Oksana Grigorieva wants Mel Gibson to increase child support to $100K a month


Mel Gibson and his ex Oksana Grigorieva have been battling it out in court on-and-off for years. When they first split, suddenly Radar and other outlets were getting tons of “leaked” audio recordings of Mad Mel going apesh-t on Oksana on a regular basis. She even got him to admit during an audio recording that he had physically assaulted her. It seemed like Oksana was brilliantly angling for one big payday in their split – not only did Mel have to spend a brief moment in jail for assaulting her, but he would have a huge settlement to Oksana, and child support for their daughter, Lucia. Well, long story short, Oksana’s plan fell apart. Oksana and Mel ended up agreeing to a settlement of $750,000 over the course of five years, plus Mel paid for Oksana and Lucia’s home (this was in 2011). Three years later, Oksana filed for bankruptcy and she admitted that she had to forfeit half of her settlement with Mel after she broke the confidentiality agreement he made her sign as part of the deal. Keep in mind that at one point, Mel offered Oksana $15 million to just go away, and she refused!

That was the last I really heard of the money situation between Mel and Oksana, and that was 2014. I assumed he was still paying for Oksana’s home and perhaps some meager monthly child support. But as it turns out, beyond the halved settlement, Oksana has also been getting $20,000 a month in child support from Mel. And now she wants him to pay even more.

Mel Gibson clearly loves his little daughter, but he’s gotta be regretting hooking up with the kid’s mom, who’s going back to court for a bloody fortune. Sources familiar with the case tell TMZ, Oksana Grigorieva is asking the family law judge to increase her child support from $20k a month to well over $100,000 a month.

Our sources say Oksana wants significantly more than $10k a month just for security, even though we’re told she can’t point to any security risk involving 6-year-old Lucia.

The case is about to go to trial, with Oksana claiming she needs to support a lifestyle of vacations, travel, lodging and other items that make Mel look like mobile home material.

TMZ broke the story, Oksana got $20k a month and a house from Mel after a brutal legal fight.

[From TMZ]

If she’s been getting $20K a month this whole time, then why did she have to file for bankruptcy back in 2014? I mean… $20K a month is $240,000 a year. That’s plenty to live on, even if you have substantial debt. As for the $100K-a-month figure… yeah, I still think Oksana deserves to be paid after all of the crap Mel did to her and said to her. He’s a physically and emotionally abusive jackass. Of course, that doesn’t make Oksana a saint, nor does it make this new appeal for money any less of a golddigger-esque ploy.


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  1. Msw says:

    As bad as she is, he is so much worse.

  2. spidey says:


  3. Mia4s says:

    How old is her son now? I imagine he’s university-age so she’s not getting any money for him anymore, especially if he has moved out. I’m sure that couldn’t be it. 😐

    Mel’s disgusting (duh!) but yeah she is definitely a gold digger.

    • Denisemich says:

      I don’t understand what she is spending her money on. I mean Mel bought the house for her but it transfers to him or gets sold when the daughter turns 18. She was getting money from Timothy Dalton at the same time for her son. I am not sure if that is over or if he also had to give her alimony…. Cuz Tim dalton stupidly married her.

      Mel honestly did everything to make sure all money she was given was for the Kid and not her.

      • hana says:

        Cmiiw, i read dalton only gave child support $750 per month for their son. Because he is no longer make movies. That mean no income.

      • Sam says:

        Mel pays the big expenses for Lucia: the house (including taxes), medical, and education.

        Oksana’s biggest expenses are legal bills. Even though Mel was ordered to pay for most of her lawyers during the custody fight, Oksana still owes money to the law firm that negotiated the $15 million settlement. She tried to argue that those lawyers don’t get their promised cut of the settlement. Nope.

        I bet Mel loves that his child support payments are funding Oksana’s legal fights against him.

      • LMB says:

        Timothy Dalton was never married to her. I heard that the reason he paid far less money, was because that settlement was done in the UK.

    • Sarah(too) says:

      Exactly my thought. Her son with Timothy Dalton has probably aged out of child support. This woman’s only talent seems to be getting famous, wealthy men to get her pregnant.

      • Harryg says:

        I didn’t know she was married to Timothy Dalton! Also, that brownish dress is hideous.

