07:25 PM EDT 10/21/2013
Originally posted 06/10/2013 10:45AM
Legal advocate and environmental activist Erin Brockovich-Ellis issued a public apology after her arrest for boating while intoxicated on Friday.
"At no time was the boat away from the dock and there was no public safety risk," she said in a statement released on Sunday. "That being said, I take drunk driving very seriously, this was clearly a big mistake. I know better and I am very sorry."
Brockovich-Ellis, 52, was approached by a game warden on Lake Mead near Las Vegas. He had observed her having trouble trying to dock her motor boat at the Las Vegas Boat Harbor, and he asked her to take a field sobriety test, which she failed. She was later booked into the Clark County Detention Center and released after posting $1,000 bail.
Originally posted 12/07/2005 08:00AM
Los Angles legal eagle Edward L. Masry, the often-cranky personal-injury lawyer played by Albert Finney in the 2000 Oscar-winning Julia Roberts movie Erin Brockovich, died of complications from diabetes on Monday, said his son, Louis Masry. He was 73.
Originally posted 07/30/2002 01:00PM
Ripa won't answer questions about "All My Children"; Erin Brockovich plans a reality-TV series; Vanessa Carlton sings school song.
Originally posted 04/23/1998 12:00AM
On Sunday Julia Roberts may have won an Oscar for portraying her, but on Friday the real-life Erin Brockovich's ex-husband, Steven Brockovich, sued the noted legal researcher in Los Angeles Superior Court, accusing her of defaming him in PEOPLE with claims that he was negligent in paying child support, say reports.
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