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Mel Gibson and ex-girlfriend reach settlement

The Associated Press, Friday, August 26, 2011, 8:16pm (PDT)
  • LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Actor Mel Gibson and his ex-girlfriend, Oksana Gigorieva, have reached a settlement of their bitterly fought separation.

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    Los Angeles Superior Court officials said in a statement late Friday that the resolution came at the end of a multi-day settlement conference. Terms and conditions of the settlement were not announced and the court said that a hearing is set for Wednesday.

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    It said the civil financial agreement would be heard in open court but one of the most contentious issues, custody of the couple's small daughter, will be discussed in closed session.

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    The agreement appeared to conclude a legal saga which burst into headlines last year when Gigorieva, a Russian musician, reported Gibson had hit her during a fight at his Malibu home in January 2010.

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