Mel in Therapy for 'Unhealthy' Relationship

Plus, his $20 million deal with Oksana, and more
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 13, 2010 9:34 AM CDT
In this Feb. 4, 2010 file photo, Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva arrive at the "Edge Of Darkness" Premiere in Paris.   (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, file)
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(Newser) – Mel Gibson may be a violent, possibly racist guy who threatened to kill his babymama…but at least he sought help for it. “He realized how unhealthy the relationship was” with Oksana Grigorieva and got therapy (which he still attends), a friend tells People. The pal loses perhaps just a bit of credibility when he goes on to claim that Mel “extricated himself from this unhealthy relationship peacefully and calmly.” More on Mel:

  • Gibson offered Grigorieva $20 million if she agreed to joint custody without a fight. She signed the agreement, but is now rejecting it and claims she signed it “under duress,” a source tells Radar.
  • Police are reviewing the nasty recordings released recently as they conduct their domestic violence investigation against Gibson, the Los Angeles Times reports.
  • Whoopi Goldberg, a longtime friend of Mel’s, claimed on The View yesterday that though “he’s being a bonehead,” he’s “not a racist.” She made sure to add, “I’m not defending Mel,” PopEater reports. “I don’t like what he’s done, make no mistake.”
  • Even if she’s not defending him, she’s doing more for him than most of his friends—who have turned their backs on him. For more on that, click here—or for a “fun” breakdown of his taped rants by the numbers (number of times he screams the F word: approximately 49), click here.

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