Prosecutors Mull Domestic Violence Allegations Against Mel Gibson

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles’ district attorney says a review of domestic violence allegations against Mel Gibson is ongoing after a meeting between prosecutors and the actor’s attorneys.

The statement by District Attorney Steve Cooley didn’t indicate when prosecutors will decide whether to pursue charges against the Academy Award winner. Gibson’s ex-girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva claims the actor-director struck her during a fight in January 2010.

Cooley says Gibson’s attorneys presented information about the accusations during Tuesday’s meeting. His statement didn’t address Gibson’s allegations that Grigorieva attempted to extort him.

KNX 1070’s Pete Demetriou
reports officials also believe Grigorieva or someone close to her was trying to extort money from Gibson.

The former couple have been locked in a bitter custody dispute over their infant daughter for months.

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  • Justice

    Justice is blind, especially when you have money and people in high places behind you this will be swept under the rug, Los Angeles’ district attorney prosecutors will not commit political suicide.

    • justice not injustice

      Justice goes both ways. We are not privy to what happened in that relationship. Violence in any form is absolutely wrong. However, what Oksana Grigorieva alledgedly did in extorting Mel Gibson
      is also VERY wrong. Grigorieva should not get off easy if she did in fact extort Gibson, and Gibson should be held accountable for his actions.
      It appears that Grigorieva has a history of claiming abuse in past relationships when she does not get what she wants.
      It’s not OK to lie in order to get financial gain or utilize one’s child as a pawn.
      Shame on you Grigorieva. And while I don’t condone violence..I find the recordings Grigorieva made suspect. The recordings don’t capture what happpend before she acually began the recording. We are invited to listen in the middle of the recording and a seemingly calm and calculating Grigorieva obviously plays to an audience. Grigorieva is not as stupid as she makes herself out to be.

      • justice not injustice

        Grigorieva is the accidental domestic violence victim. Fortunately many people don’t buy her claim and domestic violence groups won’t work with her. They too find her story suspect.

        Domestic violence is never the answer. But it’s a hot button to push and she knows it.

  • wobbles

    Certainly not over some Russian hoochie who has done so much to show she lacks credibility. She’s done so much questionable stuff and been caught lying enough that it would be a prosecutor’s nightmare to put her on the stand as a victim to testify. No way they file on Mel Gibson. The sxtortion allegations however have some meat to them. I bet they don’t file on her either and just call it a wash and leave this mess to the civil courts.

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