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Oksana Had Lawsuit Ready Against Mel Gibson

7/23/2010 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned ... Oksana Grigorieva had a civil lawsuit prepared and ready to file against Mel Gibson back in May, in the event Gibson failed to negotiate a custody and financial deal she considered fair.

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We've learned during the two day mediation in mid-May,  Eric George, who was Oksana's lawyer at the time, drafted and threatened to file the lawsuit, alleging assault, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

As we first reported, the parties agreed to a $15 million package for Oksana.  When the outline of the agreement was signed, George abandoned the idea of suing. 

Sources say although lawyers on both sides were well aware of the secretly-recorded tapes -- which one source called "the 800 pound elephant in the room" -- the lawsuit George drafted made no specific mention of tapes, nor of Gibson's racially-charged comments.

As a result, the tapes could have been used as leverage to settle the lawsuit after it was filed.  Now that the tapes are out, Oksana has lost a lot of that leverage.

The suit George drafted sought unspecified damages.

Oksana ultimately refused to sign the mediation agreement in its full form ... she says because she didn't want to give Mel unsupervised visitation.  Gibson's lawyers scoffed at the notion that Oksana had a problem with visitation, claiming that after January 6, he had regularly spent time alone with Lucia and she encouraged him to have even more visitation.

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121.

Kay    

I think that they both need to get their heads on straight and quit using that beautiful baby girl against each other. That is sooooooo wrong and disrespectful to the baby! They need the SuperNanny to teach them how to behave! Also, head jobs for men or women hey tart ut lips r big enuf to do both. But with your track record I wouldnt let you touch my **** w a 10 foot pole! Guys, if I were u, I wouldnt let her near my stuff either. Who knows what she will come up with next! You planned this because u know him and Tim are friends and you knew of his temper. Yall made your beds and now you can lie in them and NOT complain bcuz this is on the both of you beasty whoremongers!

1529 days ago
122.

Mimi    

She is using her own child as a pawn. She targets aging actors, get's pregnant, and then milks the guy for all he's worth. Mel is a fighter. She expected him to roll over and play dead. She got that wrong! Also, she has to be pretty stupid because the recordings have already been proven to have been rigged.

1529 days ago
123.

Cindy    

TMZ STOP GIVING HER 15 MINUTES ALREADY. SHE THINKS MEL HAS ISSUES HERS ARE BIGGER!

1526 days ago
124.

redr    

If he wasn't so lustfully blinded and could keep it in his pants he would not be in the situation he is in.

1525 days ago
125.

Reality    

I'm astonished by the ridiculous commentary from people with ZERO knowledge of domestic violence. The question isn't whether Oksana was a gold digger. Mel made his bed with that arrangement so to pretend he didn't understand that arrangement is ignorant. The point is that regardless as to whether or not her motives were questionable in even hooking up and having a child with Mel Gibson, his continual aggressive and absurd behavior speaks for itself....he's abusive. She wouldn't have ANYTHING to hold against him if he was squeeky clean. Is it normal for him to call her 30 times in 10 hours? or say the things he said to her? NO! If the person posting the ridiculous commentary about Oksana had an ounce of education in domestic violance or abuse, they'd realize how completely ignorant their comments were.....why don't you all stop acting like sheep to the first comments...its not cool at all to follow suit with a really uneducated, ignorant point of view. Which of you really thinks Mel is just a victim???? because he's a celebrity and you've watched him movies??? REALLY???? if so, then wake up. He's self indulged and thinks he can buy and own people....Oksana was just a dumb gold digger that thought she could get a free ride from someone rich....THAT DOESNT MAKE THE ABUSE OK.

1525 days ago
126.

Reality    

I'm astonished by the ridiculous commentary from people with ZERO knowledge of domestic violence. The question isn't whether Oksana was a gold digger. Mel made his bed with that arrangement so to pretend he didn't understand that arrangement is ignorant. The point is that regardless as to whether or not her motives were questionable in even hooking up and having a child with Mel Gibson, his continual aggressive and absurd behavior speaks for itself....he's abusive. She wouldn't have ANYTHING to hold against him if he was squeeky clean. Is it normal for him to call her 30 times in 10 hours? or say the things he said to her? NO! If the person posting the ridiculous commentary about Oksana had an ounce of education in domestic violance or abuse, they'd realize how completely ignorant their comments were.....why don't you all stop acting like sheep to the first comments...its not cool at all to follow suit with a really uneducated, ignorant point of view. Which of you really thinks Mel is just a victim???? because he's a celebrity and you've watched him movies??? REALLY???? if so, then wake up. He's self indulged and thinks he can buy and own people....Oksana was just a dumb gold digger that thought she could get a free ride from someone rich....THAT DOESNT MAKE THE ABUSE OK.

1524 days ago
127.

Jack Cook    

Get your self righteous head out of your bum Reality. The way this woman shapes up and by the content of the tapes and their obvious editing its quite obvious she was winding Mel up, and last time I looked that to is abuse.
He made the mistake of falling for her hook line and sinker and now has a huge price to pay, and for what she has done its a shame he didn't knock her teeth out or actually give her a black eye. Right or wrong, man or woman, nobody has the right to do to any other person what this disgusting pig of a gold digger has done. Everything that comes trough on the edited tapes is correct in light of what this thing has done. She deserves nothing that is good.

1522 days ago
128.

Adirah_BiBi    

Oksana is a gold-digging whore! Mel is certainly obligated to support his child ... but not this conniving wench!

1298 days ago
129.

anomnyous    

Oskana is a no good. She used Mel for money and is tearing him
apart. Mel was a fool to fall for this thing.
She is a loser, a con artist alright. Can't stand the sight of her! Wish she would go away.

1298 days ago
130.

zflynn    

Glad to see most realize she's a money grubbing, scheming whore. I hope the courts do as well.

1297 days ago
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