Charlie Sheen's attorney has vowed to fight a lawsuit filed by a dental technician who accused the actor of sexual assault, branding the legal action "ridiculous" and "absurd". Margarita Palestino claims Sheen lunged at her as she was administering nitrous oxide prior to a surgical procedure and yelled, "I'm going to f**king kill you!"
He then allegedly grabbed her left breast and attempted to pull her bra strap down, according to her legal papers.
Palestino also claims the actor was "incoherent" when he arrived at his dentist's office.
The former Two and a Half Men star dismissed the woman's claims earlier this week (ends05Oct14), calling her "a desperate troll", and his lawyer Marty Singer has now condemned the legal action, telling TMZ.com, "This is a ridiculous claim by an opportunist looking to make her 15 minutes of fame and my client is confident he will prevail in this absurd lawsuit."
Sheen's representative Jeff Ballard previously insisted the actor suffered a bad reaction to the nitrous oxide he was given, which caused him to flail around during the procedure and knock over instruments.
Police are believed to be investigating the alleged incident.
The founders of Internet giant Google have hit back after a lawyer representing female stars caught up in the Hollywood hacking scandal accused them of failing to remove the leaked nude pictures from the web.
Actresses including Jennifer Lawrence, Scarlett Johansson, Amber Heard and Kirsten Dunst were among those targeted by hackers who broke into their cloud storage accounts and stole their private pictures, and Hollywood attorney Marty Singer is now representing more than a dozen of those affected. He wrote a legal letter to Google chiefs Larry Page and Sergey Brin accusing them of failing to do enough to purge the images from the web, and the technology moguls have now responded by insisting they have removed thousands of snaps.
A spokesperson for Google tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, "We've removed tens of thousands of pictures - within hours of the requests being made - and we have closed hundreds of accounts. The internet is used for many good things. Stealing people's private photos is not one of them."
Agents from America's Federal Bureau of Investigation began investigating the scandal in August (14) after the leaked pictures first surfaced on the Internet.
Charlie Sheen has blasted the dentist who accused him of suffering a meltdown in her office, branding her a "desperate troll".
Police in Los Angeles have launched an investigation into allegations the Anger Management star lashed out while he was receiving treatment, but his representative Jeff Ballard insists Sheen suffered a bad reaction to the nitrous oxide he was given, which caused him to flail around during the procedure and knock over instruments. Sheen's lawyer Marty Singer accused the dentist of fabricating the story, and now the actor has penned a scathing message to her, published via TMZ.com.
He writes, "Hey cholesterol pants: Maybe you should have taken the crack you so brazenly and ignorantly accused me of being on, and sold it! Now that you're a jobless washout and a traitor, you're gonna need the extra dough... lick those food stamps, you desperate troll. C."
The dentist reportedly lost her job after the incident. Officers of the Los Angeles Police Department hope to interview both Sheen and the unnamed woman as part of the ongoing probe.
Charlie Sheen's representatives have responded to a dentist's allegations the actor scuffled with him during a visit last week (ends28Sep14), insisting he had a bad reaction to the medication he was on. Los Angeles police officers are investigating claims the Anger Management star fought with his personal dentist and an oral surgeon while he was receiving treatment for an abscess.
Sheen's representative, Jeff Ballard, tells TMZ.com there was a difficult situation at the surgery, but insists it was caused by a bad reaction to nitrous oxide the dentist gave the actor and prescription medicine he was taking for a shoulder injury, according to TMZ.com.
Ballard explains Sheen's arms flailed during the procedure and he accidentally knocked over the dental instruments on the tray.
His lawyer, Marty Singer, continues, "The story is being made up by this woman (the dental technician) who was fired on Friday for violating HIPAA by telling her son Charlie was in the office. It got back to Charlie and the dentist fired her."
Meanwhile, Sheen's rep has also denied claims his client pulled a knife on the assistant.
An attorney representing more than a dozen female stars who were targeted in the Hollywood hacking scandal has written a legal letter to bosses of Internet search engine Google urging them to help remove the snaps from the web.
Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst, Scarlett Johansson, Amber Heard and Rihanna are among the celebrities who were targeted by hackers who broke into cloud storage devices and stole saucy photographs which were leaked online. Hollywood lawyer Marty Singer is representing more than 12 women who were affected by the scandal, and he has written a strongly-worded letter to Google bosses Larry Page and Sergey Brin accusing them of failing to do enough to remove the images from the web.
In the letter, obtained by New York Post gossip column Page Six, he writes, "(Google has failed) to act expeditiously, and responsibly to remove the images, but in knowingly accommodating, facilitating, and perpetuating the unlawful conduct. Google is making millions and profiting from the victimisation of women... Google knows the images are hacked stolen property, private and confidential photos and videos unlawfully obtained and posted by pervert predators who are violating the victims' privacy rights... Yet Google has taken little or no action to stop these outrageous violations... because the victims are celebrities with valuable publicity rights you do nothing - nothing but collect millions of dollars in advertising revenue... as you seek to capitalise on this scandal rather than quash it."
