WTIC1080

Sports

Oksana Baiul Ordered To Pay Legal Fees In Suit Against TV Network

View Comments
SANTA MONICA, CA - OCTOBER 06: ***EXCLUSIVE*** Figure skater Oksana Baiul performs durring the Frosted Pink Presented by sanofi-aventis and Wachovia Putting Women's Cancer on Ice at the Barker Hangar on October 6, 2007 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Frosted Pink)

SANTA MONICA, CA – OCTOBER 06: ***EXCLUSIVE*** Figure skater Oksana Baiul performs durring the Frosted Pink Presented by sanofi-aventis and Wachovia Putting Women’s Cancer on Ice at the Barker Hangar on October 6, 2007 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Frosted Pink)

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up

NEW YORK (AP) _ A New York judge has ordered figure skater Oksana Baiul to pay legal fees she caused NBC to incur when she sued the company.

In awarding fees of at least $35,000 to NBC Universal Media and NBC Sports Network, Manhattan U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest noted the frivolous nature of the lawsuit the 1994 Olympic gold medalist filed last year.

She says Baiul made “wild claims” she was owed tens of millions of dollars in lost profits after being accidentally mentioned in publicity about a show she did not skate in.

The Ukrainian-born skater had claimed her reputation was damaged because the incorrect publicity resulted in her being labeled a “no show,” making it harder to get work.

Baiul’s lawyer and NBC haven’t returned messages seeking comment.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 794 other followers