Mel Gibson Admits Slapping, Not Hitting Oksana Grigorieva; Claims He Had to Protect Daughter

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Mel Gibson apparently admitted "slapping" Oksana Grigorieva in a sworn court declaration, but his account of their blowout fight is very different than hers.

According to the declaration obtained by TMZ, Mel admits slapping - not hitting - Oksana after she became so hysterical that she was endangering their baby.

In the January 6 fight that sparked a domestic violence investigation, Oksana claims Mel punched her in the temple and the mouth, knocking out two teeth.

But Mel tells a very different story.

Not Okay Oksana

Mel says he and Oksana were arguing at his home when Oksana grabbed Lucia out her of bassinet, brought her right in the middle of the argument, screaming, "Stop yelling or you will make her into a retarded brain damaged idiot!"

Oksana then "spun around," according to Mel, and ran out into the backyard, which the actor says is dangerous at night, set on different levels and dimly lit. Oksana ran across the various levels for about 75 yards, near thorny trees.

Mel says he implored Oksana to bring Lucia back inside, which she did, but "while jerking her body from side to side to keep Lucia out of my reach."

Oksana was "hysterical" and her "rapid movements were causing Lucia's little body to be flung from one side to the other, her head shaking violently."

Mel says he feared Shaken Baby Syndrome and when she refused to hand the baby over and continued her "rough and erratic movements," Mel says, "I slapped Oksana one time with an open hand in an attempt to bring her back to reality."

"I did not slap [Oksana Grigorieva] hard, I was just trying to shock her so that she would stop screaming, continuing shaking Lucia back and forth."

"I did not hit Oksana with a closed fist, as she alleges. I did not punch her in the face, in the temple or anywhere else, not then or at any other time."

"There was never any blood and no teeth were 'broken,' although one of the false veneers from a tooth apparently came off, I did not see that occur."

"While I do not believe I handled the situation as well as I should have, I was worried about the way Oksana was shaking and tossing Lucia around."

"My hand never touched any part of Lucia."

As we talked about last week, the pediatrician who examined Lucia saw no evidence of injury to the baby. So was Oksana lying about the abuse?

In any event, Mel's story could establish a defense to her domestic violence allegations, using reasonable force to protect a child from injury.

What do you think? Do you believe it?

Is Oksana trying to make this seem much worse to bilk Mel, or is he trying to cover up what really happened and beat the rap after beating her?


I think Oksana was threatening Mel with Lucia. I think she wanted more money and used Lucia as pawn. I think I would be worried and maybe lacking in judgement if my spouse was shaking our child around and endangering his/hers life. I believe any parent would do something drastic such as slap them to see if that would snapp them out of histerics.


BTW, a non-hypocrite and non-racist supporter would at least acknowledge that Mel Gibson has had a history of making racist and anti-semetic remarks and then state his argument rather than just focus on attacking a Black Female for calling a white male (Mel) a racist. So that makes "the wicked" a hypocrite and a racist. I would bet Mel Gibson's 401K that "the wicked" would be too much of "the coward" to call a Black woman a hyprocrite to her face.


Mel Gibson claims that Oksana was "hysterical" so he had to slap her. I know this is going to sound rational but wasn't Mel the one that was completely "hysterical" and psychotic in the voice recordings between him and Oksana. The tape recording is real evidence against Mel. Oksana went to the emergency room with a beaten face and broken teeth. There is evidence on tape of Mel threatening Oksana with violence. Mel has no evidence of Oksana having a dangerous hysterical fit. He never contacted child services or the police to report safety concerns for his daughter. If things happened the way Mel said, there is no doubt in my mind that he would have used the opportunity to call the police and get this woman in trouble so he could take the baby. BTW, OJ Simpson was a "family man" (like Mel) but that didn't make him a non abuser. If Oksana hadn't gone public, Mel might have killed her by now the same way OJ killed his ex wife.


I don't totally believe his side of the story either, but if one cuts both stories down the middle and blends them, I believe one comes to the realization that she was "off" with the baby in her arms which is wrong. That poor poor baby.


Wow a black woman calling a white man racist who would've ever thought LOL... I'm sure Lyn you have never said anything out of the way about a white boy before huh, or how white girls are always stealing your men??? Being a hypocrite is worse than be called a racist in my book!!!


Team Mel!?! Are you kidding me???? You would have to have blinders on for the past SEVERAL years to NOT KNOW that our once loved, endearing, cheeky Mel.. has gone over the deep end. Sorry to say it.. but even if she is exaggerating on some things.. that man is now a certafiable nutcake! He needs anger management BIG TIME, and as for all the outragious, hurtful things he has said in drunken stupors.. well there are no words. Let's face it .. Mel has a very long history of being known as a first class D(*k with the Hollywood elite, and he is notoriously saying prejudice and hurtful remarks with no remorse, and it's also well know he has NO respect for women... but as he puts it "they should know their role!" You tell 'em MEL!!!! Good grief.. what a jerk!


She had only one thing in mind when she met and was so gracious to Mel. Always smiling. Not ever smiling now. Her plan is in motion. We've had a talented Mel for a lot of years. People go
through rough times; anybody his age that goes through life. She
was looking for another cash cow; the other one was getting older. She's showing her true colors--they are green, the exact
same color as money. That's ALL she wants and ALL she ever wanted.I'm just sorry she had to bring such misery into Mel's life. Hoe from the beginning.


I am a Black female and I think that Mel is a racist and anti-Semetic. I have never been a drinker, but, I know that it has been deemed a truth serum by many. I think that Mel really has a problem with other people, including his own race. If in fact she was putting the child's life in danger, then he did what he had to do. But, I have been in a violent relationship. A man who would hit his wife would lie, steal, kill, rape and anything else that he thought he could get away with. This includes rich white men, not just wife beaters in other races, Mel.My ex use to do the same thing....get in front of an audience and suddenly become a holy man. I was the bad guy. So, we need to be careful who we believe in this thing. A lot of women have lost their lives because everyone chose to believe the man.I think that he is an out of control wife beating racist pig!


Wow - I thought it was a picture of octo-mom at first!! I am sick of this Mel Gibson bashing. I won't watch the movie - whatever the name of it is - that fired him and hired Liam Neeson in his place because of the staff outcry. Shame on all you folks that haven't looked at this from both sides. She is a gold-digging foreigner and she did this with malice of forethought.


It was quite obvious right from day one that she was after one thing... MONEY and old Mel fell for it. He was married for 25y and had 7 children without any issues but suddenly with her it lastet a year or so. When he drinks he is stupid and she knew that so she set up a plan to get him tapping him etc. There were probably issues very early so she got pregnant to make sure she would get money for a long time. Get settle with someone your own age Mel that is my advise. MB

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