Mel Gibson claims Oksana Grigorieva tried to extort him, and despite what a shady character she is, proving that claim is proving difficult.
The investigation of Gibson's accusations that his former flame and the mother of his daughter tried to extort him is weak, reports indicate.
"It's looking more and more like no crime was committed by Ms. Grigorieva," a well placed source with knowledge of the situation says.
Is Oksana Grigorieva about to be let off the hook?
The troubled actor is being investigated for domestic violence against Oksana Grigorieva, a separate investigation also nearing its end.
Mel Gibson and his attorney, Blair Berk, met with officials to discuss what they believe was deliberate extortion on the part of Oksana.
But it looks like actual evidence is thinner than Lindsay Lohan."There is simply no smoking gun against Oksana," the source said. "There are emails which Gibson's camp say is clearly extortion."
But those emails can also be viewed in the context of an ongoing negotiation between Mel and Oksana regarding custody of Lucia.
That makes it tougher to prove extortion, the sources say.
Oksana was represented by a very well regarded lawyer, Eric George and walked away from the large settlement she tried to procure, said the well-placed source, noting complications in any potential criminal case against Oksana.
Extortion is always hard to prove, especially if the person being accused was already repped by a lawyer and in a custody dispute.
Unless you're the idiot who tried to bilk David Letterman and make it beyond obvious, it's very tough to make the charge stand up.
The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department hasn't officially handed over the extortion case to the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office.