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Michael Madsen pleads no contest to DUI, getting four days in jail and five years’ probation

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“Reservoir Dogs” actor Michael Madsen has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor drunken driving.

In an agreement with prosecutors, the 61-year-old thespian entered the plea to one count of driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent within 10 years of another DUI offense.

He was sentenced on Thursday to four days in jail and five years’ probation.

ACTOR MICHAEL MADSEN CHARGED WITH DUI IN MARCH ARREST

His attorney, Perry Wander, said Madsen did not receive any special treatment in the case, and the sentence is standard. Wander added that Madsen looks forward to completing his probation.

Madsen was arrested in March after he crashed his Land Rover into a pole in the Southern California suburb of Malibu. No one was injured.

ACTOR MICHAEL MADSEN ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

The actor is best known for appearing in Quentin Tarantino movies including “Reservoir Dogs,” “The Hateful Eight” and the “Kill Bill” saga.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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Todd Chrisley denies extorting daughter over sex video with ‘Bachelorette’ star

Todd Chrisley is facing another shocking allegation, this time from his own daughter.

The “Chrisley Knows Best” star’s estranged daughter Lindsie accused him of trying to extort her over a sex video allegedly filmed with a star of ABC’s “The Bachelorette,” an allegation Todd vehemently denies.

TMZ reports that Lindsie, 29, filed a police report in Georgia claiming that Todd, 50, and her brother, Chase, harassed and threatened her over an intimate tape Chase allegedly purchased from her.

TODD CHRISLEY: GOD IS GIVING ME A VOICE

In the police report, Lindsie, who is estranged from the reality show family, alleges that Chase, 23, and Todd threatened to release the intimate footage if she didn’t cooperate and lie about an unspecified “incident.”

Sources close to Lindsie told the site that the “incident” referred to Todd’s alleged tax evasion.

Todd denied Lindsie’s allegations, telling Fox News: “It’s heartbreaking and shameful that these kinds of accusations have to be aired in public. We have tried to keep Lindsie’s extramarital relationships with Robby Hayes and Josh Murray private for her sake since August of 2016. Sadly, for reasons we can only guess at, she ran to the sheriff’s office to accuse her brother of buying a sex tape of her and Robby, which was a complete lie, and now she’s telling more lies about me. Although our hearts are broken, Lindsie is our daughter and we will always love her.”

‘CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST’ STAR TODD CHRISLEY’S SON KYLE ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES, ALLEGED DEATH THREATS

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Lindsie Chrisley is pictured alongside estranged father Todd Chrisley. Lindsie accused the “Chrisley Knows Best” star and his son (her brother) Chase Chrisley of attempting to extort her over a sex video allegedly filmed with a star of ABC’s “The Bachelor.”

TODD CHRISLEY: DISGRUNTLED EX-EMPLOYEE BEHIND UPCOMING TAX EVASION, FRAUD INDICTMENTS

Law enforcement sources in Georgia claimed that Lindsie’s case was dismissed because she alleged that the harassment occurred in Tennessee, outside of their jurisdiction.

Sources close to Todd believe that Lindsie may have been the source of the federal investigation and subsequent indictment of Todd and his wife Julie, an allegation Lindsie’s attorney slammed as false.

“Lindsie would like to thank all of her fans and supporters. The circumstances Todd and Julie find themselves in, is quite unfortunate,” Lindsie’s attorney, Musa M. Ghanayem, told Entertainment Tonight in a statement.

“It was reported that Lindsie was the source of the information that led to her father’s arrest,” the statement continued. “That is untrue. She was not the source of this information. Lindsie has been a constant target of lies, harassment and threats from her family and as a result, has been distancing herself from the Chrisley family since 2017. Lindsie is currently processing the events that have unfolded. We will continue to cooperate with law enforcement and pray for a just resolution. We will have more to say when the opportunity presents itself.”

TODD, JULIE CHRISLEY DENY FEDERAL TAX EVASION, FRAUD ALLEGATIONS

‘CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST’ STAR SAVANNAH CHRISLEY ENGAGED TO HOCKEY PLAYER NIC KERDILES

On Wednesday, Julie and Todd Chrisley pleaded not guilty to 12 counts of tax evasion and fraud charges and were released on $100,000 bonds.

