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More Bad News for Kevin Spacey

Accuser alleges assault, battery in new civil suit

(Newser) - A Massachusetts man has filed a civil lawsuit against actor Kevin Spacey, whom he accuses of unzipping his pants and groping his genitals during a 2016 encounter. "As a result of defendant Kevin Spacey Fowler's explicit sexual behavior and lewd and lascivious conduct with the plaintiff, the plaintiff... More »

Shoving Match Could Get Ugly for Raptors Prez

Masai Ujiri got into it with a sheriff's deputy after the big game

(Newser) - On the upside, the Toronto Raptors won the NBA championship. On the downside, the team's president may face charges for allegedly assaulting a sheriff's deputy Thursday after the championship victory, the CBC reports. Seems Raptors president Masai Ujiri tried to get on the Oakland court after the Raptors... More »

Video of Newlyweds' Fight: 'You Hear Her Scream as She Falls'

Allissa Martin falls from parking garage after MLB game; husband Bradley Jenkins charged

(Newser) - They were newlyweds from Illinois taking in a night of St. Louis Cardinals baseball, but it ended with one of them dead and the other behind bars. Bradley Jenkins, 30, has been charged with third-degree domestic assault after cops got a 911 call about a woman falling off a parking... More »

Man With Tattooed Eyes Taunts the Police

Ethan Bramble isn't exactly turning himself in

(Newser) - Yes, Ethan Bramble looks unusual. He also posts unusual messages for Australian police while they seek him on an assault charge, the BBC reports. "Nananana you'll never catch me," the 23-year-old posted on Facebook with a pic of him eating ice cream, per Australia's News Network... More »

Notorious Case That Rocked NYC Gets 'Intimate' New Look

Ava DuVernay's 'When They See Us' on Netflix examines the Central Park Five

(Newser) - It was a story "big enough, terrible enough, to electrify a city grown numb to its own badness." So writes Jim Dwyer for the New York Times on the story that inspired When They See Us, a four-part Netflix movie by Ava DuVernay debuting Friday on the Central... More »

Mario Batali Enters Plea on Assault Charge

Celebrity chef pleads not guilty to allegation he forcibly kissed, groped woman at eatery in 2017

(Newser) - Celebrity chef Mario Batali, whose career crumbled amid several sexual misconduct accusations, pleaded not guilty Friday to a charge he forcibly kissed and groped a woman at a Boston restaurant in 2017. Batali, 58, didn't speak during the brief hearing but nodded as the judge ordered him to stay... More »

Arnie Addresses the Guy Who Attacked Him

The actor tweets after being drop-kicked

(Newser) - Hey, this is Arnold Schwarzenegger—of course he's not pressing charges. The action-movie star tweeted Sunday that he won't seek legal recourse against the man who attacked him while he schmoozed with fans in Johannesburg, South Africa, People reports. "I hope this was a wake-up call, and... More »

Arnold Schwarzenegger Attacked in South Africa

The 'Terminator' gets drop-kicked at a public event

(Newser) - New video shows actor Arnold Schwarzenegger being assaulted during a public appearance in South Africa, the AP reports. The video posted by broadcaster eNCA shows the 71-year-old standing and filming children at a sporting event in Johannesburg when a man makes a flying kick into his back. Schwarzenegger stumbles forward.... More »

Man Allegedly Attacked for Blabbing About Avengers

Incident reportedly happened in Hong Kong

(Newser) - The first rule of Fight Club is you don't talk about Fight Club—a rule that should now perhaps apply to Avengers: Endgame. Fans have been going wild for what's said to be "the most fulfilling" Marvel movie yet , but in Hong Kong, some may have gone... More »

He Got Away With Assault— Because He's a Twin

Belgian court couldn't tell brothers apart in footage

(Newser) - There's clear evidence that one of two brothers punched a man in the nose outside a snack bar in Leuvan, Belgium—yet there will be no conviction. The reason: It was impossible for the court to tell the twins apart. One of the 28-year-old brothers actually confessed to throwing... More »

