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Oksana/Mel Tell Different Stories Re: Extortion

7/13/2010 10:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

There is a "long paper trail" showing Oksana Grigorieva tried to extort money from Mel Gibson in return for keeping the tapes secret ... this according to sources connected with the actor.

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But a source close to Oksana tells TMZ, "She did not try to extort Mel Gibson nor did she ask him for money in return for the tapes."

As we have previously reported, Mel's attorneys plan to meet with the L.A. County Sheriff's Department to make "a presentation of evidence" -- which, we're told, includes their evidence of alleged extortion.


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46.

Monica    

It seems negotiations aren't going the way SHE wanted them to go so the tapes mysteriously surfaced. Nothing is holding her here. In fact, she'd be better off without him. She should just go back home to Moscow!

1566 days ago
47.

jdranetz    

While I am unsure about the extortion claim, it is clear Oksana Grigorieva violated wire tap laws in recording the conversations with out Mel Gibson's knowledge.

1566 days ago
48.

joed    

mel becomes another victem of speaking the truth ,GOD HELP HIM

1566 days ago
49.

Blah~Blah    

Ahhhhh shut up~! I've hear African~Americans speak to one another and others worse than Mel Gibson ever spoke. Take a look in the mirror crazies~!

Ever hear of "a figure of speach?" Must have since many of African~Americans speak of one another and others worse than any whitey~cracker ever has.

Take a good look at yourselves~! And your mouths. They are just as filthy as his. Some people's any way but that for some reason is ok~?

Not getting away with that one rappers and fellow friends~! So just shut up~! How sickening.

Instead of throwing stones look at yourself~!

1566 days ago
50.

SoThere    

No one really cares. They're both psycho and should
not be allowed to procreate. Feel sorry for the child.

1566 days ago
51.

carol    

I think the child should be taken away from both of them and put into foster care. Oksana is and will continue to try and use the child as a tool to garner sympathy and get money and he has a short fuse - neither one of them are qualified to keep that child and neither one of them are good role models for the kid. Get the kid away and then they have no reason to talk or bother with each other.

1566 days ago
52.

mysteria333    

OKSANA:...LEARN A SKILL, GET A JOB. AND STOP TRYING TO EXSTORT, LIE AND SCHEME SO YOU CAN RETIRE IN RICHES AND LUXURY OFF OF THE WEALTHY. ...MEL, DO SOMETHING ABOUT THAT AWFUL TEMPER YOU HAVE. EVEN THOUGH MOST CELEBRITIES HAVE THESE SAME MOMENTS OF RANT AND RAVE BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. YOURS WAS RECORDED. AND BOTH OF YOU START KEEPING PRAYER IN YOUR DAILY LIVES OR YOU WILL BOTH SUFFER CONTINUEOUSLY. I ASSURE YOU.

1566 days ago
53.

Mee    

THE OCTOPUS PERDICTS:

Soon Mel will be driving a long station wagon with
"BABY ON BOARD SIGN" on window
Baby will go on ride and all will be well.
Mama O's lips will be shut due to swelling from lip fillers
All will be well with her too

1566 days ago
54.

Mel    

Shame on you TMZ...you picked the worst pictures of Mel Gibson for all your stories! Oksana is out for money, you can see it in her smirky face. A lot of us have had our rants.....would hate to have mine taped!I guess Mel found out that the grass was not "greener."

1566 days ago
55.

TheTroubleWithPants    

The old he said/she said game still does not excuse his behaviour.
No one has the right to be verbally abusive to another person. If you think you have then go up to a stranger in the street and try it, you'll be arrested...or try it in a restaurant if you think you've had bad service, you'll be arrested. Same in any domestic situation too. Verbal and physical abuse is not acceptable in any setting and it is about time that all physical and verbal abuse, whether public or private, were made illegal and punishable by law.
Just because someone has done something to upset you doesn't give you the right or excuse to lose control and go off on an offensive, foul-mouthed rant.
This is the problem with the whole scenario - Mel Gibson had no right to behave the way he did - Oksana had no right to tape him. His crime was one of threatening, vulgar and offensive behaviour - her crime was in recording it and, either allowing the recordings to become public, or not securing them so that others made sure they became public. Whichever way you look at it, it is the crime that Mel Gibson committed that is the greater and the crime that Oksana committed that is the lesser.
I thought that California had zero tolerance for domestic violence issues...I hope it does...because Mel Gibson deserves to go to jail.

1566 days ago
56.

Langa    

Has anyone actually really checked to see if he has some kind of mental illness? I mean, this kind of behaviour doesn't just come out of nowhere, right? Perhaps he is really suffering from some kind of dementia, schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder or something that caused him to fly off the rails like this.

I don't defend the things he's said, but if he is actually ill, can he really be held accountable?

1566 days ago
57.

Lynn M    

People Magazine is reporting that Mel went into therapy shortly after these tapes were made in February as he realized the relationship was not good and his buttons were being pushed. He was able to extricate himself from the relationship (both sides say it was peaceful) and, in May, a generous custody arrangement was reached. He is still in therapy. It all came tumbling down when Mel was allegedly denied access to his daughter on Father's Day.

Bottom line it appears that money is behind the issuance of the tape and Mel's access to Lucia. Oksana is playing dirty. She allegedly knew all the time that Mel has been in therapy, yet still released the tapes to injure his reputation.

Another reason just dawned on me as to why she is doing this. He put the brakes on her music career over some unknown betrayal so she playing get-back by ruining his career with these private tapes. Now that makes sense.

1566 days ago
58.

Carolee    

I've gone back and forth on which one is truthful. I now agree with #16. Mel actually loved this octo-mom lookalike, then discovered she was a goldigger, and his heart was broken. BTW, where is the son she had with Timothy Dalton? I think Robyn should get the child. Also agree that many blacks, such as what's-his-name Shabazz and his "kill all the cracker babies" rant make much more racist remarks on a continuing basis than Mel has.

1566 days ago
59.

TheTroubleWithPants    

@Lynn M
'He put the brakes on her music career over some unknown betrayal...'
and you think that makes sense!
All it does, if that's the case, is make him look like an arrogant, controlling brass stud and f*ckwad!
Jesus, sugart*ts, you don't treat people that way!

1566 days ago
60.

baby    

he is such a good christan! he left his wife and kids for a whore, then slapped her around! i have lost all respect for this idiot, after listening to those tapes its plain to see he is a wife beater and even admits he hit her cause she deserved it!

1566 days ago
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