Mel Gibson is paying for the Oksana Grigorieva scandal, in more ways than one.
RadarOnline.com has learned the multi-millionaire actor has shelled out up to $250,000 to pay for the same lawyers Oksana is using in a bid to strip him of custodial rights over their infant daughter, Lucia.
What's more, we've learned Mel - who is reportedly worth $900 million - has finally paid Oksana for child support, despite being embroiled in the domestic abuse scandal.
He wrote a check for $10,000 earlier this month, RadarOnline.com is told.
"He is not paying me a penny... what he is doing is cruelty," the Russian musician, 40, told the Daily Mail.
"Mel has paid $10,000 to Oksana to cover her personal needs in order to be a good mother to Lucia," said a source, familiar with the situation.
Mel's move to front Oksana's legal bills seems bizarre and begs the question, why is the Lethal Weapon star paying for his ex-lovers attorneys who are fighting against him in court?
Even though Oksana signed a co-habitation agreement that signed away her right to Mel's millions, as RadarOnline.com was first to reveal, in civil and custodial battles like this, a court has the power to make the opposing party liable for attorney fees.
"It is up to the judge who make sure lawyers get paid," confirmed a legal source.
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