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Mel's Lawyers Want a Shot at Oksana's Key Witness

10/19/2010 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Oksana Grigorieva has enlisted a secret weapon in an attempt to strip Mel Gibson of overnight visits with their daughter, but TMZ has learned Mel won't give up that right without a fight.

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We're told Mel's attorneys have filed a request to depose Dr. Shawn McCoy, a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in child custody evaluations.

Sources tell us McCoy was hired by one of Oksana's previous lawyers -- and submitted a declaration to the court ... which said that, generally speaking, infants should not be with the father overnight when the parents are separated.

Oksana's attorneys could have a tough time convincing Judge Scott Gordon of that. We're told Mel's had one overnight visit with Lucia per week for the past several months and there have been no problems -- so his attorneys will argue that McCoy's generalization simply does not apply here.

Sources tell us yesterday Judge Gordon gave Mel's lawyers the green light for the depo.


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Alcamedes    

Good luck with that, and you have to remember that the court monitor saw no difficulties or detchment from Luci and Mel when they spent time together.

A judge will not go and void visitation unless there is cause that show's it should be changed. Oksana is dreaming if she think's the Judge is going to change it.

Especially when there is a consistent pattern this long with no issues. And anyone can get a doctor to provide a report saying what you like, that's what consultants do. What are they going to say, that the Dr. talked to lucia and she spelled this out with her blocks?

1436 days ago
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rainbowdancer    

Stop the prejudice against Fathers. They are entitled to their children as much as mothers are. You go Mel.

1436 days ago
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Russian    

Oh my God, she is so cruel!

1436 days ago
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Genna    

Good luck with that, and you have to remember that the court monitor saw no difficulties or detchment from Luci and Mel when they spent time together.

A judge will not go and void visitation unless there is cause that show's it should be changed. Oksana is dreaming if she think's the Judge is going to change it.

Especially when there is a consistent pattern this long with no issues. And anyone can get a doctor to provide a report saying what you like, that's what consultants do. What are they going to say, that the Dr. talked to lucia and she spelled this out with her blocks?

Posted at 1:06 AM on Oct 19, 2010 by Alcamedes

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I agree. This no doubt, dovetails with Bloom's absurd statement about the concerns over Lucia, and her change in sleep patterns, and the cold. OG won't stop until she has thrown everything she can at Mel to put him in the worst possible light. The question is, how much longer will Judge Gordon tolerate her shena****ns?

1436 days ago
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shyone    

Interesting to see Chris Rock's comments about MG here:

http://www.imdb.com/video/hulu/vi3136487449/

MG is taking it in the shorts in the Huffington Post article on his cameo in Hangover 2. You might want to go over there and comment:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/10/18/mel-gibson-mounts-comebac_n_766501.html#comments

1436 days ago
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Genna    

@Shyone; thanks for that post and link.

1436 days ago
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Wiley    

Out here in the real world the overnight visits start at 6 mos or when the baby is weaned if arrangements can't be made. Since she's gone on record that she's breast feeding she might have to pump some milk. I wonder what Mel feeds Lucia when she's with him now?

1436 days ago
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igotfleasfromtmz    

I will say it again , and someone send this to Mels lawyers if they know how. Get a Registered Nurse in there as a Nanny from there it is smooth sailing. No young Nurses get a older Pediatric Nurse and if you can swing it get a pediatric nurse practitioner in there if you can. I doubt the NP will do it but you can get a Registered Private duty Nurse. Do it and have peace of mind. She is a professional in her field. What she states will stand up in court.

1436 days ago
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kali    

Sources tell us McCoy was hired by one of Oksana's previous lawyers -- and submitted a declaration to the court ... which said that, generally speaking, infants should not be with the father overnight when the parents are separated.

This is a professioinal???

1436 days ago
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Alcamedes    

4.
Good luck with that, and you have to remember that the court monitor saw no difficulties or detchment from Luci and Mel when they spent time together.

A judge will not go and void visitation unless there is cause that show's it should be changed. Oksana is dreaming if she think's the Judge is going to change it.

Especially when there is a consistent pattern this long with no issues. And anyone can get a doctor to provide a report saying what you like, that's what consultants do. What are they going to say, that the Dr. talked to lucia and she spelled this out with her blocks?

Posted at 1:06 AM on Oct 19, 2010 by Alcamedes

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I agree. This no doubt, dovetails with Bloom's absurd statement about the concerns over Lucia, and her change in sleep patterns, and the cold. OG won't stop until she has thrown everything she can at Mel to put him in the worst possible light. The question is, how much longer will Judge Gordon tolerate her shena****ns?


Posted at 1:14 AM on Oct 19, 2010 by Genna


I agree with you Genna, I doubt this will fly with the Judge and I wouldn't be suprised if she gets scolded for claims that are unfounded. Mel has been seing Lucia for some time and has obviously had overnights since.

In an extreme cir***stance a Judge could modify that order, but you would have to show something very compelling for that to happen. Most Judges take parental access very seriously and are quite reluctant to change it especially if the accusations are thin.

I believe Judge Gordon would see this as a very veiled attempt to distrupt Mel's access to Lucia that is not based in good faith. You can bet that the more outlandish claims that Oksana makes are going to result in the Judge taking a very dim view of her efforts to thwart Mel's visitation to Lucia.

That being said Oksana could find herself on the wrong end of the Judge if she continues to make bad faith allegations. The Judge already said No to Oksana attempts to cut off Mel's access to Luci, and Oksana also claimed already that she felt Lucia was in danger with Mel, but the monitor saw other wise on the supervised visits and reported that back to the court

She'd better tread carefully, I have seen cases where a mother loses custody over the course of frivilous alleagtions repeatedly in the midst of a custody situation.

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BrAnBa    

It´s something with Oksana that makes me think she just want to hurt Mel, bring him down, in any way possible. Yes, she wants the money but above all she wants to crush Mel! She knows he loves that baby. While she claims Mel hit Lucia, she is now using the baby as a punch bag - not physically but mentally.

I feel sorry for Lucia as she will be infected by her Mother´s hate towards Mel. Growing up like that can do so much harm to that girl.

1436 days ago
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kali    

Alcamedes, what is your take on the extortion investigation?

I'm thinking if they are taking this long with it & assuming Oksana has handed over the items like the iphone handed over they must be working on a pretty solid case...

1436 days ago
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LarryP    

Nothing is too low for that woman and her lawyers.

Cut the money off and see how fast she changes her tune. Obviously everyone in her camp believes they can suck Mel's money forever.

I really hope she files for bankruptcy next year.

1436 days ago
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JLS    

So then all of you who heard these tapes and saw what he said to police five years ago would put an infant in his care? This growling, spitting, man who admitted to assaulting a woman and went on to threaten her life is fine to have an infant overnight? This man who went on a racist rant in front of several police officers when drunk is just fine to put on Lucia's jammies and watch her until she drifts off to sleep? You are all crazy. If you stepped back and thought about what you heard, you'd shudder. I am slightly older than this terrible man. I've watched him do this crap for decades. He only cares about a BJ, that's it. Go back and revisit these tapes. If you have any reasoning ability whatsoever, you would NEVER put an infant in this man's care.

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wondering    

Oksana, how often did you leave the baby with herzog overnight?
how often did you leave the baby with a physically weak and dying nanny overnight? how often did you leave the baby oksana? how often?

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