Mel Gibson’s ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva demanded $10 million from him, or she and her controls would go public with the edited tapes (with her comments deleted, and his truncated, rearranged, and perhaps falsified). When the check didn’t arrive (she already had $5 million), her controls released the tapes as as a child-custody and Gibson-destroying tactic. Meanwhile, Mel’s ex-wife has come to his defense. Writes a friend from LA: “Is there any doubt that this bimbo is just another gold digger from the USSR? As for me, I will always be grateful to Gibson for standing up to the Hollywood power elite.” (via Drudge) More: injuries self-inflicted?12:14 pm on July 16, 2010 Email Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.