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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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91.

Genna    

Hi Curious and Bruno! 86

This is reverting back, in part, to the civil suit Eric George had planned back in May before OG flip-flopped.

1498 days ago
92.

meme    

I hope he counter-sues for extortion.

1498 days ago
93.

Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

Tell, that's not snorty. It's sweets. She was on last night using a bunch of different names. Trust me, it's sweets.

1498 days ago
94.

Curious    

Honestly, I think this was the plan all along. She just got side tracked by a lawyer that told her she should try for a criminal case first to bolster her story.

Posted at 11:09 AM on Sep 16, 2010 by Bruno
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I think you're right, she did have Attorney George draw up a draft. That one got ditched when she signed the short form.

I guess these high power lawyers see some way of making the civil case stick in some way. But if she gets charged with extortion, I bet that's gonna put a huge dent in her credibility as a DV victim for a civil suit.

1498 days ago
95.

middleagedcrazy    

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?
Posted at 10:41 AM on Sep 16, 2010 by Bobby
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TOO funny. ROFLMAO!!!!

Why didn't any of us smart people see that resemblance before? That gray alien (came in Happy Meals too) with its message of enlightenment, love and control. I loooove science fiction -- probably why I am hooked on this saga.

Tee hee

1498 days ago
96.

kpacota    

Well, they must be the stupidest attorneys in Hollywood.

How many weeks before she "fires them?"

I'd bet there will be no suit. That this is really hiring big guns to keep her out of jail on the extortion. She's desperate and that case is proceeding.

They're announcing offensive legal action because it sounds better than saying "She's going down and we're her last hope to keep her out of an orange jump suit."

1498 days ago
97.

Curious    

Hiya Genna!
Ain't this fun =D

1498 days ago
98.

Diane    

I thought she said she didn't want any money? It was all for the life of her child.

Would Oksana lie? Her nose is getting so long she is going to need one of those rolling carts to take it along with her.

Seriously, they must be hoping for a quick hit as no attorney in his right mind would want to put this woman on the stand. Not only is she uncontrollable, she isn't sympathetic.

1498 days ago
99.

gonesi    

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

Posted at 10:43 AM on Sep 16, 2010 by shyone
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That's AFTER she was abused was it not? And how the hell is saying that a bad thing? If someone punched me and abused me mentally and physically, I would want him/her to PAY, that's not an evil / unethical thing to do.

Posted at 11:00 AM on Sep 16, 2010 by Sefa
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Sefa, if she was really afraid of him, she wouldn't be talking to him that way. So many women have been hit and they know this.

I've also read that she made fun of him in front of friends. One reporter stating that at a party she is on a balcony and yells out at him below in a room full of people, "you need more hair transplants". That isn't the mark of a frighten woman. That is mark of a overbearing, self absorbed, narcistic, bitch.

The experts have already stated the tapes were doctored, now it is being stated the police feel the pictures were too.

What you have is 'fixed' evidence given to police. I think that is against the law.

1498 days ago
100.

Genna    

@Shyone

Thanks for the information. I think most of us are aghast at how she can possibly make the claims she is against Mel...it was her actions, and her actions alone, that have damaged her reputation.

1498 days ago
101.

Bruno    

Is this why she fired her defense attys? She needed the money to hire these guys?

1498 days ago
102.

Steve    

Isn't releasing audio tapes of Mel Gibson defamation to him? Since he might never work again because she recorded and released those tapes

1498 days ago
103.

Zooma Zoom    

This i8s not funny
This is sick :(

She need to be locked up in some place (Rose garden?)
NO. Rose Garden is Private Clinic. And probably cost a fortune.
Send her to Saint Elizabeths Public Hospital in DC

1498 days ago
104.

Gene    

Just a few Questions:
IF Mel Gibson were to die, say of a Sudden Coronary Death, would Oksana be able to:

1. Get anymore money?
2. Sue Mel Gibsons' estate?
3. Continue her lawsuit, even after death?

I know these are morbid questions, but just curious. Any legal eagles out there have the answers?

1498 days ago
105.

Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

WHat the hell are these guys thinking:

She was fine and happy in many pics with Mel as late as what? Feb? They official parted in April. That leaves March. What was Mel doing in March? Wasn't he in Mexico or something?

Defamation:SHE"S the one that has defamed herslef! (crazy bitch....)

Battery: Well the DV thing sure didn't pan out. What does she think she's got??

Emotional Distress: yeah, I bet she is distressed--over not getting big money and she's done that to herself.


So what can these lawyers be thinking? Can she possbily have 'proof' she didn't submit to LE before? Oh come on--we know she surely did, but wouldn't that be illegal for her to not submit all evidence??

Crazy bitch.

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