How many special people change: Liam Gallagher, one metric half of the English straight-to-karaoke band Oasis, has improved his look since last we heard from him (1995) and now appears to be one fit bloke. Good on you, mate. What Gallagher appears to not be, however, is a good dad to his two-year-old daughter Gemma, who he has never seen.
Page Six reports on Gallagher's inability to perform basic duties as a father, which include showing up to court. Someday you will find him caught beneath the landslide . . . but you will not find him at a child support hearing:
The "Wonderwall" singer was due to appear for a child-support hearing with Gemma's mother, journalist Liza Ghorbani, in Manhattan on Jan. 12. But he didn't show up, claiming in a doctor's note that he was "anxious and depressed," and was fined $5,000 by Justice Laura Drager.
Mate! That's crackers!
"Mr. Gallagher has been given every opportunity to do the right thing by my granddaughter. He has had plenty of time to do so voluntarily, but unfortunately, he has failed. Instead, Mr. Gallagher's adviser continues to spread misinformation . . . Blaming our side for the lack of settlement while knowing full well that they are the ones who are continually delaying.
"If Mr. Gallagher had "always accepted responsibility" for Gemma, as his advisor has falsely asserted, there would not have been any need for legal action to begin with.
That said, no matter how long it takes, we will do whatever is necessary to ensure that Mr. Gallagher will be a responsible father to Gemma."
By now, Liam should've somehow realized what he's got to do. Gallagher's lawyer claims that all is tickety-boo between the families and that Gallagher has performed his duty, but Gemma's grandfather's sharp words prove that someone is looking back in anger.
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