Mel Gibson’s Ex-Sugar Baby, Oksana Grigorieva, Runs Up $51,000 Credit Card Bill and Then Files for Bankruptcy

Oksana Grigorieva Runs Mel Gibson’s By Up $51,000Mel Gibson’s ex-sugar baby, Oksana Grig­orieva, recently filed for bank­ruptcy and has been fight­ing to have her $438,000 debt squashed, argu­ing that she can’t afford to pay any more than $372 a month.

Once a suc­cess­ful sugar baby, Grigorieva’s money trou­bles date back to her tumul­tuous May-December rela­tion­ship with Mel Gib­son. The for­mer celebrity cou­ple dated for about a year back in 2009 and had one kid together before split­ting up, result­ing in a heated cus­tody bat­tle. At the end of it all, Gib­son was ordered to give her only $750,000 after the sugar baby stu­pidly rejected his set­tle­ment offer of $15 million.

Her money woes were only made worse when a judge ruled that Gib­son didn’t have to pay the out­stand­ing $375,000 in their set­tle­ment offer, because his ex-sugar baby vio­lated the con­fi­den­tial­ity clause in the agree­ment. So, Mel Gib­son, whose net worth is esti­mated to be around $425 mil­lion, pretty much got out of that May-December rela­tion­ship scot-free, while Grig­orieva is still pay­ing for it in more ways than one.

Hop­ing that she might be granted some relief from her grow­ing moun­tain of debt, Grig­orieva filed for bank­ruptcy, but her plan isn’t quite work­ing out the way she hoped, because the adju­di­ca­tor on her case isn’t pleased with some of her friv­o­lous money habits—she report­edly spends $2,000 on home main­te­nance, a $300 cell phone bill, $750 for heat­ing and elec­tric­ity costs, $300 on per­sonal care expenses, and $90 to keep gophers away.

But that’s not even all of it. The bank­ruptcy trustee dis­cov­ered that the ex-sugar baby racked up a credit card bill of over $51,000 before mov­ing to have her debts erased. It sounds pretty sus­pi­cious if you ask us.

What do you think: What would you have done if you were in Oksana Grigorieva’s shoes, file for bank­ruptcy or find another sugar daddy?


Larkin, M., “Mel Gibson’s ex Oksana Grig­orieva ‘ran up $51k credit card bill shortly before fil­ing for bank­ruptcy’… as judge ques­tions ‘friv­o­lous’ expenses,” Daily Mail web site, April 2, 2014;

“Mel Gib­son Net Worth,” Celebrity Net Worth web site;, last accessed April 2, 2014.

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