Mel Gibson faces custody ban
Mel Gibson could be banned from seeing his eight-month-old daughter.
The ‘Mad Max’ star’s ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva’s lawyers are going to court today (15.07.10) to ask a judge to strip the actor of all his parental rights, claiming he is a danger to little Lucia, reports gossip website TMZ.
Mel - who has seven other children with estranged wife Robyn - is being investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for domestic abuse and child endangerment, after tapes were released of Oksana claiming he hit her while she was holding Lucia.
While sources close to the 54-year-old actor say he has denied her claims, other tapes have been released which hear him being violent and abusive to his former lover.
It has now been alleged he pulled a handgun on Oksana as she tried to escape his home after a violent row, during which he allegedly broke her teeth and threatened her with a bat.
A source told website RadarOnline.com: “Oksana claims that after Mel hit her, she escaped outside and ran barefooted to the outdoor area at the home, near the pool.
“When Mel disappeared, Oksana said she ran back inside to find her car keys so she could leave the house. That’s when Mel re-emerged holding the gun and began waving it in front of Oksana’s face.
“Oksana said she was panicked and while searching for the keys, Mel came up to her and said, ‘I will show you how to get out of here fast,’ which she interpreted to be a death threat.”
On her way to her lawyer’s office on Wednesday (14.07.10), Oksana promised she would will reveal “everything” about Mel at some point.