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Gunna to Be Released After Pleading Guilty in YSL Case, but Says He Hasn’t Flipped on Young Thug

Gunna pleaded guilty Wednesday in the closely watched criminal case against Young Thug and other alleged members of an Atlanta gang, ending his involvement in the sprawling case and securing his release from jail — though the rapper stressed that he was not cooperating with prosecutors. In a statement released by his lawyer Steve Sadow, Gunna (real name […]

Nick Carter Sued for Allegedly Raping Teen Fan on Backstreet Boys Tour Bus in 2001

Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter was hit with a lawsuit Thursday (Dec. 8) alleging that he raped a 17-year-old fan on his tour bus following a 2001 concert in Washington. In a civil lawsuit filed in Nevada court, Shannon “Shay” Ruth says Carter picked her from a group of women seeking autographs after a concert in Tacoma. She […]

Bob Dylan Abuse Accuser Drops Case Following Allegations Evidence Was Destroyed

An unnamed woman who claimed Bob Dylan sexually abused her as a child in 1965 has withdrawn her lawsuit permanently, a day after Dylan’s attorneys accused her of destroying key evidence and “irretrievably” compromising the integrity of the case. In a lawsuit filed last year, the woman alleged that Dylan abused her over a six-week period in […]

Britney Spears Won’t Have to Sit for Deposition in Legal Battle With Dad, Judge Rules

Los Angeles judge sided with Britney Spears on Wednesday and rejected her father’s demand that she sit for a deposition. At a hearing Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Judge Brenda Penny finalized her earlier tentative decision to deny a request from attorneys for Jamie Spears to depose his daughter amid ongoing litigation over his alleged misconduct during her controversial 13-year […]

R. Kelly Removed From Suicide Watch Following 30-Year Sentence

R. Kelly has been removed from suicide watch in jail, prosecutors told a federal judge on Tuesday, days after the disgraced singer claimed that the special protective treatment was a form of punishment. After he was sentenced to 30 years in prison last week for sexually abusing young women, federal authorities placed the singer under […]

Mac Miller Drug Supplier Gets 17 Years in Prison for Selling Fatal Pills

A California man charged with supplying fentanyl-laced pills before Mac Miller’s fatal 2018 overdose was sentenced Monday to more than 17 years in prison. At a hearing in Los Angeles federal court, U.S. District Judge Otis D. Wright sentenced Stephen Andrew Walter to 210 months in prison over his role in Miller’s death. As part of a […]

Young Thug Charged With Seven More Felonies Days After RICO Indictment

Young Thug was charged with seven additional felony counts on Wednesday, including possession of drugs and illegal firearms, days after being named in a sweeping indictment of alleged gang members in Atlanta. According to county jail records, the rapper (whose real name is Jeffery Williams) is now facing a slew of additional charges, including possession […]

Astroworld Victims’ Attorneys Now Say Over 4,900 People Were Injured

More than 4,900 people were injured in some capacity at the deadly Astroworld music festival, according to the latest tally by the attorneys representing victims. That’s a substantially higher total than previously claimed. When the litigation over the disaster was combined into a single large lawsuit in late January, the attorneys involved listed 387 separate cases, with estimates […]

Long Island Man Pleads Guilty in Hit-and-Run Death of Nicki Minaj’s Father

A Long Island man has pleaded guilty to two charges stemming from the 2021 hit-and-run death of Nicki Minaj’s father. At a hearing Friday in Nassau County court, Charles Polevich pleaded guilty to one count of leaving the scene of an accident and another count of evidence tampering relating to the February 2021 accident that killed […]

Mac Miller Drug Supplier Sentenced to 10-Plus Years in Prison

A man charged with supplying fentanyl-laced pills before Mac Miller’s fatal 2018 overdose was sentenced to almost 11 years in prison on Monday (April 18). At a hearing in Los Angeles federal court, U.S. District Judge Otis D. Wright sentenced Ryan Michael Reavis to 10 years and 11 months in prison. The verdict comes six […]

Travis Scott, Astroworld Victims Battle in Court Over Rapper’s Charity Initiative

Attorneys for Astroworld victims are duking it out in Houston court with attorneys for Travis Scott, in a battle revolving around whether the star himself should be subject to a gag order that’s been imposed on lawyers working on the massive case. Lawyers for the family of a young boy killed at the festival say Scott is using […]

Dua Lipa Hit With Another Copyright Lawsuit Over “Levitating”

Dua Lipa is facing a second copyright lawsuit over her smash hit song “Levitating,” this time claiming she lifted material from a pair of decades-old disco tracks. In a complaint filed Friday in Manhattan federal court, songwriters L. Russell Brown and Sandy Linzer accused Lipa of copying their 1979 song “Wiggle and Giggle All Night” […]