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Extortion Probe Could Derail Case Against Mel

9/23/2010 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Oksana Grigorieva could be checkmated into silence ... silence that could make it impossible to prosecute Mel Gibson for domestic violence -- sources tell TMZ.

Mel Gibson extortion case.

As we first reported ... the L.A. County Sheriff's Department is conducting what we're told is a "serious" extortion investigation.  Our law enforcement sources tell us investigators have "numerous" emails, texts, documents and witness statements that could lead to criminal charges.

If the D.A. files extortion charges against Oksana ... sources familiar with the case tell us it virtually forces her to take the Fifth -- in other words, she'd refuse to testify against Mel Gibson because what she says could incriminate her.

Although the D.A. often prosecutes domestic violence cases with uncooperative alleged victims ... sources involved in this investigation tell us Oksana's testimony is critical, particularly because the physical evidence is shaky.  For starters, we've already told you about her dentist changing his story, not reporting the alleged violence to authorities and failing to get pictures that show injury.

We're told the D.A. considers the two investigations "connected."  If the D.A. files extortion charges, our sources say there's a good chance it could flat-out torpedo a domestic violence prosecution.

And ... if the D.A. decided not to file an extortion case against Oksana to preserve a domestic violence case against Mel, his lawyers would have a field day in court.

The plot thickens.

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twilightmom    

found another music video with oksana singing... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ih6 W19 KTlZo&feature=fvw
Posted at 1 :25 AM on Sep 23 , 2010 by wondering

Its either way , way too late or far too early to listen to that caterwauling! Lol
Dang girl.....whatcha' trying to do wondering? Kill us??
{o:

1428 days ago
47.

fuddyduddy    

her team is looking at the jury pool and using the broadest media outlets they can get to try and poison that pool in their favor...

Posted at 1:51 AM on Sep 23, 2010 by wondering
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That's exactly what I stated yesterday. Someone asked why the attorney was taking this to the Today Show other than PR and spin, and I replied to taint the jury pool. That's part of this, too.

And, to wear Mel down in hopes of getting a settlement.

1428 days ago
48.

KoalaBabe    

Oksana feel betrayed when she found out Mel was not giving her 200 million to live happily money after.

Her text tell it all, even she felt Lucia's child support is not enough. 1000 per week for a baby is not enough?

1428 days ago
49.

Jesse    

The saga continues....

1428 days ago
50.

fuddyduddy    

Oooops! I was so excited about this headline, I forgot to say 'hello' to everyone...

Hello again!

I'm just here for a few minutes.

1428 days ago
51.

KoalaBabe    

That's exactly what I stated yesterday. Someone asked why the attorney was taking this to the Today Show other than PR and spin, and I replied to taint the jury pool. That's part of this, too.

And, to wear Mel down in hopes of getting a settlement.

Posted at 1:57 AM on Sep 23, 2010 by fuddyduddy

In your mind Fuddy, do you reckon Mel will pay her off?
in my opinion he should proceed with the extortion lawsuit.

1428 days ago
52.

wondering    

i wonder if dalton is just sitting quietly and waiting for her to be found guilty so that he doesn't have to go to the big expense of trying to fight for custody over alexander .... cheap as hell but smart i guess hahaha

1428 days ago
53.

Sorntolc    

Sorntolc Oksana was not betrayed she is not anything to Mel Gibson. She was just a part time lover, not a lived in lover.
They are living a separate lives and separate house, they are not engaged or husband and wife. She chose to be a mistress to a still married man, therefore she can't expect loyalty from any men she slept with, because she herself has no moral.

Posted at 1:46 AM on Sep 23, 2010 by KoalaBabe

Whether married or not, any sexual relation has severe implications. Some people feel in their right to involve with different partners without being honest or open about it, some even without protecting themselves & their shifting partners, which I would call a promisciuos & irresponsible behaviour.

I don't know what Mel did or whether Oksana knew about it, but of course he knows himself & if he really f*cked with a porn star behind his official girlfriends back, I'd say he is not an honest man, but (far from his Christian ideals) was bringing sorrow & damage to the people he was closest involved with, that's all.

1428 days ago
54.

KoalaBabe    

I love this Post from another threads.

436.

ahahahahahahaaa!! That's the most funny sentence I never heard!!!

"Oskana was supremely careful for Mel's privacy..."

Oh my...I cannot stop laughing.. This PR should be a copywriter for the Jay Leno show!

Posted at 8:05 PM on Sep 22, 2010 by NICOLE

1428 days ago
55.

twilightmom    

why Oksana felt betrayed, whether criminal or not, **dishonesty tells a lot about the moral standards,** when it comes to the motives in sexual relations not at least. Why is Mel's team so fixated on Oksanas long past experiences?
Posted by Sorntolc

**rather ironic don't ya think?

Its like raaaain, on ur wedding day,
Its a freee ride, when ur already late

Uh...sorry.

1428 days ago
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fuddyduddy    

Lynn M...with all of the events over the past 2 or 3 days, do you think Mel could file a motion for modification and get full custody of Lucia? The recent actions, orchestrated by Oksana, are all aimed at the father of the child, and clearly not in the best interests of the child. I would think that Judge Gordon would not be pleased about one parent trying to tear the other parent down. Your thoughts?

1428 days ago
57.

KoalaBabe    

I don't know what Mel did or whether Oksana knew about it, but of course he knows himself & if he really f*cked with a porn star behind his official girlfriends back, I'd say he is not an honest man, but (far from his Christian ideals) was bringing sorrow & damage to the people he was closest involved with, that's all.

Posted at 2:02 AM on Sep 23, 2010 by Sorntolc


As we stated before Sorntolc, Mel has his own failings and we forgive him for that.

But what Oksana had done to him more despicable that him.

Don't bring Christianity to your argument, even priest, rabbi, monks, make mistakes.

1428 days ago
58.

Clare    

don't go to radar online. for the second time this week as soon as i go there a white page appears telling me my computer isn't protected and proceeds to download 'protection' onto my computer. everyone has had this happen to them and i hope i've described this it correctly.

Posted at 1:47 AM on Sep 23, 2010 by jechrist


Hi,

I just have before I came on here and nothing happened this time. Although apparently te oxs request for a new pediatrican has been denied. Why request for a new pediatrication in the first place? Sorry if this is old news

:)

1428 days ago
59.

fuddyduddy    

i wonder if dalton is just sitting quietly and waiting for her to be found guilty so that he doesn't have to go to the big expense of trying to fight for custody over alexander .... cheap as hell but smart i guess hahaha

Posted at 2:00 AM on Sep 23, 2010 by wondering
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Well, supposedly the guy squeaks when he walks, so you make a good point. Maybe he doesn't want to piss the old battle axe off either.

1428 days ago
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igotfleasfromtmz    

Well, supposedly the guy squeaks when he walks, so you make a good point. Maybe he doesn't want to piss the old battle axe off either.
Tell me it has nothing to do with the rats.

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