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Old Sep 19, 2008, 12:55 AM   #1
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EXCLUSIVE: Heather Mills sues her former publicist for £250,000

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz...t-250-000.html

Heather Mills is suing her former publicist Michele Elyzabeth for more than £250,000 for breach of confidence and falsehood over newspaper allegations about the former model's failed marriage to Sir Paul McCartney, the Daily Mail can reveal.

Miss Mills, 40, mother to the ex-Beatle's four-year-old daughter Beatrice launched the High Court Action against her former employee following Michele Elyzabeth's claims that Heather Mills was obsessed with money and fame.


She branded Miss Mills as 'having no heart' and accused her of trying to smear her ex-husband during their acrimonious divorce earlier this year.

Michele Elyzabeth, 58, worked for Heather Mills for four years until earlier this year, when the pair fell out. Miss Mills claims she sacked Michele Elyzabeth, after losing trust in her judgement, while her employee claims she resigned because Miss Mill was impossible to work for.

The claim for breach of confidence against Ms Elzabeth, who lives in the US, was issued the day after the first installment of her account of of working for Miss Mills was serialised in the News of the World. The case is being handled by renowned barrister Jonathan Crystal and is expected to be heard within the next eight weeks.

Miss Mills, who lost a leg in a road accident, was divorced from Sir Paul McCartney, 66, in March and was awarded a £24.3 million settlement.
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Heather is back on the warpath

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...r-warpath.html

Just when it seemed that Heather Mills might have seen enough of the inside of a court room, the former wife of Sir Paul McCartney is about to embark on another attempt to rescue her tarnished reputation.


From friends to enemies: Heather Mills (left) and her former publicist Michele Elyzabeth

Her target is her publicist, Hollywood PR supremo Michele Elyzabeth, the woman who was once Heather's staunchest defender but is now her bitterest enemy.

I can disclose that Heather, 40, has issued a writ in the High Court against Ms Elyzabeth, who worked as her spokeswoman for four years, but who has since described the former model as a pathological liar, gold-digger and "the biggest bitch on the planet".

The details of the writ have not been revealed, but legal experts believe it involves breach of contract or libel.

Intriguingly, Ms Elyzabeth, who is based in Los Angeles, is not aware of the legal action.

One of the toughest celebrity PRs in the business, she replaced two previous British-based publicists. But her business relationship with Heather ended with a huge telephone row in July.

The two women are already involved in a legal dispute over a bill for £168,000 which Ms Elyzabeth insists she is owed, claiming to have worked for Heather for two-and-a-half years for nothing because Miss Mills pleaded poverty.

This was before she reached her divorce settlement with Sir Paul. For Ms Elyzabeth later learned that Heather splashed out £15,000 on a cruise at a charity auction.

In fact, court papers showed that at the time Heather had received £3 million from the former Beatle, although Ms Elyzabeth claimed she told her he had given her nothing.

The PR has previously claimed she was tricked into spreading lies about Sir Paul and to leak false stories to the Press to try to blacken his name.

Worse still, she claimed that Heather even ridiculed his performance in bed to amuse friends in crowded restaurants and at the hairdresser's.

"She was exceptionally dismissive about him, going into graphic detail about their love life. She was very indiscreet," says Ms Elyzabeth.
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EXCLUSIVE: Heather Mills sues her former publicist for £250,000

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz...t-250-000.html

Heather Mills is suing her former publicist Michele Elyzabeth for more than £250,000 for breach of confidence and falsehood over newspaper allegations about the former model's failed marriage to Sir Paul McCartney, the Daily Mail can reveal.

Miss Mills, 40, mother to the ex-Beatle's four-year-old daughter Beatrice launched the High Court Action against her former employee following Michele Elyzabeth's claims that Heather Mills was obsessed with money and fame.


She branded Miss Mills as 'having no heart' and accused her of trying to smear her ex-husband during their acrimonious divorce earlier this year.

Michele Elyzabeth, 58, worked for Heather Mills for four years until earlier this year, when the pair fell out. Miss Mills claims she sacked Michele Elyzabeth, after losing trust in her judgement, while her employee claims she resigned because Miss Mill was impossible to work for.

The claim for breach of confidence against Ms Elzabeth, who lives in the US, was issued the day after the first installment of her account of of working for Miss Mills was serialised in the News of the World. The case is being handled by renowned barrister Jonathan Crystal and is expected to be heard within the next eight weeks.

Miss Mills, who lost a leg in a road accident, was divorced from Sir Paul McCartney, 66, in March and was awarded a £24.3 million settlement.
What ?

