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Judge gives Oksana Grigorieva a 300% child support raise from Mel Gibson

October 1, 2010 |  4:32 pm

Oksana Grigorieva and Mel Gibson A judge on Thursday ordered Mel Gibson to boost his child support payments to Oksana Grigorieva to $20,000 a month from the $5,000 he's been giving his ex-girlfriend. Hey, now we all know of someone who's getting a nice raise!

Eleven-month-old daughter Lucia reportedly needs round-the-clock security, plus the usual necessities like food and medical care -- plus mother and child were used to the "Mel Gibson lifestyle," sources close to Oksana told TMZ.

Lucia was born in October 2009, and Gibson and Grigorieva broke up in April, with Oksana hinting days later that there might be a scandal. (Gee, ya think?)

The actor's divorce from Robyn Gibson, his wife of almost 30 years, with whom he had eight children, is not yet final, though a report Thursday indicated a settlement might be near. Robyn filed for divorce in April 2009.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Oksana Grigorieva and Mel Gibson at the Spanish premiere of his film "Edge of Darkness" on Feb. 1. Credit: Juan Medina / Reuters.

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