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Oksana Grigorieva to Mel Gibson:

I'm Calling the Shots

On Lucia's Schooling

8/16/2011 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mel Gibson may be rich and famous, but he's dealing with the same issues millions of fathers struggle with after separating from their partners -- how can he keep a relationship with his child, when his baby mama tries to keep him away?

Mel and Oksana Grigorieva are deep in the throes of mediation, and one of the big issues is where baby Lucia goes to school.  Oksana wants to put Lucia in a private school by her home in the San Fernando Valley.  Mel does not want to drive from Malibu to the Valley -- a long drive when there's no traffic -- when he picks Lucia up and drops her off.  He wants a school half way between their homes.

Sources tell TMZ ... Mel and Oksana are miles apart in settling the custody case.  Mel wants 50/50 custody, and he believes that would solve most of their issues, but Oksana is vehemently opposed to an equal split.

And, sources say, even Oksana's lawyers want her to settle with Mel, in no small part because they want to get paid, but she's refusing to budge.  We're told Oksana is still so bitter, she'd rather drag Mel through the mud than settle and just walk away.


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@Zooma -- see my reply to the RU article. Good job outing Ox!

1131 days ago


Maybe Mel should have custody is she is really "so bitter".

1131 days ago


All I'm hearing from this is that Mel is willing to go halfway with the school and 50/50 with the custody.

It's Oksana who is holding everything up the whole process.

I hope the judge is now seeing which parent is really trying to work this out.

Mel is trying to be fair and reasonable ... Oksana is just plain greedy.

She might be trying to drag Mel through the mud, but she is the one with mud on her face.

Oh but wait ... mud might be an improvement on her face.

1131 days ago


Man oh Man, she is one ugly a** B*TCH !!! How did Mel even get involved with that nasty looking thing??

1131 days ago

albert sneij    

It came to my mind that Mel and his ex are gorilla family; now imagine the scene Baba gorilla: let me see my kid.
mama gorilla: no sir, I am calling the shots, here. Beat on your chest, I do not care. ha ho hu .

1131 days ago


The only reason she's doing this is because her name fell out of the spotlight. She's an attention whore who was getting no attention!

1131 days ago


this woman is unbelieveable. as to money from mel to give money from her son, having this woman as a mother is where his trauma. lazy money hungry woman send her back to old country..dreaded oksana strikes again.

1131 days ago


Where is the responsibility to the child? Everyone has there faults and brilliances, however when your using the child as a weapon you have neither. ALL children need there parents right or wrong. Ox'*****red is for the man, all Lucia does is love her daddy!

1131 days ago

Rogue Warrior    

The judge should put his foot up her asz!

1131 days ago

Squeaky Shoes    


the problem is... the term "50/50" isn't part of ox's knowledge base! bitch will never learn how to share

1131 days ago


Back to the Russian article Zooma posted on pg 5. Ludmilla via Ox is claiming that Ox doesn't have any money for good counselors, that she had to "proofread it herself"! Look at these excerpts. The Chernukas are finally throwing the last (?) two lawyers under the dirty bus.

"This week, Mel and Oksana expects two more court hearings."

"MG has apologized to HER MOTHER'S DAUGHTER...."

"And there is no money for good consultants, all do***ents are proofread it myself ..."

Babysitter is more like a porn star???

1131 days ago


@Rogue Hi there! Is that you?? :-)

1131 days ago


Right now, the biggest question in my mind is WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL THE SO-CALLED "CHARITY" MONEY?

I think that one might also be nipping at the heels of the nasty Chucky family in Russia. Will bet right now that none of those charities saw a dime.

Tee hee

1131 days ago


Ugly ****

1131 days ago


Sad in this case is that Mel and Oksana are more concerned about which school is the most suibtable for them than about school which would be best for their daughter. They both sucks.

1131 days ago
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