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Oksana Grigorieva Sues

My Lawyers Screwed Me

in Mel Gibson Settlement

1/17/2013 4:18 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0117-tmz-oksana-grigorievaOksana Grigorieva says she was sabotaged by her own lawyers in her settlement with Mel Gibson -- and wound up with a TERRIBLE custody agreement ... and now she's suing.

TMZ has obtained legal docs, filed by Oksana herself (without a lawyer) ... in which she accuses Ron Litz and Daniel Horowitz of negligently advising her to sign off on a bad deal back in 2011.

According to Oksana's lawsuit, the crappy deal she signed forbids her from pursuing any future legal action against Mel regarding their child without jeopardizing the monetary settlement she made from the actor. And as we all know about Oksana ... she LOOOVES to take legal action against people.

As part of Oksana's deal with Mel ... the actor had agreed to pay Oksana $750k in cash ... PLUS provide a house for Oksana and their daughter Lucia until Lucia turns 18.

Oksana says was also advised to sign a legal document that divested her of all ownership rights to her house ... a document she claims she never would have signed if not for the lawyers.

Oksana is demanding unspecified damages.

We spoke with Horowitz who tells us, "Why can't she just live her life normally and have a good life, raise the kid, live in the house, make music, be happy?"

He adds, "Why does she always have to be in a struggle -- especially with people who care the most about her?"



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Why is she letting Garbus off the hook? He was right there with Horrorwiz

640 days ago

Frieda What does this mean, she doesn't know the defendants' real names?

What a terrible mother, trying to take Lucia's home from her.

640 days ago


I'm reading the complaint now, and the first thing off the bat -- woman can't even spell her own freakin' name! She has it spelled 'Okasan.' Can you believe that? Okay...let me continue reading...

640 days ago


Lousy use of grammar, "Plaintiff is ignorant.." on #4. It would have been better to state, "Plaintiff has no knowledge...".

$435 is what she had to pay to file this.

On #4 it sounds like she is leaving that as open and a catch-all for anyone she forgets to include as part of this lawsuit.

Another word used incorrectly. ' Negligent Advise to Client' should be 'Advice.'

The quit claim does not mean that she owned or had any interest in the property in question. This was probably done as something routine. It's common for this to be done in divorces. No big deal here.

The custody agreement was not against public policy. She agreed to it. Mel agreed to it. The judge agreed to it. It's done.

She is pissed that she can't sue Mel for something regarding Lucia without losing her money. I doubt seriously that if there was some issue regarding the child that the court would not hear it. I absolutely think the court would hear it because the court cares about the well-being of Lucia. I imagine that there are probably some restrictions as to what she file suit about. Frivolous actions are probably off the table, and she may have to pay her own legal fees if she files suit against Mel. He knows that all she would do from here on out is take him to court over every little thing and he wasn't having any part of that kind of nonsense.

Buyer's remorse. She has decided that decided that she doesn't like the outcome and wants someone to pay her.

She is ridiculous. This will never fly in court. It will be thrown out. There is no merit. She had the advice and counsel of a highly-regarded attorney, and she agreed to everything that was hashed out. The judge even had them in his court room to get an agreement and this is what they came up and both parties agreed. It's on video and she will lose this round.

640 days ago


One more thought on the Quit Claim Deed is that it was done in the even that something happens to Lucia, so that Lucia's interest does not pass to OG, her mother. I'm not certain, and perhaps Realist can help out here on that thought.

640 days ago


One more thought --- on the custody matter -- she complaining that the custody settlement was against public policy. What she forgets is that parties are allowed to come to their own agreement and ask the judge to sign off on it. For example, 'public policy' or let's say, Family Code, may dictate that child support calculates out to be $2k per month, but the parties agree that child support will be $1k per month because of an agreement they came to, and they ask the judge to okay it. Child support guidelines are just that -- guidelines. It does not mean that they have to be followed to the 'T'. Parties can come up with their own agreement, as long as the child is provided for, the court is usually okay with it.

640 days ago


To be perfectly frank, this sounds more like a "PR STUNT" that Ole Greedy hatched up to promote her upcoming album than a "GENUINE" legal lawsuit with merit. One would think that her time would be better spent gearing up to promote it rather than filing "POINTLESS" lawsuits. She must have "LEARNED SOMETHING" when Eric George sued her "DIZZY AZZ" for his fee? She needs PR and legal representation but doesn't want to "PAY" a crying dime for it. I guess her "BJ CURRENCY" just isn't what it used to be!!! It's not surprising that "NONE" of her 40 plus former attorneys volunteered to review her filing. After all, she got them all "PAID"!!!

