Brent Lang, provided by Published 9:43 am CDT, Friday, April 26, 2019 Photo: JUSTIN LANE/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock Photo: JUSTIN LANE/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: JUSTIN LANE/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock Harvey Weinstein Sex Crimes Case: Judge Bars Media From Hearing 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Harvey Weinstein’s Friday court hearing in his rape and sexual assault trial will be closed to the media and the public, New York Supreme Court Justice James Burke ruled. The issue of whether or not the movie mogul’s latest court appearance will remain public has been hotly contested in recent weeks. News organizations such as the Associate Press and the New … [Read more...] about Harvey Weinstein Sex Crimes Case: Judge Bars Media From Hearing
Updated 6:32 am PDT, Friday, April 26, 2019 FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2018 file photo, Harvey Weinstein enters State Supreme Court in New York. An important pretrial hearing in Weinstein's sexual assault case could be play out in secret if a judge rules against news organizations fighting to keep the courtroom open. Both the prosecution and defense have asked that the hearing Friday, April 26, 2019, dealing with trial strategy and potential witnesses be held behind closed doors. less FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2018 file photo, Harvey Weinstein enters State Supreme Court in New York. An important pretrial hearing in Weinstein's sexual assault case could be play out in secret if a judge rules ... more Photo: Mark Lennihan, AP Photo: Mark Lennihan, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 … [Read more...] about The Latest: Harvey Weinstein back in court
Amazon Studios has said it was "justified" in terminating its film deal with director Woody Allen, alleging his comments in the wake of the #MeToo era "sabotaged" its efforts to promote his movies. Mr Allen, 83, sued the film and TV distributor, a subsidiary of Amazon, claiming it abandoned a four-picture deal amid resurfaced allegations he molested his adopted daughter. Mr Allen strongly denies the accusations, which first emerged in 1992. The filmmaker is asking for more than 68 million US dollars (£52 million) in damages, alleging breach of contract because the company did not distribute the completed move A Rainy Day In New York. However, Amazon has now responded to the lawsuit, asking a judge in New York to dismiss portions of the case. In a response filed on Wednesday, Amazon said it entered into a deal with Mr Allen in August 2017, two months before allegations against movie producer Harvey Weinstein sparked the #MeToo era and a wider backlash against abuse in the … [Read more...] about Amazon claims Woody Allen ‘sabotaged’ its efforts to distribute latest film as he ‘failed to grasp gravity’ of MeToo movement
A federal judge has refused to completely stall a lawsuit brought by insurance companies denying any duty to defend Harvey Weinstein. The movie mogul is currently facing legal action on many fronts. The most serious case is the criminal one in New York where Weinstein faces the prospect of up to 25 years in prison for allegedly forcing two women into sexual acts. On top of that, Weinstein must contend with about a dozen lawsuits from other women who have asserted claims including harassment, sexual assault, and defamation. Chubb is among the insurers seeking a judicial declaration that under the "personal injury" policies of the homeowners insurance issued to Weinstein, they don't have to provide a defense nor indemnity thanks to various exclusions and public policy. Specifically, the insurers frame Weinstein's conduct as intentional acts outside of coverage and also hope to convince a judge that New York law provides a basis for allowing insurers to avoid coverage for claims alleging … [Read more...] about Harvey Weinstein Can’t Stop Lawsuit from Insurers Who Don’t Want to Defend Him
THE 91st Academy Awards, dubbed The Oscars, will honour the best films and actors of the last calendar year tonight. Viewed by many as the pinnacle of Hollywood's awards season, here are the latest odds for which star will scoop the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award... Who are the nominees for Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars? Regina King Regina won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for her role in If Beale Street Could Talk, for which she is nominated for the Oscar. She plays Sharon Rivers in this movie set in 1970s Harlem. Regina is an American actress who's best known for her roles in Jerry McGuire, Ray, Seven Seconds, American Crime and Legally Blonde 2. She's won two Critics' Choice Awards for her role in TV series Southland.Amy Adams For this film, Vice, Amy teamed up with her American Hustle co-star Christian Bale. She is nominated for playing Lynne Cheney in the movie. It's the second time she'll be up against Rachel Weisz for the award at The Academy … [Read more...] about Who are the Oscars 2019 Best Supporting Actress nominees and what are the latest odds on who will win?