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Oksana Arrives in Court with New Lawyer

9/17/2010 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Oksana Grigorieva just arrived at the courthouse with her new lawyer, Sorrell Trope.

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Our sources say Trope just filed substitution of attorney documents -- which officially makes Trope Oksana's lawyer in her custody war with Mel Gibson.

We're told one of the issues before the court today -- whether Mel's landscaper can be deposed in the family law case.  As we already reported, on February 18 -- the day Oksana secretly taped Mel -- the two of them participated in a ceremony to place their daughter Lucia's placenta around a tree.

Mel allegedly felt Oksana had been flirting with the landscaper ... which then caused a big scene.

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Stacy    

Oh Yes...Oksana claims Mel complained that she was smiling at the landscaper, BUT we all heard the tapes from that day where he clearly complained about how she didn't smile all day. He said she was GLUM.
Oksana is DISINGENOUS at best. lol

1462 days ago
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Kilmerfan     

You are so right Stacy, Oksana can't get her stories right.

How long is this Lawyer going to last?

Team Mel.

1462 days ago
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middleagedcrazy    

This faking con artist just irritates the socks off me.

Tee hee

1462 days ago
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kali    

Its all about the $$$$. She set him up good. Hopefully she doesn't get anything out of being a liar.

1462 days ago
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Curious    

"We're told one of the issues before the court today -- whether Mel's landscaper can be deposed in the family law case."

So . . . are they arguing for or against having the landscaper as a witness? The article implies they want the guy there, but there's a few ""allegeds" in that statement.

And as Stacy pointed out, according to the recordings, Miss Oksana didn't smile at all.

Oy.

1462 days ago
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Different Rules Apply    

Boring - gold digger is goin down, just a matter of time.

1462 days ago
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Zooma Zoom    

She belongs to jail!!!!

1462 days ago
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Bruno    

What does deposing the landscaper have to do with the child support case?

1462 days ago
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Genna    

Oh Yes...Oksana claims Mel complained that she was smiling at the landscaper, BUT we all heard the tapes from that day where he clearly complained about how she didn't smile all day. He said she was GLUM.
Oksana is DISINGENOUS at best. lol

Posted at 9:15 AM on Sep 17, 2010 by Stacy
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Absolutely, Stacey. She was glum because Mel "pulled the plug" on all of the money he was pouring into her music career that was going nowhere. And that's why she high-tailed it out there (Malibu house), to rush back to Sherman Oaks to begin those tapes. That's what the tapes truly revealed.

1462 days ago
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carpetMuncher    

After this so called lawyer gets into court with her and reads the docket he is going to bail. Break out the egg timer he is history. He is a press conference away from quitting. Next she will represent herself, after all she is a fool.

1462 days ago
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chris     

If the landscaper is allowed to testify Mel could be in DEEP DOO-DOO if the guy is an illegal alien.

It's against the law to employee illegals. Could lead to investigating his other "staff" members and the right to work in the US.

1462 days ago
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fuddyduddy    

No doubt they will be asking for more attorney fees, too!

1462 days ago
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Genna    

For Bruno from previous board:

Hi Bruno...thanks for that info.

Per ROL:

"Grigorieva is fighting the Oscar winning actor/director, the father of her nine-month old daughter Lucia, for a slice of his half-million dollar fortune after their bitter split earlier this year."

"Half-million" dollar fortune? Who writes this stuff? LOL.

Posted at 9:17 AM on Sep 17, 2010 by Genna

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Bruno    

If the landscaper is allowed to testify Mel could be in DEEP DOO-DOO if the guy is an illegal alien.

It's against the law to employee illegals. Could lead to investigating his other "staff" members and the right to work in the US.

Posted at 9:29 AM on Sep 17, 2010 by chris
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Why do you assume he's an illegal alien? Why do you assume he's Mexican?

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Genna    

Hello fuddy!

1462 days ago
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