Sources connected with Oksana Grigorieva tell TMZ Mel Gibson is going to great lengths to avoid sitting for his deposition.
The sources believe Mel does not want his deposition taken before the L.A. County District Attorney makes a decision on whether to prosecute the actor for domestic violence. Mel will almost certainly take the 5th on most, if not all, of the events surrounding the January 6 blowout.
But the Oksana sources say taking the 5th could have implications in the family law case. They say they scheduled the depo more than two weeks ago, only to be told last week ... Mel was going out of the country on a fishing trip.
But other sources dispute the claim that Mel is intentionally avoiding his depo. They say Mel is coming back to L.A. this weekend and the deposition should take place in a week or so ... long before the D.A. makes a decision.