British rocker Liam Gallagher has been hit with a second $5,000 (£3,125) fine for missing another court date in New York relating to his child support battle.
The former Oasis star was hit with the first penalty in January (15) after skipping a hearing in his legal tussle with New York-based journalist Liza Ghorbani over payments for his two-year-old lovechild Gemma.
Gallagher's attorney insisted the star was too "depressed" to travel to the Big Apple, and now the rocker has been hit with a second financial penalty for failing to appear at another court date in Manhattan on Monday (02Mar15).
When Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Laura Drager asked why Gallagher was not present, his lawyer Raoul Felder told the court, "I have no good reason (why he is not here)."
If Gallagher fails to show up for the trial when it kicks off later this month (Mar15), Ghorbani could win a default judgement, but the musician's attorney insists his client is willing to pay whatever sum the court awards, adding, "He's prepared to step up to the plate to pay the maximum."
Gallagher has reportedly been paying Ghorbani $5,000 (£3,125) a month since the little girl was born, but the New York Daily News reports he has failed to settle the first court fine or hand over $50,000 (£31,250) contribution to Ghorbani's legal fees which he was ordered to pay last year (15).
His marriage to pop star Nicole Appleton crumbled after it was revealed he had fathered a lovechild with Ghorbani, and the former couple is in the process of divorcing, while the rocker is also reeling from the recent split of his post-Oasis band Beady Eye.