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November 17, 2010

ICYMI: Mel Gibson's Ex!

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Texasgirl   November 16th, 2010 1:44 pm ET

Why? I do not need to hear her repeat the story produced by her and 42 attorneys against Lucia's father. It is just about money for Oksana .


Jemma   November 16th, 2010 1:52 pm ET

Gotta say, she's pretty brave to say something. I'm sure Gibson's legal and PR Team will do everything they can to demonize her. I hope she's safe.


jane   November 16th, 2010 2:12 pm ET

Oksana is making a mockery out of women who have truely been victims of domestic violence and its disgusting. All she wants is money as much as she denies it.

Anyone reading this if you are being abused please go to the POLICE!!!!!!!


Another Mel Fan   November 16th, 2010 2:36 pm ET

There have been emails from Oksana to Mel published on another website that say she only taped him so he could hear himself. Why is she now claiming she was afraid for her life?


Annie veasey   November 16th, 2010 6:53 pm ET

I don't understand, why this show is being aired. There have been no charges filed against Mel Gibson. This is an open investigation into domestic violence(proof of which is minimal to say the least about it)

There is also an open case investigating oksana of extortion.

Anything said on your show can be used in court and it is only one side of the story on the supposed fair CNN network.


Jerjol   November 16th, 2010 10:38 pm ET

GOD, how we love to bash Stars, when there is no positive proof that they were involved in wrong doing

TAKE A WALK IN THEIR SHOES, I BET YOU WOULD"NT LIKE IT>


Sandy   November 16th, 2010 10:53 pm ET

It's about time Gibson got exposed. He is a despicable man with a inflated ego. Wait and see others will come out. How many lawyers are willing to manipulate lies to protect Gibson? I hope Oksana is being protected from this man.
Jerjol @ Walk in the shoes of an abused woman .... you won't like it.


Sue Park   November 16th, 2010 10:58 pm ET

Why not ask her why she can't keep her story straight?
Why so many lawyers? Why couldn't she handle this
privately? Why didn't she call the police? Why didn't she
get a scan if she had a concussion? Why do I get
the feeling this is only about money?


Annie Melbourne Australia   November 17th, 2010 1:38 am ET

Why on earth is this woman airing her dirty laundry on Larry King Live?
Is it because she will make more money doing that rather than playing her music....?


Chuks A.   November 17th, 2010 3:21 am ET

Mel should not waste time with critics. He should keep attention to his goal and stay focused...shunning distractors that are bent to make quick money..aah.


Jeanette   November 17th, 2010 4:02 am ET

Oksana should be in jail for extortion, not part of a smear campaign to drag an innocent man through the mud.


Marilyn   November 17th, 2010 9:53 am ET

I don't believe a word she says.........sounds scripted.......just forget it Oksana, you're going to lose in court........go away.............


Tracy   November 17th, 2010 10:38 am ET

Sandy, I am an abuse victim that lived through it. I can tell you to this day, many years later, every exact detail of every exact event. It's ingrained in my brain. This woman is no victim and it angers me that she claims to bring about the plight of domestic violence. Shame on her for all the REAL victims out there. We don't need the likes of her casting doubt on the rest of us. I never taunted my abuser. I never stayed in his house. I got as far away from his as possible. She's lying and it makes me sick.


em   November 17th, 2010 10:51 am ET

Mel has always protected his family from publicity of any kind. This affair is being publicised to the max. Why? Is this all about money? What an obnoxious mother to use Lucia in this way. I hope Mel gets custody.


Frieda   November 17th, 2010 10:54 am ET

Money money money money fame revenge money money fame revenge jealousy money money.

