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Oksana

Russian Immigrant with

39 Lawyers

10/17/2010 5:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned ... Oksana Grigorieva -- who has said she doesn't have the power to fight the Mel Gibson machine -- has hired a grand total of 39 (THIRTY-NINE) lawyers so far ... to wage legal war on her behalf.

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All 39 lawyers have been doing legal work for Oksana in her fight with Mel.  Even more shocking, we know at least 18 of the 39 lawyers have submitted more than $1 million in legal bills to the court ... and they're asking the judge to make Mel pay the tab.

As for the 39 lawyers who have jumped on board team Oksana, they include: Lisa Bloom, Martin Garbus, Daniel Horowitz, Eric George, Sonia Lee, Robin Sax, John Carlson, James Spertus, Ezra Landes, Mary Fulginiti, Amy Hinkley, Dan O'Malley, Suzie Obeda and Amanda Touchton.

But there's more ... the firm of Trope and Trope has put the following lawyers on Oksana's case:  Sorrell Trope, Anne Kiley, Angela Harris, Bret Hunter, Hillary Slevin, James Durant, John Ellis, Jennifer Leong, Jonathan Pakravan, Katie Heersema, Lori Howe, Melanie Shornick, Mark Patt, Sophie Bidet, Sarah Luetto, Thomas Dunlap and Tara Scott.

And, the firm of Freid and Goldsman have put the following lawyers on Team Oksana: Manley Freid, Gary Cohen, Marci Levine, Janet Kaplan, Cori Steinberg, Susan Park, Jill Foley Alexander and Kristine Capell.

And the irony -- at the moment Oksana has no family law attorney repping her ... almost all of them have either been fired or quit.

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76.

igotfleasfromtmz    

Hell nurse, funny part about this scenarios, she want Mel to pay for her lawyers to ruined him.

If I am Mel she can rot in hell, why should he?

all he has to do is pay the child maintenance and let Oksana do some busking in the corner shop to pay for her legal eagles.

Playing piano wearing pink teddy in the corner shop with hat on the ground surely some will throw in a penny or two.

Exactly now with the latest deadbeat dad, bad father he won't have to pay. He legal obligation is to Lucia she is responsible for her own court costs. This is another attempt to get him to settle bigger.
dumb sh.ittts HE SAID NO

1386 days ago
77.

shyone    

To put this lawyer-hiring in perspective for you, let me tell you that as a lawyer who practiced for over 30 years and who went through 1 divorce and who purchased one house, I hired a total of 5 lawyers in those 30 years -- none of them a family lawyer -- did that by agreement with the ex without hiring lawyers even though there were four children involved.

Does that help put this in perspective for any of you?

1386 days ago
78.

little aussie reader    

Playing piano wearing pink teddy in the corner shop with hat on the ground surely some will throw in a penny or two.

Posted at 2:54 AM on Oct 16, 2010 by KoalaBabe

You'd more likely throw in penicillin.

1386 days ago
79.

Michael    

The reason this doesn't go away is that Horo and the judge are like bugs in a rug. I can see this case dragging on till mid 2011, unless someone upstairs gets involved.

Seriously, we could be looking at June or July 2011. Horo gets paid one way or the other, he is in no hurry for this to end.
Like somebody else mentioned earlier, this is an ambulance chasing attorneys wet dream.

1386 days ago
80.

wondering    

Hi KB, Hellnurse, and all

1386 days ago
81.

KoalaBabe    

morning tweety:) hugs! and morning shyone:)

1386 days ago
82.

Russian    

I'm standing here with my hands on my hips and watching how some ukranian slut with distorted face fooling around AMERICAN JUSTICE SISTEM because of freedom to" do what ever you want" and it's becomming very interesting.
What about Mel Gibson- one of the members of Great American Nation, who work and work and work to have American Nation great?

1386 days ago
83.

Natasja    

Ridiculous!!

And why should Mel pay for her lawyer expenses?
She is trying to destroy him with them ....
America's justice system is ****ed up if he has to pay for his own destruction!

Family lawyer I understand but the DV and Extortion and PR sorry that has to go to Oksana herself.
Russian golddigger.

1386 days ago
84.

KoalaBabe    

Michael please don't say that, we are going to sue Oksana for sleeps depravations. We hardly sleeps when this case started.


Morning Natasja:) Hugs and Hello Michael!

1386 days ago
85.

ShuffleDemon    

LMAO...and the scary thing is she is going to go thru a whole lot more yet. Hmmm, why would Lawyers be fighting with their client. Let's see the client not being upfront about the facts of their case, the client not following the lawyers instructions, the client making false declarations...oh the list goes on.

Wonder if TMZ would consider starting a pool for the final OxSanity lawyer tally, with the winner(s) who have the closeest or correct amount Winning some TMZ gear..

1386 days ago
86.

igotfleasfromtmz    

Hi wondering!
Now that this is out in the Media as a medical professional I have concerns that Lucia is in danger with her mother. I feel a professional obligation to report this to the Judge.

1386 days ago
87.

wondering    

Hi shyone,
any ideas or comments to post #56?

1386 days ago
88.

KoalaBabe    

86.

I'm standing here with my hands on my hips and watching how some ukranian slut with distorted face fooling around AMERICAN JUSTICE SISTEM because of freedom to" do what ever you want" and it's becomming very interesting.
What about Mel Gibson- one of the members of Great American Nation, who work and work and work to have American Nation great?

Posted at 2:58 AM on Oct 16, 2010 by Russian

we stand united on this one Russian:) and welcome to Team Mel!

1386 days ago
89.

chunx    

And if you were an immigrant, and fell in love with Mel Gibson, then were beaten by him, threatened, abused, and told that the American legal system would totally favor him what would you do? How far would you go to protect your baby? Hm...walk a mile in her shoes. What a ride you would have.....a bigoted, racist, abusive, controlling *******....oh yea. Sorry, if I were her, I'd find someone I trusted who understood my native language. Then I'd kick his ass. Every which way. You never, ever, ever, put your baby in danger. Ever. Loser. In a big, big, big way. Bye Bye Mel. You deserve it, and you know it.

Posted at 2:36 AM on Oct 16, 2010 by kcl

Oksana was the one who put her baby's life in danger. She hired a convicted felon and refused to fire him even when she was asked to do so. Mel's team had to get a restraining order against him for the baby's sake because oksana didn't think his criminal record was a sufficient reason to fire him. There is no evidence that he beat her up, the pics definitely don't prove it, and her stories about his abuse and his intent to hurt the baby have been contradictory and lacking in evidence. And i think mel has been more than generous with this b*tch. he freakin offered her 15 million dollars just to settle with her and yet she didn't think it was enough! if this wasn't about money then why does she keep trying to harass mel to increase his child support even though he already allows her to stay rent free in a million dollar house, is already provided with a nanny to care for lucia, and was given a free car as well.

1386 days ago
90.

wondering    

Hi Shuffle!

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