Oksana buys a roll of toilet paper, not just the run of the mill generic brand toilet paper, but the soft two-ply with the cuddly figure on the package. This is probably the only bit of news not printed about the estranged girl-friend of Mel Gibson.
The name Oksana does not need to be followed by a last name in the headlines anymore, because we all know who she is. This prominence is usually reserved for people like Cher. But Oksana has become a celebrity in her own right. Each and every move she makes seems to wind up as front page news. Oskana went shopping the other day and this story was picked up by many media outlets, including Zimbio.
A day has not gone by, since she has accused Mel Gibson of abuse, that we have not been made aware of what Oskana is doing. If she was abused by her ex-boyfriend, than that is horrendous, but to make a circus out of it, well where is this taking her? It certainly has made her more famous than she ever was.
I am not talking about abuse or abused women here, those allegations are for the court to decide. I am talking about the media attention Oksana has gotten for such a long time now.
One of the newest articles to be published is from TMZ and it talks about Oksana meeting with a top family law attorney, regarding her on going custody battle with Gibson. He is one of the most successful family lawyers in the divorce business, says TMZ. His clients read like a whose who of Hollywood.
Oksana is looking to get more money from Mel for child support with this new attorney. This is nothing new and quite frankly, this appears to be what much of the Oksana battle is about, more money.
What is our infatuation with the ex-live-in girlfriend of Mel Gibson? She is just one of many ex’s of Hollywood’s leading men. It is most likely the drama that played out around the break-up that has made her story so popular.
Lets face it, any of us that have been in a relationship will at one time or another say something that sounds mean and disparaging to our partner that will never be heard by anyone else but the two of you. This is what the safe combines of a relationship has to offer. Of course if this starts to escalate into an abusive pattern, then it is time to jump ship.
Instead of getting out of the relationship completely, Oksana documents its demise in a series of taped conversations that she made readily available for the media. Some have even questioning the tapes may have been edited for a more dramatic effect, according to a TMZ article.
The conversations on these tapes were known to one party only that they were being taped, which is Oksana. The other party, Gibson, had no idea that he would be on stage for the world to hear when he spoke to Oksana in the manner he did.
Now, I for one would not take anyone talking to me the same way Gibson talked to Oksana as heard on those tapes, but instead of doing what most would do and hang up, she taped it and tried to made it work for her benefit. She used the tapes not only for evidence to back up her claims of abusive behaviors, but to try and gain the public’s sympathy and maybe to take down the Mel Gibson image. Did she succeed and has she made Gibson less marketable? My guess is yes she has.
Reference: TMZ, Zimbio, TMZ