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Christie Brinkley

Sorry I Blew Off My Taxes

12/5/2011 2:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Christie Brinkley
Christie Brinkley vows to repay the IRS the $500k she owes in back taxes by Wednesday -- telling TMZ, "I regret not paying more attention to my accounting."

Brinkley -- who's worth a frickin' fortune thanks to modeling, infomercials, endorsements and real estate -- was hit with a tax bill to the tune of $531,720 back in November.

Now, the supermodel tells us, "I was surprised to learn of the tax lien filing and took immediate steps to rectify this matter. I discovered the tax lien was the result of an error."

Brinkley adds, "My taxes will be paid in full by Wednesday, December 7th and I expect the tax lien to be released immediately thereafter."

"I regret not paying more attention to my accounting, but I have been, and remain focused on my whole family as both my parents navigate serious health issues."

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nuffsaid    

Sorry you blew off all those notices too from the IRS before they had to put the tax lien on the house???

1031 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

That's chump change to Mrs. Brinkley. And, so what if she's late a few years?

1031 days ago
18.

Fat Mike    

What';s with the out of focus photo? Is that supposed to make us forget she's now a wrinkly old prune?

1031 days ago
19.

shagrath    

irresponsible on her part but damn she still looks good...
still dont know how billy joel bagged her to this day
a physical mismatch if you ask me

1031 days ago
20.

Rogue Warrior    

Christie,
The last thing us men are worried about are your taxes!!!!!!!!!

1031 days ago
21.

WellSinceYouDidntAsk    

Poor choice of headline. This lady has never "blown off" anyone in her life. No wonder why she can't keep a husband!

1031 days ago
22.

jubayer    

please don't worry...!Everything will be all right soon. Take care.

1031 days ago
23.

Gerri    

Screw the IRS.

1031 days ago
24.

Blue Lake    

Low-life scofflaw. Throw the book at her.

1031 days ago
25.

ne_one    

She was married to Billy Joel during the time in which his manager embezzled a huge part of their wealth and yet she doesn't pay close attention to her finances? Uhm... ok.

1031 days ago
26.

Clemmie    

Christie Brinkley is a class act. Taking full accountability that, for most of us, isnt splashed all over the media. She has an astounding career and is a true humanitarian. God bless your parents and thank you for the refreshing honesty.

1030 days ago
27.

Kerry    

Only a celebrity would get away with this bull**** in America. The rest of us would have been locked up and put in jail by now. Hope you pay the hefty interest penalty also Christie.

1030 days ago
28.

J Hayes    

This is the perfect example of white trash born with good looks becoming famous purely by accident and then taking advantage of the system. This was no simple oversight on her part. Her history of numerous failed marriages and bizzare antics without having ANY talent at all to speak off speaks volume of her white trash character!!!

1030 days ago
29.

amiwright    

Why isn't she in jail with Westley Snipes. Ron Isley also went to jail. Here is were the double standards come into play. That's a lame excuse Christie. They would not except it from Wesley who offered for pay it and he also said, it was an accounting problem. Chris Tucker and Bow Wow will be going to jail if they are not careful.

1030 days ago
30.

Dresia Vaughn    

ALL RICH AND FAMOUS SHOULD PAY THEIR TAXES, JUST LIKE WE ARE EXPECTED TO DO.

1030 days ago
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