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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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46.

Diane    

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

Posted at 10:42 AM on Sep 16, 2010 by middleagedcrazy

ROFL!

1468 days ago
47.

Sally    

Two JEWISH lawyers...

1468 days ago
48.

moussemaker    

Good for her!!!

1468 days ago
49.

Tellthetruth59    

@Snorty - did you have a point with post #39 or was the last bong hit too long and you lost your train of thought?

1468 days ago
50.

azlee    

I've heard of Horowitz.

1468 days ago
51.

Stupid People Hater    

And in breaking news: Oksana has fired her two new lawyers...

1468 days ago
52.

Krista    

Question: If these attorneys are representing her in all matters, including custody and civil suit, how will the court treat attorneys fees in the custody suit?

Did she consolidate legal teams as a ploy to get Gibson to subsidize her other legal actions against him? Is there a cap on legal fees she can claim in the custody/support case? Or can the attorneys inflate the fees on that case in order to cover her costs on the other?

Could the Judge on the custody/support case reduce or deny all or a portion of her legal fees or adjust them downward due to the other cases?

On civil matters, I know (or think I know) that the Plaintiff can't force the Defendant to pay their fees, and that reimbursement of legal fees is done at judgment.

Perhaps things got ugly because with the attorneys because Oinksana wanted to transfer any remainder of the retainer or possibly have the law firms refund the balance directly to her.

1468 days ago
53.

neither of these two sluts    

SHE'S A RUSSIAN WHORE WHO WANTS TO GET MONEY THE EASY WAY....WISH I COULD BE ON THAT JURY...I'D KNOCK THE BITCH DOWN AND THEN DEPORT HER SKANKY AZZ...NEVER HAVE I SEEN A WOMANS GREED LIKE THIS PIECE OF DOG POOP...PITY THE CHILD...JUST WONDERING WHEN SHE'S GONNA PUT THAT BABY UP FOR SALE ON E-BAY! SHE DESERVES CERVICAL CANCER AND DIE IN THE MOST HORRIFIC WAY! ANY MAN THAT EVEN GOES NEAR THIS WHORE, DESERVES WHAT SHE'LL DO TO THEM. MEN STAY AWAY FROM THIS NASTY RUSSIAN C5NT!

1468 days ago
54.

rg1    

***yawn****

We all knew this crazy bitch was going to pull this out of her azz next.... Thanks for wasting the taxpayers money, loser. Next stop for her better be jail

1468 days ago
55.

realist    

File it by the end of the year? Horse Pucky!! All these law suits can be filed with boilerplate, just change the names, dates and cir***stances. Any legal secretary could have it done by next Monday.

What a Crock!!

Realist

1468 days ago
56.

deanne    

She needs to get over her loser self! Her 15 minutes are Up
TICK TOCK

1468 days ago
57.

Diane    

Fuddyduddy called it right last night on this one.

Shyone, doesn't it seem a little dumb to announce the intention to sue months before you plan on filing? Or are they just hoping the threat is sufficient to get him to pay up?

I hope Mel doesn't cave in after all she has put him through.

1468 days ago
58.

shirleyholmes    

@ Middleagedcrazy

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

They are not the most handsome men on earth, but I guess if they have money, not for long


LOL

1468 days ago
59.

gonesi    

I have now heard of everything!

1. How do you sue for ?defamation? when you are the one doing a taping of a private phone call? Then it is 'leaked' after you put the screws to someone?

2. How do you sue for ?battery? for a bulging blue vein? Shouldn't that suit be against her creator?

3. How do you sue for emotional distress when you are the one that caused the whole thing?

I'm confused!

1468 days ago
60.

Diane    

I think we all need to get together and protest in front of the LA County Court.

1468 days ago
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