Harry Bring Dies: 'Criminal Minds' and 'The X-Files' Producer Was 77 – PopCulture.com

Harry Bring, a TV producer who worked on shows including Criminal Minds and The X-Files, died Tuesday at age 77. According to his son, Brad Bring, who announced his death in a Facebook post, Bring had battled cancer for years.

“Today we lost a legend at 77 years young. Harry Bring succumbed to a life full of laughter and hard work, dedication to family and friends and the love he had for Rhonda Leeds-Bring,” Bring’s son wrote. “He fought cancer for years and kicked its ass. That let him enjoy USC, the SF Giants, the Rams, hating on 45 and his grandkids a little longer. He embodied the Fight ON spirit of the Trojans.”

According to Brad, prior to getting his start in the entertainment industry, Bring “was a cut-up in school” and “straightened out in the Army which changed his life.” He would later go on to serve as second assistant director on early ’80s films including Mr. Mom and Strange Brew before the transition to work in TV, according to Deadline. He served as a second assistant director on the series Max Headroom from 1987-1988, and later became first assistant director on series including Northern Exposure, Melrose Place, and The X-Files, which he worked on from 1998-2002.

Bring’s career continued through the 2000s, during which time he became a producer. He notably worked as an executive producer and co-executive producer on CBS’ hit police procedural drama Criminal Minds from 2011 to 2020. Variety reports he worked on 139 episodes as a co-executive producer from 2011 to 2017 and later contributed to 47 episodes as an executive producer from 2017 to the show’s finale in 2020.

Reflecting on his father’s career, Bring’s son said he “loved work.” He added, “If you asked him what his favorite crew was, it was always the one we was working with right now. Max Headroom, Melrose Place, The X-Files, Army Wives and Criminal Minds were his biggest projects.”

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“I have never felt a pain so deep and cried so hard in all my life. I take solice in knowing he’s with his mom and dad, his sister and brother and smiling down on us all, pain free and cracking fart jokes. I held his hand until the end,” Brad wrote. “I have 50 years to remember the ways he made me belly laugh and for that I’m grateful.”

Bring’s other credits include the Lifetime drama Army Wives, a series on which he served as an executive producer and co-executive producer across 68 episodes from 2007 to 2010. In 2011, he was a co-executive producer on the Freddy Rodríguez-Eric Close CIA drama Chaos. Bring is also credited with work on Head Cases, The Lyon’s Den, and several others.

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British Pakistani Lawyer Karim Khan Elected Next Prosecutor of International Criminal Court – India West

UNITED NATIONS – More than 120 countries elected British Pakistani lawyer Karim Khan Feb. 12 as the next prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, one of the toughest jobs in international law because the tribunal seeks justice for the world’s worst atrocities – war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.

His election on the second secret ballot by the 123 parties to the Rome Statute that established the court ends a drawn-out and divisive process to replace Fatou Bensouda when her nine-year term expires in June.

Khan, who has specialized in international criminal law and international human rights law, was widely seen as the favorite to get the job. But neither he nor any of the other candidates garnered enough support to be appointed by consensus, prompting the Feb. 12 election in the U.N. General Assembly Hall.

When Michal Mlynar, vice-president of the court’s Assembly of State Parties, announced that Khan had won, a smattering of applause broke out in the hall, where masked diplomats had voted one by one, putting ballots into spaced out boxes because of COVID-19 restrictions.

Khan received 72 votes, far more than the majority needed, Fergal Gaynor of Ireland was second with 42 votes, followed by Spain’s Carlos Castresana Fernandez with 5 votes and Francesco Lo Voi of Italy with 3 votes. One member did not vote.

Khan currently leads a U.N. team set up to investigate allegations of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes committed by the Islamic State group in Iraq and has the rank of a U.N. assistant secretary-general. He has worked as a prosecutor at the tribunal prosecuting war crimes in former Yugoslavia and crimes against humanity and genocide in Rwanda.

Khan is no stranger to the International Criminal Court, known as the ICC, having acted as a defense lawyer for Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto and persuading judges to throw out prosecution charges against his client. Gaynor acted as a legal representative for victims in the Ruto case, which focused on post-election violence.

Khan also served as counsel for Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, the son of the late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, who is still being sought by the ICC on charges of crimes against humanity.

“Karim Khan’s election as prosecutor is occurring at a time when the ICC is needed more than ever but has faced significant challenges and pressure on its role,” said Richard Dicker, international justice director at Human Rights Watch. “We will be looking to Mr. Khan to address shortcomings in the court’s performance, while demonstrating firm independence in seeking to hold even the most powerful rights abusers to account.”

Dicker said in an interview that “the court in 18 years has established itself as the permanent address for accountability for the most egregious crimes.”

In the last several years, Bensouda has sought to broaden its reach beyond its early all-African focus including Afghanistan, Palestine, which is a party to the Rome Statute, and Georgia.

The ICC is needed more than ever, he said, “because of the proliferation of these horrific crimes,” but the court has faced “an existential threat” from former U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration.

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The family of Veritas Capital founder Robert McKeon is looking for $20 million from the firm in a lawsuit that sheds light on its Dyal Capital deal

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Dyal Capital Partners invested and lent a total of $925 million to private-equity firm Veritas Capital last year in a deal structured in a way that disadvantaged the family of its late founder, according to claims in a new lawsuit

Family members of Robert McKeon, who founded Veritas in 1992 after a period at the boutique investment bank Wasserstein Perella, claim the firm’s principals wouldn’t share information that they needed to vet the Dyal deal before it closed last October. The McKeon family said details that have come to light show they were deprived of at least $20 million.

The McKeons’ lawsuit, filed in New York state court on Wednesday, says Veritas CEO Ramzi Musallam, managing partner Hugh Evans and partner Benjamin Polk structured the deal in a way that meant Dyal’s $200 million loan reduced the value of Veritas. In addition to the loan, Dyal paid $725 million for a 11.79% stake in Veritas, which allegedly should have been higher.

It also claims Musallam, Evans and Polk “are distributing the proceeds from the loan among themselves.” Under the terms of an agreement the principals signed in late 2012, shortly after Robert McKeon’s death, 10% of that amount should have flowed to the McKeons or their trusts, according to the lawsuit.

Veritas is known for its investments in defense contractors, the software industry, and education companies, including a recent $3.4 billion deal to add business lines from Northrop Grumman to its portfolio company Peraton. It listed about $20 billion under management on its most recent Form ADV.

Dyal, a unit of asset manager Neuberger Berman that has lent to and taken stakes in dozens of alternative asset managers, is not named as a defendant in the suit. A spokesman for the company declined to comment.

The Veritas case comes on the heels of an action filed by the investing firm Sixth Street Partners to stop a merger between Dyal, which owns part of Sixth Street, and Owl Rock Capital Partners, one of Sixth Street’s competitors. Dyal and Owl Rock revealed plans in December to go public via a special purpose acquisition company that would dub the combined entity Blue Owl.

The McKeons, who are represented by Joshua Polster and Craig Waldman from the law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, also allege that they were cheated out of a portion of the equity part of Dyal’s investment in Veritas. That amount is about $13.2 million, according to figures given in the lawsuit, although the complaint doesn’t explicitly say that amount is owed.

The McKeon family members suing include Matthew J. McKeon, Clare McKeon, Jacqueline McKeon, Alexander McKeon, James McKeon and Robert McKeon Jr.

A spokesman for Veritas said the firm “will vigorously defend against this baseless lawsuit.”

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