Oksana Grigorieva has probably given her first interview to Oprah

Former girlfriend/baby mama of Mel Gibson's last child daughter Lucia, Oksana Grigorieva runs to the store in Los Angeles, CA on September 28, 2010 to pick up diapers and supplies. While the court battles rage on investigating charges of extortion and domestic abuse, it appears Oksana at least has her priorities on Lucia. Fame Pictures, Inc

Several days ago, Radar reported that there was a war brewing between 60 Minutes and Oprah’s Harpo Productions, all to score Oksana Grigorieva’s first major television interview since the massive clusterf-ck of glum c-nt tapes. Of course, this wouldn’t be Oksana’s first real interview. She’s given multiple statements to Radar, including one short video interview to one of Radar’s editors. Anyway, Radar and Us Weekly are now reporting that Oprah has won! Suck it, 60 Minutes! (Actually, I enjoy 60 Minutes, so don’t suck it too hard!)

Oprah has landed Oksana. A source tells UsMagazine.com that Mel Gibson’s ex, Russian singer Oksana Grigorieva, will sit down with the daytime diva to talk about her rocky relationship with the 54-year-old actor, with whom she has a baby daughter, Lucia.

Winfrey, 56, whose 25th season ends this year, had been battling 60 Minutes for the sought-after sit-down.

A rep for Harpo, Winfrey’s production company, told Us it was not ready to make any announcement at this time.

[From Us Weekly]

Yeah, Oprah’s people rarely confirm the upcoming guests, so don’t take the non-confirmation as anything serious. I think Oksana is coming on Oprah, and I think it will be epic. Somewhere between Oprah’s Rielle Hunter interview and Oprah’s Tom Cruise couch-jumping interview. It should be great television!

Ooh, Oksana did give an exclusive statement to Hollywood TV:

Oksana refuses to confirm the Oprah stuff, but when asked about the potential extortion charges (because Mel Gibson offered to pay her to destroy the tapes where he admitted beating her, amongst other things), Oksana says: “I’ve never been afraid of extortion charges because there is none.”

40122, NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Monday May 3, 2010. Oprah Winfrey stops for a photograph as she makes her way from the Mark Hotel to the Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Photograph: PacificCoastNews.com

ITAR-TASS 99: MOSCOW, RUSSIA. APRIL 19, 2010. Singer Oksana Grigoryeva, a former girlfriend of Hollywood actor Mel Gibson, reacts as she gives a press conference at the Moscow office of Komsomolskaya Pravda daily newspaper to announce her upcoming charity concert. (Photo ITAR-TASS / Alexei Filippov) Photo via Newscom

ITAR-TASS 101: MOSCOW, RUSSIA. APRIL 19, 2010. Singer Oksana Grigoryeva, a former girlfriend of Hollywood actor Mel Gibson, arrives for a press conference at the Moscow office of Komsomolskaya Pravda daily newspaper to announce her upcoming charity concert. (Photo ITAR-TASS / Alexei Filippov) Photo via Newscom

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  1. Eileen says:

    She’s a smart lady if she chose Oprah-you know Oprah will side with her since she is such a huge advocate against spousal abuse.

  2. OXA says:

    Doing Oprah is a marvelous way to stand up to Mad Mel and his pack. Oksana is showing him her balls and giving a strong message to women everywhere to speak out about abuse.

  3. Whatever says:

    She chose Oprah for a softball interview, which she would not have gotten on 60 Minutes.

  4. susieqinBA says:

    I’m glad to hear that the “extortion” investigation is taking a change in direction; I do believe that Oks is the victim, not Mel, of extortion. This interview with Oprah is really going to send Mel more into hiding (even if he gets any custody with the child he will NOT be able to be seen in public with her); can you imagine what it’s going to do MORE to him? You know she’s getting BIG BUCKS for this and I hope it will put TREMENDOUS pressure on DA to file charges against the man (and add extortion charges). You know this is really good this would hopefully help other people come against powerful people like Mel and cause them to be disciplined/punished. You are NOT as powerful and big and bad as you think you are!!!! You have wealth/power but you cower behind disguising yourself not to be seen in public; you have power/wealth but you walk in shame!!

