Did Mel Gibson slam Oksana’s 12-year-old son into a table?

Mel Gibson, a cast member in the motion picture thriller Edge of Darkness , attends the premiere of the film with Oksana Grigorieva at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on January 26, 2010. UPI/Jim Ruymen.

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.

[From TMZ]

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!

HOLLYWOOD - JANUARY 26: Actor Mel Gibson and girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, musician arrives at the Premiere Of Warner Bros. 'The Edge Of Darkness' held at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre on January 26, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

In her usual wacky mixed massed style, Britney Spears visites the Crate & Barrel store in the Sherman Oaks Galleria, in Sherman Oaks, Ca on July 20, 2010. Brit looks to be having major extension troubles these days. Fame Pictures, Inc

PARIS - FEBRUARY 04: U.S actor Mel Gibson poses as he attends the film premiere of 'Edge Of Darkness' at Cinema UGC Normandie on February 4, 2010 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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  1. tiki says:

    if true, shame on gibson. but also shame on grigorieva for not protecting her child and using the incident as a bargaining chip in financial/custody negotiations. then there’s the question of those people who witnessed the alleged attack on a child and did nothing about it. un-frickin’-believable.

  2. Sarah says:

    You know you’re in a bad place when you look to Our Lady of Cheetos for help.

  3. Maddie says:

    Sorry but not buying this story, plus why would you stay with a man who abused your kid like she claims…. plus the picture above was taken at the Edge of Darkness (on the 26th or 29th) premiere, didn’t she claim that he beat her up on the 6th of that same month.

  4. Kitten says:

    They are both batshit kindred spirits so it kind of makes sense.

  5. Amy says:

    I’m guessing by now we all pretty much feel the same way about Mel but if Oksana stayed with him after he abused her son the there are no words to explain the disgust I feel towards her.

    What happens between adults and how much they put up with is down to them, but when it starts happening to the kids who have no say then shame on them both!

  6. Snarf says:

    That weave looks like it’s suffering from mange and needs to be put down.

  7. Fluffy Kitten Tail says:

    I made the point a couple weeks ago when this whole mess started, it is one thing to allow yourself to remain in a volatile relationship, it is quite another if you allow your children to remain in that same relationship.

  8. Anti-icon says:

    This has been my problem with her tactics all along. Initially, I thought she just had the one baby, and that is why she made *questionable* choice to stay in the home that Mel owned. Then, when I learned about the 12 year old son—well, I just know, I would have bolted to the safest place possible as SOON as Mel Gibson did ONE thing–raise a voice–at my son, I’d be gone with both children.

    Restraining orders were filed by both. They were separated and hammering out child custody. Now we find out he had been ABUSIVE to her son–PRIOR to all this with her own abuse.


  9. denise says:

    These allegations are really getting out of hand.

  10. Kitten says:

    @ Viper-never said they were the SAME kind of crazy, just that both have more issues than a magazine subscription. Biggest “Indicator of Crazy” is the fact that she answers the phone when Gibson calls.

  11. Jazz says:

    Good Lord, Britney’s hair is a mess! I’ve been paying too much attention to this whole thing. Last night I had a dream that Mel Gibson beat me up!

  12. meme says:

    Yeah, that’s right. Add poor crazy Britney to the mix. PUHLEEZE take that pic of her mangy weave down. It’s making me nauseous.

  13. denise says:

    LOL!!! @ Jazz :)

    I was watching Signs last night, and felt a little pain in my chest. I loved Mel in that movie.

  14. Green Is Good says:

    If this incident is true, Timothy Dalton should sue for full custody of Alexander. Octosana is not a responsible parent, again IF this incident is true.

  15. Nancy says:

    If this story is true, Oksana and Timonthy Dalton are suppoed to be so close, why didn’t the 12 year old tell his father Timonthy Dalton and his father press charges?

  16. Uzi says:

    Team Oksana…Please feel free to hate me all you want and call me every name in the book, as I’m tough and I can take it. That said…if Mel hit Alexander last year and the story about him trying to choke her and threatening her and the children with a gun is true, then she is a totally unfit mother! If I were running Child Protective Services I’d give Timothy Dalton custody of her son and put the baby in foster care until all this is sorted out.

    Maddie…Regarding the photo…Oksana was also photographed with Mel on red carpets at a post Golden Globe party and EOD premieres in Europe (she traveled with him while he promoted the film). She also left the baby in the care of her mother and Mel in April while she went to Russia for a few days to plug her make believe, Mel financed ($5 million worth!) “music career.”

