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Harvey Weinstein sues Chrysler unit of Stellantis over 2019 Jeep crash
Former Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein, currently in jail after being convicted of sex crimes, sued the U.S. firm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Tuesday over a 2019 accident in which he flipped a Jeep Wrangler while trying to drive away. avoid a deer. Weinstein is seeking $5 million in damages, saying the August 17, 2019 accident in Bedford, New York, left him “catastrophically injured and rendered paralyzed” with “significant and continuing conscious pain and suffering” from what his lawyer called “a severe spine and back”. wounds.”
UK prosecutors clear indecent assault charges against Harvey Weinstein
British prosecutors said on Wednesday they had cleared charges against former Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein on two counts of indecent assault on a woman 26 years ago. “Charges have been authorized against Harvey Weinstein, 70, following a review of evidence gathered by the Metropolitan Police in their investigation,” said Rosemary Ainslie, head of the Crown Prosecution Service’s Special Crimes Division (CPS). ).
Woman tells jury Cosby sexually assaulted her, given defense challenges
A woman who sued Bill Cosby took the witness stand in California on Tuesday, telling jurors the comedian forced her to perform a sex act at the Playboy Mansion when she was a teenager in the 1970s Judy Huth, who is seeking unspecified damages, said she traveled to the famous Los Angeles location at Cosby’s invitation after she and a friend met him days earlier in a public park where he was shooting a movie.
‘Top Gun’ heirs sue Paramount over ‘Top Gun: Maverick’
The family of the author whose article inspired Tom Cruise’s 1986 film “Top Gun” sued Paramount Pictures on Monday for copyright infringement over this year’s hit sequel “Top Gun: Maverick.” According to a lawsuit filed in federal court in Los Angeles, the Paramount Global unit failed to repurchase the rights to Ehud Yonay’s 1983 “Top Guns” article from the family before publishing the “spin-off” sequel. “.
Actor Matthew McConaughey makes a moving plea for gun laws at the White House
Actor and Uvalde, Texas native Matthew McConaughey met with President Joe Biden on Tuesday and called for more congressional action on gun violence in a moving speech, sharing the stories of those who have been killed during the shooting at an elementary school last month. Nineteen children and two teachers were shot dead at Robb Elementary School in McConaughey’s hometown on May 24 by an 18-year-old gunman wielding a semi-automatic rifle.
A fan becomes a superhero in ‘Ms. Marvel’s comedy spin-off
From super fan to super hero, 19-year-old Pakistani-Canadian actress Iman Vellani has undergone the ultimate makeover in the new Disney+ TV show “Ms. Marvel.” Vellani plays Marvel Comics’ Kamala Khan, a 16-year-old high school student and superhero fan who discovers she has powers of her own.
Taylor Swift and Jennifer Lopez star at Tribeca Filmfest
A documentary about Jennifer Lopez, a “Heat” reunion and a conversation with chart-topping Taylor Swift are among the highlights of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival which opens in New York on Wednesday. Lopez herself is set to attend the screening of “Halftime,” a film about the singer and actor’s career that kicks off the 20-year annual event.
The Foo Fighters Announce Tribute Concerts to Late Drummer Taylor Hawkins
American rock band Foo Fighters will give two concerts in tribute to their late drummer Taylor Hawkins, which will take to the stage in London and Los Angeles in September, the group announced on Wednesday. Hawkins, 50, died suddenly in late March at a Bogota hotel during the band’s South American tour, the rest of which was later canceled.
Kevin Spacey faces trial from sex abuse accuser in New York
A federal judge on Monday denied Kevin Spacey’s request to dismiss a civil lawsuit in which actor Anthony Rapp accused the Oscar-winning actor of making an unwanted sexual advance at a party at Spacey’s in Manhattan in 1986, when Rapp was 14 years old. US District Judge Lewis Kaplan in Manhattan said there was a genuine factual dispute over whether Spacey, now 62, forcibly touched Rapp’s ‘private parts’ to satisfy his own desire sexual.
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