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Stormy Daniels' Lawyer Files Motion to Depose Trump

The last time a president was deposed was in 1998

(Newser) - An attorney for an adult film star claiming a sexual encounter with President Trump filed a motion Wednesday seeking to depose the president and his attorney. Michael Avenatti filed the papers in federal court in California. In the documents, he seeks to depose Trump and Trump attorney Michael Cohen about... More »

Woman's Defamation Suit Could Be Trouble for Trump

It could result in women who accused him of harassment being deposed

(Newser) - A defamation suit currently unwinding in New York state court could raise anew a slew of sexual harassment complaints made against Donald Trump. On its face, the suit brought by Summer Zervos accuses Trump only of defamation because he dismissed her allegations of sexual misconduct against him as lies. Zervos,... More »

Cosby: I Had Sex Encounter With 17-Year-Old

Newly published 2005-2006 depositions reveal more explosive confessions

(Newser) - Bill Cosby appeared in a Pennsylvania courthouse Tuesday for a preliminary hearing in a criminal sex-assault case brought against him by ex-Temple University employee Andrea Constand, but newly revealed court papers from depositions he gave in 2005 and 2006 for Constand's civil suit are also making headlines. In those... More »

Cosby May Soon Face Grilling by Gloria Allred

He may give new deposition after Calif. Supreme Court allows civil suit to proceed

(Newser) - A civil suit against Bill Cosby is now all systems go after California's Supreme Court rejected the comedian's request to review the case, NBC News reports. What this means in the short term: the lawyer for the woman who's suing Cosby for allegedly sexually assaulting her in... More »

How Bill Cosby's 'Pound Cake' Came Back to Bite Him

2004 NAACP lecture 'used to shame others ... now being used to shame him'

(Newser) - If Bill Cosby had simply stuck to stand-up and Fat Albert over the years, the damning deposition revealed yesterday in which he confessed to obtaining drugs to sedate women may have remained sealed. That's the crux of Justin Wm. Moyer's article in the Washington Post , which explains how... More »

Robin Thicke Confesses to Rampant Drug Abuse: Deposition

Pharrell also put on the spot in lawsuit with Marvin Gaye's family

(Newser) - The past year or so could've been better for Robin Thicke: The family of legend Marvin Gaye sued Thicke for ripping off Gaye in creating his hit song "Blurred Lines" (Thicke has a countersuit against them); Thicke's wife, Paula Patton, dumped him ; and he made his situation... More »

Casey Anthony to Answer Questions Under Oath at Last

And she won't be able to plead the Fifth

(Newser) - Casey Anthony will soon have to answer questions about the fate of her daughter under oath for the first time. An attorney for Zenaida Gonzalez, who is pursuing a defamation suit against Anthony, plans to deposition Anthony next month, he confirmed today. Anthony won't be allowed to plead the... More »

How Much Is Donald Worth? Here's How He Figures It

'Mental projections' and ballpark estimates rule Trump's valuation of his empire

(Newser) - As a defamation action brought by Donald Trump against a writer for allegedly understating the Donald’s net worth gets under way today, the question on everyone’s mind is: How much is Trump really worth? The 2005 book put the figure at $250 million, Deutsche Bank pegs it at... More »

Britney Grilled on Parenting

Spends two hours giving deposition

(Newser) - After skipping out on earlier court-ordered depositions, troubled pop star Britney Spears finally spent more than two hours yesterday being grilled about her fitness as a mother by attorneys for ex-hubby Kevin Federline. The 26-year-old singer was questioned at the lawyers' offices about drug use and her often erratic behavior,... More »

Brit Bails on Deposition, Lawyers Bail on Her

Attorneys want off Spears' custody case

(Newser) - Britney Spears is now such a massive trainwreck that even her lawyers can't deal with her. The law firm representing her filed paperwork yesterday asking to be removed from the ongoing case to determine final custody of her two young sons. Brit reportedly missed a rescheduled deposition that was set... More »

K-Fed's Pit-Bull Lawyer Can't Wait to Grill Brit

'It's not fourth grade,' says attorney after singer misses first date

(Newser) - Kevin Federline's lawyer is looking forward to deposing Britney Spears in their ongoing custody case in early 2008, People magazine reports. The singer's court date was pushed back when she missed a deposition December 12, citing illness and anxiety, moving Mark Vincent Kaplan to snark: "She was out later... More »

Food Critic Grilled Over Steak Review

Steamed chef may force Philly writer to reveal identity in court

(Newser) - A miffed chef is suing the restaurant critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer after he reviewed a $15 slab of steak as "miserably tough and fatty." But the suit could be even more of a raw deal than expected for writer Craig LaBan, who was ordered to give a... More »

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