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Oksana to Lawyer:

You Only Got Me

$15 Million!!?!

11/20/2010 11:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Oksana Grigorieva wanted to disavow her $15 million settlement with Mel Gibson because she felt Mel would pay a lot more to avoid the bad publicity ... this, according to a text message obtained by TMZ.

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The text -- sent on June 2, 2010 from Oksana to Eric George, the lawyer who negotiated her $15 million mediation package  -- is riddled with buyer's remorse, complaining that George never told her about a domestic violence claim, which could have upped the ante.

Underscoring how important the tapes were during the mediation, Oksana says, "Forget about the tapes for the moment. This is the case of domestic violence."  The point -- no one raised the issue of domestic violence during the mediation -- it was about the tapes.

Oksana explains to George her relationship with Mel ended "because of Mels (sic) domestic violence, the only reason and the fact, with proof, and I run away to save my children."

Then Oksana lays her cards on the table:  "If the opposition is buying my silence, please, we have to renegotiate the custody portion and to secure the monetory (sic)."

Also in the text, Oksana makes it clear she knows her strongest bargaining chip: "He doesn't want this publicity."

Oksana ends the text by saying, "I have lots of questions about the moneytory (sic) part also, i'd (sic) like us to get together and discus (sic) everything," adding, "I'm not bluffing."

Law enforcement sources say the text is part of the L.A. County Sheriff's Department's extortion investigation, to determine if Oksana used the tapes to score the $15 million package.  The theory: After signing the agreement, Oksana got greedy and decided she could get more by adding a fresh domestic violence claim.

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Babushka    

First!

Vigil lamps for Mel and Lucia are lit!!!
Praying for you Mel!

1250 days ago
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wondering    

ohh i see they hid it hahahahah

1250 days ago
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wondering    

yep, messing with us hahaha

1250 days ago
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Cthrew    

Here we go, folks!

1250 days ago
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kpacota    

And the moral of this story is don't fire your lawyers or tick them off or insult them publicly.

1250 days ago
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Majestik    

Is there someone at TMZ sitting there laughing his arse off now because he had everyone refreshing and making hits at the bottom when no one thought to scroll down?

1250 days ago
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wondering    

its not about the money!
its not about the money!
its not about the money!
its not about the money!
its not about the money!
its not about the money!

1250 days ago
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Your Aunt Bea    

Yeah, it was never about the money... 'My big toe!'
What an evil thing is this!

1250 days ago
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Babushka    

Notice:

Please ensure that bar is down directly across your lower torso. Please keep your hands inside the ride at all times. Welcome to Alcatraz. Enjoy your stay.

1250 days ago
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fuddyduddy    

Extortion!

I'm not bluffing!

1250 days ago
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Majestik    

I'd like to know how long the Department has had this. If this, as Harvey puts it, is only going to get better who the HELL doesn't the DA have enough, I don't understand?

1250 days ago
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Majestik    

Night ladies, I'll see you all later on in my day. Have a good night and enjoy!

1250 days ago
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fuddyduddy    

ROFLOL!

I love that picture of OG with this article!! How appropriate!

1250 days ago
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wondering    

oksana: you not tell me bout moh moniez , vy you not tell me? vat kint of man are u to not tell me bout more moniez! how mani time must i blow you before you tell me? you want me suffer?

1250 days ago
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fuddyduddy    

Good night, Majestik! It's been fun. Tell your son thank you for all of the good iPhone information. Hugs!

1250 days ago
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