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Oksana's Ex-Bodyguard Sides With Mel Gibson

1/20/2011 3:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The person who knows more about Oksana Grigorieva's claims against Mel Gibson than anyone tells TMZ ... Oksana is grossly exaggerating or downright lying about the alleged domestic violence incident.

Kristian Herzog

Kristian Herzog -- who served as Oksana's bodyguard until recently -- tells TMZ, Oksana admitted to him Mel never punched her, as she claimed to authorities.  Rather, Herzog says Oksana told him Mel slapped her, and that's it.  As TMZ first reported, Mel admitted slapping Oksana because he says she was shaking baby Lucia wildly.

Herzog -- who has been subpoenaed by Mel's lawyers in the custody war  -- tells us Oksana admitted to him that she secretly taped Mel Gibson "to pressure Mel to pay her money."  Oksana is currently being investigated by the L.A. County Sheriff's Department for alleged extortion.

Herzog -- who was privy to virtually every conversation Oksana had with her lawyers -- claims he had a sexual relationship with Oksana -- she denies it. 

Herzog -- who runs The Bodyguard Group of Beverly Hills -- calls Oksana a "sexual sorceress."

Oksana's lawyer, Dan Horowitz, had no comment.

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76.

kali    

Her mother left?

1281 days ago
77.

igotfleasfromtmz    

Let a jury get ahold of this russian predator. Though LA only hears what the news puts out there, a jury will get the story piece by piece. There will be more than one Juror who has or knows someone who lost a house , job while this alien gets 40,000 a month tax free for a single baby, all expenses paid- let the Jury at her.

1281 days ago
78.

jjoplin    

wouldn't believe one word that comes out Mel's, Oksana or Kristians mouths. All are just disgusting human beings. And for those of you who will attack on Mel's behalf, save it.
Mel was a legally married man, who cheated on his wife before Oksana, as all Hollywood insiders know, and unfortunately for him, Oksana wasn't the type to keep her mouth shut, or use birth control. Gold digger she is, Saint he is not. And Kristian is just wacked.

1281 days ago
79.

Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

How long is the line up to the DA's office to cut a deal?

Posted at 10:41 AM on Jan 20, 2011 by Celtic


And THAT is the best next question! LOL!


Ox GULAG! :)

1281 days ago
80.

maya    

Cheers everyone! Bottoms up! Skol! It's a great day for a celebration. I wish we could all get together and sing, and dance, and cheer. I feel like hugging the whole world, good times are here again, Oh, happy days....

Maya 28

1281 days ago
81.

John    

A "sexual sorceress" LMAO! Who'd wanna ef her?

1281 days ago
82.

M. Gabriel    

Scooby Doo would've solved this mystery a long time ago. The bitch wants his money. She extorted him. She leaked tapes. She is a whore. She needs to go to jail. She had those two kids, by two famous men, for money. They are dollar signs to her.

Posted at 10:52 AM on Jan 20, 2011 by C
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LOL!!! WTH are you talking about? Didn't you know they longed for her because she is so elite and glamorous! And this was the only way to have claims to her celebrity status! HA, HA, HA!!!!

1281 days ago
83.

fuddyduddy    

This guy has a credibility issue. If what he says NOW is true, why did he put up all those lies about Mel on the Bodyguards website.I guess the russian whore has some bag of tricks stashed... err, well, somewhere.

Posted at 10:32 AM on Jan 20, 2011 by SayWhat
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Credibility issues will be nil when Herzog backs what he says with evidence. Recall--he ha 1000's of emails/texts between him and OG.

1281 days ago
84.

diogenes    

Kali:

http://www.tmz.com/2011/01/20/oksana-grigorieva-lucia-mel-gibson-photo-picture/8/#comments-anchor

1281 days ago
85.

MyLife    

Unless herzog has proof I don't think this will work in Mel's favor. Question I want answered is why would Oxi's team throw herzog under the bus if they knew he could go against them? Maybe they wanted to discredit him so nothing he says will mean anything in a court of law.

1281 days ago
86.

maya    

Oh my God, there is a light at the end of this long, long, long, dark tunnel.

Maya 28

1281 days ago
87.

Firefly    

Unfortunately, everything Herzog put in to print/net WILL be used to impeach his credibility, no matter what proof he may claim to have. Add in the fact that he is a convicted felon and Oxy's "lowers" will have a field day with him if he ever takes the stand.

Hate to say it, but it's true.

Posted at 10:51 AM on Jan 20, 2011 by Snow White

That may be true but he does have e-mails and text messages to back up what he says. If Ox sent them then her fate is sealed.Yahoo and Yeha

1281 days ago
88.

all about the money    

If the bodyguards claims are true then I would be getting worried that Oksana is going to take Lucia and run. If Oksana knows the gig is up and she is now at serious risk of being charged with extortion which will destroy her custody case she might just go out of country back to Russia. Not sure if the US has an agreement with Russia to be able to get Lucia or if its kind of like a Saudi thing...

1281 days ago
89.

Curious    

I'm still wondering about Mr. Kris's presence during lawyer meetings. He's a third party with no non-disclosure agreement. Doesn't that invalidate privileged communications?
Maybe there was some legal mumbo-jumbo since Attorney George apparently required a waiver?

Polygraphs, as one poster suggested, are inadmissable as evidence - it's not an exact science and responses are left to the interpretation of the administrator.

Carrier records drawn on Miss Oksana's phone and computer can verify when and to where calls/messages/mails were sent. Mr. Kris would be testifying to the receipt of those communications and their possible context. He may also have sat in on a meeting or two with Attorney George since he claims the relationship began in May.

His statement of Miss Oksana's admission that Mr. Mel only slapped her is hearsay unless stated under oath. It is, however, supported by other sworn declarations of the pediatrician and the internist, neither of which noted any bruising or swelling that would result from being punched twice by an enraged adult male.

Mr. Kris definitely has a credibility problem, but if there's hard evidence and corroborating testimony to back what he has to say, then I don't think Miss Oksana has much wiggle room.

I just hope the man is smart enough to get a new lawyer.

1281 days ago
90.

Shuffle Demon    

LMAO... where is Team OxyMoron's village idiot Scotty...she'd enjoy this story....lol

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