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Oksana Grigorieva

Defies Judge with Larry King

11/14/2010 2:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Oksana Grigorieva has defied the judge in her custody war with Mel Gibson by taping an interview with Larry King Saturday night, TMZ has learned ... and it's Oksana's opening salvo in "speaking out on behalf of battered women."

Oksana did the interview (which was supposed to only last a half-hour but ended up an hour) along with one of her lawyers, Marty Garbus -- this despite Judge Scott Gordon telling Oksana that if she did media, she might pay when it comes to awarding custody ... this according to Oksana's team.

Sources connected with Oksana tell TMZ she did the interview because "she feels she's been silent too long and feels bad for other battered women if she stays silent." Sources tell TMZ Oksana is now working with a group called Peace Over Violence -- an L.A.-based battered women's group -- and she's planning a number of news conferences in the near future.

We're told Larry King played portions of a number of the tapes Oksana secretly recorded, in which Mel goes crazy. King asks for her reaction to the various tapes.

And we're told Oksana repeats over and over that she believes Mel is a great father, but he needs therapy to deal with his issues so he can safely be around Lucia.

Oksana is also working with a lobbying group in Sacramento -- California Partnership to End Domestic Violence -- on battered women legislation.


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Apparently all a woman has to do is claim DV and everyone jumps on her wagon. How does any man stand a chance?

There's a special place in Hell for this woman and all like her.

Posted at 9:47 AM on Nov 14, 2010 by Bubba

I think these orgs have been bought off. There is no other reason I can see as to why they would do this based on unfounded evidence. And you are right, sad time for men everywhere!

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You know what is sad,even OJ'S sisters in law would have nothing to do with you. I hope to heaven you are never battered because we all know you have not been.

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Very disappointed with Larry King and the stance he is taking on this.
Contributing and adding fuel to the smear campaign against Mel Gibson and interfereing with matters that are before the court.

Larry should have waited for the due process through the
You have lost my respect, Larry, and you will loose Americas.

Is Larry doing this for ratings, or doing a favor for somebody?
Over the years of watching his show, I thought Larry played it as fair as possible. NOT ANYMORE.

He will play portions of the tapes, would these be the ALTERED tapes?
And to PLAY FAIR, will Larry have the expert on who has asserted the tapes are ALTERED?

Only in America, you can fabricate a smear campaign against an individual, destroy him and his family and you're welcomed on national television with open arms as someone who has a worthy "story" to tell the American people. What garbage!
And we wonder why society is going down the toilet?

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This woman is nuts

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OK - she does Larry King WITH the NY ATTORNEY who is not yet able to really call himself HER ATTORNEY right? How can Mr. Garbus make such a claim?

My first thought was - Does Mr. Garbus need this interview to justisfy his bill? He is now doing a PR attorney stint?

My second thought was - HMMMM. Wondery how Mr. Garbus was introduced and how he explained his role/relationship with Oksana? I hope Larry King asks how the two of them found each other! I also hope the CA BAR Review Board as well as the LA DA are watching!

Was Mr. Garbus in CA at the time of the interview? During the TODAY show interview he was in NY wasn't he? That single fact could be very important couldn't it?


during the summer CA DV shelters suffered a hard blow becuase of the state of the economy out there. Some were closed. I mentioned this here AS IT WAS HAPPENING. Oksana never cared AT ALL. Neither for that matter did GLORIA ALLRED, LISA BLOOM. JOY whoever, AND KATIE COURIC. It was SHAMEFUL. There was a bill introduced to help.

WHY would ANYONE CRAVE such a SPOTLIGHT before there is ANY PROOF what she alleges is TRUE? Isn't she putting the cart before the horse - AGAIN?

And doesn't it show her to be HORRIBLY out of sync with every aspect of DV and DV specific to her family?

So this story seems to suggest AGAIN Oksana really doesn't respect or care WHAT the JUDGE presiding over the LONE active case right now - Lucia's custody and support.

