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.
Mel Gibson Sought Therapy Over Relationship – The troubled state of Mel Gibson’s relationship with his girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva was not lost on him. A friend said that the actor realized how unhealthy the relationship was and recognized that they were in a bad place and he was getting his buttons pushed.
That is why earlier this year, Mel Gibson sought therapy because he wanted to figure out how to extricate himself from the unhealthy relationship peacefully and calmly.
Around March, the couple split peacefully and in May, the two signed a custody settlement for their 8-month-old daughter. Stephen Kolodny, Gibson’s lawyer, described the deal as very generous support payments. A joint custody and eventually 50/50 custody of their daughter, but the Russian singer claimed that payments have since withered.
Over the last few weeks, things have went off in a very public manner leading the couple to a locked bitter custody dispute. And now, the superstar is facing domestic allegations and the fallout from leaked audiotapes.
A friend says that Mel Gibson is still in therapy and he’s coping as well as can be expected.
Police Review Allegation That Mel Gibson Abused His Ex – The US police have released a statement that they are evaluating claims that Hollywood star Mel Gibson allegedly hit his ex-girlfriend.
A recording has emerged and a US website claims that it was Mel Gibson on the phone to Oksana Grigorieva. He is allegedly heard verbally abusing his ex-girlfriend. However, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Steve Whitmore said that officers will review the recordings as part of an investigation.
On the other hand, a spokesman for Gibson has declined to comment on the claims.
RadarOnline.com posted a recording last week which it claimed was Gibson. A man can be heard telling Grigorieva he thought she was dressing too provocatively using explicit and offensive language.
The former couple is currently battling for custody of their 8-month old daughter.