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Hoff's Lawyer Blasts "Irresponsible" Opri

6/1/2007 5:24 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The mud flew and the fireworks exploded in David Hasselhoff's custody battle today -- even though he wasn't there to see it.

Today's proceedings were put on hold after Hoff's lead lawyer, Mel Goldsman, called in sick, but Pam's attorney, Debra Opri, decided to rip the Hoff a new one anwyay -- blasting the "America's Got Talent" star for not showing up to the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

But Hoff's other legal eagle, Marci Levine, clawed back, calling Opri "completely outrageous and irresponsible" and "an outrageous liar."

Meanwhile, inside the courtroom, the judge said he wanted proof that Hasselhoff tested clean this morning, in accordance with a court order that he lay off the booze. Levine told reporters that Hoff had already performed a test this morning, passed with flying colors, and will prove it during the next scheduled hearing.

It's a never-ending stream of fun in the Hoff-a-rama!

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1.

Linda    

#4 --- Uhhh, TMZ is presenting the facts.

Opri's inflammatory style is not working! Pretty soon, Pamela Hasselhoff will have good cause to sue Opri for malpractice. It was probably Opri's idea to release the video!

2665 days ago
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Kati    

Get rid of Opri. She will make the divorce nastier by the day to earn more money

2665 days ago
3.

Debbie    

Where is the bar association???????????? Go after her and prove whata crook she is!!!

2665 days ago
4.

tweety    

Pamela,

Get rid of Opri ASAP!!!

Find another attorney or better yet try to settle this yourselves with a cool head.

Make it a win win situation for not just yourself but for your kids and your soon to be ex-husband.

Don't drag it out. Think of your kids.

Only attorneys want to do that for THEIR BENEFIT.

Don't forget what Debra O. did to Larry!!!

2665 days ago
5.

ORPHANS IN UNITED STATES NEEDS JUST AS MUCH HELP , STARTS AT "HOME ( USA )    



DEBRA IS MONEY HUNGRY SHE'S GOING TO TAKE ADVANTAGE

OF ALL HER CLIENTS , WATCH AND SEE ........THIS BITCH WILL

NEVER STOP ..................DEBRA CAN'T BE TRUSTED ........SHES A NIGHTMARE.

2665 days ago
6.

gingergirl    

Pamela, get rid of Opri and make sure you read the fine print and get another lawyer to protect you from this wanna be celebrity. You may end up with more than you bargained for. So what if DH was drunk, at least he was a mellow one. Kinda, cute too.

2665 days ago
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Mary    

I'm sad that Opri seems to reinforce the negative image of lawyers in the world. But at the same time, I'm kinda on her side. Isn't a lawyers main job to advocate for her client as strongly and as fiercly as possible? She seems to be doing her job quite effectively.

2665 days ago
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John Peters    

Yeah, gingergirl, let's just hand over our kids to the mellow cute drunks of the world...

2665 days ago
9.

HaXoRs~    

Opri reminds me of a younger less mature version of Gloria Alred. The mouth that roars.
What part of shut up do you not understand. M's Opri.
You are ugly, and probably a bi sexual.
Sue Me!

2665 days ago
10.

magoo    

Does anyone remember that Pamela signed a prenup that she tried to say she didn't know what it was? It was shown to her three weeks before the wedding but she went into hysterics at the lawyer's office and couldn't sign then was made to sign it just before she walked down the aisle. Now could any of this have to do with that? Inquiring minds want to know and intelligent minds say yeah, it probably does.

2665 days ago
11.

crymeariver    

Sounds like they should yank her license and sell off Opri's assets. Shes a fraud. Shes as bad as Gloria Aldred. Both should never practice law again.

2665 days ago
12.

Terry    

Re: Post #4
Huh?... How is TMZ ruining Opri's reputation? That's an insane spin.
Opri loves the media only when/if it makes her look good?
Opri loves the media only when she does the talking?
I dont see how anyone but Opri brought this all upon herself. And the lawsuit was not sealed so again.....Huh?

2665 days ago
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Kati    

Larry always tries to look like "I am so innocent and people just try to take advantage of me. "Since when does an attorney do anything for nothing? Since when does an attorney travel between this country and others and not get paid. I don't like Opri one bit but I cannot imagine her shelling out this type of money to defend him without some money in the end. $650,000 sounds unbelievable but Larry was in it for the money and always has been. He has never loved Anna. If he had been so concerned he would have wisked her away to be in a drug free environment during her 9 months of labor. Larry all of a sudden knew that he was going to be in a pot of gold. He hired an attorney with a mouth and boy did she use it. I also think she had the hots for him...He is nothing but a gigolo living off women. I don't know why everyone is so pissed at Howard. He was there for her forever. He didn't do this for money folks...He did it for love...why is it so hard for people to understand love...does he deserve some of her money ABSOLUTELY and far more than Larry Birkshit...Karin

2665 days ago
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Kati    

Someone mentioned Gloria Aldred another loudmouth. Opri doesn't have the class that Gloria has (I am saying that with smirk on face) Opri wanted to position herself to get media recognition and she did and not flattering. Good bye Opri...but I hope you stick it to Larry he deserves to be told that when hiring an attorney you need to pay. Carol

2665 days ago
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Kati    

Huh?... How is TMZ ruining Opri's reputation? That's an insane spin.
Now I have heard it all. Opri yells and screams on TV for Larry's rights and then sends him a $650K bill and it is TMZ fault?? You asked for it Opri...

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