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    A woman has sued Kraft Heinz for $5 million claiming that the $10 Velveeta Shells and Cheese Cups take longer to prepare than the 3 1/2 minutes claimed on the packaging. The class-action lawsuit, which names Amanda Ramirez of Hialeah as the plaintiff, was filed against Kraft Heinz Foods Company on November 18 in US District Court for the Southern District of Florida's Miami Division.  It is alleged in the suit that the claim the food is ready in the time on the label is false and misleading as the plaintiff believed and expected that the food would be ready in 3 1/2 minutes. The suit also quotes the four necessary steps to prepare the meal and claims that the ready time is 'just the length of time to complete one of several steps' which are removing the lid and cheese sauce pouch, adding water, microwaving and stirring.  The lawsuit, which names Amanda Ramirez of Hialeah as the plaintiff, was filed against Kraft Heinz Foods Company on November 18 in US District Court for the Southern District of Florida's Miami...
    Kristina Hirsch, 63, is suing Warren Beatty over allegations he groomed her for sex in 1973 when she was 14 and he was 36 The woman who is suing Hollywood legend Warren Beatty for allegedly raping her when she was just 14 says she believed the relationship between the actor in his mid-30s and the under-age teen was 'special.' But instead it damaged her emotionally for nearly 50 years, said Kristina Hirsch in a direct-to-camera appeal that DailyMail.com has exclusively unearthed. 'In 1973 I was a 14-year-old virgin and brought and introduced to Warren Beatty on the set of The Parallax View for the purposes of sexual pandering by an adult,' she says looking directly into the camera. 'I was unaware of this and from the spring of 1973 until the following January of 1974, carried on a relationship that I thought was something that was special. 'It was a crime that Beatty was committing by raping me, having oral sex with me... and emotionally damaging me for the past 44 years,' she adds. Hirsch goes by the name Tina...
    Kristina Hirsch, 63, is suing Warren Beatty over allegations he groomed her for sex in 1973 when she was 14 and he was 35 The woman who is suing Hollywood legend Warren Beatty for allegedly raping her when she was just 14 says she believed the relationship between the actor in his mid-30s and the under-age teen was 'special.' But instead it damaged her emotionally for nearly 50 years, said Kristina Hirsch in a direct-to-camera appeal that DailyMail.com has exclusively unearthed. 'In 1973 I was a 14-year-old virgin and brought and introduced to Warren Beatty on the set of The Parallax View for the purposes of sexual pandering by an adult,' she says looking directly into the camera. 'I was unaware of this and from the spring of 1973 until the following January of 1974, carried on a relationship that I thought was something that was special. 'It was a crime that Beatty was committing by raping me, forcing me to have oral sex upon him, having oral sex with me, sodomizing me and emotionally damaging me for the past...
    The anonymous woman who accused Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spears of sexually abusing her has withdrawn her lawsuit against the two. The 22-year-old woman asked the judge overseeing the case to withdraw her lawsuit with prejudice, meaning it cannot be refiled, according to court documents obtained by TMZ on Tuesday.  The former plaintiff, referred to only as Jane Doe, had originally sued the 42-year-old Girls Trip star and the 47-year-old former MADtv fixture for allegedly grooming her and her younger brother when they were 14 and seven, respectively. DailyMail.com has reached out to a representative for Haddish for comment.  Moving on: A woman accusing Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spears of sexually abusing her and her brother when they were 14 and seven, respectively, withdrew her lawsuit, according to documents obtained Tuesday by TMZ. She claimed they filmed sexually suggestive comedy sketches After withdrawing her lawsuit, the woman issued a statement. 'My family and I have known Tiffany Haddish for many years — and we now know that she would never harm me or my brother or help anyone else do anything...
    The lawyer for former Buffalo Bills player Matt Araiza told DailyMail.com exclusively that he has witnesses who will refute the gang rape allegations being faced by the former San Diego State University kicker.  Araiza, 22, has been accused along with two others of gang raping a 17-year-old girl last year in a civil lawsuit filed on Thursday and was released by the team on Saturday. The lawsuit, filed in San Diego County Superior Court, accuses Araiza and his then SDSU teammates Zavier Leonard and Nowlin 'Pa'a' Ewaliko of gang raping the teen at a Halloween party in 2021. Araiza's lawyer, Kerry Armstrong, told DailyMail.com that he has witnesses who will refute allegations made in the lawsuit including the accusation that Araiza spiked the teen's drink and led her into a bedroom.  CBS News Privacy Policy In a new interview with CBS News, the unnamed woman said: 'I was crying, and my friend asked me what happened. And I told her, "I had just been raped' Araiza, 22, has been accused along with two others of gang raping a 17-year-old...
    Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott said he has learnt fresh details of the gang-rape allegations leveled at Matt Araiza in the last 24 hours after leaving him out of the team that played Carolina Panthers on Friday night. McDermott faced the media after his team was beaten 21-0 in a preseason game overshadowed by allegations that emerged on Thursday that Araiza gang-raped a 17-year-old in an off-campus party at San Diego State in 2021. Coach McDermott said Araiza would travel back with the team after Friday's game but refused to comment on any involvement he would have beyond that.  'I would say there has been some (new detail in the last 24 hours), I'm not going to deny that and that's why I have more work to do on this,' McDermott said. 'I'm trying to be solution oriented right now. 'It was my decision (for him not to play). I didn't feel it was right. I made the decision at some point today, I felt it was the right thing to do and that's what we are after.  'It's not...
