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Katt Williams Spent Thursday in Jail for Weapons Possession Charges

Katt Williams Arrested on Weapons Charges

Katt Williams Arrested on Weapons Charges

After cops noticed three guns inside the cars of Katt Williams’ motorcade, Katt Williams was picked up on charges of weapons possession and spent most of Thursday in a New York City prison.

Williams posted a $25,000 bond with the Manhattan Criminal Court that night, and was only a half hour late to a concert at Carnegie Hall where a sold-out crowd awaited him.  Williams went on to reference the arrest during his show.

We’ll follow up on this story as more details develop, and of course note any official statement from the criminal attorneys on either side of the case.

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November 7, 2008 Posted by | Celebrity, Under Arrest, Weapons Possession | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Julianne Moore Gets A Traffic Ticket in New York City

Not all celebrity justice is grandoise and spectacular.  Some of it is just mundane run-of-the-mill run-ins with the law that proves they are “just like us”.  Here is dinosaur hunter, cannibal chaser and friend of Knox Harrington (the video artist) Julianne Moore getting a traffic ticket outside her New York City home over the weekend.

A quick jaunt over to a new york criminal defense attorney should clear that parking violation right up.

October 14, 2008 Posted by | Celebrity | , , , , | 1 Comment

Performer in NYC Little Mermaid Musical Production Sues for Injury

Back in May 2008, Adrian Bailey, a performer in Disney’s The Little Mermaid musical in New York City, was badly injured when he fell through the trap door on the deck of the sailing ship set and landed on the stage forty feet below.

Last Thursday, Bailey filed a lawsuit in State Supreme Court in Manhattan against both Disney and production companies that built the technical apparatuses for the show. He is seeking compensation for injuries that “were caused by the carelessness, negligence and recklessness of the defendants.”

Personal injuries like this may become a more common occurrence. A local New York actor, Dennis Baker, noted “in the age where Broadway shows seem to try and match the technical scale of movies the dangers for actors have increased. Unlike the movies, on stage there is no landing pad just off camera or safety net to catch an actor when something goes wrong.” Baker’s opinion echoes the growing concern for stage actors’ safety.

Representative for Disney have at this time declined comment on the case.

September 30, 2008 Posted by | Lawsuit, Personal Injury, Theatre | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Rapper Yung Berg Arrested in NYC on Weapon and Drug Charges

22-year old rapper Yung Berg (who previously went by the name Ice Berg, and whose very ungangsta real name is Christian Ward) was arrested in New York City over the weekend and charged with criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of marijuana and menacing.

After a limo driver had a dispute with Berg and four of his buddies, he reported a complaint to the police. When police investigated, they found Berg and slapped him and his friends with the charges.  It is unknown at this time if he has hired a New York City drug crimes lawyer for defense.

Yung Berg’s album “Look What You Made Me Do” hits shelves tomorrow, so these charges will probably do nothing but improve sales.

August 11, 2008 Posted by | Drug Abuse, Musician, Under Arrest | , , , , , | 2 Comments