Posts tagged "court cases"

Mel Gibson’s Lawyers Claim The Tirade Tape Was Edited

Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva’s lawyers will be heading to court this morning, as Oksana tries to get full custody of their daughter, Lucia. Oksana’s main piece of evidence, of course, is the 30-minute tape of Mel going bonkers on the phone—several clips from the tape have now been leaked online. So how does Mel’…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / July 15, 2010

South Dakota Sustains Guilt-Tripping Abortion Law

In a recent court decision, South Dakota will enforce a law that forces doctors into guilt-tripping their patients before performing an abortion. As if making the decision isn’t hard enough, now the government requires doctors to read an statement to women that says an abortion will “terminate the life of a whole, separate, unique, living…

By: Simcha / July 11, 2008

Danger! Beware Of Thong!

A woman in Los Angeles is suing Victoria’s Secret over a defective thong. Um, one could argue, they’re all defective, after all, we’re talking about paying for a permanent wedgie here. But seriously, 52-year old Macrida Patterson is taking the lingerie line to court because she claims a “design problem” caused a metallic decoration o…

By: Simcha / June 18, 2008

R. Kelly Gets Off 14 Times

You don’t have to throw out your Space Jam soundtrack! After six years, two stalled trials due to medical emergencies, and an impossible hunt for jurors who have never watched MTV, R. Kelly was amazingly acquitted of 14 counts of child pornography. The Chicago courtroom hummed with the rhythm of Robert Kelly’s Church-like chants of…

By: Simcha / June 16, 2008

Faux-Virgin Rejected By French Court

Lately virginity has seemed trendier than skinny pants. But just like the slim slacks, chastity also doesn’t fit everyone’s style. When our cool Catherine posted about Australian FHM’s poll where 28% of men said they hoped to marry virgins, we all shrugged — a guy can dream can’t he? We here at The

By: Simcha / June 6, 2008

Damn You, Bill Murray

I’ve had a crush on Bill Murray since I saw Groundhog Day and his studliness was further proved by the depressing lothario he played in Lost In Translation. So it’s with a sad heart that I report that Murray may not be the sensitive moper the world thought him to be. According to divorce paper…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 29, 2008

Thoughts From Guys On Our IM: Taking Her Last Name

By now you’ve probably heard about Michael Buday, the guy who wanted to take the last name of his wife, Diana Bijon, when they married in California. It took two years, a sexual discrimination suit, and a change in California law before he was able to do so. While women have an easy time taking…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 8, 2008

Today In Terribleness: Sexual Assault, Crying Rape, And That Austrian Psycho

A University of Connecticut student recounts being sexually assaulted on campus, fighting back against her attacker, and then being assaulted AGAIN by onlookers. [DailyCampus.com]
A woman who was having an affair, cried “rape” when she was caught by her husband because she says she feared for her life — her husband shot her lover and…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 7, 2008

Wal-Mart: Always Low Prices, Finally An Inkling Of Human Decency

Last week we wrote about Wal-Mart employee Debbie Shank, who was struck by a truck and suffered severe brain damage and whose medical expenses were covered by her Wal-Mart insurance. The chain sued for reimbursement of $400,000+ after Shank won a settlement against the truck company which was responsible for her accident. Today the mega-chai…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 2, 2008

Yet Another Reason Why We Shop At Target

Target is awesome, and not just because they have cheap, cute clothes designed by normally-out-of-our-price-range big names like Jovovich-Hawk and Luella Bartley. They also rule because they don’t screw over their employees in the most evil way possible. Wal-Mart, which, frankly, has some of the worst clothing you could possible buy at a…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 28, 2008

Bikini Model Proves Her Case

Earlier this week, we told you about the bikini model whose breasts got her acquitted of property damage. Then on Japanese television, Serena Kozakura proved her 44-inch bust makes one heck of a doggy door stopper. The truth, unlike a good bra, will set you free! [You Tube]…

By: Simcha / March 7, 2008

Model Gets Something Off Her Chest

The Girls Next Door’s Kendra Wilkinson claims getting fake breasts were her “best investment” and a pin-up girl in Japan couldn’t agree more. Serena Kozakura claims, “It was my breasts that helped me win in court.” Last year, the ample-chested bikini model was found guilty of property destruction after a man accused her of jealously…

By: Simcha / March 5, 2008

Jane Fonda, The FCC Is Listening!

Jane Fonda better wash her mouth out with soap! The Federal Communications Commission is trying to impose stricter regulations for what they call “fleeting expletives” — like when the Barberella star dropped the c-word on The Today Show a couple weeks ago and the world freaked out. Thus far, the Appeals Court has been stalling…

By: Simcha / March 5, 2008

Charlie Sheen vs. Denise Richards Part Deux

You think Charlie Sheen would try to avoid going to court…again. But this time the case isn’t against him! The TV star took his baby mama Denise Richards to trial over a reality show she wants to tape with their two toddlers. He is fighting the good fight, trying to keep his kids from the…

By: Simcha / January 23, 2008