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Baby Talk in Mel Gibson Court Case

8/19/2010 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned the financial needs of baby Lucia were front and center yesterday in the Mel Gibson/Oksana Grigorieva custody hearing.

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We're told yesterday's marathon court hearing involved a request by Oksana Grigorieva and her lawyers to increase Mel Gibson's child support payments.  Sources say Mel's lawyers argued the kid is 9 months old and doesn't need more than Mel is paying -- we're told $5,000 a month plus other living expenses.

In the end, Judge Scott Gordon decided not to decide on the spot, but to think it over.

There was a notation on the court docket plastered on the door of the courtroom that the issue of Lucia's passport was on calendar, but we've learned the matter never came up.


As for Mel's deposition ... sources tell us a date still has not been set.

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Genna    

Now my posts aren't going through...

YO...TMZ...let's wake up and smell the coffee....

1493 days ago
32.

Genna    

If $5k is not enough, then Mel must not be paying for other things, e.g., utilities, the nanny, health insurance, etc. That's the only reason I can come with. It's not like she's living in Beverly Hills. Sherman Oaks is still considered to be in "The Valley" isn't it?

1493 days ago
33.

Genna    

And the judge is still considering her request for more.

Okay...we have officially entered the Twilight Zone.

1493 days ago
34.

Klipper    

It's a BABY. For Christ's sake.. $1000 a month would be more than enough.
Of course the dumb gold digging whore wants more.
Hopefully Perez Hilton gives her AIDS.

1493 days ago
35.

Friend?    

Hope the judge tells the Russian woman to get a job and start to contribute herself to her kids or is working for money not the right thing to do anymore? A 9 month old baby with a stay home mom needs more than 5000/month, really? I´m not buying that for a second.

1493 days ago
36.

Who'sThat    

BTW, i am VERY familiar with this question since i have 2 children, an 11 year-old and a 2 year-old...

what the baby needs most of all is a loving, nurturing parent(s) and i don't feel she is getting that from Ox...she seems more concerned with inflicting harm to the baby's dad with malicious intent by disclosing all their private matters. if she loved Lucia with all her heart as a mom is supposed to, i don't think she could do this at least in public forum...

how many parents keep quiet about their partners as not to harm their children or delay their separation or divorce until the kids are grown?

if Ox truly loved this child, i don't think she would publicize all the demons of Lucia's father (provided he has any) or even yet, fabricate lies and "leak" it to a tabloid forum.

she is out for herself and not thinking of her children, neither Lucia, nor the older boy who has to endure all this in public!

i just wish our court system would understand all this...

1493 days ago
37.

Genna    

What is wrong with these posts this morning. My confirming e-mail doesn't how up, but then it posts to TMZ.

1493 days ago
38.

Why oh Why?    

Joining Team Sweden - hang in there, Mel!
"Stå på dig!"
:)

1493 days ago
39.

Friend?    

36.
BTW, i am VERY familiar with this question since i have 2 children, an 11 year-old and a 2 year-old...

what the baby needs most of all is a loving, nurturing parent(s) and i don't feel she is getting that from Ox...she seems more concerned with inflicting harm to the baby's dad with malicious intent by disclosing all their private matters. if she loved Lucia with all her heart as a mom is supposed to, i don't think she could do this at least in public forum...

how many parents keep quiet about their partners as not to harm their children or delay their separation or divorce until the kids are grown?

if Ox truly loved this child, i don't think she would publicize all the demons of Lucia's father (provided he has any) or even yet, fabricate lies and "leak" it to a tabloid forum.

she is out for herself and not thinking of her children, neither Lucia, nor the older boy who has to endure all this in public!

i just wish our court system would understand all this...

Posted at 3:18 AM on Aug 19, 2010 by Who'sThat
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Good post!

1493 days ago
40.

wondering    

she might still be paying for all those albums she bought of hers...lets see 200 times 1 dollar subtract the 8 percent (ohgod Im deaf) tax and the 5 million for the adverts, the hush money to the recording crew, the rehab for the lighting people on the video set... hmmm...

1493 days ago
41.

Genna    

@Who

I agree with you. She states that she is "fighting for the life of my child," but I believe she is fighting for as much money she can get from Mel Gibson for herself...the welfare of her child has little to do with it.

1493 days ago
42.

Who'sThat    

so why does she HAVE to be a stay home mom? there are millions of single moms that receive child support AND work to contribute...

WHY does this woman expect Mel to contribute ALL of the baby AND HER needs? with that amount of money she receives, OX has enough for a babysitter (BUT WAIT, Mel pays for the nanny too, i think) to go to work AND provide HER HALF FOR this baby!

WHY does this woman expect to have a babysitter, a nanny, ALL paid for by Mel, AND HER mom is there as well, AND DO NO WORK ??

She was NEVER MARRIED to Mel...
The relationship WAS LESS THAN 20 MONTHS...

1493 days ago
43.

waka    

Remember, 5000 dollar child support is tax free money!!! How much more you would need for a kid if Mel also covers other expenses.

1493 days ago
44.

wondering    

she refused to sign a pre-nup with dalton
she signed an agreement for 15mil from gibson
then she reneged on the deal when another lawyer told her
she could get lots more from him
she said i don't want mels money
she said i'm afraid for my life?
she doesn't want mel to have custody of lucia
but now she wants mo money mo money mo money

hmmmm

1493 days ago
45.

Genna    

Perhaps ICON's refusal to release her CD has something to do with this. If she argues that her income/contract is tied up with ICON, perhaps this is why the judge is considering higher payments. It's the only reason I can come up with. In any event, I still think it's unfair of her to do this.

1493 days ago
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