Celebrity legal affairs

FILE - In this April 13, 2016 file photo, Stephen Belafonte, left, and his wife Melanie Brown arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of "Mother's Day." A judge has granted singer Mel B a temporary restraining order and sole custody of her youngest daughter after she claimed her estranged husband subjected her to years of abuse. Court records in Los Angeles show the singer and "America's Got Talent" judge filed for divorce from Belafonte, her husband of nearly 10 years, on March 20, 2017. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
April 04, 2017 - 5:24 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Singer Mel B has won a temporary restraining order and sole custody of her youngest daughter after she claimed her estranged husband subjected her to years of abuse. The judge's order was issued Monday after the former Spice Girl filed a sworn declaration stating Stephen...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2016 file photo, Stephanie Seymour appears Superior Court in the Stamford, Conn., for a hearing on her February 2016 drunken driving charges. On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, charges were dropped after the former supermodel completed a year-long program for first-time offenders. (Douglas Healey/New York Post via AP, Pool, File)
April 04, 2017 - 4:08 pm
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former supermodel Stephanie Seymour has had drunken driving and other charges erased from her record in Connecticut after she completed a yearlong program that included treatment for alcohol abuse. The charges were dismissed Tuesday during a hearing in Stamford Superior Court...
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Bill Cosby arrives for a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Monday, April 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
April 03, 2017 - 12:31 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The judge in Bill Cosby's criminal case expects the trial to last about two weeks and hopes to have a jury in place before the proceeding opens June 5 in suburban Philadelphia. At a pretrial hearing Monday, Montgomery County Judge Steven O'Neill said he hopes to pick jurors...
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Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez turns to look at assistant district attorney Patrick Haggan as Haggan questions a prosecution witness during Hernandez's double murder trial at Suffolk Superior Court Monday, April 3, 2017 in Boston. Hernandez is standing trial for the July 2012 killings of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado who he encountered in a Boston nightclub. The former NFL player is already serving a life sentence in the 2013 killing of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, Pool)
April 03, 2017 - 11:09 am
BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for former NFL star Aaron Hernandez have begun presenting their defense in his double-murder trial. After prosecutors rested their case Monday, Hernandez's lawyer called their first witness, a fan who had his photo taken with Hernandez the night prosecutors say Hernandez...
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FILE - In this combination of file photos, then Attorney General Michael Mukasey, left, speaks at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington on Dec. 16, 2008 and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani arrives for meetings with President-elect Donald Trump on Nov. 20, 2016, in Bedminster, N.J. A messy web of connections in a complex sanctions-busting case is raising troubling questions about potential conflicts of interest, corruption in Turkey and pro-Turkey lobbying by those close to the center of President Donald Trump’s orbit. Reza Zarrab, a young business mogul married to a Turkish pop star, was arrested in Florida last year. Giuliani and Mukasey are among those helping him. Turkey is pressing the U.S. to get the case tossed. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, left, and Carolyn Kaster, Files)
April 03, 2017 - 4:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A high-flying Turkish-Iranian businessman is busted in Miami, accused of laundering money for Iran. Turkey accuses the prominent American prosecutor of ties to a shadowy group it blames for a failed coup attempt. President Donald Trump fires the prosecutor. Then the businessman...
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FILE - In a Thursday, April, 10, 2014 file photo, Hall of Fame Inductee, member of Hall and Otes, Daryl Hall performs at the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York. A concert venue owned by recording star Hall is suing the New York town of Pawling, saying that measures taken to reduce the maximum legal occupancy of the site would force the business to close. A lawsuit filed March 17, 2017, seeks measures that would prevent the town from lowering the venue’s maximum occupancy from 318 standees to 198. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
April 02, 2017 - 1:23 pm
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — A concert venue owned by recording star Daryl Hall is suing a New York town, saying that measures taken to reduce the occupancy of the site would force the business to close. The Poughkeepsie Journal reports ( http://pojonews.co/2oq6kFz ) the dispute comes amid...
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April 02, 2017 - 1:08 pm
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — A concert venue owned by recording star Daryl Hall is suing a New York town, saying that measures taken to reduce the occupancy of the site would force the business to close. The Poughkeepsie Journal reports ( http://pojonews.co/2oq6kFz ) the dispute comes amid...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2015 file photo, Bill O'Reilly of the Fox News Channel program "The O'Reilly Factor," poses for photos in New York. O’Reilly says in a statement posted to his website that he is “vulnerable to lawsuits” because of his high-profile job in response to a New York Times report, Saturday, April 1, 2017, detailing payouts made to settle accusations of sexual harassment and other inappropriate behavior. Fox News’ parent company 21st Century Fox backed him in a statement. AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 01, 2017 - 5:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News host Bill O'Reilly said Saturday that he is "vulnerable to lawsuits" because of his high-profile job, in response to a New York Times report detailing payouts made to settle accusations of sexual harassment and other inappropriate behavior. O'Reilly posted the statement to...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2015 file photo, Bill O'Reilly of the Fox News Channel program "The O'Reilly Factor," poses for photos in New York. O’Reilly says in a statement posted to his website that he is “vulnerable to lawsuits” because of his high-profile job in response to a New York Times report, Saturday, April 1, 2017, detailing payouts made to settle accusations of sexual harassment and other inappropriate behavior. Fox News’ parent company 21st Century Fox backed him in a statement. AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 01, 2017 - 3:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News host Bill O'Reilly said Saturday that he is "vulnerable to lawsuits" because of his high-profile job, in response to a New York Times report detailing payouts made to settle accusations of sexual harassment and other inappropriate behavior. O'Reilly posted the statement to...
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April 01, 2017 - 1:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In response to a New York Times report, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly says in a statement posted to his website that he is "vulnerable to lawsuits" because of his high-profile job. The newspaper reported Saturday on payouts made to settle accusations of sexual harassment and other...
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