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Mel/Oksana Tapes -- Evidence of Editing

7/15/2010 1:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sources tell TMZ ... Mel Gibson's lawyers claim to have hard evidence the tapes Oksana Grigorieva secretly recorded have been tampered with and edited, which, if true, would make them inadmissible in a court of law.

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The L.A. County Sheriff's Department will have to authenticate the tapes before sending the case to the D.A.'s Office, and that could take time.

As we first reported, Mel's lawyers will be presenting evidence to the Sheriff's Department and we're told among the evidence they will present -- that the tapes have been altered.  We're told Mel's lawyers will present "concrete forensic evidence" of tampering with the tapes, including editing.

Oksana's attorneys tell TMZ, "We are not aware of any presentation Gibson's lawyers are making, but we are not surprised they would make such unfounded claims."

TMZ broke the story ... Oksana's lawyers will be in court this morning asking a family law judge to strip Mel of custody of their daughter, using the tapes as evidence Mel is a danger to the child.  The authenticity of the tapes will almost certainly be raised by Mel's attorneys.

A judge will admit tapes into evidence only if someone can authenticate that the tapes are true and correct copies of what was actually recorded.

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Spooky    

Oh and don't forget his new movie he's working on. He has many SME Technical Advisors who have a vested interest in exposing this little cyka's tricks (KGB trade-craft?) Mel is a good father per his ex-wife. So why can't he see his daughter? The tape is a bona-fide FAKE. Just wait and see how the lawyer exposes it. All you wishful thinkers want Mel to be the heavy because he was such an A-Hole in Malibu and stupidly insulted the "religion" of power in Hollywood. He apologized wasn't that enuf? He was drunk! Even Noah got drunk once. He's in rehab for gods sake!

1492 days ago
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vanessa    

why are you people taking sides ? where you there did you witness any abuse ? she say he say and that,s all we know but if he was abusing her and the baby why didn,t she leave him and his house? if i have a cchild and anybody huts her i will call the police and leave even if i have 2 stay at a homeless shelter but she did nothing she stay i am not taking sides shes a home and family,s destroyer she got what she deserves why does she have a baby with every man with money she knows what shes doing shes a serpent full of venon mel you also got what you ask for it you have a beautiful wife 7 children but you are a dog in heat you both deserve what you geting man are dogs and women like oksana are nothing but gold digers they have babies 4 one reason only money money lol

1484 days ago
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wondering    

pssst, voice ...see i posted here!...weeee

hahahah

1459 days ago
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Curious    

Me too!

1457 days ago
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Alexis    

Fiama it is relevent if the tapes are edited because we have no idea what filth was also coming out of her mouth to bait him. She knew exactly how to enrage him. The truth of the matter is that he has never harmed his children. She has. How? By subjecting her daughter to lying as well as shameless and abject manipulation of the father. That child, if raised by Oksana will grow up to be a liar who leeches after men for their money. I wouldn't put it past Oksana to try and live vicariously through the girl, once Oksana herself can no longer lure a man. And, I might add, Oksana's time is running short, very short in the looks department and she knew it. It's all a desperate attempt to get money. I hope she gets slapped down for it and loses custody of that child. After all, the baby was only part of her game.

1223 days ago
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