Actor Stephen Collins and his wife of 27 years, Faye Grant, were scheduled to face off Wednesday in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom for a divorce trial that was likely to be laced with ugly details.
But in the hours leading up to the trial, attorney Larry Ginsberg was granted a request to be removed as Grant’s lawyer and the case was postponed until January.
In court documents, Ginsberg cited a “breach” in his billing agreement with Grant, as well as “an irremediable breakdown in the attorney-client relationship.”
Ginsberg also said Grant needed time to respond to a claim filed by Collins last week seeking nearly $1 million in future lost earnings, resulting from the public release of an audio recording last month in which a man whom police believe to be Collins confessed to sexually abusing three underage girls. Collins contends that Grant leaked the recording.
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