A representative for Mel Gibson's ex-girlfriend OKSANA GRIGORIEVA has furiously denied allegations the singer attempted to extort $10 million (£6.6 million) from her famous lover to keep recordings of his telephone rants private.
The former couple, who split earlier this year (10), has become embroiled in a bitter battle over recent weeks as they attempt to thrash out custody arrangements for their young daughter, Lucia.
The public falling out has seen Grigorieva accuse the Braveheart star of hitting her during heated arguments, and she released audio footage of telephone calls in which the actor can allegedly be heard hurling abuse and vile threats at his partner.
Gibson's lawyers have denied the attack allegations and lodged an official complaint with police, accusing Grigorieva of trying to bribe the star for a big cash payout in exchange for the audio footage.
But Grigorieva's rep, Stephen Jaffe, is adamant his client is innocent of the claims.
He tells TMZ.com, "To specifically address the allegations, my client, Ms. Grigorieva, has repeatedly stated that there is no credible evidence whatsoever of extortion by her, and she stands steadfastly by that statement."