Birkhead to Opri -- I Meant What I Said

9/25/2007 11:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Larry Birkhead has responded to Debra Opri's defamation suit.

Opri claims, among other things, that Birkhead slandered her on "Larry King Live," where he said Opri leaked confidential documents to Rita Cosby in his paternity case.

This morning, Birkhead's lawyer, Michael Trope told TMZ, "The defense that we will file in this case will be simple. Truth is a defense."