According to the Hollywood Reporter, a text message Grigorieva sent Mel, along with several e-mails, may help Gibson's attorney prove that she attempted to use the incriminating tapes to extort money from the actor.
On Wednesday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department confirmed they're investigating Grigorieva, further indicating that there may be some truth to claims from Mel's camp that the Russian singer has been trying to take Mel to town all along. Mel Gibson Demands Paternity Test
In fact, court records reveal that before leaking the tapes, Grigorieva agreed to a $15 million settlement from Gibson, which her attorney, Manley Freid, initially failed to disclose to the court. The judge for the case, later reprimanded Freid, saying she found the lawyer's behavior and consequent justification "troubling" and "very disturbing".