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Oksana Grigorieva

Gets New Lawyer

... and the Flu

1/3/2011 3:55 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Oksana Grigorieva has a new lawyer -- #42 by our count -- but she also has a sick feeling in her stomach.

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New York attorney Marty Garbus just got approval by an L.A. County Superior Court judge to appear on Oksana's behalf.  He joins attorney Dan Horowitz.

Now for the sick feeling ... Oksana is on her way to a law office for part 4 of her ongoing deposition in the Mel Gibson custody war.  But we're told she feels like crap and may have to pull the plug on the depo.

If she goes home sick, she can get a few pointers from "The People's Court."

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91.

Curious    

A defendant in a criminal case may not be deposed without his consent because of the Fifth Amendment right to not give testimony against oneself.

Posted at 1:27 PM on Jan 3, 2011 by fuddyduddy
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You're exactly right (see? I'm learning, lol), but this is a family court deposition with Miss Oksana supporting her claim that Mr. Mel is unfit to parent and shouldn't have custody at all of Lucia. As such, that's bound to ride very close to the DV criminal case and also gives Miss Oksana a chance to set up for the civil suit that, oddly, wasn't filed as promised.

Her credibility is definitely on the line given her past assertions and contradictory tales, not to mention her disregard of Judge Gordon's warning about public speaking.

Attorney Garbus will probably argue it was her Constitutional right to speak out against DV. Bah.

1203 days ago
92.

Midwesterner    

And if OG's extortion case is supposedly 'weak' then why does she need to bring Garbus on board?

Posted at 1:31 PM on Jan 3, 2011 by fuddyduddy

Question of the hour, isn't it? Along with "Who all is deposing or interrogating Ox this week>'

1203 days ago
93.

middleagedcrazy    

My speculation is that the piano player has already signed a deal with Liz Garbus for a do***entary of her extraordinary life, beauty, talent and bravery.

See F is for Fake -- turned into a story of Clifford Irving and his frauds as well as the art forger.

Fauxana should be careful in case some very enterprising news folks get busy. Maybe they can find her true date of birth?

Tee hee

1203 days ago
94.

Sincerity    

Please, lets give Oksana a break! She's got a lot to deal with right now. Mel's a nut job.

Posted at 1:26 PM on Jan 3, 2011 by Duane Garrett

GET REAL!!! When did "Ole Greedy" become a "PARAGON OF VIRTUE". She's the one who set these chain of events into motion and now it seems as if she's going to get "strangled in her own web of deception". She created this "hot mess" and it's too late for her to back pedal. When you live in a "glass house", you shouldn't throw stones.

1203 days ago
95.

ketjo    

A defendant in a criminal case may not be deposed without his consent because of the Fifth Amendment right to not give testimony against oneself.

Posted at 1:27 PM on Jan 3, 2011 by fuddyduddy
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You're exactly right (see? I'm learning, lol), but this is a family court deposition with Miss Oksana supporting her claim that Mr. Mel is unfit to parent and shouldn't have custody at all of Lucia. As such, that's bound to ride very close to the DV criminal case and also gives Miss Oksana a chance to set up for the civil suit that, oddly, wasn't filed as promised.

Her credibility is definitely on the line given her past assertions and contradictory tales, not to mention her disregard of Judge Gordon's warning about public speaking.

Attorney Garbus will probably argue it was her Constitutional right to speak out against DV. Bah.

Posted at 1:35 PM on Jan 3, 2011 by Curious

That alright and tight but.........I ain't see a criminal charge being filed on either side ..yet !!!! Just the custody battle...

If he's there for damage control..let me tell you right now he's doing a piss poor job of it....

1203 days ago
96.

Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

OR is he there not for OG, but to destroy Mel--which they are doing fairly well at?

1203 days ago
97.

jetfanglo    

team mel !!!

1203 days ago
98.

Midwesterner    

You know, I think that in Mel's interests, having Ox charged with any crime(s) is not the important thing. What's important is preserving the cohabiitation do***ent and the May negotiated agreement. If they stand, Ox can't sign up for payoffs from tell-all books and the like. At least, if she does them, Mel can sue for whatever she gets in profits.

Could it be that Garbus is out to break those agreements, particularly the cohabitation agreement, owing to their confidentiality clauses? Maybe those are the "free speech" issues.

Ox wasn't with Mel all that long, even though they have a child. Maybe she profits less from palimony and more from selling her story--and maybe she realized that long ago.

1203 days ago
99.

fuddyduddy    

A defendant in a criminal case may not be deposed without his consent because of the Fifth Amendment right to not give testimony against oneself.

