After seeing her picture it is almost assured Mel did no such thing. If you look you will see there is not a single mark or any swelling in her lips. As someone who boxed competitively for 10 years I can assure you that you can't hit someone in the mouth hard enough to damage their teeth without busting their lip. I just doesn't happen. And I'm hearing now that experts are saying her tapes have been doctored.
I wondered about that too. Now she's claiming he hit the child, but the judge ruled that there is no evidence he's a danger to the child. Now, either the judge is wrong (possible) or that woman is lying. If she's lying about that, what else is she lying about? It's completely possible that he was abusive to her (those tapes, even if tampered with, are pretty damning evidence of verbal abuse), and I'm not excusing him across the board... but I don't think he's guilty of everything she's accusing him of.
Some think the Russian secret police or Russian Mafia is behind it. If they are, then expect (in response to his ex-wife's statement that he has not ever been violent) one or more alleged mistresses to pop up who will claim to support Oksana that he indeed has been violent.
Did he really leave his wife for for crazy Oksana? I read that he and his wife had already separated in 2006.