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Oksana Grigorieva Secretly Met With Sheriff

2/4/2011 10:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Oksana Grigorieva secretly met with L.A. County Sheriff's investigators last week, who grilled her about allegations that she tried to extort millions of dollars from Mel Gibson ... TMZ has learned.

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Sources tell us ... Oksana met the two investigators on January 26, and the investigators fired off a barrage of questions for an hour-and-a-half. 

We're told the investigators were particularly interested in why Oksana decided to hire a civil lawyer rather than a family law attorney when she tried negotiating a settlement with Mel.  The upshot -- the investigators want to know if Oksana was gunning for a payout in return for keeping the explosive tapes secret.

As TMZ first reported ... the L.A. County Sheriff's Department will turn the extortion case over to the L.A. County District Attorney next week.  The D.A. is expected to make a fairly quick decision on whether to charge Oksana with extortion.  The D.A. will also decide whether to charge Mel with domestic violence.

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Lisa    

An hour and a half with LE? Hardly a "grilling" session. I say charge Mel with domestic violence now, even if Oksana isn't charged yet with extortion. If she tried to extort - charges will come. Mel already admitted to hitting Oksana and he shouldn't get away with it just because he is some Hollywood star. I don't care how much she pushed him to do so. I heard those tapes and they were horrible. He's sounded crazy and dangerous. Charge his arse, and continue with the extortion investigation.

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fuddyduddy    

How much you want to bet she turned on the tears and the 'I'm sorry, I'm Russian, I don't understand the law' act?

1266 days ago
18.

angelika466    

Tell,
they probably caught her in so many lies in an hour and half that they didn't need to hear anything else she had to say.

1266 days ago
19.

M. Gabriel    

They should have hooked her ass up to a lie detector and jolted her with bolts of electricity every time she twitched!

1266 days ago
20.

Tellthetruth59    

@Fud - LE has seen all the evidence on her computer. It would take more than tears to convince them this isn't a malignant, vindictive, conniving grifter

1266 days ago
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Tellthetruth59    

Tell,
they probably caught her in so many lies in an hour and half that they didn't need to hear anything else she had to say.

Posted at 6:11 PM on Feb 4, 2011 by angelika466
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She can't keep a story straight. That much we know.

1266 days ago
22.

realist    

Mel's attorneys at the time of mediation were Thomas Hanson and James Asperger. Long firm names - don't remeber them.

1266 days ago
23.

cluesarethere    

Speaking of grilling... How did that ridiculous huge steak and those pork chops come out?

1266 days ago
24.

M. Gabriel    

An hour and a half with LE? Hardly a "grilling" session. I say charge Mel with domestic violence now, even if Oksana isn't charged yet with extortion. If she tried to extort - charges will come. Mel already admitted to hitting Oksana and he shouldn't get away with it just because he is some Hollywood star. I don't care how much she pushed him to do so. I heard those tapes and they were horrible. He's sounded crazy and dangerous. Charge his arse, and continue with the extortion investigation.

Posted at 6:10 PM on Feb 4, 2011 by Lisa
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Lisa...get informed or STFU!

1266 days ago
25.

Bippy    

Should have used a CATTLE PROD on her!!

1266 days ago
26.

fuddyduddy    

When did Mama G get the hell out of Dodge?

And this took place on January 26...

1266 days ago
27.

John    

Tell,
they probably caught her in so many lies in an hour and half that they didn't need to hear anything else she had to say.

Posted at 6:11 PM on Feb 4, 2011 by angelika466

I don't give the California legal system that much credit. Unfortunately, I foresee this thing getting off and Gibson being charged with a lesser offense.

The winners will be the lawyers, the judges, prosecutors and the LA Sheriff's Dept.

Loser will be the child and as usual, the taxpayers of California.

1266 days ago
28.

Shuffle Demon    

OK. So TMZ saying Eric George is a civil attorney not family attorney. Who was Mel's attorney at the settlement again?

Posted at 6:08 PM on Feb 4, 2011 by cluesarethere
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Eric George was her Lawyer during those negotations..

1266 days ago
29.

Chris    

You are right, Lisa. Mel is headed for the orange jump suit, or they might throw out both cases and we can all go back to sleep.

1266 days ago
30.

Shuffle Demon    

So beasically they were using her various contradictions in her previous statements to the media along with her variation of her story as to what occured since they first talked to her...lol... notice how ROL never mentionded this secret meeting... well wouldn't want the public to know she was getting caught in the contradiction trap now would they...

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