Detectives Permitted to Search Oksana Grigorieva's Computer

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Mel Gibson's legal team scored an early victory in the Oscar winner's feud with his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva.

Despite Grigorieva's protest, on Thursday, L.A. Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon granted detectives unrestricted access to search the hard drive of Grigorieva's computer as they investigate claims she tried to extort Gibson.

The couple's custody battle over their baby daughter, Lucia, is being played out in the public spotlight and became a particularly heated scandal after the 40-year-old Russian-born musician accused Gibson of physical and emotional abuse, and the 54-year-old actor proclaimed that his ex attempted to extort money from him.

Grigorieva's attorney, Daniel Horowitz, had been hoping to convince the court to limit the detectives' search of his client's personal property. After Gordon's ruling on Thursday, however, Horowitz said that he expects the detectives to find information on the computer that will exonerate his client.

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