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Former TV anchor says Spacey sexually assaulted her son

BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston TV news anchor says Kevin Spacey sexually assaulted her teenage son at a Nantucket restaurant.

Heather Unruh told reporters Wednesday that the actor stuck his hand down her son’s pants and grabbed his genitals while the two of them were at the Club Car Restaurant in July 2016. Her son was 18 at the time.

Unruh said Spacey ultimately left to use the bathroom and when he was out of sight, her son ran away. A lawyer for Spacey didn’t immediately return an email Wednesday.

Unruh said her son didn’t report the assault at the time because he was embarrassed. But she says he filed a report with police last week and they’re investigating.

Police said they couldn’t confirm a report was filed because sexual assault reports are confidential.

Commentary on killings draws strength through repetition

NEW YORK (AP) — A satirical website is responsible for one of the starkest commentaries on mass killings, and it draws its power through repetition.

After the Texas church shooting this week, The Onion posted for the sixth time a variation of the same article headlined: “’No Way to Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens.”

This time the dateline was Sutherland Springs, Texas. Only the datelines and a few details change to reflect the most recent tragedy. Twenty-six people were killed in Sunday’s shooting at a Baptist church.

Combs ‘just joking’ on name change from Diddy to Love

(AP) — Sean Combs says he was only joking when he announced over the weekend that he had changed his nickname from Diddy to Love, as in Brother Love.

The rapper and producer took to Twitter and Instagram to set the record straight after he says he learned “you cannot play around with the internet.” He says Love is one of his “alter egos.” Combs’ other nicknames over the years include Puff Daddy, Puffy, P. Diddy and Diddy. He now says he’ll answer to any of those names and also Love.

That’s the opposite of what he said in a video posted on his 48th birthday Saturday. He told fans in that message that was going by “Love, a.k.a. Brother Love” and wouldn’t answer to anything else.

Swiss prosecutors won’t
pursue Polanski rape case

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss prosecutors say they won’t pursue an investigation of Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski over allegations by a German woman that he raped her when she was a teenager 45 years ago.

Prosecutors in the Swiss capital, Bern, said Wednesday that the statute of limitations for the alleged crime of sexual actions with children had long since expired.

The 61-year-old plaintiff filed a criminal complaint in September alleging Polanski raped her at his chalet in Gstaad, in Bern canton (state) in 1972. The statute of limitations was 15 years at the time. The 84-year-old Polanski has been a fugitive from U.S. justice since he fled to France in 1978 after pleading guilty to having unlawful sex with a minor in California.

Charles Roven to get David O. Selznick Producers Guild award

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Wonder Woman” producer Charles Roven will receive the David O. Selznick Achievement Award at the Producers Guild Awards next year.

The award recognizes a producer’s body of work. Roven’s credits include Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” trilogy and “American Hustle,” for which he received an Oscar nomination.
The award will be presented at the 29th annual Producers Guild Awards on Jan. 20 in Los Angeles.