    I do believe she is the victim of extortion, I do believe that her pregnancy was manipulation/entrapment, I do believe that Mel was infatuated with the idea of love not genuine love; I do not believe that Mel wanted this child like Oks is saying, I do not believe that Oks ever “loved” Mel like she says.

  5. PsychicEyes says:

    Great PR move from her new lawyer — she certainly needs the public sympathy and $$$.

    Unfortunately for her, I won’t watch her or any of Oprah’s shows. Just because…

    As for her attempts to win public sympathy, I am not buying it.

    There are always signs in the beginning, middle and before the end in a relationship…why was money and her career more important then protecting her precious son from such violence?

    And no sympathy either for breeding with this f-k up and bringing an innocent child in this mess.

    Either she’s a dumb broad or a greedy and selfish cunt… I choose to believe the latter.

  6. redlips says:

    Good! Oprah will rake her over the coals and hopefully will bring to light the fact that Oksana was trying to extort a higher dollar figure from Mel. This is a no win situation for her or Mel!

  7. Jeri says:

    I do not think Oprah is a good interviewer. She doesn’t ask the hard questions. It’s like going on Leno.

  8. RHONYC says:

    mo’ ratings, mo’ ratings, mo’ ratings!!!

    all she has to do now is get melly-mel on & o will have a slam-dunk final season.

    gail’s gonna throw some holy water on his crazy-ass and yell “the power of ‘O’ compels YOU!” lol

  9. susieqinBA says:

    This was Mel’s fault and at the same time Oks, I believe, had VERY GOOD knowledge of Mel’s ego/behavior that she should have gotten out of this relationship but staying with him would imply it was for other reasons and not “love”.

    I am sick and tired of these women who get pregnant by a guy (for instance: adulterous relationship or someone they are not living with) and start pointing the finger at the guy that he is bad becuase he doesn’t want to take responsibility (because of her insecurity) when the woman needs to take responsibility that SHE is the one who causes the child to be rejected. Why should the guy take responsibility He didn’t consent to the pregnancy. I’ve been there. I tried to get pregnant by the guy I was living with because he didn’t want to marry me and I was so insecure I could not deal with the fact that he didn’t love me and (the famous words of all time) “I don’t want to be alone!”. If you have to get pregnant to “force” or manipulate someone to marry you that is not love, honey!! Thank God I didn’t get pregnant and I had enought sense that when he hit me because I wanted to get married I finally got out of it. Through the years living alone, I have confronted and overcame my insecurities and my weakness. Now I am a very strong woman, strong character/integrity because I dealt with being alone. I am pleased with the woman I am now because I know I don’t have to subject myself to the wrong relationship. I am pleased with my values/principles because now I know what love is and how I am to be loved; and if the guy doesn’t like it or is intimidated or is critical of them then he is not the right guy! God has only the best for me and now I know that and that “best” in a man God will bring because then it will be what I have longed for all of my life a long, lasting fullfilling love. That is why I had to deal with being alone and deal with my personal issues/weaknesses because when this man comes it will be worth waiting for!!!

  10. Kiska says:

    To bad, 60 Minutes would do a much better and unbiased interview.

  11. Obvious says:

    @susie, how did Mel extort Oksana?

    I think fault lies on both sides, but I’m not sure where you are getting your information on the extortion case, when everyone else is reporting that Oksana was extorting (or trying) to extort Mel.

    I say we stick the original agreement Oksana tore up-she was never his wife o she doesn’t get a cent that isn’t child support-living in his home is still way fair. But she gets money because of the abuse-one time lump sum. And we put this entire thing behind us.

    I almost miss the crack-drama that is the lohans

  12. Whatever says:

    Mel will go to Diana Sawyer, like usual.

  13. Taurus says:

    This whole debacle(spell check) is about money. People sell their souls for money. Mel obviously has some issues and I don’t condone(spell check)any type of abuse but this broad has her own agenda. Interviews and leaked phone conversations??? Whatever happened between them should have been kept as private as possible. After all there is a child involved!!! I would never air my dirty laundry out to the media the way she is. And of all platforms, she goes on Oprah!!! God I can’t wait for her show to go off the air. All she does is exploit people.

