LOS ANGELES -- Mel Gibson's ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva said she feared the Academy Award winner might kill her during a fight earlier this year, giving her first public account of an argument she claims turned violent.
The Russian-born musician accuses the "Braveheart" star of hitting and choking her and claims he had a gun during the January confrontation.
"I was scared for my life and my daughter's," she told People magazine in a story published Wednesday. "I thought he would kill me."
Grigorieva also told the magazine she did not leak now-famous tapes purportedly of the actor in a series of racist and misogynistic rants. Audio of the actor-director's rants was leaked to celebrity website RadarOnline.com, which has said the tapes did not come from Grigorieva.