Posted by | November 18, 2010 00:17 | Filed under: Top Stories

Oksana Grigorieva told Larry King that the reason she recorded telephone calls with Mel Gibson was because she feared for her life.

“I started taping it around 11 o’clock because I thought, ‘I’m actually not going to live through the night,” she said on “Larry King Live.” “I wanted my mother to be able to prove that if I’m dead that this is who did it.”

She told King that Gibson called her 30 to 40 times in one night, and that she recorded about eight of those calls.

Grigorieva also expanded on her allegations of domestic abuse.

“I forgave him in a couple of weeks’ time after the first severe beating that he struck me twice with his fist.” Grigorieva told Larry King. “And then he was choking me and whilst I was holding Lucia and not protecting myself.”

Here is Gibson’s side of the story:

In a court document available on TMZ.com, Gibson attested that on that January evening he had asked Grigorieva to leave his house as an argument became increasingly heated.

“Suddenly, Oksana stormed in to [sic] the room where Lucia was, grabbed her out of her bassinet and yelled at me ‘stop yelling or you will make her into a retarded brain damaged idiot!'” Gibson says in the document.

Gibson claims that Grigorieva “held Lucia between us, literally placing our two-month baby in the middle of our argument.”

The argument escalated, says Gibson.

Claiming he was “increasingly afraid for Lucia’s safety, I slapped Oksana one time with an open hand in an attempt to bring her back to reality.”

In the document, Gibson says, “I did not slap her hard, I was just trying to shock her so that she would stop screaming, continuing shaking Lucia back and forth.”

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