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Oksana's $15 Million Lawyer Goes After Her

2/19/2011 5:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned ...the lawyer who negotiated the $15 million settlement with Oksana Grigorieva -- the settlement she signed and then disavowed -- is going after her for his fee.

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Eric George has initiated legal action against Mel Gibson's ex, claiming he did his job in securing a settlement, and the fact that she later disavowed it does not let her off the hook in paying his fee.

According to arbitration documents -- obtained by TMZ -- George's firm is entitled to 10% of the compensation he won for Oksana.  The total sum of the settlement was $15 million, but we're told George's fee did not include a percentage of the portion that was earmarked for child support.

Oksana has refused to pay George and filed legal docs trying to dismiss his claim, but we've learned that motion was denied. 

The D.A. is now considering whether to file extortion charges against Oksana, with Mel's camp claiming she used the explosive audio tapes as leverage to make the $15 million deal -- threatening to release them if she didn't get paid.


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igotfleasfromtmz    

Oh little man DAn the world is waiting to hear how she doesn't pay- you whoooooo

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LA me    

Anyone catch this picture of Oinky behind bars???

http://strangezoo.com/images/content/137163.jpg

It's either her or Lindsay Lohan....can't tell

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Shuffle Demon    

This is the same lawyer who just last year decided the attorney-client privilege isn't important either. He was offering to be deposed about what Oksana said to him in confidence. And now this move.

He is an embarrassment to the rest of us.

Posted at 1:13 AM on Feb 19, 2011 by JLS
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I am sure the Bogus Lawyers Society of America will be putting out a storng rebuke any moment now...

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19.

Karls    

Hi Lar you beat me to it!
The rest of the make-up artists.. BAHAHAHA
She/he makes me laugh..

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LA me    

Go for it EG!!! Make her pay the "monetary" she (not Mel) owes you!!

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igotfleasfromtmz    

Go for it EG!!! Make her pay the "monetary" she (not Mel) owes you!!

Posted at 1:22 AM on Feb 19, 2011 by LA me
ha ha ha And to think she could have had 15 million and Mel would have paid that bill.
Stupid, greedy , crzy? ha

1260 days ago
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kali    

Makes me wonder all the stuff we DON'T know.

1260 days ago
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Shuffle Demon    

JLS...Can I see your law degree again... you know that chinese food menu that is on the back of it has that ChowMein I like so much...need that take out address from it...

1260 days ago
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Karls    

4.
JLS...Can I see your law degree again... you know that chinese food menu that is on the back of it has that ChowMein I like so much...need that take out address from it...

Posted at 1:26 AM on Feb 19, 2011 by Shuffle Demon

Hahahahaha she/he just sets itself up perfectly.. My fav pro Oksana poster

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santosh    

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Watch live cricket

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LA me    

I am sure the Bogus Lawyers Society of America will be putting out a strong rebuke any moment now...

Posted at 1:21 AM on Feb 19, 2011 by Shuffle Demon
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Breaking news on CNN:

Make up artist around the world are taking up their hair picks and heating irons and heading to Sherman Oaks in protest!! Many of these cosmetic arteeests interviewed surprisingly also hold law degrees. Unable to understand Latin...they chose a similar line of work creating false images with their clients!

Calls to Jose Eber where not immediately returned.

1260 days ago
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Shuffle Demon    

Breaking news on CNN:

Make up artist around the world are taking up their hair picks and heating irons and heading to Sherman Oaks in protest!! Many of these cosmetic arteeests interviewed surprisingly also hold law degrees. Unable to understand Latin...they chose a similar line of work creating false images with their clients!

Calls to Jose Eber where not immediately returned.

Posted at 1:31 AM on Feb 19, 2011 by LA me
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ROFLMAO

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gretchen    

Good for him!

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29.

BrAnBa    

Go, Eric!!
Spill everything you know, too.
We´re behind you!
He he...

1260 days ago
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Majestik    

Sorry guys. This is from the LA TIMES article where they pointed out that EG fought for the orignal settlement and than Oxymanure backed out.

The only reason that TMZ is posting this is because LA times trumped them, they had more emails, more texts and some INVESTIGATOR for their site brought all this out.

We knew back in July when EG backed out of the deal, something wasn't right, we knew back in about August that Horkhisbitz and Oxymoron threw EG under the bus and an email was sent to Horkhisbitz telling him to STFU for EG's firm, and we knew, after all this months, with oxymanure waving his client priviledge that something was going to happen.

Are we supposed to get happy now, come on crowd, NOOO, we knew this was coming down the pike, we asked about it, got nothing on TMZ live, or the T.V. show and now MONTHS after this was brought to light TMZ is going to try to sell us that EG is going after Oxymanure for a fee.

Right...Harvey, this is FREAKIN" LAME!!! Seriously.

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