Mel Gibson doesn’t have the best public image these days, but it looks like he’ll have lots of money to comfort himself with: the embattled actor has told a judge that he needs a $7.2 million “slush fund” to support his extravagant lifestyle.
RadarOnline is reporting that during a court hearing on Wednesday (August 18) to determine the amount of child support Mel owes to ex-lover Oksana Grigorieva, the mother of his 8-month-old daughter Lucia, the actor tried to limit Oksana’s monthly child support payments to $6,000 – which is only 1% of the $600,000 that the star says he spends on himself every 30 days.
Mel argued that his own expenses – which he says only include living costs, not luxury items such as a private jet – were absolute “necessities.”
While the Braveheart star seems to be flush with cash now, he claimed to be broke a few months ago. In one of the infamous rant tapes, Mel yells at Oksana, “I don’t have any f—ing money! I have to support you and everybody else!”
According to reports, Oksana told the judge that she needs more money to pay bodyguards to keep herself and daughter Lucia safe.