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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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Mama Meza    

...starting to seems like Harvey's in someone's back pocket... how about a little impartiality? OH RIGHT! That's doesn't come with a profit.

1455 days ago
62.

Tellthetruth59    

The more the public hears the more disgusted they become with Oksana. Online polls are so in Mel's favor that it's getting ridiculous. The whore and attorneys don't know when to quit.

1455 days ago
63.

Catnip    

"...if Mel was trying to destroy evidence of domestic violence, why didn't he demand Oksana hand over the photos?"

oh, oh... teacher, teacher, I know the answer! Because is was fabricated BS from Ox!

1455 days ago
64.

igotfleasfromtmz    

Who do you believe the guy getting paid?

1455 days ago
65.

Jenny    

Knocked her teeth out, where is the bloody shirt? There was no blood? There was no blood, you didn't goto the hospital, you didn't goto the police and you didn't take the baby to a doctor. Well I guess it didn't happen. See what you don't realize is in the bigger picture we have all these silly laws to insure we can follow the same process everytime. You present your case, you provide the evidence and we make the decision. So far all you're doing is making a decision, well that's not your job. You're demading we agree to your terms even though you are not prepared to comply with what is expected of you. You have no proof. You have planned to record conversations of a man without his knowledge and at the same time you provide no evidence in your legal claim against him. Your entire argument is offensive to anyone with capacity for reason. If you are so capable of providing evidence for one alleged crime against you then why don't you have any for the crimes you accuse?

1455 days ago
66.

Catnip    

...starting to seems like Harvey's in someone's back pocket... how about a little impartiality? OH RIGHT! That's doesn't come with a profit.

Posted at 4:03 AM on Sep 28, 2010 by Mama Meza
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This IS impartiality! Just b/c this is the only place that actually doesn't spin everything around into saying Ox is a poor little victim, doesn't mean it's not impartial. Is ROL impartial? Have any of the other ones been impartial as they crucified Mel? LOL

1455 days ago
67.

electriczipper    

mel is going down

1455 days ago
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KoalaBabe    

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1455 days ago
69.

Kelly    


Posted at 3:15 AM on Sep 28, 2010 by hellnurse
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I LMAO every time I see the name "hellnurse!" : )
Hilarious!
I'd love to know the story behind it.

1455 days ago
70.

KoalaBabe    

We all knew from late July there was no dv, all fabricated evidence, the cracked tooth and zits on Lucia's chin.

Oksana that millions you're hoping to get, flown out the window.

1455 days ago
71.

KoalaBabe    

Mel knew about her cracked tooth,and he made inquiry about her tooth but doesn't meant he'd done it. Oksana dear your lies catching up with you girl.

No wonder the 60 minutes and Oprah appearance to spin more tales?

America just washed their hands off you.

1455 days ago
72.

Sorntolc    

Oksana, get used to hearing phrases like , forever more Oksana the gold-digging whore!

Posted at 3:41 AM on Sep 28, 2010 by wondering

Good try wondering, perhaps you remarked that TMZ deleted your same post on page 1? Perhaps you are lucky they don't discover you have now posted the same sh*t again ..

1455 days ago
73.

Catnip    

On a side note, that pic of Oksana just has to go. Those nostrils are giving me nightmares.

1455 days ago
74.

igotfleasfromtmz    

Good try wondering, perhaps you remarked that TMZ deleted your same post on page 1? Perhaps you are lucky they don't discover you have now posted the same sh*t again ..

Posted at 4:24 AM on Sep 28, 2010 by Sorntolc

Wah wah wondering said it again. That is what it sounds like controls.

1455 days ago
75.

igotfleasfromtmz    

I Keep thinking "you were the love of my life"
Why then don't you go to him Konsie and fire these lawyers and keep your family together?

1455 days ago
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