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Oksana's Lawyer: Mel Made Money from the Mediation!

10/21/2010 2:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

How's this for an argument ... Mel Gibson was the opposite of an extortion victim during his mediation with Oksana Grigorieva.  Mel actually made money off the mediation ... according to legal docs filed by Oksana's lawyer and obtained by TMZ.

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Oksana's lawyer, Daniel Horowitz, filed a declaration in the search warrant motion, stating, "Mel Gibson received a substantial financial benefit from the [mediation] agreement."

So how did Horowitz reach his conclusion?  He says the actual value of the mediation deal for Oksana was somewhere between $1.2 and $2 million -- not $15 million.

And, Horowitz says, Mel got a sweet financial deal by only giving Lucia $10 million under the mediation deal.  Horowitz says Lucia was actually entitled to 1/8 of Mel Gibson's trust -- money she would share with Mel's other 7 children.  But under the mediation, Oksana gave up Lucia's rights under the trust, which Horowitz says would have given her way more money than the $10 mil.

So his point -- How can you be an extortion victim when you make money? 

Interesting.

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46.

val    

Her ass attorney is speaking from his dark side, but let him defend her affair when she was sleeping and screwing the thug who she used as a bodyguard .. at Mel's expense maybe .. did Mel pay for that too? Oksana is a creep as is Horowitz for he just plays to the airways and lies as he goes along. He's disgusting and she's a whore maybe, huh??? HA and yah she is! And an ugly ho' at that is Oksana with all her plastic!

1401 days ago
47.

Janeny    

Lucia was actually entitled to 1/8 of Mel Gibson's trust -- money she would share with Mel's other 7 children. But under the mediation, Oksana gave up Lucia's rights under the trust, which Horowitz says would have given her way more money than the $10 mil.__________________________How come she is entitled to the family trust? $ 200M? Can't get it. I told you she was after the trust, and this is the only reason they try to cancel their 15M agreement. Not good enough for her. She wants a bigger piece of pie. And this is why she got pregnant in the first place. What a fool this Gibson! Gosh, could not bridle his ****. Now her next move will be trying to persuade the judge that Mel is a threat to Lucia to get him stripped off his visitation right down to nothing.

1401 days ago
48.

MyLife    

Boy can this guy spin things out of nothing!!!

1401 days ago
49.

karen lee    

BOTH FAME WHORES are crazy beyond BELIEF ...

#1: LUCIA WAS ONLY GONNA $10-MILLION UNTIL SHE WAS 18. CAUSE MEL WOULD NEVER TRUST the Russian/Urkraine GOLD-digger w/a PIECE of his actual FAMILY'S TRUST.

#2) MEL WOULD BE VERY GENEROUS TO HIS DAUGHTER. (without OX in the picture).

#3) WHAT DID THE RUSSIAN TRAMP EXPECT? SHE NEVER MARRIED MEL -- let alone LIVED W/him? BASTARDS are NOT considered "real" kids. Ox has not expectation (NOT RIGHT To) his FORTUNE.

#4) SHE THINKS SHE;S EVER GET CLOSE TO $15-MILLION ? THINK AGAIN.

#5) whore-O-RTIZ is ONLY MAKING it ever WORSE .,.., for OX.

1401 days ago
50.

Curious    

Hm.

$10 million in trust, probably mutual fund investment, or a selected basket of bonds and some stocks - 75/25 is pretty safe bet for slow but steady growth - so be conservative and say about 3%.

$10,000,000 X 0.03 = $300,0000/ interest year one
$10,300,000 X 0.03 = $309,000/ interest year two
$10,60...9,000 X 0.03 = $318,270/ interest year three
$10,927,270 X 0.03 = $327,818/ interest year four
$11,225,088 - not bad for a five year old.

Too bad Mommy threw it all away.
Too bad mommy threw it away.

1401 days ago
51.

angeleyes    

Mr. Horowitz you need a lesson in basic economics - To "make money" - there has to be an exchange of money - Mel didn't "make" any money on the mediation - IMO - He was more than generous in his proposal for his short relationship which resulted in the pregnancy -
No one is automatically entitled to any funds in a family so don't be looking at Mel and expecting he must give a certain amount to this child -
Oksana is entitled to child support - nothing else - If Mel develops a good relationship with Lucia he can choose to provide for her in any way he wishes -

1401 days ago
52.

kickaboo    

http://english.pravda.ru/main/18/90/361/11480_Jamesbond.html

Does anyone have this article? I keep getting 404. It shows how greedy Oksana's mother is and how she seems all about the grand-kid's trust. I bet Oksana and Ludmilla want that trust to be set up so they can dip their greedy paws into where they want to buy a trinket. They want to get a new house paid for by Mel, they want all bills paid for by Mel, massive child support, 40+ lawyers paid for, etc. .....notice Oksana isn't mentioning Lucia's college or education. it is all about the money OKSANA needs.

1401 days ago
53.

Kate    

Oks need to save her money and release these media whores, e.g., Allred, Bloom, and Horowitz.

No one respects them or listens to them, it's all only comic fodder for TMZ reader's entertainment.

She is a twit.

1401 days ago
54.

Curious    

Everyone's hounding on the trust fund. Yet no one knows what the exact amounts are or how it's set up.

What's wrong with Lucia having her own little fund that will compound year after year until she's 21 or so? I mean look, yearly compounded interest got her an extra million in five years.

For all we know, Lucia may end up ahead of the game compared to the family trust.

1401 days ago
55.

bella    

she should spend one night in jail..

1401 days ago
56.

azlee    

I didn't know this article was here.

1401 days ago
57.

kickaboo    

As I tell my children about their father who is very cheap (not always with himself though) ...he learned it from his parents and in a way, he broke the cycle sort of. He did the best he could with the way he is, love him for who his is and the grandparents, too. Hopefully, they will be fair and not take their savings with them when they go, because student loans are a bitch BUT those kids did it their own way. Very proud of them.

1401 days ago
58.

Ray    

Is this all about the trust fund? I thought it was not about money. I thought it was suppose to be what was best for baby Lucia. The mediation agreement was generous to the little darling.

I can't help but shake my head at the attorney's statement. I know he is working for his client but he treats us like we are idiots.

1401 days ago
59.

Michael    

There are a lot of billable hours to fill between now and the time the DA drops the whole thing for lack of evidence in January, safely after the elections.

Horo is just doing due diligence, especially now that it's surfacing that Oksy has been sleeping with the help. Lot's to talk about when the judge allows you to bypass the gag order, and those rules "the other side" has to follow.

I'm just waiting for Horo to call Mel a Space Alien, it's coming.

Expect more from Horo daily, he's just getting started.

1401 days ago
60.

kickaboo    

Ever notice that HOrowitz puts on that puppy-dog face like Mel is taking money from him? lol like he is the victim? azzhole

1401 days ago
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