If convicted of all counts, the reality personalities would face up to 30 years each behind bars.

The family denied wrongdoing and pinned the allegations on a disgruntled former employee whom they accused of stealing from them before his firing.

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Chase Chrisley, meanwhile, was hit with a $16,000 tax lien for allegedly not paying income taxes in 2014. A rep for the family didn’t comment on the lien allegations, but a source close to the brood told Fox News, “The Chrisleys’ accountant in New York doesn’t know anything about any IRS lien on Chase and says he owes nothing for 2014.”

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Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers say accuser is trying to ‘conceal’ truth

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Attorneys for disgraced media mogul Harvey Weinstein claim a Netflix producer who accused their client of rape is trying to make herself look like more of a victim — by randomly redacting court documents in their civil court case.

“Plaintiff’s proposed redactions do not contain any private, confidential, or otherwise sensitive information,” Weinstein’s lawyers wrote in response to proposed email redactions from lawyers for Alexandra Canosa, who claims in a Manhattan federal court lawsuit that she was repeatedly raped by the fallen film producer.

HARVEY WEINSTEIN ACCUSERS COULD GET LESS THAN $60G EACH IN SETTLEMENT

“Rather, they are nothing more than greetings, salutations, and expressions of affection. Again, Plaintiff and Defendant had a long time known consensual relationship. Plaintiff is attempting to use this Court’s Order to inhibit Mr. Weinstein from using any correspondence that does not support Plaintiff’s allegations.”

HARVEY WEINSTEIN’S LAWYER FILES MOTION TO DISMISS TWO CHARGES

JUDGE APPROVES WEINSTEIN REQUEST TO RECAST DEFENSE TEAM

The documents go on to accuse Canosa of attempting to conceal “the truth surrounding her long time relationship with Mr. Weinstein.”

Canosa sued Weinstein in May 2018, claiming he attacked and threatened her over a five-year period.

Her attorney Thomas Giuffra told The Post the two had a “business relationship” not a “long term consensual relationship” as Weinstein claimed.

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“That is completely false and utter nonsense and is part and parcel of Mr. Weinstein and his lawyer’s campaigns to discredit women who he abused for many many years, with the knowledge of his company and the Hollywood film industry,” Giuffra said of the filing.

This article originally appeared on Page Six.

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Former ‘Deadliest Catch’ star Jake Harris sentenced to 18 months in jail for police chase: report

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Former “Deadliest Catch” star Jake Harris was sentenced to 18 months in jail after leading police on a chase in Washington this past January, according to a new report.

Harris appeared on the hit Discovery series about Alaskan crab fisherman until 2012. Many fans of the hit TV series may remember Jake as the son of the late Captain Phil Harris. Phil died in 2010 of an apparent stroke. Harris’ brother, Josh, still appears on the show as captain of the family ship, the Cornelia Marie.

FORMER ‘DEADLIEST CATCH’ STAR JAKE HARRIS HAS WARRANT OUT FOR HIS ARREST

According to TMZ, Jake was sentenced for felony charges of driving under the influence and possession with intent to manufacture or deliver heroin.

The charges reportedly stem from an incident in Washington in January when the 33-year-old allegedly refused to identify himself to park rangers before taking off in an RV. State troopers pursued him and forced him to stop. The outlet reports that police found drugs and a stolen firearm inside the vehicle.

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Jake, who was previously skipper on his father’s boat, will reportedly have to undergo an evaluation for drug dependency when he’s released. He’ll have to abstain from alcohol and will reportedly have an ignition interlock device installed in his car that will prevent him from driving if he is not sober.

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Judge won’t let Harvey Weinstein travel to Europe for work

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Lawyers for Harvey Weinstein asked the court let the disgraced producer travel to Italy and Spain to work on a stage production of “Cinema Paradiso” — a request a judge swiftly slapped down.

