Whoopi Goldberg stated that she knows Mel Gibson personally and although he is a bonehead, he isn’t a racist. She has been the lone ranger in her point of view about Mel Gibson ranting outburst toward his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva. The L.A. County Sheriff’s Department is now investigating Mel for alleged domestic battery, assault with a deadly weapon and child endangerment. Gibson supposedly has emails and other evidence showing that Oksana tried to extract money from Mel in return for the tapes. The tapes in question are several recordings that Oksana made of Mel during heated arguments over the phone. Oksana had been in contact with civil lawyers and judges while negotiating a visitation policy for the couple’s child over a period of six months, but never once contacted police about the alleged abuse during that time.