Close
BRAND NEW ON E!
  • News/ 

    Mel Gibson Extortion Case Hanging on a Text?

    Mel Gibson, Oksana Grigorieva Dominique Charriau/WireImage; Michael Caulfield/Getty Image

    When will these famous types learn that no good comes from texting?!

    With L.A. County Sheriff's officials agreeing to look into Mel Gibson's accusation that Oksana Grigorieva demanded $10 million from him in exchange for keeping those nasty tapes under wraps, there's now a report that Grigorieva may have left textual evidence of her alleged intentions.

    Apparently, if such a plan existed, it failed. But who's telling the truth here?

    The Hollywood Reporter has it from a well-placed insider that authorities have a text from Grigorieva to Gibson in which she tells him that she recorded their conversations because "you broke your agreement with me."

    There are also emails that Gibson's camp will use to make its case, the source said.

    Grigorieva, meanwhile, continues to stick to her guns and deny any wrongdoing. (Maybe she can explain her bad taste in men to Oprah someday.)

    "To specifically address the allegations, my client, Ms. Grigorieva, has repeatedly stated that there is no credible evidence whatsoever of extortion by her, and she stands steadfastly by that statement," her rep, Stephen Jaffe, said in a statement to E! News.

    It's unclear what happened to the $15 million settlement Gibson and Grigorieva arrived at, a detail that her attorney, Manley Freid, did not reveal to the judge when she went to court last month to obtain a restraining order against him.

    Meanwhile, the L.A. Times reports that investigators met with Gibson's attorneys Tuesday in connection with Grigorieva's domestic-abuse allegations against the actor.

    —Additional reporting by Ashley Fultz

    (Originally published July 21, 2010, at 4:31 p.m. PT)

    Follow @eonline on Twitter!

    ________

    If you lived on Mel Gibson's luxurious Malibu estate, now on the market for $14.5 million, wouldn't you just want to relax?

    RELATED VIDEOS:

    FROM AROUND THE WEB
    MORE ON EONLINE