    The granddaughter of the Walt Disney Company's co-founder has accused the company of turning a blind eye to Harvey Weinstein's sexual misconduct, as the disgraced mogul's youngest accuser press forward in her lawsuit naming Disney. Outspoken heiress Abigail Disney claimed in an interview with Rolling Stone that 'Harvey was an open secret' when Disney owned Weinstein's Miramax studio from 1993 to 2010. Abigail Disney spoke out in connection with a lengthy profile of Kaja Sokola, who was just 16 in September 2002, when she says Weinstein sexually assaulted her in his New York apartment. Sokola has one of the last pending misconduct lawsuits against Weinstein, which she filed in 2019 -- and which also accuses Disney of failing to investigate or stop Weinstein. Kaja Sokola was just 16 in September 2002, when she says Weinstein sexually assaulted her in his New York apartment Outspoken heiress Abigail Disney claimed in an interview with Rolling Stone that 'Harvey was an open secret' when Disney owned Weinstein's Miramax studio Abigail Disney, who owes her fortune to the company her grandfather founded, but has frequently spoken...
    Former President Trump announced he would be suing CNN Wednesday, alleging the network had repeatedly defamed him over his claims of election fraud throughout the 2020 race.   'I have notified CNN of my intent to file a lawsuit over their repeated defamatory statements against me,' Trump wrote in a statement. 'I will also be commencing actions against other media outlets who have defamed me and defrauded the public regarding the overwhelming evidence of fraud throughout the 2020 Election. I will never stop fighting for the truth and for the future of our Country!' In a 282-page letter to CNN executives, Trump's attorneys cited dozens of examples of the network's coverage that framed Trump's election fraud claims as 'lies,' 'false narratives' and 'baseless theories.'  The lawsuit alleges that calling Trump's claims 'lies' is 'false and defamatory' because Trump genuinely believes his claim that the 2020 election was stolen.  'Without regard for President Trump's genuine belief in his statements, CNN has published numerous articles characterizing him as a 'liar' and the purveyor of the 'Big Lie,'' the letter to CNN states. It...
    (CNN)Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson has reportedly settled 20 of the 24 civil lawsuits brought by women accusing him of misconduct, including several allegations of sexual assault and harassment. Attorney Tony Buzbee, who is representing all 24 of Watson's accusers, announced Tuesday that all but four lawsuits have been settled and the cases will be dismissed once paperwork is finalized."We are working through the paperwork related to those settlements," Buzbee said in a statement. "Once we have done so, those particular cases will be dismissed. The terms and amounts of the settlements are confidential. We won't comment further on the settlements or those cases." The lawsuits filed by Watson's first accuser, Ashley Solis, and three other women will be tried "in due course," Buzbee said. CNN has reached out to Watson's attorney Rusty Hardin for comment but has yet to receive a response. Read MoreThe NFL says it holds players to account for their personal conduct. Is Deshaun Watsons case shattering that illusion? Meanwhile, Watson remains under investigation by the NFL, which could suspend him if it finds he violated...
    (CBS4) – The Denver Police Department and the city have been hit with another round of lawsuits, accusing officers of using excessive force on protestors during the summer of 2020 as people took to the street after the murder of George Floyd calling for justice. These lawsuits come nearly two years after those initial protests. “They disrupted my peace that day when my personal space was invaded,” said Lindsay Minter, who is a plaintiff in one of the lawsuits. “My guard wasn’t up I wasn’t ready to be attacked.” (credit: CBS) It’s still difficult for Minter to discuss what happened to her on May 30, 2020. Minter was protesting in Denver when she said she was hit by a rubber-ball style grenade by police while walking to her car. “I was hit in the face,” Minter said. “It was painful, and I was dazed, and I didn’t know what was going on at first.” Mari Newman, Minter’s attorney, said police targeted her using excessive force, violating her First Amendment rights. “Denver’s continued to say ‘we did nothing wrong,’ Newman said....
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, the state's top lawyer, said Friday the state bar was suing him for professional misconduct related to his lawsuit challenging the 2020 presidential election. "I have recently learned that the Texas State Bar — which has been waging a months-long witch-hunt against me — now plans to sue me and my top deputy for filing Texas v. Penn: the historic challenge to the unconstitutional 2020 presidential election joined by nearly half of all the states and over a hundred members of Congress," Paxton said in a statement released on social media. "I stand by this lawsuit completely." A few hours after saying he was being sued by the bar, Paxton’s office announced an investigation into the Texas Bar Foundation for "facilitating mass influx of illegal aliens" by donating money to groups that "encourage, participate in, and fund illegal immigration at the Texas-Mexico border." The foundation is made up of attorneys and raises money to provide legal education and services. It is separate from the State Bar of Texas, which is an administrative arm of the...
    North Carolina Rep. Madison Cawthorn's lawyer argued Tuesday in court that the Republican lawmaker cannot be pushed from the November ballot for saying former President Donald Trump's supporters should 'fight' in advance of the January 6 Capitol attack.  Lawyer James Bopp Jr., who is also representing Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene in a similar lawsuit, told a panel of three judges in the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, that the Constitution leaves the decision on whether someone is disqualified to serve in the U.S. Congress to members of that body, not the states. Bopp said Cawthorn 'vigorous[ly] denies that he ever engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the United States, the country he loves.'  North Carolina Rep. Madison Cawthorn's lawyer argued Tuesday in court that the Republican lawmaker cannot be pushed from the November ballot for saying former President Donald Trump's supporters should 'fight' in advance of the January 6 Capitol attack A lawsuit filed against Cawthorn by North Carolina voters suggests he should not be eligible to run for Congress over his participation in the pro-Trump rally...