  17. denise says:

    I’m starting to doubt Oxy’s story. It’s just too much crazy for me. They are both horrible. Poor kids caught in the middle of this mess.

  18. viper says:


    LOL! Good point.

  19. Shay says:

    What is the next headline?
    “Mel and Britney, together at last?”
    What fascinates me about Hollywood is how many douchebags get away with heinous behaviour. There is Roman Polanski and the way that fellow actors support him, despite his low act, fleeing a court case (I wonder if they’d feel the same way if he molested their daughters). Then there are people like Charlie Sheen, who are abusive and vile, yet are portrayed as loveable narcissists, having TV vehicles like the lame Two and a Half Men, to promote them as ‘loveable rascals’. Then there is berserk, racist, misogynist, mad Mel and people saying, ‘ah, it’s her fault.’
    How many women WITH CHILDREN stay in abusive relationships for a variety of reasons ranging from fear to confusion?
    What gets me is that the common line is that abusive men in Hollywood repeatedly get away with horrible personalities, addictions, behaviours (inflicted on others, usually innocents), and women are blamed because some douche lawyer will say that the woman ‘provoked’. Well Mel is bloody old enough to know better.

  20. viper says:

    How do we even know timothy didnt know I mean he did pay her a visit a few days ago. She even says in the tapes that she was trying to get her son and Mel to bond becayse their relationship was so fuck up. As for the incident well she was pregnant then people. I think at that point she was at the torn phase of the relationship. She has her son BUT she is carrying the mans daughter. That might have been when she started taping mel too. We dnt know how many tapes there are and we still have yet to hear the boys testimony. Hi sword will shed the light on alot.

  21. Maritza says:

    Now that would be a tape I’d love to hear, Mel and Britney’s voice of reason. Britney should wear a hat is she doesn’t want to comb her hair, people don’t need to see her messy hair.

  22. picopink says:

    If these stories of physical abuse and being threatened with a gun are true then obviously Oksana and her son were afraid for their life and couldn’t just leave right away. The police can’t protect you 24/7, she has a baby and a son to think about. Recording him was the only way she could show how he was treating her and threatening her in his rages otherwise noone would listen to her or believe her. It seems to me that Mel ended up blaming her for ‘causing him to leave his wife’ and the negative pr that followed. He was the one that was married and gave in to temptation. He is probably so angry at himself but takes it out on her. I’m not saying she’s an angel, but no one deserves to be treated the way he has treated her and her son. I really feel for her and her children.

  23. Eden says:

    I laughed out loud when I read that Mel is turning to Brit for pearls of wisdom.
    @Kitten, I agree with you..They do both have personality disorders and substance abuse issues and have both been ping ponged around in the media for their very public antics so I can see where there is a kindred spirit thing happening on some level..still funny though to imagine those conversations.
    Not funny that Oksana stuck around if he was abusing her son…I’m still not sold on whether it went down as she said but if so than shame on her for not getting her son OUT and safe.

  24. Whatever says:

    She’s upping her game, yet again with more leaks. Gee, I wonder who this source is? I have to say that Mel may be a complete POS, but first he hit her, then the baby, then her son a year ago? She should be arrested for child endangerment if this is true. Sorry, but if a woman wants to get her own ass beat, fine. But she has NO right to endanger children. She is either lying or criminally negligent and unfit.

  25. Ogechi says:

    If he hit the child, like she said – why did she not report it to the police at the time?? I am so confused about the whole thing and why so many people are talking about it. It is a domestic issue with eccentric people; like soap operas… don’t care anymore…..please Mel and Oksana shld go away. At this point all of this publicity is furthering both careers. Isn’t there enough bullshit in the world? I can bet she ran her mouth just as much all d time; she just cut that part from d tape to portray Mel as the devil and herself a saint. She’s lacking parental skills & her obligation is to protect that child and I guess she didn’t by not telling the police.
    Finally, just remember these tapes can also be edited to make them out worse than they are. I don’t thinks he’s as bad as she says he is. Don’t get me wrong am not saying he’s 100 percent innocent but I put my money on she wants to get rich off this. Most people who are abused in one way or another keep it quiet not blast it across the world for millions of people to hear over and over again! Something is wrong here and sadly pple are buying into this bshit.

