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Oksana Grigorieva didn't tell doctor Mel Gibson hit Lucia, says pediatrician who says she saw no sign of injury

November 12, 2010 |  2:32 pm

Oksana Grigorieva and Mel GibsonJust days after Mel Gibson was ordered by a family court judge to pay the back child support he owes Oksana Grigorieva, a sworn declaration has surfaced in which Lucia's pediatrician says she saw no injury on the child during an exam the day after an argument in which Grigorieva alleges Gibson hit them both.

Nor did Grigorieva mention any injury during the Jan. 7 visit, Dr. Linda Nussbaum said in a June 24 document published Friday by TMZ. A picture of an allegedly injured Lucia surfaced at the same time as recordings of the actor ranting at his ex-girlfriend; Team Mel maintains that photo was doctored.

"If I had observed any symptoms that indicated injury or abuse or if Ms. Grigorieva had raised the issue of injury or abuse, I would have certainly noted those details in my records," Nussbaum said. "I would have also reported any allegations of parental abuse to social services."

The judge on Wednesday ordered Gibson to pay three months' worth of child support that he'd been withholding until it was clarified whether $6,000 a month spent on Oksana's rent could be deducted from the $20,000-a-month payment. That was clarified to be a no, according to People.

Dad currently gets Lucia three days a week, with one overnight visit. Whether the baby is left with a nanny on the overnights was reportedly an issue at the Wednesday hearing.

Investigators are still looking into extortion allegations against Grigorieva but have given prosecutors their findings about domestic violence allegations leveled against Gibson.

In other Mel tidbits, he was photographed Thursday smoking a cigarette — and can you blame him, given that all this drama was allegedly transpiring when he was trying to quit back in January?


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— Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Oksana Grigorieva and Mel Gibson at an event March 4 in Los Angeles. The couple, whose child, Lucia, was born in November 2009, split up in April. Credit: Angela Weiss / Getty Images.