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EXCLUSIVE: Team Oksana: She Was The Victim Of Mel's Extortion


Sep. 24 2010, Published 6:18 a.m. ET

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Oksana Grigorieva's camp is making a dramatic change in their legal argument against Mel Gibson — that she was the victim of the Oscar-winning actor’s attempted extortion.

The claim centers around the $15 million peace agreement that the Russian musician walked away from after failed mediation talks in May, which was first to report.

In the agreement, which Mel and Oksana both signed in draft form, she promised to destroy "evidence," including the hate-fuelled and expletive-laden tapes.

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According to the document, Mel agreed to pay Oksana and their infant daughter, Lucia, approximately $15 million. 

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In return, Oksana agreed to "turn over all 'evidence' and represent and warrant that all evidence has been turned over and all evidence will be destroyed in a manner agreed upon by both parties."

“Evidence” was defined as “recordings, audio tapes, emails, text messages, videotapes and photographs... of Gibson.”

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Two retired judges oversaw the dispute.

Horowitz told “The role of the attorneys and the retired judges in the creation of this document are probably a major subject of scrutiny and I personally would not to participate in this kind of negotiation, because it is morally ambiguous.”

The twist in Oksana’s offensive comes after she was interviewed Wednesday for more than two hours by the Los Angeles County District Attorney about the alleged smack down Mel Gibson dished out.

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“She spoke without reservation about every single topic,” Horowitz told, exclusively.

“Oksana has never asserted the fifth amendment and if she is called upon to testify in any criminal case, she won’t assert her fifth amendment right."


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