Lawsuit

This Sept. 5, 2019 file photo shows James Franco at the premiere of HBO's "The Deuce" third and final season in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

James Franco’s Ex-Students Sue Alleging Sexual Impropriety

Two actresses have sued Franco and his former acting and film school, saying they were pushed into gratuitous and exploitative sexual situations as his students.
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This combination photo shows Robert De Niro at the Comedy Central roast of Alec Baldwin in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sept. 7, 2019, left, and Chase Robinson, a former employee of Robert De Niro's company, Canal Productions in New York on Oct. 2, 3019. (AP

Actor Robert De Niro In Real-Life Drama With Ex-Worker

On Thursday, Oct. 3, Robinson filed a lawsuit against De Niro in Manhattan federal court, seeking $12 million.
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R. Kelly appears for a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on Friday, March 22, 2019 in Chicago. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)

Judge Denies Bail For R. Kelly In NYC Sex-Abuse Case

A federal judge in New York City has denied bail to the R&B singer his sex-abuse case. Kelly didn’t attend the hearing on Wednesday on a defense motion asking for his release on bond.
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In this Oct. 11, 2018, file photo, adult film actress Stormy Daniels attends the opening of the adult entertainment fair 'Venus' in Berlin, Germany.

City of Columbus To Pay Stormy Daniels $450,000 Over Strip Club Arrest

Ohio’s capital city has reached a $450,000 settlement with Stormy Daniels over the porn actress’ arrest at a strip club last year.
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Bill Cosby arrives during jury deliberations in his sexual assault retrial, Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Bill Cosby Hit With $2.75 Million Legal Bill After Losing Dispute

Cosby has been hit with a $2.75 million legal bill as he marks the end of his first year in prison.
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"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, center, arrives at Leighton Criminal Court Building for a hearing to discuss whether cameras will be allowed in the courtroom during his disorderly conduct case on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Chicago. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago

Smollett's Attorneys Argue City Lawsuit Should Be Tossed

Smollett's attorneys have filed a motion this week arguing that the actor should not have to pay the city of Chicago $130,000 for the police investigation into what he claimed was a racist and homophobic attack in January, because he had no way of knowing how much time and money the department...
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In this March 14, 2019 file photo, "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, stands before Cook County Circuit Court Judge Steven Watkins where he pled not guilty at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, in Chicago. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)

Judge To Rule On Tossing Suit Against Jussie Smollett In October

A hearing is set for the city of Chicago to recover costs from Smollett after police said his claims of a racist and anti-gay attack were phony and staged. The status hearing Tuesday, Aug. 20, is the first since the lawsuit was moved to federal court from state court in July.
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R&B singer R. Kelly, center, arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court building for an arraignment on sex-related felonies Wednesday, June 26, 2019 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky)

Lifetime Network To Follow Up On 'Surviving R. Kelly' Docu-Series

The network says, it has ordered "Surviving R. Kelly: The Aftermath," a four-part series that includes interviews with new survivors and experts on the case.
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In this June 6, 2019, file photo, singer R. Kelly pleaded not guilty to 11 additional sex-related felonies during a court hearing before Judge Lawrence Flood at Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)

Judge Orders R. Kelly Held In Jail Without Bond In Sex Case

Kelly, who was arrested in Chicago on July 11, 2019 on a federal grand jury indictment listing 13 counts including sex crimes and obstruction of justice, was ordered held without bond on Tuesday.
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In this Dec. 3, 1984 photo, Michael Jackson performs with his brothers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, as part of their Victory Tour concert. The Michael Jackson estate has sent a letter to the U.K.'s Channel 4 warning that a documentary on men who accu

French Michael Jackson Fans Sue 'Leaving Neverland' Accusers

Three Michael Jackson fan clubs in France are suing two men who accused the singer of sexual abuse in the HBO documentary "Leaving Neverland."
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