He’s been under constant fire for his ridiculous phone calls to his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva as well as having allegedly hit her while she was holding their baby Lucia, but Mel Gibson says there’s more to the story than we think.
The “Lethal Weapon” actor gave a sworn declaration for the Los Angeles County Court in which he gave his version of what really happened on January 6th, 2010.
Gibson described Oksana as acting like a raving lunatic, swinging Lucia back and forth while they argued, and eventually carrying her as she ran around the backyard in a fit of rage.
Mel confessed, "I slapped Oksana one time with an open hand in an attempt to bring her back to reality. 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."
"I did not hit Oksana with a closed fist, as she alleges. I did not ever punch her in the face or in the temple or anywhere else, not then or at any other time."
"While I do not believe I handled the situation as well as I should have, I was worried about the rough way Oksana was shaking and tossing Lucia around. My hand never touched any part of Lucia. There was never any blood on Oksana and none of her teeth were 'broken,' although one of the false veneers from a tooth apparently did come off, I did not see that occur at the time."