    Former President Donald Trump said Thursday that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is 'going through hell' over efforts to keep her off the November ballot. In a statement, the former president blamed on Georgia's Republican Gov. Brian Kemp and Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who have nothing to do with the effort.  'The Governor of Georgia, Brian Kemp, and Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, perhaps in collusion with the Radical Left Democrats, have allowed a horrible thing to happen to a very popular Republican, Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene,' Trump said.  Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (left) is 'going thorugh hell'  over efforts to keep her off the November ballot, former President Donald Trump (right) said in a statement Thursday  Trump urged Georgia Republicans to vote for Kemp's primary rival, former Sen. David Perdue.  'REMEMBER, Brian Kemp will never be able to win the General Election against Stacey "The Hoax" Abrams because a large number of Republicans just won't vote for him,' Trump said.  Trump has been anti-Kemp and anti-Raffensperger since they refused to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia, which went...
    Google is taking aim at a purported swindler engaging in “particularly nefarious” frauds similar to online romance scams but using photos of adorable purebred puppies to “prey on vulnerable victims during an unprecedented pandemic.” The Mountain View technology giant this week sued a person they believe to be Cameroonian, accusing them of running “multiple international non-delivery scams with the intent to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting high demand for puppies in the U.S.” Victims responding to online ads are allegedly duped into sending hundreds of dollars in exchange for puppies that never arrive. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in San Jose contains embedded examples of online ads showing photos of floppy-eared basset hound pups with big soulful eyes. One young dog is said to be named Boris and another is said to be named Hatie, each selling for $700. Twenty websites are allegedly linked to the racket, and one was registered in late March, indicating that the fraudster “will continue to perpetrate fraud and abuse Google’s services unless stopped,” the suit said. Pet adoptions spiked during...
    A woman who was almost six months pregnant had an abortion after she learned that her fertility doctor gave her a stranger’s embryo—some two decades after he allegedly did the same thing to another woman, according to a federal lawsuit. In the complaint filed this week in Manhattan, the woman and her husband say they could have terminated the pregnancy earlier but the clinic, New York Fertility Institute, kept giving them the runaround and insisting there was no mistake, even after DNA tests proved otherwise. The mixup is all the more shocking, the lawsuit says, because in the late 1990s, NYFI’s embryologist Michael Obasaju implanted the wrong embryo in a different patient, resulting in a white woman giving birth to one white baby and one Black baby.
    The estate lawyer for the Rust cinematographer who was shot and killed when a gun Alec Baldwin pointed at her on set went off called out the actor for his claims that she told him to point the weapon at her and fire.  Attorney Brian Panish claimed Baldwin, 63, was trying to minimize the role he played in the October 21 incident that killed Halyna Hutchins as Baldwin appeared to pass the blame onto the victim during an arbitration demand filed on Friday. Baldwin also claimed that his contract shielded him from any financial responsibility related to Hutchins' death and that the lawsuit against the actor filed by the victim's family was what prevented the $7 million movie's completion.   Despite the tragedy, Baldwin, had attempted to convince cast and crew to finish filming 'Rust' in Hutchins' honor in the weeks after the shooting and have the proceeds from the movie go towards a settlement with the woman's husband, Matthew Hutchins, and nine-year-old son, according to the filings that also revealed Baldwin had been texting Matthew.   'Alec Baldwin once again is...
    A federal judge has tossed out a lawsuit of a a proposed class-action lawsuit claiming Kellogg Company's Strawberry Pop-Tarts do not contain enough strawberries. U.S. District Judge Marvin Aspen in Chicago said no reasonable consumer could believe from Kellogg's packaging that the breakfast staple contained only strawberries, or more strawberries than other ingredients such as pears and apples. 'The word 'Strawberry,' combined with a picture of half of a strawberry and a Pop-Tart oozing red filling, does not guarantee that there will be a certain amount of strawberries in the product's filling,' Aspen wrote in his decision on Tuesday. The judge added: 'no reasonable consumer could conclude that the filling contains a certain amount of strawberries based on the package's images and its use of the term 'Strawberry.'' A federal judge has tossed out a lawsuit of a a proposed class-action lawsuit claiming Kellogg Company's Strawberry Pop-Tarts do not contain enough strawberries  Stacy Chiappetta, the plaintiff, said Kellogg defrauded shoppers with deceptive packaging for its Unfrosted Strawberry Pop-Tarts, which contain red food dye that she said makes the filling 'brighter...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Prince Andrew settles lawsuit with Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre, who says the British royal sexually abused her. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Ana Navarro praised the Super Bowl halftime show but said the NFL’s celebration of rap music on Sunday in Los Angeles does not absolve the league for its lack of Black head coaches. Sunday, much of the country watched rappers Dr. Dre, Eminem, 50 Cent and Kendrick Lamar perform on stage with R&B singer Mary J. Blige. The roughly 14-minute performance was hailed as one of the best shows in years, and celebrated as a blast from the past from one of hip-hop’s golden eras. Still, the league’s embrace of Black culture does not absolve the league for failing to offer black candidates head coaching positions, per Navarro. On The View on Monday, she commented on the halftime show, referring to it as “great”: I thought, just when you thought you had seen, then there would be somebody else showing up on top of that rooftop. Let me tell you, I did get a little nervous when I saw 50 hanging from the, you know,  rafters… I was like, ‘Oh my God, he’s upside down, he’s singing upside down, I hope he’s holding...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Judge says he’ll dismiss Sarah Palin’s libel lawsuit against The New York Times, saying she didn’t prove her case. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said on Wednesday the league has fallen short of giving minorities head coaching opportunities after it was hit with a lawsuit last week alleging discrimination in its hiring practices, CNN Reported.  During his “State of the League” address ahead of Super Bowl LVI on Sunday, Goodell said the league has fallen short by “a long shot,” adding it should look at changes in hiring processes, according to CNN.  "I don't think you take anything off the table until you have people look at that, help us independently say, is there something flawed with our process? And if there is, what can we do to resolve that and fix that?" Goodell said at the press conference.  Goodell added the league made “a tremendous amount of progress" on establishing diversity in league offices and teams, but has failed in the head coaching position, CNN reported.  "So what we're going to do is step back and look at everything we're doing today," Goodell said. "Everything from looking at the Rooney Rule and seeing what changes should be made to that, if any changes or...
