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'Doc' Gooden

Sued By Lawyers Over Massive Divorce Bill

8/24/2013 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Another punch straight to the gut for ex-MLB star Dwight 'Doc' Gooden -- TMZ has learned, his own lawyers just sued him for not paying the tab on his divorce.

Doc's wife Monique filed for divorce back in November after 3 years of marriage and an extremely tumultuous relationship. Back in 2005, Doc was even accused of hitting Monique after she allegedly threw a cell phone at him.

Doc's lawyers claim the ex-pitcher hired them soon after Monique filed, and Doc agreed to pony up $325/hour for their services. They claim Gooden has since refused to pay ... and has racked up $15,254 in unpaid bills.

Rough summer for a guy who was once king of NYC, and a 3-time World Series champ.

Last month Doc and Monique (who were living together despite the divorce) were evicted from their Jersey mansion for not paying rent.

Calls to Dwight's people weren't returned.

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1.

Not So Mad Hatter    

Everyone has to pay their bills. But TMZ. $15,000 is hardly a "massive" bill for a divorce, especially a celebrity divorce. This is practically a small claims court case.

390 days ago
2.

NOT ELMO    

'Doc' Gooden
Sued By Lawyers Over Massive Divorce Bill...................i am sooo proud of you !

390 days ago
3.

KicksandGiggles    

Regular folks have to provide a prepaid retainer account and lawyers draw from it as the case progresses. No account $ = No legal work. I guess this firm might want to treat all clients the same. I have a better chance of birthing Elvis's asian love child than they do to get their $$ from these deadbeats.

390 days ago
4.

tmz addict    

first see how much they charge an hour

390 days ago
5.

Mare    

These attorneys should be arrested for charging $325 an hour.

390 days ago
6.

Bob Dalzell    

How the hell can he afford "people"? Maybe you can't reach him because his phone's been turned off.

390 days ago
7.

Jeanenne Tonatore, Orbitz.com    


DWIGHT DROPS HIS NAME AT A.A. AND N.A.... TO "GET FREE COFFEE AND SMOKES".

381 days ago

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