Mel Gibson's ex-girlfriend claims he pulled gun on her after alleged assault
Mel Gibson’s former girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva claims in a video segment of her interview with People Magazine that after the star allegedly hit her last January, the actor pulled out a gun and she feared he would kill her and her children.
Grigorieva says the incident in which she alleges Gibson hit her in the face on Jan. 6 at his Malibu mansion was witnessed by her 13-year-old son and their 1-year-old daughter, Lucia.
The son, according to law enforcement sources, is among the key witnesses in the domestic violence investigation.
Sheriff’s detectives have already turned over to prosecutors the results of a domestic violence investigation. A separate probe into whether Grigorieva used audio tapes of phone calls by Gibson to try to extort a multimillion-dollar payment is ongoing.
Sheriff’s officials say they expect to complete that investigation within two weeks after interviewing lawyers in the case. Prosecutors plan to decide whether to file charges once they have the result of both investigations.
In a video for People, Grigorieva talks directly to the camera sometimes demonstrating Gibson’s alleged facial expressions during the incident. (Click here to view the video.)
“Mel was screaming and yelling and spitting in my face,” Grigorieva says in the video. “He was screaming like a crazy man.”
After the alleged assault, the Russian-born singer tells People’s Howard Breuer that the 54-year-old actor-director allegedly produced a gun. “He says get the…out and pulls a gun out..and he wants to kill us all.”
She alleged, however, that Gibson then said. “if I leave, he is going to blow his brains out.” She added, “he could have killed us all.”
-- Richard Winton