Bill Cosby is being sued for defamation by one woman who alleges that he sexually assaulted her and now two others have joined the lawsuit.
Linda Joy Traitz and Therese Serignese have joined Tamara Green in alleging that Cosby offered them drugs while sexually assaulting them years ago. Cosby has recently been the subject of media scrutiny due to the rising number of allegations brought against him.
Traitz said Cosby attempted to push himself on her while she was 18 or 19 in 1969, according to CNN reports. The young waitress said she was offered a ride home from the comedian, who allegedly attempted to assault her in his Rolls Royce. more >>
An ex-gay organization is planning legal action against the District of Columbia for its recent banning of conversion therapy, also called Sexual Orientation Change Efforts therapy, for minors.
Voice of the Voiceless, an organization focused on ex-gay rights and recognition, is in the early stages of planning to bring legal action against the government of the nation's Capital over the recently passed bill.
The man suspected of killing Adrian Peterson's 2-year-old son Tyrese Ruffin in 2013 is back in police custody after turning himself in Tuesday.
Joseph Robert Patterson was dating Tyrese's mother whom he lived with when he called 911 to allege that the 2-year-old boy stopped breathing after choking on a snack. However, prosecutors said Patterson beat the toddler which resulted in the young boy's death.
Last June, Patterson allegedly assaulted Tyrese's mother and faces aggravated assault and kidnapping charges, according to the Associated Press. Although he was released on $2 million bond in September, the Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office issued an arrest warrant for Patterson recently. more >>
Bob McDonnell will spend two years in federal prison on corruption charges starting in Feb., but the ex-Governor of Virginia voiced his strong faith in Jesus Christ despite the sentencing on Tuesday.
Judge James R. Spencer of Federal District Court delivered the sentence to McDonnell after the 60-year-old sought mercy on his public corruption convictions. The former governor was found guilty on Sept. 4 on 11 of 13 charges filed against him for trading access to the power of the governor's office for more than $165,000 in loans and high-end gifts.
He referenced his faith while making a statement about the sentencing. more >>
The U.S. Supreme Court will soon hear arguments in a small church's lawsuit against an Arizona town that bars the congregation from posting roadside signs.
Known as Reed v. Town of Gilbert, Good New Presbyterian Church is being represented by the Scottsdale, Arizona-based Alliance Defending Freedom.
ADF Senior Web Writer Marissa Poulson argued Monday that Good News' roadside signs may seem unimportant, but they represent one of many "building blocks" of freedom. more >>
Although the U.S. Constitution states that impoverished citizens cannot be jailed because of their inability to pay fines and other debts, a church music director in Alabama and his wife were jailed because they were incapable of paying court costs that stemmed from expired license plate violations.
Tim Fugatt, a music pastor at Valley View Church of God in Sylacauga, and his wife, Kristy, were going through a financially tough time in December of 2010 when they were both pulled over and cited for having expired license plates in the town of Childersburg.
The couple had recently found out that their new-born son, Cole, was diagnosed with a rare brain disease that forced them to keep their son in the hospital. With Kristy not working, and Tim living off a modest church music director pay, the two appeared in Childersburg municipal court and pled for the judge to rule them "not guilty" and explained the situation with their son and their financial struggles. more >>