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Asia Argento 'accused of sexual assault'

Asia Argento 'accused of sexual assault'

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One of the leading figures in the #MeToo movement has reportedly been accused of sexual assault herself.Italian actress Asia Argento was one of the first to speak out against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.The New York Times reports that legal documents, which the BBC has not seen, show she paid a former co-star $ 380,000 after he alleged she had assaulted him in a California hotel room in 2013.A lawyer for Ms Argento declined to comment on the allegations.Her accuser, Jimmy Bennett was just 17 at the time. The age of consent in California is 18.Ms Argento would have been 37 at the time of the encounter. What has #MeToo actually changed? Has #MeToo divided women? Mr Bennett says in the documents that the encounter traumatised h...
Famous birthdays for Aug. 20: Amy Adams, Demi Lovato

Famous birthdays for Aug. 20: Amy Adams, Demi Lovato

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Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Leo. They include: -- Benjamin Harrison, 23rd president of the United States, in 1833 -- Horror writer H.P. Lovecraft in 1890 -- Baseball Hall of Fame member Al Lopez in 1908 -- Boxing promoter Don King in 1931 (age 87) -- George Mitchell, former U.S. senator/diplomat, in 1933 (age 85) -- One-time presidential candidate and former U.S. Rep Ron Paul in 1935 (age 83) -- Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic in 1941 -- Singer/songwriter Isaac Hayes in 1942 File Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/UPI -- Actor Sylvester McCoy in 1943 (age 75) -- Former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1944 -- Journalist Connie Chung in 194...
'Harry Potter' icons Tom Felton, Matthew Lewis reunite, share pic

'Harry Potter' icons Tom Felton, Matthew Lewis reunite, share pic

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Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Former Harry Potter co-stars Tom Felton and Matthew Lewis shared on Instagram a photo of their recent reunion. "Take your Slytherin paws off me, you damn dirty ape! @t22felton," Lewis captioned a snapshot of him glowering at Felton, who has his arm around Lewis while holding a jacket with a Slytherin emblem on it. "See how close he was to converting.... @mattdavelewis #gryffindork," Felton wrote when he posted the same photo, which has gotten about 1.5 million "likes" since it was posted on the two accounts early Sunday. From 2001 to 2011, the actors appeared in eight fantasy blockbusters set at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, which was divided into the houses Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw. Felton played the Slytherin villain Draco Malfoy...
Fans injured in storm at Backstreet Boys concert

Fans injured in storm at Backstreet Boys concert

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At least 14 people have been injured at a Backstreet Boys concert in Oklahoma. The 90s boyband was set to perform at a resort in Thackerville when a storm struck and trusses holding up an entrance collapsed.Band member Kevin Richardson tweeted earlier that the concert had sold out, with about 12,000 fans expected to hear the group.WinStar World Casino and Resort said that an evacuation began at about 5pm, when lightning was within four miles of the casino.But 150 people did not evacuate when the storm hit, bringing winds of up to 80mph, the company said.Many of them were hit by the collapsing entrance. Image: The 14 fans were taken to hospital after the accident All of the 14 injured were taken to hospital and two have...
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas confirm they are engaged

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas confirm they are engaged

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Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra have confirmed they are engaged after just a few months together.The Texan singer, formerly part of the Jonas Brothers, and the Bollywood superstar held a private engagement ceremony in Mumbai on Saturday. Both wore traditional Indian clothes.The pair's engagement has been rumoured for about three weeks but they had not confirmed it until now.No date has yet been announced for the wedding.The couple shared identical photos from the ceremony on their respective Instagram pages, with Jonas calling Chopra the "future Mrs Jonas".The engagement party - called a roka - is a chance for the couple to exchange gifts and makes the union of their families public.Their engagement is one of a rash of recent quic...