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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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91.

Jacqueline13    

...and she's not that generous to part with her money to try
to sue. These are our opinions and OX - you started it.

1359 days ago
92.

Trish    

Let's start a petition to have her and her sister Natalie sent back to Russia. How did she get here to begin with, our immigration policies evidently let anyone in. She is the biggest user and so she succeeded, with his help, of taking down one of our most famous actors. She will rule the day she didn't take the 15 million she tried to extort from Mel, because in the end she may only end up with half of that (once she pays her lawyers and pr staff).

1359 days ago
93.

Pimpcessa    

Tellthetruth59 "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."
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I totally agree. But the person who released these tapes also added a few more to the list of Mel haters, being that he negatively spoke of blacks, mexicans and of course the female groups. The release of these tapes helped bring more people into the party. If you hated Mel, what better way to hurt him than public opinion = box office draw = $$$$$$$$$, cha ching.

1359 days ago
94.

Bill D.    

That skank set Mel up - end of story.

1359 days ago
95.

HumanNature    

THE TITANIC IS GOING DOWN!!!!

1359 days ago
96.

ForTheRecord    

What does she need a spokesperson for? Ahhhh....to make up crap and do your dirty work. Like the "Mel is going to kneecap Harvey" story and personally deliver it to Harvey? How about the 'knocked out my teeth' story that ended up being veneers came off? Or the 'bruise on the baby's face' story that turned out to be a rash pimple? How about the 'Mel didn't give me any money' story that turned out that she walked away from 15 million. Of course there is the sale of the tapes to Radar Online. You need someone else to do that so that you can say, "I did not do it." Maybe Jaffe was beginning to feel like a fool and left before the truth hit the fan.

1359 days ago
97.

Jacqueline13    

#96 - Where do we sign? Besides the tabloids love us, we tell
it like it is for free. It's great.

1359 days ago
98.

ouy    

now wait a minute.' Seems as if anything will spawn a suit. ANYTHING. Lets say "Particluar women" will go after any lead that may end in money. Now is that a sueable comment???? I need to consult my Laywer and Pronto!! It to me seems like an analysis? Is this prohibited in America?? To discuss options?

1359 days ago
99.

Livi    

I find it interesting how many people support Mel AND can't spell. Hmmm...

1359 days ago
100.

Jacqueline13    

#102 (Livi) are you related to Ox?

1359 days ago
101.

barnswella    

#104 Amagod on Radar was hinting that she was going to sue people for making slanderous internet comments and warned everyone to stop or they could be sued. Then he backed off a bit and said that only those who were being paid to post were at risk of this lawsuit.

Posted at 8:25 AM on Jul 28, 2010 by Tellthetruth59

amagod is slipping, she was at her best when she was in a fight with tomax and all his aliases.

Posted at 8:28 AM on Jul 28, 2010 by HarlotO'Hara

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NO ONE posting on a blog is going to get sued, or taken to court. Even if people were being paid, it's not going to happen. ...and no one is getting paid one bit!

That "gonna sue" crap is pure B.S. I saw that amagod crap too and figured it was a 12 year old.

1359 days ago
102.

barnswella    

#100
The ugly old man has come out of hiding.
He's been seen on the streets trolling
for hookers.

Posted at 8:23 AM on Jul 28, 2010 by anon
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...and how much did you tell him YOU charge? 10 bucks?

1359 days ago
103.

Me    

Well, all the newest tapes do is verify that exactly what Mel thought from the beginning, that she only used him for his money, and as soo as it started drying up, she took off. Must have been right after his divorce settlement with Robyn. All Mel is doing is yelling what is the truth. She used him for his money. And still have not heard anything about him complaining that she smiled at the gardener. He complains that she is not a willing participant in the tree ceremony, and seems to not take is seriously, and not appreciate it. I dont hear the mention of her smiling at the gardener ?? Wonder who made that one up, Ok$ana or ROL !

Mel is only telling it like it is !

Team Mel !!

1359 days ago
104.

itsMeAgain    

Being a Russian(not referring to ALL Russians) perhaps she doesn't understand the freedom of speech??

No one has to pay me for my opinions esp when there is INJUSTICE involved with trying to destroy a man's life and his "ARMY" children.

YEP SHE WILL RUE THE DAY SHE BEGAN ALL THIS! Mel...PLEEEEASE MAKE HER PAY!! just hold onto Lucia's inheritance until she is old enough to handle them herself and do not allow that skank to get near it!

1359 days ago
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Tellthetruth59    

I find it interesting how many people support Mel AND can't spell. Hmmm...

Posted at 8:43 AM on Jul 28, 2010 by Livi
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I find it interesting how many people support Oksana and can't smell a rat.

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