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Oksana DROPS Domestic Violence Claim Against Mel!

5/4/2011 9:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

In a shocking move in court today ... Oksana Grigorieva just dropped her domestic violence claim against Mel Gibson.


Oksana's lawyer, Dan Horowitz, announced to Judge Scott Gordon ... they would no longer be pursuing the claim that Mel's alleged violence against her is grounds to change the custody order.

Mel's lawyer, Stephen Kolodny and the judge were visibly shocked.

Sources tell us ... Oksana dropped the domestic violence claim as a gesture -- extending an olive branch in an attempt to settle the custody case.

And the DV protective order Oksana obtained -- prohibiting Mel from contacting or harassing her -- has also been terminated.  Sources connected with Oksana say she would like to be able to communicate directly with Mel, rather than using intermediaries.  No word on whether Mel feels the same way -- though we're guessing not.
Horowitz did not say if Oksana is still pursuing a civil lawsuit against Mel.


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Funny, I don't see all of the "Team Mel" Psycho's jumping in to give an opinion...are the "girls" afraid old Melvin is going to jump back into bed with this viper and they'll look like fool's for sticking up for him all these months? hmmm? maybe just a little bit?

1230 days ago


The baby shaker and horroputz were to angry when they left court today for it to have been anything but bad news for her. Her face was dark with anger and so was his. i hope the judge stomped all over them.

Hi Kelly,

I'm still hoping there's a federal investigation going on and Oksana will be charged with wiretapping and maybe extortion.
Anthony Pellicano had to go to jail, why not Oksana ?

1230 days ago

Fidel's niece    

From ROL -

"Oksana has no interest in communicating
directly with Mel or GETTING BACK WITH HIM"

and we should believe her, the liar?


***Team Mel***

1230 days ago


Olive branch huh! After all that has happened I don’t think even a whole damn olive tree would be enough. I do hope that Mel does not fall for any of it. I’m afraid he might very well speak to her because he wants Lucia to have a better life than what she was destined to have if this battle continued. I just hope Mel is ‘very’ careful when it comes to this manipulating parasite. I don’t know if I would ever trust anything that would come out of Ox’s mouth ever again. She has proven herself to be a cheap, money grubbing, publicity whore and a big fat LIAR.

Maybe she thinks Mel will invite to a ‘red carpet’ event now.

Dream on baby! The Mel movie star and gravy train has left the station and moved on without you.

1230 days ago


Lori about a minute ago

Funny, I don't see all of the "Team Mel" Psycho's jumping in to give an opinion...are the "girls" afraid old Melvin is going to jump back into bed with this viper and they'll look like fool's for sticking up for him all these months? hmmm? maybe just a little bit?

Oksana can only dream of that. Even Joy Behar would have a better chance with Mel now than Oksana.
It doesn't look like Oksana is trying to seduce anyone right now, she's so pale. She must have been hiding inside for months, she looks like a vampire !

1230 days ago


Hello, Angelika466 -- I sure hope you are right about OG and Horwitz getting a dress-down in the courtroom today. I can only imagine what Kolodny's face and Gordon's must have looked like when Horowitz addressed the court!

1230 days ago


Belinda -- LOL about an olive tree! Too funny!

1230 days ago


Hi fuddy ...

I'm with you and hope the judge ripped both Horowitz and Oksana a new for making a mockery out his court room for so long.

1230 days ago


on TMZ LIVE today,
Fidel's niece posted:

Harvey said it's ABSURD she had
43 lawyers, 19 lawyer in one firm alone
working on the case, 6 lawyers billing
for sitting in her house (Mel's house
in Sherman Oaks)

Fidel's niece

What you say, all in an effort to destroy MG. 43+ Lawyers!!!
Now she wants to extend the "olive branch"? What utter bull.
I believe it when pigs fly.

I share the sentiments of some of the others posters here, if MG takes her back or "believes" her, he is an idiot and no better than her.

1230 days ago

Fidel's niece    

"...she is so pale...she looks like a vampire"

Stacy, O$kanky IS a vampire,
Mel should wear garlic around his neck...
just in case...LOL!

***Team Mel***

1230 days ago


All the team mel's "maybe, maybe, maybe's.

What has happened in the real world, and not Harvey's gossipy twisted bent truths, is that Oksana is NOT pursuing the Civil Suit. She is dropping the Civil Suit, NOT suing Mel for Domestic Violence in a Civil Suit.
She is not saying Mel did not do what he was accused of, and he HAS already been charged, plea bargained and gone through the court/legal process for that. NO ONE can go back into court and say "I take that back", and that isn't what occurred today anyway. Harvey has twisted today's actual event and intent. I understood right off what was going on. She's dropping the civil suit and basically is walking away from the abuse case, besides it is a dead horse, all but for Mel's community service.
Now she and Mel and their lawyers really need to present a support and custody agreement between them, that the court will accept and put into order. All they did today was clear the way for that. Nothing sinister going on here on Oksana's part people.

1230 days ago

Fidel's niece    

@ Belinda,

Olive tree???
More like a whole friging

***Team Mel***

1230 days ago


Sorry Irish 35, but this was not the Civil Case. This was the Family Law Case, which Oksana has been pushing for a year with claims of Domestic Violence in order to strip Mel of any custody or visitation.

There has been nothing said about not pursuing a Civil Case against Mel, but things aren't looking too good for her there, either.

1230 days ago


Irish == there is already a support and custody order in place, and Judge Gordon has been going along with it this entire case. That's why I think it will remainin placed and be enforced. Same with the Charlie Sheen case. They had an agreement, Brooke wanted it thrown out, court said 'no.' OG has been trying to get the mediated agreement set aside, and she has not be successful in pursuing that.

1230 days ago


Hi Stacy

What ever was done in court today Baby Shaker didn't like the outcome. Neither did Horroputz. And I jump with joy because they were so unhappy!!!


1230 days ago
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