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Family Sues N.Y. Nursing Home Over Male Stripper Visit

UpdatePosted 04/09/2014 12:30PM

Family Sues N.Y. Nursing Home Over Male Stripper Visit

Originally posted 04/09/2014 11:15AM

An 85-year-old nursing home patient was the victim of "disgraceful sexual perversion" when a male stripper gyrated in front of her against her will at the suburban West Babylon, N.Y., facility, an attorney for the woman's family said Tuesday.

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Woman Frozen Alive in Hospital Morgue: Lawsuit

Woman Frozen Alive in Hospital Morgue: Lawsuit

Originally posted 04/03/2014 07:30PM

A family that claims a woman was frozen to death in a hospital morgue after she was prematurely declared dead can proceed with a medical malpractice lawsuit, an appeals court ruled Wednesday.

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Man Accused of Shooting Moviegoer for Texting Sent Text to Son Minutes Before

UpdatePosted 03/15/2014 02:45PM

Florida Man Accused of Shooting Moviegoer for Texting Sent Text to Son Minutes Before

Originally posted 03/14/2014 11:45AM

A former police officer accused of killing a man in a movie theater during a dispute over texting had used his own phone to send a message to his son minutes before the shooting, according to documents released Thursday by Florida prosecutors.

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Cop Claims Retaliation for Complaints About Colleague in Whitney Houston Case

Cop Claims Retaliation for Complaints About Colleague in Whitney Houston Case

Originally posted 03/12/2014 07:00AM

A Beverly Hills police sergeant is suing the city, claiming he has been harassed and denied promotions since alleging another officer made inappropriate comments about Whitney Houston's body at the death scene.

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Oscar Pistorius Prayed Over Bloodied Girlfriend for Her Life: Witness

Oscar Pistorius Prayed Over Bloodied Girlfriend for Her Life: Witness

Originally posted 03/06/2014 01:00PM

As the girlfriend he shot lay dead or dying in his home, a weeping, praying Oscar Pistorius knelt at her side and struggled in vain to help her breathe by holding two fingers in her clenched mouth, a witness testified Thursday.

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Judge Denies High School Tuition, Support for Teen Who Sued Parents

Judge Denies High School Tuition, Support for N.J. Teen Who Sued Parents

Originally posted 03/05/2014 12:10PM

var brightcovePhotoVideoID = '3297533366001'; var PhotoVideoButtonCaption = 'PLAY'; A judge has ruled against a New Jersey teen who sparked criticism when she sued her parents for tuition and support after leaving home.

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Nigella Lawson Admits in Court She Used Cocaine and Cannabis

UpdatePosted 12/04/2013 01:00PM

Nigella Lawson Testifies About Cocaine Use

Originally posted 12/04/2013 12:40PM

Nigella Lawson admitted to occasional drug use while testifying in the fraud trial against two former personal assistants in a West London courtroom Wednesday.

The celebrity chef, 53, said she had used cocaine a handful of times in her life, including when her late husband John Diamond was nearing the end of his life, as well in July 2010, when she said she was "subjected to intimate terrorism" by her now ex-husband Charles Saatchi.

She also admitted to smoking cannabis – at times, in front of her children – but denied being an addict.

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Nigella Lawson on Witness Stand: Ex-Husband Out to Destroy Me

Nigella Lawson on Witness Stand: Ex-Husband Out to Destroy Me

Originally posted 12/04/2013 08:45AM

Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson, testifying Wednesday in a fraud trial against two former personal assistants who once worked for her and ex-husband Charles Saatchi, said on the stand that he was bent on destroying her after a restaurant argument earlier this year went viral.

"He said that if I didn't go back to him and clear his name he would destroy me," Nigella told Isleworth Crown Court in West London.

Lawson, 53, struggled to maintain her composure on the witness stand, noting she was reluctant to testify in a case where two former assistants have been charged with spending more than a million dollars on luxury goods on her husband's credit card, which they'd had access to for household purchases.

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Casey Kasem Getting  'Good to Excellent Care,' Judge Says

Casey Kasem Getting 'Good to Excellent Care,' Judge Says

Originally posted 11/19/2013 07:00PM

Casey Kasem's three adult children from his first marriage hope to be able to visit the ailing radio host in time for the holidays, after an attorney for their stepmom expressed a desire to try to settle their differences.

The three kids – Kerri, 41, Julie, 38, and Mike, 40 – have been fighting their stepmom Jean, 59, alleging she's cut off all access to their father, 81, since this past summer. The longtime American Top 40 host has advanced Parkinson's disease.

In a Los Angeles courtroom Tuesday, a judge urged both sides to reach a visitation schedule to quell the long-simmering feud.

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Tom Cruise's Comparison of Stardom to War a 'Distortion,' Says Lawyer | Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise's Lawyer: Statements Comparing Stardom to War a 'Distortion'

Originally posted 11/09/2013 01:05AM

For the first time since court documents from Tom Cruise's legal battle with Bauer Media surfaced, his legal team is publicly firing back.

The star's high-powered attorney, Bert Fields, is taking issue with details from a deposition that was made public this week, in which a lawyer for the publisher says Cruise likened his career to being a combat soldier.

"The assertions that Tom Cruise likened making a movie to being at war in Afghanistan is a gross distortion of the record," Fields said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE.

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