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Oksana Grigorieva's Publicist Jumps Ship

7/28/2010 10:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Oksana Grigorieva's spokesperson is tapping out of her war with Mel Gibson -- and TMZ has learned money played a big role in his departure.

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Depending on who you talk to, Steve Jaffe either quit or was fired from his post as Oksana's PR flack.

We're told there was definitely a money issue -- as in Oksana doesn't have any to pay for Jaffe's services.

Sources close to Oksana say she was not happy with the job Jaffe was doing.  We're told Oksana was especially disappointed with how Jaffe handled the extortion allegations Gibson has made against her.

UPDATE: Jaffe wants to make it clear he was not the dumpee saying, "I've never been fired in the 35 years that I have done this." He confirmed that Oksana is short on funds, but says that was not the reason he quit.

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61.

Pimpcessa    

Wow, Oks is really lowering her standards if she has Bloom repping her. I mean this same woman reps Michael Lohan for christ sake. Way to keep up your standards Oks!

1462 days ago
62.

itsMeAgain    

Lisa Bloom wants this settled so she doesn't have to go to court and have to have everyone on her team lie under oath...PERJURY can we say?

Bloom hopefully knows, oksana has no leg to stand on and as her new attorney, she is trying to intimidate Mel's team but...Mel must have very smart attorneys who have maneuvered him though this mine field thus far...and doing a da*m good job!

let that whore continue to open her big mouth, let her continue this war in public...she may have won a few battles (turning pple against Mel) BUT she will LOSE the WAR!

1462 days ago
63.

HarlotO'Hara    

i'm really surprised that gloria isn't okskank's attorney. is lisa taking over for her mom?

1462 days ago
64.

Tellthetruth59    

Lisa Bloom wants this settled so she doesn't have to go to court and have to have everyone on her team lie under oath...PERJURY can we say?

Bloom hopefully knows, oksana has no leg to stand on and as her new attorney, she is trying to intimidate Mel's team but...Mel must have very smart attorneys who have maneuvered him though this mine field thus far...and doing a da*m good job!

let that whore continue to open her big mouth, let her continue this war in public...she may have won a few battles (turning pple against Mel) BUT she will LOSE the WAR!

Posted at 7:55 AM on Jul 28, 2010 by itsMeAgain
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I don't believe she actually turned people against Gibson. I think the people that always hated him have just been given more "reasons" to hate him. Most people think he was set up and the rest don't care about the entire fiasco. His career will continue after the dust has settled -- as much as the haters like to believe it will not.

1462 days ago
65.

ralph    


Oksana has done irreparable harm to her family.

Mel was experiencing nicotine withdrawal, and that can be every bit as painful as withdrawal from any chemical dependency. Basically, nicotine hooked Mel as tight as alcohol, heroin, or meth can hook other people. The tobacco companies don't want you to know it's possible, but for some people, it is.

No one would release or publish the painful rantings of stars going through drug withdrawal at the Betty Ford Clinic. That is essentially what Oksana is doing to Mel though.

The biggest irony is that Mel wants to quit smoking so he'll be alive when his daughter grows up. Oksana is using the most painful moments of his effort to be a part of Lucia's life (quitting tobacco) to take Lucia away from him.

Most people have to quit several times before they stop completely, so let's hope Mel doesn't get discouraged by all this.

1462 days ago
66.

Cazale    

Exactly, HarlotO'.

Wasn't that Bloom(ing idiot) on CourtTv a lot?
I just can't remeber where I've seen her but know I've seen her before, holding a mic and giving updates. OJ trial? MJ trial?
Then, the next I saw her was a week or so ago, sitting sidesaddle to Michael Lowhand -championing whatever gobbledygook that he was shoveling.
I think it was Larry King.
My point is that she just outed herself and dashed her credibility -even before taking on Ox's extortion attempts.
Bloom(ing idiot) is just in it for some camera time no matter what, this much is clear.
Oxmoron too, what a perfect match .... like a "Double Rainbow" effect.
I can only imagine Mel's reaction to this cartoon pairing like the guy who filmed "Double Rainbow".

