Mel Gibson extortion case delivered to L.A. prosecutors
L.A. County sheriff's investigators have spent months looking into whether Gibson hit ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva and launched a separate but related probe into whether someone tried to extort money from Gibson.
Gibson and Grigorieva also are locked in a bitter custody dispute over their 1-year-old daughter, Lucia.
The Los Angeles district attorney's office in October began considering whether to file domestic violence charges related to an alleged attack by the actor-director. But sources told The Times that prosecutors won't make a decision on the case until the Sheriff's Department has finished its inquiry into claims that Grigorieva or someone close to her attempted to extort money from Gibson.
-- Harriet Ryan
Photo: Mel Gibson. Credit: Los Angeles Times