Gibson’s ex `tried to extort millions` from him to keep rant tapes secret

Updated: Jul 17, 2010, 16:46 PM IST

Melbourne: Mel Gibson’s ex Oksana Grigorieva allegedly tried to extort over 11 million dollars from the actor to keep recordings of his explosive rants a secret.

Sources told TMZ that the mother of Gibson’s lovechild demanded millions of dollars from the ‘Braveheart’ star to keep quiet -- but refused to reveal the exact sum.

Emails and other physical evidence were said to support the claim.

"There’s a long trail of evidence,” quoted the source as saying.