assault and battery

Judge allows preservation of more records in Spacey case

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP)— A judge has approved a request by attorneys for Kevin Spacey to preserve more phone records in the sexual assault case against the Oscar-winning actor. The Nantucket District Court judge on Monday allowed a motion to extend an earlier order preserving phone and electronic records between the alleged victim and his former … Continue reading Judge allows preservation of more records in Spacey case

Man charged with egg assault on UK opposition leader

LONDON (AP) — British police have charged a man after opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn was hit by an egg. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn was assaulted while visiting a mosque in his London constituency on Sunday. A man was arrested at the scene after allegedly smacking the egg onto the left-wing politician’s head while shouting … Continue reading Man charged with egg assault on UK opposition leader

Wynn Resorts fined Nevada record $20M over sex allegations

LAS VEGAS / FEBRUARY 26, 2019 (STL.News) Casino mogul Steve Wynn’s former company was fined a record $20 million by Nevada gambling regulators on Tuesday for failing to investigate claims of sexual misconduct made against him before he resigned a year ago. The penalty against Wynn Resorts Ltd. ends an investigation that began after The … Continue reading Wynn Resorts fined Nevada record $20M over sex allegations

CHICAGO | A look at why brothers in alleged hoax appear off the hook

CHICAGO (AP) — Two brothers who played central roles in what Chicago police say was a staged racist and homophobic attack on Jussie Smollett are, compared to the “Empire” actor, so far walking away legally unscathed. Police outlined their case against the 36-year-old actor at a news conference on Thursday, saying he paid the two … Continue reading CHICAGO | A look at why brothers in alleged hoax appear off the hook

CHICAGO | Police say staged attack was meant to further actor’s career

CHICAGO (AP) — “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett staged a racist, anti-gay attack on himself because he was unhappy about his salary and wanted to promote his career, Chicago’s police superintendent said Thursday. Before the attack, Smollett also sent a letter that threatened him to the studio in Chicago where “Empire” is shot, Superintendent Eddie Johnson … Continue reading CHICAGO | Police say staged attack was meant to further actor’s career

CHICAGO | Police: ‘Empire’ actor staged attack to ‘promote his career’

CHICAGO (AP) — “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett staged a racist, anti-gay attack on himself because he was unhappy about his salary and wanted to promote his career, Chicago’s police superintendent said Thursday. Before the attack, Smollett also sent a letter that threatened him to the studio in Chicago where “Empire” is shot, Superintendent Eddie Johnson … Continue reading CHICAGO | Police: ‘Empire’ actor staged attack to ‘promote his career’

CHICAGO | Brothers in Smollett case are bodybuilders, aspiring actors

CHICAGO (AP) — An attorney representing the brothers at the center of an investigation into the attack reported by Jussie Smollett said Wednesday that her clients “manned up” and testified in front of a grand jury, before prosecutors charged the “Empire” actor with filing a false police report. Gloria Schmidt spoke to reporters outside a … Continue reading CHICAGO | Brothers in Smollett case are bodybuilders, aspiring actors

CHICAGO | Police official: Smollett suspected of lying about attack

CHICAGO (AP) — Detectives suspect that “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett filed a false police report when he said he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck, a police official said Wednesday. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi also said detectives and two brothers … Continue reading CHICAGO | Police official: Smollett suspected of lying about attack