The news from an investigation by the Los Angeles Times is both touching and explosive. It seems that while lawyers for the dueling duo were duking it out, Mel Gibson and his former mistress Oksana Grigorieva were secretly texting each other. It is being interpreted as both a reconciliation attempt on Gibson’s part and veiled extortion from Oksana:
The documents describe a period in which the former lovers discussed reconciliation even as their lawyers sparred over the details of a settlement that would include destruction of the tapes.
“You don’t call. You don’t accept my invitation to come. You hand tapes around & jeopardize us all,” Gibson texted the same day his lawyers proposed a deal they valued at $18 million.
She replied that Gibson had promised to care for her and their daughter “in the most generous way.”
“I wouldn’t have played ur messages if u were keeping ur word,” she wrote.
Last May, they reached a $16-million agreement. Grigorieva subsequently repudiated it, saying she had signed under duress. The case is now in family court, where the judge has urged the sides not to speak publicly after months of leaks from the sealed case to gossip sites. Attorneys contacted by The Times declined to comment or did not return calls. Los Angeles Times
Reconciliation in the best interest of the child
Mel Gibson appears to be a loving dad and it did not seem unusual — given descriptions by his estranged wife Robyn — that he might attempt to reconcile for the sake of Baby Lucia. See related articles on Gibson and his daughter.
Will the District Attorney see this as an extortion attempt? We will be following closely.
Last month as the case heated up, Oksana’s bodyguard took side with Gibson as I reported in mid-January.
Two explosive reports today with regard to the dueling duo duking it out for custody — Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva. In the most recent bit of news from TMZ “Sources connected to the case tell us Kristian Herzog was served on Wednesday as he left one of several interviews he did about Mel and Oksana.” Mel’s Lawyers Serve Oksana’s Ex-Bodyguard
The body guard knows all the secrets because he was at all of Oksana’s legal hearing and is not bound by client-priviledge. Furthermore he was accused of being Oksana’s lover. Given his own felony convictions, Gibson had an order issued keeping him away from Baby Lucia.
Radar Online says either a felony or misdemeanor charge in domestic abuse
In related news, Gibson’s attorney is trying to squash domestic abuse charges.
“Mel Gibson isn’t hanging around Los Angeles waiting for the District Attorney to decide his fate. Mad Mel has taken off for Costa Rica and RadarOnline.com has obtained these new photos of the actor/director looking pretty cheerful.
As RadarOnline.com reported exclusively, prosecutors met with Mel’s attorney Blair Berk on Tuesday and are close to filing domestic violence criminal charges against the Oscar-winning actor/director stemming from his physical encounter with Oksana Grigorieva on January 6, 2010. . . .
“Now Mel is back in Costa Rica, where he owns a home, while his legal team is doing everything possible to avoid criminal charges being filed against the star. Prosecutors have honed in on a charge of domestic violence/corporal injury involving a former cohabitant, multiple sources tell RadarOnline.com exclusively. It can be treated as a felony or misdemeanor.”NEW PHOTOS: Mel Gibson In Costa Rica As Prosecutors Decide His Fate
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