Mel trying to curb Oksana`s monthly child support payments

Updated: Aug 21, 2010, 16:27 PM IST

New York: Mel Gibson apparently thinks his ex girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva deserves only 1 percent of his monthly living expenses for child support.

During a court hearing to determine the amount of child support Gibson owes to ex-lover Grigorieva, the mother of his 8-month-old daughter Lucia, the actor told the judge that he needs a 7.2 million dollars "slush fund" to support his lavish lifestyle, according to

He argued that his own expenses – which only include living costs, not luxury items such as a private jet – were absolute "necessities," reports the New York Daily News.

Gibson is reportedly trying to limit Grigorieva`s monthly child support payments to 6,000 dollars– which is only 1 pc of the 600,000 dollars that the star says he spends on himself every 30 days.