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Signed, Then Rejected

$15 Mil Deal

7/20/2010 4:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned ... Oksana Grigorieva signed an agreement with Mel Gibson for a $15 million package, which would have kept the Mel tapes secret, but she ultimately walked away from it.

Sources tell TMZ, during the child custody mediation in May, lawyers for Mel and Oksana worked out a financial deal for Oksana -- she would get a total of $15 mil, which included child support, a house and other assets. 

But sources intimately familiar with the mediation tell us Oksana promised something in return -- that all "evidence" associated with the case remain confidential.

We've learned the "evidence" includes the tapes. Oksana's lawyers had played some, but not all of the tapes for Mel's lawyers.  We're told Oksana's lawyers did not play the tape in which Gibson used the N word and made a reference to "wetbacks."

As one source put it, "The tapes loomed large in the mediation.  The word 'tapes' was never used in the agreement, but it was central to the deal."

Oksana and Mel both signed a "short form agreement" -- a bare-bones contract outlining the broad strokes of the deal. The lawyers then drafted a long form agreement which contained specifics of the deal, but we're told Oksana refused to sign the long form, claiming she felt coerced. 

We're told Mel never paid Oksana under the deal because the short form didn't spell out the specifics of payment and Oksana refused to sign the longer agreement which contained the details.


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This has always been about extortion. She did not file a police report when these events ALLEGEDLY happened. AND, I'll be glad to see HER marched off to jail for violating the restraining order these tapes are sealed under.

1524 days ago


Agreed. But, it seems, this woman can't do anything right as far as this mob is concerned. I browse for the intermittent sane post like yours. But mainly it's a bunch of nonsensical, accusatory, irrational garbage. It doesn't matter what this woman does, these people will twist it into some evil plot. It's amusing really, the imaginations on some people.

Posted at 4:21 PM on Jul 19, 2010 by areyoukiddingme


Mel a raging loon. Now that we've settled that -- you are correct, Okscammer can't do anything right. If you want to claim a beating, make sure you look like you got one before you give pics to the media. If you want to tape someone, make sure you don't do an amateur splicing job.

1524 days ago


"He forcibly impregnated her as a way of holding on to her and controlling her."

You've got to be kidding!

1524 days ago


Don't you see that? She wants him suffer.

1524 days ago


I think you're right. Onto the next level. Civil lawsuit. Got to milk that cow. What a Pandora's Box.

1524 days ago


I think you're right. On to the next level:::Civil Suit. Got to milk that cow.

1524 days ago


lol; are some of you serious? Listening to some of the pro Mel rants no wonder celebs think they are above the law; because to many they are!

This isn't a stupid American air head woman like so many of you worshiping Mel Gibson because he's a celeb. Russian women are beyond smart and Mel Gibson is an abusive, s***bag racist.

He threatened to kill her at different times and his temper is of legend.

If I was her I would make him pay for his abusive rants.

I know many of you take back your boyfriends after they've cheated 10 times because you are mindless fools, but this chick should rip him to shreds.

He's a jerk off that has fooled the public for a very long time.

1524 days ago


Okay, I'm convinced. The poster who goes by the name of anon is really Oksana.

1524 days ago


Totellthetruth. I don't need pictures to know what he is capable of, the tapes were enough for me. Anyone who's dealt with this severity of mental illness knows what he's capable of. Hide the kitchen knives, crochet needles, and Bic pens for that matter, and you better sleep with one eye open. She's lucky she didn't get the baseball bat to the head he threatened her with.

1524 days ago


How many more racist, and angry abusive rants and threats must some of you hear before you realize Mel Gibson is trouble. He's threatened to have her killed more than once and these tapes are hard to listen to. Remember when he was arrested before?

This guy is an alcoholic, abusive racist.

areyoukiddingme you are right. This is a smart Russian girl who didn't grow up worshiping Mel Gibson. To see so many blindly backing him is pathetic and shows the power celebs have over some Americans.

From Robert Blake to OJ Simpson, celebs get away with murder and he's threatened her several times.

Mel is nuts; an abusive bully who hates everyone. These tapes are just evil and abusive.

if she was just for the money, she would have taken it. She could be on every rag magazine and every rag tv show too to make bucks, but she's going after him.

Mel has big issues and I feel his ending will not be a good one.

If I was her lawyer I'd make sure her and the child are protected and financially taken care of. Mel has issues; big ones; and so does the American people for backing him. no wonder so many women are murdered by ex's each year.

1524 days ago

T. Sullivan    

It's NOT about the baby or Mel, it's all about the F in MONEY.Oinky is a scam artist and a good one.....

1524 days ago

Eduardo R    

Mel has issues but She is Evil at it's worst!! What a conniving bitch. I hope she get's nothing, she doesn't deserve anything.

1524 days ago


She lost her leverage now. She'll be lucky to get much. Should've taken the the 15 mil.

1524 days ago


If Oksana felt like she was being "coerced," she may have held onto a tape for insurance. It's possible that during negotiations she may have felt as if she was not being taken seriously. When you're negotiating with someone with so much money and power, it's possible that she could have felt that he was being dismissive and simply thowing money at a problem to make it go away.

Frankly, $15 million is not much of a settlement from the man who made a killing from "The Last Temptation of Christ." They key words are that it INCLUDES child support, a house and some unnamed assets. I'm sure Mel's other children were provide for better than that (several of whom were adults when Mel divorced). Oksana shouldn't expect to be paid anything like the ex-wife, but $15 million is the equivalent of a "nuisance fee" for Mel.

I think Mel should pay at least $20 million and provide a house for Oksana and the baby to live in and whatever the unnamed assets were. In addition, he should pay for health/dental insurance for the child and set up an educational trust. I'm sure if Oksana watches the budget, she can live a good life.

1524 days ago


I think she chose revenge/justice over wealth.

1524 days ago
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