After almost devastating Mel Gibson’s reputation by releasing a series of tailored audio tapes in collaboration with RadarOnline, Oksana Grigorieva now wants Mel to pay out for her $84,000 publicity expenses too. Oksana says she spent tens of thousands of dollars in PR services to turn around the public perception she released secret tapes of arguments between the pair.
We’re told Oksana racked up $84,000 in PR expenses and certain unpaid legal fees. As for the PR fees, our sources say Oksana felt hiring PR reps was the only way counter someone as big and powerful as Mel Gibson. Oksana — who insists she didn’t sell the tapes — felt she was getting trashed in the media. Sources say Oksana wants Judge Scott Gordon in the custody/child support case to clear the $84,000 debt. Here’s the disconnect. The judge would never award money for PR expenses. Aside from legal fees, Judge Gordon would adjust the existing agreement — $5,000 a month plus the house — only based on the needs of baby Lucia.
Well, I think there’s no point in discussing any further on this issue or to ascertain the authenticity of Oksana’s claims because she has lost on both the fronts. After so much of PR parade, I still believe that the tapes were released by Oksana and I know I’m not alone who feels this way. Further, she’s not going to get a single dime from Mel to settle the PR bill.