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Richard Simmons Refuses to Pay $221k to National Enquirer for Legal Fees

By TheBlast Staff

Richard Simmons is balking at the idea that he should have to cough up $221,000 to the magazine who claimed he was becoming a woman.

The famed fitness guru sued American Media, the company behind National Enquirer, over a 2016 story claiming Simmons was transitioning into a woman. Simmons' lawsuit was thrown out last August and he was later ordered to pay American Media's legal bill.

According to documents obtained by The Blast, Simmons is looking to get out of paying the giant $221,888 tab. He claims the legal bill submitted by the defendants is based on an excessive number of hours and duplicative work.

At the least, Simmons says, the amount requested should be greatly reduced.

A judge has yet to rule.


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