Oksana Grigorieva went before a family law judge Friday to demand that her ex, the actor Mel Gibson pay a shed load more money than she is getting now. One of the reasons she is claiming money is for trauma Mel Gibson allegedly caused to her 14 year old son.
Mel and Oksana met separately with the family judge and a mediator last Friday. They have not yet reached a settlement over the custody of the two year old Lucia.
Now Oksana has muddied the waters, claiming $500k for her 14-year-old son, fathered by actor Timothy Dalton. She claims the boy, Alexander (a.k.a. Sasha), was traumatized by Gibson during their relationship. (As if being known by two different names were not traumatizing enough. Do teens need an excuse for an identity crisis?)
Anyway, not to diss the things the poor boy has been through with Oksana for a mother and Mel as her live-in boyfriend, let’s look at the basis for the claim.
Oksana claims Mel traumatized the boy during the violent domestic abuse incident on January 6, 2009 in which she had two of her front teeth knocked out by Gibson. He claims her merely slapped her because she was out of control and endangering the baby.
Oksana claims Mel was also abusive to Sasha during the argument, calling him names and allegedly frightening him so much he hid under the bed.
She says that in another fight with her, Gibson threw her son onto a table.
Mel Gibson’s legal team have denied these allegations and raised the question if why, if this was true, Oksana Grigorieva had not pressed charges before for attacks on Sasha, when she was obviously willing to do so for herself.
It seems a good point to me, but what do you think? The only thing that is crystal clear is that the custody battle for little Lucia is not going to be settled any time soon. There are also other financial claims to settle.
Mediation continues next week.