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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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46.

rg1    

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
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If Jaffe said it you'd be sucking it up with a straw.

Posted at 12:24 PM on Nov 18, 2010 by Tellthetruth59
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LOL! SO True... And with a big smile on their face.

1379 days ago
47.

Bruno    

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.

Posted at 12:44 PM on Nov 18, 2010 by Superman
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The "they have to be getting paid for supporting him" rant has gotten old.

1379 days ago
48.

Jeansgeans    

I'm thinking Mels Wife "Robin" should get a lawsuit against Oxy for alienation of affection.....Lil Oxy knew he was MARRIED and still latched he self onto him.Just a thought.

1379 days ago
49.

Ray    

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

Posted at 12:45 PM on Nov 18, 2010 by dd

That will be up to the judge. Mr. Nierob is on payroll but that does not mean he will lie.

1379 days ago
50.

rg1    

Good - then we can discount the woman who gives her botox injections and the man responsible for contributing to her "musical career"

1379 days ago
51.

oleman    

Get the kid away from that gold digger...she only had the baby for money

1379 days ago
52.

mama9    

. TAKE THE BABY AWAY FROM OKSANA AND GIVE HER THE SAME 2,500. A MONTH CHILD SUPPORT LIKE HER SON GETS FROM HIS DAD.

Posted at 12:38 PM on Nov 18, 2010 by val

but without the child she don't need child support, why you think she wants the child, not out of motherly love but fatherly support $$$$$$$ cha ching

1379 days ago
53.

Jackie    

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.

Posted at 12:40 PM on Nov 18, 2010 by Sqiggy


LMAO...He can direct and act in his own movies and yeah he has a fan base out there who will stand for him. So his career is still on and will still go a head...boooiiii...

1379 days ago
54.

Curious    

Fuddy -
Hiya!
I agree, excellent witness. Concise details with photographic support. Including during the time Miss Oksana was laid up in bed with concussion for two weeks AND the promotional interview of her cd where she announces she's scoring his next movie - coincidentally also on Feb. 18.

I snickered over the "lack of interest" comment.

1379 days ago
55.

Belinda R Barnes    

Enough of the gold-digger stories...sheesh! She is in the same league as Tiger's ex...a former nanny worth mega millions now...these guys need to watch out for these gold digging women!

1379 days ago
56.

Ray    

I found one truth " publicity-hungry." All that we have seen these past months has shown this.

1379 days ago
57.

MissCarley    

poor mel! i feel bad for him.

www.carleycorbin.wordpress.com

1379 days ago
58.

Bruno    

Phil so right, the publisists opinion is worthless.

Posted at 12:45 PM on Nov 18, 2010 by dd
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And the word of a facialist on her payroll, her mother on her dole and the sound man who has a boner for her is so much more trustworthy.

1379 days ago
59.

ohreally    

WOW the snowball has been set to roll, and pretty soon an avalanche will be thundering down the mountain side. It will BURY the OX.
Hang on folks, buckle up, this is gonna be an awesome ride!!! LOL

1379 days ago
60.

TrumanD    

Hey Harvey! When I opened the PDF file attached to this article some kind of virus was attached! All these windows began to pop up, tons of them, and then my comp opened a close window box.. it was crazy!!

Someone's hacking you site, Harv!!! Thought you'd like to know!!!

Also, Oksana's disgusting! What mother would not want to be home with their newborn baby as opposed to being on a grueling european press junket?! Are you kidding me!! My wife was a lioness over our children when they were born! Hell, she would make family wash their hands before they could even hold our newborns & they were all natural born & healthy! She would never have taken our newborns off to europe, for fear of them catching ill away from their home & doctors! This woman is a fame whore to the inth degree! WOW!! I can see why they don't want anyone reading Mr. Neirob's statement! Talk about eye opener! This woman's a piece of work!

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