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Mel Gibson

Oksana's Legal Cash Cow

1/27/2011 10:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

It's a good thing Mel Gibson is rich, because he's bleeding green.  Oksana Grigorieva's lawyers are asking him to pay a fortune in attorney's fees.

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A gaggle of Oksana's present and past lawyers showed up in court Wednesday, chatting in the hallway about fees and asking Judge Scott Gordon to order Mel to open his wallet wide and fork over several million dollars .... for just a few months' work.

Here's a partial breakdown:

-- Oksana's current lawyers, Daniel Horowitz, Marty Garbus and Ron Litz, are asking for $1.2 million for work performed since September, 2010.

-- Manley Freid's law firm is asking for $250,000.  Mel has already been ordered to pay Freid's firm $500,000.

-- Alan Shifman wants $163,000 for one month's work.

Other lawyers and law firms requested hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees as well.

Judge Gordon has not decided how much Mel should pay in the latest request.


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Barbara    

Ridiculous!!!

1176 days ago
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Phreaky    

This is absolutely ridiculous. The judge should order her to have ONE attorney, period.

1176 days ago
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kali    

I hope we hear an update on what Mel actually has to pay them.

The whole thing is just sickening, especially the figures from Horoditz!

1176 days ago
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little aussie reader    

Horroditz, Garbus and Litz are demanding payment. hmmmm.... Jumping ship?

1176 days ago
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Jackie    

This is way beyond stupidity. I hope men you learn from Mel to stay away from gold-diggers like Oks. My official name for oks is OX...the cow is even more attractive than her dumb face and brain.

1176 days ago
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Drago    

Oxy-G should pay for her army of lawyers, Mel has nothing to do with that.

1176 days ago
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Shuffle Demon    

Well of course the Lawyers will be milking this for all they are worth, I also find it hard to believe that all these lawyers have to do with her family Law case... I would suffice to guess that some have done work with the extent of the LADS criminal investigation of OxSanity which Mel should not have to pony up a penny for...

1176 days ago
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jechrist    

she's sticking it to mel any way she can. paying for the lawyers is one way she is trying to ruin him. how he must regret getting involved with her.

1176 days ago
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ohreally    

Utterly revolting, disgusting, outrageous, vile, crazy, idiotic, mind-blowing, foul and BAD.

I hope Judge Gordon SLASHES the amounts. This is so unfair it makes me want to scream.

INSANITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1176 days ago
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Karls    

Hmmm I thought they were pro-bono lol Garbus and H?? OMG they lie too??

1176 days ago
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kali    

Well of course the Lawyers will be milking this for all they are worth, I also find it hard to believe that all these lawyers have to do with her family Law case... I would suffice to guess that some have done work with the extent of the LADS criminal investigation of OxSanity which Mel should not have to pony up a penny for...

Posted at 1:01 AM on Jan 27, 2011 by Shuffle Demon

Makes you wonder since they are so intertwined how it can be separated.

Nite all :)

1176 days ago
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Shuffle Demon    

10.
she's sticking it to mel any way she can. paying for the lawyers is one way she is trying to ruin him. how he must regret getting involved with her.

Posted at 1:03 AM on Jan 27, 2011 by jechrist
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I agree... But once she is charged with Extorsion, hope she enjoys the Public Defender she will ask for due to her claimin g she is broke and can't afford one, and of course she will ask the court for some High Priced talent to defend her, which of course means the Taxpayers of California will be paying for...

1176 days ago
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Shuffle Demon    

Night Kali...

1176 days ago
14.

Fidel's niece    

This is highway robbery,
and her lowers are thieves.

Their client is a disgusting,
lying gold digging bitch!

Burn in Hell, Ok$a!

***Team Mel***

1176 days ago
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LA me    

That's fuhking obscene!

Posted at 12:50 AM on Jan 27, 2011 by little aussie reader

LOL Lil' seem like that spelling has caught on!!

IMO I don't think Mel should have to pay a penny more than what he is paying his own attornies! Thought the reason he had to pay was to level the playing field! Seems Oinky playing field has been built on Mt Everest and she got dibbs on the top!

1176 days ago
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