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Sheriff

Will Investigate Extortion Claim Against Oksana

7/21/2010 1:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned ... the L.A. County Sheriff's Department will investigate allegations that Oksana Grigorieva attempted to extort money from Mel Gibson ... in return for keeping the tapes secret.

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Sheriff's spokesperson Steve Whitmore tells TMZ, "Extortion allegations have been brought to our attention and we are certainly going to be looking at that."

TMZ broke the story ... Gibson's attorney, Blair Berk, made a formal presentation to Sheriff's deputies yesterday, alleging she and her team have evidence of extortion and that Oksana lied to authorities about various claims.

Sources connected with Gibson have told TMZ they have "hard proof" of extortion.

Sources say deputies will also be investigating the allegations that Oksana made false claims.

Oksana's rep was not available for comment.

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StarryStarryNight    

oink oink oink oink$ana...

1523 days ago
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BReasonable    

Halleluah!!!

1523 days ago
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Diane    

Yahoo! How much investigation do they need to do? One look at that baby picture proves what a calculating liar she is.

Oh what tangled webs we weave when we practice to deceive.

1523 days ago
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Dani    

yep, she's going down!

1523 days ago
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jj    

I think she will be arrested for extortion. She deserves to. If she does not get arrested more and more con artist people will start filing false accusations of domestic violence and taping conversations without the other persons knowledge. We have to set an example that what they are doing is extortion and against the law. I have never heard of someone that has taped converstations of someone that is not aware of them doing it. AND file domestic charges against them ALL FOR MONEY. She is the most ruthless cunning person I have read about. She is absolutely ruthless and disgusting.

1523 days ago
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Shell    

O Yeah!! tables are turning on the russian Johnson juggler.....

1523 days ago
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magnolia    

gibson's team are grasping at straws to try and salvage his reputation. they can request and investigation into anything they want, but he's still toast.

1523 days ago
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Hahaha    

It's all closing in on her now! I'm glad that for once someone will be beaten at their own game! Way to go team Mel!!!!

1523 days ago
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Shell    

Just checked out the baby pic on that other site. Looks like the usual pimples every baby gets from drooling, etc. Cetainly doesn't look like a bruise for goodness sakes. Straws are being grasped but it ain't from Mel's side.....

Send her back to Russia!

1523 days ago
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boz    

GOLD DIGGER!!! GOLD DIGGER!!! I can't believe Mel was dumb enough to get her pregnant. Don't men with fat wallets realize that all women want to do is have their baby, leave them then demand huge "child support" payments so they can sit around eating cupcakes and watching Oprah all day while a nanny watches the kid? Get vasectomies, wealthy dumb men!

1523 days ago
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Diane    

Magnolia,
gibson's team are grasping at straws to try and salvage his reputation. they can request and investigation into anything they want, but he's still toast.

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Are you kidding us? The police will not investigate anything that doesn't show evidence of wrong doing. The only ones grasping at straws or should I say pimples and fairytale bruises is Oksana, her lawyers and radaronline all for their own self serving reasons.

1523 days ago
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Shell    

what's next? The baby had cradle cap and it will be blamed on some sort of abuse ... this woman is nuts!

1523 days ago
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Pete    

Good! This greedy PIG deserves to be put away. Of course she was trying to shake him down. SHE HAS DONE THIS BEFORE! Not her first time. Whore.

1523 days ago
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Dandy Dan    

Im telling ya, I think Oksana and Gail O'Grady are the same person. Lying, manipulative, deceiptful bitches

1523 days ago
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BReasonable    

I bet she'll agree to drop all charges if Mel will agree to pay the original $15M. But the damage is done to his reputation by these false accusations of abuse. I hope she doesn't get a dime.

I hope he does use the $15M to get counselling for his anger and bipolar disorder.

1523 days ago
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