Oksana Grigorieva sat down for her first television interview since her split with Mel Gibson and revealed why she stayed with the actor despite his alleged abusive behavior.
During the interview with Larry King, which airs on Wednesday, November 17 at 9 p.m. on CNN, Oksana admits that staying with Gibson for as long as she did “was a mistake.”
In a clip obtained by ET, Oksana adds: “I stayed a little bit too long. But, again, I immediately left…”
She also recounted the emotional moment he asked her to take him back. “I gave him the last chance. He asked me for the last chance. He begged. He cried. He cried on his knees. What am I supposed to do?” she told King.
When asked why she recorded a conversation she had with Gibson, Grigorieva explained she did so out of fear for her life. “I started taping it around 11 o’clock because I thought, ‘I’m actually not going to live through the night. I’m actually not going to live through the night…’
“I wanted my mother to be able to prove that if I’m dead that this is who did it…”