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Oksana Grigorieva Will Sue Mel Gibson

9/16/2010 2:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Oksana Grigorieva will file a lawsuit against Mel Gibson alleging -- among other things -- battery, emotional distress and defamation ... TMZ has learned.

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Sources tell us Oksana has hired Martin Garbus and Daniel Horowitz  ... two formidable lawyers who have been around the block in celebrity cases. Garbus has defended Robert Redford, Al Pacino, and Spike Lee -- and both he and Horowitz rank among America's top litigators.

We're told Garbus and Horowitz will represent almost all things Oksana -- they will be her reps in connection with the domestic violence investigation as well as the extortion probe.

In addition to the civil suit, we're told Garbus and Horowitz will represent Oksana in her music career -- specifically, they will challenge Gibson, who they claim is blocking the release of Oksana's music.

As for the civil battery case against Gibson -- sources tell us the plan is to file it by the end of the year.



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31.

Krista    

ROFLMAO! This just gets better and better. She doesn't need a team of attorney's what she needs is someone proficient in miracles.

This could get interesting because it could open the door to a counter suit. What is she going to do? Blame Mel for public opinion and claim that all of us on TMZ are paid posters?

How exactly did Mel defame her? I can't find one quote from Gibson where he bad mouthed her (if anyone has one, please share). Yet Mel's reputation was decimated by tapes she made and should not have left her possession.

I'm grabbing the popcorn.

1407 days ago
32.

Diane    

Defamation of character? What character? You have got to be kidding. Now these are sleazy lawyers.

Mel hasn't said a word. She has defamed herself and him. Cuckoo.

DEPORT THIS SLEAZY MONEY GRUBBING HOOKER!!!! Enough of the waste of United States citizens dollars on the frivolous abuse of our judicial system by this damn foreigner.

1407 days ago
33.

Hussie    

Haiku of the day -

Let's see...
Can't support HER child, demands more $$$ from Mel...
Doesn't get more $$$ from Mel, yet hires "Elite" lawyers?...
Lawyers who, and I'll quote - "will represent Oksana in her music career"...
Poor Oksana...

1407 days ago
34.

Bobby    

25.

Wrong bobby. Mel only pays on the custody part.

Posted at 10:27 AM on Sep 16, 2010 by Sam
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ah ok gotcha i thought it was for all legal costs.i know one lawyer got fired because he wouldnt turn over the money mel paid him for the case so i figured she would get more lawyer fees on this one to.

1407 days ago
35.

Areader    

Two things come to mind, Mel Gibson certainly hurt himself with his racist rants and Oksana Grigorieva is a calculated gold digger!

1407 days ago
36.

Bobby    

it is sickening i live very close to NYC and it is costly to live here but here 5 k even if i didnt work would be living high on the hog.is it me or does she have the eyes and facial structure of a lil gray alien?

1407 days ago
37.

Sorntolc    

Horowitz must be due for some sort of punishment from God because he just took on a sociopath for a client. When it's over he'll change his name to Horrorwitless. She'll addle his dam.n brain and he'll have PTSD... and maybe herpes.

Posted at 10:31 AM on Sep 16, 2010 by Tellthetruth59

DEPORT THIS SLEAZY MONEY GRUBBING HOOKER!!!! Enough of the waste of United States citizens dollars on the frivolous abuse of our judicial system by this damn foreigner. Mel hasn't said a word. She has defamed herself and him. Cuckoo.

Posted at 10:35 AM on Sep 16, 2010 by Diane

This could get interesting because it could open the door to a counter suit. What is she going to do? Blame Mel for public opinion and claim that all of us on TMZ are paid posters?

How exactly did Mel defame her? I can't find one quote from Gibson where he bad mouthed her (if anyone has one, please share).

Posted at 10:33 AM on Sep 16, 2010 by Krista

1407 days ago
38.

christy    

man I feel sorry for mel... this has got to be SO stressful
every day a new problem and knowing it is not going to end
any time soon. I feel stressed in my job, but he must be
ready to have a heart attack or stroke.

1407 days ago
39.

shirleyholmes    

TMZ: the plan is to file it by the end of the year


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The end of the year? After Xmas?

My guess is she probably hopes that by getting these words out
now, Santa will be coming along with a BIG BAG OF MONEY

1407 days ago
40.

Diane    

All those Russian women wanting to marry American men can kiss their dreams goodbye after this twit.

1407 days ago
41.

sharon    

ROTFLOL !!!! Ok, now she has completely lost it. I hope these new lawyers have a full supply of extenzes because that's the only way she can pay them..

1407 days ago
42.

middleagedcrazy    

Table Open For Bets Now --

How long can ANY of these new lawyers keep her mouth shut?

One week, two weeks, three weeks, a dollar,,
Anybody believe it, stand up and hollar!

Tee hee

1407 days ago
43.

shyone    

You do not know her motives any more than I do, but at least I judge based on the evidence I have and not by the evidence I WANT to be there.

Posted at 10:25 AM on Sep 16, 2010 by Sefa

She told us her motives herself in the recordings:

You're gonna pay, boy are you gonna pay.

1407 days ago
44.

Tellthetruth59    

Martin Garbus = Fartin' Gasbus

...or Gasbag.

Your choice.

1407 days ago
45.

azlee    

so what happened to the last attorney?

1407 days ago
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