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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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76.

StarryStarryNight    

i don't like her because she's a lying, russian whore.

1562 days ago
77.

Sam    

Dani I noticed that too! About the difference in reporting between TMZ and Radar. I think TMZ is just taking a pro-Mel side because they're butt-hurt that they didn't get the tapes or pictures.

1562 days ago
78.

kickaboo    

Hey Oksana, how's come you didn't pregnant with your first husbands? Usually, that's when the babies come....not with the RICH, FAMOUS men past their prime like Dalton and Gibson. But it was all about social climbing and money to you. Bet people didn't know you had FOUR husbands and many men on your way to Hollywood. Poor mommy Oksana, doesn't know what baby acne is.

Sacha Chernuha, aka Oskana...the truth comes out about you. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4161/is_19970615/ai_n14464925/FROM RUSSIA WITH ... FOUR EX- HUSBANDS AND LOVERS

1562 days ago
79.

ria    

sorry to say but the pic that Radar posted from the baby looks like its just a pimple... a spot... this story is getting ugly... I am not defending him but please... She wants something....

1562 days ago
80.

Superman    

I think what will be best for everybody is for both of them to go to prison. Put the daughter up for adoption, because both "parents" will just screw this girl's mind up. The 12-year-old boy can go live with his father.

1562 days ago
81.

GivinMelTheEyes    

Hmmm, I would say that MG is probably going to put her in the rose garden, figuratively speaking, that is. And by "rose garden", I mean, brown box near the LA Mission.

1562 days ago
82.

tik    

Do justice for those who are extorted. Its about time!!! This lady needs to be an example.

1562 days ago
83.

phoenix    

Why are all you people excusing this abusive a-hole? He is a grown ass old man who left his wife for her. She couldn't force him to do that and he turned out to be a house devil i.e great guy in public - crazy, screaming bastard at home. Stop pretending he is Braveheart. He is an abuser and he deserved to be outed.

1562 days ago
84.

My2Cents    

Well, eventually the truth will come out. She didn't do a very good job of making all of this look real. She didn't fool many. Perhaps only he one person here who commented to her defense. Mel isn't perfect but who knows what this woman has put him through. Obviously he has reason to be infuriated. He probably hates himself for falling into her web of lies.

1562 days ago
85.

Dolmen    

Innocent until PROVEN Guilty.. Mel has been the one to listen to the Judge and follow the courts instructions.. I am puzzled why Oskanka has not been called in to answer to all the 'Leaks'

Mel is no angel however his form supports he is no wife/child abuser... All the claims would be laughable only they are so horrendous. And Oskanka is only damaging her case if it was true by having more holes in her camp to certain media outlets than your average sieve. The more leaks from her side the less I believe her claims. The mark on the babys face looks no more than the type of scrawl many babies give themselves with their sharp little finger nails (which grow astoundingly fast ask any mother). All the claims are only Oskanka 's word and she is hardly reliable (has anyone here read her imdb profile!!). The tapes (I work in audio production) are very clearly edited and the photos only show what you are being told is the fact.

I doubt the dentist would really have risked his licence to break the law, he obviously did not believe her claim (if she even made them at that time.

Yes its mel vs Oskanka word but none of his children have claimed that there is anything amiss with his not quite ex wifes statement so I believe that character assessment more than the obvious manipulation for Oskanka and her desire for as much money (15 million would not last long to her lifestyle aims and is smallish change to Mels worth). I pity her children and can only assume she parted ways with her former beau when his star waned and the pay cheques were not what hoped for (Bond can restrict future worth).

So I look forward to her being brought to task. It seems very likely that Mel has proof to back up his claims and that would make sense of his silence on all her claims being put out there.

1562 days ago
86.

Belladonna    

ATTEMPTED? ATTEMPTED? She recorded him and while recording him pushed his buttons to get him mad. Is he an ass with a drinking problem?? YES, but she is a Gold digger just like he said she was.

1562 days ago
87.

Shiela Jones    

When you have a personal relationship with someone and lived with that person, you will certainly know how to push their buttons to get that person enraged. This is what Osaka has done. She knows of Mel's inner demons and cunningly taped everything when she realizes that even having a baby will not get her the lifestyle she craves for. So she planned this all along and must have said things previously which is conveniently not taped to bring Mel into that state. That is despicable - greed will always be the downfall of everyone.

1562 days ago
88.

Enough    

Better late than never. She's nothing but a walking accusation with tits.

1562 days ago
89.

carol    

If he pays this bimbo one dime, there will be a revolution. Not one dime she deserves, not one. She needs to be sent to a real jail, not the lindsey jail, and the baby be put into foster care for good. Away from both of them.

1562 days ago
90.

The Desolate One    

The situation between the 2 of them is starting to become boring http://bit.ly/aJocm2

1562 days ago
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