Entries in Oksana Grigorieva (14)


Mel Gibson Completes Court-Ordered Anger Management Requirement

Mike Marsland/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Mel Gibson has completed court-ordered anger management stemming from his domestic violence case involving former girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva.

According to, a lawyer for the Oscar winner provided evidence to a Los Angeles judge on Thursday that Gibson exceeded the required number of hours for anger management.  Gibson, 56, will complete his probation if he stays out of trouble for the next two years.

Gibson pleaded no contest last year to misdemeanor spousal battery in connection with an alleged altercation he had with Grigorieva, the mother of his young daughter Lucia.

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Mel Gibson to Give Ex-Girlfriend $750K

Michael Kovac/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva have finally come to what looks like an amicable agreement.

ABC News has learned that the Hollywood actor/director has agreed to give Grigorieva, the mother of his nearly two-year-old daughter Lucia, $750,000 as part of their custody settlement. A California judge declared Wednesday that the couple will have joint legal and physical custody of Lucia.

At Wednesday’s court hearing, Gibson and Grigorieva also agreed that no books can be written by either party about the other party, even if the books are authored by a third party.

Gibson and Grigorieva’s relationship became the subject of scrutiny last year after recordings purportedly of Gibson berating Grigorieva and photos of a battered Grigorieva were published online. In March, Gibson pled no contest to charges of misdemeanor battery against his ex-girlfriend. Grigorieva also filed a domestic violence claim against the star, which was later dropped.

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Mel Gibson & Ex-Girlfriend Reach Settlement

Mike Marsland/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Mel Gibson and his ex-girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva, have resolved their lengthy dispute over custody and financial issues. The Los Angeles Superior Court announced Friday night that the two “have achieved a settlement in their ongoing dispute” following a “multi-day settlement conference.” The terms and conditions of the agreement were not disclosed. A hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.

The Los Angeles Superior Court said the civil financial agreement will be heard in open court, but custody issues regarding the ex-couple’s one-year-old daughter, Lucia, will be heard in a closed session.

Gibson pleaded no contest in March to misdemeanor spousal battery in connection with an alleged fight he had with Grigorieva at his Malibu, California, home in January of 2010. Months after that incident, recordings of Gibson making racist and sexist comments to Grigorieva were leaked to

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L.A. Investigator Sought Extortion Charges Against Mel Gibson’s Ex-Girlfriend

Michael Kovac/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- The District Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles decided not to file extortion charges against Mel Gibson's ex-girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva, despite objections from a police detective who felt her attorneys’ demands for 20 million dollars in exchange for not revealing damaging photos and audio tapes warranted prosecution, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The newspaper says L.A. Sheriff’s Detective Rodney Wagner sent a letter to the prosecutor who declined to press charges against Grigorieva, saying an investigation turned up evidence of “implied threats" against Gibson by his ex and her lawyers.  Wagner said he found support for three separate extortion charges in Grigorieva’s emails to the actor and in a March 2010 meeting with her attorneys.  The report says the actor had agreed to a $15 million settlement with his ex, but she backed out and the now-infamous audio tapes of Gibson’s rants and photos of her with injuries allegedly caused by him quickly surfaced.

Grigorieva’s lead attorney, Eric George, is the son of California’s former chief justice and a campaign fundraiser for L.A. District Attorney Steve Cooley, but a spokesperson for the DA’s office said Cooley had no role in his office’s determination not to bring charges against Grigorieva and her lawyers.

In a plea deal, Gibson last week pleaded no contest to misdemeanor spousal battery in connection with an alleged attack on Grigorieva last year. The actor was placed on three years’ probation, ordered to undergo one year of domestic violence counseling and perform 16 hours of community service.

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Mel Gibson Booked at California Police Station over Battery Case

Michael Kovac/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Mel Gibson had a good excuse for missing the premiere of his new movie, The Beaver, on Wednesday night: he was turning himself in to police in connection with the alleged confrontation he had in his home last year with his then-girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 55-year-old actor was fingerprinted and had his mug shot taken at El Segundo Police Department in California.  A sergeant with the department tells The Hollywood Reporter, "He was very pleasant...We did it real quick and he was out."

Gibson was booked as part of the plea deal he reached last week in the case, when he was placed on three years' probation after pleading no contest to misdemeanor spousal battery.  He must also undergo one year of domestic violence counseling and perform 16 hours of community service.

Gibson had been accused of hitting Grigorieva at his Malibu, California home in January of 2010.

