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Oksana's Ex-Lawyer to Chat with Sheriff Investigators

9/16/2010 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Oksana Grigorieva's former attorney is set to talk with Sheriff's investigators about Mel Gibson's extortion claims against her.

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According to our sources, an L.A. County Sheriff's investigator contacted Eric George on Wednesday. George repped Grigorieva during the mediation where she agreed to (and later reneged on) a $15 million package from Gibson.

As we first reported, Oksana sent Mel text messages during that mediation which some think could be construed as extortion. In one of the texts Oksana accuses Mel of not keeping up his part of the deal to support her. As her attorney at the time George was privy to the texts as well as other information.

Our law enforcement sources say George said he would be "delighted" to meet with investigators.

It's another indication that the Sheriff's department is taking the extortion investigation seriously. As we told you earlier .. investigators have already interviewed Mel Gibson twice. They were considering interviewing him a third time but we're told they're satisfied now with what they have from him.

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Michael    

If her is DELIGHTED to talk to the Sherriff's, it means he is not going to say anything important. He is probably going to say it is all privaledged and or none of he claims by Mel ever happened.

Kind of useless really. Cause it just will show that she has so magical power over men. That guys will not tell the truth for her.

TEAM TRUTH!!!

MTT

Hey all.

1409 days ago
17.

diogenes    


How will George get around attorney-client privilege?


side note--he is nice looking.

1409 days ago
18.

KoalaBabe    

evening all!!

At last progress.

1409 days ago
19.

rg1    

I am delighted too!

***Team Mel***

1409 days ago
20.

Just Saying    

Correct me if I am wrong, but if George is not her lawyer on the extortion case, wouldn't the attorney-client privilege not apply ? He can't talk about things that were discussed as part of the settlement (ie DV or child support) but surely he can talk if he witnessed her making threats or demanding money in exchange for silence.

1409 days ago
21.

Michael    

I am sorry to say, ROL has another piss poorly written fradulant story on their site.

Here it is...

Violet Kowal, the Polish porn star who had an affair with Mel Gibson while Oksana Grigorieva was pregnant, has shocking new audio tapes and has emerged as a witness being courted by the two feuding camps, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.

Oksana's audio of Gibson's ranting and threats became a national talking point when obtained exclusively by RadarOnline.com this summer.

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Mel's Other Mistress Files Police Reports -- New Shocking Audio Tapes

And now, Kowal has a controversial new audio tape that directly affects the case.

Kowal, 26, has spoken to the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department, alleging that a bodyguard representing Grigorieva made a series of financial seducements to provide evidence against the Lethal Weapon star -- evidence that could support the Russian musician's case.

The man then made threats against Kowal and her bodyguard, Nikko, if the pair didn't cooperate, it is being claimed.

RadarOnline.com photographed Kowal and Nikko going in and out of the Sheriffs Department in West Hollywood.

The latest twist in the Gibson-Grigorieva scandal followed a secret meeting -- which we can now reveal -- that took place last month between Kowal and Gibson's criminal defense attorney Blair Berk.

"At that meeting, Violet played Mel's lawyers a series of taped audio recordings which show how a bodyguard, who identified himself as working for Oksana, made advances to them," said a source, familiar with the situation.

"The bodyguard offered personal, financial and legal assistance on behalf of Oksana and her team in exchange for information on Mel, from Violet.

"The man claimed Oksana would soon be worth millions of dollars, and it was worth having her on your side."

RadarOnline.com has also learned Oksana's former attorneys Manley Freed, Marci Levine and James Spertus also sought a meeting with Violet to discuss her claims.

But despite their repeated requests, she never met with them.

They've since been replaced by high-powered Hollywood attorney Sorrell Trope.

Kowal has claimed she had a steamy three-month love affair with Mel at his compound in Malibu and Santa Monica office, around the same time as the Oscar winning actor/director's now infamous blowout with Oksana.

"Mel's great in bed," Kowal said, at the time. "It was the best sex I've ever had!"

Previously, Kowal had claimed she was badgered by Gibson's bodyguard to keep her mouth shut.

