Oksana Grigorieva Speaks on Mel Gibson Tapes: "I Was in Fear For My Life"

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Breaking her silence for the first time since the now-infamous Mel Gibson tapes were leaked, Oksana Grigorieva says she recorded him because she feared for her life, and that his response (or lack thereof) amounts to a trivializing of domestic violence.

Oksana told her unofficial mouthpiece Radar Online all about the custody fight for daughter Lucia, Gibson's vile rants and the disturbing abuse photos.

"I'm devastated. Everybody's devastated," Grigorieva said, adding that with her ex's silence, "I think Mel, basically, is trivializing domestic violence."

"It is unfair that by standing up to somebody - and speaking out - I am being victimized all over again. He has hurt so many people," Oksana said.

Grigorieva says she recorded and saved the phone calls and voicemails from an enraged Gibson that have sparked so much controversy out of fear.

"I didn't think I was going to make it through the night," she explains.

Oksana says Mel needs to tell the truth.

"Everything, by the way, this is really important, all of the tapes that you hear on the Internet, all of them were recorded that one night. The tapes, as you call them, the voicemails, everything was recorded that night because I was in fear for my life."

"I really did not think I was going to make it."

Gibson hasn't publicly commented on Grigorieva's claims, but his attorneys say he did not hit Oksana and have tried to cast doubt on all evidence.

For her part, Oksana denies extortion allegations by Mel's legal team: "It is all false information he is feeding the press. It is a smear campaign."

Saying that a court order prevents her from revealing details, she pleaded to Mel: "Speak the truth, tell the truth, for the sake of your daughter."

Authorities are still investigating both the extortion charge against Oksana Grigorieva, as well as domestic violence claims against Mel Gibson.

 

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Of course you all above don't liek her. She's not American, just some Russian immigrant. That's American piece of shit men, marry foreign women, treat them like crap, then everyone is on your side. Damn pigs, this is why the world hates you.

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Just two "Everyday People". What's love got to do with it??

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No way defending Mel...but the reports of her trying to get on dancing w/ the stars? LMAO all she sees is $$$$$$$$. You don't need to be hiring all these PR people (high profile) like a celeb when you have a gag order on you and aren't from hollywood. WTH is the reason? moolah! I hope she gets prison time if it's true she is an extortionist which I believe now (just like I hope he gets prosecuted if he hit her). She's lost all credibility and makes no sense! I just want to muzzle her myself. This all seems to be a public ploy by her whatever the truth is.

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She was in such fear that she called the police... no wait, she freaking pushed record? There is just too much of her story, errr... stories that dont add up. She needs to quit trying to handle this in the court of public opinion. She has children that she needs to start thinking about because she certainly wasnt thinking about them when she was in "fear of not making it thru the night."

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You can't wipe out one thing after another. She showed no fear on the tapes nor when she signed a settlement agreemnt. People can't abide a mother who claims a man hit her 2 month old but never took her to the ER or provided treatment. She's full of crap Think Rihanna and Chris Brown He had a stellar reputation but everyone believed her because she went to the ER and named her assalant immediately. This couldn't have failed to attract Oksana's attention Many people are paying close attention to both sides while other just stop at one word or allegations. Oksana is proving to be problematic and nobody cares if you were really assaulted if you go after their money instead of dialing 911.

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Can the idiots defending Mel please get a clue. He's a madman, and while I am no supporter of his exes "team" it cannot be more obvious he is a violent individual in need of mental help. Stop being blinded by celebrity, please

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