Mel Gibson & Oksana settle: 50-50 custody of Lucia, and $750K for Oksana


Mel Gibson and his baby-mama Oksana Grigorieva came to some kind of settlement yesterday, but I have no idea if this is truly the end of everything. I think this is the end of financial settlement part of Mel and Oksana’s legal drama, but there are probably more custodial issues (for baby Lucia) yet to work out? People Mag says that the custody agreement has been folded into this financial settlement too, but I don’t know. All I know is that in California, Mel Gibson is allowed to punch his girlfriend in the face, claim that she deserved it, and walk away with a slap on the wrists. I know that Mel Gibson is allowed to stalk, harass, threaten and abuse his girlfriend, and then he gets to just write a check for 0.0002% of his net worth (if that) and walk away. I know that this is all very far from over.

To end the acrimonious dispute that practically dates back to the October 2009 birth of their daughter, Lucia, Mel Gibson agreed on Wednesday to pay $750,000 over the next five years to ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva.

The actor-filmmaker will also allow her to continue to live in a house he owns in Los Angeles.

“Thanks, your honor, for bringing this case to a reasonable conclusion,” Gibson, 55, told Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Peter D. Lichtman, who articulated in a hearing the terms agreed upon by the parties over four days of negotiation last week.

Under the deal, Gibson will sell the house when Lucia turns 18 and puts the proceeds in a trust for her.

Also under the deal, the parties are not allowed to publicly discuss each other or their relationship. Lichtman specifically said they also cannot write books about each other.

Grigorieva’s attorney told reporters that his client was in a loving, three-year relationship with Gibson before things went bad, and that she is pleased with the agreement and looking forward to focusing on her daughter and her music career.

“Oksana settled this case today because it’s in the best interests of Lucia,” said attorney Daniel Horowitz.

Under the agreement, custody of Lucia will be shared 50-50. Issues pertaining to child support were presumably discussed behind closed doors and not publicly disclosed.

The agreement settles a civil lawsuit that Horowitz threatened to file on behalf of Grigorieva, 41, and her teenage son, Alexander, whose father is Timothy Dalton. Alexander witnessed an incident last year in which Gibson allegedly assaulted Grigorieva as she was holding Lucia.

To settle the matter in criminal court, Gibson pleaded no contest in March to misdemeanor battery.

[From People]

I can’t believe she only got $750,000. Last year, there were wide reports that Mel had offered her $15 million, which would have included a massive gag order and a similar custody agreement. So… golddigger fail? God knows. I would imagine Mel probably has to pay Oksana’s extensive legal bills, though. Oksana has run up millions in legal bills. So that’s something, at least.

Here are some photos of Oksana coming out of court yesterday:




Photos courtesy of Pacific Coast News, WENN.

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  1. CF says:

    The 750k doesn’t include the child support. Its just whats for her. I would bet the child support will make it a lot more.

  2. CandyKay says:

    Plus she gets a house – or at least the right to live in a nice house for the next 17 years.

  3. Eve says:

    Good. Will he FINALLY go away now?

  4. kiko says:

    @cf will it make 15 millions?i don’t think so..she should have taken the settlement.

  5. the original bellaluna says:

    Bwahahahahaha! Stupid gold-digger. Should have taken the $15 mil and walked away.

    (What, dummy, did you think you’d get more? Like maybe towards the neighbourhood of what Robin got? You know, the one he was married to when you guys started boffing? The wife who stood by him for 20 years and had 5 children with him. Not happening.)

    These two are just both so…ugly. Such ugly, ugly people.

  6. the original bellaluna says:

    Kaiser – Yup. California. Land of OJ, Linnocent, and Gibson (just off the top of my head). And people think the governator ruined CA.

  7. the original bellaluna says:

    And, may I point out that I was correct in “calling” this: it was NEVER about custody of the daughter, it was about the MONEY.

    Gold-digger fail.

  8. carrie says:

    i hope it’s the end of this story and i hope the best for the kid

  9. S says:

    I believe he got away with the abuse because did she even press charges? Didn’t he come out when she released the tapes? At that point, it’s kind of difficult for the police to do a proper investigation, especially with questions around her motives. She should have gone straight to the police – THAT is how we all know she’s a golddigger and a selfish person.

    She should have known no settlement would be as big as the one he was offering when he had a secret to keep.

  10. mary simon says:

    Mel is an ugly old gorilla – he is hideous.

  11. OXA says:

    According to TMZ Oksana may not have won, but she pretty much put the final nail in the coffin of Mel’s career (his threats on her life, maniacle demands for blow jobs and racist tyranical rants did the rest) Also we do not know how much money was awarded for child support, will Lucia be treated the same as his other kids, will she get an equal share of the trust fund set up for ALL Gibson kids?
    Will Robin have to sell the home she and Mel’s youngest child live in when he turns 18, will she have to place these funds in a trust for the kid?

