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Kevin Spacey pleads ‘not guilty’ to charges of sexually assaulting three men



Oscar-winning actor, Kevin Spacey has pleaded not guilty to four sexual assault charges in UK court

US actor, Kevin Spacey Fowler, has plead not guilty to allegations of historic sex offences, paving the way for a trial in London to commence in 2023.

The ‘House of Cards’ actor is accused of five counts in total. These include four of sexual assault, and one of causing a person to engage in penetrative sex without consent.

Police allege the incidents occurred in the UK between March 2005 and April 2013. The charges involve one man who is now in his 40s and two men in their 30s.

Two counts of sexual assault are on a man, now in his 40s, in London in March 2005.

One count of sexual assault on a man, now in his 30s, in London August 2008. Another count is on the same man for causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent.

The fourth count of sexual assault is from April 2013 in Gloucestershire, on a third man who is also now in his 30s.

In court, Spacey said ‘not guilty’ as each charge was read out by the judge.

If found guilty of the most serious offence, he is staring down the barrel of life in prison and a hefty fine.

A trial date was set for of June 6. He has been granted unconditional bail.

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Meet Purple – the new M&M “spokescandy” character



Mars has introduced its first new M&M character in more than a decade

The new purple “spokescandy” is a peanut M&M designed to represent acceptance and inclusivity

Purple joins the other classics like Red and Yellow.

Mars says the character’s “charm and quirky nature” comes from her “keen self-awareness, authenticity and confidence”

Mars redesigned its M&M characters earlier this year after facing criticism for Green’s sexy characterization

In announcing Purple, Mars put out an ad with the character singing an original song, “I’m Just Gonna Be Me.” 

Mars says one dollar from every stream of Purple’s song will be donated to a nonprofit arts company.

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Why is Trump suing CNN?



Former U.S. President Donald Trump is suing CNN for defamation

Trump is taking his vengeance to the Federal Court in Florida.

He alleges CNN has sought to use its massive influence to defeat him politically.

The former president is seeking 475 million dollars in punitive damages, according to the lawsuit.

Trump has previously said he will be commencing actions against other media outlets who defrauded the public during the 2020 election.

His attorney’s believe there was a smear campaign, including commentary that he is a cult leader and a racist.

Of course, defamation cases are hard to win. Public figures have to prove that journalists acted with malice.

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Why Beatles’ legend Ringo Starr cancelled a concert



Beatles’ legend Ringo Starr cancelled a concert after falling ill.

The 82-year-old drummer was supposed to perform with his All-Starr band in the U.S.

In a statement shared by the venue in Michigan, Starr’s team says the drummer did not have Covid but the illness affected his voice.

The casino says “Ringo is sick and was hoping he could carry on, hence the late decision, but it has affected his voice so tonight’s show, scheduled to begin in a few hours is cancelled.”

Saturday night’s cancelled shows was already a rescheduled date from this June after Starr band members were diagnosed with Covid.

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