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Alabama Shakes drummer Steven Johnson arrested on child abuse charges

Alabama Shakes drummer Steven Johnson arrested on child abuse charges

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Getty ImagesSteven Johnson, the drummer for Grammy award-winning US rock band Alabama Shakes, has been arrested on child abuse charges.Johnson was taken into custody at Alabama's Limestone County Jail on Wednesday, news outlets report.A grand jury indicted him on charges of wilful torture, abuse and cruelly beating or otherwise wilfully maltreating a child.Bond is set at $ 21,500 (£15,580) with an arraignment date set for 7 April.Johnson, 35, previously pleaded guilty in March last year to violating a domestic violence protection order in Limestone County. He received a suspended sentence of a year in jail, with 24 months on probation.Alabama Shakes have been on hiatus since 2018. The roots-rock revivalists won a host of Grammys for their 2012 debut album, Boys & Girls, and its 2015 fo...
Tiger Woods car crash: Golfing champion will not face criminal charges

Tiger Woods car crash: Golfing champion will not face criminal charges

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Tiger Woods will not face any criminal charges following the single-car crash he was involved in on Tuesday that left him with serious injuries.The US golfing champion was driving alone on a Los Angeles downhill stretch of road known for crashes.His SUV hit the central reservation, crossed into the opposite lane, rolled over several times and then plunged off the road and down an embankment.He is recovering after surgery to his fractured leg and shattered ankle. "A reckless driving charge has a lot of elements into it, this is purely an accident," Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva told reporters.There no evidence Woods was impaired by drugs or alcohol, he added."He was not drunk," he said on Wednesday. "We can throw that one out."He added the most Woods could face would be a low-l...
Saudi women’s rights activist freed after 1,000 days in prison on ‘spurious’ charges

Saudi women’s rights activist freed after 1,000 days in prison on ‘spurious’ charges

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Prominent Saudi women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul has been released from prison after spending more than 1,000 days behind bars.Her sister Lina posted the news on Twitter with a screenshot of a smiling Loujian speaking to her via video call but warned that while she was out of jail she was still not fully "free". She said: "Loujain is at home, but she is not free."The fight is not over. I am not fully happy without the release of all political prisoners." Another sister, Alia, posted the caption: "This is the best day of my life. Loujain is in our parent's home." ...
Myanmar coup: Detained Aung San Suu Kyi faces charges

Myanmar coup: Detained Aung San Suu Kyi faces charges

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Getty ImagesPolice in Myanmar, also known as Burma, have filed several charges against the elected civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi following Monday's military coup. She has been remanded in custody until 15 February, police documents show. The charges include breaching import and export laws, and possession of unlawful communication devices. Her whereabouts are still unclear, but it has been reported that she is being held at her residence in the capital, Nay Pyi Taw. Deposed President Win Myint has also been charged, the documents show - in his case with violating rules banning gatherings during the Covid pandemic. He has also been remanded in custody for two weeks. Neither the president nor Ms Suu Kyi have been heard from since the military seized power in the early hours of 1 February...
Former Neighbours actor Craig McLachlan cleared of assault charges

Former Neighbours actor Craig McLachlan cleared of assault charges

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Former Neighbours actor Craig McLachlan has been cleared of allegations that he assaulted four women during a stage show.The 55-year-old star was found not guilty of all 13 charges during a hearing at Melbourne Magistrates' Court on Tuesday. The seven indecent assault charges and six common assault charges dated back to 2014 when McLachlan starred in the Rocky Horror Show in Melbourne.The complainants in the case were four women.McLachlan, who played the lead role of Frank-N-Furter in the show, has consistently denied the allegations. Advertisement ...