  14. Chris says:

    I believe Oprah and people from Harpo have said over and over that they do NOT pay guests. However, we all know the visiblity, sympathethic host, supportive audience, and print exposure will be priceless.

  15. Uzi says:

    “Several days ago, Radar reported that there was a war brewing between 60 Minutes and Oprah’s Harpo Productions…”

    IMO this was just PR hype (and wishful thinking!)from Team Oksana, as “60 Minutes” is all about serious journalism, not fluff and tabloid sensationalism. “Oprah” makes sense, especially since she’s already done a show with Oks’ famewhore baby mama “soul mate” Rielle Hunter. There’s no way in hell I’ll watch this show, but I do look forward to reading about how Oprah handles the interview. I hope she doesn’t just buy into all the b.s. fed to her by Oks’ publicists, but has her production staff do some fact checking and digging into Oks’ “sketchy past.” And I would just LOVE it if Oprah has the guts to ask Oks this one simple question: “Why weren’t you using birth control while you were having sex with another woman’s husband?!”

  16. esblondie says:

    I’m going to be totally superficial and ask if anyone else thinks this broad looks like the Octomom nut job. I mean, seriously.

  17. Hautie says:

    I would not assume that Oprah will let the nosy questions go unasked.

    She has it in her to be aggressive with people that she feels is less than truthful. Especially if they have the gall to lie to her on own show.

    And to assume Oprah will not go after any guest with a questionable past is a mistake. She has done it more than once.

  18. jane16 says:

    Mel believes that birth control is a sin, so unless she was taking pills on the sly, it would be hard for her to have not gotten pregnant eventually. I think she did love him in the beginning, but finally just couldn’t take it anymore. There are gazillions of mean mel stories in the entertainment ind. Everyone we know has stories of his horrific temper tantrums, egomania, and downright cruelty. I agree that he was a great actor in his young days, and enjoyed those movies, but I just don’t like him. I think Oksana was stupid to get involved with him, but I hope she lands on her feet. Mel should bite the bullet and give her a decent settlement and child support and they should come to some kind of arrangement for him to see Lucia, so they can all move on with their lives, especially for all the kids involved in this ugliness.

  19. PsychicEyes says:



    It’s too bad that no one has ever gone after Oprah’s questionable past and uncovered the truth…I wonder why?

    Two fakes will not make a right in my eyes. I won’t be watching this or any of Oprah’s shows; just a personal choice.

  20. Xx says:

    Not a good move. Her lawyers/PR making big mistake.

  21. Uzi says:


    “There are gazillions of mean mel stories in the entertainment ind. Everyone we know has stories of his horrific temper tantrums, egomania, and downright cruelty…”

    I always enjoy reading your comments because of your “insider insight.” I have two questions for you: 1). If everyone in Hollywood knew about the real, “mean,” Mel, why didn’t Oksana? She’s lived in LA for a while and as such was privy to info the rest of us aren’t. And Mel’s temper was no secret to the public: he did, after all, bellow “I own Malibu!” during the 2006 DUI arrest. 2). What do your insider friends and acquaintances have to say about Oksana? Was she a known gold digger/high class hooker/professional mistress?

  22. mm says:

    Ha – she DOES look a little octomom-ish . . . LOL.

  23. mm says:

    Honestly, if she weren’t a famewhore, wouldn’t she let the lawyers work this out instead of going on Oprah?

    She and Mel are BOTH disgusting, IMHO.

  24. peaceout says:


  25. original kate says:

    “Why should the guy take responsibility He didn’t consent to the pregnancy.”

    @susieq: mel doesn’t believe in birth control. if he didn’t want to be a daddy he shouldn’t have consented to putting his penis in her vagina.

  26. Stephanie says:

    In my opinion, and this is just my opinion, both of her kids are mealtickets. It’s sad, and I feel for the kids, personally. I am not taking up for Mel. I pretty much think they’re both scum. :(

  27. CathyT says:

    Oksana has never stopped giving interviews! After the breakup, she did a press conference in Russia promising that the truth will come out, and then she gave an interview with Hello! Magazine. When the tapes were leaked, she spoke with “The Daily Mail,” saying Mel wasn’t giving her a penny.