640 days ago


Hi Fuddy,

Sounds like she took it straight out of Bender's. I think she's after the attorney's fees they were paid.

640 days ago


the female is spending the childrens $ on herself
her view of life is an odd one
i feel very bad for her
she has so much
but is not content
such a pity
would that she could learn to be happy with all that she already has
G-d Bless

640 days ago


Fuddy, do not give Oxykaka any ideas...;o)))

640 days ago


Unbelievable! MG must have a broad grin on his face, but for the stress of having this crazy woman mothering his child.
Now all we need to complete the scene is for her to keep provoking Horowitz with her craziness until he himself explode on a rant while she records him and then releases it! lol.

640 days ago


OG should have hired Gloria Allred right off the bat after he hit her. Instead she took pity on him and put up with more abuse, death threats etc. Then she could have settled it for Tiger Woods $ with no strings attached. Baby trumps a short term marriage. If the 3/4 mil settlement had that many strings, I can only imagine what the 15 mil one was like. I bet it required BJs.

It looks like Ox was inspired by TJ, who handled and won her case pro se. Flock scoffed at that, thinking she couldn't afford one. Apparently TJ was aware of Gibby's long reach within the LA legal community as well. le snicker. I'm sure Gibby buys up the cheapest attorney from all of the top firms in LA.

That settlement agreement stunk to high heaven and flock knows it. She wasn't in a weak position where she needed to fold or settle for what she got. It's so obvious there was another side deal that included a gag order. It was so Gibby could save face, loke it would appear that the judge sided with him. All it did was make him look like he was flat broke - which is not out of the realm of possibility. If her cheating attorneys refuse to enforce the terms of the silent agreement because Gibby defaults, she can't openly fight it under the gag - which is what her lawsuit implies. her beef is she wasn't informed of this 'eventuality'. So she cir***vented it with the deed issue as an in.

She has plenty of money to hire a lawyer, so why didn't she? She's afraid of running the risk of being stabbed in the back again. Gibby won't be able to touch this one until it's heard. It will all be sealed so flock will still be able to speculate, blame and accuse in ignorant bliss as always.

640 days ago


Funny, nothing has been on RoL about this although they love to push those tapes. Oksana seems to forget the exclusives to Radar:

Oksana Grigorieva: Why I Settled With Mel Gibson

Posted on Sep 6, 2011 @ 6:30AM

By Radar Staff

Oksana Grigorieva is telling friends that she accepted last week’s truce deal with Mel Gibson because it’s worth at least $3 million over time — in actual dollars and sense.

The Russian musician, 40, had a forensic accountant analyze the 2011 deal compared with the $15 million settlement from 2010 that she ultimately disavowed, has exclusively learned.

“The previous offer was structured in a way that made its value less than $1 million,” Oksana’s lawyer Daniel Horowitz tells

“Moreover, it required Oksana to surrender to Gibson all evidence in the criminal case against him, which could have made her subject to criminal charges ranging from bribery to destruction of evidence.”

Grigorieva’s lawyers value the present settlement — which includes 16 years living rent free in a $1.8 million home, the $750,000 in periodic payments, the payments of attorney fees and rights to her album and videos — “at over $3 million,” Horowitz said.

You can read how her legal team broke it down in this exclusive statement to

“Another main difference is that Oksana was able to pursue the criminal case against Gibson which would have vanished if she pursued the first deal,” added Horowitz.

In March, Gibson pleaded no contest to a charge of battery against Grigorieva and was placed on three years of probation, ordered to do 16 hours of community service and undergo domestic violence counseling program.

639 days ago


What stays in the DARK , Always comes out to the LIGHT !!! Now everyone sees this F-ing Golddigger for what she is ! Mel i love you as an actor , but your women picking skills SUCK ! Big time Dogde that bullet Mel - LMAO

639 days ago


Nothing like a reunion, for hateful dysfunctional members of Team mel. Obsessed much? Who cares about any of this? You have all acted as if this woman committed a crime against you personally! But I guess it's gratifying to jump up and down on her once again, for the misogyny here knows no bounds! And most of Team mel is female, how sad is that? And FD, you are wrong in putting Curious on a pedestal, as a group you all behaved like jackals, including Curious, she wasn't special. But now, Team mel has little opposition, only the sane and smart Cujeaux. I miss Mo, Gemini, GetaLife..., it was actually interesting to come here, because of what they had to say. But you chased everyone off, it wasn't worth it to argue with imbeciles. Well, I guess this story makes your weekend, because other than being part of team mel, my guess is that as a group, none of you have been terribly important in any way, and sad, that you didn't have the maturity to allow others an opposing point of view.

639 days ago
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