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Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank

LONDON — Britain’s Princess Eugenie has given birth to a baby boy, Buckingham Palace announced Monday.

Eugenie, the niece of King Charles III, and her husband, Jack Brooksbank, welcomed their son, Ernest George Ronnie Brooksbank, on May 30th. The baby, who weighed 7 pounds 1 ounce, is the couple's second child.

The couple's eldest child, two-year-old August, is now a big brother.

“He is named after his great great great Grandfather George, his Grandpa George and my Grandpa Ronald,'' the princess said on her Instagram page. “Augie is loving being a big brother already.''

Eugenie, 33, is the younger daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York.

The child is 13th in line to the throne.

The new parents uploaded one photo of the infant wearing a blue and white stocking cap and another of August gently touching his brother's head.

Cuba Gooding

NEW YORK — Three women who claim Cuba Gooding Jr. sexually abused them — including one upset she never got her day in court when Gooding resolved criminal charges without trial or jail — can testify at a federal civil trial next week to support a woman’s claim that the actor raped her in 2013, a judge ruled Friday.

Judge Paul A. Crotty said the allegations by the women were relevant for a jury deciding if the actor raped a woman in a Manhattan hotel room after they met at a bar. He also ruled in a separate order that the plaintiff, identified as Jane Doe in the lawsuit seeking $6 million in damages, must reveal her name at trial.

He said the claims by the three women who can testify “are sufficiently similar” to the claims at stake in the trial because “all involve sudden sexual assaults or attempted sexual assaults” connected to Gooding and stemmed from the presence of the women and Gooding in social settings such as festivals, bars, nightclubs and restaurants.

Lawyers for Gooding said he had consensual sex with the woman who accused him of rape after they met in the VIP lounge of a Greenwich Village restaurant and agreed to go to his hotel room afterwards.

The three women include Kelsey Harbert, who said after Gooding pleaded guilty last year that never getting her day in court was “more disappointing than words can say.”

Harbert told police Gooding fondled her without her consent at bar near Times Square in 2019.

The judge disallowed the testimony of a fourth woman on the grounds that her proposed testimony that Gooding groped her without her consent in 2011 was so similar to Harbert's expected testimony that it would be “needlessly cumulative” and would increase the chance of improper bias. The trial is scheduled to start Tuesday.

Gooding, a star in films including “Boyz n the Hood” and “Radio," was permitted to plead guilty in April 2022 to a misdemeanor, admitting that he forcibly kissed a worker at a New York nightclub in 2018.

Angelina Jolie, left, and Brad Pitt

LOS ANGELES — Brad Pitt's legal team is claiming that his ex-wife Angelina Jolie "vindictively" sold her stake in their Chateau Miraval winery behind his back and says she "sought to inflict harm on Pitt" in new court documents that reveal more details about the unraveling of the former power couple's relationship.

But Jolie's camp insists that Pitt refused to complete a Miraval sale with Jolie "unless she agreed to being silenced about" his alleged abuse.

The latest development in their contentious civil lawsuit arrived in court Thursday when the "Babylon" actor accused Jolie and her company, Nouvel, of secretly selling her share of their south-of-France winery to "seize profits she had not earned and returns on an investment she did not make." He claimed that his investment in the business "exceeded Jolie's by nearly $50 million."

Pitt first sued Jolie in February 2022 , alleging that she illegally sold her shares in the family-owned and -operated vineyard, which makes everything from rosé to vodka, to billionaire Yuri Shefler. The actor has claimed that Jolie used legal means to skirt an obligation to get Pitt's approval of the deal, and last June, the Stoli vodka-related Shefler and Alexey Oliynik were added as defendants to the revised lawsuit . In October, Jolie filed a cross-complaint , which argued that the couple had no agreement whatsoever regarding both sides consenting to the sale of either party's interest in the property and detailed the abuse allegations that prompted Jolie to file for divorce in 2016 .

The exes, who met on the set of the 2005 movie "Mr. & Mrs. Smith," acquired the Chateau Miraval estate in 2008 for $28.4 million and were married there in 2014. Though the two became legally unmarried in 2019, their contentious divorce proceedings are ongoing separate from the Miraval lawsuit.

In a second amended complaint and an accompanying document filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, representatives for Pitt and his company, Mondo Bongo, allege that Jolie in 2019 agreed to either jointly sell the home and vineyard, which they planned to pass on to their six children , or have Pitt buy out her stake in them.

Jolie, who Pitt claims had a nominal 50-50 interest in the venture, had allegedly promised Pitt that she would "leave with what I put in and nothing additional," according to Pitt's court documents obtained Friday by the L.A. Times. However, recognizing Pitt's additional investments in the winery, Jolie agreed that "a 68-32 allocation of proceeds between Pitt and herself would be fair," his team said.

But those agreements were upended in the summer of 2021 amid the heated custody dispute between the Oscar winners following their 2016 divorce , as well as revelations stemming from a family altercation on a 2016 flight back from France that resulted in an FBI investigation. Pitt claims that Jolie reneged on the exclusive buyout negotiations they had agreed on in early 2021 when she originally said she wanted out. (Jolie has alleged that she agreed to sell her entire interest in Chateau Miraval to Pitt for $54.5 million.)

"Jolie terminated those discussions and secretly purported to sell a 50 percent stake in the family home and family business to Tenute del Mondo," the documents said. Tenute del Mondo is part of the Russia-affiliated spirits conglomerate Stoli Group, which Shefler owns.

From combined wire reports

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