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Mel Gibson presents extortion evidence

After facing domestic abuse allegations from his ex-girfriend, Mel Gibson has now played his ace. The Braveheart star has presented evidence supporting allegations about Oksana's extortion attempts.

entertainment Updated: Jul 28, 2010 18:59 IST

Hollywood actor Mel Gibson has presented evidence supporting allegations that his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva attempted to extort $10 million to keep the recordings of his telephone rants private.

According, the Braveheart star and his lawyer reportedly submitted "physical evidence" in the form of emails and text messages to prove their case.

The former couple, which split earlier this year, has become embroiled in a bitter battle over recent weeks as they attempt to thrash out custody arrangements for their young daughter, Lucia.

Mel GibsonHowever, Grigorieva has dismissed Gibson's extortion accusations and her representative, Stephen Jaffe, insisted that his client is innocent of the claims.

He said: "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."

First Published: Jul 28, 2010 12:33 IST