She alleged one of the star's bodyguards sent text messages, warning her that she couldn't talk about the incident, and that she should "disappear" for a price.

In one sentence they are claiming it could help her case, in another, they are saying Oksana is bribinng her to get information? Which of course helps Mel's extortion case!!

I friggin hate ROL!!

TEAM TRUTH!!

MTT

1409 days ago
22.

Genna    

Good morning everyone!

1409 days ago
23.

3Storms    

"Could be construed as extortion" my ass. That's what she does for a living.

1409 days ago
24.

Clare    

I am sorry to say, ROL has another piss poorly written fradulant story on their site.

Here it is...

Violet Kowal, the Polish porn star who had an affair with Mel Gibson while Oksana Grigorieva was pregnant, has shocking new audio tapes and has emerged as a witness being courted by the two feuding camps, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.

Oksana's audio of Gibson's ranting and threats became a national talking point when obtained exclusively by RadarOnline.com this summer.

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Mel's Other Mistress Files Police Reports -- New Shocking Audio Tapes

And now, Kowal has a controversial new audio tape that directly affects the case.

Kowal, 26, has spoken to the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department, alleging that a bodyguard representing Grigorieva made a series of financial seducements to provide evidence against the Lethal Weapon star -- evidence that could support the Russian musician's case.

The man then made threats against Kowal and her bodyguard, Nikko, if the pair didn't cooperate, it is being claimed.

RadarOnline.com photographed Kowal and Nikko going in and out of the Sheriffs Department in West Hollywood.

The latest twist in the Gibson-Grigorieva scandal followed a secret meeting -- which we can now reveal -- that took place last month between Kowal and Gibson's criminal defense attorney Blair Berk.

"At that meeting, Violet played Mel's lawyers a series of taped audio recordings which show how a bodyguard, who identified himself as working for Oksana, made advances to them," said a source, familiar with the situation.

"The bodyguard offered personal, financial and legal assistance on behalf of Oksana and her team in exchange for information on Mel, from Violet.

"The man claimed Oksana would soon be worth millions of dollars, and it was worth having her on your side."

RadarOnline.com has also learned Oksana's former attorneys Manley Freed, Marci Levine and James Spertus also sought a meeting with Violet to discuss her claims.

But despite their repeated requests, she never met with them.

They've since been replaced by high-powered Hollywood attorney Sorrell Trope.

Kowal has claimed she had a steamy three-month love affair with Mel at his compound in Malibu and Santa Monica office, around the same time as the Oscar winning actor/director's now infamous blowout with Oksana.

"Mel's great in bed," Kowal said, at the time. "It was the best sex I've ever had!"

Previously, Kowal had claimed she was badgered by Gibson's bodyguard to keep her mouth shut.

She alleged one of the star's bodyguards sent text messages, warning her that she couldn't talk about the incident, and that she should "disappear" for a price.

In one sentence they are claiming it could help her case, in another, they are saying Oksana is bribinng her to get information? Which of course helps Mel's extortion case!!

I friggin hate ROL!!

TEAM TRUTH!!

MTT

Posted at 4:07 AM on Sep 16, 2010 by Michael


Hahahahahaha not very consistant is it? Overall it looks as though Radar are leaving the sinking ship!!!!!! ;)

1409 days ago
25.

Just Saying    

Hahahah. Sounds like the ROL story came straight from the horse's mouth. Just as disjointed, illogical, contradictory, silly and senseless as her other stories have been.

1409 days ago
26.

KoalaBabe    

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1409 days ago
27.

Firefly    

I am sorry to say, ROL has another piss poorly written fradulant story on their site
Posted at 4:07 AM on Sep 16, 2010 by Michael

Am I reading it wrong? It sounds like Violet is now working to help Mel. Since she didn't help Oky when they came calling, maybe she is taking the "get lost" money from Mel.

1409 days ago
28.

Genna    

Mornin Koala!

1409 days ago
29.

KoalaBabe    

Sound like Oksana's ship has a serious leaks.

Do I spy knees shaking and finger nails biting?

1409 days ago
30.

Kilmerfan     

Team Mel

1409 days ago
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