  26. Leek says:

    What a delusional, narcissistic monster that Mel is. He calls Britney Spears of all people to talk about his problems? The 28 year old adult who probably had to ask her dad if she could take his call. The best part is he is worried about his career being destroyed, not Oksana’s face that he broke, not his daughter’s life that he is making a nightmare, and what about a 12 year old boy he threw into a table? Uuugh, he is such a scumbag. I hope he never works again and I will never support his career again. Go to hell, Mel.

  27. viper says:

    My cousins wife of three took physical and verbal abuse for 23 years from her husband before calling it quits people. He hit her kids too and even me at one point when my mother and I came to visit during one of his rages and called one of the daughters a burden and that she should have been allowed to die when she was born ( she is a wheelchair handicap) and they stuck it out for 23 years until she finally got the picture. He did everything to those kids that a man could do in terms of abuse without sexual assult ( which even Im not sure DIDNT HAPPEN at least with the mother ) I dont know what got her to wake up guys but these cases are NEVER so clear to the actual people involved in the situations. For us it’s cut and dry we’re not emotionally invested in any of this.

  28. hanh says:

    Yeah Team Oksana on this one.

    I know she’s a gold-digger. No illusions, but I don’t care what she says or her gold digging ways – hitting her is not a valid option. Hitting children is not a valid option.

    I do believe that Mel is a violent person. That Oksana didn’t report him because like so many other abused women, she was afraid of him and wanted to be sure she was safe before doing so. He probably apologized and promised never to do that again (like all those abusing liars do) and then of course he doesn’t keep that promise.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if he did abuse Robyn at some point and she said nothing because of her Catholic upbringing (I know my mom was like that). And now she’s defending him because she wants to protect her children. (inheritance, shame, denial, many abused women have that).

  29. cantbelievethis says:

    ‘Don’t get me wrong am not saying he’s 100 percent innocent but I put my money on she wants to get rich off this.’

    Then why did she refuse to sign off on the $15 million deal?

    It is easy to say “she should’ve done this/that” or “she stayed so she must be lying”. When there is a shared child in the mix often times a person will stay so to protect that child. If they left then the child would go to the abusive parent’s home alone. It is hard to get custody taken away (why she taped the calls).

    I can’t believe so many are bashing her. Why are people focusing on the abuser?

  30. RHONYC says:

    nice broke-down weave pic.


    it’s like the blind leading the blind. :-)

  31. Victoria says:

    OK if her relationship with Mel is so bad WHY on earth would she want her son to “bond” with Mel the monster! Why? Is your son “Running interference” for you in your messed up relationship? Oh I want these two to go away and I was her son and daughter SAFE! Dont let Lucia near Mel and give Sasha back to Timothy Dalton. If Mel did shove Sasha into a table I hope Timothy Dalton breaks his neck.

  32. Jazz says:

    I bet Charlie Sheen did the same thing to his wife but she wasn’t smart enough (or too high) to record it.

  33. viper says:

    Because (excluding me) most people have been fans of Mel Gibson ever since his Mad Max days. I personally only saw him in three movies two of them were absolute garbage to me. I never even knew who Mel was till about 4 years ago. I can look at him as he is an abuser with a behavioral disorder and substance abuser. While the fans he’s made will look at him as a good actor and recall all the ‘great’ things he’s done. This dude is 56 not 26 or even 16, his reactions are completely unacceptible in most people but HES MEL GIBSON so that makes it okay.

  34. Nadia says:

    Those poor children.

  35. CathyT says:

    This story about the son was leaked to TMZ by Mel’s insiders, not by Oksana’s insiders. Mel’s people must be confident that the witnesses will show that Oksana was lying during the May custody mediation. They want to establish a pattern of lies to discredit her testimony about the he said/she said incidents.

  36. Kitten says:

    Wow, the Gibson PR Crew all over this post, giving innocent readers headaches and making English teachers cry….
    I think I need to tape up my head that just exploded and read The Oxford English Dictionary for cleansing purposes. Carry on.

  37. Nick says:

    Looks as if this board has been infiltrated by Team Meltdown. It’s very subtle. They can’t openly defend Mad Mel anymore, but they can take down OG. Paint her as a bad mother. Get women angry at her. Then people will just throw their hands up at both and that gives him a pass. She DID get the heck out of there. The baby and his power complicated the situation. She got the restraining order and the recordings and evidence to fight for her kid. She couldn’t just pack up and flee town. We seem to be getting a blurry time line. There seems to be little overlap in which she was with him after the reported beating. This woman appears to be fighting for her kids against a tidal wave of his power and money and a public always more inclined to believe a man especially a celebrity. His people seem to know women will gleefully join in the trashing of another woman/mother and seem to be exploiting that ugliness.

