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Oksana Probably Won't Use Tapes Against Mel

5/12/2011 9:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The secret tapes that made Mel Gibson really famous in a bad way are about to become irrelevant.

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Oksana Grigorieva's lawyer, Dan Horowitz, told the judge in the custody case this AM that he may not even introduce the racial and other tirades into evidence. 

It's not shocking that Horowitz is backing off the tapes.  A few weeks ago he told the judge Oksana would not be raising the domestic violence issue in the case.

The tapes could surface if Oksana files a civil lawsuit against Mel, but it's starting to look iffy at best that such a case would even be filed.  Oksana's damages would be limited, even if she won, so it may not be financially worth the trouble.

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61.

ThinkingWoman    

No need to attempt insulting me, Puckett. I disagree with you for the reasons I stated which were clear and concise. Also, since you want to adopt an authoritarian tone, perhaps you would be interested in reviewing Gibson's thoughts about acting again. He doesn't care. He's at an age when many in this country retire, if they are financially able, for pity sake.

Those who delight in lampooning Gibson would never be satisfied with an apology. They want "blood", nothing less.

When it comes to "The Beaver", it was never intended for broad appeal. Again, you might want to research a little regarding reactions from those who have seen the movie. Even if they did not care for the movie, the overwhelming number of critics have praised Gibson's performance. Many who have watched the movie were surprisingly impressed.

1198 days ago
62.

Frieda    

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@Frieda - if Ox has saved up some of Gibson's swimmers her best bet is to sell that sh.it on Ebay under "Mel Gibson Retirement Plan." She's getting too old to be conceiving any more babies and selling it under "Retirement Plan" would be a good cover -- you can't sell human body parts on Ebay. She can pay her attorneys with the proceeds.
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@Tell ROFL!!! OMG you are brilliant. Ox should hire you as a consultant. I can see her shipping them FedEx on ice: free gift included; one CD of Beautiful Heartache, canned martinis and candlelight dinner kit thrown in.

1198 days ago
63.

Tellthetruth59    

@Frieda - if Ox has saved up some of Gibson's swimmers her best bet is to sell that sh.it on Ebay under "Mel Gibson Retirement Plan." She's getting too old to be conceiving any more babies and selling it under "Retirement Plan" would be a good cover -- you can't sell human body parts on Ebay. She can pay her attorneys with the proceeds.
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@Tell ROFL!!! OMG you are brilliant. Ox should hire you as a consultant. I can see her shipping them FedEx on ice: free gift included; one CD of Beautiful Heartache, canned martinis and candlelight dinner kit thrown in.
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@Frieda - you forgot the turkey baster lol!

1198 days ago
64.

GEL    

Seems to me that Oinksana FINALLY realizes her delusions are starting to fall apart. Perhaps her attorney finally talked to some sense into her (that cannot be an easy task).

As for those of you who say his career is over...really?! Just because he's in a movie that doesn't do great at the box office does not mean his career is over; "The Man Without A Face" didn't do that great either...yet he's still here. Critics gave "The Beaver" awesome reviews, particularly Gibson...that doesn't mean people will go see it though. However, his career is far from over...he's already got other movies lined up to act in, write, produce and direct. "How I Spent My Summer Vacation"...has wrapped production and is yet to be released...and it's another one he starred in. Studios still have faith in his box-office draw in a big way.

Personally, I'd kinda like to see a new Lethal Weapon movie...with he and Danny Glover years down the road, I think that'd be hysterical!

I do think Oinksana has totally tanked her career though...I doubt anyone is going to want to have anything to do with her, and Gibson has a LOT of clout, lots of friends in the industry who will show their support by not hiring her.

1198 days ago
65.

In Plain Sight    

People, please consider the following... how "fit" as a mother is Oksana, who testified in a court of law to the truthfulness of the danger Mel Gibson posed to her life and the safety of the child...

AND THEN, in an effort to "smooth things over with Mel" decides to drop the charges of domestic violence!

Isn't this a person who CLEARLY will either LIE about the situation to manipulate the courts and gain support for her benefit

OR

puts her child and herself in renewed "risk" (which I don't believe - but she testified in court - sooooo) just to "smooth things over with Mel!"

In other words, she'll do or say whatever is necessary to get what she wants at the time. She sees Mel as a fountain of money to tap with honey rather than lawsuits now - so now, what, there is no more danger (there wasn't any in the first place either!).

Come on, Harvey... ya gotta weigh in on this one!!!!

How can the courts be so blind to what this greedy, dishonest whore has done and consider her to be a fit mother for this child??? Don't they see she has established a pattern of using children for her own financial benefit and when the well of "fathers" runs dry - she will no doubt force her children into some kind of "lucrative" career and impose such guilt on them that they feel obligated to support her even more!

The serious - not funny - damage to her children is real and predictable! What is wrong with the judges that they don't stop it now and save those kids??? Mel has his problems - but he DOESN'T use and manipulate children for his benefit, he works for what he gets, he tries to develop his spirituality, he is kind and generous to many, many people - and on and on....

I'd like to see how many of his critics can consider themselves absolutely innocent of what Mel Gibson has been accused. Sure he needs counseling, good advice even - maybe medication - but HE IS NOT A COLD, CALCULATING SUCCUBUS like Oksana.