    (CNN)Hue Jackson, the former head coach of the Cleveland Browns, said Friday that he was not paid to lose games when he led the NFL team. "No, I was never offered money like Brian (Flores) had mentioned," Jackson said. "I think this is a totally different situation but has some similarities." Flores is the former Miami Dolphins head coach who filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the NFL and three teams that alleged, in part, that the Dolphins owner Stephen Ross wanted to pay him $100,000 for intentionally losing games.Ross, in a statement Wednesday, described the allegations as "false, malicious and defamatory." Cleveland Browns deny Hue Jackson was incentivized for losses when he was head coachJackson told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Friday night that there was a "plan" that benefited certain people when players didn't perform as well. Read More"When you talk about incentivizing a four-year plan that led to the team not being able to play as well, that people benefited off of that -- that's different. But at the same time, it has some of the same similarities...
    (CNN)Former NFL coach Brian Flores filed a lawsuit in federal court on Tuesday against the league and three teams, alleging racial discrimination against Black coaches -- which the NFL strongly denies.In the class-action lawsuit, Flores specifically cites the league's Rooney Rule as being a "well-intentioned failure." Here's what you need to know about that rule and what the lawsuit has to say about it.What is the Rooney Rule?In a nutshell, the rule requires NFL teams to interview a diverse range of candidates for coaching jobs and other positions. Read MoreThe league adopted it in 2003 based on recommendations from its Workplace Diversity Committee. The rule was named after the late Dan Rooney, who was the committee's chairman at the time and owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers."The committee's initial focus was on the historically low number of minorities in head coaching positions," the NFL says on its website. "The policy originally required every team with a head coaching vacancy to interview at least one or more diverse candidates before making a new hire."Over the years, the Rooney Rule has expanded to...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Brian Flores’ racial discrimination lawsuit has sent shockwaves throughout the NFL, which he claims “is managed much like a plantation.” South Florida attorney David Weinstein joined CBS4 News at 7 p.m. to discuss the ramifications of the lawsuit on and off the field. ELIOTT RODRIGUEZ: David, how can he file a class action lawsuit by himself? Doesn’t he have to be a member of a class? Doesn’t he need other Black coaches to join in this legal action? WEINSTEIN: Well, it that’s exactly what he’s doing right now. He has placed himself at the forefront of this. He’s established that he is part of this class of coaches or former coaches. And he’s naming himself as a named defender. We see this all the time in class action lawsuits. He’s hoping that others will come out of the woodwork. We’ve seen that happen in the lawsuits that were filed by players against the NFL for disparaging treatment that they were given for their health conditions and for a variety of other factors. So he is creating this...
    A judge has ruled that Netflix can be sued for defamation after its hit series The Queen's Gambit misrepresented 'one of the most significant career achievements' of the trailblazing Soviet chess champion Nona Gaprindashvili.  The 80-year-old chess legend filed a $5million defamation lawsuit against Netflix over the final episode of the popular series that inaccurately stated that she never competed against men.  Gaprindashvili, from the former Soviet Republic of Georgia, is a pioneer of women's chess and the first woman to be earn the title of International Chess Grandmaster. She said the way she was portrayed in the episode was 'grossly sexist and belittling.'   Nona Gaprindashvili, 80, will be allowed to sue Netflix for defamation after the show falsely claimed the chess champion was Russian and had never competed against men  Gaprindashvili claims Beth Harmon, a fictional character from The Queen's Gambit, (pictured) is an Americanized and fictionalized version of her Gaprindashvili's lawyers claimed the mistake had been streamed to 'millions of viewers worldwide' and 'tarnished (her) personal and professional reputation'.  On Thursday, a judge at the California Central District Court ruled...
    Judge Reed O'Connor, the U.S. District Court Judge for the Northern District of Texas, ruled against the Biden administration's vaccine requirement for active-duty members to vaccinate themselves against COVID in a lawsuit filed by 35 SEALS on Monday A federal judge has granted a temporary injunction to 35 Navy SEALs who said they should be allowed a religious exemption to the US military's COVID vaccine mandate.  Judge Reed O'Connor, the U.S. District Court Judge for the Northern District of Texas, granted a temporary injunction on Monday in response to a lawsuit filed by First Liberty Institute in November on behalf of 35 active-duty SEALs who are Christian and three reservists who are seeking exemption from the vaccine requirement for religious reasons. The order prevents the Navy from setting new policies that would allow those who would object for religious reasons to be considered 'non-deployable' or 'disqualified' from Special Operations. It effectively means the Pentagon can't fire those SEALs for refusing the shot.  'The Navy servicemembers in this case seek to vindicate the very freedoms they have sacrificed so much to...
