Mel Gibson-Oksana Grigorieva tapes wanted by sheriff, dentist tell-all missing
HollywoodNews.com: Here’s what is going down in the Mel Gibson-Oksana Grigorieva scandal.
L.A. County Sheriff’s Department are requesting that the audio tapes be turned over to them; evidence revealing Gibson’s physical abuse with Grigorieva. However, it’s a voluntary request. No subpoenas have been issued by the D.A. or the L.A. County Sheriff.
Sheriff’s spokesperson Steve Whitmore told TMZ, “We are supposed to be getting the tapes this week.” Whitmore says the tapes are supposed to be turned over voluntarily, adding there have been no subpoenas issued for the tapes by his department nor the D.A.’s office.
Grigorieva recorded Gibson having a tirade with her. On the tapes, he acknowledges punching her.
The Sheriff’s Department is looking at Gibson for three supposed crimes — domestic violence, assault with a deadly weapon and child endangerment.
Meanwhile, Grigorieva confessed to her dentist that Gibson punched her teeth out the day after the altercation which was January 6. TMZ reports that the dentist never told the police about the incident.
The website reports, “Under California law (Penal Code Section 11160), a health practitioner must report to police when the professional ‘reasonably suspects … assaultive or abusive conduct’ against a ‘spouse or cohabitant.’
“The dentist could be a critical witness if Gibson is prosecuted for domestic violence. The failure to report could become a big issue,” reports TMZ.