Saturday February 23, 2019

Archive for the ‘Law’ Category

The list of bogus ‘hate crimes’ in Trump era is long

In the wake of the arrest of actor Jussie Smollett, who was charged with staging his own racist and homophobic attack, here are just some of the other crimes that have been given prominent play by the media since the 2016 election — often accompanied by politicians decrying, “This is America today” — that turned out to be frauds:  More…

Jussie Smollett Returns to ‘Empire’ Set After Posting Bail

Jussie Smollett is back on the set of “Empire” in Chicago following his release from police custody on Thursday, Variety has learned. Smollett was released after posting bail in Chicago after police charged him with staging what was originally reported as a hate crime last month. He was originally intended to film throughout this week on the Fox series, but his role was dramatically reduced in light of his ongoing legal troubles.  More…

Chicago police rip Jussie Smollett for staging attack to ‘advance his career’

Jussie Smollett staged his own hate attack because he was “dissatisfied” with his salary, the Chicago police superintendent said on Thursday — as he excoriated the “Empire” star for taking “advantage of the pain and anger and racism to advance his career.”  More…

Cook County state’s attorney recuses herself from Jussie Smollett case

The Cook County state’s attorney has recused herself from the investigation surrounding Jussie Smollett, as Chicago police continue to dig into the alleged hate crime attack the actor claims occurred last month. State’s Attorney Kim Foxx recused herself on Tuesday, but it was not immediately clear why. First Assistant State’s Attorney Joseph Magats will take over the case as acting state’s attorney.  More…

Jussie Smollett reveals the left’s greatest weakness

Conservatives may have a hard time isolating one thing that can be considered the greatest weakness of the left: intellectual weakness. The left’s desire to believe anything that paints Trump supporters in a negative light blinds them to obvious falsehoods. Jussie Smollett’s story was difficult for rational people to believe, but hatred for MAGA makes otherwise rational people unhinged and gullible.  More…

Nick Sandmann’s Lawyer Plans To Sue Nathan Phillips For Defamation

An attorney representing Nick Sandmann, the 16-year-old Covington Catholic High School student who was smeared as a bigot when he was, in fact, the victim, will be suing Nathan Phillips, the Native American activist who lied about his encounter with the teen.  More…

Jussie Smollett case: Brothers tell cops they were paid to stage attack

Two Nigerian brothers told Chicago police investigators that they were paid by “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett to stage an attack on him. Police found records in the Chicago home of one of the men that showed they purchased rope from a hardware store that was used in the alleged attack  More…

Stolen Swedish royal artifacts worth $7M may have been found, police say

Swedish royal treasure from 1611 worth more than $7 million which was stolen last July might have been found by a security guard on top of a trash can in a suburb of Stockholm.  More…

Female students sue Yale to admit women into male fraternities

Three female students at Yale University are suing the Ivy League school and nine of its male fraternities in an attempt to stop the school’s social organizations from admitting people on the basis of their gender. The women, who filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court in Connecticut on Tuesday, want to admit women to fraternities in response to alleged sexual assault, harassment and discrimination.  More…

‘Extra’ host suspended over sexual misconduct allegations

"Extra" host A.J. Calloway was suspended over the weekend after new allegations of sexual misconduct were leveled against him. Warner Brothers told The Hollywood Reporter in a statement that Calloway, who was arrested in June on a sexual assault charge that was later dropped, has been suspended as several women have come forward with new allegations.  More…

Golden Globes Fiji Water model is suing the brand

The model who went viral after photobombing red carpet photos at the Golden Globes while holding a tray of Fiji Water bottles is reportedly going after the brand for using her newfound fame as a marketing tool without her permission.  More…

Grace Hightower wants Robert De Niro divorce to be public

Robert De Niro’s estranged wife, Grace Hightower, is torturing the publicity shy actor by forcing him to go to court and run a gantlet of reporters and photographers, a source close to the actor says. The famously private De Niro initially filed for divorce in December under “Anonymous v. Anonymous.”  More…

Doctors said brain-dead man was my brother — he wasn’t

A horrific hospital mix-up left a Brooklyn woman grieving for nine days at the bedside of a brain-damaged man who doctors insisted was her brother — but who was actually a stranger with the same name, a new lawsuit charges.  More…

Nick Sandmann’s family hires attorney known for libel lawsuits

The family of a Catholic school student at the center of a confrontation with a Native American elder in Washington, DC, has hired a high-profile attorney. Atlanta-based L. Lin Wood represented JonBenet Ramsey’s brother in a $750 million defamation suit that accused CBS of ruining Burke Ramsey’s reputation.  More…

‘To Catch a Predator’ host Chris Hansen charged with bouncing checks

“To Catch a Predator” host Chris Hansen has been charged with issuing bad checks and failing to pay thousands of dollars to a vendor for marketing materials. Hansen, 59, of Shippan, Connecticut, turned himself in to police over the bounced checks on Monday and was charged with "issuing a bad check," Stamford Police said.  More…