July 8th, 2010
04:36 PM ET
The Malibu Hills police department has opened an investigation into the alleged domestic violence dispute between Mel Gibson and his former girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva, CNN has confirmed.
The 54-year-old actor has been caught in a custody dispute with his former girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva, over the couple's 8-month-old daughter. Toward the end of June, Grigorieva, 40, filed a restraining order against Gibson alleging that the actor and director struck her in the face, People reported.
Police said they are still in the process of gathering information surrounding Grigorieva’s allegations, and because the investigation is in preliminary stages, there isn’t more information available.
CNN has reached out to both Gibson and Grigorieva's reps for comment.
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