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Lawyer: Pitt will keep responses to abuse account in court

Oct. 06, 2022 19:01 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brad Pitt's lawyer said Thursday that he will continue to respond in court to allegations from ex-wife Angelina Jolie that he abused her and choked one of their children on a flight in 2016, saying he has taken responsibility for his actual actions but not aspects of her story...

Kevin Spacey faces New York jury in sexual assault lawsuit

Oct. 06, 2022 17:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Spacey's lawyer told a jury Thursday that a sexual misconduct allegation that derailed his theatrical career was the product of a young actor's inability to tell the difference between real life and a scene he played on Broadway eight times a week. Jurors in a...

Fan sues Patriots, says they ruined his Brady-signed flag

Oct. 06, 2022 16:53 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The New England Patriots caused irreparable damage to a U.S. flag signed by Tom Brady by improperly displaying it in the team's hall of fame at Gillette Stadium, the flag's owner contends in a federal lawsuit. After it had been on display a couple of months, Brady's...

Lawsuit settled, film may resume after Alec Baldwin shooting

Oct. 05, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of a cinematographer shot and killed by Alec Baldwin on the set of the film “Rust” has agreed to settle a lawsuit against the actor and the movie’s producers, and producers aim to restart the project in January despite unresolved workplace safety sanctions. ...

Jolie details Brad Pitt abuse allegations in court filing

Oct. 04, 2022 23:06 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A court filing Tuesday from Angelina Jolie alleges that on a 2016 flight, Brad Pitt grabbed her by the head and shook her then choked one of their children and struck another when they tried to defend her. The descriptions of abuse on the private flight came in a...

Arizona woman accused of fatally shooting husband, young son

Oct. 04, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

KAIBETO, Ariz. (AP) — A northern Arizona woman is facing federal charges in the shooting deaths of her husband and young son last week, according to authorities. The FBI said 28-year-old Lydia Carol King is being held on suspicion of two counts of first-degree murder. ...

Rebecca Vardy to pay $1.7M in costs after losing court fight

Oct. 04, 2022 15:20 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Rebekah Vardy, the wife of English soccer player Jamie Vardy, has to pay about 1.5 million pounds ($1.7 million) in legal costs to fellow soccer spouse Coleen Rooney after losing the high-profile libel lawsuit she brought against Rooney. Vardy, 40, lost her libel...

Tennis star Kyrgios to fight charge on mental health grounds

Oct. 03, 2022 22:35 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Wimbledon runner-up Nick Kyrgios will apply to have an assault charge dismissed on mental health grounds, his lawyer told an Australian court on Tuesday. Lawyer Michael Kukulies-Smith appeared on behalf of Kyrgios in a court in the tennis star's hometown...

EXPLAINER: Favre, other sports figures in welfare fraud case

Oct. 03, 2022 14:55 PM EDT

Mississippi's largest public corruption case, in which tens of millions of dollars earmarked for needy families was misspent, involves a number of sports figures with ties to the state — including NFL royalty Brett Favre and a famous former pro wrestler. At the center, though, is...

PGA Tour countersuit accuses LIV Golf of unfair tactics

Sep. 30, 2022 11:22 AM EDT

The PGA Tour has filed a counterclaim against Saudi-funded LIV Golf accusing the rival league of inducing top players to breach PGA Tour contracts by claiming the tour could not enforce them. The counterclaim was included in the PGA Tour's response to the amended antitrust lawsuit...