Former Scandal star Columbus Short is facing a lawsuit from the man who accused him of assault in March (14).
The actor was charged with felony aggravated battery for his alleged involvement in a bar fight in Los Angeles after he was accused of punching a fellow patron in the face. Short, who quit the hit TV drama amid his legal woes, pleaded not guilty to the allegations in court in May (14) and is currently free on bail.
However, he is now being sued by the alleged victim, named as Felton Hyche III, who claims in the lawsuit that he was hospitalised and treated for a number of broken bones in his face, according to TMZ.com.
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Actress Siobhan Fallon Hogan has expressed her sympathy for her troubled former co-star Shia Labeouf following his dramatic arrest at a Broadway theatre last week (ends27Jun14).
The Transformers star pleaded not guilty to charges of disorderly conduct and criminal trespass on Friday (27Jun14), the morning after he had to be hauled out of the Studio 54 venue for allegedly causing a disruption and smoking during a Thursday night (26Jun14) performance of Michelle Williams and Alan Cumming's musical Cabaret.
Reports suggest LaBeouf had been boozing in the area in the hours leading up to the theatre arrest and video footage of the 28 year old acting bizarrely in New York's Times Square has since been obtained by editors at the New York Post, depicting him appearing to chase a homeless man around.
Now Hogan, who worked with LaBeouf in 2003 Disney film Holes, has spoken out about the actor's behaviour, suggesting his actions are the result of growing up under the intense media spotlight. She says, "I think there's a ton of pressure when you're in the acting business. It's hard growing up acting - being a child actor. There's pressure to act the right way. "And there's so much attention from the press that, if you make one wrong move, it's under a microscope. I can see that being hard for him."
Meanwhile, Scottish actor Cumming, in character as the German Emcee of the Kit Kat Klub, poked fun at LaBeouf's arrest during Friday night's performance of Cabaret by bringing an audience member up onstage to be his dance partner during the second act and quipping, "It's a good thing you're not 'Shy-A!'"
LaBeouf, who is due back in court on 24 July (14), has raised concerns about his well-being in recent months after walking the red carpet at a film festival in Germany wearing a brown paper bag on his head, while he also became part of an odd art installation in Los Angeles and announced plans to retire from public life.
Troubled actor Shia Labeouf has been released from jail following an appearance in court in New York City on Friday morning (27Jun14) to face charges stemming from his dramatic arrest at a Broadway theatre. The Transformers star was hauled out of a performance of musical Cabaret on Thursday night (26Jun14) amid allegations he was disrupting the show and smoking inside the Studio 54 theatre.
He was arrested and subsequently charged with disorderly conduct and criminal trespass before spending the night in jail.
LaBeouf appeared at a Manhattan court on Friday morning and pleaded not guilty to the charges.
He was released and walked out of the courtroom to a nearby hotel. LaBeouf is due back in court on 24 July (14).
The actor's arrest comes after months of increasingly bizarre behaviour which has sparked fears for his well-being.
He hit headlines earlier this year (14) when he walked the red carpet at a film festival in Germany wearing a brown paper bag on his head, while he also became part of an odd art installation in Los Angeles and announced plans to retire from public life.
An associate of rapper Waka Flocka Flame has been found guilty of three counts of murder. The verdict for aspiring hip-hop star Ra Diggs, real name Ronald Herron, was revealed in Federal District Court in Brooklyn, New York on Thursday (26Jun14). He was found guilty on all 21 counts he faced, including racketeering and drug trafficking, as well as the killing of Frederick Brooks in 2001, Richard Russo in 2008, and Victor Zapata in 2009, according to the New York Times.
Herron, 32, has been behind bars for two years on federal charges for running a crack and heroin ring.
His case was an unusual one as prosecutors used the rap videos he posted on YouTube.com as evidence against him during the trial.
Herron's lyrics boast he was a high-ranking member of the Bloods gang who beat a murder case, as well as bragging about getting even with his rivals.
Herron will be sentenced on 1 October (14), and faces life in prison.
U.S. soccer star Hope Solo has taken to Facebook.com to apologise to family and friends following her domestic violence arrest on 21 June (14). The goalkeeper spent a night behind bars after she was accused of beating up her sister and 17-year-old nephew in Seattle, Washington.
Solo pleaded not guilty in court, but now she's apologising for her actions.
In a post on Thursday (26Jun14), she wrote, "I would like to apologize to my fans, teammates, coaches, marketing partners and the entire US Soccer and Seattle Reign FC communities for my involvement in a highly unfortunate incident this past weekend.
