Hollywood Foreign Press Settles with Former Publicist in 'Payola' Suit

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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and its former publicist, the Michael Russell Group, have reached a settlement in a lawsuit that stretched for two years and contained blockbuster allegations of corruption and fraud against the group that runs the Golden Globe Awards. The settlement is still being finalized, according to an individual with knowledge of the situation, and terms were not disclosed. News of a deal came in a California Superior Court filing last week, in which the plaintiff's attorney asked to vacate a jury trial set for April 29. Attorneys for
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