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.
None of you busted bitches know her at all. Just full of hate & jealousy sitting around spewing the ugliest lies about Oksana Baiul. Somebody that never hung out with any of you busted losers. So nobody is taking your posts seriously. Oksana is SOBER and has been so for 14 years & counting. Oksana is not a lesbian she's straight. You stinky ass losers are reeking with hate & jealousy. Because yall can never be woman enough to walk in Oksana's shoes. A tough cookie who pulled herself out of a life of poverty & avoided an existence of white slavery the common fate for an ex-soviet girl of her circumstances. She fought has more will drive and determination than your entire family tree combined. Oksana is suing for whats was stolen from her cause she's a fighter. She owns properties in U.S, Italy, Moscow & Ukraine. She planning her show has a book coming out and other deals in the work. Bow down! Bow you dogs & small time losers, Oksana is doing great and you bums can't handle the fabulousness a bunch of old trolls and haters full of lies skanks hoes.
Bauil's winning skate was not perfection. In fact, she had several major flaws. What she had going for her was the poor orphan angle which was pushed to the nines.
Yeah, but her skate was still better than yours, Nancy and it doesn't change the fact that she still beat your ass.
Seriously though, in the battle between Nancy and Oksana, it was really a choice of which one of them was less tacky. The judges had no choice than to go with the monkey skating to showtunes over the horse skating to Neil Diamond because, tacky on a 16 year old girl is more justifable than on a 25 year old woman .
Yes, yes, the Oksana Baiul greeting cards were a big hit.
Isn't she the one who got caught shoplifting in Atlanta?
TV commentators were salivating over the smug, All-American Kerrigan as if the Gold would be inevitably hers, but thankfully Baiul shattered Kerrigan's golden dreams to smithereens.
[quote]Isn't she the one who got caught shoplifting in Atlanta?
Are you thinking of Olga Korbut?
Nancy Kerrigan is a humorless bitch but she was robbed of the gold medal. Baiul should have been third overall after landing only 3 real triple jumps. Her program was shockingly empty and that the entire judging system was revamped after her joke victory speaks volumes about the controversy of her win.
That homely red faced blogger named Aunt Joyce did not invent the name drunksana. That nickname has been around since at least 1998.
I'm shaking my head over the comments on this thread and how so many queens here are clueless about figure skating elements and actually think that Oksana's long program in 94 was worthy of the gold medal.
Didn't Grishuk steal her (married) partner from his wife and then display his wedding ring on a chain around her neck?
I'm shaking my head that someone Googled Oksana Bauiul and jumped into a year dormant thread to give an impassioned defense of all things great and wonderful about OB.
A year to the day
[quote]I'm shaking my head over the comments on this thread and how so many queens here are clueless about figure skating elements and actually think that Oksana's long program in 94 was worthy of the gold medal.
Nancy Kerrigan was robbed of the a Gold metal from Oksana that year.
[quote]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.
Wow, had no idea she had died.
Oksana Baiul was a beautiful dancer on ice (probably the best of her time), but her jumps were terrible...especially after the Olympics.
r51 must be one of Oksana's drinking buddies.
Well, Nancy did get the Technical Mark over Oksana. Oksana got the Artistic mark and in that sport, that's what breaks the tie (which never really made sense to me considering that, well, this is an athletic competition).
Either way, couldn't stand Nancy and was glad she finished second.
And if we're basing the win on Technical ability, I'm pretty sure Chen Lu's program was more difficult than Nancy's and Oksana's.
[quote]And if we're basing the win on Technical ability, I'm pretty sure Chen Lu's program was more difficult than Nancy's and Oksana's.
Uhm, what have you been smoking?
Of course Ox-Carta can do a triple sowcow, she's the size of a keychain!
How did we never get around to banning figure skating threads?
Banning figure skating threads? What's next, a Cher/Streisand filter?
R72 because Oksana was Judy on ice.
"Fuck Nancy I always rooted for Tanya wish she hadn't got caught though."
I thought all the gays had abandoned me! It's so nice to see a 'nancy care again'.
ESPN is supposed to air new documentary on Tonya and Nancy sometime soon, which will include new interviews with both.
I remember Oksana's orphan story being told throughout the 94 Olympics and I remember that TV movie made about her.
I also remember the press used to push the sob story about Nancy Kerrigan growing up poor. Her dad was the Zamboni operator at a local rink in order to get her free ice time. Then there were the mentions of Nancy's legally blind mother.
Tanya is now a commentator on Tru Tv's WORLD'S DUMBEST series....along with Danny Bonduce, Leif Garrett and a bunch of comedians. She's pretty funny....and it's all ALL THE TIME.
I haven't watched figure skating since I was a kid. Skating fans, are there any current Russian hotmess drama queens worth watching?
R60 = fatface Abomb or one of her pussy-licking GGMB minions.
Even if Nancy won on technical merit, barely I might add, Oksana's technical scores were way too high. She was credited with too many two-footed jumps. The judges who placed her third in the free skate got it right. Her win was a joke and highly political.
[quote]He's adopted, and I bet someone resents that, too.
r32, he was not adopted, he was stolen as a child and sold to the highest bidder.
His birth parents are probably still looking for him if they haven't drank themselves to death yet.
Aunt Joyce at R79, watching Jenny carry you on that little web show you produce is like watching Scary Babs carry Margaglio all over the ice. Now go take your red face and scary eyes somewhere else.
Nicely said r51.
She was the ugly one, right?
Bump for when skating was interesting on and off the ice
I don't know who I hate more Nancy Kerrigan or Julia Roberts.
Actually, Nancy Kerrigan should have won the gold instead of Baiul. Her performance was flawless; Baiul's wasn't. But Baiul was the cutesy "it girl" of skating at the time, so she won.
The same kind of thing happened with Victor Petrenko and Paul Wylie. Wylie skated better, but Petrenko won because he'd come in first in other competitions, so he was considered the "better" skater.
The judging in figure skating competitions is frequently very unfair.
But Kerrigan's skating was sterile, just like her. Kerrigan's program was more difficult and she was rewarded for it. It came down to the Artistic Mark and thats what gave Baiul the edge. Baiul skated with at least some excitement and joy and judges eat that up.
People also forget that Oksana skated that night with a gash in her leg and she was also the reigning World Champion.
Nancy was also a bitch.
They both skated to horrible music.
OB is proof positive that a deluge of Slavtrash washed up on these shores when the Iron Curtian came down.
[quote]People also forget that Oksana skated that night with a gash in her leg and she was also the reigning World Champion.
People don't forget that she had two wobbly footed landings, no triple jump combos, and a crummy spiral.
[quote] It came down to the Artistic Mark and thats what gave Baiul the edge. Baiul skated with at least some excitement and joy and judges eat that up.
The former East German skater Jan Hoffmann gave Baiul the higher artistic score. Still East v. West politics.
The skating community also thought that Baiul was going to be the next Sonja Henie and rack up many Olympic Gold medals and world titles. Injuries, growth spurts, training and addiction issues quickly put an end to that. She pretty much destroyed the relationship she had with her mentors the Petrekeno's and her coach, as well as some of the other Russian's that took her under their wing (Gordeeva).
Baiul actually showed up to a Playboy Superbowl party a few years ago in a attempt to get herself in the magazine like Katarina Witt did in 1998. Witt was paid around $500k plus a percentage of domestic and international magazine sales. She made a fortune doing it, no such luck for Baiul though.