Lindsay Lohan Fires Lawyer Who Has Bailed Her Out For Years

Lindsay Lohan Boots Lawyer Who Has Bailed Her Out For YearsLindsay Lohan has made one of the worst decisions of her life … firing Shawn Holley – the lawyer who has kept her out of jail multiple times — and hired a New York lawyer, who was suspended from practicing law for 5 years back in 1994 … sources tell TMZ.

‘Too effective’

Lohan is facing criminal prosecution in both California and New York.  Attorney Mark Heller is repping Lindsay in the NYC assault case. Shawn Holley was repping LiLo in L.A. in her multiple criminal cases — most recently the car crash where she allegedly lied to cops.

It’s a stunning development — given that Holley has taken heat for being too effective, keeping Lindsay out of the pokey in the jewelry heist case as well as several probation violation cases. And she’s almost magically made some criminal investigations disappear.

‘Sweet settlement’

Bad timing on Lindsay’s part, because sources tell us … Holley was literally on her way to the courthouse when Heller sent his letter — she was trying to negotiate yet another sweet settlement for Lindsay in the lying-to-cops case.

What do you think made Lindsay Lohan decide to fire Attorney Shawn Holley and hire Attorney Mark Heller in her place? Could this decision yield any positive result in her legal problems?

Source: TMZ

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‘Elmo’ Puppeteer Accuser Recants Underage Sex Claims

'Elmo' Puppeteer Accuser Recants Underage Sex ClaimsThe man who claims he had a sexual relationship with Kevin Clash – the voice of Elmo – is RECANTING his story … claiming he WAS an adult during their relationship after all.

‘Financial settlement’

The accuser’s lawyer just released a statement saying, “[The accuser] wants it to be known that his sexual relationship with Mr. Clash was an adult consensual relationship. [The accuser] will have no further comment.”

It’s unclear why the accuser suddenly changed his story … but sources close to the situation tell TMZ … the accuser’s attorney had been meeting with Clash’s attorney as recent as an hour ago, discussing a financial settlement and 6-figures were on the table.

‘He was 16′

We broke the story, the accuser claimed he had a sexual relationship with Kevin beginning when he was 16 and Kevin was 45.

Clash has also released a statement saying, “I am relieved that this painful allegation has been put to rest. I will not discuss it further.”

Do you smell something fishy going on between the two sides? Was there ever a grain of truth to the underage sex allegations against “Voice of Elmo” Kevin Clash? Tell us what you think of this sensational Sesame Street issue!

Source: TMZ

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Sam Lufti: Britney Spears Shaved Head To Hide Drug Problem

Sam Lufti Britney Spears Shaved Head To Hide Drug ProblemBritney Spears was super-paranoid that her hair contained traces of the hardcore drugs she was using — and that’s why she SHAVED IT ALL OFF during her infamous 2007 meltdown … at least according to Sam Lutfi.

‘Penchant for crystal meth’

Sam’s lawyer, Joseph Schleimer, has been telling the court … Britney was a serious drug-abuser … who had a penchant for crystal meth. We all speculated that Britney had struggled with drugs way back, but we are not so sure about these deets that Sam is dishing out through his lawyer, though. So, we’re just bringing the news here.

Schleimer suggested Britney was concerned that a judge would test her hair for drugs — and when it turned up positive, she would lose custody of her kids.

‘Beat the drug test’

So, Britney … being Britney … believed that if she chopped off her hair, she could beat the drug test … at least that’s what Lutfi’s lawyer is implying. Britney’s side has yet to respond.

Now, we know all of the head-shaving happened a looong time ago but still, we gotta ask: What do you think was the real reason Britney Spears shaved her head? Drugs? Lost her mind? New fashion trend? Lol! Feel free to give us a holler about your opinion on the whole Britney-Sam war via the comment box below!

Source: TMZ

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TomKat Divorce: Tom Did NOT Settle With Katie To Hide Secrets!