    Prince Andrew's effort to immediately block the progression of a lawsuit by a woman who says he sexually assaulted her when she was 17 — on the grounds that she no longer lives in the U.S. — was rejected by a federal judge as oral arguments were set to proceed Monday on the prince's request to dismiss the lawsuit. Judge Lewis A. Kaplan, in a written order Friday, told the prince's lawyers they must turn over documents on the schedule that has been set in the lawsuit brought in August by Virginia Giuffre.  Giuffre says she was abused by the prince on multiple occasions in 2001 while she was being sexually abused by financier Jeffrey Epstein.  The prince's attorney, Andrew Brettler, has called the lawsuit 'baseless.'  Prince Andrew's effort to immediately block the progression of a lawsuit by a woman who says he sexually assaulted her when she was 17 — on the grounds that she no longer lives in the U.S. — was rejected by a federal judge. Prince Andrew was seen for the first time on Friday since...
    The only black juror in the Jussie Smollet trial says the actor's testimony made no sense and he couldn't figure out why Smollett would put back on the noose that his alleged attackers placed around his neck. Andre Hope, 63, said: 'As an African American person, I'm not putting that noose back on at all.' Last week, Smollett was convicted on five counts of felony disorderly conduct for staging a racist and homophobic hate crime on himself in January 2019. He faces up to 20 years in prison. The actor, known for his role in Fox's musical drama Empire, paid two Nigerian brothers $3,500 to attack him and later claimed that they were actually two white men who shouted, 'this is MAGA country n*****,' in reference to Donald Trump's Make America Great Again slogan, as they brutalized him. Andre Hope, the only black juror in the Jussie Smollett trial, says he was confused as to why Smollett wouldn't have immediately taken off the noose his attackers placed around him In June 2019, Chicago police released bodycam footage of the Empire...
    Former CNN anchor Chris Cuomo may have the evidence to put his former employer on the ropes in court, Daily Caller Editorial Director Vince Coglianese told Tucker Carlson on Monday. Coglianese appeared on Monday’s episode of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” to discuss Cuomo suing CNN for the balance of his contract, which was cut off early when CNN fired him Saturday. Cuomo’s spokesperson told reporters Monday that he had an “intimate” relationship with CNN President Jeff Zucker, and Coglianese said the message is a not-so-subtle warning shot that Cuomo is willing and able to take other top players at CNN down with him. VINCE: “This is Chris Cuomo sending a clear signal; I’ve got the goods, I’ve got the receipts, I’ve got the text messages, I’ve got the email. You better settle up quickly, CNN, or this is about to get very uncomfortable.” pic.twitter.com/oGZnBCkml4 — Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) December 7, 2021 “How does Zucker get out of this one?” Tucker asked. (RELATED: Chris Cuomo’s Show Gets More Viewers Without Him There) “I don’t know that he does, actually,” Coglianese responded....
    Los Angeles (CNN)A Black job applicant suing an employer over hair discrimination is demanding an apology and policy change -- but the company said it was a misunderstanding.Jeffrey Thornton filed a lawsuit this week against Encore Group, LLC, claiming the company denied him employment when he refused to cut his hair, which he wears in locs.Thornton's complaint claims the San Diego office for the company violated the state's CROWN Act, which prohibits employers from withholding employment based on discrimination against the protected applicant's hairstyle.According to the lawsuit, when Thornton interviewed for the technical supervisor position on Nov. 1, an Encore hiring manager informed him that he would have to conform to appearance policies if he wanted the job. That meant cutting his hair so it was off the ears, eyes and shoulders and that the company would not allow him to simply tie his hair back. "In order to take the job, Mr. Thornton would have to materially alter his hairstyle, and thus his appearance, cultural identity and racial heritage," the complaint says. The lawsuit calls Encore's policy "racial discrimination"...
    The state of Ohio has sued Facebook, which is now known as Meta, alleging that it broke federal securities law by purposely misleading the public about the negative effects of its social platforms and the algorithms that run them. The lawsuit filed by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost on behalf of the state's pension fund specifically claims that Facebook buried inconvenient findings about how the company has managed those algorithms as well as the steps it said it was taking to protect the public.  The suit also contends claims that Facebook knew that its platform facilitated dissention, illegal activity, and violent extremism, but refused to correct it, to the detriment of investments by the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System.  'Facebook said it was looking out for our children and weeding out online trolls, but in reality was creating misery and divisiveness for profit,' Yost said in a statement. 'We are not people to Mark Zuckerberg, we are the product and we are being used against each other out of greed.'  Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has sued Facebook, which is now known as...
    Dalvin Cook has found himself in a very messy situation with an ex-girlfriend. According to the Star Tribune, the Minnesota Vikings running back is being sued by his ex-girlfriend Gracelyn Trimble for alleged physical abuse. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) She told the Star Tribune that she’s accusing the NFL star of “giving me a concussion, leaving a scar on my face and taking me through hell.” In the lawsuit, Cook is accused of assault, battery and false imprisonment. An ex-girlfriend of #Vikings RB Dalvin Cook alleged that he physically abused her, causing a concussion and holding her hostage in his home a year ago. Cook’s attorney counters that Cook was the victim of assault that night. More here from @StarTribune: https://t.co/ZBaqWtcKwH — Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) November 10, 2021 He also also accused in part of overpowering her when she came to get her things last November, and when she attempted to mace him, she ended up suffering injuries. At one point, Trimble alleges she grabbed a gun, called a friend and then...
