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Star Witness in Mel Gibson Case -- Oksana's Dentist

7/13/2010 4:34 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Dr. Ross Shelden will be a star witness in the Mel Gibson investigation, TMZ has learned ... and we're told he has powerful evidence that Mel Gibson hurt Oksana Grigorieva.


Sources familiar with the treatment tell TMZ Dr. Shelden, who practices in the San Fernando Valley, took photos of Oksana's mouth the day after the January 6 blowout, in which Mel allegedly knocked out Oksana's teeth.

We're told Dr. Shelden took photos of Oksana's mouth and turned them over to her lawyers.  We're also told Dr. Shelden has made it clear ... it was not a case where Oksana lost her veneers, which Gibson's people have claimed.  We're told Dr. Shelden's analysis is that Oksana lost a tooth and another was chipped.

TMZ broke the story ... Oksana told her dentist -- whom we now know is Dr. Shelden -- that Mel knocked her teeth out, yet he did not report the incident to authorities which he is required to do by law.   We now know why Dr. Shelden didn't report the incident  -- before telling him about Mel, Oksana insisted on confidentiality and Dr. Shelden felt he was duty-bound to honor it.

We've also learned Dr. Shelden has not been interviewed by L.A. County Sheriff's investigators yet but he will indeed be interviewed as part of the investigation.  We've also learned Oksana's lawyers have given Dr. Shelden written authorization to share all of his medical records related to Oksana with the Sheriff's Department.


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I agree with Oksana Grigorieva when she says to him that he needs medication. However, the only the medication I would prescribe to that anti-semite is arsenic…to put him out of his misery once and for all.

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1561 days ago


I highly doubt her teeth were knocked out in the manner she describes. She was in it for the money from the beginning - what a piece of work.

1561 days ago


All this means is he will be lucky not be be charged with a crime in the state of California and he could lose the right to practice...

Oh and so what her tooth broke.. means nothing in court. Can't prove Mel hit her. Can't prove she didn't pay someone to hit her. Can't prove she didn't fall down because she was drunk.

Pointless... Come on TMZ Two lawyers on staff and you guys still printing crap.

1561 days ago


cRaZy!! This DDS'S first obligation is to his patient's safety. No matter how much she begged him to keep it quiet, he is duty bound to report the abuse. I suspect Dr. Sheldon will be before the California Board of Healthcare Professionals. Failing to report abuse is cause for suspension of one's medical license.

1561 days ago


Oh yeah any Doctor with half a brain knows that patient Doctor privilege means Crap to a law thats been on the books I think 15 or 20 years now.

He can't go to school forever and claim to be a Dr then claim to be stupid. He needs to lose his lic. Stupid guy makes 500 a tooth for wisdom and can do 4 in 15 min and 10 people a day and he does this.. toss 8000 a hour job away...

1561 days ago


Mel needs to take hi prozak mor regularly

1561 days ago


I Meant Mel needs to take his prozak more regularly

1561 days ago


a man slugs you so hard he breaks your teeth, while you are holding your baby and you do not call the police. You instead go to your dentist the next day, tell him your man knocked out your teeth, have dentist take photos and the dentist turns the photos into the police??? NO, he gives them to your lawyer! Two days later you are out and about with your man, smiling, hugging and hamming it up for the cameras. NOT ONCE do you ever file a report with the Police. It's OK, your lawyer and you are building a case againts the rich guy, taped phone calls, dentist's photos and confidentiality. Wow! Five months later, when your man cuts you off for denying him visitation rights with his child, you release all the phone calls you secretely taped, and THEN you file a restraining order. You got all your ducks in a row, and like you told him in one taped phone call, "Boy, One day your going to answer.." And you made him answer all right. He cut off your gravy train, and you are making him answer alright.

1561 days ago


Mel is a verbal nutcase, no doubt there, but I don't see him as a wife beater...who knows, they're both lunatics as far as I'm concerned. If he did hit her, then he's really losing his mind and should be medicated or put away, no excuse for that. Can't help but see her as money hungry though, something about her I wouldn't trust.

1561 days ago


I believe Mel did hit her, but I still think she is a Russian gold digger. She just happened to pick the wrong type of guy.

1561 days ago


Here we go again, "She said",..."She told"....UGH.

1561 days ago


Mel Gibson, in what PR folks are calling a terrible decision, is going to produce, direct, star and self-finance Braveheart 2: The Jews and Blacks Storm Malibu.

Read this hilarious article about the movie.


1561 days ago

Teresa Vercimak

former fans of mel gibson on facebook--boycott Mel.

1561 days ago


Mel may have given Oksana something more valuable than money.

Mel may have given her an anchor baby.

What is Oksana's residency status?

1561 days ago


He's in trouble

1561 days ago
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