Upset over the way Oksana is being portrayed by the American media, Oksana’s friend contacted Komsomolskaya Pravda, and agreed to give an exclusive interview.
The interview reveals previously undisclosed information about Mel Gibson’s and Oksana’s private life and their financial affairs.
“I was doing some research on Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva for my Celebrity Infidelity column when I came across this shocking interview, ” says Ruth Houston, a New York based infidelity expert, who is frequently called on by the media to comment on celebrity infidelity, popular infidelity issues and infidelity breaking news.
Here is the interview given by Oksana’s friend to Russian Newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda:
Oksana Grigorieva’s friend (OGF): It all began after Lucia-Anne was born. By that time Mel had helped Oksana to record her solo album. She engaged into charity work. Oksana’s public work annoyed Mel. And at some point he stopped restraining his fits.
Komsomolskaya Pravda (KP): What fits?
OGF: Fits of anger and jealousy. At first he was not happy with Oksana’s dresses that she wore in public. “You’ll wear nothing but trousers! No tight clothes! No plunging neckline!”, – he declared. Oksana obeyed and put away her dresses. And then some really weird things started happening: he’d become pale all of a sudden; change his voice, start jumping and screaming, then panting and writhing in hysterics. In those moments Mel could say insults to her but later regretted it. Once Oksana called me crying: “I’m so scared! He put a gun to my head and threatened me! He’s having another fit.” So she took her kids and fled the house. (In July 2010 LA Court cancelled Gibson’s gun license – KP). We told Oksana to get a voice recorder and record their talks. What other choice she had?! It could lead to a tragedy and we would not be able to prove anything …
KP: Did Oksana give those recordings to the court?
OGF: She did. But we were shocked to find out that they leaked into the press. There are SUCH insults on those tapes… They were meant solely for the court. Oksana is so ashamed. She kept silent for a long time. She felt sorry for Mel. Kept asking him to seek professional help. We, her friends, are going to testify about his hysterical fits in court! You see, those recordings were made on one night. But there were so many more…
KP: Did Mel threaten only Oksana?
OGF: Oksana’s mother Ludmila Grigorievna said that once in December Mel had a fit while she was present. At first everything seemed normal. But all of a sudden he began pushing Oksana out of the house, then pushed her into a corner with his shoulder. She was holding her daughter in her hands and kept silent. Everyone around began saying: “Mel what are you doing?!” They managed to stop him then. Next day he fell on his knees, started crying and promised: “I’ll go into therapy!”.
KP: It’s hard to imagine brutal Mel Gibson crying…
OGF: And yet he cries very often! Goes to his knees. Then after a while he has another explosive outburst again. And the thing is that you don’t need to do anything to provoke him. Someone got on his nerves during filming or maybe they simply showed bad news on TV. That’s all!
KP: How did Gibson’s ex-wife Robyn Moor react to the scandal in the press? Surely there could be domestic violence in their 28-year marriage too.
OGF: Robyn wrote a letter to court saying that Mel never had fits of rage before. Although Mel was telling several times how he threw a TV into her once when they were arguing. Thank god he missed and TV fell out of a second storey window. Mel even hit his son in front of Oksana.
KP: But Oksana must have noticed Gibson’s fits when they met and started dating?
OGF: He was an angel for the first two years! There was just one thing that she couldn’t understand. Said there were some strange moments. Mel could suddenly become pale, bang the door, go to his car and leave. Later we realized that those were his fits. He just didn’t want Oksana to see them.
KP: Papers said that Mel broke two of Oksana’s front teeth …
OGF: He punched her head. The second punch was not as hard but hit her teeth. Oksana went to dentist and then for some reason Mel’s lawyers questioned him. They scared him and he began saying that Oksana damaged her teeth herself.
KP: Lets suppose they didn’t want to be together anymore. But couldn’t they agree about all the aspects amicably?
OGF: When Mel realized that Oksana couldn’t stand his outbursts any longer, he became obsessed with the idea of taking their daughter away from her. He decided that he could simply buy the baby and offered $15 million for sole custody. The second condition was for Oksana to keep silent about his fits, threats, etc. His lawyers even prepared some kind of papers. Obviously Oksana would never sell her child. Now Mel keeps blaming Oksana that Lucia-Anne lost her inheritance because of her mother’s stubbornness.
KP: Mel was probably already giving Oksana quite a lot of money? After all he has an estimated 600 million fortune.
OGF: (laughing) You know how they called Oksana in America? Gold-digger! They think she was after his millions. But when Oksana lived with Mel she didn’t ask for a cent from him! They say that he spent 5 million dollars on her. Nonsense! He spent exactly $100 000 when paid for her credit cards. Not a cent more! And half of those $100 000 was spent on food for his own family. It was only in April that Oksana left Mel. Before that they lived together in Malibu not far from his former wife Robyn and her kids. Mel’s relatives would come to their house all the time. Oksana was always treating them. Then Mel would come in the evening and start grumble: “Where’s food?!” Mel also bought Oksana a car for 30 thousand dollars. Those were all the expenses. Imagine, Oksana never even bought her dresses but used to simply hire them!