Agents from America's Federal Bureau of Investigation began investigating the scandal after the leaked pictures first hit the Internet in August (14).
Back To The Future's Lea Thompson and The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air actor Alfonso Ribeiro are among the famous faces who will be taking part in the new season of Dancing With The Stars. Thompson, who played Marty McFly's mother in the sci-fi trilogy, will be showing off her fancy footwork alongside Will Smith's former TV sidekick Ribeiro and Mean Girls actor Jonathan Bennett.
Other stars taking part in the 19th season of the show include Cheech & Chong's Tommy Chong, General Hospital actor Antonio Sabato, Jr., and fashion designer Betsey Johnson.
The new series, which features the show's former dance professional Julianne Hough as a new judge, returns to screens in the U.S. later this month (Sep14).
Country star Marty Raybon has reunited with Shenandoah, the band he co-founded in 1984 and fronted for 13 years. The Church on Cumberland Road singer is set to record and tour with former bandmates Mike McGuire, Stan Munsey and Chris Lucas.
He tells Rolling Stone, "We were not a band that broke up because of dissension. We had our disagreements, as partners do in a business relationship, (but) we were then and remain to be friends. Returning to the band had actually been talked about on several different occasions throughout the years.
"I've always been truly proud of what we accomplished... the songs we recorded, the way they moved people. For years, all of us have heard what those tunes, those stories, meant to folks. We feel there is more to be said. So it's time to reload and fulfil the request of fans who want to see us back together."
McGuire adds, "Having Marty back is like putting on an old baseball glove that fit your hand perfectly a long time ago. We're like brothers, so playing all our old hits together again feels natural."
A reunion tour will begin in October (14) in Alberta, Canada.
Bryan Singer's attorney has slammed a fresh sexual assault allegation filed against the filmmaker in New York. Officials at the New York Police Department (NYPD) Special Victims Squad are investigating a complaint filed by a man in his early 20s in May (14), reportedly accusing the X-Men director of abusing him during an incident on 23 March, 2013, according to the New York Daily News.
Further details about the rumoured altercation have yet to be revealed, but Singer's legal representative, Marty Singer, who is no relation to the filmmaker, tells Buzzfeed.com, "My client did not engage in any criminal or inappropriate behaviour with anyone in New York or elsewhere."
News of the Big Apple complaint emerges hours after Michael Egan III voluntarily dropped his lawsuit against Singer on Wednesday (27Aug14), after he accused the moviemaker of molesting him at a party in Hawaii back in 1999, when he was just 17.
It was the second teen sex abuse case against Singer to be dismissed in as many months after an unnamed British actor withdrew a similar suit in July (14).
Singer vehemently denied the allegations in both cases.
Kim Kardashian's model sister Kendall Jenner has called in her lawyer to deal with a messy spat over an unpaid restaurant bill. Kardashian's younger half-sister, who has modelled for designers including Givenchy and Marc Jacobs, was accused of leaving the Mercer Kitchen eaterie in New York City without paying, and the waitress claimed the star was rude to her after she tracked her down outside the restaurant.
The reality TV regular's lawyer, Marty Singer, has now written a letter to the waitress involved and threatened her with legal action if she continues to make claims against the model.
The letter, obtained by TMZ.com, reads, "Although you are working as a waitress at Mercer Kitchen, I understand you are also a struggling actress... You no doubt concocted a fictionalised account of your encounter with my client in order to create publicity for yourself."
Funnyman Adam Sandler has won a legal battle against his kids' former nanny after she accused the star of treating her like a slave. A California appeals court judge has ruled that Deanne McDonald must repay the $80,000 (GBP47,000) she received for signing a confidential settlement, agreeing not to disclose anything about Sandler nor disparage him.
McDonald was hired by the actor and his wife in 2009, and when her employment ended less than a year later, she raised employment claims that were squashed when Sandler agreed to pay her $48,000 (GBP28,515) and her attorneys $32,000 (GBP19,007) to stay quiet.
Last year (13), McDonald threatened to challenge the settlement agreement and sue Sandler and his business partner brother Scott Sandler, so the siblings took her to private arbitration.
The former nanny then accused Sandler of criminal activity and slavery.
An arbitrator ruled McDonald had breached the settlement agreement by repudiating it, disclosing confidential information and threatening to sue, and she was ordered to return the money and restrained from filing a future lawsuit.
Now, Sandler's attorney Marty Singer has won confirmation of the arbitration award, as McDonald argued that the agreement was unconscionable.
A drama about Marty Polletti, a homely 36-year-old butcher from the Bronx who has given up hope of finding a mate. However, while attending a local ballroom dance, he meets Clara Davis, an equally unattractive school teacher, and for the first time, he feels there is hope for a lasting love. The teleplay served as a basis for Delbert Mann's 1954 theatrical film of the same name, with Ernest Borgnine and Betsy Blair in the lead roles.