Mel and his wife, Robyn, divorced in April of 2009 after seven kids and 30 years of marriage. Later that month, Mel and Grigorieva first appeared in public; she gave birth to their daughter, Lucia, in October 2009. Mel and Grigorieva split in April 2010 and their breakup has quickly unraveled into a custody dispute and accusations of domestic violence.
Last Monday, Grigorieva filed an emergency restraining order against Mel, alleging he hit her twice in the face and knocked out two of her teeth. The very next day, Mel filed a restraining order against her, which prohibits her from speaking about certain parts of the case. The Russian singer is still blabbing to the press, though: she told the UK’s Daily Mail that the multi-millionaire is being stingy with child support for baby Lucia. “He is not paying me a penny. Nothing,” she said. “I am having to live on credit cards and borrowed money. It is not a good situation.” Grigorieva is also denying Mel filed a restraining order against her, complaining, “There are so many lies being said about me … what he is doing is cruelty.”
But Mel’s lawyers say the Russian beauty is full of BS. In an interview with TMZ, Mel’s lawyer, Stephen Kolodny, called Grigorieva “deceitful” and accused her of making “sensational allegations.” Kolodny said the couple had a two-day mediation which gave them 50/50 custody of baby Lucia and overnight, unrestricted visitation.
What a mess. Grigorieva should probably stop talking to the press before she gets her ass sued. But frankly, it would not surprise us if Mel is an abusive jerk: his 2006 DUI arrest — when he made anti-Semitic comments and called a female cop “sugar tits” — doesn’t speak well for the dude’s character.
[Us Weekly: Mel Gibson’s Lawyer Lashes Out: Oksana Is “Deceitful”]
[RadarOnline.com: Mel Gibson Files Restraining Order Against Mother Of His Illegitimate Child]
[Us Weekly: Mel Gibson’s Ex: “What He Is Doing Is Cruelty”]