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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 2:19 pm
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Hollywood actor Yael Stone revealed as 'Witness X' in Rush trial

https://www.theage.com.au/national/hollywood-actor-yael-stone-revealed-as-witness-x-in-rush-trial-20190510-p51lzh.html

'On Friday, Justice Wigney granted a temporary injunction restraining the Telegraph from publishing allegations at the centre of the case. Mr Rush's barrister, Sue Chrysanthou, said the newspaper had "directly sought to make an attack on the vindication my client achieved a month ago".

The Telegraph agreed to the interim injunction on a "without admissions basis" but will ask Justice Wigney to recuse himself from making a final ruling on the issue when the parties return to court on May 20.'
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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 6:32 pm
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Geoffrey Rush wins record $2.9 million defamation payout

https://www.theage.com.au/national/geoffrey-rush-wins-record-2-9-million-defamation-payout-20190523-p51qc7.html

"... The Daily Telegraph agreed to pay the actor almost $2 million for lost earnings, on top of an $850,000 payout...

The court heard Mr Rush had previously offered to settle the case for $50,000, plus costs, and an apology.

The $1.98 million figure is in addition to $850,000 in compensatory and aggravated damages, plus $42,302 in interest, that Federal Court Justice Michael Wigney previously awarded Mr Rush to vindicate his reputation and compensate him for the "personal distress and hurt" caused by the reports.

Damages for economic loss are in a separate category and require proof of particular loss.

While the latest figure was reached by agreement, Nationwide News has launched an appeal against Justice Wigney's decision rejecting their defence of truth and delivering a comprehensive victory to Mr Rush."
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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 12:22 am
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Harvey Weinstein Is Said to Reach $44 Million Deal to Settle Lawsuits

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/23/business/harvey-weinstein-settlement.html
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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 1:16 am
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Incredible that even now he can still pay victims off. No true justice for the filthy rich, it seems.
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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 1:25 am
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Well, if they’re civil cases, they are just money claims, so of course they can be settled with money. If they’re criminal cases and they can be made to go away with money, that’s a whole different thing.
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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 1:58 am
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Fair point – but is it possible that even some of those civil settlements might have conditions, such as non-disclosure agreements and no adverse finding?

I understand why the concept of settlement exists (to save unnecessary legal resources plus a kind of restorative justice, which is something I support in principle), but the way it’s generally used in practice really doesn’t sit well with me.

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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 12:09 pm
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On that point, the article says:

"He is facing criminal charges in New York for allegations of sexual violence against two women. But more than 80 women have accused him of wrongdoing, and many of those complaints involve sexual harassment, which is a civil violation, not a criminal one. So the details of any settlement — such as whether it includes an admission of wrongdoing by Mr. Weinstein — would carry significant symbolism."
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2019 2:29 am
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‘Heartbroken’: Weinstein Accusers Say $44 Million Settlement Lets Him Off the Hook

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/24/nyregion/harvey-weinstein-accusers-settlement.html

Two actresses who have sued the movie producer said they would not sign on, jeopardizing the proposed deal. Others expressed anger and disappointment.

"But the deal hinges on all of the plaintiffs agreeing to it. At least two, Ms. David and Alexandra Canosa, have rejected the proposal, according to the people close to the negotiations.

The proposed deal would eliminate civil liability for Mr. Weinstein and the company’s board, except in one lawsuit brought by the actress Ashley Judd, which was never part of the settlement negotiations, another person familiar with the talks said. Under the tentative agreement, Mr. Weinstein would also give up his claim against insurers for the cost of his criminal defense.

The company’s board members, including Mr. Weinstein’s brother and business partner, Bob Weinstein, would have to pay 30 percent of their own legal fees, the person said. No additional payments would be required."
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Alternative assault charges to be filed against actor Craig McLachlan

https://www.theage.com.au/national/alternate-assault-charges-to-be-filed-against-actor-craig-mclachlan-20190613-p51xcu.html

"Prosecutors will file more charges against actor Craig McLachlan to give a magistrate the option of deciding whether the allegations against him constitute common assault or indecent assault.
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In April Mr McLachlan's lawyers successfully applied to keep the case before a magistrate rather than have it eventually proceed to a trial before a jury in the County Court.

Magistrate Johanna Metcalf's ruling means lesser penalties would be in play if Mr McLachlan is found guilty. Magistrates can impose a maximum jail term of two years on a single charge on a guilty person, and a maximum five years on multiple charges."
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