PREACH IT! Mel Gibson is in the hot seat -- again
The former pair seem to have traded restraining orders, or something like that; the court records are all sealed at this hour. Still, TMZ and other sites say they have the dish, which is essentially this: Grigorieva is accusing Gibson of getting violent with her before they broke up. Gibson, meanwhile, also has filed a restraining order, but it’s more about muzzling Grigorieva than anything else.
Of course it’s impossible to know who -- if anyone -- is lying at this point. But people will likely pile on Gibson, thanks to that infamous drunk-driving-episode-turned-anti-Semitic-rant back in 2006.
Still, doing that may be -- and yes, we really are saying this -- doing Gibson a disservice. Gibson certainly loves violence, but that love has been shown largely on the big screen via the "Lethal Weapon" franchise and movies such as "The Passion of the Christ." Gibson is a drinker, but he has yet to really establish himself as Australia’s Charlie Sheen.
We'll be interested in seeing how this unfolds, as the drama plays itself out.
-- Leslie Gornstein
Photo: Oksana Grigorieva and Mel Gibson pose for the media in Madrid during the photo call for his film "Edge of Darkness" on Feb. 1. They broke up in April. Credit: Ballesteros / EPA
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