Celebrity legal affairs

FILE - In this May 22, 2019 file photo Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) walks off the field after NFL football practice in Frisco, Texas. Elliott won't face criminal charges in Las Vegas stemming from a scuffle with a security guard at a music festival in May. Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson said Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, he and police concluded the results of an investigation "lacked prosecutorial merit." (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, file)
August 20, 2019 - 6:05 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott won't face criminal charges after scuffling with a music festival security guard in Las Vegas. Prosecutor Steve Wolfson said Tuesday the findings of a police investigation "lacked prosecutorial merit." The NFL said last month that...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2016, file photo, Mateen Cleaves walks out of the district court at Genesee District Court in Flint, Mich. Former Michigan State University basketball star Cleaves is standing trial on sexual assault charges in his Michigan hometown. Opening statements began Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Genesee County Circuit Court in Flint, where Cleaves is charged with criminal sexual conduct, assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct and unlawful imprisonment. He's accused of assaulting a 24-year-old woman after a charity golf event and a visit to a Flint-area bar in 2015. A district judge dismissed the charges in 2016, but a circuit court reinstated them on appeal. (Mark Felix/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP, File)
August 20, 2019 - 5:11 pm
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of Mateen Cleaves (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Former Michigan State basketball star and NBA player Mateen Cleaves is thanking jurors for "giving me my life back" after they acquitted him on sex assault charges. Cleaves was accused of raping a woman in a...
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FILE - This March 4, 2018 file image taken from video shows Oscar winner Frances McDormand, foreground left, walking into the Governors Ball next to Terry Bryant, center, the man accused of stealing her Academy Award in Los Angeles. McDormand won the best actress category for her role in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri." On the day his trial was to begin, charges against Bryant have been dropped. Los Angeles County prosecutors said in court Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 that they were unable to proceed with the case against him, and a judge granted a defense motion to dismiss it. (AP Photo/Jeff Turner, file)
August 20, 2019 - 4:13 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors on Tuesday dropped the case against a man charged with stealing Frances McDormand's Oscar statuette from a 2018 Academy Awards after-party. Terry Bryant's felony grand theft trial was to begin Tuesday, but Los Angeles prosecutors said in court that they were unable to...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2019 file photo, "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, stands before Cook County Circuit Court Judge Steven Watkins where he pled not guilty at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, in Chicago. A hearing is set for the city of Chicago to recover costs from Smollett after police said his claims of a racist and anti-gay attack were phony and staged. The status hearing Tuesday, Aug. 20, is the first since the lawsuit was moved to federal court from state court in July. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
August 20, 2019 - 6:30 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A hearing is set in the city of Chicago's effort to recover costs from actor Jussie Smollett after police said his claims of a racist and anti-gay attack were phony and staged. The status hearing Tuesday is the first since the lawsuit was moved to federal court from state court in...
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FILE - In a July 24, 2013 file photo, Heather Locklear arrives at the TNT 25th Anniversary Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Locklear pleaded no contest to charges that she fought with first responders during two visits to her Southern California home last year. Locklear entered the plea in Ventura County court Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, to five counts of battery on a peace officer, one count of battery on emergency personnel and two counts of resisting, obstructing or delaying a peace officer. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
August 16, 2019 - 9:47 pm
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — Heather Locklear has pleaded no contest to charges that she fought with first responders during two visits to her Southern California home last year. Locklear entered the plea in Ventura County court Friday afternoon to five counts of battery on a peace officer, one count of...
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August 15, 2019 - 11:59 am
LONDON (AP) — A British judge has sentenced a lookalike of "Friends" actor David Schwimmer to nine months in prison for theft and fraud. Judge Sara Dodd sentenced Abdulah Husseni on Thursday for using a stolen bank card to make or attempt to make fraudulent purchases at four shops in Blackpool,...
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August 14, 2019 - 6:01 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah ski resort where actress Gwyneth Paltrow is accused of smashing into a skier was denied its request Wednesday to be dismissed from a lawsuit that it argued should be settled between the actress and the alleged victim. The alleged behavior of a Deer Valley Resort ski...
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A$AP Rocky, background right, leaves the district court in Stockholm by car, after the third day of his trial, Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. He and two other American suspects were temporarily freed from a Swedish jail to head back to the U.S., as judges mull a verdict in the assault case against them. (Fredrik Persson/TT via AP)
August 14, 2019 - 11:54 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — American rapper A$AP Rocky was found guilty of assault Wednesday by a Swedish court, six weeks after a street brawl in Stockholm that had attracted the attention of U.S. President Donald Trump. A judge and jury found the rapper, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, and his two...
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FILE - In this July 14, 2014, file photo, Todd Chrisley attends the NBC 2014 Summer TCA at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. A federal grand jury in Atlanta on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, indicted reality television star Chrisley on tax evasion and other charges. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
August 14, 2019 - 10:25 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Reality television stars Todd and Julie Chrisley are due in court on tax evasion and other federal charges. An initial appearance for the "Chrisley Knows Best" stars was scheduled for Wednesday afternoon. The 12-count indictment also accuses the pair of conspiracy, bank fraud and...
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The Swedish lawyer for A$AP Rocky, Slobodan Jovicic comments on the verdict handed down to his client during a press conference in Uppsala, Sweden, Wednesday Aug. 14, 2019. Swedish court on Wednesday found American rapper A$AP Rocky guilty of assault for his role in a June 30 street brawl in Stockholm. (Fredrik Sandberg / TT via AP)
August 14, 2019 - 7:58 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on A$AP Rocky's trial for assault in Stockholm (all times local): 2:55 p.m. The lawyer for U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky says he is "disappointed" by the decision of a Stockholm court to find his client guilty of assault for his role in a June 30 street brawl in the city...
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