Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva Finally Reach Custody Agreement

After more than a year of battling in court, it seems the actor and his ex have finally called a truce

After more than a year of accusations and intrigue, Mel Gibson and his former girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva have finally reached a peace settlement.

The controversial actor-director-producer, 55, and Grigorieva have been entrenched in an epic legal battle over custody of their 1-year-old daughter Lucia and related financial arrangements. But on Friday, Aug. 26, they settled in Los Angeles Superior Court, E! News reports.

The L.A. Court released a statement after 8 p.m. on Friday announcing: "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."

Gibson's spokesman Alan Nierob told E! News, "I can confirm the parties have settled and we appreciate all the judge's help."

Although details of the settlement have not been released, the fight involved Grigorieva's highly publicized claims of domestic abuse and Gibson's counter claims of extortion. Last year, Grigorieva accused the Braveheart director of punching her in the face, breaking her tooth and endangering their daughter. She went on to release phone tapes of Gibson angrily berating her, causing Gibson's already-damaged reputation to suffer another public loss.

But it seems the exes have raised the proverbial white flag. According to the court's statement, the Oscar winner and the Russian musician will review the specifics of their settlement behind closed doors. A court hearing is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.


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