In a letter to Justice James Burke, defense attorney Arthur Aidala said the fallen movie mogul wants to fly to Europe from Aug. 12 to Aug. 22 for the project.

Burke, in a terse one-line decision issued Wednesday, wrote, “The request for a change in bail conditions is denied.”

HARVEY WEINSTEIN ACCUSERS COULD GET LESS THAN $60G EACH IN SETTLEMENT

Prosecutor Joan Illuzzi-Orbon also opposed the last-minute business trip scheduled less than a month before his predatory sex assault and rape trial is slated to begin Sept. 9 in Manhattan Supreme Court.

Aidala wrote in the letter that, “His [Weinstein’s] work in Italy would involve in-person meetings with composer Ennio Morriconi, who is over 90 years old and unable to travel, and the film-maker and business partner, Giuseppe Tornatore.”

Tornatore directed the 1988 Oscar-winning movie, which was distributed by Miramax, a company Weinstein co-founded.

HARVEY WEINSTEIN’S LAWYER FILES MOTION TO DISMISS TWO CHARGES

The letter says that Weinstein also planned to meet with designers, directors and investors in Spain. The producer had to turn over his passport as part of his $1 million bail package, which includes an ankle monitor.

“This trip is critical to Mr. Weinstein’s ability to earn money to pay, inter alia, his considerable legal expenses, as he has been unable to work here in the United States for two years,” Aidala wrote. A copy of the deal memo says that Tornotore paid S2BN Entertainment $50,000 for the initial option of the film’s live-stage rights. The court papers do not state what Weinstein would earn from the project.

JUDGE APPROVES WEINSTEIN REQUEST TO RECAST DEFENSE TEAM

HARVEY WEINSTEIN’S SEXUAL MISCONDUCT ALLEGATIONS: A TIMELINE

In the papers, Aidala proposes that detective-turned-private investigator Herman Weisberg travel with Weinstein as his 24-hour-a-day chaperone.

“That monitoring will involve a two-person security team that will accompany Mr. Weinstein at all times during his travel, as well as a GPS monitoring device,” the lawyer says.

The letter includes a proposal of services that Weisberg’s firm Sage Intelligence would provide as part of his babysitting duties.

HARVEY WEINSTEIN’S EX-HR EXEC SAYS HE WAS STIFFED OUT OF $425G

In addition, attorneys Bruno della Ragione and Filomena Cusano provided a letter stating that it is “crucial” that Weinstein travel to Europe for the project and cite his numerous contributions to Italian cinema, including the Oscar-Winning films “Life is Beautiful” and “Il Postino.”

Defense lawyer Donna Rotunno said that Weinstein should be presumed innocent and has adhered to every single condition of his bail agreement.

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“He has been blocked from working in his industry, and when he tries to earn an honest living, is denied by the court,” the attorney said. “This exemplifies the problem with this current environment of conviction and punishment before trial, yielding to mob justice. That this is even a story is demonstrative of how low we have sank.”

This article originally appeared on Page Six.

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Cuba Gooding Jr.’s attorney launches #NotMe movement after judge refuses to dismiss sex abuse case

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A defense lawyer for Cuba Gooding Jr. has launched a #NotMe movement after a Manhattan judge Wednesday denied his request to dismiss the actor’s sex abuse case.

“After fifty years of defending innocent, falsely accused and unfairly prosecuted defendants, I am igniting the ‘Not Me Movement’ (#NotMe),’ ” said attorney Mark Heller.

Judge Phyllis Chu denied the motion to drop the misdemeanor forcible touching and sex abuse charges against the “Jerry Maguire” actor for allegedly squeezing a woman’s breast June 9 inside the Magic Hour Rooftop Bar.

CUBA GOODING JR. SAYS HE ‘TRUSTS THE SYSTEM’ WILL EXONERATE HIM IN GROPING CASE

The Manhattan Criminal Court judge wrote in her decision that, “The court finds the defendant has failed to meet his burden of setting forth compelling reasons to warrant dismissal.”

Heller argued in court papers that Gooding’s accuser has “certain mental characteristics” that make her likely to fabricate allegations.

