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Oksana Demanded Millions for Tapes ... Allegedly

7/16/2010 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sources connected with Mel Gibson tell TMZ they have "hard proof" Oksana Grigorieva tried to extort Gibson, demanding more than $10 million from the actor in return for keeping the secret tapes just that -- secret.

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Our sources claim Oksana demanded a specific amount of money. They would not reveal the exact sum but say it's more than $10 million.  And the sources say there are emails and other "physical evidence" to prove it.  As one source said, "There's a long trail of evidence"

TMZ broke the story .... Mel's lawyers will be meeting with L.A. County Sheriff's deputies, making a presentation of evidence which includes alleged evidence of extortion.  We're told the lawyers want the Sheriff's Department to launch a criminal investigation after they present deputies with emails and other physical evidence.

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46.

spazze    

Number 14: Uhm, if mel didnt have any money or was a celebrity this would never have happened! And most surtenly it wouldnt be so much hype about it!

Mel has problems no one is saying otherwise.
Mel is an a-hole for cheating on Robyn!

But for being a PRIVATE person doesnt make you a wife/girlfriend beating crazy verbal abusive man!

This might be karma biting him in the a*s but he doesnt deserve getting labeled as an abuser, racist and anti-semite, because of this!

And no one knows if the hitting actually occured, or if it happened as Oksana claims!

the tapes have been altered with, so you cant even trust the tapes!

The arguments was a ugly break up.
Copules and married people argue all the time and say awful things! You who dont, I really respect that, but verbal fighting is NORMAL! No matter what ugly abusive sick words that comes out, it is NORMAL!

And that now everyone are so obssesed by the fact that Robyn didnt write anything about verbal abuse in the paper, cause that would probavly be a lie, cause married for 28 years, I bet that they have had their arguments and hurtful words flying all over the place! From both parts!

And why is it so sorry for Robyn?
There are women out there who WANT to be a stay at home mom, take care of the children, care for the husband, take care of the home. There are women who want to have many children!
And she might just as well be as private as Mel and that doenst make her being an abused woman!

And Mel probably wants a woman to do all those things, so what! Everyone are entitled to their opinions, their wantings, and their feelings!

And Eminem, all the rappers, they say worse things in their songs! Arrest them why dont you!

Just give this up now!

Just because Mel is not like you or dont share your belifes or opinions doesnt give anyone the right to crusify him!

I am so sick of this!

1563 days ago
47.

JusttheFacts    

Oksana Grigorieva had as little knowledge about the law and any money she would eventually collect from Mel Gibson as those spewing their long held hatred of Gibson.

1563 days ago
48.

CutTheCrap    

What if, just what if this chick smashed her own teeth out? People have been known to do things like this to gain whatever it is they are trying to get....I'm just saying!

1563 days ago
49.

puddy    

She needs to go to jail, and if not Mel needs to sue her for everything she has and take the kid. Do I think Mel is a racist drunk, probably. Is he an abuser, don't think so. But she is a lier, munipulator, exortionist, and a perjurer. It is obvious she had these tapes made from a complination of conversations that they had were she purposely pushed his buttons to get him to rant.
She just didn't think her plan all the way through because she never though things would go this far. She figured he would pay her off to keep the tape from the public. And she probably though if she released the tape with her accusations everybody would automaticly beleave her and all she would have to do is cry. But like most people that try to pull ****, they don't realize how much of a trail technology leaves, and if you have the money you can trace the trail back to the source.

Hell I guy that I worked with a few tears ago had an ex that bought a pay as you go cell and sent herself threatening messages saying it was him. He was arrested and he had to spend an arm and a leg to prove he didn't do it. What she didn't know was that they can tell what area a text or call originates from by what towers it bounces off of. It was proven that the messages were sent in the Chicago area. The problem was that the days the messages were sent our team at work was in Houston working on a project.

1563 days ago
50.

kickaboo    

Personally, I hope the last laugh is at Oksana and Ari Emanuel. He's far worse at being the sexist racist. I think they worked together to bring down Mel Gibson. Harvey has been loving Mel's misery too.

Those media pigs at E! need to be taken down also. Not once did they include how Oksana seemed pissed that Mel had obligations to his first family and Oksana called them his "army" to feed. The witch is so jealous she cannot have ALL his money. Men and women should listen to Oksana alone on those tapes...this is a master manipulator at their best, pushing buttons and controlling another. Do not get involved with one or run away. Lord, I hope she didn't have access to Mel's social numbers or bank accounts.

1563 days ago
51.

kickaboo    

Well, Mel did say she ran around the back yard throwing herself down on the ground repeatedly, roughing herself up. Then she shook the baby, he stepped in to stop her from shaking the baby. Maybe the cops need to ask Ms. Extortioner about that.

