Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva teams trade accusations [poll] [updated]
Did Mel Gibson deliver what women want after a breakup, or was he more of a lethal weapon where Oksana Grigorieva was concerned? In what's shaping up as a he-said/she-said worthy of a stampeding herd of Drama Llamas, it all depends on whom you believe.
Oksana is alleging that Mel beat her, punching her in the face in January and knocking out several of her teeth. Sources on her side tell TMZ she hasn't seen a dime in support since they split.
Sources on Mel's side have told People that's all a bunch of hooey.
Mel's attorney tells TMZ that the actor has exceeded the terms of their breakup mediation and given his baby mama millions, including a house and a car, right up until she wouldn't let him see their child, Lucia, on Father's Day. That was a violation of their deal, Mel's lawyer says, so now the actor's sticking to the letter of the agreement.
[For the record, 1:56 p.m. July 1: A previous version of this post said "until he wouldn't let her see their child." That was wrong. It's correct now.]
And of course Oksana told Radar Online that that is all a bunch of hooey.
So, yeah -- this mess is clearly a job for a nonscientific online poll.
-- Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: Oksana Grigorieva appears at a Moscow news conference on April 19,when she hinted that her breakup with Mel Gibson might come with a side order of scandal. Credit: Mikhail Metzel / Associated Press
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