Celebrity legal affairs

Gloria Schmidt, a lawyer for Olabinjo Osundairo and Abimbola Osundairo, who said they helped Jussie Smollett stage a racist and homophobic attack against himself, speaks during a news conference Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in Chicago. The brothers are suing the "Empire" actor's attorneys for defamation. The federal lawsuit names Mark Geragos and his law firm as defendants and that they continued to say publicly that the brothers "led a criminally homophobic, racist and violent attack against Mr. Smollett," even though they knew it wasn't true. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
April 23, 2019 - 4:51 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Two brothers who say they helped Jussie Smollett stage a racist and homophobic attack against himself sued the "Empire" actor's attorneys on Tuesday, accusing them of defamation by continuing to insist publicly that the brothers carried out a real, bigoted attack on Smollett despite...
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April 23, 2019 - 4:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A fee dispute between actor Bill Cosby and one of the many law firms hired to address his legal problems shows the Los Angeles firm alone was billing Cosby $1 million a month in the run-up to his first sex assault trial. The imprisoned Cosby is challenging a California...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2019, file photo, Harvey Weinstein, left, leaves court with attorney Ron Sullivan in New York. Both sides in Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault case want the media and the public barred from the disgraced movie mogul's next court appearance. News organizations including Thee Associated Press are fighting to keep the hearing open plan to file a petition Monday, April 22, with the court. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
April 22, 2019 - 8:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Both sides in Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault case want the media and the public barred from the disgraced movie mogul's next court appearance. News organizations including The Associated Press are fighting to keep the hearing open plan to file a petition Monday with the court...
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Toronto Maple Leafs' Andreas Johnsson (18) celebrates a goal by Kasperi Kapanen on Boston Bruins' Tuukka Rask, bottom, during the third period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Boston, Friday, April 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
April 19, 2019 - 10:17 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs have grown accustomed to playoff disappointment in recent years. However, after putting together possibly their best defensive effort of the season, their latest victory has them on the brink of getting out of the first round for the first time since 2004...
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FILE - This Feb. 10, 2019 file photo shows Cardi B at the 61st annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. According to WNBC she was in a New York court room on Friday, April 19, 2019 where she rejected a plea deal in a case stemming from a New York strip club melee in the fall of 2018. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
April 19, 2019 - 6:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B has rejected a plea deal in a case stemming from a New York strip club melee last fall. WNBC says the rapper did not speak to journalists before or after her three-minute court appearance on Friday. But fans got as close as they could to catch a glimpse of her. She is due...
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In these photos provided by the Niagara County Sheriff's Office shows Bill Kapri, also known as Kodak Black, who was arrested with three others at the Lewiston-Queenston International Bridge, Wednesday, April 17, 2019 in Niagara Falls, N.Y. (Niagara County Sheriff's Office via AP)
April 18, 2019 - 6:36 pm
LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) — Kodak Black was arrested on drug and weapons charges as the rapper tried to cross from Canada into the United States near Niagara Falls, law enforcement officials said Thursday. Black, whose legal name is Bill Kapri, was driving two other people in a Cadillac Escalade with...
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FILE - In this photo from Thursday, Dec. 20 2018, Harvey Weinstein arrives at New York Supreme Court for a hearing on his sexual assault case. Both sides in the case want the press and the public barred from the Weinstein's next court appearance on April 26. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
April 18, 2019 - 5:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A lawsuit seeking to represent any woman with a claim against Harvey Weinstein can proceed on sex-trafficking grounds, a judge ruled Thursday, as he dramatically shrank the scope of an action trying to treat the disgraced movie producer and various companies like a mob organization...
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FILE - In this photo from Thursday, Dec. 20 2018, Harvey Weinstein arrives at New York Supreme Court for a hearing on his sexual assault case. Both sides in the case want the press and the public barred from the Weinstein's next court appearance on April 26. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
April 17, 2019 - 1:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Both sides in Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault case want the media and the public barred from the disgraced movie mogul's next court appearance. Prosecutors argue the April 26 hearing should be closed to protect Weinstein's right to a fair trial and for the privacy of women whose...
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2018 file photo Bill Cosby arrives for his sentencing hearing at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. The Imprisoned actor says his insurance company is settling another lawsuit filed by a woman accuser without his permission. In a statement, Cosby accuses American International Group Inc. of “egregious behavior." The 81-year-old is serving a three- to 10-year prison term, after a jury found he sexually assaulted a woman at his home in 2004. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
April 16, 2019 - 11:11 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby says his insurance company is settling another accuser's lawsuit without his permission, a week before his scheduled deposition. Cosby in a statement accuses American International Group Inc. of "egregious behavior." He says he could have proven he was in New York...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2019 file photo, actress Lori Loughlin, front, and husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, left, depart federal court in Boston after facing charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Loughlin and her husband Giannulli said in court documents Monday, April 15, 2019, that they are pleading not guilty to charges that they took part in a sweeping college admissions bribery scam. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
April 15, 2019 - 11:41 am
BOSTON (AP) — Actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are pleading not guilty to charges they took part in the sweeping college admissions bribery scam, according to court documents filed Monday. The couple is accused of paying $500,000 in bribes to get their...
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