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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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what part of We checked the "kneecap" story out and determined it was false. don't you understand?

1519 days ago

katie s     

Mel Gibson is a total psycho. Why would anyone doubt that he would say these things after hearing him on the latest tapes. He thinks that he is some kind of king that others are supposed to bow down to, and if the poor little rich boy doesn't get his way all the time, he wants to make other people's lives miserable. Yes, I believe he said these things and I think that he is capable of trying to execute his insane plans. He's a nut job capable of anything ... period.

1519 days ago


TMZ just won't quit will you?
Talk about turning into a "REAL POS GARBAGE" outlet, TMZ has stooped to the level of the National Equirer or the rag mad that had alliens lnding at LA International airport LOL.
TMZ= NO CLASS (at all).
I thought Harvey "was" above this !!!
This SLUT would probably tell you that Bi Laden was going to help Mel get Harvey IF TMZ PAID HER !!!!

1519 days ago


Oksana, you go girl It is obvious,that Mel has hired a slew of bloggers to trash you. Do not believe them.

Mel is going down.

The only reason nothing has happened yet, is law enforcement must get all the evidence collected and then arrest him.You should go to court and ask the court for an injunction to seize his assets NOW

He already dumped his $40 million house in Beverly Hills for 24 million.

1519 days ago


I think TMZ should have a poll:

Who is crazier?

[] Mel

[] Oksana

1519 days ago


Harvey just keeps protecting this horrible abuser and he's such a fool...he doesn't even realize that Mel wouls knock his block off if given the chance. Way to go Harvey. Stupid brown noser.

1519 days ago


deport this B%#%T#

1519 days ago


She's just crazy...this should prove that this woman is a malicious manipulator...
send her back to Russia...

1518 days ago


Oksana, will you and your sister Natalie, just go back to Russia. We are sick of you. You latched on to a another famous guy, congrats. You should have taken the 15 million and left the country. You will not achieve anything in your own career, so give it up and go back to the mother land.

1516 days ago



Oksana and company can't really go anywhere until this custody battle that she's initiated is settled. Don't worry about her. She was hoping that Mel Gibson wouldn't dig in and fight her; however, that tenacious ole Aussie American isn't going to cave into her delusional selfishness. Regardless of how they feel about one another, Mel Gibson is entitled to actually have a relationship with his daughter whether Oksana likes it or not. Nobody told her "to lay there and get knocked up"! That was HER CHOICE and it seems that she misled him to believe that she was sterile. Quite frankly, he should have known better than to trust someone who has done nothing except primarily use men to take care of her. She can't accept her own culpability in the failure of their relationship. Oksana forgets that GOD SITS HIGH AND LOOKS LOW! She may not be looking out for the best interest of her children but he certainly is!

1516 days ago


I think your lead in on this story should have said "lies" instead of "claims". Right now people are ready to believe anything this misfit says about Mel Gibson. This story just goes to show that she will say anything about him. Personally, I can't stand her and Mel just needs to retire. I won't go to his movies anymore that is for sure. AND Oksana needs to go back to Russia, if they will take her.

1516 days ago
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