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Oksana Will Sue Mel

3/12/2011 11:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Oksana Grigorieva will file a civil lawsuit against Mel Gibson ... this according to Oksana's lawyer.

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TMZ reported on September 16, 2010 -- just after Oksana hired Daniel Horowitz -- Oksana would file a lawsuit alleging battery, emotional distress and defamation.

We spoke with Daniel Horowitz and asked if Mel's no contest plea in any way changes her plan to sue. Horowitz said, "Our position hasn't changed."

Mel's plea bargain won't help Oksana in a civil lawsuit, because Mel did not admit to guilt.

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yo    

Mel publicly defamed Oksana by accusing her of extortion, at the very least. He made many defamatory statements about her, several of which I posted in the article. Your defense that those were not "supposed" to be public is interesting.

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Midwesterner    

Mel publicly accused Oksana of extortion.

That itself can be considered defamation.

Posted at 1:42 AM on Mar 12, 2011 by yo

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He did no such thing. He has made no public statements. His attorneys turned over all evidence they had directly to law enforcement. There was no public statement by Mel.

Your comment her is interesting, though, because it shows how little attention you pay to the most important details.

1260 days ago
48.

Stacy    

Mel publicly accused Oksana of extortion.

That itself can be considered defamation.

Posted at 1:42 AM on Mar 12, 2011 by yo
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Telling the truth about someone in court isn't defamation.

1260 days ago
49.

yo    

Mel also moved to strip Oksana of all custody. His reasons for doing so were defamatory. Almost every action he has taken regarding Oksana has been defamatory, with the intent to bully her into dropping charges against him.

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maya    

You know, I'm really starting to doubt the competence of mel's lawyer. Didn't she see this coming? It seems Mel has lost every battle.

Maya 28

1260 days ago
51.

Midwesterner    

Mel was fighting against a CRIMINAL charge. This is completely different. And NO....Even if he pays her off..he will NEVER be rid of her. She will think that the "Bank of Mel" is a 24/7 ATM machine that she doesn't need a PIN number to withdraw from. She will NEVER go away.

Posted at 1:44 AM on Mar 12, 2011 by LA me

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I disagree with you here. If he can work out a settlement in which she has "something to lose" by going back to ask for more, he can ultimately put a stop to her demands.

1260 days ago
52.

yo    

Mel's defamatory statements were all lies. This will be proven in court. Or Mel will more likely just settle, like he pled no contest. He is responsible for what he did, and said.

1260 days ago
53.

Skydancer    

I don't know Mel, so I have no idea whether he'll give in to the bitch, but I would let her go to civil court and dig her own grave. This is too much. If he pays her off now, she'll think of something else to get more money. That's how extortions work.

1260 days ago
54.

guavasnow    

the US legal system is so sad. Hate lawyers

1260 days ago
55.

Midwesterner    

Mel also moved to strip Oksana of all custody. His reasons for doing so were defamatory. Almost every action he has taken regarding Oksana has been defamatory, with the intent to bully her into dropping charges against him.

Posted at 1:47 AM on Mar 12, 2011 by yo

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Wrong again. Mel's attorneys ask for Ox to be stripped of custody for a period of time as a response to her making publicly defamatory statements about him on Larry King Live. This was a motion in family court which should not have been made public.

Mel did not make this public. Mel made no public statement.

1260 days ago
56.

LA me    

LOL..you can't claim defamation because of a legal filing. Just like you can't claim Ms. All Dread "extorted" anyone.

1260 days ago
57.

Skydancer    

Yo, that ain't defamation. That's the truth, she tried to extort him. And worse.

1260 days ago
58.

Ray    

Defamation> Please explain

Did Mel EVER EVER speak publicly about her?

Posted at 1:14 AM on Mar 12, 2011 by Shocker

Mr. Gibson has never spoken about anything in public. The only thing I can think of is the possibility they still think we are paid posters.

1260 days ago
59.

yo    

Your legal theories are interesting, Midwesterner. Mel is certainly good at the most vicious slander and defamation and then saying it was not meant to be public, very clever. We shall see what is considered defamation.

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Midwesterner    

Mel publicly defamed Oksana by accusing her of extortion, at the very least. He made many defamatory statements about her, several of which I posted in the article. Your defense that those were not "supposed" to be public is interesting.

Posted at 1:45 AM on Mar 12, 2011 by yo

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You "defame" someone by public actions. For example, Ox defamed Mel with the Larry King Live interview, the People magazine interview, and comments to paparazzi. Ox defamed Kris Herzog when she turned to the paps a few weeks ago and said, "He's a liar."

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