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Celebrity legal battles.

The case of Swift v Kanye?

July 19, 2016 13:39:49 Posted at July 19, 2016 13:39:49
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Will Taylor Swift sue Kanye West? His wife revealed in her GQ interview that her lawyers had already sent him a warning to try and shut down the release of that video. Full Story

Amber & Johnny: pre-hearing update

June 14, 2016 18:34:09 Posted at June 14, 2016 18:34:09
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Amber Heard and Johnny Depp are due in court on Friday for a restraining order hearing. Late last week it was reported that Laura Wasser, Johnny’s lawyer, wanted to depose Amber and her witness ahead of the court date. Full Story

Amber Heard goes to the police

May 31, 2016 17:06:42 Posted at May 31, 2016 17:06:42
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Yesterday I posted about Johnny Depp’s friend, Doug Stanhope, who wrote an essay for The Wrap defending Johnny and accusing Amber Heard of blackmailing Johnny and making up the entire mess that we’ve all been watching for a week now. Click here Full Story

Passive Aggressive Boy Sh-t starring Sean Penn and Lee Daniels

May 5, 2016 14:43:55 Posted at May 5, 2016 14:43:55
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Last year, Lee Daniels, while defending Terrence Howard, told The Hollywood Reporter that Terrence’s misogynistic reputation was not unlike Marlon Brando’s or Sean Penn’s. Then Sean Penn decided to sue Lee for $10 million for defamation. And Lee was like, f-ck you, everybody’s heard all the stories about what you did to Madonna. Full Story

The Honest Formula

April 28, 2016 16:40:37 Posted at April 28, 2016 16:40:37
Maria Posted by Maria
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You know where we are with The Honest Company? They have so many lawsuits that Racked catalogued them -- read it here. There've been serious complaints about the sunscreen, shampoo and body wash, laundry detergent, and now organic baby formula. Full Story

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Leo’s lawyers work fast

January 28, 2016 15:50:58 Posted at January 28, 2016 15:50:58
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Yesterday I wrote about Leonardo DiCaprio and Don’s Plum, the film he shot almost 20 years ago with his boys Tobey Maguire and Kevin Connolly that he and Tobey had blocked from North America. Click here for a refresher. As mentioned, the filmmaker decided to make Don’s Plum available online for free. Full Story

Jared Leto vs TMZ

December 10, 2015 20:32:30 Posted at December 10, 2015 20:32:30
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Actually, that’s an incomplete title. The complete title should be: Jared Leto vs TMZ over Taylor Swift How much do you think Taylor loves that Jared Leto is getting legal with TMZ because of her? Jared is insisting that it’s more about “morality” but, come on, isn’t this about her? Or, more specifically, what he said about her? A quick recap: TMZ posted a video earlier this week of Jared in a studio judgy-momming Taylor’s music. Full Story

Monday, December 7, 2015

Dear Gossips,

The Golden Globe nominations are coming on Thursday, exactly one month before the show on January 10, 2016. Lee Daniels could be there to represent Empire. Can someone please invite Sean Penn too?

As you recall, Lee namechecked Sean in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter a few months ago when answering a question about Terrence Howard’s reputation. Click here for a refresher. And after all that’s been written about Sean Penn over the years, after all the times we’ve heard about his violent and fisty ways, he decides it’s Lee Daniels he wants to go after? Sean Penn is suing Lee for defamation.

On Thursday, Lee countered with a motion to dismiss the suit, with his lawyers writing that he refuses to be intimidated and that what he said is protected by free speech. Lee’s motion also cites a number of published articles referring to Sean’s “Horrifying History of Alleged Abuse”.

“With fame, money and high-priced legal counsel, Penn has the power to buy most things. Fortunately for Daniels, the First Amendment is not for sale. Penn’s complaint is merely a blunt force instrument wielded in an attempt to control the narrative of his life and to expunge the alleged misdeeds sensationalized in the press for decades. While Penn may have personally experienced the challenged statement as offensive, he must now demonstrate that the statement is reasonably susceptible to a defamatory meaning. He has not, and cannot. The challenged statement is constitutionally protected opinion, and New York courts have repeatedly emphasized the need to summarily reject defamation claims brought to bully those who dare exercise their constitutional right of free speech."

Did Sean Penn expect Lee Daniels to put his head down and apologise?

Is he prepared to go to trial and have a court analyse Lee’s comments, and offer proof that before Lee made those comments, his public image was pristine? Show me, is what Lee Daniels is telling him, chest out, arms wide open.

Yours in gossip,


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