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Uber didn't do enough to warn women about series of rapes by fake Uber drivers in LA, lawsuit alleges

Source: CNN

Nine people were sexually assaulted by "fake Uber drivers" between September 2016 and February 2018 in Los Angeles, a new lawsuit alleges.

The lawsuit is being brought by three of the individuals, all listed as Jane Does, who claim they were raped by individuals who posed as Uber drivers to pick up passengers. It was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday…


Kelly Osbourne 'Publicly Exposed Michelle Pugh to Hatred, Contempt, Ridicule and Disgrace,' Says Lawyer

Source: People

Michelle Pugh, the woman who had a four-year affair with Ozzy Osbourne, filed a lawsuit against the rocker’s daughter Kelly Osbourne for defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress and public disclosure of private facts.

Amid rumors of the affair in May, Kelly sent a series of angry tweets, releasing Pugh’s direct phone number and accusing her of “elder abuse.” In this week’s issue of PEOPLE, Pugh explains the reason behind her lawsuit was because of the public backlash following Kelly’s tweets.

And now, Pugh’s lawyer, F. Edie Mermelstein, tells PEOPLE exclusively that her client “is taking a stand against cyber harassment and bullying at the hands of Kelly Osbourne.


‘Mickey’ Singer Toni Basil Sues Disney, Viacom Over Song Use

Source: Rolling Stone

“Mickey” singer Toni Basil has sued Disney and Viacom over the unauthorized use of her 1982 hit in shows like South Park and RuPaul’s Drag Race.

In the lawsuit, filed Thursday at Los Angeles County Superior Court, Basil also lists retailer Forever 21 and publishing company Razor & Tie as companies that have violated the song’s copyright, which has left the singer “despondent and physically ill.” The singer has also “experienced sleep deprivation, nightmares and anxiety,” the lawsuit notes (via BBC News).