Go away Oxy


6400.@Ac   November 17th, 2010 11:13 am ET

She was not "covering" for him. When somebody is covering" she would NEVER say a word about being HIT by the same person who knocked off her TEETH (even that we know her teeth had never been knocked off). If she were "covering" she would say that she "fell" or "slipped on the banana skin" or got hit by the uprooted tree that fell on her while she was passing by but she would never say she had been knocked off my the same person who knocked her "teeth" off. CRAP. Any pro cop or any educated person who knows how manipulation works will tell you that it is NOT a cover but a technique to cast a DOUBT and make people REMEMBER. Her version does not fit in the "cover" picture but rather in the "collecting enough evidence" picture. FALSE EVIDENCE at that. Just like her TAPES "evidence" meant to protect her life! Let her tell this to the marines and even they won't believe a word because this is not how people react to a DIRECT THREAT to their life. Analyze her red carpet "career" courtesy of Mel Gibson, her past history of "relationship" and you will see ENOUGH EVIDENCE.


Jerjol   November 17th, 2010 12:00 pm ET

Every interview that Oksana has done a new version of the story is told.
I personally think she's out for the bucks, and I hope Mel uses every legal means at his disposal to show her for what she is.


6400.@Ac   November 17th, 2010 12:12 pm ET

Picture of her damaged veneers.

She is smiling on this picture. She's also looking at the doc of whoever took the pic as if she's flirting with that person. She doesn't look like a victim at all but rather like somebody having fun. She might have bit hard on the apple and knocked off her veneers. ... or she might have minor bluish mark alongside her temple where he said he had slapped her to protect his baby daughter. Like I said before, in my opinion, none of them two was acting responsibly and in the best interest of the child during that incident. He should've grabbed the baby form her, somehow (I don't know how because according to him she kept running hysterically around the house and outside in the backyard with the crying baby in her hands), REPORTED her behavior to the police, documented the incident and filed for full custody. I guess he was COVERING for HER.

No man is allowed to physically or VERBALLY attack a woman, call her names, etc but I would think twice before throwing any accusations at him because all the circumstances need to be carefully investigated in unbiased manner without taking sides. Everybody is innocent until proven guilty.


Eva   November 17th, 2010 12:25 pm ET

Funny how since his movie "The Passion of the Christ " everything and everyone is against him...


Dan   November 17th, 2010 12:25 pm ET

How can you have this woman on your show accusing Mel Gibson of a possible murder without any shred of evidence, arrest or conviction.
Why would she sit for hours making 9 tapes and calmly record her would be murderer instead of calling 911, getting the kids out of the house and getting out of there?
Do you honestly believe the public will buy her crap? NOT!


fuddyduddy   November 17th, 2010 12:40 pm ET

I was 100% Team Mel until I read his declaration where he admits he hit Oksana. It was hard enough to excuse the shameful comments on the recorded phonecalls but the assault can not be condoned.
It is time for Mel to work out a settlement with this woman and then both should fade back into the woodwork.
fuddyduddy – Team Mel-no-more


JP   November 17th, 2010 12:47 pm ET

Larry

Ask her why she sold the tapes to Radar On Line


lee   November 17th, 2010 1:36 pm ET

So she says the recordings were edited??? She says she has the ones not edited? investigators, I think you have been duped!


stew   November 17th, 2010 1:52 pm ET

When Mel Gibson is acquitted from the domestic abuse charges, he should emerge from the courthouse & yell "FREEDOM!" just like in Braveheart.


abbie1   November 17th, 2010 1:53 pm ET

Oksana Grigorieva has already brought out every piece of ammunition imaginable for the sole purpose of scoring a financial package. Anybody who can't see this is either incredibly naive or just plain stupid.


cluetrain   November 17th, 2010 1:57 pm ET

The death of Mel Gibson’s career has been greatly exaggerated.


chu   November 17th, 2010 2:04 pm ET

Oksana is certainly no poster child for domestic abuse. In fact, she should be truly ashamed for taking such a serious issue and exploiting and trivializing it for the sole purpse of extorting Mel Gibson and gaining a big pay day.


Greta   November 17th, 2010 4:45 pm ET

There seems to be inconsitencies in her "leaks" and "speaking for the first time" interviews but I thiknk she embelish more with the retelling.


Joe G. (Illinois)   November 17th, 2010 6:04 pm ET

Some things right under our noses don’t ever make sense to some people.

Like Lindsay Lohan all in a rush and in a hurry to get well and cured, out of Rehab just so to get back on the set for Linda Lovelace.

