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Jury finds Kevin Spacey did not molest Anthony Rapp



A jury has found that Kevin Spacey did not molest Anthony Rapp, who had sued claiming the actor tried to sexually abuse him when he was 14

Rapp, 50, and Spacey, 63, each gave evidence over several days at the three-week trial in New York.

The lawsuit sought $40m in damages.

An emotional Kevin Spacey says he regrets apologising to actor Anthony Rapp over claims that he made an unwanted sexual advance when Mr Rapp was 14.

Mr Rapp, now 50, sued Spacey for millions of dollars in damage in 2020 for battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress, and testified earlier this month that an intoxicated Mr Spacey — then 26 and acting on Broadway — climbed on top of him at a party at his Manhattan apartment.
Mr Spacey, 63, dabbed tears from his eyes with a tissue as he described immediate intense pressure from publicists and lawyers to respond with an apology.

“They told me I couldn’t push back on the story,” Mr Spacey said.

“I knew I wouldn’t have any sexual interest in Anthony Rapp or any child. That I knew.

“I regret my entire statement.”

At the time, with the #MeToo movement gaining momentum which Mr Spacey said contributed to fear in the entertainment world.

“The industry was very nervous. There was a lot of fear in the air about who was going to be next,” he said.

“I was shocked. I was frightened and I was confused … I knew I had never been alone with Anthony Rapp.”

Ahron Young is an award winning journalist who has covered major news events around the world. Ahron is the Managing Editor and Founder of TICKER NEWS.

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Liverpool to host Eurovision Song Contest



After months of build-up, the British city of Liverpool has finally taking the reins as the official host of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest

Competing countries have also found out which semi-final they will be in and who their rivals will be.

Germany, Italy and France will all vote in the first semi final, while, the U.K., Spain and Ukraine will all cast their votes in the second semi-final.

Ukraine won the Eurovision Song Contest contest last year and should be this year’s host – but the ongoing war means the country is unable to.

The semi-finals, and the final, will be held in Liverpool in May.

Eurovision 2023 marks the first year ever that non-participating countries can vote.

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Pet fish playing Nintendo Switch rack up credit card bill



Pet fish playing a video game in Japan have managed to log on to the Nintendo Switch store, change their owner’s avatar, set up a PayPal account and rack up a credit card bill

And it was all seemingly livestreamed on a YouTube channel, in real time.

The channel owner, Mutekimaru, had previously installed sophisticated motion detection tracking software in fish tanks, enabling the fish to remotely control a Nintendo Switch console.

But the technology, led to an unexpected turn of events earlier this month while the owner was live-streaming a game of Pokémon.

The fish managed to change the name of their owner’s Switch account before twice logging into the Nintendo store.

They also managed to “check” legal terms and conditions, downloaded a new avatar and even set up a PayPal account from the Switch.

The fish were also seen adding 500 yen to the Switch account from the owner’s credit card during the livestream – exposing his credit card details in the process.

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BuzzFeed to use ChatGPT-created content on website



BuzzFeed is set to go by on A.I-generated content, with the company to use ChatGPT to create content for the site

The media giant plans to use the service to generate quizzes and further personalise its user experience.

“If the past 15 years of the internet have been defined by algorithmic feeds that curate and recommend content, the next 15 years will be defined by AI and data helping create, personalise and animate the content itself,” BuzzFeed Chief Executive Jonah Peretti recently said.

BuzzFeed recently announced that it would be cutting 12 per cent of its workforce to rein in costs.

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