Oksana Grigorieva Says Mel Gibson Hit Her, Had a Gun

/ November 18, 2010

For the first time, Oksana Grigorieva is speaking publicly about the alleged domestic violence she encountered during her relationship with Mel Gibson.

In the interview with Larry King, Oksana opened up about her tumultuous relationship with Gibson that became very public after leaked audiotapes of their fights surfaced earlier this year. During the interview, Grigorieva says that during one major blowout on January 6:

“The beating took place. Mel actually assaulted me while I was holding the baby in my arms … I ran into my son’s bedroom and told him, ‘Mel’s crazy.'”

Watch the full interview below:

Grigorieva says their constant fighting and a fear for her safety caused her to begin recording their conversations.

“I started taping it around 11 o’clock because I thought, ‘I’m actually not going to live through the night. I’m actually not going to live through the night and I wanted my mother to be able to prove that if I’m dead that this is who did it.'”

When asked by King why she stayed with Gibson after his alleged abusive incidents, Oksana says that she stayed “too long,” and that at one point Mel “cried on his knees” and begged for her to stay with him.