Cuba Gooding Jr. accused of 2013 rape in new lawsuit

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. is accused of raping a woman twice in a Manhattan hotel room in 2013, according to a lawsuit that escalates the severity of the growing number of claims against him.

The lawsuit, dated Monday but filed publicly Tuesday in Manhattan federal court, alleged that the Oscar-winning Jerry Maguire actor attacked the woman, identified in court papers as “Jane Doe” to protect her privacy, after she met him at a Greenwich Village VIP lounge.

Lawyer Mark Heller, who represent the 52-year-old actor, said the “alleged event never took place.”

“And my client is totally innocent of any

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DNC 2020 Tuesday speakers: AOC, John Legend, Bill Clinton

The 2020 Democratic National Conference is officially underway, with one particular evening of digital speeches and performances down and three far more to go.

Hosted by “black-ish” actress Tracee Ellis Ross, Tuesday night’s festivities will attribute Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), former President Bill Clinton, previous 2nd Girl Jill Biden and far more speakers as properly as a finale functionality from singer-songwriter John Legend.

Also on the timetable are a keynote tackle from several Democratic leaders and remarks from numerous political figures as well as presentations on Joe Biden’s health care and countrywide security strategies.

Livestreams of the party will be

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NBCUniversal ousts Ron Meyer, alleged victim of extortion

NBCUniversal ousted longtime Common studio executive Ron Meyer on Tuesday soon after understanding he made hush-funds payments to a lady to protect up an previous affair — a secret that Meyer reported snowballed into an extortion plot.

“I recently disclosed to my household and the enterprise that I designed a settlement, under threat, with a female outside the company who had manufactured false accusations in opposition to me,” Meyer, vice chairman of NBCUniversal, claimed in a statement from the company. “Admittedly, this is a female I had a incredibly temporary and consensual affair with several years in the past.”


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Entertainment professionals with disabilities fight for inclusion

An L.A. lab creating a pipeline for expertise with disabilities went digital this 12 months — just one of the couple of activities that COVID-19 produced far more accessible.

In its next yr, RespectAbility’s Summer season Lab for Enjoyment Industry experts With Disabilities connects folks intrigued in — and with expertise in — progress, generation and postproduction (consider: writers, directors, producers, cinematographersand animators) with leaders in the business, and with a single a different.

By switching to 15 virtual sessions (in put of past year’s in-particular person 10), the lab grew to become a lot easier for people with actual

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Britney Spears wants to oust her father as sole conservator

Britney Spears is asking a California court docket to get rid of her father, Jamie Spears — who has very long taken care of the choice-producing in the two her individual and skilled life — as her sole courtroom-appointed conservator.

The pop star’s legal professional requested that Jodi Montgomery, the temporary, accredited qualified conservator overseeing her protracted scenario because September, be named long term conservator of Spears’ particular affairs, according to courtroom documents attained by The Situations.

“We are now at a position exactly where the conservatorship have to be changed considerably in get to reflect the significant adjustments in

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Protection sought for George Mayer-Marton’s Oldham mural

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The get the job done originally had depictions of Mary and John the Apostle flanking Christ

An “unbelievably uncommon and effectively-executed” mural by a main 20th Century artist could be missing if it is not offered outlined standing, a charity has reported.

Help you save Britain’s Heritage (SBH) claimed George Mayer-Marton’s The Crucifixion was “progressively at threat of vandalism, theft and the menace of redevelopment”.

A spokesman claimed the massive mosaic and fresco in the Church of the Holy Rosary in Oldham was “nationally considerable”.

The RC Diocese of Salford stated it was

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Performers behind Plexiglas, masked audiences and spaced-out seating the new normal for comics

Nour Hadidi hadn’t experienced anything like it since the Before Times. After nearly five months away from the stage, the comic played Toronto’s Comedy Bar last Friday, the venue’s first night back in business since the coronavirus pandemic hit in March. 

Sure, she was performing behind a little roped-off barricade — nearly four metres from the front row. And yes, it’s impossible to tell if the people in the crowd are smiling when they’re hiding behind masks. 

Still, she said, “It felt like the old days — almost.”

As the rules around public gatherings have relaxed, standup is one of

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3 producers exit The Ellen DeGeneres Show amid workplace complaints

Three producers of The Ellen DeGeneres Show have exited amid allegations of a dysfunctional workplace that harboured misbehaviour, including sexual misconduct and racist remarks.

Executive producers Ed Glavin and Kevin Leman and co-executive producer Jonathan Norman have “parted ways” with the long-running daytime series, a spokesperson for producer Warner Bros. said in a statement Monday.

An internal company investigation of claims about the show was prompted by a BuzzFeed News report in July based on 36 interviews with ex-staffers, who complained about or said they witnessed improper and unfair treatment.

Most of the allegations were tied to executive producers and

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Kenan Thompson can’t wait to get back to the ‘SNL’ studio

“If all else fails, you should really know that back in Period 35, I put a deadly flaw in the method: If you take out Kenan Thompson, the studio will explode.” All those are the terms of actress Tina Fey, for the duration of the time opener of “Saturday Night Live” in 2017 but they sense just as legitimate now.

Thompson, who wrapped up his 17th time with the show in the spring, has grow to be 1 of the go-to MVP’s on NBC’s extensive-jogging sketch comedy sequence. The easygoing forty two-year-aged retains the file as the longest-tenured forged member

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Stormzy’s first anti-racism donation revealed

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Stormzy’s #Merky Foundation has donated £500,000 to fund even more or higher training for men and women from underprivileged backgrounds.

The Black Heart Foundation, which been given the present, states the money will enable fund a even more fifty students.

It really is the initially charity to get big money from the £10m anti-racism fund Stormzy introduced in June.

The musician explained the donations – around ten many years – will go in direction of “supporting and strengthening” the black community.

Businessman Ric Lewis launched the Black Heart Foundation in 2000 and as a result of

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