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Polanski surprises Cannes with Prada ad

Roman Polanski on Monday delivered as promised his latest film at Cannes but it turned out to be an ad for the Italian luxury design house Prada.

The Oscar-winning director attended the screening of the short film titled “A Therapy”, which has British actors Ben Kingsley and Helena Bonham Carter play a shrink and his pouting Prada-clad patient.

“It’s a sort of anti-ad,” he said afterwards, joking that he wanted to show [...]

Judges To Decide Whether Church Confessions Can Be Used In Court

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DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – In a case that could set national precedent, the three-judge Michigan Court of Appeals panel plans to hear arguments Thursday about whether a pastor’s testimony related to a possible confession in a child sexual assault case may be used in court.

According to court documents, Samuel Bragg confessed in 2009 to the Rev. John Vaprezsan at Metro Baptist Church in Belleville about the 2007 assault of a 9-year-old girl [...]

More questions raised about Strauss-Kahn accuser

(Reuters) – Scrutiny of the accuser in the sexual assault case against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn intensified on Saturday after more revelations about her conduct following the purported May 14 attack.

A judge released Strauss-Kahn from house arrest and lifted strict bail conditions on Friday after prosecutors discovered a pattern of lying in the accuser’s background, although serious charges including sexual assault and attempted [...]

WILL STRAUSS-KAHN RUN FOR PRESIDENT?

 

Supporters of French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn are hoping their man can go from inmate to candidate – but he’ll have to do it quickly.

Word that the Manhattan sexual assault case against the 62-year-old Frenchman was collapsing raised hopes that Strauss-Kahn could resume his presidential run.

“If he’s freed, Dominique should be called on to play a major political role in France,” Socialist Party leader Jack Lang said on French television.

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AP source: NYC district attorney will agree to release Dominique Strauss-Kahn without bail

NEW YORK — The sexual assault case against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is near collapse, sources said Thursday.

Investigators have serious questions about the credibility of his accuser, who is a New York hotel maid. They believe the woman lied about some of her activities in the hours around the alleged attack and about her own background, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on [...]