Or people such as the above in question living non Christian lifestyles filled with adultery and or what have you and then expecting some sort of loving Christian lifestyle for some reason.


Peter Guy   November 17th, 2010 6:08 pm ET

I don't believe a word she says. I DO BELIEVE that Mel is a victim of character assassination by the media because of a short statement he made while drunk several years ago.


Diane   November 17th, 2010 6:29 pm ET

I just want to say what this lady had to go through is an all too common experience that most women face in domestic violent situations, and to women who are abused I support you fully.. With that said, it is very obvious to me that she intended to purposely upset and frame this man by secretly recording him. From the first photograph of her at the dentist, you can see what appears to be some sort of smile while she is having a dentist take a picture of her broken tooth. I wouldn't be smiling if I just had my face punched. This is where I started to question just what happened here. It put some doubt into my mind about the claims she has been making. She went way over the line herself by taping his phone calls. Who knows what she did to upset this guy so much, over and over again.. Why didn't you leave, and stay gone? You don't take the law into your own hands – you go to the cops if you have a problem with your abusive husband – so that's my first gripe about her choice of actions with the way she was handling this.. Secondly, as we all are aware, Mel is a incredibly wealthy guy, and here we have someone who obviously had help with her recordings and obviously a coached attitude to solicit a specific desired reaction out of Mel. She would probably text him or whatever, and get him to keep calling her, and to literally drive the guy into a rage. I'm not saying the rage is acceptable in any circumstance, but when you harass someone to the point she obviously did – you will get a crazy outcome. She had her kids. She has his money. She had everything and everyone on her side up to a point – and then she went for the Gusto! She wanted more. It must have been either more money. Or revenge. Or publicity. And being that she is from a Russian background it leads me to believe that it could have been extortion. She should be shown as an example for guys to be more careful with the people you fall in love with. And to women she should be shown as an example of what not to do. You don't go back. You don't bring more phone calls on yourselves, and secretly tape someone to have "evidence" against them. It makes you look like a golddigger, if nothing else. Because if Mel didn't have any money – I doubt very much she would have stuck around for as long as she did. She would have moved on to someone with more money by now and more to gain. It's sad for the things that mel said, but he was upset. And I think she psychologically tortured him into the way he was.. Mel had other relationships, and never a word about anything like this before. It doesn't make sense to me when you look at this from an individual situation and not based on the way most men are in domestic violent situations. If you are abused – immediately go to the police. Do not go home. Do not play detective. Do not play head games.. Take the high road and get plenty of help to remain there. Don't go commando on the person who hurt you and pretend you a james bond like this lady did. Who would allow themselves to remain in a situation when she already had plenty of money to begin with by that point after the first outburst is very stupid. It's one thing to be trapped in a relationship.. It is quite another when you have plenty of money – your children with you – and the rest of your life ahead of you.. There is a right way to do this and a wrong way. I do hope Mel gets some help too eventually. Nobody is perfect.


Jake   November 17th, 2010 7:46 pm ET

This woman has changed her story so many times in recent months it is impossible to believe the latest version.

She is certainly somewhere safe. She's living in a multi-million dollar home owned by Mel Gibson!

She thumbed her nose at a $15 MILLION DOLLAR mediated agreement telling Gibson there was nothing in it for her!


Dodie   November 17th, 2010 8:56 pm ET

@ Jerjol

Well stated,

Always interesting when Americans focus on the negative aspects of celebrities whether true or not. You are in my thoughts Jerjol, take care.


Dodie   November 17th, 2010 9:10 pm ET

@ Sandy
@ Jerjol

We have NO conclusive proof Oksana Grigorieva was abused by Mel Gibson. What happened to "innocent until proven guilty" The accusation is "allegedly assaulted" as Jerjol stated, NO positive proof. I would like to know why she continues to fire her lawyers?


Mary   November 17th, 2010 9:45 pm ET

I have been watching the show tonight and have heard those phone conversations of Mel and Oksana. I do feel that Mel Gibson now and in previous situations in the past, needs anger management therapy, no doubt. But I do not feel that Oksana needs $20,000 a month in support from Mel Gibson. What does she need that much money for to live on, she could live on much less and still be very comfortable. That is a bit too extravagant and kind of does look like extortion, She does not have to be that greedy, it is not necessary to have that much to live on. She can also get a job, she is capable and young. That is a bit ridiculous.


