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Mel Gibson's ex Oksana Grigorieva has damaged teeth in new photo, posted amid domestic violence investigation

07/16/2010 by Corinne Heller

Mel Gibson's ex Oksana Grigorieva has broken teeth in new photo, posted amid domestic violence investigation (AP Photo)A picture of Mel Gibson's ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva sporting two damaged front teeth was posted online on Friday amid an ongoing investigation of the actor regarding her domestic violence allegations.

The photograph of Grigorieva, posted on RadarOnline.com, was taken hours after she claims Gibson punched her in the face. She and the actor have not commented on the picture or the investigation.

Oksana lost a veneer and the right front tooth was severely chipped, the website quoted a source familiar with the law enforcement investigation.

The posting of the photograph comes amid a series of audio recordings of an expletive and racial slur-filled rant by a man against a woman, which the website says is from a taped conversation between Gibson, 54, and Grigorieva, the 40-year-old mother of his 8-month-old daughter, Lucia.

The actor has not commented on the recordings, the first of which was posted last week (Warning: All recordings contain strong language), while Grigorieva's attorney has said the voices belong to her and Gibson but denied reports she herself provided the tape to the website.

The alleged attack against Grigorieva, a Russian model and pianist, is said to have taken place on January 6 at Gibson's home in Malibu, California and the actor has been named a potential suspect.

The two were reportedly involved in a heated exchange as part of an ongoing custody battle. The two, who broke up in April after a one-year relationship, filed restraining orders against each other recently. Los Angeles detectives were recently given copies of the leaked telephone conversations to analyze as part of the investigation.

In a recording posted on Monday, the woman, said to be Grigorieva, says: "I am just fearing for the life of my daughter. I'm saving my life and I'm saving my daughter's life. You almost killed us, did you forget? You were hitting a woman with a child in her hands. What kind of a man is that? Hitting a woman when shes holding a child in her hands? Breaking her teeth twice in the face! What kind of man is that?"

"Oh, you're all angry now," the man replies. "You know what, you (expletive) deserved it. I'll put you in the (expletive) rose garden. You understand that? Because Im capable of it. You understand that?Get a (expletive) restraining order. For what? What are you going to get a restraining order for?"

In other posted recordings, the man uses racial slurs against African-Americans and Hispanics while insulting the woman's dress style. The woman often refers to the man as "Mel" and accuses him of ruining her music career and controlling her "like a marionette."

Meanwhile, Gibson has reportedly been dropped by his agency William Morris Endeavor Entertainment amid the tape scandal, the recent death of his agent and his investigation.

Gibson completed a stint in rehab following a 2006 DUI tirade in which he hurled anti-Semitic and sexist comments at the arresting police officers. He later entered rehab for alcohol-related treatment. His conviction has since been expunged.

Gibson has six sons and a daughter with ex-wife Robyn, to whom he was married for some 30 years and divorced in 2009, and Grigorieva has a son with another ex-boyfriend, James Bond star Timothy Dalton.

Gibson's former wife recently told a Los Angeles judge overseeing his custody battle with Grigorieva that "Mel never engaged in any physical abuse of any kind toward me before, during or after our marriage. Mel was a wonderful and loving father."

RadarOnline.com is owned by American Media, Inc., which owns publications such as The National Enquirer and Star magazine.

Whoopi Goldberg recently said Gibson was not a racist, which she said prompted angry phone calls to her office. She said on Wednesday on ABC talk show The View, which she co-hosts, that the callers could "kiss my behind".

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