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Oksana Grigorieva and the Gloria Allred Connection

10/12/2010 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Oksana Grigorieva made a beeline for attorney Gloria Allred after secretly recording Mel Gibson ... sources tell TMZ.

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We've learned ... days after recording Mel's crazy rants on February 18, Oksana met separately several times with Gloria and attorney Eric George.  Oksana went back and forth before finally deciding to hire George.

Our sources say Gloria had advised Oksana to go to the cops immediately and file a domestic violence complaint.  Gloria also told Oksana she should hold a news conference where she would play the secret tapes.  It's important to note ... just two months before, Gloria scored a $10 million settlement for Rachel Uchitel and then canceled her news conference just hours before it was supposed to go down.

George engineered a $15 million package for Oksana and Lucia in May.  Sources say during the mediation ... Oksana was back on the phone talking to Gloria.  After signing the mediation docs, Oksana disavowed the deal and began lawyer shopping again.  We do not know if Oksana continued talking to Gloria.

We asked Gloria about the meetings and whether she had anything to do with the possible sale of the tapes.  Gloria said, "No comment.  It is the policy of our law firm never to discuss who does or does not contact us and for those who do contact us we never disclose what is discussed."  
   

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igotfleasfromtmz    

Find another lawyer if your current lawyer is acting unethically. Lawyers must act ethically - this is a key underpinning of being a part of the legal profession and most lawyers hold this dear to their heart. If you have struck the odd one who has strayed from this core value, it is time to find one who will uphold it.

1419 days ago
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Bubba    

This woman is real s***. One good thing though is her idea of lawyer shopping is finding one who agrees with her! We know what a fool she is so what does that say about whatever lawyer she settles on?

1419 days ago
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Sorntolc    

Right after she tapes Mel she run to GA who is a known whore attorney. She was given legal advice to go to the police. She didn't because you can't get rich if you go to the police and they take your extortion packet.

Posted at 1:58 AM on Oct 12, 2010 by hellnurse

Oksana kept on negotiating on friendly terms with Mel, even this might seem stupid looking backwards. George headed for an acceptable agreement, but just before it was reached, Violet Kowal leaked the story of her relationship with Mel during Oksana's pregnancy.

It suddenly looked as Mel had been lying much more than Oksana had realized & Oksana felt unsafe if Mel would still threaten her & accuse her of extortion (as even if the "evidence" was destroyed, he could never feel safe if a copy would eventually pop up). Oksana finally realized that the agreement should not be signed, but the "evidence" rather had to be taken to the authorities, thus her possibility of extortion no longer had a ground.

Victims of abusers often hesitate & surrender to the abuser on different terms before they realize there is no way to recover the damage except to separate & clear the ground by taking the case to the court.

Seems as Gloria Allred realized this from the moment she was confronted with this case.

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igotfleasfromtmz    

Controls abused do not shop for lawyers with tapes. That is just nonsense. If she did this because of Violet it was out of revenge.

1419 days ago
20.

Your Aunt Bea    

Sorntolc, you are kidding, right? Extortion first. Extortion foremost. She was lawyer shopping before the tapes. Allred knows how to milk it. But even that was not enough for Oksana. She was never planning any friendly negotiations and she never planned anything other that stealing from this man from the outset. Not one time, never, did she have plans for anything other than making / taking his money.

1419 days ago
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igotfleasfromtmz    

Oksana finally realized that the agreement should not be signed, but the "evidence" rather had to be taken to the authorities, thus her possibility of extortion no longer had a ground.

The agreement was in benefit of Lucia as should be. If she felt she deserved anything it would be justice for the way she was treated. She had a very nice agreement in place and wanted more. Lets see if she gets it.

1419 days ago
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igotfleasfromtmz    

She also had excellent advice from Gloria- Excellent.
She could go to the police and try and get a payoff.
The charges would have been filed and the scene set.
Despite her Gloria is excellent at what she does.
I don't know many attorney's that rake a few million per client.

1419 days ago
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igotfleasfromtmz    

Now she has bozo the clown hopping up and down threating people.

1419 days ago
24.

Natasja    

No matter what Mel offers it's never going to be enough.
If she gets 20 million she will be back for more in a flash.

1419 days ago
25.

Sorntolc    

Controls abused do not shop for lawyers with tapes. That is just nonsense. If she did this because of Violet it was out of revenge.

Posted at 2:25 AM on Oct 12, 2010 by hellnurse

Revenge may certainly be part of Oksana's motive. But also, as she knew about GA's role in similar cases, it was a natural thing to seek advice by her. Still though, Mel was drawing her in the opposite direction, as he was still both threatening & flattering her to destroy the "evidence" & make an agreemnet on that. Had it not been for the Violet Kowal affair, Oksana might eventually have signed the final "long" version, but this could not secure that the problem was solved.

When the total inconsistence of Mel's behaviour was clearly shown & described by Violet Kowal, Oksana finally followed GA's advice & went to the sheriff & ROL somehow leaked the "evidence" a little later..

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2010/06/exclusive-oksana-has-secret-evidence-against-mel-gibson-dvd

1419 days ago
26.

igotfleasfromtmz    

No matter what Mel offers it's never going to be enough.
If she gets 20 million she will be back for more in a flash.

Exactly it is like the drug addicts who beg for meds early and then tell the next nurse it was given to me 1 hour early - and it has been 4 hours and I want more. You can't deal with them they are alway's thinking of the next way to get more.

1419 days ago
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igotfleasfromtmz    

Still though, Mel was drawing her in the opposite direction, as he was still both threatening & flattering her to destroy the "evidence" & make an agreemnet on that. Had it not been for the Violet Kowal affair, Oksana might eventually have signed the final "long" version, but this could not secure that the problem was solved.

And you know this how? And don't point me to a gossip site.

1419 days ago
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igotfleasfromtmz    

The agreement she signed and initialed will come back to bite her.
Esp if a Judge upholds it. All her lawyer shopping can be refunded to the defendant

1419 days ago
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igotfleasfromtmz    

Courts are very cold and direct, they don't care about feelings.
They deal with facts and evidence.

1419 days ago
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little aussie reader    

Hi all :o)
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This is what we're up against, not just in the case but in life. Good versus bad, vs evil. He had a 50% approval rating then went on the Today Show, shouted Oksana's name and went back home with a 10% approval rating. These people don't care about proper procedure. They don't care about hard work or dicipline. They only care about exectuing the easy way to get it done.
"Get her on Oprah, win the approval rating and force the settlement. That's who you're dealing with, they don't work for it they steal it. You're sitting at your desk writing up your presentation and the fat guy standing behind you eating a doughnut watching you type is going to steal your idea. That's Dan O'Malley. That's his job, get all the details before the DA gets them.
I'm not law expert but I know doughnuts.
Posted at 1:38 AM on Oct 12, 2010 by Mishie
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Wow, Mishie, great post! While your legal system is different to ours (we don't elect Judges) it seems your corruption system is not too dissimilar. Thankyou for that well thought out, thorough reply. I hold onto hope, however dim, that it is not a "done deal".

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"Oksana met separately several times with Gloria and attorney Eric George. Oksana went back and forth before finally deciding to hire George".

Yeah, because Eric is a man while Gloria would have seen through her "feminine wiles" and manipulations. We've already said Dan is not half the man Gloria is, well I'm betting another (like her or not) manipulating female would have been too much for OG to deal with. She could flirt with Eric, feed him spin and bend him to her will (she thought).

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