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Mel Gibson Sentence -- The Chris Brown Factor

3/11/2011 8:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Although Chris Brown's name was never mentioned in Mel Gibson's hearing today -- Brown's sentence may have been a factor in determining Mel's fate.


One of the reasons Mel didn’t get jail time is because the L.A. County District Attorney has to show  some kind of consistency in their plea bargains.  Chris Brown's case is notable because he pled guilty to felony assault -- for beating the crap out of Rihanna -- and was sentenced to 5 years probation ... no time behind bars.

Even if Mel did knock Oksana's veneers out -- something he has not admitted -- it would be impossible to justify sending Mel to jail and Chris to community service.

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I think in a way you are RIGHT, us regular people on these BLOGS did do research on oksana and have reported our findings.

In fact, the news media didn't investigate oksana and just printed what oksana's PR firms were planting in the news.

I'm sure you are aware that Jaffe who was/is oksana's PR rep planted all those stories on RADAR and all the other news outlets just re-printed Radar's posts.

So irish35 , thanks , for commenting on how wonderful a job we did in showing average people "oksana" for the extortionist she is.

TMZ in beginning of this story, for about 2 weeks was getting scooped by RADAR.COM on this story. Even TMZ was just repeating RADAR.COM stuff.

Then I and a few others started sharing how unfair it all seemed, Harvey was on vacation at the time, and probably read some of our stuff.

And I wrote open letter to Harvey a number of times saying that RADAR.COM is gonna take you guys down if you don't start investigating this story yourself . And I told harvey to do the "counter intuitive" thing, go against all the other media just repeating RADAR.COM stuff. If you don't, I told him, RADAR.COM will be the new kid on the Block.

So, in a way, it was us on TMZ , not even TMZ, that turned this thing around. Mainstream Media has been OUTED, we now see the connection between Lawyer Extortion PR firms planting stories and REAL reporting.

Seems like Mainstream doesn't have money to investigate stuff anymore, so we did.

Also, many of us saw that MEL was not defending himself at all in the Media, NANA, nothing, so many of us stepped up to the plate and posted for "TEAM MEL".

We don't know, you could be paid oksana supporter, understand she has 42 lawyers and a number of pr firms since the beginning of this, and PR firms job is to go to press and blogs and present their clients viewpoint.

It will be very hard for oksana to go to civil court NOW and ask for 200 million or 1 million of Mel's money, because on cross-examination all the crap she has done will become public.

Mel's lawyers have gathered a lot of info on oksana and will destroy her on cross.

In fact, Mel probably has better chance of going after her in civil court for slander/libel and other stuff like that, since she kept talking and talking and he kept QUIET.

That smiley Picture of oksana , with her 2 chipped teeth, just shows veneers came off, her lips are not swollen. Then look at the picture next to her's and look at the swollen lips. Big difference and the other woman , was not SMILING, like oksana.

Showing that picture to jury in civil case should about rap it up. oksana's son will be discounted, and Mel's lawyers will say he was coached. And get the Bodyguard to share all the dirt on oksana. And others.

Many of us in blogs across the WORLD have exposed this oksana extortion plot, that is why we are TEAM MEL.

Now if the Media could WAKE UP and print the REAL story, the LAWYER EXTORTION RACKET IN LA and the Corrupt DA who allows it to continue.

1320 days ago


how does some one get probation for beating some one 1/2 to death? Some how he is selling his music with no problem-- why would any one support this guy should be in prison if he didn't have high priced lawyer

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Diane, please do your homework before you bash posters on this board. A good portion of the "team Mel" posters are in fact REAL DV survivors. They have suffered far worse than you and I, don't appreciate Oksana making light out of the situation for her own monetary gain. None of the posters here from what I have seen condones DV in the least.

1320 days ago


lol. must be great to be white.

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As I am reading these comments, the most disturbing to me are the ones saying "he should have knocked all her teeth out" "she deserved it" "she's a whore". Wow. This is why women don't report abuse. The victim is attacked even more. Stacy, if you are a woman, you especially should be ashamed of yourself. I hope it never happens to you. I am quite sure you would feel differently then.

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Scarlett, I was directing my comments to the ones saying the aforementioned things about O deserving worse, etc.

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As I am reading these comments, the most disturbing to me are the ones saying "he should have knocked all her teeth out" "she deserved it" "she's a whore". Wow. This is why women don't report abuse. The victim is attacked even more. Stacy, if you are a woman, you especially should be ashamed of yourself. I hope it never happens to you. I am quite sure you would feel differently then.

Posted at 5:15 PM on Mar 11, 2011 by Diane
It didn't happen to me, and it didn't happen to Oksana either. She's a liar who falsely accused a famous man because she knew how important his image is, she wanted to extort him and take his money. When she couldn't do that, her and the media were in cahoots to ruin his image.

You should be ashamed of yourself for believing their lies like a simpleton.

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I don't see any damage on her. She is such a liar.


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@Fidel's niece : I am comparing blind support by fans. (sidenote:I lived in L.A. during that trial, I remember the fear of riots because of that racist idiot police officer that made a mess of things. That trial should have never taken place in L.A.) Celebrities never get the same treatment as regular people, not even in court.

@Scarlett: A lot of people are "REAL DV survivors". Often people with that past suffer from PTSD and other things which create mixed emotions and can too often make them sympathise with abusers. I don't think some survivors supporting Team Mel makes that position okay.

1320 days ago


Of course it's fair look at her smile.. She's saying cha ching!!

1320 days ago


is that Lloyd Christmas on the left?

