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Michael Flatley -- Lord of the Flab

2/4/2008 1:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

That fast-footed Lord of the Dance legend Michael Flatley was spotted on the beaches of Barbados over the weekend. Clearly, his upper regions don't get quite the workout his lower half does.

For years, people have been mystified by the way Flatley's legs seem to move independently from his body, most recently toward the kitchen.


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broken    

OK, he is a whack job but I looked up the rape (not a word to be tossed around lightly) bit above noted and found charges were dropped and it seemed to be a pissed off ex. Dear GOD I hope that isnt what happens at 50-I will double my ab workout now

In July 2006 The California Supreme Court held that Mauro had committed extortion, and the lawyer settled by making "a substantial payment." In December 2007 Flatley accepted a settlement of $11m from Robertson after convincing the California Supreme Court the accusations brought against him were false and part of a million-dollar extortion scheme. On the successful outcome of his counter-suit, Flatley commented: "Ms Robertson tried to extort money from me by spreading these lies and the court sent a message that it will not tolerate these types of schemes

2403 days ago
17.

Jason    

Get your facts straight. Criminal rape charges were never filed. Months after having concensual sex (which he admitted) this little gold-digger and her lawyer tried to extort money from Michael Flatley by threatening to go to the press with a rape "story" if he didn't pay up. He didn't pay up. She then filed a civil suit and he counter-sued - and her civil suit was thrown out and Michael won his counter-suit against both of them.Michael married one of his dancers who happens to be Irish and he recently had a son, so if you feel the need to comment, at least do your research first.His accuser's track record speaks for itself - she moved on and managed to get pregnant by an NFL player who will be paying for his little romp with her for the next 18 years.

2403 days ago
18.

R.Zimmerman    

Ted Kennedy calling! It's an Irish thing; you wouldn't understand. Nice nips though....

2403 days ago
19.

anonymous    

Wikipedia would be a big help to most of you. Check it before you post your uninformed comments.. #10 and #15 are perfectly right. He did have an illness that nearly killed him and he's still recovering. He did marry an Irish girl and he was the subject of an attempted scam and won his case against the woman who tried to extort $$$ from him. It might have been nice if TMZ checked all this out before publishing that picture and making fun of him without even mentioning the illness that has kept him from keeping in shape. Might have been nice to publish the picture saying it was nice to see him recovering after nearly dying. Shame on you TMZ.

2403 days ago
20.

redbarron    

It's what happens at fifty if you don't keep working out.
Look at Baryshnikov, the man is sixty and still awesome.

2384 days ago
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