Tom Cruise did NOT settle his divorce with Katie Holmes because he feared she might spill secrets about the actor — this according to Tom’s lawyer.

Attorney Bert Fields scoffs at reports claiming Tom was fearful of what Katie might reveal, telling TMZ, “Tom had nothing to hide and did nothing in the agreement to hide anything.  People are just making this stuff up.”

As for the child custody arrangement, it appears Tom will indeed have the “significant” contact with Suri that we reported about last week.  Fields said, “Tom will definitely have a meaningful relationship with his daughter, but I can’t talk about specifics of the agreement.”

Fields said Tom’s primary concern in the settlement was Suri and added Tom was “pleased we could work out how Suri will be treated and dealt with.” And, on the subject of Katie Holmes, Fields said, “I don’t think Tom is bitter.  He’s sad it came to this,” adding, “The media firestorm which is replete with bogus information is unpleasant for him.”

Do you believe that Tom Cruise did not settle with Katie Holmes to hide any secrets he may have? What do you think about the rumors that Katie auditioned to be Tom’s wife? Feel free to speculate with us in the comment box below!

Source: TMZ

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John Travolta Case: Gloria Allred Sued By Okorocha For ‘Stealing Clients’

The lawyer who filed a sexual battery lawsuit against John Travolta on behalf of two male massage therapists and then dismissed it is now suing another lawyer for allegedly stealing his clients.

The federal lawsuit was dismissed last week after one client dropped out after confusion over the date of the alleged incident and the second plaintiff fired attorney Okorie Okorocha and hired high-profile lawyer Gloria Allred. Allred, who now represents both men, said she is considering refiling the lawsuit against Travolta in another court. She denied that she solicited them, insisting they contacted her. Travolta sexual battery lawsuit withdrawn, but case may go on

Okorocha filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior court Monday contending that Allred illegally and unethically solicited the second client — identified as John Doe #2. An exhibit attached to his complaint is a screenshot of a cell phone text message exchange he said was with John Doe #2 two days before the client fired him and hired Allred.

“She ain’t been in a courtroom in 20 years. Just doing stupid ass press conference side shows,” Okorocha, a lawyer who specializes in drunk driving trials, wrote in reply.

Two days before he was fired by John Doe #2, Okorocha told CNN that he believed Allred was trying to steal his client. She denied the charge that day. Okorocha received a call two days later from that client telling him he was fired and that Allred was his new lawyer, Okorocha said.

Okorocha’s suit accuses Allred of intentional interference with contractual relations, intentional interference with prospective economic relations and unfair business practices. Allred called Okorocha’s allegations “false, outrageous and defamatory” and demanded a retraction. She told CNN Monday that she would file a defamation suit against Okorocha if he sued her.

Between the two lawyers, who do you think is telling the truth? Share your opinions with us!

Source: CNN

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John Travolta Case: The Saga Continues As Fourth Accuser Steps Forward

A FOURTH individual has reportedly come forward to accuse John Travolta of sexual harassment, and just like the previous three, claims that he engaged in so much “inappropriate behavior” with staff at the Peninsula Hotel’s spa that he was banned for three years – until he complained to hotel officials and removed from the blacklist!

According to former employee Michael Caputo:

“Travolta would always request a man for his massage, but after a while no-one would take him. It got to the point where they couldn’t find any men to take him, and they had to ban him. [He was accused of] removing his towel, grinding against the massage table and lifting his butt in the air”.

Of course, his lawyer, Marty Singer, maintains:

“If he was banned, do you think he’d ever go back? He’s never been banned, I guarantee you… The hotel never told John he was banned, and John never acted improperly.”

Is it just us, or is he beginning to sound less and less assured and more and more like Lindsay Lohan’s spokesperson!? How do you think would this very interesting case turn out? Feel free to share your speculations with us!

Source: Perez Hilton

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John Travolta Case: Third Man Sues For Sexual Harassment

Two male masseuses have each filed lawsuits against the married actor John Travolta and now a former Royal Caribbean cruise ship employee has joined in on the party.

