Movie superstar Mel Gibson filed a temporary restraining order against Russian singer Oksana Grigorieva, his former girlfriend who is the mother of his bastard child, according to the celebrity gossip site Radar. The restraining order, which was served on Grigorievea on Wednesday, June 23, 2010, was sealed the following day at Superior Court in Los Angeles.
Grigorieva lives with Gibson’s daughter Lucia in Sherman Oaks. The child was born in October 2009.
A Russian citizen of Ukrainian descent, Oskana Grigorieva previously was involved with actor Timothy Dalton, the fourth movie James Bond.
She has denied the report that Gibson had taken legal action against her.
The End of the Affair
Mel Gibson is seeking visiting rights to his daughter, according to Radar, quoting a source. He also served his former lady love with a notice about an upcoming court hearing.
Robyn Gibson, the movie star’s wife of 29 years and the mother of his seven legitimate children, filed a bill of divorcement in April 2009, likely due to her husband’s involvement with Oksana Grigorieva, who was pregnant at the time. After the divorce proceedings began, the two love birds began publicly socializing as a couple.
Gibson and Grigorieva called it quits in April 2010 after a three-year-long love affair.
Mel Gibson had separated from his wife in 2006, according to court papers. Robyn Gibson filed for divorce soon after pictures of her husband and Grigoreva vacationing in Costa Rica appeared in the press.
According to Oksana Grigorieva, the rumors that she was served a restraining order are untrue. Rather, it was she who served the restraining order on him.
“There is no restraining order against me, but my lawyers went to court and a judge granted a restraining order against him,” she told the English newspaper The Daily Mail
She charged that Gibson’s behavior was “cruelty” and claimed he was not paying child support.
“He is not paying me a penny. Nothing,” she told newspaper.
Grigorieva claims she is in bad financial straits, navigating the Scylla and Charybdis of of poverty.
“I am having to live on credit cards and borrowed money. It is not a good situation.”
According to the celebrity site TMZ, Mel Gibson had a fortune of $850 million, before his divorce. Under California’s community property law, ex-wife Robyn likely got half of his money as the couple, who had married in 1980 before he was a superstar, did not have a pre-nuptial agreement.
Gibson disputed claims that he was worth as much as the press claimed he did.
Even if he was worth only $500 million, an estimate of his fortune that other sources made at the time of his divorce, his now-ex-wife Robyn (who had a personal fortune of her own estimated at $28 million from real estate holdings in Malibu) walked away with the biggest celebrity divorce settlement in history. At between $250 million and $425 million, her payday eclipsed that of Michael Jordan’s ex-wife, who took home $168 milllion in her 2007 divorce from the basketball legend.
By contrast, Oscar-winning directors Stephen Spielberg and James Cameron were able to shed their ex-wives, Amy Irving and Linda Hamilton, respectively, for $100 million a piece. Pop singer Neil Diamond paid off his wex-wife Marcia with a $150 million settlement when they divorced in 1994.
Diamond, who had been married to his wife for 25 years, claimed she was “worth every penny.”
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