Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse as jury deliberations continue in his rape trial, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in New York. AP Photo/Seth Wenig NEW YORK — Jurors at Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial spent much of their second day of deliberations Wednesday revisiting a former film and TV production assistant’s allegation that he sexually assaulted her in July 2006. Jurors sent a note shortly after resuming deliberations for the day saying they wanted to rehear Mimi Haleyi’s testimony about the accusation that Weinstein forcibly performed oral sex on her in 2006 and about another sexual encounter with him about two weeks later. They also said they wanted to see emails that Weinstein wrote about Haleyi and asked for a detailed explanation of the two charges involving her allegations — an indication that they haven’t reached a verdict on either of them. Haleyi, now 42, testified that weeks after arriving in New York for a behind-the-scenes job on Weinstein’s “Project … [Read more...] about Deliberating a 2nd day, Harvey Weinstein jury revisits 2006 sexual assault account
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THE mother of a 24-year-old woman gunned down in 2006 is part of Netflix' latest thrilling true crime film 'Why did you kill me?' Belinda Lane began her own one-woman mission to hunt down every potential culprit involved in the murder of her daughter Crystal Theobald, helping police capture them via two MySpace profiles where she portrayed herself as two younger women. Who is Crystal Theobald's mum Belinda Lane? Belinda Lane witnessed a scene no mother should ever have to see in February 2006, where she was forced to watch her own daughter get gunned down in cold blood by gang members. Though a number of her daughter's killers had either been captured or turned themselves in since the night of the attack, it took 14 years for the man behind the wheel of the getaway car that night to face punishment. Entrapped via Belinda's workings on MySpace, William Soleto was arrested and charged with voluntary manslaughter along with gang and firearm allegations, all of which he plead … [Read more...] about Who is Crystal Theobald’s mum Belinda Lane?
TRAGIC Big Brother star Nikki Grahame's death at the age of just 38 left her friends, family and fans devastated, including her BB7 co-stars with whom she rose to fame back in 2006. Sadly, in the fifteen years that passed since they starred in the seventh series of Big Brother, Nikki had continued to struggle with the eating disorder that plagued her life from the age of seven , and she had recently checked into hospital . Her death on Friday was a tragic end for a popular and endearing TV personality, whose mum Sue explained had been suffering from terminal loneliness, saying: "She felt very cut off and spending too much time on her own with not enough to think about other than food." As we take a look at the touching tributes they've paid to their popular co-star, here's where the cast of Big Brother 2006 are now, 15 years since their reality TV stint... Pete Bennett Nikki's ex-boyfriend Pete Bennett, who went on to win the series and scoop the £100k prize in … [Read more...] about Where Nikki Grahame’s Big Brother 7 cast co-stars are now as they pay tribute to tragic TV star
NIKKI Grahame's devastated ex Pete Bennett said she begged him to save her after she revealed her secret illness to him. The 39-year-old reality star , who struck up a romance with Nikki on the 2006 series, shared his heartbreak at losing his friend. Pete revealed that he received a phone call from her when she was at her lowest. However, the Big Brother star explained that he was unfortunately too "busy at the time" to help her. Speaking on Sky News today, he said: "I knew she was ill in the last lockdown - she told me not to say that she was getting care. "She rang me up and said 'Pete I'm ill, come and get me in the clinic' - I was busy at the time." You're Not Alone EVERY 90 minutes in the UK a life is lost to suicide. It doesn't discriminate, touching the lives of people in every corner of society - from the homeless and unemployed to builders and doctors, reality stars and footballers. It's the biggest killer of people under the age of 35, … [Read more...] about Nikki Grahame’s devastated ex Pete Bennett says she begged him to save her after she revealed secret illness to him
Despite jubilation over the partial reopening of pubs in Britain, the industry — which has been under threat for decades — has seen a rapid decline over the past year of lockdowns, with some 2,500 pubs shutting down for good in 2020. On Monday, pubs were permitted by the government to open back up, however, only those with outdoor seating were actually allowed to serve their customers. The joy of finally being able to raise a glass with mates was perhaps best typified by the scenes witnessed in Soho in London, which is said to have resembled a carnival atmosphere on the first night of reopening. Hard to believe this is central London on a Monday night as opposed to some decadent festival. Spontaneous cheering. People quite literally dancing in the streets- the liberation is palpable. pic.twitter.com/gxHeuKcood — Matthew Thompson (@mattuthompson) April 12, 2021 When looking at the country at large, however, a bleaker portrait of the economic devastation inflicted … [Read more...] about Last Call: 2,500 British Pubs Closed For Good During Lockdown, as Less Than Half Reopened on Monday