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Opri to Birkhead -- Take it Back or I'll Sue!

9/6/2007 5:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has obtained dueling lawyer letters between Larry Birkhead and Debra Opri and THIS JUST IN: It's gotten really ugly.

Opri is pissed that Larry B appeared on Larry King's show this week and claimed he witnessed Opri feed newly-minted author Rita Cosby confidential documents in his custody battle. Opri's lawyer, David Owen, fired off a letter obtained by TMZ, in which he says, "That statement is false and defamatory....we are giving Mr. Birkhead an opportunity to issue a retraction."

Not gonna happen. Birkhead's lawyer, Micheal Trope, fired off his own letter -- also obtained by TMZ -- in which he says, "Mr. Birkhead declines your invitation to issue any type of retraction," adding, "...truth is a defense."

Trope ends with this pretty funny salvo: Larry would "like her to avoid the expense of hiring a process server to deliver the complaint. I have Mr. Birkhead's authority to accept service."

In this case, every penny counts.


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Ro    

Who cares?

2553 days ago
2.

Ugghhh!    

YEAH.........when does this Birkhead sue-head stop? I'd rather have Anna back amongst the living than to watch this guy's sue happy meltdowns!





2553 days ago
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Boycot all Jesses Business    

Go Rita, love the book. It looks like you will have plenty of material for another book the way gay boys Howard and Larry are flipping out.

2553 days ago
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ann    

Go go 'em, Larry!! It was so obvious from the very beginning that Opri was a shameless, press-hungry sad excuse for a lawyer. She's gonna owe him BIG when all is said and done.

2553 days ago
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Snarksnarksnark    

What a cat fight!!! This is even better than Larry v. Howard and Britney v. Kevin.

2553 days ago
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crymeariver    

lets get ready to r umble

2553 days ago
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Time WILL Tell    



He said SUE 14 times during hie LKL interview the other night. This guy eats, drinks, and sleeps .........SUE, He probably dreams about whom he'll SUE next.

2553 days ago
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Jean    

So Opri and Rita Cosby are friends......hmmm...explains a lot.

For Rita Cosby's sake, I hope her book is true. She was STUPID to have written it in the first place being that all of her SERIOUS allegations are THIRD HAND information.

If HER SOURCES turns out to be bad ones, I would not want to be Rita.

2553 days ago
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coursingthru    

I would be leary of shelling out the pennies after what she took him for! He probably still has a lawyer cost mistrust with no offense to his new guy. And truth is the defense. He doesn't seem to be the type that gives up if he believes in himself. Most people do so much out of greed it confuses everyone when someone is doing it being legit. Guess who turned out to be the baby's daddy again? Oh yeah, Larry who said it all along. Hmmmm

2553 days ago
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Liz    

Larry will most definitely need to keep selling Dannielynn to the media to pay for all his lawyers. Larry is a dog & no wonder Anna left the country to get away from him. He's the biggest liar I've ever heard of.....he just makes it up as he goes along.

2553 days ago
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They about to get paid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    

I WAS ON LARRYS SIDE BUT NOW SHIFTED BECAUSE I KNOW RITA ONLY DEALS WITH FACTS,IF SHE SAID OR WROTE SOMETHING ITS TRUE OR A KNOW FACT,RITA IS THE BEST REPORTER AROUND,LARRY NEEDS TO PAY OPRI,A BILL IS A BILL,I HAD TO PAY MY LAWYER AND HE HAS TO PAY HIS,LARRY WAS SCREWING HOWARD AND ANNA,DOUBLE SCREW

2553 days ago
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Liz    

I hope Opri has good lawyers that will wipe the floor up with Larry's butt.

2553 days ago
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Liz    

All the baby's money is going for Larry's lawyers.

2553 days ago
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whatnow    

Just cause your lawyer is present does not make it priveleged. You are deemed to discuss it in public if others are present

2553 days ago
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sue    

Good God, They're ALL nuts.

This circus of sue-happy, media-hungry carnival freaks. Why is the media giving these idoios any sort of attention?

I don't believe the statements in Cosby's book (with absurd nut-bag sources the likes of Hatton and Vergie Arthur) contain actual truth. But on the other hand - Birkhead is also clearly a jackass in his own right: why doesn't he take the damn kid and go back to Kentucky, or wherever the hell he's from, and live his --- AND most importantly the child's -- in obscurity.

Keep parading the kid around for the media, and interacting with the rest of these carnival freaks, and he is setting up the child to have an absolute dysfunctional life and she'll end up being as much of a looney toon as her mother was. Where's the sense in ANY of one of these people involved with this whole trainwreck?

2553 days ago
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