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Spousal Abuse Investigation

in Mel Gibson Case

7/8/2010 3:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. has opened a domestic violence investigation and TMZ has learned the probe is in connection with Mel Gibson's alleged attack against his baby mama Oksana Grigorieva.

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Sources tell TMZ the alleged incidents occurred in Malibu in both January and February of this year.  We're told it's a "spousal abuse" investigation and the alleged victim is Oksana.   Sources tell TMZ Sheriff's deputies interviewed Oksana on Monday.

The Sheriff's Dept. has released a statement claiming investigators are "currently gathering information regarding the allegations."

Sources also tell TMZ Oksana told deputies Gibson was violent toward her several times, the worst of which she claims occurred in January and February.  She also told deputies she secretly tape recorded Gibson after the two worst violent episodes, because she feared for her safety.

Sources tell TMZ the January incident involves an alleged altercation between Mel and Oksana -- a story TMZ first broke -- in which Oksana claims Mel knocked out one of her teeth and chipped another.


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61.

Jack Cook    

Wait until the truth comes out. She is a lying skank that set him up, lied in court, and is desperately trying to ruin his career, she did the same thing to Timothy Dalton as well.
Who has heard the alleged tapes NOBODY. Where arte the orthodontic records of broken teeth or the medical records of black eyes NO WHERE. I wonder if the trash media will apologize when the truth is revealed. I'll bet not.

1534 days ago
62.

Valent    

Of-course, Oksana is quite in the tape as she is the one recording it. It is Mel who didn't know he is being recorded, being played to agitate, raise his voice and being played down. Poor him getting all the bad publicity. In today's world, Shrewed people who do things behind back, make others upset and then finally recording seems to win

1533 days ago
63.

Valent    

Sometimes, she says and other times she denies she recorded or leaked the tape. Oksana is quite in the tape as she is the one recording it. It is Mel who didn't know he is being recorded, being played to agitate, raise his voice and being played down. Poor him getting all the bad publicity. In today's world, Shrewed people who do things behind back, make others upset and then finally recording seems to win

1533 days ago
64.

Valent    

It is important to know how the conversation went there. I can make almost anyone angry by doing nasty things behind back and then recording. Not defending Mel for his words, but is Oksana trying to say, she is angel sent to earth by the Goddess from heaven, she is innocent, quite on the tape and Mel burst all the anger ? Did she record when she was angry or doing any nasty things ? Where is the conversation that led to the outburst ? Where are the months / years of conversations prior to this incident ? I can catch almost anyone angry in years of life ? The tape does not prove anything what happened before or after. The only thing it shows is Mel is angry and Oksana is shrewedly recording it for a purpose. What's that purpose ? Danger to her life or $$$ ?

1533 days ago
65.

david    

What does Danny Glover have to say about this racist rant he made about a pack of n------?
it can't be good. 3 lethal weapon movies wasn't it i believe.

1532 days ago
66.

Jack Cook    

Danny Glover would laugh because he knows the lies that the trash media put out, he knows Mel has been set up by a skank and he's a good friend of Mel's.
Let he who has never sinned cast the first stone. These people use the N word to themselves all the time. This will be the same as the Tiger Woods debacle. A few months later and no one cares.

1532 days ago
67.

Babs    

Now really! You know as well as I, those comments were deliberately provoked and then recorded. It's not like he was in a bar ranting or such. Having seen other women do similiar acts to get back at a guy this is not surprising. Come on you guys, you are smarter than that or am I way off base and you are not!! He is a jerk sometimes. This woman saw a way for a big payday. She aimed high, gotta admit. Stop doing the all blame on Mel thing. She is the one you guys could really go after and have a great story. You may need patience but it is there.

1531 days ago
68.

Mindyourownbusiness    

What is said in the privacy of your own home should be just that - private. This woman had no right to make secret recordings and then leak them to the press. From what I heard, she knows how to push his buttons and she does that and then records the results. What a bitch.