Cece   November 17th, 2010 9:51 pm ET

NEVER be alone with him again! I know it's exhausting because I am in the same situation and 6 years later he still intimidates me and has tried to rape me any time I let my guard down. They claim their child is the issue but is that really what they are concerned about at 3am when they are harassing the mother?? No! PSYCHOPATHS. If all the psychopaths were all jailed, society would come to a grinding halt, that is why this behavior allowed. It's just too much and too inconvenient to deal with.


dave   November 17th, 2010 9:57 pm ET

Those tapes playing sound so fake, she has him angry and keeps on stoking his anger – but she doesn't get upset one bit. But she does keep on fueling his anger.

If she cared she would raise her voice at the very least – but it sounds like someone has given her a script. Is she really without emotion?

It just does not sound real.


Karen C   November 17th, 2010 10:16 pm ET

Great interview Larry> Oksana wants him to take responsibility for his actions. What about her taking responsibility for her actions. I am sure her mouth provoked a great deal of his actions. I feel she turned down 15 million thinking she can get a great deal more. She has been in fatuated with his money and what he bought her from day one. I think the crux of this whole thing is that after a period of time Mel was feeling used. She probably began complaining and not appreciating what he had given her and it hit his hot button - feeling unloved and used. I hope she gets what she deserves , care for the baby.


mark l   November 18th, 2010 12:47 am ET

He's got unipolar mania – i had the same thing went without sleep for nearly a week i was not acting normal yelling then remorseful i needed sleep and i could not do it it was horrible. he needs to take 6 lithium a day and a serequel at night it got me fixed and saved my marrage. He needs a goo doctor to prescribe – he needs to be 100% complient with his meds and he never never should go a night without good sleep !!!


Dodie   November 18th, 2010 12:56 am ET

@ mark l

You said: "he needs to take 6 Lithium a day and a Seroquel at night"??? You want him to be a veggie?" LOL


Sandra   November 18th, 2010 1:02 am ET

Larry, why didn't you ask why she was being gold digger on the phone calls?


cytwo   November 18th, 2010 3:27 am ET

I could only take and listen to this lady a minute or two. Within that span I heard her say DOMESTIC VIOLENCE about fifteen or twenty times. She is out for the bucks. No credibility with me. Will not believe any part of her. Utterly no sincereness whatsoever, just obviously wants to exploit DV and think she can dupe any or all just by invoking it.


Matt   November 18th, 2010 3:45 am ET

Oxana just said that she pulled the batteries out of her phone so that Mel couldn't call anymore – as she recorded these calls on her iphone as far as I'm aware you can't pull a battery out of an iphone???


azlee   November 18th, 2010 9:17 am ET

Looks like one of Ox's people are trying to turn the tides against a Mel supporter with the fuddyduddy post. The original fuddyduddy stands behind mel 200%.

Be careful of the ones in support of her (maybe her pr team) they will twist facts and leave out some facts and pretend to be other posters.


azlee   November 18th, 2010 9:19 am ET

Mel, I am with you all the way in this and await to see Beaver and more from you. Stay strong and stay with God.


A.M.Y   November 18th, 2010 12:00 pm ET

What I don't understand is: if she was so afraid for her life, why would she record him 9 times so that her mother would know who killed her? Is she really ready to die in order to "protect" her alleged abuser? Does she not care about who will look after her children should the alleged abuser kill her or injure her? Why didn't she just call the police? If she did not want the police to be involved, why didn't she just hide at her friend's house or at a motel/hotel? i am sure inconveniencing her children at that hour in the morning/night pales in comparison to being killed...

And what type of a mother would bring her children into a volatile argument? What type of a woman would pick up her TWO-month old baby in a middle of a bad fight and use the baby as a shield? Is she insane?

Sorry, I am not a Mel Gibson fan and i don't have to be to see that her story does not add up. I am definitely NOT buying what she is selling.