1563 days ago
52.

SallyChi    

Uh-huh. She's too dumb to do this alone....she had an accomplice to help her with the tapes. And it's coming out that the tapes have been doctored. Notice that Mel is screaming on all the tapes -- ALL of them. And she calm, like she's reading a script.

This is a setup.

1563 days ago
53.

JusttheFacts    

A song keeps going through my mind including both the tune and the lyrics. The lyrics seem to apply to this whole spectacle.


Smoke from a Distant Fire
by
The Sanford-Townsend Band


You left me here on your way to paradise
You pulled the rug right out from under my life
I know where you goin' to I knew when you came home last night
'Cause your eyes had a mist from the smoke of a distant fire

Lord, I was stung shoulda seen it come a long time ago
When I realized the reality gave me a roll
If things are the same then explain why your kiss is so cold
And that mist in your eyes feels like rain on the fire in my soul

This lying, and cryin's upsettin' and getting no where
It don't stack up, so slack up and pack up, I just don't care
Don't let the screen door hit you, on your way out
Don't you drown when your dream boat runs onto the ground

I'd just like to know do you love him or just making time
By filling his glass with your fast flowing bitter-sweet lies
He'll face the after taste when you come home late some night
With your eyes all a mist from the smoke of a distant fire

Girl your eyes have a mist from the smoke of a distant fire
Well your eyes have a mist from the smoke of a distant fire
Your eyes have the mist from the smoke of a distant fire
Well your eyes have a mist from the smoke of a distant fire
Oh girl your eyes have a mist from the smoke of a distant fire
Mist in your eyes from a distant fire
Girl your eyes have a mist from the smoke of a distant
A distant fire

1563 days ago
54.

dee    

For the sake of the child, they both need to grow up and stop this crap! This child would be better off in Foster Care.

1563 days ago
55.

CHRIS    

THE ABUSER SHOULD HAVE PAID HER. NOW, THE WORLD REALLY SEE THE TRUTH ABOUT MR.GIBSON (ABUSER NUT JOB)HE GOT PLENTY OF BREAKS FOR HIS BEHAVIOR IN THE PAST. THIS WAS'NT HIS FIRST RANT THE SNARLING PIG ,PREVERTED OLD MAN. YA GOOD CATHOLIC. I PRAT THE COURTS KEEP THAT JERK FROM THAT BABY HE'S A BAD GUY.

1563 days ago
56.

pam    

Dana & Sully, you guys are so right!!! if oksana is the she devil these people claim would she be so stupid to send emails of her extortion attempts? hello? no. an expert that has worked for the fbi & cia has verified on MSN that the tapes are real and have not been tampered with. oksana wouldn't have that much evidence against mel gibson then leave a paper trail where she is trying to get millions from him through extortion. Plus notice her ex-husband has not made any public statements? that must be in her favor.
this is just legal talk of BS from lawyers....

1563 days ago
57.

fastsilks    

this wouldn't shock me. I figured she was trying to extort money from him. but it still does not exclude his ranting and raving. and i believe he did. he did this after his arrest. i can believe that he never was abusive with his first family. he had a saint as a wife, and she didn't challenge him. This one did. i feel sorry for the child involved here. that is the only one i feel sorry for. the others are adults who shouldn't be acting this way. it's obvious to me neither took the proper channels to difuse the situation.

1563 days ago
58.

Team Mel    

Little by little the real truth is coming out. Its seems that this conniving, black mailing, lying, gold digger of a whore is starting to show her true colors!

And now his exwife Robyn supports him, "Mel never engaged in any physical abuse of any kind toward me before, during or after our marriage."

HOW ABOUT THAT!

Now what are all the "Bitter" little women who wanted to stone Mel to death, going to say now? Your witch hunt isn't going too well now is it ladies?

MEL YOU RULE!!! AND WE ALL LOVE YOU!!!

1563 days ago
59.

Kelly    


Nothing changes what he said, meaning what couth he has...even if it turns out the tapes are fabricated.

Mel appears to have pulled an Oscar worthy acting job over the public's eyes from his arrival!!

This SHOULD only shift opinion of her. We should frown upon a man acting in this way.

Having said that, this is why women are afraid to report such. Women that file FALSE reports cause legitimate ones to fall upon deaf ears...then you find yourself "in the rose garden." To use the most recent catch phrase.

This is playing out to make TMZ the MUST SEE HIT OF SUMMER!! HA!!

1563 days ago
60.

SallyChi    

Testing testing.

1563 days ago
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