CUBA GOODING JR.’S ACCUSER HAS A ‘TROUBLED MENTALITY,’ ATTORNEY CLAIMS

CUBA GOODING JR. ACCUSED OF GRABBING WOMAN’S BREAST

The 30-year-old woman wrote in social media posts, according to Heller’s filing, that her “brain was one big fat mess…Some people are scared of others and want nothing more to be invisible. I am not that type of person. I am starving to be seen.”

Manhattan prosecutors slammed Heller for victim-shaming and stressed that the online admissions have no bearing on the case or the events in question.

CUBA GOODING JR. PLEADS NOT GUILTY IN GROPING CASE

The woman told police that the Oscar-winner grabbed her breast as his girlfriend, Claudine De Niro, sat in between them. Grainy surveillance video appears to show Gooding reach toward the accuser’s chest then take her hand and kiss it.

Gooding has staunchly denied the allegations, and Heller has insisted that the video proves that his client committed no crime.

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“I am totally confident that when a jury of Cuba Gooding, Jr.’s peers assess all of the exculpatory evidence in this case, that he will be totally exonerated,” Heller said. “His case will be a hallmark example for the #NotMe Movement.”

This article originally appeared on Page Six.

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Pipe bomb mailer Cesar Sayoc sentenced to 20 years behind bars

Florida strip club DJ Cesar Sayoc, who pleaded guilty to sending pipe bombs to prominent Democrats and other people opposed to President Trump, was sentenced Monday to 20 years behind bars.

Manhattan Federal Court Judge Jed Rakoff ruled on Monday afternoon that Sayoc would spend two decades in prison.

CESAR SAYOC, WHO PLEADED GUILTY TO MAILING NON-WORKING BOMBS, TELLS JUDGE HE NEVER INTENDED TO HURT ANYONE

Prosecutors had called for a life prison sentence for the amateur body builder from Aventura, saying the sentence is “necessary and appropriate.” Sayoc’s lawyers had argued that a decade in prison was enough.

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In this undated photo released by the Broward County Sheriff’s office, Cesar Sayoc is seen in a booking photo, in Miami. Federal authorities took Sayoc, 56, of Aventura, Fla., into custody Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 in Florida in connection with the mail-bomb scare that earlier widened to 12 suspicious packages, the FBI and Justice Department said. (Broward County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

The onetime pizza delivery man faced a mandatory decade in prison after pleading guilty to explosives charges on March 22 for mailing 16 inoperative pipe bombs days before the midterm elections last fall.

Sayoc admitted the devices he sent were capable of exploding and causing injury.

However, in two letters sent to Judge Rakoff in March after the plea hearing, he maintained that the devices were never meant to explode and he didn’t intend to inflict harm.

Sayoc pleaded guilty to sending 16 rudimentary bombs to targets including Hillary Clinton, former Vice President Joe Biden, several Democratic members of Congress, former President Barack Obama, actor Robert De Niro and billionaire George Soros. Devices were also mailed to CNN offices in New York and Atlanta with former Obama administration intelligence bosses as the intended recipients.

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At the time of his arrest, Sayoc had been living in a van plastered with stickers of President Trump and images of Trump opponents with crosshairs over their faces.

Fox News’ Robert Gearty, Tamara Gitt, Bryan Llenas and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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A$AP Rocky lands in Los Angeles after release from Swedish jail

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American rapper A$AP Rocky landed in Los Angeles late Friday night after having been detained in Sweden since July on assault charges linked to a Stockholm street fight.

The 30-year-old rapper, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, departed Stockholm Arlanda Airport earlier Friday. Los Angeles television stations reported the artist was among a group of people shown emerging from a private airplane at Los Angeles International Airport later that night.

A$AP ROCKY TO BE FREED FROM JAIL AS JUDGE MULLS CASE, TRUMP TWEETS RAPPER IS ‘ON HIS WAY HOME’

The Stockholm District Court released A$AP Rocky, David Rispers Jr. and Bladimir Corniel until Aug. 14, when a verdict is expected. In an Instagram post that had nearly 3 million likes early Saturday, the rapper thanked his supporters and the Swedish court for him and his friends “Bladi” and “Thoto”’s release.

“THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART TO ALL OF MY FANS, FRIENDS AND ANYONE ACROSS THE GLOBE WHO SUPPORTED ME DURING THESE LAST FEW WEEKS I CANT BEGIN TO DESCRIBE HOW GRATEFUL I AM FOR ALL OF YOU THIS HAS BEEN A VERY DIFFICULT AND HUMBLING EXPERIENCE,” A$AP wrote before departing Sweden.

“I WANT TO THANK THE COURT FOR ALLOWING ME BLADI AND THOTO TO RETURN TO OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL OF THE LOVE AND SUPPORT.”

President Trump also championed the news of A$AP’s release in a pun-riddled tweet Friday.

“A$AP Rocky released from prison and on his way home to the United States from Sweden. It was a Rocky Week, get home ASAP A$AP!” Trump wrote.

After urging from first lady Melania Trump and celebrities, including Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West, President Trump tried unsuccessfully to negotiate A$AP Rocky’s release before trial, including a phone call with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven in July.

WITNESS IN A$AP ROCKY’S ASSAULT TRIAL IN STOCKHOLM CHANGES HER TESTIMONY

Along with David Rispers Jr. and Bladimir Corniel, the rapper is accused of beating 19-year-old Mustafa Jafari on June 30, outside a fast-food restaurant in central Stockholm. Rocky, who had been jailed since his July 3 arrest, pleaded not guilty at the start of the three-day trial Tuesday, affirming that he acted in self-defense when Jafari and another man would not leave them alone.

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One of the witnesses to the assault revised her story from initial police reports, testifying Friday that she didn’t actually see Mayers hit Jafari with a bottle — a key focus of the trial. She and a friend, testifying anonymously at Stockholm District Court, both maintained that they did see Mayers and his partners assaulting Jafari, though. Robert O’Brien, a U.S. special presidential envoy sent to monitor the court proceedings, stressed that Washington was “grateful that I got to attend and observe the judicial process” in Sweden.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Katy Perry and collaborators ordered to pay $2.78 million for copying Christian rap song

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Katy Perry and her collaborators at her record label have to pay $2.78 million after a federal jury found the pop star copied one of her hit songs.

The jury previously found that Perry’s 2013 hit “Dark Horse,” which spent four weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in early 2014 and was performed at the Super Bowl, copied a 2009 Christian rap song titled “Joyful Noise.”

It was an underdog victory for rapper Marcus Gray, a relatively obscure artist once known as Flame, whose 5-year-old lawsuit survived constant court challenges and a trial against top-flight attorneys for Perry and the five other music-industry heavyweights who wrote her song.

The amount fell well short of the nearly $20 million sought by attorneys for Gray and the two co-writers of “Joyful Noise” — Emanuel Lambert and Chike Ojukwu — but they said they were pleased.

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“We weren’t here seeking to punish anyone,” said Gray’s attorney, Michael A. Kahn. “Our clients came here seeking justice, and they feel they received justice from a jury of their peers.”

Perry herself was hit for just over $550,000, with Capitol Records responsible for the biggest part of the award — $1.2 million. Defense attorneys had argued for an overall award of about $360,000.

Perry’s attorney, Christine Lepera, said they plan to vigorously fight the decision.

“The writers of Dark Horse consider this a travesty of justice,” Lepera said.

“Dark Horse,” which combines elements of pop, hip-hop and trap styles, was a mega-hit for the Santa Barbara, California-born singer, with its call-and-response chorus of “Are you ready for (ready for), a perfect storm (perfect storm)?”

Gray, a native of St. Louis, sued later in 2014. His song of earnest and ebullient praise stood in stark contrast to the playful black magic evoked by “Dark Horse,” and an early version of the lawsuit faulted Perry’s song for tainting the sanctity of his.

The two-week trial had two phases: One about music, one about money.

Perry took the witness stand on the first day of testimony. She testified, as her co-writers would, that she had never heard of Gray or Flame or “Joyful Noise” until he sued.

