Mel Gibson's reported new text messages to Oksana Grigorieva, in which he begs for forgiveness and seems to acknowledge getting violent, are a world apart from the couple's terrifying, obscenity-filled phone tapes.
In a reported text exchange (on Radaronline) from January 7 -- the day after Grigorieva says Gibson chipped her teeth in a violent argument -- Gibson is contrite, nearly admitting that he lashed out physically.
"Oksana, I wasn't safe for you last night," Gibson's text reads.
"I spent two hours with a therapist today and have regained some perspective," the star, 54, continues, mentioning their daughter Lucia, now 8 months, and Sascha, Grigorieva's 9-year-old son with actor Timothy Dalton.
"[I] would like to come by and make amends to you, sascha and Lucia. I won't stay just let you say your peace and I'll say mine. Let me know if it's alright!"
As the Braveheart actor/director continues to plead, Grigorieva, 40, writes: "I have two broken front teeth and a concussion. I can not c u today, I'm hurting."
"Did you get them fixed yet?" Gibson replies about her chipped teeth.
"I need to see you this evening and then I promise I'll leave you alone for as long as you want...If only for 10 minutes. Please."
Radaronline reports that the text messages will be crucial evidence in the domestic violence investigation related to their January 6 brawl. A spokesperson for the LAPD sheriff's department also confirmed on Wednesday that it is looking into claims that Grigorieva attempted to extort Gibson.