    A Georgia man claims he was duped into buying a luxury charter jet company that belonged to Jeffrey Epstein and is suing the co-executors of the disgraced financier's estate to get his money back. Thomas Huff, a Cobb County aviator, met with Epstein a few weeks before the Manhattan millionaire was arrested and charged with sex trafficking underage girls in 2019. Epstein sent his Gulfstream G-IV to Georgia and successfully sold Huff on buying a controlling interest in JEGE, Epstein's charter jet company. The problem, according to the recently filed lawsuit, was that Epstein sold the controlling shares without disclosing he "was engaged in a massive criminal enterprise involving rape, sex trafficking, sexual abuse, physical assault, blackmail, intimidation, fraud, and deceit," according to court documents. JEFFREY EPSTEIN ABUSED AND RAPED RUSSIAN WOMAN IN MONTHS BEFORE ARREST, LAWSUIT SAYS Huff claims he would have never considered buying JEGE if he knew about the alleged dirty deeds ahead of time and said once Epstein's underage antics made headlines, he tried to stop the sale. "Upon Mr. Epstein's arrest and his crimes...
    Trump's lawyers also claim that his Twitter ban also violates the Stop Social Media Censorship Act – a social media law signed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in May. The law states, "All Floridians treated unfairly by Big Tech platforms will have the right to sue companies that violate this law — and win monetary damages." Additionally, social media companies are "prohibited from de-platforming Floridian political candidates" or face fines of $250,000 per day. However, the law was blocked by U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle on June 30 – one day before it was set to go into effect. "The legislation now at issue was an effort to rein in social-media providers deemed too large and too liberal," Hinkle wrote in the 31-page order. "Balancing the exchange of ideas among private speakers is not a legitimate government interest." The DeSantis administration appealed the judge's decision and is waiting to see if the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will lift the injunction. Trump was banned from Twitter two days after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, which the...
    Washington (CNN)A Texas doctor is publicly revealing that he violated a state law that bans abortions after six weeks and says he is inviting legal challenges under the controversial law, which has so far withstood efforts by pro-abortion rights supporters to block it."On the morning of Sept. 6, I provided an abortion to a woman who, though still in her first trimester, was beyond the state's new limit. I acted because I had a duty of care to this patient, as I do for all patients, and because she has a fundamental right to receive this care," Dr. Alan Braid, a physician in San Antonio, Texas, wrote in an op-ed published Saturday in The Washington Post. "I fully understood that there could be legal consequences — but I wanted to make sure that Texas didn't get away with its bid to prevent this blatantly unconstitutional law from being tested," he wrote.The comments are the first public admission that a physician decided to perform the procedure after the law was on the books and will likely trigger new legal proceedings. The...
    Jamie Lee Curtis went to bat for Scarlett Johansson amid her Black Widow lawsuit.  The 62-year-old actress wrote a strongly worded opinion piece for Time Magazine, on Wednesday, in which she detailed her thoughts about the starlet's decision to take legal action against Disney.   Curtis defended the 36-year-old actress for her 'brilliant response to a real-life manipulation' by big film studios, warning readers 'Don't f**k' with the Black Widow actress. Johansson is suing Disney for breach of contact for their decision to release her Marvel movie via streaming and in theaters simultaneously, a move which Scarlet alleges cost her millions.  Got your back! Jamie Lee Curtis went to bat for Scarlett Johansson in a Time Magazine piece where she defended her Black Widow lawsuit against Disney and warned 'Don't f**k' with her in general The Freaky Friday star was tasked to write a piece on Scarlett for the 100 Most Influential People of 2021 where she spoke about feeling a 'kinship' with the actress, before she commended her performance as Black Widow — at which point drew a comparison between the film's...
    Prince Andrew has been served at his home in Britain with the paperwork for the bombshell lawsuit from his accuser who sued him in a US court.   According to a document filed on Friday, an affidavit of service was served at the Duke of York's home in Windsor, England on August 27. An agent working on behalf of Virginia Roberts, who claims she was forced to have sex with Andrew when she was 17, handed them over to police officers at the property. The agent had tried the day before but was rebuffed and told that staff had been ‘primed’ not to accept any documents, the court papers state. When the agent returned the next day, the police officers at the gate of Royal Lodge, Andrew’s official residence, changed their mind and allowed him to leave the paperwork. Prince Andrew, Virginia Roberts, aged 17, and Ghislaine Maxwell at Ghislaine Maxwell's townhouse in London, Britain, in 2001. Prince Andrew was served at his home in Britain with paperwork for the bombshell sexual assault lawsuit Virginia Roberts (left) claims...
    WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department is suing Texas over a new state law that bans most abortions, arguing that it was enacted "in open defiance of the Constitution."The lawsuit, filed Thursday in federal court in Texas, asks a federal judge to declare that the law is invalid, "to enjoin its enforcement, and to protect the rights that Texas has violated."SEE ALSO: Texas' ban of abortions as early as 6 weeks takes effect, prompting White House condemnationThe Texas law, known as SB8, prohibits abortions once medical professionals can detect cardiac activity - usually around six weeks, before some women know they're pregnant. Courts have blocked other states from imposing similar restrictions, but Texas' law differs significantly because it leaves enforcement to private citizens through civil lawsuits instead of criminal prosecutors.Pressure had been mounting on the Justice Department not only from the White House - President Joe Biden has said the law is "almost un-American" - but also from Democrats in Congress, who wanted Attorney General Merrick Garland to take action. Earlier this week, Garland vowed the Justice Department would step in...
