Skating Leged Oksana Baiul: I Got Screwed out of $1 Million Cause My EEEngleeesh, She Is Bad No?
Olympic figure skating legend Oksana Baiul says she should be AT LEAST $1 million richer ... if not for talent agents who took advantage of the fact that she sucks at speaking English ... this according to a new lawsuit obtained by TMZ.
Baiul -- who was born and raised in the Ukraine -- is suing the powerful William Morris Endeavor agency ... claiming they locked her into a series of contracts back in 1994 when she was 16 ... and she didn't understand the paperwork because of her poor grasp of the English language.
In the suit, filed in the L.A. County Superior Court, Baiul claims that because she didn't understand the contracts ... she didn't realize that she had unintentionally allowed WME to distribute portions of her earnings to people with whom she claims she has no relationship.
There's more ... Baiul also claims WME has not paid her in full for her work on several projects -- including the Oksana Baiul Jewelry Collection, various TV specials, greeting cards and two books.
Oksana claims she only realized the misdeeds when she hired a new personal manager in 2011 ... who launched an investigation into her finances.
In total, Baiul says WME owes her more than $1 million in lost earnings and other damages.
Calls to WME have not been returned.
Why do people always put a 'the' before a country's name? It's not 'the Ukraine', it's just 'Ukraine'.
If she was 16, those contracts are voidable once she became 18. If she did nothing upon reaching the age of maturity, she is deemed to have ratified them.
R2, so do you come from United States?
No R4, he is from The America!!
She ees fat cryeemenyul who dreenk Popov wodka straight from jug. I speet upon her from culd maw of SPESS!
She owes it all to Tonya Harding. I wonder if they cut her in for a share.
She should go to work selling reflective numbers to put on mailboxes so you can see them at night.
I'm sure it would make her a fortune.
I always wondered if Surya Bonaly had gotten her shit together, people like Kerrigan and Baiul would have been seriousuly challenged in the rink.
Surya Bonaly was the shit!
I can't help it, I love this unhinged bitch.
I bet she's hell on wheels at the Clinique counter.
Oksana Baiul was heaven on skates that year at the olympics. She blew every other skater before her out of the water, and nobody since can even compare. Yes this includes the annoying horse-faced Kerrigan (hate that bitch) and the just plain weird Kwan. I love Oksana!
And I also can't help but love that hot mess Tonya Harding. Really would love to see her as a judge on a reality show or something.
R4 - it would be more appropriate to say 'the United States' because it's a collection of states. You wouldn't say 'the Alabama' (which is where you're obviously from) would you? Idiot.
[quote] Nancy Kerrigan, Silver & Bronze Medallist, but rich!!
yes, but that's because you fucked your VERY MARRIED AGENT and destroyed his marriage and family. You didn't get rich with your brains nancy. Remember you shooting off your BIG FAT MOUTH at Disney World about how corny you thought it was?
Let's not forget her also mocking Oksana while on mike at the Olympics. Even Jay Leno quipped: "Gee..I thought *Tanya* was the bad one!"
I realize that douchebag is a word mostly used on males but in all honesty, the word that best describes Nancy Kerrigan is douchebag.
[quote] Why do people always put a 'the' before a country's name?
Because it's needed before countries like The Iraq and everywhere like such as.
[quote]She blew every other skater before her out of the water,
But they weren't in the water. They were on top of it.
I loved her equally batshit contemporary, ice dancer Pasha Grishuk, who changed her name from Oksana because she got fed up with people getting them confused. She got into a catfight with Nicole Bobek over a man, and ice-dancing rival Angelika Krylova, who hated her guts, "accidentally" ran into her and slashed her arm with a skate blade during a practice session. She also did a cringe-worthy, cut-rate Marilyn impersonation for a puff piece during the 1998 Olympics.
Russians are fucking crazy.
She's just going to cry again.
Saying r6's post out loud is fun
Let's not forget Nancy's brother killed her father. *snort* And they call me the white trash skater.
It was always the "bad girl" skaters (Tonya, Oksana, Bobek, Bonaly & Midori Ito) that I worshipped and loved.
Loved Tonya winning gold at Nationals. While Kerrigan & Kristi Yummycoochie did their best ballet, Tonya skated her ass off to the Batman theme and forced those judges to give her gold when she landed that triple axle. It was awe-inspiring!
And who could forget Midori skating OUT OF THE RINK!
Sorry, Tonya. You're still ice skating's reigning queen of trailer trash.
Bring it on, bitch!
Oksana Baiul was INCREDIBLE! Don't know why people are trashing her here. Why would anyone here be surprised that these leeches took advantage of a teenager who couldn't even speak the language? It happens to adult celebs (singers, athletes, actors) all the time.
