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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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Cartman    

I'm just trying to figure out Ox's next monetary target after this..

He better have money and be a famous actor, playing James Bond is a plus but playing any super high-paying gig puts you right between the legs!

Russell Crowe seems taken, I don't know where she can go... maybe Bill Gates? This homewrecker needs a place to land..

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igotfleasfromtmz    

Would be a shame if ICON went bankrupt now that he can't get a job.

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igotfleasfromtmz    

Russell Crowe seems taken, I don't know where she can go... maybe Bill Gates? This homewrecker needs a place to land..

Posted at 1:27 AM on Oct 31, 2010 by Cartman
I think she had Jack in her sights and was waiting for the felon to introduce her.

1421 days ago
34.

anna    

What happened to not wanting any of his money? It's always been about the money. The lawyers want it, oksana wants it. So much for her caring about the life of her child.

1421 days ago
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garnet    

All thse speculations on his money, how much he's worth and her right to it will be oart of her downfall

1421 days ago
36.

chunx    

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.

Posted at 1:22 AM on Oct 31, 2010 by Holly

he's not worth 500 million, that's according to Harvey, and he's going to be worth a lot less since Robyn will take half of his money anyway. Any money that Lucia would have inherited in the trust fund is the same amount that she would have received in the settlement anyway. and as one commenter here has pointed out, she would have gotten less than what the settlement had offered had she been included in the trust fund because of tax purposes. sheesh, you're as delusional as oksana is. The only reports that mel is worth 500 million or a billion dollars comes from unfounded claims in the media. there's no evidence he is as filthy rich as you say he is.

1421 days ago
37.

Your Aunt Bea    

Nothing new here. This has been a planned financial raping of mel from the beginning, long before Lucia was a twinkle in her father's eye. Take one toxic russian bride, add lawyer, stir and you have extortion.

1421 days ago
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Shuffle Demon    

31.
Oh for goodness sakes, haven't enough people reported the psycho yet??? How long does it take??


Posted at 1:22 AM on Oct 31, 2010 by kali
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39 lowers can't get through to her thick head...

Posted at 1:25 AM on Oct 31, 2010 by garnet
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it will just keep baiting and baiting and baiting... she's got psychological problems, combined with the bigotry shee has cause she was ostracized by the rest of her Jewish family due to her issues

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igotfleasfromtmz    

What happened to not wanting any of his money? It's always been about the money. The lawyers want it, oksana wants it. So much for her caring about the life of her child.

Posted at 1:28 AM on Oct 31, 2010 by anna

I know Anna but if she keeps up the way she is going, she won't last long. Her being so thin points to major organ damage.

1421 days ago
40.

Cartman    

Posted at 1:20 AM on Oct 31, 2010 by me

Your cut and paste commentary shows your lack of social skills.

1421 days ago
41.

kali    

So I'm assuming the way the story is written that this is being discussed in the depositions?

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42.

garnet    

I wonder if the immaculate interception is about an email about the trust.

How did she find out about it?

1421 days ago
43.

igotfleasfromtmz    

Cartman that poster told us on the other board the father and mother molested them. We are just letting them get thier anger out and sorta ignoring them. It is understandable how they are feeling as the father death anniv. was a few day's ago.

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Shuffle Demon    

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Would be a shame if ICON went bankrupt now that he can't get a job.

Posted at 1:27 AM on Oct 31, 2010 by hellnurse
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what makes you think he can't get a job? and what would that have to do with ICON?

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kali    

Its no excuse. More people need to report it.

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