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Mel Gibson: Construction Co. Scammed My Church

11/11/2010 10:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Mel Gibson believes he and his mega-church were targeted by a scheming construction company -- in a diabolical plot to bilk them out of millions of dollars ... this according to legal docs obtained by TMZ.

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It's the latest in Gibson's nasty legal war with Ramage Construction Company ... which Mel had hired in 2000 on behalf of the foundation that owns his church in Malibu. Ramage had first sued Gibson earlier this year for failing to pay for a portion of the work they did.

But according to the new docs, filed in L.A. County Superior Court -- Mel claims Ramage had a secret plan to scam the foundation by billing them for "hundreds of thousands -- if not millions -- of dollars of work at [the church] that was unnecessary or excessive."

In the docs, Mel claims Ramage screwed up elevators, sprinkler mains, electrical wiring and botched a generator installation ... among numerous other problems and deficiencies.

Gibson also accuses Ramage of trying to use the media against him -- stating that the company went public with the original lawsuit "in an attempt to intimidate and embarrass Mr. Gibson and his foundation into paying them even more unwarranted sums."



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little aussie reader    

heh!

1439 days ago
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kali    

lol little

1439 days ago
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little aussie reader    

hiya kali - that's my first ever first :o) Gotta go for a while - dinner. BBS

1439 days ago
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kali    

cya little :) I'm headed to bed!

1439 days ago
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Olivia W    

lillies of the field one of my favorite poitier performances
shame what ramage has done with it

1439 days ago
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Fidel's niece    

GO MEL!
Don't let the vultures
get away with it!

1439 days ago
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JLS    

And so, Mel, where is the report from an independent construction inspector that agrees they screwed up all of this and overcharged you? Yeahhhh riiiiight. Personally, I think you just don't want to pay for the construction. You have serious credibility issues on this subject.

1439 days ago
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JLS    

Since when did this become a personal message board? What is this CYA and I'm going to bed stuff? WTF? Nice that they don't notice this is TMZ and a post on Mel Gibson. Stupid crap.

1439 days ago
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moussemaker    

TMZ is late.
RadarOnline posted the actual doxuments days ago:

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2010/11/exclusive-mel-gibson-responds-malibu-construction-lawsuit-wants-case-dismissed

1439 days ago
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Jackie    

Since when did this become a personal message board? What is this CYA and I'm going to bed stuff? WTF? Nice that they don't notice this is TMZ and a post on Mel Gibson. Stupid crap.

Posted at 1:41 AM on Nov 11, 2010 by JLS

I agree...no point to post crap personal messages here.

1439 days ago
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Olivia W    

Since when did this become a personal message board? What is this CYA and I'm going to bed stuff? WTF? Nice that they don't notice this is TMZ and a post on Mel Gibson. Stupid crap.

Posted at 1:41 AM on Nov 11, 2010 by JLS

I agree...no point to post crap personal messages here.

Posted at 1:53 AM on Nov 11, 2010 by Jackie


hi mom

1439 days ago
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twilightmom    

Shut yer yap.

1439 days ago
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little aussie reader    

Since when did this become a personal message board? What is this CYA and I'm going to bed stuff? WTF? Nice that they don't notice this is TMZ and a post on Mel Gibson. Stupid crap.

Posted at 1:41 AM on Nov 11, 2010 by JLS

I agree...no point to post crap personal messages here.

Posted at 1:53 AM on Nov 11, 2010 by Jackie


hi mom

Posted at 2:03 AM on Nov 11, 2010 by Olivia W

Had dinner, walked my cats, came back, saw this.... LMFAO!

1439 days ago
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Natasja    

Since when did this become a personal message board? What is this CYA and I'm going to bed stuff? WTF? Nice that they don't notice this is TMZ and a post on Mel Gibson. Stupid crap.

Posted at 1:41 AM on Nov 11, 2010 by JLS

Ow please go away you old hag

1439 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

mel cant seem to do anything right..drunk bastard

1439 days ago
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