Kristian Herzog was Oksana Grigorieva's former bodyguard. He also claims he was her lover, which she denies. So who's the liar and what does it matter?
Well, it looks like Oksana's legal team lied last month when they denied she had an intimate relationship Herzog, a convicted felon and her ex-bodyguard.
That's according to emails between the bodyguard and Oksana's lawyer, which TMZ has obtained. So they probably smashed it up. Why is this significant?
Oksana Grigorieva and Kristian Herzog, who once worked for Paris Hilton.
Kristian Herzog is supposedly writing a tell-all book about his "intimate" relationship with Oksana that began in May. She's called this claim "ridiculous."
He says he has at least 1,000 text messages and emails in which he communicates with Oksana about her case and evidence (hello, Mel Gibson tapes).
If his credibility were disputed, it would help Oksana's claims against Mel Gibson. But if she's a proven liar, it boosts Mel's case that she extorted him.
It looks like Oksana Grigorieva is indeed a proven liar.An email Herzog sent to Martin Garbus, an Oksana lawyer, reads: "Martin: Do you agree that Team Oksana at some point, needs to admit Oksana and Dan LIED to TMZ and you need to tell the truth that in fact Oksana and I were intimate?"
The next morning, Garbus responded with one word: "Yes."
Dan is Dan Horowitz, another one of her many lawyers. He explains the email: "Marty's job was to placate Kris, because once he got cut out of Oksana's world completely, we assessed him to be a clear and present danger to her life."
"By stringing him along and making him feel more important, we hoped that he would just fade away rather than explode and hurt somebody."
But there's even more to it. TMZ has Oksana Grigorieva pictures in which she's wearing a nightgown, sitting on a bed with Herzog at her home.
But Horowitz tells us the pictures were taken during a People magazine photo shoot and were in no way intimate. Anyone out there buying that?
It's worth noting that the judge in the Mel-Oksana custody case issued a restraining order against Herzog, concluding he was a danger to Lucia.
Basically, everyone involved is shady and a huge mess.