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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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76.

LA me    

Mel's going to have to throw some money at this woman or she'll be a thorn in his side forever.

If she's desperate for cash and he doesn't come through, she'll sell her story to one of the weeklies. That's the last thing he needs.

The lawyers should hash out the cost of her silence and be done with it.

Posted at 1:59 AM on Mar 12, 2011 by dimes
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Ol' Oinky has already sold everything to the tabloids. She has no more "trump cards" to sell (unless she decides to make up another story)! She will NEVER go away, no matter how much Mel pays her. And even if he did settle with her....she would keep coming back for MO MONEY!! It doesn't matter what she signs...she has not honored any agreement she has signed to date.

POX on OX!!

1230 days ago
77.

yo    

Oh Mel has a LOT to lose, and he does not want his actions and statements to be known by the public. That is why he hid from court and pled no contest, and that is why he will settle the civil suit out of court.

I was correct months ago when I predicted that Mel would get community service, not jail time, and that Oksana would not be charged.

Good luck on your interesting legal theories designed to protect Mel from his own deeds and actions. My best to all of you, you need it.

1230 days ago
78.

Skydancer    

Yo, we don't need to protect Mel. He's done nothing wrong but to fall into Oksanka's web.

1230 days ago
79.

dimes    

Nah. It'd be Robert Blake all over again.

He's got a sharp lawyer in that Blair Berk. She could write an ironclad confidentiality agreement in exchange for some lump sum amount.

It's going to cost him money, no doubt about it. If for no other reason than public opinion would go against him if she has custody and he does anything that could be played as stiffing little Lucia.

The only thing to work out is the point at which her quest for cash and his willingness to provide it, meet.

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80.

sparced    

this woman is seriously a ****roach. my guess is that mel settles and moves on with his life.

1230 days ago
81.

Midwesterner    

What hasn't been mentioned yet and may soon appear is the specter of lawsuits by Mel against Ox, who has defamed Mel, broken the confidentiality clauses in the cohabitation agreement, and illegally taped him.

Maybe getting over the criminal case was a strategic way to move into the civil arena. I still think he will settle out of court, but all that evidence is there on so many points, and Mel is far more likely to sway a jury on "preponderance of evidence" than Ox is.

1230 days ago
82.

Skydancer    

Problem is, Ox has gotten away with so much so far, that she now thinks she is invincible.

1230 days ago
83.

sokun    

Interesting http://www.abidings.com

1230 days ago
84.

dimes    

Mel will never, never let this get to trial. Did you see his face today?

He'll settle.

1230 days ago
85.

sparced    

now that i think about she's too greedy to settle the case. There's no way to trust her after the last agreement mess.

The one thing is that now that the tapes are out, it totally separates Oksana and Lucia in terms of monetary support. Lucia is already taken care of by the courts. Oksana will get a small pittance now compared to what she could have got from Mel during the earlier agreement.

1230 days ago
86.

Midwesterner    

Oh Mel has a LOT to lose, and he does not want his actions and statements to be known by the public. That is why he hid from court and pled no contest, and that is why he will settle the civil suit out of court.

I was correct months ago when I predicted that Mel would get community service, not jail time, and that Oksana would not be charged.

Good luck on your interesting legal theories designed to protect Mel from his own deeds and actions. My best to all of you, you need it.

Posted at 2:06 AM on Mar 12, 2011 by yo

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As I said in an earlier thread, I made the same predictions about the criminal side of things. I just recognized that corruption and politics were the reasons we would see what we saw.

You are very gracious in this post, and I will be gracious back to you and say that I hope you your experience here helps you learn the meanings of some the words and legal concepts you do not understand. This could benefit you later.

See you around the Mel threads.

1230 days ago
87.

Midwesterner    

Problem is, Ox has gotten away with so much so far, that she now thinks she is invincible.

Posted at 2:12 AM on Mar 12, 2011 by Skydancer

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Let's hope that leads to her downfall.

1230 days ago
88.

yo    

No, Midwesterner, you will not see me around the Mel threads. I have a real life and unlike you guys, do not have a need to frantically defend a rich abuser or help him manipulate others. Nor do I care what happens with Oksana's lawsuits. Have fun with your obsessive sicknesses, all.

1230 days ago
89.

Stacy    

Mel can't tell any stories and won't. That's why he hasn't. The cohabitation agreement prevents this.

Posted at 2:05 AM on Mar 12, 2011 by Midwesterner
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That agreement was broken a long time ago by Oksana.
The criminal, Oksana, has always talked all she wanted to, even though she was lying.
Mel has a right to freedom of speech too. He can tell his side of the story.

1230 days ago
90.

Midwesterner    

Mel will never, never let this get to trial. Did you see his face today?

He'll settle.

Posted at 2:15 AM on Mar 12, 2011 by dimes

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I agree. He needs this over, he needs rest and relaxation, and then he needs to get on with his brilliant career.

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