Oksana Grigorieva told Larry King tonight, November 17, 2010 that Mel Gibson hit her, choked her, and then waved a gun at her during a violent encounter on January 6. While this attack was taking place, she was allegedly holding their daughter Lucia. This is undoubtedly a horrible event. And yes, I feel horrible for her and her daughter for being a victim of such mistreatment. However, why now? Why is she sharing all these details?
I can understand how hurt she must feel, and how much fear she must have of Mel, but why is she ruining his life? You may say that she is ruining his because he ruined hers, and that may be true. But, I cannot fathom why someone who has been abused, and violated in such horrifying ways would want to share all her details aloud unless it were benefiting her in some way.
And does she believe that this will be best for her daughter? I cannot see how so. In ten years when her daughter hears the horrible stories of her father, won’t she be ashamed, hurt and embarrassed that it is all so public? I know that if I were Mel Gibson’s daughter (or anyone) I would want private family matters to remain just that….private. And if Mel Gibson needs help and suffers from anger and depression, then he should get the help without the public and this woman telling stories (that may or may not be true) to the entire world.
I am not saying Mel Gibson is not wrong, because he is. But she is wrong too. This is a private matter, that should be discussed in counseling, in court, and in the privacy of her own home. She may be a torn and broken woman, but if she was that broken….I would imagine she would not be able to or want to discuss her private affairs. Is she really that torn by the events? Did it all happen the way she says? What is Mel’s side? Why is she sharing so much details? Is she benefiting from her stories? Is the media paying her? Is she enjoying her new found celebrity?…..