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TMZ Live: Oksana's Lawyer In the House

9/24/2010 7:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Oksana Grigorieva's lawyer Daniel Horowitz dropped by for TMZ Live today to field all of your questions -- and Harvey's -- about the Mel/Oksana case.  The domestic violence allegations... the extortion claims ... even the infamous audio tapes -- it was all fair game.

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You'll definitely want to check it out.

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166.

Michael    

I find it funny how the attorney doesn't even know about certain, pertinent pieces of paper in this case!!

Also the fact he glazed over MANY things and changed topics just like his client!!!

I truly hope she gets what she deserves. She is nightmare. Her songs suck and Mel is an idiot for getting involved with her. The fact that SHE is being portrayed as a victim is ludicris(sic)!!! She is so far from a victim.

And then, she say that she went, ON WEDNESDAY, that she visited the police to tell them how Mel said there would be blood on the walls...WHERE WAS THIS INFO MONTHS AGO?? WHY NOW??????

She just keeps making things up as goes along. She truly needs to be stopped and her kids taken away!

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167.

Marcella Grail    

I really enjoyed the interview. It made a lot of things much clearer and it gave me a lot more respect for Oksana. Thanks for taking the time to do it.

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168.

Allison    

The only person leaking anything to the media is Oskana. Mel has not said a peep to defend, deflect, or slam. It is only when Oskana has money to pay the PR guys (and now PR lawyers) that all this drama comes tumbling out. If you truly want what is best for your children you don't lay it out in the media or in the courts. Only publicity who@ and seriously damaged people take custody and marraige break-up matters to either of these venues. Those forced into the courts because of a crazy X ask for everything to be sealed to protect the children's privacy and keep their mouth shut. Oskana cares about Oskana. For some reason she thinks this is a popularity contest to be won in the media. It is embarassing that lawyers are now contributing to promoting the media flames sought by this woman. I hope the judge broadens the ban he placed on her to not discuss issues before the court to her entire entourage. Someone needs to protect her two children from being forever damaged by her fame mongering.

1388 days ago
169.

Kilmerfan     

Tongue tripping again I see, Oksana and her lawyer have proven to me you can trip on your own tongue. Russians do not know what a tongue is used for.

1388 days ago
170.

ralph    

Oksana switched lawyers and reneged on the $15 million... silence... and the tapes appear.

Then Mel says she attempted to extort cash from him, which implies that the alleged extortion occured just before the tapes were released, not when they all signed the agreement for the $15 mil.

Big hole in Horowitz's story, and his premise that Mel is an all-powerful billionaire doesn't square with the initial assault on him. I also don't buy the silky-smooth implicit pitch that Oksana is the victim. Horowitz attempts to boot-strap Mel into the role of an abuser when that has never been established at all. The tirades occured while Mel was in nicotine withdrawal, which everyone will tell you is extraordinary for some people.

If Oksana was so afraid, why didn't she call police? Why didn't the dentist perform his legal responsibility to domestic violence victims?

Oksana has done irreperable harm to her family.

1388 days ago
171.

garnet    

So Mr Hor and Oks suspect Mel is worth a lot more than Mel claims - so much more. Funny how Mr Hor said it - like they deserve more because Mel is worth more.

That's what this whole saga is all about - how much Mel is worth. People trying to get hold of a big chunk of that pie by any means.

because of what he is worth, Oksana hooked up with him and had his baby
because of what he is worth, she recorded him in their arguments to get money from him
because of what she thought Mel was worth, she reneged on the first deal, why not ask for more?
When she asked for more, Mel finally realized she never loved him ballistic, and she recorded him some more. becasue the man who is worth a lot might pay even more.
She threw in DV allegations cause that certainly is worth something and will justify her claim.

As long as there is a chance to get some money from what a man is worth, there'll always be gold diggers and their lawyers.

1388 days ago
172.

garnet    

edit on my post (172)
When she asked for more, Mel finally realized she never loved him so he was deeply hurt and angry - went ballistic, and she recorded him some more. because the man who is worth a lot might pay even more.

1388 days ago
173.

Maya    

As one who has experienced and survived abuse, I am appalled at Grigorieva, Horowitz, and their sham. Horowitz's statistics were complete bull. This is doing a great disservice to those of us who have truly suffered. Despite what these obvious PR posters say in support of Grigorieva, I know of no abuse survivor who believes her. Complete bull!

1388 days ago
174.

Maya    

Why hasn't anyone asked the attorneys for Oksana if Mel ever abused his ex-wife. He also may have blown his stack verbally but how many of us have said thinks in the heat of anger and have regretted saying? I'm not sure if he hit her purposely or if she too close to him during his rant and he flailed his arms.
She did seem so very calm on those audios making me think she knew exactly what she was doing.

Posted at 2:10 PM on Sep 24, 2010 by Brenda

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Exactly! Grigorieva's actions and the phony photos just don't fit. She is the ultimate phony. You do not taunt and threaten your abuser as she did on the phone. Period! Especially, if you are in fear of your life or the life and safety of your child.

1388 days ago
175.

rg1    

Well that was a steaming pile of sh*t.... And a waste of time. So Ox's attorney's plan of action is to look like an idiot. Interesting strategy.

1388 days ago
176.

CutTheCrap    

The "evidence" is not of abuse! it is of kinky sex with the two, think about it!?!

1388 days ago
177.

MP    

I love TMZ Live, but what a horrible show today. This Oksana story is so boring to me. I barely watched 5 minutes. Hopefully Monday will be better.

1388 days ago
178.

gonesi    

Gibson to break silence at Irish premiere

TROUBLED HOLLYWOOD actor Mel Gibson, who went to ground after damaging revelations about his private life earlier this year, is to break his silence when he appears via video link at the world premiere of the film Now Here in Dublin next month.

Gibson will pay tribute to the Irish actor Seán Lawlor, who died shortly after making the film.

The pair became friends when Lawlor played Mel Gibson’s father in the Oscar-winning Braveheart .

Lawlor, who died from cancer last October, appeared in numerous films including Titanic , In the Name of the Father, Into the West and Some Mother’s Son .

He also produced stage plays, including the one-man production The Watchman which he also wrote. His brother Eric set up the Seán Lawlor Artists Trust in the wake of the actor’s death to provide financial assistance for artists in need. Proceeds from the premiere, which will take place on the first anniversary of Lawlor’s death on October 10th at the Liberty Hall Theatre, will go to the trust.

Once the toast of Hollywood, Gibson is locked in a bitter custody row with his former girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva over their baby daughter. Gibson had a brief relationship with the Russian singer after the break-up of his 26-year marriage.

Declan Joyce, who acted in and produced Now Here , said: “Mel’s been getting pulverised in the US and now he’s peeking his head above the parapet to talk about Seán and his life. We’re honoured he’s going to speak about him.”

1388 days ago
179.

Kilmerfan     

Good thing Oksana never saw MST3K or she would claim Mel tried to kill he with a forklift.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mK2jFO_DaRQ

"He tried to kill me with a forklift! Then he put a bomb in my toliet."

Oh and I see that the Oksana supporters are using the tired old Mel is paying us line, Yup Harvey and I are the Scooby gang.

Team Mel.

1388 days ago
180.

Stephanie    

On the biggest Lindsay day with the oddest outcome this is what you talk about on tmz live? Seriously? I wanted to hear Harvey explain how the judge was able to do this when supposedly it couldn't happen.

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