I didn`t release any tapes: Oksana Grigorieva

Updated: Oct 12, 2010, 12:41 PM IST

London: Mel Gibson`s former girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva claims she didn`t release tapes documenting the actor`s alleged violence.

But the Russian singer, who is currently involved in a custody battle with the actor over their 12-month-old daughter Lucia, admits she wants everyone to know how much of a "bully" her former partner is.

"I`ve never leaked those tapes. I`d like for people to know the real Mel Gibson. Even though he`s rich and famous, he`s a bully. And I want other women that are in my situation to stand up to the bullies, even though it`s difficult and scary," a website quoted her as saying.

The Los Angeles district attorney is currently in the process of deciding whether or not to charge the 54-year-old actor, who allegedly attacked Grigorieva while she had their daughter in her arms, with domestic violence.

An investigation is also underway to determine whether the 40-year-old beauty attempted to extort millions from Gibson in return for keeping the explosive tapes private, something which Grigorieva vehemently denies.

"I`m only fighting for my daughter. He needs to understand that and stop destroying me and my name," she said.