    • HH says:

      There’s no way to cheer for in this story. It ruins how I operate. #GetMeABetterScandal 😉

    • INeedANap says:

      He left his long-suffering wife and his first set of kids to do precisely this — date someone hotter and younger. That’s what he gets.

      • Sam says:

        Robyn left Mel after his DUI, and obviously Mel did not abandon his kids. Mel and Robyn were living apart for years, which was something known to their circle of friends but not the world. Robyn probably filed for divorce when she did because Oksana was pregnant, and neither Robyn nor Mel were in any big hurry to finalize the divorce. Mel and Robyn still seem friendly, and last year they were photographed sitting together at a Mending Kids event with their daughter and grandkids (Lucia was there too).

  4. NewWester says:

    Wasn’t she originally offered something like $15 million dollars and she refused that amount? She then was given the current settlement of less than a million plus child support.
    Oksana needs to get some financial planning and hopefully new lawyers(or listen to her lawyer). Eventually the child support will end and then what will she do?

    • BearcatLawyer says:

      Find her next victim.

    • Naya says:

      She refused the 15 million because it would have allowed Mel unsupervised shared physical custody. Having listened to the Joe Estervas tapes, where Mel like a raving lunatic screams at his house guests for a few hours, I can only give her mega points for refusing. Only a true gold digger would have put their child in that kind of danger for $$$.

      • Kitten says:

        ^^^Why don’t people get this?^^^

      • Santia says:

        And she thought she could get more. Let’s not pretend she’s a saint.

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        What Naya said. I don’t think she is a saint, but she doesn’t have to be a saint. Refusing the 15 million deal was a reasonable thing to do given the abuse. I can’t think of any reasonable person who would accept those terms.

        I hope she finds a way to get all of his money.

        All that said, I have no comprehension as to how anyone pulling in that kind of money cannot do a better job of it.

      • crtb says:

        Oh Pleeze, funny how people rewrite history. She turned down the 15 million because it left her daughter out of his will. She would not be entitled to share his trust equally with his other children. She was looking for a bigger pay day. This had NOTHING to do with her concern about her daughter. If she was so concerned, she would have taken the first plan back to Russia when he threaten her the first time. No, she stayed around for months in order to tape him to blackmail him. Women who are sincerely worried about their child’s welfare don’t stick around when they have options. She is insulting to all of us who have been in abusive relationships and had no where to go and no money to leave. She stayed because he was spending millions on her recording career.

      • Naya says:


        Are you new to Mel Gibson? There is no where on this planet that woman could have hidden without some kind of insuarance. Abused women often erroneously believe that, in this case she would have been correct. Those tapes not only secured her future, they probably saved her many beatings and possibly death. Secondly, I dont know where you are getting the trust theory from but even if it is correct, she was absolutely right to do so. There is no reason why this child should be denied access to that trust along with his older children. The gold digger narrative just allows Mel to provide for this child less that he is financially able to, because some women have an issue with her mother. I find that far more abhorrent than Oksanas income plan.

        Child support is calculated against a persons wealth, theres no reason why Mel should be paying in the same ball park as Halle Berry when he is well over five times her worth. If he is wealthy enough to have his child live in a gold castle thats exactly what he should provide

      • BearcatLawyer says:

        I understand your points, Naya, and in my opinion neither Mel nor Oksana have clean hands in this deal. But what genuinely troubles me is that Oksana’s behaviour throughout the whole ordeal strongly suggests that protecting Lucia from Mel’s anger issues and violence and ensuring Lucia is treated the same as his other children financially are not her real priorities. Rather, she appeared quite willing to risk her own life and the life – not to mention the long-term emotional wellbeing of Lucia – for a large payday from Mel, a recording career, and celebrity (or more correctly, notoriety). However, I admit that my opinions may be coloured by my work as an immigration lawyer since I have encountered numerous women from the former Soviet republics with similar mercenary attitudes and, in some cases, concrete plans to secure a life of luxury by whatever means necessary – even if it means risking injury or death at the hands of an abusive partner.

