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LA prosecutors to determine Mel Gibson, Oksana Grigorieva case

by Jorge Hernandez on February 17, 2011

After seven months of investigations, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department will determine if Mel Gibson's ex-partner, Oksana Grigorieva, is guilty of extortion, reports

Similarly, Grigorieva has ongoing domestic violence charges filed against Gibson, in what has turned out to be a lengthy Hollywood civil case.

According to a series of text messages revealed through the Los Angeles Times, the couple – despite their dual lawsuits – had exchanged texts in recent months, suggesting private negotiations outside of the courtroom.

"You don't call. You don't accept my invitation to come. You hand tapes around & jeopardize us all," reads a text from Gibson to Grigorieva, according to the news source.

In a separate text, Gibson reportedly wrote, "[don't] let the lawyers run you. …They always do this. They wrangle. Get us mad and they make more money."

Grigorieva, on her end, has recorded tapes of Gibson threatening her.

"If not for these recorded messages, you and your loyal people would have used any dirty trick they could," she wrote.

Mel Gibson won Academy Awards for best director and best picture in 1996, for "Braveheart." In 2010, he starred in "Edge of Darkness", the first movie that he has made since 2005, according to the Internet Movie Database.

Oksana Grigorieva is a Russian musician whom the actor began seeing three years ago, prior to his divorce from Robyn Gibson, according to the LA Times. Grigorieva has another child with Timothy Dalton, who played James Bond in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Gibson is accused of violence against Grigorieva in a January 2010 incident at a Malibu, California, home. A previous agreement to give Grigorieva $16 million dollars, as well as a Steinway piano from the Malibu house, fell through.

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