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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.

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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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121.

ic    

What a bull**** artist...how can you say Mel did it...he never witnessed anything and why did he not report it...he must be banging her too...she can not be trusted...look up her background she is no angel.....and TMZ stopped with the persecution you are getting to sound like Gloria Alred

1499 days ago
122.

Maria Lopez    

"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."

He's on tape admitting he hit her! Stop making excuses for this woman beater!

1499 days ago
123.

Lynn M    

The confidentiality agreement doesn't get him off the hook. It was his legal obligation to report what he observed and was told and let the police sort it out.

1499 days ago
124.

Debbie    

I believe that the tape conversation sounds like it was pieced together, Mel ranting and Oksana is totalling calm. SO I believe it is false recording.......

1499 days ago
125.

chris     

There are way to many allegations and accusations coming out for this NOT to be true.

If you check on-line you'll find that The OX signed a "pre-nup" type of agreement that basically says if she and Loser break-up, she gets NO money. She signed it knowingly....I highly doubt she's in it for the money.....Mel is CLEARLY a DOUCHE-BAG who needs his brains bashed in.

It would be SO perfect if he got attached and beaten-up by a Gay, Black, Mexican Jew!

My heart goes out to his ex-wife (Robyn) and his children. I can only imagine how ashmed they are of their father...The FAKE CATHOLIC.

1499 days ago
126.

Jessie    

She is a s***bag! She probably knocked her own teeth out just so she could have ammo for her gold digging scheme. Anyone can knock there teeth out and tell the dentist their boyfriend did it..where is the proof. Oh ya she didnt even bother to go to the cops for five months. It should be against the law for our tax dollars to spent on this crap!!!

1499 days ago
127.

Ruthie    

It's been apparent even back a couple years ago when Mel got arrested for DUI & he was blurting out pretty discriminatory remarks about jewish people that Gibson's coockoo bird had flown out of his clock. And it's apparent that his lack of sanity is costing him his career. People do judge by the way you act Mel, smarten up!

1499 days ago
128.

Maria    

I find something very troublesome about a woman who tells her Dentist that Gibson knocked her teeth out instead of telling the police {or a family member}. She then waits 7-months and these tapes are released.

What was she doing with this in-between time? Hedging her bets?

She does not seem like a woman capable of being intimidated by anyone and her actions seem totally calculated.

If Gibson really did hit this woman, he needs to answer to that.
If Oksana really did try to extort Gibson, she needs to answer to that in no less a manner.

I would like to know what provoked the ranting on the tapes? Taking nothing away from the criminality of anyone hitting anyone in this case, I think it is equally important to "hear" what transpired from start to finish. I find it hard to believe that Gibson would have endangered the well-being of his child and at the same time state that he would take care of his child.

And one more thing, which is a condemnation on people's pathetic state of mind ~

24/7 Media coverage and criminal investigation of Mel Gibson for ranting epithets and deadly threats to another person

~In Comparison To~

A Hands-Off stand by Obama and his Attorney General and the Department of Justice for the equivalent ranting of epithets and deadly threats to white people at the sanctity of a polling place.

If the Department of Justice holds harmless a racist gang who threatens me as I vote, then Mel Gibson should be off-the-hook, too.

And if Oksana finds herself behind bars for extortion, Obama should be her cell mate for the same offense against our political process.

And Al Franken may have won his seat because of illegal voting by prisoners.

Mel & Oksana who?

1499 days ago
129.

natalie    

Actually, as a physician, I have to say that doctors are NOT required by law to report abuse (unless a minor is being abused or the patient states they are going to commit murder or harm to another person). The thought behind this is that patients will be more likely to be honest with their physician about abuse if they know it wont be reported. Also, the most dangerous time for a victim is when he/she decides to leave the home or press charges against the perpetrator- this is when the risk of murder/harm/retaliation is greatest. Victims are also very likely to return to their abusers repeatedly. Doctors simply offer medical care, advice, and provide a means for the patient to leave the situation only if and when they choose...so it's on their own terms, not the doctors'...

1499 days ago
130.

Lynn M    


72.
Finding excuses for bad behavior is priceless. No wonder it takes many years to catch serial killers. They look normal, talk normal but secretly, they are sadistic beyond imagination.

Posted at 10:57 AM on Jul 13, 2010 by UnknownUser

It takes years to find these people because they hide it and seem normal, much as Oksana ia appearing to do. Mel was oouted several years ago as to his ability to behave in this manner. Hardly a closet psycho.

I don't know how she betrayed him but whatever it was, it was huge. I wonder how much she spent on her "music" without consulting him.

Mel may be "rich" but I'm sure a lot of that wealth is not liquid. Did she run up huge credit card debt at 24%? What is this $200,000 for a conductor? Did she consult with Mel before spending this kind of money? Did Mel really have to chose between paying the credit cards and the tax bill? Did she cheat on him?

1499 days ago
131.

Big Mike    

Wow, I had a similar problem, had a girlfriend who constantly ran her mounth, she said something about harming my kid and I went off. Had to pay for it though, domestic violence class, one night in jail and about $5000 total to my check book. From what I can tell, he tried to push her face in, he is supposed to pay, but he being Hollywood powermaster and pretty boy, he will get off. The next time someone will probably pay with their life because no one is trying to counter his anger. My anger was quelled by how much it cost and having an arrest record which I truely regret, I regret letting myself get so mad without leaving the house.

1499 days ago
132.

Lynn M    

Reporting of Spousal Abuse is required under CA Penal Code #11160....

1499 days ago
133.

Lynn M    


Actually, as a physician, I have to say that doctors are NOT required by law to report abuse (unless a minor is being abused or the patient states they are going to commit murder or harm to another person). The thought behind this is that patients will be more likely to be honest with their physician about abuse if they know it wont be reported. Also, the most dangerous time for a victim is when he/she decides to leave the home or press charges against the perpetrator- this is when the risk of murder/harm/retaliation is greatest. Victims are also very likely to return to their abusers repeatedly. Doctors simply offer medical care, advice, and provide a means for the patient to leave the situation only if and when they choose...so it's on their own terms, not the doctors'...

Posted at 3:20 PM on Jul 13, 2010 by natalie

It is required under the California Penal Code, section 11160.... Perhaps you've been misinformed or don't practice in Califonia.

1499 days ago
134.

SARE    

Mel Gibson is mentally unstable. Someone should take a baseball bat to his head and knock it off before he acts like a crazed animal again!

1499 days ago
135.

miamigal    

After listening to the tapes, I think Mel sounds unbalanced. he needs professional help and medication before he really hurts someone.

And for those who say she is just out for money- he admitted hitting her on the tape. Said she deserved it and threatened to kill her. Simply put- he's dangerous. I don't care if he's famous.

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