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Judge to Faye Dunaway

It's Payback Time

4/10/2011 6:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Faye Dunaway has a $5,000 check to write -- because the actress just LOST her bitter legal battle with a film editor ... all because she FAILED to show up to the hearing.

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Faye was a big no-show in small claims court in Beverly Hills Thursday -- where John Paul Horstmann was ready to argue that Faye stiffed him out of three weeks worth of work ... totaling $5,780.

Due to the no-show, the judge issued a default judgment against Faye ... which means she has to pay John the full amount.

Fun fact ... last year, the hearing was pushed back because Faye injured herself at the gym and needed to heal before going to court.  So far ... no excuse why she wasn't there this time around.

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groovypet2    

NO WIRE HANGERS. LOL FIRST.

1271 days ago
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efnsteve    

Oh Faye, loved you in King Kong but, pretty please...with sugar on top, pay your Efn bills.

1271 days ago
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efnsteve    

Whoops, that was Faye Wray in King Kong. My bad.

1271 days ago
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john    

I think she probably stiffed him out of three weeks worth of pay not three weeks worth of work. Does anybody proof read anything anymore.

1271 days ago
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Jim    

People that work at TMZ are not rocket scientists. They may not know proof reading has been invented yet. With this site going down hill the way it has been lately, soon they won`t even have those staffers that almost finished high school.

1271 days ago
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Jim    

No, TMZ, she does NOT HAVE TO PAY. Yes, now there is a judgment, but she has the right to appeal to a "real" court, with a team of lawyers to represent her. Sometimes, this is just a ploy by the attorneys to easily get the case to a higher (real) court that can have a jury trial, etc.

1271 days ago
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Ty    

the richers they are the greedier they get. They should take all her money.
Props to Bill Gates&co. who dedicate most of their time to charity and will give half of their money to good causes. Most celebs only do charity for the public image when in reality they dont even pay the little people like this c*nt.

1271 days ago
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Ty    

little man...

1271 days ago
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Sandra     

She should stop paying for bad plastic surgery and pay her bills.

1271 days ago
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Derwood    

There is nothing more distasteful and disgusting than a wealthy/famous person who won't pay their bills. I guess they didn't get rich by giving it away. Cheap bastards need to all be outed as much as possible.

1271 days ago
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fran    

Faye is a horrible woman , and the only thing I can remember her in was Bonnie and Clyde, she always thought she was the best and better than anyone else...so the extreme diva got her comeuppance good...she was a problem long before it became fashionable to be a problem, like Charlie Sheen and Lindsay L.

1271 days ago
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dandilion    

LEAVE BRITNEY ALOOOOONE! UH? Never mind, k? thx bye.

1271 days ago
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Maggie    

Is that Steven Tyler???

1271 days ago
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stu    

y didn't Harvey put Faye on Peoples Court? Pay up grandma!
i always get her & Raquel confused.

1271 days ago
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LBjim    

Stiffing the "small guy" in the entertainment industry unfortunately happens all of the tim. Good for him for winning the case. It makes me sick that these celebrities always seem to get away with it. A win for the "regular joe" who deserves it...

1271 days ago
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