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Oksana's Lawyer Pulls Plug on Oprah Interview

10/5/2010 7:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Oksana Grigorieva will not be doing Oprah Winfrey's show, but contrary to a CNN report, it's not because the judge gagged her ... it's because one of her lawyers said, "No way."


There's a report out that Judge Scott Gordon ordered Oksana to pull the plug on "Oprah" ... we know that's simply not the case. 

Judge Gordon did not order Oksana to stay clear of "Oprah."  Period.

Sources connected with the case tell us there was a conflict between Oksana's lawyers -- Anne Kiley, her family lawyer, was strongly against Oksana doing the interview.  Sources tell us ... Daniel Horowitz, who arranged the interview, wanted her to do it -- as did Oksana -- but ultimately Horowitz deferred to Kiley.



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Your Aunt Bea    

Judge Gordon... Nice work... make a guy pay $500k to fight himself with no freaking end in sight. Makes you wonder if someone's making a commission. Hey, no 'Holy Commissioner Gordon' jokes please!

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Your Aunt Bea    

#91 'Okasana would give a kidney' to be on Oprah'

Michael, that made me laugh. Question is... who's kidney? hey Mel, check for scars.

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chunx...I totally agree with you and you took the words right out of my mouth. This judge has been letting OG get away with everything, without punisment. She's been in contemp of court orders, snubs here nose and just keeps pluging along without any consequences. I don't get it. Why is the judge screwing Mel over?????

Posted at 4:33 PM on Oct 5, 2010 by Rhondo

I have been asking the same question for quite a while now. I wonder IMO is the judge in someones pocket...I certainly hope not. I also wonder why Mel doesnt request another Judge who will actually enforce the law, and arrest that woman. She is not even fit to be a mother, look what she has put her children through. TEAM MEL

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little aussie reader    

@AuntBea 'Holy Commissioner Gordon' lol

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However it came about, it is good that Oxy will not be on Oprah. Oxy's attorneys have severe "client control" issues, not to mention a questionable cause of action.

Judge Gordon, whose reputation is that of a no-nonsense jurist, has been sitting on this case for far too long, while Oxy has thumbed her nose at his gag order, repeatedly.

Theory is, Judge Gordon has been waiting for the extortion and/or domestic violence investigations to conclude, before issuing any orders regarding child custody. What I find unconscionable is that Judge Gordon upped the child support $15K a month, which is outside the scope of the mediation agreement, and has given Oxy's attorneys another $250K out of Mel's wallet. Would that have been necessary if Judge Gordon had simply ruled on the case, which has been sitting before him for about two months now?

Attorneys sometimes take valuable possessions in lieu of cash for their fees. So, I hope Fried and Levine ask for the Steinway as payment in kind. Oxy won't be needing it, I hope.


1389 days ago


Azlee - the mere thought of anyone wasting so much money and everyones time as resources on all this is sickening - Apparently she has one smart lawyer - this Ann Wiley who wouldn't let her do the Oprah show - but the judge should put her in jail for violating the gag order - This is beyond ridiculous! To date she has suffered nothing.

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Los Angeles, California (CNN) -- Oskana Grigorieva's appearance on "Oprah" has been "postponed indefinitely," a source close to Grigorieva said.

A spokesman for Oprah Winfrey told CNN Tuesday "We have nothing to announce at this time."

Lawyers for Grigorieva have "ongoing communications" with "Oprah producers," said the source, who asked not to be identified since the source was not authorized to speak publicly about it.

Grigorieva's visit with Oprah Winfrey "was about to happen, but has been postponed indefinitely," the source said.

She had done one interview with People Magazine but that is "hanging in the balance," the source said.

Her lawyers did not immediately respond to CNN's request for comment.

Gibson and Grigorieva are involved in a bitter child custody dispute over their 8-month-old daughter. Both of them are also the targets of parallel investigations by the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department.

Police in Malibu Hills, California, opened the investigation earlier in July into an alleged domestic violence incident between Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva.

Grigorieva has accused Gibson of striking her in the face, while he alleges that she attempted to extort him to keep controversial recordings of their arguments secret.

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So Mel has to pay half a million dollars so Oinky can get even more of his money. WTF is wrong with this system????? She can lie and leak crap all over the place with no repercussions; she can extort him and no charges are filed. This seriously makes me sick. The US supposedly has the best legal system in the world. The rest of the world must really suck a$$ because I think ours does with this crap going on!

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little aussie reader    

@Frieda Ox embarrassed? I don't think that's possible.

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what is wrong with his judge?
1-he would stick to May agreement and
let Mel have 80/20 visits with Lucia
from November 1, 2010 60/40 visits with Lucia
2-he would not let Oksana change Lusia pediatrician
3-he put restraning order for Mel against Oksana
day after Oksana got her restraining order against Mel
4-he got restraining order for Lucia against Herzog
5-he lower Oksana's legal fee from $850 000 to $250 000
and did not let Mel pay full bill
6-he did not gave Oksana $60... 000 a month for child support
as she asked but, only $20 000 and
she has to move out from Mel's house

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Weird how CNN changed their story. Makes ya go Hmmmmmmmmm!!!!

Whatever, I am glad she won't be on Oprah.

And now, as usual WAITING FOR THE DA!!!! COME ON MR. DISTRICT ATTORNEY!!! Stop procrastinating! Charge her with extortion! Clear Mel's name! Do the right thing.

The world is watching.........

1389 days ago


A new judge needs to be assigned to this case.

This is just reinforcing what people believed when Mel was arrested years ago for DUI. CORRUPTION!!!

Posted at 4:38 PM on Oct 5, 2010 by Muppet

Posted at 4:38 PM on Oct 5, 2010 by eek

I think the real story here is that Oksana has the judge in her pocket, nevermind this TMZ bussiness.

Posted at 4:38 PM on Oct 5, 2010 by Mishie

boy I so agree with all of you.

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It's an "immaculate interception".

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@ Tell when did the judge tell Mel he had to pay more atty fees...I missed that

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Oksana's Bodyguard Gets Close with Paris Hilton - Link--->>>>

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