manhattan District Attorney. Attorney Benjamin Brafman said in a declaration...
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This image provided by the Linden (N.J.) Police Department shows Lenny Dykstra. Police say former Major League Baseball star Lenny Dykstra put a gun to his New Jersey Uber driver’s head when the driver declined to change the trip’s destination. Linden police say Dykstra was arrested early Wednesday, May 23, 2018 outside police headquarters after the driver stopped and ran out of the car. (Linden (N.J.) Police Department via AP)
May 23, 2018 - 6:04 pm
LINDEN, N.J. (AP) — Former baseball star Lenny Dykstra put a gun to the head of an Uber driver when the driver declined to change the trip's destination, police said the driver told them Wednesday. Dykstra was arrested early Wednesday outside Linden police headquarters after the driver stopped and...
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May 23, 2018 - 4:55 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Celebrity crab-boat captain Sig Hansen has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge that he spat on an Uber driver last year in Seattle. The Seattle Times reports ( https://bit.ly/2s3scWE ) the 52-year-old "Deadliest Catch" star pleaded guilty Wednesday. Under the plea deal, a property...
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May 23, 2018 - 9:27 am
LONDON (AP) — An alleged supporter of the Islamic State group went on trial in London on Wednesday, accused of encouraging attacks on 4-year-old Prince George. Prosecutors say 32-year-old Husnain Rashid provided an "e-toolkit for terrorism" on an online channel he ran under the name the Lone...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2013, file photo, R. Kelly performs onstage at the BET Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. A woman filed a lawsuit Monday, May 21, 2018, in New York against R. Kelly, claiming the singer sexually assaulted her. He has long been the target of sexual misconduct allegations, which he has denied. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP, File)
May 22, 2018 - 2:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Singer R. Kelly sexually abused a woman, locked her in rooms and vehicles for punishment, and infected her with herpes, the woman said in a lawsuit filed in New York. Faith Rodgers said in the suit filed Monday that she met Kelly about a year ago after a concert in San Antonio,...
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Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors Smith poses for a photo, Monday, May 21, 2018, before an Associated Press interview in Seattle. Kukors Smith sued USA Swimming on Monday, alleging the sport's national governing body knew her former coach sexually abused her as a minor and covered it up. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
May 21, 2018 - 6:39 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors Smith sued USA Swimming on Monday, alleging the sport's national governing body knew her former coach sexually abused her as a minor and failed to protect her while shielding him. Kukors Smith alleges Sean Hutchison, who began coaching her at a swim club...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 19, 2017, file photo, chef Mario Batali attends an awards event in New York. The New York Police Department is investigating allegations of sexual misconduct leveled celebrity chef Mario Batali. The NYPD confirmed the probe following a “60 Minutes” broadcast Sunday, May 20, 2018, in which an unnamed woman accused Batali of drugging and sexually assaulting her in 2005. Batali issued a statement denying he assaulted the woman. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP, File)
May 21, 2018 - 2:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The restaurant group co-owned by Mario Batali says it has been "actively negotiating" to buy out the celebrity chef facing sexual misconduct allegations. The B&B Hospitality Group says Batali and partner Joe Bastianich have signed a letter of intent and final terms could be set...
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