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Oksana's Newest Lawyer

Angry at Mel, TMZ

10/17/2010 11:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Oksana Grigorieva's latest addition to her legal team is lashing out after our story yesterday -- that Oksana has had at least 39 lawyers working for her in her legal war with Mel Gibson -- claiming Mel has an armada of lawyers and others trying to stomp Oksana down.

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Lisa Bloom claims "Mel has a fleet of highly aggressive law firms fighting her at every turn, including one which calls itself a '450+ lawyer business litigation firm -- the largest in the United States devoted solely to business litigation.'" 

Although the current war is over custody, support and alleged crimes and not business litigation, Bloom adds, "This is only one of at least four known major law firms behind the scenes, as well as publicists, marketers, and public relations agencies."  Bloom says, "Oksana is a single mother of two who's gone into debt fighting for simple justice."

TMZ broke the story ... at least 18 of Oksana's lawyers have submitted bills to the court totaling more than $1 million, and they've asked the judge to make Mel foot the bill.

Bloom says Oksana has had only "a handful" of different law firms in this case, adding, "Though occasionally other lawyers in their firms may have pitched in."  Bloom says, "It is totally false to say she's had 39 lawyers."  We have listed all 39 lawyers -- Bloom has not said which of the 39 she believes were not working on the case. 

Click here to read Lisa Bloom's full statement. 

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1201.

wondering    

and it seems a number of media outlets obtain the rights to post them or use them in gossip type broadcasts or netcasts.
most likely they get paid on both ends

1377 days ago
1202.

LA me    

ANY tabloid (again unscrupulous) would be MORE than happy to be paid for a story. MOST have to pay for it.

1377 days ago
1203.

wondering    

one would think they would switch up camera crews in order not to make it so obvious, but then Oksanas pr team really sucks and keeps making things worse......

1377 days ago
1204.

wondering    

ANY tabloid (again unscrupulous) would be MORE than happy to be paid for a story. MOST have to pay for it.

Posted at 5:11 AM on Oct 18, 2010 by LA me

I'm of the impression that hollywoodtv is an independent who has pr firms as clients and is made up of a few camera crews who are paid to follow the pr firms clients and video tape them coming and going to celeb eateries, coming and going from their homes, and all that ... and the video is then sent to the pr firm which then goes through some deal making, negotiations, till they suddenly appear on the gossip sites and the gossip tv shows....

1377 days ago
1205.

wondering    

and notice that all of the video clips of oksana and her brood never appear in any other pap video clips with other voices asking questions ....only the same guy who always thanks oksana at the end of the clip

1377 days ago
1206.

wondering    

tmz has camera crews that roam about to catch a celebrity here and there whether it is from tips or other means, the RoL video clips are mainly made up of the hollywoodtv clips hmmmm

1377 days ago
1207.

wondering    

ok, I'm off to sleep, be back soon
so don't do or say anything till i get back.
i don't want to miss anything hahahaha


night all

1377 days ago
1208.

LA me    

Wondering

These videos are not sent to PR firms before posting. They are usually called first....usually with no response before posting time. Once responded to (usually at a decent business hour)...retractions are made. Hence the magical disappearance of the article

1377 days ago
1209.

Belinda    

@ observer77

I agree that Mel doesn’t come on this particular board and read every post but as a public figure I’m sure that he has staff who do just that to find out what the public perception of Mel Gibson is. They might even copy some of the posts of various sites to make a sort of short report. TMZ would definitely be one because TMZ is running very impartial articles. So impartial that Oksana supporter think TMZ is pro Mel cause they have had their hayday with other sites and on tv.

@ Wondering

Remember that interview outside Ralphs I think. Oksana seemed flustered at the other reporters and kept saying ‘ I can’t talk about it’ and then boom that reporter pushes to the front and her eyes lit up and she started blabbering just to him. Maybe the other reporters were never suppose to be there.

1377 days ago
1210.

