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Oksana

Signed, Then Rejected

$15 Mil Deal

7/20/2010 4:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned ... Oksana Grigorieva signed an agreement with Mel Gibson for a $15 million package, which would have kept the Mel tapes secret, but she ultimately walked away from it.

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Sources tell TMZ, during the child custody mediation in May, lawyers for Mel and Oksana worked out a financial deal for Oksana -- she would get a total of $15 mil, which included child support, a house and other assets. 

But sources intimately familiar with the mediation tell us Oksana promised something in return -- that all "evidence" associated with the case remain confidential.

We've learned the "evidence" includes the tapes. Oksana's lawyers had played some, but not all of the tapes for Mel's lawyers.  We're told Oksana's lawyers did not play the tape in which Gibson used the N word and made a reference to "wetbacks."

As one source put it, "The tapes loomed large in the mediation.  The word 'tapes' was never used in the agreement, but it was central to the deal."

Oksana and Mel both signed a "short form agreement" -- a bare-bones contract outlining the broad strokes of the deal. The lawyers then drafted a long form agreement which contained specifics of the deal, but we're told Oksana refused to sign the long form, claiming she felt coerced. 

We're told Mel never paid Oksana under the deal because the short form didn't spell out the specifics of payment and Oksana refused to sign the longer agreement which contained the details.

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46.

timid    

I wonder if she ever thought...Hmmm, my son is 12. That means I'll probably stop getting child support for him when he turns 18. Oh my, that's less than six years away! I don't have a career or job, woe is me. Mel....oh billionaire Melllllllll...(said the spider to the fly)??

1522 days ago
47.

Vogue    

Goes to show, a few words can be a amount to a real mouth full when it comes to pay day. Legally they may have manipulated the deal by not specifically stating tapes in the short contract. It was a contract. Mel's lawyers may have screwed him by not being thorough, and it only took a matter of time for the snake to strike. It's the classic old tale of "volunteer nanny" to predator to rich woman. A Uriah Heep of women. If she weren't a predator, then saying those words would have never surfaced.

1522 days ago
48.

MixedFeelings    

Clearly there are 2 possible scenerios:

1. 15 million was not enough to afford her the lifestyle to pay for expensive things that she wanted: like the dress that he refers to that she had to have. I mean, if Mel Gibson is selling his Lakers box seats and paintings, times are reeaaaallly bad. So, if times were bad for Mel and he was carrying the wallet, she apparently couldn't be content with 15 million after mulling it over for a while. She knew she could get a better deal after thinking about it.

2. He was tormenting her and she just wanted to be left alone and this was the only way to get him away

I'm just not sure at this point which scenerio to believe.

1522 days ago
49.

bagladey    

What kind of greedy pig turns down $15 million of someone else's money that they are in no way entitled to? Mel Gibson still has other financial responsibilites besides this one baby; he still has a wife, and (many) other children and maybe even grandchildren. Does Oksana think she's entitled to an Elin Woods kind of settlement? I hope Oksana gets dealt a swift one.

1522 days ago
50.

Sam    

Gee rejecting 15 million dollars in favor of pressing criminal charges and having her name smeared... that doesn't sond like very good golddigging to me. Maybe this will shut up some of the crazy people calling her names for a while...

1522 days ago
51.

KTD    

So much for her being a gold digger. Good for you, Oksana. Show the world what a s***bag the bigot is.

1522 days ago
52.

Vogue    

Who said "ho ho ho" Merry Christmas!

1522 days ago
53.

Tellthetruth59    

Gee rejecting 15 million dollars in favor of pressing criminal charges and having her name smeared... that doesn't sond like very good golddigging to me. Maybe this will shut up some of the crazy people calling her names for a while...

Posted at 4:06 PM on Jul 19, 2010 by Sam
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She didn't count on people seeing through her fake tapes and her ridiculous post beating pics. She thinks the general public is under the influence of booze like Mel. She rolled a drunk. The public isn't as easily fooled as Mel. Her greed and stupidity got the best of her. She was once a naturallly pretty woman and yet she hacked away at her face until she looked the creature from Alien. She's nuts. She gambled. She lost.

1522 days ago
54.

benice    

there's a blind vice saying that some rich celeb is paying a bunch of people to post nice things about himself and mean things about someone else....hmmm kinda believe it after reading alot of these posts....so says my magic 8 ball too.

1522 days ago
55.

Tellthetruth59    

here's a blind vice saying that some rich celeb is paying a bunch of people to post nice things about himself and mean things about someone else....hmmm kinda believe it after reading alot of these posts....so says my magic 8 ball too.

Posted at 4:10 PM on Jul 19, 2010 by benice
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Darlin, nobody is paying me and I don't need the money. And it wasn't because I hooked up with a rich, angry drunk. Okscammer is a leech and a predator.

1522 days ago
56.

some____guy    

So she played him. That's, in a way, evil and that would have an effect on Mel's reactions to her baiting him. Perhaps her meanness brought out the worse in Mel.

1522 days ago
57.

itsMeAgain    

LOL, this woman wants more than 15 mil ..don't you get it?? there is Civil suits...Punitive Damage. me thinks this gold digger thinks she can get more by attempting to sue him for abuse...she wants him to settle out of course for something more than a mere 15 mil. she doesn't care about anyone but herself. obviously not even her children since she could have avoided all this publicity by accepting 15 mil. her children have to be dragged into this mess now.
what a monster! terrible mother!

1522 days ago
58.

lovethefog    

Who care... is lindsay in jail yet?

1522 days ago
59.

MixedFeelings    

No one is paying me! :(

1522 days ago
60.

areyoukiddingme    

Gee rejecting 15 million dollars in favor of pressing criminal charges and having her name smeared... that doesn't sond like very good golddigging to me. Maybe this will shut up some of the crazy people calling her names for a while...

Agreed. But, it seems, this woman can't do anything right as far as this mob is concerned. I browse for the intermittent sane post like yours. But mainly it's a bunch of nonsensical, accusatory, irrational garbage. It doesn't matter what this woman does, these people will twist it into some evil plot. It's amusing really, the imaginations on some people.

1522 days ago
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