According to sources close to her, extremely so!
The war between Oksana Grigorieva and Mel Gibson rages on, with new details about their sorted relationship being released every day. There seems to be a lot reflection going on on Oksana's part about the days following the now infamous alleged attack in which Mel physically abused her at their home.
Sources are now claiming that Oksana is telling friend she suffered from "battered wife" syndrome after Mel beat her back in January. She reveals to friends that she initially broke off her relationship with Mel for a total of three weeks, before going back to him.
When she did return, she allegedly told friends she was "overtly affectionate with Mel in various ways." Oksana confided in sources that Mel came to her with tears in his eyes and swore that the fight would be a one-time-thing and that he had plans to go to therapy. On top of that, Oksana revealed that she felt like a "closet girlfriend" prior to the attack, but afterwards, Mel promised to treat her like gold, prancing her around as a "trophy girlfriend" in public.
Unfortunately, we hear of this happening often, women feeling like they have to go back to their abusers. It's a sad reality, for sure, but in this case, we just hope she isn't making the whole thing up for more sympathy! That would be pretty low and demean the real problems facing so many other battered women.
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