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Opri to Birkhead -- You Done Me Wrong

6/12/2007 6:34 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Debra Opri railed on ex-client Larry Birkhead today, claiming that she got the father of Anna Nicole Smith's baby a million-dollar media deal -- but didn't get bupkis.

Opri appeared via telephone on "The Big Story with John Gibson" and went wild, lashing out at Larry Birkhead, claiming he has publicly smeared her and has destroyed her "good name." Opri claimed she got Birk the baby and made him popular and she deserves to be paid.

Opri defended her humongous legal bill, saying she earned it. Last night on FOX's "On the Record," Greta asked Birkhead who he would like to have dinner with more -- Opri or Virgie Arthur. Birkhead replied that he couldn't afford to have dinner with Opri, so Virgie won by default.

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get a life    

SHE SHOULD BE HAPPY THE REAL DAD NOW HAS THE CHILD.

2599 days ago
2.

Dramainthebahamas    

Debra Opri is destroying her own lawyer. Look at how she is behaving and bashing her client publically (and even before the money issues). Who the heck would ever want to hire her. She cares more about her own publicity than winning her cases for her clients.

http://myspace.com/dramainthebahamas

2599 days ago
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Just my opinion    

Virgie will be in Dannielynn's life. Larry will make sure of it.

2599 days ago
4.

dude    

He's a cockaroach! Pay the lady for what ever services she rendered.

2599 days ago
5.

Natalie    

I think that Opri had a thing for Larry the entire time. Either that or she had alterer motives for representing him in the 1st place. WHERE IS STERN? WHY HAVENT WE HEARD ANYTHING FROM HIM????? DID HER OVERDOSE ON HIS OWN SCRIPTS?????

2599 days ago
6.

Wicked    

Debra Opri is such a stupid bitch. I hope her career hits the sewer. What a lousy POS.
I wouldn't pay this ambulance chaser opportunist one red dime. You suck Deb Downer.

2599 days ago
7.

Andre    

Who the hell cares?

2599 days ago
8.

Patti    

Her career is ruined due to her own greed, hunger for publicity and now she is bashing her client in public, and directly to the media.

I would never hire an attorney who had so excessively padded her bill, taken posession of funds that she wasn't entitled to and refused to return, and who has said such ugly things about her former client.

The only thought going through my head would be "I'm next".

2599 days ago
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Just my opinion    

Everything Opri said is true.
He made the bill, he needs to pay the bill.

NOW PAY UP LARRY

You have your baby and plenty more money to come!
Don't be so damn greedy.

2599 days ago
10.

JLR    

I can't believe an Attorney, Opri, would get on any national tv station and air her fee dispute(s) with her (ex)client. What happened to confidentiality. Are we sure she's an attorney. Geeze, this woman is insane. If Larry owes you money, Opri, file a lawsuit. Let the court decide, not public opinion via the national networks. Larry can do this, not you idiot...You're an attorney, I guess. I never liked your behavior, and dislike it even more every time you open your pushy, bully mouth. Yuk!

2599 days ago
11.

Ted D    

She is a media whore........

2599 days ago
12.

rsongia    

Why does she think she's entitled to shamelessly pad her bill, just because she got results? Lawyers are supposed to negotiate contracts and custody, not share as an equal partner all the future wealth and fame of their clients.

She has some serious entitlment issues.

2599 days ago
13.

Avenging Angel    

note to Debra Opri:

Birkhead didn't destroy your career, YOU did.
Someone would have to be either desperate or clueless,
to consider hiring you now.

note to Judge:

Please incarcerate Opri until she coughs up the payment
that she unlawfully intercepted from his possession.

2599 days ago
14.

mel    

She didn't make him popular, the unfortunate death of his baby's mother made him popular. She is a gold digger! She's bringing bad publicity upon herself! I wouldn't hire her as my lawyer, no telling what she'll charge for...maybe even the toilet paper she uses amonst other things!!!

What a beotch!

2599 days ago
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...    

Why did she allow the bill to get so high then?

2599 days ago
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