Gibson's new film, The Beaver, premiered at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas on Wednesday night.  It opens nationwide in May.

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Mel Gibson Charged With Battery, Gets Probation, Will Undergo Counseling 

Michael Kovac/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- The Los Angeles County District Attorney charged Mel Gibson with a single count of misdemeanor spousal battery on Friday, stemming from an altercation he had with ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva on January 6 of last year. Gibson was accused of slapping her.

Gibson pleaded "no contest" to the charge. He will not receive any jail time, but he was sentenced to three years' probation, will have to undergo a year of counseling, perform 16 hours of community service, and was ordered to pay court costs and other fees. The "no contest" plea is not an admission of guilt, and will spare him the media circus of a celebrity trial.

Gibson and Grigorieva have an infant daughter, Lucia.

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Mel Gibson Will Plead Guilty, Won't Face Jail in Abuse Case 

Valerie Macon/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- is reporting Mel Gibson will cop a plea with Los Angeles prosecutors in his domestic abuse case. The Oscar-winning Braveheart director and star will reportedly plead guilty to a reduced charge of simple battery -- which will spare him from a more serious charge, corporal injury to a spouse, and spare him any time behind bars. Gibson was accused of punching ex Oksana Grigorieva at his Malibu home last January.

Also key to Gibson's decision was that a plea deal would spare his family from the drama of a drawn-out celebrity trial. In a statement, Gibson's lawyer Blair Berk told the gossip site, "Sometimes justice can come for a client at too high a personal price. That is particularly so for Mel, whose right to due process can only be exercised in this case with an enormous media circus attached. Mel's priority throughout all of this has been that the best interests of his young daughter Lucia and the rest of his children be put first in any decisions made. It is with only that in mind that he asked me to approach the District Attorney with a proposal that would bring all of this to an immediate end." Gibson was reportedly confident he could have overcome Grigorieva's accusations in court, according to TMZ.

Gibson and Grigorieva will continue their bitter custody dispute over their infant daughter. The actor's lawyers have also presented evidence that Grigorieva tried to extort him by threatening to release now infamous phone fights between Grigorieva and the Lethal Weapon star.

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Mel Gibson Extortion Case Turned Over to Prosecutors

Photo Courtesy - Michael Kovac/ FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Los Angeles prosecutors have their hands full with a pair of cases involving Mel Gibson.

On Wednesday, Los Angeles Sheriff's Department detectives turned over to prosecutors their findings in its investigation into whether Gibson's ex-girlfriend tried to extort him, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Gibson has claimed that Oksana Grigorieva, the mother of their one-year-old daughter Lucia, attempted to extort him.   

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office has been considering whether to pursue domestic violence charges against Gibson in connection with an alleged fight the Oscar-winner had with Grigorieva at his Malibu, California home last year.  Gibson and Grigorieva have been embroiled in a bitter custody dispute over their child since.

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Report: Prosecutors Ready to Charge Mel Gibson

Photo Courtesy - Michael Kovac/ FilmMagic/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- It is "inevitable" that Mel Gibson will be charged with domestic violence for hitting ex Oksana Grigorieva, according to

The gossip website says the Oscar-winner's lawyer, Blair Berk, mounted a "last-ditch meeting" Tuesday to try to spare Gibson from being charged with "domestic violence/corporal injury involving a former cohabitant."  That charge would be related to a Jan. 6th, 2010 blow up with Grigorieva in which she claims Gibson punched her in the head and broke two of her dental veneers.

In court last year, Gibson admitted slapping the mother of their child Lucia, but not hitting her. says Gibson could face up to four years in state prison if convicted of a felony, or a year in county jail if convicted of a misdemeanor.

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Mel Gibson Makes Crucial Court Appearance

Photo Courtesy - FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Mel Gibson has seven kids with his ex-wife Robyn Gibson. But right now it seems his reputation as a father hangs in the balance thanks to the custody battle over child number eight: Lucia, the daughter that he had with his former girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva.

On Monday, Gibson makes an appearance in the family law area of Los Angeles County Superior Court to address custodial rights involving Lucia, now a little more than a year old. reported that Gibson will try "to wrestle custody from Oksana on grounds she is not acting in the best interests of Lucia. He's also asking the judge to deny Oksana overnight visits, and to grant her supervised visitation."

Grigorieva has alleged, according to, that last January, at his mansion in Malibu, Gibson "punched out two of her front teeth, leaving her bloodied, bruised and with a concussion." Gibson's team denies the allegations.

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