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Ryan Phillippe's Ex

Lawyers Up

3/18/2011 8:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ryan Phillippe's ex/alleged baby mama has lawyered up ... and a legal battle is now brewing ... TMZ has learned. 

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Alexis Knapp -- the model/actress who claims to be carrying Ryan's baby -- has hired Mark Vincent Kaplan.

Ryan has said he'll take a DNA test once the baby is born and support the child if it's his, but Alexis is not satisfied.

And here's a fun fact.  Kaplan repped K-Fed in his divorce/custody battle with Britney Spears.


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91.

NICOLE    

Women trying to get pregnant with celebrities... Lawyers who they come to" their rescue "offering to fight for them and get top $$$

What's going on in this country????

1278 days ago
92.

phyllismc    

Ryan only found out about this 3 weeks ago! She never told him until she was 5 months along, then blindsided him with it in public, at a party with people who would go tell him. She didn't even let him know directly. Since then, she's begun a public media campaign.

By contrast: Ryan, as much as I hate to say it, has been behaving completely honorably... He's said: "I'll take a test." He's said: "If it's mine, I'll pay."

And now she's hired a lawyer? There's no point in dragging in lawyers until you know if the two of you can work together first . . . well, not unless your motives are purely monetary.

She's coming off looking bad, and it didn't have to go down like that.

1278 days ago
93.

mondo    

I agree Phyllis!!!

1278 days ago
94.

LINDA    

wow, two beasts her and her lawyer! Gold digger, how could she be alllowed to procreate?

1278 days ago
95.

Amy    

@therock, I understand your point, but I think you're taking your comments a little far. You regularly make degrading comments about women and then at the end say "not all women" as if you've made it better. You must understand that on tmz, we are following the lives of the rich and famous. Famous people are more likely to have something like this happen (not pregnancy, but a gold-digging situation). I also am offended that you think that we are all like spiders waiting to hook you and then eat bon bons and ice cream. I think you're seriously confused on how the law works and reality. Judges rarely award alimony, especially since most women work nowadays. Again, you're looking at TMZ and thinking that life works that way...it does not. Not in middle America where men and women work earning roughly the same amount. These women married to famous men get large settlements and alimony because they did not work and had a very high "standard of living" that cannot be met once the divorce is final. I'd love to explain more of it to you, but I really think you're set in your ways. I'm sorry some woman hurt you, but maybe one day you'll find someone who proves you wrong.

/26 year old female lawyer

1278 days ago
96.

Gramma    

Wow, for once I agree with most of the comments here...Ryan will take care of the child if it is his...what more do you want?

1278 days ago
97.

Saint Rosa    

Has anyone else noticed that her Lawyer looks like a Founding Father?!

1278 days ago
98.

ucistu    

Ryan will be the best lay in her life. She should count her blessings and move on. What a money hooker

1278 days ago
99.

Ann    

If our legal system would change, this type of behavior would change.

(1) There should be a cap on child support.

(2) Those receiving child support should have to do***ent that the money is actually spent on the child (children) and excess funds should be placed in a trust for the child (children).

(3) Once all children in the home are of school age, if the parent receiving report is ABLE BUT NOT WILLING to contribute anything financially to support the child (children), perhaps that parent should not have custody of the child (children)...

1278 days ago
100.

Inouno Nyx    

96.
Ryan is a good father and when he decides he wants shared custody of the child she is going to need that lawyer. Reese has probably got her lawyers working on making sure her kids' half sib is raised properly and goes to the best schools. Ryan and Reese are not stupid, hope she knows what she is getting into.

Posted at 7:30 PM on Mar 18, 2011 by pam

WTF? LOL... What does Reese have to do with anything??? You're messed up if you think Reese will stick her hand in the fire for her ex husband or her children's potential half sibling. LOL Please! Think she has a say on the child's upbringing and schooling just because the baby MIGHT be related to her kids? Reese getting lawyers for anything related to her EX and an unborn child? "Ryan and Reese are not stupid"? What does she hae to do owith anything???

1278 days ago
101.

Who'sThat    

well,
LA has decided it was ok for women to extort, lie and be paid for a luxurious lifestyle if you have a baby with a wealthy man...look at how Oksana got a pass from the DA and the custody judge...she can say and do anything she wants without repercussion...

OG must be proud to have paved the way for all of the Gold-digger Ho C.U.N.T. sociopaths in LA!!
the DA will have a field day trying to go through all this craziness that he has created giving thumbs up to all of OG's shena****n! This is what you get CORRUPT DA!

1278 days ago
102.

FLO    

If men could get pregnant abortion would be a sacrament!!!

Men need to think with their other head and wear a hat to stop THEIR emissions from poluting their bank balance for 18 years.

1278 days ago
103.

hazeleyes946    

I dont know how long it takes the average chick to get pregnant since I only have a sliver of one ovary left. However, part of me is playing devil's advocate, what if Ryan told her "don't worry baby I got a vasectomy after my last kid was born". She liklely is a money grubber, but what if he dooped her? Is it really that easy to get pregnant? Also, karma is a bi....

1278 days ago
104.

Mrs. Gossip     

Seriously this is a good case as to why more just need to pull out and "nut" on these skanks face. Problem solved.

1278 days ago
105.

xyz    

RYAN, honey, sorry for u. Never bang Jewish bitches from now on. Or never mess up with one. Knapp is Jewish, so is her lawyer. They're gonna rob u like hell coz this is how they are: greedy, cruel, violent, liars, deceitful. Isnt it enough that more than half of Hollyweird is run by them?

1278 days ago
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