1462 days ago
67.

Trish    

Everyone should jump ship on this user. When things settle down, she probably has her sights on her next victim. She better hurry, her ability to get pregnant is dimming as she ages. I wish we knew more on how she used Timothy Dalton. He can't talk, he has to be concerned about his 12 year old son he had with her. She should have taken the 15 million Mel offered when she told him she had him on tape. She is no talent major user and latched on to Mel for $$$$$. I wish they would both get out of the limelight. Feel sorry for the baby and the 12 year old.

1462 days ago
68.

Tellthetruth59    

i'm really surprised that gloria isn't okskank's attorney. is lisa taking over for her mom?

Posted at 7:56 AM on Jul 28, 2010 by HarlotO'Hara
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I wish Gloria Allred would get a damn necklift and quit suffocating behind her collection of turtlenecks. Then I wish she'd go away and build a home high in the mountains for unwanted whores.

1462 days ago
69.

Friend?    

Maybe he wants to save his reputation because the truth will come out eventually and then he´s long gone.

1462 days ago
70.

Winston Court    

Skanks are a dime a doz. No sooner will Mel be done with this one, than the next one will be making plans to set him up; Indeed, without doubt, many skanks already have him in their sights, thinking, "Where she failed, I will succeed." Let's hope Mel has good sense and realizes what he lost when he lost his wife, no matter whose fault made that error.

1462 days ago
71.

barnswella    

Another very laughable moment in all of this. More to come I am sure.

1462 days ago
72.

Jacqueline13    

#74 you are right. He did lose when he left Robyn for this
manipulative, conniving, mousy looking witch! The grass is
not greener on the other side! Besides, who wants to meet
new in-laws, more kids that hate you, go through the motions
of being happy when you're not....this hollywood stuff is
insane. The wives probably have tons of tapes and footage
of their famous husbands buried in the attic for future
use to cash in! Who needs a girlfriend to do the same?
These men should just be single and leave it at that.

1462 days ago
73.

itsMeAgain    

in this country, it takes a lot for a mother to lose the custody of her child though the court system

this skank has proven what a conniving, evil, lying, wannabe to our society...however, we are helpless to help her children since once the dust settles she will still have her kids and continue her life as she has done over the many years trying to latch onto the next victim...

i feel soooo bad for her children...why can't Dalton take his son away, why can't Mel take Lucia, especially once it is proven in the court what a liar she is and all that she has done these past weeks to destroy a man just b/c she does not get what she thinks she deserves...

if it is proven in court beyond the reasonable doubt about her extortion and that she has faked all the pictures and we find out who truly gave everything to RADAR(directly or indirectly), i would hope there would be a chance to take the children away from her. she is a selfish woman as we have seen through her actions and inaction (she stayed with a man supposedly abused her and her child)...

ALL THESE BURNING QUESTIONS AS WELL AS ABOUT SEVERAL OTHERS SUCH AS SUING RADAR, ETC(just to name 1 of many things). MUST BE GOING ROUND AND ROUND THROUGH MEL'S MIND...it is enough to drive anyone insane...

HANG IN THERE MEL, MANY MANY BLESSINGS AND SUPPORT FOR YOU AND YOUR ARMY AND THE BABY LUCIA AND YOUR WIFE ROBYN

1462 days ago
74.

HarlotO'Hara    

Grigorieva has been visiting different attorneys, including Mark Lane, who is a defamation and slander specialist.

http://www.examiner.com/x-39025-Celebrity-Headlines-Examiner~y2010m7d28-Oksana-Grigorievas-legal-team-visits-with-prominent-attorney-Lisa-Bloom

LOL!!!

1462 days ago
75.

Livi    

I don't care WHAT Oksana did...nothing--NOTHING--forgives the way Mel behaved. He's a misogynist and a racist pig. No buttons can be pushed to create that out of nothing. He deserves every bit of what he's getting now.

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