Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva’s Face Off – On Wednesday, a family court judge refused Mel Gibson’s request to prohibit his ex-girlfriend and her lawyers from talking to reporters about their child custody battle.
The judge also hold back a decision on Oksana Grigorieva’s petition to change the temporary custody order to avoid the actor from having overnight visits with their 1-year-old daughter.
The pair sat on opposite sides of a courtroom for a daylong hearing in Los Angeles County Court Judge Scott Gordon. The hearing was closed to the public and lawyers on both sides would not reveal if either of the parties testified on Wednesday.
Gibson and Grigorieva are scheduled to return to court on November 22 for a continuation of the hearing.
According to a Los Angeles district attorney’s spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons, the child custody battle has still been publicly bitter and could evolve into a criminal case. The prosecutors are considering whether to bring changes against Gibson in association with a domestic violence investigation related to the custody dispute. A decision on charges against Gibson will not be made until sheriff’s investigators conclude a probe of extortion allegations the actor made to his ex-girlfriend.
The phone calls recorded by Grigorieva are part of the investigation into the alleged domestic violence.