PEOPLE is reporting that Mel Gibson will pay ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva and mother of five-month-old Lucia a “substantial amount” in child support, but won’t be obligated to pay alimony given they were never married. So what is substantial? Frankly, given it’s Mel Gibson and some reports put his net worth at $800 million, I’m not overly impressed by the monthly sum. It’s mere chump change for the likes of this guy!
“This is not dissolution of marriage action. The mother would have rights to child support, which in the case of Mr. Gibson, will be very substantial,” says attorney Steven Knowles, who estimates support of $12,000 to $15,000 a month. “He is what we call a high-income earner, and there is a high-income earner stipulation that says they must pay any amount reasonably necessary for the support of the child.”
What do you think? Doesn’t that sound kind low for a guy who (after his divorce settlement) is still worth almost half a billion big ones?