Austin American-Statesman - - THURSDAY BRIEFING -

Sher­iff’s de­tec­tives in Los An­ge­les are check­ing ex­tor­tion al­le­ga­tions against Mel

Gib­son’s ex-girl­friend. Sher­iff’s spokesman Steve Whit­more says the agency is look­ing into whether Rus­sian singer

Ok­sana Grig­orieva may have tried to ex­tort the ac­tor. He de­clined to of­fer any other de­tails on the in­quiry.

De­tec­tives ear­lier this month in­ter­viewed Grig­orieva af­ter she claimed Gib­son abused her dur­ing an in­ci­dent in Jan­uary.

A spokesman for Grig­orieva de­clined com­ment Wed­nes­day.

Gib­son and Grig­orieva are locked in a bit­ter cus­tody dis­pute over their in­fant daugh­ter.

No ar­rests have been made, and nei­ther has been charged with any crimes.

Ok­sana Grig­orieva

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