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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.

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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.
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Horowitz did not say if Oksana is still pursuing a civil lawsuit against Mel.

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121.

Majestik    

I'm finding it hard to believe that KH's emails and texts prove anything.

He needs to realize, just like Ox/Mel saga, he's got a he said/she said going on, you can't prove anything with that.

1166 days ago
122.

moussemaker    

KH has been off the case for over nine months.
Not even Mel's lawyers want him on their team.

1166 days ago
123.

..EW..    

Of course she would drop it. She doesn't have the money to afford this case...

1166 days ago
124.

ohreally    

@ Uzi (or anyone who knows)
What is the date of the National Enquirer issue which has the story about the women at the chapel playing up to Mel?
the current issue is for May 9, and it isn't in there.
thanks!!

1166 days ago
125.

fuddyduddy    

I think OG still thinks she has control over Mel. I think in her mind she thinks she can still manipulate him to do what she wants. All along she she has claimed that he's a bully and she's standing up to the bully, and claimed that Mel verbally raped her -- or was it emotional rape? I can't remember. She has claimed that she is saving the life of her daughter by trying to strip Mel of custody of Lucia. She kept Lucia from Mel last Father's Day. She went on LKL -- have you listened to the tapes whiney BS statements and talked about how Mel was so awful. So, her biggest argument for stripping Mel of custody was what -- domestic violence? Uh, right. Charles Sheen has been in trouble for DV and even Brooke was not able to strip Mel of custody. I posted a comment about that also and asked OG the question if she took notice of how the Charlie Sheen case was ordered. The judge in that case ordered that the settlement that Sheen and Mueller agreed to was enforced! And that was even with DV. So, I fully expect that the settlement that the parties came to would be enforced with Mel and OG. It is stupid to take this custody matter all the way through trial when both will end up with joint custody and the settlement they came to will be enforced by the court. Parties are allowed to come to their own agreement; they did that. So now, OG is claiming that this is an olive branch to Mel for peace. BS!! This is OG and her stupid attorney realizing that they have no case and they are not winning. OG settled with EG on the fees she owed him, and now she is dropped DV in her custody claim. OG and Horowitz have come to the conclusion that the game is over. They can't win in the custody trial and that it would cost hundred's of thousands of dollars to pursue this and that that OG would probably be stuck with the majority of her own fees in the end. Recall that recently OG was still stating that Robyn and Hutton would be called as witnesses, and that OG had compiled a 'dirt file' on Mel for the custody trial. No olive branch -- that just sounds better then OG stating that she has tucked her tail between her legs and she's going home now.

I still think Mel and BB made the West Plea a strategic move. I don't think Mel saving AD from having to testify against OG is BS also. How would Mel have saved AD from courtroom testimony in a civil trial, or Robyn, or Hutton? I think that Mel saying he was doing this for his family sounded better than claiming it as a stragtegic move on his part, which was a very good move.

1166 days ago
126.

TMZgossip    

..EW.. 9 minutes ago

Of course she would drop it. She doesn't have the money to afford this case...
...

she dropped the DV portion of the CUSTODY case.

It wasn't costing her anything to persue that, gibletz pays those lawyers fees

1166 days ago
127.

azlee    

true gossip....now isn't she the nice one.

hmmmmm

and that was sarcastic

1166 days ago
128.

TMZgossip    

you know the truth Ms HumpMeDumpMe --- they are negotiating a settlement

1166 days ago
129.

realist    

TMZGossip - - in the end, it's going to cost Oksana plenty. Judge Gordon has only approved about 1/3 of the bills submitted by the various attorneys. So, in his own way, Judge Gordon has put a cap on the fees that Mel has to pay. Oksana is on the hook for the rest.

1166 days ago
130.

TMZgossip    

ack
I forget
did u ask me to refrain from that name?

1166 days ago
131.

misssahara    

Long time ago we didn't hear about Ox, even in russian KP. There was surprising silence...and opppsss! I wish Judge long suffering

1166 days ago
132.

Fidel's niece    

@ ohreally

it's in the online edition of NE
Mike Walker column,

http://www.natuonalenquirer.com/mike-walker/mad-mel-not-mad-
anymore


No photos, just "info"
from a "reliable source"

the one with a russian accent -lol!

***Team Mel***

1166 days ago
133.

TMZgossip    

@ realist
Oxy wont be on the hook for any lawyers fees whether gibletz pays them or not

I am surprised that HumpMeDumpMe never mentions the deals Oxy has with these lawyers; he claims to have been in every meeting

1166 days ago
134.

realist    

Oxy wont be on the hook for any lawyers fees whether gibletz pays them or not Posted by TMZgossip.

And why is that? Do you think all those lawyers are just going to rip up their bills?

1166 days ago
135.

ohreally    

Fidel's niece about a minute ago
@ ohreally

it's in the online edition of NE
Mike Walker column,

http://www.natuonalenquirer.com/mike-walker/mad-mel-not-mad-
anymore

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Thanks, but I am looking for the issue which talks about how the women at Mel's chapel are playing up to him. It is supposedly the current issue, but it isn't in the May 9th issue, so I am wondering which one?

1166 days ago
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