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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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You got that right, sweet-truth. Ox-ma uses that reverse psychology crap all the time, she tried it on Harvey and the commenters here even. You can hear her do it over and over at Mel like an ugly step-mother in those tapes.

All joking aside, if you do know Mel or his friends. He needs to see a doctor and see if his heart and blood pressure is okay. His ashen color in recent photos compared to earlier photos is terrible. People close don't notice the ashen color (poor blood flow) slowing taking affect. He needs to see a doc anyway because of the stress.

1522 days ago


If Mel were a true believer, and follower of the book of Proverbs, then he would have never ended up with Oksana!

Proverbs 31. A real wife should be:

An excellent wife, who can find?
For her worth is far above jewels.

The heart of her husband trusts in her,
And he will have no lack of gain.

12 KIND:
She does him good and not evil
All the days of her life.

Is she rare and precious? (last I checked Russian high-class hookers are a dime a dozen flocking for their paychecks on all fours from athletes and celebrities in Vegas, LA, and NYC)

Is she trustworthy? (last I checked, a person who records private conversations and sells them to RadarOnline, is not exactly inside circle material)

Is she kind? (Destroying the career of the father of her child is not only not kind, but really stupid.)

1522 days ago


Harvey is gay? I didn't know that!

1522 days ago


Not Harvey....he's great. Ox is pathetic. Mel is mentally ill,
therefore really not responsible for his outbursts while refusing (obviously) to take his meds. This gold-digging,
fat lipped, wannabe is what every male star fears, I'm sure.
Stay well Harvey.

1522 days ago


Can TMZ just be honest enough to say they're not happy that Radar got the tapes and so they're doing everything possible to discredit Oksana?

1522 days ago


I'm not sure how many woman Mel has had in his life other than his wife, but this one has proven to be purely poison. Talk about Karma. This is Karma at its deadliest. What a quagmire of poisonous crap.

1522 days ago


Is anyone thinking at this point that Timothy Dalton at the very least owes Mel a drink, er, an all-expense paid vacation?

Posted at 2:55 PM on Jul 23, 2010 by lee



someone explain more please about the tape they played on the view where they cleared up what mel was saying in the background.


1522 days ago


lol PolarBear. Yep, Chernobyl still has a legacy to keep.

1522 days ago


This crazy bitch needs to get over herself. I guess the fact that nobody wants her is devastating to her, but if even 1/2 of the Mel stories are true, you made your bed, now lie in it!

Posted at 8:09 AM on Jul 23, 2010 by Sheryl


Sheryl, I couldn't agree with you more! Now, if she would just give the public a break and STOP LYING, she would be doing herself and her children "a world of good". Whatever credibility she may have had is gone and she has no one to blame except herself. Oksana's ultimate "end game" failed and she "lacked the wisdom" to accept a generous "consolation prize". Her mediation attorney is probably "laughing his ass off" about now. At the rate she's going, she may be doing jail time and will probably have to spend the rest of her life "on her knees blowing strangers" in order to pay her legal bills. Talk about D-U-M-B!!!

1522 days ago


If anyone ever says they are taping the conversation, you better start taping yourself as well. People are so manipulative. There was a woman I talked to once who taped every single conversation she had with every friend. When I found out she had taped me, I stopped talking to her ever again. She always used a cell phone. She would use it to spread rumors by taking exerts. That woman was a sicko too. Many woman are demonic. No doubt about it. Must be the hormones.

1522 days ago


Oskana knew the only way the tapes would be admissable is if she claimed foul play. I don't believe it ever happened. Surely he spoke rudely. But rudeness is not a crime.

1522 days ago



anon was wishing cancer on mel and then wants to act like they're better.

karma is going to kick anon's azz.

1522 days ago


Anon is just a bit wee upset because Levin didn't bring in the royalties he had hoped for in harming Mel's reputation alas he has a zero value..

1522 days ago


This story is so funny. I love that TMZ checked it out and not even Harvey gives it any credit.

1522 days ago


Not my sweet Harvey! Still, might be crazy enough to try. Stay safe Harvey--I love you!

1522 days ago
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