LARRY BIRKHEAD SAYS LAWYER DEBRA OPRI IS A CROOK AND A LIAR
We just got a look at Larry Birkhead’s lawsuit papers and we’re FLOORED. Larry’s charges against his former attorney Debra Opri make her truly look like THE LAWYER FROM HELL. Larry says an MSNBC reporter hooked him up with Debra who said she was a “family law expert” and offered to take his case for free to enhance her reputation. Larry says after he hired Debra, she immediately leaked confidential information to the same reporter. Debra hired a publicist who pumped out press releases about HER every day. Larry claims Debra did numerous TV appearances talking about the case and he had to warn her not to badmouth his baby’s mother Anna Nicole Smith. He says she negotiated a deal for $1050,000 for him (with an unnamed magazine or TV show) and when the first installment of $865,000 was paid, it went right into DEBRA’S account. Birkhead asked her, out of decorum and respect, NOT to attend Anna Nicole’s funeral, but Debra DID, and she made a big deal out of blabbing about his business matters. Birkhead also claims Debra started a “Save Dannielynn” fund and collected donations to help pay legal fees and all donations went into HER account. When Larry demanded his $865,000 numerous times, Debra forked over $200,000 and no more. Larry says THAT’S why he fired her – he wants his money. Debra promptly announced that she QUIT and billed him for over $620,000. THIS will be an interesting legal battle. If Larry’s right, Debra sounds like the sleaziest lawyer alive – let’s hope Birkhead has learned that you get what you pay for.