We’ve all heard by now that Mel Gibson’s ex-girlfriend, by whom he has a baby, Oksana Grigorieva, has alleged that he hit her in the head so hard that the veneers shot off of some of her teeth. Wow! He must have hit her pretty hard to do that and judging by the audio tapes of his violent verbal outbursts and threats, he just may have popped her one, but nobody know, unless of course, Grigorieva’s 12-year-old son has some information.
On the audio tape, he sounds like a man at the end of his rope and totally unhinged, but he also sounds like a man that’s been pushed to the limit. He can’t even breathe and is screaming like a raving lunatic.
Apparently, Grigorieva is going for the jugular and wants the long arm of the law to unleash its wrath upon Gibson. According to prosecutors, they have a good case and evidence to support criminal charges against him. Although Gibson’s lawyer has been pleading his case, it looks like criminal charges may be filed against the actor and director. The matter is under review by the district attorney’s office in Los Angeles.
Mel Gibson is counter-claiming that Grigorieva is abusing the legal system with her claims and allegations, and that she is trying to extort money out of him.
The couple is currently fighting over custody of their three-year-old daughter. Uh, doesn’t Mel Gibson have like seven kids by his first wife? Does he really want custody of a toddler at his age, especially since he seems to have been drunk for the last few years. I’m not saying that he does love this little girl, but does he really want full-time custody? Really?
Oksana Grigorieva, a musician from Russia, is an accomplished pianist and singer/songwriter with an impressive musical education. She even wrote a song called “Un Dia Llegara” for singer Josh Groban, which appeared on his “Awake” album in 2009. Grigorieva’s also released an album of her own appropriately called ” Beautiful Heartache “. It got good reviews, but was outshined and overshadowed by the drama between she and Gibson, who was the executive producer on the album.
Grigorieva was married for a short period of time in 1989 to a Russian attorney and she was also married again in 1992 to a British artist. She also dated actor Timothy Dalton and they have a child together. Gibson is baby daddy number two.
I suggested that Grigorieva may be a bit of a golddigger/celebrity-hound in another article, but since she does seem to be an accomplished musician and a mover and shaker in her own right, I shall hereby remove the golddigger label in her case. She does seem to go for men that can provide a certain “lifestyle”, but I’ve always said of women that go for lifestyle instead of love, that there is a trade off. If you choose a man for a lifestyle…you may live in style, but may have to give up parts of your life.
Well, whatever the case may be, if Mel Gibson did hit this women, then she should take him to the cleaners and let the justice system handle the rest. He does seem to have a volatile temper and appears to be irrational at times, but who knows what she did to drive him to the become so unhinged. If you listen to the audio, it sounds like she pushed him to the brink. That still doesn’t justify any violence, but it makes you wonder if she set him up.
Hopefully, the truth will come to light and if Mel goes to jail, then so be it. If Grigorieva is lying and a manipulator, then that truth will shine in the end. The main thing here is the child of the union being well taken care of and that if Gibson’s as unhinged as he sounds that he gets some help.
If Gibson is charged with criminal misconduct, the court will consider any past history of similar occurrences and render a sentence accordingly. He could get some jail time or he may just have to do community service of pay a fine. Gibson’s former wife, whom he left for Oksana, issued a public statement that he has never been violent towards she nor their seven children during a 28 year marriage.
Things that make you go hmmmmm.
Article from Hello Magazine:
Audio of Mel Gibson Ranting: