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Mel to Oksana:

Sue Me, I'll Sue You!

3/13/2011 3:59 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mel Gibson will sue Oksana Grigorieva for extortion if she dares sue him ... this according to sources close to Gibson.

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As TMZ first reported, Oksana still plans to file a lawsuit against Mel, alleging battery, emotional distress and defamation.

But sources close to Gibson tell us he will wage legal war if Oksana files -- and will NOT settle out of court. In fact, we're told Mel will gladly file his own lawsuit against the woman he says put a $15 million price tag on the tapes in return for keeping them secret.

Looks like this battle has just begun.

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106.

Midwesterner    

Now I am correctly predicting that he will settle for an amount over $15 million but probably under $30 million.

The rest of you are just engaging in your usual wishful thinking.

Posted at 4:43 AM on Mar 13, 2011 by yo

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It would take $15 M to pay off her publicists and lawyers. If Mel settles, he'll make sure SHE actually gets very little.

1259 days ago
107.

dunamis    

@ Middie:

That's good, Middie. Emails are better. I would hate to see a jury mulling over his recordings to hear that. His haters want to keep the tapes in the foreground.

People forget that it happened in January and they made up several weeks later. Whenever the tapes are played, it makes it seem like it just happened, which is what his haters want.

1259 days ago
108.

Annie     

Good morning : ) Great news to wake up to! St. Patty's parade today..be back later!

1259 days ago
109.

dunamis    

Mel did something yesterday that he dreaded doing. He had to walk past the paps with cameras flashing.

He's proven he can face anyone or anything. Given what he's been through, he can only go up. He hasn't been obsessed with all the litigation like OG. He's been been busy working.

1259 days ago
110.

champix_o    

Ok$ana in Times Online interview:

"Of course you do what you have to do,
but it doesn't mean you have to either
starve or put your career on hold."

Right, O$kanky,
you just do what you have to do,
like some gold digging...

or extorting...

***Team Mel***


Posted at 3:29 AM on Mar 13, 2011 by Fidel's niece
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Starve? - On $22.500 per month with no outgoings :)

Career on hold? - WHAT career ?!?!?!
Surely she doesn't mean the dubious music credits she got via Foster, Orriti, or the 97 CDs she sold after Mel Gibson invested $5 Mil in her 'efforts' ...

How delusional can one get ????
Doesn't she realise that we all KNOW the truth now and no amount of her idiotic PR is going to tell us otherwise :)
If she would have have kept her mouth shut I am sure we would have believed at least some of it. But not now :)))))

1259 days ago
111.

Tellthetruth59    

@Yo - you're off your rocker. He will never settle with her. That $15 million offer was before she shoved a hot poker up his azz, destroyed his career and reputation and sold his child's privacy and security for 30 pieces of silver. He will bury her in court. I hope she goes forward with her suit.

1259 days ago
112.

dunamis    

Even if OG won in civil court, juries have been known to only award one-dollar. They are sending a message to the plaintiff.

1259 days ago
113.

yo    

113.

Mel did something yesterday that he dreaded doing. He had to walk past the paps with cameras flashing.

He's proven he can face anyone or anything. Given what he's been through, he can only go up. He hasn't been obsessed with all the litigation like OG. He's been been busy working.

Posted at 4:54 AM on Mar 13, 2011 by dunamis

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Mel proved he can't face going to court.

And that he likes to use his children as excuses, like he did for why he beat up Oksana. But the reality is he can't stand publicly facing up to his own actions and words that would come out in court.

Given what he has done and said, he can only go down if he goes to court.

He will settle for giving Oksana at least $15 million, probably not over $50 million.

1259 days ago
114.

dunamis    

OG needs to concentrate on how she's going to get that 100k for EG, since Mel won't pay. That's his 10% of the million Mel was going to give her in the mediation agreement, exclusive of any child support for Lucia.

1259 days ago
115.

champix_o    

Good morning all :)
---------------

Freedommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Posted at 4:40 AM on Mar 13, 2011 by shirleyholmes
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Holmes, your Freedommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

How very apt today :)))) gives me even a bigger grin then usual :) What a happy morning!

1259 days ago
116.

dunamis    

But the reality is he can't stand publicly facing up to his own actions and words that would come out in court.

Given what he has done and said, he can only go down if he goes to court.

Posted at 5:06 AM on Mar 13, 2011 by yo
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Proven otherwise on Friday.

1259 days ago
117.

middleagedcrazy    

Given what he has done and said, he can only go down if he goes to court.

Posted at 5:06 AM on Mar 13, 2011 by yo
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Proven otherwise on Friday.

Posted at 5:10 AM on Mar 13, 2011 by dunamis
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Yup.

Tee hee

1259 days ago
118.

yo    

But the reality is he can't stand publicly facing up to his own actions and words that would come out in court.

Given what he has done and said, he can only go down if he goes to court.

Posted at 5:06 AM on Mar 13, 2011 by yo
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Proven otherwise on Friday.

Posted at 5:10 AM on Mar 13, 2011 by dunamis

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No, absolutely proven without a doubt on Friday:

He AVOIDED taking his case to court because he was afraid.

He took a plea deal to make sure it would not go to court and embarrass him. (forget the children excuse he likes to fabricate like he did for why he beat up Oksana)

He will settle for giving Oksana at least $15 million, probably not over $50 million.

1259 days ago
119.

Sally    

You go Mel - we are on your side!

1259 days ago
120.

realist    

Mel also took the plea deal because it cannot be used against him in a civil case nor in the family law case. Pretty smart of his lawyers.

Mel may, notice I said MAY, end up settling with this meddlesome woman, but nowhere near any $15 million. And she'd better hurry up and file because the defamation part has a S/L of one year, I think.

Oksana cannot financially sustain any protracted litigation, and Mel won't be paying for her this time.

I predict for the battery, 3X the specials - about $6 Grand.
Emotional distress: Maybe $100 Grand
Defamation: Well, that and a buck will get her a cup of coffee at the Circle K.

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