        I also have some knowledge of the dynamics of abusive relationships and the cycle of domestic violence, so while I will not judge her for remaining in a bad situation with Mel for a long time and not quickly developing and executing an escape plan for her and her daughter, I do question her actions AFTER they split up and AFTER she secured an out-of-court settlement from him. She signed a confidentiality agreement but soon violated it. She has been getting $240,000/year in tax-free child support for Lucia, plus whatever Timothy Dalton paid her, but apparently this is insufficient. I have seen no evidence that she has ever sought any kind of full-time employment so that she too could contribute to her children’s education, support their dreams or special talents, or even leave them some money when she passes away. All of this makes me wonder if maybe, just maybe, this attempt to seek an increase in child support is more about her and less about what is best and appropriate for her daughter.

      • Snowflake says:

        @ crib

        He is an associate, but there is no doubt in my mind that she deliberately escalated situationso so she could record and use them for blackmail later. She tried to make him abusive so she could get a bigger payout. In her mind, the payout was worth it. And yes, I know, he’s an ass, but she’s no angel.

      • Kitten says:

        She “tried to make him abusive”?


        I cannot even…wow.

    • Sam says:

      Oksana didn’t refuse the 15 million. She negotiated the agreement, signed it, and later tried to back out.

      After a cooling off period of several months after their breakup, Mel and Oksana went into mediation to settle both custody and the amount of hush $$$. Oksana didn’t hire a family law attorney, as you might expect if she were concerned about Mel having unsupervised custody. She went with a firm that promised (and delivered) a large settlement. Oksana signed the settlement as well as a parenting plan that gave Mel slowing increased physical custody.

      Then she decided to withhold custody and demand that Lucia have a share in the trust fund set up for the 7 children of Mel and Robyn.

      She eventually dropped her DV complaint in family court, which was her only leverage against Mel having custody. Nothing about her actions suggests sincerity about anything other than getting paid.

    • Spinach says:

      “No, she stayed around for months in order to tape him to blackmail him. ”

      Sorry, but I think this is accurate. She had a lot of chances to leave, and it’s obvious she was the one who leaked the tapes. That being established, it’s probable she did deliberately provoke him so she could get it on tape.

  5. Kitten says:

    The tone of the TMZ write-up was pretty gross, like “poor innocent Mel gets taken advantage of by gold-digging hussy.”

    Personally, I hope she takes all his money.

    • crtb says:

      That isn’t what I remember. What I remember was that she was getting caught in her lies and her manipulation. I remember her changing lawyers like you change your underwear. I an not taking up for Mel but even creeps can get hoodwinked. She is down on his level. Both of them discusting

      • Kitten says:

        No, she’s not “on his level” because she’s not a verbally-abusive, racist, misogynistic piece of sh*t.

        But whatever you need to believe, you know?

  6. Soprana says:

    Take a good, hard look at your future, Rosalind Ross.

  7. Oli says:

    Are kids really that expensive? by the way don’t know the kids age commented before I read post.

    Hahaha just read half the post got to the part were Mel tried to give her 15 million to go away and she didn’t, how does that even work? If you don’t want someone in your life how do you just let them stay and if you were going to be paid a certain (high) amount to go away how do you not know you’re probably an awful person

    • Azurea says:

      Read upthread about this.

      • Oli says:

        I finished reading it but still don’t get how you offer someone 15 million to go away and their like nope not going, and your like okay well worth a try. Or how your offered that much but don’t get the message

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        Read upthread again. You missed something.

  8. angie says:

    Yeah, I hear ya…I also want my child support payment incrrased – from 150$ a month to 500$ a month! Tough life, feel for ya! GEEEEZZZZ

  9. Anon says:

    It looks like she has lost a few pounds… but I still think she had some work done on her face. That costs some money.

  10. lilacflowers says:

    Yes, he is scum but $100k a month? A MONTH? Because $20K monthly is not enough for one woman and one child? Sorry, get a job.

    • tegteg says:

      Yeah, and her face is a wreck. We can see what she’s been spending money on. That money is supposed to be for your kid, honey.

    • Carol says:

      Yeah, I kind of agree. Maybe she deserves more, I don’t know, but $20,000 a month for one kid sounds like a lot.

    • Juniper says:

      Yes this and you can be sure that he pays all school and college costs so the $20K is room and board. As for “room” you can also bet he bought them a house. He loves that kid so he’s not gonna let the child be indigent. So this is all about supporting her, a gold digger.

  11. willful ignorance says:

    “As for the $100K-a-month figure… yeah, I still think Oksana deserves to be paid after all of the crap Mel did to her”

    Ridiculous statement.

