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Oksana to Mel -- It's PR War!

9/20/2010 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Oksana Grigorieva is meeting Tuesday with her new dream team of lawyers ... and we're told the first order of business is resurrecting her image.

We're told Oksana believes she is losing the public relations war to Mel Gibson and wants her lawyers to turn it around ... stat.

Oksana has multiple lawyers working on child custody, support, a civil suit against Mel, the domestic violence investigation and the extortion probe. But, we're told, Oksana is fixated on her bad PR.

And there's yet another member of Oksana's legal team. TMZ has learned Oksana has retained Robin Sax, a former L.A. County Deputy District Attorney who specialized in prosecuting sex crimes against children.  She's also a legal media maven ... who will almost certainly weigh in on the PR front.

The big meeting is Tuesday.



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OMGOSH, can't believe Cynthia and 2 idiots are still here after all these hours and weren't they complaining about people being on here for hours posting?

1464 days ago


@Snorty - walk in Mel Gibson's shoes for one month. Then lets talk about the temptations you are confronted with on every level and how well you resist them. You have no idea of the life a celebrity and for that you can thank God.

Posted at 6:05 PM on Sep 20, 2010 by Tellthetruth59

Sorn, I don't quite understand why you think the sex is relevant to this case. Last I checked, having an affair or sex outside of marriage wasn't a crime, at least not here in Ca. Now, is it wrong, yes, a crime worthy wrong, no. However, Extortion, false accusations, illegally taping a conversation without consent are crimes. Hmm, see the difference yet?

Posted at 6:18 PM on Sep 20, 2010 by eek

hahahaha realist:) We used that blow me for quite a bit last night your morning. Because Sorntolc felt Mel is not noble if he likes the "blow me" He keep harping about it for hours.

Posted at 6:32 PM on Sep 20, 2010 by KoalaBabe

Since when is using a hooker the same as having an affair. Its more like a business deal, they spread you pay. (Of course the same could be said for some um longterm 18 month relationships.) Now why would he deny Violets story, maybe he wanted to spare his short term 28 year family anymore humiliation than he already caused them. Or maybe he just didn't want to be known as the Tiger Woods of Hollywood. His actions are no different that the average Joe anywhere. I doubt there is anyone out there who is going to readily admit they use hookers, they will deny and in the cases of the rich and famous pay them off if they have to, to hopefully keep their mouths shut.

Posted at 6:36 PM on Sep 20, 2010 by txcn

I've NEVER read WHERE ...HE SAID... he was 1. going to marry Oki, 2. was in a monogamous with Oki. What I have read is her saying it. I sounds like he has gone out of his way to..not..say anything she could/would legally sue him for.

Posted at 6:39 PM on Sep 20, 2010 by gonesi


I haven't said paid sex is criminal in CA, but in Scandinavia it is criminal to buy a hooker. I have not even said that Mel used a hooker, but some Meller's now seem to believe this was what he actually did & some are ready to defend such behaviour as part of his life as an often tempted celebrity, in his right to pay a young girl to spread her legs, but at the same time to keep quiet about it, as nothing to be proud of.

If Mr. Gibson actually had a dubious relation to Violet Kowal it is very relevant to this case, as it answers some serious questions about his credibility. Team Mel has done much research on the internet to uncover even long past teenage experiences of Oksana, to destroy her image & they repeat the details over & over, adding dirty hearsay & gossip to the ancient & shady facts.

Isn’t it then relevant to uncover a recent story about Mel, about his alleged promiscuity & use of hormones? About how he tried to keep the truth hidden for his official girlfriend? About how the details were leaked by Violet Kowal just as the May negotiations began?

Oksana was disturbed when she first heard about the affair on January 6th. Mel probably succeded in hiding most of the story away in the first place, but so much harder must it have been to hear the whole story in the media a few months later, which makes it understandable why she didn't want to stay silent as part of a deal.

If this (alleged) story is true (& some Mel supporters still don‘t believe it), it damages Mels credibility & reputation even more than it was before. Like Bill Clinton he will have to confess under oath in court, he will have to admit & excuse his behaviour towards his relatives & he will have to repair the damage it has caused on many levels.

Still, Mel can be excused. He is in the darkest center of his midlife crisis. But if he wants to reach a higer state of life, he will have to change his ways & learn to relate to women in a deeper, more mature & devoted way.

1464 days ago


Personally I think OG is every personal injury lawyer's worst nightmare -- a client who disobeys a court order, a client who ignores her lawyer's advice, a client who thinks she can litigate the case in the media, a client who has many publicly recorded and conflicting stories about the subject matter of the case, a client whose supporting witnesses don't support her side of the story, a client who has a long established history of using men for what they can provide her before moving on, a client who moves from lawyer to lawyer at the blink of an eye over and over again, etm.

Posted at 7:55 PM on Sep 20, 2010 by shyone


I couldn't agree more. These observations and opinions are shared by most all of the Pro-Mel Posters, here. At the very least, her "credibility" is in serious doubt, and her intentions are dubious. As I said before, her previous attorneys must have been running for the Valium on more than one occasion.

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