Mel Gibson assaulted ex-girlfriend with a lethal weapon?
HollywoodNews.com: Now there’s a gun involved in Mel Gibson’s altercation with ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva.
Forget about getting pulled over for a DUI in Malibu, now the “Edge of Darkness” actor is being probed by the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department for the following charges per TMZ:
— Domestic Violence: Oksana told Sheriff’s deputies Mel punched her in the face twice, knocking out a tooth and chipping another one. Mel — through his lawyers — has denied it.
— Assault with a Deadly Weapon: Sources tell TMZ Oksana told deputies Mel threatened her with a handgun at his Malibu estate. Sources say the allegation is solely based on Oksana’s word.
— Child Endangerment: We’re told Oksana claims on January 6 of this year Mel allegedly punched her while she was holding their baby.
Gibson’s attorneys plan to fireball the Sheriff’s deputies with evidence that Grigorieva is merely attempting to extort more cash from the actor-director in exchange for the secretly-recorded tapes.
The Sheriff’s Department will present the case to the L.A. D.A.’s office in two weeks.