According to TMZ, the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department is getting some extra help from law professors and lawyers in order to essentially make an official call on if Oksana Grigorieva tried to extort Mel Gibson with the recordings or not.
Oksana’s story is that she only used the recordings as part of the negotiation, with no intent to blackmail Gibson in order to get some cash. The other side of the story is that Oksana tried to use the tapes to, well, clean out Gibson’s bank account.
In order to determine once and for all if Oksana should be charged with extortion, the Sheriff’s Department investigation is calling in help to make sure they have it right. They are currently processing the evidence involved, like Oksana’s iPhone, and are about two weeks away from officially turning the case over to the L.A. County District Attorney.
What do you think? Is Oksana an extortionist, or is she telling the truth?