Liam Gallagher has reportedly offered an out-of-court settlement to Liza Ghorbani, the mother of his two-year old daughter.
Gallagher is reported to have offered the financial lump sum to journalist Ghorbani yesterday (March 25), one day before his legal team were scheduled to attend court in Manhattan in the ongoing dispute over financial support for their daughter.
Page Six reports that Gallagher will pay an amount “in excess” of the $5,000 (£3,300) a month payments he already makes.” Gallagher’s New York attorney Raoul Felder confirmed that an offer has been made to Ghorbani. “A settlement has been offered. We hope to announce it to the court first thing on Thursday.”
Ghorbani is said to be considering the offer, with her own lawyer, Ira Garr, confirming to the publication: “I believe there will be a settlement. My client is sleeping on it.” The settlement will be handed to preceding Judge Laura Drager today (March 26).
So far, Gallagher has only flown to America for one child support hearing. In January, he was fined £3,300 by Judge Drager, who said Gallagher’s doctor’s note detailing the singer’s anxiety and depression was not sufficient reason for him not being present.
Ghorbani, a journalist for publications including Elle and The Wall Street Journal, began an affair with Gallagher after she first interviewed him for The New York Times in 2010 and gave birth to a daughter, Gemma, in January 2013. Gallagher was living with wife Nicole Appleton, the mother of his 12-year-old son Gene, when news of Ghorbani’s claims were revealed. The couple have subsequently split, and Ghorbani previously filed a £2million lawsuit against the singer for child support.
Gallagher recently posted a photo of himself holding a backstage pass to one of his brother Noel’s concerts. Liam Gallagher posted the image to his Twitter account, followed by the caption: “Keeping it in the family…LG x”
Recently, Noel Gallagher said his younger sibling Liam should make a solo album and “put his balls on the line”.