Another woman claims of abusive relationship with Mel Gibson
Los Angeles: After his former girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, another woman has claimed to have had a relationship with Hollywood star Mel Gibson alleging that he was "abusive" towards her.
"He called me up screaming and said he would make me suffer," Violet Kowal, 26, told Fox News.
Gibson apparently became angry when their three-month-long relationship became public last year, Kowal said.
"I was so scared of him. It was a huge emotional experience for me. I was close to going to the police but instead of that I went into hiding for a few weeks," she added.
Kowal, who is a Polish fitness model, said she first met the 54-year-old actor back in 2007 when he was married to wife Robyn.
It wasn`t until after his divorce that she began a relationship with Gibson last year, she claims.
Kowal said she was unaware of Gibson`s relationship with 40-year-old Grigorieva, with whom he had a baby daughter, Lucia, last October.
"He never talked about Oksana or the baby. It was like they weren`t in his life," said Kowal, who said she last saw Gibson at Thanksgiving (November) last year.
Kowal said she has records of calls she received from Gibson`s home and mobile phone numbers as proof of the relationship.
Gibson, 54, previously denied having a relationship with Kowal, with the actor`s representative describing the story as an "absurd fabrication."
He is under pressure after Grigorieva claimed he punched her and hurt their baby, Lucia, now eight months-old, in a drunken rage in January.
Tapes of alleged conversations between the former couple have also been leaked over the Internet.
In them, Gibson is allegedly heard verbally abusing Grigorieva with obscenities and racial tirades. There has been no proof as to the authenticity of the tapes and sources connected with Gibson have said that the actor denies striking Grigorieva.