She got a rare laugh from the courtroom when her attorneys were struggling with technical issues as they tried to play a part of “Dark Horse.”

“I could perform it for you live,” said Perry, who did not appear in court for the rest of the trial.

The jury heard testimony from musicologists on the disputed section of the two songs — a piece of the musical backing track that plays during the verses of “Dark Horse” and throughout almost all of “Joyful Noise.”

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While jurors were told to consider only those sections, they gave a surprisingly sweeping verdict Monday that held all six songwriters responsible for copying “Joyful Noise.” That included Perry, who wrote only lyrics, her co-lyricist Sarah Hudson, and Juicy J, who only provided a rap verse for the song.

The instrumental track that was most at issue was created by Dr. Luke, Max Martin and Circuit.

During closing arguments earlier Thursday, Gray’s attorneys said that because the relevant riff plays through 45 percent of “Dark Horse,” the plaintiffs should get 45 percent of its earnings, including every album that included it. They put those overall earnings at $41 million, thus seeking nearly $20 million.

The defense argued that only fractions of the album earnings should count for the single song and that considerable promotional expenses paid by Capitol Records should be subtracted.

Gray’s attorneys said those expenses were gratuitous, pointing out to jurors that they included $13,000 for a hairstylist for Perry for one awards show and nearly $2,000 for flashing cocktail ice cubes.

The nine jurors deliberated for two full days to reach their initial verdict but took just a few hours to decide on dollar amounts.

Perry’s five co-writers were each given penalties to pay that ranged from about $60,000 for Dr. Luke to more than $250,000 for Martin.

The jurors decided that the instrumental riff the two sides were fighting over was responsible for 22.5 percent of the success of “Dark Horse” and handed out the awards accordingly.

The defendants’ fight against the decision will begin immediately. U.S. District Judge Christina A. Snyder, who presided over the trial, will now consider a motion to throw out the case.

Lepera, Perry’s attorney, said outside court that the plaintiffs presented no evidence of copyright infringement, no evidence that the songwriters had access to “Joyful Noise” and no evidence the songs that were substantially similar.

“The only matter in common is an unprotectable C and a B note, repeated,” Lepera said. “We’ve been receiving outcry from people all over the world, including other musicologists.”

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If the judge upholds the verdict, the case will almost certainly head to an appeals court, where jury awards in similar cases have often been changed or thrown out in recent years.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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R. Kelly judge orders lawyers not to talk about new evidence

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A federal judge in Chicago Wednesday barred attorneys from divulging new evidence in R. Kelly’s child pornography case, saying he wants to ensure the celebrity case is tried in court, not in the media.

The R&B singer’s attorneys objected to Judge Harry Leinenweber’s protective order, complaining it would unfairly muzzle them as Kelly’s accusers appeared on TV shows and documentaries characterizing the evidence.

“They are all giving their version of the facts. … We should be able to respond,” said one of Kelly’s lawyers, Michael Leonard. “They are putting (evidence) in the public domain and tainting the jury pool.”

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Prosecutor Angel Krull disputed the portrayal of witnesses speaking widely in public, saying only one of five accusers spoke in the Lifetime documentary, “Surviving R. Kelly,” that earlier this year helped renew interest in allegations levelled at Kelly for decades.

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More generally, she said that “the vast majority of our evidence has never seen the light of day” and should be held from public scrutiny until trial.

Kelly, 52, is jailed in the case on charges that also include coercing minors to engage in sex. Marshals are transporting him to New York for a Friday arraignment on related charges, and he faces similar Illinois charges brought by Cook County prosecutors. Kelly, who didn’t attend Wednesday’s hearing in Chicago, has denied any wrongdoing.

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Leinenweber’s order isn’t a gag on all public comments by lawyers. For now, they simply can’t speak about evidence not yet released publicly. He told defense lawyers Wednesday that they can always come back to court and ask him for permission to speak publicly on new evidence if Kelly’s accusers or their spokesmen comment on it first.

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The judge also said he’d like to aim for an April 2020 trial. He said he’d fix a date during the next status hearing on Sept. 4.

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