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?


Mel's story has stayed consistant from day one. When this first happened, Mel stated from the beginning that he was trying to protect his child from Oksana who was running around like a crazy person. Oksana's story on the other hand, has changed with the wind. He punched me in the mouth, wait, he punched me in the temple - Alexander was there, Jimmy was there, then they weren't there - Mel pushed me down and choked me, he had a gun, he didn't... Every ex of hers willing to go on the record, states that she is a psycotic liar while Mel's wife Robyn gives a sworn affidavit to Mel's greatness as a dad who never physically abused anyone. Looking at this objectively, I believe Mel.


...his explanation makes more sense than what she was putting out. Mel, as excitable as he is, clearly loves family, loves children and is equipped for long-term relationships...Oksana, not so much. Her frequent parking lot interviews with tabloids, and attempt to seem like an abused bird is clearly deliberate to defame Mel. Her motive: Money, what else. Poor Mel, but he loves too soon. I hope he's more careful next time, and aims at someone closer to his own maturity level.


Sorry for the mistake in my last post. This saga drama has been going on so long that I lost track of time. Lucia was an infant not a toddler(even worse). Anyway, same question...


LOL, I would say he is telling the truth why lie about having to smack a bitch up for acting crazy??? He could have easily said he never touched her and who would be able to prove it?? I think he smacked her just like he said because she was acting like a loon with their daughter in her hands... I would want to smack her too, but I would have to worry about posting bail lol... Can I please get a PR judge??? LOL


It's a good thing we have all these eyewitnesses here. Here is a thought... (assuming Mel stated the facts)... What would you have done if someone was running around like an idiot in the dark holding a toddler above the cliffs of Malibu?


Hey "The Wicked"... you watching this thread?




Guy leave him alone fuck sake jst caz u dont like him u wernt there it was jst those 3 so butt out and leave him alone nobodys knw apart from them wot happend i am starting to belive mel.
look at her bet she is like a drug addict like brad pitts wife wouldnt surpise me nj only feel srry for mel and lucia melfan1


When someones judgement is impaired due to an alcoholic rage, "CONCERN" for another person's safety isn't at the top of that persons list. The alcoholic rage and the drama that accompanies the rage wins over rational thinking and concern for others. Anyone who has been someone with a drinking problem knows that, and Mel Gibson has a documented history of a drinking problem.


just because hes a jackass in many ways does not mean he wouldnt love or defend his children. example:charlie sheen! has done terrible things but would never hurt his children!

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