Legal Issues

Dancer Sues Britney Spears Over Broken Nose

May 7th, 2014 8:53am EDT
Dancer Sues Britney Spears Over Broken Nose
A dancer is suing Britney Spears, claiming the pop star broke her nose during rehearsals last summer. Dancer Dawn Noel was reportedly struck in the face while practicing on the music video "Work Bitch" in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, on Aug. 19, 2013.

According to a lawsuit obtained by E! News, Noel claims Spears arrived to the shoot two-and-a-half hours late and appeared "in a disheveled and confused state." Although the dance moves were "fairly basic," Spears had "difficulty learning the moves and following simple directions."

Noel was standing next to the singer when Spears "twirled in...
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Bryan Singer Named In Second Sexual Assault Case

May 5th, 2014 3:00pm EDT
Bryan Singer
A second man has accused Bryan Singer of sexual assault, claiming he was under age when the director had sexual contact with him in London.

The anonymous man claims Singer and co-defendant Gary Goddard sexually assaulted him on multiple occasions, including a naked webcam show. The accuser claims he met Goddard online and it was insinuated the Broadway producer could help his career.

The man, then 15, was invited to an after-party for the London premiere of Superman. Following the event, he alleges Singer and Goddard grabbed him “in a sexual manner,” and after he asked them to stop, a “la...
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Lindsay Lohan Blames Court Absence On Miscarriage, Sobriety Battle

May 3rd, 2014 7:00pm EDT
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan has an excuse for being absent from court in her ongoing battle with her former fashion collaborators D.N.A.M Apparel Industries - her miscarriage and sobriety battle distracted her.

Last year, Lohan filed a $1.1 million lawsuit against the clothing manufacturers, claiming she never received her share of profits when a 2009 business deal fell through. D.N.A.M countersued for breach of contract and fraud, blaming the star's "drug-addled image" and legal issues for making it difficult to sell her 6126 Collection to retail businesses.

In addition, Lohan has been fighting for tr...
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Sam Worthington Settles Paparazzo Assault Case

May 1st, 2014 6:32pm EDT
Sam Worthington
Sam Worthington has reached a deal and won't be charged with attacking a photographer during an altercation in February.

The New York Daily News reports Worthington's lawyer submitted a signed statement reading, "I understand that as long as I continue to lead a law abiding life, this matter will be dismissed and sealed."

The offer for dismissal is fairly standard for low-level crimes committed by first-time offenders. Worthington was facing a maximum of one year in jail for third-degree assault, third-degree attempted assault and second-degree harassment.

The photographer involved, Shen...
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Police: Justin Bieber High-Fived His Friend After Egging Neighbor’s House

April 26th, 2014 4:00pm EDT
Police: Justin Bieber High-Fived His Friend After Egging Neighbo
Back in January, Justin Bieber threw eggs at his neighbor's house, and newly released surveillance video from the pop star's Calabasas home show the singer high-fiving a friend following the attack.

The video also shows Bieber running behind a car outside his house immediately after the egg attack and looking out from the side.

Police told TMZ.com that they used a search warrant to watch the singer's own surveillance video on the night of the incident. One of the law enforcement officials was able to identify Bieber because he was wearing the same sweater in a photo he posed on Instagram ...
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Officials Detain Justin Bieber At LAX For Several Hours

April 25th, 2014 4:00pm EDT
Officials Detain Justin Bieber At LAX For Several Hours
After flying into the United States from Japan on Thursday, officials at Los Angeles International Airport detained singer Justin Bieber for five hours for undisclosed reasons.

Bieber arrived at LAX just after 1 p.m. He was allowed to leave around 6:20 p.m with his entourage of four bodyguards.

As for the reason for his detainment, a source told Us Weekly magazine: "It was a routine secondary set of questioning that Justin has to go through now every time he comes back in the country because he's a foreign national."

Bieber has been plagued with several legal issues in recent months, inc...
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Chris Brown Ordered To Remain In Jail, Assault Trial Pushed Back To June

April 24th, 2014 8:28am EDT
Chris Brown
A judge has decided that singer Chris Brown will remain in jail for at least one more week. Brown, 24, is preparing to stand trial for misdemeanor assault charges related to punching a man named Parker Adams in Washington, D.C., and breaking his nose.

Judge Victor Greenberg denied attorneys' request to release Brown until a probation revocation hearing takes place on May 1.

Brown was arrested for assault back in October, which violated his probation that stemmed from a 2009 assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna. A judge allowed him to enter rehab instead of go to jail.

The singer was the k...
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'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer Accused Of Drugging And Molesting Teen

April 17th, 2014 10:14pm EDT
Bryan Singer
X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer is at the center of new accusations claiming that he molested a 17-year-old teen 15 years ago.

The suit, filed by Michael F. Egan, now 31, claims that he was given drugs and alcohol and was sexually assaulted during a number of parties in southern California and Hawaii. Egan claims that former entertainment executive Marc Collins-Rector -- a registered sex offender -- arranged for him to meet Singer at parties that "featured sexual contact between adult males and the many teenage boys who were present" in Encino, California in the late 1990s...
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8 Celebs Who've Broken Just About Every Law And Are Still Forgiven For Their Bad Behavior

April 17th, 2014 8:00pm EDT
8 Celebs Who've Broken Just About Every Law And Are Still Forgiv
Have a run in with the cops while high or drunk? Indecent exposure? Public beat downs? Racism? No problem if you're one of the celebrities listed below, who managed to not only do minimal time for their crime, but be forgiven by their fan base as well! Being untouchable is only one of their many charms. See which 8 celebrities got away with murder (well, not actually) and are still revered as some of the best in their fields.

David Cassidy

Three Time DUI Charges

David Cassidy, entertainer and former teen heartthrob adored by millions, just doesn't seem to learn from his mistakes. He was ...
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Chris Brown's Mugshot Surfaces Week Before Trial

April 17th, 2014 6:39pm EDT
Chris Brown
Chris Brown's Mugshot from his arrest last October have hit the Internet, a week before his assault trial begins.

Chris Brown has blond hair in the mugshot released by WUSA9. The shots also show several of his famous neck tattoos.

#BREAKING Chris Brown PHOTOS explained in minutes on WUSA9 at 5:34 p.m. #watchit pic.twitter.com/tTCjwc1GYb

— wusa9 (@wusa9) April 16, 2014

Brown was arrested on October 27, 2013 in Washington D.C. After he and his bodyguard allegedly brawled with a man outside the W Hotel. Brown's bodyguard Christopher Hollosy says he punched the man after he tried to get...
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