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Harvey Weinstein Under LAPD Investigation For Rape

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As NYPD and the London Metropolitan Police have begun investigating potential criminal complaints against Harvey Weinstein, the LAPD today formally announced they are now looking into allegations of rape against the disgraced producer. "The Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery Homicide Division has interviewed a potential sexual assault victim involving Harvey Weinstein which allegedly occurred in 2013," said LAPD Officer Sal Ramirez today. "The case is under… Read

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VidAngel Files For Chapter 11 After Losing Legal Fight With Hollywood Studios

VidAngel, the company that offered its users "clean" versions of existing movies, said today that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. CEO Neal Harmon announced the move, saying, “It's an important step to protect our company — as well as its creditors, investors, and customers — from the plaintiffs' efforts to deny families their legal right to watch filtered content on modern devices.” Read his full statement below. The news comes less than two months… Read

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Johnny Depp Hits Ex-Lawyer With $30M Malpractice Suit While Fighting Ex-Biz Managers

(UPDATED with statement from defendants’ lawyer) Johnny Depp looks to be cutting a wider legal swath, now going after his former lawyer while also battling his ex-business managers. In a malpractice complaint filed Tuesday, the Pirates of the Caribbean star is going after Jacob Bloom for $30 million that he says was hauled in improperly in fees and self-dealing related to Depp's dealings with The Management Group. "Mr. Depp trusted and reasonably relied on Defendants, as… Read

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Harvey Weinstein Resigns From TWC Board As Termination Ratified In Meeting

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EXCLUSIVE: Harvey Weinstein has resigned from the board of The Weinstein Company today as his brother Bob Weinstein and the other board members voted to ratify the October 8 termination of the company co-founder. Deadline has learned also that talks are ongoing in finding a resolution to the now ex-co-chair’s standing with the company, of which he owns 23%. This comes four days after Bob Weinstein said the company wasn’t for sale and it’s business as usual at TWC, and a… Read

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Shari Redstone Hit With $100M RICO Act Suit From Sumner’s Ex Companion

Almost two years after Sumner Redstone's former companion Manuela Herzer started the first of several legal actions to get back into the media mogul's life and good graces, today she went after his daughter Shari Redstone and her son for at least $100 million under the once-mob-aimed RICO Act. “The acts of Defendants Shari Redstone and Tyler Korff constitute an illegal pattern of racketeering in violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act ("RICO")… Read

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Donald Trump Calls Subpoena By Ex-‘Apprentice’ Contestant “Disgraceful”

"All I can say is it's totally fake news," Donald Trump said today when asked about a Gloria Allred-penned subpoena seeking documents from his campaign over allegations of sexual harassment. "It's fake, it's made-up stuff and it's disgraceful what happens, but that happens in the world of politics," the former Apprentice host added in typical form during a wide-ranging 45-minute news conference Monday in the White House Rose Garden. The question poised to President Trump… Read

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Harvey Weinstein’s Threatened NY Times Lawsuit Dead; Another Lawyer Leaves

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More than a week after a lawyer for Harvey Weinstein promised a big lawsuit against The New York Times over the paper’s detailed October 5 piece on allegations of sexual harassment against the mogul, that legal threat has gone away, as has the lawyer. Joining the likes of the already exited Lisa Bloom and Lanny Davis, Charles Harder is no longer working for the ex-The Weinstein Company co-chair, Deadline has confirmed. "He has been gone for about a week," a source says of… Read

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UK Police Investigating More Sexual Assault Claims Against Harvey Weinstein

Officers from the Metropolitan Police’s Sexual Offences division are understood to be investigating three further allegations of sexual assault against disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein. On October 12, it was reported that London police were “assessing a sexual abuse allegation” against the producer. The New York Police Department on the same day said it was looking into possible complaints against Weinstein. The latest allegations in Britain were made yesterday, Scotland… Read

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‘Midnight Rider’ Case: CSX Wants New Trial; Sarah Jones Family Fights Against It

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CSX is asking for a new trial after losing a civil case this past summer to the parents of Sarah Jones who was killed on a GA train trestle in 2014 while filming the Greg Allman biopic Midnight Rider, and the deceased camera assistant’s family filed a brief earlier this week to try to stop it. “We are extremely confident that justice prevailed in the Sarah Jones case when the jury announced its decision in July 2017,” said Elizabeth and Richard Jones’ attorney Jeffrey R… Read

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Amazon Studios’ Roy Price Suspended Amid Sexual Harassment Claims; COO Albert Cheng Named Interim Boss

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UPDATED: Amazon Studios boss Roy Price is going on a leave of absence, the company confirmed, amid details emerging of a 2015 incident involving Isa Hackett Dick, executive producer of Amazon’s The Man In The High Castle and upcoming Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams. The suspension, which Deadline had earlier reported was expected, is effective immediately. Amazon said the studio’s COO Albert Cheng will take over the division on an interim basis. The specifics of the… Read

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LAPD “Considering” Investigating Harvey Weinstein Over Sexual Assault Allegations

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EXCLUSIVE: As NYC and London police open investigations into allegations of sexual assault by Harvey Weinstein, the former movie mogul may soon find himself under the spotlight of the LAPD too. The LAPD is "considering our options and the best course of action to take" a source within the department tells Deadline. "Discussions are on-going to determine where we stand in term of jurisdictional claims," the well-placed blue insider added of the matter as the Weinstein… Read

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Harvey Weinstein Lawyers Up Again, Adds Mel Gibson Attorney Blair Berk To Team

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The criminal lawyer who turned the tide for a ranting Mel Gibson has now signed on to Harvey Weinstein's new legal team. As the toxic fallout from allegations of sexual harassment and claims of rape continues for the scandalized ex-The Weinstein Company co-chair, the Oscar-winning producer has recruited Blair Berk to his side, sources confirm to Deadline. We are also hearing that more attorneys may be joining Berk in the coming days. Of the allegations leveled against… Read