I don't care what Mel Gibson says in the his own house and I will continue to watch his movies. I don't believe her when she says he hit her. Does she have proof? No, she doesn't. Even if she had a chipped tooth, how will she prove that he did it? She can't.

Ever get in an argument with your spouse? You say a lot of things you don't mean. If you're really angry, and it sounds like he was, you'll say a LOT of things you don't mean.

1530 days ago
69.

Tina Loflin    

Dear Everyone,
I think Mr. Gibson needs medical attention...his behavior is erratic, verbally violent(from what I see) and abusive, which speaks to a behavior disorder--he needs psybhiatric attention.
He was a great actor: BRAVEHEART and SIGNS were wonderful fims. I hope he gets the help he needs.
Peace.

1529 days ago
70.

dot    

no one knows what this woman did to cause him to go off on her. yes he used words he shouldn't have but i think the tapes have been doctored to make him seem to be a raving idiot. he may have been drunk. if so he needs to go to AA and get help but she is a money grabbing whore. neither one of them should be allowed near that baby girl, i believe robyn when she says he was never abusive to she or their children so what has happened to him. he may be mentally ill and need help. he wouldn't have changed from good father to this wild man unless something is wrong with him mentally.

1528 days ago
71.

Lizzie    

Wait...am I missing something? "Spousal abuse"? Doesn't the very word indicate that the parties allegedly involved are actually spouses? Since when does being a filthy, money-grubbing whore who happened to purposely get knocked up & pop out Mel's bastard qualify her as "spouse"??? She's been planning this **** since the first day she met him. I hope her next meal ticket finalizes the deal and plants her in a ****ing hole so far out in the desert that the vultures can pick at her rotting carcass. Rot, you disgusting, Octo-mom wannabe hag.

1527 days ago
72.

Lizzie    

To yaboyjwebb: Wrong--I still want him. Plus I'll still watch his movies. In fact, I think I'm gonna' pull out my Lethal Weapon DVDs & have my own little Mel festival right now... Can't go wrong with Martin Riggs--especially the end of the first movie where he cleans Gary Busey's clock on Danny Glover's front lawn, only when I watch it this time, I'll be fantasizing that it's Oksana's ugly ass that he's punching the crap out of. :)

1527 days ago
73.

kimberspo    

There are always two sides to every story, Sometimes hooking up with a married man is a no no and she should know this. I think she made him fall off the wagon and is now driving him crazy not letting him see his baby. I think he is just a normal dad having a rough time with a woman who got herself knocked up for the money. It's hard to find true love when you have lots of money.

1525 days ago
74.

dot    

MEL IS GOING THROUGH MALE MENOPAUSE. THOSE TAPES WERE EDITED. SHE NEEDS TO GO BACK TO RUSSIA AND STAY THERE. IF HE WAS MARRIED TO ONE WOMAN FOR 28 YEARS AND HAD 7 CHILDREN BY HER WOULDN'T THAT SHOW HE IS NOT NORMALY LIKE THIS WOMAN IS SAYING HE WAS TO HER. SHE IS A MONEY GRABBNG B---- AND HE HAS FALLEN OFF THE WAGON. GET HELP FAST MEL. YOU HAVE ALWAYS BEEN ONE OF MY FAVORITES.

1520 days ago
75.

Oscar    

I would hear the whole tape, not just the portions she has chosen to let us hear, this is such an invasion to be secretly taped, the fact is we don't know what was said it was all taken out of context.
Her PR costs please he's responsible for child support and thats all, she chose to fight in public she needs to pay her own PR costs.
Lastly, what type of woman puts this on the record for the child to one day hear these things about her mother and father, shame on her. The bruise lookes fake, and veneers chip and break from chewing on ice, biting end to end ie. using your teeth as a sissor.
It all could be fake, what about the older childs father, 007, yuck its a mess, as Sinnead O'Connor said, this is what happens when you have children with strangers.

1473 days ago
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