Picture of Oksana Grigorieva's teeth goes public -- along with reports of dentist's doubts
What could be worse than daily doses of angry profanity and slurs? Perhaps this picture of Oksana Grigorieva, allegedly taken by her dentist the day after her January fight with Mel Gibson -- a photograph made public by Radar Online on Friday.
Ugly, yes, but clear evidence of a punch to the mouth? Not exactly.
Sources familiar with the dentist's charts, photos and exam tell TMZ that Dr. Ross Sheldon found no evidence of a direct blow to the face, but rather saw a bruise on Grigorieva's left temple, and two bite marks on the inside of her lower lip. His theory, according to those sources, is that such a blow could have caused her to bite down hard enough to dislodge the veneers.
In a tape made public Tuesday, Grigorieva was heard accusing her ex-boyfriend of "hitting a woman when she's holding a child in her hands? Breaking her teeth, twice, in the face." The Jan. 6 altercation got physical but not violent, sources on Mel's side said in June; sources on her side have alleged he hit her in the face twice.
L.A. County Sheriff's detectives are investigating an allegation of domestic violence involving Gibson, which Grigorieva filed officially on July 5.
Sources connected with Gibson have alleged that Grigorieva wanted $10 million to keep ...
Whether the audio tapes were altered has also been a matter of discussion. The Times has not independently verified the authenticity of the tapes, but no one connected to Gibson has called them into question.
-- Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: Oksana Grigorieva on Feb. 1, 2010. Credit: Juan Medina / Reuters
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