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L.A. Dodgers Owner: Jamie's Claim is Ridiculous

8/19/2010 2:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Frank McCourt is scoffing at his estranged wife's claim that he somehow defrauded her by inserting a document into an agreement which strips her of ownership of the L.A. Dodgers.

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As TMZ first reported, Jamie claims Frank defrauded her by inserting a bogus document in an agreement -- making it seem as though she gave up her 50% ownership of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Frank's lawyer, Steve Susman, tells TMZ ... Jamie McCourt's claim is absurd.

According to Susman, it's all an innocent, clerical mistake made by a lawyer named Lawrence Silverstein, the guy who drafted the agreement.  Susman says there were 6 copies of the agreement which intended to give Frank the full ownership of the Dodgers.  But Susman says Silverstein's secretary mistyped 3 of the Exhibits, which mistakenly said Jamie was retaining her interest in the team.

Susman says shortly after Frank and Jamie signed the agreement, Silverstein realized his mistake and simply put the correct exhibit in the signed agreement, and Frank and his current lawyers didn't even find out about it until last month.

Susman tells TMZ ... Jamie's claim of fraud is "desperate" and an attempt to use court documents as a press release.


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1.

John    

I call BS as soon as you say lawyer... Sorry Harvey...

1443 days ago
2.

Joel    

Let's see. She want a million dollars a month -- A MONTH -- in temporary support. And 1/2 ownership of the Dodgers. Hell Frank, I'll be your beeyotch for a million a month, and you can keep the team.

They may have been married for a long time (23 years?), but this broad takes the cake.

1443 days ago
3.

Dan    

she kinda looks like Jeff Probst (Survivor) wearing a blonde wig

1443 days ago
4.

cali    

This greedy lady married into a very wealthy family.
What would she be worth if she never married into the McCourt family? NOTHING!

1443 days ago
5.

Barb    

Doesn't sound that ridiculous to me. Sounds like you are trying to cheat your ex out of something that belongs to her. It seems like the more money people have, the less honest they are. Greed outweighs all consideration apparently.

1443 days ago
6.

Abe    

The McCourts are a couple of useless s#!theads.

They totally ruined the Dodgers. Someone else should own them.

MAKE THE McCOURTS SELL THE DODGERS.

NOW

x

1443 days ago
7.

raven    

Oh yea, blame it on the secretary...give me a break. When dealing with such an important issue would you not want to check and double check. Off to court they go...

1443 days ago
8.

Cravin Morehead    

It's not the secretary's fault. Dumb as* lawyer needs to read the agreement himself and take responsibility for not properly doing his job!!!

1443 days ago
9.

ManiacalZebra    

So, which agreement did she actually sign?

1443 days ago
10.

gimmeabreak    

Jesus! That's a lame excuse. It's not going to fly...

1443 days ago
11.

kelly    

Jamie is my cousin. I will tell you this... She comes from money. She is also a lawyer. Where would she be if she hadn't married into the McCourt family? Probably a LOT better off without all of this BS! She is a great mom and a great person. She is a daughter of two of the best people I know. Please remember this when you are saying these hurtful things about her. She is someone's daughter and mom. Though you may not know her personally, I do. God Bless...

1443 days ago
12.

Susan    

I am appalled that an attorney would substitute one do***ent for another after the do***ent was completed and signed. If Frank has a beef, he needs to take it up with his attorney; either they are together trying to pull something underhanded off or one of them screwed up but the bottom line is that after 23 years she owns 1/2 the Dodgers and Frank needs to get over it. Can't believe any court in our country will honor the bait and switch game Frank is trying to pull off....

1441 days ago

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