    (CNN)A state patrol officer said he believes the "vast majority" of the Minnesota State Patrol manually deleted emails and text messages following the George Floyd protests in Minneapolis, according to a transcript posted Friday to the federal court docket. The transcript of Minnesota State Patrol Maj. Joseph Dwyer's testimony from a hearing on July 28 was released as a part of a class-action lawsuit filed by the ACLU asking a Minnesota court to put a stop to what it calls "unconstitutional conduct targeting journalists" by law enforcement.Dwyer testified he held the rank of captain and was a commander of the Mobile Response Team during the protests. According to the transcript, ACLU attorney Kevin Riach asks Dwyer at the hearing, "And you just decided, shortly after the George Floyd protests, this would be a good time to clean out my inbox?" ACLU sues DC, police over use of chemical irritants, stun grenades at racial justice protest"It is consistent with events, large-scale or otherwise, we periodically delete our inboxes," Dwyer responded, according to the transcript. Read More"So after a large-scale event, mass...
    Virginia Roberts' father has said he is proud that his daughter is 'fighting back' against Prince Andrew, after she filed a lawsuit in New York accusing the royal of sexually assaulting her.   Roberts accused the Duke of York of battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress in the lawsuit filed in federal court on Monday. The lawsuit - filed on Roberts' 38th birthday - claims that she was forced to have sex with Andrew three times on the orders of the pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. The incidents all allegedly took place in 2001, when she was 17 years old.  The lawsuit claims that 'Prince Andrew intentionally committed battery by sexually assaulting Plaintiff when she was a minor.  Prince Andrew has always vehemently denied sexual contact with Roberts  Her father Sky Roberts, 65, has now hit out at the prince saying he 'should be ashamed' for not cooperating with the police inquiry. In his first comments on Virginia's lawsuit, Mr Roberts told The Sun: 'I support my daughter 100 per cent. The royals are not above the law. That's not the way...
    PRINCE Andrew is "not above the law," says the Met Police chief amid his bombshell sex abuse lawsuit. Dame Cressida Dick said a review into the case is underway following the new wave of trouble facing the 61-year-old over his links to disgraced Jeffrey Epstein. Prince Andrew is 'not above the law' the Met Police Commissioner said in relation to the new sex abuse lawsuit 5Speaking about Andrew, Dame Cressida said: 'No one is above the law'Credit: BackGrid The lawsuit, filed on Monday night in New York, accuses Prince Andrew, 61, of 'rape in the first degree' over Virginia Giuffre's sex assault claims Speaking on LBC, Dame Cressida told Nick Ferrari: "No one is above the law. "It's been reviewed twice before, we've worked closely with the Crown Prosecution Service, we are of course open to working with authorities overseas, we will give them every assistance if they ask us for anything within the law obviously. "As a result of what's going on I've asked my team to have another look at the material." It was revealed earlier this...
    One week after Joe Biden was sworn in as President One America News (OAN) aired a segment featuring a man they introduced as an "expert mathematician" who claimed to have uncovered evidence of election rigging and that Donald Trump actually won re-election. That man, according to a lawsuit filed by Dominion Voting Systems Tuesday against the far right wing media outlet, is not an expert mathematician, but a swing set installer and convicted drug dealer. Back on January 27 OAN hosted Ed Solomon, "who claimed to have found evidence within precinct-level reporting that the election was rigged by an algorithm," VICE reports. "The basis of Solomon's claim is that he found several precincts throughout the country reporting exactly the same results at various times throughout the vote tabulation process." OAN host Christina Bobb asked Solomon what the statistical probability of such an occurrence might be. "You can use the binomial probability formula, and the chance of that event happening is one over ten to an exponent so large there's not enough stars in the universe—there's not enough atoms in the...
    A longtime lawyer for Disney has slammed Scarlett Johansson's $50 million Black Widow lawsuit as a 'highly orchestrated' public relations stunt designed to get the company 'to write a check.' Daniel Petrocelli suggested in comments to Variety that Disney would not bow to 'public pressure' and said the actress demands compensation far beyond that of her contract with the studio.  'It is obvious that this is a highly orchestrated PR campaign to achieve an outcome that is not obtainable in the lawsuit,' Petrocelli said. 'No amount of public pressure can change or obscure the explicit contractual commitments. The written contract is clear as a bell.' Johansson, 36, filed her lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court last month, alleging that she lost out on more than $50 million as a result of the film being released on streaming service Disney+ at the same time as its debut in theaters.  The actress claimed she had been guaranteed that Black Widow would have an exclusive theatrical release, and that the bulk of her salary was based on the box office performance. ...
    (CNN)Voice quavering, Rick Wershe Jr., who as a teen in 1980s Detroit was painted as a murderous drug kingpin, dabbed his eyes as he recalled one of the last conversations he had with his father, who he'd always looked up to as a strong man. Suffering from brain cancer, his dad often moaned in pain over the phone. During this 2014 call, Rick Wershe Sr. told his imprisoned son he was "scheduled to die" that day, which the younger Wershe told him wasn't true. His mind "playing tricks," the ailing father insisted, Wershe Jr. recalled."I lost it, and it's hard for me to talk about," he tearily told CNN. "I broke down that day, and I happened to be in my counselor's office. ... I had a lot of pride, and I remember the counselor, he gave me a hug and he wouldn't let me leave his office and I just wanted to get back to my cell to be alone. He said, 'Rick, just stay here,' and I'll never forget that."Rick Wershe Sr. died about two weeks later, on...
