Weinstein accusers endorse Manhattan DA candidate Lucy Lang
A group of women, including Mann, who said they were victimized by Weinstein, endorsed former prosecutor Lucy Lang on Tuesday, Nov. 17 to replace the Manhattan district attorney who put the movie mogul behind bars. Lang, one of several women campaigning to become Manhattan’s first female state prosecutor, called their endorsement an “incredible honor." Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr., who oversaw Weinstein's prosecution, has not said whether he’ll seek a fourth term. Lang is among a host of candidates who have announced they are running for Manhattan district attorney. Lang was an assistant district attorney in Manhattan for 12 years before leaving in 2018 to become director of the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution at John Jay College.
Stakes high as Johnny Depps libel case against UK tabloid closes
LONDON Johnny Depps libel case against a British tabloid that accused him of abusing ex-wife Amber Heard wraps up Tuesday after three weeks of court hearings that dissected a toxic celebrity love affair. Depp is the claimant in the civil case, NGN and Wootton are the defendants and Heard is their main witness. To defeat Depps libel claim, the newspaper must persuade the judge that, on the balance of probabilities, its story was accurate. Heard blamed one of the couples two Yorkshire terriers, but Depp suspected Heard or one of her friends was to blame. Stephens said that if Depp loses in London, hes almost certain to lose that American case.
US MeToo activist says Sun misquoted her in Depp abuse story
The Sun's defense relies on a total of 14 allegations by his ex-wife Amber Heard of Depp's violence. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)LONDON A #MeToo activist said in a court document released Friday that she was misquoted and misused by a British tabloid newspaper in an article that accused Johnny Depp of physically abusing his ex-wife, Amber Heard. I was not going public on behalf of #MeToo or myself, to criticize J.K. Rowlings decision to cast Mr. Depp, nor did I accuse Mr. Depp of hurting Amber Heard, about which I have no first-hand knowledge.Kendall also said she had heard several times that Heard was abusive to Depp. Depp, 57, and Heard, 34, met on the set of the 2011 comedy The Rum Diary and married in Los Angeles in February 2015. Romero said a friend of his was a big fan of Mr Depp and he was concerned about him not being able to play the guitar.