Mel Gibson ordered to pay Oksana $60,000 in back child support

Edge of Darkness Premiere held at The Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California on January 26th. Mel Gibson Fame Pictures, Inc

I was going to write about Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva’s lawyers facing off in an LA court on Wednesday, but I found this Liam Neeson story that I thought was more interesting, just because… you know, it’s Liam. And he’s awesome. I’ll get to the court stuff in a second. According to Liam, Mel Gibson isn’t calling Zach Galifianakis in the middle of the night and shouting down the line that Zach needs to give him a beej. No, according to Liam, Mel is “cool” with the way things went down, what with the cast and crew revolting against The Hangover 2’s director and Mel being publicly “fired” (ish) and replaced with Liam.

Liam Neeson says Mel Gibson isn’t mad at him for replacing him in The Hangover 2.

“I spoke to Mel. Mel’s cool about it,” he tells Access Hollywood. “We’re all cool.”

Gibson’s cameo was scrapped after cast and crew complained.

Bradley Cooper, who costarred with Neeson, 58, in this summer’s A-Team, suggested Neeson for the role. Before singing on, Neeson says he chatted with Gibson — the two worked together on 1984’s The Bounty — to make sure it was OK. Neeson says their conversation was “very pleasant.”

Neeson didn’t dish on the cameo, but denied reports that he plays a tattoo artist in the sequel. He also didn’t get to shoot in Thailand, where the sequel takes place.

“No,” Neeson says, laughing. “[Filming] was (at the) Warner Brothers studio. I wish [it was Thailand]!”

The Hangover 2 hits the big screen on May 26, 2011.

[From Us Weekly]

Personally, I think Mel probably was “cool” with Liam, because Mel doesn’t blame Liam for what went down – Mel probably blames everybody else, especially Zach, who was the most vocal. Plus, Mel knows that if push comes to rose garden, Liam could totally take him. Liam is a giant. He could take nearly everybody.

Okay, onto to the Mel/Oksana stuff. They were both in court on Wednesday, and long story short, Mel was ordered to pay Oksana $60,000 in back child support. Oh, and Oksana’s lawyer served Mel with a subpoena during a break. Atta girl, Oksy.

Mel Gibson was ordered Wednesday to pay three months of back child support totaling $60,000 to Oksana Grigorieva for their 1-year-old daughter Lucia, sources tell PEOPLE.

Gibson had delayed making $20,000 monthly payments while his attorneys tried to clarify if he could deduct the $6,000-a-month he pays for the Los Angeles home where Grigorieva, 40, lives with her 61-year-old mother and Lucia, sources say.

During a family court hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court, Judge Scott Gordon denied the housing deduction.

Gibson appeared at the hearing wearing a dark suit and blue shirt and tie. He did not talk with reporters, and his attorney declined to comment. Grigorieva arrived a few minutes later wearing a blazer, tight knee-length skirt, heels and large sunglasses.

Judge Gordon also has been asked by Grigorieva’s camp to end Lucia’s overnight stays with Gibson. Sources say Grigorieva worries about Gibson’s temper and is concerned that a nanny watches their daughter overnight and that the baby cries because she misses her mother.

Gordon was expected to delay making a decision on visitation until another hearing later this year or early in 2011.

[From People]

The custodial stuff is still very strange to me – I find it hard to believe that Mel still has so much access to Lucia, but maybe that will change as all of this stuff gets dragged on and on. Eh. I don’t know. I’m just glad Mel had to cough up some money. I hope the judge made him write a check right then and there.

Photo by: JA/SevenPix/ 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2/1/10 Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva at the premiere of Edge of Darkness . (Madrid, Spain)

Edge of Darkness Premiere held at The Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California on January 26th. Mel Gibson, Oksana Grigorieva Fame Pictures, Inc

Cast member Liam Neeson arrives for the premiere of the film The Next Three Days in New York November 9, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT HEADSHOT)

Nov. 9, 2010 - New York, New York, U.S. - November 9, 2010, Actor LIAM NEESON attends the New York Special Screening of 'The Next Three Days' held at the Ziegfeld Theater. © Red Carpet Pictures

Nov. 10, 2010 - New York, New York, U.S. - liam neeson.''The Next Three Days'' New York Special Screening.The Ziegfeld Theater, NYC 11-09-2010.Photos by Ken Babolcsay - - Photos, Inc..I15001KBA. © Red Carpet Pictures

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  1. Eve says:

    I was going to comment on this but then I remembered that anything I said would probably open the gates of hell so…whatever.

    I’m just laughing my ass off at the main picture chosen for this post because it looks like he’s doing The Olsen’s routine: “Pruuuune!”.

  2. Rita says:

    $60 k…peanuts. Charlie spends more than that each week on coke and hookers.

  3. Mizz Tickles says:

    Eve and Rita thanks for the funny comments, had a night of bad dreams and is nice to read some witty fun commentary that makes me laugh 🙂 🙂

  4. lucy2 says:

    As much as I hate the idea of women having a baby to ensure a steady paycheck from a rich guy, he should have to support every child of his equally.

    Even adding the housing cost to the child support, one year totals a little over $300K for the year. His own lawyer said he spends over $600K on himself per MONTH.

  5. Whatever says:

    Sounds like they both lost. He has to pay and the visitation stays the same.

  6. CathyT says:

    @Whatever…or you could say that they both won since each got what they wanted the most.

  7. Kelly says:

    I feel so sorry for Lucia.Both her parents are such nutcases.Mother is golddiging famewhore and father abusive jerk.At least Sasha has one normal parent.

  8. Jeri says:

    I can’t see Mel obeying any orders, he’ll have more questions until the judge is ready to jail him, then, maybe, he will pay up.

  9. Kim says:

    Thats nothing. He should have to pay WAYYYYYY more.

  10. Jacqueline says:

    I kinda feel bad that he has to pay so much child support for a child he probably didnt prepare and Lucia planned. (But they both deserve each other.) It seems that to some women having a child is a means of a paycheck, for their faltering careers.

  11. Serenity says:

    It seems to me that she is the one who lost big time. The judge awarded her money that she didn’t want (yeah, right!), and Mel still gets his visitation.