  38. Riley says:

    Ugh, please don’t support those TMZ creeps. Just read the article here.

  39. Schnauzers!!! says:

    Shame on Oksanna if the allegation is true. If it had been my son and something like that had happened, I would have packed up and left…not stuck around.

    You never give someone a second chance to abuse your children.

  40. OXA says:

    Mel is a an abuser and there is never an excuse for that.

  41. viper says:

    Mel must of paid off the witnesses Godknows he can afford to.

  42. OXA says:

    I think Harvey at TMZ has his nose up Mel’s kilt.

  43. Kitten says:

    @ Nick ? (can’t quite read the name) #38-
    EXACTLY! exactlyexactlyexactly.
    Such a sad indictment of women as a whole that they will so readily jump at the chance to throw each other under the bus. You will NEVER see me post a judgement of anything Oksana did in this situation. Why? Because (thankfully) I have NEVER been there. I don’t know what I don’t know. I won’t condemn/judge a woman who’s pain I have never experienced. Both my parents grew up with physically/verbally abusive fathers and neither of their mothers left. Am I supposed to condemn and hate both my grandmothers for that?
    But here is what I DO know-abuse is wrong, calling a woman any of the names (won’t repeat them) that Gibson has used is wrong, verbally berating your wife and stepchild is wrong. Disrespecting, accusing, demoralizing and demonizing your wife and mother of your child is WRONG. This I know. This is why I will never condemn Oksana for how she has handled this situation. The tapes are of HIS voice saying THOSE words. End of story.

  44. Jacqueline says:

    If this was the Perez Hilton blog, her eyes in the first picture would have dollar signs because thats the only expression I get there.

  45. nnn says:

    Agree with Kitten.

    I really don’t know why the victim pedigree should even be brought up like some kind of smoking screen to belittle the actual crime.

    The case is simple : did he abused his woman and children ?

    The only thing that we know for sure at this stage is YES, he at least did it through tapes with his constant dehumanizing kinda of words.

    I mean people would go wild and disgusted if he had called “pussy” or a “mess” a celebrity like, lets say Sandra bullock. Poeple got overwhelmingly disgusted because someone equoted a celebrity AS looking like Iggy Pop and everyone stay still and perfectly relaxed with the floads of derogatory and insane verbal abuses including derogatory words towards a 12 year old child trying to find a fault in the victim instead of standing up against the unacceptable ?

    Verbal child abuse : YES
    verbal woman abuse : HELL YES.
    Potential trauma of the kids hearing those words : YES, YES and YES WITHOUT A DOUBT.
    Physical Abuse : it has still to be factually proven.

    He verbally abused his daughter only direct sibling and yet he thinks he is fit to raise her ? Please !

    At this stage he is guilty of AT LEAST two crimes and he can GO s*ck every d*ck he wants in jail as far as i am concern.

    No pity for child abusers wether your name is Mel Gibson or not.

  46. Cooper says:

    @Jacqueline, well this isn’t the Perez Hilton blog so why don’t you mosey on back there. Maybe if you only see dollar signs it’s because that’s what’s in your own eyes.

  47. Kim says:

    I have yet to hear or read anything on TMZ criticize Mel’s vile hateful insults of Oksana, the only thing they mentioned was his using N**ger. I think TMZ is upset that Radar got the tapes and all the publicity. As for Oksana being an unfit mother, if she is,than every mother in an abusive relationship is unfit. I don’t agree my aunt stayed in an abusive marriage w/ a powerful minister because she thought if she left he would get custody. Mel’s abusive language on a daily basis could affect a strong woman’s self esteem.Don’t judge unless you have been in her shoes. If you have been in an abusive rel. did you leave the first time he was verballly abusive?

  48. Kitten says:

    If this were true Mel would have gone to jail that night ! The law suit would have began then ! I think she’s a creep ! Timothy Dalton should get custody of her son and Mel should get his daughter ! What a horrible woman !

  49. Cheyenne says:

    WTF is up with that weave? Don’t tell me she went out IN PUBLIC with that thing on her head?

  50. Eden says:

    @Kitten, I totally agree with you, none of us, even women that have been in abusive situations can judge another persons process regarding removing themselves from it…

    I believe that it is honoring her strength, not condemning her by pointing out that she has the opportunity now to look at her actions and lack thereof and see that she’s not just a plastic bag being blown around by the wind.
    She made choices every step of the way and because of her choices she put herself and her children in harms way.
    Physically most likely and psychologically for sure.

