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Mel Gibson domestic violence case going to prosecutors in two weeks

Melandgirlfriend Detectives will present their evidence in the Mel Gibson domestic violence investigation to L.A. County prosecutors in two weeks, a Sheriff's Department spokesman said Monday.

The detectives have been working for more than a month on the high-profile case. Spokesman Steve Whitmore declined to provide details about what was found but said the department will present evidence to prosecutors, who will determine whether charges should be filed.

Authorities are examining allegations that Gibson struck his former girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva, but they are also looking into claims that Grigorieva or someone close to her tried to extort money from Gibson.

Some of the evidence in the case is on a cellphone that Grigorieva used, and sheriff’s officials have brought in the department's top expert on extracting and reviewing that type of information. Investigators are particularly interested in text and e-mails between the couple, according to one of the sources.

Gibson, who is under investigation for alleged domestic violence and child endangerment in connection with an incident earlier this year, spoke to detectives about the extortion allegations against Grigorieva, with whom he had a child.

-- Andrew Blankstein

Photo: Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva earlier this year. Credit: Jacques Brinon / Associated Press

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Oh just wonderful, maybe we can coordinate things and have a Mad Max trial on both coasts. One in Los Angeles and one in Washington. Don't know which would be most entertaining.

I am just curious why after all these months are they investigating Mr. Gibson. In most places a domestic violence case mast be reported right away, say within hours or a day or the cops won't do anything. Is it because it Mel Gibson and he is a star and the DA is looking for a gold star or what. This does not hold water as far as I can see. Plus even if they would convict him he is in Ca. Los Angeles and he would only get a few days in jail and the Sheriff to the Stars Lee Baca would release him.

Domestic Violence comes in ALL forms of abuse. Physical is just ONE. The recording leaves no doubt in my mind that Mel fits the classic profile of an abuser. Control and power over her is his M.O. He calls her every name in the book to belittle her, ruthlessly insults her appearance, basically tells her she isn't worth anything without him, demands power over who she interacts with/hires, makes her feel like he has the right to tell her when/where/how she "owes" him sexually, talks as though he owns her because of the money he invested in her, etc. The list goes on and on and I haven't even mentioned the beating that he admits "she deserved" that happened in front of their child! All the Mel sympathizers need to get educated. Whatever they may find her guilty of does not excuse his actions and does not change the fact that he is abusive.

I do not believe for one minute that Mel Gibson would harm a woman and he certainly would never endanger a baby even his own.

If the tooth was not loose you must aquit

Thats what happens when they drive you to were they want you. You become the bad guy and OH she gets the check.Can you say GOLGDIGGER

The case against Mel Gibson is a"Witch Hunt" and nothing more. there is absolutley no evidence what so ever! this case needs to be thrown out, How can a person be tried and convicted of sposal abuse when the alleged victim has no injuries or credible witnesses to support the alleged victims claims. Mel Gibson has not had a moments rest since he made those stupid remarks when he was drunk several years ago. The L.A. DA's office needs to focus on crime and stop this politically motivated attack on Mel Gibson!

We know the guy blew his top, but gee, I've heard everything from that the guys a nazi to that he took a gun to her head, and it can't all be true. They say that the dentist denies her story, or says it doesnt add up. Then you read the dentist TOTALLY believed her. You can read one thin on one site, and one on the other. I for one don't believe Mel is a bigot. I'd like to believe he isn't a girl beater too. I know how things can get ugly with a bad woman who wants to hurt you, but hitting a girl in the teeth so that her teeth break out... well, that's pretty bad and I really hope Mel is innocent.

Do not envy a man of violence
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