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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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fuddyduddy    

This is old news.

1282 days ago
32.

Jerry Springer    

****man do you give 10% at Temple?

1282 days ago
33.

Curious    

i'm not a fan of M.G. but this drama is out of control...
please...it's only money...the story i want to hear
her legal status isn't in order...and wins a one way ticket back home !!!


Posted at 10:27 AM on Jan 18, 2011 by northern gypsy
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Per Mr. Harvey on last week's Lawyer Friday - if Miss Oksana is convicted of a felony - perjury, extortion/bribery, or falsifying evidence for example - then she can indeed be deported.

1282 days ago
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Midwesterner    

I understand that the wealthier party is responsible for legal fees, but to what degree/extent? She is clearly taking advantage!

Also, is he actually responsible for her lawyers in BOTH cases? It seems ridiculous that he should have to pay for her lawyers in the extortion case!!

Posted at 10:29 AM on Jan 18, 2011 by Gia


Gibson pays only in the child custody case, unless Ox files a civil suit and wins it. (Looking less and less likely , BTW.)

1282 days ago
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just curious    

Hi all,

This is the article I found "hidden." It was dated 12/20/10 but was never posted. I ran across it on 12/30/10. TMZ might have other stories "hidden" to bring out occasionally when we need a fix. The last story had almost 2500 remarks so it was time to bring it out. :)

1282 days ago
36.

just curious    

@TMZg

Was wondering where you were. Took a holiday, eh? Hope you are in a good mood today.....

1282 days ago
37.

Tammy    

Is this being mentioned because it will be decided at the hearing this month? This bill is highly inflated and completely ridiculous. I am just waiting to hear that Mel snapped.

1282 days ago
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Midwesterner    

This is the article I found "hidden." It was dated 12/20/10 but was never posted. I ran across it on 12/30/10. TMZ might have other stories "hidden" to bring out occasionally when we need a fix. The last story had almost 2500 remarks so it was time to bring it out. :)

Posted at 10:39 AM on Jan 18, 2011 by just curious

Ah! Well, we did beg Levin for a new thread. This shows how thoroughly TMZ has been muzzled. They've got to have better than this, and they are clearly afraid to use the "better than this."

1282 days ago
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M. Gabriel    

This is just another money hungry pig like Oksana and Dumbowitz who will not see and do not deserve a dime from Gibson! She hired him and "fired" him, let her pay him!

1282 days ago
40.

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I will never claim to understand the legal system in the United States and especially in California. Where an unmarried whore (oh I mean girl friend) can have a judge force a John (oh sorry I mean married boyfriend) to pay attorneys fees I understand he is rich, but to continue to foot the bill for this whore is ridiculous. He would have gotten off easier if she had simply disappeared. Do not get me wrong Mel should pay for his kid, we all should pay for them, but this crap has gone on long enough. Deport this bi**h back to where it came from.

1282 days ago
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Spitfire    

I was thinking the same thing, Majestik. This was to be an "even playing field", therefore, she should have to pay every penny over and above what Mel is paying his own lawyers.

1282 days ago
42.

O-Dog2GX    

Mel must know too much. He's probably worried bout getting killed by the crew back in Russia cause this broad is chump change for Hollywood game.

1282 days ago
43.

BigTim    

Execute the crooked jew bastard.

1282 days ago
44.

cocoapuff    

Sounds like it was a Celebrity ROAST. A lil humor does not hurt anyone.

1282 days ago
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Spitfire    

I am sure that the judge realizes that the pig wouldn't be so fickle with these lawyers if she had to pay herself. Let's hope that when this is over, the judge has Mel pay Oksana for the lawyer costs only equaling Mel's own legal bills. I sure her's are much higher. She should have to pay the difference.

1282 days ago
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