Legal Issues

Suge Knight Surrenders To Police

November 6th, 2014 8:09am EST
Suge Knight
Police have taken Suge Knight into custody for allegedly stealing a photographer's camera in September. The hip-hop star went to court with his attorney in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Wednesday to formally surrender to authorities. He pleaded not guilty, and bail was set at $500,000.

Last week Knight was arrested in Las Vegas because he and comedian Katt Williams "forcibly" grabbed a camera from a female paparazzo in Beverly Hills earlier this fall. He was charged with one felony count of robbery and jailed so he could appear on court on Thursday for a separate traffic citation stemming back...
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Is Halle Berry's Ex-Boyfriend Abusing Child Support?

November 3rd, 2014 11:56am EST
Halle Berry Trying To Reduce Ex Gabriel Aubry's Child Support
Actress Halle Berry continues to squabble with ex-boyfriend, model Gabriel Aubry, over money. Berry wants to reduce Aubry's monthly support payment from $16,000 a month to around $3,800 a month.

Aubry is contesting the amount, stating that since Berry's then-boyfriend now husband Olivier Martinez beat him up in 2012, he has not been able to land work as a model.

Reportedly since the attack, Aubry argued he has only been able to get three gigs.

Berry is calling Aubry's high support payment, "an abuse of the system" saying, "There is no case, no law, no logic that says a healthy, active ma...
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Lindsay Lohan & Her Brother Are Being Sued For $60 Million

November 1st, 2014 4:37pm EDT
Lindsay Lohan
Fima Potik is suing Lindsay Lohan and her brother Michael over a phone app the pair is developing. Potik claims he star and her brother worked with im on the idea for celebrity fashion website Spotted Friend and then went on to create an "identical" cell phone app with a rival company.

A judge has since issued a temporary restraining order aginst the siblings, ordering them to stop work on the app, called Vigme. They will not be able to launch, promote or market the app.

The Lohans' attorney Ravi Batra told the New York Post that the order simply "preserves the status quo" until the sibl...
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Joan Rivers' Daughter Hires Law Firm To Investigate Comedienne's Death

October 29th, 2014 9:43am EDT
Joan Rivers' Daughter Hires Law Firm To Investigate Comedienne's
Joan Rivers' daughter Melissa has hired a team of lawyers to look into the comedienne's death. Rivers, 81, died in September after suffering cardiac and respiratory arrest during a routine throat procedure at a medical clinic in New York City.

Oxygen was cut off to the star's brain during the procedure, a medical examiner determined. An autopsy proved inconclusive.

Melissa wants an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident in order to get a clearer picture of what happened. She intends to file a multimillion-dollar medical malpractice and wrongful death lawsuit against...
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Pennsylvania Judge Refuses To Dismiss Led Zeppelin Plagiarism Lawsuit

October 22nd, 2014 11:05pm EDT
Led Zeppelin
A Pennsylvania judge has ruled that a plagiarism lawsuit against Led Zeppelin over their classic hit "Stairway To Heaven" can proceed despite the group's members not having any ties to the jurisdiction in which the suit was filed.

The group's lawyers requested that the suit, which was brought against the band by the family of late Spirit guitarist Randy California, be dismissed on the grounds that the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has no right to rule on the case.

"The individual defendants are British citizens residing in England, own no property in Pennsylv...
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Kesha Swore Under Oath That Dr. Luke Didn't Make Sexual Advances Towards Her

October 22nd, 2014 8:32am EDT
Kesha
Last week, Kesha made headlines after she accused producer Dr. Luke of mentally and sexually abusing her for years. She claims that's what forced her to go to rehab in Illinois earlier this year for two months.

Kesha has claimed the producer forced himself on her after making her take drugs and alcohol during a flight. She also accused Dr. Luke, real name Lukasz Gottwald, of taking advantage of her in a hotel suite after giving her drugs.

The singer's accusations are holding less weight after a judge released a 2011 deposition in which she swore under oath that she had never been intimat...
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Kesha Files Lawsuit Against Music Producer Dr. Luke For Physical, Verbal And Sexual Abuse, He Responds With Countersuit

October 14th, 2014 11:18pm EDT
Kesha
Pop star Kesha has accused one of her former music producers of being the reason she ended up in an Illinois rehab clinic for two months earlier this year.

The singer filed suit against Dr. Luke, real name Lukasz Gottwald, accusing him of sexual, physical and verbal abuse during the time she spent working with him.

Gottwald signed Kesha, full name Kesha Rose Sebert, to a record deal when she was 18-years-old, and she says that during the past 10 years he's been nothing but abusive to her, both physically and mentally, and he even sexually assaulted her on at least one occasion.

Kesha cla...
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False Alarm: Police Called To Investigate Possible Stephen Collins Suicide

October 8th, 2014 1:31pm EDT
Stephen Collins
Los Angeles Police Department officers were called to the home of actor Stephen Collins on Tuesday evening to investigate reports of a gunshot being heard.

The actor made headlines earlier in the day when an audio tape containing the former "7th Heaven" star admitted to molesting several young girls over a decade ago surfaced on TMZ.com.

Collins gave several details about his crimes during a therapy session with estranged wife Faye Grant, who secretly recorded them and gave the tape to the LAPD to investigate. The case was closed in 2012 because there were no victims who came forward with...
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Miley Cyrus' Homeless VMAs Date Sentenced To Six Months In Jail

October 8th, 2014 10:03am EDT
Miley Cyrus' Homeless VMAs Date Sentenced To Six Months In Jail
Jesse Helt, the homeless man whom Miley Cyrus took to the Video Music Awards over the summer, has been sentenced to six months in jail for violating his probation.

Helt, 22, turned himself into police in his native Oregon in August a few days after he went to the Los Angeles prize giving. He was booked for breaking the terms of his probation stemming from a 2010 burglary. Helt also did not keep his probation officer up to date about his whereabouts, failed to take a drug test, broke curfew, and did not complete community service requirements.

On Tuesday, Helt returned to court and pleaded...
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Sarah Hyland Granted 3-Year Restraining Order Against Abusive Ex-Boyfriend

October 7th, 2014 9:11am EDT
Sarah Hyland
"Modern Family" star Sarah Hyland should sleep better at night knowing that her abusive ex-boyfriend has been ordered to stay 100 yards away from her.

A judge has granted the 23-year-old actress's request for a permanent restraining order and has banned Matthew Prokop from contacting her for the next three years, according to TMZ.com.

The couple dated for five years and split up in May. Hyland sought a protection order in September, claiming Prokop verbally and physically terrorized her during their relationship. He reportedly threatened to harm her dog and set one of her homes on fire.

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