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Claims Mel Targeted

TMZ Exec in Death Plot

7/23/2010 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

There's a story circulating that Oksana Grigorieva told authorities Mel Gibson plotted to break the kneecaps of a "Hollywood figure." Well that story is about TMZ's Harvey Levin, spoon-fed by Oksana's people.

The story is much wilder than reported.  Earlier this week, Oksana's rep, Steve Jaffe, told Harvey that Mel had described to Oksana a plot to kill Harvey.  Jaffe said Oksana claimed Mel told her he was furious that TMZ broke the story about the anti-Semitic rant following Mel's 2006 DUI arrest.  Jaffe said Oksana told him Mel had said he wanted the "blood of Jews" on his hands.

According to Jaffe, Oksana said Mel told her he had someone do "surveillance" on Harvey earlier this year, having him followed to the gym at 4 AM.

The plan, Jaffe said, was to "kidnap" Harvey, strip him, take him deep into the desert, break his kneecaps and leave him to die.

Jaffe told Harvey the story on the heels of complaining that a particular TMZ post was not favorable enough to Oksana.

We checked the "kneecap" story out and determined it was false.  For starters, Oksana had the wrong gym.  More telling ... Oksana never mentioned a word of this to any of her lawyers while she tried negotiating a $15 million package in May during the mediation, using the tapes as her secret weapon.  One person involved in the mediation laughed, saying Oksana brought out every piece of ammunition imaginable to score a financial package, so why was this story mysteriously absent?

Oksana claims to have told the Sheriff's Department the story. It seems deputies took it so seriously ... they never even contacted Harvey to give him a heads up that someone wanted him dead ... allegedly.

UPDATE: Sheriff's Department spokesperson Steve Whitmore tells TMZ, "We categorically deny that any such information was ever given to the L.A. County Sheriff's Department."


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lol...jaffe and radaroffline need to stfu.

1532 days ago


Somebody deport this crazy biotch!!! Her stories are getting crazier by the minute. She needs to be locked up in a Russian prison!

1532 days ago


Wow! The tide will turn on him now. Harvey doesn't bother anybody, always under the radar, just a nice guy.

1532 days ago


More likely it was about his agent who dumped him.

1532 days ago

Different Rules Apply    

She is a very dangerous woman. However, the more she talks the more unstable she appears - keep on talkin honey. Mel will come out a winner.

1532 days ago

Billy Dennis    

Oksana has done the impossible: Made me sypathize for Mel.

1532 days ago


At any point, did Mel threaten to kneecap TMZ's Gary? Nobody messes with Gary (not even Gary).

1532 days ago


Uh, sorry...this story has officially 'jumped the shark'. I don't believe any of this anymore and am questioning whether there is truth to either side's stories. Sorry - not believable.

1532 days ago


I thought he was gonna put Harvey in the rose garden. No wait...

1532 days ago


if you hooked oink$ana up to a polygraph machine it would melt before the first question was even asked.

1532 days ago


lol @ rastus!!

1532 days ago


Oksana is going to make herself look more and more wacko with every new lie. She's ruining her own reputation even more than she's ruining Mel's with her ridiculous dishonesty.

1532 days ago


I wouldn't put it past Mel.
Harvey has 3 things against him according to Mel

1. He is a Jew

2. He is a Homosexual.

3. He is a Homosexual Jew who got Mel's unedited DUI arrest report and exposed Mel as the racist sexist he is.

Mel is a very scary person.

Mel go into rehab again and release a statement of apology to all the people you have hurt and ask forgivness if you did this more people would back you. GET THE HELP YOU NEED FOR ALL YOUR CHILDRENS SAKES.

1532 days ago


figures..when all else fails bring out the "kill the jew" story to incite idiots who believe in that bollocks

harvey is a nice guy, i am sure he is as smart as he looks and he has yucksana sussed

1532 days ago


This has become completely ridiculous.

1532 days ago
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