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Paz de la Huerta Sues Harvey Weinstein for Sexual Assault

Add another sexual assault lawsuit on to the docket for Harvey Weinstein. Paz de la Huerta, an actor, is suing Harvey Weinstein in a California court for sexual assault, sexual battery, and emotional distress. She is also including the Four Seasons and the now-defunct Weinstein Company as defendants in her suit.

Chris Cornell Family Sues Doctor for Singer's Death

Chris Cornell, former frontman for the famous grunge band, Soundgarden, died in 2017 by hanging himself. Though the cause of death is not in dispute, the singer's wife and his family have filed a suit in Los Angeles Superior Court against the doctor that allegedly over-prescribed him lorazepam for medical malpractice and willful misconduct.

New allegations against Harvey Weinstein claim the disgraced movie mogul forced a then-16-year-old Polish model to touch his penis days after they'd met at a modeling agency, and later subjected her to years of harassment and emotional abuse, allegedly blocking her from a successful acting career as payback for refusing his advances.

The claims, made in a civil lawsuit filed by the victim identified only as "Jane Doe", fall in line with other accusers, who have accused Weinstein of leveraging his power in the movie industry to extort sex from women and derail careers of those that resisted.

Fired Fleetwood Mac guitarist and singer Lindsey Buckingham has filed a lawsuit against remaining band members Mick Fleetwood, John and Christine McVie, and Stevie Nicks, attempting to enforce his "right to share in the economic opportunities he is entitled to as a member of the partnership created to operate the business of Fleetwood Mac."

Though Buckingham admits there has never been a written band agreement among the members, he claims he was informed of his firing via second hand news on the eve of a world tour, and that he had delayed dreams of his own tour and album release to go on the road with Fleetwood Mac. He is suing for $12 million in damages along with a share of the tour proceeds.

Appeals Court Lifts Injunction on Lynyrd Skynyrd Movie

Street Survivor: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash, the movie about the fateful Lynyrd Skynyrd accident that killed three of the band's members, appears headed to a theater near you. Though the lower court initially blocked the film and music company, Cleopatra, from distributing the movie based on a consent decree between members of the band, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the consent decree was "sufficiently inconsistent," and is letting the film progress to release.

Nelly Sex Assault Lawsuit Disappears

In 2017, Nelly was accused of raping Monique Greene, a 21 year old woman, on his tour bus in Washington. The rape charges were eventually dismissed because Greene refused to testify. Greene quickly followed with a lawsuit for sexual assault and defamation. In that suit, Greene included the testimony of two other women that allege Nelly sexually assaulted them in the U.K.

In addition to damages, Greene requested that Nelly be ordered to never sexually assault again, which is an odd relief request. Nelly counter-sued for defamation.

Elton John Wins Libel Suit Over False Dog Attack Statements

As Sir Elton John so famously said about the press, "They can say I'm a fat, old sod. They can say I'm an untalented bastard. They can call me a poof. But they mustn't lie about me."

Sir Elton John and David Furnish have accepted an apology, undisclosed monetary damages, and legal fees in the libel suit they brought against News Group Newspaper (NGN) over a printed statement that their spaniel inflicted "Freddy Krueger-like injuries" on a five-year-old girl while at their Berkshire estate. The libel statements continue, stating that the girl was "subjected to a serious attack" and that Sir Elton and Furnish had "failed to make any attempt to find out how the little girl was... despite being aware of the incident." According to plaintiffs, nothing could be further from the truth.

Bill Cosby Sentenced to 3 to 10 Years in Prison, Classified SVP

Bill Cosby, widely viewed as the first #MeToo defendant, was sentenced to three to 10 years in state prison for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home in 2004. He was also classified as a sexually violent predator (SVP), which requires a lifetime registration, lifetime mandatory sex offender counseling, and notification to the community that a sexually violent predator lives in the area. He was also fined $25,000.

Suge Knight Will Serve 28 Years in Prison

Marion Hugh "Suge" Knight pleaded "no contest" to voluntary manslaughter in the death of Terry Carter in Compton, California. In January 2015, Knight, the former producer and founder of rap label Death Row Records, allegedly hit Carter and Cle "Bone" Sloan with his truck, killing Carter and severely injuring Sloan.

Though Knight claimed this was in self-defense, as someone had just threatened his life with a gun, evidently it didn't appear that this defense could be proven. After going through 15 defense lawyers and sitting in a Los Angeles County Jail for the last three years awaiting trial because his bail had been revoked, Suge waived his right to a jury trial and accepted a plea deal.

Back in July, we wondered whether Elon Musk would get sued for calling a British man who assisted in rescuing trapped children from a cave in Thailand "pedo guy." While Musk initially walked back his accusation, he's done anything but since then.

"I f***ing hope he sues me," Musk wrote in a series of emails to Buzzfeed News, adding, "I suggest that you call people you know in Thailand, find out what's actually going on and stop defending child rapists, you f***ing a**hole." And now that Musk has doubled down on his assertion, that man, Vernon Unsworth, has filed that lawsuit, seeking at least $75,000 in damages.