Danielle    

After all the Jew talk and those frikkin longass non English movies he made I don't think anybody really cares or were even suprised! Man what a midlife crisis that guy is going through!

http://renadexwarning.com

Posted at 4:19 AM on Oct 18, 2010 by Eugenem

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I don't know what you mean by "all the Jew talk." Let's put the drunken bipolar rant from 2006 aside for a moment. Mel Gibson works with and hires people that are Jewish regularly. A number of own his attorneys are Jewish; and they never resigned him as a client. He has had a long-standing association with Cedars Sinai Hospital working with children all over the world...regardless of race or ethnicity. I am so weary of this anti-Semite hooey that people come out with...it is ignorant, myopic, and blatantly untrue.

Posted at 4:31 AM on Oct 18, 2010 by Genna
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Regarding Anti-Semetic remarks, we have never heard Mel make any. We heard what Officer Mee said he said, but it was not on any recording device although they were heavily in use at that time. We have heard that he doesn't recall what he said that night but apoligized to move beyond it.

He didn't make any on the tapes to Oksana. He has never made any otherwise, bottom line, we have never heard him say anything that disparaged jewish people.

Once we take your post into consideration there is really no indication of anti-semetism from Mel. I think people are trying to make him pay for the sins of his father. I don't think he is a racist either. I think he was mad and used some harsh words, some derogatory words, but words do not make a person anti-semetic or racist. I am with Whoopie on that one.

1377 days ago
1211.

Kilmerfan     

Oh there will be civil suits, even if Oksana goes to jail. Heck in Mass there was a guy in jail for murder and he was suing the state for every little thing. Even the right to have a sex change.

Sorry guy but we live in a sue happy country and no matter what happens or what we think Oksana can sue, sue till she is blue. I hope she loses, too bad we are not like the UK and Oksana would have to pay for wasting the courts time. That is one thing in the UK they got right.

1377 days ago
1212.

Genna    

@ Wondering

Remember that interview outside Ralphs I think. Oksana seemed flustered at the other reporters and kept saying ‘ I can’t talk about it’ and then boom that reporter pushes to the front and her eyes lit up and she started blabbering just to him. Maybe the other reporters were never suppose to be there.

Posted at 5:43 AM on Oct 18, 2010 by Belinda

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I so agree. That was a key interview in that she actually smiled to the ROL reporter and said that they couldn't talk then, but that they would "talk later." When the ROL rep asked another question, she immediately launched into an interview with him and couldn't get the words out fast enough. It was if her hesitation was feigned. That is when she said it was important for everyone to know that the "tapes" were all recorded during one evening. If she were so opposed to ROL airing those tapes as Horowitz suggests, she never would have said what she did, let alone give them an "exclusive" interview. All of the other reporters were ignored.

1377 days ago
1213.

Genna    

He didn't make any on the tapes to Oksana. He has never made any otherwise, bottom line, we have never heard him say anything that disparaged jewish people.

Once we take your post into consideration there is really no indication of anti-semetism from Mel. I think people are trying to make him pay for the sins of his father. I don't think he is a racist either. I think he was mad and used some harsh words, some derogatory words, but words do not make a person anti-semetic or racist. I am with Whoopie on that one.

Posted at 6:06 AM on Oct 18, 2010 by Danielle

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Exactly, Danielle. There are people who have known Gibson for years, and they do not believe that he is a racist. It is what one does with their lives that defines who they are. Whoopi's defense of Mel is more proof of this. You can't hide that type of behavior from people who have known you and who have worked with you for years. Period.

1377 days ago
1214.

Kilmerfan     

Also if Oksana and her supporters believe that this will end quickly and she will get a big pile of money, they are in for a world of disappointment. Any "victory" they get will be like the British victory at Bunker Hill (not much of a victory at all).

This whole thing is in for the long haul.

1377 days ago
1215.

Genna    

Also if Oksana and her supporters believe that this will end quickly and she will get a big pile of money, they are in for a world of disappointment. Any "victory" they get will be like the British victory at Bunker Hill (not much of a victory at all).

This whole thing is in for the long haul.

Posted at 6:15 AM on Oct 18, 2010 by Kilmerfan

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I agree. I think another poster put it best: After the dust has settled on this media circus fiasco OG has created and the rest the facts are known, she will end up being a joke, and a target of Leno and Letterman one-liners far into the future. Each day, she shoots herself in the foot with everything she says and does. No one will ever trust her, and her reputation will be in the cellar where it belongs. Gibson will make a comeback and, in time, will probably rise even higher after this mess has been finally resolved.

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