Jury to begin deliberations at Harvey Weinstein rape trial

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The jury has received the case and are set to begin deliberations Friday afternoon in the Los Angeles trial of Harvey Weinstein. Jurors will have to decide on two rape counts and five other sexual assault counts after hearing than four weeks of evidence in the trial of the 70-year-old former … Read more

Impeachment talk at Trump Org. trial: Did witness misspeak?

NEW YORK (AP) — There was talk of impeachment Monday at the — not former President Donald Trump’s, which happened twice — but whether lawyers for his company were angling to impeach their own witness, longtime Trump accountant Donald Bender. Defense lawyer Susan Necheles said Bender, a partner at Mazars USA LLP who spent years … Read more

Trump’s ‘eyes and ears’ walks fine line as trial lays bare business practices

Of all the sprawling legal contests facing Donald Trump, the one against his family company finally came into focus in a New York court last week. Alan Weisselberg, the longtime financial chief of the Trump Organization, told a jury that he had betrayed the trust of the Trump family when he dodged $1.7m in income … Read more

‘Fresh hope’ for brain cancer patients as vaccine extends survival in trial

A trialled at a London hospital has been found to significantly prolong life in patients with aggressive brain tumours. The DCVAX-L, trialled at King’s College Hospital and other centres around the world, can extend survival for patients with recurrent glioblastoma for several months or years. It is the first time in 27 years that any … Read more

Mel Gibson Will Not Testify in Harvey Weinstein’s Trial

Prosecutors will not call to testify in ’s criminal trial, after all. Gibson would have been brought onto the stand to corroborate parts of a story a Jane Doe in the case, who said she confided in Gibson after she was allegedly sexually assaulted by Weinstein. More Variety Jane Doe #3 was Gibson’s massage therapist. … Read more

Jury deliberations begin in Daniel Masterson rape trial

LOS ANGELES — The fate of “That ’70s Show” star is in the hands of a jury. The panel composed of seven women and five men began its first full day of deliberations Wednesday, a day after Masterson’s defense team and prosecutors made their closing arguments in the closely watched trial in Los Angeles County … Read more

The Danny Masterson Case, ‘The O.J. Trial of Scientology,’ Stirs Deep Feelings for Former Members

was born into Scientology and remained active in it into her 20s. She grew up in Clearwater, Fla., one of the church’s main outposts, and later moved to Los Angeles, where she became Lady Gaga’s makeup artist. She drifted away the church as she built her own life. But over the last few weeks, as … Read more

Danny Masterson Rape Trial: Jury Begins Deliberations As Closing Arguments End; “Scientology Cannot Be Avoided,” Prosecu

UPDATE, 3:58 PM : “When you review the evidence you are to consider evidence that is reasonable and only evidence that is reasonable,” Deputy LA County District Attorney Reinhold Mueller said to jurors in the rape trial this afternoon in his final statement. “If something is unreasonable to you, you must reject it.” Coming after a … Read more

Harvey Weinstein Now Facing Fewer Rape Charges in L.A. Trial as Prosecutors Won’t Call Final Witness

will face fewer charges in his current Los Angeles trial with the prosecution announcing that they are not proceeding with a key victim, Jane Doe #5. Weinstein now faces seven counts that stem four women, rather than five Jane Does. Initially, he was facing 11 charges and maximum of 140 years in prison, if convicted. … Read more