    Mel should be in jail because of how he treated her. However, the 20k is for their child and that is plenty.

    Oksana is a moron and she has no grounds to ask for more money.

    • Santia says:

      This. It annoys me when people think child support is their (or someone else’s) personal piggy bank.

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        I’m not speaking about Oksana’s case in particular, but about child support in general: People often have a poor understanding of how many expenses that might seem personal are in fact for the benefit of the child.

        In general (or ideally) judges like to assure that children experience a similar lifestyle with both parents. For example, it is not in the child’s best interests if she sleeps in a princess bed with dad, but has to sleep on an old futon on the floor when she is with mom, for example. It also benefits the child if both of her parents have reliable transportation.

        Sometimes when one parent is extremely wealthy and the other is not, the wealthy parent will shower the child with luxuries and deliberately deprive the other custodial parent and quibble over every expense in an effort to alienate the child from the other parent. It damages the child’s relationship with both parents. Judges are right to call foul on this behavior.

      • crtb says:

        Sorry Miss Jupitero
        but I am calling BS on you explanation of child support. The judge does not care if one parent is able to spoil the child and the other is not. I know many many women who live just above poverty level while the father of the child lives a better more opulent life style. The judgment (IMHP) is purely subjective and determined on how good the mother’s lawyer is. Same men, same money, same circumstances: Some women get a pay day others get minimal support.

      • BearcatLawyer says:

        @Miss Jupitero – I should think that at $20,000 tax free per month Oksana could provide Lucia with quite a lavish lifestyle. Perhaps Mel’s wealth means he can give Lucia more things (fancier toys or electronics) or experiences (more luxurious vacations), but she is living very well no matter which parent had custody of her. Family court judges rarely ensure that awards of child support guarantee that both parents can provide the exact same standard of living to the children. That is difficult to monetize and often a totally unrealistic goal when one parent is significantly wealthier than the other and the children’s needs (and many of their wants) are already being more than satisfied.

  12. Tig says:

    Yep, it probably is the case that the child support stream from Timothy Dalton has ended, so time to make up the difference. It will be interesting to see if they end up settling out of court for half the amount. And doesn’t he still have minor child(ren?) with the ex-wife? Wonder what their child support amt is?

    • Sam says:

      Child support is governed by rather rigid income (not wealth) guidelines, and either party can petition the courts for a modified judgment so long as there is a “change in circumstances.”

      Oksana is taking a risk because the judge also has the option of LOWERING Mel’s child support payments.

      Mel and Robyn have one minor child, and whatever arrangement they have is unlikely to hit the gossip sites.

  13. KimmaB says:

    This is amazing…..does she have a job of her own? Or any income outside of his? Unreal!

  14. Nancy says:

    And he thought she loved him for himself and not his checkbook! Beware Stephen Bauer, these younger women have an agenda…..yes there are exceptions, but this is Hollywood. This woman always seemed like she was missing a few colors in her box of crayons…..but she definitely has the green one.

    • Kitten says:

      “Younger woman”?
      Isn’t Oksana in her mid-forties?

      And apparently Gibson didn’t learn any lesson as he’s currently dating a 24-year-old.
      Dumbasses, you know?

      • Nancy says:

        You’re right Kitten, she’s 46, so she was in her late thirties when she was with him. I just remember her being wacky, reminds me of the Alex Forrest type…I’ll kill your bunny Mel! Whatever happened to him. Remember when he was the famous sexiest man alive……it’s a curse. Oh why can’t they all be like Daryl Dixon….I won’t give you any spoilers. I want one of him, but my husband won’t let me date…lol

      • Kitten says:

        No spoilers! Yeah when I look at Mel’s face I see karma’s work.

        All that nastiness that was eating away at his insides made its way out.

  15. lucy2 says:

    I fully believe he should pay a proper amount to care for his daughter, and that he’s a horrible, horrible person. But…
    He provided a house (probably a pretty decent one), $750K, and $20K/month, which the judge thought was fair, and I’m assuming they both agreed upon.
    She lost HALF the settlement by breaking the rules and talking publicly about him. That’s on her. She can’t manage her money despite getting $20K/month with no housing expenses? That’s on her too.

  16. Pandy says:

    Oh please. This reeks to high heaven of golddigger. It almost makes me feel sorry for Mel Gibson. Althogh when you look at her face, you can just see the cray …

  17. OhDear says:

    The poor kids. Damn.