    Oksana just hired a new legal team to jumpstart this new P.R. campaign. Her new lawyers went on “The Today Show” bringing along a private picture of Oksana and Mel about to kiss. Then in what may or may not be a coincidence, TMZ was given several love letters to Oksana from Mel. Now Oprah.

  28. Debbie says:

    Oinky better get her lies ready to tell Oprah, she has told so many different versions of the alleged so called abuse to many papers interviews and varying authorities.

    She leaked the tapes which many say experts say have been altered and the faked up pic’s.

    She has never had any credibility ever and this is going to backfire on her. I can’t see Oprah and this so called interview suddenly turning people on her side, last I read up to 84% of the public say she is lying and only going for the $$.

    It will be interesting to see if they really do go into her past which she has told many lies about,

    Her marriages. Using men for money and to further her non existent career.
    The problem with Oinky is she has NEVER since day one of this kept to the same story .

    Every time she found her pals out side her gates and for the love of God couldn’t keep her trap shut.
    She signed legal documents about the custody of her daughter then Broke the law to try and gain a financial advantage, saying Mel was not paying her a penny, In fact the document she signed was a great deal for her and the baby and she got plan greedy, Mel was in fact paying her $10,000 a month untill she broke the court order and lied.

    I only hope and wish they have her cringing and uncomfortable asking her questions about her past and all the different stories she has told various media outlets around the globe.

    for some one who claims she has no money How is it she is hiring and firing Lawyers on a weekly basis


  29. sick and tired of this says:

    oh come on people, some of u are acting as delusional as oksana is. mel may have sounded crazy on the tape but oksana was taping him, she was entirely in control the whole time, and she used that recording to get money from him. if no one can see this as a form of manipulation and abuse, then ur all just as bad as she is. no one deserves to be taken advantage of and manipulated just for the sake of money. oksana had plenty of time to go to the police with her evidence if she had really thought mel was a danger to her and the kids. she only sought a restraining order against him after she had already signed two forms which gave mel joint physical custody of the child. does anyone else here not see her for what she really is? she’s now even blaming the judges and her own lawyers for bullying/coercing her into signing the forms, so everyone else is at fault except her. she keeps claiming to be a victim of domestic violence despite the fact that her pics are fake, they show no signs of being beaten, and if mel had really wanted to hide evidence of his physical abuse towards her, why weren’t the pics of oksana’s alleged beating included in the list of the things to be destroyed? if mel was truly a physical abuser, he would beaten or tried to kill her when she threatened him with the tape. seriously, i wish some people would think a little bit more clearly instead of just coming to oksana’s defense just becoz she happens to be a woman.

  30. jane16 says:

    @ Uzi, yes, a lot of people we know in the studios thought/think she is a golddigger; however, most of these also thought mad mel was getting what he deserved. After the tapes came out, I think there’s a little more sympathy for her, not much for him.

  31. Adrien says:

    WTH! As if her blow by blow, detailed accounts of her Mel Gibson ordeal on Radar Online wasn’t enough. What else do we not know yet? Maybe an attempt to give credence to her stories. But c’mon.

  32. sick and tired of this says:

    jane16, how typical of hollywood. they show sympathy for a child abuser like roman polanski and blame the 13 year old victim coz she supposedly wanted it, yet they demonize mel just coz he has different views. i guess celebrities won’t mind then if someone they supposedly trusted would start recording them in the privacy of their own homes doing God knows what. i bet other celebrities have done worse things than what mel did. why should oksana deserve any sympathy when she’s been caught lying so many times, and she keeps using her own children to make herself look good. when did extortion suddenly become condoned?

  33. Uzi says:

    @jane16…Thanks for answering. I understand why many people feel that Mel is “getting what he deserved.” I too think he was a compete idiot for getting involved with Oksana and getting her pregnant. What upsets me so much now is her vindictive smear campaign and its effect on Mel’s family and her 13-year-old son. Oks needs to just go away quietly and raise her children.

  34. Debbie says:

    Uzi. Kathy T and whatever

    See on Tmz They have released a letter form Oinky’s previous lawyer to her current rat denying that she was never threatened by any of Mels Lawyers during the custody agreement,

    So her lies about being deported and other lies she has told to everyone are catching her out.

    Read his letter very interesting