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EXCLUSIVE: Mel Shells Out $250K To Oksana's Lawyers


Jul. 30 2010, Published 9:30 a.m. ET

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Mel Gibson is paying for the Oksana Grigorieva scandal, in more ways than one. 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.

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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.

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He wrote a check for $10,000 earlier this month, is told.

Oksana had claimed Mel was not paying child support for Lucia and said she was forced to "live on credit cards" and borrow money from friends to support their child.

"He is not paying me a penny... what he is doing is cruelty," the Russian musician, 40, told the Daily Mail.

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"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 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.

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