Celebrity legal affairs

FILE - This March 9, 2017, file photo shows celebrated chef Thomas Keller in the kitchen of his French Laundry restaurant in Yountville, Calif. A jury has found the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group not guilty of pregnancy discrimination. The verdict Wednesday, June 26, 2019, exonerates the famous chef and his acclaimed restaurants, Per Se in New York and the French Laundry in California, of wrongdoing alleged by former employee Vannessa Scott-Allen. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
June 26, 2019 - 7:10 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury in Napa Valley cleared the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group of wrongdoing in a pregnancy discrimination trial that ended Wednesday. The verdict exonerates the famous chef and his acclaimed restaurants — Per Se in New York and the French Laundry in California — of charges...
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FILE - This Feb. 11, 2017 file photo shows Britney Spears at the Clive Davis and The Recording Academy Pre-Grammy Gala in Beverly Hills, Calif. The conservatorship that runs Britney Spears’ affairs has sued a man who runs a Spears-themed blog for defamation. The lawsuit filed Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Los Angeles Superior Court alleges that Anthony Elia, who writes the blog Absolute Britney, has spread falsehoods about the conservatorship. The suit says the blog falsely claimed that the conservatorship, which is run by Spears’ father Jamie, was manipulating her Instagram account to make her appear more troubled and in need of help than she actually is. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)
June 26, 2019 - 6:27 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The conservatorship that oversees Britney Spears' personal life and career sued the creator of a blog devoted to the pop superstar Wednesday in an increasingly aggressive effort to push back against the so-called "Free Britney" movement, which alleges the singer is being...
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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 - 1:56 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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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 - 7:23 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 - 7:02 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 - 5:46 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 24, 2019 - 7:09 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. Lawyer Mark Heller argues in court papers that witnesses and security video contradict a woman's allegations that he grabbed her breast without consent...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, file photo, Harvey Weinstein, center, leaves New York Supreme Court in New York. Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers are arguing against the sex trafficking claims of an actress who the disgraced movie-making mogul says is capitalizing on the legal successes of other women. The lawyers filed papers Friday, June 21, 2019 in Manhattan federal court to try to toss out the trafficking claims made by Wedil David. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
June 21, 2019 - 7:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's lawyers sought Friday to toss out the sex trafficking claims of an actress the disgraced movie-making mogul maintains is trying to capitalize on the legal success of other women. The lawyers filed papers in Manhattan federal court to try to persuade a judge to...
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Weslie Martin, accused of burglarizing Wayne Newton's home, is escorted out of the courtroom following his hearing at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas, Friday, June 21, 2019. A Nevada jury found martin, a 22-year-old state prison inmate guilty of burglarizing the mansion of "Mr. Las Vegas" entertainer Wayne Newton twice in June 2018, and of trying to break into a neighboring home. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)
June 21, 2019 - 6:50 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada prison inmate was found guilty Friday of burglarizing the mansion of "Mr. Las Vegas" entertainer Wayne Newton twice a year ago and trying to break into a neighboring home. Weslie Hosea Martin, 22, didn't testify during the trial and didn't visibly react to the jury verdict...
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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 - 12:28 pm
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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