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Sheriff Gets Legal Eagles In Oksana Extortion Probe

10/7/2010 6:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The L.A. County Sheriff's Department is consulting law professors and attorneys to determine if Oksana Grigorieva was trying to extort Mel Gibson, or if it was just good, old-fashioned negotiating.

Oksana extortion.
We're told Sheriff's investigators want experts to weigh in on Oksana's role in the mediation -- specifically, whether she was a participant in a legal negotiation with Mel, or whether she crossed the line and simply demanded money in return for not ruining the actor with the inflammatory tapes.

Investigators are still conducting forensic tests on certain evidence, including Oksana's iPhone, which she used to secretly record Mel.

And Sheriff's investigators are approximately two weeks away from turning the extortion case over to the L.A. County District Attorney ... this according to Sheriff's spokesperson Steve Whitmore.

Whitmore tells TMZ ... Oksana is the sole focus of the extortion investigation.


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Genna    

The one case that is active is the one in family court. The case where Oksana's behavior choices have indicated a disrespect for the judicial system.

We sit and wait for the next installment.

Posted at 2:37 PM on Oct 7, 2010 by ThinkingWoman

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Well thought out and well said. As always, you live up to your moniker. The only thing that troubles me is that OG can say the same thing she has been claiming from almost day one a la Eric George: I didn’t understand what my attorneys were doing; they misrepresented me; they advised me on what I could or couldn't do. I didn’t understand the full implications of what I was doing because they didn’t fully explain it to me. “ I don’t even know what extortion is.” I'm just an innocent babe in the woods in all of this...a victim of this confusing and powerful legal system. {I'm going to be sick.}

1423 days ago
62.

Mee    

She certainly jumped the fence (line).
NO ONE WILL HURT OKSANA BECAUSE LUCIA IS IN THE MIDDLE.
ALL WILL GO AWAY SOON !!!

1423 days ago
63.

BReasonable    

I am not familiar with the fine legal points of what constitutes extortion. Perhaps some of you are. Whether she is charged with extortion or not, she has shown her true colors and they are not pretty.

Her behaviors indicate she is a liar, unethical, immoral, grifter, suspect parent, and a gold digger. That is not an admirable resume. Even if she is not charged with and found guilty of extortion, she still has to live with the reputation she has made for herself.

Posted at 2:48 PM on Oct 7, 2010 by ThinkingWoman

Very very true!!

1423 days ago
64.

shirleyholmes    

Everybody on sick, holiday or training?

1423 days ago
65.

rg1    

Yes i agree, "Team Mel" and pathetic and filled with insanity. Time for them to move onto something else. /snicker

Posted at 2:33 PM on Oct 7, 2010 by gimmeabreak
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So why do we have to quit posting? I see you here plenty.

1423 days ago
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MyLife    

This is so stupid. All this time wasted and then they are going to settle. Oximoron is going to get big CASH. That is the way our legal system works.

1423 days ago
67.

Confused    

Shell- Someone asked if they thought it was extortion and they didn't give an answer.

1423 days ago
68.

Shell    

Shell@52

He read the question as, "Do you think Oksana would be charged with extortion." That was how I heard it.

Posted at 2:50 PM on Oct 7, 2010 by JWW
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Thanks!!

1423 days ago
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little aussie reader    

This is so stupid. All this time wasted and then they are going to settle. Oximoron is going to get big CASH. That is the way our legal system works.

Posted at 2:53 PM on Oct 7, 2010 by MyLife

That would be a travesty.

1423 days ago
70.

marymac    

The L.A Sheriff's wouldn't spend 5 minutes looking for Mitrice Richards but they'll spend all this time trying to get an extortion charge on someone? Corruption at it's best - anything to save their racist pal Mel Gibson.

1423 days ago
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Tellthetruth59    

Shell- Someone asked if they thought it was extortion and they didn't give an answer.

Posted at 2:53 PM on Oct 7, 2010 by Confused
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If for some bizarre reason she is not charged for extortion - perhaps TMZ could be sued.

However, do you edit telephone conversations for negotiation purposes? Or do you edit conversation to extort money from people. She is toast.

1423 days ago
72.

Who'sThat    

so for those people who feel that OX is truthful in all this...

IF she is indeed a Christian woman, why is she humiliating Mel? the father of her daughter? in public?

i am paraphrasing but Jesus said, if your enemy slaps you on one cheek, offer him the other!

isn't it better to keep this private? to save her daughter, ultimately of the humiliation that Mel is going through right now?

i could never understand how this woman can say she is a forgiving person when nothing she has done seems Christian nor forgiving but simple vindictiveness and hatred! as she continues to lie after lie after lie!

Even IF she wants revenge and EVEN IF Mel did abuse her(although there is NO VIABLE EVIDENCE other than shouting), AS A CHRISTIAN, she did not have to publicize any of this but to settle it in private!ie. 15 mil mediation in May!if not for her sake or Mel's sake, but

FOR THE LOVE OF HER DAUGHTER"S SAKE! LUCIA!

i don't believe her...with each day and something new something bigger and louder ie People, she continues to look less and less Christian!

Posted at 2:57 PM on Oct 7, 2010 by Who'sThat

imho, and any legal eagle can chime in,

initially perhaps it was a negotiation ie the May mediation, then once she reneged on it and released the tapes then continue to bombard with this media frenzy, somewhere along the way, it has become an EXTORTION!

1423 days ago
73.

Shell    

Sam - Me too. I want to look at Charles face when he replied to teh question saying keep watching the website. I noticed Max thinks Oxy is a lunatic. lol

1423 days ago
74.

middleagedcrazy    

My true concern is the young women and their families who will pay anything to the Cinderella schools for the opportunity to come over to the US or UK. I am almost convinced that is why this was set up. The piano player was the poster child for 'success' in nabbing an 'oligarch' and the rest of the scammers would just rake in the cash. The young women would be trafficked as 'maids', etc. (and how many maid and nanny dramas have we heard about?) and it keeps on going.

Ptui.

1423 days ago
75.

mike    

who really cares?????? post something worth while!!!!!

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