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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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Anonymous    

onandonanon- We have a major issue with a woman who makes false allegations of abuse when there are people who are legitimately abused in this country. Oksana's high profile lying takes attention away from true victims of abuse. The woman has a history of compulsive lying and her present story has many inconsistencies. When this sort of thing is done at the expense of other people and their lives Oksana may be looking at a prison sentence. Compounded by extortion, as well Oksana should be jailed.

1522 days ago
302.

Meagan    

Everyone wants to put all the blame on Mel. His ex-girlfriend knew it was being recorded so I'm sure she wasn't being herself. What did she do to Mel????? She has obviously hurt him and did alot wrong to him for him to be angry at her. No she should not be hit... but I dont think she is an angel. She is a gold digger! I'm glad everyone is perfect but Mel. No one is perfect. He is just in the spot light.Everyone is bashing him, but what did his ex do wrong?????? The blame should be all on Mel. She has does something to make him react. He just has a temper. He has obvious been screwed over by his ex.

1522 days ago
303.

Kat    

I think Harvey Levin is a racist, why did he and still does "DOG" out Chris Brown but hardly says anything harsh about Mel Gibson!!!!!! I love watching TMZ but I dont know anymore if its worth watching. As you can see abuse didnt start with Chris Brown and its not going to end with Chris Brown!!!!! There is "TWO" sides to every story and for some reason we tend to automatically side with the females...... BooHoo BooHoo. Anyone can cry wolf HARVEY.

1521 days ago
304.

T.J.    

This just goes to prove a woman will do anything to get her hands on the money..the bling..bling. Mel should have taken the 15 and shoved it up....well u know. THE TAPES ARE TOTALLY FABRICATED.

1521 days ago
305.

Journe    

Mel chose a young girl to live with and have baby. Old men in Hollywood (and elsewhere) pick young girls to flatter their egos. They eventually, soon, find out they are OLD and she is young and vibrant. So...he should give her a hunk of money and take care of their baby. So what, he dumb to pick a young nice looking woman. I haven't liked him since he got caught with the DUI in Malibu and said all the horrid things. SO would not surprise me if he has also been abusive to her.

1521 days ago
306.

voice of reason    

The crucifixion of Mel is playing out like a movie thanks to his ex-girlfriend who is out to destroy him and the media with their "spins".
Folks dont we all have arguments with our spouses? Shouting matches? Say things we shoudnt say in the heat of the moment?
THIS IS A PRIVATE MATTER AND THE EX SHOULD HAVE NOT EXPOSED IT TO THE WHOLE WORLD. ask yourself, why did she?
IF, she was afraid for herself and her children, Why did she stay, why didnt she run to the police for help??
Why did she tape Mel? Why did she bait him, knowing which buttons to push and how Mel would react?
I always thought Mel was a good person, he has his faults but then who is perfect. His wife of 27 years has come forward and confirmed that he is a good man and a loving father.
Somewhere along the way Mel lost his way when he started thinking with his other head and hurt a lot of people in the process. Unfortunatly it has now gone bad for him. Kharma, what goes around comes around.
Mel, you need to go back to your Faith to find your center and get out of that cess pool thats Hollywood. It seems no one there that has your best interest at heart. They all want a pound of your flesh. The media is loving this and your ex is getting publicity that money cant buy. I understand that she has a singing career..Hmmmmm
You need space away from everybody to think clearly, to regain yourself. I can help you, I know know just the place.

1521 days ago
307.

Patrick Henry    

I don't think Mel signed up to be a father to Dalton's kid. Didn't he buy Oksana her own residence and live 25 miles away? No Mel was extorted into a paying relationship with Oksana via a faked pregnancy. I doubt that Lucia is his daughter.

Timothy Dalton needs to grow a pair. Allowing this gold digger to raise his child while he pays the bling is ludicrous.

And..who knows what levarage Oksana has on her ex husband?

Maybe he blames Mel for losing Oksana to him.

Timothy.....00 nothing....Lucia is not your child so you hav eno say on that. Why aren't you raising your own son?


Timothy Dalton warns Mel Gibson to stay away from his son in Oksana Grigorieva battle

http://www.mirror.co.uk/celebs/news/2010/07/18/mel-v-bond-115875-22421219/

Posted at 1:42 AM on Jul 21, 2010 by Sully

1519 days ago
308.

Spooky    

You ppl tickle me... You're going to crucify (pun intended) Mel based on an alleged fake tape by a celebrity impersonator from Vegas? Mel didn't say those evil vile things. Do you know how catastrophic it would be for Mel's career to go all Michael Richards into a tape recorder he KNEW Oksana had as he bought it for her? Why he didn't refute this earlier? On advice of counsel -duh! She's a faker and just wants to keep Mel from his kid at any means necessary even if it means faking tapes and illegally recording a telephone convo in California. The extortion plot was that she was going to release the KNOWINGLY fake tapes and she knew Mel might pay to even stop a fake tape from going out. Everyone (NAACP) stop jumping to conclusions. The jury is still out (pun intended).

1517 days ago
309.

bungodancer    

Oksana is a liar, a home wrecking gold digger, obviously her job was to blow Mel, look at her lips.
lol

1516 days ago
310.

bungodancer    

I think everybody should lay off Mel. Nobody is perfect and obviously his **** led him astray. Oksana appears to be the epitome of gold digging, whack job that actually leads to actual abuse victims being disbelieved.

1516 days ago
311.

Bob    

Mel is a natural target, he opened his big mouth. But you people do know that certain groups are being paid to go to blog and other websites to load them up with disapproval if they appear to be anti-semitic. And the Muslims and Chinese are doing the same. There is a new book - God Stopping A Nuclear War - which supports all sides of Mel's attitude, actually the world's attitude towards all race relations. He should make this book into a movie. It would be the best movie Hollywood ever produced, and the most exciting by far. No movie would even come close.

1236 days ago
312.

Bob    

Mel is a natural target, he opened his big mouth. But you people do know that certain groups are being paid to go to blog and other websites to load them up with disapproval if they appear to be anti-semitic. And the Muslims and Chinese are doing the same. There is a new book - God Stopping A Nuclear War - which supports all sides of Mel's attitude, actually the world's attitude towards all race relations. He should make this book into a movie. It would be the best movie Hollywood ever produced, and the most exciting by far. No movie would even come close.

1236 days ago
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