Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee and star running back Orenthal James “O.J.” Simpson was back in a criminal courtroom on May 16th, 2013. This time, O.J. took to the witness stand in the hope of clearing his name in a notorious Las Vegas armed robbery case that ended in 2008 with his conviction and incarceration.
Tim Lambesis, the singer for Christian heavy metal rock group As I Lay Dying, was arrested for allegedly paying an undercover agent to kill his wife. The prosecution says that Lambesis gave the agent an envelope with $1,000 in cash, photographs, an address, gate code and instructions on how to kill her.
Dancer and choreographer Wade Robson has declared his intent to sue the estate of Michael Jackson, saying he was molested over the course of seven years by the pop star. This could represent another legal concern for Jackson’s family members, who have had to deal with allegations that the singer molested children for decades.
The founder of the Girls Gone Wild media empire could serve yet another stint in prison. Joseph R. Francis, most frequently known as Joe, has been convicted by a jury in a Los Angeles Superior Court of several misdemeanor offenses, including assault with bodily injury, witness intimidation and false imprisonment.
Lauryn Hill, former star of the hiphop group Fugees and famed solo artist, recently received a three-month prison sentence for tax evasion. After her release from prison, Hill faces an additional three months of house arrest and nine months of supervised release.
The highly publicized wrongful death trial between members of the Jackson clan and AEG Live is set to begin today in Los Angeles. Each side is expected to make their opening statements, which will set the tone for the rest of the trial.
3 Doors Down bassist Todd Harrell has been arrested in the wake of a fatal car crash in Nashville, TN. Harrell was taken into police custody on Friday and charged with vehicular homicide and bringing controlled substances into a jail.
After 72 days of marriage and 536 days of separation, Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries are finally divorced. The two settled their differences prior to a pre-appointed court hearing set with an L.A. County judge for today.
Prosecutors in the case of James Eagan Holmes, the man accused of killing 12 theatergoers in a ghastly shooting in a Colorado movie theater in July 2012, have declined a guilty plea offer that would spare the defendant’s life. The statement by George Brauchler, District Attorney for Arapahoe County, was cut-and-dried. “Justice is death,” were the words spoken by Brauchler in court on Monday, April 1.
Until late 2012, the voice of puppeteer Kevin Clash was known to many young television viewers as Elmo the Muppet, one of the most recognizable characters of the Sesame Street universe. But 52-year-old Clash stopped voicing Elmo after a number of men came forward with allegations of having carried on sexual relationships with the puppeteer while they were minors.