Is the Baby Lucia and Oksana Grigorieva case about Mel Gibson or about money? From the looks of a leaked June 2, 2010 email from TMZ released today, it is about money. There was no domestic violence issue on the table during the initial financial settlement negotiations. With Mel Gibson now apparently seeking full custody of Baby Lucia, this does not bode well for Oksana.
Was this about her silence over the tapes she recorded or about money she needed to raise their lovechild? From the tone and text of the email, Oksana wanted to up the ante and added domestic violence into the mix only after she decided that $15 million was too little mony.
In the email Oksana tells her lawyer that $15 million was not enough to buy her silence over the tapes. Is this the smoking gun that points to extortion? It is all in the hands of investigators.
Here is the report from TMZ:
“Oksana Grigorieva wanted to disavow her $15 million settlement with Mel Gibson because she felt Mel would pay a lot more to avoid the bad publicity … this, according to an email obtained by TMZ.
“The email — sent on June 2, 2010 from Oksana to Eric George, the lawyer who negotiated her $15 million mediation package — is riddled with buyer’s remorse, complaining that George never told her about a domestic violence claim, which could have upped the ante.
“Underscoring how important the tapes were during the mediation, Oksana says, “Forget about the tapes for the moment. This is the case of domestic violence.” The point — no one raised the issue of domestic violence during the mediation — it was about the tapes….
Then Oksana lays her cards on the table: “If the opposition is buying my silence, please, we have to renegotiate the custody portion and to secure the monetory (sic).” Oksana Grigorieva to Lawyer: You Only Got Me $15 Million!!?! | TMZ.com
If this case goes into a custody battle this is one more bit of information that will not play well in court. Keep in mind that on October 18th, the New York Daily News reported: Oksana Grigorieva hired 39 lawyers to help fight legal battle
By the next day, it was up to 40 according to the American Bar Association Journal! Mel Gibson’s Ex Hires 40th Lawyer, Even Though One Is Already.
And one month later: Oksana Loses Lawyer 41, Hires Lawyer 42
Mel Gibson wants custody
To read the full story of Mel Gibson desire for custody of Baby Lucia, please read: Mel Gibson has 3 point custody advantage in Baby Lucia case
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