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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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76.

Catnip    

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

America just washed their hands off you.

Posted at 4:23 AM on Sep 28, 2010 by KoalaBabe
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I wouldn't worry about this KoalaBabe. Even Dancing with the Stars didn't want her. Just more imaginative musings from her overinflated ego.

Oprah... maybe, but she's on her way out now and isn't the media queen she once was. And 60 Minutes is still a serious news program. The producers are probably laughing their a.sses off at the thought of her on there.

1383 days ago
77.

KoalaBabe    

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

I start to feel Sorntolc anger, his icon is losing the public opinion every twist and turn.

1383 days ago
78.

Kilmerfan     

The DV never happened so that is why it was never on his mind.

Team Mel

1383 days ago
79.

igotfleasfromtmz    

Darn It Koala wondering said again.

1383 days ago
80.

KoalaBabe    

No wonder Mel team has been too quiet, they are waiting for Oksana's next move. What lies she will be concocting next.

1383 days ago
81.

Kate    

It would be nice if that brood-cow, Robyn, would be honest about Mel's temper. Of course she can't - their divorce is not final!

1383 days ago
82.

Tellthetruth59    

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

Posted at 4:24 AM on Sep 28, 2010 by Catnip
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Actually the size of the nostrils and angle of the photo allowed me a peek inside her cranium and from I could observe she has no brain and no conscience. Most of already knew that but it was nice to be able to confirm it.

1383 days ago
83.

igotfleasfromtmz    

It would be nice if that brood-cow, Robyn, would be honest about Mel's temper. Of course she can't - their divorce is not final!

Posted at 4:35 AM on Sep 28, 2010 by Kate
I would think the fresh cow might be lieing kate

1383 days ago
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Tellthetruth59    

It would be nice if that brood-cow, Robyn, would be honest about Mel's temper. Of course she can't - their divorce is not final!

Posted at 4:35 AM on Sep 28, 2010 by Kate
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Nice way to refer to a woman that has protected her children and been a faithful wife.

I would call Oksana a cow in retaliation except she can't seem to get milk through those "fakers" - at least according to the tapes. So I guess they should just send that cow to the slaughterhouse -- she is of no use.

1383 days ago
85.

KoalaBabe    

81.

It would be nice if that brood-cow, Robyn, would be honest about Mel's temper. Of course she can't - their divorce is not final!

Posted at 4:35 AM on Sep 28, 2010 by Kate

Kate Robyn is too classy to air her dirty linen in public.
That's why she is love by majority.
Her half of everything is secured even if she say something bad about Mel.

She is part of Mel climb to success, she is part of every business he founded. Oksana did not bring a cents to the relationships like Robyn has.

1383 days ago
86.

KoalaBabe    

morning! hellnurse,Kilmerfan, Tellthetruth59:) if I missed anyone do tell me:)

1383 days ago
87.

igotfleasfromtmz    

morning koala

1383 days ago
88.

Sorntolc    

Whatever lays behind the phrase "evidence" & whatever was communicated, it's interesting that Mel's official camp has now come out of their hole & realize the need to give statements to to public media.

Mel seems to be declaring "100% innocent" concerning any kind of domestic violence. Anyhow, it would be hard to deny from the recorded rants, that he has not bordered some kind of criminal act, as his verbal threats & insulting speech are at least strong evidence that Oksana could not feel safe relating to him.

Whether the total evidence & the testamonies in court are strong enough to indicate DV is a matter for the judge. But being totally unaware that he had the risk of being accused for DV or that Oksana felt unsafe concerning the custody, must be a game for the gallery I'd say, to be expected of course, as even the slightest concession could rock the boat.

But you had some damaging rants Mel, hadn't you?

1383 days ago
89.

igotfleasfromtmz    

Virtually all extortion statutes require that a threat must be made to the person or property of the victim. Threats to harm the victim's friends or relatives may also be included. It is not necessary for a threat to involve physical injury.

1383 days ago
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Tellthetruth59    

Morning Koala!

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