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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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136.

Maureen    

Who cares if Howard and Larry had a sexual tryst? What does that matter?

Rita's book has already been reduced 20% at Borders.

If Opri fed info to Rita, she's horribly unethical, even for a lawyer.

2513 days ago
137.

The Expatriot    

Lawyers make awesome landfill:
- They don't move
- They fill up every inch of available space
- They make every living being suddenly feel good about themselves

2513 days ago
138.

jessiedee    

This woman seems like a real sleeze-bag, I hope there aren't any more celebrities out there that are too stupid to hire her!

2513 days ago
139.

sammi5497    

Larry is not the only client to dismiss this sleeze of an attorney. Opri robed LB blind and fed so m;uch info, correct or not, to Rita.

2513 days ago
140.

manoftheday    

larry is lying right there, rita is doing her job, birkhead is lying

2512 days ago
141.

manoftheday    

does anybody notice that he lied to us? whos gonna sue him for giving us false info?

2512 days ago
142.

James Edstrom    

The truth hurts !

2509 days ago
143.

Donna    

ANYONE NOTICE JUST HOW SUE CRAZY HE HAS GOTTEN?
NOT THE NICE GUY WE ONCE THOUGHT HE WAS!

KINDA REMIND YOU OF SOMEONE?
HOWARD STERN!

THEY WALK ALIKE, THEY TALK ALIKE....
YOU COULD LOSE YOUR MIND!
WHEN ANNA'S LOVERS...
ARE 2 OF A KIND!

POOR DANNIE LYN!
SURROUNDED BY CONTROL FREAKS!

2508 days ago
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