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Mel Gets $163K Legal Bill From Oksana for ONE Month

1/18/2011 3:05 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Mel Gibson just got a legal bill from one of Oksana Grigorieva's lawyers, and probably thinks the name of the firm is Bend, Over and Pay.

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Sources connected with the case tell TMZ ... Alan Shifman (aka lawyer #41) claims he racked up a $163,000 fee for work performed between October 15 and November 15, 2010.  He left the case after feuding with lawyer #39.

We're told Shifman is asking Mel to pay $600 an hour -- that means he worked about 272 hours during the month ... which translates to 9 hours a day, 7 days a week.

As we previously reported, Oksana's attorneys have asked Mel to pay more than $1 million in legal fees.

For Mel, it's even harder to swallow than a Ricky Gervais monologue.

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rporte3    

There is no way this attorney has 272 man hours in this case an no way those manhours are worth $60...0.00/hour. I would ask for a complete independent audit on this one.

Sad thing is ...he'll probably get it.

1185 days ago
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tigress    

Maybe Mel should have asked her how much she charged for it before he did the humpty. I continued to be amazed by how stupid men are to keep getting caught in this trap.

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