Gibson offers $1mn to Grigorieva for tape rants

Last Updated: Sep 25, 2010, 10:37 AM IST

Los Angeles: Hollywood actor Mel Gibson has reportedly offered USD 1 million to ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva to turn over his infamous taped rants.

The couple split in April and the break-up turned nasty when the Russian singer accused her former partner of beating her during a violent argument in January.

Taped arguments between the pair subsequently surfaced online and the lurid content hit headlines across the world.

Grigorieva`s lawyers have denied she was behind the leak and Gibson`s legal team lodged an official complaint with police, accusing her of trying to bribe the star for a big cash payout in exchange for the audio footage.

According to the documents obtained by TMZ.com, the "Lethal Weapon" star offered the singer $1 million to turn over "all evidence" and "represent and warrant that all evidence has been turned over and all evidence will be destroyed in a manner agreed upon by both parties".

The website reports the "evidence" in question is defined in a related document as "recordings, audio tapes, emails, text messages, videotapes and photographs... of Gibson".

The document also cites a "50-50" custody share of the former couple`s daughter, Lucia, and details a financial plan for the youngster`s future, as well as payments for Grigorieva.

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