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The Weinstein Company may have thought it handled the matter of serial sexual harassment and abuse by its founder by firing him. But the ouster of Harvey Weinstein from his eponymous film studio didn't stop the New York Attorney General's Office from opening a civil rights investigation into the company, to determine what, if any, antidiscrimination laws had been broken.

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office issued a subpoena to the Weinstein Company seeking any records regarding harassment complaints and legal settlements the studio may have entered into regarding Weinstein's behavior. "No New Yorker should be forced to walk into a workplace ruled by sexual intimidation, harassment or fear," Schneiderman said in a statement this week. "If sexual harassment or discrimination is pervasive at a company, we want to know."

Blac Chyna, nee Angela Renee White, has escalated her legal war the Kardashians, filing a lawsuit against the entire Kardashian family for allegedly "slut-shaming her on social media and killing her hit television show." The ex-fiancee of Robert Kardashian, Jr. and mother of their daughter Dream Renee says Rob, Kris, Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, Kendall, and Kylie were all responsible for the cancellation of Rob & Chyna, as revenge for their split.

The suit comes a few weeks after Rob filed his own lawsuit, accusing Chyna of using him and his family for financial gain, and three months after Chyna obtained a temporary restraining order on Rob after he published sexually explicit images of her on social media.

In January of this year, Johnny Depp sued his former management company, claiming employees of the Management Group raked in tens of millions of dollars while not only failing to provide the most basic services but also mismanaging his finances to boot. This week, Depp took aim at his former legal counsel, claiming attorneys at Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal LaViolette Feldman Schenkman & Goodman "engaged in self-dealing and pursued and undertook transactions in the face of undisclosed conflicts of interest for their own financial benefit over that of their clients."

Depp is seeking at least $30 million from the firm for malpractice. Considering Depp is one of the highest earning actors in Hollywood, it's fair to wonder where all the money went, and who's to blame.

The attorney-advisor for Harvey Weinstein, of the Weinstein Company, and Hollywood producer fame, just quit. Lisa Bloom, who gave an interview to Good Morning America, has been credited with calling the actions of Harvey Weinstein "gross." Additionally, in response to questioning about whether the sexual harassment of Weinstein was illegal, she agreed, but called his actions "workplace misconduct" rather than sexual harassment.

If you're just learning about this now, you've got a lot of catching up to do.

Teen Vogue, Seventeen, Trending All Day, and something called Clevver are reporting that Logan Paul was arrested in Rome for illegally flying a drone over the Colosseum. Paul, a barely sentient bad hair day that somehow has a camera incessantly trained upon itself, unsurprisingly filmed part of his alleged arrest. This cross-cultural conclave featured an Italian police officer explaining, "the flying of the drone in this area is illegal," to which Paul, a wig that walked off the set of "Crank Yankers," responds in Spanish, "No bueno."

This Mensa meeting then moved to a police station where Paul, a mere wisp of cognition behind sunglasses you laughed at in CVS, explains himself to police and is later released. Thank god.