    An attorney for the woman who accused former Fox News host Ed Henry of sexual assault has called his alleged conduct 'Weinstein-esque, but worse' in a court hearing. Lawyers for Jennifer Eckhart, a former associate producer for Fox Business Network, made the claims at a hearing on Wednesday in US District Court in Manhattan, where they battled to keep her suit against Fox News alive in the face of motions to dismiss. The suit filed last year, several weeks after Henry was fired from the network, alleges that Fox News violated federal sex-trafficking laws, requiring Eckhart to show Fox knew or should have known that Henry coerced her into a commercial sex act.  Henry has always denied her claims, insisting they had a consensual relationship, and Fox News has said that Henry was 'promptly terminated' as soon as the network became aware of any sexual misconduct allegations against him. At Wednesday's hearing, Eckhart's lawyer Michael John Willemin made the comparison to rapist Harvey Weinstein during oral arguments, claiming that Henry forced Eckhart to have oral sex, handcuffed her to a hotel bed, beat her and...
    A Bill O'Reilly accuser who reached a $9 million settlement after accusing her Fox News boss of sexual harassment has claimed that he allegedly once told her he was 'going to make her play' even after she denied his advances.  In a lengthy interview with the Daily Beast on Tuesday, Andrea Mackris broke her years-long silence to speak for the first since signing an NDA and settling her sexual harassment lawsuit against O'Reilly back in October 2004.  Mackris, who worked as a producer on O'Reilly's show for four years, claims she was pressured into signing the NDA and that she has lost everything she since agreed to keep silent about her allegations.  In response to Mackris speaking out, O'Reilly's attorney Fredric S. Newman pointed to the public statement she issued in 2014 in which she said 'there was no wrongdoing whatsoever by Mr O'Reilly'.  Details of the alleged sexual harassment were made public when Mackris sued her boss in 2004, claiming he called her late at night masturbating and demanding phone sex.  Included in her lawsuit was recordings of calls...
    Three young children were confirmed among the dead of the Surfside condo collapse as the official death toll rose to 94 on Monday morning, and Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said it was becoming increasingly difficult to identify the human remains found in the rubble. Of the 94 bodies found, 83 have been officially identified and next of kin informed, and 22 people remain 'potentially unaccounted'. Ten more victims of the deadly collapse were named, including three of the youngest at ages 5, 6 and 9. Lorenzo De Oliveira Leone, 5,was found along with his father, Alfredo.  Sisters Anna Sophia Pettengill Lopez Moreira, 6, and Alexia Maria Pettengill Lopez Moreira, 9, were also identified. The girls were the daughters of Sophia Lopez Moreira, the sister of Paraguay's first lady, and were the last remaining members of their family to be identified.  Their mother; father, Luis Pettengill; and housekeeper Leidy Vanessa Luna Villalba having been recovered and identified on Thursday.  Their brother, 3-year-old Luis Vicente Pettengill Lopez Moreira III was the youngest victim of the tragedy, and was identified on Friday.  Sisters Alexia...
    Newly-free Bill Cosby has vowed to fight a civil lawsuit from a woman who claims he sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in 1964.  The 83-year-old comedian had his conviction for sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004 overturned because a prosecutor promised him that he wouldn't be charged in 2005, which the court said led him to incriminate himself.  Dozens more women have accused him of sexual assault and harassment but their claims were not criminally prosecuted because they fell outside of the statutes of limitations in the states where the offenses allegedly took place.  After he was freed last week, women's rights attorney Gloria Allred held a press conference with some of Cosby's accusers (she represents 33 of them) and said she would fight to hold him accountable by suing him in civil court.  Among the people she is representing is Judi Huth. Huth, in 2015, sued Cosby, alleging he attacked her at Hugh Hefner's Playboy Mansion in California.   Bill Cosby, with his rep Andrew Wyatt last Thursday, has vowed to fight a civil lawsuit filed by...
    Tati Westbrook spoke about a Halo Beauty lawsuit in a new video on Thursday. Screenshot YouTube/Tati Tati Westbrook returned to YouTube for the first time in nearly a year on Thursday. In the new video, she spoke about her business partner Clark Swanson suing her and her husband. Westbrook said that she sold her Los Angeles home and her condo to support the ongoing litigation. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Halo Beauty CEO and YouTube personality Tati Westbrook returned to YouTube for the first time in nearly a year on Thursday with a video titled "A Year Later."  Westbrook said that she had to sell her Los Angeles house and her condo in order to support ongoing litigation involving her Halo Beauty business partner Clark Swanson. In October 2020, Swanson filed a lawsuit against Westbrook, her husband James, Halo Beauty, and Tati Cosmetics, as Insider previously reported. Westbrook, her husband, and Swanson are co-owners of Halo Beauty, Westbrook's flagship company which markets nutritional vitamin supplements. The complaint, filed on October 20, 2020, alleges that Westbrook and...
    The NFL is being sued for defamation in federal court by an Indianapolis police officer who claims the league mischaracterized a suspect he shot and killed as a victim of 'systemic racism.' Officer De'Joure Mercer was cleared of any wrongdoing by Indianapolis police and a grand jury later declined to press charges against him over the 2020 killing of Dreasjon Reed, who was ultimately included in the NFL's 'Say Their Stories' campaign last December.  In addition to being honored as a victim of racist police violence by the league in a video montage and on Twitter, Reed's name was also chosen to appear on player helmet decals.  SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO  The NFL is being sued for defamation in federal court by an Indianapolis police officer who claims the league mischaracterized a suspect he shot and killed as a victim of 'systemic racism.' Officer De'Joure Mercer (right) was cleared of any wrongdoing by Indianapolis police and a grand jury later declined to press charges over the 2020 killing of Dreasjon Reed (left), who was ultimately included in the...
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