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Alex Jones.

Alex Jones Ordered To Pay $473M More To Sandy Hook Families

Six jurors ordered the Infowars host to pay $965 million to compensate 15 plaintiffs for defamation, emotional distress and unfair business practices.

 | By Associated Press

Visitors see a memorial to the victims of the Astroworld concert.

1 Year After Astroworld, Botched Crowd Safety Is Still A Problem

Astroworld, held Nov. 5, 2021, led to the deaths of 10 people and many other injuries. The riskiness of these gatherings is still a problem.

 | By John Mone

Alex Jones.

Alex Jones Trial Moves To Punitive Damages Phase

The plaintiffs' lawyers have suggested damages could total $2.75 trillion, but the judge will decide on the amount after hearings Friday and Monday.

 | By Associated Press

Miss Universe 2021 appeared onstage with Miss USA 2022 R’Bonney Gabriel.

Head Of Miss USA Suspended Amid Allegations Of A Rigged Pageant

A Miss USA contestant alleged this year's pageant was rigged, pushing an investigation into its head and the event.

 | By James Packard

Actor Kevin Spacey arrives at Federal court for his civil lawsuit trial.

From Witness Stand, Kevin Spacey Denies Sex Abuse Claims

Actor Anthony Rapp is suing Actor Kevin Spacey on claims that Spacey made a sexual pass at him when he was 14.

 | By Associated Press

Actor Kevin Spacey.

Spacey Sex Abuse Trial Proceeds After Lawyer Contracts COVID-19

Actor Anthony Rapp is seeking $40 million in damages, claiming Spacey made a sexual advance on him in 1986 when he was 14 years old.

 | By Associated Press

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr.

No Jail Time For Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. In Forcible Touching Case

54-year-old Gooding pleaded guilty in April to a misdemeanor charge that he forcibly kissed a worker at a New York City nightclub in 2018.

 | By Associated Press

Alex Jones speaks to reporters.

Alex Jones Set To Testify In Trial Over Sandy Hook Hoax Lies

A jury will decide how much money conspiracy theorist Alex Jones must pay to the families of victims after he was already found liable for damages.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

A woman crying after the Sandy Hook school shooting.

Sandy Hook Witnesses Testify About Alex Jones' Hoax Claims

A jury will decide how much money conspiracy theorist Alex Jones must pay to the families of victims after he was already found liable for damages.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

Musician R. Kelly.

Closing Arguments Set For R. Kelly Trial On Fixing Charges

Kelly and his ex-business manager are charged with fixing Kelly's 2008 state child porn trial by threatening witnesses and concealing evidence.

 | By Associated Press

Alex Jones.

Damages Trial Set To Begin For Alex Jones In Sandy Hook Hoax Case

A jury will decide how much money conspiracy theorist Alex Jones must pay to the families of victims after he was already found liable for damages.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

An image from Netflix's "Love Is Blind" is shown.

'Love Is Blind' Contestant Suing Show For Restricting 'Basic Needs'

Jeremy Hartwell said basic human needs like sleep, water and food were restricted while on the show. Netflix said the claims have no merit.

 | By Casey Mendoza

Actor Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey Pleads Not Guilty To U.K. Sexual Assault Charges

The 62-year-old actor faces four counts of sexual assault and one count of causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

Former "Cheer" star Jerry Harris

Netflix 'Cheer' Star Jerry Harris Sentenced To 12 Years For Sex Crimes

Harris pleaded guilty earlier this year to one count each of receiving child porn and traveling with intent to engage in illegal sexual conduct.

 | By Associated Press

Actress Amber Heard in court

Amber Heard Seeks To Throw Out Verdict In Depp Defamation Trial

Heard's lawyers called the jury's award of $15 million in compensatory and punitive damages to Johnny Depp "excessive" and "indefensible."

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

Comedian Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby Faces Sex Abuse Allegations Again As Civil Trial Opens

Judy Huth is accusing Cosby of forcing her to perform a sexual act at the Playboy Mansion in 1975 when she was 16 years old.

 | By Associated Press

Actor Kevin Spacey.

Actor Kevin Spacey Charged In U.K. With 4 Counts Of Sexual Assault

Spacey, a 62-year-old double Academy Award winner, was questioned by British police in 2019 about claims by several men that he had assaulted them.

 | By Associated Press

Chris Rock, center, arrives at the Wilbur Theater before a performance

Chris Rock Takes To Comedy Mic, Still Processing Oscars Slap

The comedian did not mention Will Smith or Jada Pinkett Smith by name at his show in Boston.

 | By Alex Livingston and Associated Press

Dallas Cowboys' former vice president Rich Darlrymple

Report: Dallas Cowboys Paid $2.4M Over Cheerleaders' Voyeur Claims

Four cheerleaders received nearly $400K over claims the team's former vice president was watching them undress in the locker room, according to ESPN.

 | By Associated Press

Joseph Maldonado-Passage

'Tiger King' Joe Exotic Resentenced To 21 Years In Prison

A federal judge decreased the Netflix star's sentence by one year in his murder-for-hire conviction.

 | By Associated Press

Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey Ordered To Pay $31M For 'House Of Cards' Losses

Production company MRC says it lost money after sexual misconduct allegations against Spacey forced the company to remove him from the show.

 | By Associated Press

Ezra Blount, 9, poses outside the Astroworld music festival

9-Year-Old Boy Dies From Injuries At Astroworld Music Festival

The boy's family is suing Travis Scott and the event's organizer, Live Nation.

 | By Newsy Staff

Former Las Vegas Raiders head coach John Gruden.

John Gruden Sues NFL Over Publication Of Offensive Emails

The former Las Vegas Raiders head coach is accusing the NFL of leaking the emails to media outlets to intentionally harm Gruden's reputation.

 | By Associated Press

A bouquet of flowers is left on a fence outside the Bonanza Creek Ranch

Authorities To Discuss Initial Findings In 'Rust' Movie Shooting

The news conference Wednesday will be the first detailed public comments by investigators about the killing of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

2019 file photo of R. Kelly appearing in court.

R&B Superstar R. Kelly Convicted In Federal Sexual Abuse Trial

The New York case is only part of the legal peril facing the singer. He also has pleaded not guilty to sex-related charges in Illinois and Minnesota.

 | By Associated Press

2008 photo of R. Kelly arriving at court.

Jury Deliberation Begins In R. Kelly Sexual Abuse Trial

The 54-year-old has pleaded not guilty to racketeering charges. He is accused of abusing women, girls and boys for more than two decades.

 | By Associated Press

Courtroom sketch of R. Kelly sitting with his defense attorneys.

R. Kelly Prosecutors Rest Their Case In Federal Sexual Abuse Trial

The 54-year-old defendant has pleaded not guilty to sexual exploitation of a minor, kidnapping, forced labor and more charges that go back decades.

 | By Associated Press

Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Cuomo Legal Battles Could Cost Taxpayers At Least $9.5M

The state has agreed to pay lawyers representing and investigating the former governor and his administration but his successor can stop the payments.

 | By Associated Press

Producer Mike Richards poses in the pressroom at the 43rd annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

Mike Richards Out As 'Jeopardy!' Host After Past Scrutinized

Earlier this week, a report on the website The Ringer revealed demeaning comments about women that Richards had made on a podcast.

 | By Associated Press

R&B singer R. Kelly arriving at the Leighton Criminal Court in Chicago

R. Kelly Sex Abuse Trial Gets Underway

An anonymous jury made up of seven men and five women was sworn in to hear the case.

 | By Associated Press