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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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76.

Violette-Blue    

Wow. I didn't realize how many retards we have on this messageboards. All of you fools who keep saying that Mel has PR people on here or Oinksana has her PR people on her are really in need of mental help. Get off the boards if you aren't interested in what we have to say. We are ALL INTITLED TO OUR PERSONAL OPINIONS. I for one, really felt for Oinksana in the beginning. That was until she kept yapping all her bulls$&t. If you believe her fine,but do not insult those of us who are now on Team Mel or just voicing our opinions for what the truth may hold. If Oinksana wasn't suppose to talk about anything, why is she? Why is she risking her childrens' well-being with a man who supposedly is abusive? Why did she wait so long to say any of this? I'll tell you. Cause it NEVER HAPPENED! Use your brains people. The truth will prevail and you haters will be changing your names on these boards in favor of Mel.

1471 days ago
77.

Paula Schultze    

I would also note that a mother should not allow her 12 year old son to jump up on people and try to knock cigarettes out of their mouths. This is rather rude, don't you think? She should have taken her son aside and told him to knock it off. Too much!

1471 days ago
78.

Dani    

@ passin thru

you got one for me? by the way, you can get one too!

1471 days ago
79.

Pimpcessa    

The "paid posters" claim is not a new one. The justjared.com site is literally covered with those accusations on any Brangelina thread. Any poster that has anything negative to say about "Brangelina" is being paid by Aniston and Huvane. What a tired, played out means of disagreeing with an opinion.

1471 days ago
80.

Winston Court    

What I would like to know is why this hateful bitch is allowed to attack ceaselessly and seems to protected to keep up this endless assault? This is a case of where she believes endless attacking someone with disinformation will eventually bring someone to the ground. It seems like some type of protection should be available against such despicable behavior, by the courts. Can't Mel get some type of protection from the gold digger?

1471 days ago
81.

NICOLE    

OH MY..THIS IS SOOOO RIDICULOUS!! MEL GIBSON THROWING A CHILD ONTO A TABLE 'FULL OF RAGE' IN FRONT OF A BUNCH OF PEOPLE?? LOL!!!

NOBODY CALLED THE POLICE? NOT EVEN HIS OWN MOTHER? SO, ACCORDING TO HER, GIBSON HIT LUCIA AND THREW HER SON ONTO A TABLE AND SHE DIDN'T DO ANYTHING?? OH PLEASE...

SHE SHOULD BE IN JAIL TOO.

HOW LOW AND PATHETIC THIS WOMAN IS BECOMING!

1471 days ago
82.

aston    

Honestly - does anyone believe that Mel Gibson is NOT able to push an annoying boy away violently? No one who saw him discussing his ever present anger on camera with Diane Sawyer - "I don't know where it comes from" - illustrating how he can feel ready to strangle the toaster in the morning, would doubt it.

This is not a question of whom you might like the best or dislike the least, Mel or Oksana, it's about the truth and the safety of their little daughter. A man who feels a constant anger and can't figure out where it comes from, is not someone who should have unsupervised visitation rights with a child. In this case, the child is a completely defenseless 8 month old baby.

1471 days ago
83.

TrixLaRue    

You can tell the difference between paid and non paid. Sorry folks, its do***ented.

1471 days ago
84.

kickaboo    

Most people do teach their kids manners on respecting adults, Oksana. Yes, smoking sucks but jumping up and trying to grap a lit cig out of someone's mouth is foolish. It sounds like Oksana and Dalton didn't give their child enough attention.

1471 days ago
85.

NICOLE    

@ Pimpcessa

People is accusing bloggers that they are paid by Mel Gibson because they don't have real evidence and arguments to defend Oksana. They are lacking of common sense.

1471 days ago
86.

Diane    

Radar just posted the picture of the baby with "the" abrasion Mel supposedly gave her. Now I know for sure this is a set up. That is no abrasion from the vicious fight Oksana is claiming they had. It looks more like a mosquito bite. There is no bruising.

I can't believe Lisa Bloom would call this powerful evidence and that Oksana was smart for taking this picture! Radaronline just touted last night that there was a photo showing the baby bruised....if that is bruising, I will eat my Nike's.

1471 days ago
87.

angles    

THIS IS ONE SICK AND DEVIOUS GIRL AFTER SHE HAS HAD ENOUGH OF THE CAMERA SHE SHOULD GET A GOOD DOSE OF REALITY . BEHIND BARS .

1471 days ago
88.

none of that    

So many people are blaming the victim. You all need HELP! Mel knew she was Russian before dating her. Evidently he's dated a lot of Russian women. He's an experienced man and evidently feels superior to these women. He's whacko and dangerous.

1471 days ago
89.

Sag10    

She is giving women a bad name.. Money grubbing fool!

1471 days ago
90.

StarryStarryNight    

Other adults there and no one reported. It's not like she can say she was alone with him and scared. It's not like she didn't have a place to go. If she's on such good terms with Dalton, if he's such a great dad then she could have gone to him. She didn't

Trix, I'm not going to ask if you drink, just how much. LOL!!! Crawl back in your bottle and STFU. P.S. How much is Oink$ana paying you?

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