Mel Gibson's Ex-Girlfriend Facing Criminal Extortion Charges

Wed, 16 February 2011 22:54:30 ET

Mel Gibson's Ex-Girlfriend Facing Criminal Extortion Charges
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A Los Angeles County District Attorney will decide whether or not Oksana Grigorieva will face official charges in relation to the released recordings that hear the 'Braveheart' actor threaten her.
Oksana Grigorieva may face criminal extortion charges in relation to the released recordings of ex-partner . A Los Angeles County District Attorney has been presented with evidence about the case, relating to the guarantee she would not release the tapes which see Mel threaten her as part of a child custody agreement for their two-year-old daughter Lucia, and will now decide if the Russian-born singer will face official charges.

District Attorney spokesperson Jane Robinson told E! News, "Sheriff's officials dropped off last part of the Mel investigation today. It's under review." Being questioned is whether Oksana intentionally tried to gain $15 million in hush money to prevent the recordings from going public.

Soon after signing the child custody agreement, Oksana reneged and the recordings appeared a few months later, although she has always denied her involvement.

Discussing the taped phone call, which sees the "Braveheart" actor call her a "****" and a "f***ing selfish b***h", last year, the 40-year-old star said she began recording when she was scared she would not make it "through the night".

She said, "I started taping it around 11 o'clock because I thought I'm actually not going to live through the night. I wanted my mother to be able to prove that if I'm dead that this is who did it. "



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