    It’s honoring her strength by saying she made choices, not supporting her weakness by saying she’s a poor helpless victim.

    There is a very wide range of what is deemed “abuse” and we all have different tolerance levels and perceptions of this based on our histories, root feelings about ourselves and societal/cultural roles so to judge anyone is unfair and really impossible. No-one knows what anyone else should do or in what time line they should do it.

    Part of growing up is forgiving mainly ourselves for allowing ourselves, during times in our lives, or perhaps our entire lives to be treated as unworthy of love and respect and ALSO, for the full truth, the ways we have done the same to others.

    If she was so unable to care for herself on the deeper levels that she chose a man who is capable of this, than I assume that she has that same incapacity level to care for her children and offer them safety and security.
    If she cannot offer it to herself than how could she possibly do this for her children?
    She can’t give what she didn’t have at the time..

    I don’t blame her for this at all, I’ve been there in my own way, not near to her extreme but I can certainly emphasize and understand it is a process. Anyone who can’t relate on any level is in denial.

    Hopefully this will be her wake up call to care for herself and her children at a higher level and make better choices for everyone involved.

    Again, I do NOT blame her or apologize for him but I do believe that at some point she must look at her choices and why she made them as well as how they affected her life and the lives of those around her who look to her for their safety and care.

  51. Jeri says:

    I believe Mel did that to her son.

    Why o Why would anyone get a weave – is looking good today enough to endure looking like crap later why you try to repair the damage?

    Granted most people hide the damage better then Britney.

  52. Crash2GO2 says:

    @Nick: Beautifuly said! Thank you!! As a woman who has gone up against a powerful charasmatic man in a custody battle for a child (which I lost) I can tell you that the courts will believe the man’s story over the woman’s. For no other reason than because he is the man. We women are still fighting for our voices and our power in society; the last thing we need is to be each other’s enemies. Does anyone here honestly think that Oksana’s son would be better off yanked from the his mother who has been his primary care provider for his whole life?? No way!! She got them all out of this situation alive and they are safe. I applaud her smarts and guts.

    @KittenBot: Go ! Away ! You never have anything new to say ! Or any new way to say it !

  53. Jeri says:

    I don’t think TMZ is kissing up to Mel. They usually just present things and leave it to the readers to form their own opinion.

  54. Eden says:

    FYI: I was agreeing with Kitten with the cute picture, not the other one…

  55. gracie says:

    Poster #49…Faux Kitten or Fake Kitten, whatever you want to call yourself…Please go find another place to play. We have heard all your ramblings and don’t like that you are trying to hijack the REAL Kitten’s name.

    Please go away.

  56. Kitten says:

    @ Eden ? (Can never read some of the names): I found your words to be extremely thoughtful and enlightening. Kind of puts things in a different perspective for me. Thanks for that :)
    @ Crash- I concur completely.

    @ KittenBot-take your robotic rantings and explanation points to TMZ or Radar. Go eat some robot Friskies or something..just go away…

  57. Drew says:

    TMZ kisses up to abusers, rapists, etc The misogyny on that site is toxic. Stopped going to that site a long time ago

  58. Sally says:

    TEAM KITTEN (the real one).

  59. Anti-icon says:

    Maybe it’s because Harvey Levin holds a law degree, but I do like the direction TMZ has taken in covering the LEGAL aspects of Hollywood trouble makers.

    Radar is making some huge mistakes. I don’t think it’s a bad thing that one blog has been targeted (by whomever in this saga) to tell this story. It DOESN’T really belong in mainstream media—unless it was a long exclusive interview given AFTER the trial.

    We live in strange times, media wise. It’s been a very eye-opening experience watching how celebs domestic issues get played out legally versus how those same human problems get played out among my friends and family. It pays to have a good lawyer, and no one can really afford the kind of lawyering that’s going on in this case. It’s always rich versus poor with celebrity justice.

  60. Kim says:

    Crazy friends LOVE to have other crazy friends to spew their insanity to.

  61. Jag says:

    I think there are kernels of truth to both stories of this entire mess. But if anyone on either side lies about what they saw or what happened, shame on them. If that’s true, she is a bad parent for staying in a home where her son wasn’t safe, and then continuing to stay as it escalated. I guess the dollar signs in her eyes were just too much for her to leave.