You know you’re in trouble when you are getting sued by your own former lawyer. Eric George has initiated legal action against Oksana Grigorieva claiming he did his job in securing a settlement from Mel Gibson and the fact that she later disavowed it does not let her off the hook in paying his fee.
According to arbitration documents 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 her motion was denied.
The D.A. is now considering whether to file extortion charges against Oksana, with Mel’s people claiming she used the audio tapes as leverage to make the $15 million deal, threatening to release them if she didn’t get paid.
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