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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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46.

Pimpcessa    

This may be exactly why Dalton hasn't said anything in defense of Oksana. Either he knows she's lying or he's entirely outraged that she kept his son in this toxic environment and is making plans to get full custody. Either way, his silence is deafening....

1367 days ago
47.

Eagle171    

So...according to oskanka...Mel "violently threw" her son onto a coffee table in front of witnesses. Why then did none of those people report this "abuse'? Oh wait...I know...because it did not happen the way she said. Just more BS coming from this gold-digging sl*t. She really is doing everything she can to try and bring him down. She is a fraud.

1367 days ago
48.

StarryStarryNight    

rotflmao @ ashton!!!!!!!! believes everything oink$ana and some blind item says.

p.s. where the hell is my check??? rotflmao!!!!!!!

1367 days ago
49.

Phreaky    

Now she wants us to believe that LAST YEAR Mel THREW her son and she still stayed with him? He punched her and she didn't call the cops?
Give me an effing break...
I hope this bitch loses both kids and goes to jail.

1367 days ago
50.

V    

Why in the heck would any woman stay with a man that did that to her son (1 second longer).

I am not saying it is not true but why did she have to pile up all these stories, I would be kicking Mel's 800 million dollar butt if he touched my kids. F recording his racist rants, that would be a frying pan beat down. I think she knew that he was violent and plotted to burn him good when the time was right.

1367 days ago
51.

Its_Toots    

And she didn't have him arrested right THEN??? WTH kind of mother is she? I think this is BS, and she's making it more and more evident that she's a gold-digger.

1367 days ago
52.

flip[wilson    

Sasha Dalton sound like a semi-retard...jumping incessantly for a lit smoke...maybe he was raised with the the Russian circus...the spaz obviously lost his balance...Oxsana translation: Mel beat him... ummm
Listen...Mel has issues...no doubt about it, and he should be reined in...but Oxe-face is using hyperbole and bs to vacuum this guy's rep and bank account clean.
Mel - wise up, control your ego (you're a guy with a great job, don't abuse it)we're all just tryin' to do our thing and get through life with a smile. You ain't bigger than the game itself. In terms of Oxe-face - you screwed up, take your med and pay her off, and stop following Little Mel to the Looney bin. Have some real, honest family time, talk about your anger, and move on...we all make mistakes...be thankful this didn't escalate to "no return".

1367 days ago
53.

Gene    

Never have I been so interested in tabloid trash such as this. It's like watching a mini series, or a Soap Opera.
Every single day a new story comes out, and the abuse charges against Mel gets worse. Either this man fooled his family for 28 years, or they are so terrified of him they don't dare tell anything, or else Oksana is a very sick, pathological liar. It sounds like he broke off from her, and now she's trying to push his buttons through the media, almost like stalking, harassing and abusing Mel via the media. I cannot fathom why, if Mel was so dangerous, and brutally abusive, WHY did she stay with him, never report any abuse to police, and wait almost 6 months to even put all this daily crap out there? Why wasn't she protecting her son, and daughter, let alone herself. She doesn't strike me as a fragile little flower, who was so terroized that she acted, smiled and pretended to be wonderful from January(when Mel allegedly beat her) -April 2010 (when they broke up).If she is lying, and her lawyers are lying and putting false crap out there, why isn't she being prosecuted, and why are her children still with her? If Mel did all these horrible things, then why isn't he charged, and why isn't he in jail?

1367 days ago
54.

TrixLaRue    

Mel is paying PR people to post on these sites for him.

1367 days ago
55.

At    

That picture makes me want to grow a beard.

1367 days ago
56.

Dani    

My eyes are a little more open to them both this morning. I'm seeing more and more into Oskana but, I still stand by my views that Mel has issues too. In and out of rehab as was one of their sons, the DUI arrest, rants and probably the tapes are some what truth even spliced and diced, troubled marriage, womanizing, alcoholism, etc. I DO think he could benefit from anger management or maybe getting checked for mental conditions such as bipolar and medication if necessary, etc. But, yeah, she's wanting money and to ruin him and I think, by her using her kids, she's sick too. Maybe, they both are bipolar which feeds into the "toxic" part of the relationship?! I've been keeping an open mind to her but, when you come out and openly admit that all these events happen with your son and you do nothing, doesn't make any sense. Especially, if there were witnesses?!? Then again, would anyone come forward and say...I saw Mel Gibson get rough with a 12yo boy? If they were friends over at a party? Some how, I think not. That would be a hard one. He does own Hollywood, lol.

1367 days ago
57.

Phreaky    

Re: Ashton and that Blind Item

Fact: Blind Gossip makes up 99% of their blinds. Last year some of us (friends) suspected it and made up a bunch and sent them in out of the blue - and the posted them all.
The majority they make up are all about current events, and all they make up can really never be proven, or disproved.

And if you think about it, every single celeb scandal has had plenty of supporters on all the popular web sites.

When Chris Brown beat Rhianna - there were tons saying she deserved it and called her names and accused her of giving him herpes and everything else. When crap happens with Lindsay there are tons of people here saying how great of a person she is and how terrible all the "haters" are. When Britney got her 5150 after locking herself and one of her kids in a bathroom, there were just as many people yelling we needed to leave her alone.

It is ALWAYS like this, nothing different about this at all.
And for the record I think Mel is an evil bastard and I think Oksana is a con artist.

1367 days ago
58.

itsMeAgain    

i can see how Mel may be jokingly wrestling the boy and "throw" him. i can see how it could be a fun match b/t the 2. i don't get how this woman keeps pulling crap out of her a** making stupid allegations.
in fact i am glad she made this one cuz now there are witnesses, being a party and all. this should at least answer some of pples questions about her credibility. if you let she child be around someone who supposedly "abused" him for more than a year afterwards, there is something wrong with her as a person and as a mom.
if she lies about this, then unfortunately, all other allegations are tainted since really she lies about one thing, who knows what else she lies about?

1367 days ago
59.

john    

I'm glad that TMZ is stepping up to the plate and printing the ONLY stories that show this "lady" for what she is. She is a gold digger.

TMZ you should really do a piece on her history and the lawyers representing her. Also, interview her "friends" or "ex-friends".

You have a chance to expose "radar" , right now, with going in this direction.

The media has been going 99 percent for her the last 2 weeks. And public is starting to get
sick of it. Radar coming out with tape a day.

Come on TMZ go for the "kill" and take out radar.

Either do it or you will be taken out. They are scooping you like crazy and getting a rep.

Take her and radar out. It seems from poll that 63 percent think this lady is lying and out for money. She jumped in bed with radar. Come on TMZ , blow the whistle on the LADY and radar.

Show how radar didn't check the tapes and didn't do background check on her and her motives! :)

1367 days ago
60.

Pimpcessa    

@ ashton, so how much is Oksanas camp paying you, or do you only get an IOU until the payoff is received?

1367 days ago
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