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Oksana

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.

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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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31.

sistaelle    

It's appearing that She needs medication.
Perhaps she's suffering from silicone/ botox poisoning.

1364 days ago
32.

Truth    

I'M BUYING THE FILM RIGHTS TO THIS SCREENPLAY!! EVERYONE CAN PLAY THEMSELVES - MEL, OKSANA, HARVEY.. APPEARS MEL DOESNT HAVE TO DO ANY VOICE OVER WORK. THE TAPES HAVE ALREADY BEEN RECORDED. PUNTERS CLAIM ANOTHER OSCAR NOM FOR GIBSON!

1364 days ago
33.

sharon    

ROTFLMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, this has got to be a joke.. She can't seriously expect anyone to believe this. What, the tape recorder wasn't working that day ?????????

1364 days ago
34.

Karls    

She is crazy... can only hope she gets deported back to where she belongs

1364 days ago
35.

L    

I've been tired of hearing about this tart for a while and now this just proves again that she is a money grubbing witch. Perhaps if everyone ignores her she will stop making up anything that "might" get her more money. I think she has manipulated this entire situation from the beginning. Not saying he behaved very well, but neither has she.

1364 days ago
36.

BallaBlocka    

OH, SNAP!!! So that's why Harvey went into hiding and left the two lamers to do TMZ Live this week, LOL.....Mel sent a secret Nazi Jew-Killer Hit-Squad after him! Protect ya neck, Harvey!!

1364 days ago
37.

b.mclane    

Why do people read this gossip site and actually think what they read is 100% true?? Anyone notice the "Beiber's new Lamborgini" story??? Car is NOT the Beib's but P. Diddys, making good on a promise to let Beiber drive it once he reached 16. Just an example what you read here you cannot take to the bank.TMZ is an online tabloid people. If Mel wanted Harvey killed think he would blab about it?? People read this crap then think they are all knowing with their cheap opinions. NONE of us knows the real facts on this situation, most of all TMZ so relax. Eventually, we will find out the real skinny on this mess.

1364 days ago
38.

speck    

So....Mel got exposed by TMZ, and allegedly made this (now fake) threat..BUT...it didn't surface until TMZ started going negative on Oskana. I've got to wonder: is a threat implied here against specific staff members of TMZ? Go negative and your knees will get broken?

I also notice the Truther nut jumped in early with his spam linkage again. Remember: The Financial conspiracy story he keeps linking to was anti-Jew rhetoric penned by the Nazi leadership in the 1930s, it's just been revamped. (Guess we know why he's taken such an interest in the allegedly Jew-hating Gibson case though, huh?)

1364 days ago
39.

Tae    

She is crazy. Beyond crazy. Why do you even give her the time of day? If everyone I knew was recorded everytime they got upset, everyone would be out of a job and/or in jail. Like seriously, she is a psycho.

1364 days ago
40.

brad b    

Can you can extortion!? This girl is a crook!

1364 days ago
41.

hope_and_light    

I think she needs medication.

1364 days ago
42.

StarryStarryNight    

this definitely needs to be added to the oksana said post.

1364 days ago
43.

Steve    

this is very clear her rep which means her to is putting out lies and they just got caught by tmz who clearly has it out for Mel so this will turn the tide to Mel cause she is now calling him a planned murderer. This is serious if Mel prosecutes they are clearly trying to frame him in any way to win this. He might get total custody cause she might be in jail this clearly is trying to totally ruin his life and reputation.

1364 days ago
44.

Gloria Unread    

I hope nobody hurts our little man with the cup!! I've had a major crush on Harvey for a couple years now, and would be devestated if we lost him.

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

[Insert a laughing yellow smiley face right here]

So, Oksana's lawyer doesn't like how TMZ is covering her, and then tells Harvey of an alleged death threat against him?!? That sounds like a veiled threat in itself!!
Doesn't breaking someone's kneecaps and leaving them in the desert sound like a mob tactic?
Gee, that's quite the vivid imagination Oksana has...

1364 days ago
45.

Me    

#38 - Oh, yeah, I beleive she is making this all up as she goes along. Like someone else here said, was the tape recorder not working that day. LMAO !! The woman is not credible. And I think personally the smartest thing Mel can do is stay out of the limelight, and keep his mouth shut. Oksana is just digging herself deeper and deeper into a hole at this point. I hope RadarOnline continues to circulate that picture of the baby's bug bite on her face, saying it's due to Mel hitting her. RadarOnline deserves the stupidity of the year award for even posting those false, pictures. Maybe she promised RadarOnline money too, like she did her dentist.

1364 days ago
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