In a 'Larry King Live' interview airing Wednesday evening, Oksana Grigorieva makes her first television appearance to discuss Mel Gibson and the scandal surrounding their relationship.

TMZ.com has a preview clip and in it, Grigorieva explains why she stayed with Gibson after the abuse and why she recorded his rants that fateful night.

King asks the singer, "Why did you stay with him?" Grigorieva replies, "That was a mistake. I stayed a little bit too long. But, again, I immediately left..."

She admits to forgiving and going back to him at one point: "I gave him the last chance. He asked me for the last chance. He begged. He cried. He cried on his knees. What am I supposed to do?"

When asked by the talk show host why she taped the phone calls with Gibson, Grigorieva says, "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...'"