Mel Gibson admits to hitting ex on tape

Updated: Jul 08, 2010, 14:58 PM IST

Melbourne: American actor Mel Gibson has allegedly been caught on tape admitting he punched the mother of his child twice in the face because she "f***ing deserved it".

According gossip site, a teary-eyed Oksana Grigorieva is heard facing Gibson while holding the couple’s nine-month old daughter, Lucia, reports

"What kind of a man is that who would hit a woman when she is holding a child in her hands, hitting her twice in the face? What kind of a man is that?" she apparently said.

The 54-year-old then allegedly responded: "You know what - you f***king deserved it."

The outburst came during a fight between the former couple at their Malibu mansion on January 6.