A Russian pop star who allegedly had an affair with Mel Gibson has been silenced by the actor's lawyers.
Gibson's wife Robyn filed for divorce last week (13Apr09), citing "irreconcilable differences" following intense speculation about the state of the couple's 28-year marriage.
Gossips were sent into a spin after the Lethal Weapon star was photographed embracing a woman on a Costa Rican beach last month (Mar09).
Singer Oksana Pochepa insists she is the bikini-clad brunette in the pictures - and maintains she has fallen for the actor.
But the 24 year old alleges she has been forced to keep quiet by Gibson's lawyers, who fear any further revelations could cost the actor a huge chunk of his fortune in a divorce settlement.
Pochepa says, Until Mel and his wife Robyn settle their relations, no one has the right to speak about this. It is unfair. Its not normal. As soon as the divorce happens, I will be able to comment.
He is a superb man. I have no choice except to keep silent now.
The Gibsons wed in 1980 and have seven children. According to legal papers, Robyn is seeking joint physical and legal custody of the couple's youngest son, Tom. She is also asking for spousal support and attorney's fees.