Donna   November 18th, 2010 12:09 pm ET

Let's just point out another inconsistency in her story here... You don't just "take out" the battery in an iPhone to keep it from ringing. You need special tools to remove the battery.


Mian   November 18th, 2010 12:20 pm ET

She took battery out from her iphone if I was Mel I will ask her in the court hearings how did she do that ?


E. P.   November 18th, 2010 12:26 pm ET

Could it be that this lady Oksana is just crying out for help and just
needs someone to care, to listen to her? After all Mel has almost the
whole world on his side!! Why not just hold them both up in your prayers!


Trueblue   November 18th, 2010 1:31 pm ET

Oksana said, she removed the battery from her iphone!! You cannot remove a battery from an iphone!!!! Sorry, she's lying right there....


Mar   November 18th, 2010 1:53 pm ET

Oksana is a very cunning and manipulative creature. I think she planned the whole thing and pregnancy to get Mel's money.


Mimi   November 18th, 2010 1:54 pm ET

My comments to Oksana, why Mell changed out of sudden and start being violance towards her, there has to be a reason.I can't justify being violence to any woman but we need to hear from Mel himself, his part of the story. I can't make up my mind if she is innocent or not until I hear form him.
In the recorded phone calls she was so calm, although, someone in her situation will be screaming and shouting back to him. I believe she purposly recorded these phone call for money, If she has been abused as she said, she needs to file a police report and show pictures of her broken teeth, I can't believe the story of wanting him to go for treatment!!!


Donna   November 18th, 2010 2:18 pm ET

I Watched the show, I don't think she was truthful, that's is not what she says in the People Magazine or statements to ROL interview...Larry why were you not well prepared to ask her questions, and why not LIVE?

Leaked docs. from her team I watched a video online showing LB taking all the docs. out of her house, shortly afterward all of the leaks.

MG went overboard but she's a LIAR.


Officer Andy   November 18th, 2010 2:37 pm ET

& wow whoever made the Braveheart reference.. very funny. Let's hope he yells "never take my freedom" right into a mental health facility before he goes home to his daughter.


lorraine hygaard   November 18th, 2010 6:25 pm ET

she keeps re-hashing & re-hashing something that took place over 10 months ago. that is probably because she hasn't gotten her 200 mil payday yet. how long is this grifter going to go on about it. till she wrings 200 mil out of gibson


whatever   November 18th, 2010 7:57 pm ET

Where is Timothy Dalton in all of this? Her son is 12-13 yrs old and is a supposed witness to all of this supposed abuse, and he is still in her custody?? As a Mother, if I felt I or my children were in danger, I would definitely hide out and protect the innocent one's, my children.
She even admitted that Mel and her son had a rocky relationship. Why put your son through this?? MONEY?? Tim Dalton should have stepped in and removed his son from this horrible dysfunctional couple.

She is definitely after Mel's money. Count the number of lawyers she has been through. She has been warned from the Judge to keep her mouth shut and she has no regard for his words. SAD for her son and Lucia. She IS FACING EXTORTION CHARGES. What can she not understand???

Look at her history and past loves. I thought she was with David Foster, a music producer, who provided a very nice house in Santa Monica for her before she met Mel. Oh yeah, he was married and probably laughing and thanking Mel for taking her off his hands.


Wilma   November 18th, 2010 9:08 pm ET

Okay. Reality check here. Doesn't anybody see that his behavior and actions, whether incited or not, are deplorable!!!!!


whatever   November 18th, 2010 10:58 pm ET

OK – reality check. Doesn't anyone see that her behavior and actions, whether incited or not are deplorable????
If things were as bad as she has stated since she told him she was pregnant, why did she stay??? Why did she put her son through the supposed verbal abuse??? MONEY??? FAME???? MUSIC CAREER???
Tim Dalton needs to reavaluate his son's custody arrangments and remove him from this media seeking person stat. If she is not charged/convicted of EXTORTION, let her regain custody.
Until all is settled in a court of law, she needs to follow Mel's lead and keep her mouth SHUT! Take a clue from Mel and his real wife, Robyn – no publicity is the best publicity.


