New details (or alleged details) are coming out about the domestic assault charge against Mel Gibson. According to his sworn statement, Gibson says that he did not hit Oksana, but admits he slapped her because she was being “hysterical” and he feared for the safety of then-newborn Lucia.
TMZ got their grubby mitts on a copy of the statement and released parts of it on their website today. From what it says, Gibson and Oksana were arguing when she suddenly grabbed Lucia and ran through her older son’s room and into the backyard. She tried to rub about 75 yards in the dark, but he says it is dangerous back there at night with thorny trees and uneven ground built on different levels.
He says he tried to beg her to come inside and finally she did. But he says she was swinging Lucia back and forth to keep her away from him, and he fear she would end up with Shaken Baby Syndrome.
“I slapped Oksana one time with an open hand in an attempt to bring her back to reality. I did not slap her hard, I was just trying to shock her so that she would stop screaming, continuing shaking Lucia back and forth,” the statement read.
Frankly, I don’t believe either of these idiots. I am sure Oksana is lying about the extent of the injuries Gibson caused, and I am sure he is leaving out a lot about what really transpired that night. For example, what is it that caused her to lose it in the first place? He makes it sound like it was some random spazz out, but something had to have set her off to send her screaming into the night with their baby.
Considering what some of his voicemails sound like, he is crazy when he is angry. What do you want to bet she became “hysterical” when he started threatening to kill her or the baby? Something more is going on here, to be sure. But I don’t think either one of them will ever give a really accurate account of that night.