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Club Q Shooting Suspect Charged With Hate Crimes

The suspect accused of entering a Colorado gay nightclub clad in body armor and opening fire with an AR-15-style rifle, killing five people and wounding 17 others, was charged by prosecutors Tuesday with 305 criminal counts including hate crimes and murder. Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, sat upright in a chair during the hearing and appeared […]

Man Arrested in Fatal Shooting of Migos Rapper Takeoff

Police have arrested a 33-year-old man on a murder charge in the fatal shooting of rapper Takeoff, who they said was a “innocent bystander” to gunfire last month outside a bowling alley in Houston. Patrick Xavier Clark was taken into custody peacefully Thursday night, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said Friday. Clark’s arrest came one […]

Singer Kris Wu Sentenced to 13 Years for Rape in China

A Chinese court on Friday sentenced Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu to 13 years in prison on charges including rape. Beijing’s Chaoyang District Court said Wu was given 11 years and 6 months for a 2020 rape, and 1 year and 10 months for the “crime of assembling a crowd to engage in sexual promiscuity” […]

Walmart Store Shooting Leaves Six People Dead

A Walmart manager pulled out a handgun before a routine employee meeting and began firing wildly around the break room of a Virginia store, killing six people in the nation’s second high-profile mass shooting in four days, police and witnesses said Wednesday. The gunman, who police believe shot himself, was dead when officers arrived. Police […]

Arrest Made in Attack Following Elton John Concert at Dodger Stadium

One suspect has been arrested following an attack outside L.A.’s Dodger Stadium after an Elton John concert this past Thursday. The attack involved alleged battery and vandalism and resulted in one of two victims being treated and released from a local hospital the night of the incident, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department […]

Dove Cameron, Wayne Brady Honor Victims of Colorado Springs Shooting at 2022 AMAs: “My Heart Is With You”

A number of stars used their time onstage at the American Music Awards on Sunday to speak about the Saturday night shooting at a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs, which left five people dead and 25 others injured. “Every award that I ever win will always first and foremost be dedicated to the queer community […]

Danny Masterson Rape Trial Jury Says It’s Deadlocked

The jury in Danny Masterson’s rape trial said on Friday that it’s at an impasse on all of the charges. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Charlaine Olmedo directed them to resume deliberations on Nov. 28 after Thanksgiving week despite being “hopelessly deadlocked,” since it hasn’t been long enough to declare a mistrial. Jurors have been […]

Elizabeth Holmes Gets More Than 11 Years in Prison for Theranos Scam

A federal judge on Friday sentenced disgraced Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes to more than 11 years in prison for duping investors in the failed startup that promised to revolutionize blood testing but instead made her a symbol of Silicon Valley’s culture of audacious self-promotion. The sentence imposed by U.S. District Judge Edward Davila was shorter […]

Paul Haggis Found Liable for $7.5M in Rape Lawsuit

On Thursday, a jury ordered Academy Award-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis to pay at least $7.5 million to a woman who accused him of rape in one of several #MeToo-era cases that have put Hollywood notables’ behavior on trial this fall. The jury also decided that additional punitive damages should be awarded, but the amount is […]

Jury Deliberations in Paul Haggis Rape Lawsuit Set to Start

Jury deliberations are due to start Thursday in a rape civil case against filmmaker Paul Haggis, tasking a six-person panel with sifting through dueling narratives about what happened between him and a publicist on a night in 2013. In accuser Haleigh Breest’s telling, she reluctantly agreed to a drink at the Crash and Million Dollar […]

Paul Haggis Calls Himself a “Very Flawed Human Being” as He Wraps Rape Trial Testimony

Paul Haggis choked up and wiped away tears while finishing his defense Friday from the witness stand against a civil trial rape claim by a publicist. Haggis, 69, reached for tissues after his lawyer finished questioning him a final time following cross examination that began Thursday and stretched into Friday afternoon. After three days of […]

Paul Haggis Testifies in Rape Trial That He Never Forced Himself on Accuser

Disputing allegations in a rape lawsuit, Oscar-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis testified Thursday that his accuser sometimes seemed “conflicted” during their initial kisses but then started taking initiative. Taking the witness stand for a second day in a civil trial, Haggis portrayed the woman, Haleigh Breest, as a willing partner in their lone sexual interaction. Breest, […]