Max Clifford, a celebrity publicist who has represented O.J. Simpson, David Beckham and Simon Cowell, used his office as his own “sexual fiefdom” for abuse of women and girls as young as 12, U.K. prosecutors said.
Acquittals for two aging celebrities charged over allegations of sexual misconduct dating back nearly 50 years have lawyers questioning why prosecutors filed the cases in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal.
Mathew Martoma’s faked Harvard Law School transcript, which led to the former SAC Capital Advisors LP fund manager’s expulsion, is a type of transgression seen only about once every 10 years, said law professor Alan Dershowitz.
B. Wayne Hughes, a sharecropper’s son who became a billionaire pioneering warehouses for Americans needing storage space, is buying thousands of houses to rent as more people find homeownership out of reach.
The acquittal of George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch coordinator cleared of Florida charges that he murdered black teenager Trayvon Martin, spurred new calls for a federal civil rights prosecution and suggestions that the youth’s family may bring a lawsuit.
The U.K. justice system, where judges in criminal cases still wear 18th century-style horsehair wigs and winged collars, will take a step toward U.S.-style legal dramas when cameras are allowed in court.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former International Monetary Fund chief criminally charged with sexually assaulting a hotel housekeeper, was sued by the woman for what her lawyer called “violent and deplorable acts.”