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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    

TEAM TRUTH!! Yes the newest twist of her team is trying to show that what I feel is a cold calculating extortionist suddenly has feelings of betrayal. The only thing it feels is entitlement. Now that is just a hoot!
Posted at 2 :20 AM on Sep 23 , 2010 by hellnurse

Kinda like that stripper from the Tiger Woods case that Gloria Dumbhead kept parading around. She was all azz hurt, and demanding an apology from Woods.

1459 days ago
77.

jechrist    

@57
i would think his opinion about her tearing mel down and the shakedown she and her lawyers are putting him thru is filthy & dirty. no matter what the dv mel didn't deserve this. she's a supreme manipulator and a selfish cut throat.

1459 days ago
78.

Stacy    

someone mentioned in a previous post i think on one of the other threads that Robin Sax quit her team does anyone have any info about that? or was it just wishful thinking?

Posted at 2:13 AM on Sep 23, 2010 by wondering
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Wondering, I read about that somewhere on the internet.It was reported that she quit because of too much "infighting". Ox's lawyers must all be fighting with each other.

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79.

KoalaBabe    

nite fuddy, see ya later on:)

1459 days ago
80.

gonesi    

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
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yes, the same has happened to me.

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81.

KoalaBabe    

79.

someone mentioned in a previous post i think on one of the other threads that Robin Sax quit her team does anyone have any info about that? or was it just wishful thinking?

Posted at 2:13 AM on Sep 23, 2010 by wondering
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Wondering, I read about that somewhere on the internet.It was reported that she quit because of too much "infighting". Ox's lawyers must all be fighting with each other.

Posted at 2:29 AM on Sep 23, 2010 by Stacy

Oksana as their client, no wonder no lawyer stayed longer.
They probably recommend a psychiatric evaluation for her soon.

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82.

wondering    

oksana has done well in the past to keep her background pretty much covered up, which allowed her to weave her way through men without fear of being outed which would cut her off from finding that big fish to land so to speak.

and with the recordings in her pocket she thought she had outdone herself and was assured she would finally pave her own street with gold.

thanks to tmz and many people in here with like minds standing up and saying ...ahem ..wait a sec... something is wrong with this picture.... who is this person....lets discuss it and do some research together and find some answers since none were offered by the press/news media.

and slowly little by little people in here began to unravel the complex hidden path of destruction oksana was on and continues to pursue.

whatever the outcome of this theater, the posters have done an outstanding job in the search for the truth

1459 days ago
83.

KoalaBabe    

morning Gonesi:)

1459 days ago
84.

KoalaBabe    

85.

I am god damned SICK of Mel/Oksana. Let this **** end, already!

Posted at 2:34 AM on Sep 23, 2010 by CarolinaGirl

It will when she get convicted CarolinaGirl.

1459 days ago
85.

Stacy    

someone mentioned in a previous post i think on one of the other threads that Robin Sax quit her team does anyone have any info about that? or was it just wishful thinking?

Posted at 2:13 AM on Sep 23, 2010 by wondering
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Wondering, I read about that somewhere on the internet.It was reported that she quit because of too much "infighting". Ox's lawyers must all be fighting with each other.

Posted at 2:29 AM on Sep 23, 2010 by Stacy

Oksana as their client, no wonder no lawyer stayed longer.
They probably recommend a psychiatric evaluation for her soon.

Posted at 2:32 AM on Sep 23, 2010 by KoalaBabe
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I just realized after I posted that, it's probably Oksana who's doing the fighting, that makes her lawyers quit. She's probably very bitchy to deal with.

1459 days ago
86.

wondering    

night fuddy see you after your nap heheh

1459 days ago
87.

gonesi    

THE BUTLER DID IT! Ok, I know who is going to be blamed for leaking the tapes! It is going to be the body guard! And he left himself wide open for it too.

Because the body guard threatened Violet and he is now damaged goods, they will offer him up as the one that leaked the tapes. Hide and watch!

All fooling around aside, I don't get it. TMZ hints strongly that charges may be filed against Oki, yet, if law enforcement was about to do that, I don't think they would let these last emails be published. What do you guys think?

1459 days ago
88.

KoalaBabe    

okay, I'm out for a while, I shall be back after my appointment.

stay strong and pray for Mel:)

1459 days ago
89.

twilightmom    

@arb
I guess from what I've heard on here from others, in Cali. IS illegal to tape someone without their knowledge. Unless, they are in "fear of their life". So...that's way she thought she could get by with it, so that's when she went the DV route.

@koalababe
Strike it up girl! We could start a Crying Band. Maybe call ourselves "the Oinksters". Lol
Or "the Grigorieva Rats".

Heading to bed guys! G'night everyone!
Tmom. {o:

1459 days ago
90.

twilightmom    

@arb
I guess from what I've heard on here from others, in Cali. IS illegal to tape someone without their knowledge. Unless, they are in "fear of their life". So...that's way she thought she could get by with it, so that's when she went the DV route.

@koalababe
Strike it up girl! We could start a Crying Band. Maybe call ourselves "the Oinksters". Lol
Or "the Grigorieva Rats".

Heading to bed guys! G'night everyone!
Tmom. {o:

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