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Oksana to Mel: I'll Destroy The Tapes ... for a Price

9/24/2010 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

There is no question ... when Oksana Grigorieva signed an agreement with Mel Gibson last May ... she got millions out of him and only gave one thing in return -- a promise to destroy "evidence," including the secret tapes.

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The document obtained by TMZ -- and now at the heart of the L.A. County Sheriff's Department investigation into Mel's extortion claims -- was signed by both Mel and Oksana on May 16, after a 2-day mediation.

According to the document, Mel agrees to pay Oksana and Lucia approximately $15 million. In return Oksana agrees to "turn over all 'evidence', and represent and warrant that all evidence has been turned over and all evidence will be destroyed in a manner agreed upon by both parties."

Now get this ... "evidence" is defined in a related document as "recordings, audio tapes, emails, text messages, videotapes and photographs ... of Gibson."

A source involved in the mediation tells TMZ there's no question, "It was all about the audiotapes and everyone in the room knew it."

The signed document gives Oksana, among other things:

-- $1 million when Oksana turns over of all of the "evidence"
-- $10,000 per month for 18 additional years payable beginning on January 1, 2011.
-- A $1 million life insurance policy on Mel
-- The rights to their Getty picture deal
-- All profits from Oksana's album, totaling $17,112

There are strict confidentiality provisions attached "with financial penalties for non-compliance ... "

The document also talks about a "Joint, mutually agreeable press release about the reasons for the separation ..."

When it came to signing the formal, longer version laying out specifics, Oksana refused, now claiming she had no idea she was giving Mel unsupervised contact with Lucia. Yet in the document she signed, Mel got "50/50 physical custody" with no restrictions or conditions.

The document provides handsomely for Lucia, including:
 
-- $50,000 a year for the next 20 years
-- $10,000 a year for the next 20 years for college expenses
-- $4,000 a month for additional child support for 18 years
-- $4.3 million minimum when Mel dies.

Oksana's lawyer, Daniel Horowitz, tells TMZ, "When a person born in a foreign country comes to America, they look at the American justice system as the best in the world. You have a retired judge as a mediator and some of the best lawyers in L.A. in the mediation and you trust that what they are doing is lawful and proper."

Horowitz adds, "This truly underscores how victimized she was. Mel Gibson deserves better as well."

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wondering    

weeee

1469 days ago
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kali    

Always a new one at 1am pacific :)

1469 days ago
3.

sharone    

Lesson to all two headed sword just be careful who or what you marry, than prenup leave with what you brought in to the marriage except take care of your kids.

1469 days ago
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kali    

Ok I'm overtired so can someone explain this comment to me?

Oksana's lawyer, Daniel Horowitz, tells TMZ, "When a person born in a foreign country comes to America, they look at the American justice system as the best in the world. You have a retired judge as a mediator and some of the best lawyers in L.A. in the mediation and you trust that what they are doing is lawful and proper."

Horowitz adds, "This truly underscores how victimized she was. Mel Gibson deserves better as well."

1469 days ago
5.

wondering    

i believe he is trying to throw focus and spotlight onto the previous mediation and vaguely tossed that last line out there
to steer the focus upon the previous lawyers she had and how she was victimized by all parties involved with the mediation.

but i could be wrong

1469 days ago
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fuddyduddy    

Horowitz adds, "This truly underscores how victimized she was. Mel Gibson deserves better as well."
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Excuse me? And how does Mel deserve better? I have not heard Horowitz state anything that is in favor of Mel. Did I miss something?

1469 days ago
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igotfleasfromtmz    

I just heard the fat lady singing.

1469 days ago
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kali    

So he is basically dissing whoever concluded the the mediation as it was according to him unfair to Oxy AND Mel?

1469 days ago
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wondering    

but what was missing from that statement is the part where he should have said When a person born in a foreign country comes to America,with the idea of an easy life, by scamming a rich and famous person, by entrapping him, forcing him to pay and then somehow dumping him leaving only his money, by using the best justice system in the world of grifting and greedy lawyers who would sell their souls for mo money mo money mo money, to obtain such a dream of gold and honey... blah blah blah

1469 days ago
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fuddyduddy    

A couple of questions come to mind immediately:

Why didn't Oksana get rid of all of the evidence? Or at least in a manner that was agreeable to both parties? Why didn't that ever happen?

Is Horowitz trying to claim that the retired judges and attorneys in the mediation did not do what was lawful and proper? Sounds like he is thinking of legal malpractice. Horowitz is probably pissing off lots of lawyers right about now with these comments. This is just ridiculous. A retired judge is well versed in law and would not be so stupid as to do anything unlawful.

1469 days ago
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igotfleasfromtmz    

HOrrorwitless omg your a nut case.
That agreement sure provided well for Lucia and Konsie 10,000 a month for 18 years and 1 million.
Yep Konsie let the lawyers talk to you some more.

1469 days ago
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jechrist    

EXTORTION

1469 days ago
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kali    

Fuddy, thank you for explaining what I was somewhat thinking about Horowitz!

1469 days ago
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twilightmom    

He's saying, imo, that she thought the American justice system was going to award her a boatload! NOT! Boy....too bad she kept on runnin' her mouth!
Heeheeheehee!!!
Me doth think-
Ms Oksana's azz just became grass, and MEL is the lawnmower!
Tee Hee! Tee Hee!
This is for MAC, since she's not here!
Sparklies»o

1469 days ago
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igotfleasfromtmz    

This new lawyer is thinks he has found the golden goose.
Nah I have been reading about cases and using the media, google, chat rooms, facebook. He is going down a very dangerous road with the judges.

1469 days ago
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