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Judge Rejects Gag Order in Mel Gibson Case

11/10/2010 9:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Mel Gibson's lawyers wanted everyone in the custody war to shut up or else ... but the judge has rejected issuing a gag order ... TMZ has learned.

Mel Gibson Gag Order:
Sources tell TMZ ... Oksana Grigorieva's lawyers did not want a gag order, partly because other people -- including members of the L.A. County Sheriff's Department -- were talking about the case and impacting Oksana's public profile.  In the end, Judge Gordon did not see it fit to issue a gag order.

We're also told both Mel and Oksana testified today about the custody arrangement.  Oksana is asking the judge to deny Mel all overnight visits, on grounds Mel's nanny allegedly cares for the baby and she needs full-time parenting ... also she believes Mel is a danger to Lucia.  But Mel is sticking by the tried-and-true formula -- he's already successfully raised 7 kids.

We're told the judge did not rule on whether to alter any of the custody/visitation arrangements.

111010_oksana_exit_videoThe judge did settle one issue -- that Oksana will get $20,000 a month in child support and can live rent free -- meaning Mel can't deduct rent from the $20k. 


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Bubba    

I guess Oksana's lawyers want to be able to defend her in public. The problem is Oksana is her own worst enemy. The more she talks the worse she comes off. Apparently she can talk all she wants now - Good! :-)

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Sqiggy    

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But this says that the judge has not ruled on visitation or child support. The "other" site say otherwise....so which is it?

Posted at 5:04 PM on Nov 10, 2010 by LA me

Incorrect,It just says custody/visitation not child support which was today's issue.

1410 days ago
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kali    

@ Frieda, never thought of that!

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Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

But this says that the judge has not ruled on visitation or child support. The "other" site say otherwise....so which is it?

Posted at 5:04 PM on Nov 10, 2010 by LA me


This article says nothing about the support. It sounds to me that the spupport is as reported elsewhere. READ IT: says child custody and visitation, not supoort.

1410 days ago
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Gene    

No, People.com has also stated that no rulings on visitation/custody until maybe 2011. The only decisions made today were that Mel has to pay $60...k in back child support, plus free housing continues and $20,000 a month child support. All about the money, not about "I'm just doing whats best for my daughter, ...it is not about the money.."

1410 days ago
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LA me    

So basically we know nothing new about Child support, Visitation OR Custody??? Was the ONLY thing settled today a gag order???? WTF?????????

1410 days ago
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Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

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Oh good! The Sheriff's can talk about what they're finding on her computer now! AWESOME

The judge is the one who supposedly issued the gag order in the first place, now he lifts it when Mel's lawyers ask that Oksana comply like Mel has???

Dirty judge.

Posted at 5:07 PM on Nov 10, 2010 by Frieda


Dirty f*cking judge.

1410 days ago
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Belinda    

Personally I think the judge knew OG and Horowitz were not going to respect any gag order ... cause they hadn't as of yet.

So I think the judge just evened out the playing field and took the gag order off completely ... for everyone.

Let's see if Mel's lawyers make a statement now.

1410 days ago
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Jade evergreen    

Oh dear lord Oskank all she ever want was just money and she got pregnant so she could live off her two children child support money and what lying gold digging c*unt ae Oksana is

1410 days ago
25.

Muppet    

It wasn't about the money?? I think Oksana's nose is growing again!! What a liar! It's all about the money and she knows it.
Now we're going to hear interview after interview with her and Horrorwitz. I'm tuning out!!

1410 days ago
26.

eek    

So basically we know nothing new about Child support, Visitation OR Custody??? Was the ONLY thing settled today a gag order???? WTF?????????

Posted at 5:10 PM on Nov 10, 2010 by LA me

No, MG has to pay the 20k, no rental deductions allowed. Now he has to play catch up...

1410 days ago
27.

Michael    

If you think that this case is suddenly going to be fair to Mel Gibson, you're kidding yourself. She can pretty much ask for anything and get it right now.

Just Google the history of a particular judge and Horowitz. There is a reason for everything, if you take the time to look.

1410 days ago
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Sqiggy    

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So basically we know nothing new about Child support, Visitation OR Custody??? Was the ONLY thing settled today a gag order???? WTF?????????

Posted at 5:10 PM on Nov 10, 2010 by LA me


Here's a headline you might easily comprehend.

OKSANA WINS THE DAY. Money and no gag order. Get it now.

1410 days ago
29.

CW    

Unfortunately, I think TMZ over lawyer-ed their coverage of this case today and ROL is probably right on the money with their coverage today.

1410 days ago
30.

Muppet    

If you think that this case is suddenly going to be fair to Mel Gibson, you're kidding yourself. She can pretty much ask for anything and get it right now.

Just Google the history of a particular judge and Horowitz. There is a reason for everything, if you take the time to look.

Posted at 5:12 PM on Nov 10, 2010 by Michael

Dirty dirty dirty!!! Judge getting a pay off too? hmmm

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