Hollywood Docket: Sumner settles harassment claim; Madea goes to appellate court; Wyclef

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Hollywood Docket: Sumner settles harassment claim; Madea goes to appellate court; Wyclef

Wed Aug 25, 2010 @ 12:35PM PST
  • Viacom/CBS chairman Sumner Redstone has apparently settled a sexual harassment claim by one of his female employees by reportedly paying her about $1 million. As part of the reported agreement, the woman has agreed not to bring harassment charges against Redstone and resign her post. [Daily Beast]
  • An appeals court has upheld a trial court win for Tyler Perry in a case against a woman who said he stole her idea for the film "Diary of a Mad Black Woman." [AP]
  • A ruling that disqualifies Wyclef Jean for running for the president of Haiti can't be appealed. [Reuters]
  • The Ninth Circuit of Appeals has reinstated a slander lawsuit against ABC brought by a televangelist who argued that "20/20" and former correspondent John Stossel used a misleading clip from one of his sermons. The decision could offer hope for Shirley Sherrod's potential lawsuit against Andrew Breitbart and/or Fox News. [SFGate]
  • A photo agency is threatening to sue Gawker for posting unretouched photos of Jennifer Aniston. [Jezebel]

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