She's being trashed because she's a total mess, not because she got ripped off.
Let's not forget Nancy's brother killed her father. *snort* And they call me the white trash skater. Tanya
Yeah remember after the incident when she was busted talking shit at Disneyland to the Goofy about having to show up for charity. It was on Hardcopy or current event.
Fuck Nancy I always rooted for Tanya wish she hadn't got caught though.
Oksana Baiul was INCREDIBLE!
I'm shocked she not a Gay icon
Oksana Baiul, Surya Bonaly, and Tai Babilonia stood out from the rest and had their own style.
Why do you people keep turning this back on me! WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY!!
My knee hurts
All Slavs are fucking crazy. My partner's mother is from a big "Vampire Country" family, and they think EVERYONE has somehow cheated them. (He's adopted, and I bet someone resents that, too.)
They're such a scream! I love their annual airing of every fucking grievance ever.
My ancestors are all Slavic, R32, and I can attest to the fact that, yes, there's a lot of batshit craziness. A lot of it is because of the amount of alcoholism, and another is the actual incidence rates of mental health disorders (they're a bit higher in that part of the world). The one thing I always hated about my relatives, and still do, is how they all act like their shit don't stink, as well as how snobby and classist they can be. I've had family from here go to places like Ukraine, and if you don't have something nailed down, then count on it getting stolen. I don't even admit to my ancestry, really. I wasn't born over there, thank God.
Obviously, she is still crazy, but is she still a dyke?
Kira Ivanova, who won the bronze in Sarajevo in 1984 and the silver at Worlds in 1985, became a hopeless alcoholic and was found stabbed to death in her apartment in 2001.
She's one of my fave bad taste, vulgar Russians. She went through a period when she insisted on being called "Pasha", and whenever there was a media piece on her it entailed following her to some upscale boutique where she would say shit like "I speak fluent Italian, I know Gucci and Versace" then she'd model some hideous outfit.
R36, I think you're talking about Oksana "Pasha" Grishuk. See R19.
She really did have the most vulgar taste in clothing. With that odd little monkey face, she was the oddest looking thing around.
She was such a drama queen in a very quirky way, and I think it predates her alcoholism. She seems to be one of those people who are totally nuts even without alcohol.
We used to laugh about how she always had some catastrophe befall her right before all of her performances. What are the odds of that happening every time?
She's making excuses for her alcoholism. Had she gotten sober, she'd have her affairs in order. Most of her problems can all be related back to the drink. The one upside to the alchy personality is the inner drive and perfectionism that is evident in childhood and only later if they get sober. Drunks are usually the best at everything when sober, that's the real tragedy behind the disease.
She from Ukraine not Russia. You are all raceest!
While she probably is a self pitying drunk, I vaguely remember her story from the Olympics and it was a sad one - mother died, abandoned by her father & "adopted" by this coach that looked like John Madden in drag. She probably has no education and because she has no real support system, she's probably easy to dupe if she thought you cared about her. Her career is long over, so what other options does she have than to go back to the only places she can to get money. Kerrigan had a loving and supportive family and at least some education so comparisons to her probably aren't fair.
Grishuk's cuntiest comment:
"I am not the criminal Oksana!"
True, but beyond bitchy.
[quote]yes, but that's because you fucked your VERY MARRIED AGENT and destroyed his marriage and family. You didn't get rich with your brains nancy. Remember you shooting off your BIG FAT MOUTH at Disney World about how corny you thought it was?
Ain't my fault Oksana fucked all the wrong people and her Ukrainian ass is BROKE!!!
Too bad none of Oksana's married men wanted to hang around long enough to marry her. Boo-hoo.
They probably got a good look at her when she lifted her face up from their crotches.
Oksana is really ugly.
At the Aunt Joyce's Ice Cream Stand's website, she is nicknamed Drunksana...how cruel.
[quote]They're such a scream! I love their annual airing of every fucking grievance ever.
They are passed down in my family from generation to generation.
r37 happy birshday to you.
Bitch is tacky and delusional.
So basically Pasha is Nicki Minaj to Oskana's Lil Kim.
[quote] All Slavs are fucking crazy.
Anybody else remember the Russian chick on The Real World Miami back in the '90s? I think her name was Flora. She was the only memorable thing that season, mainly because of how truly nuts she was.
It all would have been a different story if she was a beauty. A life as a former Olympian and beauty is a different story. You need to add in how Oskie changes into psychopath when drunk and the end of a fairytale is imminent. Not beautiful enough to make a man stay is her problem, You know how it goes.