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Oksana vs. Mel -- The Cigarette Incident

7/21/2010 11:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned Oksana Grigorieva claims Mel Gibson grabbed her son and threw him onto a table in a fit of rage, all over a cigarette.  But this may be the only incident where there are other witnesses who can either support Oksana's claim of abuse or prove she's lying.

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It happened at a party last year in Costa Rica. Sources connected to the case say Oksana's 12-year-old son, Alexander was playfully jumping up and down, trying to knock a cigarette out of Mel's mouth.  Oksana claims Mel exploded by grabbing the boy and throwing him violently onto a table.

The issue came up during the mediation in May, when Mel and Oksana were trying to work out a custody arrangement and a financial package.

Sources say Oksana's people informed Mel's lawyers of the incident. Mel's lawyers investigated and came right back, claiming there were "numerous adults and children" who saw the incident and saw it very differently. 

Mel's people claim the witnesses will say it was all just clowning around and Mel did not get physical with Alexander but rather the boy just accidentally fell as he was jumping for Mel's cigarette.

The reason this incident is so significant in the criminal investigation -- it's not just a "he said, she said."  That translates into credibility, which is at the core of the case.

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Ehécatl    

Where did TMZ get those pictures? From a Halloween party? Oksana looks like Cher and Mel Gibson looks like he's turning into a werewolf.

1464 days ago
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Cartman    

Wow, this chick is like a terminator going after Mel. She is never gonna stop coming after him.

Hey Mel, give Ahnold a call. Maybe he can help stop this terminator, ha ha.

1464 days ago
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StarryStarryNight    

Oink$ana isn't any better than Mel.

1464 days ago
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Laura    

She should keep her mouth shut. So she gets beat up but only complains because she wants more then 15 million dollars. Now last year she let a man hurt her son but stays. That after we know she didn't care about his wife and kids when they were having an affair. Does this hooker have any redeeming qualities?

1464 days ago
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Grump    

LMAO to post .1!!! She really looks like a hamster with those cheeks!

- She's lying and not on her back but out of her mouth! She is probably related to Rachel ItchySmell, they look similar and they have the same talent... Fame Whores!

1464 days ago
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Ashton C    


Mel Gibson is the opposite of a Vuvuzela. He’s anoying when he doesn’t get blown.

1464 days ago
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StarryStarryNight    

Bingo, Laura. She stayed with a man who supposedly beat her son? So what does that say about her?

She stayed with him cause of money and she's lying her money-loving azz off.

Let's see who she'll be pregnant by...sooner rather than later.

1464 days ago
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Ashton C    

Mel Gibson is the opposite of a Vuvuzela. He’s annoying when he doesn’t get blown.

1464 days ago
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Violette-Blue    

Oh em gee. This woman is unbelievable. Now a year later she is claiming Mel threw her son around? Why does she wait so long to bring up all these "alleged" acts? I'll tell you why, because she's an idiot. Let her keep saying stuff. She's the one who will be sued for defamation of character as wella s 100 other things. She really doesn't have good lawyers. She keeps yapping crap all day long and nothing ever makes sense. PS: If Mel did hurt her son, wouldn't the kid have told his father about this incident? I think so. I think she's full of crap and I truly hope Mel's defense team can prove it.

1464 days ago
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awards    

Deport the Ho!

1464 days ago
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Dani    

I'm bacccckkkkk!!!!

Yippeee!! Oh, boy, maybe no yippee. This story just gets worse and worse. If this is true and Mel DID turn into a werewolf (why the worse pictures TMZ?!?!) and turn medieval on the 12 yo boy....Mel will surely go down. If, like they say, others were there and saw it was just out of fun...it will take Oskana down.

I don't know. I can see it happening both ways. I can see Mel getting agitated and maybe, having enough of a 12 yo jumping up and down trying to be an irritating little gnat with my cig but, then again, if it was a party and others were there including kids...I can see Mel in the jolly mood too. This will be another interesting day of "he said, she said". Just got hubby off to work and it's going to be too hot to do anything outside so it looks like another TMZ blog fighting day.

1464 days ago
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3423    

i know what it feels to live with slavic whore...they can have sex and rip you off.

1464 days ago
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lee    

luv the vuvuzela comment-txt it to Jack Osbourne so he can make another t-shirt. I haven't beleived anything Oksana sez-she's a crazy Russian money grabber and those ethnic non-jew Russians are real bastards-not nice people at all. But I can believe Mel swatted Sasha away like a fly once or twice, Sasha's not his kid, not his DNA-Mel could care less about the Kid. Tim Dalton should be taking custody of him immediately if he cares about him at all

1464 days ago
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HumanNature    

Why would a child be jumping up and down trying to knock a cig out of someone mouth unless he wanted a puff???

1464 days ago
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coastal    

Geez....This woman has lost ALL credibility. She's now claiming all these violent incidents that happened MONTHS ago....why didn't she leave him THEN?? Any woman who stays with a man that not only hits her but hits HER KIDS is crazy. She is clearly out for money - every last dime she can get. And if this incident with the boy really did happen, how come the boy's father, Timothy Dalton, has done nothing to remove his child from the situation? Come on people.....Mel Gibson surely has his share of blame in this but this woman is definitely NOT telling the truth. And the reason we have not heard from Mel Gibson through all this?? I'll bet his lawyers are building a dandy defamation/libel suit against this skank that will knock her "veneers" off for sure!!

1464 days ago
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