Is she trying to use DV to shield her TRUE IDENTITY and walk from media scrutiny? Was this interview framed like this to provide one more outlet owned by the same company to defame Mel Gibson before any charges exist and the LONE accuser's reputation and creditibility are highly suspect? Larry KIng BOOKED them. He either will prove himself to have journalistic integrity or he won't - his reputation is now in that web IMO. Will he end up being one more under the bus or will he grab the steering wheel?

It's not supposed to be about money right? Wonder if she or Mr. Garbus were paid for this PR stunt?


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I never watch Larry King, didn't even know he still had a show. What time and station does it come on?

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Watch your ass Larry you're be next on her extortionist hit list!!! Deport this russian extortionist who lies through her pie hole! And for her to be part of this batters woman groups ahh don't you think her lawyers told her to do that since it would look good for her in the public eyes!? She would be better off to go get a job to support her lazy Russian ass. How many woman who are singers actors and with a child by raising the baby by them self have a waitress or office job to support them and their babies while waiting 4 their big break. She should learn from these woman. Get the hell out of our Country Bitch!!!

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She's REALLY desperate now, huh?!

Meanwhile Mel is coming off more and more credible.

The shock value of the audio tapes has worn off, now his anger almost seems justifiable in a way because of how low she will stoop for a buck.

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Lynn M    

This woman is a poor choice as a poster child for Domestic Abuse. She has a major credibilty problem.

I find it odd that she repeatedly says Mel is a good father yet on the other hand says he is dangerous to have around Lucia. You can't have it both ways Oksana. Either he is a danger to Lucia or he is not.

I'm on the side of good father. Whatever happened between them, it was between the adults. If he indeed was a danger to the children, she had an OBLIGATION to leave after the first alleged incident, especially considering she is saying he said inapproprite things to another man's child. Where was Timothy Dalton when all this was going on, anyway? Where is he NOW?!

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Camille Hayes, Membership & Communications Coordinator for California Partnership to End Domestic Violence, tells TMZ her group contacted Oksana several weeks ago and offered her help. Hayes says she and her group believe Oksana is a domestic violence victim.

I wonder if they feel the same after the Dr.'s declaration said there was no abuse?

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If I was fighting for my child, and everything was about the "child" and the Judge told me to do something or else risk a ruling against me in the custody case, then I would do whatever he said to prove I am here for one reason and one reason only, for my child. For Oksana to ignore a Judges warning proves she is there for some other reason and not for her child like she has been claiming. She claims she is doing this all for her child, then why not listen to the Judge when custody is as stake? Hopefully this was a test by the Judge to prove where her priorites lie, because it just proved they don't lie with the child she has been screaming she is trying to protect. Dumb, Dumb, move. Who is advising this women? They need to be fired.

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"Taped" interview?? Hmmm.. not really Larry King "LIVE", then is it?? Does anybody even watch his show anymore?? I haven't in years. He went softball interviwer years ago.

When I read she was doing the show I half expected Joy Behar to be hosting the roast. lol So now Oksana is involved with a DV org. Someone should warn those people at that org who they are really dealing with before she brings them down. That's really sad. This woman is a piece of work! Every time I think she's stooped as low as she can go, she does something even lower. That's just disgusting! WOW!

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Shouldn't due process be met...with innocent until proven guilty in a court of law be met? Has Mel Gibson be charged? Why is Larry King playing tapes that seem so odd, like someone tampered with it..indeed, experts said it was..even Oksana said she couldn't prove they hadn't been, what does that tell you?
Larry King proves he is going for ratings, not fact...and does Ari Emanuel's agenda or perhaps covers up for Ari now.

Let the truth be revealed and unravel in a court of law like it is suppose to do in our democracy. Perhaps the FEDS should have taken over this case, if CA cannot do a fair job. Goodness knows, all roads lead to Russia too...or is it Israel?

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For those people who truly have survived DV and want to express their dismay at this PR sham:

For Larry King:

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