"I understand that, as a public figure, I am held to a higher standard of conduct. I take seriously my responsibilities as a role model and sincerely apologize to everyone I have disappointed."
She adds, "I love my family dearly. We, like all families, have our challenges but my sincere hope is that we are able to resolve this situation as a family. Adversity has always made us stronger and I know this situation will be no different.
"I also would like to thank everyone who has reached out with messages of support and encouragement. I truly appreciate your loyalty, concern and well wishes.
"Due to pending legal issues, I cannot comment further at this time. However, I am confident in the legal process and believe my name will be cleared. I look forward to getting back on the field where I belong with both Seattle Reign FC and the US Women's National Team."
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Director Roman Polanski has reportedly appealed to Polish authorities to grant him permission to return to his native country to make a movie without the threat of extradition to the U.S., where he remains a fugitive on sex charges dating back to the 1970s.
The reclusive Chinatown filmmaker fled America for Europe more than 30 years ago on the eve of his sentencing for having unlawful sex with a minor, to which he had pleaded guilty. He has lived in France for the past few decades, but his freedom was threatened in 2009 when he was arrested in Switzerland and threatened with extradition back to the U.S. He was eventually released and allowed to return to France.
Now Polanski is seeking a special pardon from Polish officials, who have an extradition treaty in place with the U.S., to protect him from any legal action so that he can shoot a prospective new film about 19th century French army officer Alfred Dreyfus in the country.
His Polish lawyer, Jerzy Stachowicz, tells Reuters, "Roman Polanski is considering filming in Poland about (sic) the Dreyfus Affair."
His producer pal Robert Benmussa reveals an official decision about the project has yet to be made, adding, "We have to be sure that filming will not be interrupted for legal reasons."
Dreyfus, an artillery officer of Jewish heritage, was convicted of treason in 1894, but his case caused an uproar among members of the French society amid allegations of anti-Semitism, and he was subsequently exonerated.
Actress Sanaa Lathan's stalker has been sentenced to probation and psychiatric treatment after pleading guilty to criminal trespassing. Shawn Caples was arrested earlier this month (Jun14) after contractors working on The Best Man Holiday star's house found him asleep in her laundry room.
Lathan obtained a restraining order after he returned to her home twice.
On Thursday (26Jun14), Caples was ordered to stay away from the 42 year old for three years, according to TMZ.com.
He was also placed on three years probation and has to undergo psychiatric counselling for one year.
Rapper French Montana has pleaded guilty to driving without a license. The hip hop star was pulled over in New York on 1 February (14) and charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, according to the New York Post.
On Thursday (26Jun14), Montana, real name Karim Kharbouch, appeared in Manhattan Criminal Court, where he was ordered to pay a $588 (£368) fine by 26 August (14), according to TMZ.com.
This isn't the first run in with the law for the 29 year old - on 5 February (14), he was arrested for a five-year-old charge of driving on a suspended license.
British rapper Professor Green has swapped his car for the train following his recent driving ban, but he doesn't enjoy mixing with the public on London's subway system. The Read All About It hitmaker, real name Stephen Manderson, was banned from the roads for a year in March (14) after he pleaded guilty to a drink-driving charge.
Green is now using the London Underground and the Docklands Light Railway to get around the capital, but he is not happy about being surrounded by strangers during his travels.
He tells Britain's The Sun, "I had to get an Oyster card (London travel card). It's about nine f**king quid (pounds) a day. Since when?... I get the Docklands Light Railway, and people never think it's me. What I miss, apart from my car, is being away from other people. I don't really like other people."
Embattled Chris Brown is heading back to court after rejecting a plea deal in his 2013 assault case. The singer is accused of beating up 20-year-old Patrick Adams outside a Washington, D.C. hotel and now he's heading to trial, insisting he is innocent of all charges.
Brown was in court on Wednesday (25Jun14), when he was offered a deal, but his lawyer Mark Geragos and the prosecutor could not agree on the details of the alleged assault.
The deal would have kept Brown out of jail, but now he could be back behind bars if he's found guilty.
The Kiss Kiss singer was released from prison on 2 June (14), over two months after he was incarcerated for violating his probation by getting kicked out of a court-ordered rehab programme for bad behaviour in March (14).
He was handed an additional four-month term in early May (14) after admitting to breaking the terms of his probation, served up during his 2009 Rihanna assault trial.
A new trial date has been set for September (14), reports TMZ.com.
Brown's bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy, has already been convicted of the assault.