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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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