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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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SayWhat    

GO MEL GO!

Do the right thing Judge Gordon

1349 days ago
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Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

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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.

Posted at 11:08 AM on Nov 22, 2010 by Bobby

There is a TMZ employee in the court room.

1349 days ago
18.

jeebus    

Gosh can't they hurry this up?! I want to know what happened int here!

1349 days ago
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kinm    

why is she "in and out of the courtroom"

1349 days ago
20.

Babushka    

Really quick because my boss is hanging around today -

Vigil lamps are still burning for you Mel. The Theotokos and St. Michael the Archangel are with you in that courtroom. And we all know what THAT means! :)

1349 days ago
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Annie     

Оксана

Я надеюсь, что судья Гордон использует наш 400-летней законов о вас

1349 days ago
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HMD    

why is she "in and out of the courtroom"

Posted at 11:10 AM on Nov 22, 2010 by kinm


Prob because she's playing dumb and is pretending that her lowers are explaining to her v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y what lies she needs to remember....

1349 days ago
23.

Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

Annie: LOL! I hope so too.

1349 days ago
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Jess    

She said "I can't talk to you guys" 17 times when asked questions outside the courthouse. What's the difference between them and Larry King? She spent an hour aswering questions to Larry King but today she can't talk to anyone?

1349 days ago
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azlee    

not looking at ox.... I think he feels bad that he has to do this. but who knows. It also could be to make sure his body language doesn't tell to much on what his lawyers are doing.

If you cared for someone and had to do this because your eyes are opened it would be hard.

1349 days ago
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Annie     

Annie: LOL! I hope so too.

Posted at 11:14 AM on Nov 22, 2010 by Sam

Took me a few tries to word that one in a way that would work :P

1349 days ago
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Char    

She must think the Judge doesn't know she did Larry King interview.

1349 days ago
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Bobby    

why is she "in and out of the courtroom"

Posted at 11:10 AM on Nov 22, 2010 by kinm


Prob because she's playing dumb and is pretending that her lowers are explaining to her v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y what lies she needs to remember....

Posted at 11:13 AM on Nov 22, 2010 by HMD


OMG did any of you actually read that letter from her? my 10 yr old son can spell better than this POS

1349 days ago
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azlee    

she is going in and out of the court room for attention.

she wants mel to pay attention to her I bet.

1349 days ago
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maggie    

are you serious....is that your latest update....he was looking at the ceiling? what's next? he farted?

1349 days ago
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