Is Oksana Grigorieva taking the lead?

O’Malley

Oksana Grigorieva has just hired a new lawyer, Dan O’Malley, who is a retired judge, former prosecutor and current candidate for District Attorney of Contra Costa County, CA, who specializes in domestic violence. Problem is … if he wins the election, she loses him.

Daniel Horowitz, one of Oksana’s lawyers, told TMZ that Dan O’Malley will “hook up people in the domestic violence community to help Oksana,” as well as “interface with the L.A. County District Attorney regarding the Mel Gibson domestic violence investigation.”

She must have an army by now …

The fire escape

Sources close to the mediation in May 16 said that Oksana Grigorieva’s sister is in possession of the secret audio recordings in which Mel Gibson goes nuts and that she had the recordings months before they became public.

The recordings became public in July and the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department, among others, are trying to determine who leaked the tapes and who, if anyone, got paid.

That piece of information, if true, may take out the extortion allegations from Oksana’s shoulders.

About that extortion …

L.A. County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson Steve Whitmore told TMZ that “One of the challenges investigators are facing is what is considered a legal negotiating tactic and what constitutes extortion.”

So … was it extortion … or negotiation?

The Icon Trust

Mel and Robyn created the Icon Trust to provide financial security for their kids. But when the trust was drafted, it defined “issue” as kids born from Mel or Robyn, not Mel and Robyn.

So Lucia, Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva daughter is automatically a beneficiary under the trust, something that was never contemplated or intended.

Sources say Mel, Robyn and their 7 kids all love Lucia and want to provide for her, but including Lucia in the trust would create major tax issues.

Problem is … Oksana consented with the first term of the agreement which stated that “Oksana consents to amendment of Icon Trust to exclude Lucia.” She did it because upon Mel’s death, Lucia will receive no less than $4.3 million in addition to the $2 million life insurance policy.

All she has to do now is to disavow the mediation deal so that their daughter, Lucia, could benefit from the Icon Trust.

Could she do that? Let’s see …

The illegal mediation claims

She already did. Oksana Grigorieva disavowed the agreement after signing it, claiming she was bullied into signing the agreement by Mel’s lawyers. They replied they never had contact with Oksana during the two-day mediation.

Her lawyers will argue the mediation agreement Oksana signed with Mel Gibson was illegal, because it allegedly involved the destruction of evidence.

TMZ obtained the agreement Mel and Oksana signed on May 16, in which Mel promised to give Oksana and Lucia approximately $15 million in return for Oksana turning over all “evidence” and that “all evidence will be destroyed …”

Sources directly connected with the mediation told TMZ that the words “domestic violence” or “prosecution” were never mentioned in the mediation. Sources say there was never mention of destroying evidence of a crime.

Will Oksana and her legal team manage to prove it was an illegal mediation?

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Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva investigations are running side by side

While both investigations are ongoing, a decision will be made on whether to file charges at the same time.

The L.A. County Sheriff’s Department has still plenty of work to do before sending the extortion case to the D.A.

Oksana Grigorieva may subpoena Robyn Gibson

In the meantime, Oksana’s lawyers are pretty unsure about Mel’s ex-wife claims that the actor was never violent during their marriage and are ready to subpoena Robyn Moore Gibson to appear before a deposition.

Mel left Robyn around the same time he got together with Oksana. Shortly after news of Mel’s divorce hit, Oksana Grigorieva became pregnant. She and Mel are also battling for custody of daughter Lucia, now nine months.

Oksana has told police that Mel once admitted hurling a TV at Robyn Gibson, and claims that she personally witnessed him hit his youngest son, Tommy.

Earlier this summer, Mel’s ex-wife, Robyn Moore Gibson, came to Mel’s defense with a sworn affidavit submitted to the court stating Mel was never once abusive to her or his kids.

“Mel never engaged in physical abuse of any kind toward me before, during, or after our marriage,” Robyn reportedly told the judge overseeing the case.

Considering the way their marriage ended and the leak of Mel’s phone meltdowns, Robyn’s support was surprising, leading some to question her motivation.

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Are Mel Gibson’s sons witnesses at his brawl with Oksana Grigorieva, on January 6?

William and Tommy Gibson could play a significant role in the battle for the custody of Lucia and for the investigation of Mel’s domestic violence.

Oksana Grigorieva accused Gibson of domestic violence in January, saying that he hit her while she was holding their daughter in her arms. Oksana also said she feared for her life and Lucia’s.

According to Radar Online, Mel went into a tirade and threw a chair through a glass door in December.

Oksana, her mother and Lucia were huddled at Mel’s gesture. William, one of the seven sons of Mel and Robyn Gibson (Robyn deny that he has ever been abusive) was also there.

Until now the identity of this witness was not known.

A source told Radar Online: “Oksana’s mother was downstairs at the time but apparently heard the screaming and commotion and immediately went upstairs.”

“After she saw Mel screaming at Oksana, she ran out and quickly returned with Mel’s son, William, who attempted to engage Mel in conversation.”

“William tried to talk Mel down from his tirade and engage him in a conversation while Oksana and her mom fled to a guest room with the baby.”

Earlier this week, Oksana claimed Mel hit Tommy, his youngest son at a hockey game at L.A. Staples Center, two and a half years ago.

“Oksana said that approximately two-and-a-half-years ago, while Mel and Tommy were in her presence, Mel hit Tommy in the head,” said a source.

Investigators have talked with Mel, Oksana and her son, Sacha, 12, who was also a witness on January 6.

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Oksana Grigorieva said that Mel Gibson hit his son, Tommy, in the head

It seems that Oksana Grigorieva wants to denigrate Mel Gibson using all possible weapons. Not that he would be a saint, but it seems that Oksana shocks again, throwing mud over Mel Gibson.

The latest shocking information, normally comes from Oksana because Gibson doesn’t really makes comments.

She told lawyer that Gibson would have hit his son and would have thrown the TV at his ex-wife.

Oksana said she personally witnessed the incident where he hit his younger son, Tommy.

Recently, Gibson’s former wife, Robyn Gibson filed an affidavit stating Gibson was not abusive to her and even their children in 28 years.

But Oksana Grigorieva, who’s accusing him of domestic violence, says she fears for her life and their daughter, Lucia.

Oksana Grigorieva says Mel Gibson would hit Tommy in his head during a hockey game at Staples Center LA, two and a half years ago.

“Oksana told authorities about Mel’s ‘angry outbursts’ toward his own family and friends,” confom unei surse familiara povestea lui Gibson.

“She said that Mel, in her presence, hit Tommy, in the head, while they were in a box watching a hockey game. She said Tommy started crying and whimpered for the rest of the game, choosing to sit by himself, away from his father.”

Tommy was nine years old at that time. He’s one of Mel’s seven children ,with Robyn Gibson, with whom he split in 2009. In this time Oksana remained pregnant.

According to a friend close to Oksana, who gave an exclusive interview to a Russian newspaper: “Mel said several times how he threw a TV into her (Robyn) once when they were arguing. Thank god he missed and the TV fell out a second story window.”

If this proves to be true, Robyn is guilty of perjury.

Eventually, even if Oksana is lying or not, the tapes speak for themselves. On the other hand some of her evidences are – at least – questionable as none of the doctors Oksana visited immediately after Mel allegedly hit her, haven’t seen the bruise around her eye. Oksana’s dentist didn’t mentioned anything that Oksana had a black eye. Two days later, her pediatrician also didn’t notice this.

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