Celebrity legal affairs

February 12, 2019 - 1:51 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The makers of "Fortnite" are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit from a rapper who says the video game is illegally using a dance he created. Epic Games filed the motion Monday to dismiss the lawsuit filed in December by 2 Milly, a Brooklyn-based rapper whose real name...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2019, file photo, Wade Robson, from left, director Dan Reed and James Safechuck pose for a portrait to promote the film "Leaving Neverland" at the Salesforce Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The Michael Jackson estate has sent a letter to the U.K.’s Channel 4 warning that the documentary on Robson and Safechuck, who accuse the singer of molesting them as boys violates the network's programming guidelines. Estate attorneys say in the letter released to The Associated Press on Monday, Feb. 11, that "Leaving Neverland," includes no response from Jackson defenders as the channel's guidelines require. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP, File)
February 08, 2019 - 5:51 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson's estate is calling HBO's decision to air a documentary that includes allegations from two men that the superstar molested them "disgraceful" and is urging the cable network to further investigate their backgrounds. The 10-page letter released Friday offers a...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2018 file photo, singer Rihanna attends the 4th annual Diamond Ball in New York. A man who authorities say broke into Rihanna's Hollywood Hills home and spent 12 hours there when she was not home has pleaded no contest to stalking the singer. Los Angeles County prosecutors said Thursday that 27-year-old Eduardo Leon of Fullerton entered the plea to felony counts of stalking and vandalism and a misdemeanor count of resisting arrest. He was immediately sentenced to five years’ probation and 90 days of GPS monitoring. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
February 07, 2019 - 6:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who authorities say broke into Rihanna's Hollywood Hills home and spent 12 hours there when she was not home has pleaded no contest to stalking the singer. Los Angeles County prosecutors said Thursday that 27-year-old Eduardo Leon of Fullerton entered the plea to felony...
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This Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 booking photo released by Monroe County Correctional Center shows Robert P. Carter, an Indianapolis man who was arrested after ramming his SUV through a security gate at the home of rocker John Mellencamp and kicking in a door. (Monroe County Correctional Center via AP)
February 07, 2019 - 5:22 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — An Indianapolis man has been arrested after ramming his SUV through a security gate at the home of rocker John Mellencamp and kicking in a door. The Monroe County Sheriff's Department says 48-year-old Robert P. Carter was arrested about 6 a.m. Thursday by officers...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2018 file photo, Alice Marie Johnson, left, and her daughter Katina Marie Scales wait to start a TV interview on in Memphis, Tenn. Johnson, an inmate whose life sentence was commuted thanks in part to the efforts of Kim Kardashian West, now has a book deal, along with a deal for film and television rights. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, announced Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, that Johnson's "After Life: My Journey From Incarceration to Freedom" comes out May 21. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz, File).
February 06, 2019 - 11:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — An inmate whose life sentence was commuted thanks in part to the efforts of Kim Kardashian West has a book deal, along with deals for film and television rights. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, announced Wednesday that Alice Marie Johnson's "After Life: My Journey...
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February 05, 2019 - 7:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A man who broke into Taylor Swift's New York City townhouse and took a nap has been sentenced to six month in jail. The New York Post's Page Six reports that 22-year-old Roger Alvarado, of Homestead, Florida, was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to criminal contempt and...
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February 05, 2019 - 3:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Detroit Lions linebacker Trevor Bates was arraigned Tuesday from a psychiatric ward on charges he punched a New York City police officer after he was taken to a precinct house for failing to pay a taxi fare. Bates, 25, pleaded not guilty to charges of assault, resisting arrest,...
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Czech tennis player Petra Kvitova leaves the Regional Court in Brno after giving a testimony during a trial with a man who is suspected of attacking her on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. The burglar wounded Kvitova's hand with a knife and robbed her in her flat in Prostejov, 230 kilometres (143 miles) South East od Prague, in December 2016. (Vaclav Salek/CTK via AP) ** SLOVAKIA OUT **
February 05, 2019 - 10:32 am
PRAGUE (AP) — Australian Open finalist Petra Kvitova testified in the Czech Republic on Tuesday at the trial of the man who allegedly knifed her in her home. After the December 2016 attack in her home in Prostejov, Kvitova had surgery on injuries to her playing left hand. It took the tennis star...
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In this Feb. 1, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump, center, first lady Melania Trump, right, and their son Barron Trump, left, walk out of the White House and head to Marine One on the South Lawn of White House in Washington. A woman whose life sentence for drug offenses was commuted by President Donald Trump and a Delaware student allegedly bullied because his last name is Trump are among guests who will sit with first lady Melania Trump for the State of the Union address. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
February 04, 2019 - 8:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman freed from federal prison after President Donald Trump cut short her life sentence for drug offenses and a Delaware boy allegedly bullied because his last name is Trump headline a varied group of 13 guests who will sit with first lady Melania Trump for the State of the...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, 21 Savage performs at the Voodoo Music Experience in City Park in New Orleans. Authorities in Atlanta say Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage is in federal immigration custody. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Bryan Cox says the artist, whose given name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested in a targeted operation early Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in the Atlanta area. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
February 04, 2019 - 5:58 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Attorneys for 21 Savage said Monday that the Grammy-nominated rapper was being wrongly held by federal immigration authorities. Law firm Kuck Baxter Immigration released a statement saying U.S. officials have known about his immigration status since at least 2017 when he sought a new...
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