Heather Mills Owes Lawyers $1.5 Million
First Published: November 2, 2007 6:06 PM EDT Credit: Access Hollywood
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- There have been new developments in the Heather Mills story, including a major fall out since she began speaking to the press earlier this week.
Her publicist has quit and the tabloids have taken new aim at her. All the while, however, Heather insists that a settlement, that could total over $100 million, might have been avoided if soon-to-be ex-husband, Paul McCartney, had just admitted he was responsible for their break up 18-months ago.
In an interview on Thursday with Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush, Heather suggested that she would donate a large chunk of whatever settlement she receives from the divorce, to charity.
“If I’m to understand this correctly . . . when the settlement is over . . . 80% of whatever you get is going to charity?” Billy asked.
“Well, I can’t officially say that because then I won’t get it because the judge will say, ‘If you’re going to do that with it, you can’t have it!’ So I can’t say that,” Heather said. “I have, in my life, given 80% of my income to charity. I give all my books to charity.”
Due to the length of the nasty divorce, Heather told Access, she now is in debt.
“I owe one and a half million to my lawyers,” she revealed. “Why is it that [if] someone is wealthy and keeps all their money they are revered and if somebody gives it away and dedicates their [life] to charity work they’re put down? What kind of world is that?”
Heather told Access she isn’t letting her messy divorce stop her from taking on another battle – the tabloids.
Just today, the tabloids had a field day with her recent UK interview on GMTV, running headlines like “The Knife In Telly Tirade,” and “[Mills] On The Edge After Rants.”
“The press has the freedom to write whatever they want without consequences,” Heather said.
And she’s doing something to combat that – Heather is lobbying to change the European law, forcing journalists to be responsible for what they write. If they make a front-page mistake, Heather wants a front-page retraction.
“They are ruining my charities,” she said. “They’ve made it impossible to earn any money in the U.K.”
With what Heather claims is a lack of support from Paul, why doesn’t she relocate to America? She was a fan favorite on “Dancing With the Stars.”
“Because even though Paul hasn’t been a good husband, he’s a fantastic father and a child needs their mother and their father,” Heather said.
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