If the California court system allows this woman unfettered parenting of Lucia it pulls ALL of California's citizens down with it. People who sit on their haunches and do nothing about it - or just gossip and laugh about it - are as liable for the damages to these children as Oksana herself!

Left unchecked, Lucia will either revolt against her mother someday (leaving her emotionally scared but not hurting other members of society) OR she will turn out to be a home-grown succubus, like her mother... and maybe it will be someone YOU care about that gets hurt from it - as well as another child sucked down into that lifestyle.

Either way, Lucia will be emotionally damaged her entire life - it's so damn predictable - doesn't anyone else recognize this???

1198 days ago
66.

ThinkingWoman    

@FN - Those dates are interesting aren't they.

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@Puckett - Only important if he gives a flying rat's patootie. If he does, he'll do what he has to do. If he doesn't, he'll keep on keeping on with whatever he desires.

1198 days ago
67.

Majestik    

I do think Oinksana has totally tanked her career though...I doubt anyone is going to want to have anything to do with her, and Gibson has a LOT of clout, lots of friends in the industry who will show their support by not hiring her
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LMFAO, Gel, what career? I'd say her aspirations are down the toilet, that's for sure. Unless someone is looking for rodent removal her CD or even attempting a future cd won't sell.

1198 days ago
68.

Curious    

So, what's the legal status so far -

*Attempt to get criminal lawyer disqualified fail.
*West plea negates any legal liability.
*Attempt to have a hearing in family about the slap to get legal liability failed.
*Attempt to be awarded full custody based on not being charged for extortion failed.
*Attempt to have family lawyer disqualified for conflict of interest failed and appeal pending.
*Still liable for civil extortion charges.
*Still facing custody trial with all the dirty laundry hanging in the background.
*Still liable for Attorney George's fees plus whatever balance of family lawyers Judge Gordon didn't order Mr. Mel to pay.

Looking good so far :)

1198 days ago
69.

janet    

It is still only Ox that uses Lucia as a money pawn.

Whatever opinion you may have about Mel Gibson, he never denied his baby daughter and never once used her. Only Ox is still doing that. No baby, no money. Extortion. It's always been that simple and it works.

Ox released the tapes, did a world of hurt to Gibson. Still not good enough for Ox. She is still pissed and vindictive.


Gibson has joint custody never needed supervised visits, he did that himself so Ox couldn't pull more of her crap which she is still doing.

Gibson listened to his lawyers,(3) not (42)Ox has gone through, has kept his mouth shut, always did what was per the court. No fanfare.

Ox still want's to pull a civil suite for more money go ahead. She will have to get her stories stright and pay for her lawyers, being this has nothing to do with custody.

1198 days ago
70.

Frieda    

@Frieda - you forgot the turkey baster lol!
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@Tell ROFL No wonder I never started my own business. I leave out the most necessary things!

This from a wholesale kennel supply is more appropriate since it's for bitches and probably what Ox used:

Artificial Insemination/Semen Test Kit, #19250

Price: $29.05
Item Number: 014021
Quantity: 1
Artificial Insemination Kit comes complete with everything you need to artificially inseminate bitches. Latex cone, pipettes, gloves, collection tubes and lubricating gel. Also sold as Semen Test Kit.

http://www.wholesalekennelsupply.com/artificialinseminationkit.aspx

1198 days ago
71.

Tellthetruth59    

@Curious - you forgot impending deportation.

1198 days ago
72.

LISA    

Here's the News headline that Associated Press is using for the same story

"Mel Gibson's rants may not be used in custody case"
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110512/ap_en_mo/us_people_mel_gibson

I'm now paying attention to the Headline wording TMZ and other sites use in putting their own spin
in the case. I don't trust TMZ and I especially don't trust Daniel Horowitz. TMZ's headline implies a certain amount of 'good will' on Oksana's part when nothing could be further from the truth. Read the article in the link and see how Oksana is now trying to get Mel's lawyers off his case.

1198 days ago
73.

Curious    

Tell -
Oh right!
Though, that's actually a "Wish List" thing since I can't find anything to substantiate it.
But I'm wishing real hard!

1198 days ago
74.

Frieda    

Left unchecked, Lucia will either revolt against her mother someday (leaving her emotionally scared but not hurting other members of society) OR she will turn out to be a home-grown succubus, like her mother... and maybe it will be someone YOU care about that gets hurt from it - as well as another child sucked down into that lifestyle.

Either way, Lucia will be emotionally damaged her entire life - it's so damn predictable - doesn't anyone else recognize this???
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@In plain sight

Maybe you haven't been reading the "Team Mel" comments for the past year or so? Yes, we see it but she is being allowed to commit her crimes without consequence. Dirty DA, extortionist former lawyers (Eric George by name, for one) who donate money to the DA while the case is going on and judges who look the other way while she lies and lies and LIES. Any new suggestions on how to solve this? I'm sure Mel's team would love to hear them

1198 days ago
75.

Dee    

WHO CARES??? Why not focus instead on how to make the world a better place for us and future generations to live in rather than waste time watching what these dysfunctional people do with their pathetic lives....

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