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Exclusive! Child Services to Absolutely Investigate Whether Mel Gibson's Baby Is Safe

Thu, July 1, 2010 4:50pm EDT by 6 Comments

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The Los Angeles DCFS is definitely looking into whether Mel’s child with ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva is in danger and needs to be taken into protective custody.

The bitter battle between Mel Gibson and his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva got a whole lot nastier today — with the report of tapes of Mel’s threatening racist rant against his ex  — and has learned exclusively that child services is set to investigate the case.

“The Department of Children and Family Services is absolutely going to look into this,” an DCFS insider says.

Mel’s vile tirade against his baby mama, in which he threatened to burn down her house and told her she would get “raped by n***ers,” comes in the wake of both the Oscar winner and Oksana filing restraining orders against each other. Oksana, 40, also claimed that the Braveheart star punched her in the face in a fit of rage, knocking out two of her teeth.

However, according to sources  connected with Mel, Oksana actually shook their baby Lucia “like a ragdoll,” on Jan. 6, 2010, during an argument between the couple at their home. Oksana took the baby, ran around the backyard, threw herself on the ground, came back inside the house with Mel following her and trying to protect the baby, according to TMZ.

The insider says that DCFS will dispatch two investigators to Oksana’s house and ask to see the couple’s 8-month-old daughter, Lucia. From there they will interview Mel and then will determine if further action is required.

RadarOnline reports that Oksana felt she was forced to tape Mel, 54, after he made a series of death threats against her, but our source says that if DCFS determines that Oksana taped the conversations, she could be the one held liable.

“They may decide that both parents are unsuitable and then give the baby to a grandparent,” the DCFS insider says. “This has become a real mess.” The insider tells us that DCFS’s red flag is raised quickly when a public figure is involved in a case of potential child endangerment. “A case sensitive unit takes over immediately.”

– Kathy Campbell