It turns out that Mel Gibson's new Russian girlfriend is just another ambitious social climber with a scandalous past, a string of ex-lovers and a penchant for older men to advance her career, say sources close to her.
According to the source who's followed Oksana's career, she uses people and tosses them aside at will and that Mel Gibson is just another brick in the wall. He's only one of many stupid or naive men she's used most of her life to get what she wants, then she leaves.
Oksana Grigorieva is the stunning, 39-year-old singer-pianist at the center of Mel's $1 billion divorce and the daughter of extremely poor music teachers from the grimy industrial town of Saransk, Russia.
When she was 15, Oksana reportedly fell in love with Timothy Dalton after seeing a James Bond flick. Years later she bedded him and bore his son Alexander, but she refused to marry the 63-year-old actor because she didn't like his "marriage contract." In other words, she didn't get the money she was going after.
The close, sometimes friend (she's moody and can turn on you) described her as "beautiful and talented, but also a force to be reckoned with. The name of the game is money. Gibson has the money so off she goes and she's determined that no one stay in her way."
Oksana married for the first time at age 19, but the union ended quickly. A second marriage also ended within six months. The beauty later had a relationship with a much-older Russian violinist. Then still another one with money that she didn't marry but got a million dollars.
Oksana migrated to England to seek fame and fortune, especially fortune, as a model and actress and kept developing and perfecting her pattern of using men as stepping stones to her next level of victims, says the friend.
"She left a young man when she met Timothy Dalton and now she's moved up in the celebrity world to Mel Gibson," declared dame Elizabeth Hoodless, the head of Britain's leading volunteer agency, who gave Oksana her first job in England. "Don't believe a word she says."
Dame Hoodless talked of her own experience with the woman who hopes to be the next Mrs. Gibson, and how it turned sour.
"She was supposed to be looking after my elderly parents but she would have them waiting on HER!"
"If Oksana has decided she wants Mel to be her husband, she'll work relentlessly to become the next Mrs. Gibson and take every penny he has if she can."
"It's hard to believe that a guy like Gibson could be such a stooge", stated the friend. "Go check her history for yourself. She'll drive you Mad, Max."