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Mel Gibson Plays the Publicist Card in Court

11/18/2010 5:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Mel Gibson's child custody war with Oksana Grigorieva has gone downright Hollywood, because his publicist has gotten into the act.

Mel Gibson Publicist

TMZ has obtained the declaration of Alan Nierob, a long-time publicist who has repped Mel for 15 years.

Nierob's declaration is fascinating, creating a picture of a publicity-hungry girlfriend who loved Mel and loved what he could do for her career.

Nierob, who says he was frequently around Oksana during the three years she and Mel were together, says bluntly, "In my opinion she enjoyed press events more than most of my clients' spouses and significant others."

Nierob's declaration is also important, because he makes the case that after the January 6 blowout fight, Oksana showed love, not fear around Mel.

Nierob recalls a January 27 dinner where Oksana was "joking, laughing and extremely happy."

Nierob adds, "While Miss Grigorieva and Mr. Gibson were dating they often were together and she never appeared reluctant."

And in the parenting department, Nierob claims, "On a multitude of other occasions, Miss Grigorieva commented to me that she believed Mr. Gibson was a  'great' father to Lucia."



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31.

kinm    

People are being paid by Mel Gibson to say these things. In no way should those of us not on his payroll believe what we are being told in these declarations.
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Other people are also being paid by Oksana ... oops ... Mel Gibson to say whatever they want to say. Should we believe we are being told in those statement?

1333 days ago
32.

Char    

The interview he mentioned on Feb 18, was it with Mel's blessing or not? If it wasn't, he did not state it outright. Was she going to do Mel's next movie or did she make it up?

1333 days ago
33.

Ann    

People saying that the child should be placed in foster care are not living in the real world. There are three choices here and none of them involve a third party raising Lucia. She will either go to both 50/50, her father or her mother.

They are not going to take this child away from her father who has shown throughout this whole ordeal that he cares more for his child than his career. So "mother only" is out.

They are not going to remove the child and give her to a third party when one of the parties has been a very involved, loving parent with all of his children.

Don't be absurd.

1333 days ago
34.

middleagedcrazy    

So instead of making the talentless wench broke, Mel did everything in his power to promote her career. But we knew that.
Posted at 12:33 PM on Nov 18, 2010 by Tellthetruth59
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As long as the money, control and attention was coming, this rough trade would put up with anything. Can't imagine going on a publicity tour voluntarily, work, yes, we have all had projects that sucked the life out of us.

She just got mad because she was not Mrs. Gibson and never would be. He sure did not look happy on that tour.

Tee hee

1333 days ago
35.

Sqiggy    

25.
Of course Mel is bring out anyone he can to discredit Oksana and try to dismiss his tarnished image.

Posted at 12:34 PM on Nov 18, 2010 by FLO

Impossible,His career cannot come back from this one. He's already admitted he hit Oksana while holding Lucia. Anyone with a brain knows that his story of why he hit her is nothing but a load of ish.

But it's not his laywers fault look what they had to work with they had to come up with something.

1333 days ago
36.

Friend?    

I believe it 100%, it´s easier to believe a person when a person tells one story instead of several different ones.

1333 days ago
37.

val    

OKSANA'S BODYGUARD SLEPT WITH HER IF YOU RECALL IT WAS EXPOSED IN HER COMPUTER .. LARRY KING DIDN'T ASK ABOUT THAT AFTER HE SLEPT WITH HIS SITER IN LAW .. NOR DID HE PRESS HER WHEN SHE NEVER CALLED THE COPS AND WAS SEEN ALL OVER WITH MEL AFTER SHE'D ALREADY TAPED HIM .. ALL B S THAT UGLY .. REALLY UGLY ... OLD LOOKING TRAMP WHO WAS DATING MARRIED MEN FOR THEIR MONEY

1333 days ago
38.

mama9    

People are being paid by Mel Gibson to say these things. In no way should those of us not on his payroll believe what we are being told in these declarations.

Where's the family court people, the social workers, the psychologists, etc. to observe each parent with the baby? Results of tests and time spent observing from another room are hopefully non-biased. I say hopefully because at this point I presume Mel and his bank of attorneys could find a way to get a pay off to the third party!

Posted at 12:27 PM on Nov 18, 2010 by DC

the paid bit is getting old, please come up with something more original.
as far as Mel goes, he choose to be supervised by an independant person. The report was submitted to the courts.

1333 days ago
39.

Tellthetruth59    

So instead of making the talentless wench broke, Mel did everything in his power to promote her career. But we knew that.
Posted at 12:33 PM on Nov 18, 2010 by Tellthetruth59
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As long as the money, control and attention was coming, this rough trade would put up with anything. Can't imagine going on a publicity tour voluntarily, work, yes, we have all had projects that sucked the life out of us.

She just got mad because she was not Mrs. Gibson and never would be. He sure did not look happy on that tour.

Tee hee

Posted at 12:40 PM on Nov 18, 2010 by middleagedcrazy
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He looked like he was being held hostage on that tour. She, OTOH, looked positively glowing.

1333 days ago
40.

Superman    

Publicist? WTF?!? Yeah right, he's an honest witness with no incentives. And I bet most of the "Team Mel" people on here are working for him. It's pretty odd that, in general, only the Mel/Oksana stories on here get over 600 comments and most of them are bashing Oksana.

1333 days ago
41.

Bruno    

yeah its called a bong...better then mel who likes to hit women and kids..you know people who cant hit back..

Posted at 12:34 PM on Nov 18, 2010 by MIDNIGHT TOKER
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And this kids, is why we say drugs are bad. See the amount of drain bamage it causes?

1333 days ago
42.

champix_o    

Fantastic !! ___ now we are begining to get a more balance view! Bet it will be more of that ..

Stupid stupid venegful ill advised russian ....

Best to Team Mel!

1333 days ago
43.

kali    

Umm... doesn't this douche-bag publicist work for Mel?? Who gives a rats azz what he says. He's on Mel's payroll. Next!

EXACTLY!!!

Posted at 12:22 PM on Nov 18, 2010 by moussemaker


But Oksana's facialist & studio guy weren't on her payroll?
Can't have it both ways...

1333 days ago
44.

Tellthetruth59    

Ox went on LKL and lied through her false bucked teeth. Today we have AN's statement. Do you guys think this is the first leak form the Gibson camp? If so bravo. It's about time.

1333 days ago
45.

dd    

@6 Phil so right, the publisists opinion is worthless.

1333 days ago
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