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Police Arrest 4 in Celebrity Home Burglaries

When kids talk about going into the family business, who knew it meant robbing homes of high profile celebrities?

Evidently, that's the new trend in Los Angeles, where four people were recently arrested for burglarizing the homes of potentially dozens of celebrities over the last several months. Two of those arrested are a mother-son dynamic duo. Stolen property totaled in the millions of dollars, and victims include Rihanna, LA Rams Robert Woods, and LA Dodger Yasiel Puig, among others. Police also found plans to burglarize a dozen others, most notably Viola Davis, LeBron James, and Matt Damon.

It sounds like the crazy plot to a television show, and it even includes TV actresses: a professional development, self-help, multi-level marketing scheme morphs into a cult/sex trafficking/racketeering operation for the benefit of people with codenames "Vanguard" and "Prefect," all largely funded by a liquor heiress.

Clare Bronfman, heiress to the Seagram's liquor fortune was arrested, arraigned, and released on $100 million bond for her involvement in the sex slave pyramid scheme, which allegedly involved human trafficking, identity theft, sextortion, and an actress from "Smallville."

Harvey Weinstein Indicted for Rape, Declines to Testify at Grand Jury

By now, most of us have read horrendous details about the way Harvey Weinstein allegedly treated women over decades in the entertainment industry. Dozens of women have come forward, emboldened by the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, to describe their own tragic encounters. But despite so many allegations, the movie mogul has never faced criminal charges, until now. Weinstein was finally indicted Wednesday by a grand jury in New York.

Why Won't Scott Baio Be Charged for Sexual Assault?

Scott Baio may have played a children's caretaker on TV, but one of his co-stars says he was a child molester in real life. However, despite the actress's claims regarding Baio's behavior, the "Charles in Charge" star will not be charged with any crime -- at least not in this case.

Morgan Freeman Hears From #MeToo in Sexual Harassment Claims

While he may have played God in a number of films, Morgan Freeman is being portrayed in a light that is far from holy. After a months-long CNN investigation, at least eight women have accused the star of sexual misconduct, from verbal harassment to unwanted touching. Some say his behavior was well known, while others said they never witnessed anything inappropriate and that he was always professional. Without admitting any wrongdoing, Freeman has apologized generally to "anyone who felt uncomfortable or disrespected."

Spotify Dumps R. Kelly

With social media, the court of public opinion has grown in power and prestige. And movements like the #MeToo campaign have gained speed and effectiveness in holding people accountable for their deplorable actions. Accusations that garner attention via social media sometimes lead to criminal charges, as Harvey Weinstein can attest to.

But what happens when there seem to be credible accusations and a social outcry, but no criminal charges have been filed, or charges don't stick? R. Kelly seems to be experiencing that scenario as Spotify has dumped him from their playlists amid many claims of sexual abuse.

After deliberating 14 hours over two days, a Norristown, Pennsylvania jury found Bill Cosby guilty of drugging and molesting Temple University employee Andrea Constand in 2004.

It was Cosby's second time facing a jury on sexual assault charges based on Constand's allegations -- the first was declared a mistrial in June 2017 after a different jury failed to reach a verdict. Cosby remains free on bail until sentencing.

Rapper Meek Mill, incarcerated since November 2017 on parole violation charges, was released on bail yesterday by order of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Mill's release caused celebrations both locally in Philadelphia, where he is from, and as part of a nationwide movement for criminal justice reform.

New Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, who earlier this year released a revolutionary policy memo attempting "to end mass incarcerations and bring balance back to sentencing," did not oppose Mill's release. And the City of Brotherly Love cheered his freedom.

Prince's Doctor Fined $30K for Illegal Drug Prescription

Many Prince fans are still reeling from the singer's death two years ago. Whether your favorite Prince song was "Purple Rain," "When Doves Cry," or a lesser known hit, the news of his death at age 57 was a shock. While investigators are still deciding whether or not to charge anyone with a crime in that tragedy, one of Prince's doctors has been fined $30K for writing what authorities call an illegal prescription.

Woman Arrested for Celebrity Booking Scam in Las Vegas

Anyone can claim to know a bunch of celebrities they can call at the drop of a hat. But it takes a special talent to convince people to pay large sums of money for those pretend connections. One such fraudster has been arrested in a Las Vegas celebrity booking scam after allegedly duping numerous victims out of more than $230,000 for pretend connections to the likes of Justin Bieber and Floyd Mayweather Jr.