FKA TWIGS SUES SHIA LABEOUF, ALLEGING ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Singer FKA twigs has filed a lawsuit alleging that Shia LaBeouf (SHY’-uh luh-BUF’) was physically and emotionally abusive during their relationship from 2018 to 2019. The lawsuit filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court says the 34-year-old actor left FKA twigs in a constant state of fear with verbal abuse that led to physical abuse. FKA twigs is a British singer and actress and says LaBeouf slammed her into a car and tried to strangle her. She also claims he knowingly gave her a sexually transmitted disease. LaBeouf tells The New York Times he has no excuses for his “alcoholism and aggression,” is ashamed and “sorry to those I hurt.”
AGENT: MASTER SPY WRITER JOHN LE CARRE DIES AT 89
LONDON (AP) – John le Carre’ (leh kah-RAY’), a spy turned novelist who became the preeminent writer of espionage fiction in English, has died aged 89. Le Carre’s literary agency, Curtis Brown, said Sunday that he died in Cornwall, southwest England on Saturday after a short illness. The death was not related to COVID-19. Born David Cornwell, le Carre worked for Britain’s intelligence service before turning his experience into fiction in works including “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy” and “The Spy Who Came in from the Cold.”
‘CHEER’ STAR JERRY HARRIS INDICTED ON NEW CHILD SEX CHARGES
CHICAGO (AP) – “Cheer” star Jerry Harris has been indicted on new child sex and pornography counts involving four new alleged victims. The new federal counts made public on Friday come three months after the 21-year-old Harris was charged with producing child pornography. He has been held without bond in a federal detention facility ever since. In the new complaint, prosecutors allege that Harris solicited sex from minors at cheerleading competitions and convinced teenage boys to send him obscene photographs and video of themselves. The resident of the Chicago suburb of Naperville was a breakout star of the Emmy-winning docuseries.
NEW ORLEANS STAGE AND SCREEN ACTOR CAROL SUTTON DIES AT 76
NEW YORK (AP) – Actor Carol Sutton, a fixture on stages in her native New Orleans, has died from complications from COVID-19. New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced the death. Sutton was 76. Her roles included the 1989 comedy “Steel Magnolias” and the TV series “Queen Sugar.” After making her acting debut in the late 1960s in Dashiki Project Theatre productions, Sutton appeared in productions such as “The Last Madam,” “Native Tongues” and “A Raisin in the Sun.” Her recent credits include work on the remake of the series “Roots,” “Treme (treh-MAY’),” “True Detective” and “Lovecraft Country.”
REDFORD SELLS UTAH’S SUNDANCE MOUNTAIN RESORT TO 2 COMPANIES
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Robert Redford has agreed to sell the Sundance Mountain Resort in Utah to a pair of real estate investment firms. The Salt Lake Tribune reported Redford has reached an agreement to sell the resort to Broadreach Capital Partners LLC and Cedar Capital Partners Ltd. The renowned actor, filmmaker and environmental activist opened the ski destination in 1969 about 15 miles north of Provo. Redford announced the sale to employees Friday. The price was not disclosed. Benjamin Leahy of Cedar Capital Partners says the companies plan to improve Sundance’s infrastructure, adding some ski runs and a high-speed lift, among other upgrades.