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Opri: We Got Shut Down by Judge

2/22/2007 3:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Debra Opri, Larry Birkhead's lawyer, just spoke to the assembled press outside the courtroom, and called Birkhead "the good guy" in this case, adding that Howard K. Stern could not claim paternity in the Bahamas because Dannielynn, the child caught between the two men, is an American citizen.

Opri contended that she had gotten "shut down" in court by Judge Larry Seidlin, who seemed to cut Opri's questioning of Birkhead much shorter than she wanted. But, said Opri, "This fight is not over. We fight for every inch of dirt, and we are going over to the Bahamas" to continue the legal sparring.

The proceedings are scheduled to resume at 2:30 PM EST.

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Pappa    

2737 days ago
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Katy    

There is proper jurisdiction for that paternity test. The judge is being paid off by Stern and his Attorneys! Why wont he just take the test?!

2737 days ago
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Stephanie    

The judge DID shut her down.....he's so capricious and unprofessional. Entertaining? Yes. Fair? No!

2737 days ago
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Cyndy    

Okay the judge has stepped out of line a lot . Why not do it again and try for the DNA.

And that Lawyer that is to look out for Dannielynn seems to be on HKS side . I think he needs to be replaced.

2737 days ago
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PUBLIC SAFETY IS AT STAKE    

PRODUCE DANNIELYNN -- SHE NEEDS A WELFARE CHECK DONE!!!!!!

2737 days ago
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ljs    

Does anyone know what the email would be for the Bahamian authorities. I want to get this DNA test done!!!!!

2737 days ago
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Paula    

Well, Ms. Opri.....Just like your former client Michael Jackson was the "good guy", too? Birkhead really needs to get himself a new lawyer before all of these paternity proceedings commence.

2737 days ago
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alissa    

Im not rooting for either party, but id certainly like to kick this bitch in her horse teeth! Birkheads lawyers looks like mr. ed.

2737 days ago
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jennifer    

I hate the judge they should get a new one. I just want to know about the baby daddy and where anna is going to buried at. They should just get to the point

2737 days ago
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PUBLIC SAFETY IS AT STAKE    

"4. ... Why wont he just take the test?!"

Stern is nonapplicable, really -- Dannielynn's is the DNA the court ordered. And, as he's not the biological father, HIS doesn't matter.

Produce Dannielynn!

2737 days ago
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kim    

What is going on here? I dont know who is worse out of the tag team of refusal...the judge or Millstein?

Each day the judge preaches a time wasting sermon about protecting the interests of Dannilynne, yet each time the issue of DNA comes up, he shuts it down.

And, that Millstein...who is supposed to be representing Dannilynne is another one who appears most contradictory to his legal obligations of the interest of the child.

Something is not right here. All it would take is one phone call to the Bahamas from the judge, but I guess he is too busy making calls to Hollywood.

All I can say is that it is time to show the CLOWN video and then lets see how the judge and Millstein react.

2737 days ago
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anonymous    

didnt the judge in the beginning say he could do everything and that his intentions were to do everything for the sake of dannielynn?

2737 days ago
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free4all    

Orpi is full of crap! Dannilynn is not an American Citizen. She is Bahaminan. J Last time I checked the Bahamas is an Independent Country, not a US Territory. Just because the fathers are American does not make her an American. Opri is scared and knows she can not get it done in the US That is why she talks a big game but here is the kick off can she get results. At this point NO!

Larry Dickhead needs to get rid of Orpi and tell him like it is!

2737 days ago
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Susan    

I want Larry Birkhead to lose just because of his arrogant attorney. If he did indeed send those emails to Anna just after the death of her son then maybe he deserves the fate he wished for her.

2737 days ago
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MrsFlinstone    

I agree Cyndy He is supposed to be representing the child but objects to the paternity for the child? It would make things much easier then they would know where the child would most likely be raised and would (i think) want the child to be able to visit her mothers grave when she wanted or NEEDED to.

2737 days ago
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