LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Amid the family’s legal battle with their wedding planners, Nicola Peltz’s billionaire father has apparently hired Prince Andrew’s “fierce” lawyer. Nelson Peltz, an 80-year-old businessman, filed a lawsuit last month seeking reimbursement of his $159,000 deposit for alleged ‘mistakes’ in his daughter’s extravagant April 2022 wedding to Brooklyn Beckham. And it’s claimed he’s now hired Marty Singer, who charges $926 an hour, because the lawsuit could do “real damage” to his daughter’s credibility.
The lawyer known as ‘Mad Dog’ is known for representing Hollywood heavyweights such as Charlie Sheen, Bill Cosby and Prince Andrew, reports the Mirror. A source said: “Singer is famous for his pit bull tactics and that’s what Nicola is looking for. This ongoing legal case has the potential to really damage her reputation, and she doesn’t take it lightly, so she called the big guns.” “He’s fierce in legal battles and his reputation precedes him. Hiring him will cost millions, but she and her family believe it’s worth it,” the source continued.
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Who is “Mad Dog” Marty Singer?
Martin Dori Singer, 64, grew up in Brooklyn and works as a janitor in Hollywood for $950 an hour. He’s always available, even when he’s golfing at Brentwood Country Club or on a cruise. Although the competition is fierce, Singer has held the position for at least 30 years.
Singer dominated the field that other lawyers avoided, turning trash into gold more than any other Hollywood lawyer. Singer has seen the proliferation of celebrity coverage from box office to television to Twitter. He has represented many celebrities including Michael Jackson, Tom Hanks, Naomi Campbell, Jim Carrey, Kevin Costner, Liev Schreiber, Celine Dion, Jamie Foxx, Brendan Fraser, James Gandolfini, Anthony Hopkins, Justin Timberlake, Joaquin Phoenix, Stacy Keach, Alicia Keys, Demi Moore, Katy Perry, Brett Ratner, Don Rickles, David O. Russell, Jeremy Piven, Steve Bing, Adam Sandler, Martin Scorsese, according to Vanity Fair.
Attorneys Joel Grossman and Marty Singer attend The Hollywood Reporter’s 4th Annual Top 100 Lawyers Breakfast at the Four Seasons Hotel on July 16, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Previously, Virginia Roberts Giuffre accused Prince Andrew of sexual assault, which landed her in legal trouble. The prince strongly denied Giuffre’s accusations that he sexually assaulted her when she was 17, but nevertheless accepted a payment of $14.4 million.
Brooklyn and Nicola’s marriage trial
Meanwhile, a dramatic new 188-page trial in Florida has exposed all the turmoil surrounding Brooklyn and Nicola’s wedding. The £3million ‘dream wedding’ which brought together the daughter of a billionaire and the son of a sports legend looked perfect on the glossy pages of Vogue magazine. But behind the scenes, Brooklyn and heiress Nicola’s wedding was reportedly so eventful that the bride’s father described it as a “shit show.”
Brooklyn Beckham and wife Nicola Peltz attend the 2022 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2022 in New York City (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Wedding planners Nicole Braghin and Arianna Grijalba were ‘devastated’ earlier this month after billionaire tycoon Nelson Peltz sued for a refund of his $158,848.67 deposit. Peltz claims the two were fired over alleged ‘mistakes’ just weeks before the three-day wedding celebration at the $91.46 million Palm Beach, Florida homestead last April, Daily reports. Mail.
What happened “behind the scenes” at the wedding?
In response, Braghin and Grijalba called Peltz a “billionaire bully” and filed a counterclaim in a Florida court for breach of contract and “interference” in a business deal. They are also seeking compensation from the bride, Nicola, her mother Claudia and designer Rishi Patel, which could amount to hundreds of thousands of pounds, as well as damages of at least $49,339.36.
However, planners who took her place say things quickly went downhill due to chaos that included numerous guest lists and a bride who was apparently “too busy” to make phone calls. Nicole called the wedding planners’ concept of a wedding ring “cheesy” and wanted the lead singer. Braghin and Grijalba said they work 17 hour days to meet their customers’ demands.