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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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michelle    

when this issue has past the female will still be thought of only as M.G.s babys mum, no fame, no public talent, not pretty, too old, just a baby mum
those who think M.G. did everything he's accused of might want to think of all the other people (well known or not) who have been accused (or have done) as much or more .... with hardly any private, public, or professional notice

1386 days ago
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Fidel's niece    

Read TMZ story about John Stamos,
Stamos:Extortion Case Was "Celebrity Bashing Circus"

His 2 extortionists got sentenced today to 4 years each.

1386 days ago
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Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

Thanks Kathy.


Can you tell us a bit about how you know these things? (I haven't read the whole article yet, but didn't want to miss you.)

1386 days ago
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Cindy    

Oh come on, it doesn't take a genius to know when she didn't get the lifetime financial guarantee's she wanted was when these tapes went to the media. But more importantly it's why she made up these one sided possibly strongly edited tapes in the first place. Surely the police can figure out it's always a one sided fight on every tape while she calmly interjects all her angles into them. The timeline suggest money was the only motive Octobucks mom was after. Why does Oxsana continue to demand this be played out in the public what is she trying to do other than extort money. Mel needs to file a civil suit against her for defamation of character & extortion and he should get dna on that baby and make sur she is really his child. I put nothing past her!

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