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Mel Gibson to Appear in Court to Fight Oksana

11/21/2010 12:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Mel Gibson will be front and center in L.A. County Superior Court on Monday ... as his lawyers ask the judge to strip Oksana Grigorieva of custody and award it to him ... TMZ has learned.

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We're told Mel is appearing because he wants the judge to see how serious he is about getting full custody, on grounds Oksana is hurting Lucia by going on what he considers a public smear campaign rooted in lies. We're told Mel's team believes Oksana's conduct -- especially in the face of Judge Scott Gordon warning her to stay silent -- smacks of instability.

As we reported, Mel also wants Judge Gordon to give Oksana supervised visitation only and no overnights with the baby ... at least for the time being.

Sources tell us ... Mel will ask the judge to make the order last for six months, after which the issues can be revisited.

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76.

Sally    

I agree with No. 1, Give em hell Mel!!!

1377 days ago
77.

Zip    

He's calling her mentally instability? Really? Mel Gibson, just several weeks ago, walked-up to a cameraman...and tried to intimidate him...as the cameraman sat in his (own) car parked on the street. That incident alone, is proof that Mel is becoming unglued, but coupled with Mel's growing history of public displays of anger, and those reported incidence behind closed doors, and as recorded on the telephone, shows him to be menatlly unstable and an ungoing (x-factor) danger to anyone who manages to hit his anger response triggers.

BTW, the incident with the cameraman was captured on video, and Oksana's lawyers should march right in, and show it in court on Monday, and release it to the mainstream media for them to scrutinize, as it relates to this case, directly, and indirectly--due to the fact that the cameraman was capturing video of Mel in regard to his court battles with Oksana and the ongoing controversy over the domestic abuse and extortion allegations, respectively. The video is explosive, and shows Mel to be seemingly deranged. This is the man who is demanding full custody of a child,, after threatening, on several occassions, to kill her mother...and put her in the rose garden?

1377 days ago
78.

Cindy    

It is very very rare for the Courts to take a child from their Mother aside from drug addicts which they still put them in rehab and try to put them back together asap no matter if it's no good for the kid. I am glad he's once again protecting Lucia. She was never married to Mel I don't understand her getting the kind of money she's getting nor the housing allowance, her last boyfriend the father of her 1st didn't have to pay for her housing. They're both going to end up in counsiling and she's going to continue to dig for that gold!

1377 days ago
79.

random    

Mel deserves Lucia. No man helps in raising SEVEN children prior and all of sudden has these issues.

If we all think back on his issues, he was drinking PRIOR to ox without any problems spurted to the public - even if they did happen, his wife knew why at that time.

Lucia is better off with Mel at this time until ox can figure out why she bore a child.


I have two kids one daughter and a son so yes, I can have a valid opinion from experience and if that is not enough, I come from a childhood of 15 children involved with uh...2 stepmoms and 3 stepdads,

Do I win prize?

That would be for Lucia to live a somewhat decent life without a Mom focused on greed.

1377 days ago
80.

Ray    

Zip
Are you speaking of the incident where Mr. Gibson came over and had a chat with the paps? The one where Mr. Gibson does not yell but tapes them just as they are taping him? That is not what I call unglued.

1377 days ago
81.

Zip    

Amended:

He's calling her mentally instable? Really? Mel Gibson, just several weeks ago, walked-up to a cameraman...and tried to intimidate him...as the cameraman sat in his (own) car parked on the street. That incident alone, is proof that Mel is becoming unglued, but coupled with Mel's growing history of public displays of anger, and those reported incidence behind closed doors, and as recorded on the telephone, shows him to be menatlly unstable and an ungoing (x-factor) danger to anyone who manages to hit his anger response triggers.

BTW, the incident with the cameraman was captured on video, and Oksana's lawyers should march right in, and show it in court on Monday, and release it to the mainstream media for them to scrutinize, as it relates to this case, directly, and indirectly--due to the fact that the cameraman was capturing video of Mel in regard to his court battles with Oksana and the ongoing controversy over the domestic abuse and extortion allegations, respectively. The video is explosive, and shows Mel to be seemingly deranged. This is the man who is demanding full custody of a child,, after threatening, on several occassions, to kill her mother...and put her in the rose garden?