KP: Then where did those $5 million come from?
OGF: Mel helped Oksana with release of her solo album. But that’s work, not private life. All the rights on that album are reserved by Mel. Oksana is not allowed to deal with it. And to be absolutely exact, he did not spend 5 million on that album – it was $1 800 000.
Right now Oksana has nothing. The house she lives in doesn’t belong to her. Mel doesn’t pay a cent in child-support to her. Its her friends that bring food for her and her daughter.
KP: It all seems so strange. Mel Gibson was always open about how much he loves their daughter Lucy-Anne.
OGF: Of course he loves her. But I’d like to ask him: “Why were you secretly seeing prostitutes when Oksana was pregnant with your child?! What if you could give her a Hepatitis C or HIV?! Then your daughter could get it too!” How he could do that is beyond me!
KP: So you are saying that the story about that Polish girl, Violette Coval, who told National Enquierer that she and Mel had an affair while he lived together with Oksana – is all true?
OGF: Unfortunately, it is. That girl managed to forget her shoes in their house. The housekeeper put them in the closet. Oksana was shocked: “Those are not mine!” The housekeeper was at a loss, she didn’t know what to say. That’s when it came out that girl came to “visit” Mel while Oksana was away.
KP: Papers also wrote that there was supposed to be a custody hearing on July 20th.
OGF: That hearing already took place. And there are hundreds more to come. Mel’s lawyers prepared agreement papers with terrible conditions for Oksana. They invited her for negotiations which dragged on for 11 hours. They were pressuring her: “Sign the papers!
Otherwise you’ll lose your baby! Tomorrow we’ll file a lawsuit against you for making those tapes!” She tried to explain: “It’s dangerous to leave Mel alone with the baby! He can be aggressive.” But what can you do when Mel has 10 lawyers and 4 law firms working for him?! And Oksana has no money. There’s only one lawyer working for her.
We were shocked when Oksana’s lawyer simply didn’t turn up for the second meeting. He sent his assistant instead. That guy instead of defending his client started pressuring her: “Sign the papers!” Oksana agreed to sign papers where 20% of custody goes to Mel and 80% – to her. That means that he can take the baby for a whole day once a week. But when Lucy is at his place, the police is there too.
– Oksana takes up to thirty pills a day to calm down! her friend was close to tears. – After that scandal Mel’s agent refused to work with him. So did Leonardo DiCaprio. They were planning a big project together – a film about Vikings.
Mel introduced Oksana to Leo at some reception. DiCaprio kissed her hand twice that evening. Mel threw a tantrum. “You are my property!” – he screamed. That evening they were supposed to have a dinner together at some restaurant to discuss the project – Leo, his girlfriend, Mel and Oksana. But after what happened Oksana said that she’d stay at home. And Mel was in no shape to go to dinner.
KP: So Oksana did not really contact with anyone in the US apart from Mel?
OGF: Once he was away filming. Oksana called him asking for permission to go to a restaurant with an old friend. Mel agreed. But at the same time, without saying anything to her, he returned to LA and hid in the bushes to see what time she’d come back and whether she’d be alone.
In the end of December Oksana signed an agreement saying she has no right for any part of Mel’s fortune. When her lawyers found out they could not believe it: “Are you crazy?! WHY?! They call you a gold-digger! “.
KP: What did they mean by “they”?
OGF: During all three years when Mel and Oksana were together Mel’s family were doing everything to spoil her public image. We know that they even hired special bloggers who wrote posts in the internet like “Oksana is an easy woman, all she needs is Gibson’s money”.
KP: Did Oksana leave Mel’s company?
KP: Does Mel pay child support for Lucia?
OGF: Now he doesn’t pay a cent. He wants her to have no money so that she will not be able to hire lawyers. He tells her: “I’ll destroy you! I’ll burn down your house! I’ll bury you under a rose bush!” We are not going to quote those terrible words exactly. We don’t know who made those recordings public but it dragged Oksana’s name in the mud!
Mel’s other kid have 10 million each on their accounts while he established 4 thousand dollars in child support for Lucia.
KP: So what’s next?
OGF: We don’t know. Right now Timothy Dalton (Oksana’s former long-term partner) came to LA to support Oksana. A few days ago their son Alexander was called into court. One evening when Mel tried attacking Oksana she ran into the house and screamed to her son: “Sasha hide! Mel has a fit!” The boy got really scared and hid under a bed. There he saw that Mel was trying to strange Oksana.
Mel is dangerous for society. Oksana was feeling sorry for him, she hoped he would go into therapy. She didn’t go to court until she simply had no other choice. Right now Mel does not drink at all. But those fits occur when he is sober.
God knows that Oksana wanted to sort everything out peacefully. What can I say? He’s an actor! Oksana is in debts. She spent a lot of money on her lawyer. Plus she has a baby. We know that Oksana’s parents are coming to the US to help her look after Lucia. So that she could start working. She is a professional composer and singer after all. She’ll find her way out. But she cannot trust men any more. She doesn’t believe in woman’s happiness.
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