Mel Gibson’s lawyers say Oksana Grigorieva has lied about her injuries and tampered with evidence regarding his alleged assault on the mother of his child.
Now Oksana’s spokesperson claims she is the smear campaign victim.
Stephen Jaffe says that “While Mr. Gibson’s camp has floated a variety of false claims to try to distract the public from the true facts at hand, it is telling that his camp has not once denied that it is Mr. Gibson’s voice on the published recordings.”
Those being the Mel Gibson tapes.
It’s true that the actor’s lawyers haven’t denied it’s him on the tapes, which paint him as a bona fide crazy man. They’ve suggested that the tapes may have been doctored by Oksana and his rants taken out of context – big difference.
Both Oksana and Mel claim the other is slandering them.
Jaffe then adds, “It is common in such cases for those who perpetrate domestic violence to vilify the victim of that domestic violence. One would hope that those who are close to Mr. Gibson would take a more constructive approach.”
The spokesman’s response comes in part after reports surfaced last week intimating that Oksana’s injuries may have been self-inflicted – which she denies.
The judge in their custody battle over eight-month-old Lucia is at least somewhat skeptical of the allegations, given the possible inconsistencies of the evidence and testimony from Mel’s wife, Robyn, that he never abused her in 28 years.
However, other experts say her injuries are consistent with her story.
“It is obvious not only from the photograph of Ms. Grigorieva, but from other evidence …that he struck her in the mouth and temple, that she sustained injuries as a result of his blows,” says a source close to the Gibson investigation.
“The notion that her wounds were ‘self-inflicted’ is ridiculous and not credible. No legitimate, independent expert analyst could reasonably draw such a conclusion.”
What do you think?