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R.Kelly’s Lead Lawyers Request To Be Taken Off Case Ahead Of Federal Trial

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R.Kelly’s Lead Lawyers Request To Be Taken Off Case Ahead Of Federal Trial

Two lead attorneys Steven Greenberg and Michael Leonard, who have been working with R. Kelly filed documents to withdraw from the case ahead of the embattled singer’s upcoming federal sex trafficking case in Brooklyn

“Our reasons for withdrawal are significant and it is impossible in our belief, for us to be able to continue to properly represent Mr. Kelly under the current circumstances,”
Greenberg wrote to U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly, on Monday.

The two Chicago-based attorneys also said that they are willing to serve as effective stand-by counsel if it’s deemed necessary by the court.

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The request comes amid reports Greenberg and Leonard are having disagreements with the other attorneys that are on the team that is defending Kelly.

The singer’s New York trial is scheduled to start on August 9,2021. He’s facing charges of racketeering, sexual exploitation of a child, forced labor, kidnapping, enticement, and bribery.

R. Kelly is also facing sexual abuse charges in Chicago, while been held in custody at Metropolitan Correctional Center awaiting trial.

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Gone Girl Actress Lisa Banes, Dies Aged 65 After Being Struck by Scooter

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Gone Girl Actress Lisa Banes, Dies Aged 65 After Being Struck by Scooter

American actress, Lisa Banes, aged 65 has died 10 days after being injured in a hit-and-run accident in New York City, police have confirmed.

The Gone Girl actress was struck by a motorized scooter in a hit-and-run that took place on June 4. Ms Banes was taken to Mount Sinai Morningside hospital with a traumatic brain injury and died on Monday, June 14.
Banes was crossing the road when she was struck by a scooter. The driver of the scooter fled the scene and is currently being searched for by police.

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Banes was best known for starring in 2014’s Gone Girl alongside Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, playing Marybeth Elliott. In 1988, the actress starred alongside Tom Cruise in the movie Cocktail.

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Lizzy Anjorin to Throw All-White Child Dedication Parties

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Lizzy Anjorin to Throw All-White Child Dedication Parties Within 3 Months in 10 Different Cities in the US

Popular Nollywood actress and entrepreneur, Lizzy Anjorin and her husband recently became new parents as the new mum announced the arrival of her daughter, Florida on her official Instagram page.

In a recent post on Instagram, the entrepreneur revealed that she would be holding all white parties in honour of her child’s dedication.

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Anjorin who is going all out has revealed that her baby’s dedication parties will hold in different cities across the US.

The actress who is most popular for her character in Yoruba movies, won the Best Actress Award at the Young Achievers Awards in 2012, among others.

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U.S Actor, Ned Beatty Dies Aged 83

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U.S Actor, Ned Beatty Dies Aged 83

U.S actor Ned Beatty, known for his roles in Superman, Toystory3 and many other films, has died at the age of 83.

According to his manager, Beatty died from natural causes “surrounded by his family and loved ones”.

Born in Kentucky in 1937, Beatty was Oscar-nominated in 1977 for playing a corporate CEO in Network, a role he filmed in a single day.

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He also appeared in All the President’s Men and was heard as menacing teddy bear Lotso on Toy Story 3.

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