The Los Angeles District Attorney is sitting on Mel Gibson’s extortion case against ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva. Not because they don’t want to move forward but because police investigators are still not done and so this case has not been turned over to the “frustrated” prosecutors.
The District Attorney wants to announce whether it will charge Mel with domestic violence and Oksana with extortion, but the office can’t until the files are turned over. While the investigation was said to be “substantially done” as of last week the sheriff’s spokesman said prosecutors now don’t believe they will receive the case until next week, at the earliest.
One source said “The amount of hours the Sheriff’s Department has spent on investigating Oksana is mind boggling.” Sheriff’s officials have spent months investigating claims that someone tried to trade her silence for money from Gibson, 55, who is in a bitter custody dispute with ex-girlfriend and mother of his child, Lucia.
“The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is stalling in turning over the Oksana case to the District Attorney,” a source with knowledge of the investigation said. “The investigators have had the case for months, and it literally started out as probe into claims of extortion and now has evolved into them going over testimony from the family law case. Prosecutors are getting very frustrated that they haven’t officially turned it over and it’s delaying a decision on whether to charge Mel.”
The confidential source went on: “It’s almost as if the cops are waiting for Oksana to commit a crime to bolster their findings, which so far, are very anemic. It’s unlikely any charges will be filed against Oksana.”
Oksana has claimed that Mel punched her in the head on January 6, last year, while she held their infant daughter, during a fight at the Malibu mansion, knocking out two veneers on her upper front teeth.
In Gibson’s sworn declaration, dated June 23, he admitted to slapping his ex-girlfriend across the face, but denied that he ever punched her.
One thing is for sure – Mel assaulted Oksana – he admits it – and Oksana wants lots and lots of Mel’s money – she admits that.