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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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Only Fools Russian.

Sorry. Had to.

1558 days ago


There is something that Oksana wrote to Mel that could change things for the better for him. That bomb will drop tomorrow!

1558 days ago


He is after the money, the tapes are doctored, the teeth pic is fake.
It is disturbing to see how anyone can even consider anything about her being truth.
She doesn't care about the kid. And Mel has 7 already.
No money should be given to her. Noone knows whom he is talking to on these tapes.
It is clever compilation, although a poor quality.
Anyone who speaks Russian, will tell you that her voice sound is completely false and mechanical.
The tapes were done in some russian mob lab, and there are lot's of people behind her, who are after Mel's money. SHe is not into that extortion sheme alone. I am sure , soon we'll hear some russian mob speaking on the issue.

1558 days ago


Oink$ana. Perfect name for her.

1558 days ago


This is all hearsay from Mad Mel's camp. It done not take awa6 the fact taht he is off his rocker and treats women as object here to serve his needs.

1558 days ago


Sweetheart, please STFU. You are a loon. SHUT UP. You sound like a f*cking lunatic banging on the kayboard, off of her meds and obsessed with Mel Gibson. These stupid videos are worthless. You are not doing him any good. SHUT THE F*CK UP ALREADY. FOR CHRIST'S SAKE AND MEL'S.

1558 days ago

CA Girl    

To #98-Eddie: Do you happen to know how the term "wetback" came into existence? It was a phrase coined years ago to indicate the Mexican illegals who dug underneath the fences, thereby resulting in "wet backs" when they wiggled on their backs through puddles of water underneath fences to enter illegally into the U.S. Hence the term "wetbacks". This term is a far cry from that politically incorrect word we all know that refers to person with black skin.

1558 days ago


This is Bullsh*t!! SHE'S has the tapes and Mel has ALL the money. Hence, he's the one being coerced, or backmailed, for money.

1558 days ago


Why does everyone including Octosana want to look like Angeline Jolie? She is not that pretty, I'm sorry, at least not in my opinion. Her lips look like an actual A S S HOLE on someone's but and her hair is so long, boring and straight.

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1558 days ago

bety vazquez    

# 73 What is going on with you? "He forcibly impregnated her", She is 40 years old, she is not a child, this woman is after Mel's money and 15 million is not enough for her. She wants more money and that's why she is doing all this show.

1558 days ago


Haha, I KNEW Mel was paying you guys:

1558 days ago


How come the 'n word' is censored but you can say wetbacks? if you can say that, you should also be allowed to show n*i*g*g*e*r...what gives? censor both or neither.

1558 days ago

CA Girl    

Wow, the more the lawyers reveal about the arbitration-agreement-that-never-was the less likely that public opinion will support Oksana. Despite all his sins, Mr. Gibson is a productive star/producer/director in the great state of Hollywood, and in Hollywood - Conservative or Liberal - money talks and b.s. walks. If Roman Polanski can get a pass from Hollywood after having raped and sodomized a 13-year-old girl, then Mr. Gibson should at LEAST be "forgiven" his sins as well. And Oksana should go home to Russia and never come back.

1558 days ago


Those tapes are FAKE and this is all a shakedown.

It's falling apart.

1558 days ago
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