Shocking Oksana Grigorieva Photo Revealed; Gibson’s Estranged Wife Defends Actor
First Published: July 16, 2010 5:55 PM EDT Credit: Getty Premium
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- One day after the fifth alleged recording of voices thought to be Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva surfaced online, a shocking photo of the Russian singer has been released, one that could reportedly be used as evidence against Gibson.
According to Radar Online, the photo, if authenticated, shows Grigorieva with damage to two of her teeth. It was allegedly taken following what she claims was a violent encounter with Gibson, after he allegedly punched her in the face. Grigorieva claims she was holding their then 2-month-old daughter during the time of the incident, which allegedly occurred on January 6.
Does Friday’s photo raise more questions than it answers? Elements of Grigorieva’s story are being challenged because in the photo, it appears her real teeth are intact, while the veneers that cover them are what’s damaged. One theory claims the damage could have been self-inflicted by Grigorieva.
Access Hollywod spoke to dentist Dr. Scott Bianchi, who said that would be nearly impossible.
“That would take quite a bit of force, I mean just by taking it off yourself with a finger, there’s no way,” Bianchi told Access on Friday. “No way that I’m aware of aside from some sort of physical trauma.”
Access Hollywood has not confirmed the authenticity of the photo.
According to one report, Grigorieva told her dentist it was Gibson who caused the damage to her mouth. The report goes on to claim that after Grigorieva begged for confidentiality, the dentist did not report it to law enforcement officials, which is required by law, if there are suspicions of domestic abuse.
After Thursday’s emergency ex parte custody hearing, the judge reportedly ruled that Grigorieva and Gibson’s current visitation agreement would remain, which gives the actor daytime visits and one overnight stay a week with daughter Lucia.
The ruling may have come with help from the actor’s soon-to-be ex-wife Robyn, who wrote a letter to the judge saying, “Mel never engaged in any physical abuse of any kind toward me before, during or after our marriage.”
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