Similarly to the other stories, Chilean Fabian Zanzi claims that Travolta stripped down naked and asked for a massage. That was just foreplay for the sex he expected to have after allegedly offering to pay the cruise ship manager $12,000. Here are the creepy details:

“[He] said he had something on his neck. I thought it was a fuzz. As I approached, he took off his white coat and was naked. He hugged me and asked me to do a massage.”

The weird part is that this guy wasn’t a masseuse. He was simply in charge of taking care of VIP guests. Much like the masseuse in Atlanta, Zanzi says he immediately reported the incident to his supervisors. They didn’t believe him though and actually confined him to his cabin before eventually firing him.

Again, we have no idea if ANY of these claims are valid and his lawyer has already presented evidence that contradicts the first masseuse’s story. However, it’s hard to ignore THREE lawsuits, not to mention a lot of gossip we’ve been hearing for years…

Do you think JT will be able to surpass all these trials (no pun intended!)? Share your opinions with us!

Source: Perez Hilton

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John Travolta Case: More Accusers On The Rise?

As evidence arises that may contradict one victim’s claims, other men have reached out to a lawyer who filed a lawsuit accusing actor John Travolta of sexual battery and harassment, the attorney tells PEOPLE.

Two masseurs listed only under the name John Doe accuse Travolta, 58, of improper behavior during massage sessions, according to the complaint filed in Los Angeles by the Pasadena-based attorney. Okorie Okorocha says the men “never wanted this attention” and “wanted to keep this discreet,” but a month of negotiations with Travolta’s attorneys went nowhere. “They left us with no other option but to file the lawsuit,” he says.

Travolta’s high-powered attorney Martin Singer, whose Hollywood A-list client list has included Charlie Sheen, Demi Moore, Nicolas Cage, Eddie Murphy and Arnold Schwarzenegger, among others, strongly denies the allegations, calling them “absurd and ridiculous.”

Singer provided PEOPLE a photograph and a Mr. Chow restaurant receipt that purportedly shows that Travolta was in New York on Jan. 16, 2012 – the day the first accuser claims he was assaulted while giving Travolta a massage in a Beverly Hills hotel. TMZ first reported on the photograph and restaurant receipt. And the restaurant’s manager confirms to PEOPLE: “Yes, Mr Travolta came in for dinner to Mr Chow Tribeca on Jan. 16, 2012.”

As for allegations by the second accuser that an assault took place during a massage in Atlanta, Singer says, “It is obvious that he checked media reports that my client was in Atlanta working on a movie.”

Maybe the accusers should finally reveal their true identities, if they are not fictitious characters at all — what do you think?

Source: People

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‘Octomom’ Poses Nude for Magazine to Pay Bills

Financial struggles have led “Octomom” Nadya Suleman to pose semi-nude in photographs to run alongside a paid interview in a British magazine, her attorney said Tuesday.

With 14 children to care for, Suleman can’t hold down a regular job to pay bills, lawyer Jeff Czech said. In photos posted to and published in Britain’s Closer magazine, Suleman wears panties and little else. In an interview with TMZ’s television show, Suleman said she didn’t expect the photos to reach American readers so quickly, but she’s not ashamed of posing for the magazine.

“I’m doing what I need to do to take care of my kids,” Suleman said. Czech declined to disclose how much Suleman was paid for the photo shoot and interview.

When Suleman gave birth to octuplets in 2009, she was an unemployed single mother who already had six other children. All her children were conceived through in vitro fertility treatments. Her octuplets are the world’s longest-surviving set.

Since the birth, she has cut deals with media outlets and posed in tabloid photo spreads to earn a living. She has promoted spaying and neutering for an animal rights group and gotten beat up in a celebrity boxing match. In 2009, Suleman declined a million-dollar offer to appear in pornography. Last year, she told Oprah Winfrey she was addicted to having children and called herself stupid for her financial problems.

Source: Yahoo News

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