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Oksana

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.

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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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76.

Nancy     

TMZ - LOVE the pictures you post to illustrate your stories. Very funny!

1524 days ago
77.

GailS    

I wouldn't have taken it either. Mel thinks he can treat people, particularly women, like sh*t and pay people to be quiet. Not this time and not with this woman. He deserves no less.

1524 days ago
78.

carol    

Easy to resolve this mess. Courts take the child away and place it with a foster family. Both Mel and the Bimbo contribute equal amounts directly to the court, to be given to the Foster Family for the care of the child. Mel and the Bimbo now have no reason to communicate with each other. The child is away from a bimbo mother who is using it as a tool to get money and a father that has a mouth like a sewer. Best for the kid to be away from them both permanently.

1524 days ago
79.

anonymous    

SWEETHEART, if the tapes are fake, why hasn't Mel or any sources from his camp yet say anything about the tapes being fake? Sure Mel has not been ordered to speak about this, but at least someone like a friend of his or whatever has not yet come forward to say the tapes are fake.

1524 days ago
80.

alicia    

Isn't that extortion?

1524 days ago
81.

gwen    

im so sorry about what is going on,,in my live my son was taken by his father,,an i said many many bad bad things to try to feel better,, everything is good now 4me but i remember what i said an did because i was hurt like u ..smile its going 2 be ok ,and if i can help ill tell others what i did an said 2v help u ...good luck we all make mistakes,when we hurt even though it wasnt ore falt...all my best always,,,gwen/...xxx

1524 days ago
82.

Rottweiler    

Isn't taping someone without their knowledge illegal? I do not condone what he did or said but we have all said things in private that were not repeatable. She had financial motive and actually sounded like she was baiting him and of course since she knew the public would be listening she came out smelling like a rose. All she needs now is Gloria Alread to represent her to make the picture complete although she probably did not factor into the equation that now that Mel has been dropped from Creative Artists or WM Agency she will not realize the cash she was extorting from him with the kid and all the taped hoopala. The cash flow is now extinct. Wait until she gets her lawyer bill. Hooray for Hollywood!

1524 days ago
83.

Klinker    

It was just a matter of time before he stepped into a bear trap. This woman is so disgusting words are not enough. So much for harmonious interludes!haha! Deal with a Russian you get back a handful of burned coal ash.

1524 days ago
84.

MixedFeelings    

I am so back and forth with my feelings because I do see some footage of him where he does seem like a real jerk....fake smiling, smarmy attitude. But then I'm like, "This is MEL GIBSON for crying out loud! Our Mel Gibson! Sexiest Man Alive! Sweetie pie from Lethal Weapon!" He was once such an innocent...and sweet. Remember those days? How could this happen to a human being? Bad parenting from his parents? Not enough love? Warped beliefs from his father? Mental illness? All in all, I believe it boils down to the booze. He has been consistently drunk for a long time...for interviews, premieres, etc. He is a functioning alcohlic and that is why some people don't notice it, but look at his skin, his teeth. His behavior. And he is only, what? 54? 56? So young! The wrinkles...the rapid aging...it's from heavy drinking!! But I will say this - -he sure as hell looks better than any man with plastic surgery, so PLEASE, Mel, please don't ever take that route to look better. You is still a handsome devil! BUT, he has aged severely in a short amount of time. He also claims to be broke. One woman of 3 years cannot put him in the poor house. Granted, he probably lost a ton in the stock market like most people who were heavily invested in stocks and I would imagine THAT is where most of the loss has come from, in addition to depreciating real estate in which he is/was also heavily invested. He has been on a drinking binge for a long time and this is just an example of what happens when you go down that road. I still wish him the best...and I do think Oksana's motives are selish. She did take his soul, but he isn't finished yet and he can repent and redeem. XOXO

1524 days ago
85.

Observor    

HAHAHA! TMZ getting smashed again -- this story was on RadarOnline.com a week ago -- http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2010/07/exclusive-mel-gibson-offered-oksana-grigorieva-20-million-peace-deal.

PATHETIC!!!!

1524 days ago
86.

karlew    

This gold digging whore isn't worth 15 cents let alone 15 mil. Anyone who still doubts she's only doing this for the money is as stupid as she is disgusting.

1524 days ago
87.

meme    

It's pretty disturbing that extortion seems to be the norm these days in Hollyweird. You sleep with a married guy, give birth to his bastard kid and then expect a massive pay day and when you don't get it, you go for the gold the nasty way.

1524 days ago
88.

anonymous    

SWEETHEART, if the tapes are fake, why hasn't Mel or any sources from his camp yet say anything about the tapes being fake? Sure Mel has not been ordered to speak about this, but at least someone like a friend , family member of his or whatever has not yet come forward to say the tapes are fake.

1524 days ago
89.

Eddie    

QUESTION TO EVERYONE? WHY IS IT THAT TMZ IS ALLOWED TO POST THE WORD "WETBACK" BUT YOU CANT POST THE WORD "******" WHY IS IT REFFERED TO THE "N" WORD AND NOT THE FULL WORD? I THINK USING THE WORD WETBACK IS AS WRONG AS SAYING ******.... I DONT THINK EITHER WORD SHOULD BE POSTED. ITS 2 AWEFUL WORDS POINTING TO 2 DIFFERENT RACES. I THINK TMZ NEEDS TO BE MORE CAREFUL IN POSTING DERAGATORY WORDS ON ANY RACE.

1524 days ago
90.

Tellthetruth59    

HAHAHA! TMZ getting smashed again -- this story was on RadarOnline.com a week ago -- http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2010/07/exclusive-mel-gibson-offered-oksana-grigorieva-20-million-peace-deal.

PATHETIC!!!!

Posted at 4:56 PM on Jul 19, 2010 by Observor

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Even more pathetic is that the skirt clutching pansies at Radar won't allow comments on their scoops. I guess Okscammer can't take the heat. It might melt all the plastic in her face and body..

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