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People News Roundup: Kanye West distances himself from politics, Geoffrey Rush defamation trial


People News Roundup: Kanye West distances himself from politics, Geoffrey Rush defamation trial
Three weeks after a bizarre White House meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, rapper Kanye West said on Tuesday he was distancing himself from politics.

Following is a summary of current people news briefs.

Geoffrey Rush would 'look at me and lick his lips': actor

Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush touched his co-star on the breast and humiliated her with sexual innuendo during a production of "King Lear", the co-star told an Australian court on Tuesday, as News Corp defended publishing some details of her claims. In Australia's first defamation case of the #MeToo era, Rush is suing News Corp's Australian arm over a series of articles saying he was the subject of a complaint to the Sydney Theatre Company regarding the 2015 Lear production.

Saying 'I've been used,' Kanye West distances himself from politics

Three weeks after a bizarre White House meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, rapper Kanye West said on Tuesday he was distancing himself from politics. West, Trump's biggest celebrity supporter, also sought to distance himself from a new campaign that encourages black Americans to quit the Democratic Party.

Los Angeles prosecutors decline to charge Stallone after sexual assault allegation

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's office has decided there is not enough evidence to prosecute "Rocky" actor Sylvester Stallone over allegations that he sexually assaulted a woman in 1987 and 1990, according to an agency document released on Tuesday. The allegations from a woman in Santa Monica, California, also are outside of the statute of limitations, officials said in a charge evaluation worksheet by the district attorney's office seen by Reuters. The document said the victim, whose name was blacked out, stated that she and Stallone had a consensual relationship in 1987. The complainant's name has never been publicly released.

(With inputs from agencies.)


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