Celebrities

1152 ABA Journal Celebrities articles.

Judge rejects Harvey Weinstein’s dinner-and a-movie hypothetical, allows civil sex-trafficking suit

A federal judge in Manhattan has refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a British actress who sued producer Harvey Weinstein for an alleged violation of the federal sex-trafficking law.

Celebrity attorneys face challenges, ethical pitfalls
Attorneys who have been in the limelight say it’s important to be aware of the challenges that come with representing celebrities and how missteps can impact their reputation and yours.
Assessment board says Bill Cosby is a sexually violent predator; DA asks judge to decide

A district attorney in Pennsylvania has asked the judge who presided at Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial to decide whether the comedian is a “sexually violent predator.”

Montgomery County District…

Milwaukee Bucks player sues over stun-gun arrest after parking violation, cites cop’s Facebook posts

Milwaukee Bucks rookie guard Sterling Brown filed a federal civil rights lawsuit on Tuesday that alleges Milwaukee police used excessive force when they shocked him with a stun gun and…

Bill Cosby is found guilty of sexual assault in retrial with additional witnesses

Bill Cosby has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a Temple University employee at his home in 2004.

Jurors in Norristown, Pennsylvania, found Cosby guilty of three counts of aggravated…

LeBron James hit with trademark suit over his barbershop-based web series
LeBron James and his multimedia platform, Uninterrupted, were sued by a Detroit barbershop that claims trademark infringement over the NBA star’s web series.
LeBron James issues infringement letter to the University of Alabama over web series
Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James and his multimedia platform, Uninterrupted, sent a notice of copyright infringement to the University of Alabama earlier this month.
Model testifies that Bill Cosby gave her a pill that immobilized her before he raped her

A model testifying in Bill Cosby’s criminal trial on Thursday said the comedian invited her to Lake Tahoe to discuss her career in 1982, then gave her a blue pill…

Bill Cosby has a new lawyer and additional witnesses in retrial for alleged sexual assault

Jurors will hear from new witnesses when Bill Cosby’s retrial for an alleged sexual assault begins Monday in Norristown, Pennsylvania.

Cosby’s new lead defense counsel is Tom Mesereau Jr.,…

Cosby’s lawyers seek to replace judge because of his wife’s advocacy for sex assault victims

Bill Cosby’s lawyers contend the Pennsylvania judge who is presiding in the comedian’s retrial on charges of aggravated indecent assault should recuse himself because the judge’s wife is an advocate…

Trump attorney’s statement that he paid Stormy Daniels $130K raises ethics questions
Michael D. Cohen, Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, said Tuesday that he used his own money to pay a porn actress $130,000 who is alleged to have claimed to have had an affair with Trump before he became president. But the statement, made to the New York Times, has raised ethics questions.
Shelter claims it is entitled to cat custody because adoptive owner breached indoors-only contract

A woman who named her cat after Reggie Watts is getting some help from the comedian in her custody battle with a shelter that claims it is entitled to the…

Jay-Z op-ed: Rapper Meek Mill’s sentence shows how justice system ‘entraps and harasses’ blacks

Rapper Jay-Z sees the sentencing of fellow rap artist Meek Mill as an example of the unfair treatment of blacks by the criminal justice system.

Jay-Z rose to Meek Mill’s…

Convicted former Subway pitchman has sovereign citizen approach rejected

A federal judge in Indianapolis has rejected a sovereign citizen argument made by convicted former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle.

U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt said Fogle’s pro se filing…

ACLU advises Taylor Swift’s BigLaw lawyer to ‘shake it off’

The American Civil Liberties Union worked in some Taylor Swift references in a letter criticizing a lawyer for the pop star who sent a takedown notice to an obscure blog…

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