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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.


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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OMG peskybarb, you should put a warning at the beginning of your post. I was drinking a coffee when I was reading this and choked. That is the most hilarious post I've ever read. Thank you for that!!! LOL

1493 days ago

Heather for Mel    

Subject: True Story

Here is a true story by Paul Harvey. Pass it to anyone who you think would find it interesting and inspiring. You will be surprised who this young man turned out to be. (Do not look at the bottom if this letter until you have read it fully)

Years ago a hardworking man took his family from New York State to Australia to take advantage of a work opportunity there. Part of this man's family was handsome young son who had aspirations of joining the circus as a trapeze artist or an actor. This young fellow, biding his time until a circus job or even one as a stagehand came along, worked at the local shipyards which bordered on the worse section of town.

Walking home from work one evening this young man was attacked by five thugs who wanted to rob him. Instead of just giving up his money the young fellow resisted. However they bested him easily and proceeded to beat him to a pulp. They mashed his face with their boots, and kicked and beat his body brutally with clubs, leaving him for dead. When the police happened to find him lying in the road they assumed he was dead and called for the Morgue Wagon.

On the way to the morgue a policeman heard him gasp for air, and they immediately took him to the emergency unit at the hospital. When he was placed on a gurney a nurse remarked to her horror, that his young man no longer had a face. Each eye socket was smashed, his skull, legs, and arms fractured, his nose literally hanging from his face, all is teeth were gone, and his jaw was almost completely torn from his skull. Although his life was spared he spent over year in the hospital. When he finally left his body may have healed but his face was disgusting to look at. He was no longer the handsome youth that everyone admired.

When the young man started to look for work again he was turned down by everyone just on account of the way he looked. One potential employer suggested to him that he join the freak show at the circus as The Man Who Had No Face. And he did this for a while. He was still rejected by everyone and no one wanted to be seen in his company. He had thoughts of suicide. This went on for five years.

One day he passed a church and sought some solace there. Entering the church he encountered a priest who had saw him sobbing while kneeling in a pew. The priest took pity on him and took him to the rectory where they talked at length. The priest was impressed with him to such a degree that he said that he would do everything possible for him that could be done to restore his dignity and life, if the young man would promise to be the best Catholic he could be, and trust in God's mercy to free him from his torturous life.

The young man went to Mass and communion every day, and after thanking God for saving his life, asked God to only give him peace of mind and the grace to be the best man he could ever be in His eyes.

The priest, through his personal contacts was able to secure the services of the best plastic surgeon in Australia. They would be no cost to the young man, as the doctor was the priest's best friend. The doctor too was so impressed by the young man, whose outlook now on life, even though he had experienced the worse was filled with good humor and love.

The surgery was a miraculous success. All the best dental work was also done for him. The young man became everything he promised God he would be. He was also blessed with a wonderful, beautiful wife, and many children, and success in an industry which would have been the furthest thing from his mind as a career if not for the goodness of God and the love of the people who cared for him. This he acknowledges publicly.

The young man. Mel Gibson.

His life was the inspiration for his production of the movie "The Man Without A Face." He is to be admired by all of us as a God fearing man, a political conservative, and an example to all as a true man of courage.

1493 days ago


Now I thought the 15million settlement was for going opposite ways, not anything to do with the recordings.

I will look, but I swear this is what she had signed to while doing the legal ground work to split. Then she decided not to sign the final do***ent, even though she did sign the agreement. Then she got greedy. I don't think the 15mil was a payout to shut her up. It was a payout to take care of the child and I would bet it wasn't going to be all of it up front, but doled out within years.

1493 days ago

joanne Marko    

this is so wrong.

she is abused and there are so many comments to support her abuser??

I just dont get it.

1492 days ago

joanne Marko    

when you are the victim of abuse the domestic abuse team tells you

there is NEVER an excuse to hit a person male or female ----

lets say Oksana is extorting---and those tapes are inadmissible

what I am hearing on those tapes IS ABUSE---

what did a previous poster say???

she "riled" him up???


he sounds like he is insane.

1492 days ago


#363, #384 & #369 GREAT JOB , GOOD STUFF!!! I can tell you guys have GOOD sence!!!! The HATERS, ARE JUST THAT! SAD!!!

1492 days ago


Joane marko, you dont know the facts!! Please keep you HATE filled remarks to your self! the mean things you are saying about Mel...are really what you feel about your self! How bad are you for saying such ugly stuff? Funny you can say mean things but "Mel is insane" for saying what [he suppose to have said?]it's ok for you? then you must be insane also!

1492 days ago


"BABY" mentioned once maybe twice. Only to say baby was hit and injured.

Her teeth veneers, her headaches, her bad eyesight, her x-rays, her doctors, her career, her lack of money, her pain, etc, ...


1492 days ago

joanne Marko    

the only "facts" I know are the tapes.

he sounds like he is crazy.

I now believe this whole blog is just a set-up

sensible people can't honestly think it is ok for someone to say
I'll hit you in the head with a shovel and bury you in the garden.

or I hope you get raped......

I'm signin' out of here its just too mindless for me.

1492 days ago

voice of reason    

Anyone with half a brain can see that this woman has no credibility.
Can you say $$$$$$$$$ and free publicity to promote a singing career when this is over?
Mel when she is found guilty of extortion, throw the book at her. And while you're at it, sue her for defamation and ruining your reputation.
Unbelievable that she is using her daughter as a pawn. Shame!

1491 days ago


this b===t is so ugly i try not to look at her pictures how in the gods name mail ever got a erecton to do that b===t she is one ugly mama she will pay daily for trying to destroy the man who helped her and the father of her baby please stop showing the ugly monter pictures thank you

1477 days ago
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