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D.A. On Verge Of Charging Mel Gibson

2/28/2011 11:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Sources connected with the Mel Gibson criminal investigation tell TMZ ... Gibson is about to be charged with domestic violence, but Oksana Grigorieva will not be charged with extortion.

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Multiple sources say the die is not officially cast, but the powers that be think there's enough evidence to prosecute Mel, however not enough to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Oksana extorted him -- notwithstanding that she demanded $15 million from him in return for keeping the tapes secret.

All of our sources say ... the turning point for prosecutors was the fact that prior to Oksana going to the Sheriff's Department and accusing Gibson of domestic violence, Mel's family law attorneys filed a declaration in the family law case, in which Mel admits to slapping Oksana -- he says because she was shaking baby Lucia wildly and feared Shaken Baby Syndrome.
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We're told the likely charge against Mel will be misdemeanor domestic violence -- he will not be charged with a felony.  Misdemeanor domestic violence carries a maximum penalty of six months in jail.

Sources say the extortion investigation has become a bone of contention between the D.A. and the L.A. County Sheriff's Department.  We're told Sheriff's investigators believe there is sufficient evidence -- much of which has not been made public -- to prosecute Oksana, but the D.A. doesn't agree.

As for a timetable ... we're told the decision is expected in the next two weeks, and very possibly this week.

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136.

realist    

Good morning all. I am not surprised about this story, I expected it, as to Mel.

What bothers me is the other half of this debacle. At the very least, if extortion is too much of a stretch, Oxy should be charged with the 8 or 9 counts of illegal taping. I may not be reading it right, but CA Penal Code says in a domestic violence situation, a victim can record, provided there is an application for, or a Domestic Violence restraining order, which includes permission to record, signed by a judge.

We all know this is not the case here. At least not when she admits making the recordings in February, 2010. She didn't even go to LE until June!

So, again we wait and see.

1297 days ago
137.

realist    

Good morning all. I am not surprised about this story, I expected it, as to Mel.

What bothers me is the other half of this debacle. At the very least, if extortion is too much of a stretch, Oxy should be charged with the 8 or 9 counts of illegal taping. I may not be reading it right, but CA Penal Code says in a domestic violence situation, a victim can record, provided there is an application for, or a Domestic Violence restraining order, which includes permission to record, signed by a judge.

We all know this is not the case here. At least not when she admits making the recordings in February, 2010. She didn't even go to LE until June!

So, again we wait and see.

1297 days ago
138.

Cochise    

3. This is appropriate. You cannot slap ANYONE without being charged and he even admitted it.

I also do NOT believe Oksana ever had the intention of extorting him. There isn't any evidence strong enough to warrant her being charged.

Good for the DA. He is applying California Law very well in this matter.

Posted at 1:07 AM on Feb 28, 2011 by JLS

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You are so full of it. Women hit men all the time and get away with it. Even admitting it or doing it in front of others. They rarely get charged.

If you don't believe Oksana tried to extort him, you're a retard.

1297 days ago
139.

Paulette    

He admits to slapping her, yes, but she admitted to him in an email (which I'm sure is a part of the extortion case) that "As far as the tapes go. I only played one to my lawyer becouse on march 15 Michelle proposed on ur behalf not a very generous gift for our daughter and there was nothing for me."

http://tmz.vo.llnwd.net/o28/newsdesk/tmz_do***ents/0922_mel_oksana_05.pdf

So if the D.A. is going to use the admission a slap to charge Mel, then IN THE NAME OF JUSTICE AKA NOT HAVING A DOUBLE STANDARD, he should use that admission of Oksana to charge her TOO for extortion! And let a jury decide who is guilty of what!

God help them!

1297 days ago
140.

realist    

sorry for double post. Itchy trigger finger this a.m.

1297 days ago
141.

janet    

The Gibson Ox story as been the biggest for TMZ. Harvey even said he will hate to see this story go.

1297 days ago
142.

beachgal    

Finally, We KNEW psycho mini-Mal would be charged when we heard the tapes, saw the pics and then he admitted to 'slapping' her.

