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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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1426.

christy    

And if Mel ends up having to pay for all this hoopla I
am going to really going to have a fit. So not fair.

1381 days ago
1427.

Tellthetruth59    

Didn't Ms. Bloom say Ms. Oksana fired Attorney Trope? That would mean Mr. Herzog had no part in this mess. In my opinion, Mr. Herzog was along for the ride but Ms. Oksana has always had control of everything.

Posted at 6:57 AM on Oct 18, 2010 by Ray
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I agree Ox is in complete control of this freak show. The claim that Herzog was calling the shots and having her switch attorneys at link below. She's going to have to take credit for dumping Trope (Trope resigning) unless she wants to blame the placenta planting tree man or the woman that does her mani/pedis.

http://www.tmz.com/2010/10/04/oksana-grigorieva-bodyguard-mel-gibson-kristian-otto-herzog-guns-felon-firearms-impersonating-police-officer-court/

1381 days ago
1428.

Genna    

http://womenincrimeink.blogspot.com/2010/10/oksana-needs-reputation-rehab.html

Posted at 6:26 AM on Oct 18, 2010 by chunx

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Thanks, chunx, for posting that article. I opened my big yap and left a comment with that article. :-) I had to post as anonymous due to the limitations of comment names, but I had to put in my 2 cents. The "wing nuts" comment was unfair, and I addressed that as well.

1381 days ago
1429.

Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

Wasn't there an old douche named 'Eve'? Fitting name :P. It was taken off the market like 15 years ago or more?

1381 days ago
1430.

kickaboo    

I've seen Mad Max and Lethal Weapon, but don't know if there were more movies beyond the first. Never seen Braveheart or The Passion of The Christ or the rest of Mel's movies.
I'm just standing up against lying gold-digger who uses DV victims as a tool to scam as she is using her children to scam off rich, famous men.
I'm proud of Mel Gibson for remaining silent, it shows he is working on himself..for if he was as everyone says...so out of control, he could not remain silent after what this witch has done. Wake up, we are not paid posters....we are people that do did our own baggage handling and are survivors ourselves, sick of gold-digging, fame-hoing whores and their like attorneys spinning and lying trying to make themselves role models to our daughters, enough! You are no role models and further more, we have daughters AND sons.
If this can happen to Mel Gibson, this can happen to your son too and it is.
Think I'm going to catch up watching Gibson's movies or I will make sure to attend any that he is associated with from now on. I don't like people telling me who to boycott----Ari Emanuel.

1381 days ago
1431.

Janeny    

1496. It's HIS life and he lives it the way he does. He is Ox her and then dumb her. Most men won't miss a chance to engage a pretty woman. But he had never made any commitments to Ox. He never vowed to be with her in good times and bad times. The morals works both ways. As a moral person, she was not supposed to GET PREGNANT from a man she was not married to and moreover from a man who was still legally married. So, she is to take her part of responsibility for her bad decision and poor judgment. Now it's all the LAW, and the law does not say he is to cover all her living expenses but a child support ONLY. As for DV she has no hard evidence except for the recordings. She did not have to LISTEN his rambling and ranting. She could've hung up and call the cops! She has NO medical record other than her shaky dentist's changing story, No photos taken right after but self-taken pictures in question. She never called or went to police. She could've grabbed 15 mil and all her expenses COVERED and walk away with her head UP. But that's not enough for her because she is after destroying him completely financially and emotionally (you gonna pay boy you gonna pay). This situation stinks. A rich can expect the same justice for himself as a poor for her.

I myself is a victim of DV forced out of my marital residence based on the FALSE accusations, without a penny in my pocket, unemployed, went through social services and shelters, I have recordings no one was willing to listen and analyze. What is the difference between me and Ox???? I am a lawful wife, so why are we receiving such a different treatment?

1381 days ago
1432.

chunx    

no worries genna. btw, i think some of mel's lawyers are blair berk, stephen kolodny, and robert kaufman. oksana was provided with lawyers of equal standing as well but they either got fired or quit the case, and now she's just left with horowitz, martin garbus, and lisa bloom.

1381 days ago
1433.

Murf    

This is one determined gold digger. Why doesn't she go back to mother Russia? If Judge orders Mel to pay her legal fees the judge she be jailed.

1381 days ago
1434.

Genna    

Team Rabid now has an AKA of Team Wing-nut!!!!!

Posted at 7:36 AM on Oct 18, 2010 by TMZgossip

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Yes, by a PR article devoid of facts. Now that's a compliment. :-)

1381 days ago
1435.

Genna    

no worries genna. btw, i think some of mel's lawyers are blair berk, stephen kolodny, and robert kaufman. oksana was provided with lawyers of equal standing as well but they either got fired or quit the case, and now she's just left with horowitz, martin garbus, and lisa bloom.

Posted at 7:36 AM on Oct 18, 2010 by chunx

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Yes, and Sax, herself, bowed out early after only 2-3 days.

1381 days ago
1436.

Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

I myself is a victim of DV forced out of my marital residence based on the FALSE accusations, without a penny in my pocket, unemployed, went through social services and shelters, I have recordings no one was willing to listen and analyze. What is the difference between me and Ox???? I am a lawful wife, so why are we receiving such a different treatment?

Posted at 7:35 AM on Oct 18, 2010 by Janeny

So sorry to hear. There are a lot of DV victims here. Having lived it is how we are so sure she lies.

1381 days ago
1437.

john    

Maybe someone can post the telephone number of the DA and the Judge Gordons' Number or email.

Maybe all of us can email him or phone him and tell him how unfair he is.

I think the DA and the Judge are worried about looking bad in the Media and with the Public, so they are either doing nothing or siding against MEL.

Because 99 percent of Media the last month or 2 sided with Oksana. But now that is changing. So maybe we all need to call or place emails to DA or Judge and let him know how 20k is too much for child support and why isn't the JUDGE enforcing the gag order.

You guys remember "miracle on 32nd street". The Judge in that case was also under political pressure and public pressure to do the right thing. It was where the DA "arrested Santa Claus" ... and in the MOVIE ... the Judge's Friend said, gee, you are gonna have to face your kids, your wife and everybody in this town, watch what you do. "

So in this case, if we all phone/email the judge and DA and tell them, we are PISSED that the Judge and DA are doing nothing about this gold-digger LIAR extortionist, maybe the JUDGE and DA will do the right thing. And arrest oksana and give full custody to MEL. :)

1381 days ago
1438.

mimik    

"bullied" by Team Mel:
http://www.thehollywoodgossip.com/2010/10/team-oksana-bullied-by-team-mel/

1381 days ago
1439.

Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

For most of us, we've made good friends here and we check in many times over the day or night. I guess it does look like we camp out here constantly, even though we don't really do that.

But look at poor TMZg: It's got to be a sad life when you have nothing better to do than sit on this board without real friends, afraid to make any commitment one way or the other, and have nothing more to contribute than constant insults on everyone and 'I know everything statements.'

1381 days ago
1440.

chunx    

btw, doesn't anyone find it strange that prior to the leaked tapes, there was absolutely no hint or gossip that mel was being physically abusive to oksana or was trying to control her? even National Enquirer, the owners of ROL, mostly portrayed oksana to be controlling and demanding of mel instead of the other way around.

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National Enquirer november 2009:
Mel Gibson realizes Oksana is greedy, ambitious, rude & selfish

The light bulb finally went on,” a longtime friend told the Enquirer. “Mel realized not only was Oksana alienating him from his children, but she also was incredibly self-absorbed. Her career and not their happiness is her No. 1 priority.”

“His kids and friends have been telling him for months that Oksana was using him for money and fame, and finally he saw it for himself.”

“He has even begun to question whether the relationship will continue after the baby is born.”

Mel has begun to miss his old life with Robyn and their children. And he started to see Oksana as a career-obsessed control freak.

“While Mel was thrilled about their baby, he realized Oksana was more concerned about her career and status as an up-and-coming Hollywood star,” said the friend.

“He hated how rude she was to his children. And after Oksana established that she wanted a say in his financial decisions, he realized that marriage to this person would be a mistake.”

“Mel fears he’s actually falling back in love with Robyn… he knows his relationship with Robyn can never be repaired. But he sees how good he had it with her and ow much he took advantage of her. When they were together, Robyn took care of everything - finances, kids, family schedules. She rarely griped at him and gave him all the space he wanted professionally and personally.”

But Oksana is just the opposite, warns the friend.

“It’s ‘me, me, me!’ all the time with Oksana. Mel felt he had no choice but to put the brakes on the wedding - and he’s rethinking the relaitonship… Mel and Oksana are still together - but barely.”

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from may 2010:
Last month Mel Gibson's split from girlfriend and baby mama Oksana Grigorieva. Now the actor wants to get back together with his wife of nearly 30 years, Robyn Gibson. Mel is apparently full of regret for leaving his wife for another woman.

A source told the National Enquirer:

"He's still in love with Robyn, he realizes he made a huge mistake leaving her. Robyn is not only the mother of his seven children, she's been a major source of strength for Mel throughout his life. Without her around we’re worried he’ll fall to pieces."

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and according to National Enquirer, in contrast to the official story that was given to People mag, there was actually a big blow up prior to their break up but it wasn't coz mel was being controlling or abusive towards oksana. they reported that it was actually oksana who was pissed off that mel had lost interest in her and cheated on her with violent kowal:

april 2010
Mel Gibson dumped his Russian lover Oksana Grigorieva after a blowout fight during which she accused him of cheating and lashed out at him for not keeping his promise to marry her, The ENQUIRER has learned exclusively.

Oksana - who gave birth to Mel’s daughter, Lucia, in October - had been pushing to tie the knot with the Oscar winner after the collapse of his 29-year marriage, but she blew up at him recently over his apparent indifference toward her and their baby, according to an insider.

And that’s when Mel finally decided to pull the plug on the floundering romance!

For the full story with ALL the blow-by-blow details you won’t find anywhere else get the ENQUIRER - on sale now!

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