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Oksana Grigorieva: I Had 'Battered Wife' Syndrome

10/7/2010 9:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Oksana Grigorieva claims she suffered from "battered wife" syndrome -- at the hands of Mel Gibson --  and that's why she was so slow on the uptake to blow the whistle ... sources connected with Oksana tell TMZ.

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Sources close to Oksana tell us right after the alleged Jan. 6 attack, Oksana broke off her relationship with Mel for about 3 weeks.

But then she went back ... and was overtly affectionate with Mel in various ways.  Oksana is telling friends, Mel tearfully convinced her the alleged attack was a one-time-only incident and that he would go into therapy to get better. 

And there's this ... sources connected with Oksana now tell TMZ ... her "close" relationship with her bodyguard -- Kristian Otto Herzog -- is further evidence she's drawn to men who have violent tendencies.

But there's more with Mel ... Oksana says she was a closet girlfriend until the January 6 incident. Then afterwards, Mel promised he'd treat her like a trophy girlfriend, taking her out in public -- like the Golden Globe event -- and publicly bragging about their relationship.

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realist    

Insert Oksana Disclaimer here.

1390 days ago
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Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

What?

1390 days ago
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Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

Oksana Disclaimer:
I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
Posted at 8:50 AM on Oct 6, 2010 by realist

1390 days ago
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Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

My head is spinning I'm so confused.

1390 days ago
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Pornstar    

She's got money grubbing whore syndrome. The more I hear her side the more I'd want to punch her face.

1390 days ago
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wasted days and wasted nights    

And now for her wackiest role as the revisionist girlfriend.

1390 days ago
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njneere    

I hope this gold digging azzahola get what she deserves: NOTHING. She is a cancer to rich men.

1390 days ago
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Danielle    

She was out in public with him sooner than three weeks later than January 6. This woman never stops with her stories. I really think she is a pyschotic. Now she is also complaining to ROL that she still has to borrow money because she is so in debt.

1390 days ago
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realist    

Mornin' Sam,

Oh boy. My head is just swimming.

1390 days ago
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why    

The more that time goes by the more idiotic she sounds . Cant you just see Mel Gibson sitting back laughing and counting another dollar he's not gonna have to pay her.

1390 days ago
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Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

I still don't know waht this article says she has said, she thought she said, then she did, then she dint. Once she dint but now she does?

1390 days ago
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GEL    

She suffers from battered wive's syndrome eh? Wow, bet Timothy Dalton will love being grouped with everyone else she's ever been attracted to as an abuser as well...since she did claim (in an e-mail to Mel) that Timothy exhibited the same behavior she claims Mel has too.

I find it highly interesting that Robin (Mels ex wife) has repeatedly refuted that Mel is an abuser, that he was never abusive during their very extensive relationship...to her or her children. Now, if this is true (and I have no reason to believe it's not)...it seems to me that Oinksana seeks out men who have issues who have buttons she can push...then cry wolf.

Oksana...I'm not buying this. You may try to manipulate the situations so that you appear to be the victim, but the reality is...you are nothing more than an master manipulator.

1390 days ago
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Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

Hi everyone, bye everyone. (gosh, I it sounds like ox, doesn't it?)

1390 days ago
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Justeace    

You crazy gold-digging tramp YOU ARE NOT HIS WIFE! I know people are treating you like you knew Mel Gibson for years but you were with him for 2 years. Mel Gibson has one wife and her name is Robin and she is still married to him. You are just a huge mistake that he will be paying for for the next 18 years of Lucia's life.

1390 days ago
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Shuffle Demon    

Oxsanity is delusional. She can't keep which story involved what, I think I have heard 4 different versions of how and what happened.

I only hope she does more interviews so she get's pinned on her various discrepancies on her version of events. Oh she was afarid all right, afraid she would get stuck with 15 Million instead of what she really wanted. Ooops, I forgot she didn't want any money!

1390 days ago
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