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Mel Gibson Case:

PR Witness Deposition Set

8/13/2010 9:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned ... Mel Gibson's lawyers have set their sites on someone who spent hours talking with Oksana Grigorieva about what Mel allegedly did to her and a lot more -- her publicist.

Steve Jaffe Oksana
Sources tell us Steve Jaffe -- a master, veteran PR dude -- got subpoenaed to appear for a deposition during the last week of the month. 

And we're told, a dogfight is inevitable between lawyers for Oksana and Mel ... over what Jaffe can and cannot say.

Jaffe -- who served as Oksana's rep for several weeks before resigning -- spent dozens of hours talking to Oksana about Mel, the leaked tapes, allegations that she tried extorting Mel, reports of inconsistencies in her story ... everything, we're told, to "clear up the inconsistencies in the media."

Mel's lawyers want to hear what Oksana said and whether it conflicts with her other statements.  But we're told Oksana's lawyers are prepared for objection after objection, on grounds her lawyers hired Jaffe, and therefore many of the conversations he had with Oksana are protected by what's called the "work product privilege" -- part of the attorney-client privilege.

Sources say Mel's people, among other things, will argue that public relations has nothing to do with the legal case and therefore isn't protected.

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76.

StarryStarryNight    

interesting article, barnswella!

1441 days ago
77.

Tellthetruth59    

to cleat the issue with Oksana's physiologist.

it is not HE - it is SHE - she is a woman, not a man
second, in this article 'Wife" means in Russian not like legitimate wife but like "гражданская жена" The termine was established in early revolution time in 1917 was common for couples living together who are not officially married.
sO IT IS JUST AN OLD WAY OF SAYING GIRLFRIEND.

Posted at 8:15 AM on Aug 13, 2010 by marysyka
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Oh! Are you saying Okscammer;s psychiatrist is also her lover?" So instead of blow jobs, Oksy is cleaning her doctor's "carpet" for pills.

ROFLOL! I knew it.

1441 days ago
78.

StarryStarryNight    

Tellthetruth: ROFLOL!!!

1441 days ago
79.

gingergirl    

@barnswella

See bottom page 6
Calvin Klein vs Wachner

1441 days ago
80.

Michael    

RECAP/The revised "International list of Oksana's victims" to date(subject to change/additions):

Igor Radkov (musician - Saransk, Mordova)
Igor Baranov (1st husband -lawyer Saransk, Mordova)
Andrew Alridge(former business.partner of N. Rowland, London)
Nicholas Rowland (2nd husband, graphic designer, London)
Alan Bergman (retired balet dancer & businessman, London)
Lord Lichfield (Patrick Ansen, photographer,London)
TimothyDalton (actor, London & Los Angeles)
Peter Blomquist (businessman, London)
David Foster (music producer, Los Angeles)
Mel Gibson (actor/director/producer, Los Angeles)

Posted at 6:22 PM on Aug 11, 2010 by Fidel's niece
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Any additions? I would think that some of these names would have pix or other do***entation of dates, times, etc. Wow, she probably would have a fit. Tee hee.

Posted at 8:24 PM on Aug 12, 2010 by middleagedcrazy

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Wow, I knew I'd missed one, thanks for finding Peter Blomquist for me so I could complete the player roster for our Fantasy Whore League.

Of course, I'm confident there hundreds [if not thousands] of non-celebrities on a list somewhere too, innocents unable to resist the toxic and hypnotic power of those lips doing overtime "south of the Mendoza" line. I'm talking regular guys like her [young and handsome] Landscaper, the mysterious "audio" guy, her original attorney, those too weak to resist a woman this talented, willing, and evil.

1441 days ago
81.

chris     

Funny how Mel's team of lawyers is so hot to get the ex-PR guy in for a deposition but Mel wont show up for his! Seems odd to me. Mel should want to get his azz in front of the DA for his own deposition, the one he's missed TWICE!

