Mel Gibson admits slapping ex-lover

Mel Gibson has reportedly admitted that he slapped his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva during a row.

The Hollywood megastar, who hit the headlines a few months back with a series of abusive and racist voice messages in which he threatened Grigorieva with violence, apparently gave a sworn statement on 23 June in which he admits to slapping her on the evening of 6 January.

However, Gibson claims that he only used an open hand once in order to stop her from erratically swinging their child Lucia while they argued. Grigorieva allegedly ‘started swinging Lucia erratically in her arms, jerking her body from side to side to keep Lucia out of [his] reach’, after having pulled Lucia out of her bassinet and ran into the garden, which is dangerous at night because of the rough terrain.

‘I slapped Oksana one time with an open hand in an attempt to bring her back to reality,' he said. 'I did not slap her hard, I was just trying to shock her so that she would stop screaming, continuing shaking Lucia back and forth.’

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