A.M.Y   November 19th, 2010 12:24 am ET

telling the truth is effortless....it is when you lie that things get complicated. Sorry to say, things are getting complicated for Oksana.

Oksana should fire her attorneys (this guy and Horowitz). They are NOT doing what is best for their client...it looks more like they are using her for their own personal agenda. What have they done so far that is beneficial to Oksana? If anything, she is about to loose custody of her daughter for going against the judges order. Fire them and do what is best for your child.


Todays Child   November 19th, 2010 12:46 am ET

This interview went much as I suspected it would, with Oksana trying to steer away from the extortion issue by making domestic violence (which was never reported) the central point in this dispute as if she is a victim of it. I personally feel that this is all a money-grubbing scam by a con. I hope Mel Gibson gains custody of his daughter and that both parents are required to attend therapy.


elastigirl   November 19th, 2010 9:58 am ET

If someone has been in a genuine abusive situation (Mel was obviously wrong and needs help but it was very apparent that she couldn't wait for him to call back so she could push even more of his buttons and have more recorded messages) they are very scared and often times won't talk about it to anyone for a long time because unfortunately they believe it was their fault and in some unhealthy way that they deserved it. Most women or men who get into abusive relationships are not healthy themselves which is why they don't see the red flags initially or else they ignore them. Then once the abuse starts, they are shocked and feel that they somehow caused it. It's way more complicated than Oksana is portraying it.

There is no way that she could remain as poised and unbothered while listening to those tape recordings if it was truly a one sided abusive situation. It was way too soon after for her to be so together.

From one woman who has had to overcome unhealthy choices through counseling to be able to stay out of abusive relationships to the one on Larry King live last night..."go back to Russia and thank God you have a beautiful daughter who needs a mother who will be honest, genuine, protective and willing to keep her from unnecessary pain rather than one who is self-serving, wealthy and destructive."!

I posted this yesterday morning, but for some reason it hasn't shown up yet, so am reposting it. Thanks!


PigMelGibson   November 19th, 2010 3:32 pm ET

It's so obvious Mel is a power-tripping psychopath that needs serious help. Many men with money, power & fame are. If u think Oksana is lying, just listen to his rant with his baby crying in the background & he can't even control himself from using degrading slurs against the mother of his child. That speaks volumes of his character. I'm glad she taped him threatening her life, any woman should do the same, if she's smart! Every time I turn on the news, there are too many unsolved murders of women b/c there's just no proof who did it. I'm so sick of seeing the disgusting power-tripping men getting away with beating up on physically inferior women. How weak & sickening! Good for Oksana for going public. He should pay up, that's the least he could do. I'll NEVER watch another one of that pig's movies.


Cindy   November 19th, 2010 7:02 pm ET

We know nothing about this woman except what has been in the press – and mostly gossip press. What we do know for sure is that Mel Gibson is an "alleged" raving maniac on several recordings. Would anyone want the person on the other end of those messages to be around their one year old daughter? In those messages he threatened and called her names and everyone is asking "why did you tape him?" Really? Who wouldn't tape it if they were in that position? Do you think if she came out and said Mel Gibson called me a (the names are in the tapes) that anyone would believe her? Mel Gibson has money to throw at this and now that this woman has gone on CNN he is taking her child away? What? Why? He is going to prove that she doesn't care about her child because she defended herself? I don't know if anyone else caught it, but did you notice how many times Larry asked if he was drunk? AND, that would make it ok, or give him more ammo to fight with? I think we have all heard Mel Gibson when he is drunk and we have "allegedly" heard him when he wasn't. They didn't sound that different to me? Say what you want about this woman, but I believe she was abused at the hands of Mel Gibson. Not because of what SHE said, but because of what HE said.


