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Mel Gibson --

Domestic Violence

Not on His Mind

9/28/2010 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mel Gibson and his legal team were not trying to suppress evidence of domestic violence when they agreed to pay Oksana Grigorieva and Lucia approximately $15 million in return for the destruction of "evidence" -- they were trying to prevent the destruction of Gibson's image  ... sources connected with the mediation tell TMZ.

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Oksana's current legal team claims the mediation agreement is not binding because lawyers cannot agree to destroy evidence of a crime.

But here's the rub: Sources tell us the photograph of Oksana -- showing what appears to be either teeth or veneers missing -- was not part of the deal.

Sources tell us Mel and his lawyers never thought domestic violence was even an issue.  As we first reported ... Mel's team claims Oksana and her lawyer made it clear -- the $15 million was a payout to keep the racial and other disgusting remarks Mel made on the tapes secret forever.

We've learned Oksana's lawyer said in the mediation that photographs of Oksana's mouth existed, but when it came time to define "evidence" that would be destroyed, the photos were not included. So the argument goes ... if Mel was trying to destroy evidence of domestic violence, why didn't he demand Oksana hand over the photos?

 

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661.

big chief    

Is OX using the shield or the sword?

2006--The popular Violence Against Women Act. Politicians used the act (and the OJ trial) to convey to the public that they were highly committed to reduce domestic violence.

Bravo! Women would receive increased protection. They would be embraced for reporting DV. They could use the law as a shield to protect themselves and their families.

But what about those women who use the popular VAW act as a sword, by using a complex web of lies and corruption as a conduit for criminality? This is a highly sensitive matter because it can raise panic and hysteria, especially for those who have been actually abused repeatedly for many years.

I believe that hundreds of people are posting here because they sense that OX has been using the sword. OX and her attorneys are creating confusion in the media based upon dubious, falsified and invented information.

Whatever the outcome, this is a LOSE/LOSE situation for OX and everyone involved in this case. OX and her attorneys' actions will always be questioned forever in the media.

OX--please go before the judge and be truthful.

Also, ask your PR team to stop the media circus. Tell them to help you with your name/brand/advertisement. Do you understand that OX is an OXymoron? By posing as a media extrovert, while hiding behind your sunglasses, you are using the media about DV, but not in an honest and courageous manner to educate other women. If your truly cared, why haven't you asked your PR reps to direct you to the nearest women's shelter so you can "help" others? Are you going to contact the media ASAP and announce your next visit? I wouldn't be surprised.

1384 days ago
662.

BlancheDevereaux    

V-
When ya catch up - you REALLY want to listen to today's TMZ Live feed, part 3. Yes, you really do. Turst me on this. =D

Hiya Blanche -
You look like you're having fun. lol.

Posted at 4:42 PM on Sep 28, 2010 by Curious

Good Morning, Curious!

It was fun while it lasted.

1384 days ago
663.

lil    

I hope he turns his life around. Great actor, but...too bad.

http://www.divx-only.webs.com

1384 days ago
664.

With Mel All The WAy    

Oksana Go back home!!! Team Mel All the Way!!!!

1384 days ago
665.

V    

V-
When ya catch up - you REALLY want to listen to today's TMZ Live feed, part 3. Yes, you really do. Turst me on this. =D

Hiya Blanche -
You look like you're having fun. lol.

Posted at 4:42 PM on Sep 28, 2010 by Curious

Good Morning, Curious!

It was fun while it lasted.

Posted at 7:02 AM on Sep 29, 2010 by BlancheDevereaux
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WOW - LOVED TMZ segment 3. Isn't that EXACTLY what we have been saying since the FIRST WEEK!

What I really want to know is WHO HAS TO PAY THIS ATTORNEY?

If someone isn't bankrolling her, her choice of Horowitz may bankrupt her. I have posted two cases ONE INVOLVING THE EX-PRIME MINISTER of UKRAINE and Horowitz made money and is living large but that guy is living in an APARTMENT NOW!

IF someone IS bankrolling her, WHY WOULD THEY PAY Horowitz' fees for this stuff? Did he miscommunicate something? Or what? What could be the explanation for how Mr. Horowitz doesn't seem to know or CARE about REAL TIME? How would this expert attorney have the facts and TIME LINE ---- there is the BUZZ WORD - TIME - so wrong? And now someone has to pay both Horowitz and ??? for these billable hours? And for the expert to just tell 'em SORRY GUYS, nothing improper here!

AMMMMMMMMMAAAAAAAAAAZZZZZZZZZZZZZIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGG!

I hope Justice George and son Eric and a group of REAL ATTORNEYS with INTEGRITY in that STATE have had ENOUGH

and POUNCE!

Eric George did a STUPENDOUS JOB representing his client --

ANd considering those tapes had ZIP to really do with DV, there was NO TRO (and there was plenty of time even if SHE CLAIMED DV), and USED the TAPES ONLY in a private mediation to get $$$

ERIC GEORGE actually could have been trying to PROTECT his CLIENT.

Then again - I still wonder if at that time BOTH GEORGE and LEE were led to believe the tapes were just voice mails. Nothing illegal about keeping those, right? And I wonder if what they heard later on ROL is NOT what they heard or knew of before or during the MEDIATION when they represented Oksana?

1384 days ago
666.

francie    

MEL GIBSON IS IS AN ABUSER AND RACIST. LET'S NOT FORGET HE IS A BIG LIAR TOO AND MASTER MANIPULATOR. THE BLACK COMMUNITY SHOULD BOYCOTT HIS MOVIES FROM NOW ON. DON'T LET HIS LAWYERS WHITE WASH ALL THE TALK ABOUT HIM NOT BEING RACIST. LISTEN TO THE TAPES- THE RACIAL SLURS ARE CLEAR AS DAY.

1384 days ago
667.

Hahaha    

Yeah yeah Francie, you would like it if black people were just dummies to be manipulated into boycotting Mel because he's a supposed racist huh! That just shows how little you know about black people and how dumb you and Oksa and the people financing her extortion attempts against Mel Gibson are!!!
Guess what sweetie? It ain't gonna work. YOu're so full full of it talking "black community"! What the F*uck do you know or care about black people???

1383 days ago
668.

V    

francie,

You are buying the snake oil? Too bad for you.

It doesn't matter to you that long term friend Whoopi Goldberg has publicly said Mel Gibson is NOT a racist. She said he has been to her house multiple times. Here is the link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ccAPIEfAIU

Movies like Lethan Weapon series with Danny Glover and Conspiracy Theory with Cylk Cozart and Terry Alexander are fantastic films!

I hope we hear the specifics about Deputy Mee's case against the County of Los Angeles. For some reason I think that case may shed some much needed light into how this whole RACIST thing got started.

Tell me, did you boycott this guy?

http://inversehiphop.wordpress.com/2008/02/11/nas-kelis-at-the-grammys/

1383 days ago
669.

Andre Tucker    

Mel, did not deserve to be punished. Laws in this country is not balance or fair, it seems like these days women get the last laugh over men and we are the ones that work hard for our money in this country. Now she owns his money throught his kids or child. My opinion is that women in country are not with us they are against us when things go bad in relationship. Women are knocking us dead with this monthy child sopport mess. what happen to love these days?.... There is no love at all for us men, but an act of a back stabbing women thats money hungry.
Women of today don't love anymore they are out for money.

1382 days ago
670.

the man    

holy poop what is with this guy i mean he used to have the world by his hand now he is thraetining his girl friend he let himself go and that is a bummer

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