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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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31.

Emm    

Why Should Mel Gibson have to pay for ALL of these so called high payed whores for servicing the Ox???

Posted at 1:26 AM on Jan 27, 2011 by Emm
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LMAO...I never heard HorroDitz and company called that, but damn funny!!

Posted at 1:36 AM on Jan 27, 2011 by Shuffle Demon

Glad to put a smile on your face.

Here's an image TMZ needs to post.
A pic of the Ox in the middle swinging on a pole, with ALL of her whores around her on their knees with their greedy fat hands stretched out beggin' for money... Because that's how they ALL serviced her.

Oh! How their families must be proud.

1263 days ago
32.

little aussie reader    

LOL LA. Here's the thing - once I get to know the "rythm" of a poster I rarely notice the typo's. I actually read it the way it was intended. :o)

1263 days ago
33.

little aussie reader    

The reference to "beyond black and blue" made made me laugh. "Beyond Blue" is an organisation in Oz dedicated to helping ppl with depression.

1263 days ago
34.

Fidel's niece    

Q: How many lawyers does
it take to change a light bulb?

A: Fifty four.

8 to argue,
1 to get a continuance,
1 to object,
1 to demur,
2 to research precedents,
1 to dictate a letter,
1 to stipulate,
5 to turn in their time sheets,
2 to depose,
1 to write interrogatories,
2 to settle,
1 to order a secretary
to change the bulb
and
28 to bill for professional services.

O$kanky's lowers follow this rule.


***Team Mel***

1263 days ago
35.

Shuffle Demon    

Glad to put a smile on your face.

Here's an image TMZ needs to post.
A pic of the Ox in the middle swinging on a pole, with ALL of her whores around her on their knees with their greedy fat hands stretched out beggin' for money... Because that's how they ALL serviced her.

Oh! How their families must be proud.

Posted at 1:45 AM on Jan 27, 2011 by Emm
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I think they see that very image every day, minus the pole of course...lol

1263 days ago
36.

Sincerity    

It looks as though all the vultures are submitting their invoices before the hammer drops and Ole Greedy is thrown in the slammer. I'm quite sure most of their invoices are grossly over inflated but until new legislation is drafted to address this sort of abuse, most attorneys will milk this loophole for all it's worth. Hopefully, none of what will be actually paid will go into Ole Greedy's pocket. It would only be fitting, if they were to sue her and her current legal team for the unpaid balances. At some point, she has to accept some financial responsibility for her chaotic decisions. One way or the other, Ole Greedy will have to surrender something of value in the wake of all the havoc that she's caused, if nothing more than her freedom.

1263 days ago
37.

Shuffle Demon    

38.
It looks as though all the vultures are submitting their invoices before the hammer drops and Ole Greedy is thrown in the slammer. I'm quite sure most of their invoices are grossly over inflated but until new legislation is drafted to address this sort of abuse, most attorneys will milk this loophole for all it's worth. Hopefully, none of what will be actually paid will go into Ole Greedy's pocket. It would only be fitting, if they were to sue her and her current legal team for the unpaid balances. At some point, she has to accept some financial responsibility for her chaotic decisions. One way or the other, Ole Greedy will have to surrender something of value in the wake of all the havoc that she's caused, if nothing more than her freedom.

Posted at 1:50 AM on Jan 27, 2011 by Sincerity
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I believe Mel has the right to ask for a review of her Lawyers Bills if he believes they are charging him injustly or for work that is outside the scope of their mandate...

1263 days ago
38.

little aussie reader    

One way or the other, Ole Greedy will have to surrender something of value in the wake of all the havoc that she's caused, if nothing more than her freedom.

Posted at 1:50 AM on Jan 27, 2011 by Sincerity


Let's see, what does she have of "value" to surrender? Hmmmmm.....

1263 days ago
39.

little aussie reader    

I believe Mel has the right to ask for a review of her Lawyers Bills if he believes they are charging him injustly or for work that is outside the scope of their mandate...

Posted at 1:52 AM on Jan 27, 2011 by Shuffle Demon

I hope he does exactly that fuddy. I don't believe HIS lawyers are stupid and Judge Gordon made no decision. So.....

1263 days ago
40.

Emm    

#38 Posted at 1:50 AM on Jan 27, 2011 by Sincerity

Here in the USA that will never happen, since 99.9% of higher politicians are Lawyers. Why do you think we are in such bad shape???

1263 days ago
41.

Shuffle Demon    

41.
I believe Mel has the right to ask for a review of her Lawyers Bills if he believes they are charging him injustly or for work that is outside the scope of their mandate...

Posted at 1:52 AM on Jan 27, 2011 by Shuffle Demon

I hope he does exactly that fuddy. I don't believe HIS lawyers are stupid and Judge Gordon made no decision. So.....

Posted at 1:54 AM on Jan 27, 2011 by little aussie reader
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Fuddy? oh c'mon now little aussie... Iknow all the Team Mel members look alike but...

1263 days ago
42.

little aussie reader    

Oh sheeit! Sorry Shuffle. It's been a long day, sorry 'bout that.

1263 days ago
43.

Shuffle Demon    

44.
Oh sheeit! Sorry Shuffle. It's been a long day, sorry 'bout that.

Posted at 1:59 AM on Jan 27, 2011 by little aussie reader
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I figured as much little aussie... I just couldn't resist giving you the gears about that...lol

1263 days ago
44.

little aussie reader    

LOL - I'd do the same for you fuffle ;o)

1263 days ago
45.

Shuffle Demon    

46.
LOL - I'd do the same for you fuffle ;o)

Posted at 2:04 AM on Jan 27, 2011 by little aussie reader
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How's your pooch doing little aussie?

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