Doctor Convicted of 'Ski Rage' Attack on Boy, 12

Dr. Samuel Caruthers' attorney is looking for the verdict to be overturned

(Newser) - On Valentine's Day in 2016, a 12-year-old boy on a snowboard ran into a 10-year-old boy on the bunny slope at New Jersey's Mountain Creek ski resort. The 10-year-old's father didn't take it well—and on Wednesday, he was convicted on a host of charges in... More »

Cops Release Records on the Smollett Case

And top prosecutor Kim Foxx explains the decision not to prosecute

(Newser) - "Right now, there's a lot of emotion." So said Chicago's head prosecutor Wednesday as she explained the thinking behind the dismissal of actor Jussie Smollett's case—a decision that angered Chicago's mayor and chief of police, WBEZ reports. Cook County State's Attorney Kim... More »

Chicago Mayor on Smollett: 'This Is Not on the Level'

Rahm Emanuel calls it a 'whitewash of justice' that charges were dropped

(Newser) - Jussie Smollett talked to the media Tuesday after prosecutors dropped all 16 felony counts against the Empire actor, CBS Chicago reports. "I would not be my mother's son if I was capable of doing what I was accused of," he said in Chicago, referring to allegations that... More »

'Egg Boy' Goes Viral in NZ

A teenager cracks on egg on Australian Sen. Fraser Anning's head

(Newser) - The latest fallout of mass killings in New Zealand involves a teenager cracking an egg on a politician's head , the Independent reports. Australian Sen. Fraser Anning was giving a news conference Saturday in Melbourne when the 17-year-old—identified in media reports as William Connolly, per the Washington Post —... More »

SF Giants CEO Drags Wife as She Screams, 'Oh My God!'

Seems Larry Baer really wanted his phone back

(Newser) - The San Francisco Giants' CEO was caught on video wrenching a cellphone from his wife's hand and causing her to fall as she screamed for help, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Larry Baer and his wife Pam were at San Francisco Plaza Friday morning when a bystander shot the... More »

Tragedy in Maryland: a Baby Dead, a Young Girl Charged

Paxton Davis was left alone with 11-year-old while mother did an errand, police say

(Newser) - A baby is dead, and an 11-year-old girl is being tied to his death. CNN reports that 1-year-old Paxton Davis died Thursday, four days after he was admitted to a Maryland hospital with "severe injuries to his upper body," per a Prince George's County Police Department release... More »

Report: Smollett Didn't Pay $3,500 for Fake Attack

Seems the 'Empire' actor only paid for physical and health training

(Newser) - Jussie Smollett may not have paid the Nigerian brothers to attack him after all. Unidentified sources "connected to the case" tell TMZ that the $3,500 check to Abel and Ola Osundairo was only to get the Empire actor pumped up for a music video. Smollett said he needed... More »

News Gets Worse for Jussie Smollett

The official charge is 'felony disorderly conduct'

(Newser) - Empire actor Jussie Smollett was charged Wednesday with making a false police report when he said he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck, police said. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said prosecutors charged Smollett with felony... More »

Convict Really Doesn't Like Hearing His Sentence

David Chislton, 42, allegedly knocks his attorney out cold

(Newser) - An Ohio man who apparently didn't like hearing his prison sentence allegedly reacted by turning and sucker-punching his attorney out cold, Fox 8 Cleveland reports. David Chislton, 42, had just heard his 47-year prison sentence Tuesday when he allegedly socked attorney Aaron Brockler in a Cuyahoga County Common Pleas... More »

Ex-Cop Who Shot Chicago Teen Beaten in Prison: Lawyer

Jason Van Dyke's wife: 'We are all petrified and in fear for Jason's life'

(Newser) - The former police officer who killed Chicago teen Laquan McDonald just started serving time in his almost seven-year sentence, but he's already run into trouble. Jennifer Blagg, one of Jason Van Dyke's defense lawyers, tells USA Today her client was assaulted by other inmates after being moved from... More »

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