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Disneyland Hotel Sued for Bed Bug Infestation Disneyland Hotel Sued for Bed Bug Infestation

This is a dream and nightmare rolled into one story: A woman who stayed at the Disneyland Hotel in April has filed a lawsuit that claims she was bitten repeatedly by bed bugs during her stay. The degree to which the bed bugs were anthropomorphized (did they perform turndown service or harmonize a lullaby at bed time?)…

Digital Privacy Advocates Are Concerned About the Shitty Media Men List Lawsuit: 'This Was an Important Tool'  Digital Privacy Advocates Are Concerned About the Shitty Media Men List Lawsuit: 'This Was an Important Tool' 

Last week, writer, filmmaker and accused shitty media man Stephen Elliott filed suit against Moira Donegan, the self-identified creator of the Shitty Media Men list. In that time, a legal defense fund for Donegan has raised over $100,000 and she’s retained the counsel of Robbie Kaplan, co-founder of the Time’s Up…

Lawsuit Claims Avon Discriminated Against a Pregnant Employee, Is 'a Company Run by Men' [Updated] Lawsuit Claims Avon Discriminated Against a Pregnant Employee, Is 'a Company Run by Men' [Updated]

For the past few years, veteran cosmetics company Avon has been trying very, very hard to re-brand, faced with an army of newer competitors who are also trying to get regular women to sell clothes, makeup, hair wraps, and diet products to their friends and family. In a rather ironic wrinkle, a new lawsuit against the…

Amazon Sued Over Copyright Infringement in Suspiria Remake By Ana Mendieta's Estate

The estate of radical Cuban-American artist Ana Mendieta, known for her taboo-busting performance art, is suing Amazon for borrows images from Mendieta’s work in the upcoming Suspiria remake, Deadline reports. Which is exactly the kind of niche art history drama that I live for.

Spotify Faces Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Over Alleged 'Boys' Trips' Spotify Faces Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Over Alleged 'Boys' Trips'

A former Spotify sales executive has filed a lawsuit against the streaming giant for gender discrimination and defamation, according to a report from Variety. In the lawsuit, Hong Perez claims that her former boss, Brian Berner, took only male employees on business trips to Sundance Film Festival in 2016 and 2017 that …

New Lawsuits Highlight How Colleges Fail Survivors of Sexual Assault New Lawsuits Highlight How Colleges Fail Survivors of Sexual Assault

A New Jersey university failed two former students after they were assaulted, two new federal lawsuits claim.

TLC's Ex-Manager Pebbles Settles After Suing Viacom for Portraying Her As 'Conniving and Dishonest'

TLC’s former manger (and recording artist in her own right) Perri “Pebbles” Reid and Viacom have reached a settlement in the $40 million defamation lawsuit Reid filed against the media company. In her complaint, Reid alleged that VH1's 2013 TLC biopic CrazySexyCool portrayed her as a “conniving and dishonest business…

Updated: Russell Simmons's Jane Doe Lawsuit Is Not New Updated: Russell Simmons's Jane Doe Lawsuit Is Not New

Update, 6:15 p.m.: The Los Angeles Times reports that the original E! News report was unsubstantiated, according to both a spokesperson for Simmons and Jane Doe’s lawyer. The filing is not part of a new lawsuit but part of ongoing litigation concerning a previous lawsuit filed in March. The money is for “dismissal…

Lawsuit Claims S-Town Podcast Exploited Its Late Subject for Profit Lawsuit Claims S-Town Podcast Exploited Its Late Subject for Profit

S-Town, the true crime podcast about an Alabama horologist who commits suicide mid-production, is involved in a lawsuit alleging that the podcast exploited its subject in life and death.

DJ Who Groped Taylor Swift Claims She 'Ruined' His Life, Says He Was 'Always the Gentleman' DJ Who Groped Taylor Swift Claims She 'Ruined' His Life, Says He Was 'Always the Gentleman'

We at Dirt Bag often bring up how trashy and unreliable Radar Online often is, but just like Tess McGill became a killer businesswoman by reading W and Page Six, we must keep it in our gossip rotation because occasionally they’re not only right, they’re sourced.

Ed Sheeran Hit With $100 Million Suit by 'Let's Get It On' Copyright Holder Ed Sheeran Hit With $100 Million Suit by 'Let's Get It On' Copyright Holder

Ed Sheeran has been sued for $100 million over alleged similarities between his 2014 hit “Thinking Out Loud” and Marvin Gaye’s 1973 classic “Let’s Get It On.”

Jeff Lewis Says Surrogate Suing Bravo For Broadcasting Her Delivery 'Will Have to Answer to God' Jeff Lewis Says Surrogate Suing Bravo For Broadcasting Her Delivery 'Will Have to Answer to God'

After news broke that Jeff Lewis’ surrogate is suing Bravo for filming and broadcasting her delivery without consent, the Flipping Out star ran back to People to provide more of his side of the story.

Michael Jackson Estate Sues ABC Over 'Mediocre' Documentary Special Michael Jackson Estate Sues ABC Over 'Mediocre' Documentary Special

Last week, just hours before it debuted, news broke that the Michael Jackson estate was not happy with a two-hour ABC special dedicated to the King of Pop’s final moments. MJ’s estate claimed that the documentary, The Last Days of Michael Jackson, was in no way “sponsored or approved” by the late star’s family and…

Sandra Bundy, Whose Landmark Case Changed Sexual Harassment Laws, Gets Film Treatment Sandra Bundy, Whose Landmark Case Changed Sexual Harassment Laws, Gets Film Treatment

In 1981, Sandra Bundy won her court case Bundy v. Jackson, which established that sexual harassment in the workplace is a violation of the Civil Rights Act. Because of her determination and persistence, sexual harassment is now considered employment discrimination. Bundy is finally getting a big screen telling of her…

Miley Cyrus Accused of Appropriation Again, This Time in a Lawsuit Miley Cyrus Accused of Appropriation Again, This Time in a Lawsuit

We can stop talking about Miley Cyrus’s 2013 hit “We Can’t Stop” one day, conceivably, but today is not that day. The song, as well as its accompanying twerk-featuring video and “strategic hot mess” of a VMAs performance were called out for appropriation by culture writers and seemingly mocked by Jay-Z in song. And…

Playwright Paul Zindel's Son Sues Guillermo del Toro for Copyright Infringement Playwright Paul Zindel's Son Sues Guillermo del Toro for Copyright Infringement

In January The Shape of Water director Guillermo del Toro was accused of plagiarizing his movie from the Paul Zindel 1969 play Let Me Hear You Whisper. Both stories follow an introverted cleaning lady who falls in love with a sea creature (in Zindel’s play it’s a dolphin) at a government lab. And now David Zindel, son…

There's Been Some Yogurt Drama  There's Been Some Yogurt Drama 

The American yogurt market has remained pretty steady over the past few years, yet the yogurt areas in all my go-to grocery stores keep expanding, meaning it’s an increasingly competitive industry, and this fosters the sort of tense environment that sometimes can lead to suspicions of corporate espionage.

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