The 1st sign of guilt is avoidance...if you're not guilty of SOMETHING why run and hide (or go on an alleged "fishing trip")

Mel probably has his two boys held prisoner on a boat so he can brainwash them BEFORE they have to appear in court!!! Gotta get the boys to lie for Daddy (or he'll cut them off financially).

1441 days ago
82.

Tellthetruth59    

@chris - the vacation was scheduled well before this. Radar and Okscammer are just spinning to make Gibson look bad. If he puts his children first and honors arrangements he made to spend time with them - good for him. At least he didn't sell HIS children out to a tabloid the way Okscammer sold her children to Radar. B!tch.

1441 days ago
83.

Diane    

barnswella,

Quote from your link:

Consultants who "have a close nexus to the attorney's role in advocating the clients cause before a court or other decision making body" also come within the attorney-client privilege, such as jury consultants and personal communication consultants "who assist in advising how a client should behave while testifying."

Clearly, there is no privilege for Jaffe as he was not hired for any such legal purpose but specifically to spin her story in the court of public opinion.

There is already proof of Jaffe's purpose as reported by TMZ that it was him who told TMZ of the crazy Harvey plot.

1441 days ago
84.

gingergirl    

"Meanwhile relations Grigorieva with Dalton began to fall apart . Oksana birth star of ' Bond ' son Alexander, and became sterile, but the marriage was not saved.
The reason for parting with Oksana Dalton, said it was because of oksnana's romance with a Swedish businessman Peter Blomquist."

http://www.topix.com/forum/who/mel-gibson/TUKD1PEO99TMJ17MA

I found this blog..but I'm sure you guys probably
already looked it over.

Very interesting that Dalton thought she was sterile.

1441 days ago
85.

Curious    

G'day all!

Things certainly are looking up I would think. =D

I'm hoping they get Mr. Jaffe deposed and maybe able to hand over his deposition as part of criminal investigation? Or would that have to be handled separately?

The psychiatrist story is interesting. Looks like Miss Oksana is spinning tales on both side of the ocean.

1441 days ago
86.

Michael    

Chris, don't forget the dingo story!

Yea right, Mel has the boys kidnapped at a $1,000 a day resort, and Oksy's an innocent soccer mom. She's more like a soccer mom in a VIVID video...

1441 days ago
87.

Poor Mel    

Anyone notice that Mel's pictures are looking normal and Oksana's are looking "less attractive"? Hmm. Every picture of Mel over the past month has been horrendous while we've been treated to nothing but pictures of Oksana looking coy, beautiful and sympathetic. But check out the pictures for this article.

Oksana overplayed her hand. The tide of public opinion is turning and the idiots who caused this PR mess are seeing the handwriting on the wall.

1441 days ago
88.

Pete    

OXc*nta is pathetic!! A filthy lying pig-whore ****.

1441 days ago
89.

Michael    

Actually, now that I think about it, Oksy's whole life is like a series of VIVID videos. You know, where a MILF has her way with every man who crosses her path by hitting her knees.

Ever wonder why there are literally hundreds of Russian Mail Order Bride websites, where you can look through 1,000's of listings of Beautiful 20-35yr old women, willing to marry you [sight unseen] if your checking account balance and portfolio meet their standards. Ever wonder why they are ALL wearing sexy and skimpy underwear in those pics, and why most of them say they are doctors, attorneys, and scientists.

1441 days ago
90.

Curious    

Ever wonder why there are literally hundreds of Russian Mail Order Bride websites, where you can look through 1,000's of listings of Beautiful 20-35yr old women, willing to marry you [sight unseen] if your checking account balance and portfolio meet their standards. Ever wonder why they are ALL wearing sexy and skimpy underwear in those pics, and why most of them say they are doctors, attorneys, and scientists.

Posted at 9:18 AM on Aug 13, 2010 by Michael
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Nope.

I wonder why men fall for it.

1441 days ago
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