Photographer may have made up Mel Gibson attack story
Mel Gibson and his pregnant girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva were out on the town in L.A. Wednesday night for the grand opening of the new joint Playhouse, but it ended with Mad Mel being accused of taking a swipe at a pushy paparazzo. Damn those gossip hounds!
Hollyscoop.com says that a Life & Style reporter pretending to be a fan tried to take a photo of Gibson and Oksana, but security ran her outside and demanded the photos be deleted. The reporter then sent in her firend Karlis Gajevskis to try again, but "Mel approached the guy who tried to take his picture and ripped his shirt," a source says.
Gibson left the club as Gajevskis ran to police to file a battery report. Don't think that's going to go anywhere, though; Cops say witnesses corroborate accounts that Gibson was polite about asking people to not take photos, and was sitting in a booth with his girlfriend, so it was unlikely Gajevskis could even get that close to him, TMZ reports. The shooter was told to leave three times, and interviewees say his shirt wasn't ripped when he left. Now he'd better actually watch out for Mel coming for him.
[Photo: The couple back in April. Getty Images]