Just when you thought you had already heard the worst about Mel Gibson, there comes a whole new horrific chapter. Yesterday, many of you pointed out that on Radar’s latest audio tape, Mel Gibson screamed at Oksana that her 12-year-old son Alexander was a “p-ssy” and that Alexander was in the other room and overheard Mel screaming at and beating Oksana on the now famous January 6 incident. The latest story comes via TMZ – apparently, Mel was violent with Alexander too – at least that’s what Oksana is alleging. And she might have witnesses to back up her story:
TMZ has learned Oksana Grigorieva claims Mel Gibson grabbed her son and threw him onto a table in a fit of rage, all over a cigarette. But this may be the only incident where there are other witnesses who can either support Oksana’s claim of abuse or prove she’s lying
It happened at a party last year. Sources connected to the case say Oksana’s 12-year-old son, Alexander was playfully jumping up and down, trying to knock a cigarette out of Mel’s mouth. Oksana claims Mel exploded by grabbing the boy and throwing him violently onto a table.
The issue came up during the mediation in May, when Mel and Oksana were trying to work out a custody arrangement and a financial package.
Sources say Oksana’s people informed Mel’s lawyers of the incident. Mel’s lawyers investigated and came right back, claiming there were “numerous adults and children” who saw the incident and saw it very differently.
Mel’s people claim the witnesses will say it was all just clowning around and Mel did not get physical with Alexander but rather the boy just accidentally fell as he was jumping for Mel’s cigarette.
The reason this incident is so significant in the criminal investigation — it’s not just a “he said, she said.” That translates into credibility, which is at the core of the case.
Ugh. Talk to the other people, and my guess is that Oksana’s versions of events is closer to the truth.
On a lighter note, In Touch Weekly has a funny story about Britney Spears trying to help Mel through his current problems. According to their sources, Mel has been calling Britney to pour out his soul. Gee, I wonder what those phone calls sound like?
“Mel has been talking to her a lot,” Britney Spears’ friend tells In Touch. “They speak on the phone all the time, usually late at night.”
You could call them Hollywood’s Odd Couple: Mel Gibson’s unlikely ally in his bitter legal battle with former girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva is troubled pop star Britney Spears! The “Toxic” singer, 28, has been telling pals that Mel, 54, has been pouring his heart out to her — confiding that he fears for his sanity and is convinced he’s destroyed his once-hot career. “Mel has been talking to her a lot,” a friend of the singer’s tells In Touch. “They speak on the phone all the time, usually late at night.”
Britney’s may seem like an unlikely shoulder for the Braveheart star to cry on, but the pop star’s pal says she is simply returning the favor to the actor, who went out of his way to help her when she went through her own breakdown.
“Mel was one of the only people who reached out to help Britney when she was at her lowest point, and she believes that demonstrates what a loving and wonderful man he is,” says the friend. “She wants people to give him a second chance — just like he gave her one when everyone else turned away.”
[From In Touch Weekly]
Britney should get the same iPhone app that Oksana used to record their conversations. Then Radar could run a new series of audio releases, wherein Mel would be recorded screaming at Britney and calling her a gold-digging, budget-weaved whore. Just a guess!