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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Legal Matters

Report: ESPN settled sexual harassment claim involving Chris Berman

ESPN recently settled a sexual harassment claim involving personality Chris Berman and a former “Sunday NFL Countdown” makeup artist, according to a report. The Big Lead reports that Sue Baumann, a woman who was working as an independent contractor for ESPN and became tied to the Countdown show, alleges she was sexual harassed by Berman….Read More

Woman who catfished Chris Birdman Andersen sentenced to 18 months in jail

The woman who catfished Chris “Birdman” Andersen and tried to extort him was sentenced recently to 18 months in jail in Canada. The Denver Post this week published a story about the matter, as the woman who perpetrated the crimes is also awaiting extradition and charges in Colorado. Shelly Chartier, 33, was found guilty in…Read More

Khloe Kardashian reconciling with Lamar Odom could be costly

Khloe Kardashian withdrew her divorce papers from Lamar Odom on Wednesday and has also called off her relationship with James Harden. There is a good chance that, as I write this, either Lamar or Khloe’s divorce lawyer is repeatedly banging his/her head on their desk. I say this because, as a California divorce attorney who…Read More

Thabo Sefolosha found not guilty of charges stemming from nightclub incident

Atlanta Hawks guard Thabo Sefolosha was acquitted on Friday of various charges stemming from an incident outside a nightclub in New York City back in April. The Associated Press reports that Sefolosha was found not guilty of misdemeanor obstructing government administration, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. A Manhattan jury deliberated for less than an hour…Read More

Morgan Breslin sues USC for misleading him on disability insurance

A former USC linebacker has filed a lawsuit against the university claiming school officials talked him into purchasing a disability insurance policy that turned out to be inadequate. As a junior in 2012, Morgan Breslin played in all 12 games for the Trojans and recorded 13 sacks and 19.5 tackles for loss. He suffered an…Read More

Derrick Rose sued by woman claiming he drugged, gang-raped her

A woman who dated Derrick Rose from 2011-2013 has filed a lawsuit against the former NBA MVP, claiming he drugged and gang-raped her two years ago. TMZ has the details of the lawsuit and says the woman did not file a suit relating to the the Aug. 2013 incident until now because she was ashamed…Read More

Ray McDonald indicted for rape; Ahmad Brooks charged for sexual battery

Things just got very real for a couple of football players. 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks has been charged with misdemeanor sexual battery, while former 49ers DT Ray McDonald was indicted for rape by a grand jury over an incident involving the same woman, Santa Clara County prosecutors announced Wednesday. The alleged incidents took place at…Read More

Sam Ukwuachu sentenced to six months in jail, 10 years probation

Baylor defensive lineman Sam Ukwuachu was sentenced to 180 days in jail and 10 years of probation after being found guilty Thursday of second-degree sexual assault for raping a fellow student two years ago. Ukwuachu, who already graduated from Baylor in May, received a slightly harsher penalty from the judge than what the jury recommended….Read More

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