Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva File Restraining Orders -- Is Violence the Reason?

Mel GibsonThere were reports yesterday that Mel Gibson filed for a restraining order against ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva. Today we've learned that she's filed one against him, alleging domestic violence.

The two were together for about a year before calling it quits this past April. At the time, she said:

"We have split up, suddenly and recently ... Unfortunately, I cannot give you the reason. But you will find out everything quite soon."

It seems that Mel Gibson's restraining order was filed to make sure she didn't speak up about the details of their relationship, and now we can see why. 


According to Oksana, Mel was "extremely violent" with her in January of this year. A source close to her has confirmed that there have been both physical and non-physical acts that could be considered domestic violence. As a result, Oksana filed the restraining order to stop Mel from contacting her.

The former couple has a 7-month-old daughter, but it's unclear at the moment how the restraining orders affect Mel Gibson's access to her.

It's always difficult to hear about cases of alleged domestic violence, but hopefully the two will be able to make peace and move forward with the future of their daughter in mind.

Are you surprised to hear about these allegations?


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