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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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307 COMMENTS

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61.

Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

LOL! Yes, he did! The gospel according to John...great line in the movie!

Posted at 11:34 AM on Nov 22, 2010 by fuddyduddy


Well, as a heathen, I don't understand the line. :(

1339 days ago
62.

Shuffle Demon    

51.
Allowing Lucia to 'trick or treat' her way down the sex offenders registry would be preferable to allowing this unfit mother Oksana to retain custody. Still, the American justice system is grossly biased against fathers so the likelihood of the judge ruling in favour of Mel in this action would be remote under the best of cir***stances.

Posted at 11:30 AM on Nov 22, 2010 by Zach Swan
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Believe iot or not but the courts aren\t that fair to Fathers just in the U.S. This has been going on all over for years and years....a lot of people don't believe it but there is a fair bit of bias, but I agree with you that I don't think OxSanity will lose custody, but I do believe she will get a serious spanking from the Judge over this.... I think she should as well...I hate to see what will happen when Lucia grows up and learns of her mothers past and her constant barage of attempts of alienation towards her father

1339 days ago
63.

LISA    

This is the lowest thing Mel has ever done or tried to do. disgusting. smh.

Posted at 11:32 AM on Nov 22, 2010 by lisa

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Wrong! He's doing the right thing getting her out of a crazy and vindictive woman's hands.
There is no telling what she's capable of doing. Oksana's mental state is seriously in question. Better safe than sorry.

1339 days ago
64.

Annie     

Monkeys belong in cages without keyboards!

1339 days ago
65.

Kate    

Harvey,

The crap Gibson photos are OLD. VERY OLD.

1339 days ago
66.

azlee    

confused, it probably hadn't started yet.

1339 days ago
67.

kinm    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTqsHMjvWfA

1339 days ago
68.

TrumanD    

I'm sure the judge is none to happy with the comments Oksana repeatedly made against him on Larry King. She tried to defame him several times with her remarks. And this AFTER Judge Gordon warned her not to do any public speaking. He tells her don't do that, her reply? To go on Larry King & not only bash Mel Gibson, but also Judge Gordon! Incredulous! Who would do that??

Mel's team may be thinking that even if they don't win a judgement, at least they are getting this all into the record for future use. We all know at some point Oksana IS going to lose that baby. It's inevitable. She's nuts.

1339 days ago
69.

Shuffle Demon    

55.
This is the lowest thing Mel has ever done or tried to do. disgusting. smh.

Posted at 11:32 AM on Nov 22, 2010 by lisa
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Yeah! heaven forbid he should stand up to OxSanity constant bashing and trying to use his daughter against him for strictly monetary reasons....

1339 days ago
70.

azlee    

theresa, that is what was reported. We really don't know at this point, but that is what was reported that Mel had said.

1339 days ago
71.

poirot    

There's no way the judge will let Mel have Lucia all to himself after he admitted to slapping Oksana. That's abuse which he's admitted to. Then on top of that Oksana says he physically abused her on more than one occassion. Mel is an abuser. Lucia should remain in the care of her mother. Mel is throwing his weight around. Once a bully always a bully. This is his way of scaring Oksana. He doesn't want the baby full time nor will that happen.

Posted at 11:26 AM on Nov 22, 2010 by S.D.W.


HER COUNTLESS LIES AND CONTRADICTIONS HAVE BEEN EXPOSED.

Familiarize yourself with the facts.

1339 days ago
72.

kinm    

Mel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1RftSbhFQo

1339 days ago
73.

Fidel's niece    

Ok$a "I am ready for my close up Mr.DeMille" GrigorLIARva,
is going in and out of the courtroom,
hopping that there will be paps in the corridor
to take her picture.

Crush her, Mel, like a bug!


***Team Mel***

1339 days ago
74.

TrumanD    

There's no way the judge will let Mel have Lucia all to himself after he admitted to slapping Oksana. That's abuse which he's admitted to. Then on top of that Oksana says he physically abused her on more than one occassion. Mel is an abuser. Lucia should remain in the care of her mother. Mel is throwing his weight around. Once a bully always a bully. This is his way of scaring Oksana. He doesn't want the baby full time nor will that happen.

Posted at 11:26 AM on Nov 22, 2010 by S.D.W.

Sorry, SDW... she has lied too many times. The woman has ZERO credibility! She's been lying to & hiding things from this judge from the start, & he is aware. It's in the court records.

1339 days ago
75.

Shuffle Demon    

Down with Racist Mel. He is a sociopathic abuser.

Posted at 11:36 AM on Nov 22, 2010 by Bubbles The Chimp
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lol...oh yeah, let's forget about the woman who is exploiting him for cash..and trying to hold hostage his access to a daughter to further her own desires... cause she is such a good parent! And I am guessing you think Charlie Sheen is a saint, even though Mel has never been charged or convicted of any abuse...

1339 days ago
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