According to TMZ, Mel Gibson offered Oksana Grigorieva $15 million to keep the now-infamous tapes secret, but Oksana ultimately walked away from the deal.
During the child custody mediation in May, lawyers for both parties worked out a financial deal for Oksana, in which she would get a whopping $15 million, which would include child support, a house and other assets.
Sources tell TMZ that Oksana promised to keep the “evidence” confidential in return for the $15 million deal. Some of the tapes that Oksana had made were played for Mel’s lawyers. As one source put it, “The tapes loomed large in the mediation. The word ‘tapes’ was never used in the agreement, but it was central to the deal.”
Oksana and Mel both signed a “short form agreement” — a bare-bones contract outlining the broad strokes of the deal. The lawyers then drafted a long form agreement which contained specifics of the deal, but we’re told Oksana refused to sign the long form, claiming she felt coerced.
We’re told Mel never paid Oksana under the deal because the short form didn’t spell out the specifics of payment and Oksana refused to sign the longer agreement which contained the details.