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Oksana vs. Mel -- Tensions and Stakes Are High

11/22/2010 4:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Oksana Grigorieva and Mel Gibson are in the same courtroom right now as Mel fights to strip her of custody, but so far not a word has been spoken between them ... and the tension is obvious.

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Mel has avoided making any eye contact with Oksana, often looking at the ceiling.

As TMZ first reported, Mel is taking a radical legal step -- asking Judge Scott Gordon to strip Oksana of custody, prohibit overnight visits with Lucia and only allow her supervised visitation.  And as we reported, Mel's lawyers want the new arrangement for the next 6 months, after which the judge can re-evaluate it.

Oksana has been in and out of the courtroom with her lawyers.  Several witnesses are in the hallway, including Oksana's mother, music producer Jimmy Hoyson, the nanny, and the private monitor Mel hired.

They've been in court since 9:00 AM and the hearing is supposed to last all day.

Keep refreshing for the latest updates ...

UPDATE 1:40 PM PT -- Oksana's mom is getting ready to take the stand, with the help of an interpreter.

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Jess    

Give em hell Mel!

1430 days ago
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Who'sThat    

Go Mel! God Bless!!

1430 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

maniac mel looks normal..like he is drunk again..nothing unusual about that

1430 days ago
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moussemaker    

How does TMZ know that Mel's "often looking at the ceiling" when they are not allowed inside the court room?

1430 days ago
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Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

Go Mel! Team Lucia/Team Mel!

1430 days ago
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Bobby    

go MEL! willful misconduct for violation of a judges direct order for every interview she did and the visitation.if this judge sides with oinksy he might as well kiss his judicial career goodbye!

1430 days ago
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theresa    

this is not a consequence free world.

1430 days ago
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kim purdy    

God, wouldn't poor little Lucia be proud if she knew what idiots her parents are???

1430 days ago
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Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

Mel has avoided making any eye contact with Oksana, often looking at the ceiling.

He's praying for his daughter.

1430 days ago
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Jess    

Seems fair considering the fact that for the first 8 months of her life her mother kept her away from her father unless he paid her in cash.

1430 days ago
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Bobby    

How does TMZ know that Mel's "often looking at the ceiling" when they are not allowed inside the court room?

Posted at 11:05 AM on Nov 22, 2010 by moussemaker

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that would be because it is a public building and he is in a hallway area.

1430 days ago
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Oh no!    

In the end will be two corpses burnt to char, and one little baby Lucia who is going to suffer the most.

1430 days ago
13.

Char    

I hope the Judge rules on the side of caution and awards Mel custody!!!!!! She needs an evaluation.

1430 days ago
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anonym    

Go Mel! Show the truth to the world!
GOD BLESS YOU,MEL!!!!

1430 days ago
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mama9    

Keep refreshing for the latest updates ...

LOL TMZ

1430 days ago
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