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Mel's Lawyers to Make Extortion Claim Against Oksana

7/9/2010 1:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned ... Mel Gibson's lawyers will meet with the Sheriff's Department and not only present evidence that Mel is innocent of any crime against Oksana Grigorieva ... but that she committed the crime of extortion.

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TMZ broke the story ... Mel's lawyers will make "a presentation" of evidence to the Sheriff's Department that is investigating Mel for domestic violence, child endangerment and assault with a deadly weapon -- the presentation, we're told, will focus on evidence of Mel's innocence.

We're told in the presentation, the lawyers will also present evidence that Oksana allegedly tried to extort Mel by telling him she would sell him the tapes she secretly recorded during their nuclear arguments.

We're also told Mel's lawyers will present evidence that Oksana lied to Sheriff's deputies by knowingly making numerous false statements.

Our sources say ... during the presentation, Mel's lawyers will formally ask the Sheriff's Department to open a criminal investigation against Oksana,  focusing on alleged extortion and making false statements to law enforcement -- both felonies.


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Gimmeabreak    

MEL: Your're a sleazebag, and you know it. You beat her, she has it on tape, you're worried about your lousy image, and the movie that you are currently working on will make ZERO $$$ because of all the bad publicity YOU created.

1476 days ago
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Stan    

Good spin on things, Mel. And you're also sending a message to other abusers of women that they should make the women look like criminals, instead of the abusers owning up to what they did.

1476 days ago
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Trish    

I've always liked Mel's movies, but he sure got himself in a pickle this time. Release the tapes.

1476 days ago
4.

Rockcandy    

He is a s***bag. Chris Brown was drawn and quartered by the public and all media outlets, yet this is hardly mentioned on the news. A S***BAG IS A S***BAG REGARDLESS OF THE COLOR OF THEIR SKIN OR HOW POWERFUL THEY ARE.

1476 days ago
5.

Pugs    

I believe him. Most of these chicks are gold diggers. He should have known better.

1476 days ago
6.

Lady of the Manor    

Karma is a b*tch!

1476 days ago
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Tracy    

I'm curious as to who carries around a tape recorder? I'm not condoning Mel's rants, but who's to say what was said before the recorder was turned on? Did he have a history of domestic violence with his ex-wife? I think there is more to this story than meets the eye.

1476 days ago
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marie    

It is illegal to tape someone without their knowledge under any cir***stances in California. How did the tapes get out? She denied any knowledge of how these tapes got out? Yeah, right. I hope they nail her on all of this. All the slamming of Mel without any proof, he has said nothing, because he has obeyed the court order, she has a celebrity joke of an attorney Allred who attaches herself to any prostitute, or porn star, anyone who can get her in the news. She has done it over and over again. This is utter nonsense, and will be proven as such in the end. Not buying any of it.

1476 days ago
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Yaggy Now    

LOL, leave it to the bottom feeding blood sucking attorneys. Never fails. Another smear campaign.

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1476 days ago
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Truth    

HIS WIFE IS LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK! ER, THE FUTURE EX-WIFE.

1476 days ago
11.

CF    

Im glad that he is suing her for extortion. i dont believe this woman's lies for a second. If she was really abused in January- why didnt she leave immediatley with the child to protect him? she is full of lies and money hungry. I am not condoning what Mel has done, but he obviously has a disease and needs professional help. This fact is the reason why this woman thinks people will buy this story.

1476 days ago
12.

gerritv    

So that's it Mel? That's all you got! Purloining the Letterman defense for your own purposes? Stand on your own and live up to your actions. You're the most unmanly man I've ever seen.

1476 days ago
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2percent    

It was stated that one of the charges against Mel was assault with a deadly weapon. It should be changed to assault with a Lethal Weapon.

1476 days ago
14.

livid    

well this is getting nasty

1476 days ago
15.

lili    

He's an arse. He deserves this piece of trash.

1476 days ago
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