. The kitchen features a volcanic lava bench.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa21 hours agoIf only the walls could talk.“The seller wanted to take the property to auction, and it sold prior,” said Mrs Hickey.“He wanted to move his asset portfolio so this was the right time to sell the property, he never actually stayed there.”The seller reportedly bought the residence about a year ago on a golfing weekend from its previous owner, a celebrity doctor, who was responsible for luring the star tenants.But those days are now over.“The buyers are a local family, and they are moving in,” Mrs Hickey said.“They are going to make a few changes to the property, add on a couple of garages.”As it is, the two-level property’s features include a magnesium pool, tropical landscaped gardens, master suite with private balcony, and 24-hour security. CELEB GETAWAY: 6256 Spyglass Hill, Hope Island has sold for $2.86 million.IT’s been a rock star residence but now the proverbial red carpet is being rolled up for more family-friendly occupants.The Sanctuary Cove mansion on Spyglass Hill has been an escape for a multitude of stars, from the Jolie-Pitts before their split, to Pink, Harry Styles, Dave Grohl, Paris Hilton and Johnny Depp. STAR POWER: Some of the celebs who stayed at the Sanctuary Cove residence.“It was a very popular house for celebrities to stay in because it’s very private, it’s on 2000sq m, no one can see into the house,” said Wendy Hickey of Hope Island Resort Realty, who marketed the property with husband Warren Hickey. The five-bedroom, six-bathroom luxury home sold for $2.86 million, slashed from the $3.5 million its wealthy Chinese seller originally wanted. It’s completely private from prying eyes.“Because it’s in a gated community in Sanctuary Cove, the open homes were quite challenging, we had to be aware of open home,” said Mrs Hickey.The sale comes after a change in marketing agents — the property was first listed in April this year.It was on the market for about 40 days with the Hickeys before it sold.The couple handled the highest sale on the Gold Coast this year — a “secret home” at Hope Island changed hands for $16.75 million. The property is one of Sanctuary Cove’s two largest blocks.
“Although it may appear unfair to bar actions after the statute of limitations has lapsed, the limitations period serves important policy goals that help to preserve both the integrity of our legal system and the due process rights of individuals,” Rubalcava wrote. “With today’s announcement, the number of plaintiffs has quickly grown to 50 young men who allege they suffered abuse at the hands of Dennis Kelly and an indifferent USC administration,” Kelly Van Aken, a partner at the firm, said in a press release. “Thanks to the efforts of the news media and LGBTQ community, we are seeing more and more men bravely come forward to tell their stories.” Mikayla Kellogg, a partner at the firm, added that she opposes USC’s decision to hire a lobbying firm to work against AB1510, a California State Assembly bill that would allow student survivors of sexual assault at a campus health center a year to bring forward claims of sexual assault even if they are past the state’s statute of limitations. “We are hopeful that the administration changes that have been made in recent months will help make the cultural and institutional changes necessary to protect USC students,” she wrote. The University has yet to issue an official apology regarding the lawsuit as it did following sexual abuse allegations made against former campus gynecologist George Tyndall. “Dr. Kelly did not treat men he knew to be heterosexual or men who were not interested in men in a similar manner and did not penetrate their anuses or perform rectal examinations,” the new complaint read. “It is outrageous USC is the lone opponent of AB1510,” Kellogg said in a press release. “What is even more appalling is USC’s brazen willingness to disregard the well-being of its own students by hiring a powerful San Francisco lobbying firm to try and kill this bill that is supported by a broad coalition of consumer advocacy groups, women’s groups, and civil rights organizations.” With new leadership entering the University, including President-elect Carol Folt who begins her term July 1, Van Aken said she hopes that USC will begin to create positive change. A lawsuit filed in February alleges former campus doctor Dennis Kelly performed unnecessary rectal examinations and asked patients pressing personal questions. Since February, 50 current and former students have come forward. The University acknowledged the lawsuit and allegations in February. “It is shameful that USC has not issued any statement regarding its students and former students’ brave and credible allegations against Dr. Kelly, who we allege targeted USC’s vulnerable LGBTQ community,” Van Aken wrote in an email to the Daily Trojan. The lawsuit alleges that Kelly targeted gay and bisexual men by performing unnecessary rectal examinations and inquiring about their personal sex lives. “We’re working to understand the facts of this matter,” the statement read. “We care deeply about our entire Trojan family, including our LGBTQ+ community, and take this matter very seriously.” In February, Kellogg & Van Aken LLP, a firm that represents most of the plaintiffs in the suit against Kelly and the University, filed its first lawsuit against USC and Kelly, after several victims came forward. In March and April, the original complaint was amended to add 26 new plaintiffs. In a letter obtained by the Daily Trojan, Michelle Rubalcava, senior counsel at Nielsen Merksamer, wrote to Assembly Judiciary Committee Chair Mark Stone on April 1 that USC “strongly opposes” the bill because it is unnecessary and harmful to plaintiffs. Eighteen more current and former students joined a class-action lawsuit against USC and former campus men’s sexual health doctor Dennis Kelly Thursday. A total of 50 men, most of whom identify as gay and bisexual, have come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct and gender discrimination against Kelly.