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Entertainment Legal Bouts and Justice

Keifer Sutherland Arrested for Assault against Jack McCollough in NYC

Keifer Sutherland Arrested for Assault

Keifer Sutherland Arrested for Assault

Keifer Sutherland, star of The Lost Boys and Flatliners, has turned himself in yesterday to police in the Soho district of  Manhattan over charges of assault against fashion designerJack McCollough.

It has been reported since Monday by several news outlets that Sutherland headbutted McCollough at an after party following a costume gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Sutherland is currently serving a five year probation for a 2007 drunk driving charge.  If found guilty on assault charges, the consequences could be legally grave, as the probation requires Sutherland to “obey all laws”.

Neither the Manhattan District Attorney’s office or Sutherland’s representative have made a statement regarding the charges at this time. It is unclear whether Sutherland has sought criminal defense representation yet.

May 8, 2009 Posted by | assault, Attack, Celebrity, Under Arrest | , , , , | Leave a comment

Former Child Actor and Star of “The Sandlot” Arrested

Marty York Mugshot

Marty York Mugshot

On Easter Sunday, Marty York – a child actor who may be best known as Yeah-Yeah in The Sandlot – was arrested after an argument with his girlfriend during which he allegedly hit her.

York has now been charged with one felony county of domestic battery.  If convicted, York could get up to five years in prison and fines for thousands of dollars.

May 6, 2009 Posted by | assault, Domestic Violence, Under Arrest | , , , | 1 Comment

Tyra Banks Stalker Convicted in NYC Court


Earlier this week Tyra Banks hit the stand during a court case involving a misdemeanor stalking and harassment count against Brady Green, who is noted as being an “aggressive” fan, and allegedly threatened to kill one of Banks’ employees for not giving him tickets to her show.

Green was convicted by a NYC judge yesterday on counts of stalking, harassment, criminal trespass and attempted aggravated harassment. While he could spend up to 90 days in jail come sentencing in June,  it appears that his current restraining order has been extended, and as long as he does not violate the order he will not serve time.

May 1, 2009 Posted by | Restraining Order | , , , , | Leave a comment

Former Prison Break Star Lane Garrison Settles with Victim’s Family

Lane Garrison During His Trial

Lane Garrison During His Trial

Lane Garrison, who starred on Prison Break, was arrested and charged with vehicular manslaughter back in 2006 when he killed 17-year old Vahagn Setian while drunk driving.

Garrison, who pleaded guilty to the charge and is currently serving 40 months in prison, reached a financial settlement with the parents of Setian earlier this week. The settlement comes from a civil suit filed by the Setians last year for the wrongful death of their son. The exact amount remains confidential.

Garrison has reached a settlement with Michelle Ohana, who was 15 at the time of the crash, and spent two months in a wheelchair due to her injuries.

April 23, 2009 Posted by | Drunk Driving, DUI, Lawsuit, Wrongful Death | , , , , | 1 Comment

Ex-Jacksonville Jaguars Jimmy Smith Held on Drug Charges

Jimmy Smith Arrested for Drug Possession

Jimmy Smith Arrested for Drug Possession

Jimmy Smith, formerly of the NFL Jacksonville Jaguars, was arrested yesterday April 22nd for multiple drug charges.

After being pulled over by local police, Smith was booked on charges including:

  • felony possession of cocaine
  • possession of 20 grams or less of marijuana
  • possession of drug paraphernalia
  • driving with a suspended license

Smith is currently being held at John E. Goode Pretrial Detention Facility on bond of $5006.

April 23, 2009 Posted by | Sports Athlete, Under Arrest | , , , , | 2 Comments

Chris Brown Pleads Not Guilty to Felony Assault Charges


Chris Brown Pleads Not Guilty

On Monday, Chris Brown entered a plea of “not guilty” to charges of felony assault and making criminal threats.  Brown was charged back in March by Los Angeles County prosecutors, was was charged with the crimes against victim noted in court records as “Robyn F”.

Singer Rihanna, who was Chris Brown’s girlfriend at the time of the assualt and whose real name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, had her lawyer at the hearing, and noted that “[Rihanna] would be pleased if this was over quickly” and would testify if need be.

If found guilty, Brown could spend up to five years in prison. After Brown entered his plea, he left quickly along with defense attorney Mark Geragos, who had no comment.

April 7, 2009 Posted by | Celebrity, Domestic Violence, Under Arrest | , , , , | Leave a comment

Donte Stallworth Surrenders to Court for DUI Manslaughter

Donte Stallworth faces DUI Manslaughter

Donte Stallworth faces DUI Manslaughter

Donte Stallworth, who is the Cleveland Browns wide receiver, surrendered himself to the Miami-Dade court system today on charges of DUI manslaughter.  The charges come from a car crash on March 14th involving Stallworth and 59-year old Mario Reyes, who was killed in the incident.  Stallworth had been drinking at a Miami Beach hotel, and police records state that his BAC .126 after the accident.

Stallworth, who also faces a separate DUI charge, could be sentenced to 15 years in prison if convicted.  He is currently scheduled for a April 23 arraignment date, and has been released on $200,000 bail.

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April 2, 2009 Posted by | Drunk Driving, DUI, Sports Athlete, traffic violation, Under Arrest | , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Thorne Forrester” Faces Lawsuit for Skipped Car Payments

Winsor Harmon Sued for Car PaymentsHarmon Sued for Car Payments

Winsor Harmon, who plays Thorne Forrester on CBS’ Bold and the Beautiful is facing a lawsuit from Daimler Chrysler Financial Services for missed car payments.

Last year, Winsor Harmon had his 2006 Mercedes Benz repossessed for failing to make payments on the lease of the $80,000 vehicle.  Now, Daimler Chrysler Financial Services has filed suit with L.A. County Superior Court to collect over $35,000 is missed payments and interest.

At this time there has been no statement from Harmon or his representatives.

April 2, 2009 Posted by | Celebrity, Lawsuit | , , , | 2 Comments

Andre 3000 Out on Bond After Being Charged for Speeding

Andre 3000 Charged with Speeding

Andre 3000 Charged with Speeding

Over the weekend Andre 3000 was charged driving 109 mph is a 65 mph zone outside of Atlanta, GA early Saturday morning. He is currently out on bond of $1200 and awaiting a hearing on April 29th.

Police say that 3000, whose real name is Andre Benjamin and is part of the duo Outkast, says that he was speeding because he needed to turn around after missing an exit.

No official word has been given through Andre 3000’s publicist, and it is unclear at this time whether he has a criminal defense attorney.

March 31, 2009 Posted by | traffic violation, Under Arrest | , , , , | Leave a comment

Ben Vereen Sues Toothpaste Company For Wrongful Endorsement


Back in 2007 at the TV Land Awards Ben Vereen (featured in All That Jazz and plenty of television appearances) was given a tube of Supersmile toothpaste in one of the gift suites.  He was filmed talking with the spokesperson, and the footage later appeared on the company’s website and on YouTube without his permission.

Vereen is now seeking more than $450,000 in damages.

March 30, 2009 Posted by | Lawsuit | , , , | 1 Comment