Crooked Sheriff Baca is pals with psycho mini-Mel so of course he's not happy. Good for the DA.

1297 days ago
143.

dunamis    

I remember in Mel saying in his depo posted on TMZ something about OG was hitting him also during the Jan. 6 fight. If she admitted to it during a depo (which she would say was in self-defense), then it would be the same premise as Mel slapping her in Lucia's defense.

They both may be charged with DV.

1297 days ago
144.

SOOTHE    

Can the sheriff be more obvious that he is in Gibson's back pocket? He'll have Gibson out in a couple of days. This guy
has a reputation of being star struck, he needs to be investigated himself.

1297 days ago
145.

Midwesterner    

Is it possible that the new delay would be for a grand jury to meet? Would the public know if a grand jury were meeting?

1297 days ago
146.

Sefa    

They should have just dropped both charges. The whole case stinks and they both acted like selfish prats. Lets call it even and move on.

1297 days ago
147.

champix_o    

Whatever happens ... I hope Mel Gibson won't make a deal with the DA and plea.
Lets hear from Ox - the star witness :)
Lets Jurors listen to her various versions of events :)
Lets Jurors to find out how she supported herself before Mel :)

Lets Jurors decide!

1297 days ago
148.

Midwesterner    

I remember in Mel saying in his depo posted on TMZ something about OG was hitting him also during the Jan. 6 fight. If she admitted to it during a depo (which she would say was in self-defense), then it would be the same premise as Mel slapping her in Lucia's defense.

They both may be charged with DV.

Posted at 5:30 AM on Feb 28, 2011 by dunamis

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Never happen. If the DA thinks he can convict Mel, it's because Sacha's testimony is going to enter into the picture. He's not going to say anything against his mother.

1297 days ago
149.

Muppet    

Just more proof the justice system is broken! Now every woman that wants alot of $$$ will be carrying a tape recorder and editing what is said!
Mel needs to move out of the USA, and especially California where it's so corrupt it's laughable!

1297 days ago
150.

observer77    

http://mk-ararat.am/e-mk/topics/?id=119

What else is included in the plans of Russian beauties, we decided to ask her "ideological mastermind" Peter Listerman.

Oksana gave birth to a daughter. Do you think she will call you at the christening?
Peter Listerman: "It is called. Moreover, if a boy was born, it would be called after me - Peter. "

You have to press that it was thanks to you, Oksana met with Mel ...
Peter: "It was one of the most beautiful of my special actions to promote Slavic girls in the West. It all started when I introduced Oksana on the set of Gibson's new project, "Edge of Darkness." She's a musician by training, so work for her was found. Oksana began to write music for films. In love with her all on the set - it is a very romantic girl. Finally, and Mel noticed her, they all began to spin ... "

And Oksana something How do you know?
PETER: "WE COME FROM SARANSK, WHERE THEY WERE INTRODUCED.

WHOSE WAS IT ORDER? WHAT WAS YOUR BONUS?
PETER: "THAT WAS ****ING IMPROVISATION ON MY PART. BUT THE AWARD FOR HER I GOT. HOW AND FROM WHOM IT WAS - IT'S A SECRET. "

Did you expect such a development?
Peter: "Everything went exactly according to my script ..."

Oksana abandoned content, which she proposed to Mel ... In your opinion, it is reasonable to do that?
Peter: "It comes exactly as I had taught her. She knows how to confuse the right man and keep it to yourself. On her part, this is a very literate step. Americans like strong and independent women. "

Do you think Mel would marry her?
Peter: "OKSANA KNEW HOW TO GET NOT JUST GREAT, BUT THE MAXIMUM. A CHILD OF MEL GIBSON - IT IS MUCH STEEPER THAN THE WEDDING RING FROM HIM."
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So, Listermann received compensation from someone to hook OG up with MG....but he says it's a secret who it is that paid him.

And who among us honestly feels there was no hint of a conspiracy against MG? When one of the main players ADMITS to it??? You're kidding, right?!!

This story is so much bigger than that of an ageing, unattractive prostitute entrapping a famous actor. There is WAY more to it.

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