Oksana Grigorieva appeared on Larry King Live last night, and Mel Gibson's former partner and spoke out about the domestic violence she encountered while the two were living together. "He hit me and choked me in front of my son [with actor Timothy Dalton] and brandished a gun at me," she told King. The next day, she said, "He was apologetic, asking for a chance. He said he would be cured, treated, evaluated. All those words. I didn't record it. I believed it. If someone's asking for a chance, you give them a chance."

Oksana continued, "The beating took place. Mel actually assaulted me while I was holding the baby in my arms ... I ran into my son's bedroom and told him, 'Mel's crazy.'" After the alleged assault, Oksana began recording their phone conversations. "I started taping it around 11 o'clock because I thought, 'I'm actually not going to live through the night. I'm actually not going to live through the night and I wanted my mother to be able to prove that if I'm dead that this is who did it,'" she said.

It's being reported that Mel's lawyers will appear in court next Monday and ask Judge Scott Gordon to award him sole custody of baby Lucia, and they'll also be requesting that Oksana be denied overnight visits with the baby.

Judge Gordon warned Oksana she could lose custody if she talked to the media, and after her remarks on Larry King, this isn't all that shocking. Mel's lawyers state in court documents that Oksana's "false and derogatory statements" to the media about Mel show she is not acting in the best interests of their young daughter.