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Disney's Legal Woes Mount As Exec Notes "Pay Equity Nightmare" in Unsealed Court Docs

The company is facing a still-growing class of nearly 9,000 women alleging they were paid less than their male counterparts.

Jonathan Majors’ Accuser Testifies in Assault Trial, Describes Altercation in Car

Grace Jabbari took the witness stand Tuesday, telling her version of the events that led to the arrest and subsequent charges against her ex-partner Jonathan Majors.  Majors faces four charges of misdemeanor assault, aggravated harassment and harassment after police responded to a 911 call and Jabbari reported being assaulted by Majors, with police noting that […]

Jonathan Majors Trial: Prosecutors Allege Pattern of Abuse While Defense Calls It An Ex’s “Revenge”

Opening statements for Jonathan Majors’ trial on misdemeanor assault and harassment charges began Monday with the Marvel star’s attorneys alleging his former partner made false allegations to “hurt him at the height of his career,” while prosecutors allege a pattern of psychological abuse culminating in the incident.  The charges stem from an alleged domestic violence […]

Disney, CAA Beat Copyright Infringement Lawsuit From Production Exec Over ‘Ad Astra’

Disney, 20th Century Studios and CAA won’t have to face a copyright lawsuit brought by production executive Madison Jones, who accused them of conspiring together to steal ideas from a screenplay he pitched for Ad Astra. U.S. District Judge Fred Slaughter found that the makers of the 2019 sci-fi film couldn’t have ripped off Jones’ […]

Jonathan Majors Trial: Jury Selected, Testimony to Start Monday

Jonathan Majors’ trial on misdemeanor assault and harassment charges is expected to start in earnest Monday, after a six-person jury was selected Thursday.  The charges stem from an alleged domestic violence incident on March 25. Police responded to a 911 call and a 30-year-old woman reported being assaulted by Majors, with police noting that she […]

‘Invincible’ Profits Showdown Heading to Trial

A legal battle between comic creator Robert Kirkman and an artist who says he was tricked into abandoning his copyright to Invincible is headed to trial, with a federal judge narrowing the scope of the case but allowing key claims to move forward. William Crabtree, a colorist for the first 50 issues who claims he […]

Jonathan Majors Trial on Assault Charges Begins With Focus on Sealed Evidence

Jonathan Majors appeared in New York Criminal court Wednesday for the start of his trial on misdemeanor assault and harassment charges.  The charges stem from an alleged domestic violence incident on March 25. Police responded to a 911 call and a 30-year-old woman reported being assaulted by Majors, with police noting that she had sustained […]

Sean “Diddy” Combs Steps Down as Chairman of Revolt Amid Multiple Sexual Assault Lawsuits

Sean “Diddy” Combs has resigned as chairman of hip-hop TV network Revolt, the company said Tuesday, as he faces multiple sexual assault and battery accusations dating back to the early 1990s. Revolt said that Combs has stepped down to ensure that the network “remains steadfastly focused on our mission to create meaningful content for the […]

WWE-UFC Merger Challenged in Lawsuit Alleging “Sham Sales Process” for Megadeal

Vince McMahon’s corporate coup that paved a path for him to force his way back onto the WWE board and merge the sports entertainment powerhouse with Endeavor’s UFC is back in the spotlight, with a lawsuit arguing that he ignored more lucrative offers at the expense of investors. A suit, unsealed in the Delaware Court […]

Jamie Foxx, Axl Rose, Cuba Gooding Jr. Sued in Wave of Sexual Assault Lawsuits Ahead of Key Deadline

A series of high-profile figures in Hollywood are being sued ahead of a deadline to file lawsuits under a New York law that suspended time constraints on claims involving allegations of sexual misconduct for one year. At the top of the list of defendants who are expected to be sued or were named in complaints […]

Daryl Hall Secures Restraining Order Against John Oates in Unfolding Business Dispute

A confidential legal battle is brewing between rock duo Hall & Oates, with Daryl Hall securing a temporary restraining order against John Oates. Hall, through his trust, filed a lawsuit against Oates on Nov. 16, along with a motion to keep the case under seal. The next day, Nashville Chancery Court Judge Russell Perkins issued […]

Why a Wave of High-Profile Sexual Assault Lawsuits Is Arriving Now

If it seems like the music industry is facing a moment of reckoning — this month, lawsuits were filed against Sean “Diddy” Combs, music mogul L.A. Reid and ex-Grammys CEO Neil Portnow — it might be, but it’s likely that these cases are making headlines all at once because a New York law that suspends […]

New Lawsuit Ropes Microsoft Into OpenAI’s Legal Battle With Authors Over Training Data

A new lawsuit from an author whose work was used to train OpenAI’s artificial intelligence model spotlights the company’s partnership with Microsoft to create ChatGPT. The suit, filed in New York federal court on Tuesday, thrusts the tech giant into the unfolding legal battle for the alleged “rampant theft” of copyrighted material to fuel one […]

Sarah Silverman Hits Stumbling Block in AI Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against Meta

A federal judge has dismissed most of Sarah Silverman’s lawsuit against Meta over the unauthorized use of authors’ copyrighted books to train its generative artificial intelligence model, marking the second ruling from a court siding with AI firms on novel intellectual property questions presented in the legal battle. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria on Monday […]

Elon Musk’s X Sues Media Matters Amid Advertiser Exodus

In the wake of major advertisers pausing their spending on X shortly after Elon Musk’s reply to an antisemitic conspiracy theory, the social media service formerly known as Twitter has sued left-wing advocacy group Media Matters for allegedly defaming the platform by reporting that ads for major companies appeared next to antisemitic content. The lawsuit, […]

Sean “Diddy” Combs Sued by Cassie in Lawsuit Claiming Rape and Decade of Physical Abuse

Sean Combs, the hip-hop mogul known as “Diddy,” has been sued for sexual assault by his former longtime partner Cassie, who accused him of repeatedly raping and physically abusing her for nearly a decade. In a lawsuit filed in New York federal court on Thursday, Cassie, whose real name is Casandra Ventura and was once […]

‘South Park’ Streaming Rights Standoff: Judge Rules Against Warners on Some Claims in Licensing Battle

A New York judge has trimmed Warner Bros. Discovery’s lawsuit looking to enforce the company’s exclusive streaming rights to South Park on HBO Max. Justice Margaret Chan on Tuesday found that Paramount didn’t violate any state consumer protection laws because the complaint revolves around a “private contract dispute” that allegedly caused WBD to overpay for […]