1377 days ago
82.

wondering    

He's calling her mentally instability? Really? Mel Gibson, just several weeks ago, walked-up to a cameraman...and tried to intimidate him...as the cameraman sat in his (own) car parked on the street. That incident alone, is proof that Mel is becoming unglued, but coupled with Mel's growing history of public displays of anger, and those reported incidence behind closed doors, and as recorded on the telephone, shows him to be menatlly unstable and an ungoing (x-factor) danger to anyone who manages to hit his anger response triggers.

BTW, the incident with the cameraman was captured on video, and Oksana's lawyers should march right in, and show it in court on Monday, and release it to the mainstream media for them to scrutinize, as it relates to this case, directly, and indirectly--due to the fact that the cameraman was capturing video of Mel in regard to his court battles with Oksana and the ongoing controversy over the domestic abuse and extortion allegations, respectively. The video is explosive, and shows Mel to be seemingly deranged. This is the man who is demanding full custody of a child,, after threatening, on several occassions, to kill her mother...and put her in the rose garden?

Posted at 2:56 AM on Nov 21, 2010 by Zip

absolutley one of the lamest posts i have ever read on tmz so far!

1377 days ago
83.

HoTMZ    

Also, on Larry King she said she recorded the calls because she feared for her life, but the excerpts LK played, which I assume were the most threatening, she sounds very glib, laughs and taunts him. I never heard any fear in her voice, instead it was more like "gotcha sucker you have no idea I'm taping you and I'm gonna get you in trouble." I didn't hear a woman who was fearing her life and that of her child's. She was laughing at him like nah nah nah try to get mad, while she pushed all his buttons like a calculating soul-less psycho bitch out for some money.

1377 days ago
84.

Bubba    

"This is the man who is demanding full custody of a child,, after threatening, on several occassions, to kill her mother...and put her in the rose garden?

Posted at 2:56 AM on Nov 21, 2010 by Zip"

What rose garden did you crawl out of?

1377 days ago
85.

little aussie reader    

He's calling her mentally instability? Really? Mel Gibson, just several weeks ago, walked-up to a cameraman...and tried to intimidate him...as the cameraman sat in his (own) car parked on the street. That incident alone, is proof that Mel is becoming unglued, but coupled with Mel's growing history of public displays of anger, and those reported incidence behind closed doors, and as recorded on the telephone, shows him to be menatlly unstable and an ungoing (x-factor) danger to anyone who manages to hit his anger response triggers.

BTW, the incident with the cameraman was captured on video, and Oksana's lawyers should march right in, and show it in court on Monday, and release it to the mainstream media for them to scrutinize, as it relates to this case, directly, and indirectly--due to the fact that the cameraman was capturing video of Mel in regard to his court battles with Oksana and the ongoing controversy over the domestic abuse and extortion allegations, respectively. The video is explosive, and shows Mel to be seemingly deranged. This is the man who is demanding full custody of a child,, after threatening, on several occassions, to kill her mother...and put her in the rose garden?

Posted at 2:56 AM on Nov 21, 2010 by Zip

absolutley one of the lamest posts i have ever read on tmz so far!

Posted at 3:01 AM on Nov 21, 2010 by wondering


Jesus Zip! Rub the delusion out of your ears!

1377 days ago
86.

ThinkingWoman    

RE:
"he doesn't want the child, no better way to hurt a woman then mess with her child. Alllll, every single one, beaters say the woman made them do it, orrrr it was to protect themselves. Get serious. Sadly money talks, she didn't cheat, she didn't embarrass his family with his selfishness, it was all Mel - don't blame the other woman, blame the cheater!"

Posted at 1:13 AM on Nov 21, 2010 by DK
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You certainly have the right to your opinion. I do question some of your "facts" that might have lead to your opinion, however.

"Alllll, every single one, beaters say the woman made them do it, orrrr it was to protect themselves."
~ Your premise is that Mel Gibson is a "beater". However, beaters do not drop from the sky. This is very problematic for your position. He admits freely that he slapped her once. He further states it was due to her shaking their baby.

This statement is consistent to what he said from the beginning. It has not changed, unlike her retellings which have changed numerous times.

~Sadly money talks, she didn't cheat, she didn't embarrass his family with his selfishness, it was all Mel - don't blame the other woman, blame the cheater!

There was no cheating. Mr and Mr. Gibson were legally separated, although not divorced. If you are referring to the possibility he saw other women in addition to Miss Grigorieva, they were not engaged or married. There can be no cheating if not in a monogamous relationship. This may make him a "not nice" boyfriend, but hardly a cheater!

