Mel Gibson, Oksana Grigorieva

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UPDATE: In a statement to TMZ, Grigorieva's attorney called the Gibson camp's version of events "based upon complete distortions of the truth regarding Mr. Gibson's financial contributions toward the parties' child and conveniently ignores his obligations to the parties' child under California law."

"Mr. Gibson persists in attempting to 'litigate' this matter in the media, and continues to launch false accusations against the mother of his child," said attorney Marci Levine. "Unlike Mr. Gibson, Ms. Grigorieva has not, and will not engage in this type of undignified banter in the press."


Mel Gibson managed to divorce the mother of his seven children and make financial arrangements without a major ruckus, but it was the eighth kid that really broke the camel's back.

Gibson's camp says the actor's ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva is in violation of the custody arrangement the pair hammered out for baby daughter Lucia when they split up—and therefore, she isn't getting a penny more than the sum they agreed to in mediation if she failed to live up to her end of the bargain.

And any rumor that he hasn't paid child support to her since their breakup is nothing but a rumor, Gibson's lawyer says.

"Mel has generously supported Lucia and will continue to do so," attorney Stephen Kolodny said in a statement to E! News. "Oksana currently lives in a four bedroom, multi-million dollar house with Lucia and her older son Sascha (from a previous relationship with actor Timothy Dalton) purchased by Mel. Mel also purchased a brand new car for Oksana. He provides health insurance for Lucia and has given Oksana tens of thousands of dollars to support her and Lucia over the past months."

Kolodny says that Gibson agreed last monthto "very generous support payments, joint custody and eventually 50/50 custody" of Lucia.

And Gibson had been visiting regularly with his daughter, until recently.

"Now that Oksana has failed to honor that agreement Mel will provide support based on the terms agreed to in the event of breach," Kolodny says. "This includes a substantial monthly payment, in addition to the house, the care and all of the other benefits listed above. It also provides for a professional nanny."

While word is that the only court documents filed recently were a request from Gibson that Grigorieva not discuss the finer points of their arrangement in public, it sure sounds like more trees will be harmed in the finalizing of this situation.

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