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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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To Janet, #326- speak for yourself. I believe that Mel will eventually come out of this alive and well, and maybe a little smarter. You all see what she is doing now so openly in the media, still trying to take him down with even crazier stories. Who knows what kind of crazy bat**** crap she laid on him in private. I'd have lost my cool too, and called her a lot worse than he did. Everybody has their limits, even all the einsteins typing their opinions on this blog. You can say you would never never say things like that no matter how mad you got, but truth be told, you don't know that until you are in a similar situation. So just chill out a bit, and watch the show. Time will tell who was the real victim here.

1523 days ago


Oksana is crazier the Joran VanDer Sloot's next girlfriend.....

1523 days ago


You've got to be kidding me. This woman is a frickin' lunatic. And she is worried if Mel has unsupervised visitation. Seems to me someone needs to supervise her. I'm afraid she's so desperate she'll harm her kids and try to blame it on Mel...or Harvey.....sheesh.....


1523 days ago


Why all the personal attacks on here? Can't people have differences of opinion? It's called DISCUSSION. Isn't that a GOOD thing? Can't it be interesting, stimulating, and fun without getting trashy? I really don't get it. People perhaps 15 and under are excused due to maturity level, although that's even stretching it.

Posted at 12:07 PM on Jul 23, 2010 by areyoukiddingme


Thank you...........I made a metaphor reference earlier on and i was called a b!tch....smh

1523 days ago

The night ape    

Run Harvey ... flee, hide, head for the hills (note well, 'hills' not 'desert') and take your dog with you - crawl if us must on threatened kneecaps, but do it now because Breathehard is after you. He wants your kneecaps tied to a stick with your dog's entrails. SAVE YOURSELVES!

1523 days ago


no wonder Mel can't stand her. She's insane.

1523 days ago


Were they even in court today? Love how ROL lets this slow bleed out. Just shows they probably had one tape that they edited, remixed, spliced into mini tapes for more drama and hits for the WORLD to come to Radar Online. Mel Gibson ought to sue ROL. Bet Oksana will be suing her ROL before it is all over, she is sue happy. Then the truth will come out about her sister leaking the tapes on behalf of Oskana for $$$.
I still would like to know the ages of Oksana's mother and sister and those pesky rumors about her before she went to the UK.

1523 days ago


392,393 toxomom, and alicia- you are inaccurate. Perhaps you are the biased ones, you are making assumptions about what i actually think, i am no fan of Oksana.... or Mel. I certainly am not a fan of lousy SUBJECTIVE reporting w/ illogical conclusions. That's all, if you respond in your usual childish way I won't waste the time to respond to kookade drinkers who think they know and learn, try some critical thinking skills for a change oh foolish ones

Posted at 12:00 PM on Jul 23, 2010 by jewel

oh jewel, you say you're not a fan, but here you are just like the rest of us. that makes you a fan. you're not only reading but responding to what is, in your opinion, lousy subjective reporting with illogical conclusions. lmao!!!

lol @ kookade!!!

1523 days ago


I can't speak for all, areyoukiddenme, but I'll tell you why it's gotten just a wee bit personal for me -from all the fricken personal attacks I've endured just for being objective enough to see (and speak of) through this whole farce.
You all thought you had a prize agenda in Ox and lit up self-righteous torches to judge and call names and negatively malign anyone seeing through the BS. Open season you all called it ... so wank off with the re-newed and re-vamped sense of self righteousness via "why the personal attacks".
Yeah, I say you all -because even if you individually didn't, you never stepped up to decry those who did ... -you even personally kissed their asses when they did so.
So, you know what you can do with your feigned indignant attitude -go tie it up naked and take it out to the fricken desert.

1523 days ago


That's classy, Banana Patch. *Yawners*

1523 days ago


417..K...Thank you. I am concerned about Mel Gibson. In fact, I wish TMZ would post a more current pic of him with that ashen look. I have been surfing a lot so been seeing current/old pictures. His family and close friends probably do not notice that Mel's coloring has changed (or that shortness of breath! in the tapes) since they see him all the time.
FRIENDS OR FAMILY OF MEL..make him go to the doctor to get checked out, especially the heart. Please.

K..Sorry about you losing family members so young also. It is very hard to go through. Once you see and know that "color", you never forget it. Hopefully, someone insists Mel goes to the doctor, he's still young and got those 8 kids. Thanks for your kindness as well.

1523 days ago


Interesting support of abusers and misogynists - who knew Harvey hated women so much? (Bet he's looking over his shoulder...for the rest of his life!)

1523 days ago

Do the math    

A couple of thoughts...I have a brother with bipolar disorder (like Mel) and it's really not fair to call these patients "crazy." In need of much therapy and medication, yes. Often when I get a call from this brother, I don't even recognize his voice because his ranting is so over the top. The first time I heard one of those tapes of Mel, I couldn't believe how much they sounded alike. I'm glad to read that the next day, after Mel gets a grip, he is very remorseful and trying to make amends. An evil or crazy person wouldn't feel so much guilt.

1523 days ago


LMAO @ "Genius"

1523 days ago


Oksana is clearly insane. She's been able to lie up to this point because most of it is he said, she said, but don't give such a crap story to the investigative geniuses at TMZ. There is no doubt in my mind she is acting in a last ditch attempt to make a cash and fame grab before her house of cards falls. It appears as though she can't be trusted and has made up everything so far. It's sad that she's making Mel look like the level-headed one. The only thing worse than this whole situation is that between reality shows, a book deal and probably a further attempt at a music career, she'll be around for years.

1523 days ago
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