Weinstein lawyers argue against sex trafficking claim

New York 01/29/19, 13:22

Harvey Weinstein's lawyers say the movie mogul is not a sex trafficker, despite claims in a class-action lawsuit. The lawyers in a court filing late Monday urged a New York judge to toss out civil claims by women that claim Weinstein tried to coerce sex in return for movie roles or ...

John Malkovich to star in Weinstein-inspired play in London

Entertainment 01/29/19, 06:53

John Malkovich is returning to the London stage as a powerful Hollywood producer accused of sexual misconduct, in a play with strong echoes of the Harvey Weinstein saga.Producers announced Tuesday that Malkovich will star in the world premiere of David Mamet's "Bitter Wheat," which recounts the fall from grace of ...

‘Untouchable’ charts the rise and fall of Harvey Weinstein

Entertainment 01/26/19, 00:04

Harvey Weinstein's name was intrinsically linked to the Sundance Film Festival for years, which makes it somewhat fitting that 14 months after his demise the festival played host the world premiere of a documentary about his rise and fall."I'm so happy it's at Sundance," said "Untouchable" director Ursula Macfarlane, whose ...

Weinstein in court to replace legal team

New York 01/25/19, 09:30

Harvey Weinstein has arrived at a New York City courthouse for a judge to sign off formally on changes to his legal team in his rape and sexual assault case.Weinstein didn't comment as he entered the building Friday.The fallen film mogul is replacing defense attorney Benjamin Brafman with four new ...

Weinstein picks Casey Anthony’s lawyer for recast legal team

Sports 01/23/19, 15:22

Harvey Weinstein's recast legal team includes the lawyer who won an acquittal for Casey Anthony on charges she killed her young daughter and a lawyer who helped basketball star Kobe Bryant avoid a rape prosecution.Weinstein's spokesman on Wednesday said Jose Baez and Pamela Mackey were among four new lawyers hired ...

At Sundance, powerhouse documentaries will be everywhere

Entertainment 01/21/19, 10:06

For documentary filmmakers, there's no place like the Sundance Film Festival.The mountainside festival which kicks off Thursday in Park City, Utah, has become known for launching nonfiction films to box office successes and awards, and this year is shaping up to be no different. The slate boasts a wide array ...

Anthony Rapp hopes he did his part to ‘change the culture’

Entertainment 01/18/19, 13:05

Actor Anthony Rapp said he came forward with sexual misconduct allegations against Kevin Spacey because he feared assaults could "keep happening" if he said nothing.The younger actor spoke about the incident on the red carpet for the second season of his streaming series, "Star Trek Discovery" on Thursday in New ...

Harvey Weinstein breaks with his criminal defense lawyer

New York 01/17/19, 18:24

Harvey Weinstein is recasting his legal team a month after losing a hard-fought bid to get his sexual assault case thrown out.Weinstein and high-profile defense attorney Benjamin Brafman said in a statement Thursday that they "have agreed to part ways" and that new lawyers would be introduced next week.The disgraced ...

Judge dismisses part of Judd’s lawsuit against Weinstein

Entertainment 01/10/19, 08:01

A federal judge has reportedly dismissed part of Ashley Judd's lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein.Judge Philip S. Gutierrez of United States District Court in Los Angeles ruled Wednesday that the actress' sexual harassment claim does not fall within the scope of a California statute. But he said Judd may proceed to ...

Rose McGowan to plead no contest to reduced drug charge

Entertainment 01/09/19, 08:24

A lawyer for Rose McGowan says the actress and activist will plead no contest to a reduced drug charge in Virginia and avoid jail time.Attorney Jim Hundley tells WTOP-FM that the commonwealth agreed to reduce the felony cocaine possession charge to misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance, and that prosecutors ...

Lawyer: Harvey Weinstein’s criminal trial scheduled for May

Entertainment 01/08/19, 17:38

Harvey Weinstein's lawyer says the disgraced Hollywood mogul's sexual assault trial in New York is scheduled for May 6, but court officials say that's tentative and unofficial.Lawyer Benjamin Brafman mentioned the date in a court filing Monday in a civil case against Weinstein. He wants actress Ashley Judd's lawsuit put ...

Gaga, ‘A Star Is Born’ poised to dominate Golden Globes

Football 01/06/19, 19:29

A year after the Golden Globe Awards were awash in a sea of black and #MeToo discussion replaced fashion chatter, the red carpet largely returned to more typical colors and conversation ahead of Sunday' 76th annual Globes.Some attendees were spotted wearing ribbons that read TIMESUPx2, to highlight the second year ...

Human rights group report gains traction, Twitter hammered

Business 12/20/18, 12:56

A report on Twitter by the human rights group Amnesty International is gaining traction and the company's shares were punished Thursday, suffering one of their worst declines this year.The report, released earlier this week, said the social media platform has permitted a toxic online culture that allows pervasive abuse of ...

Update: Attorney Allred speaks out in Weinstein case

New York 12/20/18, 10:26

The latest on Harvey Weinstein's New York court appearance (all times local):10:20 a.m.Attorney Gloria Allred says there's "still time for other accusers to come forward" in Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault case.Allred, who represents one of the disgraced Hollywood mogul's accusers, spoke outside a Manhattan courthouse Thursday after a judge allowed ...

Judge declines to throw out Harvey Weinstein criminal case

Entertainment 12/20/18, 10:19

A New York judge declined to dismiss sexual assault charges against Harvey Weinstein Thursday, rejecting the latest push from the disgraced film producer's lawyers to have his indictment thrown out.Judge James Burke's ruling buoyed a prosecution that has appeared on rocky ground in recent months amid a prolonged defense effort ...

Will Harvey Weinstein charges stick? Judge to rule

New York 12/19/18, 17:48

If Harvey Weinstein were in charge of the script, he'd be walking out of a court hearing Thursday free of the criminal charges threatening to put him behind bars.The Hollywood producer-turned-#MeToo pariah is putting on his fiercest campaign yet to convince a New York judge to throw out his sexual ...

Weinstein’s lawyers: New evidence undermines rape charge

New York 12/07/18, 14:57

Lawyers for Harvey Weinstein say they've uncovered new evidence that further undermines rape allegations against him.The lawyers said Friday in a letter to the New York City judge overseeing Weinstein's criminal case that a friend of the alleged victim has said the two attended a movie screening hosted by the ...

Weinstein’s lawyers urge dismissal of sexual assault case

New York 11/29/18, 17:22

Harvey Weinstein's lawyer says his sexual assault case has devolved into a mess of lying witnesses and hidden evidence and should be thrown out.In a court filing Thursday, lawyer Benjamin Brafman said defense investigators had turned up evidence raising doubts about Weinstein's accusers.He says the defense spoke to a friend ...

Sundance Film Festival unveils 2019 feature film slate

Entertainment 11/28/18, 16:03

Annette Bening plays Senator Dianne Feinstein, Zac Efron takes on Ted Bundy, Awkwafina dives into a dramatic role, and Harvey Weinstein gets a documentary spotlight in films that will premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in January.The Sundance Institute revealed on Wednesday 111 feature films, culled from 4,018 submissions, ...

Actress Paz de la Huerta sues Harvey Weinstein, alleges rape

Entertainment 11/13/18, 16:45

Actress Paz de la Huerta is suing Harvey Weinstein, saying the movie mogul raped her, harassed her and hurt her career.The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court alleges Weinstein raped de la Huerta twice in New York in December 2010. Police said last November they were investigating, but ...

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