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Oksana Grigorieva Switches Lawyers

9/14/2010 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned Oksana Grigorieva has officially switched lawyers in her custody war with Mel Gibson.

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We've learned Oksana signed a retainer agreement this afternoon, officially hiring Sorrell Trope to replace her existing family law attorneys.

Trope's firm has represented all sorts of A-list celebrities -- including Anna Nicole Smith and Britney Spears.

So far, Oksana has not been able to squeeze an extra penny out of Mel in family court -- she's still getting $5,000 per month in child support plus housing expenses.

This is the second time Oksana has switched legal teams since her custody war with Gibson fired up.

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91.

ScroogeMcDuck    

Deport this gold digger already.
It's a BABY. There's no reason you need more than 5k a month unless you're wanting money for yourself. Dumb bi*ch.

1499 days ago
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Muppet    

I agree Sweetheart they must be bailing on her for a reason. You'd also think with all those lawyers they could shut the family up wouldn't you? Her father speaking of rats etc. and her returning to Dalton?? They're all delusional!!! The old apple didn't fall far from the tree with Oksana did it?

1499 days ago
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voice of reason    

@Muppet she probably has no problem sleeping as her conscience never seemed to develop....she seems to think this whole world was made for her use.

Posted at 5:17 PM on Sep 13, 2010 by Diane

I think at night when she's home alone her conscience would probably creep up on her. IMO at some point the fact that she could be charged with extortion and go to jail has to play on her brain. I personally hope it does for the sh*tstorm she brought upon Mel and her children.

Posted at 5:51 PM on Sep 13, 2010 by Muppet


Muppet

You're being too kind in assuming she has a conscience.
We have seen no sign of it in this inferno she has created, especially when she has gone so far as to use her children to advance her cause!

1499 days ago
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Tellthetruth59    

The TMZ tapes w/Harvey were interesting to say the least. I could sense Harvey's frustration (watch his body language) and found it rather intriguing how many times he said to the chubby guy, "I KNOW this!" Particularly when he is talking about the $15 mil and the negotiations being all about the tapes from the very beginning. Watch the tapes if you have a second. They are worth it.

1499 days ago
95.

NRE    

can we deport her back to russia and be done with it all?

1499 days ago
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shyone    

The following question has been posed:

What I also don't understand is why the DV "was disposed of" in the mediated settlement (shyone, maybe you can answer ?) If allegations of DV were made, shouldn't the lawyers have alerted the sheriff's office ?

IMO -- The mediation settlement resolved tort personal injury claims between OG and MG -- the civil lawsuit prepared by Eric George to be filed against MG if settlement was not reached.

No mediation settlement could resolve any criminal charges which might be brought against either MG (for domestic violence) or against OG (for extortion, illegal recording, etc.)

I know of no obligation for OG's or MG's lawyer to report to the police any claims which OG may have made at mediation or in any other forum that she was physically or emotionally abused by MG. The provisions of the California Penal Code that require health care providers to report domestic violence and child abuse do not apply to non-health care professionals.

JMO.

1499 days ago
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wondering    

to all who are pro oksana ....sunset, amba, snorty, and all the others ....before flinging your ignorant statements in here go watch todays tmz live it lays it all out in plain english ...... and even the slower people like Scotty can understand.. ...well maybe not scotty.... cause they don't use big pictures with cute little fuzzy animals to dazzle him with...

1499 days ago
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Muppet    

Muppet

You're being too kind in assuming she has a conscience.
We have seen no sign of it in this inferno she has created, especially when she has gone so far as to use her children to advance her cause!


Posted at 6:00 PM on Sep 13, 2010 by voice of reason

Good point Voice. You're correct she hasn't given a whiff of thought to how this affects her children or their futures. To me that is even worse than what she is doing to Mel. He's an adult and has been put through his fair share of crap already so he knows how to deal with it. These children will suffer for years. Her son will stick by her now as he's young, but in a few years I think she'll suffer the consequences for this. It'll be like backdraft from a fire when he let's this all out in her direction. I hope she is prepared for that.

1499 days ago
99.

Shuffle Demon    

see ya KB

1499 days ago
100.

TMZ Staff    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1ISnRalDYs

1499 days ago
101.

Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

I've been wondering: In Russia when a guy gets a woman pregnant, even though they don't/never did live together is she considered tantamount to a wife? Does she have rights according to the law? Is he obligated to pay for her upkeep above and beyond the babies?

1499 days ago
102.

rg1    

Go away, Oxyboinky.... go far away, preferably by being hauled away in handcuffs.....

****Team Mel******

1499 days ago
103.

rg1    

She can change lawyers everyday, doesn't change the fact that she is a gold-digging piece of sh*t.... Good luck trying to convince the judge otherwise, Oinky. You'll need it.

1499 days ago
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Shuffle Demon    

102.
to all who are pro oksana ....sunset, amba, snorty, and all the others ....before flinging your ignorant statements in here go watch todays tmz live it lays it all out in plain english ...... and even the slower people like Scotty can understand.. ...well maybe not scotty.... cause they don't use big pictures with cute little fuzzy animals to dazzle him with...

Posted at 6:07 PM on Sep 13, 2010 by wondering

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wondering You are starting to sound like me, Liked the fuzzy animals bit...lol

1499 days ago
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Shuffle Demon    

99.
The TMZ tapes w/Harvey were interesting to say the least. I could sense Harvey's frustration (watch his body language) and found it rather intriguing how many times he said to the chubby guy, "I KNOW this!" Particularly when he is talking about the $15 mil and the negotiations being all about the tapes from the very beginning. Watch the tapes if you have a second. They are worth it.

Posted at 6:02 PM on Sep 13, 2010 by Tellthetruth59

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Fiddle..I think Harvey would love to tell what he REALLY thinks of all this, but even he know's that OPxsanity would be running to sue him, But you know he has heard the real details that we all are dying to know....

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