... don't tell me that she's already spent all the cash that she got from Paul ? (LOL)

Seriously, add this latest episode to her already long list of similar undertakings... it just shows all the more who, or rather, "what" she is... all about...
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way to go Heather !!!!!!!!!



what this publicist did (nice word spell btw) is unacceptable so the 250.000 is far too little and I surely hope it will be a lot more.
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Heather's actions do speak for her. a pathological liar, gold-digger and "the biggest bitch on the planet". This was news to anyone? I hope Miss Elyzabeth can re-coup her lost wages, as I am sure is what caused this whole blow-up. I would be pretty pissed off too if my employer screwed me on my pay!
Heather deserves no more money. She got quite enough from Paulie to live a quite comfortable life as a single Mom. If she chooses to squander it, that's her own fault. I only wish I got a fraction of what she received when I was doing the single Mom bit.
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what this publicist did (nice word spell btw) is unacceptable so the 250.000 is far too little and I surely hope it will be a lot more.
What about the fact that she was left unpaid? Heather owed her thouuuuuuusands of £££££!
Was that acceptable was it?
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This "publicist" (read, crackpot) was a joke and everybody knew it. Heather had poor judgement in hiring her, but oh well, people make mistakes. She's got enough money, she should just chalk it up to experience and get on with her life, but of course, that wouldn't get her in the papers...
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What about the fact that she was left unpaid? Heather owed her thouuuuuuusands of £££££!
Was that acceptable was it?
You will very well know Lucy that one does not simply get away with "Oh I don't think I will pay this bill", so I take all that with a "grain" of salt. If this publicity woman was professional she would know the usual ways to collect payments. It seems she can't, so in stead she spreads this kinda "news". Food for lawyers.
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This "publicist" (read, crackpot) was a joke and everybody knew it. Heather had poor judgement in hiring her, but oh well, people make mistakes.
Yeah. I'm sure Ms. Elyzabeth didn't grow a conscience overnight. They're both money grubbing B's that deserve what they got. If Heather sues her for what, slander or whatever, it would be interesting to see the outcome. Judge awards Heather and then counters it by awarding Michele her lost wages. Sue me, sue you blues, indeed!
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I wish both of these women would just take their gobs of money, shut the hell up, and slink quietly back into the mist. But I'm not holding my breath!
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way to go Heather !!!!!!!!!

I just KNEW you're a closet Heather fan, FP!!

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what this publicist did (nice word spell btw) is unacceptable so the 250.000 is far too little and I surely hope it will be a lot more.
Hey, I recognize the wording! Isn't that what Heather said when divorcing Paul? Should I dig out the court papers again, 'dear'?
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I wish both of these women would just take their gobs of money, shut the hell up, and slink quietly back into the mist. But I'm not holding my breath!
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You will very well know Lucy that one does not simply get away with "Oh I don't think I will pay this bill", so I take all that with a "grain" of salt. If this publicity woman was professional she would know the usual ways to collect payments. It seems she can't, so in stead she spreads this kinda "news". Food for lawyers.
Yeah I agree that her running to the press wasn't exactly professional and it was a stupid thing to do. But I don't think it is fair to make out that Heather wasn't guilty of something in this situation. I'm not suggesting that she just thought "nah I won't pay" but I do think she - certainly at first - milked the "I don't have all that much so I can't pay your high fees" image that this woman saw in her. Have you read the full News of the World interview? Don't worry - that is of course taken by me with a grain of salt.

I think the reason she went to the press with all this was because she knew it was the way she could REALLY hurt Heather and make her feel terrible. Nasty. But she obviously was very mad.
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Hey, I recognize the wording! Isn't that what Heather said when divorcing Paul?
LOL that may very well be so yeah
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Yeah I agree that her running to the press wasn't exactly professional and it was a stupid thing to do. But I don't think it is fair to make out that Heather wasn't guilty of something in this situation. I'm not suggesting that she just thought "nah I won't pay" but I do think she - certainly at first - milked the "I don't have all that much so I can't pay your high fees" image that this woman saw in her. Have you read the full News of the World interview? Don't worry - that is of course taken by me with a grain of salt.
there are so many Heather articles but you probably mean the one with all the "accusations". Yes I have seen that one and have posted there saying that I think quite some of it will be true yeah, but for the publicist to put this in to the open in this glossy way is 1) quite bad and 2) not so smart of her because of a possible lawsuit, which is there now.

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LOL I think "very mad" is well described and no doubt Heather felt mad herself when she read it, but I believe in the long run the publicist will be the big loser because Heather has already has this "reputation" after the divorce trial and all which came after that, but the publicist will probably - I hope - see the result of her actions business wise by losing confidence from other clients.
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This "publicist" (read, crackpot) was a joke and everybody knew it. Heather had poor judgement in hiring her, but oh well, people make mistakes. She's got enough money, she should just chalk it up to experience and get on with her life, but of course, that wouldn't get her in the papers...
I agree. The fact this publicist complains in the open about not being able to collect her pay from someone who has enough money to pay the bill (if there even is one) makes her quite an amateur, at least that is my humble opinion.

Maybe Heather simply does not pay it because the rented services were never delivered.
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Yes I have seen that one and have posted there saying that I think quite some of it will be true yeah, but for the publicist to put this in to the open in this glossy way is 1) quite bad and 2) not so smart of her because of a possible lawsuit, which is there now.
The world is coming to an end! I completely agree with FP!
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This "publicist" (read, crackpot) was a joke and everybody knew it. Heather had poor judgement in hiring her...
... she has poor judgement, or rather, no judgement (at all)... period !
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To paraphrase Michael Palin in the Ruttles, one of these days, Heather will sue herself, by mistake...
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