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Los Angeles D.A. Declines To Charge Benny Medina For Alleged 2004 Sexual Assault

Benny Medina

Benny Medina, the TV producer and music manager whose clients include Jennifer Lopez and formerly Will Smith and Mariah Carey, will not be charged by the Los Angeles District Attorney in an alleged 2004 sexual assault. The case was declined by the L.A. D.A.’s entertainment sexual assault task force Friday owing to the statue of limitations, according to the charge evaluation worksheet, and that the unnamed alleged victim recently died. No other information was given in… Read

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Pundit Blames Dianne Feinstein After Doxing Kavanaugh Classmate To Undermine Assault Accusations

Fox & Friends ran with a conservative commentator’s theory that the woman alleging President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee assaulted her in high school is confusing Brett Kavanaugh with a classmate. Problem is, Ed Whelan included photos and a Facebook profile of the guy he claims Christine Blasey Ford is mistaking for Kavanaugh. "I made an appalling and inexcusable mistake of judgment in posting the tweet thread in a way that identified Kavanaugh's Georgetown Prep… Read

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Mark Steines Sues Hallmark Channel Owner Over ‘Home & Family’ Exit; Crown Media Says “No Merit” To Claims – Update

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UPDATED with Crown Media Family Networks statement: Mark Steines has filed a lawsuit against Hallmark Channel owner Crown Media, four months after he was abruptly removed as co-host of the network’s flagship series Home and Family. His four-claim suit filed today in Los Angeles Superior Court alleges that his exit came after he stood up in support of two women on the show’s staff who had accused the show’s then-executive producer Woody Fraser of sexual harassment, and he… Read

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Asia Argento Turns To Princess Diana Law Firm To Seek “Substantial Damages” Against Rose McGowan — Update

Asia Argento Rose McGowan

Thursday update, Sept 20: The time was set. The time has passed. Asia Argento has said on Twitter that she is moving ahead with plans to sue Rose McGowan. The actress updated, “I must inform you that I’ve instructed Mishcon de Reya to seek for substantial damages for deception, fraud, coercion and libel. You will hear from them shortly.” Nothing from McGowan’s side yet. Mishcon de Reya is the blue chip British law firm which has repped clients including Deborah Lipstadt… Read

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Brett Kavanaugh ‘He Said/She Said’ TV News Drama Set For Monday After Sen. Grassley Rejects Assault-Claim Delay

Sen. Chuck Grassley, head of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has rejected Democrats calls to delay Monday’s Must See TV hearing in which Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was scheduled to debate his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford. Ford, who claims Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teens and he was a football star at Georgetown Prep, is calling for an FBI investigation before she testifies before the committee, so as not to be walking into a made-for-TV… Read

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Harvey Weinstein Loses Bid To Have Ashley Judd’s Suit Tossed Out

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Harvey Weinstein failed to have a federal court judge throw out actress Ashley Judd’s lawsuit, which accuses the disgraced Hollywood producer of defaming her and interfering with her ability to land a part in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Judge Philip Gutierrez issued a ruling today that allows Judd to proceed with her defamation and interference claims against Weinstein. The district court judge tossed out Judd’s sexual harassment claim, saying that a 1990s hotel room… Read

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Bill Cosby Bid To Throw Out Rape Case Judge Rejected; Sentencing Next Week

Bill Cosby

Less than a week before Bill Cosby is set to face sentencing on being found guilty of sexual assaulting a Temple University employee in 2004, the actor has seen his bid to have the judge in the case replaced or recused rejected. “And now this 19th day of September, 2018, upon consideration of the Defendant’s Motion for Disclosure, Recusal and For Reconsideration of Recusal, and supporting Memorandum of Law, filed September 11, 2018, and the Commonwealth’s Response… Read

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Fan Bingbing Disappearance Throws Her ‘355’ Casting, Other Film Projects & More Into Uncertainty

The status of Chinese superstar Fan Bingbing, who has disappeared from public view amid speculation that she might be under government control in relation to a tax-evasion matter, could have a widespread impact on everything from film projects to media companies and brand relationships. In some cases, it already has begun despite no charges having been made public amid the swirling chatter. In recent days, talk has swirled of scrubbing the actress from completed movies or… Read

Business

MoviePass Parent Helios & Matheson To Try Another Reverse Stock Split

MoviePass parent Helios & Matheson will attempt another reverse stock split to prop up its sagging stock and avoid being delisted by the NASDAQ stock exchange. The board authorized unanimously authorized a 1-share-for-500 split, which the company argues holds the potential to inflate the stock price, which is trading at 2 cents a share. The common stock needs to reach $1 a share by Dec. 18, or face removal from the public market. The last time Helios & Matheson declared a… Read

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Pivotal Harvey Weinstein Sex Crimes Hearing Pushed Past Midterm Elections

If the pace of justice seems to be moving slowly for Harvey Weinstein and the potential of life behind bars for the disgraced producer, it just slowed down even more. An important New York Supreme Court hearing set later this week on the multiple sex crimes that Weinstein is facing from grand jury indictments has been pushed back to November 8, the office of New York County District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. announced this morning. Both parties agreed to the adjournment to… Read

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Fox Puts Former Board Member Viet Dinh In Top Legal Executive Role

21st Century Fox

Viet D. Dinh has been appointed Chief Legal and Policy Officer of “New Fox,” the Murdoch-controlled entity that will be spun off after most of 21st Century Fox is acquired by Disney. Dinh recently stepped down as an independent director on the board of 21st Century Fox. The new Fox portfolio will consist of the Fox broadcast network, FS1, Fox News and the company’s portfolio of In his role at Fox, Mr. Dinh will be responsible for all legal, compliance, and regulatory… Read

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Fan Bingbing, Top Chinese Actress, Missing And May Be Imprisoned

Fan Bingbing

One of the top actresses in China has not been seen in public since June, disappearing without a trace. Fan Bingbing, one of that nation’s highest-paid and most bankable stars, is well-known to Hollywood audiences, having appeared in the X-Men franchise and other western films. In China, Bingbing is one of the top celebrities, launched in thousands of ads and affiliated with top luxury brands. Time magazine called her China’s most famous actress in 2015, and she was a red… Read