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Swiss drop rape inquiry against director Polanski
Swiss prosecutors have dropped an investigation of film director Roman Polanski after finding the statute of limitations did not allow pursuing allegations by a former German actress and model that he raped her in 1972 when she was 15 years old. The woman, Renate Langer, made the allegations to Swiss authorities only in September.
Louis C.K. film release scrapped after sexual misconduct claims
The release of the Louis C.K. film "I Love You Daddy" has been scrapped, the film's distributor said on Friday, following allegations of sexual misconduct against the comedian. "The Orchard will not be moving forward with the release of 'I Love You, Daddy'," movie distributor The Orchard said in an emailed statement.
Israeli intelligence firm regrets working for Weinstein, official says
An Israeli intelligence firm which reportedly helped Harvey Weinstein gather information on women accusing him of sexual harassment and assault is sorry it agreed to work with the Hollywood producer, a company official said on Thursday. The New Yorker said Weinstein had hired Black Cube, which markets itself as a group of ex-members of Israeli intelligence units specializing in business and litigation challenges, to help stop the publication of abuse allegations against him.
Kevin Spacey to be erased from Sony film about Getty kidnapping: reports
The director and producers of the completed but unreleased Hollywood film "All the Money in the World" have chosen to remove Kevin Spacey from the movie, recast his role and reshoot his scenes following sexual misconduct allegations against the actor. The extraordinary measure to erase a leading actor from a completed major studio picture and reconstruct the film without him was reported by three major Hollywood trade publications - Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline Hollywood.
Chile police block boxer Mike Tyson from entering country
Chilean police prevented U.S. boxer Mike Tyson from entering the country citing non-compliance with immigration laws and were putting him on a flight home, the Investigative Police (PDI) said on Thursday. Local media reported that the former world heavyweight champion was planning to attend an awards ceremony for action films taking place in Santiago, Chile's capital.
Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' debuts to strong sales, mixed reviews
Taylor Swift's revenge-tinged new album "Reputation" soared to the top of the iTunes charts on its first day of release on Friday, earning mixed reviews from music critics while fans devoured the lyrics for clues about her latest targets. "Reputation," Swift's first studio album in three years, marks another transformation in image for the country-turned-pop star. It was not made available to music streaming services, in line with the singer's previous releases.
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