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Mel Gibson, Oksana Grigorieva reach legal settlement

August 26, 2011 | 10:27 pm

Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva.

Mel Gibson and his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva have reach a settlement in their long-running legal battle, the Los Angeles County Superior Court announced Friday.

"As the result of a multiday settlement conference, the court announces that Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva have achieved a settlement in their ongoing dispute," the court said in a statement, adding that terms would be discussed at a hearing next week.

The released contained no other details.

Gibson and Grigorieva had been locked in a bitter custody dispute over their 1-year-old daughter, Lucia.

In March, the actor pleaded no contest to the charge of misdemeanor battery against Grigorieva in a  deal that allowed him to avoid jail time

Grigorieva went to authorities last summer, six months after the Malibu incident in which she said Gibson had punched her and threatened her with a gun as she held their daughter, who was then an infant. Subsequently, the recordings of an enraged Gibson surfaced on Radar Online.

The tapes included Gibson telling Grigorieva that she "deserved" the assault.


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Photo: Actor Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva during the Spanish premiere of the film "Edge of Darkness" in Madrid on Feb. 1, 2010. Credit: Reuters