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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.


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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@530 Oksana Meets with Top Family Law Attorney

Since Attorney George had a civil suit for DV made out, what might have occured to prevent Miss Oksana following up on that rather than make a criminal case out of it?

Posted at 8:48 AM on Sep 12, 2010 by Curious

IMO OG hasn't filed the civil case because she signed a settlement agreement that disposed of that case.

If an attorney filed the civil case, it would be dismissed based on the settlement agreement and MG's attorney fees for appearing and getting it dismissed would be awarded to him against OG and the lawyer who filed it for her.

No reputable lawyer will file a suit that was settled already -- the personal risk to the lawyer is too great.

Obviously Eric George didn't file it because he considered it was settled.

Is this language understandable? Let me know if it isn't and I'll try to explain in another way.

Posted at 9:02 AM on Sep 12, 2010 by shyone

Posted at 11:45 AM on Sep 16, 2010 by fuddyduddy
________________________________________________________________ why do you think Garbus and Horowitz are involving themselves?

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