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Mel Gibson's Lawyer Presents Case to Sheriff

7/20/2010 4:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned ... Mel Gibson's lawyer is meeting with Sheriff's investigators right now, presenting evidence she believes proves Oksana Grigorieva has fabricated the case against her client.

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The meeting is being held at a courthouse in Los Angeles, in a conference room.

In addition to presenting evidence that Mel did not strike Oksana, we're told attorney Blair Berk will ask Sheriff's deputies to go after Oksana for extortion and falsifying evidence.

Berk's track record may be just what Mel needs.  Last year she convinced New York prosecutors not to file felony assault charges against her client, Kiefer Sutherland, after he broke a dude's nose at a party.  Berk also convinced an L.A. judge last fall to dismiss battery charges against Kanye West, who was caught on video breaking a camera.

After the meeting, we got video of Blair Berk and L.A. County Sheriff's Detective Tom Lewis.  We asked Berk if Oksana was guilty of extortion and lying to the cops.  She said it was an "inappropriate question."  Lewis was mum.

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Sin D    

I just can't see me watchin' his movies anymore after hearing his rants...Wow what a nutcase huh? How does this chick "fabricate" this case against him? He builds a church, makes a big Jesus movie and acts like this??? Sorry , he is a joke and fake.

1557 days ago
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nh    

We'll see...

1557 days ago
3.

mark    

yes!
well done Blair, brava

next step will be to file for an extortion case, which is a criminal offense.

1557 days ago
4.

nh    

I agree, I will never watch another Mel Gibson movie. What a piece of trash he has proven himself to be, in his own words, on tape. And no matter how it could have been "altered" -- those are his words, and he's not denying it.

1557 days ago
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FLO    

I do not care what she did for Kiefer or Kanye neither of them attacked someone holding a baby. Mel's insane rants have lost him much of his audience and he only has himself to blame.

1557 days ago
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Pimpcessa    

nh,

You really don't understand the meaning of the word "altered" do you?

1557 days ago
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Darlene    

He is a great actor & quite frankly I dont give a crap what he did to her, she wanted & used ALOT of his money!

1557 days ago
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FLO    

If they follow the law Mel should be in jail for threatening to burn the house down and bury her in the rose garden.

1557 days ago
9.

Friend?    

This whole media thing about Mel has gone way out of proportion and could ruin a man´s career without anything than words from a money hungry woman from Russia? I hope this circus will end soon so that Mel gets the time to heal. I also hope his friends will speak out for him. We all say things we regret when we´re either drunk or desperate so please let him be.


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1557 days ago
10.

Chubby Cubby    

Kind of ironic that Mel would choose a Jewish female lawyer....

1557 days ago
11.

truthiness    

3rd time will not be the charm for Blair.

Her racist, Anti-Semite, bigoted woman batterer of a client is done in this town, and will forever pay the price for being who and what he is, and deserves all the ill that is coming his way.

Who would work with that pig?

Mel, do us all a favor and either leave the country, or better yet, the planet.

1557 days ago
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Pimpcessa    

Obviously none of really know what is really going on here in terms of truth telling. But the fact that this woman, who claims the tapes are real and that he, not only threatened her life but that of both of her children, and stayed, speaks volumes about her motives. I can assure you that I would not be sticking around to argue for more than the 15 million that they agreed to, as well as signed accepting. At the very least her other son, who has nothing to do with Mel, should have been shipped off to his father. And that says alot about her credibility when claiming she feared for their lives.

1557 days ago
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Vesna    

She is lying if you listen to the tapes it's like reading the script. She is a fake and fraud! I can't believe that people are buying her BS She should be deported

1557 days ago
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Anonymous    

Oksana altered and heavily edited recordings to damage Mel's reputation and gain sympathy. Her dental injuries were self inflicted not the result of someone hitting her. Her complaints with Mel only manifested after she did not get the monetary arrangement that she wanted. The woman is a liar, an extortionist, deceitful, manipulative, disobeyed a court order and abusively shook her infant daughter like a rag doll. Her high profile case of false abuse charges will hurt other legitimate cases of abuse in this country. For these and so many reasons, Oksana needs to go to jail.

1557 days ago
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john    

TMZ.com
Why don't you beat radar at their game.
Defend MEL and print counter claims and do some investigative reporting on her and people backing her.
Do some reporting and whether radar checked the story and if they had people check it.
Since Radar seems to be the new kid on block, why don't you put them in their PLACE.
Get the dirt on radar and their deal with this "lady" .
It's counter-intuitive but people are tired on hearing one side and her crap day after day.
Do some real digging into her past and some good secret recordings of her private conversations like she did. Since it's ok for her, say you are investiaging a crime of perjury and slander. :)

1557 days ago
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