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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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Janice    

Oximoran! Stop the nonsense and do what you do best! We all know you are great at tricking men! Good Luck!!! And by the way, Mel can take care of Lucia just fine. He loves this little girl not like you, using her for money and the publicity. Oh, one last favor, we don't want to see your ugly face any more, so............please!!!

1371 days ago
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Jenny    

I agree with him that she loves the spotlight, she was glowing on TV the other night. I think he has her pegged, other celebs AVOID paps and any negative press. She is all over the place from gun-toting-felon to running with the baby to the coyotes. She is not the "no comment" type, she wants the press conferences and the close-ups.

1371 days ago
63.

Superman    

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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.

Posted at 12:47 PM on Nov 18, 2010 by Bruno
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Thou doth protest too much, methinks.

1371 days ago
64.

Genna    

This publicist is only saying what we all observed for many months. For OG supporters to say that he was "paid to say this" is downright stupid. People aren't blind.

We are also not surprised at the "lack of interest." OG was never this "internationally known pianist and artist." No one ever heard of her before she hooked up with Mel. We've been saying this from day one...she used Mel for his fame and financial support. When he finally broke it off with her -- for good -- she wanted as much money as she could get, and public interest and sympathy as a DV victim to use as leverage and to promote her music "career."

Keep in mind, people who knew her while she was younger said she was "VERY determined to make it in the West as a successful music artist." OG also said in an interview that one needed "powerful backing and support to make it in this business."

1371 days ago
65.

TMZgossip    

Isn't this the same guy you Team Wing-Nutters claim convinced Gibson to LIE for those apologies after his 2006 DUI rant?

1371 days ago
66.

kinm    

Her behavior proves EXACTLY what he stated in the declaration -

The most publicity-hungry, selfish user, who's never been a victim of domestic violence, all those claims against him together with the custody war of the baby are just her shameless bargain chips to get more money and exposure out of him after the relation ended.

1371 days ago
67.

Janice    

She is really really ugly inside and out! The day of her self-destruction is near! She has totally gone insane!!!

1371 days ago
68.

mama9    

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

don't like it go somewhere else, there are loads of ill informed news sites out there.

1371 days ago
69.

Bruno    

Thou doth protest too much, methinks.

Posted at 12:53 PM on Nov 18, 2010 by Superman
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Honestly, if you can't get a quote right, you really shouldn't try at all.

1371 days ago
70.

Ann    

Date: It is important to note that this declaration was signed on June 24, 2010. So, this is an old do***ent provided to the courts along with Mr. Gibson's initial filing.

These do***ents were sold and are just now seeing the light of day. Maybe to deflect from what is facing Ms. Grigorieva?

1371 days ago
71.

Jenn    

Nierob is a k n o b. LISTEN TO THE TAPES. MEL IS A LUNATIC.

1371 days ago
72.

marymac    

Is this the same publicist who hired all the college students to blog for Mel? LOL.

1371 days ago
73.

Curious    

I fail to see why a court sworn declaration with supporting photographic evidence from Mr. Alan is any less valid than a court sworn declaration, also with supporting photographic evidence, from Dr. Shelden.

I do find it vastly amusing that despite Dr, Shelden's sworn statement regarding scratches and bruises noted on Jan.7, neither the pediatrician seen the same day nor the internist seen the following day noted the same.

How fortunate they reappeared a few days later when Miss Oksana, still allegedly suffering from incapacitating concussion, went to see her facialist.

1371 days ago
74.

champix_o    

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.

Posted at 12:47 PM on Nov 18, 2010 by Jeansgeans
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Yeeah, but .. shame __ it doesn't apply in California :)

"Only a few states in the United States still allow alienation of affection lawsuits.

These states, as of 12/2009, are: Hawaii, Illinois, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Dakota, and Utah." ___

1371 days ago
75.

Tellthetruth59    

Isn't this the same guy you Team Wing-Nutters claim convinced Gibson to LIE for those apologies after his 2006 DUI rant?

Posted at 12:54 PM on Nov 18, 2010 by TMZgossip
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I didn't claim that. However, I do think he is more credible that fat facialist, dead babysitter, horny sound guy and Jaffe who has other extortion plots in his past.

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