Oksana Grigorieva tells Larry King: No boozing, yes begging from Mel Gibson
With Oksana Grigorieva's "Larry King Live" interview set to air Wednesday night, we have a few teaser excerpts from her first sit-down since those infamous tapes hit the Hollywood fan. Get ready for the Russian singer to describe ex-boyfriend Mel Gibson choking her and hitting her and brandishing a gun at her in front of her son Sasha, while she held their daughter Lucia, "like a mother protecting her cubs."
So, why did she go back to him after the Jan. 6 fight? "He begged. He cried," Grigorieva says. "He cried on his knees. What am I supposed to do?"
There was no report, she said, because she was covering up for him.
Also, Larry King really wants to know, "Did liquor usually set it off?"
No, she says. "There was no liquor, not once. He never drank. One time he drank when he was away. That's the only time he drank. I've never ever seen him drinking."
At another point in the chat, after prompting Grigorieva through her story of the fight, King asks again, "Was he drunk?"
"No, he wasn't. He wasn't drunk."
This should be interesting.
Gibson, meanwhile, was spotted silently exiting the Premiere Supper Club on Tuesday in Hollywood, where his son Milo's 21st birthday celebration was going on. Robyn Gibson, whose divorce from Mel is not yet final, was also at the event.
Also, the social service agency Peace Over Violence has disavowed any relationship with Grigorieva after her attorney Dan Horowitz told TMZ on Sunday that she'd be working with that group and another — yes, the other is happening — to help craft legislation to help battered women. (Horowitz would be one of the 42 lawyers who have pitched a tent at Camp Oksana in recent months. You know, the folks who've billed at least a million bucks so far, according to TMZ.)
"We have no connection with Grigorieva, nor do we plan to," the group said Monday on its website.
"I'm guessing it didn't get approved," Horowitz told TMZ on Monday.
— Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: Oksana Grigorieva at an L.A. event in L.A. on March 4. Credit: Angela Weiss / Getty Images