Photographer LARRY BIRKHEAD has reportedly refused to pay his lawyer DEBRA OPRI $650,000 in legal fees, after seeking her services in the custody battle for Anna Nicole Smith's daughter earlier this year (07).
Birkhead was revealed as the father of nine-month-old Dannielynn in April (07), following a bitter court fight with the former Playboy model's boyfriend, Howard K. Stern.
But according to court documents filed by Opri yesterday (29May07) in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Birkhead has "refused and continues to refuse to pay (her) for any of her services".
The document, obtained by TMZ.com, also claims that Opri "spent hundreds of hours working on Mr. Birkhead's case", at a cost of $475 (GBP237.50)-an-hour.
Opri was recently relieved of her legal services after she allegedly fell out with Birkhead, and she then presented him with the $650,000 bill, which includes travelling and other expenses.
Opri defended the cost of her expertise, telling TMZ the bill was "fair and reasonable".
The actor says he isn't "holding out for more money or doing anything like that".
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