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Anyone who's heard those seven leaked telephone rants can tell you that Mel Gibson has a temper -- but does that mean he's a danger to his 9-month-old daughter Lucia?
According to RadarOnline, the ongoing investigation by the Department of Children and Family Services will be finished in a few weeks. And when all is said and done, Gibson will reportedly be cleared of abuse charges. Oksana Grigorieva, who is also under investigation, will reportedly be found innocent as well.
"The people that play a key role in Lucia's life have already been interviewed," says the source, "and barring any bombshell developments from the remaining people that are going to be dealt with, the case will be closed, with no action being taken against Mel or Oksana."
Both parents accused the other of mistreating Lucia during their ongoing, increasingly nasty custody battle. Gibson claimed that Grigorieva had shaken Lucia when she was a baby. And Grigorieva accused Gibson of hitting Lucia while the child was in her arms -- an accusation that seemed to be supported by one of Gibson's now-infamous tirades, as well as a letter she sent to her lawyer after the altercation.
Children and Family Services got involved to make sure that the child wasn't presently in harm's way. And according to RadarOnline, the investigation -- which included extensive interviews with both parents, as well as others close to the baby -- determined that Lucia is safe. The Web site also claims that investigators found Gibson to be "an excellent father" and that Lucia "is bonded to him."
This isn't an official verdict, mind you -- just a report from one source. And even if the investigation clears them, the estranged couple isn't off the hook yet: Not only could Children and Family Services launch a follow-up investigation at any time, but the Sheriff's department could decide to conduct its own inquiry.
Good to know that, in the midst of her parents' ugly legal battle, the law is actively looking out for Lucia's safety.
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