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Dec 16, 2011

A lawsuit was filed recently against the University of Syracuse and its head basketball coach, Jim Boeheim, stemming from sexual abuse allegations against former assistant coach Bernie Fine.

Two men who accused Fine of sexual misconduct and molestation when they were children are suing the school and head coach for defamation of character, for calling them liars.

The alleged victims, 39-year-old Bobby Davis and 45-year-old Mike Lang, recently announced their lawsuit during a press conference.

The lawsuit states that in an effort to support his good friend, Fine, head

Dec 16, 2011

Former Chicago Bulls forward Scottie Pippen recently filed a multimillion-dollar federal defamation lawsuit against several websites that alleged the retired NBA star filed for bankruptcy.

The lawsuit, which seeks $9 million in damages, states that Pippen "never filed for bankruptcy and indeed has a substantial net worth, which has not been less than approximately $40 million in the last 10 years.’’

CNBC's website published an article listing Pippen as one of the "15 Athletes Gone Bankrupt" on April 26, according to the lawsuit filed in U.S.

Dec 15, 2011

Rapper MC Hammer's back taxes have caught up with him. The rapper, famous for the song "U Can't Touch This," recently had a lawsuit filed against him by the U.S. government, alleging he owes more than $700,000 in back taxes.

The rapper, whose real name is Stanley Kirk Burrell, allegedly owes $779,585 in back taxes, which he accumulated between 1996-1997.

Dec 14, 2011

 

A lawsuit was filed recently against record producer Jermaine Dupri by the leasing company he worked with to finance a $330,000 Lamborghini, which alleges he still owes them money.

The expensive Lamborghini Murcielago was repossessed recently by Premier Financial Services, a vintage and exotic car leasing company, and sold for $115,000.

Dec 13, 2011

A former wrestler who was alleged by Linda Bollea, Hulk Hogan's ex-wife, of having a sexual relationship with her husband is considering filing a lawsuit for defamation.

Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake said he will follow up a lawsuit filed by Hulk Hogan recently with his own, in an effort to clear his name.

The former wrestler, whose real name is Ed Leslie, told TMZ that Linda was lying when she went on the radio in June and said that he and her husband had a relationship outside of wrestling.

"I've known [Linda] for almost 40 years - but when sh