As we said before, each team is trying to draw more and more important witnesses to their side. Right now, is Gibson’s team who act.
This time, Mel Gibson’s lawyers want to talk with Oksana’s ex-PR, Steve Jaffe – the man who spent hours talking with Grigorieva about what Mel allegedly did to her – and probably much more than just a simple Q&A session.
As TMZ found out, Steve Jaffe got subpoenaed to appear for a deposition during the last week of the month.
Problem is that Oksana Grigorieva’s lawyers hired Jaffe, and therefore many of the conversations he had with Oksana are protected by what’s called the “work product privilege” – part of the attorney-client privilege.
Mel’s lawyers want to hear what Oksana said and whether it conflicts with her other statements. However, sources close to Oksana said that Oksana’s lawyers are prepared for objection after objection due to the non-disclosure agreement between Steve Jeffe and Oksana Grigorieva.
So everyone expects that a dogfight is inevitable between lawyers for Oksana and Mel over what Jaffe can and cannot say.