LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Now that Paula Jones and her attorneys agree on how to divide her $850,000 settlement from President Clinton, the key remaining question in the sexual harassment case is whether Clinton will be cited for contempt.
The money paid in November was held by the courts when Jones' former and current lawyers disagreed on how it should be divided. The agreement was noted but not detailed in an order entered in federal court Thursday.Jones is to get $200,000. Lawyer Joseph Cammarata said that he and fellow attorney Gilbert Davis would get $350,000 from Jones, who they represented in the earlier stages of the case.
The Dallas law firm of Rader, Campbell, Fisher & Pyke will get $283,000, while the Rutherford Institute, which also assisted her in the lawsuit, will get $100,000, Cammarata said.
The breakdown exceeds the total settlement amount by $83,000; Cammarata said the balance would come from future revenue.
"Some of the money is from future projects (Jones) may have," Cammarata said, citing possible book or movie deals.
U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright is considering a contempt charge against Clinton over remarks he made during sworn testimony in the Jones case about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky. The president said in a 1998 deposition that he did not have a sexual relationship with Lewinsky. He later acknowledged an "inappropriate relationship."