Entertainment News Roundup: Harvey Weinstein Sues Chrysler Unit of Stellantis Over 2019 Jeep Crash; UK prosecutors clear indecent assault charges against Harvey Weinstein and more

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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.

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.

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.

US Says Convicted R&B Singer R. Kelly Deserves 25+ Years in Prison

US prosecutors said on Wednesday that multi-platinum R&B singer R. Kelly deserves to spend more than 25 years in prison after being convicted of sex trafficking. In a case filed in federal court in Brooklyn, prosecutors said Kelly exploited his fame and wealth for a quarter of a century to lure women and underage girls for sexual purposes, showing “ruthless disregard” for his victims and showing no remorse.

Jurors saw video of Cosby denying Playboy Mansion assault allegation

Comedian Bill Cosby has denied a California woman’s claim that he sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in the mid-1970s in a recorded deposition presented Wednesday to a jury considering one of the latest court cases against him. Judy Huth, who is seeking unspecified damages in a civil suit she filed in 2014, testified that Cosby forced her to perform a sex act at the mansion when she was a teenager.

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