  12. truthSF says:

    Good for her gold digging ass. I don’t feel sorry for her at all.

  13. yt says:

    Yeah, it was always about the money. She gets the same child support amount as Robin for an under-18 child plus the $750k plus a place to live for the next 16 years.

    When Oksana’s mother stated Oksana should be with a man who could support her well, the writing was on the wall for all the drama.

    Oksana turned down a great deal for a vicious try at more money. I wonder if the lawyers made more money than Oksana on this one.

  14. C.Lynn says:

    In the settlement offer that Oksana rejected, she would have received $15 million for herself and Mel would not get 50/50 custody until Lucia was three years old.

    So, yes, Oksana lost big by taking this to court. Her cash pay-out is now only a fraction of the original offer – it’s now only $750,000 — and Mel gets more face time with Lucia. He gets 50/50 custody of Lucia effective immediately. So Oksana lost on the custody issue, as well.

    The monthly child support payments were settled privately already. All that was officially released was that Mel would make monthly support payments for Lucia that were equivalent to the monthly payments he gives Robyn in child support for their minor son.

  15. cedar falls says:

    And in Florida you can suffocate your 2-year old to death in the boot of your car, party to celebrate and then walk free. I don’t think California is the only state with a messed up legal system!

    You can bet your last dollar that Oksana’s general loathesomeness cost her on this occasion – she’s may be the lesser of two evils for that innocent little girl, but clearly not by much.

  16. sapphire says:

    Team Lucia on this one. Oksana’s bid for cash was a clear goldigger fail. There’s no excuse for Mel’s behavior, but you have to wonder what was going on in her mind-other than a bid for extortion.

    @Bella Luna-ITA

  17. the original bellaluna says:

    I don’t know how it works now (though I know it has changed – supposedly! – and gotten better/easier for victims of abuse), but it is a pretty horrifying process to go through.

    Every incident of abuse, from physical to sexual to verbal, has to be cited; from most recent as far on back as you can remember. Didn’t call the police? Why not? Explain. (In few-enough words to fit in this little box. Turn page over if necessary. Add pages if necessary.) Were/are you afraid for you life? (Every freakin’ day – DUH.) Why or why not? (Honest to God, it’s like a morbid Lit class in the 7th circle of Hell. Something only Dante and sadists could think up.)

    Now, I’m not saying there wasn’t some abuse going on in that relationship, but I AM saying I NEVER recorded a single incident of abuse. Audio or video. It’s mortifying, and you truly are not in your right mind when that kind of thing is happening to you on a daily basis.

    So, the Michael-Lohan-ing of MG seems contrived and deliberate to me. Like “pay me or I’m leaking it to the media” type of contrived and deliberate.

  18. Pyewacket says:

    She gets $750 over a period of 5 yrs. A $250k payout now, one in 2013, then another in 2016.

    Goldigger EPIC fail, as the $15 mil would have been for her without child support. The house she gets to live in until Lucia turns 18, and then it is sold and the money goes to the child. She blew this badly. The child support is not for her, it is for the child, so she gets virtually nothing compared to what she could have gotten had she settled last year. She put all of her eggs in one basket and failed. He still gets more time with the child too. She is an idiot.

  19. Cat says:

    It could be certain fail for Oksana,but i have always had a impresion that money are not her first priority. She seemed to be more of a fame-whore than typical goldigger to me. At least she became a d-celebrity thanks to Mel and she will be known like his baby mum forever.
    Gibson will never get rid of her and imo coparenting with Oksana will be very hard for him. Thorough maybe it will not last long. Mel looks really terrible and unhealthy. He is dumb if he thinks that e-ciggarets are not so dangerous like normal ones.

  20. aenflex says:

    I personally know people who have been arrested, booked and thrown in county jail for less than what he did to her. Can yall imagine what is his poor wife had to put up with all these years?

  21. Toot says:

    You can call Oksana whatever you want, but I still see Mel as the biggest piece of crap who will continue his f-up ways.

  22. velourazure says:

    she seems pretty calm in those photos. i think there was some sort of “other” settlement worked out behind the scenes that no one will ever know about.

  23. Amy says:

    So glad she dressed appropriately for court! Unless some other celebrities we’ve seen…

  24. Eve says:

    @ Toot:

    You can call Oksana whatever you want, but I still see Mel as the biggest piece of crap who will continue his f-up ways.


  25. NeNe says:

    @original bellaluna:

    That is exactly what I have said from the beginning, and many disagreed with me.

    It’s all about the Benjamins baby.

