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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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91.

marymac    

Publicists are paid to lie for their clients, to make them look good - yeah, he'll be a great witness, hehe. We'll see how corrupt the judge is if the publicist's statements are given any weight.

1374 days ago
92.

middleagedcrazy    

Just my opinion, of course:

So all this time the two parties 'were together' it appears that this is the first time that they had spent extended time alone together because the piano player and scamming crew sure weren't welcome in Malibu Gibson home. Whew, that sure put the nail in the coffin.

Working hard to get out of the co-hab agreement piano player?

Interesting affidavit -- factual, unemotional, etc. Any working person in the world would agree that a publicity tour is no place for a significant other, much less an infant.

Tee hee

1374 days ago
93.

Jenny    

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


What would any of this have to do with his career? Are you implying she debliberately attacked his career? Was it her plan to sabotage his career?

His lawyers are haven't been providing the media daily with negavite press about her, unlike her lawyers.

1374 days ago
94.

Byron Green    

Its called credibility Alan Nierob is a well repected publicest in LA he reps stars such as Steve Martin, Denzel Washington, liam Neelson, Laurence Fishbourne, Mathew McConauhey, and many more thats CREDIBILITY folks.
Name the first credible witness that the whore has brought to the table.
And to Phil Ratass # 6 and his cousin mousemaker ( why do they call you mouse maker you F-U-C-K mice?
Why have over 40 lawyers left the TROLL u know why ? They all know that she is a lying piece of HORSE MANURE

1374 days ago
95.

Tellthetruth59    

I'm glad to see Alan Nierob mention the Extra interview on or about February 18, 2010 in this declaration. I have brought that up a few times now, and no one has ever commented on it, and I have not seen anything about in any articles. My thoughts are, if an interview with Mel and OG took place on February 18, then how could Mel have been calling her all day long, as OG has claimed. I sent an email to Jerry Pennacoli (I believe that was who conducted the interview), but I never heard back. And you would also think that something would have been mentioned in the recordings, but we know that all we are hearing are edited recordings.

Posted at 1:02 PM on Nov 18, 2010 by fuddyduddy
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Fuddy I noticed the date and your post. The situation is so RIDICULOUS and the lies so ABUNDANT that it's hard to comment on everything. I just sit here with my 'jealous, fat, celeb obsessed, poor, trailer park, moronic" azz welded to my chair and think - more confirmation that she's a big fat liar.

1374 days ago
96.

Carmen    

The facts are that Oksana went on business tours with Mel while she claims to have been afraid of him. She could have been safe in the states while Mel was overseas and looking for a job and her own place to live. Those are undisputed facts. Furthermore, it's Oksana whose proven herself to be a liar. No injury to the baby. Stated on Larry King that it was her first interview. (People, Oprah). Stated on Larry King Mel has been seeking full custody. (not until today) Lie about one thing and nothing else is believable. And the plublicist's declaration supports what the public has witnessed. She won't stop seeking publicity of any sort and she won't shut up even if it risks losing custody of her child.

1374 days ago
97.

Curious    

Me too. I'll bet OG gave the publicist a hard time.

Posted at 1:00 PM on Nov 18, 2010 by Celtic
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Items 20 and 21 near the end there would support that. Also her insistance in going on tours right after the baby was born.

I sorta feel sorry for Mr. Alan.

1374 days ago
98.

Sqiggy    

85.
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

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Lol! Tell that to the fifty - sixty thousand people who voted in that poll today. 70% think that OG should lose custody. That is pretty severe. Once again, most people are not as stupid as you would like them to be. And to get a visual? Yankee Stadium holds about that many people. Think about it.

Posted at 1:00 PM on Nov 18, 2010 by Genna

Genna you cannot even be serious, Mel's fan base right now is people who are paid and crazy old jealousy women who rarely leave the house. You see these people don't go out and see movies in the theaters so there goes his career.

And really your talking about a TMZ poll like it means something? HAHAHAHAHAHA.

Seek help.

1374 days ago
99.

Jenny    

blouse, she alawys wears... always the paid for boobs hanging out like her over blown lying lips. 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

She didn't marry T. Dalton but had a son with him. This next baby still doesn't have a daddy. She is purposely excluding the fathers from her children's lives.

1374 days ago
100.

get a life ho    

Racist Mels publicist speaks !~

Here's an opinion that can be trusted and is
non-biased . ( eye roll ) .,..,,,

1374 days ago
101.

Bruno    

Genna you cannot even be serious, Mel's fan base right now is people who are paid and crazy old jealousy women who rarely leave the house. You see these people don't go out and see movies in the theaters so there goes his career.

And really your talking about a TMZ poll like it means something? HAHAHAHAHAHA.

Seek help.

Posted at 1:08 PM on Nov 18, 2010 by Sqiggy
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Really? Another idiot who thinks that if someone supports Mel then they have to be paid? Team Oxymoron gets dumber and more paranoid every day.

1374 days ago
102.

Genna    

@fuddy

Hi fuddy. I recall that a couple of people did bring up that Extra Interview in posts, but I can't recall who.

1374 days ago
103.

Genna    

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.

Posted at 12:58 PM on Nov 18, 2010 by Curious

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Hugs Curious. Yes and the mistakes Sheldon made in is declaration. Fist she had one fractured tooth, then in another sentence she had two fractured teeth. Pretty funny.

And who gets a facial with "scratches and bruises" (according to Mady she looked as though she had been beaten and she could only imagine how awful she must have looked 7-10 days earlier), as well an incapacitating concussion.

1374 days ago
104.

Superman    

72.

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.

Posted at 12:57 PM on Nov 18, 2010 by Bruno
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Ok...as you wish.....

The lady doth protest too much, methinks.

Happy now, bitch?

1374 days ago
105.

Curious    

Publicists are paid to lie for their clients, to make them look good - yeah, he'll be a great witness, hehe. We'll see how corrupt the judge is if the publicist's statements are given any weight.

Posted at 1:03 PM on Nov 18, 2010 by marymac
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Well, kind of hard to lie when the events he talks about were covered by international media and have all those witnesses and photographs and stuff.

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