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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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196.

Lynn M    

Somehow I get the feeling that Horowitz has only received Oksana's version of events and seemed to know much less than most of us following the story. Either that or he's very good at hiding what he knows.

As for Oksana's "talent", I checked out her work months ago and found her "talent" quite common, and, frankly, not very good. I'm surprised she has made as much as she did. Bad investment.

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197.

ohreally    

@ Yobo
Grandstanding my foot. Horowitz continously slithered around verbally, avoiding answering legitimate questions, and at times lapsing into downright lies.
You see, Yobo, we have been following this for months. Horowitz made a fool of himself with his lack of the most basic knowledge of what is going on... and his twisting of the FACTS.
He got away with it for now, but in court he will be FRIED. As will the OX.
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What you consider "grandstanding" is what is known as avoiding the violation of a gag order. Harvey may get away with this as a non-practicing lawyer, but Horowitz is an officer of the court who obeys his ethical mandates. You are the one who is unable to comprehend what you are watching.

Posted at 11:16 PM on Sep 24, 2010 by Yobo

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198.

Rog    

197.
"What you consider "grandstanding" is what is known as avoiding the violation of a gag order. Harvey may get away with this as a non-practicing lawyer, but Horowitz is an officer of the court who obeys his ethical mandates. You are the one who is unable to comprehend what you are watching."

"Ethical mandates!?" "Officer of the Court!?" Please! The guy was sooo "ethical" he went on TMZ as Ox's PR stooge! People get paid for these things, Oh-Great-Yobo-Who-Comprehends-All-Things.

(Are you Timmothy Dalton? Can I have your autograph?)

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199.

Yobo    

@ohreally
You think you know what is going on because you've been watching what the media said - who have to sensationalize everything to sell papers and or advertising, digital or otherwise.

All those who watched the OJ murder trial were equally certain he would be convicted because the media said so. That acquittal happened in court.

A media-created soap opera is not reality just because you want it to be.

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200.

Maya    

What you consider "grandstanding" is what is known as avoiding the violation of a gag order. Harvey may get away with this as a non-practicing lawyer, but Horowitz is an officer of the court who obeys his ethical mandates. You are the one who is unable to comprehend what you are watching.

Posted at 11:16 PM on Sep 24, 2010 by Yobo


That is not what 'grandstanding' is -- not even close.

Definition: To perform ostentatiously to impress an audience. In case your thesaurus doesn't work, ostentatious means pretentious, effected, showy. Lawyers like DH use the media when they do not have a strong case, to test the waters of public opinion, garner public sympathy, and to try intimidate. Got it?

1497 days ago
201.

Yobo    

Maya, you should have hit the dictionary before you posted the following definition of "grandstanding:"

If you had paid close attention to this interview, you would realize that Harvey posed a number of questions this PR lawyer couldn't answer, avoided, or provided shallow and unconvincing answers. What you call 'articulate intelligence' is well known throughout the legal arena as 'grandstanding' of the basest kind. It is as obvious as it is common.

Got it?

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202.

igotfleasfromtmz    

This lawyer came with a veiled threat , turn over the masters or else. Witless

1497 days ago
203.

igotfleasfromtmz    

"No extortion case", Horowitz says, because three retired judges and a handful of lawyers could not be accomplices to an extortion plot. True...IF the tapes are considered ONLY in the context of the Mediation. What about the texts and e-mailed threats BEFORE and FOLLOWING the Mediation...the ones not made known at the time by Mel...

Posted at 11:21 PM on Sep 24, 2010 by Rog

He is paid to say this.

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204.

wondering    

you tell em hellnurse! woo hoo!!

1497 days ago
205.

Maya    

To Yobo: # 208

Your post made no sense to me until I realized that you didn't know how to comprehend two distinct sentences. Let me make this even plainer:

DH could not address a number of questions posed to him in any clear and concise manner. He ignored facts, made statements that were categorically untrue, and looked uncomfortable on more than a few occasions.

DH is attacking Mr. Gibson on all fronts using PR media. The message to Mr. Gibson from Grigorieva and her 'lawyer' is quite clear: 'Let's Make a Deal.' They will continue to attack this man until he does, or until Grigorieva is finally charged with extortion. DH will test the court of public opinion and tweak their defense on an on-going basis. Tainting the jury pool is an old trick, and not one used by the most ethical attorneys.

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206.

wondering    

all he needed was that little jester on a stick to complete the
woody allen look earlier today

1497 days ago
207.

Maya    

@Maya I couldn't believe when he said that public opinion changed because of those leaked letters "from Mel's camp". Harvey called him on that saying, no, it was a LONG time before that.

Mel hasn't said a word and is not leaking anything; not his style at ALL. I think those letters "showing the human side of Mel" are part of their future civil case trying to prove how much he loved her therefore in their minds he owes her money for his love.

Also, he said Oksana is "being vilified"...by pro-Mel TMZ opinions here on the boards, obviously, and that's why he came on the live show. They hate it that people can see through their CRAP. That's not "vilifying" someone, it's calling her on her BS. She has vilified herself by her own actions and statements.

OH, and "Oksana never says anything bad about Mel"? BULL again. There are several videos of her happily and freely trashing him but only to ROL reporters.

And, Sophie's right; Harvey knows more about the case than Horowitz.

Posted at 11:57 PM on Sep 24, 2010 by Frieda

The ROL interviews are legendary and one of the areas DH screwed up on badly. He made many errors.

1497 days ago
208.

Gene    

Yobo your reference to the OJ trial was funny. Yes, he was acquitted by a Court of Law, but he was most definitely found guilty in the court of public opinion, and look where he has ended up. Jail and Prison. It appears that Oksana has already been found guilty in the court of public opinion, and it is a waste of time and money to try to change that. People in general do tend to be good judges of character. For the greater majority to come to the same opinion of Oksana, is very telling. No matter how much PR is spun, no matter how much is spent on attorneys, people have made up their minds based on the facts presented in the media, and Oksana's own actions these past four months. She is just not credible. Actions always speak louder than words. As for Mel; everyone agrees he has been a jerk, even Mel has admitted that about himself, he hasn't hid who he is, and his drinking, racist behavior has cost him as well. But we tend to forgive the repentant sinner who tries to reform, and shun those who don't take personal responsibility for their actions.

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209.

igotfleasfromtmz    

Also lobo we are in America , she has been here for 20 years.
She has no interest in learning she is illiterate. I have no desire to learn a third world country language.

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210.

igotfleasfromtmz    

I would think a majority of us did not support OJ

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