  26. kieslwoski says:

    THey are both repulsive. ANd alhtough women beaters are reprehensible to me I cannot even look at her, I find her so repulsive, I really hope they both just go away.

    Hilarious that she walked away from 15 mil convinced by her greedy lawyers she could get more (well at least the lawyers got paid more) and now she only gets $750K.

  27. Betsy says:

    Wanna bet she is on Dancing with the Stars next season?

  28. RobN says:

    Note to self: next time somebody offers me $15 million, take it. Definitely a golddigger fail.

  29. Lola says:

    Gibson and his goldiging whore really need to go way. Can’t stand both of them. Such losers.

  30. Uzi says:

    “It could be certain fail for Oksana,but i have always had a impresion that money are not her first priority. She seemed to be more of a fame-whore than typical goldigger to me. At least she became a d-celebrity thanks to Mel and she will be known like his baby mum forever.”

    BINGO! Her attorney even plugged her upcoming CD in court! Oks always overplays her hand. She had a good thing going when she was Mel’s secret mistress. He put her and her son up in a nice house, bankrolled her fake music career and paid her expenses. She could’ve kept that arrangement going for a while, but no, she “accidentally” got pregnant because she wanted more. Then she rejected the $15 million in “hush money” because she thought she could get more by playing the DV game. When the infamous tapes first came out the public was shocked and on her side, but it soon became obvious to many that she had embarked on an anti-Mel PR smear campaign and was more interested in vengence than justice. “Oksana will not be ingnored!”

    I also agree with “velourazure” that there’s more to the settlement. At the very least he’s picking up her multi- million dollar attorney tab.

  31. PeekaBooICU says:

    Hmm… No bias in the pictures you chose to post. This has always been about the money. Major fail on the gold digger

  32. It is ME!! says:

    Can Brangelina adopt poor little Lucia to get her away from her crazy-ass parents? One is a trilfin’ gold-digger, the other is a drunk anti-Semite.

    Poor kid.

  33. anne_000 says:

    Gold-digger Fail.

    She turned down $15M a yr ago cuz she thought she could get more. She should have just accepted that offer & spared her children all this commotion in the meanwhile.

    I dunno why Timothy Dalton hasn’t sued for full custody when his crazy baby mama kept his son in an abusive environment. Was there a story about the son being physically hurt too?

  34. Nymeria says:

    @ the original bellaluna – I know what you mean about the lit class from the 7th circle of hell. (Your phrasing made me laugh sardonically.) Been there. The cops all made me feel as though I had been the one who committed a crime! And when my mother was physically assaulted by her police officer brother, the cops – his colleagues, of course! – actually pressured her to just not press charges. Whee.

  35. Ron says:

    Dimwitted Gold Digger. There are gold diggers from trailer parks who have scored better deals than this one.

  36. Ari says:

    She really is a gorgeous woman but I wonder if she just didn’t want all of it? Like as a testament to her being right instead of hushed up like some celebrity exes…maybe I am the only one who is thinking this way 🙁 I am glad the daughter will at least get to see both her parents…hopefully with supervision with Mel but he has like 10 gajillion other kids that might be okay (who knows)

  37. lucy2 says:

    OXA – I would imagine the child support is equal, but Robin’s settlement was after being married to him for decades, during which all the money was made. Totally different situation.

    Agree on the gold digger FAIL, but she’s got a good 15-16 years of massive child support too, so she’ll do just fine I’m sure. I think they’re both awful, and feel bad for the kid.

  38. rissa says:

    didnt she get money from those leaked tapes and photos..

  39. Cat says:

    anne_000: Timothy Dalton is one big mystery in that. We can only speculate how much he knew about what was happening between Oksana and Mel and what exactly his son told him about it.
    Why he didn’t remove his son from mel back in January is question we can discus about for ever and never get an right answer. It looks he has a good relationship with his son so I suppose he would have told him at least about 6 january incident even if Oksana didn’t.
    What was Dalton’s next step can be already just speculative.
    Did his kid not want to leave his mother ? Or was the whole thing played down as Oksana remained with Gibson for a while after the main incident? Maybe Dalton was preparing to go to court and suddenly stopped as Oksana and Gibson split? Couldn’t Dalton just pull him away because of the joint custody agreement with OG or wanted to avoid a public court battle at all costs hoping to sort it out inhouse? . It is possible that he did’t believe that some abuse were there. Hmm, too much questions.

  40. Hana says:

    Asshole Gibson got off too easy. Hope his next whore will be more sucessful and destroy him completely.

  41. AM says:

    She’ll just move onto the next rich man. Men like Mel, Benicio, Jude and Philippe are stupid don’t they know they will end up as someone’s meal ticket? It would’ve been cheaper if they hired a hooker.

