Oksana Grigorieva Drops Violence Claims Against Mel Gibson: [ send to a friend ]
Oksana Grigorieva, Mel Gibson's former girlfriend, has told a judge hearing the couple's child custody dispute that she is dropping allegations that the actor struck her during a fight last year.
Grigorieva says she is withdrawing all domestic violence allegations in an attempt to settle their custody battle over their daughter directly with Gibson.
It's a surprise move since the Russian-born musician had been using the allegations as leverage in the custody dispute of their 17-month-old daughter.
The move won't affect a misdemeanor battery case in which Gibson pleaded no contest in March.
He remains on probation and is undergoing domestic violence counseling, including a year of anger-management counseling, for the charge.