The Daily Populous

Tuesday February 25th, 2020 day edition

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An attorney for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange accused the Trump administration of extortion in a London court on Monday.

Defense attorney Edwards Fitzgerald said on Monday that Rohrabacher had called the pardon offer a “win-win.”.

But when the pardon fell through, the Trump administration tried to extort Assange with a political prosecution, according to the attorney.

Edward Fitzgerald on alleged pardon offer to Assange and President Trumps denial of it “well he would say that wouldn’t he.”

#Assange court is told US congressman Dana Rohrabacher and Charles Johnson discussed a ‘pre-emptive’ pardon in exchange today ‘personal assistance’ to President Trump in August 2017….

Assange lawyer expanding on claims US Repub congressman offered Trump pardon in exchange for saying Russia not involved in leaking DNC emails. »

Harvey Weinstein Guilty: Jury Convicts Him of Rape, Criminal Sexual Act

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A jury of 12 men and women on Monday found former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein guilty on two of the five potential criminal charges he faced in his New York County trial.

Weinstein looked ashen and unstable as he was surrounded by officers who helped escort him out of the courtroom.

In New York State, a person can be convicted of predatory sexual assault when a jury has determined that the person committed a first degree rape, criminal sexual act or aggravated sexual abuse against more than one other person. »

Full Coverage: Harvey Weinstein Is Found Guilty of Rape

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So Harvey Weinstein, this justice has been a long time coming, but it’s finally here.”

We knew we came in, and we were down 35 to nothing the day that we started this trial.

All he kept saying over and over again was, ‘I’m innocent, I’m innocent. »

New legal counsel takes over class action lawsuit against Riot Games

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Original story, February 21, 2020: Representatives of a class action lawsuit against Riot Games have hired new legal counsel and withdrawn their motion for a $10 million settlement.

The move comes after it was revealed last month that the 1,000 class members may actually be entitled to $400 million.

Two California state agencies suggested the on-going gender discrimination lawsuit against Riot Games had been mishandled by the plantiffs' legal representation, Rosen & Saba. »