  42. crtb says:

    THIS WOMAN WAS NOT ABUSED. HER STORY WAS COMPLETE BS!!! If her story were true then…

    1. The moment he walked out the door, I’d call 911

    2. I’d call a locksmith and change the locks

    3. I’d call the phone company and change my phone number

    4. I’d get an order of protection the next day: WOULD NOT WAIT 6 MONTHS!

    5. I’d get an airplane ticket back to Russia, where he could never find me or my child

    6. I would only have made one tape.
    Wouldn’t have stayed around to make tape 2, tape 3, tape 4, tape 5.

    7. I hit back. I would have burnt his house down.

    8. Tapes would not have been leaked to the media. They would have been given to the DA so that he could have pressed charges for domestic abuse.

    9. After these events had taken place, I would not have continued to travel, socialize, visit, talk, have $ex with…etc with Mel Gibson.

    In no way, am I saying that Mel isn’t responsible for his horrible behavior.
    What I am saying is that I think this woman is/or has manipulated the situation. She just happens to tape their conversations FIVE times? For what purpose? She didn’t take the tapes to the police. So why was she holding on to the tapes for six months? Something about this whole situation just didn’t feel RIGHT to me. Everyone knows that Mel Gibson has anger management problems and is a raging alcoholic. Mel has issues and they probably escalated with the release of his tirade a few years back that pretty much destroyed his career. He has been in a rapid spiraling decline since. No one will disagree that he needs help.

  43. Juliesunflower says:

    Breaking news: Oksana has been removed from Gold Diggers Association for misconduct and bringing the association into disrepute and mockery – $750k?!!!

  44. KO says:

    What Gibson did was inexcusable and incredibly deranged, but I feel like there is something deeper going on with him. With Oksana’s sketchy behavior and actions, something smelled extra fishy…

  45. MsJAPrufrock says:

    Oskana is an IDIOT. I would NEVER have left Timothy Dalton for any man, much less for Mel Gibson, who when drunk is misogynistic, angry, and potentially dangerous. Even though Mel is 12-14 years younger than Dalton and 800 million dollars richer, it’s a bad trade in my eyes. Dalton is HUGE, not just in size (he’s 6’2″) but also in class, restraint, and talent. He is one of the most handsome and regal men I’ve ever seen, and his reputation is flawless.

    @Cat, Dalton is an extremely private person, so we will probably never how privy he was to what was happening at Oskana and Mel’s place. I can only assume that having his name involved with these two narcissist twats was an embarrassment, and more importantly, having his son in harm’s way must of been very upsetting. He and Oskana seem to be on good terms for the sake of their son, but I bet you Dalton is damn glad to be out of the relationship with Oskana. She is damaged goods like Mel.

  46. Cat says:

    MsJAPrufrock:Sure Dalton is definitely better man in everything compare to Mel. Nicer, smarter, very articulate and decent and extremely hadsome.
    Most women i know find Mel really scary. Mel looks awful today and unhealthy. Oksana is loser like him. I can’t see any strong and independent woman would be want date Mad Mel. I doubt Mel will find such good woman like Robyn was.
    Both Oksana and Mel had a great partners,but they lost them forever.
    Oksana will never date another rich dude and Gibson will have only relationships with dubious women such as Stella etc. Still don’t feel sorry for them.

  47. Debbie says:

    Looney tunes failed because she had no proof of what happened? Constantly changing stories to various Media outlets lying to the investigators You are all forgetting something The Sheriffs which investigated this WANTED HER CHARGED AT LEAST ON 3 counts but because the DA was a putz and knew Oinky’s lawyer she got away with it.
    Secondly I have never heard Of DV orgs not wanting to know or support anyone who claims such abuse.

    Plain and simple she got too greedy and failed
    As one person said above Ring 911 straight away and follow things from there fine maybe I’d believe her but everytime she opened her mouth she lied. Remember the pic’s she sold Radoronline about the baby with bruises if this had an ounce of truth to it why would the court grant Mel 50/50 custody now.

    And remember the phone call to the emergency line when Sasha was injured at home She panicked, some reports from neighbors state they were having an argument.

    Greed was her downfall plain and simple And Mel does not have to pay her huge legal bill only part of it.

    Once Lucia turns 18 she can sell the house and move on and where will Oinky be.


  48. Mouse says:

    Poor little Lucia, caught between a manic, ranting alcoholic and a greedy, lying, manipulative….whatever this woman is.

  49. Ivan: Indeed. :)Chyng and Rob: I didn’t deserve to get back the extra 50. Hahaha. And yeah, I agree with you and Rob, they have very interesting stories to tell. One taxi driver told me how he met his wife. Sa sobrang haba nung kwento, di pa sya tapos hanggang nakarating na ko sa bahay. Haha.