The actor has to pay the Russian singer this sum over the next five years. He’s also providing Oksana and their daughter Lucia with a house in Los Angeles. In return he gets to share 50-50 custody of the 22 month old!
It may seem like a lot of money, but the deal is a huge blow for Oksana Grigorieva, who was told she could expect as much as $15 million from Mel Gibson‘s reported $1 BILLION fortune!Mel, 55, certainly sounded like the victor in court in LA today, August 31, telling Judge Peter D. Lichtman, “Thanks, your honor, for bringing this case to a reasonable conclusion.”
Oksana, 41, meanwhile, insisted she settled for the sake of Lucia. “Oksana settled this case today because it’s in the best interests of Lucia,” her lawyer Daniel Horowitz told reporters.
Under the deal, Oksana and Lucia will live full-time at a house Mel owns in LA. When Lucia turns 18 the house will be sold and the proceeds put in a trust for her.
Oksana and Mel are also banned from discussing each other of their relationship — that means no book deals!
It’s great news that these two are done fighting, but Oksana must be FURIOUS she’s ended up with so little after such a long bitter battle with her ex. Compared to the rumored $500 million Mel’s ex-wife Robyn walked away with when their divorce was finalized earlier this year — $750,000 is peanuts!
The mere fact Mel has landed 50-50 custody of Lucia is astonishing enough — considering the accusations of violence leveled against him after they split. Remember those angry, foul-mouthed phone calls?
Does this seem like a fair deal, HollyMoms?
– Ian Garland