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Several accusers seek roles at Ghislaine Maxwell sentencing

Jun. 24, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two of four women who testified at Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial that she had a role in their sexual abuse at the hands of financier Jeffrey Epstein may be speaking at her sentencing or have their statements read aloud, court filings Friday show. Prosecutors told a...

Judge makes jury's $10.3M award official in Depp-Heard trial

Jun. 24, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The judge in the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation trial made a jury's award official Friday with a written order for Heard to pay Depp $10.35 million for damaging his reputation by describing herself as a domestic abuse victim in an op-ed piece she wrote. ...

Dissident artist, rapper sentenced to prison in Cuba

Jun. 24, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Two members of a loose-knit group of dissident artists have been sentenced to prison in Cuba, the country's prosecutor's office said Friday. Maikel Castillo was sentenced to nine years for attacks and defamation against the country's institutions and Luis Manuel Otero...

Witnesses drag feet at trial of Nipsey Hussle shooter

Jun. 23, 2022 22:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge issued a warrant Thursday for an eyewitness to the shooting death of rapper Nipsey Hussle for failing to appear to testify at the trial of the man charged in the slaying, and in his absence a police detective testified on the reluctance of witnesses that has marked the...

Prosecutors seek 15 years for former 'Cheer' star Harris

Jun. 23, 2022 19:33 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A prosecutor has asked a federal judge to sentence Jerry Harris, a former star of the Netflix documentary series “Cheer,” to 15 years in prison for coercing teenage boys to send him obscene photos and videos of themselves and soliciting sex from minors at cheerleading...

Maradona's medical personnel to face homicide trial

Jun. 23, 2022 03:36 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — An Argentinian judge ruled on Wednesday that eight medical personnel involved in the care of soccer star Diego Maradona will face a public trial for criminal negligence. Brain surgeon Leopoldo Luque and psychiatrist Agustina Cosachov are among those who will...

Feds: Ghislaine Maxwell deserves at least 30 years in prison

Jun. 23, 2022 01:13 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell should spend at least 30 years in prison for her role in the sexual abuse of teenage girls over a 10-year period by her onetime boyfriend, financier Jeffrey Epstein, prosecutors said Wednesday in written arguments. Prosecutors...

Civil jury finds Bill Cosby sexually abused teenager in 1975

Jun. 21, 2022 23:53 PM EDT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Jurors at a civil trial found Tuesday that Bill Cosby sexually abused a 16-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in 1975. The Los Angeles County jury delivered the verdict in favor of Judy Huth, who is now 64, and awarded her $500,000. She said the fact...

Civil trial jury finds Bill Cosby sexually abused 16-year-old girl at Playboy Mansion in 1975, awards her $500,000

Jun. 21, 2022 18:39 PM EDT
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Civil trial jury finds Bill Cosby sexually abused 16-year-old girl at Playboy Mansion in 1975, awards her $500,000.

Key witness in Nipsey Hussle killing is pressed over errors

Jun. 21, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An attorney for the man on trial for killing rapper Nipsey Hussle pressed the woman who says she served as the unwitting getaway driver over errors in the testimony she gave for the prosecution, asking Tuesday whether she was lying or merely mistaken. Bryannita...