Laurence Fishburne Secretly Footing Montana's Legal Bills In Violent Assault Case

Even though Laurence Fishburne is not speaking to his porn star daughter Montana, he is secretly footing her legal bills, TMZ reports.

Laurence has hired Lohan lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley to represent Montana - but not in connection with her sex tape or 2009 prostitution bust.

Holley is reportedly representing Montana in an an ongoing assault with a deadly weapon case. Montana was arrested in February for breaking into the home of her boyfriend's ex, dragging the woman into the bathroom and violently assaulting her.

The next hearing in the battery case is set for Wednesday.