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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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46.

fuddyduddy    

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


Posted at 1:25 AM on Feb 19, 2011 by kali
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Kali -- we already figured this one out quite a while back. I even posted recently again in the declaration OG gave where she states herself that EG was after her for 1.5 million dollars. I even posted recently again how this is what Horowitz was so pissed about on TMZ Live and he stated that Mel should be paying for the mediated agreement because it was about Lucia. I stated that it was not all about Lucia and because this was something that was done BEFORE anything was ever before the court, then OG would be responsible. Some people here thought Mel would have to pay this, and I said 'no.' It sounds like Judge Gordon saw it that way, too.

1280 days ago
47.

Majestik    

, 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!!!

Posted at 1:49 AM on Feb 19, 2011 by LA me

Okay, you shy-tedisturber...All of us know when we say Lame it ISNT you LA me. HEHEHEHEHEHE. I love ya, you cant go there again because from now on Im going to distiguish LA me and LAME, oooooooo!!! you should know me better by now HEHEHE.

1280 days ago
48.

LA me    

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

Posted at 1:59 AM on Feb 19, 2011 by fuddyduddy
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Fuddy
JLS has also claimed to be a make up artist!! Take your pick!!
Calls to Jose Eber where not immediately returned.

Posted at 1:31 AM on Feb 19, 2011 by LA me
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1280 days ago
49.

fuddyduddy    

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.

Posted at 2:01 AM on Feb 19, 2011 by Shuffle Demon
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ROFL!! You know what I think it is? Horowitz gave OG that set of law books so now OG thinks she's a lawyer! LOL

1280 days ago
50.

fuddyduddy    

ROFL, LA me!! Yes -- OG has claimed to be many things!

1280 days ago
51.

Fidel's niece    

The sexual sorceres needs to find
another rich, older victim, ahem,
I mean
"love of her life"
to help her pay this lowers fee.

"Larry, help me Larry"!

LOL!

***Team Mel***

1280 days ago
52.

Majestik    

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

Posted at 1:59 AM on Feb 19, 2011 by fuddyduddy

Fud, well no, of course not, we have already called her on the lawyer aspect after she went on a Charlie Sheen thread, backing up his porn star and claiming to be a makeup artist, Um yeah, she is a lawyer by day and a makeup artist by night, WHATEVER!!!!!

1280 days ago
53.

fuddyduddy    

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.

Posted at 2:03 AM on Feb 19, 2011 by hellnurse
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It does, but I think EG was still trying to honor the attorney client privilege from his communication to Horowitz. OG waived that privilege before the court on November 1 (I believe), and then EG was subpoenaed for court on November 7. OG needs his testimony for Judge Gordon to consider regarding the mediated agreement and OG's arguments to have it set aside.

1280 days ago
54.

LA me    

Seriously....It wasn't me!!!

Posted at 1:49 AM on Feb 19, 2011 by LA me

Okay, you shy-tedisturber...All of us know when we say Lame it ISNT you LA me. HEHEHEHEHEHE. I love ya, you cant go there again because from now on Im going to distiguish LA me and LAME, oooooooo!!! you should know me better by now HEHEHE.

Posted at 2:04 AM on Feb 19, 2011 by Majestik
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Maj
You know "I just yankie your wankie"!! Love that line from Sixteen Candles when Long Duk Dong said "NO more yankie my wankie...The Donger's DONE!!"

1280 days ago
55.

Shuffle Demon    

ROFL!! You know what I think it is? Horowitz gave OG that set of law books so now OG thinks she's a lawyer! LOL

Posted at 2:05 AM on Feb 19, 2011 by fuddyduddy
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Well I love HorrorDitz's constant contradictions...first she was the poor immigrant that didn't know what was goijng on in the negotiations, then she is such a smart woman that OxSanity can understand the law...well wonder which one is going to show up to the Extorsion trial...lol

1280 days ago
56.

little aussie reader    

The sexual sorceres needs to find
another rich, older victim, ahem,
I mean
"love of her life"
to help her pay this lowers fee.

"Larry, help me Larry"!

LOL!

***Team Mel***

Posted at 2:10 AM on Feb 19, 2011 by Fidel's niece

How many rear loves can one woman have?

1280 days ago
57.

Majestik    

Well Lucia will get her money...OxSanity well get her car and thats about it... her free rent is almost up!

Posted at 2:03 AM on Feb 19, 2011 by Shuffle Demon

Hey, you got a point which is what I was trying to prove LOL. EXACTLY, Lucia will get her money and neither mom or the rest of the family can access it, and..one car, maybe an exoberant price in Child custody likes sheès getting now. Sheès making 20k a month for the kid, well once this is all played out I hope that Mels group says show us the bills. LOL

1280 days ago
58.

fuddyduddy    

ROFLOL! This is really too funny!

Horowitz to OG:

Oh yeah, you have a case.
Oh yeah, you can win this.
Oh yeah, you are entitled to more money.
Oh yeah, we can get the judge to set aside the mediated agreement.
Oh yeah, you can get full custody.
Oh yeah, we'll get Mel's visitation reduced and no overnights.
Oh yeah, we'll get Mel to pay for all of the attorney fees.
Oh yeah, we'll get you aligned with some DV groups as a spokesperson.
Oh yeah, we'll get a civil suit filed.
Oh yeah, we'll keep the contents of your computer hard drive secret.

Yeah, yeah, yeah...it seems that OG is getting shot down a lot in court these days. LOVE IT!!!

1280 days ago
59.

Shuffle Demon    

Fud, well no, of course not, we have already called her on the lawyer aspect after she went on a Charlie Sheen thread, backing up his porn star and claiming to be a makeup artist, Um yeah, she is a lawyer by day and a makeup artist by night, WHATEVER!!!!!

Posted at 2:10 AM on Feb 19, 2011 by Majestik
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C'mon now people...JLS is a Hero... She fights crime and injustice by day... and then prowls the streets at night to make sure that porn stars look their best for that gang bang!....what a patriot~!

1280 days ago
60.

Just Me    

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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What are you talking about JLS???? This attorney, Eric George didn't just "decide the attorney-client privilege isn't important" The client, Oksana, WAIVED her privilege. You waive your privilege and say it's okay for him to speak to the court, you will get him speaking the truth . . . attorneys are supposed to tell the truth when they are being deposed . . . did you miss that day at law school? When privilege is waived and you are sworn to tell the truth, you have to tell the truth, it's an oath you take! You don't like it, too friggin' bad for you! It's Oksana's problem for waiving privilege when she was saying and doing things AGAINST the law, or against her own supposed "case". Good for Eric George! He deserves to be paid, by HER for the work he did for HER, at HER request. Regardless of whether or not she changed her addled, money grubbing mind about accepting the settlement! She hired him to provide a service, he provided the service. She changes her mind, too flippin' bad, for HER! She makes statements that damage her credibility, of constitute a crime, in his presence and then she waives the privilege that protects her, she pays the price! She is stupid enough to waive privilege HER problem, not his. He has a duty to tell the truth under oath, period! She has an obligation to pay him for services rendered! Go get her Eric George!!!!

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