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What Oksana and Mel Are Really Fighting Over

10/31/2010 2:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The real fight between Oksana Grigorieva and Mel Gibson may not be about child custody at all ... we've learned the various lawyers who have been repping Oksana have been focused on a legal document created long before Lucia was born.

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TMZ was first to report the problem with the Icon Trust -- created by Mel and Robyn to provide for their seven children. The trust defines "issue" (aka children) as kids born from Mel or Robyn. When it was drafted, no one thought Mel or Robyn would have a child outside the marriage. Enter Oksana.

Sources connected with Mel and Robyn say no one in their family wants to screw Lucia out of her inheritance, but if she becomes a beneficiary in Mel's trust it would create some complicated tax issues.

So when Oksana and Mel broke up and struck a settlement deal during the mediation in May, the very first term reads, "Oksana consents to amendment of Icon Trust to exclude Lucia."

In return for excluding Lucia, Mel agreed to provide a financial package for the baby worth more than $8 million.

Sounds like a sweet deal. So why did Oksana disavow the mediation she signed? We're told the lawyers Oksana hooked up with after the mediation believed Lucia got royally screwed by giving up an interest in the trust. They told Oksana that Lucia would stand to get around $50 million under the trust agreement ... which they believe represents 1/8 the value of a $400,000,000 trust.

Sources connected with Gibson tell us the money in the trust is not even in the universe of $400,000,000 ... not remotely close.

But here's the deal. If Oksana's lawyers persist and Mel settles out of court, the attorney would get a percentage of the settlement. So they've convinced Oksana there's something in it for her ... and there's something in it for them.

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Shuffle Demon    

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So all of you who thought Oksana wanted money for herself are WRONG according to this. She wants Lucia to get her fair share of the trust. I think that's reasonable. Why should Lucia get less?

Posted at 1:14 AM on Oct 31, 2010 by JLS
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lemme guess your one of these people who think there is 500 million in the trust like OxSanity right?

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kali    

Isn't it a choice how and who you leave your $$$ to?

Regardless, its what has been said all along. She disavowed the mediation because someone told her she could get more $$$.

Oksana is all about pure and simple G R E E D.

Funny how Harvey said she, err Lucia would have been better off financially with the mediation as there isn't as much in the trust as what people think.

1417 days ago
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wondering    

the whole world knows it has always been about money.
and nothing a small group of oksana buttsniffers say will change that fact nor will it cloud the issue.

ox, you will never get your slimy hands on more than what lucia is entitled to, and now that the world knows about you and your schemes every penny you spend of lucia's money on yourself will be met with scorn, ridicule, and humiliation at every turn!

1417 days ago
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Shuffle Demon    

lol.. The ICON trust is only worth under a $100Mil....Harvey has said that repeatedly on TMZ live... and he clearly said that Lucia would l;ose money tax wise if she was included thats why the seperate agreement was drawn so she would get an even share that way...lol.. go and review it on the TMZ Live video archive

1417 days ago
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chunx    

So all of you who thought Oksana wanted money for herself are WRONG according to this. She wants Lucia to get her fair share of the trust. I think that's reasonable. Why should Lucia get less?

Posted at 1:14 AM on Oct 31, 2010 by JLS

Fyi, lucia was not going to get less! harvey already explained in tmz live that the money in the trust fund is not worth 500 million dollars, and the settlement for lucia was the same amount that she would have gotten had she also been included in the trust fund. he said that the only reason she wasn't included in it had nothing to do with money, but more for tax purposes. this is just about greed, plain and simple.

1417 days ago
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igotfleasfromtmz    

Hi shuffle I agree with you, but these lowers will ride on Lucias back and get a portion of her money. Maybe they are dreaming though, she is a minor and I can't see any judge giving them her money. But I think they will try.

1417 days ago
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kali    

Oh for goodness sakes, haven't enough people reported the psycho yet??? How long does it take??

1417 days ago
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garnet    

Even if it's 400 million, I think it would have been part of Robyn's share.
But Oksana is greedy and will try to get the money any way she could even if it's not hers.
It's a bad sign for Oksana that 39 lowers quit. Bad bad sign and she's pinning her hopes on some unknown amount.

1417 days ago
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Holly    

To sum up this story--Mel Gibson is filthy rich. He has WAY more money than anyone needs or deserves. Even so, Lucia should have never been excluded from that trust. That's her filthy rich dad, and Oksana doesn't have the right to decide that Lucia won't be a part of that trust.

1417 days ago
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igotfleasfromtmz    

Where there is a trust there is an adult to manage the trust.
She is after Lucia's money for herself.

1417 days ago
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BrAnBa    

19.
So all of you who thought Oksana wanted money for herself are WRONG according to this. She wants Lucia to get her fair share of the trust. I think that's reasonable. Why should Lucia get less?

Posted at 1:14 AM on Oct 31, 2010 by JLS

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And of course Mummy Oks wouldn´t take even a cent of that money for her own living expenses?

1417 days ago
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Shuffle Demon    

I see lil miss psychological problems is here baiting away...

1417 days ago
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Shuffle Demon    

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Where there is a trust there is an adult to manage the trust.
She is after Lucia's money for herself.

Posted at 1:23 AM on Oct 31, 2010 by hellnurse
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I agree HN

1417 days ago
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garnet    

39 lowers can't get through to her thick head...

1417 days ago
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igotfleasfromtmz    

I see lil miss psychological problems is here baiting away...

Posted at 1:23 AM on Oct 31, 2010 by Shuffle Demon

Shuffle is that the "me" poster who was AS.saulted by the father? Or is that a different one?

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