Celebrity legal affairs

This combination photo shows, clockwise from left, music producer Dr. Luke, and performers, Lil Wayne, Juice WRLD, Doja Cat and Saweetie. Dr. Luke, who has been entangled in a bitter lawsuit with former collaborator Kesha since 2014, has produced and co-written Saweetie’s new single “Tap In,” the follow-up to her double-platinum smash “My Type.” He also co-wrote and co-produced Juice WRLD’s “Wishing Well,” taken from the rapper’s first posthumous album “Legends Never Die,” released last week. For his work with Cat, he used the alias Tyson Trax. For Lil Wayne’s “Shimmy,” a track featuring Cat on the deluxe edition of his latest album “Funeral,” Dr. Luke used the name Loctor Duke. (AP Photo)
July 16, 2020 - 12:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Controversial music producer Dr. Luke was once pop music’s top hitmaker, crafting hits for virtually every female pop star, from Katy Perry to Kelly Clarkson to Britney Spears. He’s returned to the charts in 2020, working on songs for rising and established rap stars, including Lil...
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FILE - This 2013 file photo shows New York Jets running back Joe McKnight. An appeals court granted a Louisiana man a new trial because he was convicted by a split jury of fatally shooting McKnight during a road rage incident. Ronald Glasser's 30-year sentence and manslaughter conviction were vacated Wednesday, July 15, 2020, by the Louisiana 5th Circuit Court of Appeal, news outlets reported. (AP Photo/File)
July 16, 2020 - 8:13 am
GRETNA, La. (AP) — An appeals court has granted the killer of NFL player Joe McKnight a new trial because his manslaughter conviction was delivered by a split jury. Ronald Gasser's 30-year sentence and manslaughter conviction were vacated Wednesday by the Louisiana 5th Circuit Court of Appeal, news...
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FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2019 file photo, Megan Thee Stallion arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards in Newark, N.J.. The rapper says she was shot multiple times, but expects to fully recover. The 25-year-old said in an Instagram post Wednesday that she had gunshot wounds from a crime committed against her Sunday with the intent to harm her and feels lucky to be alive. She did not say who shot her or why, and Los Angeles police had no immediate comment. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
July 15, 2020 - 7:59 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper Megan Thee Stallion said Wednesday that she was shot multiple times on Sunday, but expects to fully recover. “I suffered gunshot wounds, as a result of a crime that was committed against me and done with the intention to physically harm me,” the 25-year-old Texan whose...
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In this image from video, a Louisville Metro Police Department office stands guard outside the home of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron as protestors sit in his front yard in Louisville, Kentucky Tuesday, July 14, 2020. About two dozen protestors were arrested. Protesters were chanting Breonna Taylor's name as well as calling for justice after the 26-year-old emergency room technician was fatally shot by LMPD in her South End Apartment while police were serving a search warrant. Cameron said he still has no timeline for when his office will conclude its investigation of the case. (Mary Ann Gerth/Courier Journal via AP)
July 15, 2020 - 7:10 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Eighty-seven demonstrators who gathered at the home of Kentucky’s attorney general to demand justice for Breonna Taylor have been arrested and charged with a felony for trying to “intimidate” the prosecutor, police said. Protesters with the social justice organization Until...
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Actress Amber Heard gestures as she arrives at the High Court for a hearing in Johnny Depp's libel case, in London, Wednesday July 15, 2020. Depp is suing News Group Newspapers, publisher of The Sun, and the paper’s executive editor, Dan Wootton, over an April 2018 article that called him a “wife-beater.” The Sun’s defense relies on a total of 14 allegations by Heard of Depp’s violence. He strongly denies all of them. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)
July 15, 2020 - 11:59 am
LONDON (AP) — Amber Heard's former personal assistant claimed Wednesday that she told the model-actress about a violent sexual assault she had endured, only for Heard to “twist" the story for her own use. Kate James gave dramatic testimony at Johnny Depp's libel trial against a British tabloid...
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FILE - In this June 5, 1991 file photo, British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell arrives at Epsom Racecourse. Jeffrey Epstein’s former girlfriend will face a judge and at least one of her accusers by video at a hearing to determine whether she stays behind bars until trial on charges she recruited girls for the financier to sexually abuse a quarter-century before he killed himself in a Manhattan jail. The hearing Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Manhattan federal court was expected to feature a not guilty plea by Maxwell along with arguments over whether she'll flee if she's released. (Chris Ison/PA via AP, File)
July 14, 2020 - 6:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jeffrey Epstein’s former girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell, will remain behind bars until trial after she was denied bail Tuesday as a risk to flee rather than face charges she recruited girls for the financier to sexually abuse more than two decades ago. Two Epstein accusers implored...
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FILE - This image released by Republic Records shows rapper Pop Smoke. Authorities believe the rising rapper, whose legal name is Bashar Barakah Jackson, was shot and killed during a Los Angeles home-invasion robbery in February after his social media posts led five suspects to the house he was renting. Prosecutors say two men and two teens have been charged in the death of the rapper. Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey said in a statement Monday, July 13, 2020, that Corey Walker and Keandre Rodgers were charged with a murder that occurred during the commission of a robbery and burglary. The two male teens were also charged with murder and robbery in juvenile court. (Tracy Awino/Republic Records via AP)
July 13, 2020 - 9:28 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two men and two teens have been charged in the death of rising rapper Pop Smoke, who was killed during a Los Angeles home-invasion robbery in February, the district attorney’s office said Monday. Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said in a statement that Corey...
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A sign for the Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Prisons is displayed at the Metropolitan Detention Center, Monday, July 6, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Jeffrey Epstein's longtime confidante Ghislaine Maxwell has been transferred to New York to face charges she recruited women and girls for him to sexually abuse. The Bureau of Prisons confirmed that Maxwell was transferred Monday and is currently being held at the MDC. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
July 13, 2020 - 1:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — One or more victims of Jeffrey Epstein plan to tell a judge Tuesday that his ex-girlfriend should be denied bail on charges that she recruited teenage girls for him to sexually abuse in the 1990s, prosecutors said Monday. Prosecutors made the revelation in court papers as they...
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American actor Johnny Depp poses for the media as he arrives at the High Court in London, Monday, July 13, 2020. Depp is expected to wrap up his evidence at his libel trial against a tabloid newspaper that accused him of abusing ex-wife Amber Heard. The Hollywood star is suing News Group Newspapers, publisher of The Sun, and the paper’s executive editor, Dan Wootton, over an April 2018 article that called him a “wife-beater.” (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
July 13, 2020 - 8:15 am
LONDON (AP) — Johnny Depp accused Amber Heard of hitting him with a “haymaker” punch during an altercation near the end of their volatile marriage, as the star wrapped up testimony in his libel suit against a British tabloid newspaper that accused him of domestic abuse. Depp said the fight came...
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Johnny Depp arrives at the High Court in London, Friday July 10, 2020. Depp is back in the witness box at the trial of his libel suit against a tabloid newspaper that called him a "wife-beater" in an April 2018 article that said he'd physically abused ex-wife Amber Heard. Depp strongly denies the allegations.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
July 10, 2020 - 11:52 am
LONDON (AP) — Johnny Depp said in a London court on Friday that he was left embittered by ex-wife Amber Heard's claims he abused her, which turned him from “Cinderella to Quasimodo” in the public eye. He also said the couple's tempestuous marriage broke down for good after an incident in which he...
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