  18. Alex says:

    Sorry but CP is not a payment for how parents treat each other. That’s not how that works

    • AmyB says:

      ^^^ I just saw this comment after my post. This perfectly sums up what I am trying to say. Child support is for the child and not a means of retribution for a marriage gone bad!

      • Sam says:

        And they weren’t even married! Oksana had the chance to sue Mel in civil court for any mistreatment. Instead, she chose to negotiate a $15 million settlement, which she later violated by not keeping the recordings secret. At that point, Mel legally owed her ZERO other than child support because she had waived the right to sue in exchange for the settlement. Because Mel still wanted to shut her up, Oksana got a second bite at the apple. And then she violated the confidentiality agreement.

  19. AmyB says:

    While I really do feel for her because Mel is an abusive a**hole (years of evidence point to that conclusion), I just don’t understand these women trying to get more “child support”– CHILD SUPPORT is for the CHILD; it’s not for the other parent to live some lavish lifestyle!!! Yeah clearly she should have taken that $15 million dollar settlement and I really do sympathize with having to endure his years of abuse. Yet still, she received $750,000 AND a home that was paid for AND continuing child support payments??! That’s more money than I could even imagine. But this just makes her look like a gold digger and if she wants more money: WORK! She can’t live on $20,000/month of tax free money?? Jesus, I just don’t get that at all. Again, I cannot stand Mel Gibson, but asking for $100,000/month for her child is absolutely ludicrous to me. What six year old requires that kind of money to be cared for???? Newsflash: they don’t!

  20. wow says:

    Oh I remember the days of their epic battles.

    I’m not sure what type of expenses she could have to warrant an increase. And the added security for their child? Hmm. It’s not like their little girl is Prince George and has most of the world’s attention.

  21. Catmac says:

    Don’t parents have to provide equally for all of their children? If so, she is entitled to have the same amount he paid/pays for his ex-wife (divided by six, which I think is the number of kids he had with his ex-wife). If his kids from his marriage are living large, then I think it is only fair that Oksana’s daughter has the same standard of living.

    • Mia4s says:

      As I recall only one of his 7 kids with his ex-wife was still a minor when they divorced. Probably an older teen now. Plus his ex-wife got $400+ million in the divorce so either way those other kids have a lot more money because of their mother’s settlement.

  22. Kitten says:

    It’s too bad that we can’t put up the audio of Gibson verbally abusing Oksana every time we have a thread discussing him, because people have the shortest memories ever around here.

    Is Oksana greedy? Maybe.

    But being greedy ain’t sh*t compared to being controlling, abusive, violent, demeaning, misogynistic, racist, anti-Semitic…oh, and let’s not forget the DUIs. Because nothing says “good guy” like getting behind the wheel while intoxicated. Add harassment of a police officer, assaulting a photographer and cheating on his wife to the mix and boy do we have a winner in Mel Gibson.

    But forget all of that because Poor Mel Got Duped By an Evil Gold-digger, right?

  23. NGBoston says:

    @ Kitten- I’m sorry. no one forgets what a piece of crap Mel is…you are incorrect on that one.

    He is blacklisted in Hollywood for starters and his career will remain in the shitter based upon his vile actions of the past. As much as I loathe this woman now– she did not deserve the ugliness when all this was going down.

    She is not without blame her though. She never was fooled by Gibson or with him for love. She is a straight up Gold Digging Extortionist who is also a piece of crap as a Mother and trapped Gibson with the pregnancy.

    The proof is in the pudding for both of these sub-humans. He might be worse, but she is despicable. Ugh. I just can’t with these two!

  24. Spinach says:

    She’s a train wreck and he’s gross. I mean, the leaked calls/transcripts show him to be an abusive douche – fueled by dependency problems, no doubt. And I think she’s an old-fashion gold digger type. Sorry, but it seems to be true. She should have taken the $15 million lump sum and lived a modest but carefree life. Now she’s going to make her lawyers richer.

  25. Sammy_dog says:

    That kid must be really, really hungry.

  26. Palar says:

    Side note, in the time since Oksana received her payout and child support determination Mel’s divorce settlement with Robyn had been settled with half of everything, including pensions and future royalties going to her. So certainly the judge could find a reduction in child support based on lower earnings.