Oksana Loses a Fortune in Mel Gibson Settlement

She gets $750K, after walking away from $15M
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 31, 2011 2:17 PM CDT
Mel Gibson appears in a Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday.   (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, Pool)
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(Newser) – The soap opera that was the Mel Gibson-Oksana Grigorieva court fight is finally over, and Gibson will have to shell out a $750,000 settlement to his ex-girlfriend to go toward the care of their 2-year-old daughter, reports the New York Post. He also must continue to pay for Grigorieva's multimillion-dollar home, which will be sold when Lucia turns 18. Lucia will then keep the proceeds.

It's not chump change, but TMZ points out that Grigorieva turned down a $15 million settlement when the whole sordid business began, thinking her claims of abuse would earn her much more. Instead, she gets much less. Gibson also gets 50-50 custody of Lucia immediately, a better deal for him than the original. (Read more Mel Gibson stories.)

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