This morning Radar reported that Mel Gibson had gotten a restraining order against his ex-girlfriend/baby-mama Oksana Grigorieva. Radar’s sources were vague, and what I came away with was that Mel wanted to preemptively shut Oksana up about whatever damaging information she knows about him. All of that, under the guise of custodial issues. Now TMZ has a completely different take – their sources claim that Oksana was the one who requested the restraining order, and it was because Mel Gibson is/was violent towards her. Oh, but TMZ confirms that Mel did get a gag order on Oksana too, sorry, I just read that part.
TMZ has learned it was Oksana Grigorieva who got a domestic violence restraining order against Mel Gibson, and not vice versa … and she claims the actor was violent toward her.
We’ve learned Oksana’s lawyers went to the family law court in downtown L.A. last Monday for an emergency hearing, and told the judge that Mel allegedly got violent with her — two sources say Oksana claimed Mel was “extremely violent.”
Sources tell TMZ the judge issued a restraining order prohibiting Mel from having any contact with Oksana. We’re told the next day, Mel’s lawyers went back to court and got the order modified so Mel could see their daughter.
We’re told Mel also got a restraining order against Oksana, but only with respect to prohibiting her from releasing certain information.
A source connected with Mel Gibson scoffed at Oksana’s allegations, claiming the alleged incidents occurred this past January and she traveled with him afterwards — all over the world. As the source put it, “In these cases, when somebody cries wolf, the judge is mandated to assume there’s a wolf, until a full hearing can be held.”
A source connected with Oksana confirms the alleged violent incidents occurred in January, but added, “There were other acts after January that were not physical but still constituted domestic violence.”
Wait, the “source close to Mel Gibson” basically says that Mel didn’t beat Oksana because she continued traveling with him? That’s kind of f-cked up logic. Abused women often stay with their abusers, travel with their abusers, et cetera. But I do think there is a definite air of strangeness around this stuff. Could I buy that Mel beat Oksana? Sure. Especially if he was drinking. I think Mel would be capable of some pretty despicable acts while drinking. And even when he was sober, he seems like he could be a real bastard. But I do wonder if this is just a PR/legal/monetary play by Oksana. We’ll see.
UPDATE: Oh, snap! Oksana just gave an exclusive interview to Radar about this sh-t. Oksana just walked outside of her house (that Mel bought her!) and gave her statement to Radar: “He’s playing dirty. The truth will come out. What has been written is not true.” When Radar asked her to confirm that Mel hit her, she said: “I can’t talk about that.” But she did say that she filed her papers before Mel filed papers to get her to shut her mouth. Oh, and she says: “There’s not much I can say right now because it’s a child custody issue, and my lawyers have told me not to talk.” This woman could teach a course, I’m telling you.