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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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106.

ThinkBeforeYouSpeak    

93.
Finally thank god!

This douche may finally get his come uppence.

And the DA should chastise the L.A. County Sheriff's Department for their blatent misuse of resources and man hours on the supposed extortion claim.

No extortion ever took place infact it's quite the opposite Oksana ran everything by her lawyers first.

This has been nothing more then a typical high profile child custody case from the begining,Like it or not everyone's dirty laundry comes out in divorce and child custody cases.

He's been a douche for a long time but because of who he was and his friendships rarely was he called out for being a douche.

This time his friends at L.A. County Sheriff's Department couldn't even save or help him,Even though they tried hahaha.

Though I'm sure whatever happens to him he'll just chalk this one up to the JEWS again like the sick bastard he his.

Posted at 4:01 AM on Feb 28, 2011 by Sqiggy

Well some people still have brains around here huh.

To clarify some imbeciles here believe that the DA is to blame for the disgusting waste of resources money time and manpower put into this case and sorry to burst your little bubble but that is compeletly incorrect the sherrif's department went to the DA before with what they had the DA said this is squat nada zip nothing come back when you have something and the sherrif's department then decided to make their favortism to their loving friend Mel Gibson BLANTANTLY clear by wasting valuble resources time and money and manhours on a supposed claim that never took place.

As the other poster said they should be chastised certainly the higher ups in the sheriff's department that were in charge of the supposed extortion claim should be reprimanded or fired for allowing a case that had no basis in fact to waste such resources.

1249 days ago
107.

Originalkat    

Let's hope the sources are not correct because there is plainly enough to charge her beyond a doubt just with what TMZ has given out.

1249 days ago
108.

Ray    

ThinkBeforeYouSpeak

Care to share when you had access to evidence of the case?

1249 days ago
109.

janet    

Gibson want's nothing to do with Ox in anyway. He has joint custody of his daughter that's all he wants. Just cause she's the mother doesn't mean a thing except for money.

1249 days ago
110.

gonesi    

Well some people still have brains around here huh.

To clarify some imbeciles here believe that the DA is to blame for the disgusting waste of resources money time and manpower put into this case and sorry to burst your little bubble but that is compeletly incorrect the sherrif's department went to the DA before with what they had the DA said this is squat nada zip nothing come back when you have something and the sherrif's department then decided to make their favortism to their loving friend Mel Gibson BLANTANTLY clear by wasting valuble resources time and money and manhours on a supposed claim that never took place.

As the other poster said they should be chastised certainly the higher ups in the sheriff's department that were in charge of the supposed extortion claim should be reprimanded or fired for allowing a case that had no basis in fact to waste such resources.

Posted at 4:40 AM on Feb 28, 2011 by ThinkBeforeYouSpeak
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BS!! Unlike Octomom, or the many other leaches in CA., Mel Gibson pays a lot of taxes. Enough I'm sure, to have paid for this investigation 10 times over.

On the other side of the coin, people like Oki and Octomom, (they have so much in common), are a drain on taxpayers.

Asking for 15 million for spreading your legs is a lot.

As I stated earlier, Allred has to be grinning from ear to ear. A whole new set of press conferences will be called off just after the package arives in the mail. What an unethical way to make money!

Cal. should change their laws.

1249 days ago
111.

Anna    

#3 JLS, do you actually listen to yourself make an a*s of yourself or is your fantasy world reality for you???

You write here that Mel deserve to be charged and no one should be slapped yet you are singing Charlie Sheens praises on the other story when he "accidently" shooting Kelly Preston while they were dating, he was accused of uttering threats to his then pregnant wife Denise, oh and wait using the N word and calling her a N c*nt and finally he was charged with assult and putting a knife to his last wifes neck and threatening to kill her!!

So let's see, Mel 1 strike and Cherlie 3 strikes, yet you fantasize about Cherlie telling everyone how great he is yet you are all over Mel???

How about you chatter a flight and go find him with his 2 whores and see if he will add you to the list of possible wife number 4??

1249 days ago
112.

