August 29th, 2011
03:00 PM ET
After a long, bitter battle, Mel Gibson and ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva have reached a financial and custody settlement, CNN confirms.
After a January 2010 fight with Grigorieva, Gibson was charged with misdemeanor domestic battery. He pleaded no contest earlier this year. The case blew up after racist and sexist rants by Gibson were recorded and leaked to RadarOnline.com.
Since their breakup, Gibson and Grigorieva have been battling in court, but a rep for Gibson tells CNN their legal problems have been worked out: "I can confirm that the parties have settled and we appreciate all the judge’s help."
The financial terms and conditions of the settlement will be decided at a hearing on Wednesday, according to a statement from Los Angeles Superior Court. Custody issues regarding baby Lucia will be heard in a closed session.
To add to Mel’s messy legal issues, Robyn Gibson, the star’s wife of 28 years, filed for divorce in April 2009, just months before Grigorieva gave birth. The Gibsons recently reached a divorce settlement.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mel’s attorney announced that the case should be finalized by Tuesday. Gibson and Robyn have seven children together.
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