I don't understand your ending: "she didn't embarrass his family with his selfishness". When it comes to embarrassing his family or anyone else, I can not jump into someone's brain or heart to detect their feelings. I can see where her frequent public denouncements of Mr. Gibson would certainly embarrass anyone who knows or loves him, including the child they share (when she is old enough to google this mess).

Miss Grigorieva's actions have been calculated and mean-spirited. I do blame her for her actions. She and she alone has decided to bring this private drama to the media. She and she alone thought she could get more money FOR HERSELF threatening to move into the public forum.

HER DECISION to go public has blown up in her face.

Do I think she'll lose custody? Probably not.

Do I think she may have to change her behavior? Yes, probably.

1377 days ago
87.

observer77    

Pulled from another site.. GOOD read if you have a few minutes.
I really liked this guys 'open letter' to Mel..

If by some odd chance your reading this, please continue. You don't know me. My names Jack. I usually don't go in for dumb "celeb" gossip, but I've always been a big Mel Gisbon fan, and wanted to take this time to write you this letter. As I've said, my fanship gos way back. I think the following story might help you in a rough time. You did that for me once, without knowing ti, so if you want, keep reading and I'll do my best to pay it forward. It all started when I was 13. My friends family took me to see Leathal Weapon. My Dad had commintted suicide 3 days earlier, and like good friends (the kind that are now so hard to come by) they took me in and gave me time away to heal.... Dropping me and Bobby off at the movies that night, they didn't kow Riggs almost kills himself early on in the movie. I'm glad they didn't, because somthing baout the whole thing just clicked with me a jolted me u.p. I saw the strenght in him I wanted to have, the part that was climbing the walls and desprete and clinging, holding on and bearing it, STILL looking for.... whatever it was, and at least not quiting. In the movie, his friendship with Roge Murtaugh helps, and my friendship with Booby helped. But I also have to thanks Mel Gibsons acting in the movie because of the way it effected me.... the way it made me want to be. When Riggs put down that gone, well, it was like, I was hooked. Can't say it would be the same with another actor. Gibson just brought somthign to it all I thought was awesome. I'm Jewish, and so when the media started saying all this about Mel hating Jews, I didn't believe it. Didn't want to, and so I was relieved to find out it was mainly just a drunken rant. Then came this. Mel shooting at his wife, beating her, bruising a 8 month year old baby............ nasty phone calls, the works. People said, "this guys a sick freak! He hates Jews! He beat women! He's a woman beating nazi zealot!" I was hurt, and I'll admitt, a little scared. For years, it had been as simple as, "oh, Mel Gisbon's awesome. I love that guy." Now, I some how realized how much I still NEEDED my hero. There I was, a grown man, going througha hard time in my own life, looking back and realizing just how much this person i didn't even know meant to me. It was kind of strange, really, bhut hardly a day went by since January I didn't think, "jeese, what a mess... I hope that guys ok. I hope, at least the worst of it, isn't true...." I didn't need him to be perfect. Just someone who wasn't what that eveil woman, and the damn media said he was. I watched as the hypocrisies took place. Mel put down. Mel lied about. The vauge array of ideas that every rummor was true, and the concept that one was guilty just by association. Increasingly, it was like even if they were just a bunch of "ugly phopne calls" that was all anyopne remembered him for. I found myself on youtube, watching him gallop into the David Lettermen show on a horse and the crowd going wild. And I'll admitt, in the quiet of my own home, I got a little misty eyed. Mel! WHAT HAPPEND! The covers of magazines ask the same thing. Of course, this was ridiculous. I had my own life to live. What did it matter that I lived in a nation where, even if Mel was innocent, he was guilty by association.... for "syaing dirty things" in a fit of anger. From time to time I wondered, is ANY BODY there for the guy? Of course, a few people have stuck in there. Jode Foster. Danny Glover. Chris Rock. Mickey (wierdo) Rouke. But it seems in Hollywood, the gossip train is eaten up. THey even cut him from the Hangover. Mike Tyson (who really DID do all the things people said he did, and more) was more "acceptable" then the guy who everyone loved when he was up and at'em.... right as rain. I found myself asking a bigger question.... Was this a different country then it had been, just 15-20 years ago? Were we a bunch of hero haters, jsut waiting for them to fall so we could pick them apart like vultures? The kind who would prefer a Vindiesel to Mad Max.... a elietest, polished, pre-packaged George Clooney to a "loose cannon" Martin Riggs or "inconviently passionant" Braveheart. The safety quips fo a Matt Damon (good actor) to the funny, nervous/****y days when Leno ask- hell, begged- Mel for bar fight stories.... Assuring him, whem Mel said it wasn't as big a deal in Australia, that "it used to be that way here too!" They sit there talking about strange ways of picking up chicks by pretending to be forign. You don't get that now! Instead you get 25 year old Anne Hathaway talking about art porn! What happend? Is it that now days, we're all supposed to "know better?" All waiting for the media to tell us what to think? Are we all that sythiezed now? Are we, in a effort to purge our nation (of what I don't know... George Bush? Bible thumpers? White Male ****iness? Or just any idea of self defining, none su=bjective view points) now going off half ****ed to the point of hating a guy like Mel to show how smart and "above it all" we are? A sacraficial goat to the fears of the information over load? I still don't have the answers to this. To these questions, I guess you just have to walk out tin the world and look around. Mel Gibson. You may have anger problems, you may have little filter..... Over the years, you may have lost a certain sincerity and poise (at least in enterviews) that may- or may not- make you look like kind of a sour prick. I bet if I were you, I may understand. I remember when you were different.... when you hadnled yourelf with a kind of grace.... a sincerity and likability that one can't fake in entireity. I guess it was half real or you'd be faking it now too..... which you clearly aren't. But like I said, I understand. For all they can say baout you, I'm so, so, so very glad that at least this truth came out. A little undeniable truth, whether anyone recieves it or not.... Mel Gisbon, rage and all, didn't bruise a baby. Thanks buddy, I needed that one. I worry bout ya buddy. I hope maybe it can help you to know how you inspired a scared 13 year old boy, all those years ago. DOn't tell me it was jsut a movie. I know that. But then, a part of me also knows, after seeing, after feeling your performance, no one's that good a actor. People now say we don't need heros. I do. I need Martin Riggs and Mad Max's and The Patriot! I need Mel Gibson's as big as I can get them! In 1987 a kid went to see a movie, still secretly shivering in his coat, and you gave him somthing no one else could, for all thier trying an love, YOU gave him strength to keep on going. He's still here Mel. A lot of people are. They may not write you long, long emails, but they're there just the same, waiting to believe. I hope you can believe in yourself too.

