EXCLUSIVE: Oksana Grigorieva Files Contempt Charge Against Mel Gibson -- He Faces Possible Jail


Oct. 29 2010, Published 8:55 a.m. ET

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Mel Gibson is facing jail time after Oksana Grigorieva’s lawyers filed a contempt of court charge against him, has exclusively learned.

The Russian musician’s legal team filed the sensational motion on Thursday asking a Los Angeles judge to find the Oscar-winning actor in breach of a court order to handover $20,000-a-month in child support.

If found guilty at a hearing on November 10, Mel could be jailed -- or have his wages garnished.

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“For three consecutive months, Mel has paid Oksana somewhere between $5000 and $10,000 each month, it varies, but either way, it is well short of what a judge instructed he must deliver the mother of his child," a source close to the legal case told was first to report how the actor, worth up to $500 million, had failed to pay child support for their infant daughter Lucia, who turns one-year-old on Saturday.

Speaking exclusively to, Lisa Bloom, said on October 15: “Mel Gibson, at this point, is a deadbeat dad.”

A Los Angeles judge had ordered Mel, 54, who is worth an estimated $600 million, to increase his monthly child support payment from $5,000 to $20,000 each month.

But as reported, Mel’s camp has been refusing to write the full check, until the judge rules on a dispute over whether Mel can charge rent for the Sherman Oaks home he owns, where Oksana and Lucia live.

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Mel wants $6000 deducted from the monthly figure, for rent.

When asked to explain why he had failed to pay the child support, Bloom, in this video interview, said: “Because he wants to continue to bully Oksana, this is a pattern of behavior that has gone on and on and he thinks he can take advantage of the mother of his daughter.”


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