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Oksana Baiul Sues

I Got Screwed Outta $1 Mil

'Cause I Don't Talk Good English

11/20/2012 4:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Olympic figure skating legend Oksana Baiul says she should be AT LEAST $1 million richer ... if not for talent agents who took advantage of the fact that she sucks at speaking English ... this according to a new lawsuit obtained by TMZ.

Baiul -- who was born and raised in the Ukraine -- is suing the powerful William Morris Endeavor agency ... claiming they locked her into a series of contracts back in 1994 when she was 16 ... and she didn't understand the paperwork because of her poor grasp of the English language.

In the suit, filed in the L.A. County Superior Court, Baiul claims that because she didn't understand the contracts ... she didn't realize that she had unintentionally allowed WME to distribute portions of her earnings to people with whom she claims she has no relationship.

There's more ... Baiul also claims WME has not paid her in full for her work on several projects -- including the Oksana Baiul Jewelry Collection, various TV specials, greeting cards and two books.

Oksana claims she only realized the misdeeds when she hired a new personal manager in 2011 ... who launched an investigation into her finances.

In total, Baiul says WME owes her more than $1 million in lost earnings and other damages.

Calls to WME have not been returned.

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I never heard of the jewelry and other stuff, so maybe her problem is that once people found out what she was really like they had enough of her. She overplayed the I'm a poor little orphan card by many years. She dumped the family, which included her coach, a while after winning Olympic Gold, which was unwarranted anyway, It was really a tie so then whoever got a higher technical score (as opposed to artistic) won, yet she missed a jump and threw one in later. She is a user she gets what she wants and dumps people and moves on. She is trash. She has been well over 16 for a while now, couldn't she have seen any of this herself before hiring a new manager years later.

649 days ago


She just wants a million bucks. Oh, Oh, over here. me too!

649 days ago


Seems like the author of this article "don't speak good english" like oksana.

"Baiul also claims WME has not paid in full her for work on several projects"

Has not paid HER in full for work on several projects. Maybe you can hire oksana to write for you.

649 days ago


16 year olds can't enter into binding contracts in U. S. Go after your manager and stop blaming it on WME. You did well for an orphan, anyway!

649 days ago


If it weren't for WME you'd be on the last street in the RLD in AMSTERDAM.

649 days ago


I never heard of the jewelry and other things. Maybe her problem is that now that people know what she is really like no one cares. She outplayed the pitiful little orphan for far too many years. She had people who were like family to her, her coach and fellow skater and more and she dumped them once she had her Olympic medal which was unwarranted anyway. It was a tie but in that case they pick the winner by who got the higher athletic score. Yet she missed her jump and threw one in later. She has always been trash. She uses people then dumps them.

649 days ago


Oksana.... it might be a lil bit too late to file now...

649 days ago


she can always try porn. last time i checked, you just need to moan.

649 days ago


She had a lady taking care of her I remember when she first burst onto the scene. I vaguely remember she was an orphan or something along those lines. If she was underage then they entered into contracts which could be considered illegal.

649 days ago


It's not fair! But then, neither was it fair that Oksana Baiul got the gold medal in 1994 for a performance that was inferior to Nancy Kerrigans. Fair or not, you win some you lose some. Deal with it!

649 days ago


She was 16, give her a break.

649 days ago


whats the crazy drunk chick look like now? she was really beautiful

649 days ago


Oksie- you can come live with me -any future screws you'll love babycakes! muahhhhhhhhhhhh!

649 days ago


i wanna give oksana a million dollar screw!!!
i would pound that vadge and pack her schitter so tight- she couldn't take a dump for a week!!!

649 days ago


She ought to be grateful for whatever she can get. She didn't win the Olympic title by being the best; tapes show she two-footed landings. She won because of the well-known conspiracy which led to a major revamp of scoring. Nancy Kerrigan was the true champ and always will be.

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