And we understand why!
Oksana Grigorieva's request for Mel Gibson to undergo psychological testing and treatment was the reason that their arbitration session in May fell apart.
It's pretty impressive considering she walked away from $20 million, but she is determined to make sure that Mel is not a danger to their baby.
“Oksana felt Mel was dangerous,” claims a source. “She wanted him to be in Lucia’s life, but she was worried about everyone’s safety.”
The mediation session blew up as each side threatened to sue the other by the end of the weekend.
Neither party has returned to arbitration.
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Tags: arbitration, oksana grigorieva, psychological testing
If anything creepy is going to happen on the set of a Joaquin Phoenix documentary, one would think it would be at the hands of Joaquin Phoenix.
Casey Affleck is calling Amanda White’s sexual harassment claims against him “completely fabricated.” White was a producer on Affleck’s documentary I’m Still Here: The Lost Year of Joaquin Phoenix.
Here’s what Affleck’s rep, Ken Sunshine, had to say about White’s claims:
“This lawsuit is a transparent pressure tactic by someone trying to get more than she’s entitled to. For 15 months, she tried to use two different attorneys and an agent in a blatant grab for more money, and when each of her other tactics and new theories didn’t work, she concocted these desperate, fabricated claims.”
Affleck’s lawyer, Marty Singer, is seeking to have the matter settled by arbitration. Guess we’ll see how this one plays out.
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Tags: arbitration, documentary, lawsuit, sexual harassment
Will this movie ever see the light of day?!
Distributor Consolidated took the US rights of Jim Carrey's film I Love You, Phillip Morris with plans to release it in February, then March, April and July, but now there's a dispute between Consoldiated and French film studio EuropaCorp.
EuropaCorp says that they didn't receive the $3 million advance from Consolidated while Consoldiated argues that EuropaCorp didn't deliver the film on time.
The court seems to be siding with EuropaCorp as it granted its requested for an injunction on the film and the case will head to arbitration.
So now the film won't be out next month as originally planned with a new target release date of October!
Tags: arbitration, court, i love you phillip morris, movie, release date
Congrats Jessica Simpson! You've succeeded in stopping embarrassing footage of yourself from being released.
Simpleton won an arbitration over the weekend putting a ban on marketing an exercise video of hers from 2005.
Her lawyers and Jessica were award a breach of contract claim, which awarded them $357,587 to cover fees and costs and the judge also ordered the production company to pay Jessica's business manager, David Levin, $50,000 on a slander claim.
Why do we have this nagging feeling by the end of the week we are going to see this tape on YouTube anyway?
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Tags: arbitration, exercise video, new york, simpleton
After former employee Kayden Nguyen filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Steven Seagal, he is now filing an arbitration claim for breach of confidentiality agreement against Nguyen!
The agreement that she signed when employed with Seagal stated that any disputes will be settled in arbitration. He's also seeking attorney's fees against Nguyen and her lawyer Bill Waldo.
Seagal's lawyer Marty Singer claims that Nguyen was let go for illegal activity, but Waldo is denying that allegation saying that he has declarations from other former employees that support Kayden's statements!
This is getting JUICY!
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Tags: arbitration, kayden nguyen, lawsuit, lawyers, sexual harassment, steven seagal