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Hulk Hogan says how he was completely humiliated by sex tape during the first day of Gawker trial
March 8th, 2016

Legendary wrestler Hulk Hogan said he felt “completely humiliated” after learning that a news and gossip site posted a video of him having sex with the wife of his best friend. Hogan, who’s real name, is Terry Jean Bollea testified on Monday during day one of the $100 million trial against the news site Gawker….

Sportscaster Erin Andrews awarded $55 million in damages in peephole video lawsuit
March 7th, 2016

Jurors in Nashville, Tennessee awarded sports reporter Erin Andrews $55 million in damages for the nude peephole video a serial stalker took at the Nashville Marriott in 2008. The jury filed back into the courtroom after deliberating for seven hours. Andrews who sued her stalker, and the hotel for $75 million sat expressionless as the…

Rapper 50 Cent taunts court by posting another photo of himself with stacks of cash on social media
February 24th, 2016

“Broke” rapper 50 Cent has brazenly published another photo of himself on social media with bundles of cash despite being ordered by a bankruptcy judge to explain previous images he posted to his Instagram account. The 40-year-old rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, seemed to taunt the court with the latest series photos on…

Microsoft founder Bill Gates, joins survivors of San Bernardino attack to file court papers supporting government’s efforts over Apple
February 23rd, 2016

By TAMI ABDOLLAH and AMANDA LEE MYERS ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Some family members of victims and survivors of the San Bernardino terror attack will file court papers in support of a judge’s order that Apple Inc., help the FBI hack into a locked iPhone as part of the terrorism investigation, a lawyer and…

Judge refuses to free Pop star Kesha from contract with producer Dr. Luke
February 20th, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Watching tearfully from a courtroom audience, pop star Kesha lost a bid Friday to be freed from her contract with a top record producer she says drugged, sexually abused and psychologically tormented her. But the ruling doesn’t end the platinum-selling singer’s clash with hitmaker Dr. Luke, who denies her claims and…

Mother of San Bernardino victim sides with Apple in encryption battle with U.S. government
February 19th, 2016

The mother of a victim killed in the San Bernardino terror attack has come out and backed Apple’s refusal to comply with a court order to help the U.S. government break the encryption code, that would help gain access to the phone of one of the terrorist suspects. Carol Adams, who is the mother of…

Federal judge in New York allows man convicted of child porn to walk after serving five days in jail
January 31st, 2016

A federal district court judge in Brooklyn, New York, allowed a man convicted of child pornography, who faced up to eight years in prison, to walk free after serving only five days behind bars. In a 98-page ruling issued on January 21st, Judge Jack Weinstein out of the Eastern District of New York described his…

Affluenza teen drops appeal, will return to Texas to face charges
January 26th, 2016

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican lawyer for a Texas teenager who used an “affluenza” defense in a fatal drunken-driving accident says his client has dropped an appeal against deportation and will return to Texas to face charges. Attorney Fernando Benitez said Tuesday that Ethan Couch formally ratified his decision to drop the appeal Monday….

Florida State University settles with Jameis Winston rape accuser

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State University has settled a Title IX lawsuit with a former student who said the school failed to adequately investigate allegations that she was raped by former star quarterback Jameis Winston. The settlement was announced a day before Winston’s accuser, Erica Kinsman, had been scheduled to give a deposition in…

Ohio’s top court refuses to change rules regarding plea deals
January 15th, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s top court decided Thursday to continue allowing defendants to plead to lesser crimes that don’t bear much resemblance to the facts of the original charge. Some trial court judges argued that such pleas undermine public confidence in the courts, saying the seriousness of a crime sometimes isn’t reflected in the…