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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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76.

Curious    

LISA -
Hiya :)
Take heart, the initial conflict of interest motion was denied, so now they have to appeal it.
The current spin on the recordings is to cover the fact that they CAN'T enter the edited versions as evidence. They have to submit the full, untouched recordings of the conversations. And who knows if those are even still around?

1168 days ago
77.

ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff    

JUST SICK OF THIS RUSSIAN WHORE.....LETS HOPE THE BITCH GETS IN THE WAY OF A DRIVE BY SHOOTING AND IT HITS THE SKANK RIGHT IN THAT UGLY MONEY GRUBBING FACE. IF CANCER WAS IN HUMAN FORM...OKSANA WOULD BE A WALKING BILLBOARD FOR ANAL CANCER.....DIE YOU RUSSIAN WHORE DIE ALREADY!

1168 days ago
78.

Pimpcessa    

To those out there that state that Gibsons cereer "is over", based upon the results of the box office for The Beaver, I ask you......

Do you think Jodie Foster's career is over too?
Do you really think it was intended to be a blockbuster, considering the topic - a man communicating thru a puppet??

1168 days ago
79.

Frieda    

@Lori Where are the PHOTOS you promised us that TMZ would drop on us two days ago? They don't exist, do they? Nice try stupid azz.

Check out Mel's new squeeze, one of them anyway :-))) Miss Sweden. Not my cup of tea (good luck to him, yikes) but she's a heck of a lot prettier than ugly Oxskanka

Scroll down in this article

http://www.967kissfm.com/pages/bobbybones.html?article=8555968

1168 days ago
80.

Lori    

Rocky 12 minutes ago

Frieda 32 minutes ago

@Lori the Ox troll - Oh bullppuckie. So where are the PHOTOS that you promised us? Never going to happen!

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Lori has been since she arrived on the scene and has continued this idiotic behavior on a host of other stories......

Lori should form a girl gang with Ox and try and take over Russia and leave the good old USA.
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Why, because I speak the truth and you enablers lose your ever loving minds because of it?.
Remember my prediction...soon enough the other shoe will drop.
The movie has already tanked, that "Wide Release" you all seem to think will save it? Think again...

But Melvins next Drinking episode?...yea, that will be a sight to see :)

Buckle up fanatics, you'll have to take No Doze and Red Bull to keep up your pace in the "We Love Melvin, he can do NO WRONG" Spin Dept.
ahahahahahahaa

1168 days ago
81.

Lori    

Frieda less than a minute ago

@Lori Where are the PHOTOS you promised us that TMZ would drop on us two days ago? They don't exist, do they? Nice try stupid azz.
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You seem to conveniently forgetting Harveys mantra....

"We know more than we print, and we don't print EVERYTHING for good reason".

Don't believe me? Email him that question for today's TMZ LIVE.

1168 days ago
82.

Fidel's niece    

ABC news link I posted earlier
(O$kanky meeting with a family lawyer
in 2008 (2 0 0 8 ? )
has been removed
and rewritten story posted...

with NO YEAR in it.

was the year 2008 a typo?

http://abcnews.go.com/entertainment/wireStory?id=13588923

1168 days ago
83.

Tellthetruth59    

@Lori - if the pictures of Ox and Mel exist and they are CLEAR images and not telephoto blurry crap, why did Harvey decide not to post them the other day? You said he would. What changed his mind?

1168 days ago
84.

LISA    

@Louis

His new movie bombed , his career is over. He's rich so it doesn't even matter.

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I don't know how to break it to you Louis, but there's a great big world out there outside of the US. A film where the majority of the critics gave it glowing reviews doesn't just disappear overnight. The people trashing the film are those that haven't seem it yet. This genre of film is known to start like a whisper and slowly build an audience by word of mouth. You can't use the "Avatar" template to accurately predict how Beaver will do in the long run.

And don't underestimate the adrenalin shot Cannes is capable of generating as the Beaver opens there. I think it's opening there next Tuesday, so stay tuned. It ain't over till the fat lady sings.
Me and my circle of friends are looking forward in seeing Beaver. It looks cool to me. You and I just have different tastes.

1168 days ago
85.

Curious    

Just kicking back, enjoying the scent of desperation on the air.

I guess Miss Oksana and company didn't realize that delaying the case to appeal would also allow Mr. Mel's team time to find and brief another reputable family lawyer in case the appeal goes through. Hell, if nothing else, Attorney Berk could always take over.

Now there's a thought that makes me smile. =D

1168 days ago
86.

Cujeaux    

He must have paid her off. MM's got that wrinkle in his earlobe which means he's a prime candidate for a heart attack. He's looking so awful and old. His hair is like steel wool now. Should have taken better care of himself with all of that money he had.

1168 days ago
87.

THE BEAVER    

I wonder why? Could it be that those tapes are as fake as she is, and she is afraid of someone provinbg it, or Mel Gibson has something on here now? OMG, could it be that he isn't the father of her child, and she doesn't want that to come out? You know people will do anything for money.

1168 days ago
88.

Curious    

puhp -
Why would he pay her off?

1168 days ago
89.

middleagedcrazy    

Just a rather cynical thought -- maybe Judge Gordon really did cap the fees in the custody matter? I know a lot of us have analyzed odds of a civil suit succeeding (Mr. Gibson has better odds of success, even with the uncertainty of litigation), so what is left?

Flatley v Mauro, Flatley v Mauro, Flatley v Mauro . . .

Tee hee

1168 days ago
90.

Tellthetruth59    

If pictures exist, my prediction is they are blurry telephoto lens crap and the woman in the pictures is actually Dani Karlsson. Next question would be was Dani Karlsson sent to set Mel up for Ox's Plan B.

1168 days ago
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