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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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Shuffle Demon    

Hmm... I wonder who the lawyer was that tried to get this dismissed on OxSanity's beahlf... anyone want to bet that it's HorrorDitz and co..... and I wouldn;t be suprised if Mel got billed for this... I mean OxSanity has no money... just ask her...

1310 days ago
32.

LA me    

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

Posted at 1:40 AM on Feb 19, 2011 by Majestik
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Seriously....It wasn't me!!!

1310 days ago
33.

constantpeace    

Didn't the LA Times article say there were in mediation? Does this mean the mediation failed and now he's suing? Will there be court do***ents, etc? She's going DOWN (and probably not in the way she's accustomed to).

1310 days ago
34.

Fidel's niece    

Yoohoo, Karma IS a bitch!

Go Eric,
get the lying witch!

Her close friend, Robin Stein
told Pravda that Ok$a has
recently started
working(LOL),
she is giving piano lessons.????

Maybe she should do some
Bl*w Jobs too, for extra cash!


***Team Mel***

1310 days ago
35.

Shuffle Demon    

Didn't the LA Times article say there were in mediation? Does this mean the mediation failed and now he's suing? Will there be court do***ents, etc? She's going DOWN (and probably not in the way she's accustomed to).

Posted at 1:51 AM on Feb 19, 2011 by constantpeace
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I would believe that he sued and the Judge ordered the parties to mediation to see if a settlement could be reached before the suit had to proceed further... no settlement was able to be achieved so the lawsuit is proceeding... My take on it..

1310 days ago
36.

Shuffle Demon    

Her close friend, Robin Stein
told Pravda that Ok$a has
recently started
working(LOL),
she is giving piano lessons.????

Maybe she should do some
Bl*w Jobs too, for extra cash!


***Team Mel***

Posted at 1:53 AM on Feb 19, 2011 by Fidel's niece
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I am sure she is giving something for cash, but piano lessons aren't involved...

1310 days ago
37.

igotfleasfromtmz    

She couldn't use her sexual sorcerer powers on EG , sniff sniff

1310 days ago
38.

fuddyduddy    

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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Wrong dessert breath!!! EG did his job just as OG asked him to do. He is entitled to be paid for his services. The reason OG waived the attorney client privilege with EG is because she NEEDS for him to testify regarding the mediated agreement that OG is trying to have set aside. Otherwise, he does not have to get on the witness stand and provide testimony. Get it now!!

1310 days ago
39.

LA me    

she is giving piano lessons.????

Maybe she should do some
Bl*w Jobs too, for extra cash!


***Team Mel***

Posted at 1:53 AM on Feb 19, 2011 by Fidel's niece
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That would be Kazoo lessons. Just being politically correct. Does Oinky have a patent on that as well???

1310 days ago
40.

Majestik    

Hmm... I wonder who the lawyer was that tried to get this dismissed on OxSanity's beahlf... anyone want to bet that it's HorrorDitz and co..... and I wouldn;t be suprised if Mel got billed for this... I mean OxSanity has no money... just ask her...

Posted at 1:44 AM on Feb 19, 2011 by Shuffle Demon

Shuffle, come on, not only did Horkhisbitz try to DISCREDIT EG, he even said it on TMZ live then got an email of cease and desists from EGès firm. The whole thing is, we knew his was coming months ago, when oxymanure waived that attorney client-priviledge how many of us didnèt see that EG would go after her. Guess, what...she can sit back and think that the judge is going to make Mel pay for this, one problem, she had EG before the judge ordered Mel to pay oxymanures lowers, Im thinking that EG has started all this, with Judge Gordon sorta, keeping in mind with there original agreement, giving more time to Mel according to that original agreement that she has to pay it. It seems, as we have been saying for months, as fuddy and all the other law savvy folks on this site. If the agreement is upheld by the court, then Oxy has her 15 and has to pay not only EG but the other lawyer on the case.

1310 days ago
41.

fuddyduddy    

NO WAY is JLS is a legal eagle. With the stupid shyte that has come from JLS -- no way!!!

1310 days ago
42.

Shuffle Demon    

Wrong dessert breath!!! EG did his job just as OG asked him to do. He is entitled to be paid for his services. The reason OG waived the attorney client privilege with EG is because she NEEDS for him to testify regarding the mediated agreement that OG is trying to have set aside. Otherwise, he does not have to get on the witness stand and provide testimony. Get it now!!

Posted at 1:57 AM on Feb 19, 2011 by fuddyduddy
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Doubt it fuddy... JLS's grasp of the law only stretches as far as which episode of Mastlock that is on T.V.

1310 days ago
43.

constantpeace    

Fuddy, wouldn't EG hurt her case rather than help it? It seems as though he wasn't down for using the DV scam.

1310 days ago
44.

Shuffle Demon    

Shuffle, come on, not only did Horkhisbitz try to DISCREDIT EG, he even said it on TMZ live then got an email of cease and desists from EGès firm. The whole thing is, we knew his was coming months ago, when oxymanure waived that attorney client-priviledge how many of us didnèt see that EG would go after her. Guess, what...she can sit back and think that the judge is going to make Mel pay for this, one problem, she had EG before the judge ordered Mel to pay oxymanures lowers, Im thinking that EG has started all this, with Judge Gordon sorta, keeping in mind with there original agreement, giving more time to Mel according to that original agreement that she has to pay it. It seems, as we have been saying for months, as fuddy and all the other law savvy folks on this site. If the agreement is upheld by the court, then Oxy has her 15 and has to pay not only EG but the other lawyer on the case.


Posted at 1:59 AM on Feb 19, 2011 by Majestik
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Well Lucia will get her money...OxSanity well get her car and thats about it... her free rent is almost up!

1310 days ago
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igotfleasfromtmz    

If the attorney client privilege becomes knowledge to a third party , doesn't that waive the attorney client privilege. Such as People interviews ect. Such should serve as a waiver for all.

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