Posted at 11:02 PM on Nov 20, 2010 by Jus Another Viewer
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To Jack,

Your letter, describing what watching MG in your darkest hour did for you, brought me to tears. I agree with you, your hero is still the same man at heart. It's the USA and some other countries that have changed. The ability to spin is accepted, admired even. All that fakery, smoke, mirrors and LYING.

Mel has been adored for his brashness and his in your face honesty (and may I say, these are two of the things I adore about Australian men) as well as for his wit and acting ability. We've only recently heard about all his good deeds for poor and/or sick children. No spin there! That was all kept very quiet...as acts of charity should be.

There are millions of people worldwide like us, Jack, who wish this good man nothing but the best.

A couple of Hollywood studios can try to influence public opinion but they are not fooling anybody. We can see who is being manipulated and we don't like it. Think of the backlash, Ari.

I still think my idea's a good one. MG, after the Viking movie is in the can, would you please consider joint ventures (starring yourself), the first with a Bollywood studio and the second with a Chinese mainland studio or Shaw Studios in Clearwater Bay, Kowloon? Think of those billion+ fans in each of those two countries! You'd be the MOST POPULAR cinema star IN THE WORLD.

MG is strong and he's got a pure heart. He's going to be just fine, Jack.

1377 days ago
88.

Zip    

Ray: To answer your queston, I don't know what Mel was doing, and I saw no camera, so this is a different incident, however, he was in a rage, and was talking nonsense--just babbling about something in an effort to intidimate the cameraman. The problem? It shows how he acts toward others.

1377 days ago
89.

Zip    

Ray: To answer your queston, I don't know what Mel was doing, and I saw no camera, so this is a different incident, however, he was in a rage, and was talking nonsense--just babbling about something in an effort to intimidate the cameraman. The problem? It shows how he acts toward others.

1377 days ago
90.

little aussie reader    

HIya observer :o)

I don't know if you caught my reply before you left last night. The theatre you went to was Karnak - owned by Diane Cilento - ex-wife of Sean Connery.

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