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
With regard to custody, 4 reasons Mel Gibson has the upper hand
Reason One: History of devotion to his children
He is receiving full support of his children and family. Judge Gordon Scott was moved by the testimony, which Robyn Gibson offered voluntarily regarding Gibson’s character.
Gibson regularly speaks to his soon-to-be-ex wife, Robyn, with whom he has seven children from their nearly 30-year marriage. “They are continuing to raise their kids together,” a source says of the former couple, who split in April 2009. Mel Gibson’s Family Stands by Him During Oksana Drama
ReasonTwo: Continued visitation
Mel Gibson insisted on continued visitation rights to see his daughter and went to court for the right to do so. Since the judge in the case of Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva once specialized in domestic violence, his years of experience came into play with his decision to allow Mel Gibson continued visitation rights to see his daughter despite Oksana’s protests.
Reason Three: A restraining order sought and won against Oksana’s alleged body-guard
In another twist to the Mel Gibson-Oksana Grigorieva case, it seems that Oksana was employing a body-guard allegedly turned lover, who was a convicted felon. Gibson moved swiftly to keep him away from the baby and the judge agreed.
Reason Four: Oksana seems to be more interested in money than her baby. UPDATE
The leaked email from Oksana to her lawyer, obtained by TMZ, is so shocking that it may turn out to be the smoking gun in an extortion case against her. It seems that the issue of domestic violence was never on the table in her original discussion regarding $15 million from Gibson. But read what happened when she decided that $15 million was not enough. Oksana’s leaked email may be smoking gun
The family factor
Perhaps what the Judge is also hearing is that the Gibson family loves Baby Lucia. Despite Gibson’s betrayal of his wife of nearly 30 years, the couple has maintained a stable family relationship.
For all of his apparent faults, Mel Gibson does seem to be a man who loves his children and can be counted upon to generously support them both emotionally and financially.
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