LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Actor Mel Gibson will pay the mother of his 22 month-old daughter $750,000 and get joint custody of the child, ending a bitter custody and financial dispute that badly damaged his Hollywood career.
The “Braveheart” director and his former musician girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva agreed to a settlement detailed in a Los Angeles Superior Court hearing on Wednesday following a more than year-long war of words.
The leak appeared to have been aimed at putting pressure on the actor to increase an initial settlement offer to Grigorieva that was reported to be around $15 million. Los Angeles prosecutors later decided against charging Grigorieva with extortion.
His manager quit, he lost a cameo role in “The Hangover: Part Two” because other people refused to work with him, and the release of his movie “The Beaver” was delayed and ultimately flopped at box offices in May.
Gibson, who was once estimated to be worth $900 million after a string of hit movies like “Lethal Weapon” and “The passion of the Christ”, reached a private settlement with his wife Robyn in June that wrapped up their divorce after 28 years of marriage.
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