Cheri Woods   November 19th, 2010 7:39 pm ET

As the former wife of a celebrity abuser, 80's pop star Stevie Woods, who suffered police documented domestic abuse on several occasions over many years, there are a few things that don't sit right with me on this being a case of domestic abuse. First, if a man abuses you, you can bet he abused the women before you and will abuse the women after you, until he admits he has a problem and seeks help. Mel has no history of domestic abuse, and his former wife of many years claims he never abused her. So which woman is lying? Second, O. claimed that the first incident did not occur until 2 years into their relationship. It took 2 years for abuse to start? Third, besides the recent incident, where is the documented evidence of abuse, such as police reports, photos, witnesses, etc? I see Mel as outspoken, honest to a fault man with a bad temper, who feels he's been used. I view O. as soft-spoken, shrewd, calculating, passive-aggresive woman with an agenda who has sucessfully pushed his buttons to get what she wanted.


roxanna10   November 20th, 2010 10:54 am ET

Although I BELIEVE that she was abused by Mr. Gibson, judging by his behavior with police in the past.
HOWEVER, I don't understand why a woman would RISK her child's safety and custody to go on LKL during an ongoing investigation and child custody battle. It defies logic to me.

If she wants to be a spokesperson for Domestic Violence then she could do that AFTER her case(s) are settled.
I am suspicious of her motives and I believe she needs counseling herself. Why would she even endanger her other older child and bring a man into your life that you don't know that well.

Very poor judgement on her part as a mother.


abusedinGa   November 21st, 2010 1:53 pm ET

I was a victim of domestic violence by my ex husband.

Calling the police was a joke. My ex is an executive, and we lived in an upscale neighborhood. As soon as the police arrived he acted like the "model" husband, father, citizen, although he been raging for hours right before they came, verbally, emotionally abusing me, and pushing me around physically, ALL IN FRONT OF OUR TWO YOUNG CHILDREN. The male police officers appeared to automatically support my husband upon arrival. I think all police departments should have women officers who are specially trained in domestic abuse to respond to calls. They might not be so charmed by the abuser, the size of his house, or automatically biased toward men.

My husband got away with abusing me several times. I didn't bother to call the police anymore because I knew they wouldn't help me. I lived in Cobb County, Georgia. I don't trust the police there. I should have set the house up with nanny cams so the police could watch my husband rage for hours, call me names (like Mel), and terrify our children. They could see him take the car keys before the rages, dead bolt the doors, so we would be forced to be his trapped audience.

I don't believe Oksana was taping Mel Gipson for money. She isn't stupid. If the cops were enchanted by my ex husband image how captivated the cops would be with Mel Gipson! She knew the police wouldn't do anything to Mel unless they were forced to like if she was beaten half to death or dead.


KJ   November 24th, 2010 1:53 pm ET

Did anyone at all notice that the woman said she REMOVED the batteries from her phone, but said her phone is an iPhone in the interview? You can't remove the batteries from iPhones. She lies.


Deladrin   December 22nd, 2010 9:17 am ET

What is wrong with you guys? How is her going on Larry King Live talking about what she went through....wrong in ANY way? This is just ONE more case where a celebrity gets AWAY with abuse because...why? He's famous? Assuming that most of you are semi-intelligent...think about it....do you honestly believe that Mel "Couldn't be abusive" because he's famous? ANYone can become famous! And ANY famous person can be an abusive person. IAbusers can be anyone. Those of you DEFENDING him are saying "walk in HIS shoes" ??? Really? So do you REALLY think there is ANYTHING that she could have done to deserve to be HIT??
And YES abused women end up NOT calling the police AND/OR going to the ER because they are AFRAID that there will be reprecussions. Period. She is speaking out to bring AWARENESS...and I commend her for that. She is brave.
And the lawyers? HE is famous...NOT her...so you bet your arse that she needs a team of lawyers because she is outting a VERY famous man of his shortcomings....and THAT is a very good reason to have legal protection!


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LARRY KING LIVE'S Emmy-winning Senior Executive Producer Wendy Walker knows what it takes to make a great story.

With anecdotes, provocative emails, scandals, show transcripts and insights into Walker's long working relationship with Larry King, her new book PRODUCER issues readers an invitation to listen in on the most intriguing conversations on the planet.

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King of Hearts

Larry King's King of Hearts

Saving a heart a day is the goal! Learn more about the Foundation and it's efforts to help the uninsured

Visit the Larry King Cardiac Foundation.


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