Mel Gibson Staying in US, Accused of Hitting Daughter

Rumors began over the weekend that Mel Gibson is moving to Australia, but reports are now saying that Mel Gibson will stay in California to raise his daughter. The custody battle continues with ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva accusing Gibson of hitting their baby daughter Lucia.

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Mel Gibson has been selling his properties and rumors began that he would be moving to Australia to get away from all the accusations and scrutiny in the United States. “It’s not true,” Gibson’s spokesman Alan Nierob said.

Radar Online released a sixth tape recording of a phone conversation between Oksana Grigorieva and Mel Gibson. In this most recent tape, Grigorieva accuses Gibson of hitting their two-month-old daughter, who is now 8-months-old.

“You hit me, and you hit her while she was in my hands!” Grigorieva tells Gibson in the tape. “Mel, you’re losing your mind. You need medication.”

Gibson doesn’t admit or deny the allegations in the tape. He simply says “I want my child, and no one will believe you.”

The credibility of Oksana Grigorieva’s accusations are now being questioned. Grigorieva claimed Gibson knocked out a tooth and veneer during a domestic dispute between the two back in January. According to TMZ, Grigorieva’s dentist Dr. Ross Sheldon does not support this claim. His medical charts and records apparently show no evidence of a strike to the mouth and demonstrate that her teeth
were fully in tact.

“The conflicting stories surrounding Oksana’s teeth creates some question around the credibility of all her claims, and could question her credibility when it comes to visitation and custody,” California Defense Attorney Steve Cron explained. “Gibson could then potentially file a civil lawsuit for slander or defamation, but, most likely, we wouldn’t want to drag this out any further.”

“Police are going over this with a fine tooth-comb, and Oksana will have a lot of explaining to do,” a CNN source said. “Also the DCFS did not rush over to Mel when her police report was first filed, which may suggest they had reason to believe the child was not in serious or immediate danger.”

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