Posted at 1:27 PM on Jan 3, 2011 by fuddyduddy
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You're exactly right (see? I'm learning, lol), but this is a family court deposition with Miss Oksana supporting her claim that Mr. Mel is unfit to parent and shouldn't have custody at all of Lucia. As such, that's bound to ride very close to the DV criminal case and also gives Miss Oksana a chance to set up for the civil suit that, oddly, wasn't filed as promised.

Her credibility is definitely on the line given her past assertions and contradictory tales, not to mention her disregard of Judge Gordon's warning about public speaking.

Attorney Garbus will probably argue it was her Constitutional right to speak out against DV. Bah.

Posted at 1:35 PM on Jan 3, 2011 by Curious
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Curious--I'm not convinced this is all related to the custody matter. The judge awarded Mel more custody. Child support should be settled for now. Visitation is settled for now. Mediated agreement is still an issue. Attorney fees are an issue. Judge Steinberg would not step into Judge Gordon's case--judges don't do that unless it's something that requires an emergency hearing. The good dentist gave his deposition on December 22 to the LADA. EG has been subpoenaed, and that is apparently an issue with OG's team now. So--I just don't see that all of the depositions this week are related to the custody matter. Depositions have already been given by both Mel and OG.

1203 days ago
100.

middleagedcrazy    

Wonder who will be posting the 'plead the 5th' stories on the piano player to imply her guilt -- as they did all summer with Mr. Gibson?

BTW -- Still think Mr. Gibson is better off not saying anything. If necessary, one of his attorneys can say something, but he has hired them and he should take their advice.

Tee hee

1203 days ago
101.

Rosie    

Im sure I'm not the only one who has noticed the terror campaign mounted by Joy Behar against MG?

She abuses anyone who disagrees with her, but he is her favorite whipping boy.

She speaks only one language, (the language of hate).

How anyone lives or works with such a negative force, or endures the misery of her vindictive judgements harranging in their ears everyday, is beyond comprehension.

Her own conduct in public is full of her own brand of discrimination, that SHE considers acceptable. Yet she is a self appointed outspoken judge of other peoples politics, beliefs and lives.

Behar claims to represent views of the public, by screaming long and loud and shoving her own views on the rest of us, end of story!

Her narrow minded opinions of others are based on her own personal predjudices. A total hypocrite who does no good for anyone.

The people who employ her should also take responsibility for her behavior.

1203 days ago
102.

fuddyduddy    

I just read somewhere that OG's deposition is Part 4 of her deposition. Geez---what a circus! I think having that mediated agreement set aside is huge, especially since there are clauses giving Mel the right to sue HER!

1203 days ago
103.

kali    

I missed tmz live, did they answer any questions??

1203 days ago
104.

V    

@V

I'm sure Gasbag's billed as a consultant until this morning.

Posted at 12:02 PM on Jan 3, 2011 by Midwesterner
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I am sorry to say I don't follow or see HOW he COULD use that dodge - WHY?

1 - because the practice of law is the practice of law.
2 - because he REPEATEDLY told REPORTERS he was HER ATTORNEY. He didn't say he was consulting (insert name of attorney of record).
3- Mr. Horowitz claimed in an On CAMERA interview Mr. Garbus was the "CAPTAIN" of Oksana's legal team. Consultants are part of the SPECIAL TEAMS, they are NOT CAPTAIN!

HE NEEDED TO MAKE SURE HE WAS ACTING INSIDE THE RULES, didn't he? And for the LKL interview that would have required the ATTORNEY OF RECORD to BE THERE SPEAKING, right? Have you ever seen a CONSULTANT in ANY FIELD ALLOW THEMSELVES to be CONFUSED with their client? Or had a CLIENT, if Mr. Horowitz would be the one getting Mr. Garbus' bill, demote themselves? It doesn't work that way!

WHEN IT COMES TO "LEGAL CONSULTANTS" - I hope the OHIO transplanted ETHICS expert left this team A LONG TIME AGO. SURELY HE GETS what I so clearly see!

Those pesky RULES OF THE COURT and the STATE BAR ACT applied to Mr Garbus in real time. They were not suspended in time or he was excluded from them at any time.

You can't PRACTICE LAW in CA without a CA BAR CARD -- that is the LAW.

HERE IS THE MANUAL THE DA's office is SUPPOSED TO BE USING!

http://da.co.la.ca.us/pdf/UPLpublic.pdf

Sure there are ways to be allowed to practice without obtaining a CA BAR CARD BUT there are RULES to FOLLOW BEFORE, and DURING the PROCESSING PERIOD of ProHacVice. YOU CAN'T JUST IGNORE THE RULES or ACT AS THOUGH A FAVORABLE RULING WILL EVENTUALLY HAPPEN AND IN THE MEANTIME I'M GOING TO DO THIS AND THAT ANY OL' WAY without ANY EXPECTATION of ACCOUNTABILITY!

1203 days ago
105.

kelly    

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