M.I.A., the outspoken English-Sri-Lankan rapper has responded to a report that the National Football League (NFL) filed a $1.5 claim last year with the American Arbitration Association as a result of her Super Bowl XLVI antics. During the 2012 Super Bowl halftime show featuring Madonna and Nicki Minaj, Mathangi “MIA” Arulpragasam flipped her middle finger to the camera while mouthing “I don’t give a s**t” before television censors could act. The Super Bowl was broadcast to over an estimated 160 million viewers. In addition to monetary compensation, the NFL demanded that the rapper-singer provide a public apology. [Read more…]
For several weeks during trial, juror Karen Krell apparently tried to add Brendan Cawley, a surviving firefighter and witness for the prosecution, as a Facebook friend. Cawley chose to ignore her requests claiming he did not recognize her, as per his testimony in Bronx Supreme Court. The day after the guilty verdict was delivered against building manager, Cesar Rios, Krell again attempted to contact Cawley, this time with the identification that she was a juror on the case. Cawley accepted the request, briefly discussed the case and, a week later, reported the incident to the District Attorney’s office. It’s difficult to believe that any juror would even think of such an action, which is unfortunately being exploited by counsel for the defense who are attempting to get the verdict overturned.
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