Celebrity legal affairs

Musician R. Kelly departs from the Leighton Criminal Court building after a status hearing in his criminal sexual abuse trial Wednesday, June 26, 2019 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky)
June 26, 2019 - 12:56 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors have turned over to R. Kelly's attorneys a tape they say shows the singer having sex with a minor girl two decades ago. The judge in the case said he hopes that at least one of the four cases against Kelly will go to trial early next year. Cook County Judge Lawrence Flood...
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FILE- In this Sept. 18, 2016 file photo, Cuba Gooding Jr. arrives at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Gooding is expected to turn himself in to the New York Police Department on Thursday, June 13, 2019, after being accused of groping a woman at a midtown Manhattan nightclub Sunday, June 9. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
June 26, 2019 - 4:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Cuba Gooding Jr. is due in court as his lawyer seeks the dismissal of charges that the actor grabbed a woman's breast without consent at a New York City bar. A hearing for Gooding is scheduled for Wednesday morning in Manhattan. It's his first court appearance since his June 13...
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Grammy-winning rapper Cardi B, right, waves at fans as she arrives for a hearing at Queens County Criminal Court, Tuesday, June 25, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
June 25, 2019 - 6:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning rapper Cardi B was arraigned Tuesday on new felony charges in connection with a fight last year at a New York City strip club. "Not guilty, sir, honor," said the rapper dressed in a dark blue and light pink pantsuit with her hair tinted blue as she pleaded in state...
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June 25, 2019 - 6:02 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A three-week pregnancy discrimination trial against celebrity chef Thomas Keller and his acclaimed New York and Napa Valley restaurants is coming to a close. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that lawyers finished closing arguments Monday in Napa County Superior Court and the...
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June 25, 2019 - 4:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department filed a lawsuit Tuesday against former White House staffer and reality TV star Omarosa Manigault Newman, alleging she failed to file a legally required financial disclosure after she was fired from her job in the Trump administration. The suit alleges...
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June 25, 2019 - 3:17 pm
Comedian Bill Cosby has filed a lengthy appeal of the sex assault conviction that landed him in prison, complaining the testimony of five other accusers was "strikingly dissimilar" to the pending felony charges and should not have been aired in court. The appeal Tuesday challenges Judge Steven O'...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2019, file photo, Cuba Gooding Jr. appears in criminal court in New York. Gooding's lawyer on Monday, June 24, urged a judge to dismiss the forcible touching case that landed the actor in handcuffs two weeks ago, arguing that witnesses and security video contradict a woman's allegations that he groped her at a New York City night spot. (Alex Tabak/The Daily News via AP, Pool, File)
June 24, 2019 - 7:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Cuba Gooding Jr.'s lawyer is urging a judge to dismiss the forcible touching case that landed the actor in handcuffs two weeks ago, arguing that witnesses and security video contradict a woman's allegations that he groped her at a New York City night spot. Lawyer Mark Heller is also...
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June 22, 2019 - 1:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Soundgarden and estates representing Tupac Shakur and Tom Petty are among those suing Universal Music Group for materials lost in a 2008 fire. In a suit filed this week in federal district court in Los Angeles, the artists allege that Universal failed to protect music ruined in the...
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FILE - This May 31, 2019 file photo shows Cardi B arriving at Queens Criminal Court, in New York. The Grammy-winning rapper has been indicted on new felony charges in connection with a fight at a New York City strip club. She had previously refused to plead guilty to a misdemeanor that would have resolved the case. The 12-count indictment includes a felony charge of attempted assault with intention to cause serious physical injury. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, FIle)
June 21, 2019 - 11:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammy-winning rapper Cardi B has been indicted on new felony charges in connection with a fight last year at a New York City strip club. The indictment filed in state court on Friday charges Cardi B with two counts of felony attempted assault and various lesser charges...
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June 21, 2019 - 10:30 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has appointed a special prosecutor to investigate the decision by Cook County prosecutors to dismiss all charges against actor Jussie Smollett. On Friday, Cook County Judge Michael Toomin suggested Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx mishandled the case by appointing a top...
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