Posted at 5:33 PM on Mar 11, 2011 by tonyclifton

ROFL..they act the same and I've never seen both in the same place at the same time..... ; )

1320 days ago


She did that herself - no damage to her face or lips - yeah all part of her master plan. Her time will come.

1320 days ago


Oksana is a money hungry whore! Mel should have talked to Timothy Dalton before going out with this piece of trash. She just wants her payday, and since they live in this ass-backward state of CA, she'll win and Mel has to pay for all her lawyers! Insane!!!!

1320 days ago


Mel Gibson - Oksana Grigorieva - Who's who in today's battery misdemeanor plea

March 11th, 2011 7:58 pm ET

Ruth Houston

Celebrity Infidelity Examiner

Today Mel Gibson officially struck a plea deal that effectively ends his battle against Oksana Grigorieva’s false domestic violence claims against him.

This months- long 3-part legal battle has finally been brought to a halt, but not before numerous lives were impacted, and numerous people were drawn into the fray. See Mel Gibson’s Plea Deal Brings Oksana Grigorieva’s Grandstanding to a Screeching Halt

Below is a brief overview of a few of the key people who were involved – for better or for worse - in the Mel Gibson - Oksana Grigorieva “soap opera.”

NOTE: Look for a more in-depth 2-part break down of who’s who in the Mel Gibson – Oksana Grigorieva legal battle.

Part 1 will cover all of the key players – some of whom were behind the scenes.

Part 2 will cover the key attorneys on both sides of this legal battle, and the key witnesses

Meanwhile, the list below will give you the information you need to follow to identify the key players, and the slideshow to the left will show you what they look like, or click here to see pictures of the people involved.

Who’s Who in the Mel Gibson – Oksana Grigorieva Legal Battle

Mel Gibson
Actor/director , accused of domestic violence by Oksana Grigorieva, his former Russian mistress and the mother of his 17-month daughter, Lucia. See What REALLY Happened the Night Oksana Grigorieva Claimed She was Punched by Mel and Is Mel Gibson Guilty of Domestic Violence? Before You Say Yes, Check the Facts

Oksana Grigorieva
Russian singer/pianist, former mistress of Mel Gibson, and mother of their daughter, baby Lucia – accused of illegally taping phone conversations and using them to extort an extra $10 million dollars from Mel Gibson after reneging on a $15 million financial package. See The GENEROUS Financial Offer Oksana Reneged on in Hopes of Extorting Mel Gibson for More and $15 Million Was Not Enough for Gold Digger Oksana Grigorieva and Oksana Walks on Extortion Charges – It’s Now Open Season on Rich and Famous Men

Baby Lucia
17 -month old daughter of Mel Gibson and his former Russian mistress, Oksana Grigorieva. See Why Mel Gibson, NOT Oksana Grigorieva, Should Have Custody of Baby Lucia and Oksana More Interested in Badmouthing Mel Gibson than in Custody of Baby Lucia

14-year-oldson of Russian singer Oksana Grigorieva, from her previous relationship with actor Timothy Dalton.

Timothy Dalton
British actor who formerly played 007/James Bond. Dalton is the father of Oksana Grigorieva’s teenage son Alexander. See The Story Behind Oksana’s Claim of Timothy Dalton Testifying against Mel Gibson

Kris Herzog
Ex-bodyguard of Oksana Grigorieva and baby Lucia, and Oksana’s former confidant and lover. Former CEO of the Bodyguard Group which employs U.S. veterans. See 10 Things About Kristian Herzog, Oksana Grigorieva's Secret Lover and Ex-Bodyguard and Herzog, Oksana’s Lover, Bodyguard, May Have Vital Info on Mel Gibson Extortion

Blair Berk
Mel Gibson’s attorney – a highly respected Hollywood attorney with an impressive client list.

Daniel Horowitz
One of Oksana’s 2 remaining attorneys, (she’s gone through over 40 of them, so far) and the longest one on her case. When Horowitz came onboard, all of Oksana’s remaining lawyers jumped ship. That should tell you something about his reputation. See Oksana is Toxic - Another Lawyer Quits at the Worst Possible Time

Martin Garbus
The other lead attorney on Oksana’s case. Garbus, a New York attorney, who had to petition the court to allow him to practice in California was also Herzog, the bodyguard’s lawyer. Herzog may have introduced Garbus to Oksana. When Herzog was fired, Garbus tried to play both ends against the middle.

Judge Scott Gordon
The presiding judge in Mel and Oksana’s child custody case. A former prosecutor in the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, specializing in domestic violence.

Gloria Allred
The attorney who got $10 million hush money for Tiger Woods mistress Rachel Uchitel. Oksana consulted with Allred first, regarding the illegal tapes she made, before hiring another Eric Georg to make her $15 million deal with Mel.

Eric George
The attorney who negotiated Oksana’s $15 million deal with Mel for herself and baby Lucia, which she signed, then promptly reneged on when someone told her she could have gotten millions more. See Oksana Grigorieva Being Sued by Her Own Lawyer in the Mel Gibson Case and Why Oksana Grigorieva Stiffed the Lawyer Who Cut Her $15 Million Deal with Mel

District Attorney Steve Cooley – the Los Angeles district attorney who was said to have personally made the decision on who will be charged with what in the Mel Gibson – Oksana Grigorieva legal battle. Cooley conveniently arranged to be out of town when the final plea deal went down and Oksana got off the hook.

*** © copyright 2011 Ruth Houston / All Rights Reserved.

1320 days ago


Fair is relative. Both should have gone to jail.

And let's remind everyone that the photo of Rihanna is at the hospital that night and Oksana's is at the dentist the next day where is having to show her mouth to order and model the replacement veneers. Different cir***stances that TMZ does not elaborate on here.

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