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Liam Gallagher Fined Again In US Child Support Battle

25/11/2017 12:01 GMT

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 13: Liam Gallagher leaving Basement night club at the Edition hotel on March 13, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Robert Milan/FilmMagic)


Liam Gallagher has been fined $5,000 for missing another court hearing about child support for his American love child.

The former Oasis singer was criticised by a New York judge for his 'frivolous' behaviour as he avoided yet another court meeting to agree how much he pays in maintenance for the two-year-old daughter conceived after Liam had a fling with journalist Liza Ghorbani.

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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 02: Journalist Liza Ghorbani, mother of singer Liam Gallagher's daughter Gemma, walks out of New York State Supreme Court Civil Branch at 71 Thomas Street on March 2, 2015 in New York City. Ghorbani is seeking child support from Gallagher who has repeatedly missed court dates. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)


Liam's lawyer Raoul Felder there was 'no good reason' for his absence, prompting Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Laura Drager to say: "I am imposing a sanction of $5,000 for what I deem to be his frivolous conduct in not appearing in this court.

"I had him appear by phone and I excused his [non] appearance but as we proceed to trial I cannot excuse his [non] appearance any longer."

Liam was fined $5,000 in January for missing a hearing because he was 'anxious and depressed' but his lawyer said he is willing to pay child support and is already paying $5,000 a month without a court order.

Mr Felder said: "He's prepared to step up to the plate to pay the maximum amount the court could or would award."

However, the lawyer attacked Liza's 'greedy' demands, arguing she wanted the settlement for her own lifestyle, not their daughter, Gemma.

The court heard the little girl has 'delays', including speech problems and has been seeing specialist doctors.

Mr Felder said: "It's a desire not to collect child support, it's a desire to get support for herself, to change her lifestyle.

"She wants bodyguards, a doorman, she wants to be treated as maybe a wife is treated if it was a long marriage...

"We are talking about greed here. If this was street talk I'd say the court was scammed."

As well as his dispute with Liza, the 42-year-old singer is currently finalising his divorce from Nicole Appleton, mother of his youngest son Gene, 13. He has a daughter, Molly, 16, from an affair with Lisa Moorish and a son Lennon, 15, with his ex-wife Patsy Kensit.