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Jury says it is deadlocked in Danny Masterson rape trial
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Jury says it is deadlocked in Danny Masterson rape trial

Jurors at the rape trial of "That '70s Show" star Danny Masterson said Friday that they are deadlocked, but a judge told them they have not deliberated long enough for her to declare a mistrial.The jury told Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Charlaine Olmedo that after nearly three days of deliberations, they could not reach a unanimous verdict on any of the three rape counts against the actor.Olmedo had already agreed to allow jurors Thanksgiving week off. She stopped their discussions Friday and told them to return and resume deliberations on Nov. 28. Masterson, 46, is charged with the rape of three women, including a former girlfriend, in his Hollywood Hills home between 2001 and 2003.He has pleaded not guilty, and the defense said the acts...
Cardi B wins California jury trial in art copyright infringement case
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Cardi B wins California jury trial in art copyright infringement case

A jury sided with Cardi B on Friday in a copyright infringement case involving a man who claimed the Grammy-winning rapper misused his back tattoos for her sexually suggestive 2016 mixtape cover art. The federal jury in Southern California ruled Kevin Michael Brophy did not prove Cardi B misappropriated his likeness. After the jury forewoman read the verdict, the rapper hugged her attorneys and appeared joyful. Cardi B thanked the jurors, admitting she was "pretty nervous" before hearing the verdict. "I wasn't sure if I was going to lose or not," she said after leaving the courthouse. She was swarmed by several reporters, photographers and more than 40 high schoolers who chanted her name. One fan held up a sign asking if she could take him to...
“That ’70s Show” actor Danny Masterson on trial on 3 rape charges
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“That ’70s Show” actor Danny Masterson on trial on 3 rape charges

Danny Masterson, former star of the long-running sitcom "That '70s Show," is about to face three women in court who say he raped them two decades ago at a trial whose key figures are all current or former members of the Church of Scientology.Opening statements could begin as early as Tuesday in the Los Angeles trial of the 46-year-old Masterson, and while a judge has expressed her determination not to have the church become the center of the proceedings, it will inevitably loom large.Masterson is charged with raping the women between 2001 and 2003 in his home, which functioned as a social hub when he was at the height of his fame. Masterson has pleaded not guilty to the charges. One of the women had been Masterson's longtime girlfriend. Anothe...
Harvey Weinstein’s Los Angeles sexual assault trial set to begin
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Harvey Weinstein’s Los Angeles sexual assault trial set to begin

Five years after women's stories about him made the #MeToo movement explode, Harvey Weinstein is going on trial in Los Angeles, the city where he once was a colossus at the Oscars. Already serving a 23-year sentence for a conviction for rape and sexual assault in New York, the 70-year-old former movie mogul faces different allegations, including several that prosecutors say occurred during a pivotal Oscar week in L.A. Jury selection for an eight-week trial begins Monday. Weinstein has been indicted on four counts of rape and seven other sexual assault counts involving five women, who will appear in court as Jane Does to tell their stories. He has pleaded not guilty. The alleged sexual assaults span from 2004 to 2013, and most occurred in hotel rooms in L.A. and Beverly Hills, pr...
Oath Keepers trial begins as January 6 committee postpones hearing
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Oath Keepers trial begins as January 6 committee postpones hearing

Oath Keepers trial begins as January 6 committee postpones hearing - CBS News Watch CBS News The House committee investigating the January 6 Capitol riot has postponed a hearing scheduled for Wednesday due to Hurricane Ian. This comes as a trial for several Oath Keepers charged with seditious conspiracy is getting underway. CBS News congressional correspondent Scott MacFarlane reports. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On Source link
Pop singer Shakira to face trial over tax fraud in Spain
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Pop singer Shakira to face trial over tax fraud in Spain

A Spanish judge on Tuesday approved a trial for Colombian pop singer Shakira on charges of tax fraud. Spanish prosecutors accused the entertainer in 2018 of failing to pay 14.5 million euros ($13.9 million) in taxes on income earned between 2012 and 2014. Prosecutors are seeking an eight-year prison sentence and a hefty fine if she is found guilty of tax evasion.Shakira, 45, has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing and rejected a deal with authorities to avoid going to trial. Her public relations firm has said that she has already paid all that she owed and an additional 3 million euros ($2.8 million) in interest. The court, based in the town of Esplugues de Llobregat near Barcelona, said that Shakira will face six counts of tax fraud. The date fo...
Closing arguments to start next week in latest R. Kelly trial
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Closing arguments to start next week in latest R. Kelly trial

Defense rests in R. Kelly trial Defense rests in R. Kelly trial 02:19 The defense for R. Kelly and two co-defendants rested Friday at the R&B singer's trial on charges of trial-fixing, child pornography and enticing minors for sex, with closing arguments and the start of jury deliberations scheduled for early next week. Minutes before resting, Kelly co-defendant and ex-business manager Derrell McDavid ended three days on the stand. He testified for nearly two days that he had believed Kelly when he ...
Alex Jones’ media company files for bankruptcy amid defamation trial
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Alex Jones’ media company files for bankruptcy amid defamation trial

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' media company Free Speech Systems filed for bankruptcy on Friday — but his attorney said it should not disrupt the defamation damages trial underway in Texas that seeks to force Jones to pay $150 million or more to the family of one of the children killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School attack.The trial in Austin, where Jones lives and Free Speech Systems is based, wrapped up its first week of testimony Friday and is expected to conclude next week. The bankruptcy filing was announced by Jones' attorney Andino Reynal late in the day.Reynal and attorneys for the family suing Jones told Judge Maya Guerra Gamble that the bankruptcy filing would not halt the lawsuit. The company wants "to put this part of t...
Attorney Camille Vasquez on Depp win: “I think the pressure of it all made us probably over-prepare”
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Attorney Camille Vasquez on Depp win: “I think the pressure of it all made us probably over-prepare”

Attorney Camille Vasquez on Depp win: "I think the pressure of it all made us probably over-prepare" - CBS News Watch CBS News In a "CBS Mornings" exclusive, co-host Gayle King interviews the young associates behind Johnny Depp's defamation trial win against Amber Heard. Attorney Camille Vasquez, who rose to fame following the televised trial, also addresses appeals and how the young perspective on their team helped build their case. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On ...