MyLife    

Question for the legal experts:

If they don't charge her with extortion....Can they charge her with something else...slander, illegal taping...etc?

1249 days ago
113.

MyLife    

Question for the legal experts:

If they don't charge her with extortion....Can they charge her with something else...slander, illegal taping...etc?

1249 days ago
114.

Midwesterner    

I agree with whoever it was (Shocker?) who said this could have been posted earlier. It certainly didn't develop as a story overnight. And there certainly was time to proofread it.

Is this rumor true? If so, it is utterly ridiculous that the DA waited this long to charge Mel. He's had the results of the investigation into DV for how long now? Three months? More? I have never understood how the DA justified sitting on evidence of a crime he could prosecute just because it was "related" to another case.

Most of all, what is disturbing about this scenario is that Ox would not be charged with anything. If there is so much evidence of extortion, why is she not going to be charged with (at least) illegally taping Mel?

Or did "the kids" (as Ketjo calls them) get carried away with the captioning while Harvey was watching the Oscars?

1249 days ago
115.

cregis    

If a judge lets the Oksana case get to the jury, there probably will be a conviction because everybody hates her. The DA should go for it.

1249 days ago
116.

emily    

ummmm...really? Don't you mean the "die" is not officially cast? How do you cast dye? I do realize this is TMZ... I just really think if you're going to use a phrase you should know what it means. Otherwise you sound like an idiot.

1249 days ago
117.

gonesi    

According to the new ROL story. Ox wants to "co-parent" with the man she claimed "beat" her and "punched her in the face. TWICE." Purpose of this story is to make Ox look reasonable and forgiving and Mel look bad. It's also an effort on her part to get near Mel again because it's no secret she wants him back. What a sick, twisted, b.itch.

Posted at 4:23 AM on Feb 28, 2011 by Tellthetruth59

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What a fool she is, one day at one of these 'forced' meetings. That kid is going to do something just like it's mother, and he is gonna look at it, and look at her, and then just walk away....forever

genes are 50/50............for that child, she should quit with mocking "meet me at the doctor's office honey" and not make it so easy to see the mother and daughter side by side.

What a piece of trash she is.

1249 days ago
118.

john    

NOW is the time to really, really , get serious about going after the DA!

Listen, people, I have for months , told lots of people here that the DA is a coward and political. And some of you guys for MEL were saying, let it all play out, the TRUTH will win out and oksana will get what is coming to her.

I also said that the Cops were mad at the DA for not charging her, the cops went to outside lawyers to show DA it is extortion, the COPS spent months gathering evidence and have since the summer told the DA to charge her.

The Cops also feel that Mel was justified in slapping oskana, so the COPS have been doing behind the scenes stuff to make this STUPID DA charge oksana.

So everybody for MEL or against this oksana sociolpath, please stay focused and not talk about cooking, and all the other friendly stuff.

Everybody, lets focus on this DA and dig, dig, dig, into his past like we did with oksana's past and show the DA's past dealings with these extortion lawyers. Does he get money from them on his re-election.

In effect, the DA is corrupt and the governor and FBI and the Justice dept should look into this. We all know CA seems to be the breeding ground of these extortion type lawyers, and it could be these extortion lawyers are paying off the DA (political contributions to be able to get away with it. It's what made gloriahole and spawn rich, and these other slim-my lawyers rich, 42 of them.

Yeah, I'm venting, but after months of being with you guys, it seemed at times that we were not keeping our eye on the ball. And I know we have being making friends on this board and that's cool, if we can now put our collective focus on this DA and his past and turn up the heat, we can expose this extortion lawyer racket.

This is really evil, how the DA has handled this case, almost as evil as oksana.

Why was he given the case, did he ask for it, what is his record on these type cases.

1249 days ago
119.

Chip    

Going through 50 lawyers just to make Mel pay for them ought to be extortion by itself

1249 days ago
120.

Tellthetruth59    

@gonesi - if the ROL story is true Mel shouldn't have even gone to the doctor appointment. He's playing right into that manipulator's hands.

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