from www.TMZ.com – Male porn star Lexington Steele is being accused of screwing over his legal team by not paying up on an $85,000 bill … TMZ has learned.
According to a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, the suit is a long time coming … because the legal firm of Wasserman, Comden, Casselman & Esensten claims the money Steele owes them is from all the way back in 2008.
It’s unclear why it took so long for the law firm to cock back and fire off the lawsuit, but now they claim Steele owes them $85,213.68 plus four years worth of interest (and at least a grand in attorneys’ fees).
Calls to Steele were not returned.
Update from www.xbiz.com: TMZ said Steele hadn’t returned their phone calls for comment, but Steele disputes the story, and said that he never heard from TMZ. He told XBIZ it was more about the reporting of public information “in a manner TMZ has become known for.”
“The firm successfully defended me in 2010. I was awarded a sum of money. The award was paid directly to the firm towards the outstanding balance of legal fees. Including my continued payments made towards the balance, the balance remains open. The firm is taking steps to recover the remaining balance,” Steele said.
Steele recently appeared as Nick Fury in Vivid Entertainment’s “AvengersXXX: A Porn Parody” directed by Axel Braun.
He’s also a co-host for this year’s Urban X Awards scheduled for July 21.